Skin Care Med Spa in Beverly Hills
Dr. Marc Mani’s plastic surgery office is also the home to his full-service Skin Care Med Spa. Here, you can choose non-surgical procedures that provide remarkable aesthetic upgrades without significant downtime. Dr. Mani’s patients rave that this med spa is the best provider of laser hair removal, skin tightening and intense pulsed light therapy treatments available in Beverly Hills.
LASER HAIR REMOVAL
If you have grown tired of waxing and shaving unwanted body hair, it is time to consider laser hair removal. This painless treatment targets the follicles on most parts of the body, including the arm pits, face, legs, arms and bikini line.
The procedure works by heating the hair follicles, preventing hairs from resprouting in these areas. For best results, patients should schedule multiple treatments. The results are long-lasting, but after a few years, you may need an occasional touch-up to keep the area smooth and hair-free.
While the laser works best on dark, course hair, the technology has improved for patients with lighter and finer hair. Dr. Mani can assess your candidacy and provide a realistic idea of what laser hair removal can accomplish during a consultation.
ENERGY-BASED SKIN TIGHTENING
Dr. Mani’s med spa uses energy-based skin tightening to tighten skin tissue and rejuvenate the appearance of skin. As you age, your body decreases its production of collagen. Since collagen plays such a big part in your skin’s elasticity, having less collagen allows the skin to become lax and wrinkled.
To counteract your skin’s laxness, deep infrared light heats beneath the skin’s surface. Afterward, the treated area gradually develops new collagen, which improves the appearance of the skin. Peak results become visible after one to three months. Generally, one treatment is sufficient for great results, though Dr. Mani may suggest additional sessions depending on the current condition of your skin.
Skin tightening is a safe procedure. You can expect to feel heat during the treatment, but not substantial discomfort. You are cleared to resume normal activities as soon as you leave Dr. Mani’s office.
INTENSE PULSED LIGHT THERAPY
Known as photofacial, intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy improves the texture and tone of your skin without the need for surgery. Specifically, this treatment minimizes age spots, sun damage, uneven pigmentation, freckles and skin redness. It is most often used on the face, hands, chest and neck.
Unlike traditional laser treatments, IPL sends out multiple wavelengths of light, which allows it to treat multiple skin conditions simultaneously. The heat from the light targets the cells beneath your skin’s surface responsible for the irregular pigmentation. Because the treatment is non-ablative, it does not harm your epidermis (top layers of the skin). Multiple treatments are often recommended to attain your desired results.
Your skin may temporarily look like it has been sunburned after treatment, but the redness soon fades and discomfort is minimal. Most patients resume their normal activities as soon as they leave the med spa.
COSTS FOR COSMETIC SKIN CARE PROCEDURES
The price of these minimally invasive treatments depends on which procedure you have chosen and the size of the area or areas being treated. During a consultation, Dr. Mani will listen to your concerns and provide you with a complete cost breakdown so that you can make an informed decision about having the procedure.
MED SPA FAQs
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR MED SPA TREATMENTS?
Because med spa procedures are less invasive or noninvasive, more patients are considered great candidates for these treatments than for surgery. Many patients want to transform their appearance without extended downtime, and these non-surgical options allow you to get back to work and your normal social life very soon, if not immediately.
ARE LASER SKIN TREATMENTS PAINFUL?
You may experience some mild discomfort during treatment, but a topical numbing agent can help to limit any substantial pain. More than anything, you should notice a warming sensation. This discomfort does not usually linger after your treatment.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE RECOMMENDED?
Depending on the procedure you choose and your unique cosmetic goals, Dr. Mani may recommend multiple treatments. Laser hair removal is usually performed several times spaced weeks apart to address follicles that are in different stages of growth. For IPL, most patients undergo about four to six treatments, each one spaced about a month apart. Energy-based skin tightening is usually repeated multiple times to build enough new collagen and elastin to firm up the skin, but the recommended amount depends on how lax your skin is.
ARE MAINTENANCE TREATMENTS REQUIRED TO KEEP MY RESULTS?
For the laser skin treatments, Dr. Mani typically recommends annual touch-ups to ensure that skin stays healthy and elastic. While laser hair removal lasts indefinitely, you may need touch-ups every few years to keep the treated area as smooth as you would like.
HOW IS IPL DIFFERENT FROM OTHER LASER TREATMENTS?
IPL is usually gentler than traditional treatments that use ablative lasers. The shorter pulses of light can reach deeper tissues without causing serious damage to the epidermis (outer layer of skin). Although some patients are concerned that this makes IPL a “weaker” treatment, Dr. Mani has seen IPL achieve similar benefits to ablative lasers — and without the longer recovery.
WHY IS MY SKIN LAXER THAN IT USED TO BE?
Your body produces two proteins — collagen and elastin — which are responsible for keeping your skin tight and elastic. Unfortunately, as you get older, your body’s production of these proteins naturally slows. This allows your skin to become looser, form wrinkles, and even sag. Weight fluctuation (including pregnancy) that stretches your skin can accelerate the laxity of your skin. While more serious cases of loose skin are best addressed with surgical procedures, mild to moderate cases may be improved significantly with a med-spa treatment.
WHY SHOULD I SEE A PLASTIC SURGEON FOR NON-SURGICAL TREATMENTS?
Dr. Mani is an aesthetic specialist with a comprehensive understanding of both surgical and non-surgical procedures. While it is true that some spas offer similar treatments without an accredited doctor, they often lack the training and keen eye to achieve amazing results on your behalf. Dr. Mani is known internationally for publishing articles and presenting at prestigious conferences on the topic of emerging aesthetic technologies, so you can trust that he will be able to utilize lasers and other non-invasive treatments safely and in a manner that maximizes the results.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION
To make an appointment to discuss laser hair removal, energy-based skin tightening and/or IPL therapy with Dr. Mani, please send an email or call (310) 203-0511.