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What is Microneedling?

What is Microneedling? | Beverly Hills Medical Spa | Los AngelesMicroneedling is an innovative medspa treatment designed to help revitalize and renew the skin in a natural manner. It offers a gentler and more natural approach to looking youthful as compared to other forms of skin resurfacing. It promotes the skin’s own process of collagen and elastin production to improve the skin’s healing ability and produce rejuvenation from within.
Microneedling can be used safely and effectively to mitigate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, sun spots and other skin imperfections. The procedure also facilitates the impact of topical skin revitalizing products for a healthier, well-nourished skin. Motykie medical spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie, provides microneedling to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.
 

Who should Choose Microneedling?

Dr. Motykie’s medspa is equipped with the Eclipse MicroPen technology for microneedling. The following individuals may be good candidates for this procedure:

  • Those who seek a non-ablative, laser-free alternative to skin resurfacing
  • Those struggling with multiple concerns such as irregular skin tone, acne scars, and enlarged pores at the same time
  • Those who want to improve the age lines without involving injectable procedures
  • Those having darker skin tone, which is less suited for lasers
  • Those who prefer a procedure that triggers natural skin renewal rather than superficial improvement

 

Highlights

  • Microneedling is also referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), an FDA cleared regimen for anti-aging skin treatment and other conditions.
  • The treatment stimulates the body’s natural defenses to substantially improve the thickening of skin, leading to a reduction of scars, stretch marks and wrinkles.
  • The treatment involves no incisions, injections or downtime.
  • While it is primarily used for facial rejuvenation, microneedling can be used in almost any area of the body.
  • Safe and effective for almost all skin types and tones.

 

Minimal Discomfort

The Eclipse MicroPen based microneedling procedure is a swift procedure involving no downtime. Minimal discomfort may be experienced during the treatment session. The skin will appear reddish or feel warm, tight and rough in the first three to seven days following the procedure.
The treatment provider will usually apply a topical hydrating gel about one hour prior to the procedure to ensure maximum comfort. Motykie medical spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for microneedling and various other aesthetic procedures.
 

Results and Recovery

With microneedling, some degree of skin thickening will happen so that the appearance of scars, wrinkles, melasma and sun spots can be mitigated. The patient should avoid retinoids and sun exposure for a certain period of time as specified by the treatment provider.
To achieve optimal outcomes, the provider will perform a series of three to six microneedling treatments. Each treatment will be spaced about four to six weeks apart. The patient will experience lifted, firmer, and natural rejuvenated skin in the treated areas, apart from reduction or removal of skin imperfections such as enlarged pores, scars, melasma, and sun spots.
 
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Types of Chemical Peels (Cosmelan Peel, Perfect Peel, Vitalize Peel)

Types of Chemical Peels | Beverly Hills Medical Spa | West HollywoodChemical peels are a medspa treatment to rejuvenate facial skin and mitigate skin imperfections in a non-surgical manner. Some of the innovative and advanced chemical peels can produce dramatic outcomes that can sustain for a significant period of time. Motykie medical spa provides a range of unique chemical peel treatments to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.
 

The Cosmelan Peel

The Cosmelan Peel is the deepest chemical peel provided at Motykie medspa. The peel is safe and effective for all skin types, and can be applied not just on the face, but also neck, chest, back and hands. Sun damage, age spots, stubborn melasma, acne and post-acne traces can be addressed successfully with this peel.
The Cosmelan combines a variety of unique depigmentation agents that can reduce melanin production in the skin by inhibiting enzyme Tyrosinase. Melanin causes the skin to become darker during tanning and leads to brown spots following prolonged sun exposure. By reducing melanin production, the Cosmelan peel produces sustainable, naturally occurring results.
The Cosmelan peel does not include harsh ingredients, and is beneficial for all skin types. It even helps to resolve acne by diminishing the secretion of sebaceous glands and removes post-acne discoloration. Radiant and rejuvenated skin can be achieved in about two to four weeks.
 

