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Laser Hair Removal: Diolaze vs. Everyone Else

Laser Hair Removal: Diolaze vs. Everyone Else

Laser hair removal has long been used to remove unwanted hair and promote smooth skin, and is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the U.S. If you’re tired of waxing, shaving, and tweezing, you may want to consider laser hair removal, especially if you have stubborn hair that is very thick or dark, or grows back quickly after being removed. 

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal works by applying highly concentrated light to hair follicles, destroying the hair. Even though different types of laser hair removal work according to the same principles, not all methods of laser hair removal are the same. Depending on the strength of the laser and the type of device used for treatment, some forms of laser hair removal are more effective than others. 

The gold standard in laser hair removal today is an advanced laser treatment known as Diolaze, which offers hair removal that is virtually instant and painless. 

What Is Diolaze?

Diolaze is a laser treatment that uses a diode laser beam to direct high-energy light through the skin and toward melanin (a dark skin pigment) located at the roots of hair follicles. The light emitted from the laser heats up melanin to destroy the follicles and prevent future hair growth, or to significantly inhibit hair growth. After some time has passed, new hair follicles may form and grow to replace those that have died with laser hair removal; therefore, future Diolaze treatments may be needed to destroy new hair follicles.

Diolaze vs. Other Laser Hair Removal Treatments

Three key advantages make Diolaze superior to other forms of laser hair removal available today: 

  1. Diolaze is fast. Because of its ability to treat large areas, it can remove hair quickly. One leg can be treated in as little as 10 minutes. 
  2. Diolaze is nearly painless. Patients who undergo Diolaze treatments report little to no pain due to its Triple Cooling System. Even though Diolaze burns the hair follicles, its cooling mechanism prevents patients from feeling any pain or burning sensation. 
  3. Diolaze is powerful. Diolaze can burn and eliminate hair follicles to achieve permanent hair reduction. 

This combination of speed, effectiveness, and comfort makes Diolaze the best form of laser hair removal available today. 

Where Can Diolaze be Used?

Diolaze laser hair removal technology can be used on most parts of the body where unwanted hair appears. It can safely remove both facial hair and body hair. The most common areas for treatment include the legs, arms, chest, back, bikini area, stomach, shoulders, neck, chin, and sideburns. 

Who is a Good Candidate for Diolaze Laser Hair Removal?

Diolaze laser hair removal works best on patients who have light to medium-dark skin with darker hair. The laser targets the pigment in the hair follicle, so treatment is less effective on gray or blonde hair.  

People with darker skin may benefit from laser hair removal, but the treatment may not be quite as effective. Individuals who have abnormal hormone levels that trigger excessive hair growth may especially benefit from laser hair removal. 

How to Prepare for Diolaze Laser Hair Removal

For at least six weeks prior to undergoing laser hair removal treatment, avoid waxing and plucking. These forms of hair removal remove the hair at the root, which is needed for laser hair removal to work properly. Shaving prior to treatment is okay. 

Also, avoid sun exposure for at least six weeks before and after treatment. Sun exposure can make laser hair removal less effective and can increase the risk of complications following treatment. 

How Many Diolaze Treatments Will You Need?

Because hair follicles are at different stages of growth, it can take three to six treatments to achieve desired results. Laser hair removal works best on hair follicles that are more mature. With each treatment, you should see a noticeable reduction in hair growth. 

Individual results will vary depending on factors such as age, skin, and hair quality. Although Diolaze permanently destroys the hair follicle to prevent hair regrowth, new hair follicles can grow in their place. However, with occasional follow-up and maintenance treatments, the area treated should remain virtually hair-free.

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Parfaire Medical Aesthetics offers complimentary consultations to help you decide if Diolaze laser hair removal is right for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Moses’ Letter to Patients (COVID-19)

Dr. Moses’ Letter to Patients (COVID-19)

Blepharoplasty Treatment by Parfaire

It was a night I’ll never forget.

 

Three men walked into the ER. They were all in their late 40s or 50s and just a few days earlier, they had been fit and healthy.

 

One by one they crashed, unable to breathe. Their X-rays all showed the same picture: They had Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, and their lungs were quickly failing.

 

In normal times, we’d see cases like this in the ER perhaps once a month. Yet here were three cases back-to-back. And since that night last week, we’ve seen so many more.

 

 

In my entire career, I’ve never seen anything like this Coronavirus crisis.

 

I know that you’re not used to receiving this kind of email from me. But many of my patients at Parfaire Medical Aesthetics know that before I opened the clinic in 2015, I was a full-time emergency physician.

