Now Offering Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation
Time takes a toll on our bodies, as we age our skin does too. Gravity starts to set in and years of smiling and frowning have created their mark with lines and wrinkles which get deeper by the year.
At Laser Eye Center, we encourage good nutrition, diet and exercise to take care of the inside and we offer several cosmetic treatments to take care of, enhance and rejuvenate your outside.
The variety of customized non surgical solutions we offer for both men and women are designed to erase, as well as slowdown the early signs of aging. These popular cosmetic procedures can help rejuvenate the skin and reduce the effects of the sun, aging, and some facial skin disorders bringing about smoother, younger, healthier-looking skin. Treatments are safe, effective and convenient.
Don’t wait any longer, take advantage of our introductory offers today. Your only regret will be that you hadn’t done it sooner.
Facial Rejuvenation Procedures
BOTOX® Cosmetic – IT’S ALL ABOUT THE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION…
You’ve probably heard about BOTOX® Cosmetic. It’s been in the news, in fashion, in beauty magazines, and on TV.
BOTOX® is a popular non-surgical injection that temporarily smooths or eliminates frown lines, forehead creases, and crow’s feet near the eyes. This is done with no surgery and no recovery time. The amazing results can be seen within days, and can last up to 4 months (results may vary).
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® (Botulinum Toxin) is a protein derived from botulism toxin.
How does BOTOX® work?
Once injected underneath the skin, the medication blocks the nerve impulses, temporarily holding the muscles that cause wrinkles while giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance.
Why would you get treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic?
- For those stubborn frown lines, forehead creases, and crows feet which make you look tired or upset.
- Something to assist in maintaining your appearance.
Almost 3.3 million BOTOX® procedures were performed in 2005 alone-an increase of 16% over 2004. And today the number is even higher.
In fact, BOTOX® Cosmetic has been ranked as the most popular physician-administered aesthetic procedure in the United States (surgical and non-surgical combined).
Contact us today to schedule your consultation
Restylane® is a cosmetic product designed to enhance one’s appearance without any incisions or downtime. Restylane® smoothes wrinkles and sculpts lips. Additionally, it can be used for chin, cheek, as well as other facial areas.
Restylane® is the first and only FDA-approved dermal filler made of a biodegradable non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA). Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in all living organisms and provides volume and fullness to the skin.
Restylane® injections are a growing favorite. Approved by the FDA in December 2003, Restylane® can produce positive results on facial wrinkles, particularly around the mouth and nose. Another benefit is the long-lasting results.
Restylane® is known to last longer then most other injectable fillers. Although the results are not permanent, the results of the Restylane® treatment can last anywhere from four to six months, depending on the patient and the treated area.
Results are fully evident within one week. Restylane® treatments reduce wrinkles by about 80 percent and have a success rate for reducing or eliminating deep wrinkles better than other procedures.
What is Restylane® used for?
- Slowing and hiding the effects of aging
- Making skin feel younger by adding moisture and lubrication in every injection
Just one treatment will give you the youthful look you desire. Call us today to make your appointment!
As we age, our skin changes. Over time, the natural volume of youthful skin begins to diminish as wrinkles and folds form. JUVÉDERM® is indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. JUVÉDERM® provides a smooth, natural look and feel so everyone will notice (but no one will know)! JUVÉDERM® injectable gel is a “next-generation” smooth consistency gel dermal filler which assists to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds such as your “smile lines” or “parentheses” (the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth). JUVÉDERM® injectable gel temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face.
Why Chose JUVÉDERM® and JUVÉDERM® injectable over other injectables?
- Almost 90% of all study volunteers who were treated with both JUVEDERM injectable gel and other dermal filler preferred JUVEDERM.
- JUVÉDERM® injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is proven to be safe and effective for persons of color.
- Just one treatment will give you the youthful look you desire.
The RADIESSE® Difference
Healthy young skin contains collagen which gives it volume, flexibility and strength. As part of the aging process, our body’s own natural collagen production breaks down, diminishing facial volume. This loss of elasticity and volume results in wrinkles, facial lines and skin laxity which robs our skin of its youthful appearance.
