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
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
Radiesse Injection in Los Angeles is for all the age conscious people out there. People nearing the age of 35–60, and still wanting to look attractive should worry no more. Radiesse injection in Los Angeles is basically biocompatible and non-toxic filler that is used to fill the wrinkles and scars and enhance your features such as lip line. Also, it is responsible to fill the wrinkles and skin folds appearing around the mouth and nose region. Men and women equally are opting for Radiesse injection in Los Angeles these days. Continue reading
Blue, black, brown or green; no matter what color your eyes are or how big or small they are, dark circles can be an ugly distraction from those beautiful gems. Dark circles are one of the most common skin problems for men and women of all ages. Dark circles give a very tired and aging appearance to the face. Continue reading
In today’s world, who is not aware of usage and efficiency of dermal fillers. Collagen fillers have been known to rule the minds of beauty and youth seekers for a long time. However, now Perlane injections are quickly replacing collagen fillers. Yet, unlike collagen, Perlane injection is free from animal products. In addition, Perlane contains hyaluronic acid, which is a substance naturally found in human body. 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
This non-surgical rhinoplasty is the latest technique used in facial plastic surgery. It allows those people who really don’t want a major procedure done on their face improve the look of their nose without anesthesia. The end result of such a procedure is less pain, a quicker time for healing and faster results for the nose job. There are doctors who do this sort of thing all the time and with great results. 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
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.”
March 17, 2009, Beverly Hills, California — No area of the body gives away a person’s age more easily than the hands. As one age’s, so does the appearance of one’s hands. Epione Beverly Hills is now employing the latest innovation in cosmetic dermatology to address this issue. The combination of Coolaser and the dermal filler Radiesse offers patients the prospect of younger looking hands.
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!!”
February 24, 2010 — Epione Medical Corporation, under the guidance of Medical Director Simon Ourian, M.D., has been using a novel approach to make hands look younger and softer. The treatment method involves Radiesse injections, the dermal filler used to treat facial wrinkles and folds.
Dr. Simon Ourian is the Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills, a practice devoted exclusively to minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. “I spend a lot of time dealing with acne and acne scars, ” says Doctor Ourian. “Acne scars of damage are typically the result of acne during a patient’s teens and 20’s. I’ve seen the ongoing emotional toll acne scarring can cause for patients many, many years after they thought they were acne free.”
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.
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.
Fillers, From Animals to Sugar
The fastest growing segment of cosmetic science has been in the area of fillers. Bovine collagen, porcine collagen, and synthetic versions of calciums and sugars in humans are the favored methods for plumping up lips and cheeks, as well as filling in wrinkles and facial folds.
“I’m not one to say no one should ever get a facelift, “ Dr. Ourian states, “but with the technology available now I do think it should be the final option, not the first. With dermal fillers we can plump up areas of the face that have sunken with age. The results look natural rather than pulled.”
Bovine collagen was the most popular filler two decades ago, but patients lost interest due to potential side effects and allergy problems. Fillers using synthetic versions of hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar in the body, and calcium hydroxyapatite, or bone particles, were created to replace bovine collagen. Radiesse, Juvéderm, and Restylane are all examples of these types of fillers, and patients love them.
Dr. Ourian’s preference is the calcium hydroxyapatite filler Radiesse. This is because the bone particle fillers trigger the body to surround the material with naturally made collagen. Chin and cheek implants, once a fixture before fillers, tended to look unnatural. Fat transplants were also a method of filling in sags and wrinkles, but since natural fat is absorbed back into the body, more was needed for the injection than looked appropriate. Also, the fat would not necessarily dissolve evenly. As a result, some patients would suffer through uneven lumps at the site of injection after it started to break down.
Nose Jobs On the Run
Got a less than a perfect nose bridge? If you’ve always wanted to get rid of that little bump or indentation, it can be done in minutes by a doctor. A filler injection is made and smoothed out around the area. You’ll even have time to grab a little food before heading back to work. Touch-ups may be required for the next couple of years, and by then, science may have evolved to the point that the next one is permanent.
Waxing? Not Any More…
How do you get rid of unwanted body hair? Depilatory creams came out first, but they only kept the hair away for a day or so. Waxing was more popular, but that lasted for two weeks and could be very uncomfortable. Electrolysis was permanent, but was just as painful as waxing, and required more than one lengthy session. This is partly because each hair had to be burned out with an electric current.
Fortunately, we have moved to the next stage in hair removal. Laser hair treatments get rid of hair without burning the skin or using harsh chemicals. The laser targets the dark pigment in the hair and destroys the hair at the root. Touchups may be needed, but long term hair reduction is possible.
In the Future, I See…
Because of the speed at which technology and medicine evolve, changes can happen in months, as opposed to years. In five years, Dr. Ourian feels, patients will be less likely to get a full scale surgical procedure and be much more interested in total body approaches to regaining the appearance of youth. Many practices have already started to include a holistic approach, with skin care, med-spa and non-invasive treatments available.
Fat and blood stem cells will be used to stimulate rejuvenation of the face over the next five years, according to Dr. Ourian. The fat can be harvested from anywhere, while the blood stem cells can be taken from near the belly button. The idea is to turn the body into a self healing organism. Dr. Ourian is also looking forward to great advances in treating cellulite using non-invasive procedures to treat the unsightly affliction that is said to impact 90% of all females.
You can tell a person’s age by looking at their hands. Radiesse and Coolaser can reduce wrinkles, age spots and more for smoother and younger looking hands.
Beverly Hills, California, July 2, 2009 — Crinkly and discolored hands can look young again with Radiesse and Coolaser treatments.
One area of the body that gives away a person’s age more than any other area is the hands. A young person has youthful, young looking hands. The skin is smooth and full and there are few if any wrinkles or prominent veins and certainly no age spots. As we grow older, however, so do our hands. Evidence of the veins becomes pronounced, wrinkles and discoloration appear.
Fortunately, Doctor Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills, offers Coolaser and Radiesse treatments that can make older looking hands look young again.
“Maybe the eyes are the windows to the soul but your hands are like the rings of a tree, they give away your age every time, ” says Doctor Ourian. “However, with some relatively simple procedures I can make your hands appear more youthful. I use the Coolaser to treat any age spots and discoloration. Then I inject dermal fillers to reduce the appearance of veins on the hands and plump up the skin.
Radiesse is a dermal filler that incorporates calcium hydroxylapatite suspended in a gel. Sometimes after a treatment there is slight redness, tenderness, swelling or an itching sensation. However, these mild side effects typically disappear after one or two days.
Then there is Coolaser which is an advanced laser treatment that is effective for all skin tones. Treatments usually take only 10 to 15 minutes. How does it work? The areas of the hand that need to be treated are cooled with a numbing cream and cool air. Then a rapid pulse laser is flashed over the areas. After the laser, the areas get a moisturizing cream that is applied for healing.
As noted Doctor Ourian highly recommends both procedures for younger looking hands. “I like to think my work speaks for itself, ” concludes Doctor Ourian.
“The Coolaser was more effective than any other laser.”
“Epione is the best; the Coolaser has improved my skin tremendously. Thank you Epione! You’re the best!”
“Doctor Ourian was very attentive with me. My skin had aged dramatically as I hit my forties and he knew the right treatment to prevent the aging and turn the clock back on my skin. The staff at Epione was brilliant!”