 

And while it’s become my passion to work with my aesthetic patients long-term and help them look and feel their very best – both things you don’t get to do in the ER! – I’ve always kept one foot in the Emergency Room…

 

…Which is why I’m doing regular ER shifts right now, in a large LA hospital.

 

I’m writing to you today because there is a lot of misinformation swirling around COVID-19, and it’s difficult to know what and who to believe. Since I have a first-hand view of what’s really happening, I wanted to share some of my experiences and thoughts with you.

 

The Coronavirus crisis has crept up on us quickly, but not entirely unexpectedly.

 

I started following the situation in January, because I had access to reports in the Chinese media about what was taking place in Wuhan. It was immediately clear that this was a very severe illness, which was very contagious, and which the Chinese doctors were working day and night to contain.

 

Shortly afterwards, we began to see patients presenting with COVID-19 symptoms in our own ER. But it was still quite rare, and there was very little awareness that this was a serious threat over here.

 

Over the past few weeks, the number of cases has accelerated dramatically. But we’re also seeing a different patient profile.

 

Whereas in February, most of the patients were relatively elderly, nowadays it’s affecting all age groups, including some cases of teenagers and infants.

 

While it’s true that the people most likely to die have underlying health conditions, we’re seeing people who are in all other ways fit and healthy losing their battles as well.

 

So make no mistake. This is not “just like” the common flu!

 

While it is a form of flu, COVID-19 has mutated so that it attacks people’s immune systems, and it spreads many times faster.

 

By the time patients reach me, they present with a very high fever. Some have a horrible, hacking cough. And routinely, they find it difficult to breathe. Some describe it as feeling like they’re drowning.

 

There is no easy or obvious cure. We intubate patients and put them on ventilators. But even if patients do recover, they are going to be on those ventilators for a long time, potentially leaving them with lifelong respiratory complications.

 

Every day, the doctors I work with face heart-breaking situations. There is a shortage of ventilators, making it difficult to treat everyone. Patients can’t have visitors, so we’ve seen too many people dying alone.

 

And there is also a shortage of masks, gloves and shields for the doctors, nurses and technicians. Many of us are having to wash and re-use our masks, which is inadequate under the circumstances.

 

I consider the medical professionals I’m working with right now true heroes – they are literally risking their lives to treat patients, and they are doing so with determination and a positive spirit.

 

But we have all had moments when the emotions have got to us. It feels like we’re in a war zone, fighting an invisible enemy. And this is still just the beginning.

 

So what do you need to do, to protect yourself?

 

First, take this seriously. Many people still do not understand how severe this is. But I cannot emphasize enough that Coronavirus is a serious threat to life, even if you are young and healthy.

 

Follow the public health regulations, and shelter in place.

 

Many people – the vast majority of patients – are not aware that they have COVID-19 because they do not show symptoms, but they are still highly infectious. If you go out and about, you risk spreading the disease without even knowing it.

 

And you risk catching it, too, from people who think they are healthy.

 

If you do have to go out in an emergency, protect your airway by wearing a mask (a regular medical mask is enough).  We are still unclear about just how this virus transmits, so it makes sense to put a barrier around your mouth and nose.

 

Wash your hands often, because it appears that the virus lingers on some surfaces.

 

And go into full isolation if you feel any COVID-19 symptoms whatsoever. This means separating from your family, using a separate room and bathroom.

 

Friends, I don’t want to spread unnecessary panic. Most people recover from this illness. Many people have it and never even realize!

 

But over the past few weeks, I’ve also seen too many severe, tragic cases to take this lightly.

 

So take care of yourself. Take care of your loved ones.

 

And as soon as it’s safe again, I look forward to welcoming you back to Parfaire, to help you get beautiful, glowing skin and show you a little TLC following this enormous challenge.

 

Here’s to better times….

 

Warm regards,

Dr. Moses

P.S. I know that many of our patients have questions around how to take care of their skin while in quarantine… I’ll put together some suggestions and tips and send them to you – watch out for our emails and social media updates on both Instagram and Facebook

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How Diolaze Can Erase Unwanted Hair

How Diolaze Can Erase Unwanted Hair

Unwanted hair can be a major nuisance, especially when it requires consistent lifelong maintenance in the form of shaving, trimming, plucking, waxing, or the application of potent chemical creams and lotions.

If you’ve been dealing with the ongoing struggle regarding the removal of stubborn hair and peach fuzz, Diolaze laser treatment may be your new go-to hair removal solution.

What is Diolaze?

Diolaze is an advanced and powerful laser hair removal treatment that safely, painlessly, and effectively removes unwanted stubborn hair and peach fuzz. Diolaze can treat large spots of hair at the same time and requires only a few brief treatment sessions to eliminate and erase unwanted hair.

