Newsletter: May/June 2012
MLA Skincare Spring and Mother’s Day Special
In honor of Mother’s day, this spring Dr. Amerian is pleased to make available to our patients the following special offer. Dr. Amerian will include a free MLA Soothing Serum or MLA Brightening Serum with the purchase of MLA Power Cream. This special offer provides an $85 savings from the usual price.
MLA Power Cream reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, evens skin tone and color, and moisturizes the skin. It is the signature product of MLA Skincare and is a very potent defense against the signs of aging skin.
MLA Soothing Serum is designed for the needs of people with sensitive and easily irritated skin. It has been specially formulated to prevent and reduce the appearance of redness and to immediately relieve mild skin irritation. MLA Soothing Serum is an outstanding redness reduction serum. Even our Rosacea patients love it!
MLA Brightening Serum is an excellent serum for reducing brown spots and for livening up the skin. MLA Brightening Serum reduces the formation of unwanted pigment and helps control melanin. It helps the skin look fresh and glowing!
This special offer is made only to our MLA Skincare users and patients who order while in the office or by telephone. Please call our office at 310-829-9396 to take advantage of this special opportunity.
Special offer valid while supplies last through June 30, 2012.
Non-Surgical Eyelid Tightening and Eyelid Rejuvenation
During the past few years, there have been dramatic and revolutionary advances in laser technology. By applying these new technologies to the eyelids, it has become possible to rejuvenate and tighten the eyelid skin in nearly all patients without surgery. Today, surgery only needs to be done on the most severely aged eyelids.
In order to match the correct eyelid rejuvenation procedure to the right patient, we divide the eyelid skin into three degrees of laxity: mild, moderate, and severe. Patients who only have mild eyelid laxity are best treated with the eyelid Thermage procedure. Eyelid Thermage is a procedure that smoothes the texture of the eyelid skin and deceases eyelid hooding and wrinkling. Patients benefit from a single treatment that has no downtime. Patients who have had eyelid Thermage, which is also known as the “Eyes by Thermage” procedure, report that their eyelid sagging is improved and both the upper and lower eyelids are tighter. The eyes look brighter and appear more open. In addition, the improved smoothness of the skin makes it easier to apply eye make-up.
Eyelid Fraxel is intended for patients who have developed moderate laxity and crepiness of the skin of the upper and lower eyelids. The procedure reduces skin crepiness, softens lines and wrinkles, tightens the skin, and produces an overall skin rejuvenation effect. Traditional Fraxel laser resurfacing is generally done as a series of three or four treatments given at monthly intervals. The eyelid treatment may be done in conjunction with Fraxel laser treatment of the face or it may be done by itself. The procedure has no downtime. After completing their treatments, patients can reliably expect the skin to look more youthful and rejuvenated.
Patients with more severe laxity are best treated with the Fraxel Repair laser. With the Fraxel Repair, patients obtain significant tightening of their eyelid tissues in a single procedure, which is a welcome advance. Fraxel Repair eyelid treatment can be done by itself or it may be combined with treatment of the face. Patients who undergo Fraxel Repair treatment should be prepared for four to five days of healing following the procedure.
Eyelid Thermage, eyelid Fraxel, and eyelid Fraxel Repair all stimulate the production of new collagen in the eyelid skin and promote tissue tightening. This new collagen is living tissue, and for this reason, the improvement in the eyelids following any of these treatments is long lasting and should persist for years.
Regardless of which technology is used to treat the eyelids, the rejuvenation may be further enhanced with Botox and dermal fillers. Botox is used to soften the lines around the eyes (crow’s feet lines). Dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane are used to soften the depressions and folds that form below the eye (known as the tear trough). By combining Thermage or either of the Fraxel lasers with Botox and dermal fillers, nearly all of our patients can achieve very natural eyelid tightening and rejuvenation without undergoing a surgical procedure.
We invite any of our patients who may be interested in non-surgical eyelid rejuvenation to contact our office and make an appointment with either Dr. Amerian or Dr. Anterasian.
Duet Dividends Program Is Back – Take Advantage of $100 Savings on Juvederm
Good news from Allergan, the Fortune 500 company that manufactures Botox and Juvederm! For a limited period of time and while supplies last, Allergan is bringing back their highly successful Duet Dividends program. With this program, our Botox patients can receive a $100 discount on their Juvederm treatments when the Botox and Juvederm treatments are done during the same appointment. Any of our Botox patients can take advantage of this opportunity, whether they have had Juvederm in the past or not.
Juvederm is an FDA approved dermal filling agent that is used for the correction of facial wrinkles and folds. Juvederm is a technologically advanced formulation of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in the skin of every human being. It is very safe and effective in patients of all skin types and all skin colors. Virtually everyone who has facial wrinkles or folds in need of correction will benefit from Juvederm. The most commonly treated areas are the facial fold between the nose and mouth (the naso-labial fold) and the fold between the mouth and chin (the melo-labial fold). Results are visible immediately.
Juvederm has a long duration of effect, with results typically lasting for at least seven to eight months and for up to a year in some patients. In our office we have used Juvederm for many years on hundreds of patients. Our patients have truly enjoyed the cosmetic enhancement that Juvederm has provided.
Our patients who have signed up for Brilliant Distinctions will receive their $100 discount at the time they check out. Patients who are not members of Brilliant Distinctions will receive a $100 mail-in rebate coupon. We encourage all of our Botox and Juvederm patients to sign up for Brilliant Distinctions, if they have not yet done so, in order to receive their savings on future Botox and Juvederm treatments.
A Special Message to our Patients – Sign up for Brilliant Distinctions! (The “Cosmetic Frequent Flyer Program”)
All of our Botox and Juvederm patients should take advantage of this opportunity and enroll in the Brilliant Distinctions program if they have not yet already done so. Allergan, the Fortune 500 Company that manufactures Botox and Juvederm, sponsors this program. The program functions just like an airline frequent flyer program. Points are accumulated after every Botox and Juvederm treatment. The points are then redeemed for coupons that result in significant savings on future Botox and Juvederm treatments. The amount of the savings depends on the number of points that have been accumulated.
If you are not yet a member of Brilliant Distinctions, you can take advantage of these savings by signing up for the program. Simply click on the link below to enroll in Brilliant Distinctions.
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