Primary Skin Care is located near the Beverly Center and is fully equipped with some of the latest cutting edge equipment. Dr. Acosta keeps a lookout for the cutting edge of plastic surgery techniques and equipment. I’ve been familiar with Dr. Acosta and his staff for over a year now and I’ve been impressed with his willingness to research and offer some of these latest cutting edge techniques. I recently went into Primary Skincare and spoke with office manager Sung Hee to get an update on what the hot new services are being offered by Dr. Acosta and Primary Skin Care.
Let’s start with Body Sculpting.
Non Invasive Body Sculpting
Exilis is a treatment that uses a patented technology of uniform controlled heat to the tissue combined with the effect of ultrasound. It targets fat deposits reducing them and tightening the surrounding skin, providing effective body contouring. It also reduces wrinkles and rejuvenates the skin.
With Exilis there is no pain, no anesthesia and no downtime. It is an innovative technological breakthrough with outstanding results. It’s fast, powerful and non invasive. Typical treatments are in 4 sessions within four to six weeks apart. Many patients experience results after the first treatment and continue to see improvements with each additional session.
Zerona works by utilizing the Erchonia® Laser Scanner which is also used in laser assisted liposuction.
Zerona is designed to remove fat and contour the body without invasive surgery. In two weeks you can look and feel better. This is done creating a small transitory pore in the wall of the fat cell. While the cell remains healthy the fat is emptied out of the cell through the pore, leaving the fat cell alive to maintain important hormone and immune system functions. Not only are you able to loose inches around your waist, but you will also dispel many toxins from your body using this procedure.
According to their website “The Zerona procedure was proven through a double-blind, randomized, multi-site, and placebo-controlled study in which patients, on average, lost 3.64 inches from their waist, hips, and thighs. This result is dramatic compared to the placebo group, which only lost an average of half an inch.”
Minimally Invasive Body Sculting
Lipotherme is a laser used to liquefy and remove unwanted fat in targeted body zones. Lipo means fat and therme means heat; so once Lipotherme is leterally the controlled application of very low doses of heat to liquefy fat. Once the target fat cells have been liquefied they are gone forever. In addition to removing unwanted fat, Lipotherme’s thermal effect causes the skin to tighten, resulting in firmer, smoother skin that further enhances your body shaping goals. Benefits of this procedure are: speed - patients can see immediate results and instantaneous skin contraction and the results continue to improve over the next 2 days – 4 months. It is the least invasive of all lipolysis (liposuction) procedures, because of this there is less trauma to the body thus minimal healing time and you are quickly back to your daily routine. There is also minimal discomfort and you are able to remain awake during the procedure.
In addition to these new body sculpting treatments Dr. Acosta also offers more of the traditional facial and body lasers such as IPl, Erbium Laser Peels, Spectra Peels and Laser Hair Removal, and Tattoo removals. Also on offer are facials, light and aggressive peels, acne treatments, microdermabrasion, waxing, threading and even permanent makeup.
Then of course there is the whole spectrum of the non surgical facelift using injectables like wrinkle erasers and fillers. The wrinkle erasers are products like Botox and the newer Dysport which are great for the areas like forehead lines, between the eyebrows and crowsfeet. When we age or lose weight we lose volume and in addition to wrinkles like crows feet (Botox) and we can also get a sagging and folding to our skin this is where the fillers come in they restore volume to our faces. Some of the fillers Dr. Acosta offers are products like Radiesse; which not only contains collagen but is a natural collagen stimulator which adds volume and flexibility. Juvederm which smoothes away wrinkles and lasts up to a year, and Restalene which adds volume and fullness to the skin.
The injectables are an area where Dr. Acosta truly shines. He has the artistic eye and experienced skilled hands for these. He brings a knowing that can only come from time spent practicing his craft. The knowledge which tells him exactly where to inject the wrinkle erasers for maximum aesthetic benefit and precisely how shallow or deep to place the filler to give just the perfect look of beauty restored and age erased.
Primary Skin Care and Aestehtics
420 South San Vicente Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
310 659 8488