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Dr. Karamanoukian consultation offers women to build our self-esteem upon our natural beauty
- updated 2 months ago
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- Cost: $875
- Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS (Santa Monica, CA)
Dr.Karamanoukian took what I asked for- minimally...
- 12 Feb 2013
Dr.Karamanoukian took what I asked for- minimally invasive solutions to wrinkles on my mouth and my neck, and offered the best of laser treatments -the CO2 laser resurfacing treatment to tighten my loose and slack skin, minimize pores- because I have oily skin, and slough a fresh new layer pink and new out of my good, yet tired 55 year-old face. What I have now is a marvel every time I look in the mirror, which I still hate to do. But now I see a difference because the treatment took 10 years at least off my face.
The down time was approx. 1&1/2- 2 weeks to complete confidence to walk in public. You must use his line of skincare for sunscreen/moisturizer because your face is vulnerable right after treatment, and his line is non-greasy and multipurposed- you won't be disappointed.
Regarding the procedure: I am saying be prepared- the laser is intimidating, but it doesn't hurt like you think it might, it's more like a sting. Right after, on the first day,you might want to minimize contact and lay low because you look different, but after that first day everyday gets better for the ones around you as your new skin emerges and your confidence increases.
I want to do my hands next and maybe my forearms which have had sun damage and liver spots accumulating over the years. Also I might venture into addressing my spider veins in my legs and feet. I've already also started and had my first brazilian laser treatment.
The thought of one place that can do everything is beyond fabulous and the office staff and supporting personnel will take great care of you.
Dr.Raffy - what I call him, is insightful into what women want. We want to look beautiful, mostly just for ourselves, but when we do, those around us get the benefit of lovely, happy,and self-contented women. The office is a happy place where women walk in with problems and walk out satisfied.
I had the Co2 laser on my mouth area and my neck...
- 7 Mar 2013
First, my experience with Dr. Karamanoukian follow up visits were exceptional, with all visits attending to my immediate needs.
If I could make a suggestion, it would be for clients of Co2 laser treatments to have further after-care.
My face needs constant shielding from the sun, me being very fair skinned. I have to literally use a physical shield because I have experienced hyper-pigmentation. I use the Melaquin AM SPF 30 however it is not strong enough for my fair complexion. Maybe a fashionable sun shield could be designed which is like a ladies fan to be included in our aftercare package. I could definitely use something like that.
I would also be in favor of an at-home visit from a skin care liason who could check on my progress in the comfort of my private residence.
I look forward to considering the many options available from Dr. Karamanoukian to make myself feel beautiful. He is a true artist.
My Doctor: Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
I got my referral from my former Esthetician who does not perform laser treatments.