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How Long Does Sclerotherapy Take?

It’s estimated that 30-60% of adults are bothered by unsightly spider or varicose veins. In the past, the only way to address this common concern was through surgical methods that came with loads of downtime. These days, vein removal treatments are done in-office with almost no pain, side effects, or recovery. At Laser Skin Care Center, we offer a revolutionary treatment option that’s easy to fit into your busy lifestyle. It’s called sclerotherapy, and it has helped thousands of men and women to improve their overall quality of life. Using an advanced injection method, your provider is able to deliver a sclerosing agent (Asclera) which effectively closes off the vein allowing it to be reabsorbed back into the body. What to Expect from Your Appointment Sclerotherapy is generally very quick and easy. Most sclerotherapy treatments can often be completed in just 15-30 minutes. All in all, you can expect to be in and out of your appointment within the hour. Downtime is also very minimal with sclerotherapy. A compression garment or [...]

2019-12-04T14:27:49+00:00 December 3rd, 2019|Sclerotherapy|

How Much Does Botox® Typically Cost?

Wrinkle reduction is one of the most commonly requested procedures at Laser Skin Care Center. On the top of that list are minimally-invasive injectables like Botox® Cosmetics. Patients are able to see significant improvement when it comes to deep, dynamic wrinkles with a simple in-office visit with no downtime. While we typically prefer you come in for a consultation before getting into the price of any procedures you’re considering, we’ll break down a few generalized options. Remember, the following are average costs. Your individual treatment may be slightly more or less depending on your specific concerns and goals. View More Patient Results *Individual results may vary What Are My Treatment Options? Botox® is used worldwide to combat a variety of conditions both medical and aesthetic. Today, we’ll take a closer what it will cost to address some common aesthetic problems such as wrinkle reduction. In most cases, Botox® Cosmetics is priced on a per-unit basis. The size of the treatment area and the severity of your condition can play [...]

2019-11-06T15:41:09+00:00 November 23rd, 2019|Botox|

How Effective Is VelaShape®?

Getting a contoured physique has never been so easy. Thanks to a variety of non-surgical options, patients are able to achieve a slimmer, more streamlined appearance with little to no pain, side effects, or downtime. Unfortunately, sorting through all of your options and choosing the right treatment for you can be downright confusing without an in-person consultation. But don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. At Laser Skin Care Center, we’ve helped countless men and women achieve their desired results with non-invasive treatments like VelaShape®. Whether you’re looking to jump-start your weight loss regime, contour your final physique, or combat hard-to-treat cellulite, VelaShape® might just be the solution you’ve been looking for. How Does VelaShape® Work? What sets apart VelaShape® from other non-surgical body contouring options is the unique technology. VelaShape® pairs three technologies in one (infrared light, radiofrequency, and vacuum technology) to maximize results with as little downtime as possible. This advanced procedure allows your skilled technician to address skin laxity while also improving overall texture and tone. Treatments are done [...]

2019-11-06T15:42:13+00:00 November 14th, 2019|VelaShape|

Which Dermal Filler is Right for Me?

Soft tissue fillers have been around for years. Each has a specific purpose, so it’s important to choose the right filler for your individual needs if you want to achieve natural-looking results. However, deciding the best route to take on your own can be a slippery slope that might lead to a not-so-stellar final outcome. At Laser Skin Care Center, we’ll help determine what’s right for you at the time of your in-person consultation. Our specialists will take the time to listen to your individual concerns as well as your short and long-term goals before customizing a treatment plan just for you. View More Patient Results *Individual results may vary What Are My Options? Each dermal filler at Laser Skin Care Center was hand-selected and chosen based on its safety and efficacy. Depending on your specific needs, you may be better suited for one or more of the following treatment options. Belotero Belotero is a unique line of dermal fillers that are hyaluronic-acid based. They come in a [...]

2019-11-06T15:41:02+00:00 November 7th, 2019|Belotero, Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane|

How Long Does Laser Tattoo Removal Take?

You thought you’d love that tattoo of your favorite band for life. Or maybe you believed that you’d always love the finger tattoo trend. But over time, your love for your tattoo turned sour - and now you’re ready to kiss that Incubus tattoo goodbye once and for all. That’s why you’re interested in undergoing laser tattoo removal. You know laser tattoo removal is one of the best ways to reclaim your skin from that tattoo you got in Vegas or the tattoo of your ex’s name. But when it comes down to it, exactly how long does laser tattoo removal take to deliver results? Laser Tattoo Removal: When to Expect Results Laser tattoo removal is not a straightforward process; in fact, most patients may not see their tattoos removed until a year after that first treatment. Here’s why: Laser tattoo removal uses a special type of laser that breaks down colored pigment located within the dermal tissue. While this laser treatment isn’t painful, it does require some healing time [...]

2019-10-07T14:04:42+00:00 October 24th, 2019|Body treatments, Cosmetic, Tattoo removal|

Is Laser Tattoo Removal Painful?

Laser tattoo removal allows you to remove or revise that unwanted tattoo without residual scarring. So, is it painful? The short answer is, it can be. In general, you can expect the removal process to be more comfortable than getting your initial tattoo. In fact, most patients say it hurts much less than expected. Laser Skin Care Center uses advanced technology to remove your black or multi-colored tattoos with minimal discomfort during or after treatment. Let’s take a closer look. How Long Does Treatment Take? Some factors that affect the speed of removal include your skin type, tattoo’s location, ink colors, and whether there is any layering or scarring. Prior to treatment, a topical numbing cream will be applied to keep you comfortable throughout your session. In most cases, you can expect to be in and out of the office within the hour. Laser Skin Care Center uses Q-switching Alexandrite lasers because they precisely target tissue while leaving the surrounding area undamaged. Q-switching refers to the technique of producing a high-intensity laser [...]

2019-10-04T13:12:27+00:00 October 15th, 2019|Body treatments, Cosmetic, Tattoo removal|

How Safe is Body Contouring?

UltraShape is a safe, non-surgical body-shaping procedure that can be done on your lunch hour. Men and women with subcutaneous fat resistant to diet and exercise can take advantage of this FDA-approved procedure, and gain new confidence in their appearance. Laser Skin Care Center uses UltraShape because it’s painless, requires no anesthetic or recovery time, and leaves no visible signs of treatment. View More Patient Results *Individual results may vary UltraShape: The Technology Explained UltraShape is a non-surgical procedure using ultrasound technology to contour your body and reduce fat cells. As the fat cell walls are targeted, fat is released in the form of triglycerides that your liver processes out of your body.  Due to the measured energy of this technology, fat cells are targeted without damage to the surrounding tissue, nerves, blood vessels, and muscles. It is a noninvasive treatment, so you don’t need anesthesia. Is UltraShape FDA-Approved? Yes. The UltraShape procedure was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the reduction of abdominal [...]

2019-10-04T13:12:33+00:00 October 6th, 2019|Body treatments, Cosmetic, UltraShape|

What’s the Best Way to Treat Thinning Hair?

Are you suffering from male or female-pattern baldness? Are you feeling self-conscious about the patches of missing hair on your head? Baldness, hair loss, and hair thinning are frequently experienced by men and women in their 50’s thanks to genetics. It’s recommended to begin treatment as soon as any of these signs are noticed to effectively halt the thinning process. If you do notice any hair thinning, you don’t have to put up with it. There is a safe, non-surgical way to treat these issues. Hiding baldness is a thing of the past, thanks to PRP (platelet-rich plasma) for hair restoration. Let’s take a look at the reasons patients love coming to Laser Skin Care Center for this treatment. #1: It’s A Non-Invasive Option PRP doesn’t involve any surgery, which means no pain, discomfort, or recovery time. This treatment involves drawing a small blood sample, treating it in our lab, and then injecting it into the scalp to treat the affected area directly. This works because PRP promotes cell growth and [...]

2019-09-18T13:17:52+00:00 September 28th, 2019|Body treatments, Cosmetic, PRP for hair restoration|

Quick and Easy Anti-Aging Solutions for Your Face

Younger looking skin has never been so easily attainable! Thanks to a wide variety of fantastic skincare options, happy, healthy skin is no longer just a fantasy. At Laser Skin Care Center, we understand how important looking after your skin is, which is why we provide our clients with a wide variety of skincare and anti-aging solutions. View More Patient Results *Individual results may vary What Solutions are Available? To achieve younger-looking skin, you can choose from a variety of options such as Botox, fillers, lasers, and skincare products. Let’s take a look at these options in more detail and see which one might be right for you. Botox & Dermal Fillers Injectables are a popular option, and there are different types of dermal fillers depending on the results you want and the area of the face that you want to target. Fillers are a great option for the treatment of fine lines, to add volume to the skin, and to remove any unwanted dents. Botox is better [...]

2019-09-18T13:17:49+00:00 September 15th, 2019|botox, Clear and Brilliant Laser, Cosmetic, Dermal Fillers, Skin rejuvenation|

How Can I Get Rid of My Double Chin without Surgery?

Do you have a double chin that just won’t respond to your healthy habits? Get rid to kiss that double chin goodbye, because we have a treatment that can help you get rid of your double chin without surgery! View More Patient Results *Individual results may vary Kybella for Double Chin Reduction Kybella is an FDA-approved injection that’s designed to get rid of a double chin without surgery. This innovative treatment (which was released on the market in 2015) uses deoxycholic acid to effectively “eat away” at fat cells clustered within the subdermal tissue underneath the chin. Once these fat cells are damaged, the cells are flushed out of the body by its waste removal systems, leaving behind a smoother, smaller, and more contoured jawline. Is Kybella Permanent? Kybella results can be permanent in that once the treated fat cells are flushed out of the body, they don’t come back.  However, Kybella doesn’t prevent the formation of new fat cells, which is why it’s important to follow a [...]

2019-09-18T13:17:45+00:00 September 4th, 2019|Cosmetic, Dermal Fillers, Kybella for Double Chin, Skin rejuvenation, ultherapy|

Can I Get Rid of My Double Chin?

The dreaded double chin is a common complaint among many men and women. Until recently, the only way to truly rid yourself of unwanted submental fullness was surgery. But we’re happy to say, those days are in the past! Enter minimally-invasive Kybella® treatments at Laser Skin Care Center. View More Patient Results *Individual results may vary What is Kybella® and How Does it Work? Kybella® is a minimally-invasive injectable that is strategically placed into the area under the chin to remove stubborn fat cells. Kybella® is made up of deoxycholic acid, which is something the body produces naturally. This acid absorbs and breaks down dietary fat, which is why it’s used in this procedure. It sounds simple because it is! Kybella® is safe and effective for under-chin fat that’s typically non-responsive to diet and exercise. What Results Can I Expect? People who choose to turn to Kybella® do so with one main goal; get rid of their double chin. Apart from that, you can expect to reduce the [...]

2019-09-04T15:34:35+00:00 August 26th, 2019|Dermal Fillers, Kybella, Kybella|

How Does PRP Improve My Skin?

PR, what?! PRP stands for ‘platelet-rich plasma’ and don’t worry, it’s not as complicated as it sounds. PRP is used for improving all kinds of skin problems and overall, rejuvenating your skin to its youthful ways. Today, we’ll take a closer look at how PRP works and why its taking the beauty industry by storm. View More Patient Results *Individual results may vary How Does PRP Work? At Laser Skin Care Center, we take skin rejuvenation to the next level. By incorporating this fantastic PRP technology with microneedling we’re able to bring our patients exceptional, long-lasting results. PRP is a pretty simple 3-step process: Blood is drawn from your arm.  The platelets are separated from the plasma by spinning it down in a centrifuge.  The platelet-rich serum is applied topically to the face along with Microneedling or injected into the scalp for hair restoration or to the face.  PRP works because of the recovery properties of blood cells. Because the cells are your own, it’s a procedure that’s safe [...]

