Aesthetic Medicine

 

Below is a breakdown of the aesthetic services offered. 

 

Arktos Direct Care

Aida Yavari, do

Dr. Yavari is passionate about providing the best aesthetic treatments available. 

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Botox® / Dysport®

 

What is it?
They are products made from purified proteins. They act by blocking nerve transmission, which results in relaxation of the underlying muscles, helping to smooth fine lines and wrinkles.

What are they used for?
Botox® and Dysport® do not fill space or add volume. Instead, they relax muscles. This helps prevent them from contracting, which smooths out lines and prevents further etching of wrinkles. They are also very effective in treating hyperhidrosis (excess sweating), migraines, and TMJ pain.

Areas often treated include:

  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Frown lines
  • Fine wrinkles on bridge of nose (bunny lines)
  • Eyebrow shaping
  • Crows feet
  • Lipstick lines or smoker’s lines
  • Marionette lines
  • Gummy smile
  • Chin creasing/pebbling
  • Nasal tip elevation
  • Nasal flaring
  • Masseter reduction
  • TMJ treatment
  • Axillary hyperhidrosis
  • Necklace lines

What can I expect?
Results are typically seen within 3 to 7 days and generally last between 3 to 6 months. Lines that are deep may only be softened, while lines that are mild to moderate in depth may be erased after several treatments.

Possible side effects can include a headache, flu-like symptoms, bruising, nausea, and hypersensitivity reactions. About 5% of patients report transient eyelid or brow droop, or eyelid swelling. This may last 2 to 4 weeks and in rare instances may last 3 months or greater. Even more rare complications include shortness of breath and anaphylaxis.

Contraindications:

  • Nursing, pregnancy, or attempting to become pregnant
  • Allergy to eggs, albumin, or any component of Botox or Dysport.
  • Active injection at the injection site
  • Concomitant use with muscle relaxers or aminoglycosides
  • Defer Botox or Dysport treatment for at least 2 weeks after receiving vaccines such as tetanus or the flu shot
  • Those with known neurological diseases such as ALS, myasthenia gravis, Lambert-Eaton syndrome, neuromuscular junction disease, uncontrolled diabetes, or significant cardiovascular disease.

What should I do after my treatment?
Refrain from exercise, receiving a facial, or massage for 24 hours after receiving Botox® or Dysport®. If you experience an adverse effect, please contact us.

Dermal Fillers: Juvederm® and Restylane®

 

What are they?
Juvederm® and Restylane® are products composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that, in the skin, forms the fluid matrix in which collagen fibers are embedded. The amount of hyaluronic acid  in the skin decreases with age, resulting in loss of volume, increased wrinkling, and reduced dermal hydration. With the use of dermal fillers which also absorb water, we can restore that volume loss to enhance one’s appearance. The goal is to return your features back to where they were 5 to 15 years ago, while maintaining a very natural look.

Areas often treated include:

  • Smile lines (nasolabial folds)
  • Lip lines or marionette lines
  • Lip sculpting
  • Lip augmentation
  • Cheek augmentation
  • Chin augmentation
  • Under-eye filling
  • Midface volumizing
  • Jawline contouring
  • Earlobe rejuvenation
  • Hand rejuvenation
  • Treatment of scars
  • Temporal augmentation

What can I expect?
A consultation is required for all patients to address the area(s) of concern, review medical history, and estimate how much product is needed to restore volume. Product is sold by the syringe. Most patients will use 1 to 3 syringes depending on the amount of volume loss and the area(s) being treated. Results are typically seen immediately but may take up to 72 hours to see the full effect, and results typically last 6 to 12 months.

Microcannula Technique
Dr. Yavari can utilize a non-traumatic flexible blunt tip needle for the safe injection of all types of fillers. This technique allows the volumization of the face and lips and the filling of lines, using a limited number of insertion points to treat the whole face.

Contraindications:
Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, history of severe medication allergies or anaphylaxis, active infection such as cold sore or shingles in the treatment area, uncontrolled diabetes, history of allergy to gram-positive bacterial proteins, or use of anticoagulants (such as Coumadin, Plavix, or Pradaxa)

What should I do after my treatment?

