Our Summer 2013 Facial Rejuvenation Special Offer

To mark the start of summer, our office is offering an exceptional facial rejuvenation package. We invite any of our patients who would like to look 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 CPT, a series of three Fraxel laser treatments, or a single Fraxel Repair treatment. The package also includes a treatment with Botox to two areas of the face or a treatment with one full syringe of Juvederm. We are offering these packages at the special price of $2500 for Thermage CPT, $2850 for Fraxel, 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 CPT 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 wish to soften facial scars such as acne scars. The Fraxel Repair package is best suited for patients who wish to obtain skin 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 3500 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 help 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. This special offer will be in effect until August 31, 2013.



Sunscreens and Summertime Skin Care

Summer has arrived. The days are longer, and the sun’s light is much stronger. Although all of us enjoy our beautiful sunny weather, it is very important, especially at this time of year, to take appropiate precautions and protect the skin from the damaging effects of the sun. Please remember that the single most important factor in preventing skin cancer is limiting your exposure to the sun. Here are some tips you cand use to protect your skin this summer and all year long.



  • Always use a sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 30, and remember to reapply it every two hours or after working, swimming, playing, or exercising outdoors. Use a sun block with a broad-spectrum formulation, which filters out boty UVA and UVB light.


  • We especially like sunscreens that contain zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. These are physical sunscreens that work by preventing the sunlight from reaching the skin. They are inert compounds that have unparalleled safety, have a negligible rate of allergic reactions, and provide both UVA and UVB protection.


  • Sunscreens should be applied to dry skin 20-30 minutes before going outdoors so that the sunscreen absorbs into the skin prior to the sun exposure.


  • Make sure you use enough sunscreen. One ounce, which is enough to fill a shot glass, is considered to be the amount needed to cover the exposed areas of the body properly. In general, people often use an insufficient amount of sunscreen.


  • Use a lip balm with at least SPF 15 on the lips.


  • Sunscreens should be reapplied every two to three hours or after swimming or perspiring heavily. Even water resistant sunscreens may lose their effectiveness after 80 minutes or so in the water.


  • Wear sunglasses that block 99-100% of ultraviolet light. This will protect against cataracts and other eye damage.


  • Wear a wide brim hat with a 3-inch minimum brim. This provides good sun protection to your eyes, ears, face, and the back of your neck.


  • Limit your exposure to the midday sun, as the sun’s ray are stronger between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM.


  • Seek shade. Shade is a good source of protection.


  • Cover up. A good way to protect your skin from the sun’s ultraviolet rays is by wearing tightly woven, loose fitting, and full-length protective clothing. Protective clothing includes long pants, long skirts, and long sleeved shirts. An easy way to test for the amont of sun protection in an article of clothing is to hold it up to a window and see how much light passes through the fabric. If a lot of light passes through, the clothing will not provide adequate sun protection, and a more opaque fabric should be worn.


  • Lasty, do not go to tanning salons. The ultaviolet light that is used in the salons will damage your skin and increase your risk of developing skin cancer, including melanoma. If you wish to have an immediate tan, a spray-on tan is a much safer way to go.


By taking these appropiate precautions, we can all enjoy our summer and still protect our skin from the sun.



Removing Sun Spots, Brown Spots, and Patchy Areas of Skin

In our office, we use both the Q-switched alexandrite laser and the Fraxel Restore Dual laser for removing and improving sun spots, brown spots and patchy areas of skin. These lasers are used to remove a wide variety of pigmented skin lesions. The lasers are extremely safe and highly effective.



The Q-switched alexandrite is used to treat the individual brown spots. No special skin care is needed after the treatment. Patients only need to take reasonable sun precautions, apply an ointment to the treated spots, and use sunscreen. There is absolutely no recovery downtime with the Q-switched alexandrite laser.



At times, we will combine the Q-switched alexandrite with the Fraxel Restore Dual laser. When used in this manner, the two lasers act synergistically to further enhance the final cosmetic result. We may also combine these lasers with the Vbeam Perfecta laser to treat broken capillaries and diffuse redness in the skin.



These lasers are among the most popular in our office because they are safe, effective, and have an easy recovery. Any of our patients who have pigmented spots on their face or body that they would like to remove are invited to call our office and make an appoiment with either Dr. Amerian or Dr. Anterasian.