New! Juvederm Voluma. Provides Soft Instant Face Lift. Lasts 2 years.

Juvederm Voluma. Provides an instant soft face lift for a more youthful and less tired-looking appearance. FDA approved to last 2 years! Great for women and men. Specifically helps with cheek enhancement, deeper facial folds, chin enhancement, and jaw line definition. Hit link at top

Micro Needle Peel (new!)

Micro Needle Peel Micro Needle Peel is the latest treatment offered in our office.  We introduced this procedure on February 2012 and  since,  I have performed this procedure over 500 times.  I combine a new treatment Dermapen or MicroNeedle with an old treatment TCA peel (used for 17

pdf, Instructions for using the Micro-Needle at home

Instructions for using the Micro-Needle (the at home model) Eye Roller at home: Wash your hands and the areas to be treated well with soap and water. Clean areas to be treated and the Micro-Needle Roller with rubbing alcohol to disinfect. Apply to face: layer of Skinceuticals Vitamin

pdf, Sculptra for Facial Augmentation

Sculptra for Facial Augmentation The youthful face is characterized by volume and fullness. Fat pads, supported by connective tissue, and draped over a framework of muscle and bone provide the facial contours associated with youth.  As facial fat is lost from aging or disease, sunken

pdf, post-op for chemical peel and Micro Needling

CHEMOEXFOLIATION / DERMA-NEEDLING  POSTOP INSTRUCTIONS What to expect : Redness for ½ hour or more after the treatment.  Makeup can be applied immediately. If you only had a peel without the Micro Dermaneedle, you may develop Saran Wrap looking skin for 1 to 5 days.  Your skin may fee

pdf, post-op for Medium Depth TCA Peel Instructions

  Medium Depth TCA Peel Instructions Day of SURGERY 1.      Wear comfortable clothes. Do not wear makeup. 2.      When you arrive, you will be given 2-3 medications(pills) that you take prior to the peel.  You will also be given a package of facial products and prescriptions to u

INJECTION LIPOLYSIS for neck and jowl lift

Injection Lipolysis A younger face is oval in shape with a smooth tight jawline and full, high cheeks due to the fullness of the fatty layer under the skin.  As part of the aging process, we lose fat from the upper cheeks, which then become hollower and instead deposit the fat in the

List of Best Skin Secrets from a Skin Expert a Dermatologist

I have been in practice for more than 20 years in La Jolla California taking care of some of the most attractive patients in the world.  I go by results, not by what some cosmetic representative or cosmetic surgeon tells me what to believe.   Before I started medical school at th

Most anti wrinkle creams are just hype! Sorry but it is true.

Every year, something new is being marketed – amazing results, proven to reduce wrinkles by 50%, and ads with beautiful models photoshopped.  They know the buzz words.  This year, it is stem cells and growth factors.  The stem cells are from a plant which would be great if you w

Vitamin D Found to Influence Over 200 Genes Highlighting Links to Disease

ScienceDaily (Aug. 24, 2010) — The extent to which vitamin D deficiency may increase susceptibility to a wide range of diseases is dramatically highlighted in newly published research. Scientists have mapped the points at which vitamin D interacts with our DNA — and identified o

Point/Counterpoint: Is Vitamin D Supplementation Safe?

This article was published in a dermatology newsletter recently.  If you chose to take more than 2,000 units of vitamin D3 a day (I have taken 8,000 a day for over 5 years), you do not need and should not take calcium supplements as this could raise your blood calcium levels too much.