RADIESSE® is the ideal way to achieve wrinkle reduction by replenishing lost volume. RADIESSE® will stimulate your body to produce collagen. This is due to the unique formula of RADIESSE® which stimulates collagenesis – the production of new collagen. The result is an increase in volume for natural looking wrinkle correction which may last a year or more.
BELOTERO®, which is approved by the FDA, is a dermal filler used to treat wrinkles or imperfections on the face due to aging. Unlike other dermal fillers, BELOTERO® is created using a process known as Cohesive Polydensified Matrix. This technology allows for the injections to be thinner than other fillers and maintain the highest level of elasticity. In addition, BELOTERO® is the only dermal filler that can be injected near the surface of the skin, which greatly minimizes the possibility of bumps and lines, and fosters a more natural, smooth look.
BELOTERO® works by replacing the skin’s diminishing hyaluronan, a natural compound in the skin that keeps it hydrated and elastic. With minimal injections, BELOTERO® will fill deep to superficial wrinkles and folds, mainly around the eyes, nose and mouth. In clinical studies, 97% of patients showed a visible improvement after just a single treatment of BELOTERO®. Many people opt to use BELOTERO® to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and smoker’s lines. However, BELOTERO® can also be used for more intense cosmetic enhancements on the lips, cheeks and chin.
Directly after a BELOTERO® treatment there may be minor swelling or redness at the injection site, but these side effects typically disappear on their own after a day or two. BELOTERO® is long-lasting, and the results can be effective for over six months. It is recommended that patients receive just two treatments a year to keep their skin looking young and radiant.
Let Your Eye Lashes Grow with LATISSE®
LATISSE® is a prescription drug for hypotrichosis (hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes) to grow longer, thicker and darker eyelashes. It is applied to the base of eyelashes to generate longer lashes. LATISSE® keeps hairs in their growth phase, producing longer, darker and thicker eyelashes. It is FDA approved for use in treating “inadequate” eyelashes.
LATISSE® is believed to affect the growth (anagen) phase of the eyelash hair cycle in two ways: first, it increases the length of this phase; and second, it increases the number of hairs in this growth phase. The exact way it works is unknown.
LATISSE® is a once-a-day treatment you apply yourself each evening to the base of the upper eyelashes. You do not apply in your eye or to the lower lid because excess hair growth outside the treatment area may occur.
LATISSE® users may see results at 8 weeks with full results at 12 to 16 weeks. The growth is gradual over time.
Malak Z. Shammas, M.D.Diplomat American Board of Internal Medicine
Dr. Malak Shammas started her journey in medicine by earning her medical degree from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Following completion in 1993, she began her residency at the prestigious Cedars Sinai Medical Center. In 1996, Dr. Malak Shammas joined the esteemed Cedars Sinai staff as an attending physician in Ambulatory Clinics and Employee Healthcare. Dr. M. Shammas enjoys teaching and has trained several staff physicians at Cedars Sinai and has continued teaching to this day. Dr. Malak Shammas is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is a member of the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Malak Shammas joined an established private practice group in July, 2008. As a specialist in Internal medicine, Dr. M. Shammas strives for excellence in health care management, preventative care, wellness maintenance, as well as, stressing the importance and benefits of good nutrition.
Dr. Malak Shammas believes one’s health should never be taken for granted and once you feel great from the inside, you can then work on the outside.
Dr. Malak Shammas strikes a perfect balance in medicine by understanding the importance of good nutrition and by being on the cutting edge of the latest treatments in cosmetics.
Dr. Malak Shammas is meticulous when it comes to performing any cosmetic treatment. While inherently conservative, Dr. M. Shammas’ main priority is making patients happy and satisfied with their results. She takes her time and consistently refines her technique to be sure each patient gets the best results possible.
Compassionate and dedicated, Dr. M. Shammas’ straight-forward, unpretentious style has a comforting effect on even the most anxious patients. Her patients can count on her recommendations being proven, safe and effective.
Dr. Shammas speaks fluent English, French, Arabic, and is proficient in Spanish.
During Dr. Malak Shammas’ spare time, she enjoys time with her husband, a refractive surgery specialist and their three children.