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Management of Cortisone Injection Scars

Treating scars from Cortisone injections

 

Cortisone injections are commonly used for the treatment of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, psoriasis, gout, lupus, allergic reactions, and acne pimples. There are many different types of Cortisone injections including Depo-Medrol, Kenalog, Aristospan, and Celestone. These different types of Cortisone injections vary in terms of their potency and are often injected into a joint, muscle, or under the skin.

 

If a high dose of Cortisone is injected too close to the skin, or directly within the subcutaneous fat, an indented scar may form resulting in a permanent skin depression.

 

Indented scars arising from Cortisone injections may also cause the skin to be dimpled and indented. It is important to treat the scar early in order to avoid permanent complications in contour, color, and vascularity. Associated scars arising from improperly placed Cortisone injections may include hypervascular scars with redness and abnormal blood vessels, thinning of the skin, loss of color and texture, and indentation.

 

Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is an expert in the management of complications arising from the improper placement of Cortisone within the soft tissue. He has developed a high definition protocol that can restore harmony to the skin, repair indentations, reduce hypervascularity, improve skin color, and help your resume a normal life.

 

If you have questions about Cortisone injection complications, please call our office at 310-998-5533 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Karamanoukian.

Management of Facial Filler Complications: Juvederm Voluma and Vollure

Facial filler complications

 

Juvéderm Voluma and Juvederm Vollure are among two new hyaluronic acid facial fillers that have entered the aesthetic market. It is necessary to understand the complication profile of hyaluronic acid's when injected into the face. Complications include granuloma formation, Long-term swelling, bruising, lumpiness, and infection. Hyaluronic acid facial fillers can cause long-term tissue edema and inflammation that may be associated with pain and tenderness.

 

There are reasons to undergo immediate treatment for facial filler complications and there are reasons to forgo aggressive intervention in favor of conservative management. Facial filler complications from Juvéderm products can be long-lasting and can cause both medical and cosmetic complications. Symptomatic complications that involve pain and chronic swelling require more immediate intervention.

 

Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a world renowned specialist in the management of permanent filler and Hyaluronic acid filler complications. Although he advocates conservative management of facial filler complications, he is keenly experienced in the surgical and injection based management of severe complications arising from facial fillers.

 

Juvéderm products contain hyaluronic acid and can often be reversed with Hayaluronidase enzyme injections to melt away the unwanted facial fillers. These products include Vitrase and Hylenex to reverse and melt away HA fillers. There are many cases in which a patient does not know which type of fillers that were injected. In these situations, forensic pathology biopsies are often performed to determine the identity and material used in the facial injections. Filler types include silicone, liquid silicone, biopolimero, biogel, Artefill, Artecoll, and Bellafill.

 

The management of granulomas begins with a diagnostic examination followed by conservative injection based therapy to dissolve and reduce the size of the granulomas. In some cases, surgical intervention is indicated to remove the granulomas with minimal scarring.

 

Chronic inflammation and tissue swelling is a difficult problem to resolve unless the causative agent is removed and it's entirety to reduce localized inflammation. The removal of the material can be surgical or injection-based and depends on the material used to inject the face.

 

If you are having problems with facial filler injections including Juvederm, Restylane, liquid silicone, or any other type of cosmetic facial fillers, 

Top Cellulite Treatments in Los Angeles

The Brazilian Cellulite Treatment

 

The contour of the buttocks and hips are especially important in plastic surgery as hormonal influences, genetics, and excessive fat can influence the development of cellulite in these areas. Cellulite is formed from dermal-fascial collagen fibers that pull the skin down in the setting of excess fat deposits. There are hormonal influences that affect cellulite deposits and that is the reason why cellulite may change in visibility from time to time.

 

Brazilian cellulite treatment in Los Angeles to eliminate cellulite. Options include celfina

 

Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian has developed a high definition treatment for the elimination of cellulite on the body. The Brazilian Cellulite Treatment, as demonstrated by Dr. Karamanoukian on the popular television show The Doctors, is the most effective cellulite treatment modality. During the Brazilian Cellulite Treatment, Dr. Karamanoukian will release the cellulite fibers in order to smooth the contour of the skin overlying the hips, thighs, and buttocks.

 

In certain cases, Dr. Karamanoukian will complement the cellulite treatment with liposuction, tissue tightening, lipocavitation, and laser to tighten and tone the skin. These treatments are especially ideal before and after a Brazilian Butt Lift or fat grafting procedure.

 

If you have cellulite, and are unhappy with the contour of your hips, thighs and buttocks, you may be a candidate for the Brazilian Cellulite Treatment. During your consultation, Dr. Karamanoukian will evaluate and examine your body to determine whether you are a candidate for cellulite treatment, laser therapy, and liposuction.

 

The Brazilian Cellulite Treatment is ideal for patients with cellulite as it requires minimal recovery and does not involve aggressive surgery. Patients can undergo the treatment awake with some tumescent anesthesia.

