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Hema Sundaram, MA, MD, FAAD
Three Steps To Holiday-Perfect Skin
Sundaram Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery Center
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Three Steps To Holiday-Perfect Skin

If your preparations for the fast-approaching holiday season include hunting for the perfect bag, shoes or jewelry to accessorize your outfits, then consider this your ultimate holiday accessory is your own skin. Its the first thing that people notice, whether theyre meeting you for the first or the 50th time. New technology and expert techniques can revitalize your face and body, layer by layer, in time for the holidays.
1. The surface layer of your skin (epidermis) can become dull and rough with time, stress and pollution. Dermasweep MD, a groundbreaking, crystal-free, physician-strength microdermabrasion system, precisely exfoliates dead skin cells and simultaneously infuses your skin with individualized treatment for wrinkles, discolorations, acne or rosacea. Dermasweep MD treatments are painless and can be more effective than conventional miorodermabrasion. They can be alternated with Illuminize or Vitalize peels, which contain a unique blend of alpha-hydroxy and beta-hydroxy acids with vitamin A. Although peeling is mild, patients are usually amazed at the dramatic improvement in prominent pores, skin texture and tone, acne scarring, sun damage and redness. StarLux G IPL (intense pulsed light) photofacials can be added to remove veins and discolorations, while the StarLux V acne laser kills acne-causing bacteria. The StarLuxs advanced technology optimizes results and comfort.
2. Perlane and Restylane pure, biosynthetic forms of the hyaluronic acid that supports the middle layer of your skin (dermis) are natural treatments to restore volume to thinning lips and to remove under-eye hollows and bags, and lines around your mouth. An expert cosmetic surgeon can actually lift your whole face non-surgically with Perlane and Restylane, usually giving a more natural-looking result than can be achieved with surgery, with no scarring and little recovery time. Other fillers such as Juvderm may also be used. Recent studies show that Perlane and Restylane stimulate permanent collagen production in your skin, so you should always look better than you did before treatment. Lux 1540 fractional laser resurfacing fades wrinkles, scars, stretch marks and other blemishes. This technology gives better results than invasive lasers and allows patients to return to normal activities immediately. New, pain-free hair lasers leave your skin permanently smooth and stubble-free.
3. Expertly injected BOTOX safely smoothes out frown lines, worry lines, crows feet and neck wrinkles in the deepest skin layer (subcutaneous). The Los Angeles Times recently recommended that you “Do your research Visit www.botoxcosmetic.com to find a qualified cosmetic dermatologist or plastic surgeon.” This will help you achieve a natural-looking result, preserve your normal facial expressions and avoid a “done” look. Your skin can be tightened non-invasively with Lux IR infrared, a painless, non-invasive treatment that is more effective than Thermage (ThermaCool). Stubborn fatty deposits around your jawline, stomach, arms, thighs and elsewhere are best removed with power tumescent liposuction, which is now the gold standard for all plastic and cosmetic surgeons, because it maximizes safe, permanent fat removal and minimizes recovery time.
Truly healthy, glowing skin is so rare that, if you achieve it, you will turn heads wherever you go. As one of my patients put it, “Now my skin is so great, I get compliments even when I wear a $10 t-shirt.” This year, lustrous skin can be your ultimate accessory, reflecting your inner youth, vitality and beauty at all your holiday festivities.

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