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Skin Care – Sun Protection and New Treatments for Aging Skin

Young woman with hat enjoying summerIt’s no secret that people want to have good-looking skin regardless of how old they are. People are always looking for ways to keep their skin looking youthful, but they often do not know how to properly take care of their skin in order to have it looking the way they want. In order to keep one’s skin in the best possible condition, one needs to learn proper skin care protection techniques. Luckily, medical experts at Harvard have fully explained how to properly take care of skin. Continue reading

Skin Care – How to Treat a Sunburn

Tanned BeautyMost people enjoy the onset of summer and tend to forget about skin care while lying in the sun for an entire day at the beach. The ensuing sunburn can be a nightmare, as skin becomes red and itchy and it becomes impossible to resist the urge to scratch. For some people, the skin becomes scaly, catalyzing the wrinkling process.

So, what is to be done when one starts to get sunburns? With ibuprofen tablets and hydrocortisone cream, sunburns can disappear in a few days. Here are common ways of treating sunburns: Continue reading

Skin Care – Answers to Your Sunscreen Questions

sunscreenIt has been said time and again that the most important weapon against any skin problems is for one to have adequate sun protection. Since it is impractical for any person to just stay indoors for most of their life then the easiest, most affordable, and most practical way to get the necessary sun protection is a daily dose of sunscreen. Since there are many different versions and brands of sunscreen vying for consumers’ attention, one may find it confusing and difficult to decide on which one to buy. Here are some answers that consumers need to know about buying the best sunscreen. Continue reading

A Guide to Skin Protection

tanningPeople tend to frequent the parks right after winter to get a feel of the warm sun that comes with spring. Although many people enjoy the end of winter, to some, it is the beginning of another journey. There are some people whose relationship with the sun changes when they have to use sunscreen lotion all over their bodies to protect their skin from ultra violet rays.

It is not just a few people whose skin is susceptible to sun burns that have to glow from head to toe, but everybody who cares about their skin and wants to prevent cancer. A number of people schedule routine visits to Dermatologists and find that everything is okay, until that dreadful moment when they find out that a sample patch from their skin tested positive for Melanoma. Continue reading

The Long-Term Benefits of Sunscreen

Many celebrities and models admit that their number one beauty secret is to wear sunscreen. Wearing sunscreen has long been the advice of many mothers, but there really is more to wearing sunscreen than a lot of people give thought to. Sunscreen use is important, and not just on sunny and warm days. Continue reading

Skin Problems

There are a seemingly endless number of different skin problems and just as many different causes, everything from genetics, to your lifestyle, to the environment you live in can have a negative impact on your skin. If you live long enough it is guaranteed that you will experience skin problems at some point. Continue reading

What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

This is done regularly and is very popular with customers. These are very safe, convenient and effective procedures that can lessen the signs of sun damage, aging, some skin problems on the face, and age spots. The cost is often much lower than other facial procedures. In laser skin rejuvenation procedures, the damaged areas of skin are removed so that collagen is regenerated and the skin is healthier and younger-appearing. Continue reading

Treatment For Sun Damaged Skin

Many individuals today suffer from sun damaged skin. This can prove to be a greater risk than many understand. Sun damaged skin can result in cancer forming, as well as add to an advanced appearance of aging. Epione strives to offer individuals of Los Angeles sun damaged skin treatment that is cutting edge and safe.

One of the current treatment options that Epione offers is the CoolFrax Laser Treatment. If you are looking for a treatment for sun damaged skin, this could be a viable option for you. The CoolFrax Laser corrects damaged skin by affecting only a fraction of the skin at a time. Continue reading

Epione Reveals a “Bright” New Solution for Dull, Sun Damaged Skin

New Solution for Dull,  Sun Damaged SkinLOS ANGELES — For many, excessive tanning often leads to extensive sun damage, resulting in wrinkles, sagging, age spots, discoloration and other unsightly symptoms. While a number of treatments, including dermal fillers, chemical peels and prescription skincare, have been used to reduce the signs of sun damage, Epione Medical Corporation has developed CoolFractional Laser, a new treatment that is designed to actually work with the body to repair damaged skin and stimulate the growth of healthy new skin cells like never before. Continue reading

CoolFractional Laser Resurfacing: The New Face of Non-invasive Cosmetic Surgery

beautiful modelLaser 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

Professional Skin Care Fights the Signs of Age

Women and men who want young and healthy skin can attain it with the right skin care products.

Professional skin care products can keep adult skin looking young and healthy. Aging is a fact of life. However, if you take two people of the same age and place them side by side, one may look older than the other. The signs of aging are exacerbated by what we do to our bodies. Continue reading

Skin is Protected with Epione Skin Care and Sunblock

Epione Skin Care Products including Epione Sunblock – Protect & Correct, developed by Doctor Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills, are a “real solution” for sun damage, a patient’s “number one challenge.”

EPIONE Sunblock – Protect & CorrectNow patients can protect their skin with skin care products and sun block developed by Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Beverly Hills.

One of the most important things that women and men can do for their skin is to protect it from the damaging rays of the sun. Sunblock is a formulation that blocks the sun’s UVA and UVB radiation.

An important part of keeping the skin looking healthy and youthful, particularly as a person ages, is quality skin care. Dr. Simon Ourian, the Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills, understands the importance of effective skin care for lasting results. Unhappy with the quality of sunblocks offered at pharmacies and department stores, Dr. Ourian created his own formulas in simple packaging. Later, due to the demand from his patients who chose his products over other nationally and internationally known products, he further formulated, with the help of a laboratory, his special creams and then produced them in professional packaging.

