Injectable Filler

Injectable Filler

Injectable Filler

Fillers are a great way to ease the aging process cosmetically, without the drastic surgical approach. Fillers consist of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) and calcium hydroxyl apatite. These ingredients fill the loss of collagen to reduce and/or eliminate wrinkles, deep lines, and/or raised scarring.With collagen being the most abundant protein in the human body and is the substance that literally holds the body together it is most important to upkeep and add through fillers to treat aging. Signs of aging generally start to be noticeable when the skin starts to lose its volume by loss of collagen production which humans produce naturally until the age of 25.

Collagen occurs throughout the body, but especially in the skin, bones, and connective tissues providing firmness. Skin elastin production which supplies skin elasticity and rebound, and glycosaminoglycans or GAGs which keep the skin hydrated skin to create a fuller, smoother appearance. Losing this speeds up intrinsic aging, or the natural aging process without even taking into consideration the external factors such as environmental, and pollutants etc. Fillers can improve texture, tone, and fill hollowness. An experienced injector can create plump lips, soften facial lines and creases, disguise scarring, reconstruct deformities, and fill shallow contours. Depending on the brand or type of injectable filler, they generally last 6 months up to two years. Your body will naturally absorb the product, making this a temporary, non-surgical fix. There are multiple brands and consistencies of fillers on the market targeted for specific facial or body areas.

Fillers

The most commonly used is Hyaluronic Acid (HA) based with is a natural substance in your skin. Most of the HA fillers have lidocaine infused in them to help minimize discomfort. FDA approved fillers include: Juvéderm XC, Voluma, Volbella, and Vollure. Restylane products are Restylane, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne. Radiesse is made out of Calcium Hydroxylapatite and is also naturally occurring primarily in the bones. The consistency is thicker than Hyaluronic Acid making it suitable to treat deep facial creases, lines, and wrinkles. The results last longer as a result. Radiesse can also be used to treat wrinkles on hand, and neck not just the face. Other FDA approved fillers are Polyslkylimide, a transparent gel that is compatible with the body. Polylactic acid which stimulates the skin to make more collagen, and Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres (PMMA) a semi-permanent filler.

Individuals interested in treatment will always have a consultation with the provider to go over the best options, how much they need, and what the upkeep and outcome will be. Registered nurses, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and MD’s are only allowed to inject, and most are trained solely in the medical aesthetic industry making them experts in the field. Medical Spas or Dermatologist offices preform the treatments where you will discuss your individual needs, and expectations. Contradictions for treatment include women pregnant or breast-feeding, antibiotics, or having infection or sore in the treatment area.

Before getting fillers one can avoid any products that cause excess bruising. ie ibuprofen, aspirin, blood pressure medication, fish oil, herbal teas, /supplements, garlic, fish oil, ginkgo biloba, and heavy alcohol consumption. Swelling and bruising may occur, but will go fully down after two weeks, and typically you can go back for a follow up to see if you need more or just how the results panned out.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal is a treatment to semi-permanently remove unwanted hair. The laser used emits a beam of concentrated light targeting the hair follicles that produce the hair. It will inhibit and delay further growth of that follicle and any area treated will need multiple laser treatments to see roughly 85% results. You do them in a span of 4-6 weeks, 8-12 times is the average length to see desired results. (8-12 months).

After the initial sessions are complete, as time goes by, you could notice the hair starting to grow back as it normally did, thicker, and more frequently. This will most likely take a few years, depending on how your hair growth was naturally, and how it reacted to the laser. No need to fret, with a few touch up sessions the laser will adequately destroy the follicle again. Commonly, patients who have treated more than one area of their body at a time can come in to touch up in one session at a flat rate. i.e. doing multiple areas in same day.

Whoever the technician may be, if they were trained properly the laser will do it’s job. It is best to do your research for your surrounding area, to see what fits in your price range. With it taking multiple sessions, most offices will offer package rates to purchase. This will save you money in the long run, considering you will not get the result if you only go once or twice. that being said, there are still contraindications to Laser Hair Removal.

