There are common plastic surgery procedures, such as facelifts and breast augmentation that have been performed for decades. To battle aging, people may turn to cosmetics in order to look more youthful. Recently, there has been an increase in superficial procedures that may be extremely unnecessary and dangerous. Here is a look at some new and surprising cosmetic procedures. Continue reading
Various manufacturers of skin care products have come up with a wide range of such products, from expensive doctor’s office treatments to products for use at home, most of these products are readily available on the market today. Read on to learn more about the various skin care options. Continue reading
Traditional plastic surgery which often entails a lengthy recovery characterized by the pain of extensive bruising and swelling also comes at a cost premium. Accordingly, facial fillers, such as Restylane and Radiesse, and the popular Juvéderm line of products have emerged to offer alternatives that many find more appealing and suited to their busy lifestyles. Continue reading
Cosmetic physicians perform more treatments with injectable facial fillers than any other procedure except Botox, making them the most popular choices for clients who want to smooth out fine lines. Some report they look years younger after only a few sessions. One of the most common concerns among newcomers is whether their facial features will remain the same, with or without their regular cosmetics. The answer depends on the expertise and experience of the cosmetic Dermatologist; so first-time clients are strongly advised to do their background research. Continue reading
The nation is becoming obsessed with skin care treatments and cosmetics. Today, many are trying to turn back the clock and reverse the visual signs of aging. Innovative skin care treatments have allowed patients to remove years off of their appearance.
Although no one is interested in “growing old gracefully, ” the thought of having cosmetic surgery can be slightly daunting. Those who have saggy skin, wrinkles and unwelcome laughter lines want to be able to combat the aging process without extensive or invasive procedures. Numerous plastic surgeons and the Dermatologists have developed a wide variety of skin care treatments that can improve the texture, tone, and overall health and appearance of the skin. Continue reading
Celebrities are known for their beauty, even into old age. Aside from plastic surgery, most stars follow a particular beauty routine in order to maintain their appearance. For example, Martha Stewart has recently revealed how she has managed to look and feel good, even at age 71. Continue reading
Since the skin on the hands is incredibly thin and subject to the daily wear and tear of life, these areas are the first parts of the body to show the visual signs of aging. These signs can be reversed with hand rejuvenation treatments such as laser resurfacing, and filler injections. Continue reading
Most Hollywood celebrities try their best to look beautiful even when they are out of the spotlight, so imagine the effort that goes into making them red-carpet ready for big events such as the Oscars. On a night when thousands of stars from around the globe converge on a single spot on the planet, every celebrity wants to be at his or her most beautiful and resplendent. Here is a look at how well planned and orchestrated the beauty routines and fitness procedures are months before a special event. Continue reading
There are a growing number of female celebrities that have spoken out against plastic surgery for many different reasons. Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Medical Corporation reports on this latest trend. Continue reading
They are unbelievably gorgeous but they are not fairies. They are forever young but, of course, are not witches. Almost every one of us has the desire to be as beautiful and as stunning as Hollywood celebrities. Who doesn’t die for their perfect bodies, plump lips and wrinkle free prominent cheeks? How come they have everything so perfect? The answer of a lot of such questions is cosmetic treatment and surgery. This makes you think of plastic surgeries involving too many incisions, much cutting and bruising. However, science has come too far to go back to those methods. There are many non-invasive and quick methods available for everyone now. Continue reading
There are a lot of new and long used injectable skin fillers for use in plumping out tissue and getting rid of skin irregularities. Let’s take a look at some of them. Continue reading
Many people wish they had full and luscious lips but few people have them naturally. For this reason, doctors have invented lip augmentation or lip implants that will fill out the lips and make them look really nice. It is usually quite easy to recover from a lip enhancement or augmentation so that you can be back to work within a few days. Continue reading
Facial wrinkles are a natural and dominant symptom of aging and can occur anywhere on the face from the forehead, around the eyes, around the mouth, or elsewhere. Depending on where your wrinkles are will say a lot about the options you have when considering facial wrinkle removal. Also of primary concern will be how severe your wrinkles are, as some procedures are better than others at more profound wrinkles. Above all you should be aware that wrinkles are not a health threatening condition, and when making your decision whether or not to undergo facial wrinkle removal you should keep this fact in mind.
Wrinkles are among the most natural and dominant symptoms of aging everywhere on the face from the forehead, around the eyes, around the mouth, and also elsewhere on the body. Just where your wrinkles are will dominate the conversation about the options you have before you when you find yourself considering wrinkle removal. Also of huge concern is just how severe your wrinkles are, as most procedures are better than others at dealing with a specific sort of wrinkle. A conversation with a cosmetic doctor should be invaluable in resolving this issue. Above all, in your evaluations you should be aware that wrinkles are never a health threatening condition, and when you are making your decision of whether or not to submit to wrinkle removal you should keep this fact at the front of your mind. Continue reading
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – For women who want to reverse the signs of aging without surgery, Epione recommends Coolaser, Radiesse injections and other dermal fillers to achieve a younger, more radiant and more refreshed skin. These non-invasive, age-defying procedures have been used to effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles, nasolabial lines and sun damage, and restore youth to aging hands.
