Dr. Lehavit Akerman is a dermatology specialist who runs three clinics in Israel.
She recently relaunched her flagship clinic in Herzliya Pituah after renovating and doubling the size of the facility. One of the most senior doctors in the field, Akerman also manages the dermatology department at Clalit Health Services’ Rothschild Clinic and conducts research for Israeli laser companies in a variety of fields, such as facial and body firming. She serves as a scientific consultant for international brands such as La Roche-Posay, Vichy, and CeraVe.
WHAT CHANGES DID YOU MAKE TO YOUR CLINIC?
The place is designed in a modern style with clean lines. There are three new treatment rooms in addition to the three existing rooms, so now six personal treatment rooms are being offered, equipped with the most advanced equipment in the aesthetics industry. The clinic has a comfortable reception desk and a waiting room overlooking the sea, where clients can wait before and after their treatment. There are also rooms designated for professional training and my research and development with professional organizations. The clients can enjoy a room designed as a therapeutic cosmetics store, which offers a variety of natural medical and dermatological care brands, which can be sampled on the spot. Customers can purchase therapeutic creams, ampoules for skin restoration, professional serums, and more. Among the products are my product line, as well as those by La Roche-Posay, Vichy, and CeraVe.
WHAT TREATMENTS ARE OFFERED AT THE CLINIC?
There is a variety of aesthetic treatments for women and men, such as pigmentation treatments, anti-aging, body treatments, injections, skin rejuvenation, and hair transplants. I make sure to introduce innovations in the field of aesthetics throughout the year. It is important for me to provide my clients with a high-level professional experience.
WHAT IS THE LATEST INNOVATION IN THE FIELD?
I introduced the Sofwave device, designed to lift facial and neck skin and improve the appearance of the skin. It is a non-invasive procedure that is accomplished in just one treatment and does not require any recovery time. This is a breakthrough. We have seen it work with every type of patient. The treatment ends in a shorter
period of time, and there are good results. It’s a winning technology.
WHAT IS THE APPROACH TODAY IN FACIAL TREATMENTS?
The approach has changed a lot in recent years. In the past, wrinkles were filled, and treatments started at a relatively advanced age. Today, the market has undergone a real revolution. We understand the importance of combined treatment and preventive treatment. The recommendation is to start preventive treatment at a relatively young age, before spots, wrinkles and sagging appear. Today, many treatments are done with innovative equipment and technologies, not just injections of fillers and Botox. Today we understand the importance of starting collagen production from within the skin itself. The advantage of combined treatments is that they allow you to look good, together with a nonaggressive treatment, which means fewer side effects.
AT WHAT AGE IS IT RECOMMENDED TO START?
As soon as there are even the slightest signs of skin aging. Around the age of 30, it is recommended to start gently with treatments that stimulate collagen production; as the years progress, one can to get stronger treatments. Of course, it's not just a matter of age. Some women at 50 look great. and there are those at 35 who will need more significant treatment.
CAN FACIAL TREATMENTS DELAY FACELIFT SURGERY?
Not in all cases. It depends on many factors, such as genetics, facial structure, lifestyle, and preservation treatments. We know today that treatments can prevent surgeries or postpone them. You have to remember that when you do surgery with well-maintained skin, the results will last
longer. It’s the same as after the surgery --technological treatments can extend the effects of the surgical result.
This article was written in cooperation with Dr. Lehavit Akerman