Laser Hair Removal Prices

Laser Hair Removal prices range throughout the country, region, and office providing service. Some Dermatology offices who have the Doctors preforming treatment can charge more, simply because they have an MD, but the Medical Spa down the street with the same laser can charge significantly less for same results. Registered Nurses, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners are legally allowed to learn, and preform laser hair removal. In a few states, it is acceptable to attend school to become a Laser Technician, learning exactly what the Nurses and Doctors preform in all other States by getting a simple certificate.

Most lasers will not work on red, blonde, or gray hair. The pigment is not picked up properly by the emitted beam of light, thus not effectively destroying said follicle. You will want to avoid tanning in the sun at all costs throughout the treatment period. Creating unnatural pigment in your skin can cause the laser to burn you, it is recommended only getting one hour of sun at most. The provider will be able to tell by seeing you in person if you have a tan line, or visible sun damage. In that case they will decline service until it fades. Other contradictions are medicines that can result in photosensitivity causing hyper or hype-pigmentation, and be overall damaging to ones skin.

A few examples are:
Accutane -Needs to have been off Accutane for 6 months before any laser treatment.
Retinol
Retin-A
AHA/BHA Creams
Prescription Acne Creams
Doxycycline
Salicylic Acid
Glycolic Acid
Benzol Peroxide
Tretinoin Cream
Metronidazole Cream
Any Topical Antibiotic Creams
Anti-fungal Creams

The provider will ask you these questions while performing their clearance to see if you are fit for treatment. The most commonly treated areas are underarm, upper lip, Brazilian (or bikini line), legs, and arms. However, you can treat any area if the hair is a suitable fit (dark, thick enough)

Botox

Botox

Botox

Botox is derived from Clostridium botulinum, a bacteria found in many natural settings, and some mammals, fish, and shellfish. It is a generally harmless bacteria, but when the spores transform into vegetative cells, the cells increase. This makes the bacteria produce botulinum toxin, the deadly neurotoxin responsible for botulism. When broken down into extremely small concentrations, by injection in humans botox will work by preventing signals from nerve cells reaching the muscles, paralyzing them.

The neurotransmitter called acetylcholine is blocked when the botulinum toxin is injected. This will prevent the contraction of the cells in which causes the muscles to contract, or shorten. It is predominately used for this aesthetic purpose of reducing wrinkles/wrinkle appearance and fine lines. It is also used to treat over 20 different medical conditions.

Botox is not a permanent wrinkle reducing treatment. It will naturally dissolve every 3 months or so. Frequent injections can prevent future lines and wrinkling as well since the muscle isn’t moving as much. Results can vary based on the individuals metabolism and/or overall strength of their muscles. Botox may take up to 10 days to fully see the effects, usually only 3-5 days. The most common areas are between to the eyebrows, the “11” lines, the horizontal brow lines, and crows feet fine lines around the eyes. Botox is not used to treat deep lines, such as nasolabial folds or ‘laugh lines’. These are known as static wrinkles cased by sagging from loss of collagen, which filler, laser, pr surgery would treat.

Botox usage is based on units, and every patient’s dosage will vary on how many units they need for their desired outcome. If a patient doesn’t need the treatment, lets say a younger person with nothing to freeze, the provider should decline treatment all together. Some patients like more, and others like less usually saying they do not want to look “frozen”. Too many units in one area can paralyze that part of the face and make so stiff, you lose all expression movement. Again, with a properly trained provider the results are dedicated to making the lines disappear and have a youthful, more awake aesthetic.

Recovery from botox is minimal. You may experience some redness and slight inflammation in the direct are being treated. This usually disappears within a few hours. You will want to avoid exercise, or any activity in high heat for the day. Avoid rubbing the area while washing face or applying make-up, to endure the botox settles in the area injected and doesn’t accidentally move around.

Overall, Botox is one of the most commonly performed aesthetic treatments since 2002. Allergan, the company behind this major force has reported the sales of Botox climbed 14.5 percent to $934.5 million in the second quarter of 2018 alone, exceeding analysts’ estimates.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from our Divante Laser Medspa to you and your family. Wishing you a Thanksgiving with peace, love, and laughter.

