Blue, black, brown or green; no matter what color your eyes are or how big or small they are, dark circles can be an ugly distraction from those beautiful gems. Dark circles are one of the most common skin problems for men and women of all ages. Dark circles give a very tired and aging appearance to the face. Continue reading
A lady’s worst nightmare besides someone asking her age is probably people not having to even ask her age. When we reach our 30s, the skin begins to speak for itself. Besides aging there are several other factors that affect our skin and add many years to it. The skin loses its elasticity, the neck muscles get weaker and consequently the skin is lose and wrinkly. But the desire to look younger never seems to age in both women and men equally. Cosmetic surgery is one really efficient way to reduce the signs of aging. One preferable option for anti aging wrinkle treatment is the Mini Facelift. Continue reading
No matter what ethnicity you belong to and what color your skin is, what makes you look gorgeous is the fresh, glowing and even-toned skin. However, skin discoloration is one of the most common skin problems among people of all color and ages. It mostly affects the forehead cheeks and upper lip areas of the face. A very common type of skin discoloration is melasma which is also called ‘the mask of pregnancy’ as it mostly affects women during the pregnancy period. Another cause of uneven skin tones and skin discoloration is aging. In addition, skin discoloration problems are more common among the people who are subjected to prolonged sun exposure. Yet, the question here is: how to fix skin discoloration? Continue reading
Freckles and dark brown spots on face may be one of the most annoying facial features that you would want to remove as soon as possible. Post pregnancy, sun exposure, aging, liver diseases, hormonal disorder or simply your genetic makeup can trigger brown spots on face. The direct reason, however, behind the brown spots on face is the overproduction of melanin in your skin. This is also trigged by the UV rays of sun that fall on your face making it rough due to the breakage of collagen fibers and elastin. Whatever the reason may be, nobody finds brown spots on face attractive. Continue reading
About Facial Acne Scar Removal
Severe acne during adolescence can often lead to scarring. These scars may vary widely in shape, type and color. This can leave individuals overwhelmed with how to get rid of acne scars.
An ideal form of treatment is that of an individualized treatment plan, due to the variation in scars. Most facial acne scars can be treated successfully using one of the current modalities available, which is Coolaser. Continue reading
Many individuals today suffer from sun damaged skin. This can prove to be a greater risk than many understand. Sun damaged skin can result in cancer forming, as well as add to an advanced appearance of aging. Epione strives to offer individuals of Los Angeles sun damaged skin treatment that is cutting edge and safe.
One of the current treatment options that Epione offers is the CoolFrax Laser Treatment. If you are looking for a treatment for sun damaged skin, this could be a viable option for you. The CoolFrax Laser corrects damaged skin by affecting only a fraction of the skin at a time. Continue reading
Facial wrinkles are a natural and dominant symptom of aging and can occur anywhere on the face from the forehead, around the eyes, around the mouth, or elsewhere. Depending on where your wrinkles are will say a lot about the options you have when considering facial wrinkle removal. Also of primary concern will be how severe your wrinkles are, as some procedures are better than others at more profound wrinkles. Above all you should be aware that wrinkles are not a health threatening condition, and when making your decision whether or not to undergo facial wrinkle removal you should keep this fact in mind.
Acne most often occurs when sebaceous glands are overactive and generate too much oil which can then plug hair follicles in your skin. There is no absolutely perfect answer as to just why acne scars occur more often in some people than others, but it is well established that a number of factors including genetics, the environment, your lifestyle, and skin healthcare maintenance play a role. If you have had problems with acne in the past or are perhaps suffering from acne currently and would like to clear your skin or even remove facial acne scars, you should know that you have options. Before opting for any particular treatment you need to understand what makes an acne treatment effective so that you can achieve your goal of preventing further acne scar formation.
It has been well established that the most important sources of acne are biological in nature. Appearing first in puberty, the skin cells of the facial hair follicles tend to shed very heavily, and the skin’s natural creation of oils is greatly expanded. The end result of these changes is that the hair follicles become blocked and allow acne to begin appearing on the skin, which can occasionally result in facial acne scars for which treatment may be appropriate. The severity of the acne that occurs seems to be dominantly controlled by genetics, as young people entering puberty whose parents also had severe acne when they were younger have been shown to be much more likely to have a similar facial acne scar problem in comparison with other people. Fortunately cosmetic doctors have made very impressive advances in the treatment of acne scars and can almost always provide services to help reduce many types of acne scars and may provide facial acne scar removal services if they are likely to be effective in a given case.