“Epione offers a number of procedures and treatments for women who want to take a more proactive approach to aging gracefully, ” said Dr. Simon Ourian, medical director, Epione Beverly Hills. “Plastic surgery isn’t always necessary. There are many non-surgical procedures that can help you achieve the look that you desire.”
Beverly Hills, CA — One of the downsides of dermal filler injections is the pain associated with the injection itself. For some, this discomfort or the fear of this discomfort may be enough to prevent them from receiving any treatment at all. In an effort to improve the patient experience the manufacturers of the most popular dermal fillers, Juvéderm, Radiesse and Restylane, have produced new formulations that include Lidocaine as part of their pre-filled syringe dosage units.
Originally, the only fillers that contained Lidocaine were collagen based. The bovine collagen fillers were sold under the names Zyderm I, Zyderm II, and Zyplast. The human collagen fillers were known as CosmDerm I, CosmoDerm II, and CosmoPlast. Doctors quickly realized that adding Lidocaine to the injections not only helped relieve pain, but also lessened swelling and bruising in their patients.
Dr. Simon Ourian, a newly minted member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), is the Medical Director of Epione Medical Corporation and a substantial part of his daily practice is treating fine lines and wrinkles. Dr. Ourian is a Black Diamond provider of Botox (given only to the top 1% of Allergan, Inc. Botox accounts) and one of the busiest Radiesse and Juvéderm injectors in the country. This experience gives him a unique insight to the pros and cons of the dermal fillers available on the market today.
For the uninitiated, Radiesse, Juvéderm and Restylane, known collectively as dermal fillers, are used to reduce signs of aging on the face. “Another basic explanation is necessary, ” says Dr. Ourian. “There are two types of wrinkles: static wrinkles and dynamic wrinkles. You can see a static wrinkle when your face is at rest. They are often visible in the nasolabial folds. Dermal fillers injections can be used to correct static wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles occur when you use your facial muscles to smile or frown. Crow’s feet are a good example of dynamic wrinkles. For dynamic wrinkles Botox injections are the treatment of choice.”
As we grow older wrinkles, sags and lines begin to emerge. Many men and women want a more youthful appearance and look for ways to reduce the signs of aging that they see on their faces. Surgery is one way to address these issues. Surgery cost is generally higher than minimally invasive options, may have a long recovery time and includes the risks of general anesthesia. Dermal filler injections offer are a minimally invasive method to reduce the signs of aging.
“What is the best dermal filler?” asks Dr. Ourian. “The one that’s most suitable to meeting your aesthetic goals. Every patient needs to be examined and their needs, goals and budget discussed before I can make a recommendation. What I offer is my ten plus years of experience, it’s really a collaborative process.”
Dr. Ourian offers a variety of dermal fillers for his patients. Some of those include:
- Restylane: Manufactured by Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation; Medicis claims that Restylane is the best selling dermal filler in the world. Is made from one of the structural components of skin, hyaluronic acid. It is considered a semi-permanent filler and will last six to twelve months. Typical Restylane side effects include temporary injections site reactions such as tenderness, swelling, lumps, swelling, itching, bruising and discoloration. Restylane before and after photos are available on www.epionebh.com. Restylane cost is a function of the number of areas treated and the extent of treatment required.
- Radiesse: Formerly known as Radiance and Manufactured by Bioform Medical Inc., Radiesse is composed of calcium based microspheres suspended in a water based gel. Bioform has published clinical data to support their claim that Radiesse may last two years or more. Radiesse is also reported to stimulate the body to produce new collagen, a process called collagenesis. Typical Radiesse side effects include temporary injections site reactions such as tenderness, swelling, lumps, swelling, itching, bruising and discoloration. Radiesse before and after photos are available on www.epionebh.com. Radiesse cost is a function of the number of areas treated and the extent of treatment required.
- Juvéderm: Manufactured by Allergan, Inc. (the makers of Botox), Juvéderm is an FDA approved hyaluronic acid filler that lasts up to a year. According to Allergan, Juvéderm is the first hyaluronic acid dermal filler that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved as being effective and safe for persons of color. Typical Juvéderm side effects include temporary injections site reactions such as tenderness, swelling, lumps, swelling, itching, bruising and discoloration. Juvéderm before and after photos are available on www.epionebh.com. Juvéderm cost is a function of the number of areas treated and the extent of treatment required.
In the words of L.B., an Epione patient that received Radiesse injections, “The Radiesse treatment was quick and painless. It appears that the results are immediate.” Adds patient G.G.: “Thank you!!! Great staff—(I) am really happy that Dr. Ourian is so experienced and reasonably conservative that he does not over-do the treatments—i.e. he adds a little Radiesse the next time he sees you to achieve the results he wants-Great work!!”