Who’s behind the needle?

Sensible people and nonsensical decisions

The “bet you can’t resist it offer” can make even the most sensible person consider making nonsensical decisions.  But when it comes to your face, are you REALLY prepared to look otherworldly for 6 – 9 months while a filler degrades? Or like you’ve been hot stamped after a half-off laser treatment that wasn’t appropriate for your skin type? Or expressionless for 4 months after that new nurse talked you into extra Dysport or Botox?

The psychological lure of the low price

The promise of low low prices and the perfect outcome flood our in-boxes every day. They’re hard to resist. But if the perfect outcome is assured, why the need for the low low price??

Experience and expertise

It’s a given, the more you repeat an action, the more deft you become in your abilities. Like the Olympians who practice their ice dance hundreds of times…it is not luck that wins them their medals and applause, it is their honed skill and execution.

Who’s behind the needle?

There are many physicians who have entered the aesthetic arena and more do so every day – It’s incredibly easy to look on the internet and find dozens of medical practices that offer Botox and fillers and lasers. But who’s behind the needle and the laser??? How do you know if they are even good at what they do? How much experience do they have? And how do you choose? MB infographic_FINAL-02

Dr. Bonakdar vs the Average Physician Comparative data provided by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Am I bragging? Well, sure…a little, because I can!

Those statistics tell their own story. I’m proud that I have such a loyal following and I make sure I’m the best I can possibly be. I don’t try to do everything. I’ve carefully chosen procedures that fit the needs of the discerning women and men who come into my office.

I don’t dabble in aesthetics as a side to another medical field. Aesthetics IS my field and my only field. You depend on me to know what I’m doing and it’s my responsibility to take all the steps needed to be one of the best trained and most experienced aesthetic physicians in the area.


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HydraFacial

Want skin that’s smooth and soft as butter in less than 30 minutes? Then HydraFacial MD® is the key.

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Better looking and Healthier skin

With an innovative spiral-designed exfoliator, cell-softening solutions and an infusion of intensive hydration, you will be on your way to skin that is not only better looking but skin that is actually healthier.

Think of your skin as a barrier – because it is. It’s designed to keep bad things out – but at the same time, when your skin is dehydrated, congested and overladen with dead cells, it also keeps good things out. Good things like peptides and hydration agents and antioxidants.

HydraFacial scientifically and gently resurfaces your skin, removing the impacted debris and planing down the rough surface while delivering serums that literally cause your skin to glow.

Sorry, but we have to rave

It’s a simple fact. We want to love the way our skin looks and we’ll go to a lot of trouble of make that happen. With this award-winning procedure, the process is simple, pain free and the immediate results are nothing short of amazing!

Benefits of HydraFacial Exfoliation with Serums

  • Before: skin is uneven and rough, lots of dead cell buildup, complexion looks dull
  • After Exfoliation: Dead skin cells are removed, sebum and impurities are loosened. Skin looks clear, smooth and hydrated
  • After HydraFacial Acid Peels: Dead skin cells, sebum and impurities are peeled away – think painless extractions – Skin looks smooth, even and radiant.
  • GlySal Acid Peel Solution comes in 3 strengths for targeting your problems at concentrations that will work with your skin – even the most sensitive
  • Healthier Skin – the company motto is, literally, Skin Health for Life
  • No Reddening and No Downtime!

 

 This treatment keeps on giving!

Study Findings:

  • This study demonstrated that a series of hydradermabrasion treatments resulted in epidermal and papillary dermal thickening with replacement of elastotic tissue and deposition of new collagen fibers.

HydraFacial Animation

Contact our Reception by phone or email for introductory offers on HydraFacial through March, 2014

 


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IPL and ResurFX your way to the most beautiful skin

With today’s skin-changing technology never at a standstill, we’re always eager to discover the next level of its effectiveness. As a lecturing physician for the new Lumenis M22 platform and the Light Sheer Duet, Dr. Bonakdar is increasingly impressed with the depth of research that has gone into the innovations that have transformed these systems.

The world class laser leader – Lumenis

Lumenis established its place in the laser industry in 1966 and continues to stay at the peak of performance in ever-excelling treatment options. The latest in the Lumenis lineup are the M22 IPL with Optimal Pulse Technology and the newest – and truest – nonablative fractional laser, the ResurFX.

IPL – 23 Indications – WOW!

The M22 IPL offers solutions for 23 skin and vein problems (called “indications” in the medical world). Enhanced filtering and contact cooling – combined with the patented Optimal Pulse Technology – give the Lumenis IPL system capabilities that go far beyond the average intense pulsed light systems.

