Skincare Treatments & Facials
Dr. Azar provides a full spectrum of facial treatments including laser skin resurfacing, dermabrasion, facials, photofacials, and chemical peels to provide advanced skin care to those in and near Westlake Village, Santa Monica, Malibu, and Ventura, CA. Facial treatments are designed to refresh your skin and reduce or eliminate imperfections such as wrinkles, redness, pigmentation irregularities, and scarring.
If you would like to improve the appearance and texture of your skin, request a complimentary consultation with Dr. Azar to discuss the possibilities. Or you can call our office at (805) 373-7073 and one of our knowledgeable, friendly staff members will schedule your appointment.
A board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Azar develops innovative surgical techniques to provide exceptional outcomes.
Dr. Azar's Signature Treatments
A one hour treatment that includes a gentle exfoliation with a blade that safely lifts all of the layers of dead skin cells and fine hair to give your skin a smooth, clean surface to work on allowing products and peels to penetrate deeper. A deep pore cleanse, extractions and treatment suited to your skin condition will follow.
Pigment Balancing Peel:
A clinical procedure combing exfoliation, L- ascorbic acid and AHA acid to dramatically lighten dark spots, refine uneven tone and texture of photo damaged skin. An ideal pre-laser treatment. This peel is based on medical skin assessment and patient needs.
Glycolic Micro peel:
This procedure combines dermaplaning and chemical exfoliation using 20 % or 30% glycolic acid and cryogenic therapy to reduce appearance of fine lines, dullness and skin imperfections. Ideal for all skin types based on medical assessment and patient needs.
Niacin (Vitamin B) Facial:
A clinical procedure combined with dermaplaning and exfoliation using glycolic acid, lactic acid, usnic acid and cryogenic therapy. Gently decongests pores while hydrating your skin. Ideal for sensitive skin based on a medical assessment and patient needs.
Salicylic Micro peel Plus:
A one step procedure designed to control breakouts while improving texture, refines the pores and reduces the appearance of acne. This treatment helps to improve rough texture and hyperpigmentation. Great for all skin types based on a medical assessment and patient needs.
Teen Acne Facial:
A three step clinical facial including steam/extractions, oxygen and cryogenic therapy for acneic skin. Treatment program is based on a medical skin assessment and patient's needs.
Back Acne Treatment:
This antibacterial treatment is designed to clear back acne, blemishes and smooth out rough skin texture. Cryogenic therapy, oxygen and mask chosen to skin type are applied to skin. Based on medical assessment and patient's needs.
ZO 3-Step Stimulation Peel:
This potent stimulating peel confers longer lasting benefits beyond the temporary superficial improvements seen with ordinary peels. Peeling is very mild or even unnoticeable, with minimal to no downtime. Designed for acne, melasma, sun damage, fine lines, texture roughness, large pores, dullness. Promotes softer, smoother skin.
Noninvasive newer generation of alpha hydroxy acid (mandelic acid, malic acid combined with a phytic acid). Helps to restore a more youthful appearance, enhances skin to glow and improve the clarity, tone and texture. Ideal for all skin types and a perfect lunch time peel.
Most popular Skin Medica peel that is appropriate for all skin types. This peel contains salicylic, resorcinol and lactic acid as well as a retinol to help reverse the signs of aging and photo damaged skin.
An advance formulation of peel with a built in anti irritant used to penetrate for a controlled exfoliation of the uppermost damaged layers of skin to reveal fresher and healthier appearing skin. Based on medical assessment and patient needs.
- Cryogenic Therapy
- Post-Surgical Procedures: (Laser, Facial Rejuvenation Treatments)
- Lymphatic Drainage
A chemical peel can improve the texture of your face by removing layers of damaged skin to reveal smoother, younger-looking skin. Dr. Azar uses a chemical peel to treat wrinkles, acne scars, pigmentation irregularities and other skin imperfections. Chemical peel treatments can make your face look more vibrant and youthful.