There are several exacerbating factors that regularly contribute to the formation of acne including some types of medication. However, although, as a result of years of folk wisdom, oily skin and a fatty diet are popularly believed to be the dominant sources of acne the fact is that evidence suggests there is almost no reality to this popularly held belief. Oily skin in and of itself is best considered a symptom of the deeper real sources of acne than as a cause itself, and what is worse, heavy efforts to get rid of oil in the skin as with strong abrasives may actually damage your skin and cause worse acne which can then cause worse facial acne scars.
Fortunately, acne is usually a passing condition and can be expected to improve as we grow older, unfortunately, severe acne can and will leave facial acne scars. In these cases your only hope is a cosmetic doctor who can provide a variety of services aimed at reducing the appearance of acne scars that may include treatments like a laser skin surfacing treatment, dermal filler injections and, less often these days, a chemical peel that has been shown to be effective at reducing acne scars.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA, October 22, 2010 — Patients with severe acne scars often resort to multiple treatments, but seeing only minimal results, start to suffer from a low self-image. Coolaser Laser Resurfacing, a technique developed by Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Medical Corporation in Beverly Hills, is a highly effective treatment used by many individuals to restore clear skin and eliminate unsightly acne scars.
Dr. Ourian’s Coolaser technology is a highly individualized process, with a treatment regime customized for each patient. “Facial acne scars affect everybody differently, ” said Dr. Ourian, medical director at Epione Medical. “That’s why over-the-counter treatments often don’t measure up. A big part of our procedure is taking into account your own situation, and deciding what’s best for you. I developed the Coolaser technique to achieve positive, long-lasting results, leaving you with clear, smooth skin.”
Coolaser decreases the level of comfort patients experience by means of cooling the skin throughout the course of the treatment. Light pulses are projected onto the affected skin surface, and when the skin absorbs that light energy, the blemishes vaporize, one microscopic layer at a time. This approach allows the physician to retain precise control over treatment. The cooling makes the procedure much more comfortable than other types of laser treatments and microdermabrasion, and there is typically no long recovery period required.
When necessary, Dr. Ourian will augment the Coolaser treatment with dermal filler injections. Coolaser in effect “sands down” the surface of the skin and injectable products such as Radiesse, Juvéderm and Restylane literally plump up the depressions in the skin caused by acne scars.
Dr. Ourian’s Coolaser technology is a highly individualized process, with a treatment regime customized for each patient
Dr. Ourian’s Coolaser acne scar treatment has provided welcome relief to many patients, who not only appreciate the highly effective treatment, but also the excellent service and accommodating staff. “I love coming to Epione. I feel like I’m at a five star hotel! Everyone has a smile on their face and I love that, ” said one of Dr. Ourian’s patients. Another related, “Since I don’t live in L.A., I really appreciate Epione, and it’s always a relief to leave L.A. looking younger.”
Patients with all skin types and skin tones can benefit from the Coolaser treatment. Patients enjoy the spa-like atmosphere of the Epione Medical Center, and most patients report that the Coolaser procedure is relatively pain-free. The treatment is designed to be very precise, and targeted only at the affected areas—and the results are dramatic, with many patients reporting results beyond their expectations.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — This month, Epione Medical Corporation is offering private consultations to men and women who want to be rid of unsightly acne scars once and for all. A leader in laser resurfacing treatments, Epione has developed Coolaser, a solution that can diminish and remove even the most stubborn and severe acne scars. Finally, a results-driven treatment exists that can successfully erases both the physical and emotional damage often created by a long history of problem skin.
“Unfortunately, severe acne often scars not only the patient’s skin, but also their self-esteem, “ said Dr. Simon Ourian, Epione’s medical director. “With the Coolaser treatment, we are making huge strides in helping men and women to improve the appearance of their skin, and give them back their confidence.”
Epione Beverly Hills Helps Men and Women Put Their Best Face Forward with Cutting-Edge Acne Scar Removal Treatments; Coolaser Laser Resurfacing and Dermal Fillers Among Most Popular Solutions for Smoother, More Even Skin Tone
Nearly 90 percent of teens and young adults experience acne, and in severe cases, scarring often occurs. In response, a number of acne scar removal products and treatments have been introduced in the marketplace, all with varying results. Epione’s Coolaser Laser Resurfacing has become the ‘treatment of choice’ for many men and women in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and surrounding areas due to the significant results the treatment has produced.
Coolaser Laser Resurfacing, the newest innovation in acne scar removal, sculpts and smooths damaged skin without surgery, anesthesia or Accutane. During the hour-long treatment, the patient’s skin is numbed using a topical cream and a beam of light is used to remove the outmost layer of the skin. The extent of improvement that can be expected is based on the type and extent of the scarring, and results are generally long lasting.
