Holiday Gift Guide Has Arrived

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This holiday season, treat your friends and family to Lift MD Aesthetic’s most indulgent and rewarding gifts.

Red Carpet Facial

The first 3 step facial to get you flawless skin for your big event. A soothing scrub is applied to rid the skin of all impurities in preparation for the first step. A Microdermabrasion treatment stimulates collagen production, while removing dead skin cells and preparing for the Power Peptide Mask. The Power Peptide Mask helps to temporarily balance the skin tone and hide red spots, ideal for same-day appearances or photo shoots. The Oxygen Treatment is the final step. Loaded with essential vitamins and amino acids, the Oxygen Treatment fills in and refines your pores, helps to reduce dark under-eye circles and gives you an all around gorgeous glow. This treatment should be performed the day of your event, or whenever your feeling lackluster and need a boost.

Beverly Hills Vitamin Cocktail

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The Beverly Hills Vitamin Cocktail was developed by Dr. Garo Kassabian from an IV drip formula used at Lift MD Aesthetics® This powerful cocktail contains the highest potency of nutrients available. Beta-carotene, vitamins C, E and B-complex work together for anti-oxidant protection, energy production and more. Used along with the Beverly Hills Vitamin Booster, this vitamin cocktail is the ideal alternative to popular IV treatments. Your on-the-go solution to maintain energy, wellness and beauty.

Glycolic Skincare

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The Lift MD Aesthetics® Glycolic collection works miracles by improving the texture of skin and turning back the clock on all types of skin irregularities and fine lines and wrinkles.  To jump start your skin renewal, visit Lift MD Aesthetics® Center for a 30% Glycolic Pro Gel Peel. This powerful dual action peel involves 30% pure grade Glycolic acid, which rapidly promotes new skin cells and leaves you with a radiant glow.

Liquid Facelift

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The Liquid Facelift is the perfect non-surgical solution to getting a facelift without the pain or worry of surgery.  The Liquid Facelift consists of a series of fillers, like Botox, Juvederm and Restylane which are  injected strategically around the face and eyes to instantly give a refreshed and youthful look without any downtime.

To get yours while you still can, visit or or call Lift MD Aesthetics today!

Lift MD Aesthetics® by Dr. Garo Kassabian

436 N. Bedford Dr. Suite 301 Beverly Hills, Ca 90210

310-285-0400

http://www.liftmd.com

Ask Dr. K: What Are Micro-Cannulas and How Do They Work?

Many patients ask me about my techniques regarding injectables and fillers and how I am able to achieve such natural results with minimal injection points and a smooth and even texture. My technique for injecting is a large part of the success of my treatments but an important factor in these results is the use of a micro-cannula instead of the traditional needle.

A micro-cannula is a very thin, small and flexible hollow tube with a smooth round tip. There is no sharp end as you would see in a traditional needle. The benefit with this design is the minimal entry points that are required to achieve a result as opposed to the many punctures you would need with a traditional needle with less pain and a much less probability of bruising.

Some of the benefits of a Micro-Cannula over a needle include:

  • Reduced Pain
  • Less Bleeding
  • Less Bruising
  • Less Tissue Trauma & Swelling

The micro-cannula injection requires a single entry point for a large area instead of many with a traditional needle. The tip of cannula is smooth and rounded which allows the vessels to be simply pushed aside instead of being cut. This means, instead of pain, the patient will most likely experience little more than pressure. Whether injecting the under eyes or lips, you can be assured that bruising and swelling is minimal and you can continue with your everyday activities and attend events right away.

The process of injecting is simple. An entry point is made with a traditional needle that is, of course, slightly larger than the micro-cannula. A numbing agent, like Lidocaine may be used to ease an discomfort one might feel, but pain is very slight.

For more information about the micro-cannula or my techniques, contact Lift MD Aesthetics®

Lift MD Aesthetics®

436 N. Bedford Dr. Suite 301 Beverly Hills, Ca 90210

310-285-0400

http://www.liftmd.com

The Men’s Liquid Face Lift

Injectables for men are more popular than ever as more and more want to look their best at work and socially. The Liquid Facelift for Men is the perfect, non-invasive solution to a younger-looking you.

