Our Personal Approach to Botox Treatment

Our office has been treating patients with Botox since it was first approved by the FDA in 2002. As a result, we have performed thousands of Botox procedures and have extensive experience with Botox treatment. This has allowed us to develop a very personal approach to the use of this medication.



Our most important consideration with Botox treatment is that the result be natural. The goal is to achieve a relaxed and rejuvenated appearance. We want to achieve a more refreshed look by reducing lines and wrinkles.


In our office, Botox treatment is always individualized, and based upon what each person needs. It is not a “one size fits all” treatment. Botox treatment begins with a careful examination of the face, both at rest and with movement. Lines and wrinkles in the face are studied in order to understand how Botox would improve them. We think clearly about what areas should be treated, and equally importantly, about what areas should not be treated. Only after this planning is completed can the treatment be properly given.


The treatment consists of a series of injections of minute quantities of Botox into the skin. It is preferable to put smaller amounts of Botox into a larger number of injection sites because the final result is more natural looking. By relaxing the underlying facial muscles, lines and wrinkles in the face are reduced, giving a more relaxed and rejuvenated appearance.



We regularly treat Botox patients from Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Brentwood, and Beverly Hills. We welcome all patients to our office who would like a more personalized and individualized approach to their Botox treatments.



Our Personal Approach to Juvederm Treatment

Juvederm is used to rejuvenate the skin of the face by softening lines, wrinkles, and folds. Juvederm is a dermal filler that contains hyaluronic acid gel as the filling agent. Our office has performed thousands of procedures with hyaluronic acid gel dermal fillers since the FDA first approved them in 2003. This has allowed us to develop a very personal approach to the use of Juvederm.



The most important consideration with a Juvederm treatment is that the face looks natural. It should not look like anything was “done” to the face. Rather, the face should simply look younger, refreshed, and rejuvenated after the treatment.



A Juvederm treatment begins with a complete examination of the face. Areas containing wrinkles, lines, and folds are examined. Areas where increased fullness would improve the facial appearance are determined. Equally important, areas where Juvederm should not be placed are also determined. Once this planning is completed, the Juvederm treatment can begin.



During the months of March and April, we will also give to our CoolSculpting and TruSculpting patients a free treatment with Botox to one area of the face, a $350 value. This special offer will remain in effect until April 30, 2013.



Start Getting Ready for Summer! Have your CoolSculpting or TruSculpting in March or April to See Results Before the Summer Swim Season – And Receive a Free Botox Treatment!

By now, most of our patients have become familiar with the CoolSculpting procedure. The CoolSculpting procedure reduces fat by freezing it for one hour. However, many of our patients may not yet be familiar with the new TruSculpting procedure. TruSculpting works by heating the fatty tissues for four minutes to temperatures that are high enough to result in the therapeutic reduction of fat, but not so high as to be uncomfortable or painful. Heating the fat for four minutes induces the body’s natural systems to break down the fat cells in the treated areas. The process of natural fat cell reduction takes about two months to complete.



Ideal candidates for the CoolSculpting and TruSculpting procedures have discrete and localized fat bulges on the abdomen, love handles, inner or outer thighs, and back. Both of these treatments result in noticeable and natural looking fat reduction in the treated areas. This in turn results in an improved and more attractive body contour. There is absolutely no downtime following either a CoolSculpting procedure or a TruSculpting procedure.



It takes two to three months for the final result to become visible after either of these procedures. For this reason, any of our patients who wish to reduce their fat bulges before the summer (without having surgery or liposuction) should have their CoolSculpting or TruSculpting procedures performed soon. That way, the results will be visible by the time we head into the summer months.



We invite any of our patients who may be interested in having a non-surgical fat reducing procedure to call our office at 310-829-9396 and make an appointment for a consultation. At the consultation, we will determine which of the two non-surgical non-invasive fat reducing procedures is most appropriate for a particular patient.



Dr. Amerian Selected as a Southern California Super Doctor by L.A. Magazine

Once again, we are proud to announce that Dr. Amerian has been selected by her peers as one of L.A. Magazine’s “Super Doctors” for 2014. Selection as a “Super Doctor” is made based upon the recommendations of practicing physicians and other medical professionals. Dr. Amerian has received this honor every year since 2009. In 2014, only 56 dermatologists in the Los Angeles area were chosen to be Southern California Super Doctors. Thus, it is quite an honor to be selected. The complete list of Southern California SuperDoctors can be seen in the January 2014 edition of Los Angeles Magazine.



I want to thank my colleagues for selecting me to receive this award. It is truly an honor. I also thank all of my patients who allow me to treat their medical and cosmetic skin care needs, and I look forward to continuing to care for you for many more years to come.

– Mary Lee Amerian, MD


Dr. Anterasian Awarded 2014 Patients’ Choice Award

Dr. Anterasian is proud to announce that he has been selected as a recipient of the 2014 Patients’ Choice Award. This award is given based upon patient reviews of their physicians. Patients are asked to evaluate their physician based upon quality of care, bedside manner, courtesy of the staff, and overall professionalism. Only a select few physicians are chosen to receive this award.



I am greatly honored to receive this award. I am particularly touched by the fact that the award is given based upon the opinions of real patients. I look forward to serving my patients’ cosmetic and medical skin care needs for many more years.
-George Anterasian, MD