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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Main Characteristics of a Chemical Peel

Chemical peel is one of the most attractive cosmetic procedures carried out in medical offices or medical spas.

The idea started in the old days when people were putting sour milk, ripe fruit or wine over on the skin in order to improve texture and give the skin more youthful look and add vitality. These were old fashion weak acid solutions, replaced nowadays by more titrated acids and chemical solutions ranging from weak to medium, and to strong acids or peels.

The idea is to remove the top layer of the skin where the impurities are lying and replace it with a younger, newer skin. Chemical peels are helpful for acne, wrinkles, as well as for pigmentation changes, shallow scars and a variety of other skin problems.

 Main Characteristics of the peels

  • Chemical peels are characterized by being superficial, medium or deep.
  • Downtime is minimal or absent with superficial peels and varies between 5 to 7 days for medium to deep peels.
  • Most offices and medical spas will have a free skin analysis prior to advising any peel.
  • Medium and deep peels are usually performed by your doctor, light and superficial peels are normally performed by estheticians and medical spa staff.

Peels can be very relaxing and need not be uncomfortable.

So if you gaze at the famous personality or public figure in the magazine or television and you see a white yogurt like substance on the face and 2 cucumbers around the eyes in a heavenly relaxing atmosphere, then you understand the concept and can even do better for yourself when you pay a visit to your favorite medical spa and have a similar or more superior peel in a relaxing surrounding with great skin results.

For more information about Chemical Peel in Ventura, visit the website of La Nouvelle Medical Spa inVentura as well as take a look at the extended library of Chemical Peel before and after images

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Looking for the Best Combination of Acne Treatments?

Worry about acne or unpleasant acne scars? Don’t feel upset about yourself because almost everyone has experienced what you’ve been through. According to a report from the experts, almost 90% of all teenagers or young adults will experience acne problems while they’re on their adolescents stage. Young adults will no longer feel bad when have acne problems, thanks to the advanced technology, there are several acne treatments, nowadays. These treatments include microdermabrasion, Laser Acne treatment, peels, and various special acne lines of products that work effectively. Keep reading to learn more about different acne treatments.

What is Acne and its Causes?
Acne Vulgaris, known as Acne, is a skin ailment that implicates the oil glands at the base of hair follicles (a small secretory sac, or gland). It takes place usually during adolescence when the sebaceous (oil) glands come to life which are stimulated by male hormones produced by both male and female adrenal glands. According to experts, the essential cause of acne is an increase in androgen levels that usually happens when a person reaches the adolescence stage. Increasing androgen levels make the oil glands under your skin develop, causing the enlarged gland to produce more oil.
Acne treatments before and after photos by La Nouvelle Medical Spa
It is not caused by eating greasy foods or chocolate, or because of poor hygiene. Instead, it develops when the skin’s sebaceous glands make excessive oil, or sebum. The sebum carries dead skin cells through the follicles to the surface of the skin. Human skin has pores which link to oil glands found under the skin. The glands are connected to the pores through follicles. A small hair develops through the follicle out of the skin. When these follicles get blocked, it will accumulate the oil under the skin, that will allow pimples to grow. Pimples likely to come out on the face, back, neck, chest, and shoulders.

What are the Best Acne Treatments?
Acne is treated depending on how severe and persistent the condition is.

What are Laser Acne Treatments and Peels?
Laser Acne Treatment is one of the best treatments for acne problem. It is beneficial to anyone who is suffering with mild to moderate inflammatory acne that is caused by the P. Acnes bacteria. These lasers are approved by the FDA for treating any type of skin, causing a very rare instances for scars or burns to occur. Patients report great success of removing unpleasant acne scars with these laser acne treatments. Laser Acne Treatments do not necessarily have any recovery time because most patients usually return to their daily routines and activities the same day after the treatment.

Microdermabrasion and peels are also great in treating acne. Usually, doctors recommend one or the other approach or a combination of treatments depending on how severe and persistent the acne is.

What are the most common areas for acne treatment?
The most common areas for acne treatment are the chest, back, face and shoulders, but any part of the body where acne grows can have the needed treatment.

How many treatments are needed in treating acne?
Generally, patients would need 2-3 treatments to get rid of acne and require 4-6 treatments to considerably lighten the acne scar and have them vanish essentially. These treatments are given separately, about 3 - 6 weeks apart. Laser Acne treatments don’t take long and normally it would only take 45 to 60 minutes.

What Line of skincare Products to consider?
You can also consider using great line of skincare products like creams in treating acne and acne scars. The combination of Salicylic and glycolic acid is used to allow exceptional exfoliation and a shed of dead skin cells. This line of creams help in the stimulation of the top layer of the skin to peel while renewing a normal skin replacements cycle and discharging cells that blocks the oil flow. There are also antibacterial skin care products for treating acne. Benzoyl peroxide acts as a peeling agent. It increases skin turnover that clears the pores and reduces the bacterial count (specifically P. acnes) and also works as an antimicrobial. Benzoyl peroxide for acne treatment is normally applied to the affected areas in a form gel or cream, with a concentrations of 2.5% up to 5%, and can go up to 10%. Research recommends that 5% and 10% concentrations are somewhat gives more impressive results than 2.5%, while 2.5% is generally allowed and preferred than the 10% concentration.