2019-09-04T15:34:00+00:00 August 17th, 2019|Facial Rejuvenation, PRP, PRP For Facial Rejuvenation|

How Often Should I Get Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels are fantastic facial treatments used to remove the outer layers of skin on the face. The outer layers are the ones that suffer the most due to aging, sun damage, and other factors. The purpose of a chemical peel normally is to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, treat skin discoloration, scars & acne, and other skin issues. View More Patient Results *Individual results may vary What Are My Options? The experts at Laser Skin Care Center know that everyone’s skin is different, and that’s why different peels to suit your individual needs are offered. There are three types of chemical skin peels; light, medium, and deep. The one that’s right for you depends on your skin type and the issues you want to treat. The best option for you will be discussed and decided on in your first consultation. Light Peels A light chemical peel is the most gentle out of the three, which means it can be done more frequently. Since it is a gentle [...]

2019-09-04T15:33:34+00:00 August 9th, 2019|Chemical Peels, Chemical Peels, Skin Rejuvenation|

Make Your Skin Glow with No Downtime

We all strive for that silk-smooth skin that has a natural, sunkissed glow. The only problem is achieving it is a lot harder these days thanks to environmental stressors like pollution, UV exposure, and constantly changing weather patterns. If you’re bothered by skin that’s sometimes dry, then sometimes oily or congested, don’t worry! There’s a revolutionary new procedure that will make your skin glow with absolutely no downtime. Laser Skin Care Center proudly offers non-invasive DermalInfusion treatments for patients with all skin types, textures, and tones. Let’s take a look at why we (and our patients) love this unique treatment option. #1: Smooth, Glowing Skin with No Downtime It’s rare to find a procedure that offers medical-grade results with absolutely no downtime. Dermalinfusion has little to no known side effects making it the ideal treatment for men and women with busy lifestyles. Get the treatment before a big event or an evening out for photo-worthy skin each and every time. #2: Real Results with Just 1-Session Patients can enjoy instant results [...]

2019-07-22T21:15:39+00:00 July 21st, 2019|Cosmetic Procedures, Dermal Infusion, Skin Rejuvenation|

Non-Surgical Ways to Get Rid of Double Chins

A double chin can be incredibly annoying for men and women of all ages. Although submental fullness (fat below the chin) is often caused by changes in weight, many patients are genetically-prone to get the dreaded double chin regardless of their healthy lifestyle habits. There is hope though! If you’re looking for a way to re-define your profile without surgery, Laser Skin Care Center has the solution for you.  One of our most sought-after treatments for non-surgical double chin reduction is KYBELLA®. The procedure is done in-office making it quick and easy for patients with busy lifestyles. Enjoy long-lasting results that can’t be achieved with diet and exercise alone. View More Patient Results *Individual results may vary What is KYBELLA®? KYBELLA® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable of its kind designed to visibly reduce the appearance of submental fullness. The prescription-grade injectable is comprised of a powerful deoxycholic base - a substance known for breaking down fats. When placed at precise depths, KYBELLA® works to prepare fats for [...]

2019-07-22T21:14:25+00:00 July 14th, 2019|Double Chin, Kybella|

How Long Do Lip Fillers Last?

Lip fillers are all the rage these days and for a good reason. Men and women can transform thin lips into a perfectly plump pout with a simple in-office visit. Whether you’re unhappy with the lips you were naturally given or feel that your lips have thinned due to age-related volume loss, non-surgical lip augmentation can help. Get long-lasting results that are as subtle or as dramatic as you’d like with little to no pain or downtime. View More Patient Results *Individual results may vary What Options Do I Have? At Laser Skin Care Center, we offer several types of soft tissue fillers for the sensitive lip area. Treatments are highly customizable based on your concerns and goals. Injectable fillers are performed by our skilled specialists to ensure an optimal outcome with natural-looking results you’ll love. Restylane Silk Restylane Silk is a specially designed dermal filler that’s used for lip enhancement. The FDA-approved injectable takes just a few minutes to administer and requires no downtime. Patients can get [...]

2019-07-22T21:13:42+00:00 July 7th, 2019|Cosmetic, Dermal Fillers, Lip Augmentation, Lip Filler|

How Can I Get Rid of Brown Spots?

Brown spots caused by sun damage can make us look much older on the outside than we feel on the inside. The bothersome skin condition is hard to treat on its own, but with dermatological intervention, your skin can look healthy and refreshed in no time. Brown spot removal treatments are safe and effective throughout the face and body. At Laser Skin Care Center, we’re able to produce exceptional results with one of the mildest laser treatments on the market. Our cosmetic dermatology center works with each patient individually to create customized treatments according to his or her goals. One of our favorite treatments for brown spot removal is the powerful, yet gentle Clear + Brilliant laser. View More Patient Results *Individual results may vary What Does Clear + Brilliant Do? Clear + Brilliant is a unique fractional laser treatment that reduces visible signs of aging and improves the skin’s overall appearance. The procedure is entirely non-invasive and uses thermal wavelengths to trigger the body’s natural self-healing processes. The [...]

2019-07-03T20:31:55+00:00 June 25th, 2019|Clear + Brilliant, Clear + Brilliant Laser|

What are the Best Treatments for Acne?

Acne can be a bothersome problem for both adolescents and adults alike. The skin condition can have a negative impact on every aspect of your life from social situations to work and home life. Although acne can be hard to treat on its own, there are several treatment options for patients that would like to achieve clearer, blemish-free skin. Laser Skin Care Center offers both cosmetic and medical dermatologist services for patients of all ages. We work with each patient individually to target current breakouts and prevent future breakouts from occurring. One of our go-to treatments for active acne is the Isolaz Acne Laser. Here’s why. View More Patient Results *Individual results may vary Isolaz Acne Laser Treatment Isolaz is an advanced dual-technology treatment that first focuses on clearing clogged pores. Using powerful, yet gentle vacuum technology, we’re able to suction out unwanted oil, dirt, and sebum on the superficial layers of skin. Afterward, a flash of broadband light kills off any acne-causing bacteria remaining in the skin [...]

2019-07-03T20:33:13+00:00 June 13th, 2019|Acne Treatment, Isolaz Acne Treatment|

How Old Can I Be to Get Botox?

Botox Cosmetics is one of the most commonly requested procedures on the market for wrinkle correction. But did you know, Botox also treats a variety of medical conditions? The neurotoxin is used to temporarily slow nerve-muscle communication making it effective for everything from minimizing wrinkles to excessive sweating and even migraines. Patients can see near-instant results without any downtime. So, what age can you get Botox? Botox is FDA-approved for patients who are 18+ years of age. However, in most cases, it is extremely rare for patients that are under the age of 25 to have the procedure done. Let’s take a closer look at when Botox may be a good option for you. View More Patient Results *Individual results may vary The Best Age to Get Botox When used for cosmetic purposes, Botox is ideal for relaxing dynamic wrinkles that are typically caused by repetitive facial expressions. The injectable can make a great non-surgical alternative for treating lines and wrinkles as they begin to appear. Many men and [...]

2019-07-03T20:36:41+00:00 June 4th, 2019|Botox|

What are the Benefits of Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels have been around for decades, and they’re not going away anytime soon. More and more patients are steering clear of fad procedures and sticking with what they know works. Chemical peels are an excellent procedure for both men and women that want to address individual concerns while also achieving total facial rejuvenation. Laser Skin Care Center offers a variety of peels that can be customized according to your individual needs and goals. We love chemical peels because they’re low-risk procedures that have a ton of benefits for the patient. Let’s take a closer look. View More Patient Results *Individual results may vary #1: Simple, In-Office Procedure We understand that our patients have busy lifestyles. Between work, family, and social life, there’s not much time left for anything else. Chemical peels are great because they’re easy to fit into your daily routine. In some cases, lighter peels can even be scheduled during your lunch hour. #2: Effectively Tackle Various [...]

2019-07-17T11:44:26+00:00 May 20th, 2019|Chemical Peels|

How Much Does UltraShape Cost?

Achieving that streamlined figure has never been so easily attainable. Patients no longer need to go under the knife to get noticeable results when it comes to fat reduction. Why? You have non-invasive UltraShape treatments to thank! UltraShape is a revolutionary body contouring procedure that uses gentle ultrasound wavelengths to melt away fat for good. At Laser Skin Care Center, we’re seeing impressive results when it comes to treating localized fat pockets that are otherwise not responding to diet or exercise. UltraShape has a very high patient satisfaction rate with the average patient losing 1-3 inches off their waistline. View More Patient Results *Individual results may vary What Will You Pay for UltraShape? The good news is, UltraShape is actually quite affordable compared to traditional fat reduction methods. The average cost for a single UltraShape session can range anywhere from $1,500 to $2,500. However, that price can vary greatly with some patients paying as low as $1,000 and others paying significantly more. [...]

2019-05-22T19:43:57+00:00 May 3rd, 2019|UltraShape|

How Can I Tighten Skin on the Neck & Chin?

A well-defined profile is the hallmark of youth and vitality. Unfortunately, as we get older, our collagen levels begin to deplete, and our skin starts to look overly lax. When this happens, it can quickly age us, but thanks to modern technologies, we no longer have to live with loose, crepey skin on the neck and chin. Effectively tighten skin with an entirely non-invasive procedure. At Laser Skin Care Center, we proudly offer Ultherapy® treatments for patients seeking non-surgical skin tightening. Both our patients and our providers love Ultherapy® because they’re able to achieve exceptional results with a single in-office treatment. Let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits you can expect from Ultherapy®. View More Patient Results *Individual results may vary #1: What is Ultherapy Ultherapy® uses advanced ultrasound technology to selectively trigger your body’s natural healing process. The powerful, yet gentle wavelengths are delivered deep into the dermis for collagen-inducing effects. Surrounding tissue is completely unharmed throughout treatment.  [...]

2019-07-06T07:11:22+00:00 April 25th, 2019|Ultherapy|

Can I Treat Wrinkles & Hyperpigmentation at the Same Time?

Sun damage and aging often go hand in hand. It’s not uncommon for men and women to have a variety of complexion issues at one time. While there are many treatments designed to address specific skin conditions, very few are able to effectively combat various problems at once. These days, however, we’re able to tackle aged, or sun damaged skin through advanced non-surgical methods. Laser Skin Care Centers now offers non-invasive  Dermalinfusion treatments for rejuvenating the face, neck, chest, and hands. Minimize the appearance of both wrinkles and hyperpigmentation with a simple, in-office visit. Dermal Infusion procedures are a quick, easy, and virtually pain-free solution for improving overall skin health. How Does Dermalinfusion Work? Dermal Infusion is a revolutionary 2-in-1 procedure that’s helped numerous patients achieve exceptional results with no knives, needles, or chemicals. The procedure uses both exfoliation techniques and powerful, yet gentle suction methods to maximize the efficacy of your treatment. Dermalinfusion is done in-office and takes less than 30-minutes to restore a more [...]

2019-06-13T11:44:53+00:00 April 10th, 2019|Dermal Infusion|

How Often Will I Need to Repeat Botox Treatments for Upkeep?

