Advanced Skincare Surgery & MedCenter

Advanced Skincare Surgery & MedCenter
11661 San Vicente Blvd.
Ste. 101

Los Angeles, California 90049

Doctors

Staff Members

  • Neekan Rivera
    Physician Assistant
  • Mary Rownaghi
    Nurse Practitioner
  • Carla Jones
    Aesthetician

Treatments (72)

Accutane

85% Worth It Rating

Accutaneis a prescription oral medication used to treat severe acne. The drug is a form of vitamin A, which reduces the amount of oil released by the skin. While Accutane has delivered amazing results for some, it's also been linked to an increased risk of depression and may cause severe, life-threatening birth defects. The manufacturer no longer produces Accutane, though generic versions of the drugstill exist. Outside the U.S. it ismarketed as Roaccutane.

Acne Scars Treatment

89% Worth It Rating

Acne treatments refer to any method used to lessen acne, both non-inflammatory (blackheads, whiteheads, and milia), or inflammatory (pustules, papules, nodules and cysts). Treatments can include topicals that include retinoids, like Retin-A, or a prescription oral medication like Accutane. Other common treatments include: salicylic acid peels, laser and LED therapies, photodynamic therapy (Levulan), Fraxel laser, and intense pulsed light (IPL).

Acne Surgery

79% Worth It Rating

Acne surgery is done by a dermatologist and usually involves drainage and extraction. It's not a substitute for acne medication, but it can reduce the chance of scarring.

Acne Treatment

90% Worth It Rating

Everybody’s had a zit and everybody’s wanted it zapped. Acne treatment ranges from prescription medication to surgery. And that doesn’t even begin to cover all the ways to treat acne scars.

Active FX

60% Worth It Rating

ActiveFX, also called MaxFX, is fractional laser technology used to treat signs of aging,loose skin, wrinkles,hyperpigmentation, and acne scars. It can be used on the face, neck,chest, and hands.

Age Spots Treatment

89% Worth It Rating

Age spots are patches of hyperpigmented skin. They can be treated in a number of different ways: laser resurfacing, chemical peel, dermabrasion, and more.

ArteFill

72% Worth It Rating

Artefill is an FDA-approved,collagen-basedfillerused to correct the appearance ofsmile lines or treat acne scars on cheeks. The product was rebranded asthe nameBellafill, except inthe UK and Australia where it's still sold as Artefill.

Belotero

84% Worth It Rating

An FDA-approved hyaluronic acid-based injectable filler, Belotero temporarily adds volume to the face and smooths skin, much like Restylane and Juvederm.

Botox

89% Worth It Rating

Botox (also known asVistabel in the UK)is an injection that temporarily relaxes facial muscles to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as prevent new lines from forming. Common injection sites include the forehead, the area between the eyebrows, the corners of the eyes, and the sides of the chin. Botox can also be used for a wide variety of other conditions, including migraines, excessive sweating, and psoriasis.

CO2 Laser

81% Worth It Rating

The CO2 laser is a carbon dioxide laser used in skin resurfacing. Its effects are similar to those of chemical peels and dermabrasion, except it removes skin layers by vaporization rather than with chemicals or a sanding device.

Chemical Peel

80% Worth It Rating

Chemical peels remove old skin so that new layers can grow in their place. This controlled removal ranges in strength, from superficial peels that use mild acids to deep peels that penetrate several layers of skin. Depending the type of peel you get, you might have a reaction similar to a sunburn, which may involve scaling, swelling, and blisters. This may last anywhere from three to 14 days, after which time your skin should be smoother, brighter, and softer.

Chin Liposuction

92% Worth It Rating

Chin liposuction, also called submental liposuction, reduces excess fat under the chin, neck and jowls. Patients with good skin elasticity are good candidates. The procedure requires local anesthesia and a chin strap garment.

Cosmelan

73% Worth It Rating

Cosmelan is a chemical peel commonly used to treat facial pigmentation issues like melasma (pregnancy mask) by inhibiting tyrosinase, an enzyme in the melanin formation process.

Deep FX

77% Worth It Rating

DeepFX is a fractional CO2 laser treatment thatgoes deeperthanActive FX,another laser that is a popular treatmentfor sunspots and othersurface damage on the skin.Deep FX penetrates to a lower part of the collagen layer to treat deeperscars, dermal lesions, wrinkles, and lines. Deep FXcan be used with Active FX to improve the overall appearance of skin on the face, neck, and chest.

Dermabrasion

79% Worth It Rating

Dermabrasion is the process of surgically scraping the skin to help lessen the appearance of scars, wrinkles, pigmentation, and pre-cancerous lesions.

