Dr. Hamilton offers a full range of cosmetic dermatology procedures, including Radiesse™ and Restylane®, in his Beverly Hills & Woodland Hills offices in the Los Angeles area. Restylane® and Radiesse™, both very popular among patients in Los Angeles, are specially formulated to restore the skin’s youthful beauty by eliminating wrinkles, fine lines, and expression lines or by gently plumping up the lips. These revolutionary products can unveil your inner beauty and make you look years younger. They also have virtually no side effects or recovery period, but results can last up to five years in the case of Radiesse™ and up to six months with Restylane®. Please visit our injectables page to learn more about the Restylane® and Radiesse™ options in our Beverly Hills & Woodland Hills offices.
Services offered in our Beverly Hills & Woodland Hills offices include microdermabrasion, sclerotherapy, chemical peels, age and brown spot treatment, and complexion care, all of which are intended to revitalize your complexion and keep you looking as young as you feel.
We treat many patients with acne scars, many of whom are quite severe and whose lives are markedly improved by these treatments. For patients with a limited number of wide superficial scars, fillers, particularly Artefill, which is permanent, can be used with immediate improvement. Dr. Hamilton is the American pioneer in Artefill treatments, having treated the first patients in the U.S. in 1997.
More extensive and deeper scars are treated very effectively with the Fraxel 1550 laser in a 5 treatment series that does not require any downtime for healing. Improvement becomes evident in most patients within one month.
Today age spots on the face and hands are successfully and comfortably removed with the advanced Q-switch YAG laser. This laser removes the pigment without affecting the surrounding skin; therefore, scarring is avoided. Products from our special skin care line may also be prescribed for home treatment. We also offer to some patients treatment via Intense Pulsed Light.
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Ever see someone at the gym with youthful body tone but the old sagging skin elbows and knees give it all away? Now using a combined approach utilizing radio frequency to tighten and certain appropriate fillers in an off-label application to add volume, the condition can be markedly improved. And quickly! No surgery!
For more information on how to correct aging body issues, please read more about Thermage by clicking here.
Stimulated by the J-Lo/Beyonce phenomena, our aesthetic culture appears to be moving in the direction of an appreciation of a more accentuated buttock profile curve. Dr. Hamilton has developed a non-surgical butt enhancement procedure that can produce dramatic changes in the buttock profile gradually and naturally over a period of a few months.
We use a permanent filler combination which is administered every 2 months, generally for 6 months. The buttock tissue enlarges naturally to achieve the desired contour. Less dramatic contours may only require less than 3 sessions. Dr. Hamilton does not use silicone for any of his augmentations. He uses only FDA approved long duration permanent fillers by injection only.
For more information on butt correction and augmentation, please click here.
A truly revolutionary system using a chemical masque especially designed for darker skin types. This process allows us to remove unattractive facial and body brown spots in just a few days. This is the first treatment that has received almost uniform acceptance from African-American, Latin and Asian patients.
Dr. Hamilton treats cellulite with Cellucision (sm) which entails the loosening of the abnormal fibrous skin bands causing the cellulite fat pockets. Microincision is performed with minimal discomfort or bruising.
Dr. Hamilton studied with Dr. Doris Hexsel in Brazil who has done subcision (cellucision) for over 10 years. Cellucision appears to be permanent.
Chemical peels are a safe, effective way to refresh the skin and remove fine lines, age spots, and other imperfections. During the procedure, a formulated chemical solution is applied to the skin, and the damaged outer layer is peeled off to reveal the beautiful, unblemished skin underneath. We offer glycolic peels, SkinMedica’s Illuminize and Vitalize peels, the Vi peel and TCA peels of various strengths. Side effects vary between peels with mild redness, shedding, and a sunburn-like effect resulting in the hours after a superficial peel and scabs and redness resulting from the medium peel. Patients who undergo superficial peel can typically return to work the next day, while medium peel patients may need a week to recuperate.
