Unwanted body hair can be so embarrassing that it’s almost traumatizing to some patients. Renowned Beverly Hills cosmetic dermatologist Doctor Simon Ourian M.D. knows this better than most and for more than ten years has been helping his patients deal with this embarrassing problem that affects both men and women.
March 30, 2009 — Dr. Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills, located in the exclusive shopping, restaurant and hotel enclave in Los Angeles, California built his practice more than ten years ago and has been studying the health and science of hirsutism longer than that. As commonly defined, hirsutism is simply excessive hair. In fact, the actual scientific definition is the condition in women of excessive hair growth in parts of the body where hair growth is normally minimal. Typically the hair found is coarse and visible rather than fine or vellus. It is believed that this condition may be the result of very high levels of androgens (male sex hormones) or by hair follicles that overreact to normal androgen levels.
“This is a problem I’ve seen every day since I opened my clinic in 1998, ” says Doctor Ourian, and it can be a source of great anxiety and stress for women. It is not unusual to see hair growth on the face that, of course, can’t be covered up with a cream or makeup. Doctor Ourian continues “I don’t at all see this as a cosmetic or vanity issue. It is a medical condition and I treat it that way.”
“I’m a cosmetic dermatologist and it’s my job to make people look better and feel better about themselves. But when we help a woman who may have spent years hiding herself because of unwanted facial hair it reminds me why I decided to devote my professional life to this area of practice. I’ve literally seen patients transform into butterflies in front of my eyes.”
Doctor Ourian goes on to say “Of course we treat patients whose problems aren’t nearly as severe or who are looking simply to throw away their razor for good. Here in sunny, Southern California the result of the combination of beautiful weather and level of body consciousness is a lot of exposed skin. Understandably, people, both men and women, don’t want to exercise and diet so that they can cover up their bodies in layers of clothes. They’re fit and they want to show it off.”
Epione has been offering laser hair removal for more than ten years. Women who have been waxing their legs or shaving their armpits for as long as they can remember come in looking for a more permanent solution. For men it’s often a spot on their back or shoulders, though it’s not unusual these days for men to request laser hair removal treatments on their chest, shoulders and back or even their entire body. For men who suffer from ingrown hairs and razor bumps when they shave their face, laser hair removal is a great option.
“As the Medical Director of Epione I have been practicing as a cosmetic dermatologist for more than ten years, ” continues Doctor Ourian, “and I believe that the lasers we use for hair removal achieve results superior to other modalities and lasers. Despite what the ads you see or the magazine articles you read may tell you, no skin care product or cream is likely to give you the results you want.”
Dr. Ourian’s Epione Medical Corporation, located in Beverly Hills Golden Triangle, is among the most comprehensive and state-of-the-art laser and aesthetic surgery centers. Dr. Ourian has been a pioneer for laser technology and non-invasive aesthetic procedures including Restylane, Botox, Juvéderm, Radiesse and Sculptra. These treatments are used for correction or reversal of a variety of conditions such as acne, acne scars, acne scar removal, skin discoloration, lip enhancement, wrinkles, stretch marks, varicose veins, cellulite, and tens of others. Laser hair removal and laser tattoos are offered too. Epione also carries Dr. Ourian’s Signature Series skin care products. For further information please contact 310-271-6506.