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By Dr. Alex Eshaghian, MD, PhD
November 26, 2017
Category: Services
Tags: Botox   Skin Tightening   IPL   Voluma   Kybella   leg vein   toenail fungus  

While the face is the most common area of concern for cosmetic treatments, treatments for other areas on the body are becoming more and more popular. Here we discuss a number of options for treatments from the neck down.

Treatments for the neck

laser skin tightening before and afterCommon concerns in the neck area include loose skin, fullness or a double chin, and loss of jawline definition. Over time and with sun exposure, collagen in the skin on the neck and on other areas is degraded. This leads to the appearance of loose skin and wrinkles. One of the most popular treatments is laser skin tightening. This is a no down time treatment that takes about 15 minutes. A series of six to eight weekly laser skin tightening treatments is recommended followed by one maintenance laser skin tightening treatment every three months thereafter. The double chin, also known as submental fullness, is very common and caused by age, weight gain, and genetics. We are now able to treat the double chin with Kybella, the first and thus-far only FDA-approved, non-surgical, injectable treatment for submental fullness. The active ingredient in Kybella is a salt used to digest the dietary fat. When injected into this area, Kybella will dissolve the fat and it is naturally eliminated by the body slowly over time. A series of two to six Kybella treatments is recommended and treatments are performed every three months. Unlike other treatments, maintenance treatments are not required with Kybella. Both laser skin tightening and Kybella will also help to define the jawline. To further enhance the jawline, Botox can be used just under the jawline to relax the muscle that pulls this area down in a treatment called the Nefertiti neck lift. This leads to an elevation of the lower face, improves the appearance of jowls, and provides improved definition of the jawline.

Treatments for the Chest

IPL before and after chestThe most common concerns on the chest are wrinkles and uneven color, whether it is dark spots or redness. The Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial can be performed on any area on the skin including the chest. The Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial will even out the color on the skin, providing improvements in dark spots and redness. A series off six Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatments performed every six weeks is recommended followed by one maintenance treatment every three months thereafter. The fractional CO2 laser resurfacing treatment can be performed on the chest, which will significantly tighten the skin and reduce wrinkles in a single treatment. For this treatment, be prepared for up to four weeks of recovery which includes redness and swelling.

Treatments for the Hands

Juvederm hands before and afterOver time changes on the skin of the backs of the hands are seen. Sun exposure leads to age spots and loose skin. At the same time volume is lost and veins and tendons in the area become more and more apparent. The hand rejuvenation treatment combines a Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatment with Voluma. The Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatment will address age spots while Voluma will restore lost volume to the area. The fractional CO2 laser resurfacing treatment can also be performed on the area to further improve uneven color as well as tighten loose skin on the area.

Treatments for the Belly

One of the most common concerns in the belly is the appearance of loose skin. This frequently occurs with weight gain and loss and is common in women who have had babies. Laser skin tightening works by heating the skin on the area. This tightens the skin by stimulating it to form its own natural, new, fresh, and healthy collagen. An initial series of six to eight weekly laser skin tightening treatments is recommended followed by one maintenance laser skin tightening treatment every three months thereafter. Laser skin tightening treatments take 15 to 20 minutes, are pain-free, and have no down time.

Treatments for the Legs

The appearance of veins on the legs can be a major nuisance to women who enjoy wearing shorts, skirts, and dresses. Fortunately, they can usually be treated non-surgically with laser leg vein treatments. Anywhere from one to three laser leg vein treatments is required and treatments are spaced out every two to three months. While the laser leg vein treatment completely treats the vein, often times new veins appear in nearby areas. This is because those people who tend to form veins in the legs frequently form new ones slowly over time. New veins can be treated as well as they appear.

Treatments for the Toes

Toenail fungus is very common and can be very disfiguring. Lasers can be used to kill the fungus and significantly improve the appearance of the toes. This works best in mild cases. In moderate and particularly severe cases, sometimes the appearance may not go completely back to baseline. However, significant improvement can be seen. A series of three monthly laser toenail fungus treatments is performed and the results are seen very slowly over time. It can take one to two years to see full results.

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Dr. Alex has performed over 10,000 cosmetic treatments with many satisfied patients. Contact us to schedule an appointment for a free consultation with Dr. Alex in our Encino, CA office.

By Dr. Alex Eshaghian, MD, PhD
December 25, 2016
Category: treatments

fractional CO2 laser resurfacing before and afterWinter is here and there are many changes. We tend to stay indoors and wear warm clothing. This makes it the perfect time for certain treatments that some may not get during the spring, summer, or fall. Here we discuss some of the most common treatment people have during the wintertime.

Laser Leg Vein Treatment

While the most common cosmetic concerns women have are about their faces, the rest of the body is important too. A common concern in the lower body is veins on the legs. These tend to appear over time and can be genetic. Other factors include wearing high heels and standing up for long periods of time. Fortunately, we can treat most leg veins with a laser. The light from the laser targets the blood and destroys the vein. After the treatment, you can have a bruise or darkening of the skin. But during the winter when we wear warm clothes it is easy to cover this up.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels such as the Red Carpet Peel work well for a variety of concerns including fine lines, wrinkles, and dark discolorations. With stronger treatments there can be some recovery time when the skin is red or even peeling. During this time it is important to avoid the sun. The winter is an ideal time for this treatment because many people stay indoors during the cold winter months.

Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing

The fractional CO2 laser resurfacing treatment is a more aggressive treatment that addresses fine lines, deeper wrinkles, and sun damage. Results from a single treatment can be impressive. The treatment stimulates collagen over time and improvement is seen slowly over several months. The downside is that there is usually one to two weeks of recovery time which includes redness, swelling, and flaking or crusting. Many people do this treatment when they have time off in the winter and are not seen by there coworkers or clients.

Dr. Alex has performed over 10,000 cosmetic procedures. Contact us for a free consultation with Dr. Alex in our Encino, CA office.

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