What you can expect from Lumenis IPL

  • Pigmentation obliteration
  • Diffuse redness reduction
  • Small vein coagulation for face or body
  • Collagen production
  • Quicker more comfortable treatments
  • Increased precision
  • Protection for darker skins
  • Rosacea flush “take down”
  • Angioma treatment
  • Freckle removal or blending
  • 16 additional indications

“I call the M22 my little robot because it’s expertly calibrated with intelligent preset treatment settings that insure consistent reproducible results. It’s become my personal favorite workhorse because it’s reliable, streamlined, performs as expected, is extremely patient friendly and it’s FAST. Who has time to waste these days? “

Dr. Bonakdar

Introducing ResurFX – the single pass resurfacing non ablative laser

The ResurFX takes fractional resurfacing to a new level. The only laser capable of a single pass that actually delivers “multi-pass” results, the ResurFX uses a 1565 nm fiber laser and a CoolScan scanner. What makes this a big deal?

The big deal about skin cooling

Typical fractional lasers require multiple passes because skin cooling is such an important element in a safe treatment program. Stamp pattern and rolling scan delivery can overheat the skin very quickly. This overheating can create a high level of post treatment discomfort or pain.

The ResurFX CoolScan uses a special sequencing that places each fractional spot in a controlled manner that allows the tissue to relax between pulses providing protection from overheating. Overheating can not only cause post-treatment pain but also dramatically increases the risk of treatment-related hyperpigmentation.

“What I love about the ResurFX is that it’s so absolutely skin-friendly. There’s no post treatment wound care and recovery is simple and quick. We all like to have great skin, but having to suffer for it is, for a great many people, not an option.”
Dr. Bonakdar

 ResurFX is an excellent series treatment for

  • Stretch Marks
  • Scars
  • Skin Roughness
  • Photo Damage
  • Fine Wrinkles
  • Collagen Degradation


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Announcing Juvederm Voluma & the 8 Point Approach

Announcing Juvederm Voluma

Volume restoration has changed the way we treat the face to look younger. For decades a skin excising facelift was the standard procedure for making someone look younger.

The missing component in facial surgery – Volume

As time progressed, plastic surgeons began to realize that volume was an essential part of the process to a youthful appearance, so they began the use of fat transfers. These work fairly well for some people, but necessitate additional procedures of extracting the fat from another part of the body and then preparing and reinjecting in the face. Standard average fat “take” hovers in the 50% range.

Fillers over the years have improved, but their longevity was subpar for many years when it came to filling large area deficits. Different types of fillers came on the market for this purpose – such as Radiesse, which is still widely used and the permanent component Artefill which is the filler of choice today for those seeking a permanent component product.

Wanted: A soft gel filler that lasts a long time

BUT, the desire remained for an immediate action gel filler that was not permanent but lasted a long time and was suitable for mid face volume correction and augmentation.

Enter Voluma…FDA approved for mid face volume that lasts up to 2 years!

Dr. Bonakdar is pleased to offer Voluma as an exciting option for midface volume restoration.

What areas are “mid-face”?

Voluma is used for

  • cheek structural augmentation (get the cheekbones you’ve always wanted!)
  • cheek pad revolumization
  • chin area augmentation

We all lose volume in the triple-process of collagen loss, fat loss and bone loss. A robust yet natural feeling and natural appearing filler is the perfect instant solution.

Expert training by a Master Class Plastic Surgeon

Trained by world-renowned plastic surgeon Mauricio de Maio from Brazil, Dr. Bonakdar is pleased to offer the 8 Point Approach for Nonsurgical Facelifting. Fillers, collagen stimulators and muscle relaxers like Botox and Dysport can transform the face for many without the need for surgery.

Additional Voluma links

Juvederm USA
Juvederm Canada
Juvederm UK

The 8 Point Approach

The 8 Point Approach, developed by Dr. de Maio and perfected with the use of the newer family of Juvederm products, incorporates the 8 primary areas recognized as elemental in comprehensive facial rejuvenation with injectables.

You’re invited to come in for your own personal consultation and treatment plan.

Introducing 3D Imaging

We are now using the most precise photographic imaging to show you exactly where your volume needs exist. morpheus3dThe new 3D Facemaker system will produce a 3D set of images to pinpoint the asymmetries and volume deficits of your face.

This process provides precision measurements of facial contours that have not been possible before, allowing Dr. Bonakdar to create a plan for your facial rejuvenation that is both exact and measurable…both before your treatments and after.

With this 3D imaging, all the innovative fillers can be put to the best use with the most efficient placement possible. With new Voluma, the 8 Point Approach and 3D imaging, you’ll have access to the perfect trifecta in science and technology.


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