Cosmetic Skin Treatment Blog by Beverly Hills Dermatologist

Five Skin Issues That Can Be Solved With IPL Treatments

IPL is one of the most common treatments being offered at local medical spas, and there’s a reason for it. IPL is capable of treating several skin conditions, such as dark sun spots, rosacea, irregular pigmentation, and more. That said, allow us to present some of the most common skin problems that can be treated…

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President Obama Bans Exfoliating Microbeads in the U.S.

Those tiny plastic particles suspended in your exfoliating shower gel, facial cleanser, and even your toothpaste are soon to be a thing of the past. President Obama recently signed a bipartisan bill that outlaws the buying and distributing of products that contain these miniature beads because they have had an astoundingly dangerous impact on U.S.…

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To Peel or Not to Peel

Everyday thousands of people go in for medical spas for cosmetic treatments and the word chemical peel is constantly brought up. But for many, the actual meaning of a chemical peel may be lost, which makes the dermatologists at AvaMD wonder if the right education is out there. Why do patients seem so confused? Why…

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The Top 7 Trends in Dermatology for 2016

With the New Year, many people are signing up for gym classes and weight loss programs to get the look they’ve always wanted. But with the latest technological advancements in minimally invasive cosmetic dermatology, many will be turning to dermal fillers, laser treatments, and body contouring devices to get beautiful, natural-looking results that exercise and…

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Leave the Turkey Neck for the Dinner Table with Ultherapy!

The month of November most often gets overlooked as a prelude to Christmas, but at Ava MD, we like to celebrate the eleventh month of the year as Neck-Vember!  If you’ve noticed your neck has become a little too reminiscent of the turkey on the dinner table, Ultherapy is just the solution you need! And…

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Is Your Beauty Routine Harming the Environment?

Nowadays, both men and women use a variety of products to thoroughly cleanse and protect their skin. However, recent findings have brought to light that some types of skin care products affect more than just your face! Microbeads have been found to be a menace to fish just looking for food, while certain types of…

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Facing El Nino: Skincare in Extreme Weather

While Southern California has always been a land of perpetual summer, surf tousled hair, and dewy sun-kissed skin epitomizing the young and healthy look of the quintessential California Girl, the recent heat wave and drought have unleashed a seemingly unending period of record breaking heat. In addition to the toll such extreme dryness and heat…

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The Next Cosmetic Dermatology Trend: Botox for Men

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of men seeking cosmetic procedures such as Botox has increased by over 300% since 2000. This change comes about as cosmetic dermatology procedures become more and more safe, effective, and technologically advanced, with many procedures requiring minimal to no downtime. This lack of downtime is…

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Brand-New MiraSmooth FDA Approved for Underarm Hair Reduction

MiraDry has long been known as an effective and safe means of reducing excessive underarm sweat. Now, however, there is a brand-new use for the technology: underarm hair reduction! MiraSmooth, a new product from Miramar Labs, the company that makes MiraDry, has just received FDA approval for hair reduction under the arms. We have offered…

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Liquid Facelift Beverly Hills

Benefits of a Liquid Facelift

Nowadays, people are living longer and more active lifestyles than ever before, but unfortunately, our faces don’t always reflect the youth and vitality we feel on the inside. Reduced collagen production combined with environmental damage from air pollutants, smoking, or UV rays, among others, contribute to forming wrinkles and age spots as well as dulling…

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When to Combine CoolSculpting, Futura Fit, and ZWave

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved CoolSculpting procedure contours the body and freezes away unwanted fat in a safe and non-invasive way. Futura Fit uses both ultrasound and an electrical current to reduce excess belly fat in a safe and effective way. The ZWave uses high energy radial shockwaves to stimulate collagen formation…

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