Botox Cosmetics needs to be timed appropriately to be most effective. You don’t want to get too much too soon otherwise you could wind up looking overdone. Conversely, waiting too long can leave you looking tired and worn out until you’re able to get a touch-up treatment. The good news is, Botox treatments are quick, easy, and produce almost immediate results. Why Choose Botox? Botox has many uses from anti-aging to preventative care. Depending on your individual needs, the amount of time you’ll need in between injections can vary greatly. Some patients may also need multiple Botox sessions to achieve an optimal outcome initially, especially the first time around. See More Before and Afters How Long Does Botox Last? Botox can tackle deep dynamic wrinkles for up to 4-6 months. You’ll probably start to see fine lines and wrinkles gradually reappear as the botulinum toxin begins to wear off. In most cases, the process is so subtle that only you will notice the changes. After a few treatments, you’ll get a better idea of how [...]

2019-07-17T09:22:45+00:00 December 28th, 2018|Botox|

How Long Will My Results Last with Ultherapy?

Collagen and elastin loss are a common part of the natural aging process. As a result, our skin becomes thinner and less firm than the days of our youth. Fine lines, wrinkles, and lax skin are all a not-so-ideal part of getting older. The good news is, it is possible to reverse visible signs of aging with a simple, in-office visit. Ultherapy is a non-surgical solution for men and women who’d like to smooth, tighten, and firm skin safely and effectively. The procedure uses gentle ultrasound wavelengths to stimulate the collagen-building process throughout the face and body. Naturally tighten skin without downtime. Let’s take a closer look at what results you can expect from Ultherapy sessions. Initial Results Some initial results can be seen in just a few days as collagen production is boosted. Skin will start to feel firmer and appear tighter. In most cases, patients can address mild to moderate skin laxity with one Ultherapy session. More severe concerns may require multiple treatments to get the results you want. Optimal Results Results from Ultherapy are [...]

2019-07-06T10:48:21+00:00 December 17th, 2018|Ultherapy|

When Should I See My Doctor About A Mole?

Moles. We all have them. While most are harmless, others can potentially be life-threatening when they become malignant (cancerous). Many patients who walk through our door are unsure about when they need to see their dermatologist about a mole. Skin cancer can be a scary thought but with early detection, it has a very high cure rate. Self-checks are recommended for adults every 3-months or so (more if you’re at risk). During a self-check, take note of any suspicious moles that have changed in size, shape, or color and alert your doctor. Take a look below to help determine if your mole may be cancerous. In-office skin cancer checks are quick, painless, and can put your mind at ease so it’s often played better safe than sorry. Moles That Change or Differ Most moles found throughout our face and body are similar in size and appearance. When looking closely, you’ll notice your moles have a round or oval shape with well-defined borders. Moles are typically sized no larger than 6mm. Follow this ABCDE screening process when [...]

2019-07-17T12:28:49+00:00 December 5th, 2018|Skin Cancer Screening|

Best Fillers for Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Fine lines and wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. However, visible signs of aging can affect some more than others. If you’re bothered by early-onset lines or wrinkles but aren’t quite ready to commit to surgery, dermal fillers might be your best bet. With the wide range of injectables on the market, it can be difficult to decide which one is right for you unless you have all the facts. At Laser Skin Care Center, we offer the latest hyaluronic acid (HA) based fillers for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles. HA-based injectables produce exceptional results with little to no downtime. Here are a just a few benefits you can expect from our minimally-invasive dermal fillers: Quick & Easy Treatment No Need for Recovery Immediate Long-Lasting Results Pain-Free Procedure Treatment plans vary on a patient by patient basis. Depending on your individual needs, your skincare specialist may recommend one or more of the following fillers to help you achieve your desired outcome. Belotero Belotero is a revolutionary dermal filler [...]

2019-07-17T12:38:42+00:00 November 27th, 2018|Dermal Fillers|

Cellulite Solutions

Are you bothered by dimple-like cellulite on the hips, thighs, stomach, or buttocks? If so, you’re not alone. Cellulite is a condition that affects nearly every single woman at some point in her life. The pesky problem typically doesn’t respond to diet or exercise and can be extremely hard to treat on your own. At Laser Skin Care Centers, our favorite cellulite reduction procedure is VelaShape. This non-surgical solution produces exceptional results for the right candidate. VelaShape VelaShape is a non-invasive procedure that not only reduces the appearance of cellulite but helps contour the body. The treatment uses a combination of infrared light, radiofrequency wavelengths, and advanced vacuum technology to temporarily improve the skin’s structure and texture. There is no discomfort or downtime associated with the procedure. Patients are able to go back to their day to day activities immediately following their in-office visit. Side effects should subside quickly but may include slight redness or swelling at the treatment site. Most VelaShape patients need 3-4 treatment sessions to achieve their desired results. [...]

2019-07-06T10:57:44+00:00 November 13th, 2018|Cellulite Treatment|

Winter Skin Care Tips

Between the cold, dry air outside and artificial heat inside, winter can be harsh on our skin. Prolonged cool-weather can cause our skin to look grey and feel dull. If you want to keep your skin happy and healthy this time of year, you’re going to have to put a little extra legwork in. But don’t worry, we’ve got just the tips you need to winterize your skincare regime so you can make it through unscathed. Our skilled team of medical and cosmetic dermatologists share their top secrets for promoting optimal skin health all winter long. Take a look below. Get the Most Out of In-Office Treatments Winter is the best time of year to get skin rejuvenation treatments. Why? Skin rejuvenation treatments are designed to exfoliate, hydrate, and boost skin-heathy collagen production which is essential in dry, winter months. Procedures like chemical peels, laser treatments, and microneedling have long-term results that can last well into your upcoming spring vacay. Because you’ll need to avoid prolonged sun-exposure after certain in-office procedures, shorter winter [...]

2019-07-17T12:44:06+00:00 November 1st, 2018|Facial Rejuvenation|

How Can I Fix Sagging Ear Piercings?

Just like every other part of our body, our ears can become aged and aesthetically displeasing. Years of sun exposure, wearing large or heavy earrings, or sleeping with earrings on in bed can leave you with loose, sagging earlobes. The condition can affect your hairstyle choices and the jewelry you wear. The good news is, earlobe rejuvenation can boost your self-confidence and make you look naturally years younger. At Laser Skin Care Center, we have two options for earlobe repair depending on the severity of your condition. Both are minimally-invasive and can be done in-office with little to no downtime. Let’s take a closer look at what might be right for you. Sagging Ear Piercing Holes Sagging earlobes are an easily correctable condition, but without maintenance, symptoms can worsen over time. Many of our patients opt for dermal fillers such as Juvederm or Radiesse to improve the appearance of their earlobe. Dermal fillers plump the skin around the piercing hole and temporarily strengthen the ears structure for 9+ months. Injectable dermal fillers are the perfect solution for patients [...]

2019-10-25T09:59:23+00:00 October 25th, 2018|Cosmetic Procedures|

When Should I Start Body Contouring Treatments to Get Ready for a Big Event?

At Laser Skin Care Center, we offer several non-invasive body contouring treatments to help you look and feel your best for any event big or small. Whether you’d like to say goodbye to cellulite or slim your waistline, treatments can be customized to your individual needs and aesthetic goals. Two of our favorites include VelaShape and UltraShape Power. VelaShape is a non-invasive procedure that is FDA-approved to reduce the appearance of cellulite and reduce the circumferential size of the cellulite on the stomach, hips, buttocks, and thighs. VelaShape combines infrared light, radiofrequency wavelengths, and vacuum technologies to smooth, tighten, and contour skin. UltraShape Power is designed to selectively target diet and exercise resistant fat via focused ultrasound wavelengths. The FDA-approved procedure is completely non-invasive and provides long-lasting results. If you’re looking to have your desired shape contoured in time for a big event, there are several factors you’ll need to take into consideration. The best way to determine what’s right for you is through an in-person consultation with one of our body contouring specialists. Below we’ll give you a [...]

2019-07-17T12:46:09+00:00 October 15th, 2018|UltraShape, VelaShape|

Can I Get Rid of My Tribal Tattoo?

Unwanted tattoos are a common complaint among many men and women. Maybe your ink conjures up bad memories of your rebellious youthful past, or perhaps your partner isn’t as in love with your tribal tattoo as they are with you. Whatever the reason you’re unhappy with your tribal tattoo, laser removal may be the solution for you. At Laser Skin Care Center, we use advanced laser technology to safely and effectively remove tattoos of all shapes, sizes, and colors. Our go-to treatment for tattoo removal is the Q-switched Alexandrite laser due to its ability to be customized to your individual needs. How Long Does Tattoo Removal Take? You may want your tattoo gone as quickly as possible, but removal won’t be as easy as getting the ink in the first place. You’ll need a series of 3-10 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart to rid yourself of that bad tattoo. The good news is, laser tattoo removal has come a long way in the past decade, making treatments very tolerable. The number of treatments needed depends on a few [...]

2019-07-06T11:35:11+00:00 October 4th, 2018|Cosmetic Procedures|

Reverse Damage from Summer Sun with Fraxel

The best part of summer can be all the time spent outdoors -- at the beach, the park, or lounging in your backyard. But as good as the sun may feel on your skin, sometimes it damages it too. Particularly if you forgot the SPF all summer. At Laser Skin Care Center, our physicians use Fraxel Laser Skin Resurfacing to help patients treat damaged skin, such as sun spots, wrinkles and other signs of aging. Fraxel treatment is a noninvasive skin resurfacing procedure approved by the FDA, and can improve skin health and texture for many patients. Fraxel treatments treat fractions of the skin at a time. During treatment, the laser is used on only a small percentage of the skin and leaves the surrounding area untouched, leading to a much shorter recovery time. The laser is focused on areas below the skin affected by wrinkles, discolorations, or acne scars, encouraging the production of new collagen. The result is healthier, more vibrant skin with less fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, as the treated area begins to heal, new, healthy [...]

2019-06-17T06:09:18+00:00 September 24th, 2018|Facial Rejuvenation, hyperpigmentation|

How Long Will My Botox Results Last?

Botox is a dermal injectable that targets muscles that causes wrinkles -- forcing them to relax. The result is smoother skin and less visible wrinkles. It is different than other dermal fillers that instead add volume to the face or skin. Botox works by targeting your muscles of expression, relaxing them, and diminishing the appearance of unwanted lines and furrows, produced by age, stress and worry. Most patients see results from Botox approximately 72 hours and up to 7 days after treatment. Botox has long-lasting positive effects for 3-4 months and wears off slowly. Keeping up with injections on a regular basis, before lines and wrinkles reappear, trains the treated muscles to contract less often so that lines appear smoother. Waiting 3-4 months between treatments also ensures the face has a natural appearance and doesn’t look overdone or stretched. Many patients who have never tried Botox before are relieved to hear it is not permanent. Your results also depend on the amount of Botox administered. Those with less noticeable [...]

2019-07-06T12:07:07+00:00 September 14th, 2018|Botox|

What are the Differences between UltraShape and Liposuction?

Aging, genetics, and lifestyle can take a toll on the body and add extra volume and fat to areas that used to respond well to diet and exercise. Liposuction and UltraShape are both great ways to contour the body and look slimmer. But what are the differences? Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures and is the gold standard for fat reduction. However, it is surgical and invasive. Liposuction removes fat from your body using a small tube that is inserted through tiny incisions in the skin. Fat is suctioned out under the skin from targeted areas of fat deposits. Liposuction is a very effective form of removing fat deposits in small areas. UltraShape removes fat through ultrasound technology. This procedure shakes the fat cells until they collapse and the destroyed fat cell particles are filtered through the liver and digested through the body naturally over the course of the next few weeks. The results are more natural fat loss and you will not see a drastic change overnight unlike liposuction. Unlike liposuction, UltraShape Power is [...]