Get rid of your unwanted acne and acne scars! If you are planning to have a laser acne treatment or scar removal, consult your doctor today.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Which Procedure Is Perfect for You? Liposuction or Tummy Tuck

A lot of people especially women have decided to experience a tummy tuck or liposuction surgery to tighten their bodies and revitalize a young look. These two methods are truly distinctive; its essential to have a consultation with an aesthetics specialist/surgeon to figure out which technique is ideal for you. Some people would like to experience both methods for a significantly more improved shape. Learn more about  tummy tuck or liposuction and know which procedure is right for you.

What are the basics of this procedure?

An abdominoplasty, also known as tummy tuck, is a kind of plastic surgery method that tightens debilitated stomach muscles and takes out unnecessary skin and fat stores, resulting to a profoundly toned and thin stomach region. This kind of technique may be perfect for individuals who are having inconvenience toning this part through dieting and workout due to some aspects, like, child-bearing, weight change, and becoming older. While, Liposuction is a process that eliminates resolute fat deposits from different regions of the body. Liposuction does not dispose of additional skin or harden the muscles. 


What are the Benefits of Liposuction?

A lot of people try hard to dispose of fat deposits on different regions of the body which includes the hips, thighs, rear end, abs, and upper arms. Usually, these lumps of fat don't react to weight reduction exercises. Liposuction may be best for you, as it might be utilized to shape each of these regions. 

What are the Benefits of Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck not just removes excess fats in the stomach area, it further toughens the muscles and tones the skin. Most people decided to experience a tummy tuck in light of the fact that the stomach area still looks flabby regardless of  weight loss exercises. This is especially relevant to women who have lost pounds after having kids, yet find that the vertical muscular strength have divided, resulting to a saggy presence. 

Abdominoplasty or tummy tack 

If you’re planning to undergo liposuction or a tummy tuck procedure, please call (805) 988-2638 or visit La Nouvelle Medical Spa in Ventura for a free consultation.  In addition to these procedures, La Nouvelle Medical Spa now offers breast augmentation.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

What are the Benefits, Side Effects, and Cost of Laser Vein Removal in Ventura County

What is the Difference of Laser Technology?
The laser integrates the perfect laser wavelength with adaptable variables to supply an exceptional vascular laserlight method. It treats a wide range of vessels from tiny spider veins to deep blue perplexing veins instantly, safely, and effectively. The cooled tip is ideally sized for finding small vessels on the nose, cheek, chin, and other areas of the face. Because of its unique design, the laser delivers light energy harmlessly and efficiently for treating various types of veins. People who are having dark, light or tanned skin can experience phenomenal results with minimal blistering or bruising.

So how exactly does CoolGlide Vein Treatment function?
The laser techniques deliver pulses of light energy that will cause the blood within the vein to coagulate, gradually destroying the vessel which is later reabsorbed by your body. Blood flow will then be redirected to veins deeper below your skin's surface, where it should be.

Do the Laser Vein treatments really hurt?
Although no local anesthesia or pain medication is normally required, most patients opt to use a topical anesthetic prior to treatment. Following the treatment, the pain is minimal to nonexistent. Most patients experience a pinching sensation as the pulses of energy are delivered through the handpiece.

Lase Vein Removal Before and After by Dr. Hanna
What will I feel when I undergo this kind of treatment?
When the handpiece is placed on the skin, it gives a cool and comfortable feeling. When the pulse of light is delivered, you may feel a mild, abrupt stinging sensation.

How many laser treatments should I acquire?
Generally, one or two treatments are adequate to see impressive results. However, the number of treatments necessary depends on the number, color, and size of the vessels being treated. Additional treatments may be necessary where there are many undesirable spider veins. Ask your about your specific condition, since individual results still vary.

What are the possible negative effects of Laser vein Removal?
Although many patients report few of any negative effects, those that most commonly noticed are slight reddening and local inflammation of the skin. These effects typically last for less than 24 hours. Some patients may experience bruising and, in rare instances, blistering may occur. Consult with your doctor for complete information on the benefits and risks of treatment.

How soon will I see the results?
Normally, the results will be visible right away! You will see the veins disappear in front of your eyes! Some patients find that the majority of the treated veins have shown noticeable improvement within two to six weeks of treatment. And very seldom that your final results may not be apparent for several months. Over time, it is possible for new veins to appear, but these too can be removed with the laser.

Dr. Hanna of La Nouvelle Medical Spa also offers treatment for spider veins with Asclara Injections. In each distinct case, Dr. Hanna recommends the best treatment for the patient. Occasionally, we use the combination of injections and laser vein removal.

What is the Cost of Laser Vein Removal?
The cost of laser vein treatment  may be more affordable than you think. To find out more about the cost of this treatment, visit