Dermal Fillers 101: Let’s Discuss the Basics

Difference between Botox® & Dermal Fillers.

Among the treatments available for eliminating facial wrinkles, fillers and injectables are perhaps the most common ones, but the two are very different, says Dr. Golshani. While injectables like Botox® and Dysport work by temporarily paralyzing active muscle, dermal fillers work by plumping the problem area to restore its volume and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Dermal fillers include Juvederm, Selphyl, Perlane, Restylane, and Radiesse, all of which can be used to re-contour the face and correct wrinkles by restoring plumpness to the cheeks, chin, lips, lower eyes, and other areas that have lost volume due to aging. These procedures can:

  • Soften fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enhance hollow areas of the face
  • Enhance the appearance of settled scars

How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

Fillers are administered by injecting the top layer of the skin with hyaluronic acid, or some other naturally-occurring substance in the body that plumps the tissue to create a soft, natural-looking outcome.

The procedure is painless, and the level of discomfort largely depends on the area being treated. Dermal fillers are typically prepared with lidocaine, which is numbing agent. Furthermore, a numbing agent can be applied to the treatment
area to manage pain.

For the highly sensitive areas such as the lips, the doctor can perform a nerve block, which is a minimally painful procedure that numbs the lips.

Dermal Fillers – The Procedure

Before the filler treatment, your doctor will evaluate your facial structure and skin tone to gain better understanding of the areas that need filling.

Then, the filler material will be injected into the designated areas. Topical numbing cream can be applied beforehand, though most patients find the pain manageable. The process takes between 15 and 60 minutes depending on the number of areas that need treatment.

No downtime is required after treatment with injectable fillers, though you can use an ice pack to reduce any swelling that occurs.

The duration of the dermal filler depends on the product used, though it typically lasts 6-12 months. You need more than one treatment.

Who is the Ideal Candidate for Dermal Fillers?

The ideal candidate for dermal fillers should be in good general health, a non-smoker, and be well informed about the outcome of the procedure. For instance, you should know of the wide selection of fillers available, and be aware that the results from dermal fillers are different from those of a facelift or forehead lift.

Dermal fillers are safe, with rare occurrence of allergic reactions or serious complications from the procedure. However it is important to consult with your doctor to identify if the filling injection treatment will address your concerns.

dr golshani plastic surgery blog Dr. Golshani offers a variety of dermal fillers in Beverly Hills, as well as Botox® and Dysport that are similar, but do offer differences. Looking for more information? Please call our office @ (310) 274-3481 & we’ll answer any questions or inquiries you may have. 🙂

Is Botox a Good Treatment for Teeth Grinding?

Teeth grinding, medically referred to as Bruxism, can cause extensive tooth wear. In severe cases, it can also damage dental restorations like fillings and crowns. Bruxism, a condition described as the unconscious and excessive clenching of the jaw and/or excessive grinding of teeth especially when asleep, is believed to affect between 8 and 31 percent of the population.

The exact causes of teeth grinding at night are not known, though studies have connected several factors with the condition, including anxiety, daytime stress, loud snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, smoking, caffeine, heavy alcohol use, and certain antidepressant drugs. Common symptoms associated with teeth grinding include headaches, hypersensitive teeth, and aching jaw muscles. It may also cause other minimal symptoms, making it difficult for some to realize that they have the condition.

Treatment Options for Bruxism

For most patients, teeth grinding is usually a habit or temporary condition that can be easily fixed by wearing a night guard and addressing the cause – stress, anxiety, etc. But those in relationships may not find protective night guards as a glamorous or romantic solution, even if they help your partner sleep better. In such cases, Botox injections can be a good option.

How Botox Treats Teeth Grinding

The American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE) has proven Botox to be a suitable treatment option for targeting and treating spasticity and excessive muscle activity. Many alternative treatments, like dental devices and anti-inflammatory medications, do not address the actual source of the problem. While dental appliances can successfully safeguard teeth from damage when sleeping, they do not stop the painful side effects of bruxism.