Patients who have received the Coolaser treatment to combat acne scars have been overwhelmingly pleased with their results. “My acne scars are looking better and better, “ said one patient. “The Coolaser is the only thing that has worked for me. I am very happy.” Other patients remarked that they would “recommend the treatment to anyone who is considering acne scar removal, “ and that the “treatment has done everything it promised to do.”
“I had tried everything, from over the counter remedies to camouflage make-up to Retina-A, to punch grafting and dermabrasions, “ said Jennifer, a 32 year-old patient who underwent Coolaser Laser Resurfacing. “Frankly, I had given up hope. I cried when I first touched my smooth skin after my first laser resurfacing; so did my mom.”
In addition to Coolaser treatments, dermal fillers, such as Juvederm, Restylane or Radiesse are commonly used in cases of deep scarring. During the initial consultation and examination of the patient’s skin, the proper course of treatment—Coolaser or dermal fillers—will be determined.
“It can often be devastating to realize that once your acne has cleared, you’re left with depressed or raised scars or skin discolorations, “ said Dr. Ourian. “But for men and women who are self-conscious about their acne and acne scars, it’s important to remember that this isn’t something they have to live with. Schedule a consultation with us and let’s find a tailored solution so that you can regain confidence and put your best face forward.”
To schedule a private consultation at Epione to discuss acne scar removal, please call 310.598.2345. Patients must be 18 years of age and have no other medical complications.
The Coolaser shows remarkable success in diminishing acne scars & pitting. A 2-step process including dermal fillers may all but eliminate even severe scarring.
Acne is bad enough when it first occurs, whether during the teen years or later in adulthood. Severe cases can leave unsightly and embarrassing scars, pitting and skin unevenness that can remain for a lifetime. Over the years, many treatments which were developed to attempt to lessen the scars have had mixed results, leaving millions unhappy with their appearance and with a resulting loss of self-confidence.
Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Beverly Hills has seen firsthand the effects of facial acne through frustrated clients who have tried everything to smooth out the affected areas left on their faces. “The problem is complicated because the scars often vary greatly in shape, type and color”, says Dr. Ourian. “An individualized treatment plan should take into consideration all the factors present in the person’s skin. For many people, facial acne scars can be successfully treated with Coolaser resurfacing.”
For more severe scarring and pitting, a 2 step process can yield beautiful results:
- Coolaser treatment
- Use of dermal fillers to build up the pitted areas.
“The Coolaser treatments act as a sort of sanding down of the surfaces of the skin so that the scars become less deep and therefore less noticeable”, says Dr. Ourian. The typical treatment takes about an hour. First, the entire face is numbed, using a topical cream. After this is done, a series of light pulses are flashed on the surface of the skin. Then a beam of light removes the outermost layer of the skin. The skin cells absorb the energy of the light. The absorption causes the instantaneous vaporization of the superficial cells.
A single session may not treat the acne scars entirely if they are too deep. These deeper acne scars can be corrected by injections under the skin to fill in or build up the pitted areas. The injections are done with dermal fillers such as Radiesse, Juvéderm or Restylane. At the consultation appointment Dr. Ourian will determine if Coolaser resurfacing alone will treat the acne scars or if a combination of resurfacing and fillers are needed.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — In recent years, many of the world’s most glamorous female celebrities have begun to open up about using non-surgical aesthetic procedures to maintain their youthful, close-up-ready appearances. From Sex and the City 2’s Kim Cattrall, to Brooke Shields, Courtney Cox and Vanessa Williams, the women of Hollywood have discovered the benefits of non-surgical aesthetic procedures and are using them to effectively fight the signs of aging and preserve their enviable appearances.
“All women, from celebrities to high-powered attorneys, to teachers and stay-at-home-moms, desire to look their best, ” said Dr. Simon Ourian, medical director. “You don’t have to look at Hollywood celebrities in magazines and on television with envy. The same treatments and procedures they use to maintain and enhance their beauty are available to women everywhere.”
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – For women who want to reverse the signs of aging without surgery, Epione recommends Coolaser, Radiesse injections and other dermal fillers to achieve a younger, more radiant and more refreshed skin. These non-invasive, age-defying procedures have been used to effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles, nasolabial lines and sun damage, and restore youth to aging hands.
“Epione offers a number of procedures and treatments for women who want to take a more proactive approach to aging gracefully, ” said Dr. Simon Ourian, medical director, Epione Beverly Hills. “Plastic surgery isn’t always necessary. There are many non-surgical procedures that can help you achieve the look that you desire.”
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Epione Medical Corporation now offers a solution for the millions of adults and adolescents suffering from the devastating effects of acne scars. The practice’s revolutionary new Coolaser treatment uses advanced laser technology to resurface the skin and reduce the appearance of acne scars. Finally, patients can put their best face forward after years of embarrassment.
