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Santa Monica Dermatologist, Dr. Ben Behnam, and Santa Monica Hair Transplant Expert, Dr. Sean Behnam, Launch Their New Websites Focused on Treatment of Acne, Skin Cancer, Laser Procedures and Hair Transplant

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Santa Monica, California (PRWEB) January 23, 2013

Sean Behnam, M.D., and Ben Behnam, M.D., of Santa Monica California are excited to announce the release of their new websites. To meet the needs of Santa Monica citizens who might be in need of hair transplant, skin cancer treatment, laser procedures and/or acne treatment, Dr. Sean and Dr. Ben Behnam have recently launched their new websites focusing on these treatments. Dr. Behnam’s Dermatology center in Santa Monica has increasingly relied upon the cutting-edge laser technology that is used for an array of minimally invasive cosmetic skin treatments such as acne scar removal and wrinkle removal.

Much like past traditional CO2 treatments, the Fractional CO2 skin treatment increases collagen production improving the skin complexion. Fractional CO2 laser does not have the prolonged downtime associated with the traditional CO2 treatment sessions. Fractional CO2 laser therapy is an ideal solution to treat acne scars, skin damage, wrinkles, discoloration, or just improve the overall complexion of skin.

At Dr. Behnam’s Dermatology center, laser acne removal, laser wrinkle removal, and laser hair removal are the most popular laser treatments. Women who wish to have smooth legs and underarms without the hassle of shaving can achieve the same goals with laser hair removal treatments. The procedure is powerful enough for lasting results but delicate enough for the face. Men who don’t wish to shave their beards daily can also benefit from using this cosmetic option.

While laser procedures make up an important part of Dr. Behnam’s practice, there are a number of other offerings, including hair transplant, available to patients. Dr. Sean Behnam is Santa Monica’s prominent Hair Transplant Surgeon offering cutting edge Hair transplant surgery. He is known nationally and internationally for his innovative surgical methods, excellent artistic vision, and his gift to put his aesthetic vision into reality. Dr. Behnam is actively involved in researching new and better ways of hair restoration. Over the past few years, he has developed ways to minimize swelling after hair transplants, minimize scabbing, minimize pain, and increase graft survival. Dr. Sean Behnam is among the select few physicians honored with the prestigious Patients' Choice Award this year. Following the publication of Santa Monica Hair Transplant Dr. Sean Behnam's selection for the Patient's Choice Award, Dr. Behnam also received the Compassionate Doctor’s Award. An exclusive recognition plaque has been designed to commemorate the honor.

Dr. Sean Behnam is a fellow researcher, an innovator, a teacher, and an artistic leader. Over the past few years, he has modified significant steps in hair transplant surgery for its aesthetic value. He has also made the process easier for patients. His intense effort in modifying hair transplant practice has led to less downtime, minimal to no swelling after the procedure, minimal scabbing, minimal bruising, and better patient experience overall. Dr. Behnam’s patients who have had previous procedures elsewhere say that his care and attention to artistic details make the experience in his clinic a total joy. Dr. Behnam’s patients describe it as relaxing, rejuvenating, and an artistic transformation.

Other dermatological offerings include acne treatments. Acne is an inflammatory condition of the skin that could have a significant psychological impact on the patient. There are many different forms of acne including whiteheads, red pimples, as well as cystic acne. A lot of times these acne lesions could be very tender and painful. It is very important to treat acne at an early stage in order to prevent scarring. Scarring from acne could present in many different ways including red patches that might not go away for months to years, raised lesions or more commonly depressions on the skin. The treatment of acne has changed over the last several years. With better medications, we are better able to control acne at an earlier stage and more aggressively.
The most common treatment for acne is topical creams. These creams include topical clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, or Retin-A. Clindamycin is a topical antibiotic. It kills the bacteria on the skin and is also anti-inflammatory. It is typically combined with benzoyl peroxide in order to increase its efficacy. Retin-A is great for patients that have lot of whiteheads and blackheads. Unfortunately, Retin-A can sometimes be very irritating, thus Dr. Ben Behnam, Santa Monica’s prominent dermatologist, recommends using it every other night on the face very sparingly. It is also recommended to use a moisturizing cream with Retin-A. In addition to Retin-A, Differin is another topical prescription cream that is similar to Retin-A but is used mainly in lighter skin individuals.

In addition to topical creams, there are also oral antibiotics. The traditional antibiotic that has always been used is Doxycycline. Doxycycline works great in killing the topical bacteria on the skin as well as reducing the inflammation thus reducing the pimples. They could also help in reducing the redness that persists after acne. Unfortunately, oral antibiotics do not work in everybody thus it is recommended that patients should give a fair trial to the antibiotics for 2 to 3 months. If it does not work then Dr. Ben Behnam typically switches them from Doxycycline to Minocycline or even Keflex. Bactrim can also sometimes be used.

