Advantages of a Hydrafacial with a Board-Certified Dermatologist

Hydrafacial is a nourishing, hydrating cosmetic facial treatment. During a hydrafacial treatment, dead skin cells are removed and a serum is applied. Exfoliation and extractions are also done prior the application of the serum. The procedure can last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.

The benefits of the hydrafacial include treating brown spots, enlarged pores, texture, elasticity and more. While it a relaxing, pampering treatment with all the perks of a facial, it has a more hydrating and refreshing result. With cleaner looking skin, your face will glow and look much healthier after just one treatment. If you are interested in a cosmetic relaxation yet rejuvenating facial treatment, you may opt for a hydrafacial at LA Laser Center with our team of experienced nurses and aestheticians.

What is a PDO Thread Lift?

A PDO thread lift is a rejuvenation treatment for the face. Specifically, it tightens loose, saggy facial skin and re-defining the contours of the face. While it lifts the cheeks, it also lifts the eyelids and brows. It allows for re-positioning of the facial skin without surgery.

Sutures are used during the procedure to complete the full effect. Some side effects may include swelling, bruising, and soreness which should subside within days.

Benefits of a Thread Lift

The result is a rejuvenated, refreshed more youthful face. With minimal downtime, the results are worthwhile. The procedure stimulates the production of collagen, minimizes the appearance of wrinkles, improves the skin tone and firms the skin. This procedure rejuvenates the facial tissues in the skin and is less invasive than a facelift.

If you are interested in learning more about a PDO thread lift, contact us online or by calling one of our many practices located throughout California, Arizona or Nevada.

Advanced Laser Cosmetic Treatments

LA Laser Center prides itself on offering our patients and residents throughout Los Angeles, Orange County, Las Vegas, Bullhead City, Centennial, Mesquite and beyond the finest laser technology and state of the art equipment for cosmetic treatments.

We utilize several different types of lasers, each with a distinct purpose. For acne treatment, any of the first three lasers can be used to eliminate or lessen the appearance of hypertrophic scars, acne scars and contracture scars:

The lasers are also used for facial rejuvenation treatments. This means our lasers are versatile and can be used to treat skin conditions such as stretch marks, discoloration, rosacea, wrinkles, skin cancer, dark circles, redness, spots, broken capillaries and enlarged pores.

Hair Loss Restoration Available at LA Laser Center

Our team of board-certified dermatologists and nurses offer hair restoration therapy for our male and female patients struggling with hair loss. Hair loss can result from hormonal changes, excess medications or consumption of vitamin A. As the body changes, so can the hormones controlling the growth of one’s hair. This is especially true or apparent to pregnant woman -after they deliver their baby, they can notice significant hair loss and fallout.

Two Available Hair Loss Treatments

At LA Laser Center we offer Advanced Fue Hair Transplantation or PRP Hair restoration using platelet-rich plasma. During Fue Transplantation, follicles are gently extracted and then implanted into the treatment target area. All of which is done without the use of stitches. PRP Hair restoration is a bit different. It involves the use and extraction of your own blood to isolate useful blood cells and obtain platelet-rich plasma which can activate your hair follicles to grow.

Contact us if you are interested in a hair loss remedy or treatment. Our team and staff are ready to assist you.

What a Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon Can Do for Your Breasts, Abdomen, Body and Face

Plastic surgery is a popular cosmetic procedure available to our patients throughout California, Arizona and Nevada. Our team of cosmetic plastic surgeons can perform complex surgeries involving breast enhancement, augmentation, cup size reduction to aesthetic changes to the face and body.

We offer various procedures with different treatment areas. For example, if you are interested in a toned, defined abdomen without the excess fat, liposuction may interest you. If you are a mother post-partum, a tummy tuck and breast lift may fulfill your cosmetic needs. Depending on the nature of your goal, our team of dermatologists and plastic surgeons can discuss your options with you.

Surgical options and enhancements for the face include tightening the skin around the upper and lower eyelids which is called an eyelid blepharoplasty surgery. We also offer necklifts and facelifts which serve a similar purpose, tightening and removing excess skin from the neck and face, respectively. Each procedure can reverse the signs of aging significantly and achieve the dramatic change you are looking for. Contact one of our LA Laser Center offices nearest you to learn more.

Types of Medical Skin Treatments We Offer

LA Laser Center’s many office locations and practices offer an abundance of medical skin treatments and procedures. Below is a list of skin conditions and concerns we treat:

  • acne
  • angioma
  • dandruff
  • eczema
  • lipoma
  • melasma
  • molluscum contagiosum
  • nail fungus
  • psoriasis
  • rosacea
  • skin cysts
  • skin rashes
  • skin tags
  • warts

Our treatments vary from laser use, surgical removal, liposuction, peels and other skin therapies. For example, we treat and remove fatty lumps called lipomas found in the neck, shoulders, back, abdomen, thighs and arms. Our removal techniques for lipoma include surgical removal, non-surgical liposuction and steroid injections.

Contact our LA Laser Center practice nearest you to schedule your consultation. We have offices in California, Arizona, and Nevada.