Diolaze can be used nearly anywhere on the body to remove unwanted hair. Areas that are commonly treated with Diolaze include:

  •             Face
  •             Legs
  •             Bikini area
  •             Underarms
  •             Chin
  •             Neck
  •             Back
  •             Chest
  •             Shoulders 
  •             Sideburns

How Does Diolaze Work?

Diolaze is a laser treatment that uses a diode laser beam to direct high-energy light through the skin and toward melanin (a dark skin pigment) located at the roots of hair follicles. The light emitted from the laser heats up melanin to destroy the follicles and prevent future hair growth, or to significantly inhibit hair growth. After some time has passed, new hair follicles may form and grow to replace those that have died with laser hair removal; therefore, future Diolaze treatments may be needed to destroy new hair follicles.

How Effective is Diolaze at Removing Stubborn Hair?

Diolaze often produces instant results, with stubborn hair being visibly reduced after each treatment session. Most patients can achieve hairless and smooth skin with only three to six sessions, though some individuals may need additional sessions based on factors such as the size of the area being treated and the length of hair growth cycle. Hair is always at various stages of growth; therefore, multiple Diolaze sessions are often needed to target hair follicles at their mature stage, when they are most vulnerable.

Diolaze is often far more convenient and effective than many over-the-counter and salon hair removal treatments involving wax and creams. Non-laser hair removal treatments usually require long-time use, and tend to be more costly and inconvenient when used over the course of a lifetime.

Is Diolaze Painful?

Diolaze is relatively painless and far more comfortable than most other hair removal devices and methods. Tweezing and plucking hairs can be painful, as can wax treatments that pull on your skin. Shaving and trimming can be time-consuming and lead to ingrown hairs, while some depilatory creams and lotions are extremely caustic and can burn the skin when left on for too long or applied incorrectly. Most patients report feeling no discomfort or pain during Diolaze sessions.

Where to Find Diolaze Laser Hair Removal in Pasadena

Those who wish to eliminate unwanted hair with Diolaze can visit Parfaire Medical Aesthetics in Pasadena, California. Parfaire Medical Aesthetics offers a wide range of rejuvenating and cosmetic treatments for women and men who wish to look and feel their very best. Schedule an appointment or consultation with us today, or call us at 626-466-3774 to learn more about our many services and aesthetic treatments.

New Injection is the Secret to a Tighter Butt

New Injection is the Secret to a Tighter Butt

From Kim Kardashian to J-Lo, it’s no secret that focus on the bum has grown in the beauty industry. Men and women across America are spending more time at the gym working on those glutes. Unfortunately, there’s only so much that lunges and squats can fix. That’s where we come in.

Parfaire Medical Aesthetics is a full-service med-spa. While we strongly believe everybody is beautiful, we know that some of us feel more comfortable in the skin we’re in than others. To help all our clients look and feel their best, we provide several services to highlight your favorite features and bring out the best in them. One of our most successful of these services is the Sculptra butt injection.

What is Sculptra?

Sculptra is an FDA approved collagen stimulating injectable. Unlike fillers that pump up the injection site with synthetic materials, Sculptra uses a component of lactic acid, which is naturally produced in your body, to encourage collagen production.

As our bodies age, collagen levels begin to decline. As a result, the elasticity in our skin weakens, and this is when wrinkles and sagging skin begins to form. This is also why it’s so tough to tighten the skin on your bum after it’s begun to lose firmness.

As the collagen begins to generate, it plumps the injection site, smoothing fine lines and deep wrinkles, reducing skin sag and rejuvenating your youthful glow. In your bum, this means rounder, firmer cheeks, less sag, and fewer signs of cellulite.

The results of Sculptra are long-lasting, leaving you with a firm smooth booty for more than 2-years before requiring a follow-up procedure.

Where else is Sculptra Used?

Diolaze is a laser treatment that uses a diode laser beam to direct high-energy light through the skin and toward melanin (a dark skin pigment) located at the roots of hair follicles. The light emitted from the laser heats up melanin to destroy the follicles and prevent future hair growth, or to significantly inhibit hair growth. After some time has passed, new hair follicles may form and grow to replace those that have died with laser hair removal; therefore, future Diolaze treatments may be needed to destroy new hair follicles.

Tightening Your Butt – The Procedure

After a one on one consultation, Parfaire Medical Aesthetics will design a treatment plan bespoke to your individual needs. The Sculptra butt injection treatment is quick and virtually painless, lasting only half an hour to 40-minutes in length.

