Sunday, March 31, 2013

Elta MD Renew Eye Gel

The Elta MD Renew Eye Gel is a new product A E Skin is proud to carry. The eye gel comes in a pump tube, making it easy to use. The skin around the eyes is the thinnest on the body, and therefore the most delicate. A small amount of the Renew Eye Gel is applied to the areas directly around the eye and it is gentle enough to apply all the way to the lashes. The gel contains a fusion of anti-aging products including natural extracts such as watermelon and apple, innovative peptides, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, retinol, and various vitamins. This unique blend of ingredients penetrates deep into the skin, improving fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness. Improvements are also seen in brightness and skin quality, resulting in a healthy and even tone as well as a youthful appearance. It is used twice daily and results are usually visible within 30 days. The Elta MD Renew Eye Gel is a great product that can be added to any skin care regimen.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Evening of Glamour

Dr. Alex and his assistant Mikalah Gordon
A E Skin held its first Evening of Glamour on Tuesday March 19, 2013 in the Encino office. The event was a tremendous success. It was a packed house with over 30 people in attendance. Those who attended were able to take advantage of the exclusive specials. Additionally numerous prizes were raffled off including products and treatments ranging from chemical peels to Botox and laser treatments. Everyone received at least one prize. Photo opportunities on the Red Carpet were available and everyone looked beautiful. The grand prize, a $ 2,300 Ultimate Rejuvenation treatment, was given to two attendees for being the most glamorous. At the event, new products and procedures were debuted, including Xeomin, a new alternative to Botox, the Elta MD Renew eye gel for treatment of fine lines, puffiness, and dark circles, Revivogen, a product to treat hair loss, and the A E Skin Soft and Smooth Rejuvenation. Support was generously provided Merz Aesthetics, makers of Xeomin, Elta MD, Clarisonic, and Revivogen. Refreshments were provided by Nuts 'N Berries Cafe. Everyone received a gift bag on their way home. We look forward to upcoming events including the Summer Soiree in June and the Red Carpet Event in September.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

A E Skin Soft and Smooth Rejuvenation

The A E Skin Soft and Smooth Rejuvenation is a two step laser procedure designed by Dr. Alex to improve redness, discoloration, and textural irregularities in one treatment. After the face is numbed with a topical cream, the first step is a photofacial treatment. Dr. Alex uses the Sciton Forever Young Broad Band Light for its outstanding results and ability to adjust multiple settings to treat all types of skin. This step produces a smooth color, improving dark discolorations (usually from sun damage) and well as redness, both generalized redness and broken capillaries. It will also help improve fine lines and wrinkles and close enlarged pores. The second step is a Micro Laser Peel, which removes a thin layer of dead skin cells from the surface, giving a soft texture and a bright, glowing complexion. The depth is adjusted for each person and the amount of skin removed is usually less than the thickness of a sheet of paper. The face is red for anywhere from six hours to five days depending on the settings. The procedure takes less than 15 minutes and patients are getting beautiful results. The procedure is not appropriate for women who are pregnant or breast feeding. Contact Dr. Alex for a free consultation.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

American Academy of Dermatology Conference 2013

Dr. Alex at the Elta MD exhibit

The American Academy of Dermatology held its annual conference March 1-5, 2013 at the convention center in Miami Beach, FL. This is an outstanding event where approximately 20,000 dermatologists and their staff come together from around the world every year. Dr. Alex was able to take advantage of multiple talks by world renown experts such as Dr. Michael Gold of Gold Skin Care Center and Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr. to improve the quality of his care. Topics included acne treatments, new laser technologies, cosmeceuticals, improving office visits, use of ancillary staff, website design, and more.

Dr. Alex at the Revivogen exhibit
The technical exhibits included a variety of skin care lines, technologies, textbooks, practice management groups, and more. Dr. Alex learned about new and exciting products offered by lines such as Elta MD, Neocutis, and Obagi as well as new laser treatments using the Sciton laser. Some examples of new products include Xeomin, a neuromodulator like Botox, Avene thermal water, and Revivogen products to treat hair loss and thinning.

Dr. Alex at the Vercaci mansion

Ancillary events included parties and dinners at the Vercaci mansion on the beach sponsored by Neocutis, the Setai hotel sponsored by Cutera lasers, Bongo's Cuban Cafe at the American Airlines Arena sponsored by Modernizing Medicine electronic medical record, and the W hotel sponsored by the Aesthetic Show and Sciton lasers.

Dr. Alex at the Sciton laser exhibit

The American Academy of Dermatology conference is an outstanding opportunity to learn about emerging treatments and technology in dermatology, to discover new and improved skin care lines, to network with other doctors, and to catch up with colleagues from around the world. Dr. Alex looks forward to the upcoming Aesthetic Show in Las Vegas, NV in May 2013 and next year's American Academy of Dermatology conference in Denver, CO.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Crow's Feet

Crow's feet, or peri-ocular wrinkles, are wrinkles around the eyes. These wrinkles have two primary causes. The first is use of the muscle just beneath it over years. This muscle surrounds the entire eye and contracts when we smile or close our eyes tightly. The second cause is sun damage that also occurs over many years. The most common treatment for crow's feet is Botox (or alternatives such as Dysport and Xeomin), which relaxes the muscle and prevents the wrinkles from forming or being exagerated with facial expressions. Other treatments include a basic skin care regimen including sunscreens and retinoids along with resurfacing procedures such as chemical peels or laser resurfacing.