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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 [...]

By | 2018-05-25T15:31:19+00:00 May 25th, 2018|

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

By | 2018-05-24T20:44:53+00:00 May 4th, 2018|

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 [...]

By | 2018-04-26T15:36:29+00:00 April 26th, 2018|

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 [...]

By | 2018-04-18T16:35:23+00:00 April 16th, 2018|

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 [...]

By | 2018-04-18T15:26:01+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|

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 [...]

By | 2018-03-19T21:05:35+00:00 March 19th, 2018|

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 [...]

By | 2018-03-19T20:08:31+00:00 March 9th, 2018|

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 [...]

By | 2018-02-28T20:40:36+00:00 February 28th, 2018|

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 [...]

By | 2018-02-28T22:14:28+00:00 February 15th, 2018|

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 [...]

By | 2018-02-28T20:40:12+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|

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 [...]

By | 2018-03-27T13:03:19+00:00 January 26th, 2018|

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 [...]

By | 2018-03-27T13:22:21+00:00 January 15th, 2018|

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 [...]

By | 2018-03-27T13:30:00+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|

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 [...]

By | 2018-03-27T13:32:19+00:00 December 28th, 2017|

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 [...]

By | 2018-02-12T17:58:22+00:00 December 18th, 2017|

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 [...]

By | 2018-03-27T13:39:00+00:00 December 5th, 2017|

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 [...]

By | 2018-03-27T14:03:19+00:00 November 19th, 2017|

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 [...]

By | 2018-03-27T14:26:14+00:00 November 8th, 2017|

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, [...]

By | 2018-02-02T20:40:47+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|

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 [...]

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

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, [...]

By | 2017-10-04T17:04:45+00:00 September 19th, 2017|

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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? [...]

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

Exercise and Cellfina: What Do You Need to Know?

If you’re using diet and exercise to treat the appearance of cellulite, you may notice that those stubborn dimples just aren’t responding the way you hoped they would.  Unfortunately, cellulite can be stubborn that way, as it won’t necessarily respond to weight loss.  As cellulite is caused by collagen bands that push fat deposits up [...]

By | 2017-07-06T22:55:26+00:00 June 16th, 2017|

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 [...]

By | 2017-07-06T22:59:25+00:00 June 6th, 2017|

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 [...]

By | 2017-06-06T17:34:52+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|

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 [...]

By | 2017-06-02T23:32:44+00:00 May 12th, 2017|

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 [...]

By | 2017-05-09T21:10:53+00:00 May 9th, 2017|

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 [...]

By | 2017-06-21T18:25:46+00:00 May 9th, 2017|

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 [...]

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

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.  [...]

By | 2017-06-06T17:35:36+00:00 April 15th, 2017|

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 [...]

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

What Are the Benefits of Using VelaShape With Cellfina?

You may already know that Cellfina is an excellent solution for individuals who may be bothered by the appearance of cellulite on their thighs and buttocks.  Cellfina’s FDA-approved microneedling technology breaks up the collagen bands that push fat tissue up to the surface of the skin, resulting in the dimpling that’s so common with cellulite.  [...]

By | 2017-04-05T20:09:56+00:00 March 5th, 2017|

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 [...]

By | 2017-04-05T17:27:41+00:00 March 5th, 2017|

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.  [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

By | 2017-04-05T16:52:25+00:00 February 15th, 2017|

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

How Long Does It Take to Recover From a Cellfina Treatment?

Cellulite can be a burden for many women; in fact, it’s estimated that up to 98% of women have some form of cellulite on their legs and buttocks.  The dimpling associated with cellulite can make it difficult for women to feel confident about their appearance. If the appearance of cellulite has always bothered you, [...]

By | 2018-02-21T20:11:19+00:00 November 20th, 2016|

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

By | 2016-11-09T19:26:45+00:00 October 20th, 2016|

Cellfina: Are Results Permanent?

California is home to a never-ending summer – and that means you can wear shorts, dresses, and other revealing clothing all year round. But for individuals who have cellulite dimpling that just won’t respond to diet or exercise, this never-ending summer might seem far too long. If you are ready to get rid unsightly cellulite [...]

By | 2016-11-09T18:44:45+00:00 October 9th, 2016|

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 [...]

By | 2016-09-27T00:34:20+00:00 September 26th, 2016|

Will Cellfina Work on the Front of the Legs?

It may be autumn again, but that doesn’t mean cellulite isn’t still on your mind.  After all, the holiday months are coming up – and that means spending your evenings in dresses, wanting to look your very best.  Plus, there are still several good beach days left, which means you’re still feeling self-conscious about how [...]

By | 2016-10-11T15:21:26+00:00 September 14th, 2016|

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 [...]

By | 2017-06-06T17:48:07+00:00 September 2nd, 2015|

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

By | 2017-06-06T17:50:15+00:00 August 11th, 2015|
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