Rejuvenate Your Skin With The C02 Laser!

The C02 Fractional Laser has been a very popular and effective skin treatment laser treatment here at MetroMD. The laser begins by deeply penetrating and removing the skin’s outer layer, the epidermis. Targeting a specific damage area, the CO2 laser will rejuvenate the skin one layer at a time. The resurfacing technique creates a tightening effect through collagen stimulation. As the process continues, the damaged skin will show signs of improvement by greatly reducing the appearance of the acne scars, blemishes, and wrinkles.

Before starting the treatment patients will be assessed for the proper amount of care and treatment before beginning the procedure. The long-lasting benefits of the CO2 acne scar laser techniques will outweigh any initial recovery time. The reduction of damaged skin from acne scars will give a person a new sense of self-confidence.

If you have any questions or are interested in learning more about the effects of the C02 Laser you can view our before and after gallery here.

Give us a call at 323-285-5300 to learn more or set up your first appointment!

Posted on October 30, 2018 by:

The C02 Fractional Laser has been a very popular and effective skin treatment laser treatment here at MetroMD. The laser begins by deeply penetrating and removing the skin’s outer layer, the epidermis. Targeting a specific damage area, the CO2 laser will rejuvenate the skin one layer at a time. The resurfacing technique creates a tightening

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The Carbon Peel A Laser Treatment with No Downtime

The Carbon Peel or YAG laser has become a popular treatment here at MetroMD. This is a new non-invasive and pain-free laser treatment for treating minor skin imperfections and helping reduce breakouts associated with acne. The carbon powder penetrates to the dermis, stimulating skin cells, repairing, and promoting the growth of collagen and elastic fibers.

This laser treatment is virtually painless and can be done is as quick has half an hour. While it is true that certain lasers pose a higher risk for cell damage or discoloration in darker skin, there are safe and effective resurfacing options such as the Carbon Peel for those who have a darker skin tone.

The heat produced by carbon peels has 2 additional benefits. It reduces the P.Acnes bacteria responsible for acne, allowing for better management of pimples and outbreaks, and it also shrinks sebaceous glands (oil-producing glands), resulting in less oil production, and therefore reducing congestion building up in the pores. Treatments can be performed on any part of the body, including the back and chest.

Here at MetroMD, we offer the Carbon peel as a monthly subscription. This subscription is $99 per month and is great for anyone who wants to maintain clear skin without going through the hassle of downtime. Give us a call at 323-385-5300 to schedule your Carbon Peel Today!

Posted on October 18, 2018 by:

The Carbon Peel or YAG laser has become a popular treatment here at MetroMD. This is a new non-invasive and pain-free laser treatment for treating minor skin imperfections and helping reduce breakouts associated with acne. The carbon powder penetrates to the dermis, stimulating skin cells, repairing, and promoting the growth of collagen and elastic fibers.

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Using Stem Cells to Remove Acne Scars!

At MetroMD we make use of stem cells for treating the condition of acne scarring. Many of our patients come to us with severe scarring from acne. This is acne they had when they were teenagers and may now have lived with for two or three decades.

We use a very important technique of breaking the skin with a CO2 laser. We use a laser which allows portals of entry, very microscopic tiny holes in the skin, so that the stem cells may migrate down through those portals and restore the structure.

What the stem cell does, once it has an access through the skin, the dermis, it will migrate down through these “portals”, we call them, and then spread out along the base of the dermis, and at the base of the floor of these acne scars.
With time we see a building up of tissue; we see improvements. What we like to do is use a three-step process where we exfoliate the skin, shear off the top layers of skin, and then apply the stem cells, and then repeat the process in six to eight weeks. This is repeated for a total of three passes with the laser. It’s very effective; we see changes very rapidly.

The most important thing is that patients should regard this as a three-step process, and not expect to have everything done following the first treatment. We have a very great success rate. We are very pleased with what we’re seeing, and the stem cells represent a great step forward in the treatment of acne scars. If you have questions regarding acne scarring and the use of stem cells, call us at 323-285-5300.

