It’s a weird phenomenon and a bothersome one for people who are used to having their Botox do what it’s supposed to. So what is happening when it seems to stop working for some people? Are the wrinkle relaxers all the same? Wrinkle relaxers are basically alike, but not completely. They all work to prohibit… Read more
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When you think about aging, the biggest issue is the breakdown of collagen. Since the older you get, the less your collagen production functions, one has to consider what you can do to pep it back up – or more sensibly – prevent it from slowing down so much in the first place. If you… Read more
The inevitable process of aging causes a collagen breakdown in all skin. Because we also lose volume from fat loss, bone shrinkage (yes, our skeleton shrinks!) and muscle atrophy, the end result is skin that no longer fits snugly. There are various options for tightening up the skin or refilling the skin envelope. Sagging skin… Read more
Getting rid of fat areas without surgery used to be a dream, but no longer. With the use of ultrasound energy, we can now literally “melt” fat in specific areas of the body. Although it’s not a direct comparison to liposuction, it does provide noticeable fat reduction in the treated area. Liposuction alternatives Liposuction alternatives… Read more
Clear + Brilliant – an elegant light resurfacing laser that has no social downtime. Begin refinishing your skin gently with no pain, no “holing” up to recover and only the most minimal of post-procedure redness or swelling. For the short procedure you’ll simply have more beautiful, healthier-appearing skin to show for it. Who is Clear… Read more
From the National Rosacea Society: “Rosacea usually first strikes individuals between the ages of 30 and 60, and may initially resemble a simple sunburn or an inexplicable blush.” Why early diagnosis and treatment is important Early treatment helps considerably to keep this condition under better control. But recognizing Rosacea is often difficult and many people… Read more
Every now and then a product comes along in the cosmetic dermatology arena that’s simply a “genius” discovery. One of the most exciting developments in the last 2 decades is Sculptra. It’s a revolumizing product made of poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic polymer made from natural substances, which, when injected, creates its own kind of magic!
Aging hands – nobody enjoys that part of getting older. Hands often age far more quickly than faces. They get more abuse and less attention. We drive a lot in California so our hands get more sun exposure – that means more spots and pigmentation, more cell damage and more wrinkles. Outside of wearing gloves… Read more
Just read an article on melatonin and sleep…we’ll get to how it affects your skin in a minute. Melatonin is a natural sleep-enabling chemical produced by the brain when it’s dark. Up til about 1 A.M. melatonin is “doing its thing” to help you
Rosacea – a big problem if you have it. Here is a video from the AAD to help you with some of the do’s and don’ts in managing your touchy skin. How do we help you with the visual problems of Rosacea