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Saturday, May 31. 2014

Category : General Advice

Saturday, May 31. 2014

Can smoking cause wrinkles or even skin cancer? YES

I am often surprised that my patients don’t know the relationship between smoking and wrinkles. The plus 4000 carcinogenic and mutagenic chemicals in tobacco smoke cause degradation of Collagen. The skin loses its elastic fibers and skin laxity ensues. Please read the Mayo article below by Dr. Dale.

I live in a large metropolitan city (Los Angeles) and see the smog and dirt in the air and on my skin. Adding smoking to this will shave off 5-10 years off your life AND make you look another 5-10 years older! Is it worth it?

Dr. R.

Is it true that smoking causes wrinkles?

Answers from Lowell Dale, M.D.

Yes. So if you need another reason to motivate you to quit smoking, add premature wrinkles to the list.

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Friday, May 30. 2014

Category : Non Surgical Lifts

Friday, May 30. 2014

Quadrafecta? What is it and how does it relate to Cosmetic Surgery?

"The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

Aristotle

Quadrafecta refers to a technique of choosing 4 different procedures or devices to achieve the desired result. The emphasis is on “minimally invasive” and “natural appearance”.

During the consultation process we chose from the following procedures and devices the 4 that will suite you best. Occasionally a fifth procedure is needed to address all the aspects of the aging face.

Ultherapy (Ulthera)- Ultrasound deep Face, eye and neck lift

Pelleve- superficial Radiofrequency face and neck lift

Mixto Laser _ Co2 fractional laser for fine and deep lines

Fat Transfer- with Plasma Rich Protein and Stem cells

Fillers- Sculptra, Radiesse, Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane

Chemical Peels- TCA and Jessner Peels

Smartlipo Triplex- fat removal and skin tightening with Smartlipo Laser

IPL Photofacial- Light source to remove brown spots and Blood Vessels

Diolite Laser- Laser to remove larger blood vessels

COOltouch Laser- Non ablative laser to tighten pores

Clear and Brilliant Laser- to remove fine line and brown spots

Thermage CPT- Body lifting with Radiofrequency

Relume- Removal of light scars with focused UVB light

YAG 5 laser- Removal of discoloration and irregular pigmentation

Dr. A. David Rahimi will chose the best 4 treatment modalities to be performed in one session and under light oral sedation to achieve the best cosmetic result with minimal downtime

Cost: $4500-$7500

www.foreveryoung.net

Forever Young, Inc.

Los Angeles CA: 6333 Wilshire Blvd suite 409 LA CA 90048

323 653 7700

Westlake Village CA:

www.laserandaesthetics.com

3825 East Thousand oaks Blvd Suite 409

Westlake Village CA 91362

805 497 7546

Dr. A. David Rahimi is Board Certified in Dermatology

Fellowship trained in Cosmetic Surgery

and has performed over 100000 laser treatments since 1999

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Category : Acne Scarring Treatments

Friday, May 30. 2014

Latest News on treating Acne scars with Lasers, PRP, Pelleve and more

More and more I understand that CO2 laser alone is often not enough to completely remove all acne scars. The addition of PRP (Plasma Rich Platelets) and skin tightening procedures such as Ultherapy and Pelleve can significantly improve the final results. I will include a recent video here (YouTube link). Please watch the video and also visit our FB site: How To Treat Acne Scarring? For more information.

Yours,

Dr. David Rahimi

FB site:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/How-To-Treat-Acne-Scarring/187751721248937?ref=bookmarks

and video link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5J4RNj6iec

Tuesday, May 27. 2014

Category : General Advice

Tuesday, May 27. 2014

ALERT- Creams from Mexico may contain Mercury and lead to poisening

Dear Physicians,

CAHAN Alert

Alert Message

This is a message from the LA County Department of Public Health. 

The California Department of Public Health issued a health alert on May 21; "Mercury Poisoning Linked to Use of Skin-Lightening or Acne Creams from Mexico".  The CDPH communication can be found below. The full text of the health alert is attached.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Environmental Health Investigations Branch has issued a health alert due to multiple cases of mercury poisoning caused by certain skin-lightening or acne creams from Mexico. The CDPH Food and Drug Laboratory found these creams to contain very high levels of mercury-up to 210,000 parts per million (ppm), or 21 percent. In the United States, it is illegal to sell skin cream products that contain 1 ppm or more of mercury.

The products under investigation come in plastic containers that have either no label or a hand-made label. They were purchased on the street in California cities through informal networks of friends or brought into the United States from Mexico. The creams are non-commercial and are used for lightening the skin; fading freckles, blemishes, and age spots; and treating acne.

CDPH is asking medical providers to consider mercury poisoning when diagnosing patients with any of the signs and symptoms listed on page 1 of this health alert, which is available at http://www.ehib.org/pa pers/Health_Alert%20_Mercury_Poisonings_from_Mexican_creams_5_2014.pdf and attached here. The entire health alert includes summary information; signs and symptoms of inorganic mercury poisoning; examples of cases in California; sources and examples of products; information about mercury absorption and toxicity; information about home contamination; guidance for medical testing, medical treatment and follow-up, and disposal; additional background information; and links to further information.

A comprehensive list of resources, including multi-lingual fact sheets and public service announcements, is available at http://www.ehib.org/paper.jsp?paper_key=MSKC.

If you have any questions, please contact your local HAN Coordinator. You may also email the CAHAN Team at cahaninfo@cdph.ca.gov or call, toll-free, (877) 376-4767.

Thursday, May 22. 2014

Category : New Treatments

Thursday, May 22. 2014

Coolsculpting works-CBS News

We have been offering Coolsculpting to freeze away the fat for almost 3 years now

it really works

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/freezing-fat-cells-coolsculpting-claims-to-remove-fat-without-surgery/

Please call us for a free consultaion

Dr. David Rahimi

Friday, May 9. 2014

Category : General Advice

Friday, May 9. 2014

Skin Cancer is Real; Hugh Jackman has basal cell Cancer

News/ 

 http://www.eonline.com/news/540248/hugh-jackman-reveals-another-skin-cancer-scare-no-more-sun-for-him

Hugh Jackman Reveals Another Skin Cancer Scare—No More Sun for Him!

Hugh Jackman, Instagram Instagram

We hate to see Hugh Jackman's face going through all this.

But the multitalented Australian actor did his fans yet another good turn by revealing that he needed to have yet another Basal-cell carcinoma removed from his nose.

"All out now. Thanks Dr. Album and Dr. Arian. PLEASE! PLEASE! WEAR SUNSCREEN!" Jackman reminded via Instagram, to which he posted a pic of his bandaged, bearded visage.

A Basal-cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer and is usually entirely treatable, though it can spread and cause damage to surrounding tissue.

Hugh Jackman, Man Bags Humberto Carreno/startraksphoto.com

Jackman also had one removed in November, and he also turned his trip to the doctor at the time into a lesson for us all about the necessity of a good SPF.

The repeat Men's Health cover hunk just made the NYC high-society scene with wife Deborra-Lee Furness on Monday at the Met Gala, Jackman in a Tom Ford tux almost getting the white-tie theme right, minus his black bow tie.

Still in New York, the X-Men: Days of Future past star stopped by Good Morning America today with costars Ellen Page, James McAvoy, Patrick Stewart and producer Lauren Shuler Donner, whom Jackman credits with ensuring that he got the part of Wolverine in the first X-Men, 14 years ago.

The latest film "felt not only like a great reunion but all of us had this great sense of gratitude," he said. "That 14 years later we could play these great parts in a movie which is entertaining but also has something to say. A real blessing."