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Dr. Mary Lee Amerian and Dr. George Anterasian are proud to announce that we have now obtained our new FRAXEL™ Laser. The FRAXEL™ Laser was introduced earlier this year, and is the only laser made today that utilizes a new technology called Fractional Resurfacing. With Fractional Resurfacing Technology, the desired results are obtained by treating a fraction of the skin’s surface at a time. During the treatment, microscopic closely spaced laser spots are delivered to the skin, while simultaneously preserving normal healthy skin between these spots. This preservation of healthy skin between the laser spots results in rapid healing following the laser treatment.


The FRAXEL™ Laser has been FDA approved for the treatment of wrinkles around the eyes and the treatment of age spots, sun spots, and sun-damaged skin. We are using this laser to accomplish full facial resurfacing. Theentire face can be treated with the laser in approximately 30 minutes. Clinical studies suggest that an effective treatment plan is three to five laser sessions, spaced one to two weeks apart. Results are immediate and progressive, with the optimal cosmetic result usually visible a few months following the last treatment. Patients have been quite pleased with their results.


Treatments with the FRAXEL™ Laser have no significant recovery downtime, and make-up can be applied immediately following the procedure. There is no need for pain medicine after the treatment because any discomfort is minimal. The skin may have a pinkish tone for a few days, which is a normal sign that the skin is healing. Patients can return to work immediately following their treatment, or the next day.


Our office is among the very first in Southern California to obtain the FRAXEL™ Laser and make it available to our patients. Although a series of five FRAXEL™ Laser treatments normally costs approximately $5,000, during December and January we are reducing the price to $3,950. We are currently holding consultations with patients who believe they would benefit from this new laser technology or who have questions about it. Our patients are invited to call 310-829-9396 or contact us to make an appointment to discuss FRAXEL™ Laser treatments with either Dr. Amerian or Dr. Anterasian.

The VelaSmooth Device for Cellulite

It is estimated that over 80% of women have cellulite. Over the years, many different treatments have been used to treat this condition, but none of the treatments were ever particularly effective. Cellulite has historically been a very difficult problem to treat.


Recently, the VelaSmooth device became available, giving patients a new option for the treatment of cellulite. The VelaSmooth is a laser-like device that combines radio frequency and infrared light energies with tissue mobilization. These three treatment modalities work together to safely and effectively improve cellulite and recontour the skin surface.


The VelaSmooth is the first medical device available for the effective treatment of cellulite. It has already been approved for the treatment of cellulite in Canada and Europe, and is currently being reviewed by the FDA for approval in the United States.


Dr. Amerian is proud to announce that we are one of a very limited number of offices that currently utilize the VelaSmooth to treat cellulite. Patients who believe they might benefit from cellulite treatment with the VelaSmooth or who have questions about it are invited to call 310-829-9396 to make an appointment with Dr. Amerian.