The use of injectables like Botox, Juvederm, and Perlane is the easiest and quickest way to achieve a more youthful look with no downtime. Botox and Dysport are used to smoothen out wrinkles and prevent them from developing even further. Juvederm and Perlane are excellent hyaluronic acid-based fillers, intended to fill wrinkles and lines in the face. By simply injecting this gel into areas like the naso-labial folds and frown creases, signs of aging disappear.

Radiesse and Sculptra add subtle volume to give a more youthful and taut appearance to the face.

The difference between a liquid facelift for men and that for women is the technique. Dr. Kassabian’s expert injection technique targets a masculine look for men.

See our Guide to Injectables for more details.

Lift MD Aesthetics®

436 N. Bedford Dr. Suite 301 Beverly Hills, Ca 90210

310-285-0400

http://www.liftmd.com

Holiday Facelift with Little Recovery, Immediate Results

Holiday season is upon us. Are you ready? Only 3 weeks until Thanksgiving and holiday festivities, you know what that means; parties, reunions with friends and family and endless photo ops. We all want to look our best for these occasions so now that your hair appointment is booked and your party dresses are waiting for their debut, Dr. Kassabian has the answer for your pre-holiday cosmetic quandaries. The Lift MD Aesthetics® Liquid Facelift will revitalize your look with little recovery time, and subtlety that will leave you looking your best, not different.
A typical result of aging, the face begins to lose collagen, elastin and fat, resulting in the loss of youthful contour and facial volume. The liquid facelift is a non-surgical alternative to a traditional lift with a short recovery time. With the use of Botox®, Juvederm®Perlane®, Radiesse® and Sculptra® to name a few, Dr. Kassabian is able to restore your natural, youthful beauty. Each of these dermal fillers has unique attributes that work synergistically and compliment each other to address your concerns. The liquid facelift lift can be used to either lift the face in it’s entirety, contour specific facial features, correct wrinkles, creases and folds or volumize specific areas.
You and Dr. Kassabian explore your options and decide how to best achieve your desired results.
Time is running out before the holiday rush arrives so be sure to book your appointment in time for results to become effective. Call Lift MD Aesthetics® to set up a consultation with Dr. Kassabian.
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Check out Dr. Kassabian’s “Guide to Injectables” to learn more about your options:

There are many injectables out there that aim to fill lines and prevent wrinkles, caused by aging or overly-expressive facial muscles. But which injectable is right for you? Everyone could use a little help, especially as the years pass by more and more quickly. However, it is crucial to be informed when making a decision about the first thing people notice about you, your face. Both men and women can experience the benefits of non-invasive fillers and injectables, and Dr. Kassabian’s guide below will help you decide the right fit for your face. These are Dr. Kassabian’s favorite, hot on the market, fillers and injectables with minimal side effects and lasting benefits.

Botulinum Toxins:


Botox:

Dr. Kassabian’s motto is “the best plastic surgery goes unnoticed”.  With his expertise, the combination of Botox® and other injectables will address your concerns and give incredibly natural results.

Botox® is a botulinum toxin and is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate-to-severe lines between the brows, on the forehead, crow’s feet, nasal wrinkles, perioral lines, and lifting of the nose tip. Common but typically unknown uses include injections to combat sweaty scalps, armpits, palms and soles, correct bunny lines on nose, soften lip and chin puckering, and minimize neck bands. It is commonly injected into the masseter muscle to reduce the width of the face and give a more V-shaped look. With no surgery and no recovery time, this is a safe option for first-time cosmetic enhancement users.

Who it’s best For: People with moderate to severe wrinkles. Botox is also used to prevent headaches and TMJ.

Click HERE to read about the Botox-athon in InTouch!

