VelaSmooth Reduces Cellulite with Light and Radio Frequency

Cellulite is a problem that plagues most women, eighty percent have some form of these rippling fat deposits. Velasmooth is a treatment that helps reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Cellulite is fat that is deposited directly below the dermis. The fat cells grow but the connective tissue between the fat cells does not, which creates the dimpled, ‘orange-peel’ effect that is cellulite’s calling card. The location of this fat and the appearance are what separate cellulite from normal adipose. Women from ranging from model slim to overweight can have cellulite on their thighs, hips, and buttocks, the areas typically affected by cellulite. Click here to learn more about all of the potential areas VelaSmooth is commonly used to treat.

Velasmooth uses light and radio frequency to heat fat cells. This helps release fat to the lymph nodes. The body will dispose of the fat naturally. Velasmooth also gently smooths the skin using suction. This allows the light and radio frequency to be distributed uniformly. This results in the combination of fat reduction and smoothing results in a tighter, smoother appearance. Our board-certified dermatologists will advise our patients on the optimal number of visits for best results.

During the Procedure

The client lies on the treatment table. The dermatologist passes Velasmooth hand piece over the affected area several times. There will be a feeling of massage from the suction as well as a possible feeling of warmth from the radio frequency. Patients typically experience some discomfort as this is a medical treatment and working on a deeper level than typical spa treatments.

LA Laser Center offers Velasmooth treatments at all of our offices including in California, Arizona and Nevada. For further information on this cellulite treatment contact our offices for a consultation.

Fill in Lines & Scars with Radiesse

LA Laser Center offers Radiesse for individuals who want to add volume to hollow areas of their face. The experienced dermatologists at LA Laser Center have extensive experience using Radiesse to give patients a more youthful look.

Some of the benefits of Radiesse are that it is minimally invasive and is long-lasting. The main ingredient is calcium hydroxylapatite, which is safe and in most cases non-allergy inducing. Radiesse is especially effective when used for filling in of laugh lines, perioral lines, oral commissures and depressed scars. Click here for a full list of the areas Radiesse can be used to treat.

Radiesse is meant for men or women who are unhappy with any lines on the face that have come from age. Over time, wrinkles accumulate around the mouth from smiling, laughing and talking. These lines can be filled in effectively with Radiesse injections performed by a licensed dermatologist at LA Laser Center.

Radiesse is also an ideal treatment for individuals with unwanted facial scars. The experienced dermatologists at LA Laser Center have helped many patients gain self-esteem by filling in the depressed scars that have caused them distress or discomfort.

Radiesse is a painless procedure performed by a board-certified dermatologist by injection. Prior to injecting the treatment area, the dermatologist will apply a topical anesthetic to the area. A typical procedure will take no longer than 15 minutes; patients can even come in on their lunch break for a rejuvenation treatment. Patients can expect some slight swelling or bruising for about a day after the procedure, but it should in no way interfere with their everyday activities.

Refresh your Face with a DiamondGlow Treatment

DiamondGlow is a facial treatment that does not use lasers. It uses hydradermabrasion to clean your face while providing instant results. Additionally, it exfoliates and hydrates the skin. As it moisturizes your face, it also extracts impurities and uses antioxidants to protect the skin. The treatment is designed to be soothing, as opposed to being abrasive. With that comfort, it provides treatment for wrinkles, lines, pores, oily skin, acne spots, and discolored spots. The results show up immediately, and they provide glowing skin that lasts for up to a week.

The best part about DiamondGlow is it can be recommended for anyone. People who want to slow down the signs of aging, or just want to clean up the appearance of their face are patients that can most benefit from this treatment which rehydrates and soothes your skin. However, no type of skin type is off-limits for this procedure; no matter your age or how dry your skin is. This makes the treatment ideal for everyone. Click here to learn more about Skin and Cancer Institute’s DiamondGlow treatment services.

Beginning the DiamondGlow treatment will prevent you from having to resort to more abrasive techniques. That also adds to why it is such a highly recommended procedure. It is painless and quick. Plus, results show up right away. Your skin will continue to be beautiful as long as you keep up with the treatments. Another reason it is recommended has to do with the recovery process, and that is because there is none.

A treatment only lasts 15 minutes, and no other precautions have to be taken after that. You can put your makeup and creams on your face immediately, or get back to whatever tasks you have to do that day. There is no warning of avoiding the sun at all costs. It truly is a non-invasive procedure that does not take up much time from your day.

The end result is clean and clear skin.