2019-07-06T11:59:30+00:00 September 4th, 2018|UltraShape|

What are the Best Ways to Get Rid of Cellulite?

Most women, no matter their size, shape, or age, have some type of cellulite. Cellfina is the first FDA approved procedure for adults designed to improve the appearance of cellulite by treating its structural cause. What is Cellfina? Cellfina is a one-time minimally invasive treatment that works by targeting the structure of cellulite bands that appear in the thighs, flanks, and buttocks. These tight bands pull down the skin, creating the dimpling you see on the surface of the skin. Once released with Cellfina, the treated skin becomes smoother. Cellfina has been proven to last up to two years and longer, in some cases. Though it is not a weight loss treatment, Laser Skin Care Center offers a 1 year warranty. If cellulite reappears n the treated area within a year from treatment, we will treat it again for free. How Long Does the Treatment Take? The procedure takes approximately about one hour for every 25 dimples. Most patients use Cellfina for cellulite on the back [...]

2019-08-03T06:17:49+00:00 August 27th, 2018|Cellfina, Cellulite Treatment|

How Should I Prepare For My IPL Photofacial?

Intense Pulsed Light, also known as IPL, Fotofacial or Photofacial, delivers high-intensity pulses of light that penetrate your skin and get rid of brown spots (age spots) caused by sun damage and unwanted spider veins, while stimulating healthy, new collagen. To maximize effectiveness of your IPL photofacial, there are a few things you should do before and after the procedure. It is extremely important that the area being treated is not tanned or exposed to direct sunlight 2 weeks before or Sun exposure encourages the production of melanin, which can interfere with the effectiveness of the treatment by “protecting” the skin by absorbing the light’s energy. Be sure to use SPF even when stepping outside for a brief period. You should also moisturize regularly, and avoid smoking to promote better healing. There are some retinoid antibiotics that may cause skin sensitivity that your doctor may ask you to avoid. Hydration is extremely important for the skin and for recovery. After treatment, most patients experience a few days of redness (similar to a [...]

2019-07-06T11:52:41+00:00 August 16th, 2018|Cellfina, Cellulite Treatment|

How Quickly Will I See Results with Kybella?

Kybella® is an FDA-approved injection used to remove submental fat in the chin area, often referred to as a “double chin.” The active ingredient in Kybella® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that helps in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin Kybella® targets fat cells for removal. How Does Kybella Work? When Will I See Results? Kybella® is administered through a series of injections; the total treatment time takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The number of injections you’ll need depends on the severity of the chin fat. Most patients won’t need more than six injections (each spaced one month apart) to see ideal results. This means results are not immediate. It can take 6 months or more to see full results. However, many patients do start to see some results after the second treatment. On the bright side, results, once seen, are long-lasting. Fat cells that are removed will not come back. Trials showed that nearly 80 percent [...]

2019-07-17T09:32:07+00:00 August 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Get Rid of Stubborn Fat with UltraShape

Looking for a way to get rid of stubborn fat? Are diet and exercise not working like they used to? UltraShape Power is the first and only FDA-cleared, non-invasive body-shaping procedure that uses focused, pulsed ultrasound for selective fat-cell removal. It can be used to contour the thighs, love handles, stomach, arms, bra line, and knees. UltraShape is different than other non-invasive body contouring procedures because it doesn’t use heating or cooling to remove fat. Instead, ultrasonic vibration is used to destroy fat cells. The device shakes the fat cells until the cell walls break apart and release. The body then naturally expels the fat cells. Another bonus of Ultrashape is a feature that ensures cells aren’t targeted more than once, thus minimizing the risk of contouring irregularities. With other body contouring procedures, cosmetic doctors have to eyeball over-treating a section, which could potentially lead to irregular results. UltraShape is not a weight loss solution – it’s best suited for those with a little extra fat to get rid of. It’s not recommended for anyone [...]

2019-06-17T05:54:11+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|UltraShape|

How to Reduce Puffy Eyes

Men and women experience age-related bags and puffiness under the eyes due to shifting fat in and around the eye region. This can cause us to appear older, more tired, or sick. Additionally, we lose fat in the cheeks as we age, and the area where the cheek meets under the eye becomes more spread out and many people see a separation between the undereye fat and the cheek fat, causing bags, puffiness, or hollowness. If you want to look as good as you feel, Restylane can help reduce puffiness and bags around the eyes. A symptom of age, lack of sleep, stress, or other environmental factors or lifestyle habits, bagginess around the eyes is treatable. Restylane is a natural dermal filler made with hyaluronic acid that enhances volume under the eyes, reducing bags and helping you appear fresher, more alert, and younger. When injected under the eye and at the top of the cheek, it smooths out the transition between these two areas and gives your face more volume, essentially erasing puffiness and bags. Those with [...]

2019-06-17T05:59:24+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Dermal Fillers|

Clear Up Acne Prone Skin with Glycolic Peels

Most people experience acne at some point in their life – usually as a teenager. But for others, acne never really goes away. It can be embarrassing and frustratingly hard to get rid of. The key to healing acne is to open the pores and cleanse the skin of dead cells and acne-causing bacteria. Chemical peels with glycolic acid can help. Glycolic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in sugar cane. When used in skincare products, it offers many rejuvenating and moisturizing benefits to the skin. In its raw state, glycolic acid is a powder made up of colorless crystals that have no scent. Glycolic acid is found in many chemical peels. It’s a safe and effective way to exfoliate and remove the outer layer of the skin. This encourages new skin cell growth and removes dead or damaged cells. Exfoliation and removing dead cells prevents cell build-up on the skin, which causes a dull complexion and clogged pores, leading to acne. Oily and acne-prone skin usually has slower rates of natural exfoliation, making it [...]

2019-07-06T11:57:35+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Acne Scars, Chemical Peels|

Which Juvederm Injection is Right for Me?

Dermal fillers are a great way to plump and volumize the skin, reverse signs of aging, and give the cheeks, lips, or crows feet a rejuvenated appearance. Most facial fillers are made with Hyaluronic acid injectable gel, a substance your body naturally makes. There are many different types of dermal fillers. Juvederm is the number one selling collection of hyaluronic acid fillers in the US. Each product in the Juvederm family of fillers adds volume to a different area of the face to lift cheeks, smooth parentheses lines, or plump the lips. So, which injection is right for you? That depends on what area of the face you wish to treat. Cheeks As we age, our cheeks can lose their volume and begin to sag. Juvederm Voluma XC adds volume to correct age-related volume loss in the cheeks to help create a more youthful appearance. It is the only filler proven to last up to 2 years in the cheek area. Lips Whether you have naturally thin lips, have lost volume in the lips [...]

2019-06-17T08:18:05+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Dermal Fillers|

How Long is the Recovery Period After an Eyelid Lift?

Often, as we age, the eyelids begin to sag or droop. An eyelid lift can give the face a dramatic overhaul – taking 5 to 10 years off your face without changing the structure or overall appearance. An eyelid lift removes the excess sagging skin to create a more alert and youthful eyelid appearance. Recovery after an eyelid lift can take a few days to a few weeks. Though you will be able to see, immediately after the procedure you will need someone to drive you home. You may experience some swelling, bruising, irritation, dry eyes and discomfort that can be controlled with medication, cold compresses and ointment. Expect minimal, mild discomfort during the immediate recovery period. After surgery, you should apply cold packs, sleep on two pillows, and avoid bending over where your head is below the level of your heart. You should also avoid strenuous activity and things like reading or watching television, which can strain the eyes. If the pain is severe or any abnormal symptoms develop, call the office immediately. [...]

2019-07-06T12:14:01+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Blepharoplasty|

What are the Benefits of Dermal Infusion?

Dermal Infusion is a gentler version of microdermabrasion. It is a skin resurfacing treatment that simultaneously exfoliates and removes dead skin cells, while it applies serums to treat specific skin conditions such as acne, wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, and dry skin. There are many benefits of Dermal Infusion that are not associated with similar procedures, such as microdermabrasion. Dermal Infusion does not irritate the skin as much as traditional, crystal-based dermabrasion treatments, and that it provides serum infusion during treatment. This treatment is superior to others because of the infusion of customized vitamins and topicals that are applied to the skin during the exfoliation process. Your skin gets the benefits of both exfoliation and topical dermal infusion simultaneously. Benefits of Dermal Infusion include: Skin rejuvenation: Dermal Infusion will accelerate skin rejuvenation by promoting healthy cell turnover, removing dead skin and gently resurfacing the skin. Improves complexion: Dermal Infusion treatment will increase blood flow to the skin and promote new skin cells. This creates a healthy, balanced, and radiant complexion. It is used to treat [...]

2019-07-06T08:40:11+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Acne Scars, Dermal Infusion|

Will My Botox Results Look Natural?

A lot of women and men shy away from Botox because they’ve seen celebrities or friends who have undergone Botox and now their face barely moves or looks permanently surprised. What they don’t realize is that Botox doesn’t have to cause this – these problems are due to an inexperienced doctor or a patient who insists on too much Botox. To achieve natural Botox, patients should do their homework. Consider credentials and experience. Find a board-certified dermatologist, plastic surgeon or physician assistant. Research the doctor’s previous work. Look at before and after photos of previous patients. How do their results look to you? Check online reviews. Did patients get home and realize they didn’t like their Botox results? Meet the doctor face to face for a consultation. Botox should be highly individualized. Pick a doctor you feel comfortable with. Are they pressuring you to get more Botox than you are comfortable with? Are they listening to your goals and desires? *individual results may vary* View Our Before and After Gallery The next step [...]

2019-06-17T08:32:38+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Botox|

How Can I Correct My Skin Discoloration Without Lasers?

Many people earn for a bright, even complexion, spending years and many different treatments trying to achieve it. One popular way to remove skin discoloration is through lasers, but those can be costly or cause pigmentation in certain skin tones. How can you correct your skin discoloration without lasers? One way is through the Lytera® 2.0 Advanced Pigment Correcting System, which consists of serums, cleansers, moisturizers, and sunscreen. Lytera products are formulated without retinol, which can be too strong for sensitive skin. This makes it less likely to cause peeling and irritation. While hyperpigmentation affects patients of all skin types, it can be particularly stubborn to treat in those with darker skin tones. Lytera has been proven to reduce the appearance of various types of hyperpigmentation in a wide variety of ethnicities and skin types. It also features new technology to impact how the body produces melanin, helping balance melanin production. Skin discoloration happens for a variety of reasons – the biggest being exposure to the sun and other environmental factors and pregnancy. Even the [...]

2018-05-25T14:06:28+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Facial Rejuvenation|

Does Ultherapy Have Any Side Effects?

Ultherapy is the first and only non-invasive procedure FDA-cleared to lift and tighten skin on the neck, eyebrow and under the chin, and to improve décolletage lines and wrinkles. Ultherapy can help you to achieve a fresher, more youthful look from your brow to your chest without surgery. Ultherapy can be used on the: Face Neck Eyebrows Under the chin Décolletage (chest area) Ultherapy Consultations Available Request A Consultation Ultherapy uses safe, time-tested ultrasound energy targeted at the skin’s foundational layer of tissue to build collagen with no cutting or injury to the skin’s surface. Ultherapy is safe and non-invasive but does cause some side mild effects. These can include swelling, redness, soreness, bruising, and numbness or tingling. The treated skin areas can sometimes become flushed or red in the hours after the procedure, and short-term sensations including tingling, swelling, and tenderness may occur. Bruising and numbness are rare and typically goes away within a few days of the procedure. Ultherapy is often used instead [...]

