No one is perfect and time ages us all. Thankfully with today’s advanced medicine, we can do something about both of these casualties of life. For Southern California’s sun worshipers, a visit to a Los Angeles laser skin care center can be a regular part of life. To help you determine the best treatment for you, we’ve compiled a list of some of the hottest treatments in Southern California. From Los Angeles laser skin care to chemical peels and injections, we’ve a treatment for you.
- Laser Skin Care
The skin care market is flooded with topic creams for rejuvenating your skin, but none of them can come close to the repair done by laser skin resurfacing. In Los Angeles laser skin care is perhaps more popular (and prudent) than less balmy locales. At the end of a beach-filled summer, men and women alike flock to Los Angeles laser skin care spas to rectify the damage done by the sun. From pore minimization to wrinkle and dark spot repair, and even scar treatment, a Los Angeles laser skin care center will be able to fix your skin to good as new.
- Chemical peels
Like a laser skin treatment, chemical peels aim to improve the appearance of the skin and reduce signs of aging. Instead of going under a laser, however, a chemical solution is applied to the desired area. The solution will cause the skin to peel away, revealing a smoother, younger-looking layer beneath. Chemical peels are popular for those looking to smooth fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth or treat wrinkles caused by that Los Angeles sun. Chemical peels can also help treat acne or age spots and scars. Treatment can be applied to the skin of the face, neck, or hands.
Following treatment your skin will be sensitive to the sun, so come to the treatment center with adequate sun protection. Sunscreen of SPF 30 or better and a wide-brimmed hat are both good ideas. Chemical peels can’t treat sagging skin or more severe wrinkles, but when paired with other treatments such as Botox and Hyaluronic acid, they can transform the overall appearance of your skin.
Almost everyone has heard of Botox by now. One of the most popular plastic surgery treatments, Botox injections work by paralyzing the muscles of the face to smooth wrinkles. The upside to Botox treatments are their low recovery time. Other than some temporary swelling, bruising or numbness, after treatment you’re for the most part able to walk right back into your daily routine. Results are also quickly seen with over 80% of Botox patients seeing an improvement within a week of treatment.
The downside to Botox is treatment isn’t permanent. On average, a Botox treatment will last you about four months.
- Hyaluronic acid treatments
Hyaluronic acid-based fillers have become popular in treating wrinkles in the face. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body, found mainly in the eyes and joints. It’s been used to treat joint disorders and in eye surgeries and has of late entered the arsenal of plastic surgery treatments. When injected beneath the skin, Hyaluronic acid acts like a cushion that’s been inflated to bring needed support to areas which have become soft over time.
In 2014 alone, over 1.8 million Hyaluronic acid treatments were performed. Treatment is low on the pain scale, with Hyaluronic acid injections earning a 1.5 out of 5. Results can last from several months to two years. Studies have shown that repeated treatments of Hyaluronic acid injections may help stimulate the body to produce its own collagen again.
Juvederm is a type of Hyaluronic acid filler. Juvederm Voluma XC was the first and only injectable gel filler approved by the FDA to add instant volume to the cheek area. Different from Juvederm XC, Juvederm Voluma XC helps restore a youthful profile in patients over 21 years of age and lasts for up to two years.
Depending on the area being treated and amount of filler needed, Juvederm treatments typically cost between $300 and $800.
Don’t let fear of skin damage keep you off the beach this year. Rather than spending a life hiding, budget some time for a cosmetic treatment to repair and rejuvenate your skin.