Aging - Collagen Loss Downtown Los Angeles

Sculptra

Sculptra is an injectable liquid that works subtly and gradually over time to give you a younger appearance and recontour your face.

Unlike hyaluronic acid (HA) injectables, Sculptra stimulates your body’s own natural collagen production to fill out areas of the face that have lost volume due to aging. Sculptra is intended for healthy individuals as a one time regimen of roughly 4 injectable sessions spaced 3 weeks apart.

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Juvederm

Juvederm is a dermal filler made from hyaluronic acid. This substance is a natural sugar that is already present in the human body.

As time goes on, the amount of hyaluronic acid in the body decreases, which can result in loss of volume and changes to the face. Juvederm replaces that lost volume to make the face look more youthful. These injections are most effective in the creases that develop around the nose and mouth with age. It is also used in the cheeks, lips and around the eyes.

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Restylane

Restylane is one of the first hyaluronic acid-based fillers to be mass marketed for cosmetic purposes. Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally found in the skin which, like collagen, decreases in natural production as we age.

Restylane offers natural-looking youthful results when injected to nasolabial folds (the area between the upper lip and cheeks). It is also effective in plumping up fine vertical lines around the mouth, and to filling out scars, such as pockmarks left by acne. Restylane is also used frequently to enhance lip volume. The effects of Restylane typically last three to six months.

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Ultherapy

Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology to lift and tighten the skin naturally - without the need for surgery or associated downtime. Ultherapy is a non-invasive, FDA approved procedure designed to lift the skin on the neck, chest, décolletage, and under the chin.

Ultrasound has been used safely and effectively in the medical field for over 50 years, and now Ultherapy has been established as a leading treatment for the signs of aging listed above in various clinical studies and over half a million treatments worldwide.

Patients can expect to see a tightening effect immediately following their treatment. However, the real and significant results appear over the next 2-3 months as new collagen is produced and gradually lifts and tightens skin on the treated area. While Ultherapy does not provide results as drastic as a facelift, it is a proven non-invasive alternative for patients who don’t want the associated downtime, trauma and cost of surgery. Ultherapy can also be an option for patients who want to extend the effects of their cosmetic surgery.

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What does collagen do for the face?

Collagen is a naturally occurring protein that gives skin its appearance of youth. By keeping the skin firm, toned and elastic, collagen aids in maintaining a young and rejuvenated appearance. During the aging process, collagen loses its elasticity and ability to fight the effects of gravity, which pulls the skin downward. Ultherapy is a jump start to the repair process that produces new, healthy collagen.

Is there any downtime?

Ultherapy is a completely non-invasive procedure and therefore, patients can expect no associated downtime. Ulthera patients are able to return to normal activities right away, and there are no special measures or precautions needed following a treatment.

How many treatments will I need?

Most ultherapy patients only need one treatment; however, depending on the desired result, some may benefit from more than one treatment. The decision on treatment number depends on how much laxity there is in the skin and the body’s own biological response to the ultrasound and collagen-building process. These treatment options are something you can discuss with your provider.

How is Ultherapy different from lasers?

Laser treatments typically address issues in the top and superficial layers of the skin (fine lines, wrinkles, pigment changes). Ultherapy is unique in that it addresses the signs of aging at the foundational layer of the skin, the same layer addressed in cosmetic surgery that lifts and lend support to the skin. Therefore, the two technologies are considered complementary.

What is unique about this procedure?

Ultherapy is the only non-invasive, FDA approved treatment that specifically targets the foundation below the skin that is also addressed in cosmetic surgery - without the need for cutting or disrupting the top layer of skin. Additionally, it’s the only procedure that utilizes ultrasound imaging, allowing your provider to see the layers of tissue being targeted during the treatment and ensure that the energy is directed exactly where it will deliver the best result.

Are there any side effects?

Patients can expect slight redness in the treated area for up to an hour following the treatment, and a small fraction of patients have reported mild swelling, tingling or tenderness. These potential side effects are mild and temporary in nature, and there are no special precautions or restrictions on activity that need to be made following the treatment.

Microneedling

Imagine using your skin's natural healing ability to fight lines, reduce acne scarring and improve texture! Microneedling is a non invasive practice that can benefit all skin types.

The treatment works through inflicting invisible, vertical microinjuries to the top layer of skin to stimulate your skins repair process and increase the production of collagen. The result is younger looking skin with more firmness and elasticity, all with little to no downtime involved. This treatment is effective in treating a wide range of concerns such as a loss in volume, acne, fine lines and wrinkles, and uneven skin tone, making it beneficial for patients of all ages.

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Laser Genesis

Laser Genesis is a non-invasive laser treatment that utilizes the latest innovations in medical aesthetics to give you healthier, clearer skin.

Safe for all skin types, Genesis is ideal for treating imperfections such as acne scars, rosacea, uneven texture, fine lines, large pores and dark spots. The laser supports your skin's natural rejuvenation ability by heating the dermis with targeted light particles to stimulate new collagen production. This results in a more even complexion, and a younger, fresher overall appearance. It can take up to one month to see optimum results of the procedure, as the new cells reach the skin's surface and the collagen growth continues to increase.

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