Ava MD, Now Offering New Photodynamic Cosmetic Treatment, Allumera®

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Ava MD is thrilled to be offering Allumera as a new photodynamic cosmetic treatment that produces dynamic results for timeless skin and offers a new way for women & men to look their best at any age.

Ava MD is thrilled to be offering Allumera as the first in a new class of photodynamic cosmetics.

What is Allumera?

Allumera is a new, topical cream specifically formulated to improve the overall appearance of skin, reduce the outward signs of aging and minimize the appearance of pores with minimal downtime and results that last!

What are the results?

In a five-month controlled study, people experienced a 44% reduction in the appearance of their pores three months after their last treatment.*

In a survey conducted three months after their last Allumera treatment*:

  •     93% of people said their skin felt softer.
  • 91% of people said their skin felt more hydrated, moisturized and smoother.
  • 89% of people said their skin texture was improved.
  • 86% of people said their skin looked and felt healthier.
  • The majority of people said they would recommend Allumera to a friend.

How is Allumera applied?

Allumera is applied to the face and then bathes the skin for 60 minutes. The cream is then washed off and activated by exposing the skin to a source of light left to the discretion of the healthcare professional. Each Allumera treatment takes approximately one hour and for optimal results, three Allumera treatments are recommended spaced four weeks apart.

How is it different?

Allumera is a non-invasive treatment option that will greatly improve skin tone and texture with minimal downtime. “In the past few months, we've been conducting the Allumera procedure in our offices with great results," reports Dr. Gregory Van Dyke of Ava MD, Santa Monica. "Our patients can really tell a difference in their pore size and skin texture, and are very pleased with their outcomes." You will be able to hear more about Dr. Van Dyke’s findings on the Emmy winning daytime series “The Doctors.” Allumera is well-tolerated and fills the gap for those looking for more than a chemical peel, but wish to avoid more invasive procedures. For more information about Allumera, visit http://www.allumera.com.

About Ava MD

Ava MD, a Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology practice, was founded by Dr. Ava Shamban to provide a spirited, results-driven approach to skin care, supported by advanced technology and a rigorously trained staff committed to extraordinary service. Dr. Ava Shamban—a renowned board-certified dermatologist licensed to practice medicine in California, New York and Hawaii—graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University before receiving her medical degree from Case Western Reserve Medical School. In addition to serving as Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the UCLA-Geffen School of Medicine, she is recognized as the “Extreme Makeover” dermatologist and the resident expert on the Emmy winning daytime talk show, “The Doctors.” Dr. Shamban is also author of the new book, Heal Your Skin: The Breakthrough Plan for Renewal (Wiley). As a key opinion leader in the field, Dr. Shamban has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally on topics ranging from medical and cosmetic to laser dermatology. She is a pioneer in developing the multimodal treatment approach to acne, acne scars, pigmentary problems and rosacea; has served as principal investigator on many clinical trials for both pharmaceuticals and devices that led to FDA approval; and has published extensively in prestigious medical journals. Ava MD consists of highly-trained doctors, RN’s, Physician Assistants and Estheticians who have worked together to build the practice, and share a deep devotion and commitment to serving patients and helping them look and feel their best, inside and out. The practice works to achieve natural good looks through scientifically proven treatments and healthy lifestyle changes that restore and heal skin and spirit, at the same time empowering men and women of all ages to live more confident, healthy and happy lives. Ava MD has offices in both Santa Monica (310-828-2282) and Beverly Hills (310-843-9915); please call to make an appointment today!

*RevitAll Study, 2011


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