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Thursday, September 29. 2016

Category : Acne Scarring Treatments

Thursday, September 29. 2016

venus Viva nano-fractional ablative treatment for the treatment of Acne Scars

 I am delighted to report that my experience with venus Viva has been quite positive.

The ablative mode causes significant remodeling of Collagen and drastic improvement of rolling and atrophic acne scars.

Downtime is only 3 days but 2-3 sessions over 6 months are needed.

The cost of a treatment is $1500 and includes oral sedation.

Forever Young, Inc.

A. David Rahimi, MD, FAAD.

6333 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 409 Los Angeles, CA 90048

(323) 653-7700 Fax (323) 653-6409

Dr. A. David Rahimi is one of the most experienced Acne Surgeons in Los Angeles. He is ready to put together an individual treatment regimen that fits your goals and budget. He has personally performed over 100,000 laser treatments in the past 16 years on many patients with White, Hispanic, Asian, Armenian, African American, and Middle Eastern backgrounds.

During the consultation he will discuss all the procedures that may be beneficial to you, including TCA peels, Jessner Peels, Needling, Subsicion, Punch grafting, stem cell fat grafting, Dermaroller, Erbium, YAG, and CO2 fractional laser resurfacing (Fraxel and Mixto), Pelleve and Ultherapy, Venus Viva ablative nano fractional Radiofrequency, Cooltouch lasers, Diolite laser, Diamond fraise Dermabrasion, Saline injections and much much more. We have 30 different laser and light sources to improve your scars and skin texture/color.

To receive a complimentary e-consultation:

Email me photos of your face and include a detailed description of previous treatments including laser and peels. I also need a little information about your past health history and any medications that you are currently taking.

Email: afshinrahimi@yahoo.com



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Category : New Treatments

Thursday, September 29. 2016

Kybella

Finally there is an FDA approved procedure to permanently remove unwanted fat under the chin area.

I was hesitant at first but have seen great results over the last few months.

There is significant melting of the fat and even some tightening of the skin

Please read bout Kybella and call our office for incredible specials.

here is a good review by webmd

http://www.webmd.com/beauty/news/20150430/kybella-double-chin-shot#1

see the before and after pics and judge for yourself

https://www.mykybella.com/kybella-before-and-after

Dr David R.


Tuesday, November 10. 2015

Category : Facelift / Tuliplift

Tuesday, November 10. 2015

Tuliplift™ - A surgical Facelift performed under local anethesia

Tuliplift™

Don't you wish there was a surgical facelift that could be performed entirely under local anesthesia??

In fact there is such a procedure and it was developed by Dr. David Rahimi about 17 years ago. It is called the Tuliplift™

http://www.foreveryoung.net/tulip-face-lift.html (click on our before and after videos)

www tuliplift.com

Since 1999 Dr. Rahimi has performed dozens of these Tuliplift™ procedures completely under local anesthesia and with quite impressive results. (Occasionally Dr. Rahimi also uses a little injectable pain medication, such as Demerol, or muscle relaxer to make the procedure more comfortable.)

Tuliplift™ addresses both the sagging of the tissue, volume loss, and sun damaged and discolored skin.

Here is how Dr. Rahimi himself explains the procedure: I start by removing about an inch of skin from the front of each ear. If you just remove the skin the results are temporarily and the skin stretches back within about 2 to 3 years. In order to ensure a long-lasting results the muscle and deeper tissues are also tightened with permanent sutures Fatty deposit from the neck and Jowl area is removed using laser liposuction. This is followed by tightening the neck muscles surgically. The harvested autologous fat is spun down and injected back into the nasolabial fold and cheek area. (As we age the bones of the cheek and chin resorb and the face falls. Fat is used to lift the cheekbones to their natural state) No drains are needed and a light dressing is removed the next day. Sutures are usually removed 7 to 10 days after the procedure and at that point in time Dr. David Rahimi performs a fractional Mixto CO2 laser to reduce the appearance of the surgical scars and also to remove brown spots on fine lines.

I am often asked why I don't use General Anesthesia to perform my Facelifts. The answer is quite simple: general anesthesia has far greater risks than local anesthesia and my patients understand and prefer this way of doing surgery.