Says Dr. Ourian, “I was looking for a real solution for my patients’ number one challenge—sun damage. It destroys collagen and skin tone, causes wrinkles and discoloration and generally makes people look older. It’s the underlying reason that most of my patients come see me, whether they’re aware of it or not.” Today, patients and non-patients of Epione Beverly Hills have access to Epione skin care and sunblock products.

Two highly coveted products created by Dr. Simon Ourian are Epione Signature Series Restoration Firm and Lift Crème and Epione Full Spectrum Sun Protection that contains SPF 30. Epione Full Spectrum Sun Protection is a highly effective sun block that contains both UVB and UVA protection.

When used in combination, Epione Signature Series Restoration Firm and Fade Crème and Epione Full Specturm Sun Protection, can keep your skin looking youthful and protect it from the damaging rays of the sun for years and years to come. Dr. Ourian recommends applying Epione Signature Series Restoration Firm and Fade Crème along with Epione Full Spectrum Sun Protection in the morning and just Epione Signature Series Restoration Firm and Fade Crème each evening. With this daily skin care regime incorporating products tailored for the protection of your skin, Dr. Ourian believes you’ve got an ideal defense against sun damage.

Best Sunblock

Doctor Simon Ourian M.D. one of the busiest cosmetic Dermatologists in Southern California, discusses sun damage and Epione Sunblock – Protect & Correct

Best Sunblock and SunscreenApril 6, 2009 — Doctor Simon Ourian is Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills, located in the exclusive shopping, restaurant and hotel enclave in Los Angeles, California sees the effects of sun damage every day. Epione is one of the busiest med-spas in America as evidenced by the Diamond status awarded to it year after year by Allergan, Inc. the makers of Botox. Diamond status is only awarded to the top 1% of injectors in the United States.

“I have been practicing medicine for more than ten years, ” states Doctor Ourian, “and without a doubt sun damage and aging are the number one and two reasons that keep my practice busy. One can’t stop aging though I can certainly help clients who want to arrest and turn back the appearance of aging. Exposure to the sun, on the other hand, is nearly entirely avoidable if one is willing.”

“I certainly get it, ” continues Doctor Ourian, “especially here in Los Angeles, it’s warm and the sun is shining nearly every day. There’s rarely a need to bundle up. Everybody’s exercising outdoors, running down San Vicente Boulevard in Brentwood or cycling down Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. The down side to that is that the sun damage I see in my patients is not limited to their faces; it’s on their arms, legs and chest. Their whole body, really. And it’s not limited to women; a good portion of my patients are men.”

The term Dermatologists use is “photoaging.” There is no scientific dispute that exposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun over time can have a profound effect on the skin. On an aesthetic level this exposure, to both UVA and UVB causes to the skin to age prematurely. The skin covering certain areas of the body such as the back of the neck reacts to overexposure by coarsening or becoming thicker and having a leather-like appearance. Skin covering other areas of the body such as the back of the hands becomes thinner causing fine wrinkles and brown spots. When these brown spots grow large enough they’re called liver or age spots. Pigmentation changes on the face are very common. These include brown spots and freckles. Skin will also become looser as the result of collagen breakdown. Overexposure to the sun actually causes the body to overproduce an enzyme called metalloproteinases that normally assist in the process of rebuilding and reforming collagen. The overproduction of metalloproteinases causes this process to go haywire and break down collagen.

“Many people still believe a tan face is a healthy face, ” laments Doctor Ourian, “I remember when people used to sun bathe in baby oil. But I know otherwise because the people closest to me have been touched by cancer.”
“What is the best sun block?”
asks Dr. Ourian. “I’ve been practicing a long time and I’ve seen good products and some that are really just junk. That’s why I worked closely with a laboratory to create a sun block made from only the finest ingredients. Sunblock is something I take very seriously. Protecting yourself from sun exposure may save your life.”

Turn Back the Clock on Sun Damage

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!

Summer’s Coming! Are you prepared?

Use Sunscreen!Sunlight injures the skin, particularly the epidermis. The cumulative effects of sun exposure are wrinkling, blotchy pigmentation and roughness. Sun damaged skin also becomes less flexible and more easily bruised. Finally, sun damage is the major cause of skin cancer.


  • To protect your skin always use a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or greater (Epione’s Sunblock is SPF 40+).
  • If you burn easily, freckle or have light hair and eyes, use a sunscreen with a higher SPF factor and reapply every hour if perspiring or swimming.
  • Your tan won’t protect you from burning! Even if you already have a tan, use sunscreen to keep your skin even-toned, young-looking and safe.
  • Don’t be fooled by cloudy skies – you should still apply sunscreen if you’re outside. The sun can damage your skin even if it’s not sunny out.
  • For the best results, apply your sunscreen 20 minutes before going outside.
  • If possible, avoid being out in the sun between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. Follow the “Shadow Rule” – if your shadow is shorter than you are, the sun’s damaging rays are at their strongest and you are most likely to sunburn.
  • When you’re out in the sun, especially midday, wear light, protective clothing: wide-brimmed hats, jeans or pants and long-sleeved tops.
  • Remember: It’s never too late to help your skin stay healthy. No matter how many times you’ve been sunburned or tanned before, you can start fighting blotches, wrinkles and skin cancer by using a sunscreen now.

To learn how Epione can treat sun damaged skin call us at 888.931.3366 and ask about Coolaser

Blue Light Therapy

Blue Light TherapyMost people who are exposed to the sun, especially during the summer when it is beach weather, experience those ever-present dark circles on their face and/or arms and makeup just isn’t enough to hide them.

Blue Light Therapy was developed by Dr. Simon Ourian for people who have sun spots, sun damage, freckles, broken capillaries, dark circles under their eyes, etc. and do not want to have a long procedure or a lengthy downtime. Continue reading