Benefits of Photodynamic Treatment for your Skin’s Texture & Appearance

Photodynamic light therapy treatment is the latest advancement in dermatology for the improvement of one’s skin, fighting severe cases of acne. Acne, rosacea, acitinic keratosis and hyperplasia can also be targeted with this form of light therapy.

During the Procedure

A solution called Levulan is applied to the treatment area. The laser activates it, allowing the light to treat that area. It can be used to treat the face in its entirety, and not just portions of the face affected by acne or other skin conditions. Click here to learn more about photodynamic light therapy treatment and results.

Contact LA Laser Center

Contact us for an appointment or to schedule your consultation if you are interested in PDT light therapy or would like to treat specific skin conditions like acne, rosacea, skin cancer, hyperpigmentation or hyperplasia.

Treat and Reduce Fine Lines with a Dermal Filler Called Restylane

Restylane treatments use a dermal filler that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and creates a fuller look to the skin. In addition to correcting and eliminating wrinkles, frown lines, smile lines and crow’s feet, patients under the care of our dermatologists turn to Restylane to create a fuller appearance to the lips and add volume to their skin for a more youthful look. Since Restylane is composed of a natural sugar called hyaluronic acid, it has been FDA approved for safe use for all patients without other health conditions and will not cause an allergic reaction.

Restylane is injected directly into the skin and instantly rejuvenates the skin, while boosting hydration levels for skin that appears much younger. Mild discomfort and swelling can be expected after treatment, although this will quickly dissipate. The majority of patients at the LA Laser Center can expect their treatment session to last around 30 minutes, although this will vary depending on the area that is treated. While pain is usually not felt during treatment, patients can have the area numbed prior to the procedure.

At least one week before the procedure, patients should avoid taking vitamin E supplements, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, St. John’s Wort and aspirin. The two days following Restylane injections, it is important to not rub or massage the area. After treatment, patients should not expose the area to extreme variations in heat or cold.

Click here for a complete list of LA Laser Center’s cosmetic procedures and treatments for the face and bodywhich include contouring, weight loss, laser therapy, injections, surgery and more.

Fight Hair Loss & See the Results with Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP therapy, is a dermatological treatment that helps skin heal faster, eliminates wrinkles, reduces dark circles under eyes, and encourages fresh hair growth in the scalp. Click here to learn more about the causes of hair loss and other potential treatments.

This treatment uses a patient’s own blood platelets to improve skin. Platelets are the cells involved in forming blood clots and scabs, and encouraging wounds to heal. Because of their role in healing damaged tissue, they exude several different growth compounds– platelet-derived growth factor, fibroblast growth factor, and transforming growth factor, among others.

When platelet-rich plasma is injected into the skin, extra fibrin begins to form near the injection sites. The growth factors exuded by platelets help boost collagen production and healing in the area, leading to a healthier appearance. The result is firmer skin, increased plumpness, filled-in wrinkles, reduced scars, and healthy scalp hair growth.

This treatment can be used by nearly anyone. It’s gaining in popularity among patients and dermatologists alike because it is long-lasting (up to eighteen months), costs about the same as other filling treatments, and offers good results with a much lower incidence of allergies or side effects. Unlike collagen treatments, PRP therapy can be safely used in patients with bovine collagen allergies. Unlike hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, which are intended for use in individual wrinkles and can leave skin with an uneven appearance, PRP injections are able to rejuvenate the entire face. Despite its overall safety, this treatment should not be used by heavy drinkers or smokers, people on anticoagulant medications, or those with cancer, liver disease, clotting disorders, or infections.

Recovery from PRP therapy is generally uneventful. Because the patient’s own cells are used, the only side effects are from the injections themselves. Patients are able to resume their daily lives immediately following the treatment, and visible results appear roughly three weeks afterward.

How Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) Can Treat Acne for All Ages

While acne is typically associated with adolescence, acne can also affect adults. Acne can affect one’s confidence and self-esteem, and in severe cases it can lead to painful facial lesions and cysts.

Dermatologists have developed several ways to alleviate skin acne and other skin conditions. One affective method is acne photodynamic treatment, or PDT. This is a new procedure designed by dermatologists to combat especially resistant and stubborn cases of acne with the use of light.

With photodynamic treatment, a special agent known as Levulan is applied to the skin by a dermatologist and left there for 15 to 60 minutes. Then the dermatologist uses a light of a certain wavelength to activate the solution, causing it to be absorbed by the skin and allowing the acne cells to be targeted by the light. Sebaceous hyperplasia and acne rosacea will also be targeted by the Levulan. The photodynamic treatment will decrease skin oiliness as well as clean pores while reducing their size. Pre-existing acne scars will also reduce, as will skin wrinkles. Other conditions such as sun-damaged skin with actinic keratosis can also be treated.

PDT has significant acne treating advantages over other forms of acne therapy. PDT requires no surgery and leaves no scarring, and is much less painful than other types of treatment. Also, PDT treats the entire facial area rather than just spot treating. There is some redness and skin peeling immediately following the procedure, and patients are encouraged to avoid direct exposure to the sun for 24 hours following treatment. Over the next seven to ten days, liver spots, if present, will also darken and peel away, resulting in normal skin. For best results, having 2-3 treatments at 2 to 3 week intervals is highly encouraged.