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The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome Paula Johnson Rood, BSN, RN, to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Paula Johnson Rood is a Nurse Educator with 17 years of experience in her field and an extensive expertise in all facets of nursing, especially plastic surgery, aesthetics, along with training and compliance. Paula is currently doing contracted work with United Dermatology Partners and  Skin Cancer & Dermatology Institute in Reno, Nevada as a Chief Compliance and Training Officer. Paula attended Excelsior College, graduating with her Associate Degree in Nursing in 2000. An advocate for continuing education, Paula went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 2007 from the University of Phoenix, and is currently pursuing her Master of Science Degree for Nurse Practitioner at Nursing at Spring Arbor University. To keep up to date with the latest advances and developments in her field, Paula maintains a professional membership with the American Academy of Dermatology. She attributes her success to her military dedication, as well as the exceptional organizational skills she learned while serving in the United States Army. When she is not working, Paula enjoys skiing. Learn more about Paula Johnson Rood here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4135573/info/ and be sure to read her upcoming publication in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.


News Article | December 19, 2016
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Castle Dermatology Institute is now offering Volbella for lip enhancements. The FDA has recently approved Juvederm Volbella for lip augmentation and the treatment of perioral lines. Several clinical trials have demonstrated its ability to soften the appearance of perioral lines and boost lip volume in those over the age of twenty-one. Lips can lose volume over time. Fine lines often appear around the lips, especially in smokers or those who wax frequently. The lines and lost volume can be quite aging, but Volbella lip enhancement can turn back the hands of time, creating a perfect pout with silky smooth skin. Dr. Ghasri can use Volbella in both men and women over the age of twenty-one who want a rejuvenated appearance or fuller, softer-looking lips. Volbella is created using a special proprietary filler that yields incredibly smooth, long-lasting results. Because the results are subtle, it can be used in this delicate area without the risk of overfilling, and patients can enjoy the results for twelve to eighteen months, making it an excellent investment. Volbella can be administered right in the dermatologist’s office, and the results are immediately evident. Lidocaine is added to the formula to ensure greater comfort. Side effects can include mild tenderness, swelling, and redness, but these are usually temporary and self-limiting. Dr. Ghasri offers a variety of cosmetic and medical treatments, including Botox, Dysport, Restylane, Juvederm, and treatments for eczema, rosacea, dermatitis, acne, and skin cancer. After graduating from UCLA, Dr. Peyman Ghasri attended UC Irvine School of Medicine. His general and plastic surgery training was completed at UCLA, and he returned to UC Irvine for his dermatology residency. Today, Dr. Peyman Ghasri is a member of the American Society of Mohs Surgery, a fellow of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Pedram Ghasri is a graduate of UCLA and UC Irvine School of Medicine. His internship was completed at Pasadena’s Huntington Memorial Hospital, and his residency was completed at UC Irvine. Dr. Ghasri is widely published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, and he specializes in all fields of dermatology.


