As many women enter their forties, they begin to notice their facial features becoming gaunt and older looking. Traditionally, face-lifts have been popular for those not happy with the visual signs of aging. However, a new minimally invasive procedure, called the stem-cell face-lift claims to plump the skin and restore a youthful, full look to one’s face. Continue reading
The face-lift has a long history of being a reliable type of cosmetic procedure that has allowed doctors to repair loose, sagging skin common among aging individuals. Most people usually associate the face-lift procedure with surgery and in fact, a good number of anti-aging treatments of this type still subject patients to going under the knife. For anyone who has always wanted a younger, fresher look, the new lunch-hour face-lift may be the answer. Continue reading
Medical tourism is a rapidly growing global phenomenon. One of the fastest growing niches in this industry is plastic surgery tourism. Some of the surgical procedures that Americans seek overseas include facelifts, tummy tucks, hip and knee replacements, dental surgery, and breast implant surgery. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), low cost is the major selling point that draws Americans into medical tourism. However, there are inherent dangers that one should consider carefully, when deciding to travel overseas for cosmetic procedures. Continue reading
Like all good things, good times too come to an end. And what time in a man’s life is is better than the youth. We all look our best when we are young. Healthy bodies, glowing eyes, gorgeous skin and what not is a blessing of youth but how long these blessings stay with us varies from person to person. Some people experience the signs of aging in their early 30s and some stay and look young till their 40s. But sooner or later, we all get old and the marks of passing times are left visible on our skin. Continue reading
Our eyes are probably the most precious things we have. Not only they make us see all the beauty around us, they also make us seem beautiful to everyone around us. Eyes are the first thing on our face that catches someone’s attention. People tend to judge us through our eyes, and why not? Our eyes speak for us. They can tell about our feelings, our emotions and even our age. Probably the first one to speak of our age.
As we age with time, gravity plays its game and our skin begins to droop down especially the skin around our eyes. Apart from gravity, there are several other factors that result in loose, droopy skin around the eyes. With age, a lot of fat starts depositing on the eyelid skin and that, too, can cause the skin to loosen and droop down. This gives a very tired look and makes you look years above your age. Continue reading
A perfect face cut is like a perfect canvas. Naturally we all have face cuts which perfectly compliment our natural features. What gives us this perfect cut is our jaw line—a tight, firm, sharp jaw line indeed. Yet, as we age, the skin around our jaw line begins to sag and droop down. Even after a forehead or eyebrow lift, our age is quite identifiable by the loose saggy skin hanging down the jowls. The reason behind this sagging and loosening of skin is mainly the skin’s elasticity factor. Our skin loses its elasticity as the production of collagen slows down with age. With the lack of elasticity to hold it there, the gravitational pull makes it droop downwards. One more reason behind early loosening of jowl skin is the constant movement of the jaw line. We all need to eat and we all need to talk. Well, most of us are doing either or both at any given time. This constant movement results in loose jowl skin. Continue reading
A lady’s worst nightmare besides someone asking her age is probably people not having to even ask her age. When we reach our 30s, the skin begins to speak for itself. Besides aging there are several other factors that affect our skin and add many years to it. The skin loses its elasticity, the neck muscles get weaker and consequently the skin is lose and wrinkly. But the desire to look younger never seems to age in both women and men equally. Cosmetic surgery is one really efficient way to reduce the signs of aging. One preferable option for anti aging wrinkle treatment is the Mini Facelift. Continue reading
The goal of the Los Angeles facelift is to produce the most attractive and youthful appearance possible, while still looking natural. The three “R’s” is the perfect answer to an aging face: relaxed, rejuvenated and refreshed. To achieve this look, you will want to select a surgeon that specializes in facial surgery, and has extensive skill in the procedure you are seeking. Continue reading
Are you interested in the benefits of a facelift or feather lift, but want to avoid an invasive and potentially risky surgery? You should check out these nonsurgical facelift videos. Advances in cutting edge medical technology have created a wide range of available techniques for firming the skin of the face and reducing the appearance of wrinkles without the necessity of a surgery. In these nonsurgical facelift videos you will see real people who have undergone these procedures and you will be able to see for yourself the sort of results that can be achieved through a nonsurgical facelift. In these nonsurgical facelift videos you will see real people as they actually appear after their procedures. Continue reading
Laser skin resurfacing has been a popular method of repairing and rejuvenating damaged skin for a number of years however; some patients have chosen to avoid this procedure due to the long and difficult recovery periods associated with CO2 laser treatments. Now, thanks to new advancements in laser technology, clients may enjoy the same effective results here in Los Angeles and across the world, with little or no recovery time. Epione Medical Corporation of Beverly Hills, CA now offers CoolFractional Laser resurfacing, considered a safe and effective method for skin rejuvenation. Continue reading
Getting a fat transfer to your face has become very popular in the Beverly Hills area. It is one way to fill in the wrinkles that make you look older. The fat comes from your own body and the whole procedure is relatively safe. Why would you consider a fat transfer to the face? Aging takes its toll on your face, in part, because you lose some of the fat that helps to give the face its youthful appearance.
