Botox®️  Lake Forest, CA

Botox®️

For years Botox has helped so many men and women successfully treat wrinkles and facial creases. As people age, they long for a more youthful appearance. Botox is able to give them this.

Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle is then not able to contract. This causes the wrinkles to relax and soften. Botox is typically used on the forehead lines, around the eyes, and frown lines. Typically wrinkles are caused as we age, but they are also brought on by sun damage and gravity.

Receiving Botox actually only takes a few short minutes, and anesthesia is not required. You will simply get injected with a fine needle into the specific muscle and feel only mild discomfort.

Our entire staff is dedicated to helping you. We want to ensure that you are happy with your results and that you never feel like you have any unanswered questions. We are here for you before and after your treatment.

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Dermal/Lip Fillers  Lake Forest, CA

Dermal/Lip Fillers

What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectable gel-like substances used to treat a wide range of cosmetic issues in the face and hands, including diminished volume, fine lines, wrinkles, and scars. Several different companies make fillers, and each has its own unique formulations, which are useful for treating distinct problems in separate areas of the face.

By filling in certain areas of the face, we can contour and create the visage you’ve always dreamed of. Over time, dermal fillers are slowly absorbed by the body and most last anywhere from 12 to 24 months before necessitating a touch-up.

Fillers vs. Botox
Dermal fillers and botox are both minimally invasive, injectable cosmetic treatments. Both are performed as outpatient procedures in the comfort of your doctor’s office and require minimal downtime. While both can improve the overall appearance of the face, they achieve this in different ways.

Botox is primarily used to treat fine lines and wrinkles. It is a purified form of the botulinum toxin, but is a safe, FDA approved treatment that has been used for several decades now.

Botox works by blocking nerve signals to the muscles that cause fine lines around the eyes, forehead, and mouth, also known as expression lines. By blocking the nerve signals, muscles in the injection site become temporarily paralyzed, thus softening or eliminating wrinkles from the area. These results can last up to three months, and the treatment takes about five minutes to complete.

Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are primarily used to rejuvenate the skin and add volume and fullness to various areas of the face. Different brands and types of fillers are made of varying ingredients, including:

  • Hyaluronic acid, such as JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, and Belotero®
  • Calcium hydroxylapatite, such as RADIESSE®
  • Poly-L-lactic acid, such as Sculptra®
  • Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres (PMMA), such as Bellafill®

Each of these fillers is designed to treat certain kinds of aging or other cosmetic issues. Depending on which one is used, they can last anywhere from 12 to 24 months. On average, treatment takes approximately 45-60 minutes.

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Laser Hair Removal  Lake Forest, CA

Laser Hair Removal

Unwanted or excessive hair growth can leave you feeling down and less-confident about your appearance, while ingrown hairs can cause a lot of pain and unsightly bumps. In the past, treatment for these issues was only effective for lighter skinned individuals with dark hair, but fortunately laser hair removal has become more accessible and advanced in recent years. At our practice, we are able to safely treat people with virtually all skin types and hair colors.

How does it work?
Lasers emit a specialized, pulsed light, which is absorbed by the pigment in your hair and then transmitted down the hair shaft to the root. The hair follicle is damaged by the heat of the laser, which prohibits future growth.

Before your procedure, we will evaluate your skin and hair type in order for us to select the best laser to suit your needs. We will also thoroughly discuss the possible risks, your expectations, and the best ways to prepare for treatment.

The duration of each session varies depending on what area of the body you are having treatment. A small area such as the upper lip may take only five minutes, while a larger area like the back or legs may take up to one hour. The area should be shaved or cut short prior to treatment. For best results, we recommend that you do not wax or pluck hairs for three weeks prior to treatment.

Laser hair removal is safe and effective when performed by a physician or other licensed professional specializing in laser technology. At our practice, you can expect the highest level of treatment from our qualified professionals.

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Kybella  Lake Forest, CA

Kybella

KYBELLA® is the only FDA approved, injectable, non-invasive, treatment for contouring the fat below the chin. Some body types are more prone to the development of the “double-chin” look, regardless of diet and exercise practices. This extra pocket of hanging skin adds to the appearance of weight and age in the face.

With no downtime required, this procedure can be done in 20 minutes and have you back to your normal activities immediately. Many patients choose this procedure over traditional liposuction.