Lasers have become very popular over the past several years for acne. Dr. Behnam, an expert in lasers used for acne and acne scarring, typically likes to combine various laser modalities in order to treat acne. Photodynamic light therapy with Levulan is a form of a laser where the Levulan chemical is applied on to the face for about 20 to 30 minutes and then the patient sits under the red light anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes. This procedure is done every other week typically about 3 times. The patients could experience some redness as well as scaling after the procedure. However, the procedure helps in shrinking the oil glands and improving acne.

Red light and blue light can also be used to treat acne. Typically patients are recommended to have the procedure done 2 to 3 times per week typically alternating between the red and the blue light. In addition, photofacial lasers, known as IPL, and Vbeam can also be used to treat acne. It is typically done every 3 to 4 weeks on the face and it helps in reducing the acne lesions as well as reducing the redness.

Chemical peels may also be used to improve acne and acne scar. Glycolic peels, Jessner’s peels, and VI peel can be used to exfoliate the face and improve the appearance of acne. It is typically done every 4 weeks on the face. Some patients may peel depending upon the degree and strength of the chemical peel used.

Clarisonic is an electronic brush that Dr. Behnam recommends for acne patients. Patients use the electronic brush on a nightly basis, which helps to exfoliate the face, remove the dirt that plucks up the pores on the skin. After using the Clarisonic brush, patients can continue using topical prescription creams. Overall, there are many different treatments for acne ranging from topical to oral to chemical peels at best to lasers. Every patient is different and may require combination of these different modalities to help with acne scar. Dr. Ben Behnam is a Board Certified Dermatologist Practicing in Santa Monica, California that specializes in all skin diseases as well as acne.

Having a routine skin check once or twice a year is very important. The skin is the largest organ of the body and throughout the years, the skin gets exposed to the sun on a regular basis. Despite the fact that most patients think that they are never in the sun, the reality is that the 5 minutes that it takes them to walk from the parking lot into their office buildings over the years add up and could cause significant damage to their skin. In southern California where it is always sunny, this effect of the sun is even more real.

In addition to the daily sun exposure, people in Southern California spend a lot of time outdoors, for example, surfing, running, or even using tanning beds, which significantly increase the risk of skin cancers. In addition to sun exposure, genetics also play a role in developing skin cancers. Patients who have a family history of skin cancers, patients who are very light who have a lot of freckles have a higher risk of developing skin cancers compared to darker individuals who do not have a family history of skin cancer.

Why is detecting skin cancer so important?
The reason is that although some skin cancers may not be fatal, there are some that could be very deadly. In fact melanoma, which is one of the most dangerous forms of skin cancers, could unfortunately be fatal within 6 months if not caught early. Unlike other forms of cancers, routine skin check can easily identify a skin cancer because it is right on the skin.

Dr. Ben Behnam is a board certified dermatologist specializing in skin cancers. He recommends a full skin check once or twice a year. A full skin check entails checking the entire surface of the skin from head to toe including the scalp, the sole of the feet as well as the groin areas. If a mole or a lesion looks suspicious, a biopsy is performed and is sent to a dermatopathologist for further evaluation. In most cases, the biopsy will indicate whether a lesion is cancerous or benign.
A routine skin check can save lives. The skin check typically takes 5 to 10 minutes. It is a very simple procedure to catch a very deadly disease at a very early stage.
For more information on Santa Monica Dermatology and Hair Transplant, call (310) 315-4989 or visit the facility at 2825 Santa Monica BLVD, Santa Monica California 90404.

About Dr. Ben Behnam

An innovator, Dr. Ben Behnam MD, U.S. Leading Dermatologist, is a board certified dermatologist recognized nationally by Newsweek as one of the top 10 Physicians and Surgeons in the US, with appearances on The Doctors Show, FOX Good Day LA and ABC News. Dr. Behnam has been involved in clinical trials and has been widely published in journals such as the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, Cutis, Expert Opinion in Pharmacotherapy and others. Dr. Ben Behnam graduated Summa Cum Laude from UCLA. He attended UC Irvine School of Medicine, which he graduated top of his class with an AOA distinction. He did his dermatology training under the renowned and prominent cosmetic and Mohs surgeon Dr. Christopher Zachary at UC Irvine School of Medicine. He had the distinction of being the Chief Resident in his senior year. During residency, he was among few in the country to be awarded the Skin Disease Education Foundation Resident Award.

About Dr. Sean Behnam

Dr. Sean Behnam is among leaders in hair restoration and hair transplantation. He has been honored with honored with the prestigious Patients' Choice Award and the Compassionate Doctor’s Award. He has been featured on many programs such as Fox news, KTLA channel 5 news, Good Day LA and ABC news.

Dr. Sean Behnam completed his undergraduate education at UCLA. He graduated medical school from Oregon Health Sciences University. During medical school, he was the recipient of outstanding research award. He attended internship and residency at UCSF, where he was among the top residents. During residency, he was the recipient of the resident of the year award twice and graduated top resident of his class. After his residency, he trained under Dr. Mark DiStefano, a prominent hair transplant surgeon in Massachusetts, where he learned and mastered the techniques in hair restoration. Since then, Dr. Sean Behnam has continued to make changes in his practice to provide better outcomes for his patients.

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