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Tuesday, April 27. 2010


Tuesday, April 27. 2010

Pre - Wedding Beauty Tips

The big event is nearing and you want to look your best. My first advice is not to do anything drastic right before the wedding. Redness form a laser or chemical peel procedure can really show in photographs. Green foundation can hide it to some degree but why put yourself in that position in the first place?

Also never try something new right before the wedding. For example don’t try Botox or Dysport for the first time right before the wedding. Even in the best of hands there is a small risk of bruising and drooping. Try to be finished with all your beautification projects at least a month before the wedding. AND don’t forget about him!

Here are some other pointers:

·         Don’t forget about your teeth; inexpensive bleaching trays can do wonders.

·         Have a reasonable exercise regimen- don’t get exhausted before the wedding.

·         Crash Diets won’t make you feel sexy and will work against you in the long run.

·         Get plenty of sleep

We can help if you are experiencing problems right before the wedding. Oxygen facials can reduce swelling and redness. Light glycolic peels and cortisone injections can reduce small cysts. Lasers such as the Diolite (800nm wavelength) can reduce redness and brown spots right away with little or no downtime.

Congratulations and enjoy the process.

Dr. A. David Rahimi


Tuesday, April 27. 2010

It Is All About High Cheekbones!

I urge you to go to your coffee table and open your favorite magazine. Now look at the photos of five youthful actresses and models featured in the magazine and see what they all have in common.

High Cheekbones.

High cheekbones are seen as a sign of beauty in many cultures. It is a sign of youth and health.

As we age the Zygomatic bone (malar bone, cheek bone) shrinks and the cheekbone flattens. This, in turn, causes laxity and looseness of the skin and contributes to drooping below. The drooping shows itself in form of jowls in the lower face.

My patients are often amazed that two syringes of their favorite filler (Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, or Radiesse) can make such a dramatic effect in their appearance. By applying the above mentioned fillers (or fat for that matter) I can restore the youthful cheekbone structure, tighten the skin, and significantly improve jowling in the lower face. Symmetry is restored and high cheekbones return the face to its youthful form.

I sometimes inject a few cc of salt water (normal saline) into the cheekbones just to show my patients how they will look after the procedure. The salt water simply absorbs into your system a few hours later and everything goes back to its normal state.

Raising and replacing the lost volume in the cheekbones may be an option for you if a facelift is out of the question. Please allow us to show you.

Consultation is always free.

A. David Rahimi, MD, FAAD.


Tuesday, April 27. 2010

What Hollywood wants; A Natural Look.

Once again Hollywood was practicing its culture of excess. Plastic surgery was taking over and famous 22 year old actresses such as Heidi Montag were admitting to 10 surgeries in one day!

I truly believe that the perception of cosmetic surgery is rapidly changing. Hollywood producers are looking for actors and actresses that look natural. Huge breasts and gigantic lips are out and emphasizing natural beauty is back in.

There is nothing wrong with beautiful flawless skin, an angular jaw, perfectly positioned eyebrows, or a shapely body. The back lash is against the poorly executed “Wind Swept” look.

My philosophy from day one has been to “make patients look their best; not someone else”. I often talk patients out of expensive and aggressive procedures and recommend less invasive and conservative procedures. It is all about a sound "maintenance attitude". A good skin regimen, monthly facials or Microdermabrasion, Retin A cream once a week and the occasional ‘Polishing’.

Stay Forever Young.

Hope to see you for a personalized consultation.

A. David Rahimi, MD, FAAD.

Tuesday, April 20. 2010


Tuesday, April 20. 2010

Do Facelifts Work?

I was driving to my Westlake office on Monday when I had the opportunity to listen to a report on NPR about facelifts and if they actually work?

Researchers looked at 3D CT scans of the bony structures of the face from patients in their 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s. What they discovered is that as we get older the bones in the chin, jaw line and eye sockets absorb.  They not only look and feel different; there is actually less of it. This was something we suspected for years. Now it could be actually quantified via CT scans. The essence of the program was that facelifts will only work IF this volume loss is also addressed.

I remember learning during my residency Mount Sinai Medical Center in NY that certain structures such as the nose and ears actually increase in size as we get older.

I have been addressing these changes with my Tuliplift for over 12 years now.

I don’t just pull the skin to cause “the face to lift”. Tuliplift has several components that address the lost volume of the bony structures, actinic or sun-damaged skin, re-distribution of the fat, and wrinkles:

Here are the goals of a Tuliplift:                       

·         Tightening of the facial SMAS fascia and muscles of the neck (Platysma)

·         Liposuction of excess fatty tissue in the neck and jowls

·         Replacing the lost volume by re-inserting the fat over the cheek bone, jaw line and in the laugh lines(this addresses the lost bone issue addressed above)

·         Tightening the earlobes and nose with a chemical peel, CO2 laser, or Fraxel

·         Removal of excess skin

·         Restoring the youthful contours


Most people are amazed to know that all of this can be performed under local anesthesia and less than 2 weeks downtime.

Please read my book for a detailed discussion and presentation on this subject.

Thank you.

A. David Rahimi, MD, FAAD.

Tuesday, April 6. 2010


Tuesday, April 6. 2010

Is Dysport as good as Botox?

I have had a chance now to administer Dysport to about 100 of my patients and the results have been consistantly good.

The muscles around the eyes relax faster than Botox and I have not seen any cases of drooping. I believe that it will last as long as Botox; but that remains to be seen.

Competition is good and I am delighted that after nearly 2 decades of BOTOX we finally have a second agent to choose from. I also hope that the availability of Dysport will drive Botox prices down and make it more affordable for everyone.

Dr. A. David Rahimi


Tuesday, April 6. 2010

Are you unhappy with your facelift or eyelift scars?

There is a solution; often times cutting surgery can be avoided by using advanced fractional laser technology to improve these scars.

Please take a few minutes and review our Mixto-Fraxel procedure and schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. David Rahimi.

It can cost as little as $500 to drastically improve eyelid scars.

Zonya V.

office manager

Foreveryoung, Inc.