Juvederm Voluma Approved by FDA and Now Available for Facial Rejuvenation

Dr. Amerian and Dr. Anterasian are happy to announce that Juvederm Voluma has been approved by the FDA and is now available for facial rejuvenation.
Juvederm Voluma is the newest member of the Juvederm family of hyaluronic acid gel fillers. As its name suggests, it is used to correct age-related volume loss in the face. It is the only product currently available that is FDA approved for facial volumizing. The most commonly treated areas are the cheeks, cheekbones, and chin.


Juvederm Voluma is formulated to be thicker than the other Juvederm preparations. The thicker gel results in Juvederm Voluma having more lifting power in the skin and a greater capacity to restore volume to the face.


As part of the normal aging process human beings lose bone mass and tissue fat from the face, resulting in a loss of facial volume. As a result of this loss of facial volume, the skin becomes saggy, the face flattens, the cheeks become more hollow, and the face loses its youthful shape. By restoring this lost volume, Juvederm Voluma reverses these signs of aging. When Juvederm Voluma is placed under the skin the skin is lifted, the facial contours are restored, and the cheekbones are enhanced. The result is a very natural appearing, more youthful, and rejuvenated face. Most remarkably, results from Juvederm Voluma treatment last for 18-24 months! This is much longer than the duration of many other currently available fillers.


Juvederm Voluma treatment is easy to tolerate. Patients are numbed prior to treatment with a numbing cream. In addition, Juvederm Voluma is formulated with an anesthetic within it, so that as the treatment proceeds the tissues get more numb over time. For these reasons, nearly every patient will have a comfortable experience.


Juvederm Voluma can also be used in combination with the other Juvederm preparations, Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus, to further enhance the result. When this is done, the nasolabial and other facial folds can be reduced and fine lines and wrinkles in the face softened. These treatments can all be done at the same time in one treatment session.

With its enhanced lifting power and its long duration of action, we are confident that Juvederm Voluma will become one of the key pillars of non-surgical facial rejuvenation. We invite any of our patients who may be interested in Juvederm Voluma treatment to Call our office at 310-829-9396 and make an appointment to see either Dr. Amerian or Dr. Anterasian.


Before and After

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The New Year Resolution for 2014

To mark the start of the new year, our office is again offering exceptional facial rejuvenation packages. 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 2014 looking younger and more refreshed to take advantage of these special opportunities.


The packages begin with a patient selecting which of three facial rejuvenation procedures to undergo. A patient may choose to have Thermage CPT, a series of three Fraxel Dual laser treatments, or a single Fraxel Repair treatment. The packages also include a treatment with Botox to two areas of the face or a treatment with one full syringe of Juvederm.


We are offering these New Year packages at the special price of $2500 for Thermage CPT, $2750 for Fraxel Dual, and $2950 for Fraxel Repair. These prices represent more than a $750 discount from our regular prices. In addition, zero interest financing through CareCredit is available.


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 Dual package is best suited for patients who need to improve fine lines and brown pigmentation in the face. The Fraxel Repair package is best suited for patients who wish to obtain tissue tightening, improve fine lines, wrinkles, and brown spots, and complete their rejuvenation in a single procedure.


In our office, these procedures are all performed by Dr. Anterasian. Dr. Anterasian has performed over four thousand Thermage, Fraxel, and Fraxel Repair procedures with consistently excellent results. He has been honored by selection to “America’s Top Surgeons” by the Consumer’s Research Council of America for the years 2008 – 2013.


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 (perhaps a husband or spouse?) who might wish to give a Facial Rejuvenation Package as a gift. These special offers will be in effect until February 28, 2014.



Dr. Amerian Selected as a 2014 SuperDoctor

Once again, we are proud to announce that Dr. Amerian has been honored by selection to Southern California SuperDoctors. Dr. Amerian has received this distinction every year, for six consecutive years, since 2009.


Selection as a SuperDoctor is made based upon the recommendations of practicing physicians and other medical professionals who are asked to choose the doctors that they feel are the best in their fields and to whom they would refer their own family members. Look for the complete list of the 2014 Southern California SuperDoctors in the January 2014 issue of Los Angeles Magazine.


In 2013, only 48 dermatologists were selected to be Southern California SuperDoctors. Thus, it is a high honor and distinction to be selected to the list of SuperDoctors.