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Anti-Aging/Rejuvenation  Lake Forest, CA

Anti-Aging/Rejuvenation

Skin rejuvenation treatments are the ideal choice for patients seeking to reduce the effects of aging by restoring your skin’s youthful elasticity and brightness. Skin rejuvenation can also be used for therapeutic purposes to treat skin conditions such as rosacea, irregular pigmentation, broken capillaries, spider veins, freckles, or brown spots. For cosmetic enhancements, skin rejuvenation can reduce the signs of aging on the face, arms, and hands through a variety of treatment options.

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Plexr pure plasma/fibroblast

Plexr is the most developed non-invasive device that uses technological innovation based on the plasma to replace surgery, thus marking a new direction in aesthetics. It represents the so called "Soft Surgery" with the results such as those obtained by surgery.

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PRP: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

PRP comes from a patient's own blood. PRP is a concentrated source of growth factors and cellular signaling factors that play a significant role in the biology of healing. Basic science studies show that PRP treatment may improve healing in many tissues.

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RF Microneedling

Radiofrequency microneedling (RF microneedling) is a noninvasive skin rejuvenation treatment that enhances the collagen-inducing effects of microneedling with the simultaneous delivery of radiofrequency energy. It improves skin texture and tone, to address fine lines and wrinkles, laxity, and acne scars.

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Vein Removal

Laser Vein treatments are now a routine procedure for the removal of many types of vascular lesions. This includes hemangiomas, vascular malformations such as port-wine stains, telangiectasias, venous lakes and angiomas.

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Wart/Onychomycosis

Onychomycosis is fungal infection of the nail plate, nail bed, or both. The nails typically are deformed and discolored white or yellow.

Warts are typically small, rough, hard growths that are similar in color to the rest of the skin. They typically do not result in other symptoms, except when on the bottom of the feet, where they may be painful.

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Nightlase snore treatment:

Chronic snorers and their partners often experience several disruptions throughout the night, which can affect sleep quality and overall quality-of-life. Medical laser company, Fotona, has developed a laser treatment called NightLase® for the reduction of snoring. NightLase® targets the soft tissue responsible for blocking airways and causing snoring during sleep.

During treatment, laser energy applied to the tissue causes collagen fibers to contract. This process is designed to tighten the treatment area and broaden the air passages, ultimately reducing snoring volume and intensity.
• Designed to treat the primary source of snoring
• An effective way to strengthen collagen in the soft palate and surrounding areas
• Non-surgical and non-invasive
• Considered patient-friendly
• Aimed at decreasing the amplitude of snoring
• Reported to have a high rate of success
• Effective for up to a year or more
• Virtually painless for most patients
• Not harmful to healthy tissue
With NightLase®, patients may no longer need bulky oral appliances when they sleep. NightLase®
finally offers men and women the freedom to rest comfortably without disruptive snoring for a full night’s sleep.
series of three treatments spaced two to three weeks apart to achieve optimal improvements in snoring. After the first session, it is not uncommon for patients to notice some degree of immediate snoring reduction. Once three sessions have been completed, your airway size should be noticeably increased. Patients who have undergone successful treatment with NightLase® typically report feeling more rested when they awaken in the morning, and their partners notice a significant reduction in snoring volume and intensity. The results achieved with NightLase® are not permanent and touch-up sessions may be necessary a year or more after your initial treatment series.

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PDO Threads

The PDO Thread Lift is a treatment which lifts and tightens sagging skin tissue, using threads made of Polydioxanone (PDO). The threads introduces them into the deeper layers of the skin. Once introduced, the threads produce 3 effects in the skin: Instant Skin Lifting through mechanical effects

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Weight Loss Treatments

Phentermine (also known as Adipex, Fastin, Lomaira, and Pro-Fast) is one of MANY weight loss medications FDA approved to treat obesity in the United States. It works by stimulating your sympathetic nervous system and is classified as a "stimulant" (1).

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Laser Pain Management

Pain Relief: "Laser decreases nerve sensitivity by decreasing bradykinin; a pain eliciting chemical. It normalizes ion channels [cellular gatekeepers] and releases endorphins [body's natural pain reliever] and enkephalins [related to endorphins] that produce an analgesic effect. It also has a pain-blocking effect on certain nerve fibers."

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IV Hydration

Intravenous hydration is the administration of fluids through an injection to the veins. There are different kinds of hydration fluids depending on your needs; sterile saline solutions or solutions of glucose are most common. It involves inserting the needle end of an IV line into a vein with the other end containing a bag of fluids, which hangs over your head.