Perfect Peel

The Perfect Peel is a medium peel offered at Motykie medical spa to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas. The Perfect Peel is unique because of its anti-aging ingredient called Glutathione. This is a powerful anti-oxidant that is known to fight off the damage to vital cellular components that may be caused by free radicals.
The natural Glutathione levels in the skin get depleted due to aging, sun exposure and other factors. With the Perfect Peel, these levels can be reasonably restored to create restorative results for all skin types. Just one treatment with this peel is enough to see significant improvement in the skin. The treatment is fairly comfortable and involves almost no burning or stinging sensation.
The Perfect Peel repairs and nourishes the skin from inside out, and has a specific ability to improve skin hyperpigmentation, life melasma, and remove acne and acne marks.
 

The Vitalize Peel

The Vitalize Peel is ideally suited to address mild to moderate skin imperfections, and also improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and rough or scaly skin. The treatment will enrich the skin texture and even out the skin tone. Visible results can be achieved with just one treatment session, and most patients can achieve their optimal skin enhancement goals following a series of three to six treatments.
This medium strength peel may cause temporary post-treatment peeling, redness and mild discoloration. In about a week’s time the skin outer skin layer will fully heal and the patient can experience glowing and rejuvenated skin. Full dermal regeneration will occur over the next three to eight weeks. Dr. Motykie recommends a series of three to six treatments to achieve and maintain long-term skin rejuvenation.
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Botox is Changing the Face… of Medicine | Beverly Hills Medical Spa

Botox is Changing the Face… of Medicine | Beverly Hills Medical SpaWhen Botox first received the FDA’s approval as a cosmetic facial anti-wrinkle procedure, it quickly gained popularity everywhere. The simple and efficient injectable medspa treatment encouraged a lot of people to improve their facial appearance and feel good about their looks. However, the rise of Botox did not just stop at the cosmetic front.
The FDA went on to approve Botox treatment for a range of medical conditions, which have helped to transform the medical landscape in some ways. Motykie medical spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie, provides Botox for both cosmetic and medical purposes to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.
 

Migraines

In 2010, the FDA approved Botox for the treatment of migraine headaches. While researchers are still trying to determine the precise method of action of Botox in providing migraine relief, its results are compelling. The medical community largely believes that the efficacy of Botox in treating migraines has something to do with its neurmodulating property of blocking nerves that receive pain signals.
 
A specific regimen at a qualified medspa must be followed to achieve success with Botox for migraines, and patients can expect to enjoy a life free of migraines with periodic injections.
 
 

Incontinence and Overactive Bladder

 
Overactive bladder can cause urinary urgency and increase the frequency of urination. This is a common problem that can cause frustration to the patient. People above the age of 18 can seek a solution to this condition with Botox injections.
 
In some cases, neurological disorders and other conditions may cause urinary incontinence. Botox can be used effectively in such cases to resolve the incontinence. The treatment provider may administer Botox through a cystoscope, and as few as two treatments a year may be sufficient for many patients.
 
 

Depression

 
While Botox as a treatment for depression is a subject of ongoing research and has not been approved by the FDA till now, several studies indicate its benefits in treating depression. When a person makes a certain facial expression, the corresponding nerves will transmit a feedback signal to the brain to maintain and reinforce those feelings.
 
Treating those targeted nerves with Botox can interrupt the feedback signals of sadness and depression. This can help to improve a patient’s state of mind. Some researchers also point out to that cosmetic facial enhancement with Botox can help to induce positive emotions and support an individual’s fight against depression.
 
 

Axillary Hyperhidrosis

 
Axillary hyperhidrosis or excessive underarm sweating is a common condition that affects over a million Americans. Botox has been approved by the FDA as a treatment for this condition. Botox injections are delivered directly to the nerves in the underarm area to block the chemical signals that stimulate sweat glands.
 
This results in a half of sweat production in the underarm area. Results with a single Botox treatment can last for about six to seven months. Motykie medical spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for Botox for both cosmetic and medical treatments.
 