Directly injecting small doses of Botox into the large muscle that supports jaw movements weakens it sufficiently to stop involuntary clenching or grinding. This considerably relaxes the muscle, stops pain, and minimizes wear and tear on the teeth caused by bruxism.

Botox treatment also reduces or eliminates associated headaches and damage to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).

Botox does not interfere with voluntary jaw movements, such as talking, chewing, or facial expressions. However, you are required to get at least three repeat injections every six months to maintain the results. A good number of people enjoy long-term results after only three treatments, though the results partly depend on your lifestyle.

The pressure exerted on your teeth during grinding can be up to 20 times greater than that of normal biting and chewing. Consequently, the incisors can shorten and form sharp edges and small chip marks, while the canines can become covered in notches. At the same time, affected teeth can loosen and any fillings gouged out.

For most patients, a Botox treatment, or series of treatments, for teeth grinding helps to break the pattern and gives them enough time to manage the event that triggered bruxism – anxiety, stress, sleep apnea, etc.

Dr. Golshani offers Botox treatment in Beverly Hills. Botox is used for many applications. If you are interested in Botox treatment, then please call our office @ (310) 274-3481 to speak with a Botox specialist.

Looking as Good as You Feel with a Facial Analysis

As we age, we often suffer normal everyday “wear and tear” on the body. Does it bring us down? It can. Mentally we may be strong, perhaps stronger than ever… physically, too. Working out, eating healthy, watching calorie intake, etc. Point is, we may FEEL good, but we are not necessarily satisfied internally with our looks. We may see a different person in the mirror, one that appears tired or old.

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Have You Considered a Facial Analysis?

Most of us are probably not even aware what a “facial analysis”. Facial analyses allow a certified professional, such as Dr. Golshani, to critically analyze facial features such as volume, bone structure, muscle activity, skin quality, and proportions of neck, brows, eyelids, cheeks, and forehead. It’s quite an evaluation, but it can provide you an opportunity to transform your facial structure into one that matches the way you FEEL.

So… Then What?

Well, after a thorough facial analyses has occurred, the next step is recommending procedures that are designed to enhance your facial structure and provide you with a younger appearance. After all, that is the main goal.

Most people are not ready to jump directly into surgery, so the first approach is generally topicals, chemical peels, and micro-needling – all of which are minimally invasive. Dr. Golshani has developed his very own line of products, marketed under the brand name “Avosant Skincare”. He can help you determine what products to use, the best times to use them, and for how long.

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Micro-needling is a relatively newer procedure, but is a highly advanced technique of smoothing wrinkles out, acne scars, stretch marks, and other features of natural aging.

Read more on the Eclipse MicroPen offered by Dr. Golshani.

The final approach to looking young is to consider plastic surgery procedures such as face lifts, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, and other facial procedures that have a dramatic effect on your facial appearance. But unless you have a concerning issue, it is recommended to try minimally-invasive techniques first.

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Debunks Anti-aging Skin Care Myths

Anti-aging is always a trending topic with the influx of anti-aging treatments, claims of new, must-have products, and skin-care advice from multiple random sources. But how much of what you hear is true and helpful?

Common Anti-aging Skin Care Myths – Debunked

Myth: Dry skin causes wrinkles.

Wrinkles are caused by collagen breakdown; not dry skin. Dry skin tends to make wrinkles more obvious. That said, hydrating your skin has no effect as to whether or not you will develop wrinkles.

Myth: Since my mother looks very young for her age, I will also not show signs of aging when I get older.

There are many factors that affect how you age, including genetics and lifestyle habits, though in different measures. So, compared to genetics, your lifestyle habits will affect how you age to a greater extent. If you smoke, don’t use sunscreen, and eat a poor diet, your genetics, no matter how good they are, will not help you look younger for longer.

Myth: Moisturizing helps prevent wrinkles.

Applying moisturizer regularly does not prevent wrinkles, though it helps your skin stay hydrated. It does not matter what ingredients are in the moisturizer. It simply has no effect on wrinkle prevention.

Myth: I don’t need sunscreen on cloudy days.