We offer special packages in conjunction with microdermabrasion treatments as well!
A procedure with patented Contour Threads™ is a safe, conservative and effective one that offers subtle, natural-looking results. These specially designed sutures are fashioned from clear polypropylene, a material that has been safely used in the body for many years in other medical products. By gently shifting sagging tissues in an upward direction, this technique allows the surgeon to produce a relaxed, fresh appearance while preserving and enhancing the natural contours of your face. This procedure does not replace a conventional facelift; rather it offers patients an innovative, minimally invasive approach.
We treat fat pockets under the eyes, facial jowls, abdominal love handles and thighs with fat dissolving mesotherapy, or KYBELLA for double chin. Please see below's section on Mesotherapy for more information and before & after photos.
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Mesotherapy is a minimally invasive injection technique developed in France which is more effective for the treatment of localized fat deposits (belly fat; thigh fat) and cellulite. Thus it may be used as an effective substitute for liposuction in its use for local fat reduction.
Actual patients of Dr. Hamilton:
Microdermabrasion is an excellent solution to blemished, wrinkled, otherwise aged skin. The procedure involves the mechanical removal of the epidermis, the outer layer of the skin, by air-driven aluminum oxide crystals. Because the epidermis contains no blood vessels, there is generally no bleeding during microdermabrasion.
If you have been hesitant to wear shorts or skirts because you are embarrassed of spider and varicose veins on your legs, consider sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is a procedure in which saline solution is injected into the veins to be treated so that they close and become invisible. The treatment is usually performed in multiple sessions, spaced one to four weeks apart, and is administered into quadrants, usually an entire leg or thigh. For three days following treatment, you will need to wear compression stockings but have no exercise restrictions. You will notice a difference within a few days of treatment and see optimal results within a few months.
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To treat ugly stretch marks left behind by pregnancy and weight gain or loss, we offer The Mercury Arc Plus and Fraxel Laser Treatment.
The Mercury Arc Plus utilizes two technologies: the Mercury Arc Lamp emission for restoring pigmentation and the N-Lite laser for improving texture. We are currently using this combined approach and are experiencing good preliminary results at a fairly moderate, affordable cost to our patients. A recent addition of the Xtrac laser provides an additional technology for the treatment of stretch marks.
Fraxel® Laser Treatment is one of the major advances in non-invasive cosmetic technology in the past 10 years. It became available in 2005 and we have been performing this laser skin rejuvenation treatment at our Beverly Hills, Los Angeles office since early 2006. It is a revolutionary and effective treatment for the following: wrinkles, uneven color and tone, texture irregularities from sun damage and aging, crepiness, and loose skin.
The Fraxel laser is also proving to be the most effective technology yet developed for the treatment of stretch marks. No downtime is involved and gradual improvement is noted in texture and color. Collagen is both increased and remodeled due to the treatment.
For more information on how to treat stretch marks, visit the Fraxel page by clicking here.
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The Titan™ has been proposed as an alternative to Thermage® as a skin tightening device. However as of January 2006, no FDA approval has been given for such use. Its only approval is for skin heating and comparative studies between Thermage® and Titan™'s effects on guinea pig skin show a very significantly greater effect on the dermis by Thermage® (Thermacool) as compared to Titan™.
A study by dermatologist, Christine Lee, M.D. (Walnut Creek, CA) reported in Oct. 2005 at the ASDS meeting in Atlanta showed that it took 3 Titan™ treatments to produce the results of one Thermage® treatment (a split face study). Dr. Lee is apparently a consultant to Cutera, the manufacturer of Titan™.
We offer Titan to those patients who specifically desire it in spite of the above information.
Contact our practice today to learn more about our Los Angeles practice’s services, including treatments such as Radiesse™ and Restylane®.
We have investigated the technologies below and are satisfied that they do not produce results as good as competitive systems which our offices uses. You are invited to schedule a free consultation to discuss any of these opportunities.