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July 1, 2014

Tips for A Successful Filler Treatment

Dermal fillers are great products that when used by your skillful doctor can do miracles in reverse years of aging in just minutes! Injection of fillers is a cornerstone of successful anti-aging treatments and they are generally very safe and effective. Here are a few tips for successful filler treatments: – Like most other cosmetic medical treatments, the skill and experience of your doctor is the key. Doctors often do not receive any formal training on filler injection as part of their medical training and it is up to them to seek advanced courses and training in this field. Less […]
June 23, 2014
How Can Dermal Fillers Reverse Years Of Aging In Minutes?

How Can Dermal Fillers Reverse Years Of Aging In Minutes?

Aging is a complex process that involves interaction of several genetic and environmental factors. A part of it is dictated by our genes over which we have little control (yet), but a big part of aging process is the result of what our body faces in day to day life over years – diet and lifestyle choices, stress, and sun exposure. No matter what the causes are, the aging involves certain changes in our skin hallmarked by damage and loss of connective tissue of the skin. Collagen and elastin – molecular strands that provide tensile and elastic support for skin […]
April 21, 2014
Importance of Hand Rejuvenation

Importance of Hand Rejuvenation

Face is often the first point of attention when we meet someone, and it’s no wonder why we spend so much time and attention on face rejuvenation, but many people forget how quickly the eyes roll towards the hands, and… more often than not, we are in for an unpleasant surprise! The truth is, our hands are exposed to the same harsh environmental factors that our face is and worse, but while we all know about the importance of sun protection and treatments using lasers, IPL, Botox, Dysport and various fillers to repair and rejuvenate the damaged skin and aged face, we often forget about the hands. The result can be quite shocking: We all have […]
March 22, 2014
Dining Out: Making Better Choices

Dining Out: Making Better Choices

With all the talk about losing weight, eating too much fat or not enough protein, many restaurants have began gearing their menus toward a healthier way of eating. More people are becoming conscious about what they eat; therefore, finding items on the menus of their favorite restaurants is no longer difficult. Most restaurants will prepare foods the way you request without giving you an unwanted response like “What, no butter on your potato?” or “It won’t taste very good…” Many chefs have made substitutions in their cooking to keep the taste in their dishes. Here is a list of some […]
November 18, 2013
4 Reasons Why Botox or Dysport Do Not Work

4 Reasons Why Botox or Dysport Do Not Work

Botox is a wonderful medication and an integral part of any effective anti-aging and whole-face rejuvenation strategy. For years, injection of Botulinum toxin type A (including Botox and Dysport) have remained the number one non-surgical cosmetic medical procedure in the US and around the world – even more popular than dermal fillers, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion or IPL! But being so popular does not mean that Botox and Dysport will always work and yield the desired results. Here, we look at some of the reasons why Botox or Dysport fail to do the magic to smooth out the fine lines and wrinkles! But first, […]
November 17, 2013
5 Top Foods for Eye Health

5 Top Foods for Eye Health

Do your eyes have all the nutrients they need to help prevent cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and more? Kale: See the Light! This leafy green is a rich source of lutein and zeaxanthin, which are related to vitamin A and beta carotene, and are believed to protect eye tissues from sunlight damage and reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration. Your body needs fat to absorb lutein and zeaxanthin, so be sure to eat them with a bit of healthy fat like a drizzle of olive oil. Sweet Potatoes: The Color of Health These orange tubers are a good […]
October 17, 2013

Keeping Your Heart Healthy

Want to know how to avoid heart trouble?  No matter your age, your gender, or your past lifestyle, now’s the time to start building a healthier heart. Keys to a healthy heart: Prevent and control high blood cholesterol Prevent and control high blood pressure Prevent and control diabetes No tobacco Moderate alcohol use Maintain a healthy weight Regular physical activity Diet and nutrition Once you know which foods to eat more of and which foods to limit, you’ll be on your way toward a heart-healthy diet. 1. Limit unhealthy fats and cholesterol A diet consisting of 25-35% total fat, <7% […]
August 17, 2013

Attention Deficit Disorder & Your Child’s Diet

Attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are neurological conditions characterized by developmentally unbalanced levels of attention, concentration, activity, distractibility, and impulsivity. Glucose is the brain’s main source of energy. With ADD and ADHD, brain regions that normally inhibit impulses and control attention utilize less glucose; this decreased activity in the brain leads to inattention. Iron and Zinc deficiency cause abnormal activity in the brain which is another implication of ADD/ADHD in children. Also, children with ADD/ADHD may have low levels of certain fatty acids (including EPA and DHA) in their bodies. Most ADD/ADHD cases are identified by age […]
July 31, 2013
How Can I Treat Spider Veins?

How Can I Treat Spider Veins?