Your skin is exposed to UV radiation, including the UVA aging rays, every day irrespective of the amount of cloud cover or precipitation. Solar radiation is the primary cause of aging, and you should never go outside without applying sunscreen.

Myth: Smiles and frowns are the primary source of wrinkles.

This is not entirely false since wrinkles can occur when muscles are used to create facial expressions. That said, the biggest cause of wrinkles is the loss of volume in the face due to the natural breakdown of fat and collagen. Fortunately, this process can be counteracted through the application of topical treatments containing peptides that enhance the ability o the skin to produce its own collagen.

Myth: The more expensive a skin-care treatment, the more effective it is.

In many cases, it is not the actual science that makes a product expensive, but the packaging and possibly inclusion of perfume. Some people prefer to buy expensive skin-care products in department stores assuming that they work better, which is not necessarily true. It is better to go for tried-and-tested brands that spend more on research and development than packaging.

In Conclusion

You should always be careful of product advertisements that claim to make you look younger in days. Everyone wants to prevent and correct any signs of aging, but you cannot simply trust every advertisement, especially since they are not monitored by the FDA. Exercising your facial muscles is also counterproductive. Instead, avoid bad lifestyle habits that cause you to age faster, like excess consumption of alcohol and smoking. Also, increase your intake of foods that boost collagen production.

Have You Ever Considered Laser Hair Removal?

Traditional hair removal processes, such as waxing, shaving, and tweezing are effective but time-consuming. They don’t deliver a long-term solution for hair removal, plus they often result in nicks, bumps, and ingrown hairs.

Fortunately, technological advancements led to the invention of an innovative hair removal system that not only offered a long-term solution to hair reduction, but also eliminated those irritating little problems. Laser hair removal has been around for over ten years, and is one of the fastest growing systems for removing unwanted hair.

The allure of laser hair removal can be attributed to its convenience, effectiveness, and efficiency. It is a gentle way to permanently reduce unwanted hair from nearly any area of your body. So, how is it done?

The Laser Hair Removal Procedure – What To Expect

Laser hair removal is most ideal when your hair is in the growth stage. But a few days before the treatment, or on the morning of the procedure, the areas to be treated should be shaved. On the actual day of the procedure, you can expect the following:

  • Adjustment of the laser equipment according to the color, thickness, and position of the hair being treated. Your skin color is also taken into consideration.
  • Depending on the light source used, you and your technician may be required to wear eye protection.
  • In some cases, a cold gel or special cooling device may be applied on your skin to protect the outer layers and keep the laser light from penetrating your skin.
  • The technician will then illuminate a pulse of light to the treatment section and observe the area for a few minutes to establish that optimum settings were used, while checking for adverse reactions.

When the treatment is complete, you may be given anti-inflammatory creams or lotions, ice packs, or cold water to ease any discomfort.

Since hair grows in cycles, the procedure should be done in a series of 4-6 sessions, so you can schedule your next appointment 4-5 weeks later.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

There are numerous advantages of choosing laser hair removal over traditional techniques, including:

  • Application on virtually any body area: the technique can be used for facial hair removal, particularly in the chin, upper lip, and eyebrow, as well as other body parts like the chest, back, underarms, arms, back, legs, and bikini, genital, and pubic area.
  • Precision: lasers can be used to selectively target dark, coarse hairs, leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
  • Speed: each laser pulse takes a split second to treat many hairs simultaneously, so the technique can treat an area the size of a quarter every second. Small facial areas can be treated in under a minute, while larger areas, like the chest may take around one hour.
  • Permanent reduction in unwanted hair, allowing you to enjoy smooth, soft skin immediately after the treatment.

While laser hair removal procedures may seem costly at first, it will save you money in the long run. You won’t have to make endless purchases of razors, depilatory creams, shaving cream, or even have to schedule waxing appointments; hence, the efficiency, effectiveness, and convenience.

Beverly hills laser hair removalDr. Golshani offers laser hair removal treatment in Beverly Hills through his medi-spa laser clinic. He also offers BOTOX®, other dermal fillers, and skin care products for smooth, wrinkle-free skin. Ask us about our medi-spa clinic @ (310) 274-3481.

