Plastic Surgery: The Latest Aesthetic Laser Treatment Options

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On October 30, 2014, W Magazine posted an online article detailing some of the newest aesthetic laser treatment options. Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Beverly Hills comments on the article and expresses his concern at the potential proliferation of laser bars.

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On October 30, 2014, W Magazine posted an online report titled “Beam Me Up” that details the authors experience with dermal filler injections and aesthetic lasers treatments. The author provides information on a few of the latest innovations for treating acne, nasolabial folds, and unwanted tattoos. The report concludes with a description of laser bars that offer consumers multiple laser treatment options in one location. (see:

“I appreciate that W Magazine isn’t a scientific journal, but I believe this article does a disservice to its readers," says Dr. Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills. “One of the treatments described is performed by only one physician in the entire U.S. Another treatment is ‘hoping’ to get FDA approval in 2015.”

According to the W Magazine report, there is a doctor in California offering a treatment aimed at tightening the nasolabial folds by aiming the laser at the underlying tissue inside the mouth. To treat acne, another company is seeking FDA approval to use fine, gold-plated sand rubbed into the skin in conjunction with a hair-removal laser. Picosecond lasers that pulse light more quickly than older generation lasers are the latest innovation for removing unwanted tattoos.

“Most disturbing to me is the idea of laser bars,” says Dr. Ourian. “The establishment mentioned in the story isn’t even physician-owned and would be illegal in California. The analogy to nail and blow-out bars is completely inapt. These are medical treatments that in California would require the participation of a physician.”

Dr. Ourian has been a pioneer in laser technology and non-invasive aesthetic procedures including Restylane, Juvéderm, Radiesse, Sculptra, and CoolSculpting. These treatments are used for the correction or reversal of a variety of conditions such as acne, acne scars, skin discoloration, wrinkles, unwanted fat, stretch marks, varicose veins, cellulite, and others. More information about laser treatments can be found on Epione’s website.

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