Watch our videos on Youtube: ABC News spot from almost 15 years ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJ2V2jFCKOQ

Another video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCT5CDPsCjU

Here is what is included in the Tuliplift:

-Consultation by Dr. David Rahimi -Removal of the fatty deposits under the chin using Laser Liposuction

-Tightening of the neck muscles (Platysmoplasty)

-Liposuction of the Jowls

-Fat transfer into the nasolabial folds -Tightening of the muscle and underlying structures (not just skin)

-Removal of the excess skin from the side of the face and neck

-3 layers of sutures: permanent sutures are left in for long lasting results

-Sutures are removed 7-10 days after the procedure

-A fractional CO2 laser is performed to reduce the Facelift scars and also to freshen up the skin Cost ranges from $15000-$25000 depending on optional treatments such as PRP (Plasma Rich protein) and oxygen therapy.

Above fees are all inclusive and include OR Fee, Surgical Fee, Doctors Fee, Blood work, and all follow ups. Please call us for a complimentary evaluation. Zonya Villatoro – office manager

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

Thursday, October 29. 2015

Category : Acne Scarring Treatments

Thursday, October 29. 2015

Skin Needling and Dermarollers / PRP for the treatment of Asian Acne Scarring

Skin Needling and Subsicion for Treatment of Acne Scarring

Skin Needling or Micro-Needling is a process that induces the formation of deep dermal collagen and enhances the appearance of deep rolling acne scars.

Acne and depressed scars are treated using very fine sterile needles (such as the Keith needle). The most depressed part of the scar is treated with repeated shallow (1-2mm) penetrations of the sterile needle. This procedure effectively separates the top scarred skin tissue from the deeper bound down scar tissue. A small drop of blood pools under the treated area and stimulates the induction of the stem cells. These, in turn, produce autologous growth factors and Interleukins. The body is essentially fooled into thinking that trauma has occurred at the depths of the rolling acne scars and repairs itself.

This is followed by the treatment of the entire face with 1.0 mm or even 1.5 mm Dermarollers.

Harvested PRP (plasma rich protein) or fillers such as Sculptra and Bellafill can also be injected at this time. 

Several treatments two weeks apart are necessary to get a significant improvement. Eventually deep rolling scars level off with the surrounding skin. The needling process can be followed by the application of TCA acids or long wavelength lasers to further stimulate the production of collagen and elastic fibers.

The procedure is performed by Dr. A. David Rahimi and takes about 30 minutes to perform. A thick layer of topical anesthesia (EMLA cream) or local injection of Lidocaine with epinephrine significantly reduces any discomfort. occasionally IM sedation with Demerol is used.

Like other procedures there are risks of excessive bleeding, infection, and even scarring. I have had good results with Needling and Dermarollers; especially with difficult and depressed acne scars and self-inflicted sores on the face and chest area.

I have included most of this information in my newly published book. This book is available for purchase on Amazon.com and lulu.com

 

http://www.amazon.com/Acne-Scarring-Treatments-David-Rahimi/dp/1329203720/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1446157836&sr=8-1&keywords=rahimi+acne

call for a free consultation

323 653 7700

Los Angeles CA 

 

Category : Acne Scarring Treatments

Thursday, October 29. 2015

Acne Scarring in Asian Patients : China Korea

How to treat Asian skin with Acne Scarring:

Patients with Asian skin have more delicate skin and require a different approach when it comes to acne scar removal.

Mixto fractional Co2 laser is a fractionated CO2 laser that can be safely used in darker skin types. We still prefer to prep the skin for 10-14 days with a combination of Retin-A cream and Hydroquinone. Laser setting are generally milder for patient with darker or more delicate skin.

In addition to lasers these are a few of the other options available when it comes to treating Asian Acne scarring:

Venus Viva

Venus Viva was FDA approved I the united states in 2015.

The device has 2 hand-pieces; the Diamond hand piece is non ablative and tightens the skin without any downtime. In fact it does not break the skin and clients can return to work immediately. Several sessions are needed.

The second hand piece is the nano-fractional ablative Radiofrequency. Tiny prongs/needles actually penetrate the skin and release radiofrequency energy under the skin (in the dermis). This is where the actually scarring is. There is 2-3 days of redness and occasional peeling.

1-2 sessions over 4 weeks are needed to get significant improvement.

Please watch the video below and call us for a complimentary consultation:

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

A. David Rahimi,MD,FAAD,FAACS

Thursday, October 1. 2015

Category : Acne Scarring Treatments

Thursday, October 1. 2015

What is the best laser for the treatment of Acne Scarring?