Dysport

77% Worth It Rating

Dysport is an FDA-approved, prescription injection for the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows in adults under 65. Results typically last for four to six months, though they can sometimes last for a year.

Eyelid Surgery

91% Worth It Rating

Blepharoplasty (more commonly known as eyelid surgery or an eyelid lift) removes or tightens sagging skin around the eyes, resulting in a smoother, more youthful appearance. The procedure may also be used to create a crease where one is missing, such as with Asian eyelid surgery.

Facial

98% Worth It Rating

Facials are more intensive face treatments (not medical grade) usually performed in a day spa. These are intended to improve circulation, exfoliate, moisturize, and help with other common skin problems, like aging, dry skin, and acne.

Fat Transfer

78% Worth It Rating

Fat transfer (also known as fat grafting) is a process that involves harvesting fat cells from other parts of the body, purifying them, and them injecting them into the treatment site. This is done to increase the volume in areas such as the cheeks, lips, breasts, and butt. Fat transfer can also help reduce the appearance of pitted acne scars. While results are long-lasting, they should not be considered permanent.

Fractional Laser

73% Worth It Rating

Fractional lasers are used in skin resurfacing—to minimize wrinkles, help reverse sun damage, and generally improve skin's appearance.

GentleLase

81% Worth It Rating

GentleLASE is a form of laser hair removal that is intended to permanently remove hair, regardless of follicle depth.

Hyaluronidase

73% Worth It Rating

Hyaluronidase is an injectable enzyme solution that speeds the natural breakdown of hyaluronic acid. It is used to counteract the effects of hyaluronic acid-based fillers like Juvederm or Restylane—for those whose original dermal filler treatments did not turn out as they had envisioned.

IPL

67% Worth It Rating

Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a technology used in various skin treatments, including hair removal and photofacials. A handheld flashgun is passed across the skin, delivering a spectral range of light that targets the hair or skin issue. These types of treatments may also be calledlaser skin rejuvenation, photorejuvenation, orlaser resurfacing.

Jessner Peel

72% Worth It Rating

The Jessner Peel is a medium-depth chemical peel that can be used to refresh skin or as an acne treatment.

Juvederm

83% Worth It Rating

Juvederm is an FDA-approved collection of injectable fillers used for a variety of reasons, including lifting the cheeks, smoothing marionette lines around the mouth, and plumping the lips. It may also be used to fill pitted acne scars or reduce the appearance of aging hands. Juvederm fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin. Results typically last between nine months to a year.

LED Skin Treatment

88% Worth It Rating

Dermatologist and medi-spas use LED skin treatments, sometimes called photorejuvenation, to minimize fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage and acne.

Laser Peel

73% Worth It Rating

In a laser peel, the top few layers of skin are removed to reveal the fresh, new skin underneath.

Laser Resurfacing

80% Worth It Rating

Laser resurfacing uses an intense light beam to treat several skin issues, from acne scars to age spots. There are two categories of lasers: Ablative, which removes thin layers of skin and is more invasive, and nonablative, less invasive lasers that tighten skin and stimulate collagen.

Laser Surgery

78% Worth It Rating

Lasers are used in cosmetic procedures for everything from skin resurfacing to teeth whitening to liposuction to vision correction. All lasers are either ablative or non-ablative. Ablative lasers remove the top layer of your skin, and treatments typically require some recovery time while skin heals. Non-ablative lasers are less invasive, and use heat to stimulate cells to thicken the underlying collagen resulting in improved skin tone and elasticity.

Laser Treatment

83% Worth It Rating

Lasers can be used for several cosmetic procedures, including skin resurfacing, teeth whitening, liposuction, and vision correction. Lasers come in two forms: Ablative, which remove the top layer of skin, and non-ablative, which are less invasive and use heat to stimulate cells to improve underlying collagen.

Lip Augmentation

86% Worth It Rating

Lip augmentation increases the fullness of the lips, using one of a variety of surgical or minimally invasive techniques. While the most popular methods use fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm, fat grafts, and lip implants may also be options.

Lip Implants

78% Worth It Rating

You can get fuller lips with implants made from saline or silicone.

Lip Lift

85% Worth It Rating

A lip lift is a surgical procedure that can reshape and add volume to thin or aging lips. This procedure increases fullness in the upper or lower lip by reshaping them to increase the prominence of the lip line, or enhance the facial area above to a more aesthetically pleasing shape. There are a several variations of lip lifts that can affect color, shape, or both.

Melasma Treatment

70% Worth It Rating

Melasma is a discoloration—marked by brown spots and uneven pigmentation—commonly found on the face. Treatment options include chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser, IPL, and more.