News Article | December 7, 2016
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Castle Dermatology Institute is now offering liquid facelifts with Sculptra. Sculptra can be used in several ways to restore a more youthful appearance to the face. Dr. Peyman Ghasri and Dr. Pedram Ghasri, San Fernando Valley skin doctors, now offer Sculptra, along with a variety of other treatments, to rejuvenate and renew the facial appearance. Sculptra is a highly effective injectable skin filler based on poly-L-lactic acid and was FDA approved in 2004 for the treatment of lost facial volume. Polylactic acid has been used in dissolving stitches and other surgical products for more than twenty years. It is a special biologically inert synthetic material designed to replicate lactic acid, a substance that is made by the muscles during exercise. There is therefore no risk of allergic reaction. Drs. Peyman and Pedram Ghasri may recommend Sculptra for liquid facelifts for patients who have: The injections can create a fuller, softer, more youthful facial appearance. For the best results, candidates should be in good general health and free of any untreated skin conditions or rashes. Once Sculptra has been injected, results are immediately noticeable. However, the final results will not be visible for weeks or months after the procedure. A liquid facelift can last two years or longer. Drs. Pedram and Peyman Ghasri offer comprehensive dermatology treatments, including medical and cosmetic care. This includes treatments for warts, moles, eczema, and skin cancer. Cosmetic treatments include laser hair removal, fractional laser resurfacing, chemical peels, Dysport, Botox, and injectable fillers. Dr. Peyman Ghasri is a graduate of UCLA and UC Irvine. He completed his residency in dermatology at UC Irvine and additional training at UCLA. He is a highly regarded dermatologist who has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, and a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology. He is also a member of the American Society of Mohs Surgery, a fellow of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Pedram Ghasri graduated from UCLA and UC Irvine, and has since been published in several peer-reviewed journals. As a board-certified dermatologist, he is experienced in surgical, medical, and cosmetic dermatology.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Facial skin often shows the earliest signs of aging. It is almost constantly exposed to the elements, and facial expressions put a great deal of stress on both the skin and its underlying structures. Collagen and elastin, which are essential proteins that keep skin looking youthful, begin to decline in midlife, causing skin to sag, thin, and wrinkle. Fortunately, Castle Dermatology Institute is now offering comprehensive skin rejuvenation procedures. Skin rejuvenation procedures are designed to restore lost volume, even skin tone, and create a more youthful appearance. Dr. Peyman Ghasri along with his colleague Dr. Pedram Ghasri can completely customize skin rejuvenation regimens to meet individual patient needs. Some of the procedures available through Castle Dermatology Institute include: “Dr. Ghasri is known for his kind demeanor and personal commitment to all of his patients, and looks forward to addressing all of your comprehensive dermatology needs,” his team says. Drs. Pedram and Peyman Ghasri offer cosmetic, medical, and surgical dermatology treatments for eczema, acne, warts, rosacea, skin cancer, psoriasis, vitiligo, bullous diseases, hair loss, varicose veins, and other common skin problems. Dr. Peyman Ghasri is a graduate of UCLA and UC Irvine School of Medicine. He has trained in both general and plastic surgery, enabling him to provide his patients with extensive treatment options. An avid researcher, his work is widely published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, and he has lectured and presented at national and international meetings, including the international meeting for the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Mohs Surgery, a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology. Dr. Pedram Ghasri is a graduate of UCLA and UC Irvine, which he attended as a nationally recognized Regents Scholar. He is a board-certified dermatologist and has been published in the “Journal of Drugs in Dermatology,” the “Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology,” and “Dermatologic Surgery.”


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Castle Dermatology Institute is now offering Restylane Silk and Restylane Lyft. These two hyaluronic acid-based injectable treatments are designed to rejuvenate and revitalize aging skin. Castle Dermatology Institute customizes skin care treatments to provide patients with the most personalized care possible. Dr. Ghasri also offers a variety of medical dermatology treatments for eczema, rosacea, acne, warts, skin cancer, and other common skin problems. Youthful lips tend to be full and plump with a well-defined shape and few visible lines. With time, lips begin to show the same signs of aging as other parts of the face. They lose volume, become thinner, and their shape can become less defined with wrinkling or vertical lines surrounding them. Restylane Silk offers patients smooth, natural-looking volume in the lips. Restylane Silk is made with smaller particles of hyaluronic acid, which creates the smooth, silky look patients want. It is the first FDA-approved product to augment and smooth lips in patients who are aged 21 and older. Restylane Lyft is another injectable hyaluronic acid filler, but is designed specifically for use in the cheeks and midface. It can be used to augment the cheeks or restore lost volume in these areas. It can also be used to treat nasolabial folds or other severe facial wrinkles. These types of wrinkles and contour changes are a natural consequence of the fat loss that occurs over time, but Restylane Lyft can restore a fuller, more youthful look without surgery. Dr. Peyman Ghasri, a graduate of UC Irvine and UCLA, is a top dermatologist who has been trained in both general and plastic surgery. He is widely published and a sought-after lecturer. He is currently a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, a member of the American Society of Mohs Surgery, and a fellow of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. His partner, Dr. Pedram Ghasri, is also a Regents Scholar and graduate of UCLA and UC Irvine. He specializes in surgical, dermatological, and medical dermatology, and his work is published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals.