Ultherapy: The Non-Invasive Neck and Facial Skin Tightener

Getting a face lift is an invasive and often painful dermatological procedure. Ultherapy offers dermatologists another way to get these results without having to perform surgery. Ultherapy uses an ultrasound in order to help tighten and lift the skin of the face and neck. A dermatologist will use this ultrasound machine to stimulate the tissues of the face below the surface. This can help to speed up the body’s natural healing process. It is very safe, and it won’t leave any of the marks or scars that surgery could. There is always risks associated when having a surgery, such as swelling, bruising or discomfort, so choosing to have Ultherapy by a dermatologist is a less-invasive choice.

After a dermatologist performs this procedure, patients can immediately go about their day. The only caveat to Ultherapy treatment is that the results are not immediate. While surgery gives instant results, this takes some time. Within two to three months, patients will start to see the changes in their face that they have been looking for. It won’t exactly look like the results of surgery, but over six months it can provide significant changes and results to those who don’t want to undergo an invasive procedure.

There is no preparation for the procedure, but dermatologists might recommend over-the-counter medication to make it more comfortable. There will be some sensation that patients will feel while they are receiving the ultrasound. It may feel stronger depending on what area is being worked on, as some places on the face are more sensitive than others. Dermatologists will work to make the whole experience comfortable, and patients enjoy going home after the procedure to see the results. This procedure may need to be repeated over time depending on a patient’s needs.

Say Goodbye to Wrinkles with Sculptra

Many people choose to undergo cosmetic procedures to enhance their appearance and skin texture, elasticity and overall glow. Plastic surgery is incredibly drastic so choosing less invasive procedures that can benefit your goals for your skin may a better option for you. Sculptra is a collagen producing procedure which has been compared to Botox because the process includes injections into the patient’s skin. Dermatologists have given their seal of approval on Sculptra due to the ease of the procedure and the benefits their patients have seen. So, what exactly is Sculptra?

Consisting of Poly-L-Lactic Acid, Sculptra stimulates extra collagen production. Collagen is an element in the skin which gives an appearance of fullness and life. When men and women age certain areas of the face lose the extra collagen which results in a more “sunken” appearance. This tends to happen most under and around the eyes, cheeks and the temple area. Sculptra is to be used in an injected form within the patient’s targeted area and will help correct unwanted wrinkles, folds, and lines.

Sculptra must be administered by a board-certified dermatologist. Although it is FDA approved, the procedure must be done in the dermatologist’s office. This enables maximum light for the doctor to see. Also, before Sculptra is injected, a local anesthesia is administered to reduce any pain. The complete procedure takes approximately 15 minutes. To achieve the best results, Sculptra treatments should be completed 2-3 times.

Venefit: The Popular Varicose Vein Treatment

Today there is a new alternative for varicose veins and spider veins. Dermatologists are using Venefit otherwise known as the endovenous laser treatment to eradicate this unsightly condition with more precision and accuracy than ever before.

Varicose veins result from a stoppage in the circulatory system that keeps blood in the legs from returning back to the heart. The blood pools or collects in the lower extremities, causing enlargement and bumpy irregularities in the skin as well as a dark discoloration. In addition to appearing unattractive, if left untreated, varicose veins can escalate into a more serious condition known as Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI), which is permanent damage to the vein valves, causing a leakage of blood to back-flow the vein. The end result of the more serious condition can result in pain, swelling and restricted movement in the limbs. Ulcers may result in advanced proliferation of the condition.

Generally, the elderly are at risk of developing cases of varicose veins due to a lack of circulation and mobility. Serious conditions of varicose veins may cause fatigue or an unusual sluggishness that can affect daily activity.

Persons with varicose veins should contact a dermatologist for a consultation about the Venefit procedure. The treatment itself is minimally invasive, meaning that no surgical methods are used to correct the problem. The condition is treated by the use of a unique radio frequency energy pulse that focuses on the target veins. A precise, localized heat is used to close off the vein by deflation, allowing the accumulated blood to be picked up and transported back to the heart. The treatment, being non-invasive, causes little pain and discomfort to the patient. Patients benefit the most when they seek out the treatment of Venefit immediately rather than let the condition worsen.

Venus Freeze is a Pain-Free Procedure that Tightens Skin

The way we feel about ourselves typically determines our attitude and our outlook throughout the day. If you feel uncomfortable with your skin in terms of looseness, wrinkles, or cellulite, you do not have to settle. Talk to your dermatologist about Venus Freeze.

Venus Freeze is a treatment that combines radio frequency and magnetic pulses. The combination is non-invasive and is capable of accessing the skin deeply, and more importantly; safely and comfortably. The technology achieves optimum results that will improve the way you look and the way you feel about yourself. The procedure can be done on the face and the body including arms, buttocks, neck, face, and abdomen. It is a safe and painless experience.