2019-07-05T06:25:53+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Ultherapy|

Why You’re Getting Facial Wrinkles

Most of us accept wrinkles as a part of aging. Though genetics and age do play a role, there are other reasons you may be getting facial wrinkles – either prematurely or more prominently. Sun Exposure Sun exposure can account for up to 70% of skin’s apparent aging. Always wear protective clothing, such as wide-brimmed hats, long-sleeved shirts and sunglasses. Also, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more to protect the skin. Smoking Cigarettes reduce blood supply to the skin. It also triggers the breakdown of collagen and can lead to loose, saggy skin. Pursing your lips to smoke can cause wrinkles in the form of lines above your mouth. Drinking Alcohol dehydrates the body, which leads to puffiness, dry skin, and premature aging. Dehydration can make the skin appear papery and fine wrinkles more apparent. Skip that third glass of wine and opt for water instead to prevent wrinkles. Sugar Diets high in sugar and low in antioxidants lead to poor skin nutrition and have [...]

2019-07-06T12:20:06+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Facial Rejuvenation|

Ways to Prevent Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are large, bulging veins that can be blue, red, or flesh colored. They are caused by damaged veins, backup of blood, hormone changes, exposure to the sun, injuries, or genetics. Many people, particularly women, begin to suffer from varicose veins later in life.  About 50 to 55 percent of women and 40 to 45 percent of men in the United States suffer from some type of vein problem. Varicose veins affect half of people 50 years and older. How can you prevent varicose veins? Not all varicose and spider veins can be prevented—often they are the result of genetics. There are a few things you can do to reduce your chances of getting new varicose and spider veins and minimize discomfort from existing veins: Exercise and avoid sitting or standing for too long. Moving around decreases pressure on the veins and improves circulation. If you spend all day sitting at a desk, try moving your feet, bending your knees, or stretching your ankles to get the blood flowing. Eat well. Weight gain and [...]

2019-05-22T19:56:45+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Laser Skin Resurfacing|

Non-Surgical Butt Lift with Sculptra

For a long time, surgery was the gold standard way to enhance, change, or improve the shape and look of the body. Though highly effective, surgery is costly and can involve significant downtime or scarring. Now, there are many ways to achieve the same result without surgery. With Sculptra Aesthetic, there is now a volumizer that can lift the butt subtly over time. Sculptra Aesthetic is an injectable that has been approved by the FDA to stimulate natural collagen production and is used for volume deficiencies. When injected into the skin, the body’s natural response is to stimulate collagen production. The results appear gradually, over a few months. Typically, two to three sessions are required in order to achieve optimal results. With Sculptra Aesthetic, the results can last more than two years. With a non-surgical butt lift using Sculptra, the butt can be contoured and shaped, rather than totally lifted. Good candidates are those who are happy with their weight and wish to slightly improve volume and texture in the buttocks. Many patients are those who [...]

2019-07-06T12:38:21+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

How Long Do Volbella Lip Injections Last?

Volbella is a dermal lip filler made with hyaluronic acid to plump and volumize the lips. What makes this filler unique is its patented Vycross technology which, through more efficient crosslinking, produces greater lift capacity and longer lasting results. In fact, a company-led study found that over 90% of test patients reported natural looking lips with more than 80% of them still satisfied with their results after one year. FDA-approved, this mixture improves the longevity of the gel, meaning results last longer. Typical results last for up to twelve months, which is much longer than many other dermal fillers on the market. Most fillers last approximately 3-6 months. After approximately 12 months most patients return for a touch-up Volbella procedure. Volbella plumps lips, corrects asymmetry and diminishes fine lines around the mouth. It also contains lidocaine, which can make the procedure more comfortable for patients. View Our Before and After Gallery This non-surgical treatment option with minimal downtime can give patients rejuvenated and youthful, pouty lips for up to one year, [...]

2019-07-06T13:20:28+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Volbella|

How Does Sclerotherapy Treat Varicose Veins?

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that treats varicose veins and spider veins. It involves injecting chemicals into damaged veins. The veins then collapse, forcing blood to reroute through healthier veins. The collapsed vein is reabsorbed into local tissue and eventually fades. In addition to diminishing the appearance of varicose or spider veins, sclerotherapy can also reduce pain or side effects caused by damaged veins. Sclerotherapy can be used to treat varicose and spider veins in the following areas: thighs calves ankles feet face (frequently the sides of the nose) Sclerotherapy can improve related symptoms such as: Aching Swelling Burning Night cramps Depending on the severity and number of veins being treated, the procedure can take 15 minutes to an hour. Other procedures to treat varicose veins include surgical removal of the offending vein, fiberoptic-transmitted laser light and, for very small vessels, intense pulsed-light exposure are also effective. Most doctors recommend trying compression stockings before exploring Sclerotherapy. Sometimes this alone can mitigate varicose veins. Smaller varicose veins and spider veins [...]

2019-07-06T13:22:41+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Laser Skin Resurfacing|

Do I Need Earlobe Repair If I’ve Never Worn Gauges in My Ears?

Many women wear earrings and have been doing so since they were children. They are surprised when, decades later, the piercing holes begin to stretch and become elongated. With heavier earrings, this can happen faster than expected. This can even happen if you’ve never worn gauges in your ears. It can also be the result of injury or an accident. When the earlobe is stretched, earrings can slip down and not stay in place, which makes it difficult to wear certain types of earrings. Eventually, the bottom of the piercing holes may wear through completely and the earlobe can split or tear. Earlobe repair can fix earlobe-piercing holes that have been stretched or split. The procedure is quick and easy. Sutures are placed that may be removed in one week and then in a few months, the earlobes can be re-pierced and earrings can be worn again. View Our Before and After Gallery If your earlobes are not damaged but you feel they are too thin, dermal fillers are an excellent option. [...]

2019-08-03T06:25:13+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

What is the Best Treatment for Hyperpigmentation & Sun Damage?

Unwanted pigmentation problems, like sun damage, brown spots, redness, or splotchy skin can cause our faces to age prematurely. A smooth, even complexion is often associated with youth. Though the best treatment is prevention through use of sunscreen, flawless skin is attainable. Laser Skin Care Center offers several treatments to treat hyperpigmentation and sun damage specifically. Chemical Peels Chemical Peels come in several different intensities (mild, medium, and deep) and remove damaged outer layers of skin on the face for smoother texture, diminished blemishes and pre-cancerous growths, improved scarring, and glowing skin. Chemical peels enhance cell turnover and improve collagen production. Fraxel Fraxel laser produces thousands of microscopic laser columns, which penetrate deep into the skin. The heat from the energy bursts removes damaged cells but does not cause significant damage to surrounding healthy tissues. This treats uneven pigmentation commonly associated with sun spots, melasma, and even precancerous conditions. See Our Before and After Gallery IPL Intense Pulsed Light, also known as IPL, Fotofacial or Photofacial, delivers high-intensity pulses of light that [...]

2019-08-03T06:38:07+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Chemical Peels, Facial Rejuvenation, hyperpigmentation|

How Often Should I Get Checked for Skin Cancer?

Skin cancer is extremely common. More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. That’s why it’s so important to get checked for skin cancer. Early detection is second only to prevention when it comes to survival rates. Getting checked regularly is important for everyone, but particularly those with high risks of skin cancer. People with fair skin, who tend to have a hard time tanning and burn easily, and are Caucasian with blue eyes, light hair, and freckles have the highest risk. Skin cancer risk is based on other risk factors, the largest of which is a history of skin cancer either yourself or in your family. Other risk factors include histories of severe sunburn and using tanning beds. People should be checked annually for skin cancer, particularly those at risk. However, you should be performing your own checks several times a year. Patients themselves detect half of all skin cancer [...]

2019-07-06T13:41:12+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Skin Cancer Screening|

How Can I Remove Acne Scars?

Many people, teenagers and adults suffer from acne. For many, the condition clears up over time. However, others are left with redness and craters in the form of acne scars. Laser Skin Care Center offers DermaPen/Microneedling procedures for those suffering from acne scars. DermaPen/Microneedling The Dermapen is a micro-needling system that uses a disposable tip consisting of 12 micro-needles that penetrate the skin, creating micro-injuries that stimulate collagen production. This encourages the body to repair through the skin’s normal physiological process. Penetrating deep into the dermis, the DermaPen creates the growth of elastin and collagen using the body’s own natural healing. It treats tone and texture at a very deep level, including wrinkles and acne scars. This leaves smoother, more even, and flawless skin. Immediately after your Dermapen procedure, you will experience redness, pinpoint bleeding, minimal swelling and you may feel like you have had a mild sunburn. The benefits of one Dermapen procedure will be apparent immediately; however, we recommend 3-6 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart for optimal results. Before [...]

2019-08-03T06:31:49+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Acne Scars|

Is Cellfina™ Permanent?

Cellfina™ is the first FDA approved procedure for adults designed to improve the appearance of cellulite. This one-time, minimally invasive treatment works by targeting the structure of cellulite bands that appear in the thighs, flanks, and buttocks. The end result is smooth skin that lasts for at least two-three years and perhaps considerably longer based on long term follow up of the earliest studies. Studies showed that 93% of Cellfina patients were happy two years after their treatment. In 2016, it had been reported that even at 4 years, satisfaction ratings remained over 90%. Though the FDA cannot guarantee permanent results, most patients find that cellulite does not return if they maintain good exercise and diet habits. Our Cellfina Limited Warranty guarantees patient satisfaction for at least one year. If your results fade before the one-year mark or you are not happy with your results, we offer a free treatment. However, most patients never need a second Cellfina treatment. If, however, you develop more cellulite down the road, it’s possible to have more Cellfina [...]

2019-07-06T13:12:16+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Cellfina, Cellulite Treatment|

Is Kybella Only for Double Chins?

Kybella is an FDA-approved treatment to reduce submental fat. Though it was first introduced to reduce fat under the chin (also known as a double chin), it is also effective in other small areas of the body that experiences extra fat—such as the bra fat, abdomen fat, "banana roll" fat area below the butt/back of thighs, or residual fat after liposuction procedures. The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that helps in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.  Kybella is administered through a series of injections; the total treatment time takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The number of injections you’ll need depends on the severity of the fat. Most patients won’t need more than six injections (each spaced one month apart) to see ideal results. Those with skin laxity may not be ideal candidates for Kybella treatments, as the injection does not contract or tighten the skin. It is a great treatment option for those with small fat deposits who do not [...]

2018-03-27T13:22:21+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Double Chin, Kybella|

Will Laser Hair Removal Work on Dark Skin?

Shaving, waxing, plucking, hair creams, and other hair removal procedures can be a lot of work. But many darker skinned men and women have probably heard that laser hair removal won’t work for them. Laser hair removal can be more challenging for those with darker skin tones – the skin is pigmented and lasers can have trouble targeting the pigment in the hair. However, technology has advanced and many dark-skinned patients have found success with laser hair removal. The Cynosure Elite MPX addresses hair removal on all skin types, including dark skin, for permanent reduction of unwanted body hair. This laser targets and removes cells responsible for hair growth without harming the surrounding skin. Those with darker skin should ask questions of their laser hair removal provider. Darker skin is more prone to burns because it has more melanin. There are lasers available for those who have darker skin tones that detect the contrast between your skin color and hair pigment to remove the hair safely and effectively. If you [...]