Following your procedure, you may feel tender at injections sites. You may also notice redness and swelling. Patients with sensitive skin sometimes experience mild bruising.

As this procedure is surgery-free, recovery time is quick, allowing you to bounce back to your daily life without pause.

Contact Parfaire Medical Aesthetics

If you’ve been considering giving your bum a boost before bikini weather hits, we invite you to contact us at Parfaire Medical Aesthetics. Currently, our clinic serves clients in Pasadena, Burbank, Glendale, Alta Dena and La Canada. If you live in California and want to know the real secret to a Hollywood booty, call today for a free consultation.

PDO Threads: The New Age Facelift

PDO Threads: The New Age Facelift

As we age, our skin naturally begins showing signs of distress. From a decrease in collagen production to the effects of chemical pollution and the elements – our skin takes a lot of wear and tear.

To battle these unavoidable circumstances, Parfaire Medical Aesthetics offers a selection of bespoke beauty treatments, including thread lifting.

What is Thread Lifting?

Thread lifting is a non-surgical alternative to a traditional facelift. Rather than removing skin and stitching the gap closed, we use polydioxanone fibers, or PDO threads, to snug up loose skin and improve texture. The entire process is so quick, taking only half an hour, that some people refer to it as a “lunchtime facial”.

PDO threads were approved by the FDA in 2011 and have been recognized for their ability to increase natural collagen production. The threads are anchored into skin and lift the skin upward.

After four to six months, the threads dissolve naturally into your body and are absorbed. You’ll notice the results of your facial don’t wipe away with the threads. Due to the increase in natural collagen, the lift continues for another 3 to 6-months after the threads dissolve.

Where are the Results of a Thread Lift Most Noticeable?

Along with skin tightening, you’ll also notice texture improvement. The procedure works so well some clients choose to have it in the body as well as the face. Areas like the tummy, breasts, buttocks, and thighs are popular sites for the lift.

During your PDO thread lift, you’ll notice certain areas on your face reaping the advantages more than others. Some of the most noticeable differences you might see include:

  • Firmer neck and jowls
  • Lifted brows and eyelids
  • Fuller nasolabial lines
  • A reduction in marionette and smoker lines

If you have “problem areas” you’d like to address, we can walk you through the changes to expect during your one on one consultation. We work closely with each client to design a treatment plan specific to you. This is when you can highlight the changes you’d like to see.

What is the Difference Between a Thread Lift and a Facelift?

A facelift is an invasive surgical procedure. It requires long healing times and provides drastic results. A PDO facelift is not nearly as invasive and offers a quick and comfortable recovery.

When you receive a face or neck lift through traditional surgery, the results are more radical. PDO thread lifts aren’t meant to completely smooth deep lines the same way a facelift does. The treatment can, however, give your complexion a smooth, youthful appearance without the pain and medical care required of a facelift procedure.

Call Parfaire Medical Aesthetics for a Consultation Today

At Parfaire Medical Aesthetics, we strongly believe that everybody is beautiful in our own unique way. It’s just tough sometimes for us to see the best in ourselves. That’s where our customizable beauty treatments come in, providing you with a chance to let your best features shine.

We currently serve clients in Pasadena, Burbank, Glendale, Alta Dena, La Canada, and many more nearby cities! If you’re in California and are curious about how PDO threads can change the way you feel about your face, we invite you to call us for a free consultation.

Facial Aging – Pasadena Anti-Aging Treatments

Facial Aging – Pasadena Anti-Aging Treatments

Blepharoplasty Treatment by Parfaire

Facial aging comes in many shapes and forms. It can be especially problematic because your face is such a dominant part of your appearance. The injectable products, skin-tightening, and skin-resurfacing technologies and procedures will have you looking more youthful and refreshed*.

Fortunately, there are several ways to reverse and slow the signs of age. There are products like Botox, dermal fillers, radio frequency, IPL, and others treatments that can correct facial aging.* 

Taking care of your appearance is now easier than ever with modern medical grade cosmetic technologies and products, there are a wide variety of procedures and tools that can truly treat the signs of aging with beautiful, natural results.* There are a wide range of procedures and tools that can treat facial aging.

Speak with professionals at Parfaire Medical Aesthetics to learn about how you can combat facial aging.

Contact us at our office in Pasadena to schedule a free consultation.

*Disclaimer* Any claims of enhancing skin, removing wrinkles or spots, anti-aging, or improving appearance cannot be guaranteed. Individual results will vary and might depend on lifestyle factors such as age, diet, exercise, sun exposure, smoking, and alcohol use. *

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