Posted on October 1, 2018 by:

At MetroMD we make use of stem cells for treating the condition of acne scarring. Many of our patients come to us with severe scarring from acne. This is acne they had when they were teenagers and may now have lived with for two or three decades. We use a very important technique of breaking

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How to Treat Acne?

Acne is a problem that affects millions of people around the world. It can appear on any part of the skin and for some, it can be a reoccurring side effect of an unhealthy or unhygienic lifestyle. Acne occurs when hair follicles are clogged with dead skin cells and oil from the skin.

At MetroMD our approach to treating acne is different than the standard treatments. Typically acne is treated with over-the-counter creams and cleanser, as well as prescription antibiotics. This is an effective treatment method but is not preventative nor permanent. In order to combat acne long term and prevent it from reoccurring a more well-rounded approach must be taken.

At MetroMD we take into consideration your diet, genetics, and lifestyle in order to accurately identify triggers in your environment that cause Acne breakouts. Adjusting diet, sleep patterns, water intake and learning which skin care products are best can help create long-term relief from Acne.

A few simple things that can be done to help reduce breakouts include cleaning pillow and bed sheets regularly along with any fabrics that come into contact with your face such as towels. Although antibiotics may be necessary, adjusting your diet and lifestyle can help make major improvements to your skin. Proper hydration plays a key role in having clear skin as well make sure you are getting 8+ cups of water a day.

If you struggle with acne or want to achieve clearer skin try the tips suggested in this article. If you still have issues schedule a consult with our team at MetroMD we can evaluate your current skin condition and help you take the right steps to an acne free life!

Posted on September 18, 2018 by:

Acne is a problem that affects millions of people around the world. It can appear on any part of the skin and for some, it can be a reoccurring side effect of an unhealthy or unhygienic lifestyle. Acne occurs when hair follicles are clogged with dead skin cells and oil from the skin. At MetroMD

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The Carbon Peel at MetroMD

A carbon peel is a revolutionary laser treatment that is completely painless with minimal-to-zero downtime. It is highly beneficial for people with oily skin, blackheads, enlarged pores, dull skin, and acne on the face or body. It is also an excellent way to exfoliate and refresh your skin, providing an instant refreshed appearance and leaving skin feeling softer, smoother and firmer.

A layer of liquid carbon is applied to the skin, where it penetrates deep into the pores. Laser light is highly attracted to the carbon particles. When the laser is passed over the area, it destroys the carbon, taking dead skin cells, contaminants and oil with it.

This treatment provides several benefits.

Cleansing:

Carbon has the ability to absorb oil and contaminants from deep within the pores. When the laser is passed over the treatment area it targets and destroys the carbon particles, taking any absorbed material with it.

Exfoliating:

As the carbon is targeted by the laser, it blasts away dead skin cells, blackheads and effectively exfoliates the skin. The result is softer, radiant skin with reduced pore size and a more even skin tone.

Rejuvenating:

Carbon peels also target the deep layers of the skin to stimulate collagen production, which in turn produces firmer, plumper skin, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and leaves skin feeling tighter and glowing.

Acne and Oil Destroying:

The heat produced by carbon peels has 2 additional benefits. It reduces the P.Acnes bacteria responsible for acne, allowing for better management of pimples and outbreaks, and it also shrinks sebaceous glands (oil producing glands), resulting in less oil production, and therefore reducing congestion building up in the pores. Treatments can be performed on any part of the body, including the back and chest.

As with all skin treatments, carbon peels should be supplemented by a good skin-care routine, and daily use of a high-spectrum sunscreen. Noticeable results can be experienced after a single treatment, but for maximum long-term results we recommend regular treatments.

At MetroMD we offer a special a subscription package for $99/month. With this subscription you receive either a Carbon X Peel facial, or a vitamin IV. You have the flexibility of switching which treatment you receive, as well as gifting or banking any unused treatments.

Call us today to inquire or get on the schedule!

