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Friday, February 23. 2018

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoK26l412nc

Saturday, September 23. 2017

Category : Acne Scarring Treatments

Saturday, September 23. 2017

Venus Viva nano fractional radiofrequency; Acne scarring treatment

One of the biggest challenges in treating patients with darker skin color and acne scarring is the possibility of blotchy skin after the treatment. This is called post inflammatory hyper pigmentation. Basically patients with an olive skin complexion (Asian, Hispanic, Ethnic skin) can develop blotchy skin and discoloration after laser treatment.

I often per-treat my patient's skin with a fading lotion (hydroquinone cream) and Retin A 1-2 weeks prior to aggressive laser treatment. Another more recent advance has been the introduction of venus Viva nono-fractional radiofrequency treatment. This incredible device is "color blind" and is ideal for the treatment of acne scarring in darker skin colors. Another advantage is that skin heals in 2-3 days (rather than the 5-10 days it takes for aggressive Mixto CO2 lasers).

I often combine the procedure with Subcision, dermal fillers such as Bellafill and Sculptra, and even laser resurfacing. Please read out this on our Acne site

www.losangelesacnecenter.com  and come in for a complimentary consultation.

Dr A. David Rahimi 

323 653 7700

Click on the link below to read about the technology and see a few before and after pics

http://www.foreveryoung.net/venus_viva.html


Category : Acne Scarring Treatments

Saturday, September 23. 2017

Rolling Acne scar treatment with Subcision and filler

Acne scarring can be both physically and emotionally very traumatic. I have dedicated the last 19 years of my professional life to helping patients with unsightly and often disabling acne scarring. No 2 people are the same and no 2 scars on the same face are exactly the same. The key to being successful and achieving incredible results is to analyses each scar separately and treat it using the best possible options out there.


Continue reading "Rolling Acne scar treatment with Subcision and filler"

Friday, January 20. 2017

Category : Acne Scarring Treatments

Friday, January 20. 2017

Introducing a center soley devoted to Acne and Acne Scar removal

I was very fortunate to train with a brilliant physician and surgeon with the name of James Fulton, III, MD.

He was eccentric and aggressive but kind and caring. Among his accomplishments was the co-development of Retin A in the 1960 with Dr. Kligman. He also developed Benzamycin topical antibiotic solution for the treatment of acne. In the 1980s he had many acne clinics all over Los Angele and treated hundreds of young adults.

Since 1999 I have improved on Dr. Fulton’s approach to acne and acne scarring. New laser and radiofrequency devices have make acne scarring treatments safer and more affordable.

Please visit our Acne Scarring page under the procedures and schedule a time to visit us at

Los Angeles Acne Center.

You can also e mail me for a complimentary copy of our Acne Book.

afshinrahimi@yahoo.com

323 653 7700

A. David Rahimi, MD,FAAD,FAACS,FAAFCS.