Fat transfer to the face is a popular procedure for people in Los Angeles to rejuvenate the face. Aging is a normal and natural process. As we age, we lose collagen and some of the other facial structures, such as elastin fibers. They become less elastic. This loss of structure allows wrinkles and creases to form in the face. The formation of wrinkles and creases can be hastened by certain activities such as smiling, smoking, and squinting. Any repetitive activity can cause wrinkles to form.
Younger and younger patients are clamoring for cosmetic surgery as they grow more focused on their appearance, according to Doctor Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Medical Corporation in Beverly Hills. He has noted a jump in 30 to 40 year old patients who are starting to see the signs of aging, and want to stop the wrinkles and crow’s feet in their tracks. Continue reading
Stem cells have created controversy since they were first discovered. Scientists are still on the lookout for ways to use them, and the cosmetic surgery industry is no exception. The company NeoStem has thrown its gauntlet into the ring by applying for a patent for stem cell face lifts. According to NeoStem these pluripotent (able to grow into any type of cell) cells are injected into the face. As they grow, they reduce signs of aging, like wrinkles and sagging, and encourage cell growth and regeneration. The skin becomes plumper and better toned over treatments.
The best part about the procedure is that stem cell facelifts are not major surgery. Healing time is only a fraction of what is needed for a traditional facelift. The patient is simply give a local anesthetic, and the injections are administered to the problem areas. Soon enough, the patient is on their way. The speed and efficiency of the process will be enough to make it very popular.
L’Oreal and its scientists are currently researching stem cells and their effects on the aging process. Their hope is to figure out how stem cells help regenerate the skin. If they reach their goal, they will have made huge strides in determining how that knowledge can be used for anti aging products. They are hoping to make their mark in the anti aging market soon.
When looking in the mirror, most people’s eyes are immediately drawn to their facial flaws. This can be a constant source of insecurity. While wrinkles might give us character, they can also adversely emphasize our age. Coolaser is a non-surgical method to arrest the appearance of the aging process. The treatment is relatively quick and easy, especially compared to a traditional surgical facelift, resulting in healthier and smoother skin. Continue reading
My mother is a lucky woman. At the age of seventy two, she has managed to keep her skin looking young and supple. In fact, aside from her salt and pepper hair, she looks almost exactly the same as she does in her junior high school picture. Now, not all of us can be this fortunate. Over time, many of us will suffer the visible effects of aging, including wrinkles, laugh lines, and frown creases. Others of us are simply not satisfied with our overall appearance; we may feel our lips are too thin or our cheeks not full enough. Fortunately, whatever your condition, there’s a way to remedy the situation. Juvéderm can help get rid of the appearance of these age related issues and keep us looking wonderful.
Juvéderm is made up of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in the skin and absorbs water. This is what gives collagen its fullness and elasticity, and is present in healthy, plump skin. However, over time, there is less hyaluronic acid found in the skin, and the collagen starts to lose its features. In turn, our skin becomes thinner and saggier—not a desirable development.
Doctor Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills explains further, “Hyaluronic acid plays an important role in the way your facial skin looks, feels, and functions. It’s a major component of the connective tissue matrix in the dermis—the dense, inner layer of skin beneath the epidermis. This matrix is made up of hyaluronic acid as well as two connective fibers—collagen and elastin. As we age and our skin is exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet rays environmental pollutants and, our cells gradually lose the ability to produce hyaluronic acid. Our skin tissue becomes dehydrated and the collagen and elastin fibers lose their structure, resulting in a loss of skin volume and the formation of the facial wrinkles and folds.”
“However, ” concludes Doctor Ourian, “injections of Juvéderm help restore the skin to its fullness and hydrate it back to health. In fact, you don’t have to wait for the effects; they’re visible right away.”
