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Stretch marks are a thing of the past with new non-invasive procedure

BEVERLY HILLS, CA, October 18, 2010 – Unsightly stretch marks no longer have to be something you just cover up, thanks to a groundbreaking procedure developed by Dr. Simon Ourian, medical director of Epione Medical in Beverly Hills. The procedure has already restored beautiful skin to scores of patients in what is a quick, relatively painless and non-invasive procedure that can be done on an outpatient basis.

Initial results have shown that in many cases, Dr. Ourian’s new Coolbeam technology is more effective than dubious and inconsistent over-the-counter creams and much easier and accomplished with less pain than other treatments such as chemical peels or microdermabrasion. Coolbeam is a specialized laser treatment with cooling that is designed to trigger the growth of new collagen that restores the skin’s original elasticity.
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Dr. Simon Ourian to Offer Industry Expertise to Medicis

Dr. Simon OurianLOS ANGELES, Calif. – Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation, a leading independent specialty pharmaceutical company based in the U.S., recently invited Dr. Simon Ourian to participate in a meeting of the company’s advisory board. Ourian, medical director of Epione Medical Corporation in Beverly Hills, joins an elite group of the world’s top physicians selected based on their expertise and reputation as leading injectors.

First launched in 1988, Medicis is a leading manufacturer of branded prescription products in a number of therapeutic and aesthetic categories. The company’s products are widely used by physicians and patients and have earned a reputation for their clinical effectiveness, high quality and cosmetic elegance. Medicis’ products include Restylane, Dysport, Perlane, and Esoterica, among others.
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Finding the Best Los Angeles Ingrown Hair Treatment

Plucking or shaving unwanted hair from the face is a daily routine for many Los Angeles women and men. Whether on the chin, upper lip or eyebrow region, shaved and plucked hair will grow back. Endless amounts of money may be spent on expensive home hair removal treatments that prove to be ineffective. Often when hair does grow back, it becomes ingrown, causing a red and tender bump on the affected area. Having an ingrown hair is not only painful, but embarrassing as well. Ingrown facial hair may become infected in some instances, leading to an even larger sore area that may result in an unsightly scar. Because hair grows so quickly after being removed with tweezers, a razor, or any other home method, the risk of a hair follicle becoming infected from an ingrown hair increases.
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Los Angeles Laser Hair Removal

smooth skin after laser hair removal Have you found that you have hair in areas that you should not have hair? Are you in the Los Angeles area and want to tan on the beaches there and show off areas that you are proud to have? Then you should consider Los Angeles laser hair removal. This is the newest thing for people who have hair in areas that you should not have hair. Due to excess hormones in our bodies, we may have some pesky hairs. As a result, women are prone to get hair on their face like men. With laser hair removal, you do not have to try all those painful ways of getting rid of hair. Women try many methods to get rid of hair—waxing, shaving, and more. With laser hair removal, you may experience less pain that with other methods. Think of getting this done and all the time you can save. However, there are some drawbacks.
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Los Angeles Eyelid Surgery

Every year in the Los Angeles area, eyelid surgery is one of the most frequently chosen forms of cosmetic surgery. This makes some sense, when you consider the fact that your eyes are one of the first things that someone notices about you. If you have a droopy eyelid, or puffy lower eyelids, what do you suppose that says about you? For most of us, the answer would be “it makes me look older.” A chance to rejuvenate the youthful look of the face is a big reason that eyelid surgery is so popular in the Los Angeles area.
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Best Celebrity Stretch Mark Treatment?

Do celebrities suffer from stretch marks? “You better believe it!” says Beverly Hills cosmetic Dermatologist Doctor Simon Ourian. He considers that CoolBeam, the treatment he developed, is the most effective way to deal with stretch marks.

May 04, 2009 — Dr. Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills, located in the exclusive shopping, restaurant and hotel enclave in Los Angeles, California treats celebrities all the time. “Quite a few actresses and models come to my clinic and stretch mark removal is at the top of their list of concerns, ” says Doctor Ourian.

“Before they step in front of the camera, ” continues Doctor Ourian, “they have a team of makeup artists whose sole responsibility is to camouflage their flaws. Lighting people, cinematographers and directors shoot them from the best angles. And anything that winds up in a magazine or on a magazine cover is re-touched with Photoshop.”

“The problem is that celebrities can no longer control every photo that’s taken of them. In fact, there are websites devoted exclusively to catching celebrities in their most unflattering light. We’ve all seen the photos of cellulite and stretch marks.”

Doctor Ourian continues, “Stretch marks don’t discriminate. If you lose a lot of weight or get pregnant you’re likely to get stretch marks even if you’re famous. Kate Beckinsale, one of the most beautiful actresses in Hollywood, was quoted as saying: ‘I don’t know how people think you can go from eight-and-a-half stone (119 pounds) to over 12 stone (168 pounds) when you’re pregnant and not get them. I’ve got stretch marks everywhere.’

Beckinsale was actually accused of getting stretch marks as the result of breast enlargement surgery (which she denies). “I see augmentation related stretch marks all the time in my practice, ” says Doctor Ourian, “anytime you stress the skin, as you must with a breast augmentation procedure, you run the risk of getting stretch marks. It’s the same for men who get heavily bulked up in the gym.”

If you put the body under too much stress too quickly it may cause a gap to appear in the dermis as the result of a tearing or stretching of the elastin and collagen fibers that form lattice responsible for firmness and tone. Rapid weight gain can stretch these fibers to the bursting point. Extreme and rapid weight loss can deprive the body of the nutrients it needs to rejuvenate itself.