Spider veins on your legs can be so embarrassing that result in a wardrobe full of long pants and skirts. You don’t have to hide anymore. At AmoDerm Cosmetic and Wellness Medical Center in Irvine, we can reduce the appearance of spider veins and get you back to the beach. Spider veins are dilated blood vessels close to your skin’s surface. Usually they are blue or red in color and occur most commonly on your legs. Treatment for spider veins usually takes less than an hour and requires little recovery time. We offer both laser vein removal. For spider veins, […]
May 23, 2019

Here is when Botox and other muscle relaxing injections come to rescue

We need muscles to move, eat and laugh, but too much muscle contraction can lead to problems ranging from painful jaws and teeth grinding to all kinds of lines and wrinkles. Here is when Botox and other muscle relaxing injections come to rescue! When injected carefully into the muscles, Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are capable of blocking the transmission of signals from the nerve terminals into the muscles, reducing and preventing muscle contraction in a controlled and reversible way. These medications can be used for a number of different conditions including migraines, muscle spasms, excessive sweating (also called Hyperhidrosis), TMJ […]
October 23, 2018

SculpSure vs CoolSculpting

A question we get often at the clinic is “What is the difference between SculpSure and CoolSculpting?” While many patients have seen satisfactory results with other body contouring and fat reduction treatments, at Amoderm we exclusively provide SculpSure treatments for a number of reasons. Treatment and Time: For starters, the laser wavelength used in SculpSure is absorbed selectively by the fat cells while leaving the skin and other tissues untouched, providing precise and predictable results. Our treatments are customized for a variety of shapes and sizes, whereas with fat freezing, the treatments are limited by how much at can be […]
October 18, 2018

What is SculpSure?

SculpSure is among the latest and most advanced non-invasive, non-surgical, local fat reduction and body contouring treatments. SculpSure is FDA-approved for treatment and reduction of stubborn fat in the abdomen, flanks, back, and inner/outer thighs, but can also be used in many other areas of the body as well. SculpSure is able to effectively destroy fat cells with no down-time in a 25 minute treatment session. The result is a better-toned and slimmer body without the down-time that is often associated with other fat-reducing treatments. For all of you who put in the time and effort at the gym but […]
November 3, 2017

How to correct nose issues without surgery

HOW TO CORRECT NOSE ISSUES WITHOUT SURGERY When it comes to correction of nose shape and issues related to that, surgery has been long recognized as the one and only solution. Rhinoplasty or “nose job” remains a popular surgery among those who are looking for a more balanced and pleasant look, but like any other surgeries, pain, risks, lengthy downtime and costs prevent many from going ahead with their plans. Liquid Rhinoplasty Luckily we now have a real alternative. Thanks to advances in non-surgical cosmetic treatments, your doctor can use a variety of fillers – typically used to restore volume […]
July 28, 2015
Fighting Wrinkles with Veggies

Fighting Wrinkles with Veggies

People who are wary of their wrinkles often think of Botox and fillers. While these treatments can do marvels in skillful hands, there are simple steps we can take in our everyday life to reduce or delay the need for these treatments. According to a study in the British Journal of Nutrition, people who eat lots of green and yellow vegetables tend to develop fewer wrinkles, including those pesky crow’s feet. It’s no surprise as colorful vegetable are great sources of anti-aging phytochemicals and antioxidants. Here are a few healthy foods that can specifically help your skin and your body: […]
June 1, 2015
Botox Rejuvenating Effects May Go Beyond Easing Lines and Wrinkles

Botox Rejuvenating Effects May Go Beyond Easing Lines and Wrinkles

A New study shows that Botox does more than just relaxing your muscles and easing out the wrinkles! To be healthy and youthful, our skin should do well in 3 key aspects: strength, pliability (ability to stretch), and elasticity (ability to recoil). Unfortunately, these characteristics diminish and degrade as we age. We commonly use Botox to relax the facial muscles, easing out the lines and wrinkles that are caused by excessive use of those muscles, but new evidence shows that Botox does more than this. According to a new study published in the Journal of American Medical Association (Bonaparte J […]
November 9, 2014
Tips for Better Cosmetic Treatment Results

Tips for Better Cosmetic Treatment Results

At Amoderm, we take pride in our commitment to stand by our patients in their rejuvenating journey to let their true natural beauty and youthfulness shine! Here are a few tips to ensure better treatment results: – We don’t age over night, so it is unrealistic to expect to reverse the effects of years of aging with just one or two treatments. Achieving best results calls for commitment and working closely with your doctor. Nothing beats developing an ongoing, friendly and trusting relationship with your physician as a partner and companion in your rejuvenating journey! – Don’t over-focus on one or few problems. Some patients […]
September 22, 2014
The Curious Case of Botox

The Curious Case of Botox

Everybody knows how Botox,
July 26, 2014
How Can We Awaken Our Body's Own Rejuvenating Potentials?

How Can We Awaken Our Body’s Own Rejuvenating Potentials?

Our body has some amazing potentials to heal and rejuvenate itself. When we accidentally cut ourselves, healing pathways are activated and the wound is quickly sealed. With a surge of growth factors, fibroblasts and other stem cells are activated to recruit new blood vessels and form new collagen and other components of youthful healthy skin. You might have noticed that the skin over a recently healed wound often looks healthier, firmer, smoother and brighter than the surrounding skin, an indicator of how our body regenerates new healthy skin during the healing process. Only if we could trick our body to do its magic to the skin everywhere without the need to suffer any wounds! The […]