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Battle Aging with Laser Precision
October, 2015 - Issue #132
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Laser resurfacing can treat not only wrinkles but also sun-damaged skin, growths, acne scarring and other conditions. "The precision of these high-tech lasers have enabled us to remove tissue precisely, without blood, and to a desired depth. They also tighten collagen fibers. Laser resurfacing benefits include tightening the skin, reducing wrinkles, removing scars and blemishes and making patients look decades younger," says Dr. Andrew Cohen, MD, FACS of Beverly Hills Physicians (249-4040). "The only disadvantage to this treatment is that down-time can be long as redness can take up to 30 days to disappear. Post-operative instructions must be followed carefully to avoid any scarring. However the amazing results are worth the wait - you'll get carded the next time you try and buy a drink!," jokes the board-certified physician.

THREE TO TRY
CORE Fractionated CO2 Laser

The CORE fractionated CO2 laser is a skin-resurfacing laser used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, skin discolorations and acne scars. Treatments also work to tighten the skin to create a more youthful appearance. Laser resurfacing treatments are very safe procedures when used by a highly-trained and skilled professional. At Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Care, all providers are trained personally by Dr. Raskin, who is a laser expert in his field. Improvement with laser resurfacing treatments can be dramatic when done correctly and when patients precisely follow post-care instructions. Sun exposure and sun protection are very important. Down time for laser resurfacing treatments can range from a couple days to weeks depending on the level of treatment provided.

Get it! Right now, the Fractionated CO2 full-face treatment is $1,200 - regularly $1,500.
Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Care 254-3686

Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 Skin Resurfacing
Fraxel DUAL resurfacing treatments effectively target both the surface and deeper layers of the skin for a smoother, fresher, younger-looking appearance. It is a safe, non-invasive treatment, effective for all skin types. Patients who have received treatments reported that they have seen improved tone and texture; reduced wrinkles around the eyes; less unwanted brown spots or Melasma; the effective treatment of Actinic Keratosis; improved appearance of acne scars and surgical scars. One to four treatments performed four weeks apart are recommended to see improvement. There is little to no discomfort with Fraxel treatments. Patients can expect some puffiness the day after treatment, which subsides within one to two days. There is no peeling, crusting or oozing during recovery.

Get it! Log onto www.dermacurevalencia.com to view monthly specials.
Dermacure Valencia 257-8400

Laser Genesis
Laser Genesis was made for fine lines and pore-size reduction. It helps to reduce facial redness and stimulate collagen. The best part about this real-laser facial treatment is there is no down time and it is not painful. Facial smoothness and decreased redness can be seen for most in five to 10 days with full results achieved in only two to three weeks, especially if another treatment is done at the two-week mark.

Get it! For best results in ridding summer's sun damage, combine IPL/Photofacial with Laser Genesis for $295. This offer expires on October 31, 2015. Note: down time with IPL/Photofacial is one week.
Valencia Laser, Inc. 775-0690

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When You want Gorgeous Skin without the Laser

Diamond Skin Resurfacing Crystal Free System
Crystal free with natural diamond chips, this treatment is better for your skin and the environment. Non-invasive and pain free, there's no down time after your session. You're left with smoother, more youthful skin that is supple and radiant. It offers incredible results on acne scars, brown spots, wrinkles, fine lines, oily/acne-prone skin and more. Combine this treatment with Hydro technology for exceptional deep exfoliation and incredible product penetration. Finish your service with professional advice on maintaining your new, fresh look with peptide-based anti-aging serums.

Get it! Call for current specials that match your skincare needs.
Sofya's European Skin Care 424-1807

New Skin in a TUBE!
Dermalogica Multivitamin Thermafoliant
This powerful skin polisher combines physical and chemical exfoliants to refine skin texture and enhance penetration of age-fighting vitamins into skin. Resurfacing microgranules gently polish off dulling skin cells to reveal smoother, fresher skin immediately. Unique thermal technology activates upon contact with water to stimulate penetration of skin-sloughing Salicylic Acid and Retinol, while Prickly Pear Extract accelerates skin's natural exfoliation process. White Tea suppresses the formation of collagen-degrading MMPs while Licorice and vitamins C and E brighten skin tone, provide antioxidant defense against damaging free radicals (Reactive Oxygen Species) and help promote skin firmness.
Pro Beauty Lounge 254-0820

A Natural Pick Me Up
Something about catching a glimpse of yourself in a mirror and feeling confident, whether it's a great hair day or just the right makeup, looking good helps to override any stresses we might have. It's healthy to do things for ourselves that lift our spirits and one of those treats should be regular sessions at WAX by Heather Nelson. Whether it's a brow shaping, a bikini wax or other bodyscaping, guests consistently tell their friends about their terrific experience with Heather. Waxing clears hair follicles without destroying them, treating skin gently and maintaining the skin's original pigment. It also works well on hair of all colors, from dark to red, blonde, white and especially grey. Treat yourself to a natural pick-me-up that will help you look your very best. WAX by Heather Nelson can be found in the Sola Salon. 644-4346

Mark the Date! Thursday | October 22, 2015
From 6pm to 8pm, meet Dr. Justin Heller of Heller Plastic Surgery and Dr. Courtenay Poucher of Aesthetic Center of Santa Clarita. Have your most pressing questions answered while getting $500 off your plastic surgery procedures scheduled prior to November 31, all while sipping wine, nibbling on appetizers and watching demonstrations. An exclusive raffle and surprises are also in store. RSVP requested for the event held at the Aesthetic Center in Valencia. 312-0497
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