A question I am often asked by patients relates to the efficacy of specific procedures for the elimination of acne scars. The answer is invariably disappointing to them: No one procedure is capable of complete removal of all types of Acne scarring.

Patients often come in and ask for Micro-needling or Subcision or a certain laser to “eliminate” their acne scars.

I spend a substantial portion of my consultation explaining the difference between ice-pick scars, rolling scars, atrophic scars or box-car scars. I then proceed to explain the difference between fillers, lasers and tightening procedure.

Often times a combination of these modalities are needed to improve acne scars.

Deep atrophic scars need to be filled in.

Ice pick scars may need to be excised.

Rolling and Box-car scars need a combination of Subcision and Co2 laser.

My goal is to educate my patient and chose the best and most effective procedure combination for them.

I also make sure that their expectations are realistic. Most patients get 25-30% improvement with one combination treatment.

A second or even third treatment may be needed for even better results.

I recently published a book which discusses my approach and philosophy.

http://www.amazon.com/Acne-Scarring-Treatments-David-

Rahimi/dp/1329203720/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1443722957&sr=8-1&keywords=rahimi+acne

Tuesday, September 22. 2015

Category : New Treatments

Tuesday, September 22. 2015

Kybella vs. Lipodissolve (lipo dissolve)

I have a German patient who recently sent me articles on a product widely available in Europe. It is called Lipo dissolve and seems to have similar properties as Kybella.

If you recall Mesotherapy really did not work well. It was often administered by non MDs and no one really knew what was actually in the injections.

Kybella id offered by Allergan.

Allergan is a very professional company and just purchased Kytera (the makers of Kybella) for a deal worth over 2 billion dollars.

Allergan will now ensures safety and efficacy and purity of this product.

Prices start at $750 per treatment

2-3 sessions over a few months may be needed to achieve visible and satisfactory results. 

Please read about this new treatment on our website:

www.kybellaHQ.com

thank you

A. David Rahimi,MD,FAAD,FAACS 

Category : New Treatments

Tuesday, September 22. 2015

Kybella is finally here; permanently melt your double chin

I am really excited to announce that Kybella is finally here.

For the first time there is an FDA approved injection that permanently and non surgically dissolve fatty deposits under the chin.

Other areas such as the abdomen and knees and thighs can also be injected; although this would be considered an off label use.

Kybella can also be combined with non-surgical face and eyelifts such as Ulterapy, Thermage CPT, Pelleve, and Venus Viva.

Please read more about this exciting treatment and come in for a free consultation.

www.kybellaHQ.com

A. David Rahimi,MD,FAAD,FAACS

Friday, June 12. 2015

Category : New Treatments

Friday, June 12. 2015

Venus Viva Radiofrequency for Acne Scarring and Wrinkle treatment

We are one of the first practices in Los Angeles to start using Venus Viva.

This new nano fractional radiofrequency treatment has been successfully used in Korea, China and Europe and has finally received FDA approval in the US.

Here are the highlight:

  1. Great for treating patients with darker and delicate skin

  2. Less downtime than conventional Fraxel and Co2 lasers

  3. Designed to improve wrinkles, acne scarring and problems with pigmentation

  4. Quick recovery and reasonably priced from $750 to $1500 per treatment

http://www.venusconcept.com/products/venus-viva/

http://venusconcept.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/VV_Logo_4C.jpg

The New Gold Standard in Medical Aesthetics

Venus Viva™ is a revolutionary, fully customizable FDA cleared solution for facial remodeling and resurfacing. Delivering impressive efficacy through combining NanoFractional Radio Frequency™ (RF) and one-of-a-kind SmartScan™ technology, Venus Viva is the first system that allows you to manually control ablation and coagulation for enhanced treatment efficiency.

  • Largest variable treatment area in the industry

  • Superior RF depth penetration

  • Consistent selectional dermal heating

  • Controlled coagulation and ablation ability

  • Portability and ease of use

  • Immediate and long term results

  • Increased treatment options with multi-applicators

    Venus Concept is once again setting new industry standards in device innovation and treatment methods for facial rejuvenation.

    http://venusconcept.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/VV_Logo_4C.jpg

    The New Gold Standard in Medical Aesthetics

    Venus Viva™ is a revolutionary, fully customizable FDA cleared solution for facial remodeling and resurfacing. Delivering impressive efficacy through combining NanoFractional Radio Frequency™ (RF) and one-of-a-kind SmartScan™ technology, Venus Viva is the first system that allows you to manually control ablation and coagulation for enhanced treatment efficiency.