“I just typed “celebrity stretch marks” into Google, ” Doctor Ourian continues, “and there are uncomplimentary photos of Halle Berry (post-partum), Scarlett Johansson, Cindy Crawford and Sienna Miller. And that’s just the first page of results!”

Two types of rapid weight loss account for a lot of the celebrity stretch marks Doctor Ourian sees: lap band or bariatric surgery for celebrities who are obese and more commonly with Doctor Ourian’s celebrity clientele, crash dieting for those actresses and models trying to achieve what they consider the ideal body and weight.

“If a celebrity or any patient asks, ” states Doctor Ourian, “I would never recommend any type of crash diet. I will tell a patient that the key to maintaining weight loss and preventing weight gain is a healthy low fat diet. Regular exercise will help you burn fat. I’m very happy to help anyone I can to lose fat and get a jump start on their new body. But celebrities face enormous pressure to look a certain way and they’ll do whatever it takes to achieve that.”

Doctor Ourian goes on to explain what he believes to be the most effective way to treat stretch marks. “I developed the Coolbeam treatment specifically to treat stretch marks, both white and red and I believe it achieves results superior to other modalities and lasers. In conjunction with Coolbeam treatments I have my patients use the prescription strength Firm & Fade cream that is available only at my clinic.”

“There are a lot of creams and potions out there, ” continues Doctor Ourian, “most of them don’t accomplish much at all. In fact some of them are pure junk. I’ve worked very hard over the years with a pharmacist to perfect our Firm & Fade prescription cream and it’s available exclusively to my patients.”

As far as the treatment itself, according to Doctor Ourian “For most of my patients the consensus is that there’s very little pain associated with a CoolBeam session. If necessary we can use a topical anesthetic cream to alleviate any discomfort for patients that are very sensitive to pain.”

How to Find a Good Los Angeles Cosmetic Surgeon

Do you want some type of cosmetic surgery and are looking for a good cosmetic surgeon? Maybe this is your first time finding a cosmetic surgeon, not to mention, trying to find a good Los Angeles Cosmetic Surgeon. You might need a few tips on what to look for when you are looking for a Los Angeles Cosmetic Surgeon who will do the surgery for you. Here are a few tips, whether you are looking for a Los Angeles Cosmetic Surgeon or a surgeon elsewhere.
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Small Breast Surgery in Los Angeles

Saline or silicone breast implants are frequently used in small breast surgery in Los Angeles. There are different types of saline implants available. In addition, there are a good range of sizes available for implantation.
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Radiesse Injections

Radiesse injections are used to fill in wrinkles and scars that appear on the face. Skin folds can also be treated with this substance. The most common injection sites are around the mouth and nose areas for soft tissue augmentation.
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Los Angeles Skin Injections

Skin injections in the Los Angeles area, and across the United States, are often used to improve the looks of our skin. There are all sorts of things that can cause our skin to look old, tired, and wrinkled over time: age, the effects of gravity, spending too much time in the sun, and even something as simple as smiling. So, skin injections are one way to help reduce the symptoms of this type of aging.
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Los Angeles Radiesse Injections

Los Angeles Radiesse injections are used to fill in skin creases and wrinkles around the face and lips. As injectable filler it can also be used to make acne scars or other scars less noticeable. Radiesse is made of calcium hydroxylapatite which closely resembles human bone tissue.
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Laser Hair Removal in Los Angeles

If you are considering some type of treatment for hair removal you have come to realize that there are many options for laser hair removal in Los Angeles. If you want to make use of local services, here are some tips that might help you sort through the options.
Laser hair removal procedures are currently state of the art in the Los Angeles area. There are dozens of qualified practitioners in the area. You will need to do some research, in order to pick a provider that will work best for you.
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Los Angeles Skin Resurfacing

Los Angeles skin resurfacing techniques are varied. Each of the commonly used procedures can achieve very specific results. The goal of all the techniques, though, is to try to help a person gain a smoother, softer, more youthful look to their skin. Here is some information on several of the most commonly used procedures.
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Los Angeles Mole Removal Treatment

Moles are a form of dark spot that is often found on the human body. In the Los Angeles area, mole removal treatment is a viable process for getting rid of annoying, and potentially hazardous, moles on the body. Moles can also be unsightly, so some people just want to get rid of them for cosmetic reasons. Here is some of the information Los Angeles residents need to know about mole removal treatment.
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Los Angeles Dark Circles Removal

Many people in the Los Angeles area develop dark circles at some point in their life. Some of those people just choose to accept it as a part of the aging process. For others in Los Angeles, dark circles removal is something they will consider. The big question is how they will approach the problem of removing dark circles from under the eyes.
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Los Angeles Chemical Peel Facts

In Los Angeles, chemical peel procedures have been successfully performed for many years now. There have been a lot of great success stories associated with this form of skin resurfacing. The overall procedure is designed to help patients regain a smooth, supple look to their skin. It can be used to not only make the skin smoother, but it can also be used to help reduce lines and creases in the skin. All of these results help people to look younger, which is why chemical peels are still being performed in Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles Breast Lift Scar Removal

Breast scars are a normal component of having breast lift surgery. Most of the time, these scars heal well over time. Sometimes, breast scars do not heal as they should. If you live in the Los Angeles area, there are resources available for breast lift scar removal. There are lots of options available.
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Fat Transfer to the Face in Los Angeles

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.
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Los Angeles Botox Treatment

Los Angeles Botox treatment procedures are on the rise. This is also true for other parts of the California. It is becoming a very popular method for the treatment of wrinkles that come with the aging process. In fact, it has become the most common form of cosmetic treatment in the United States. Here is what you need to know about Botox treatments.
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