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Considering Botox? Here's how to do it Right at 20, 30, and 40

Botox Anti-Aging Injectables | Beverly Hills Medical Spa | Los AngelesWhile at one time Botox was perceived as a treatment reserved for the celebrities, it is now one of the most popular non-surgical medspa procedures for people in various age groups. People even in their 20s and 30s choose Botox to prevent and treat facial lines and wrinkles. According to the ASPS figures, the use of Botox injections has grown by 750 percent since the year 2000.
Interestingly, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reports that in 2015, the number of patients under 30 seeking Botox surged by 64 percent over the previous year. Motykie medical spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie, provides Botox treatment to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.
 

In the 20s

Some medspa treatment providers may recommend Botox as a preventative measure to candidates in their mid to late twenties to reduce over-expression of the facial muscle, which can occur genetically. People who are considering using Botox in future, may use the twenties as ‘training wheel period’.
Botox injections can help to train the facial muscles not to move as much to prevent future wrinkling of the facial skin. To avoid an unnatural, frozen look, the Botox provider can use a smaller quantity of the neurotoxin and inject it more superficially so that it does not enter into the deeper skin layers. Frozen effect may occur when too much of Botox is applied.
 

In the 30s

Fine lines around the eye area and between the brows usually begin developing in this age group. At this age, Botox can be used to soften and even eliminate many of the finer lines. The patient may extend the benefits by continuing with the Botox regimen every three months or as advised by the treatment provider.
For people in this age group who only want to receive the treatment as an occasional feel-good booster or for a particular event, may receive Botox injections every six months. Motykie medical spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for Botox injections.
 

In the 40s

Thinning of the skin and loss of facial volume occurs more rapidly in this age group, which means wrinkles and fine lines will be more conspicuous. If the person has not used Botox, the facial muscles would be contracting for a long time, giving rise to a few static wrinkles. These wrinkles appear even when the muscle underneath is not moving.
It is possible to address these conditions in the 40s with periodic Botox treatment every three months or as advised by the Botox provider. Mid-face volume loss and sagging skin may occur in this age group up to a mild degree. But when Botox is used appropriately, the impact of this volume loss will be mitigated.
The bottom line is that Botox is not a medical necessity, and facial wrinkles are not a harmful occurrence. However, facial rejuvenation can help to improve self-esteem and make a person feel more attractive, youthful, and happy.
 
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Acne Treatments

Acne Treatments | Beverly Hills Medical Spa | Los Angeles Advanced medspa techniques are available today to treat acne. The techniques are designed to fight acne and remove the blemishes, while nourishing the skin at the same time to make it more radiant. Motykie medical spa provides cutting edge acne treatments in a customized manner to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.
 

Laser Treatment

Advanced laser based treatments can provide significant relief from all kinds of acne conditions. Motykie medspa is equipped with the state of the art Harmony XL IPL laser technology. This technology enables the provider to perform the treatment at specific wavelengths according to the patient’s unique acne condition.
Laser wavelengths will gently and precisely target the harmful bacteria that are causing the acne. The bacteria will be destroyed without causing any damage to the surrounding tissue. This technology minimizes the risk and downtime that are usually associated with traditional laser procedures.
 

Hydrafacial with Blue Light

The Hydrafacial system is designed to nourish the skin at a deep cellular level. It will help to remove excess oil and dirt from the deeper pores. It employs powerful UV light to eliminate harmful bacteria that cause acne breakouts.
The powerful HydroPeel tips with their multifaceted peeling surface have a unique spiral design that allows for easier dislodging and removal of toxins. At the same time, the system infuses the skin with antioxidants for enhanced healing and restoring effect.
 

Vitalize Chemical Peel

Vitalize Chemical Peel is performed at Motykie medical spa as a 30-minute procedure. It is designed to exfoliate the upper layers of the facial skin, promoting cell turnover and unclogging of pores. As the outer layer of the skin gets removed in a gentle but effective manner, it will reveal fresh and healthy skin underneath.
Acne and other skin imperfections will be minimized or removed in the process. Motykie medical spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for a range of minimally invasive and non-invasive acne treatments.
 

Renaissance 2 Peel System

The Renaissance 2 Peel System offers a combination of lactic, salicylic, resorcinol, and retinoic acids. This specially formulated peel is appropriate for all skin types. It will exfoliate the facial skin, while at the same remodeling the molecular structure of the collagen.
As a result, the appearance of acne will be mitigated, pores will become smaller, and skin texture will become smoother and more even. It usually takes about one week for the full effects of this treatment to emerge. Depending on the patient’s acne condition, the provider may recommend a series of three to six treatment sessions.
 

