Better Skin through Science
November, 2016 - Issue #145
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Permanent Fat Reduction is Now Possible with Kybella
Don't think a double chin is ever "in?" Hoping that this year is "the year" your visage becomes more contoured and youthful? Then this is the time to meet Kybella, the new FDA-approved treatment for permanent fat reduction. Kybella is the only injectable treatment for adults that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile, whether you have a moderate amount of chin fullness or a bit more. The active ingredient in Kybella is a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected in the fat beneath the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells and, once destroyed, those cells can no longer store or accumulate fat. The result is a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin, revealing an improved chin profile. Remember: For some patients, traditional liposuction or neck surgery may be a better treatment option than Kybella. A board certified surgeon is the best person to help decide what option is best for you.
Beverly Hills Physicians 249-4040

New Cellulite Treatment Now Available
Cellfina is the only FDA-cleared, minimally-invasive procedure clinically proven to improve the appearance of cellulite for at least two years. While genetics, hormones, lifestyle and weight change play and influential role in the body's tendency to develop cellulite, the fibrous bands called septae, located under the surface of the skin, are the root cause of cellulite. By releasing the fibrous septae under the dimpled areas, Cellfina can significantly reduce the appearance of cellulite in just a single treatment. Cellfina targets the primary structural cause of cellulite, resulting in a smooth look that gives patients the confidence to wear a bathing suit and higher hemlines.
Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Care 254-3686

Natural Beauty Treats Cover Grey Hair Naturally with Brilliantly-glossy Results
Your color treatment at Bio Organica Salon is enhanced with bio-dynamic, organic oils and ingredients making your self-care session restorative for your hair. The ammonia-free permanent color is made with bio-dynamic hibiscus, organic perilla, ethical date and illipe butter, all containing exceptional, nourishing properties that reduce the degeneration of cells and restore flexibility and elasticity to every hair fiber. Vitamins A, C and E deliver anti-aging action, protecting your hair strands from oxidative stress. While color is being deposited in the hair shaft, amino acids and essential fatty acids penetrate the cuticle, leaving your hair shiny, healthy and nourished with a brilliant gloss effect. Unlike traditional hair products, this color treatment actually improves the quality of your hair over time.
Bio-Organica Salon 753-9807

Treat your Special Parts Extra Organically Sweet
If you have never tried a brazilian because you were intimidated by potential discomfort, weren't interested in having hot wax near your most intimate of intimate body parts, were put off by high prices or have very sensitive skin, now's the time to find out if you love the feeling of being fabulously hair free from "front to back!" Women (And men!) from every walk of life and age group, including women in their 60s, are increasingly requesting the Organic Vegan Sweetest Brazilian, an organic-sugar-paste treatment that is ideal for sensitive skin. The room-temp paste only removes the hair and dead cells, so it's less painful than you're used to - plus there's no risk of infection by cross contamination. Your Sugarista doesn't use strips or sticks; just a ball of the paste that's so natural you can actually eat it. Right now, new clients can see what all the fuss is about by booking their Sweetest Brazilian with Natalie of The Sweetest Skin Co. for only $48. Mention their ad in Inside SCV and get a complimentary Chin or Lip Sugar hair removal at the same time of service.
The Sweetest Skin Co. 476-5775

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Laser Genesis & Micropen A Partnership for Better Skin
Looking for pore-size reduction, fine-line improvement and a boost in overall texture and appearance? Hoping to address skin laxity? Then you need to stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin, our skin's natural "rubber bands" that keep our skin tight and smooth, allowing makeup to glide on and our face to appear "ageless." In the battle against pre-mature aging, two celebrated treatments stand out as ideal during this busy time of year. Each produces exceptional results without any downtime.

The MicroPen uses micro-needling technology to produce micro "injuries" to the treatment areas; the body recognizes this minuscule "damage" and generates new collagen and elastin to the site to repair the area. As the skin heals naturally, lines lessen and skin is smoothed. Women and men with scars, fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and more swear by the process.

Scientifically proven to produce new collagen, Laser Genesis is a non-invasive treatment that addresses fine lines, wrinkles, large pores, uneven texture, redness and scarring - all without bruising or excessive skin irritation. The laser gently heats the deeper layers of your skin, creating a temporary thermal response that stimulates your skin's production of collagen, decreases pore size and shrinks visible capillaries, reducing the redness in the skin. There's no need for topical numbing gels, thanks to the gentle, relaxing nature of your treatment.
These more-conservative anti-aging experiences allow you to get back to your busy life immediately, so this is an ideal treatment combo to schedule before holiday parties. Bonus: This pair is also brilliant for teens or adults with acne or acne scarring.
Younique Cosmetic Surgery 310-434-0044

Feel Smooth & Cellulite Free with Cellfina
Cellfina is the only FDA-cleared, minimally-invasive procedure clinically proven to treat the primary structural cause of cellulite for results that last at least two years. Only one treatment is needed and the treatment usually takes about one hour with minimal pain and recovery time. The best news: Patients are seeing improvement within three days after their treatment! Plus, two years after treatment, 96 percent of patients were still satisfied with their results. No serious side effects have been reported with Cellfina. The most common side effects reported were soreness, tenderness and bruising. Complimentary consultations are available, or request to be on the mailing list to be among the first to learn of monthly specials.
DermaCure Medical Aesthetics 257-8400

styling balm $36

At Garrett Markenson Coiffure, their go-to do-it-all styling product for this fall season is RAKE, a lightweight styling balm that leaves beautiful smooth silky hold and effortlessly tousled texture. They like to think of RAKE as a leave in-masque with hold, which means it provides that day-after beachy, grungy look - but since this product is free of any synthetic ingredients and harsh chemicals, your hair will feel softer and more manageable with every application.
Garrett Markenson Coiffure 297-2900

Schedule a "Pick Me Up" Before Holiday Busyness
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. Feel like your best self at holiday parties with WAX. Whether it's a brow shaping, a bikini wax or other bodyscaping, guests consistently tell their friends about their terrific experience with owner Heather Nelson. 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 644-4346
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