Posted on September 14, 2018 by:

A carbon peel is a revolutionary laser treatment that is completely painless with minimal-to-zero downtime. It is highly beneficial for people with oily skin, blackheads, enlarged pores, dull skin, and acne on the face or body. It is also an excellent way to exfoliate and refresh your skin, providing an instant refreshed appearance and leaving

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Removing Pigments and Redness with the IPL Laser

The IPL laser or the intense pulsed light laser is a photo facial laser. Like other lasers, this is a controlled wound on the skin which causes the skin to heal and rejuvenate during the process. Unlike other lasers, this uses a flashlamp to beam light at the skin (not a laser beam). This means the procedure is much less invasive and requires less downtime when compared to other laser treatments such as the CO2 Laser.

For these reasons, this treatment is perfect for targeting pigmented skin and redness caused by sun exposure. This treatment is perfect for anyone who does not have time for recovery but would still like to treat their skin. A study done in 2004 by Cornell University concluded that the IPL was found to be a “non-invasive, non-ablative method for rejuvenating photoaged skin with minimal adverse events”.

Following a treatment, you will need to avoid sun exposure and exercise for the rest of the day. The following 2-3 days after that we would recommend putting on sunscreen while going out to prevent any sun damage or exposure. If you have any questions regarding the IPL or think it might be the right treatment for you give us a call at 323-285-5300. We can answer any questions you have regarding this treatment!

 

 

 

 

Posted on September 7, 2018 by:

The IPL laser or the intense pulsed light laser is a photo facial laser. Like other lasers, this is a controlled wound on the skin which causes the skin to heal and rejuvenate during the process. Unlike other lasers, this uses a flashlamp to beam light at the skin (not a laser beam). This means

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Remove Tattoos with the YAG Laser!

Do you remember a time where tattoo’s were permanent? Not too long ago this was the case but thanks to technology and the Yag laser over the last decade tattoo removal has become a very common treatment. This treatment uses the advanced Yag laser to remove the scar. The Yag laser can be q-switched or long pulsed.   Only a q-switched laser would be used for tattoo removal, any experienced physician can help you with this question.

The laser can create a scar so in tattoos so we do start off with lower settings to ensure the least amount of blistering and possible scarring.  Treatments are usually two months apart, it will take at least 6-sessions to remove the tattoo. This can sometimes vary depending on the ink and size of the tattoo.

This treatment can be a bit painful so typically some sort of numbing pre-treatment is applied. The cost of this treatment varies based on the size of the tattoo the time it takes also is based on this. For smaller, older tattoos a huge difference might be seen after only 3 sessions.

If you are interested in learning more or booking an appointment give us a call at MetroMD to book a consultation. We can answer any questions you have and help begin your tattoo removal process.

 

 

 

Posted on September 4, 2018 by:

Do you remember a time where tattoo’s were permanent? Not too long ago this was the case but thanks to technology and the Yag laser over the last decade tattoo removal has become a very common treatment. This treatment uses the advanced Yag laser to remove the scar. The Yag laser can be q-switched or long

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MetroMD Offers PRP Therapy for Knees in Los Angeles

Over the years MetroMD has been on the forefront of regenerative medicine. We have developed some of the latest protocols in cellular medicine, hormone replacement therapy and much more. One of these protocols is using patients own platelets to restore knee injuries to normal function.

MetroMD offers PRP therapy for knees by isolating a specific layer of a patient’s own blood for regenerative use. Typically 7-21ml of blood is isolated and then it is placed in a centrifuge to separate out the PRP layer. Once this layer is obtained it can be placed on sites to stimulate regeneration.

Of these sites knees is one of the most targeted. Injuries such as meniscus tear, ACL, PCL, or MCL tears can be treated. PRP is injected directly into the area that is damaged. This then stimulates the area to heal and ultimately restores anatomy and function.

Typically, 3-6 treatments are needed to treat a patient. These treatments are each done one month apart. After every treatment, the patient’s tissue should continue to regenerate.

