Dr. Ava Shamban, with AVA MD offices in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills, California and
SKIN FIVE medi-spas in Pacific Palisades and Century City, keeps abreast of every new skin rejuvenating technology that the industry produces.
Dermatologist Ava Shamban. M.D. has built her reputation on mastering, testing and perfecting skin rejuvenation technologies from the latest injectables to lasers, ultrasound, radiofrequency and more.
“Injectables aside,” says Dr. Shamban, “most rejuvenation technologies involve controlled, supervised injury. It’s the body’s healing response where the actual smoothing, tightening and refining of the skin and underlying tissues occur. We just help the body do what it already wants to do. During healing, new collagen, elastin and skin cells are formed as the skin remodels itself. The key for the practitioner or technique is to not injure the tissue too aggressively lest the final result in scarring or uneven pigment.”
Both micro-needling and micro-coring involves punctures so small they are invisible to the naked eye.
“In contrast to micro-needling,” continues Dr. Shamban, “which pierces the skin to stimulate collagen synthesis, micro-coring is a little more invasive in that it actually punches out small cores of tissue. In doing so, it also delivers enhanced firming results.”
Dr. Shamban warns that it’s sometimes best to wait until new technologies have been perfected before passing judgement. “While there is definitely potential and its results are being touted as a replacement or postponement for a face lift, micro-coring is relatively new and as such should be approached with caution. Though very slight, there is an added risk of infection and scarring. Uneven pigment and spotted areas are of particular concerns for me too for complexions of color.
“To my mind,” says Dr. Shamban, “we’re already offering excellent minimally invasive treatments with long term smoothing, refining and firming results such as a series of Fraxel laser treatments, ultherapy ultrasound and our patient favorite, micro-needling with radio frequency.”
About Medi Lift
Medi Lift is a rejuvenating topical skincare collection inspired by microneedling’s ability to deliver active ingredients deeper into the skin but without the use of needles or equipment. Incorporating advanced technology, the initial two lines include Needle Lift products containing our proprietary micro-spicule-intense Golden Needle Complex–to be configured into three different three-product regimens–and the Micro-Moments Special Care Collection, a series of occlusive patches containing self-dissolving micro-tips. Developed and manufactured by prestige Japanese beauty tool specialists and product formulators Ya-Man, Ltd.
“It’s the body’s healing response where the actual smoothing, tightening and refining of the skin and underlying tissues occur. We just help the body do what it already wants to do.”
–– Ava Shamban, MD
Dermatologist, AVA MD