  • Largest variable treatment area in the industry

  • Superior RF depth penetration

  • Consistent selectional dermal heating

  • Controlled coagulation and ablation ability

  • Portability and ease of use

  • Immediate and long term results

  • Increased treatment options with multi-applicators

    Venus Concept is once again setting new industry standards in device innovation and treatment methods for facial rejuvenation.

Thursday, June 4. 2015

Category : Acne Scarring Treatments

Thursday, June 4. 2015

New Book on Acne and Acne Scarring by Dr. A. David Rahimi

I am delighted to introduce my second published book:

Acne and Acne scarring

A Comprehensive Approach

You can purchase the book on www.lulu.com

Soon to be available on Amazon.com

Please e mail me for a free PDF copy

afshinrahimi@yahoo.com

Thursday, April 23. 2015

Category : New Treatments

Thursday, April 23. 2015

Treatment of pearly Penile Papules (PPP) with laser

Pearly Penile Papules (PPP) is a treatable condition that affects a small percentage of men in the United States. The small white bumps around the head of the penis are more than a cosmetic nuisance. My patients complain of occasional irritation and soreness after sex. They can be mistaken for STD and will not go away without medical intervention.

I have treated several dozen such patients over the past 15 years with a combination of Mixto Co2 laser and electrocautery with excellent cosmetic results.

The treatment is practically painless and recovery is about 4-7 days. The risk of scarring is minimal and the majority of the patients are very happy with the laser treatment.

A. David Rahimi,MD,FAAD,FAACS

Here are a few examples:

Tuesday, March 10. 2015

Category : New Treatments

Tuesday, March 10. 2015

PPP pr Pearly penile Papule treated with laser

PPP or Pearly Penile Papules

I have treated nearly 100 patients with PPP over the past 16 years.

This benign condition can cause profound anxiety in younger men.

It is easily treatable with lasers and leaves virtually no marks.

I start the consultation with a thorough medical exam followed by detailed photographs outlining the procedure and healing phases. 1-2 sessions are usually needed to eliminate the problem. The healing phase is 5-7 days. Mild redness and soreness can last up to 2 weeks.

Please come in for a free and confidential consultation

Or e-mail me your questions and photographs for a virtual consult.

afshinrahimi@yahoo.com

Saturday, March 7. 2015

Category : New Treatments

Saturday, March 7. 2015

Quadrafecta face and neck lifting without surgery

Quadrafecta

Ultherapy face, neck and eyes

Mixto fractional Co2 laser face, neck and eyes

Voluma fillers

Great non-surgical lifting

www.quadrafecta.com

Category : Acne Scarring Treatments

Saturday, March 7. 2015

"Neda Protocol" for the treatment of severe acne scarring

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I often see patients with deep acne scarring who have atrophic, ice pick, box car, and rolling scars.

These types of scarring are difficult to treat. Each type of scar requires a separate modality and special consideration.

Ice pick scars are punched out using different size round punches. The holes are basically excised and the skin surtured back in place. The ensuing scar from the excision is evened off using a CO2 fractional laser (Mixto CO2).

Rolling and atrophic scars are treated with Subcison.

Subcision involves using a small knife under the skin to cut the bands that are pulling the skin down.

Atrophic areas are filled in with PRP (Plasma Rich protein) or fat.

The skin is tightened using Ultherapy or Pelleve.

I call this combination therapy “The Neda protocol”

Please see his for a free consultaion.

Dr. David R.

Forever Young, Inc.

Saturday, February 21. 2015

Category : New Treatments

Saturday, February 21. 2015

Bellafill and Juvederm Voluma for the treament of hollow temples

Sculptra and Juvederm Voluma can be used to fill in the hollowness in the temple area. This hollowness happens as we age and worsens in the 50s and 60s.

In addition to harvested fat, Juvederm Voluma and Bellafill can be used to fill these imperfections and rejuvenate the face. The treatment is practically painless and requires little to no downtime.

Please visit us for a free consultation.(the two top photos are before, the bottom 2 photos are immediately after)

Thank you

A. David Rahimi, MD, FAAD, FAACS.