Posts Tagged ‘skin care los angeles’

Get Results with Regenlite™

Monday, January 28th, 2013

One of the most exciting parts of my job is learning about the newest developments in technology for plastic surgery and skin care in Los Angeles Recently, I introduced a new laser treatment to Marina Plastic Surgery and The Institute called the Regenlite Pulsed Dye Laser. This is a non-ablative laser that works to replenish collagen deep within the skin’s tissues without damaging the epidermis. Regenlite offers several different treatment modalities and can be adjusted to correct many types of skin problems, such as:

  • Fine lines and creases
  • Acne and acne scars
  • Laxity
  • Vascular lesions
  • Rosacea
  • Stretch marks

How it Works

Regenlite uses low-frequency laser energy and Smartpulse technology to stimulate the skin’s natural healing mechanisms. The laser reaches the lower layers of the skin, called the dermis, to kill acne bacteria and boost the production of collagen and elastin. This results in firmer, clearer, smoother skin that looks healthy and vibrant.

Treatment usually takes under an hour and results in little or no side effects. It is virtually painless, and you can go home or back to work without any telltale signs of treatment. Most of our clients need 3 to 5 sessions for best results.

Choosing Between Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation & Facelift

Friday, January 6th, 2012

With the development of treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and quality skin care products in Los Angeles, patients have a wide range of choices to help with facial rejuvenation. Although these treatments can provide temporary improvement, many patients have a difficult time choosing between nonsurgical facial rejuvenation and a facelift.

A consultation provides the perfect opportunity to discuss a patient’s cosmetic goals and examine the extent of aging on the person’s face. If you notice early signs of aging on your face, such as fine lines and minor wrinkles around the eyebrows, I would typically recommend some combination of BOTOX Cosmetic and dermal fillers. Although temporary, these treatments can create more youthful looking skin and postpone surgery.

Patients with severe wrinkles, or those who have already tried nonsurgical treatments, typically become candidates for a facelift in Los Angeles. The procedure can be easily customized to attain natural looking results. I also offer varying degrees of surgery for women and men who might not need an extensive facelift or other cosmetic surgery procedures.

Many facelift patients return to my practice for follow-up care with nonsurgical treatments. This can enhance the results of a facelift and help maintain smooth skin for a natural and youthful complexion.

Cosmetic Procedures for Your Feet?

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

While many people search for traditional plastic surgery and skin care treatments in Los Angeles, others turn toward more unconventional procedures. It may come as a surprise, but more and more cosmetic foot procedures are being performed. These procedures are primarily aimed at aesthetics, but also may relieve discomfort, particularly when a patient is wearing high heels.

There are many ways to improve the appearance of the feet. Some of the procedures I’ve come across include:

  • Bunion correction to make feet narrower.
  • Toe shortening for toes that hang over the edge of sandals or must be scrunched in shoes.
  • Pinky tuck, which slims down a pinky toe that has become bent and bulbous.
  • Foot fat pad augmentation, which takes fat from a patient’s midsection and injects it into the balls of the feet, providing the patient with added cushioning.

Some conditions such as bunions and hammer toes can be much more than cosmetic, causing discomfort severe enough that insurance may cover surgical correction. Foot surgery for cosmetic reasons is not covered by insurance, and certainly is not very common in the United States. Do you think that any of these procedures have a chance of “catching on” with a wider group of patients in the coming years? Why or why not?

Dr. Grant Stevens

I am a board-certified Beverly Hills plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience researching and implementing new approaches to plastic surgery. At Plastic Surgery Insider, you get the benefit of my experience and authority when you read my perspectives on the latest news and procedures in plastic surgery.
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