Microdermabrasion

70% Worth It Rating

Microdermabrasionis a non-invasive treatment that gently exfoliates to smooth, brighten, and rejuvenate skin.

Non Surgical Face Lift

83% Worth It Rating

Those worried about going under the knife may be able to lift and firm without surgery by using popular fillers like Restylane or Radiesse, laser treatments, and even alternative medical procedures like acupuncture.

Non Surgical Nose Job

94% Worth It Rating

Those not interested in a traditional, invasive nose job may decide on the non-surgical option. This procedure makes use of injectable fillers such as Radiesse or Juvederm to smooth out bumps and humps and, at times, correct breathing issues.

Perlane

78% Worth It Rating

Perlane is an injectable filler used to treat facial folds, wrinkles, and lips. Some have used Perlane to augment the chin and cheeks as well. In July 2015, Perlane was rebranded asRestylane Lyft and FDA approved to correct both smile lines and loss of volume in the cheeks.

Photodynamic Therapy

86% Worth It Rating

This non-invasive procedure was created to increase cell turnover and stimulate collagen production in an effort to treat sun damage, severe acne, and even superficial skin cancers .

Photofacial

81% Worth It Rating

Photofacial, also known as photorejuvenation, is another name forIPL therapy. It uses intense pulsed light to treat skin with sun damage or excessive redness.

Pulsed Dye Laser

67% Worth It Rating

Best known for attacking age spots, wrinkles, and moles, pulsed dye laser is a minimally invasive treatment that can also be used on not-so-pretty spider veins.

Quick Lift

91% Worth It Rating

Like the Lifestyle Lift, this minimally invasive facelift is its own brand of the surgical procedure. QuickLift is intended to tighten skin around the lower half of the face and neck.

Radiesse

70% Worth It Rating

Radiesse is an FDA-approved injectable filler used to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and smooth marionette lines around the mouth. It can also be used to correct volume loss in the back of the hands. In many patients, results can last a year or more.

Restylane Silk

94% Worth It Rating

Restylane Silk is an FDA-approved injectable for plumping the lips and filling fine lines around the mouth. A doctor injects the filler, which is made from hyaluronic acid, one or two times over the course of two weeks. Results such as fullness and definition of the lips are temporary and last for about six months.

Retin-A

81% Worth It Rating

What’s the “A” in Retin-A stand for? That'd be vitamin A. Retin-A is one of many topical prescription medications that uses tretinoin, an FDA-approved drug derived from vitamin A which stimulates skin cell turnover. Retin-A is often used to combat acne. Prepare to use sunscreen, though. Tretinoin-based drugs can make your skin more sensitive to the sun.

Rosacea Treatment

87% Worth It Rating

Constant blushing? Though rosacea doesn't have a known cure, there are non-surgical treatments to try to reduce facial redness like antibiotics, dermabrasion, andlaser resurfacing.

Salicylic Peel

93% Worth It Rating

This form of beta hydroxy acid is a chemical peel that can help fight acne for the blemish-prone public.

Sculptra

77% Worth It Rating

Sculptra is an FDA-approved injectable that's used to treat mild to severe facial wrinkles. Unlike other injectables that fill wrinkles, Sculptra is made from a poly-L-lactic acid that stimulates the body's natural production of collagen over time. The treatment typically involves three injection sessions over the course of three to four months, and results can last for up to two years.

Skin Rejuvenation

91% Worth It Rating

Improving your facial skin tone and repairing skin damaged by aging, sun damage, or injury often involves skin rejuvenation.

Spironolactone For Acne

83% Worth It Rating

The FDA-approved spironolactone blocks male hormone receptors to reduce severe acne — so if you’re male, this isn’t the treatment for you. You should not be or try to become pregnant on this drug.

TCA Peel

72% Worth It Rating

The TCA chemical peel uses trichloroacetic acid to dry the top layers of skin so they peel off over a period of several days. The treatment is used to reduce discoloration, improve melasma, and reduce fine lines.

Total FX

58% Worth It Rating

Total FX is a combinedlaser treatment intended to zap away acne scars and sun damage with just 1-2 weeks of recovery.

V Beam

75% Worth It Rating

Vbeam isa laser designed to treatrosacea and birthmarks. It uses a cooling spray to help decrease the discomfort associated with treatment.

Voluma

91% Worth It Rating

Voluma is an FDA-approved filler that's part of the Juvederm collection of injectables. It's designed to be used specifically in the mid-face, adding volume to the cheeks. Voluma is made with hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin. Results typically last between nine months to a year.

Wrinkle Treatment

83% Worth It Rating

Wrinkles can’t be helped but they can be treated. Dermatologists may employ everything from injectable fillers to laser resurfacing to leave you fresh-faced.