Hair Removal in Los Angeles

Hair Removal in Los Angeles

Hair Removal in Los Angeles

Tweezing, shaving and waxing take time, cost to have done and/or require repeated purchases of supplies. Stop making waxing appointments and throw out those tweezers, wax supplies and razors. Make an appointment for hair removal treatment, where all of your unwanted body hair is removed.

Unwanted body hair is removed using a laser beam of light. The procedure uses lasers with varying wavelengths, making it possible to match it up to your hair and skin type. The process is used because it most effectively removes the hair at the follicles. The follicles are part of the active hair growth cycle. Because not all follicles are active at the same time, it may take several treatments in the same area in order to achieve full hair removal. Laser hair removal can be used to remove unwanted hair from the face, legs, arms, underarms, back, and other bikini area.

Before making the decision to undergo this procedure, check with a local clinic specializing in hair removal in Los Angeles. During your consultation, you will learn if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Both men and women can qualify to undergo laser hair removal. Those with light pale skin and coarse dark hair are the best candidates. A certified dermatologist will discuss if you are a good candidate and cover any questions or concerns you might have before receiving treatment.

There are many benefits to having unwanted hair removed using this technique. Being able to pinpoint target areas is on the top of the list. Other benefits include the speed of procedure and knowing that most patients experience total permanent hair loss after a few visits. Check with the dermatologist and ask how long he or she thinks it will take you to achieve your desired results. Depending upon you hair and skin type, it may take six to eight sessions. Generally there should be approximately four to eight weeks in between session.

The initial price is one of the biggest concerns for most people looking into this process. Although prices have become much more affordable these days. Of course there are fees associated with having this procedure done. Over time, those fees become far less than the ongoing costs of maintenance and supplies needed for temporary hair removal techniques. It is best to determine if the upfront costs are worth paying in order to save on those ongoing costs and if there are long-term financial benefits for you.

When looking for the best clinic to schedule an appointment for hair removal in Los Angeles, it is best to seek out clinics that have certified dermatologist who specialize in this procedure. Schedule an initial consultant and ask who will be performing and supervising your procedure. Also ask what type of laser they will use and if it is FDA approved. Do not hesitate to ask about their experience to see their credentials or to see before and after photos of other patients. Also, ask about any risks and what safety protocols they have in place.

Just like with any other treatments, take the time to learn about the risks and benefits for laser hair removal. A certified dermatologist will be able to help you determine if this type of hair removal is best for you. Please check out some of our Laser Skin Treatments.

Chemical Peels

Chemical Peel

Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is a procedure done to your face, neck and hands, where the top layers of skin are removed. In an effort to improve the skin’s appearance, a chemical solution is applied to your skin, which blisters up. The blistering up allows for the top layers to peel off. This process reveals new skin underneath, resulting in smoother skin with less wrinkles.

Chemical peels are used to help treat fine lines under the eyes, around the mouth and treat wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging. Peels also help improve the overall appearance of mild scars as well as reducing signs of age spots, dark patches and freckles.

Individuals who are fair-skinned, with light-colored hair are the best candidates for chemical peels. Though this does not mean if you have darker skin, you cannot have a peel. It all depends on what you are treating. Those with darker toned skin may experience uneven skin tones after treatment. Some skin conditions, such as sags, severe and deep wrinkles and bulges, do not respond well to chemical peels. A medical professional can help determine if a skin peel will give you optimal results. Whether you’re looking for or if you need to have a different type of treatments.

Before getting your chemical peel, talk to your medical professional that specializes in skin care about your history. Let him or her know if you have any history of scarring or cold sores that continually return. This is also the time to discuss what medications you are taking and how to prepare your skin for treatment. Once you discuss all your concerns and learn what to expect during and after the procedure, your medical professional will help you determine how deep-superficial, medium or deep your chemical peel should be and which chemical solution is best. A small test spot may be conducted to check for any allergic reactions and to get an idea of what your results might be.

Prepare your skin by cleansing and moisturizing it twice daily and using sunscreen. This will help ensure the results from your peel are even and helps with the healing process.