“Severe acne cases can leave unsightly and embarrassing scars, pitting and skin unevenness that can remain for a lifetime, ” said Dr. Simon Ourian, medical director. “While acne scars often vary greatly in shape, type and color, Coolaser resurfacing has proved effective in varying cases and has helped patients finally feel good about their skin.”
Epione’s New Coolaser Treatment Shows Remarkable Success in Diminishing Acne Scars and Pitting
The Coolaser treatment, typically an hour long, uses lasers to remove the outermost layer of the skin. First, the entire face is numbed, using a topical cream.
After this is done, a series of light pulses are flashed on the surface of the skin. The skin cells absorb the energy of the light, which causes the instantaneous vaporization of the superficial cells and results in a smoother, clearer and more even skin tone.
Though healing takes 10 to 12 days, a significant percent improvement in the appearance of the scars may be expected, depending on the type and extent of scarring. A single session may not treat the acne scars entirely if they are too deep. These deeper acne scars can be corrected by injections under the skin to fill in or build up the pitted areas. The injections are done with dermal fillers such as Radiesse, Juvéderm or Restylane.
At the initial consultation appointment Dr. Ourian will determine if Coolaser resurfacing alone will treat the acne scars, or if a combination of resurfacing and fillers are needed. For more information about Acne skin treatments and other aesthetic services available at Epione Beverly Hills visit please call 310.598.2345.
March 17, 2009, Beverly Hills, California — No area of the body gives away a person’s age more easily than the hands. As one age’s, so does the appearance of one’s hands. Epione Beverly Hills is now employing the latest innovation in cosmetic dermatology to address this issue. The combination of Coolaser and the dermal filler Radiesse offers patients the prospect of younger looking hands.
Dr. Simon Ourian is the Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills, a practice devoted exclusively to minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. “I spend a lot of time dealing with acne and acne scars, ” says Doctor Ourian. “Acne scars of damage are typically the result of acne during a patient’s teens and 20’s. I’ve seen the ongoing emotional toll acne scarring can cause for patients many, many years after they thought they were acne free.”
The best treatment for acne can change depending on the patient and the physician. Some of the more popular products include Retin-A, Cleocin-T, erythromycin and tetracycline. But medication alone may not solve the problem.
“A good portion of my practice is devoted to dealing with acne and acne scars, “ says Doctor Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills. “As if it’s not bad enough to suffer from acne in the first place, I’ve seen the ongoing emotional toll acne scarring can cause for patients twenty or thirty years later.” Continue reading
Roche, creator of Accutane, is removing its acne fighting drug from the market after battling multiple court cases filed by angry patients.
Accutane was approved by the FDA in 1982. It was prescribed for severe cases of acne as a solution when other treatments had failed. The medication came with many risky side effects, such as birth defects, depression and suicide. According to the lawsuits, many of the patients developed inflammatory bowel disease as a result of taking Accutane. In addition, they claimed that they were not adequately warned of the risk.
The company, however, states that their decision to no longer produce Accutane has nothing to do with the lawsuits. They note that there are many other competitors on the market, and many of them are generic formulas. This has resulted in many patients choosing the less expensive treatment over Accutane itself. In an official statement, the company “stands by the safety of Accutane and the rigorous risk-management program Roche developed over decades of cooperation with the FDA.”
Accutane has already been removed in many other countries, such as Spain, Dennmark, France, Germany and Norway. The United States is one of the last to do so.
Younger and younger patients are clamoring for cosmetic surgery as they grow more focused on their appearance, according to Doctor Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Medical Corporation in Beverly Hills. He has noted a jump in 30 to 40 year old patients who are starting to see the signs of aging, and want to stop the wrinkles and crow’s feet in their tracks. Continue reading
Many brides are nervous enough about their wedding day, and will do whatever it takes to look their best. Some start diets, while others work out endlessly. Still others visit makeup and hair artists for the perfect style. One of the latest trends is for brides to schedule plastic surgery months in advance for their wedding day. Recently, wedding dresses have become more form fitting and less forgiving than in the past. Because of this, wives-to-be have become much more focused on their appearance.
Cosmetic surgery can make the bride feel better about herself and be better prepared for her big day. Most brides are concerned about their breast size, their weight, wrinkles and other signs of aging, or skin that is not clear and smooth. As a result, breast augmentations, liposuction, Botox and Coolaser (laser skin resurfacing), are the most frequently chosen procedures. But brides, be warned—enough time should be left after the procedure to make sure that a full recovery is done. Suffering complications due to a rushed convalescence is not desirable. Six weeks is usually sufficient, but three months is the recommended time period; the lady in question will be fully healed and results will be visible as well.