“When I first started out in my career as a Dermatologist, I had little idea it would progress to the levels it has. When I first started my practice, a dermatologist pretty much handled rashes and pimples and skin diseases – only.
Now we find ourselves on the cutting edge of incredible non surgical technology that can – literally – change how you look without a scalpel. With injectables, lasers, lifting threads and advanced product formulations, most anyone can enjoy major skin improvements with no surgery.
Fractional Laser changed the face of dermatology
Fractional resurfacing replaced heavy-duty chemical peels and the risks associated with them. We have Fraxel for Acne Scarring, Fraxel Repair for significant resurfacing and eMatrix for skins of “color” and multiple ethnicities and Fraxel Dual for surface pigmentation and actinic keratosis.
Skin Tightening without a knife
Thermage began a non surgical skin tightening revolution that gave patients options other than surgical measures and the attendant major investment of time and funds.
Make your own new collagen or get instant long lasting fillers
Sculptra ushered in an absolutely phenomenal change in how we handle volume loss, whether from aging, weight loss or simple genetic deficiencies. By injecting a diluted inert solution, we’ve found a way to instruct the skin to make more collagen where it’s needed to return your face to a younger version of yourself. For the impatient, we have long lasting volumizing fillers such as Juvederm Voluma which has lasted up to 24 months in clinical patients.
Body contouring sans liposuction
In the past couple of years alone we’ve found a completely nonsurgical way to remove fat without liposuction, diet or injections – we simply “freeze” it away! (See CoolSculpting by Zeltiq). For double chins, pick freezing or the injectable Kybella.
I love what I do. I love being able to make a difference in how someone feels about herself or himself. So when you see that big grin on my face, it’s because of all the wonderful advances we dermatologists have at our fingertips to keep you looking as beautiful or as handsome as you want to,
Acne laser and pigmentation busters for all skin types
Acne is up against a one-two power punch with Isolaz, a system that vacuums the pores to remove clogs which act as bacterial food source AND smacks down existing bacteria with broad band light.
Super-products act like an eraser to minimize hyperpigmentation regardless of the cause. Between the Cosmelan MD peel and support products and the non-hydroquinone alternative of Lumixyl, we can offer pigmentation sufferers a solution no matter what their skin tolerance levels are.
The future seemingly shows no limits
You can look better faster and keep looking better longer than ever before. It’s a thrill for me to wake up each morning and know that today, or tomorrow, something breathtaking will roll out. From longer lashes to age-defying volume restoration, we have tools that can help anyone begin enjoying that first look in the mirror every day.
Seriously loving what I do!
I love what I do. I love being able to make a difference in how someone feels about herself or himself. So when you see that big grin on my face, it’s because of all the wonderful advances we dermatologists have at our fingertips to keep you looking as beautiful or as handsome as you want to.”
Irvine Dermatologist Nissan Pilest is a Fellow of the American Board of Dermatology and has practiced in Orange County since 1979.