Rising Melanoma Rates in the U.S. – Causes and How to Avoid

Each year in America, nearly five million men and women are treated with skin cancer, including melanoma – the deadliest type of skin cancer. According to the US National Cancer Institute, the number of American adults diagnosed with melanoma has been growing at a remarkable rate; so much so that the rate of new melanoma cases has tripled from 7.89 per 100,000 population in the 1970s to 22.7 in 2010.

Just as shocking is the fact that melanoma death rate for the highest risk group, which is white American males, has increased rapidly from 2.6 deaths per 100,000 men in 1975 to 4.6 in 2011.

The CDC has also reported that the rates of new melanoma cases among both men and women have been rising by 1.4 to 1.6 percent per year. Teenagers have also not been spared, with melanoma incidence increasing by 2 percent every year between 1973 and 2009.

What To Avoid / Causes of Melanoma

While the exact causes of this deadly cancer are not known, scientists have established various risk factors for melanoma, including tanning, family history, severe sunburns, UV radiation, number of moles on the person’s skin, freckles, and fair skin.

To reduce the incidence of melanoma, people can manage three of these risk factors: severe sunburns, exposure to UV radiation, and indoor tanning.

1. Limiting exposure to direct sunlight

Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is a human carcinogen. According to the CDC, 61 percent of American adults know that excessive exposure to direct sunlight can cause cancer, and even take measures to protect themselves. In fact, public health surveys suggest that the number of Americans claiming to protect themselves from the sun increased considerably between 2005 and 2010.

Within this period, there has also been significant growth of sunscreen product sales, implying that they could be one of the primary ways for people to protect themselves from direct sunlight. Unfortunately, bogus label claims of being “broad-spectrum”, combined with the fact that some only protect from UVB rays (not also UVA rays) could be leaving Americans unprotected in direct sunlight.

2. Avoid sunburns

One study shows that while a good number of American adults employ certain sun protective behaviors, such as using sunscreen, wearing long-sleeved clothing, and staying in the shade, there has not been a corresponding reduction in sunburns among individuals in that age group.

3. Avoid tanning beds

Tanning beds emit both UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays penetrate to the dermal-epidermal where melanomas begin, while UVB increase the risk of getting skin cancers, including melanomas.

The increased risk of melanoma linked to the use of tanning beds is 59 percent for people who were first exposed to the artificial UV rays before the age of 35 years, and increases with the number of tanning bed sessions each year.

Generally, all tan – from direct or artificial UV rays, can cause melanoma. So, if you really want to look tan, perhaps consider using a self-tanning product, but also use sunscreen with SPF 30, since most self-tanners typically don’t offer any sun protection.

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Beating the Holiday Weight Gain | Dr. Golshani’s Advice

Just when you start seeing results for your weight control results, boom! – It’s another holiday with plenty of feasting. From holiday gatherings to banquets and office parties, and all the festive cooking in between, for most, it is nearly impossible to not register a 5-pound weight gain.

Now that the 4th of July is over, that is one more holiday behind you. Summer is officially here, and there is no better time to restart. No matter how hard you think you exercise, or how much you watch your portions, there is always room to improve. A few adjustments and extra activities will help you beat the holiday weight gain. Here are some of Dr. Golshani’s personal suggestions:

1. Make every moment count

Instead of remaining seated at a party all night as you overindulge in food and drinks, consider getting up and moving by dancing the night away. Being active will not only break the ice at the party, but also burn some calories.

Also, consider engaging in some general cleaning after the holidays. Sweeping, scrubbing, mopping, and other house chores will help you burn the calories you took in and you’ll feel good about yourself.

2. Counterbalance

You should know your pre-holiday and post-holiday tendencies. For instance, if you eat a fairly heavy diet and exercise 3x a week, consider that the threshold for the holiday season as well. This basically means that you can enjoy yourself as much as you’d like, but you must counterbalance the extra caloric intake with an extra workout for the week.