Yag Laser

40% Worth It Rating

Commonly used for anti-aging treatments (think spider veins, sun spots, wrinkles), the YAG laser penetrates the skin so the tissue can absorb the energy, without removing the top layer of skin.

Active FX

60% Worth It Rating

ActiveFX, also called MaxFX, is fractional laser technology used to treat signs of aging,loose skin, wrinkles,hyperpigmentation, and acne scars. It can be used on the face, neck,chest, and hands.

Age Spots Treatment

89% Worth It Rating

Age spots are patches of hyperpigmented skin. They can be treated in a number of different ways: laser resurfacing, chemical peel, dermabrasion, and more.

Asclera

100% Worth It Rating

A form of sclerotherapy,Asclera is an FDA-approved medication injectedto treat spider and small varicose veins. It works by damaging the cells lining the inside of the blood vessels, causing clotting thatis eventually replaced with tissue.

CO2 Laser

81% Worth It Rating

The CO2 laser is a carbon dioxide laser used in skin resurfacing. Its effects are similar to those of chemical peels and dermabrasion, except it removes skin layers by vaporization rather than with chemicals or a sanding device.

Chemical Peel

80% Worth It Rating

Chemical peels remove old skin so that new layers can grow in their place. This controlled removal ranges in strength, from superficial peels that use mild acids to deep peels that penetrate several layers of skin. Depending the type of peel you get, you might have a reaction similar to a sunburn, which may involve scaling, swelling, and blisters. This may last anywhere from three to 14 days, after which time your skin should be smoother, brighter, and softer.

Cosmelan

73% Worth It Rating

Cosmelan is a chemical peel commonly used to treat facial pigmentation issues like melasma (pregnancy mask) by inhibiting tyrosinase, an enzyme in the melanin formation process.

Deep FX

77% Worth It Rating

DeepFX is a fractional CO2 laser treatment thatgoes deeperthanActive FX,another laser that is a popular treatmentfor sunspots and othersurface damage on the skin.Deep FX penetrates to a lower part of the collagen layer to treat deeperscars, dermal lesions, wrinkles, and lines. Deep FXcan be used with Active FX to improve the overall appearance of skin on the face, neck, and chest.

Fat Transfer

78% Worth It Rating

Fat transfer (also known as fat grafting) is a process that involves harvesting fat cells from other parts of the body, purifying them, and them injecting them into the treatment site. This is done to increase the volume in areas such as the cheeks, lips, breasts, and butt. Fat transfer can also help reduce the appearance of pitted acne scars. While results are long-lasting, they should not be considered permanent.

Fractional Laser

73% Worth It Rating

Fractional lasers are used in skin resurfacing—to minimize wrinkles, help reverse sun damage, and generally improve skin's appearance.

GentleLase

81% Worth It Rating

GentleLASE is a form of laser hair removal that is intended to permanently remove hair, regardless of follicle depth.

IPL

67% Worth It Rating

Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a technology used in various skin treatments, including hair removal and photofacials. A handheld flashgun is passed across the skin, delivering a spectral range of light that targets the hair or skin issue. These types of treatments may also be calledlaser skin rejuvenation, photorejuvenation, orlaser resurfacing.

LED Skin Treatment

88% Worth It Rating

Dermatologist and medi-spas use LED skin treatments, sometimes called photorejuvenation, to minimize fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage and acne.

Laser Peel

73% Worth It Rating

In a laser peel, the top few layers of skin are removed to reveal the fresh, new skin underneath.

Laser Surgery

78% Worth It Rating

Lasers are used in cosmetic procedures for everything from skin resurfacing to teeth whitening to liposuction to vision correction. All lasers are either ablative or non-ablative. Ablative lasers remove the top layer of your skin, and treatments typically require some recovery time while skin heals. Non-ablative lasers are less invasive, and use heat to stimulate cells to thicken the underlying collagen resulting in improved skin tone and elasticity.

Laser Treatment

83% Worth It Rating

Lasers can be used for several cosmetic procedures, including skin resurfacing, teeth whitening, liposuction, and vision correction. Lasers come in two forms: Ablative, which remove the top layer of skin, and non-ablative, which are less invasive and use heat to stimulate cells to improve underlying collagen.

Lipoma Removal

96% Worth It Rating

A non-cancerous fatty growth, a lipoma can be removed with surgery. These benign tumors are soft, movable, and often painless. This procedurecan also be called a lipoma excision or lipoma treatment surgery.