Celluma LED Light Therapy

Celluma LED Light Therapy is an advanced solution to fight acne as well as the effects of aging and sun damage. The system delivers controlled amount of light through a flexible light-array panel that will gently target the damaged skin. As the healing process is triggered in the deep tissue layers, the acne appearance will be diminished and the healthy, youthful glow of the face will be restored.

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Botox for the Treatment of Underarm Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

Botox for the Treatment of Underarm Excessive Sweating | Beverly HillsAxillary hyperhidrosis, commonly known as excessive underarm sweating, is a widespread problem that affects over one million Americans. In this condition, the patient can sweat up to four times more than an average individual in order to regulate body temperature. The condition can hamper the patient’s performance of everyday activities, create discomfort and itching, and make them feel embarrassed or awkward in public settings.
Botox, one of the most popular medspa injectable treatments for facial anti-aging, has an additional medical use as a treatment for excessive sweating in the armpits. Botox has received the FDA’s approval for this treatment. Results with Botox injections can last for as long as two years.
Motykie medical spa is equipped to provide Botox injections for both cosmetic and medical purposes. Led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie, the medical spa offers Botox to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.
 

FDA’s Approval Conditions

The FDA has approved Botox as an injectable procedure to treat axillary hyperhidrosis only for patients who have been unable to achieve relief with anti-persipirants and topical creams and lotions. Botox can be directly injected into the underarm area for patients with severe sweating symptoms. The patient must be over the age of 18 to receive this treatment.
The medspa treatment provider should inform the patient that the FDA has approved Botox only for the treatment of excessive underarm sweating. According to the FDA, it is still not conclusively established whether Botox can be a safe and effective application in treating excessive sweating in other body areas.
While the procedure of administering Botox for hyperhidrois is not very different from that of cosmetic facial treatment, it is important that the provider should assess the candidacy of the patient carefully before recommending Botox for hyperhidrosis. Patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas have an opportunity to receive this procedure at Motykie medical spa.
 

How does it Work?

The main active ingredient in Botox is botulinum toxin A, which is a powerful biological agent that can temporarily immobilize the nerves. Botox medication is injected in the precise quantity in the targeted underarm area, where it will instantly start working to cut off communication signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. As a result, the overactive sweat glands will stop their function, causing the end of excessive sweating.
Patients should be assured that the excess sweat that is eliminated through this process is not collected elsewhere in the body. The sweat production is simply stopped in the affected area with Botox injections. However, the other body parts will continue to sweat as before. The patient should make a well-informed decision in consultation with the Botox expert.
 

Results

Most patients will be able to notice significant reduction in sweating in the underarm area after about one month of the Botox treatment. With a single treatment session, the results may sustain for about six months, but can be extended with follow-up treatments for up to two years.
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SmartGraft Hair Restoration in Beverly Hills

SmartGraft Non-Surgical Hair Restoration in Beverly Hills |Medical SpaSmartGraft has transformed the approach to hair transplantation with its innovative technology and precision. SmartGraft med spa procedure can produce faster and more effective outcomes in a less invasive manner. The device is designed to extract the grafts with high precision and place them into a container that automates the process of counting, sorting and moistening of the grafts.
The moistening process cuts down the procedure time and helps to improve the success rate of the implanted grafts. As a result, patients can expect thicker and more natural looking hair re-growth and permanent results. Motykie medical spa provides SmartGraft to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.
 

SmartGraft from Dr. Motykie

Dr. Gary Motykie is a board certified plastic surgeon and a RealSelf “Top Doctor” who is committed to bringing proven and cutting edge technologies to his patients. Dr. Motykie ensures that an advanced procedure such as SmartGraft is performed strictly as per the established treatment protocols by trained and experienced technicians.
He will personally address any specific issues and concerns and be available to guide and supervise in procedures such as SmartGraft.
 