2019-07-06T12:57:40+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Laser Hair Removal|

Can Velashape Contouring Make My Clothes Fit Better?

An estimated 85% to 98% of women over the age of 18 have cellulite – which affects women regardless of size, shape, or weight. VelaShape is a non-invasive body shaping treatment to reduce cellulite and slim the stomach, hips, and thighs. Treatment enables you to safely achieve a toned, contoured and well-shaped body in as few as four treatment sessions, making you look and feel more youthful and confident. Though not a weight loss procedure, Velashape reshapes and tones your body and helps you to lose inches from your hips, thighs, and waist. This can make your clothes fit better – particularly skinny jeans and close fitting tops. It will not, however, help you drop several pant sizes! If you desire to contour your body, fit better into clothing, and reduce trouble spots and cellulite that don’t respond to diet and exercise, VelaShape may be a great option. Schedule a consultation with Long Beach’s Laser Skin Care Center to find out if VelaShape is right for you. Ideal candidates have a BMI of less than 30, don’t have severe [...]

2019-06-17T09:01:03+00:00 December 28th, 2017|VelaShape|

How Do Chemical Peels Improve Acne and Acne Scarring?

Acne affects approximately 80% of people at some point in their life – typically as a teenager and young adult. What should be a temporary inconvenience can turn into a lifetime of redness, blotchiness, and scarring, even after the acne itself has faded. When over-the-counter acne skin care products and prescription acne preparations such as Accutane® are not effective in reducing, controlling, or eliminating an individual's acne, a chemical peel could help. During a chemical peel, chemicals are applied to the skin to destroy the outer layers of the skin – the layers damaged by acne. A chemical peel speeds up our body’s natural exfoliation process. Chemical peels have different strengths and depths of penetration, including deep, medium, and light. Their technical names are: alphahydroxy acid (AHA) or glycolic acid peels, trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels, and phenol peels. AHA peels are the lightest and most gentle; TCA peels are a bit stronger; and phenol peels are the strongest. View Our Gallery Patients may experience redness, dryness, and flaking after chemical peels. A deep chemical peel may result [...]

2019-08-03T06:44:11+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Acne Scars, Chemical Peels|

What Skin Care Procedures Can I Do Before Events?

If you’re like most of us, you procrastinate. So although you’ve been thinking about the high school reunion or your daughter’s wedding for months now, you’re just now getting around to making an appointment for a skin care procedure to look your best for the event! But what procedures can you do right before an event? Many leave your face red and patients need a recovery period. Clear + Brilliant The Clear + Brilliant Laser treatment is ideal for patients who have mild to moderate complexion issues.  If you are seeking more dramatic corrections, you may want to seek out a more aggressive laser treatment. The ideal Clear + Brilliant Laser candidate is someone who has always taken good care of their skin and doesn’t have time for more invasive or intensive procedures. If you just need a small boost a few days before an event, Clear + Brilliant is a great procedure. View Our Gallery Benefits of Clear + Brilliant Minimizes pore size Smooths texture Removes brown spots Makes the skin [...]

2019-08-03T06:41:14+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Clear + Brilliant, Cosmetic Procedures, Facial Rejuvenation|

Will An Eyelid Lift Really Make Me Look Younger?

An eyelid lift, also known as Blepharoplasty, can enhance the appearance of the eyes. Saggy or drooping eyelids can be an age-defining feature for many people and make us look older than we really are. It is a major reason people consider eyelid surgery to remove the excess sagging skin, to create a more alert and youthful eyelid appearance. Yes, an eyelid lift can really make you look younger! An eyelid lift can make it appear as though you can finally open your eyes fully.  During the procedure, tissue and sagging skin will be removed based on your underlying facial muscle structure, bone structure and the symmetry of your eyebrows. While eyelid surgery will not eliminate other cosmetic issues like dark circles, crow’s feet, or other facial wrinkles, it can make you look refreshed, younger, less tired and more alert. Eye lifts can be performed in conjunction with other procedures such as laser resurfacing, filler injections, or forehead lifts. Though results can be dramatic, they will rejuvenate and freshen the eyes—not change the structure of your eyes. The upper [...]

2019-07-06T12:54:21+00:00 November 19th, 2017|Blepharoplasty, Facial Rejuvenation|

How Long Will it Take My Double Chin to Go Away After Kybella?

Kybella® is an FDA approved treatment which reduction fat beneath the chin—also known as a double chin. Deoxycholic acid, the active ingredient in Kybella, is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that helps in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath chin, also known as submental fullness, Kybella targets fat cells for removal. Most patients receive multiple treatment sessions—given at least 1 month apart. In clinical studies, 59% of patients received 6 treatments. Swelling can be significant for the first 48 hours after the procedure. The deoxycholic acid works over time and you should not expect to see results immediately. A month after the procedure, most people have definite reduction in fat tightening of the skin in the treated area.  This continues to improve over the next 3-5 months. Swelling tends to be milder with each subsequent treatment. *Individual results may vary* View Our Before and After Gallery     If you would like to find out more information about Kybella and how long it takes to see results, at our Long [...]

2019-07-06T12:50:35+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Double Chin, Kybella|

What is the Difference Between an Upper and Lower Eyelid Lift?

As we get older, our skin can begin to sag and fat deposits can begin to accumulate in places we don’t want them – even around the eyes! This extra skin and fat can make us look tired and older than we really are. Blepharoplasty is a procedure that can take years off your appearance and includes upper eyelid surgery or lower eyelid surgery. Upper Eyelid Surgery During upper eyelid surgery, an incision is made in the natural crease of the upper eyelid. Extra fat, skin, and muscle is removed or redistributed and the remaining skin is lifted for a more youthful appearance. Upper blepharoplasty leaves a patient looking refreshed. Patients who benefit from this procedure have drooping eyelids. Some patients may even be experiencing vision impairment, which upper blepharoplasty can help treat. Lower Eyelid Surgery During lower eyelid surgery, and incision is made below the lower eyelashes and excess fat, skin, and muscle are removed and redistributed. Patients who benefit from lower blepharoplasty usually have dark bags and circles beneath their eyes, making them appear permanently [...]

2018-02-09T21:53:07+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Cosmetic Procedures, Facial Rejuvenation|

What is the Best Procedure for Removing Neck Fat and Defining the Jaw Line?

Have you noticed extra skin and fat under your chin or along your neck? According to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, submental fullness, also known as a double chin, is an issue that affects nearly 68% of all Americans. You’re not alone! While double chins are common in conjunction with weight gain, they also affect people who are at their ideal weight. A well-defined jaw and slim neckline can shave years off your appearance and make you appear younger and slimmer. There are three great procedures that remove neck fat and define the jawline. Neck Liposuction Neck liposuction is good for those with excess fat, but not sagging skin. Most patients who benefit from liposuction are younger and have good skin elasticity. During a neck liposuction procedure, fat is removed through a small tube and suction. This procedure removes fat cells and sculpts and contours the neck. Kybella Kybella was approved by the FDA in 2015 and is the only non-surgical way to contour the chin. Kybella is injected into targeted fat areas behind the chin. It [...]

2019-04-15T12:03:19+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Chin Lipo, Double Chin, Kybella|

What are the Best Options for Non-Invasive Body Contouring?

For a long time, liposuction was the only way to contour the body. An invasive procedure that involves incisions, many people were wary of the scars and recovery time. With advances in technology come many options for non-invasive body contouring. But which ones are the best? UltraShape Power FDA-cleared, UltraShape Power uses focused, pulsed ultrasound for selective fat-cell removal. UltraShape destroys the fat cells in the focal area and increases blood circulation and lymphatic system activity to expedite the clearance of the liquefied fat. Targeting unwanted fat, this procedure reduces fat deposits and body circumference, and improves body shape. The body naturally removes these fat cells over a 2-3 week period and most patients see maximum results about 4 weeks after the procedure. The results are long-lasting. VelaShape Also FDA-cleared, VelaShape is a body shaping treatment that reduces cellulite and reduces the size of the stomach, hips, and thighs. Combining infrared light, radiofrequency energy and vacuum technologies to gently deep heat the fat cells, the surrounding connective tissues and underlying dermal collagen fibers. This stimulates [...]

2019-07-05T06:23:41+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|UltraShape, VelaShape|

What’s the Best Treatment for Sun Spots or Sun Damage?

Over time, after years spent in the sun, its harmful rays start to damage our skin – particularly in sunny Long Beach, California. The best treatment for sun damage is constant and continued use of broad spectrum sunscreen. Broad-spectrum sunscreen helps shield your skin from both UVA and UVB light, protecting you from skin cancer and sun damage. Laser Skin Care Center offers several broad-spectrum sunscreens for patients including EltaMD and SkinMedica products. In office treatments such as chemical peels and IPL or Fraxel laser treatments can also treat sun damage and sun spots. They offer fantastic, immediate results that can last for a long time if followed by the proper at home care. These non-surgical, but slightly invasive treatments can: Improve tone and texture Reduce wrinkles around the eyes Remove unwanted brown spots Improve appearance of surgical and acne scars Effectively treat actinic keratosis (pre-cancerous lesions) Often, combination treatments give patients the best results for treating sun-damage. Many patients alternate monthly between chemical peels and lasers to achieve the most optimal results for even skin tone and [...]

2017-10-04T17:06:46+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Melasma|

How Can I Safely Enhance My Lips?

Just as some of us are born with great legs, teeth, or arms, some of us are born with great lips. Others lament the size and shape of their lips – and unfortunately there are no exercises or braces to help change them! Additionally, as we age, our lips tend to thin, lose shape, and show signs of aging. Fortunately, there are several safe and effective injectables that can enhance and improve the size and shape of your lips. Restylane Silk FDA-approved for lip augmentation and smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth, Restylane Silk provides natural looking results for lip enhancement and wrinkle repair. Made of smaller and smoother particles than some other lip injectables, Restylane Silk uses a tiny needle, which offers improved patient comfort and natural, subtle results. Most patients see visible lip fullness for up to 6 months after injection. Volbella Made of hyaluronic acid, Juvederm Volbella is an FDA-approved injectable that plumps, smooths, and enhances the lips and improves the appearance of vertical lip lines. Volbella offers subtle, natural looking results. Results last [...]

2017-10-04T17:04:45+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Dermal Fillers, Lip Augmentation|

How Often Should I Have My Skin Checked for Skin Cancer?

Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer and yet most of us lay out in the sun all summer and rarely get our skin checked. Each year, more than a million people are diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer and 62,000 people are diagnosed with melanoma. Skin cancer is cured most easily at its earliest stage, which is why screenings are so important. Screenings typically take about 15 minutes where a dermatologist will inspect any suspicious moles. There are several warning signs, conveniently labeled the ABCDE’s, that a mole may be pre-cancerous. If the mole is: Asymmetrical Border – has a uneven border Color – is several different shades of colors Diameter – large in size Evolving – changing in any way It is recommended to have your skin checked for skin cancer every 6 months to 1 year. However, you should do your own skin checks at home, particularly after spending time in the sun, to see if any moles are changing or growing in size. If you have a history of precancerous lesions [...]

2017-10-04T17:06:08+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Skin Cancer Screening|

Will Sun Exposure Ruin My Cosmetic Procedure Results?