Intravenous therapy is commonly used to treat dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. However, IV hydration therapy has additional benefits to your body that include:
It boosts your immune system.
The body can have a hard time healing from mild infections such as the flu, when your immune system is inadequate in fighting infections. Similarly, you will experience slow healing of wounds due to an insufficient immune system. IV hydration contains vitamins and minerals that help your body to fight infections.
It also boosts recovery from physical activities such as marathons.
It flushes toxins from your body.
IV hydration promotes detoxification. Toxins such as alcohol can cause electrolyte imbalance either directly or indirectly through liver cirrhosis. Intravenous fluids correct the imbalance. Dehydration also causes the accumulation of toxins in your body by limiting the amount of urine or sweat that you secrete.
It promotes healthy skin.
Dehydration leaves your skin feeling dry and wrinkly. Your eyes, mouth, and lips also dry up. IV hydration therapy hydrates your skin, making it firm, supple, and healthy.
It boosts your energy.
Dehydration and an imbalance in your electrolytes cause you to feel fatigued. You become unable to complete daily tasks such as cleaning without feeling exhausted, panting, and wanting to rest after every few minutes. Intravenous fluids energize you and enable you to carry out your daily tasks.

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Hormone Therapy

Estrogen ( Female hormone): Hormone replacement therapy is medication that contains female hormones. You take the medication to replace the estrogen that your body stops making during menopause. Hormone therapy is most often used to treat common menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes and vaginal discomfort.
Hormone therapy has also been proved to prevent bone loss and reduce fracture in postmenopausal women.

Testosterone shots(male): As you age, testosterone therapy might sound promising. But there are a lot of misconceptions about what the treatment can and can't do for you.
Testosterone therapy might seem like the ultimate anti-aging formula. Yet the health benefits of testosterone therapy for age-related decline in testosterone aren't clear.
Find out what's known — and not known — about testosterone therapy for normal aging.

What is testosterone?
The influence of testosterone in men
Testosterone is a hormone produced primarily in the testicles. Testosterone helps maintain men's:
• Bone density
• Fat distribution
• Muscle strength and mass
• Facial and body hair
• Red blood cell production
• Sex drive
• Sperm production
What happens to testosterone levels with age?
Testosterone levels generally peak during adolescence and early adulthood. As you age, your testosterone level gradually declines — typically about 1% a year after age 30 or 40. For older men, it's important to determine if a low testosterone level is due to normal aging or if it is due to a disease (hypogonadism).
Hypogonadism hampers the ability to produce normal amounts of testosterone due to a problem with the testicles or with the pituitary gland that controls the testicles. Testosterone replacement therapy, in the form of injections, pellets, patches or gels, can improve the signs and symptoms of low testosterone in these men.
Men can have many signs and symptoms as they age. Some that might occur as a result of lower testosterone levels can include:
• Changes in sexual function. This might include reduced sexual desire, fewer spontaneous erections — such as during sleep — and infertility.
• Physical changes. Various physical changes are possible, including increased body fat, reduced muscle bulk and strength, and decreased bone density. Swollen or tender breasts (gynecomastia) and body hair loss are possible. You might have less energy than you used to.
• Emotional changes. Low testosterone can contribute to a decrease in motivation or self-confidence. You might feel sad or depressed, or have trouble concentrating or remembering things.

Testosterone therapy can help reverse the effects of hypogonadism, but it's unclear whether testosterone therapy would benefit older men who are otherwise healthy.
Although some men believe they feel younger and more vigorous if they take testosterone medications, there's little evidence to support the use of testosterone in otherwise healthy men. Guidelines from the American College of Physicians indicate that testosterone therapy might improve sexual function somewhat in some men, but there's little evidence that it improves other functions, such as vitality and energy

Blood work for determination of your hormones including:
1-essential thyroid profile
2-female 1(E2,PG,T,SHBG,DF,C),
3-female 2 (E2,PG,T, SHBG,DS,C,TSH,FT3,FT4,TPOaB)
4-female /male saliva 2(E2,PG,T,DS,Cx2)

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Vitamin Shots

Whether you realize it or not, B12 is a critical vitamin involved in very important processes in your body like energy production and metabolism. It's currently estimated that as many as 50% of people in the US have B12 deficiency or suboptimal B12 (1) levels in their body.This means that as many as 1 out of 2 people are walking around with sub-optimal energy levels and a slower than normal metabolism.