Candidacy

Anyone who is bothered by the condition of hair loss or thinning hair and wants a permanent solution may be a fabulous candidate for SmartGraft hair restoration med spa procedure. Even for people who want to wear a short haircut, SmartGraft is a suitable procedure because it does not create an unsightly linear scar. Candidates who have previous received a traditional strip hair procedure, and want to hide an obvious scar, may also consider SmartGraft.
 

Procedure

SmartGraft is a rather simple procedure that can be performed in a single treatment session. It is an in-office procedure involving only local anesthesia. Following an application of a local anesthetic in the donor area at the back of the head, the provider will gently use the SmartGraft device to remove micro hair grafts.
The grafts will be prepared and stored through an automated process for implantation in the recipient areas where hair loss is significant. The entire procedure can be completed without much discomfort. Hair re-growth will be thicker, natural looking and permanent. Motykie medical spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for SmartGraft hair restoration.
 

Advantages

SmartGraft technique can distinguished from traditional hair restoration procedures because of its unique advantages.

  • Hair re-growth is thicker and more natural looking
  • The procedure can be completed in a shorter time
  • Both men and women can benefit equally, even though they have different hair loss patterns
  • Due to total automation, results are more precise and in greater sync with the shape of the face and head
  • Grafts can also be obtained from other sites apart from the head for more effective results
  • Patient remains comfortable throughout the procedure

 

Results

The newly transplanted hair will achieve full growth in several hair cycles. Hair will attain root and then begin shedding after a few weeks of the treatment. The appearance of new hair will be noticeable in three to four months. Hair re-growth will progressively occur over the next 12 to 14 months.
 
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Pixel and IPL for Acne Scars

Pixel and IPL for Acne Scars | Beverly Hills Medical Spa |Non-SurgicalAcne scars can make the skin appear flawed and irregular. Fortunately, a few innovative non-surgical med spa technologies are available today to treat acne scars. Pixel acne scar treatment and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) are two popular solutions to this problem. Motykie Medical Spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie, provides these treatments to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.
 

Pixel Laser Treatment

Pixel laser treatment is gentle light-based skin procedure to rejuvenate facial skin and smooth out flaws such as acne scars. It can restore soft and youthful looking skin without involving any cuts, incisions, or needles. Pixel med spa treatment works by producing thousands of microscopic perforations in the targeted area, while causing no harm to the surrounding tissue.
Pixel laser light gently penetrates the skin in the targeted area with tiny thermal channels to a superficial level. As the micro injuries set off the body’s inner healing mechanism, it causes fresh generation of collagen, subtle volumizing of the skin, and fading away of acne scars.
Laser output through Pixel technology is delivered in a rapid and comfortable manner. With this cosmetic laser technique, acne scars can be a thing of the past. The downtime will usually be shorter than what a patient may go through with deep chemical peels. Following the treatment, the skin may appear to have mild sunburn, which will heal quickly.
Patients often want to know whether Pixel laser procedure can eliminate all the acne scars. But this will vary from one patient to another, depending on the severity of the scar. Motykie medical spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas.
 

IPL Photofacial

IPL photofacial is one of the popular treatments to improve the appearance of facial skin by reducing imperfections such as acne scars. As the IPL energy generates gentle heat below the skin in the affected areas, the blood vessels and collage beneath the epidermis begin to constrict. Old skin cells are replaced with new, healthy cells, creating a more even toned appearance. New collagen also helps to fill up and smooth out the acne scars and enlarged pores.
Significant skin enhancement and reduction in acne scars can be achieved with IPL photofacial procedure. The treatment involves little downtime or discomfort and minimal risk of side effects. Each simple and quick in-office treatment session will last for about 20 to 30 minutes. Working people and busy moms can easily fit this treatment into their schedules.
Depending on the condition and extent of acne scars and any other facial skin concerns, the treatment provider will schedule a series of three to five IPL photofacial treatments. Each treatment will be performed at one month intervals. Motykie Medical Spa is equipped with cutting edge Harmony XL AFT IPL laser technology from Alma Lasers.
The med spa also offers another IPL technique called IPL PRO, which combines conventional IPL photofacial treatment with a uniquely formulated chemical peel to achieve more effective and sustainable outcomes.
 
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