You’ve just scheduled a cosmetic procedure designed to improve your complexion – and you couldn’t be happier!  You can’t wait to show off your newfound results to all your friends and family members.  In fact, your mind is swimming with images of your gorgeous glow at parties, barbeques, and beachside bonfires. But before you undergo your cosmetic procedure, consider this – unless you protect your sensitive skin from sun exposure, you could end up stunting or even reversing results from your treatment. Many cosmetic procedures that utilize lasers, ultrasound energy, or even injectables can cause the skin to become more sensitive.  For example, take laser skin resurfacing: depending on the type of technology you’re using, the procedure either removes top layers of skin or creates micro-channels within the skin to prompt collagen production.  Either way, your facial skin is going to be extremely sensitive to pigmentation after this procedure. If you expose yourself to sunlight without sunscreen protection, you’re making it much more likely that your newly sensitive skin will become pigmented and discolored.  That’s why it’s always recommended that [...]

2017-07-20T18:18:01+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Cosmetic Procedures|

How Long Do Hand Rejuvenation Procedures Last?

When it comes to keeping yourself looking younger and more refreshed, you probably focus on treating your face and neck.  After all, these areas are all highly targeted by the beauty industry, with loads of anti-wrinkle face and neck creams filling up the shelves at your favorite beauty department. But have you ever stopped to think that your hands are giving away your real age? Think about it this way: your hands are covered in the same delicate and thin skin tissue as your face and neck.  They also partake in plenty of repetitive actions, depending on your occupation.  Add to the fact that your hands lose valuable volume over time, and it’s no wonder the hands are often dead giveaways for a person’s real age. Don’t let your hands reveal your secrets.  Hand rejuvenation at the Laser Skin Care Center in Long Beach, CA can help make your hands look as young and vibrant as you feel! So how does hand rejuvenation work?  Simple: by using the same fillers that are injected into the face to add temporary, youth-enhancing [...]

2017-07-20T18:24:58+00:00 July 15th, 2017|Dermal Fillers|

What Is VelaShape and How Is It Different From UltraShape Power?

When it comes to non-invasive body contouring, it seems as though there are endless options available on the market today.  Each body contouring treatment promises inch loss, but they take very different approaches in order to achieve those results.  How do these body contouring treatments work, and how are they so different from one another? To help understand, let’s take a look at two popular non-invasive body contouring procedures: VelaShape and UltraShape Power. VelaShape combines the power of radiofrequency energy with vacuum technology to heat and destroys fat cells underneath the dermis.  In addition to destroying fat cells, radiofrequency helps to heat and trigger collagen production for younger, tighter-looking skin.  By combining these two effects, VelaShape helps to eliminate the appearance of cellulite and promote inch loss around the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and waistline. UltraShape Power uses ultrasound energy to heat and liquefies those same fat cells.  UltraShape Power delivers a bigger punch (clinical trials have shown that it reduces fat cells by up to 32%); however, it’s not as effective at eliminating the appearance of cellulite as VelaShape.  Therefore, [...]

2017-07-20T17:58:40+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|UltraShape, VelaShape|

Best Cosmetic Procedure to Get Done Before a Wedding?

To say you’re thrilled for your upcoming nuptials would be a significant understatement.  You can’t wait for that moment where you’re walking down the aisle toward your loved one, ready to start a brand-new life together.  All eyes will be on you… And that’s why you want to look your absolute best for your big day! But before you start making appointments for cosmetic procedures, keep this in mind – many procedures should be timed in such a way where you still won’t be recovering from your treatment.  For example, many laser resurfacing treatments require a couple of weeks’ recovery for side effects to dissipate.  Even dermal fillers and Botox can lead to side effects like bruising, swelling, and slight bleeding.  In other words, if you leave these cosmetic treatments until the last minute, there’s a good chance your wedding photographs will have evidence of your cosmetic work! The best cosmetic procedure to get done before a wedding is a superficial treatment, like a facial or mild dermabrasion.  These can safely be performed a few weeks before the wedding, which [...]

2017-07-06T22:59:25+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Botox, Dermal Fillers|

What is Psoriasis? Can It Be Cured?

If you have psoriasis, then it’s likely that you’ve felt as though this skin condition dominates a lot of your thinking.  Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition with unknown causes; however, researchers believe that psoriasis can be genetic.  Whatever the cause of psoriasis, there’s no known cure, which means that people with this skin condition need treatments that manage symptoms. Since psoriasis is an immune-related disorder, it commonly flares up as a result of stress, illness, or infection.  Psoriasis often appears as scaly, itchy, and red patches of skin on the scalp, neck, arms, elbows, knees, and back.  These patches can be so dry that they appear to burn or crack, which can be painful.  Some outbreaks of psoriasis take weeks or months to dissipate; some cases of psoriasis can take years to disappear. If you suffer from psoriasis, Laser Skin Care Center in Long Beach, CA is pleased to offer a treatment that helps with long-term management of symptoms.  Xtrac for Psoriasis is a laser light treatment that targets patches of lesions; the light helps to clear up the [...]

2018-08-21T01:52:41+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|psoriasis|

Cosmetic Trends for Summer 2017!

Here at Laser Skin Care Center in Long Beach, CA, we’re obsessed with finding the latest cosmetic trends for every season.  That’s why we’re so excited to release our list of the cosmetic trends you need for summer 2017.  But rather than the same tired trends (Bronzer? Yawn. Light makeup? Obvious!), we decided to take a look at the hottest cosmetic procedures and treatments you’ll want to book to get ready for summer. You heard it here first – these are the cosmetic trends for summer 2017! UltraShape Power:  If you’re not looking forward to donning a bikini this summer, sign up for an UltraShape Power consultation.  This body contouring treatment reduces fat deposits by up to 32%, meaning you’ll see noticeable inch loss after your series of three treatments (scheduled two weeks apart).  UltraShape Power results can be seen in as little as two weeks after the last UltraShape treatment. Best of all, it's completely painless! Vivscal Hair Care: Want longer, thicker, more luscious-looking hair?  At Laser Skin Care Center, we’re proud to offer our clients the Vivscal Hair [...]

Why Mohs Surgery Recovery Matters

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month - and for many individuals, that means making an appointment with a dermatologist to examine any unusual lesions or moles that might have appeared or changed shape.  Based on this examination, your dermatologist may decide to biopsy a mole or lesion to determine if it’s a tumor. At Laser Skin Care Center in Long Beach, CA, we use the Mohs surgical method to remove skin tumors.  This surgical procedure is different from traditional excision in that it removes less overall skin tissue from the extraction site.  Doing so helps minimize any scars, which is particularly important for lesions that are removed on visible areas of the body (such as the face).  The Mohs surgical method also removes a greater amount of the tumor from the skin, ensuring the most successful outcome. Mohs surgery requires a specific recovery process, so it’s important to follow these steps immediately after your surgery: For the first 48 hours, avoid any strenuous activity that could raise your blood pressure. It’s also recommended that you take this time off of [...]

2017-05-09T21:10:53+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Mohs surgical method|

Why You Need an Annual Skin Cancer Screening

Did you know that May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month? With over 3.5 million diagnoses per year, skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the United States alone.  Fortunately, skin cancer is also preventable and, when detected early, highly treatable.  That’s why it’s vital for everyone to undergo annual skin cancer screenings at their local dermatologist. This reasoning is especially true in California, where sunshine and outdoor activity go hand-in-hand.  Even the most diligent sunscreen routine could lapse in the face of a lazy day on the beach or drinks at an outdoor patio.  Every case of unprotected exposure to the sun ups your odds of getting skin cancer, which is why annual screenings are so vital to protecting your health. Want a few other reasons why you should be diligent about getting an annual skin cancer screening?  Take a look: It can be pretty easy to see if a mole or patch of skin has changed color or shape on noticeable parts of your body. But what about hard-to-see places, like the back of your [...]

2017-06-21T18:25:46+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Skin Cancer Screening|

When Should I Throw Away Old Cosmetic Products?

Did you know that June is National Safety Month?  That’s right – National Safety Month is dedicated to helping people learn how to curb behaviors and habits that can lead to health problems.  While many organizations are focused on improving habits at work, on the road, and in the home, here at Laser Skin Care Center we think it’s worth emphasizing safety in your cosmetics bag. It may seem trivial, but old make-up can lead to significant healthcare concerns.  From eye makeup that causes infections to bacteria that can be passed through old lipstick, here’s a definitive timeline of when you should throw away old cosmetic products: Mascara: You should definitely throw away your mascara every three months, as bacteria quickly builds up on this staple cosmetic product.  Ultimately you should be replacing your mascara up to four times per year. Eyeshadow and Eyeliner:  Eyeshadow should be thrown away after two years (sooner if you use eyeshadow every day), while eyeliner should be thrown away between three to six months.  The only exception to this rule is if your eyeshadow is [...]

2017-06-02T21:53:33+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Facial Rejuvenation|

Introducing Viviscal Professional to Laser Skin Care Center!

Looking for fuller, thicker-looking hair?  The kind that looks as though it belongs on the cover of a magazine? Then it’s time to discover the Viviscal Professional haircare regimen at Laser Skin Care Center in Long Beach, CA! Our dermatology practice prioritizes offering clients the most innovative skin, body, and hair treatments in Southern California.  That’s why we’re so delighted to introduce Viviscal Professional to our practice.  Unlike other hair regrowth services - which often rely on artificial chemicals to promote fuller hair - Viviscal Professional is made from completely natural ingredients.  A proprietary blend of biotin, Vitamin C, apple extract, and other components help stimulate healthy hair regrowth. There’s no need for drugs or other topical treatments with harmful side effects - Viviscal Professional is natural and proven! Additionally, Viviscal Professional tackles hair regrowth from both inside and out.  Viviscal Professional uses oral medications and topical treatments to encourage follicular growth, which can help promote faster results.  Every part of this hair care line - from shampoos to elixirs - is designed to turn every strand on your head [...]

2019-04-15T11:03:54+00:00 April 15th, 2017|Viviscal Professional|

What Is the Best Treatment for Vitiligo and Psoriasis?

If you suffer from vitiligo or psoriasis, then you know just how debilitating these skin conditions can be.  Vitiligo occurs when pigments within the skin are no longer able to make pigment; as a result, white patches appear all over the person’s body.  Psoriasis is a similar skin condition in which red, scaly patches appear all over the skin.  However, this autoimmune disease occurs when too many skin cells to rapidly build up; as a result, skin becomes itchy and flaky. No matter which of these skin disorders you suffer from, it’s likely you’re looking for relief from your most visible symptoms: discolored skin patches.  At the Laser Skin Care Center in Long Beach, CA, our dermatologists are pleased to offer XTRAC treatments, a powerful laser light therapy that can quickly clear away visible skin patches from vitiligo or psoriasis. The FDA-approved XTRAC system is the best treatment for these skin disorders because it focuses on delivering long-lasting results.  The XTRAC technology delivers a focused beam of ultraviolet light directly to the active lesion, which helps clear it quickly and [...]

2017-04-05T21:33:44+00:00 March 15th, 2017|psoriasis, vitiligo|

What Laser Treatments Are Good For Ethnic Skin?