Dysport:

Dysport has been used in Europe for the past 18 years and is now available in the U.S. and can be used in the same manner as Botox®. Dysport is an injection used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows, forehead lines, crow’s feet, nasal wrinkles, perioral lines and neck bands in adults. It can also be used to treat headaches and migraines. It is commonly injected into the masseter muscle to reduce the width of the face and give a more V-shaped look. Like Botox®, Dysport is also used for TMJ relief.

Who It’s Best For: Adults with moderate to severe wrinkles and for treatment of migraines and TMJ.

Dysport VS Botox: What is the difference?

From a clinical standpoint, Dysport and Botox® appear to be equivalent in their time of onset, duration of activity, and efficacy. Botox® and Dysport may treat the majority of headaches and can usually allow the patient to go off medication within 3- 6 months. It is safe to say that Dysport and Botox® are more similar than they are different.

Hyaluronic Acid Gels:

Juvederm®:

Juvederm® is a smooth gel containing hyaluronic acid that comes in several viscosities for various wrinkle depths. Use the stronger gel for nasal labial folds, cheek bones and under eye, and the softer gel for your lips. Available with or without Lidocaine, which is a numbing agent used to eliminate discomfort during the injection. Lasts up to one year.

Who It’s Best For: Those seeking to improve the appearance of facial lines or plump the lips, as young as 18 years old.

Restylane:

Restylane is one of the first hyaluronic-acid fillers to hit the market. The particles are medium sized which make this versatile filler, the more you use it, the longer it lasts.  One treatment lasts up to eight months and is best for use for under the eyes, nasolabial folds, lips and medium-depth wrinkles. Also available without or without Lidocaine.

Who It’s Best For: Used mostly for under the eyes, nasolabial folds, lips and medium-depth wrinkles. Lasts about 6 months.

Perlane:

Perlane is essentially a thick form of Restylane and works best for deep wrinkles, general lifting and straightening the jawline. This can also be used to treat facial scars and skin depressions.  The FDA states that Perlane lasts 6 months, but some have experienced the effects for several years in less mobile facial locations. Also available without or without Lidocaine.

Who It’s Best For: Those with more prominent wrinkles, nasolabial folds and lips. Best for problems involving the lower third of the face.

Juvederm VS Restylane VS Perlane:

The difference between these products is simple; particle size. Perlane has larger particles which makes it thicker and better for adding volume to cheeks and filling in the nasolabial folds around the mouth and also lasts longer. Restylane and Juvederm are great for adding volume to the lips and tear troughs around the eyes and filling in nasolabial folds.

COLLAGEN STIMULATORS:

It’s all about volumizing the face. In addition to targeting specific wrinkles and plumping lips, collagen stimulators allow you to achieve a more youthful look by stimulating your body to form collagen, which translates into volume thus improve the appearance of aging skin folds, indented skin surfaces, hollowed cheeks, and sunken eyes. Collagen stimulators are more popular now than ever before. Here are Dr. Kassabian’s leading favorites:

Sculptra:

Sculptra is a synthetic poly-L-lactic acid which, upon injection, stimulates collagen production. Most effective when injected in several sessions over several months and can last up to 2 years. Sculptra is best for replacing volume over large areas and is also known as the “liquid facelift“.

Who It’s Best For: Those suffering from facial atrophy, the filler of choice for more mature men and women. Used mostly for the cheeks and temples to add volume.  Sculptra is great for those with minimal facial muscle pads and for athletes.

Radiesse:

A collagen based product, uses calcium hydroxyapitate microspheres suspended in a gel that act as a filler while spheres stimulate natural collagen production. Best used for filling facial atrophies of the cheekbones and jaw lines. Also used on hands and for nose reshaping. Radiesse can last up to 1 year.

Who It’s Best For: Used mostly for the cheeks and temples to add volume. Results are immediate.

Click HERE to read about Radiesse in Marie Claire Magazine

435 N. Bedford Dr. Suite 301 Beverly Hills, ca 90210 310-285-0400

http://www.liftmd.com