Janet Gunn and I visited celebrity dermatologist Dr. Ava Shamban last month at her new skincare center SKINxFIVE in the Pacific Palisades to learn about her new med spa venture offering women the best technology-based skin care treatments for youthful, tight and glowing skin. These services address the five stages of aging and are geared toward prevention and correction. All take under an hour and require no down time. YAY!
BONUS: Dr. Ava Shamban and SKINxFIVE are offering a special Glow & Grateful discount for our readers! Use code GG15 and get 15% off services at any SKINxFIVE or AvaMD med spa. Offer expires 6/30/17 and excludes treatments with Dr. Shamban.
Below are the "lunch hour" treatments offered at SKINxFIVE:
1. The Refresher: This procedure addresses dull or tired skin and offers an exfoliating enzyme mask peel to get rid of impurities.
2. The Infuser: This hydrated microdermabrasion facial deep cleans and repairs the skin. An instant fix for irregular pigment, fine lines, and blocked pores.
3. The Lineless: Botox or Dysport injections dissipate lines and wrinkles.
4. The Spotless: This IPL laser treatment stimulates skin cell turnover while helping diminish age spots, blemishes, pigment blotchiness and more.
5. The Firminator: This effective procedure tightens the skin tissue by using a radio frequency technology. It reduces wrinkles around the eyes and tightens sagging skin on the face and neck. Results can be seen after one treatment but for optimal results, a series is recommended.
There is also a package called "The Big Picture" that offers four of the treatments in one.
The full menu and pricing for these services are all listed here.
970 Monument Street
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Scroll down to see more and watch our Glow & Grateful Facebook Live segment covering these cutting-edge skin technologies.
I wanted to experience a few of these treatments first-hand to see how well they perform. I recently noticed that my skin is not as tight as it used to be (wahhh) so I decided to try the "Firminator." This treatment uses radio frequency technology to tighten skin. It's a painless procedure that feels like a very warm wand gliding over your face but does not burn the skin. Results are instant and very impressive! If you are looking for a similar treatment and don't live in LA, find a Dr. or med spa provider who offers the Pelleve radio frequency technology.
Watch the Glow & Grateful Facebook Live segment below to hear Dr. Ava's informative tips on how you can achieve YOUR best skin (whatever your age). You will see the "Firminator" procedure performed on me so watch until the end to see the instant results of this radio frequency technology.
The magic radio frequency machine used for my treatment! YES...I will be back for more!
Dr. Ava Shamban has a full product line to best care for the overall rejuvenation and health of your skin.
About Dr. Ava Shamban:
Dr. Ava Shamban is a Board Certified dermatologist and author who works in Beverly Hills and Pacific Palisades. She understands the close link between appearance and self-esteem, and dedicates herself to helping patients of all ages improve their skin to live happier lives.
Dr. Ava, as her parents fondly call her, has made numerous TV appearances on Dr. Oz, CBS’ The Doctors and ABC's Good Morning American, and she was the skin expert on ABC’s Extreme Makeover. She is also frequently quoted in health, fashion, and beauty magazines from around the world. A California native, Dr. Shamban graduated from Harvard University and earned her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Ava is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the UCLA-Geffen School of Medicine, lectures nationally and internationally, and serves as principal investigator on many clinical and FDA trials.
In 2010 she wrote the book Heal Your Skin: The Breakthrough Plan for Renewal, which describes and highlights ways to keep your skin healthy. Dr. Ava also blogs for everydayhealth.com (where she is a designated ‘Everyday Health Leader’) as well as on her own site avamd.com. Dr. Ava also serves as the host of the new Condé Nast Entertainment digital series, “Dr. Ava Says” as an Allure Insider.