  For African-Americans, Asian-Americans, and Hispanic-Americans, finding the best laser treatments for laser hair removal and skin resurfacing can be a frustrating challenge.  Since many laser devices are designed to target dark pigment on lighter skin, clients with ethnic skin may not see as optimal results.  The experience is certainly a disappointing one – especially considering it’s 2017! Fortunately, a new range of laser technologies have made it possible for clients with ethnic skin to enjoy better results – and they’re now available at Laser Skin Care Center in Long Beach, CA. Whether you’re looking for laser hair removal or laser skin resurfacing, take a look at the laser treatments that are ideal for ethnic skin: Clear + Brilliant: Clear + Brilliant laser treatments is commonly known as “lunchtime laser resurfacing”, as its effective without requiring significant downtime. The Clear and Brilliant laser targets and heats darker pigments in the skin which caused the breakdown of red and brown spots. Other benefits to this laser procedure includes the appearance of smaller pores and improvement in skins elasticity. You’ll need a [...]

Discover the Best Wrinkle Treatments at Laser Skin Center!

Have you been noticing more wrinkles and fine lines appearing on your skin? Unfortunately, wrinkles are an expected side effect of the aging process.  Thanks to a combination of repeated facial movements, loss of collagen, and the breakdown of youth-enhancing facial fat pads, the face is prone to developing these telltale wrinkles and fine lines.  While skin creams and lotions claim to erase wrinkles (and can, in fact, provide temporary relief), the truth is that the best wrinkle treatments go more than skin deep. Want to see just what those wrinkle treatments are?  Take a look at the menu of anti-aging wrinkle procedures now available at Laser Skin Center in Long Beach, CA: Botox: When it comes to wrinkles, it doesn’t get more effective than Botox. This injectable contains safe neurotoxins which block forehead muscles from receiving nerve signals from the brain.  As a result, muscles are paralyzed and skin becomes relaxed.  This helps fade the appearance of frown lines between the eyebrows and crow’s feet next to the eyes. Dermal Fillers: Dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a natural compound [...]

2017-03-02T06:38:45+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Dermal Fillers|

What Are the Best Treatments For Acne Scars?

The acne breakouts are long gone – but unfortunately, your scars make you look like you still suffer from acne.  You’re not actually sure how to treat them; it seems like most acne products are geared toward treating acne itself, not the scars they leave behind. If deep pocks and red scars still make you feel like you have to cover up your skin, it’s time to discover the best treatments for acne scars at Laser Skin Care Center in Long Beach, CA.  Our team of dermatologists have developed the perfect menu for minimizing the appearance of acne scars – including deep and noticeable pock marks. Ready to discover the best treatments for acne scars?  Take a look: Fraxel Dual: The Fraxel Dual Laser treats the top layers of the dermis to eliminate most complexion woes, including acne scars. The Fraxel Dual laser works by creating tiny wounds in the skin to trigger the body’s collagen-production processes.  With consistent treatments, clients will see a noticeable improvement in acne scars, as well as hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone.  Fraxel Dual is [...]

2017-06-06T17:36:29+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Acne Scars|

What’s the Best Treatment For Hyperpigmentation?

Whether you have hyperpigmentation as a result of sun damage or are predisposed to brown spots due to genetics (thanks, parents!), the end result is still the same: your uneven skin tone is preventing you from feeling 100% confident.  Topical treatments aren’t exactly helping; in fact, you’ve been applying creams for weeks and haven’t seen any results. If you’re looking for the best treatments for hyperpigmentation, brown spots, and sun damage, then it’s time to discover the skin-transforming treatment menu at Laser Skin Care Center in Long Beach, CA. Take a look at all the ways we can improve your skin tone! Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments: Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments uses carefully controlled pulses of light to break down darker pigments in the top layers of the dermis. At the same time, these light waves heat the sub-dermis layers to encourage faster cellular turnover.  The IPL procedure is ideal for treating red and brown spots, as well as improving collagen production.  Most patients will need three to five treatments to see best results. Clear + Brilliant: The Clear [...]

What’s the Best Treatment for Melasma?

If you have brown or dark-gray patches on the surface of your skin, it’s likely that you suffer from melasma.  This skin condition – which is common with women who have gone through pregnancy – is also triggered by hormonal changes associated with puberty and the aging process. Common areas where melasma occurs include: Cheeks Face Forehead Chin Forearms Neck While keeping yourself protected from the sun is the best way to prevent further melasma, current melasma outbreaks can make it difficult to enjoy a flawless complexion.  While these outbreaks can fade over time, many women want a faster way to fade the appearance of these dark brown spots. At Laser Skin Care Center in Long Beach, CA, our dermatologists use the safest and most effective treatments to fade the appearance of melasma, including: Chemical Peels: For clients with severe melasma, chemical peels can help fade spots while encouraging faster cellular turnover.  A special combination of acids are applied directly to the surface of the skin, which removes the top dermis layers.  With consistent treatment, chemical peels can minimize the [...]

2017-06-06T17:39:27+00:00 February 5th, 2017|Melasma|

How Much Does Botox Cost?

When it comes to classic anti-aging treatments, it seems as though there’s one name that comes to mind – Botox. Botox is a brand name for botulinum toxin type A, a type of neurotoxin that can be used to block nerve signals to muscles.  Botox is highly effective at smoothing out the appearance of forehead wrinkles because it prevents the furrowing brow that exacerbates these expression lines. A Botox injection can be used to treat several circumstances. Although mainly used for the treatment of forehead wrinkles, crows feet and the “11’s” between the brows, it can also be used as a subtle brow lift.  Off label it can be used to treat the neck bands which results in an improved The effect is immediate and temporary, with most results lasting between three to six months. Getting Botox regularly can “train” your muscles, resulting in longer-lasting results. Whether you’ve always been interested in Botox injections or are just researching the treatment to see what it can do for you, you’ve probably found yourself asking this question: “How much does Botox cost?” [...]

2017-03-02T06:41:17+00:00 January 12th, 2017|Botox|

What Do Volbella Injections Treat?

Let’s face it – everyone wants fuller, kissable lips. But you’ve seen what can happen when lip enhancement treatments go awry. “Trout lips” is a common term for lips that have been injected with too many lip enhancements, or lips that look highly artificial. You certainly don’t want to run into trout lips – but you’re still interested in getting those plump, kissable lips. So what should you do? Introducing Juvederm Volbella Injections If you want fuller lips – without running into the dreaded “trout lips” – then it’s time to discover Juvederm Volbella injections. Volbella is a hyaluronic acid gel that contains patented Vycross technology; this combination allows Volbella to use a thinner gel that still achieves noticeable enhancement. The end result? More natural, younger-looking lips! Volbella is FDA-cleared for subtle yet effective lip augmentation, as well as the treatment of lines around the mouth. Results can last for up to six months, although clinical trials have shown patients pleased with their lips more than a year after their treatment. Volbella injections are fast and result in immediate augmentation. [...]

2016-12-14T00:45:07+00:00 December 14th, 2016|Volbella|

Is UltraShape Power As Effective As Liposuction?

Are fat rolls still clinging to your body, despite the fact that you eat a healthy diet and get plenty of exercises?  Looking for a solution that can help contour your body and blast away those stubborn fat cells? Fortunately, there are plenty of surgical and non-surgical options out there to help patients who are frustrated with fat deposits that just won’t go away.  But when it comes down to it, which option is better at getting rid of fat: Non-surgical options – like UltraShape Power – or surgical options, like traditional liposuction? First, UltraShape! Before we can explore which option is most effective, it’s important to examine just what UltraShape is, and how it can help target stubborn body fat. UltraShape Power is an FDA-approved non-surgical approach to eliminate fat, leading to approximately 1-2 inches loss around the waistline. UltraShape Power is a great option for clients who are looking for inch loss without surgery.  Additionally, UltraShape has virtually no downtime, with slight side effects. Now Liposuction! Surgical liposuction is still one of the best options for patients who need [...]

2016-12-14T21:40:15+00:00 November 12th, 2016|UltraShape|

Kybella: What You Need to Know Before You Go

Have you heard about Kybella treatments yet? Kybella is a revolutionary new injectable that’s designed to target and eliminate fat cells in the submental (under chin) tissue. This FDA-approved treatment has been shown to reduce the appearance of double chins and loose neck, all while providing contouring under the chin. In short, if you’ve been having trouble losing fat under your chin, or in the mid-upper neck it’s time to let Kybella step in and help. Kybella 101 Kybella is now available at the Laser Skin Care Center in Long Beach, California. We’re proud to offer Kybella treatments to clients who are looking to eliminate the appearance of a double chin (fullness immediately under the chin in the upper neck). Ideal clients will already be committed to a healthy diet and exercise regimen, and understand that Kybella does not prevent the formation of new fat deposits associated with weight gain. Kybella is an injectable that contains deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring compound that’s designed to eat away at fat cells. Kybella is currently only approved by the FDA for submental [...]

2016-11-09T19:26:45+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Chin Lipo, Double Chin, Kybella|

Kybella or Chin Lipo: Which Should I Choose?

It seems to be a tale as old as time: No matter how hard you work out or how clean you eat, the fat tissue underneath your chin refuses to bulge.  In fact, it’s making it tough for you to show off all your hard work, simply because that double chin makes you seem like you’re carrying excessive weight. Excess submental fat – otherwise known as a double chin – happens for a variety of reasons.  One of the most obvious is weight gain; however, some people are genetically prone to developing excess submental fat.  To make matters worse, this area can be notoriously difficult to treat, as facial fat is typically lost as a result of larger weight loss. For people struggling to lose their chin fat, there are two fantastic options available at Laser Skin Care Center in Long Beach, CA – Kybella and chin liposuction.  Both treatments have been shown to significantly reduce excess underchin fat.  Both can lead to permanent results with proper diet and exercise. But when it comes down to it, which treatment is [...]

2019-10-25T10:04:25+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Chin Lipo, Double Chin, Kybella|

Welcome to our New Website!

We are excited to have launched our brand new practice website. We understand the importance of a great patient experience. That's why we've developed an easy to use website with an abundance of trustworthy dermatology educational resources. Browse our website to learn more about Laser Skin Care Center, access patient forms, and learn about our dermatology treatment options. Need more information? Give us a call.

Playing Safe with Baby Skin Care

As a new mother, I am keen to select skin care products for my child that are free of potentially harmful toxins. Formaldehyde, parabens, phthalates, and 1,4-dioxane are among the top offenders.   These chemicals may not be listed by name among the ingredients.   For instance, formaldehyde is a known carcinogen and can be released by other chemicals such as quarternium-15, a widely used preservative in skin care products.   Paraben is another commonly used preservative in shampoos and moisturizers, and its estrogen-mimicking properties have caused some to suggest a potential association with breast cancer, though no direct causal link has been established.  Among a small percentage of allergic patients, parabens can cause a contact dermatitis or skin irritation. Phthalates are chemical plasticizers that are used to enhance absorption of lotions and to stabilize fragrances. Since the ingredients in scents are considered proprietary information, the term fragrance may actually contain phthalates. Phahlates are known endocrine disruptors and linked to a potential increased risk of breast cancer, early puberty, and reproductive birth defects.  The jury is still out on just how dangerous phthalates are, [...]

2017-06-06T17:49:34+00:00 August 19th, 2015|hyperpigmentation|

Having beautiful skin is often the first impression

Having beautiful skin is often the first impression one can give about lifestyle, outlook, and even personality. When your skin looks amazing, you can often feel amazing.  To a certain degree, how great your skin looks now is based upon winning the "genetic lottery" and inheriting great features.  Despite this, we can all improve and strive to look our best given what we have.  Given the current state of medical technology, we are lucky to have at our disposal the ability to customize a skin care regimen and try low-risk, elective procedures to optimize our look and improve the appearance of our skin.

2017-06-06T17:50:15+00:00 August 11th, 2015|Clear + Brilliant, Dermal Fillers, Facial Rejuvenation|

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