Newsletter: January / February 2009

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Newsletter: January / February 2009

Announcing Power Cream – The New Anti-Aging Formulation by MLA Skincare!

After four years of development, Dr. Amerian is very proud to announce that her Power Cream Anti-Aging Formula is now available.

 

Power Cream is the signature product of MLA Skincare™. It is the most potent defense against the signs of aging skin. Its lightweight and rapidly absorbed formula contains the greatest concentration of active ingredients to hydrate, protect, and prevent further damage from the sun and exposure. With regular use, Power Cream reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, evens skin tone, and reveals radiant new skin cells without harshness or irritation. The skin will look and feel more youthful, refreshed, and rejuvenated.

 

Dr. Amerian says, “My goal was to create a skin care line that effectively improves the appearance of aging skin, is suitable for all skin types, and gentle enough to be used on even the most sensitive skin.”

To accomplish this goal, all potentially irritating ingredients such as hydroquinone, AHAs, and propylene glycol were carefully excluded from the formulations. In their place, multiple active ingredients were combined in order to enhance the effectiveness of each of the products. Dr. Amerian calls this philosophy “Powerful Yet Gentle™,” and she utilizes it in the design of every MLA Skincare product.

 

Every product in the MLA line contains Perfect 9 Complex™ at its core. Perfect 9 Complex is Dr. Amerian’s proprietary formulation of 9 highly effective ingredients, including anti-aging peptides, ceramides, and anti-oxidants, plus botanicals, vitamins, and conditioners. These ingredients were carefully chosen for their anti-aging and soothing effects. The anti-aging ingredients reduce the appearance of fine lines, even skin tone, support the skin barrier function, and help prevent the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin. At the same time, the soothing complex moisturizes the skin, and contains anti-oxidants and anti-irritants to soothe and calm the skin.

 

In addition to the Perfect 9 Complex, every MLA Skincare product also contains its own unique array of other ingredients to target a specific need. Power Cream is boosted with Dermox™ SRC to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, Perfection Peptide™ to gently smooth the skin and give a more even skin tone and color, Hyaluronic Acid Filling Spheres to moisturize the skin and also reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and All-Q™ Plus to provide additional anti-oxidant protection.

 

For our patients who would like to stop by the office or who have appointments, MLA Power Cream is available for purchase for $125. Alternatively, Power Cream can be ordered over the phone by calling 310-829-9396. We are including free samples of the MLA Eye Serum with every Power Cream purchase.

 

“Mary Lee Amerian’s new skin care line is fabulous. Recently, I finished three weeks of filming a show and found my skin to be tired and dull looking. After two days of using MLA Skincare products, I felt the glow return. The products made my skin feel clean and firm. Now, Dr. Amerian can reach out to others with her new skin care line, which I highly recommend.”

-Tracey Ullman

 

The 2009 New Year Resolution Makeover

Our holiday rejuvenation special turned out to be so popular that we are pleased to extend it into the New Year. The start of a New Year offers a fresh beginning for every one of us. We invite any of our patients who would like to begin 2009 looking younger and more refreshed to take advantage of this special opportunity.

 

The package begins with a patient selecting which of three facial rejuvenation procedures to undergo. A patient may choose to have Thermage, a series of four Fraxel laser treatments, or a series of four FotoFacial treatments. The package also includes a treatment with Botox to two areas of the face or a treatment with one full syringe of Restylane or Juvederm. We are offering these three New Year packages at the special price of $2500 for Thermage, $3450 for Fraxel, and $1950 for FotoFacial. These prices represent more than a $750 discount from our regular prices.
The Thermage package is best suited for patients who have mild to moderate facial laxity and wish to achieve tightening of the face and upper neck. The Fraxel package is best suited for patients who need to improve fine lines and brown pigmentation in the face or soften facial scars such as acne scars. The FotoFacial package is best for patients who have brown spots and facial redness, and who do not need improvement in fine lines or facial scars.

 

In our office, these procedures are all performed by Dr. Anterasian. Dr. Anterasian has performed well over one thousand Thermage, Fraxel, and FotoFacial procedures with consistently excellent results. Recently, he demonstrated his Fraxel technique at an educational conference for physicians. He was honored by selection to “America’s Top Surgeons” by the Consumer’s Research Council of America for 2008.

 

Dr. Amerian and Dr. Anterasian will be happy to assist any of our patients choose which package is best for them. In addition, we will be happy to give a recommendation to anyone who might wish to give a Facial Rejuvenation Package as a gift.

 

Photorejuvenation with LED Lights

Photorejuvenation with LEDs (light emitting diodes) is a non-invasive method of rejuvenating the skin. The LEDs emit light that stimulates skin cell activity without causing damage to the skin’s dermis or epidermis. LED treatments have no downtime, no side effects, and can be used on any skin type.

 

With aging and sun exposure, there is a diminishing amount of collagen in the skin. The LED lights act by stimulating skin cells to produce new collagen.

 

There are two different lights that are utilized in LED photorejuvenation. First, red light from the Omnilux “Revive” LED is absorbed by the fibroblasts in the skin, which are the collagen producing cells. This stimulates the fibroblasts and results in increased collagen production. Then, the near-infrared light from the Omnilux “Plus” LED is delivered to the skin and is absorbed by cells called fibromyocytes. The stimulation of the fibromyocytes results in increased tone and improved alignment of the newly produced collagen. The two lights, when combined in this manner, work synergistically and provide optimum LED photorejuvenation.

 

In clinical trials of LED photorejuvenation, more than 70% of patients reported an excellent result and over 80% reported softening of wrinkles. Skin roughness was also significantly improved.
In our office we are using LED photorejuvenation to enhance the results we are achieving with Fraxel laser resurfacing. By doing this, our patients gain additional smoothing and wrinkle reduction. They receive the benefits of two skin rejuvenation procedures, not just one. We perform the LED photorejuvenation on a complementary basis for our Fraxel patients, allowing them to gain this additional improvement at no charge. Photorejuvenation with LEDs can also be done by itself as a series of LED treatments. For patients not undergoing Fraxel laser resurfacing, the charge is $125 per LED treatment.

 

The FDA has approved LED Photorejuvenation with the Omnilux “Revive” and Omnilux “Plus” for the treatment of wrinkles around the eyes. Anyone who would like to improve his or her fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, age spots, or skin texture is invited to call our office for an appointment.

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