For example, if you attend two dinner parties the same week, you should add the equivalent of two workouts to your weekly workout routine.

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3. Slow down the way you eat

Aim to chew your food a little more before swallowing. This way, you can take in the tastes, textures, and scents in the food, making your experience more satisfying.

At the same time, you will have the time to contemplate what you are eating, including the amount of carbohydrates and calories in your food, which will keep you from overindulging.

4. Choose protein

Fill your plate with more protein than carbohydrates and fats. Proteins are associated with greater satiety (feeling full faster), which can help to maintain a healthy weight. Make sure you are selecting lean protein sources such as poultry, fish (i.e. salmon and cod), beans, and nuts.

Besides watching what you eat, you should also watch your liquid calorie intake. Far often people subconsciously cast liquids as non-caloric. One beer can have as much as 100 calories or more. Too much caffeine or alcohol can not only increase your calorie intake, but also dramatically interfere with your sleep patterns.

5. Find an accountability buddy

If chances are that you won’t be able to control yourself, it is better to get someone to look over your shoulder and help you stay on track. A family member or friend with similar health and fitness goals, and is committed to staying healthy during the holidays, can be a great accountability buddy. In fact, you should support and encourage each other throughout the holiday season.

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How To Avoid Having Aged Hands – Granny Hands

how to avoid aged granny handsYour hands age just like the rest of your body. Despite being in a prominent place, they are often overlooked and neglected when it comes to skin care.

While most of your body parts are well protected from UV radiation, including your face through sunscreen and other SPF lotions, your hands are often left exposed to direct solar radiation which destroys the skin’s elastin, causing sagginess, discoloration, and wrinkles, among other problems. Over exposure to sunlight also causes the skin to lose collagen that keeps it soft and supple.

As you get older, the natural fat cushions in your hands also decrease. Since the skin on the back of your hands is very thin, loss of fat padding leaves all structures exposed, including veins, tendons, and bones, giving you the aged, bony look.

So, how can you avoid having aged, granny hands?

  1. Sun protection

It is estimated that 90 percent of skin wrinkles and discoloration is from the sun. Your hands are just as susceptible to solar damage as your face. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF of around 25 on your hands to protect them from UVA radiation from the sun that causes skin aging. If you are spending a lot of time in sunlight, re-apply the sunscreen every 2 hours.

  1. Apply lotions with antioxidants

Prolonged exposure to sunlight damages the collagen and elastin in the skin at the back of your hands, and also leads to the development of dark spots. Applying a serum or cream that has antioxidants will help to prevent any damage from UV radiation reaching your skin.

  1. Creams with collagen stimulators

Your hands naturally lose fat as you age, which leaves your veins and bones exposed. To reduce the effect, use creams with ingredients like retinol, peptides, and growth factors, which tend to restore collagen in the skin.

  1. Physical protection

Besides applying topical creams, you should consider wearing gloves whenever you are gardening, doing housework, and exposed to very cold weather. Gloves also help to protect your nails from damage.

  1. Exfoliating

This is a vital part of proper skin care as it helps to remove dead skin cells, revealing new skin underneath. The same applies to hand care, to help reduce the rough, dull look of your hands. However, you should be gentle, because the skin is not as thick as that in your body or feet.

See Dr. Golshani’s 3 Daily Habits for Healthy Skin.

Lastly, you should consider switching your beauty and skin care products to natural products. Some of the chemicals used in soaps and other cosmetic products can irritate and inflame the skin at the back of your hands. So, consider switching them to keep your hands looking healthy and youthful, and of course, drink plenty of water.

Dr. Golshani’s Skincare Products & Recommendations

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The full list could be found here.

How Does Drinking Water Help Your Skin?

how water helps skinIt is advisable to drink the required amount of water daily to improve your overall health, since water helps in digestion, absorption, circulation, and excretion. In addition, there are claims that drinking clean water gives you healthy, radiant, and younger-looking complexion. But how much water is needed to impact your skin?

The skin is like any other organ in your body, in that it is made of cells: cells that are primarily made up of water. Without enough water, it is unlikely that your organs will function optimally.

