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Friday, February 23. 2018

Category : New Treatments

Friday, February 23. 2018

venus Viva for the non surgical tightening of the skin

The non ablative Diamond hand piece of venus Viva is ideal for tightening of the skin. There is no downtime and no pain while getting the treatment.

Venus Viva also has an ablative hand piece that inserts 36 small needles under the skin. RF energy is transmitted through the needles and tightens the skin. This modality does have a 3 day downtime (swelling and peeling).

Many conditions ranging from Rosacea to acne scarring and discolorations can be treated with these 2 types of Venus Viva. Please watch our video and consider seeing Dr David Rahimi for a complimentary consultation.


Zonya Villatoro

office manager

323 653 7700


Category : Acne Scarring Treatments

Friday, February 23. 2018

Bellafill for the permanent correction of nasolabial folds

I have now used Bellafill for the past 3 years. I have tested nearly a 100 patients and seen no adverse reactions to the test spots. Allergic reactions to the Collagen portion of Bellafill are possible but very rare. 

Overall I have to say that I am very impressed with Bellafill. Besides the rare occurrence of bruising and swelling I have only seen deeper nodules twice. Both times the "granulomas" resolved with massage and dilute kenelog injection (kenelog 2.5mg/cc 0..2 cc).

I have found Bellafill to be effective for deeper rolling acne scars. I perform subcision with a NoKor needle followed by injection of Bellafill at various levels of the dermis. Deeper laugh lines can also be filled with Bellafill. This is an FDA approved indication.

As an off label use I use Bellafill to augment cheeks and the chin. Deeper layers of Bellafill can also be placed judiciously along the jawline. This results in a lifting of the cheeks and sharper and more well defined demarcation between the cheek and neck. It is ideal for patients who have lost a lot of weight or are experiencing sagging from excessive sun exposure.

Please watch our video on Youtube

Dr David Rahimi


Tuesday, November 14. 2017


Tuesday, November 14. 2017

Thermi vs. Ultherapy, vs. Pelleve, vs. Thermage CPT -Which one is better?

I am often asked to explain the differences between these 4 main non-surgical technologies.

Educated patients are often confused after reading about all the possible options. Which one is better is a complicated question and requires a little bit of explanation.

Allow me to ask you a question before delving into explaining the 4 modalities (5 if you want to include venus Viva).

Which medication is stronger for a headache; Tylenol or Advil or Excedrin? The answer is that some patients respond better to Tylenol and others have a more immediate response with Advil.

This is Dr. David Rahimi's 20th year practicing Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology and our center own 30 different laser and light sources. We have it and perform it If it works well and is safe.

Ultherapy and Thermage CPT work on a deeper layers and are more aggressive. Fewer sessions are needed and results are usually more impressive and long lasting. Venus Viva, Pelleve and Thermi are usually more conservative but require more sessions.

Choose a board certified Dermatologist with experience and after a face to face interview he or she can tell you which one is best suited for you.

Consultations are complimentary and we offer Saturday appointments and procedures.

Look your best self; not someone else

Come in and get treated by Dr. David Rahimi

He was recently voted Top Doctor 2018 and Super Doctor 2018 by his colleagues

323 653 7700

Zonya Villatoro-office manager


Tuesday, November 14. 2017

Cosmetic Surgery for Men no longer a Taboo

We offer a wide variety of services for Cosmetic Rejuvenation of Men.

Most men want to look younger without cutting surgery or much downtime.

New advances in Cosmetic Surgery and  Dermatology have now made this possible.

This is an outline of my third book which is in progress.

Please come in for a complimentary consultation.

323 653 7700

Saturday appointment and procedures available.

Cosmetic Surgery for Men

Forever Young, Inc.

A. David Rahimi,MD,FAAD,FAACS

1. Introduction- Who am I and why am I qualified to write this book:

· Triple board certified in Dermatology, General Cosmetic Surgery, and Cosmetic Facial Surgery.

· In private practice since 1999 and have performed over 100000 laser and surgical procedures. CEO of Forever Young, Inc. and former Co-director of Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgery fellowship.

· Two practices with 30 laser and light sources.

· Media appearance and Acknowledgements: Beverly hills Times, La Opinion, Web MD, 213 Magazine, “Top Doctor” award by Los Angeles Times Magazine

· Superdoctor award by Los Angeles Times 2018


2. What constitutes Beauty and how is it defined in men

3. Facial Aging in men and the Taboo of admitting Cosmetic surgery

4. The 10 “commandments of looking AND being healthy”

5. Surgical vs. non-surgical modalities: advantages and disadvantages of non-surgical modalities

6. Ablative Lasers: (Mixto) fractional Co2 laser (CO2 laser can lift and tighten the skin)

7. Chemical peels: Glycolic, Jessner, Tri Chloro Acetic Acid (TCA) and Phenol-when to use

8. Non-ablative laser, Ultrasound, and light sources for removal of redness and fine lines: IPL Photofacial, Thermi-RF, Cooltouch CT3 laser, Diolite Laser, Clear and Brilliant laser

What is the difference and how do they work?

9. Fillers such as Juvederm, Voluma, Resrylane, Radiesse, Sculptra and permanent fillers such as Bellafill, Silicone and Bioalcamid- Risks of permanent fillers

10. Botox and Dysport ; at what age do they stop being effective?

11. Skin needling, Dermarollers and Dermapen, Venus Viva with RF energy: pros and Cons

12. Non surgical lifts such as Ultherapy, Thermage CPT, Pelleve and Venus Viva

13. Gynecomastia and laser Liposuction

14. Aging neck: Excess fat, loose skin , neck bands--Platysmal Neck bands

15. Eyelid and Browlift-cutting vs. Non-surgical approaches

16. The concept of “Quadrafecta” The whole is greater than the sum of its parts “Aristotle”

17. Future Trends: Plasma Rich protein and Stem Cells

18. Acknowledgement

Thursday, September 28. 2017

Category : General Advice

Thursday, September 28. 2017

How are Thyroid and thyroid cancer scars removed?

I have seen and treated many patients with unsightly and thickened thyroid surgery scars. The scar itself can be treated with Diolite laser for the removal of redness and Mixto Co2 laser for the removal of the thickening and hypertrophic parts. Furthermore the loose skin around the neck can be safely treated with Ultherapy (Ultrasound neck and face lift) or Thermacool CPT (Radiofrequency face and neck lift). Please see us for a complimentary consultation.

The ideal time to have these procedures performed is debatable. I tell my patients that it is never too late but that best results are achieved if the laser and tightening is performed in the first 12 months after the recovery.

323 653 7700

Dr. A. David Rahimi