It's no wonder that many patients who use B12 shots experience many benefits that range from increased energy to weight loss and even better sleeping patterns.
In this post I am going to walk you through just some of the benefits that you might experience while using vitamin B12 shots:
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#1. Increases your energy levels & fights fatigue
#2. Improves your metabolism
#3. Helps with weight loss
#4. Helps improve sleeping patterns & circadian rhythm
#5. Increases concentration & mood
#6. Boosts your immune system
#7. May increase hair growth or stop hair loss

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PRP Hair Restoration

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment is a promising new regenerative treatment for hair loss. It harnesses the power of platelet-stimulated hair growth to give you thicker and healthier hair. PRP is a three-step process that involves drawing blood, separating the platelets, and injecting the platelets into the scalp. Research shows that localized platelet injections increase the number of hair without adverse reactions.

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Hairlase and PRP combo

it’s a combination of laser hair restoration and PRP , it is a very effective treatment.

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Hair restoration Fotona Hairlase:

What is Fotona Laser for Hair Restoration?
The Fotona Laser is an incredible system that offers a range of treatment modes that are minimally-invasive and require no downtime afterwards. This dynamic system utilizes laser energy for safe, predictable, and natural hair restoration results. It is clinically proven to restore natural hair growth in just a few short treatments.

. By combining Nd:YAG and Er:YAG wavelengths, this advanced technology is effective at reaching the deepest layers of the scalp and hair follicles to activate the natural healing process. Results offer restored hair growth for natural, yet noticeable results.
What to Expect?
Like with any cosmetic treatment, an initial consultation is first performed in order to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs and aesthetic goals.
During treatment, the innovative laser hand piece is held to the targeted treatment area.The system then works to deliver combination energy deep beneath the surface of the scalp to the targeted hair follicles. These specialized wavelengths are delivered with unmatched speed and safety while causing minimal-to-no discomfort. As a result, a cellular response is activated within the underlying layers of the scalp. The natural production of collagen is activated, which is effective at replenishing damaged tissue. The regeneration of healthy tissue is also encouraged which effectively repairs and restores damaged hair follicles. Following treatment, the scalp is replenished with essential nutrients and hydration for reclaiming natural hair growth.
The process is safe and quick. Multiple treatments are suggested in order to achieve optimal results.
Benefits
There are many benefits that Fotona hair restoration treatments offer including;
• Minimally-invasive and safe
• No required downtime
• Activates the natural healing process
• Encourages natural hair growth for real, noticeable results
• Minimal-to-no discomfort
Who is a Candidate?
Both men and women who are struggling with thinning hair or hair loss could benefits from treatments. If you are searching for a non-invasive and quick solution for reclaiming a fuller head of hair, you could also benefit from Fotona laser hair restoration.

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Muscle enhancement: TruSculpt Flex

A noninvasive muscle - sculpting device that uses painless, low - energy pulses of bioelectric current to tighten and tone muscles. During the procedure, handpieces applied to targeted areas of the body send out pulses that force the muscles to contract more intensely than is possible by working out.

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Fotona 4D / 5Dskin rejuvenation (non-invasive face lift)

Fotona 4D is a four-dimensional treatment that lifts the face, reducing wrinkles and tightening the skin. 4D laser treatment moves in 4 stages. The first is a laser treatment that helps tighten and plump up the overall face, targeting volume in the skin.

The next step is a fractional laser treatment to target skin imperfections that can age the skin. This stage is called FRAC3 and helps reduce and remove dark spots, age spots, and red spots along with vascular imperfections. The third stage of the Fotona 4D Laser treatment is use of the Piano Mode. This stage specifically targets skin laxity to firm and tighten the face overall. The final stage is a polishing peel to remove dead skin cells and restore a bright and youthful complexion to the face. This laser treatment is unique in Toronto because part of the process actually happens intraorally using one of the Fotona handpieces. The rest of the laser procedure happens on the exterior of the face as per usual. Results can be seen immediately following treatment. Patients usually experience only some redness or swelling afterwards, but nothing harsh or that would impact their day-to-day activities.

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Liplase:

WHAT IS LIPLASE?
A new, quick and easy way to enhance the size and shape of your lips without injections and potential bruising seen with traditional lip fillers. We use the Fotona laser to naturally tighten, smooth and plump your lips.

HOW DOES LIPLASE WORK?
After the age of 30 we lose up to 1% of our collagen production each year. The Fotona laser heats the deep layers of the skin to stimulate and rejuvenate natural collagen production. The procedure treats the lips and surrounding skin. We also the inner lips to stimulate the collagen from both sides. Targeting every aspect of your lips ensures we can create fuller, smoother and tighter lips to provide a more youthful look.
WHAT DOES THE LIPLASE TREATMENT FEEL LIKE?
LipLase treatment is quick and comfortable. We a topical numbing cream to the lips for a few minutes prior to the treatment. This is a short acting topical anesthetic that removes any sensation of pain or discomfort. If any areas are sensitive during the treatment we simply reapply the topical cream as needed. The great news is there is no down time or risk of bruising.