 

Kare Plastic Surgery offers the latest advancements in laser therapy, RF skin tissue tightening, body contouring, liposuction, and cellulite treatments. Please call our office at 310-998-5533 to schedule a consultation. Our patient care coordinators can help accommodate your travel plans if you are arriving from out of state.

Shoulder Keloid Treatments in Los Angeles

Shoulder Keloid Treatments in Los Angeles

 

The growing popularity of liposuction has influenced the prevalence of bad liposuction scars on the abdomen, back, and arms. During the Brazilian Butt Lift, liposuction fat is removed and placed into the buttocks to improve the contour and volume of the buttocks. Liposuction scars can be dark, indented, or raised with keloid or hypertrophic scarring. There are many options to improve the quality and visibility of these  liposuction scars using lasers, RF therapy, scar modulation, and our advanced Hidef scar protocols for scarring.

 

Our doctors are trained in the latest advancements in laser technology and can provide you with expertise in the management of your liposuction scars. The Hidef scar revision protocol involves an initial consultation to discuss and examine your scars followed by an in-depth treatment plan that includes surgical as well as nonsurgical options to reduce the visibility of your scars.

 

The most common treatment plans involve the initial use of Kenalog Injections followed by a multi variate laser treatment protocol that can reduce the vascularity of your scars, the contour of raised scars, replacement of contour on indented scars, and improve the texture and color of the skin overlying the scars.

 

Dr. Karamanoukian can evaluate your Brazilian butt lift scars in his Los Angeles plastic surgery center located in Santa Monica. The most advanced therapies can be initiated on the day of your consultation or can be scheduled at a later time. If you are traveling from another state or country, Dr. Karamanoukian can help you coordinate your travel plans so that your therapy can be achieved with minimal downtime or inconvenience.

 

Liposuction scars can include keloids, hypertrophic scars, dark or discolored scars, PIH, atrophic scars, or hypervascular scars. The most effective high definition protocol must place importance on your skin type, recovery, and propensity for further scarring.

 

Some of the most effective scar treatments include sublative RF, vascular laser, fractional laser, Vbeam laser, skin resurfacing, ablative laser, non-ablative laser, fibrous release, fat transfer, lipocavitation, erbium laser, and clear and brilliant laser.

 

To schedule a comprehensive consultation for scar vision in our Los Angeles plastic surgery office, please call 310-998-5533 and speak to one of our patient care coordinators. Our office can help accommodate your consultation for scar revision and assist you in finalizing a treatment plan that can help you reduce the visibility of your scars.

 
Treatment of Brazilian Butt Lift Scars in Los Angeles

Treatment of Brazilian Butt Lift Scars in Los Angeles

 

The growing popularity of liposuction has influenced the prevalence of bad liposuction scars on the abdomen, back, and arms. During the Brazilian Butt Lift, liposuction fat is removed and placed into the buttocks to improve the contour and volume of the buttocks. Liposuction scars can be dark, indented, or raised with keloid or hypertrophic scarring. There are many options to improve the quality and visibility of these  liposuction scars using lasers, RF therapy, scar modulation, and our advanced Hidef scar protocols for scarring.

 

Our doctors are trained in the latest advancements in laser technology and can provide you with expertise in the management of your liposuction scars. The Hidef scar revision protocol involves an initial consultation to discuss and examine your scars followed by an in-depth treatment plan that includes surgical as well as nonsurgical options to reduce the visibility of your scars.

 

The most common treatment plans involve the initial use of Kenalog Injections followed by a multi variate laser treatment protocol that can reduce the vascularity of your scars, the contour of raised scars, replacement of contour on indented scars, and improve the texture and color of the skin overlying the scars.

 

Dr. Karamanoukian can evaluate your Brazilian butt lift scars in his Los Angeles plastic surgery center located in Santa Monica. The most advanced therapies can be initiated on the day of your consultation or can be scheduled at a later time. If you are traveling from another state or country, Dr. Karamanoukian can help you coordinate your travel plans so that your therapy can be achieved with minimal downtime or inconvenience.

 

Liposuction scars can include keloids, hypertrophic scars, dark or discolored scars, PIH, atrophic scars, or hypervascular scars. The most effective high definition protocol must place importance on your skin type, recovery, and propensity for further scarring.

 

Some of the most effective scar treatments include sublative RF, vascular laser, fractional laser, Vbeam laser, skin resurfacing, ablative laser, non-ablative laser, fibrous release, fat transfer, lipocavitation, erbium laser, and clear and brilliant laser.

 

To schedule a comprehensive consultation for scar vision in our Los Angeles plastic surgery office, please call 310-998-5533 and speak to one of our patient care coordinators. Our office can help accommodate your consultation for scar revision and assist you in finalizing a treatment plan that can help you reduce the visibility of your scars.

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