News Article | November 4, 2016
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SANTA MONICA, CA, November 04, 2016-- Dr. Paul Yamauchi has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.A dermatologist and researcher in the field of medicine, Dr. Yamauchi has been diagnosing and treating skin disorders since establishing his career in 2000. His achievements include clinical research in the development of biologic agents in the treatment of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, as well as clinical research in the development of cosmetic procedures for facial rejuvenation. Nationally recognized for his work, Dr. Yamauchi is a key opinion leader in the subject of psoriatic disease. In recognition of professional excellence, he was named a Super Doctor from 2012 to 2016 and was deemed a Top Doctor by Castle Connelly. Additional honors include the Bill Reed Award from the European Society of Dermatological Research, the Everett C. Fox Residents and Fellows Award from the American Academy of Dermatology, the Ronald M. Reisner Award from the UCLA School of Medicine, and a Presidential Citation award from the American Academy of Dermatology. Most recently, Dr. Yamauchi was honored for his work in the field of dermatology by Marquis Who's Who. The organization selected him for inclusion in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and Who's Who in the West.Dr. Yamauchi's most notable roles have included medical director of the Clinical Science Institute in Santa Monica and executive medical director of the Dermatology Institute & Skin Care Center. While he has been successful because of the opportunities afforded him in these positions, he also credits his educational background for his achievements. He holds a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from UCLA, which he earned in 1981, a Ph.D. in biologic chemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an MD from Case Western Reserve University, which he earned in 1991. To stay at the top of his field, he affiliates with the American Academy of Dermatologists, through which he is recognized as a fellow. Dr. Yamauchi is also on the medical board of the National Psoriasis Foundation and was honored at a gala in 2016 for his achievements in the field of psoriasis. Looking to the future, he intends to continue working as a medical professional and a clinical researcher.About Marquis Who's Who :Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis now publishes many Who's Who titles, including Who's Who in America , Who's Who in the World , Who's Who in American Law , Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare , Who's Who in Science and Engineering , and Who's Who in Asia . Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at www.marquiswhoswho.com


News Article | March 3, 2017
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TARZANA, CA, March 03, 2017-- Castle Dermatology Institute and dermatologist , Dr. Ghasri, are now offering liquid facelifts with Sculptra. A liquid facelift can be an excellent alternative to the conventional facelift for those who are interested in facial rejuvenation but are not yet ready for or need a full lift. A liquid facelift uses injectable treatments such as Sculptra to soften early signs of aging and restore youthful contours without resorting to more invasive, surgical treatments.With the right injectable treatments and facial fillers , a non-surgical liquid facelift can be used to contour, lift, and sculpt various areas of the face to restore youth without ever making a single incision. The goal is to create subtle, beautiful results while reducing lines, wrinkles, creases, folds, and expression lines.Dr. Ghasri can use a liquid facelift with Sculptra to address many facial complaints, including:- Drooping features, such as jowls and brows- Improve sunken eyes, under eye bags, and dark circles under the eyes- Create smoother contours on the nose- Add volume to the cheeks and temples- Create fuller, more voluptuous lips- Restore lost volume to sunken areasSculptra is a PLLA collagen stimulator that works deep inside the dermis to stimulate collagen production and restore the youthful contours of the skin's structure and volume. The effects can last up to two years. Patients can combine a Sculptra facelift with other dermal fillers and injectables to customize their results. Other options include Juvederm, Radiesse, Botox, Dysport injections, and Ultherapy.About Drs. Peyman and Pedram GhasriDr. Peyman Ghasri is a graduate of UCLA and UC Irvine. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, a member of the American Society of Mohs Surgery, and a fellow of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. He is a popular lecturer, and his work is widely published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals.Dr. Pedram Ghasri is a top dermatologist. A board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Ghasri graduated from UCLA and UC Irvine and is a board-certified dermatologist with an extensive body of work in peer-reviewed journals.Castle Dermatology Institute accepts patients in Tarzana, Encino, and the surrounding cities, including Studio City , Woodland Hills, Reseda, Sherman Oaks, Calabasas , Northridge, North Hills, and other cities in San Fernando Valley.Visit http://www.castlederm.com for more information.