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Facial rejuvenation:

Laser Genesis is a near-infrared (NIR) Nd:YAG laser with a wavelength of 1064-nm. Studies have proven that NIR irradiation is efficient for skin rejuvenation due to its ability to provide long-lasting stimulation of elastin. It will also increase the amount of collagen, resulting in clinically improved skin tone and texture.

As the name implies, elastin is a highly elastic protein found within the connective tissue layer underneath the skin surface. This protein is what helps the skin to resume its shape after stretching or contracting. Along with elastin, you’ll find collagen in the connective tissue as well. Collagen is a structural protein that gives skin its strength and firmness. Over time, collagen and elastin are degraded, which represents one of the main mechanisms contributing to signs of aging. Therefore, Laser Genesis can minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin.
Additionally, the thermal energy of Laser Genesis targets the tiny vessels and capillaries that are the cause of persistent skin redness, such as with conditions like rosacea. By breaking down these vessels, blood that is trapped under the surface of the skin dissipates, which reduces overall redness.
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Benefits of Laser Genesis
In addition to the clinically proven results with Laser Genesis, there are many other benefits that patients appreciate with this treatment. Let’s start with the convenience. Laser Genesis is a non-invasive treatment that typically only takes about 15 to 20 minutes. There is no need for anesthesia because it is a painless procedure that only causes a gentle warming sensation. Also, there is no downtime required with this laser. Thus, the Laser Genesis treatment is ideal for busy patients who want to see results but do not have the time to take off for recovery.It’s typically recommended to receive between 3 to 10 Laser Genesis treatments, spaced about 4 weeks apart. It’s important to keep in mind that even though the course of treatment can be several months, you don’t have to deal with the disadvantages of downtime and recovery after each treatment. American Beauty Medical Clinic and Spa will be able to design a custom treatment plan for you based on your unique needs.Lastly, Laser Genesis is designed for safe and effective treatment on all skin types and ethnicities, and can be safely used on all body parts (excluding the eye and surrounding area). This is in contrast to other lasers that come with the risk of discoloration if used on the wrong skin type.

Active acne: Using a laser treatment to treat your acne might sound like science fiction, but it is science fact thanks to Fotona! The laser system uses a pair of laser wavelengths to target either active acne or acne scars. As a result, it can reduce the number of acne spots and clean up your skin where there were once pockmarks.

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Body Sculpting

TruSculpt 3D from Cutera: The trusculpt 3D uses directed heat to target fat cells. That heat causes the fat cell to essentially melt and die. The body then takes care of the dead cell, clearing it out of the body. So now you have a smaller number of fat cells in the area that is treated.

Tightsculpting: Fotona Tightsculpting is a state-of-the-art, non-invasive laser treatment that effectively reduces fat, sculpts, transforms and tightens any area of the body. Fotona TightSculpting is a unique dual-wavelength, non-invasive laser treatment for sculpting and skin tightening on all body areas. TightSculpting is an innovative laser treatment that targets fat beneath the skin of the treatment area. The laser’s heat will essentially heat the fat cells, destroying them – without damaging the skin above. Your lymphatic system will naturally process and flush away the cells. This causes the reduction of fat in the treated area and is the first benefit of TigtSculpting. The second benefit of this Fotona laser treatment is the skin tightening that accompanies the fat loss. The laser heat tightens the fibers of collagen, contracting them to leave the skin more tight and firm. By combining these 2 procedures together, TightSculpting allows you to progress to your ideal shape much sooner than in the past with former technologies(coolsculting). This non-surgical liposuction method requires no downtime, and patients can resume their regular activities within the same hour. 3 treatments (sold as a package ) spaced a week or so apart will achieve the best results.
Trusculpt 3D chin from cutera: The trusculpt 3D uses directed heat to target fat cells. That heat causes the fat cell to essentially melt and die. The body then takes care of the dead cell, clearing it out of the body. So now you have a smaller number of fat cells in the area that is treated.

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Fotona stretch mark

Fotona 3D Stretch Mark Reduction Laser technology is a fascinating new arena for treatments that can remodel and resurface the skin on our bodies The laser energy is delivered to the skin at varying degrees of depth and speed to initiate the production of new skin cells.

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