Liposculpture

91% Worth It Rating

Like liposuction, liposculpture is a surgical procedure that improves body contour by removing fat cells between the skin and underlying muscles. The difference is that liposculpture typically involves removing or leaving fat in specific areas to create the appearance of muscle definition. When performed on the abs, this technique is commonly referred to as abdominal etching. >

Liposuction

89% Worth It Rating

Liposuction is an invasive procedure used to remove areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Thin tubes called cannulas are inserted into the body, dislodging fat cells and suctioning them out. Lipo can be performed on various body parts, including the abdomen and waist, hips and thighs, and cheeks, chin, and neck. It's important to note that liposuction is intended to improve body contour and not to significantly reduce weight, cellulite, or sagging skin.

Melasma Treatment

70% Worth It Rating

Melasma is a discoloration—marked by brown spots and uneven pigmentation—commonly found on the face. Treatment options include chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser, IPL, and more.

Mohs Surgery

96% Worth It Rating

Mohs surgery removes skin cancer, working through skin layers until all traces of cancer are gone. It is most effective on the two most common skin cancers, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

Mole Removal

91% Worth It Rating

Moles can be removed for aesthetic or medical reasons, especially if there are signs of melanoma. Mole removal uses one of three methods: a shave excision (cutting it off with a sharp scalpel blade); a punch excision (a small apparatus is placed over the mole and "twists" it out); or a surgical excision for larger moles.

Salicylic Peel

93% Worth It Rating

This form of beta hydroxy acid is a chemical peel that can help fight acne for the blemish-prone public.

Scar Removal

88% Worth It Rating

Many methods are available to lessen the appearance of scarring, and the one used will depend on the severity of the scar. Non-surgical methods include injectable fillers for concave scars, light therapy, lasers, dermabrasion, and chemical peels. Deeper scars require surgery to remove.

Scars Treatment

88% Worth It Rating

Got a scar you’d like gone? Treatments to remove them differ based on the particular scar’s size, texture, and location (that includes any marks left by acne). Plan to hear about laser resurfacing, injectable fillers, and microdermabrasion.

Sclerotherapy

75% Worth It Rating

Sclerotherapy is an effective treatment for varicose and spider veins. It involves injecting asolutioninto the vein, causing it to scar, and rerouting blood to healthier veins. Thetreated veins then collapse and arereabsorbed into nearby tissue and fade. Results can be seen within a few weeks, but multiple treatments may be needed to achieve the desired results.

Stretch Marks Treatment

79% Worth It Rating

From puberty to pregnancy, stretch marks can occur at any time of life for a variety of reasons. Ways to remove these pesky marks include topical creams and tummy tucks.

TCA Peel

72% Worth It Rating

The TCA chemical peel uses trichloroacetic acid to dry the top layers of skin so they peel off over a period of several days. The treatment is used to reduce discoloration, improve melasma, and reduce fine lines.

Tattoo Removal

88% Worth It Rating

There are many options for those who want to get rid of a tattoo, including lasers, dermabrasion, or excision. Lasers are by far the most popular methods, with leading technologies including PicoSure and PicoWay.

V Beam

75% Worth It Rating

Vbeam isa laser designed to treatrosacea and birthmarks. It uses a cooling spray to help decrease the discomfort associated with treatment.

Vein Treatment

78% Worth It Rating

Varicose to spider, this form of treatment helps reduce the appearance of enlarged veins. Common treatments often includesclerotherapy and lasers.

Eye Bags Treatment

94% Worth It Rating

Treament for undereye bags may range from cold compresses to invasive surgery. Those who don't want to undergo a lower eyelid surgery may opt for fat transfer or injectable fillers, which can restore a youthful appearance by blending the eye bag with the upper cheek.

Latisse

83% Worth It Rating

Latisse is an FDA-approved topical treatment used to stimulate the growth of eyelashes. Latisse is typically applied to the base of the upper eyelashes once per day. Most users begin to see results within four to eight weeks, with the most dramatic results appearing between weeks 12 and 16. If you stop using Latisse, your eyelashes will eventually return to their original state. In some cases, Latisse may cause permanent changes to eye color.Latisse is approved for salein the U.S. andCanadabut not in the U.K. or Australia.

Hair Loss Treatment

95% Worth It Rating

The average person can lose 100 hairs every day, but more substantial hair loss can be a sign of more than just age. Read up on the causes, and the treatments.

Laser Hair Removal

83% Worth It Rating

Laser hair removal is a treatment that uses lasers to target the roots of hair beneath the surface of the skin. Though it's not guaranteed to be permanent, a majority do experience permanent hair removal after a series of treatments. There’s a variety of lasers on the market, some more effective than others on certain skin tones, hair colors, and treatment areas. Laser hair removal can be performed on any part of the body.

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