Desai S.,Loyola University | Desai S.,Dermatology Institute | Mahmoud B.H.,Ford Motor Company | Bhatia A.C.,Dermatology Institute | And 2 more authors.
Dermatologic Surgery | Year: 2010

Background Laser hair removal is a safe and effective procedure for the treatment of unwanted body hair but is not exempt from side effects. A rare but significant adverse effect with this treatment modality is paradoxical hypertrichosis. Objective To evaluate the potential etiologies, risk factors, related laser types, and treatment options for the development of excess hair after laser therapy. Materials and methods An analysis of previously published case studies and review articles along with our own experience was used to gather information regarding this phenomenon. Results Paradoxical hypertrichosis has a low incidence, ranging from 0.6% to 10%, and most commonly occurs on the face and neck. All laser and light sources have the potential to cause hair induction, especially in individuals with darker skin types (III-VI); with dark, thick hair; and with underlying hormonal conditions. Possible causes include the effect of inflammatory mediators and subtherapeutic thermal injury causing induction of the hair cycle. Treatment for paradoxical hypertrichosis is laser therapy of the affected area. Conclusions Paradoxical hypertrichosis is a rare side effect of laser hair removal; the pathogenesis of this event remains widely unknown. We recommend further large-scale studies to investigate this effect. The authors have indicated no significant interest with commercial supporters. © 2010 by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Inc.


Yamauchi P.S.,Dermatology Institute | Yamauchi P.S.,University of California at Los Angeles
Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia | Year: 2012

A variety of non-invasive techniques have been utilized for the enhancement of cutaneous changes seen with photoaging. Such methods include chemical peels, microdermabrasion, ablative and nonablative lasers, and various rejuvenating light sources. However, the most widely used minimally invasive cosmetic procedures for the correction of undesired rhytides and enhance facial features through contouring and volumization are injections with botulinum toxin and soft tissue fillers. Their extensive long term safety and relative ease of procedural techniques have led to high satisfaction levels worldwide. Nonetheless, proper training of the fundamentals in injection technique, the choice of the appropriate candidate, and knowledge of potential adverse events are imperative to ensure an excellent and safe outcome.


News Article | February 21, 2017
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San Fernando Valley dermatologist, Dr. Ghasri, and Castle Dermatology Institute are now offering Volbella to enhance lips. Juvederm Volbella is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler that improves the contour of lips while smoothing smoker’s lines, increasing symmetry, and boosting volume. With just one treatment, patients can enjoy smoother, softer, more voluptuous lips. Volbella lip enhancement contains a lower concentration of hyaluronic acid, which allows for less swelling, while using Allergan’s proprietary Vycross technology for ultra-smooth, natural-looking results. Lidocaine is added to the injections for maximum comfort and less downtime. Volbella’s results can last up to twelve months and can be repeated as desired. Dr. Ghasri can use Volbella to: Volbella can even be combined with other procedures to rejuvenate and revitalize the entire facial area. “At Castle Dermatology Institute, we customize skin care treatments to each patient’s unique needs,” the team says. “We strive to achieve the most optimal results while providing the most comfortable experience by using the most cutting edge diagnostic measures and treatment options.” Dr. Ghasri offers many options, including chemical peels, Botox, Juvederm, Ultherapy, laser resurfacing, and Kybella. Dr. Ghasri also offers medical dermatology treatments, including those for eczema, warts, rosacea, and skin cancer. Since completing his medical, general, and plastic surgery training and dermatology residency at UCLA and UC Irvine, Dr. Peyman Ghasri has been practicing medical and cosmetic dermatology. He is widely published in dermatology journals and frequently presents and speaks at national and international meetings. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and a fellow of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. His partner, Dr. Pedram Ghasri, is also a graduate of UCLA. Dr. Pedram Ghasri attended UC Irvine as a Regents Scholar and completed his residency there, as well. Dr. Ghasri specializes in cosmetic, medical, and surgical dermatology.

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