After the treatment, your skin will temporarily be more sensitive to the sun. Make sure to wear sunscreen everyday, even if you do not plan to be outside for long periods of time. During the few days after treatment, it is best to limit your exposure to the sun. Especially during the peak hours between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wide-brimmed hats also help protect your face when outdoors.

Your recovery time after the procedure will depend on the type of peel you had done and how deep it was. It may also take several weeks for you to see the results from the peel. Before going home, you will be instructed how to care for your skin post treatment to prevent infection and speed up healing.

Before getting your peel, speak with your aesthetician or Medical professional. Learn what to expect and how to take care of your skin post treatment. This will help ensure you get the results you are looking for and your skin is well taken care of.

Facial

Facial

Facial

Sometimes to achieve the healthy skin you are desiring, it may be necessary to seek professional help. One of the most basic skin care treatments you can get is a facial. The best thing about facials is that they can be customized and designed to treat the individual and their skincare needs. Facials are a popular treatment as spas, meant to also pamper and relax individuals.

A basic facial is a simple skin treatment used to help clean pores and treat common skin concerns. Some facials include minor exfoliation of dead skin cells to freshen up the skin. This is generally done with a custom mask and is meant to rejuvenate skin cells while nourishing them. The final results are healthier and younger looking skin.

Your facial starts off with a consultation with the aesthetician. During this consultation, he or she will ask you questions to determine the products to use based on your skin type and skincare concerns. When the consultation is over, it is time to kick back, relax and enjoy the facial, which will last approximately 60 minutes.

There are five steps to a basic facial. First the skin is cleaned and then the dead skin cells are removed through exfoliation. next the aesthetician will perform extractions from clogged pores with a tool or by hand. When all the pores are clear, it is time for a face massage and sometimes the shoulders are included. The final step is a mask used to help with dryness.

There are several benefits to having a facial done. When complete, your skin should feel clean, smooth and hydrated. Facials can also be used to treat mild acne. There are some facial treatments that can help improve minor wrinkles. However, some severe skin concerns, such as deep wrinkles and hyperpigmentation cannot be treated with just a facial.

How often you have a facial will depend on different factors, such as skin type and climate. Those with dry skin or living in dry climates may need to get a facial more often. It is recommended to have a facial once a month, however it is not needed as often in the summer as it is in the winter.

Unlike some of the major skin treatments, such as resurfacing and peels, getting a facial does not require a medical professional. Facials can be conducted by trained and certified aestheticians. Facials can be done at a spa, but you still need to know what you are getting and who will be taking care of you. During your consultation, ask about any concerns you have, how they take care of their equipment and what you can expect during treatment. Also ask how to take care of your skin post-facial to ensure your results last as long as possible.

When you find a spa where you are comfortable getting your facial, it is time to sit back and enjoy. Make sure to follow all instructions given to you by your aesthetician to ensure you results are long lasting. With repeated visits to your aesthetician you will see continual improvements, leaving your skin glowing and younger looking.

The Best Hair Removal in Studio City

Let’s face it – there is nothing fun about having to deal with hair removal. No matter what you have heard from other people, you may feel apprehensive as you don’t know how much pain it can cause. Removing body hair is time-consuming, expensive and sometimes, painful and uncomfortable. The countless products that you must regularly buy just to keep up and you still may not get quality results from your efforts. Instead of struggling with hair removal on your own, now is the time for you to turn to a safe, effective and long-lasting solution. The best hair removal in Studio City is here for you at Divante Laser MedSpa.

Hair Removal That Saves Your Skin

Think about all the different hair removal tactics you have tried over the years since you first became aware of all that unwanted hair you wished it was gone. Shaving regularly anywhere on your body is going to lead to nicks, cuts, and skin that is sensitive or burns afterward. Using those hair removal products you see in the stores can get rid of the hair for you, but they also have the potential to damage your skin. With the use of our lasers, you can get hair removal that not only works well but does not damage your skin, leaving you with the smooth skin that looks great and feels great.

The Best Removal with Lasers

At Divante Laser MedSpa, we offer the best hair removal in Studio City thanks to highly experienced and expert technicians and the latest in technology. Our professional service will provide you with comfortable, easy hair removal anywhere on your body so that you no longer have to struggle with waxing, razors, depilatories, plucking or other removal processes. We can provide you with permanent removal solutions for your face, arms, legs, and bikini area.