 

 

Posted on December 6, 2017 by:

Over the years MetroMD has been on the forefront of regenerative medicine. We have developed some of the latest protocols in cellular medicine, hormone replacement therapy and much more. One of these protocols is using patients own platelets to restore knee injuries to normal function. MetroMD offers PRP therapy for knees by isolating a specific

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Co2 Laser for Acne Scars

Co2 Laser for Acne Scars is an amazing treatment that MetroMD has been perfecting over the last 10 years. Co2 laser for acne scars can help treat unwanted scars. Many people have lived years with acne scars and have tried many treatments to help diminish their scars. These may include creams, facials, peels and more. However, MetroMD has found that Co2 Laser is our best treatment for acne scars.

 

MetroMD uses CO2 laser to resurface the skin and to diminish scars. Co2 Laser for Acne Scars is a great treatment especially when it is combined with a regenerative cellular product. MetroMD combines PRP, stem cells or amniotic fluid with our Co2 laser to ensure better tissue recovery and enhanced results.

Co2 laser treatment for acne scars works in the following way. First, the skin is numbed for 30min using a topical anesthetic. Then the treatment begins where the CO2 laser is fractionated and used to penetrate the skin. Microwells of the laser is formed in the skin causing a perforation which then stimulates the skin to heal. Over the next few weeks, the new skin is formed and ultimately acne scars are removed. However, at MetroMD we apply cells over the Co2 after the treatment. Since the CO2 laser is a type of burn to the skin we can utilize healing cells in the area to speed up recovery and maximize results. Cells such as stem cells are placed here and can help heal the tissue damage that is made by the CO2 laser. In other words, we are tricking your body into healing itself and removing the unwanted acne scars.

So if you suffer from acne scars. Try Co2 Laser for Acne Scars, it is a 21st-century solution to having better skin!

 

 

Posted on November 30, 2017 by:

Co2 Laser for Acne Scars is an amazing treatment that MetroMD has been perfecting over the last 10 years. Co2 laser for acne scars can help treat unwanted scars. Many people have lived years with acne scars and have tried many treatments to help diminish their scars. These may include creams, facials, peels and more.

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A New Look on Liposuction: No Surgery, No Downtime, Permanent Results

A New Look on Liposuction: no surgery, no downtime, permanent results.

Do you have one or even a few areas of stubborn fat that you just can’t get rid of? Love handles? Thighs? A tummy pouch? Unfortunately, even if you eat healthily and ramp up your gym routine, there’s no guarantee that the results will target your specific areas of unwanted fat. In many cases, these pain points are particularly persistent! That’s why many look to a cosmetic treatment or plastic surgery to finally rid their body of the stubborn fat.

However, many methods have several cons such as scarring, results that are only temporary, days and days of downtime, and potentially scary results! At MetroMD Institute of Regenerative & Cosmetic Medicine, we’re finding many people today are looking to SculpSure® to remove pesky fat.

Why should you choose SculpSure®?

SculpSure is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. This alternative is a 25-minute treatment that destroys fat cells using laser energy heat to target deep within the skin. Unlike other treatments on the market today, SculpSure completely destroys fat cells during the treatment so that they cannot grow back. The treatment is said to feel like warm tingling and requires no downtime. That’s right – you can return to your day to day regimen and show off your new body immediately without days of bed rest. Coupled with a healthy lifestyle, SculpSure gives you a new, sculpted body contour for good!

How does SculpSure® work?

The SculpSure treatment uses a hyperthermic laser to heat fat cells and rupture them at their core. During the treatment, the skin is chilled to ensure no damage while the heat is being directly used to target fat. As these fat cells are broken down, they are absorbed over time giving you your newly toned and slim figure.

If you want to get rid of fat fast without the downtime and scarring, SculpSure may be right for you! Schedule your consultation with MetroMD in Los Angeles, California today!

Posted on April 10, 2017 by:

A New Look on Liposuction: no surgery, no downtime, permanent results. Do you have one or even a few areas of stubborn fat that you just can’t get rid of? Love handles? Thighs? A tummy pouch? Unfortunately, even if you eat healthily and ramp up your gym routine, there’s no guarantee that the results will

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