Did you know that 55% of adults between the ages of 20 and 40 suffer from acne, while 75 to 90% of teenagers do? Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in America, and the struggle to fight it is one that many teens and adults face. Dr. Ava and her team work closely with each acne patient to discover the best treatment option for both short term relief and long-term care.
Many people do not take proper care of their skin when young, and the result is sun damage. Sun damage can take the form of premature wrinkles, dark spots, rough, dull skin, and even skin cancer. Dr. Ava Shamban, Dr. Soheil Simzar and Dr. Gregory Van Dyke offer a variety of options aimed at reversing the effects of sun damage, and works with patients to create an effective skin care regimen to prevent future sun damage as well. They also perform skin cancer screenings as well as surgery to remove skin cancer.
As we age, our skin produces less collagen, which is the substance that keeps our skin firm and elastic. This collagen loss leads to loose, sagging skin. There are, however, a number of non-invasive skin tightening devices that can firm and lift skin without requiring a surgical facelift! Dr. Ava and her associates will work with you to determine which skin tightening method is best for your skin.
Skin resurfacing refers to the process of sloughing off dead skin cells and stimulating collagen production in order to reveal fresh, smooth skin. Laser skin resurfacing is very popular and effective, as are microdermabrasion and microneedling. If you have rough, dull skin or uneven skin tone and texture, skin resurfacing may be a good option for you.
Fine lines and wrinkles are an inevitable part of getting older, especially if the skin wasn’t protected properly from the sun from a young age. However, there are many ways to turn back time on the appearance and smooth fine lines and wrinkles, from injectable treatments such as dermal fillers and neuromodulators to laser skin resurfacing treatments. Let Dr. Ava help you regain your youthful appearance by fighting fine lines and wrinkles!
Pigment problems can include melasma, sun spots, and birthmarks, among others. Pigment problems can mar the natural beauty of the face and cause self-consciousness when out in public. Luckily, Dr. Ava has at her disposable means of reducing pigmentation and evening skin tone. The exact treatment will depend on the individual patient, and our dermatologists will help you find the best treatment for your skin.
Skin laxity happens when age, gravity, and lack of collagen combine to create loose, sagging skin. This sagging skin can make a person look older and soften their contours. Non-invasive skin tightening procedures can help to lift and firm skin as well as redefine contours. In some cases, injectable treatments such as dermal fillers can also help to add volume back to the skin.
Spider veins are small, dark, branch-like veins that tend to develop later in life. Spider veins can be unsightly and cause men and women to never wear shorts or skirts for fear of exposing their dark veins. There is an effective, non-invasive treatment for spider veins that Dr. Ava and her associates offer called sclerotherapy, which can eliminate unwanted veins and allow the legs to be seen without embarrassment or self-consciousness.
Many men and women suffer from prominent brown and red birthmarks, as well as dense freckles. Dr. Ava is at the forefront of treatment for birthmarks and freckles, and offers a wide variety of procedures that can help to reduce their appearance. Even large red portwine stains can be treated effectively!
Scars can come in a wide variety of shapes of sizes, including acne scars, surgical scars, stretch marks, and more. Treatment for scars will depend on their type, shape, and size. Dr. Ava will examine your scars and together with you come up with the most effective treatment plan for reducing or eliminating them.
Volume loss in the face can cause unflattering hollows and shadows, making a person look old and tired. Volume loss is caused by a lack of collagen production in the skin, and can be remedied through a variety of non-invasive treatments. Collagen building dermal fillers as well as dermal fillers formulated specifically to add volume to the face are good choices for combating volume loss.
Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, is a socially debilitating condition in which the sweat glands work overtime producing more sweat than is warranted by the situation. Hyperhidrosis can occur in the underarms, palms, and soles of the feet, and can be extremely embarrassing for its sufferers. Dr. Ava offers proven solutions for hyperhidrosis, including MiraDry and Botox.
For more information on excessive sweating, visit WebMD.com.
For women, shaving every day or waxing every couple weeks can be tedious and expensive, not to mention painful and irritating. For men, unwanted back or chest hair can cause embarrassment in social situations. For men and women both, laser hair removal could be a great option. Laser hair removal is permanent, meaning that after the full sessions are finished, you don’t have to worry about shaving, waxing, or taking off your shirt again!
Many people suffer from stubborn fat deposits that don’t disappear even after diet and exercise. Stomach bulges, love handles, muffin tops, and saddlebag thighs are all common areas that fat is difficult to eliminate from. Double chins can also be difficult to eliminate, especially if they remain following weight loss. There are many non-invasive fat reduction and body contouring devices that specifically target unwanted fat and have proven track records. Dr. Ava can help you to find the best treatment to reduce your stubborn fat bulges.To learn more about what Ava MD can do for you, get in touch with us at 310-843-9915 (Beverly Hills) or 310-828-2282 (Santa Monica).
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