How Does Dehydration Affect Your Skin?

There are certain instances when your skin does not get sufficient water. This could be due to reduced water intake or over consumption of alcohol or caffeine, causing your other organs to pull water from your blood. As your blood thickens due to water deficiency, it in turn pulls water from the skin cells, causing your skin to look dry, tight, and flaky, and your eyes darker and sunken. When your pores are dehydrated, they are at higher risk of getting bumps, acne, and even blackheads.

Dry skin is less resilient and elastic, making it more likely to get wrinkles. Over time, this state can age you faster. However, if you are not feeling thirsty, it is unlikely that you have reached the point of dehydration that thickens your blood and affects your skin.

Read Dr. Golshani’s Beautiful Skin Care Tips for Spring.

dehydration-effects-on-skinImportance of Regular Hydration

When you drink water, it will reach all your other organs before the skin. This is why it is recommended that you drink a lot of water: 2.2 liters for women and 3 liters for men – spread throughout the day. Drinking more water allows you to expand the moisture potential of your skin, which affects your pores. The pores of hydrated skin are flexible, allowing them to stretch and secrete natural oils. This makes the skin less likely to crack and let in foreign particles that cause irritations.

How Soon Will I See the Benefits of Drinking Water to Help Skin?

If you start drinking a lot of water today, you should not expect to see changes overnight, but a couple of weeks of drinking sufficient water should be enough to see how hydration helps your skin. It is also important to note that proper hydration simply makes your skin look plumper, minimizing the signs of aging. Technically, the wrinkles on your skin will still be there, but not very visible.

Lastly, hydrating your skin by drinking plenty of water should be complemented with topical hydration techniques, like the application of moisturizers. Hydrating your skin both internally and externally is critical for a healthy, beautiful skin.

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Dr. Golshani’s Spring Skin Care Tips for Beautiful Skin!

dr golshani spring skin care tipsSpring is a season where you shake off the symbolic layers of winter and prepare to bloom. The changes in weather can inflict damage to your skin, which is why the beginning of spring is a great time to reassess your skin care regime. Incorporating new beauty care products to your new skin needs is important in order to effectively deal with the change in climate, sunshine, high humidity, and exposure to environmental factors as you will be spending more time outdoor, whilst enhancing your beauty for the season.

Here are a few tips to help you look, feel, and stay lovely this spring:

1. Exfoliate

After the cold, dry winter days are over, your dead, dry, and flaky skin remains. So, it is important to get some deep exfoliation and cleansing. Most of your body is covered up during winter, with long sleeves, long pants, warm socks, and boots, so you rarely get to examine your feet, elbows, and knees. Get rid of the old dry skin layer to make room for fresh dazzling spring skin.

2. Purge Old Skin Care Products

Your cosmetics and other beauty products have a shelf life, and any expired products have lost their effectiveness, and possibly even harbor bacteria. To ensure safety, check the expiration dates on all your products, and toss/replace:

  • Anything past the expiration date
  • Anything that has changed its smell or color
  • Products that seem dry or crusty
  • Mascara older than three months
  • Old make-up brushes and sponges

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3. Use Sunscreen With Higher SPF

The sun can get very strong at this time of the year, so it is important that you always carry a day cream with SPF to protect yourself from harmful UV radiation from the sun, which may cause, among other things, premature aging and sunburns.

4. Increase Your Supplement Intake

Supplements contain vital antioxidants that help protect your skin from free radicals found in food and the polluted environment. These radicals damage your skin, and over time, destroy collagen contributing to more wrinkles and aging. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, as well as other sources of vitamins C, E, and K will help to improve your skin’s elasticity and prevent it from getting dry and flaky.

Lastly, hydrate your skin. Winter weather and over-reliance on central heating can cause your skin to feel tight and flaky. This can be remedies by increasing your hydration levels by drinking more water and using a moisturizer that contains humectants like omega oils and hyaluronic acid. Taking omega 3 supplements will also help to increase your skin hydration levels, removing the flaky post-winter look and restoring its barrier function.