Chemical peeling: Peeling the years away
My Choice at Farzaneh Cosmetic Surgery: Vi peel
The Vi Peel, was originally developed by a physician to help treat his fifteen year old daughter’s acne and hyper pigmentation scars.
I really recommend this chemical peel at Farzaneh Cosmetic Surgery because it combines several peels at a unique concentration which are very effective, but with less side effects.
The peel takes about 20-30 minutes. It is essentially painless and numbs the skin after the first pass making it very user friendly. Although the chemical physically peels the superficial layer of the skin, it also works at a cellular level helping with fine lines, texture roughness and pigmentation disorders including post pregnancy melasma.
One of the Vi Peels claims to fame, making it the buzz in Hollywood is that it can be used on most skin types including ethnic, Hispanic, Asian and middle eastern.
Patients can experience about 3-5 days of peeling. It can be repeated as early as every month for more severe conditions, however; most patients can maintain their results with every four month routine, hence the package option.
The Vi Peel procedure is appropriate for:
a) Younger and older patients with acne and acne pigmented scarring.
b) All patients with fine lines, rough skin texture, sun damage and pigmentations
After your procedure the results can be maintained by routine use of sunscreen, Retin-A, moisturizers, and occasional microdermabraion and facials.
So which one is right for you? You and your skin are unique. Take the time to sit down with me and together we can determine how best to meet your expectations. You deserve to feel wonderful in your own skin and together we can make that possible.
Call today for your personal Consultation in Chino/ Chino Hills, California for skin chemical peel/ resurfacing. Call Farzaneh Cosmetic surgery : (909) 590-2299.
All lasers are not created equal!
My Choice at Farzaneh Cosmetic Surgery: Mixto Co2 Laser
MiXto Co2 laser has revolutionized my practice with respect to skin rejuvenation. Previously, I could only perform this procedure in the operating room under general anesthesia. But today, I can help patients usually with just one treatment in the office with topical anesthesia and a mild sedative just to calm the nerves a bit. With Mixto Co2 laser, I have seen my patients receive results that met and often surpassed their hopes!
How is this laser different? C02 is a Carbon Dioxide laser that has been around for more than 25 years for the correction of fine and deep wrinkles, scars, sun damage and pigmentation. The CO2 laser heats up and vaporizes the top layer (epidermis) of the skin to shrink and smooth the damaged skin.
This change occurs immediately, in front of my eyes, while I perform the procedure. Patients then go through a healing process that takes typically 5-7 days and then see further tightening as a result of collagen production up to the next 6 months. This is your own collagen to keep, which is what gives you the preventive effect of slowing the aging process.
Mixto CO2 laser is FDA approved and was invented in Italy. It uses a unique fractional technology which controls the depth and the percentage of the treated skin, providing more precise control. This leaves microscopic islands of healthy tissue to speed recovery. It also allows enough cooling time between each beam, which makes the procedure more tolerable and decreases both the healing time and the side effects.
The Mixto Co2 Laser procedure is appropriate for:
- Younger patients with acne scars, or fine lines, especially under the eyes
- Older patients, with wrinkles, folds, and sun damaged splotchy pigmentations. Also, it is used for neck, chest and hand skin rejuvenation.
- Patients with previous scars from trauma or surgery.
Laser Resurfacing at Farzaneh cosmetic surgery. drcosmeticsurgery.com
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BODY SCULPTING: Fact, Fiction & Fat
Fact: There is no miracle machine that will give you a bikini ready body.
Fiction: 1-800-2GOOD-2B-True is the fiction that commercial body contouring “businesses” want you to believe.
The truth of the matter is that the right surgeon makes all the difference. First, the right surgeon is the one who will help choose the procedure specific for YOU. Second, the surgeon’s SKILL and the absolute dedication to the outcome of the procedure is essential. And third, unlike the mass marketing for body contouring, the right surgeon will never treat the patient as a product through an “assembly line.” No matter how great the machine, it is the operator’s skill that controls the results.
What are your options: Tummy Tuck, Mini-Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?
Tummy Tuck is a popular procedure because of its capacity for slenderizing the midsection. This is achieved by tightening the loose abdominal muscles which recreates the internal corset and narrows the waist. The procedure also removes the extra skin and leaves the belly button reshaped.
The incision required for the tummy tuck surgery is longer than with other cosmetic surgery procedures. The resulting scar typically starts very, very low across the lower abdomen just above or into the pubic hair area. It is most commonly hidden by a modest bikini or undergarment. The incision from the tummy tuck procedure can also eliminate the previous scars from hysterectomy, laparoscopy, appendix removal surgery and cesarean surgery. Although the recovery ranges from one week to two weeks, my patients report the ability to drive by nine days post operatively. The use of pain pumps has made this procedure much more comfortable to such a level that patients can switch to just Tylenol as early as two to three days post op.
I hear the story over and over from patients who have had children and subsequently lost their pre-pregnancy figure. Their waist is not as narrow and the bulge and the loose skin over the abdomen is just not going away despite dieting, pilates, yoga, and endless sit ups. The fact is no amount of muscle build up can bring the separated abdominal muscles back together. What holds the abdominal muscle tightly together and keeps the waist narrow and the tummy flat is NOT muscle, which is why the area remains unresponsive to the sit ups. Sit ups can give you bigger and thicker muscles, yet leave the abdominal muscle spread apart perpetuating the bulge around the area.
For those whose conditions do not warrant a full tummy tuck, a mini tummy tuck may be a great alternative. With this less-invasive procedure, incision is made directly above the pubic region. Liposuction can address the areas of unwanted fat followed by the removal of excess skin and fat from the area below the navel. This procedure is appropriate where there is minimal loose skin or muscle bulging above the belly button.
Body liposuction, better referred to as body sculpting, can reshape a patient’s tummy, back, and waist by recreating more desirable line angles. This procedure is most effective when there is minimal loose skin. The critical point to remember is that it is not how much fat can be removed, but how to create the right curves and reestablish balance and proportionality. For example, lower back liposuction can significantly improve the waistline and highlight a rounder buttocks to create a more youthful, slimmer hourglass shape.
Of course there is nothing wrong with being any shape you are. After all no one needs cosmetic surgery, but if it is important to you, then you should choose the right procedure and the right surgeon who offers you individualized care, offers all the alternatives and protects you from the fiction while delivering the most skillful care to the ultimate end.