Sunday, October 30, 2011

Why is Sunscreen important

Today I got a medical grade from esthetician Andreina Rios. I have one major bad habit to break. I always forget sunscreen. Now after her advice I have some in purse and in my car.

"It is ALWAYS very important to wear sunscreen, starting from the age of 2! 80 percent of sun damage is done by the age of 18, we must protect our skin from premature aging.

A free radical is an unstable molecule created by sunlight, pollution, cigarette smoke, etc...these free radicals lead to cellular destruction and strip our skin of essential vitamins. Therefore, we must load our skin up with "free radical scavengers", also known as antioxidants. Load up with antioxidants in the morning in preparation for free radical attacks. Vitamin C is an essential antioxidant.

Vitamin A is essential for healthy skin, definitely a must have. It is the only vitamin that can penetrate into the DNA to normalize the entire activity of the cells. It protects skin types against skin cancer, increases collagen and elastin production, regulates sebum, and rejuvenated skin tone and texture.

Hope your skin is feeling fabulous! Remember to stay hydrated and moisturized! See you soon:-)" 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

What is the difference between Botox and Dysport?

A new study in The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology this month examined the difference between the use of Botox and Dysport for the forehead wrinkles.  A study by Doctors Nestor and Ablon examined patients who had half of their forehead injected with Dysport and the other half with Botox.  They found that results lasted almost 4 months with Dysport compared to about 2 and half months with Botox based on looking at the forehead.  When they used computer imaging, which is more exact, effects lasted about 14 weeks with Dysport compared to 12 weeks with Botox.  

If you haven’t tried Dysport yet, make an appointment for a free consultation with Dr. Nima Shemirani.   He is a facial plastic surgeon on staff who can answer any questions you may have. You can book online at