The week before your appointment, you should avoid taking Aspirin, NSAIDs (non-steroidal and inflammatory drugs), St John’s Wort, or high doses of Vitamin E. Also, avoid any alcohol. All of these can increase bruising and bleeding on the skin. If your treatment is around your mouth, be sure to eat before your treatment, since you will be asked to avoid moving your mouth for up to four hours afterward.
First, you and your doctor will discuss your treatment. For example, what areas do you want improved and why? The doctor will evaluate you and your suitability for the treatment at this time. After that, you can schedule your treatment with Juvéderm. On your appointment day, after following the preparation instructions you were given, you arrive and the doctor begins. At your request, the doctor can numb your skin. The injections are done at specific points throughout the area, and only a tiny amount is injected at a time. The entire procedure will take 15 minutes per session. After the treatment is complete, you’ll be on your way!
After your treatment, you may experience some swelling. This will disappear in approximately twenty four hours. Tenderness and some redness are common. Also, discuss with your doctor the best time to start wearing makeup or other face products. Juvéderm is the only hyaluronic acid filler with FDA approval to last up to one year.
For individuals who do not wish to endure invasive surgery in the form of a facelift, dermal fillers and Coolaser can take years off your face.
Medical help to look better physically can be either invasive or non-invasive. Invasive surgery involves incisions into a patient’s body and therefore, carries more risk than non-invasive methods. Continue reading
If you’re planning to undergo a major surgical procedure such as a facelift you can expect general anesthesia will be administered. It’s important you know the risks and confirm that if your surgical plan includes general anesthesia it will only be administered in an accredited or licensed facility.
Factors that can increase your risk of complications:
- Heart, lungs or kidney conditions
- Alcohol use
- Food or drug allergies
Although the risks of serious complications from general anesthesia are low, they can include:
- Heart attack
- Brain damage
Anesthesia awareness: It is thought that 1 or 2 people per 1000 cases briefly wake up while under general anesthesia. Typically, the person becomes aware of his or her surroundings but doesn’t feel any pain. There are reports, however, of some patients experiencing agonizing pain and developing lasting psychological problems.
At Epione we offer the non-invasive, non-surgical Sixty Minute Facelift, developed by cosmetic dermatologist Simon Ourian, M.D. “I think the idea of cosmetic surgery is becoming more commonplace and in our practice we understand that people don’t want to undergo major surgery that may entail significant risk or side effects. We focus our practice on minimally invasive techniques that can produce dramatic results, ” says Dr. Ourian, “and this treatment (Sixty Minute Facelift) has become known as a safe and fast alternative to surgical facelifts.”
The Sixty Minute Facelift treatment is performed without general anesthesia (it isn’t necessary), making it safer than a surgical facelift. Discomfort is described as minimal and appears to be especially effective for lines around the eyes and mouth. Skin texture improves and firming continues for several months after the treatment, resulting in subtle, natural rejuvenation.
Unlike conventional laser surgeries and surgical facelifts that can leave patients with undesirable scars and pulled, unnatural appearances, the result of the Sixty Minute Facelift is a “natural appearance with virtually no pain, ” explains Dr. Ourian.
Now that summer is over, it’s time to reverse the signs of sun damage and reveal healthier, beautiful skin! At Epione, we offer two revolutionary laser options to improve the overall quality of your skin, while helping eliminate damage the sun left behind this summer.
Coolaser is a procedure developed by Dr. Ourian and is only available at Epione. It treats wrinkles, evens out skin tone, and is safe for all skin types. Dr. Ourian can fine-tune the depth of treatment in accordance with each patient’s needs. The Coolaser will penetrate only as deeply as needed, allowing Dr. Ourian the ability to remove wrinkles and refresh your overall skin appearance. After the damaged skin is removed, new skin will quickly regrow in its place. Unlike other laser treatments, the Coolaser does not require a long recovery period, and the results are long lasting!
An additional option for erasing the damage done to your skin this past summer is CoolFractional Laser treatment. CoolFractional Laser treatment is designed to target aging and sun damaged skin, by affecting only a fraction of your skin at a time with thousands of tiny microscopic laser spots. This triggers the body’s natural healing process, accelerating the production of collagen and new, healthy skin cells.
Call today (888.931.3366) and ask about our Fall Specials on Coolaser and CoolFractional Laser treatments. Leave the summer sun damage behind, and start fall with luminous, healthier looking skin!
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