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Cosmetic Treatments

Many of our patients are interested in the latest skin rejuvenation treatments and would prefer to be served by a doctor they already know and trust. As such, it felt natural to expand our practice to offer selected cosmetic procedures to our patients. We carefully assess the safety and efficacy of any treatment that we offer at Women Center L.A. Naturally, this policy extends to our cosmetic offerings as well.

With age, all women will begin to notice the detrimental effects of aging on their skin. Repetitive facial motions and a decrease in collagen production resulting in the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. In Los Angeles, we are subjected to sun exposure year-round, which further speeds the aging process. While everyone knows that a facelift is able to dramatically correct signs of aging, not everyone wishes to undergo such an invasive procedure that requires a significant recovery period. Fortunately, there are a number of non-invasive, non-surgical treatments available to combat such signs, including dermal fillers and injectables, such as Botox. These treatments can be performed right in our office and you will be able to resume your normal activities immediately. You can even undergo one of these treatments during your lunch break!

Dr. Ludmila Bess was trained in applying these injectables and her sense of aesthetics helps her to achieve natural-looking results in patients. She recommends in particular two injectables that are among the most effective and safe options available today.

Juvéderm® is a dermal filler that is used to smooth and soften wrinkles and facial lines. It is commonly used to treat nasolabial folds (the creases that run from the corners of the nose to the corners of the lips) and frown lines around the lips. It works by restoring volume in the targeted area, thereby plumping up the skin and minimizing the appearance of the lines and wrinkles. During this simple and quick treatment, our doctor will use a fine syringe to inject a hyaluronic acid solution under your skin in the targeted areas. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in the human body and is able to absorb over 1,000 times in weight in water. This characteristic is what provides the plumping effect in the targeted area. In addition, Juvéderm stimulates the production of collagen within the skin, thus increasing firmness and elasticity in the treated area over the coming months.

BOTOX® is an injectable that decreases the appearance of wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that control facial expression and contribute to the formation of wrinkles. In addition to temporarily smoothing out existing wrinkles, BOTOX may prevent or slow future wrinkles from forming. It is commonly used to soften the lines that appear between the eyebrows, smooth out crow’s feet around the eyes, and lift the corners of the mouth to provide a more youthful appearance. BOTOX can be injected during a short office visit and you will be able to resume normal activities immediately.

Both Juvéderm and BOTOX provide rejuvenating effects that can last between three and nine months and the treatments can be repeated to maintain their effects. In some cases, patients will receive a dermal filler and BOTOX to achieve the look they desire. The next time you come in for an appointment, feel free to ask about our cosmetic treatments. Or call our L.A. office today to set up an appointment with our doctor and find out which cosmetic treatment is best suited for you!