  • The area can be iced for 30 minutes.
  • To decrease the likelihood of bruising, apply arnica montana topically or take it orally.
  • Refrain from strenuous activity, sun exposure, or tanning for 24 to 48 hours.
  • Do no massage the treatment for 6 weeks unless instructed to.
  • Refrain from having a facial for 6 weeks.
  • Refrain from laser or intense pulsed light treatment for at least 2 weeks.
  • Chemical peels and waxing may be performed after inflammation at the injection site has resolved.

Microneedling

 

What is it?
Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy and is an effective anti-aging procedure that creates controlled micro-injuries, which trigger the remodeling of collagen and elastin. It is minimally- invasive and is one of the gentlest ways to dramatically improve the appearance of your skin. Using multiple microscopic needles to penetrate the top layers of the skin, Skinpen® creates very small wound patterns to break old collagen chains. This triggers the healing process to create new cells that are tighter and softer over time. It smooths the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks. For the ultimate skin rejuvenation, pair the microneedling treatment with your own platelet-rich plasma.

What can I expect?
Healing times may vary, though most patients see results in one day to a week after treatment. Immediately after treatment, you may notice a red appearance in the areas treated or in rare cases pinpoint bleeding. Just one treatment can dramatically enhance the appearance of skin texture and brighten your complexion. More advanced skin conditions like acne scarring may need more than one
session. The number of treatment sessions required will be determined during your consultation with Dr. Yavari.

Contraindications:

  • Active acne
  • Herpes labialis (cold sore) or any other local infection such as a wart
  • Moderate to severe psoriasis or eczema
  • Blood dyscrasias, patients on anticoagulant therapy
  • Extreme keloidal tendency
  • Patient on chemotherapy or radiation

What should I do after my treatment?
Continue to treat the skin gently for three days after microneedling. Use a gentle cleanser and tepid water to cleanse the face, always make sure your hands are clean when touching the treated area. Avoid Clarisonic or other powered cleansing brushes. Use a chemical-free sunscreen, and if possible please avoid intentional direct sunlight for these first days after the procedure. You can resume your normal skincare routine after day 3 post-treatment. If you experience any adverse effect, please contact us.

SKINPEN®

 

Not all microneedles are the same!

Skinpen® is the ONLY FDA cleared and legally marketed Microneedling Device in the United States. Skinpen® is a medical grade device with adjustable lengths and disposable straight needles to penetrate at a 90-degree angle, and allows for differences in skin thickness and skin types. It is the only U.S.-engineered and manufactured microneedling device on the market, with single use, sterile needle cartridges.

At Arktos Direct Care, we have peace of mind knowing that you are being treated with a safe, superior device that we can trust.

 

Not all Platelet Rich Plasma is the same!
EmCyte® PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

Whether you’re seeing Dr. Hampton for prolotherapy injections or Dr. Yavari for aesthetics, you have the confidence of a PRP processing system that is above and beyond.

PRP extraction systems concentrate the elements of your blood that trigger regeneration and repair. It involves extracting your own blood, spinning it down to get rid of the red blood cells and concentrating the remaining plasma, platelets, and other growth factors to create that “liquid gold” to be used. It is important to note that to deliver effective treatment results, the concentration of platelets must reach around five to seven times the patient’s normal baseline levels.

We exclusively use PurePRP® technology by utilizing the Emcyte® system, which delivers 7x the platelet concentrations while removing 99% of red blood cells and 98% of inflammatory neutrophils. This is what makes our treatments so effective.

What should I do before my PRP procedure?
We ask that you drink lots of fluids before the procedure to stay hydrated, it makes it easier for the doctor to draw your blood. Other than that, there are no other preparations needed. You can eat and drink normally. If you are having a prolotherapy with PRP procedure with Dr. Hampton, please discontinue using any NSAIDs like naproxen (Aleve) or Ibuprofen (Motrin) for 2 weeks before your PRP procedure.

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