By Shayne Benowitz By Shayne Benowitz | December 16, 2021 |
In sunny San Diego, winter is the ideal season for skin rejuvenation. With lower sunlight and less time at the beach, it’s easier to avoid excessive sun exposure, which is often necessary before and after transformative treatments. “Now is the time to shed what happened over the summer and rejuvenate the skin,” says Dr. Margo Aura Emami, founder of La Jolla’s AURAE MD Aesthetic & Regenerative Medicine. “And that’s not just limited to the face. Other very popular treatment areas include the neck, chest, arms, hands and legs.”
Dr. Emami brings 30 years of expertise to aesthetic, regenerative and anti-aging medicine with a comprehensive and personalized approach. She values being a resource to women at every life stage with patients ranging from teens with acne concerns to women well into their eighties. She delivers transformative results using the latest non-invasive and minimally invasive technology.
“Aging beautifully starts with intention,” says Dr. Emami. “When you have a plan, you have control and that translates into confidence. You want to be face forward and ready for life with skin that always looks healthy and glowing.”
With common concerns ranging from fine lines and wrinkles to freckles, sun spots, age spots and redness, Dr. Emami customizes her suite of skin rejuvenation treatments for every patient based on their specific needs and desired outcomes.
For starters, the most gentle option is the “red carpet special,” a relaxing, spa-like treatment that requires no preparation and no downtime. It combines a Hydrafacial with a Forma radio frequency massage to cleanse, exfoliate, nourish, and tighten. The result is instantly luminous, lifted skin!
The next, more intensive, option usually requires one day of downtime. By combining dermal micro needling with platelet rich plasma, this treatment revs up the skin’s stem cells and stimulates collagen and elastin production for more youthful, radiant looking skin.
Another favorite is what Dr. Emami calls “The Weekender” as you only need the weekend to recover. This combines two powerful treatments: Lumecca, a non-invasive intense pulse light (IPL) treatment that targets the signs of sun damage and aging, like brown spots, redness, fine lines and wrinkles and Morpheus8, a fractional rejuvenation technology that targets the skin’s deeper layers to reduce wrinkles, remodel fat and rebuild collagen.
“This combination therapy is the perfect maintenance for both prejuvenation and rejuvenation,” says Dr. Emami. “Even more incredible is the versatility of Morpheus8 for almost any skin type and issue from skin tightening to acne scarring, stretch marks, scar treatments, and fat melting on any area of the body.” Turning up the volume on this treatment and allowing for a week of downtime can provide results akin to a facelift without surgery. The final result is luminous skin that appears 10 to 15 years younger.
With supply chain challenges complicating holiday shopping, a gift certificate to AURAE MD takes the stress out of gift giving, while also supporting a local, female-owned small business. “The best gift is an investment in your well being” says Dr. Emami. “No matter what skincare needs you have, we’ve got you covered, so that you always feel confident, vibrant, and beautiful!”
With New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day on the horizon, now is the perfect time to book January and February appointments.
Photography by: Jay Reilly