We offer a variety of cosmetic dermatology services in San Diego such as Botox, laser hair removal, Juvederm filler, IPL photofacial and Cooltouch laser for acne and non ablative wrinkle reduction. Free consultation available.
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When Botox is injected it attaches itself to the nerve endings in the injected muscles and interferes with communication between the nerve and the musle causing the muscle to relaxe. When injected into a muscle that causes a wrinkle, the wrinkle is also relaxed. Results can last between 3 and 4 months before touch-ups. If the treatment is performed on a regular basis, the muscle weakens and the Botox injection can last up to 6 and 7 months.$3.00unit
An alternative to botox. Please see our blog for an explanation of the difference between botox and dysport.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is most effective on dark hair. We are unable at this time to treat hair that has little to no pigment, such as blonde, gray, and white hair. A series of treatments are required. We want to maximize the hair in the active growing phase with each treatment. On the average, most patients will achieve a 50% to 90% permanent reduction of the number of hairs following a full course of treatment. Facial hair is treated every 4 weeks while body hair is treated every 8 weeks.
Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is used for the safe and reliable treatment of benign vascualar and pigmented lesions through the process of photorejuvenation. IPL skin treatments are not intended to be a substitute for surgical facelift, ablative laser resurfacing, or to treat deep wrinkles or sagging skin. Photorejuvenation is intended for patients who desire to even the tone and texture of the skin, reversing the signs of photoaging. This procedure is recommended in a series of 3-6 treatments at 3 week intervals and it is an excellent treatment for collagen stimulation. Microdermabrasion is recommended in between treatment to enhance the effectiveness following the sessions.
Radiesse $349/ Restalyne/ Juvederm/Perlane $289-$299
Juvederm/Restylane is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). They can also be used to plump up the lips or fill in scars. Juvederm, which is the newest dermal filler out in the market by Allergan, is recommended to last six to nine months.
Healthy and beautiful skin starts below the surface in complex tissue called collagen. Collagen is a basic building block of the skin and provides the foundation that supports your skin's structure. When collagen is damaged by the sun, environmental factors or simply depleted over time, the skin appears thinner and becomes less elastic, resulting in facial lines, wrinkles, texture changes and visible signs of aging. Laser skin rejuvenation treatments have become one of the most requested procedures in the dermatology office. The CoolTouch laser treatment, known as CoolBreeze™, is the "gold standard" of care for wrinkle reduction, acne and acne scarring. This laser treatment targets the layers of skin where collagen is formed and accomplishes this without injury to the skin's surface. The result of a series of treatments is a fresh, young layer of your own natural collagen. Best of all, with no downtime after treatment, you can have a CoolBreeze treatment and resume regular activities immediately afterward the procedure.
Cosmelan® Depigmentation treatment is very effective in the improvement of dark patches and brown skin blemishes with a very high safety margin. Cosmelan® Depigmentation treatment's principal action is the reduction and blending of melanin patches on the face (melasma and chloasma). Cosmelan® Depigmentation treatment involves a very versatile, dynamic process which is easily adapted to the needs of each individual patient.