As we age, our skin loses volume and begins to show wrinkles more due to a loss of collagen and elastin, which are essential substances that keep skin firm, supple, and elastic. Lines and wrinkles make a person look older and can take attention away from their best features, while volume loss can cause sagging skin as well as unflattering hollows, especially around the cheeks, jawline, and temples. All of this is known as “background noise” in Dr. Ava Shamban’s unique “signature feature” method of eliminating any distractions from a person’s true beauty. After a session with an Ava MD dermatologist, your skin will be youthful once more and your true beauty can shine through.
Dr. Ava Shamban, Dr. Soheil Simzar, and Dr. Gregory Van Dyke use a variety of injectable treatments to turn back the clock on aging skin. They offer neuromodulators, dermal fillers, and bio-technologies to treat lines, wrinkles, and hollows, and also offers sclerotherapy for leg veins as well as the brand-new Kybella injection for eliminating excess fat underneath the chin. If you are interested in bringing back your youthful skin with an injectable treatment, just call Ava MD at (310) 439-5417 (Beverly Hills) or (310) 736-6146 (Santa Monica)!
Neuromodulators are a great defense against dynamic lines and wrinkles. They work by blocking muscle contractions that cause wrinkles, allowing existing ones to smooth over and preventing future ones from forming. The most well-known type of neuromodulator is Botox, which can be used not only for wrinkles but also for excessive sweating and migraines. Neuromodulators have a great variety of uses, and are some of the most popular cosmetic treatments available for both men and women. Dr. Ava Shamban and her team of expert dermatologists will make sure that the results of your neuromodulator treatment are natural, so you don’t leave looking plastic or frozen.
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Sclerotherapy is considered the gold standard for treating spider and varicose veins on the legs. Many women, as well as some men, suffer from large, bulging varicose veins or small, twisting, dark-colored spider veins, which can cause self-consciousness and embarrassment. Many people with spider veins on their legs do not like to wear shorts or swimsuits due to an unwillingness to expose their unsightly veins. Sclerotherapy is an injectable treatment that can dissolve varicose and spider veins, leaving legs smooth and youthful. Dr. Ava and her team are experts in vein therapies including sclerotherapy.
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Kybella, from Kythera Pharmaceuticals, is a brand-new treatment for submental chin fat that was just recently FDA approved. This revolutionary new treatment is a non-invasive means of reducing the appearance of a double chin. Through a series of injections, fat cells are destroyed and eliminated by the body, providing a better contour of the chin by reducing the excess fat or double chin. This treatment is safe and effective, and requires much less recovery time than liposuction for the chin! Dr. Ava Shamban, Dr. Soheil Simzar, and Dr. Gregory Van Dyke are excited to offer Kybella to her patients with excess chin fat.
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Dermal fillers can be used to fill in static wrinkles as well as especially deep ones that Botox can’t completely smooth over. In addition, dermal fillers are a great option for adding volume to hollow cheeks or temples. Lip enhancement is also an especially popular use of dermal fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm, as well as cheekbone and chin augmentation. There are two different types of dermal filler: hyaluronic acid gel fillers and collagen boosters. Hyaluronic acid gel fillers can instantly add volume or smooth over wrinkles, while collagen boosters work more slowly by actually stimulating the skin to produce more collagen. Ava MD dermatologists will be able to tell you which type of dermal filler is best for your individual concerns!
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- Restylane Lyft
- Restylane Silk
- Juvederm Voluma XC
- Liquid Facelift
The Silhouette InstaLift treatment is a revolutionary alternative to a surgical facelift that helps improve skin laxity as well as volume loss using specially formulated absorbable threads. Using a fine needle, the dissolvable threads are inserted under the skin and secured in place with bidirectional cones. The procedure can be safely and conveniently performed in-office with local anesthesia and typically takes only 45 minutes to an hour. Patients enjoy an instant lift and contoured facial features, while the threads stimulate collagen production in the skin, gradually achieving firmer, plumper skin. Best of all, the threads and cones eventually dissolve, leaving behind youthful, long-lasting results.
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Bio-technologies are exciting injectable treatments that use the patient’s own skin or blood to create effective fillers for wrinkles. LaViv uses a skin sample from the patient to create collagen-producing fibroblasts, which are great for reducing the appearance of nasolabial folds, while Selphyl uses the patient’s blood to create platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, to fill wrinkles, lines, and folds in the face with very natural and glowing results. As these technologies use the patient’s own body, there is no need for allergy testing and the results tend to be natural yet noticeable.
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