Types of Chemical Peels
Depending on your skin's condition, Dr. Azar may recommend one of several types of chemical peels. At his Thousand Oaks practice, he offers alphahydroxy acid, trichloroacetic acid, and phenol chemical peel treatments. Each chemical works to remove various depths of skin layers to improve your skin's imperfections.
- The alphahydroxy acid (AHA) peel is the mildest type of chemical peel available. Fruit acid, lactic acid and glycolic acid are AHAs and produce a light peel, making the skin look bright and refreshed. Especially if you don't have time to recover from stronger, deeper chemical peels, the AHA peel is an excellent choice because it requires little downtime.
- The trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peel provides medium-depth peeling of the skin. TCA peels are stronger than an AHA peels; they are designed to treat superficial blemishes, fine wrinkles and pigment problems. Dr. Azar can adjust the depth of the TCA peel to suit your needs. For optimal results, you may need more than one TCA peel.
- The phenol peel is the strongest type of chemical peel offered at our Thousand Oaks practice. This type of peel is best for patients with more-severe imperfections, and can effectively treat coarse wrinkles, sun damaged skin and even pre-cancerous growths. While the phenol peel takes about an hour and usually involves several months of healing, it provides the longest-lasting results of all the chemical peel treatments.
Dermabrasion is the controlled refining of the skin's outer layers, resulting in smoother skin. The appearance of skin imperfections such as fine wrinkles, deep acne scars and facial scarring from accidents and surgery can be significantly improved with dermabrasion.
We perform dermabrasion using a motorized handheld skincare instrument. It can be used to smooth the texture of isolated problem areas or the entire face. Depending on the size of the area to be treated, several courses of dermabrasion therapy may be needed. For maximum results, dermabrasion may be combined with a face lift or chemical peel.
Indulging in a facial can make you feel pampered and refreshed. A facial is a superb way to remove toxins and impurities from your skin, as it deep-cleans and exfoliates, leaving your skin glowing and rejuvenated. An integral part of the facial treatment is a relaxing massage of the head, face, and neck.
Facials fortify your sense of well-being and contentment. Try one and experience the benefits of a facial yourself. We offer several types of facials to soothe you and rejuvenate your skin.
While disorders of the skin are extremely common, they can cause people to feel less confident. Dr. Azar has been helping patients with skin disorders such as rosacea and port-wine birth marks improve the quality of their skin and renew their sense of confidence. With personalized treatment plans developed by Dr. Azar, you can have the healthy-looking skin you desire.
Port-Wine Stain Removal
Birthmarks can make individuals self-conscious or embarrassed about their looks. Port-wine stains, or reddish to purple birthmarks, are commonly found on the face, neck and upper chest. According to the National Institutes of Health, port-wine stains affect 3 out of every 1,000 people.
Dr. Azar can improve the appearance of these birthmarks through surgical or laser techniques. Contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Azar and learn more about treatments for dermal port-wine stains.
Rosacea is a skin disorder that most commonly affects women during their middle years, although it can affect men or women of any age. At first, the skin may simply take on a reddish appearance-as often occurs with exercise, drinking or blushing. Eventually, however, rosacea sufferers often develop pimples and enlarged, unsightly blood vessels along with the redness.
The cause of rosacea is unknown, but there are several effective treatments available. Oral and topical medications may be prescribed, but the most impressive new treatment is done with the laser. Using a special pulsed dye laser, enlarged blood vessels can be removed quickly and painlessly, while reducing redness. If you suffer from rosacea, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible to stop the progression of this condition.
Many factors determine the severity of scarring: the size of a wound, its depth, the blood supply to the area, and skin tone. No surgeon can completely remove a scar, but the appearance of most scars can be greatly improved. Scar revision is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of scars that do not respond to cortisone drugs or skin gels. Several techniques are available, including laser skin resurfacing, excision, and dermabrasion.