Schedule your appointment with the The Best Hair Removal in Studio City

Stop spending all that money and wasting time on ineffective hair removal and go with the best hair removal in Studio City you can find here at Divante Laser MedSpa. You can phone us at (818) 821-1111 to schedule an appointment with one of our technicians and then get yourself ready to have the beautiful, smooth skin you have always wanted all the time.

 

The Best Way to Remove Sun Spots in Studio City

We all face situations where we end up with freckles or sun spots because of our exposure to the sun. When you live in an area like Southern California, sun spots are almost an inevitability for you. While you do what you can to protect yourself, staying covered in the sun when you can and using over-the-counter sun protection products, you may still get the spots and freckles that keep your skin from looking its best. There are ways to remove sun spots in Studio City, and here at Divante Laser MedSpa, we have solutions that will work well for you.

Sun Spots and Typical Products

You may see plenty of products for sale in your local drug store, supermarket, department store or cosmetics store, all promising that they can help you keep your skin looking smooth, young, and blemish-free. The problem is that many of these products simply do not work as well as advertised, leaving you feeling frustrated that there is not a better way for you. Here at Divante Laser MedSpa, we have the solution that you are seeking.

Simple, Safe Removal of Sun Spots

Sunspots can become larger over the years. Unfortunately, your skin will not look at its best while these spots are there. At Divante Laser MedSpa, we can provide you with the treatment that will remove sun spots in Studio City for you safely and effectively, so you can have the flawless skin you always wanted. With the use of our Intense Pulse Light (IPL) device or through laser treatment, we can remove those dark spots and freckles from anywhere on your body. The process is pain-free and easy for you, and you will leave our spa with the rejuvenated skin that you are proud to show off to everyone.

Remove Sun Spots in Studio City Today

When you are ready to remove the sunspots in Studio City that you have on your body, give us a call here at Divante Laser MedSpa. You can call us at (818) 821-1111, and we will be happy to speak with you, answer any questions you may have about the treatment, and make an appointment for you for a free consultation. We can talk about your options for removal and schedule a treatment for you so you can have a beautiful look to your skin you always wanted.

The Benefits of IPL Laser Treatment in Studio City

You may look at the pictures of actresses, models, and celebrities that you see on the Internet or on television and wonder just how they always seem to have perfect, flawless skin. When you look at yourself, it is easy for you to notice things like freckles, sun spots, spider veins, age spots or other blemishes on your skin. No matter what you try to do about them, you never seem to be able to take care of them correctly. You have always feared to go for treatments because you worry about skin burns, redness, and blisters that can last for days afterward. Now is the right time for you to learn about the benefits of IPL laser treatment in Studio City we offer here at Divante Laser MedSpa.

IPL Laser Treatment Unlike Other Lasers

Unlike any other laser treatment out there today, is often referred to as IPL photofacial treatment. In this process, an intense single beam of light is used. The different wavelengths can penetrate deep into your skin without causing any damage to the outer layers of your skin. While it is sometimes called a laser treatment, the truth is that it is not really a laser at all. The light works to stimulate the collagen in your skin to get regrowth and rejuvenation to help clear your skin and have it look its best. Because of the nature of the treatment, you will not have to worry about the redness, soreness, burns or blisters that are common with other products and treatments. Schedule a free consultation with one of our experts to find out what IPL facial treatment can do for you and how it can make your skin look better.

The Benefits of IPL laser treatment in Studio City On Your Skin

There are several benefits of IPL laser treatment in Studio City at our facility. Treatments are faster and pain-free so that you can get the clear skin you want in a single treatment. Because of the nature of the treatment, you will not have to worry about the redness, soreness, burns or blisters that are common with other products and treatments. After your session, you can go out and about without worrying about your skin.

Call to Learn More about IPL

To learn more about the IPL laser treatment in Studio City we provide here at Divante Laser MedSpa, just give us a call at (818) 821-1111. We will be happy to answer your questions and arrange for a free consultation with one of our professionals so you can find out what IPL treatment can do for you, and how you can make your skin look better.