Patients are free to leave after the procedure. Changes will be felt immediately after being treated and there is no pain afterwards. Combining radio frequency and magnetic pulses for this treatment was developed to encourage a fresh feel that does not require aftercare; this is because there is little to no recovery period. For the best results, treatment should be done eight to ten times, over a certain duration of time. Venus Freeze is for anyone who feels as though they can improve their skin in terms of tightening. Contact LA Laser Center to schedule your consultation for Venus Freeze with one of our board-certified dermatologists. Our team can answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Liposuction & CoolSculpting: 2 Different Ways to Lose Excess Fat

When a person loses significant weight, they often consider liposuction. Liposuction is used in areas of the body where fat is difficult to get rid of. Liposuction, a successful procedure for many years, now has a competitor called CoolSculpting.

The patient must make an appointment with a dermatologist’s office and speak to the doctor to decide which procedure is right for their body, lifestyle and situation. Even though both procedures remove unwanted fat from the body, you should ask your doctor important questions to help you decide which procedure is best for your body.

Liposuction: The Surgical Solution

Liposuction removes excess fat by vacumming fat deposits just under the skin. This removal of excess fat causes a slimmer body and reshapes areas of the body. People who have not had good results from any diet or exercise program make good candidates for Liposuction, however is no answer to obesity.

  • Anesthesia required for this surgical procedure
  • Recuperation time recommended
  • Removes more fat then CoolSculpting
  • Takes only one session to see immediate and dramatic results
  • Risks are always present with any kind of surgery
  • Some bruising and swelling is expected after the procedure and possibly for many weeks
  • Compression garments may be ordered in order to control swelling
  • Treats saggy, loose skin and cellulite areas

CoolSculpting Procedure is Non-Invasive

Coolsculpting removes excess fat by freezing fatty deposits lying just under the skin. This procedure is non-invasive, meaning; no incisions in the skin are required and is FDA approved.

  • No anesthesia
  • No recuperation time, and the patient can return to normal activities that day
  • The procedure can take one hour to several hours
  • No scar areas
  • No hospital
  • The cost is less than Liposuction procedures
  • This procedure is not as precise
  • CoolSculpting, effective on the abdomen, thighs and flanks is not effective on other body areas
  • The effects of this procedure may take up to six months and at least three months
  • This procedure is good for the patient who is near their normal adult body weight range and who have experienced no loss of fat deposits in the abdomen, thighs, and flank areas.
  • Removes less fat than Liposuction
  • One session removes no more than 25-30 percent fat
  • Takes several sessions to see required results
  • Areas treated may be numb or sensitive after the procedure
  • Does not tighten the skin texture

Call one of our multiple LA Laser Center offices in either California, Arizona or Nevada if you are looking for a top-notch dermatologist who offers precise, quality results.

Westwood Dermatologists & Skin Surgeons

For skin treatments and cosmetic procedures, look to LA Laser Center’s dermatology practices conveniently located throughout California, Arizona and Nevada. Our flagship dermatology practice for California is located in Westwood, Los Angeles. We offer our patients versatile cosmetic treatments such as laser enhancements, chemical peels and facials. We also treat and target medical skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, skin tags, warts, Molloscum Contagiosum and more.

Our board-certified dermatologists are also skin cancer surgeons who routinely remove various skin cancers from basal cell to melanoma. Removal techniques include surgical excision, electrodesiccation and curettage, cryotherapy and more. Click here to learn more about skin cancer and its causes. A popular and highly effective surgical technique used in today’s practice is called Mohs Micrographic surgery which removes skin tissue layer by layer until the cancerous tumors are eradicated.

Our practice also offers our patients the services of board-certified plastic surgeons who can perform breast altering procedures, body enhancements including contouring as well as facelifts and necklifts.

Different Types of Facial Rejuvenation

What exactly is facial rejuvenation? It is a cosmetic procedure with one goal- to tighten, lift and improve the skin’s appearance, texture and feeling. Various rejuvenation procedures are offered at LA Laser Center to revive the skin. For instance, laser treatments improve the skin by treating broken capillaries, targeting brown and age spots, redness, acne and more. Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to target loose skin.

Facial rejuvenation also includes treating acne and scars on the skin including unwanted discoloration. For example, this can be done with the Fractional C02 laser.

DiamondGlow and chemical peels treat the skin in a different way. Both seek to eliminate dead skin cells and create room for new skin to grow and new collagen to develop. Microneedling also induces collagen growth. Microdermabrasion treat enlarged pores and blackheads to minimize and reduce them.