Cosmetic Dermatology

Kybella™

Kybella™ (deoxycholic acid) is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin Kybella™ causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. The treatment is nonsurgical and takes 15-20 minutes per session. The number of treatments needed is customized to achieve your goal, usually 2-3 sessions are required. Results are permanent.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion improves mild to moderate sun damage, brown discoloration, and fine wrinkles. A gentle stream of tiny particles exfoliates the outer layer of skin and provides a fresh, glowing, younger appearance. Only a small amount of skin is removed, so sensitive areas such as the face, chest, neck, arms and hands can be treated. Results are comparable to a light chemical peel and should be immediately visible. Microdermabrasion can be performed in conjunction with other skin renewal procedures, such as laser treatment and chemical peels, but by itself is highly affordable and requires only a short time to perform. A series of 4-6 treatments are recommended for optimal results

Chemical Peel

Microdermabrasion | Chemical Peels | Sclerotherapy | Palo Alto CA | Redwood City CAChemical peels remove damaged outer layers of skin on the face, hands, neck and chest to smooth texture, remove blemishes and pre-cancerous growths to produce healthy, glowing skin. There are three different depths of chemical peels: superficial, using alpha or beta hydroxy acids (AHAs) or retinoic acids; medium, using various strengths of tricholoroacetic acid (TCA); and deep, using higher strength trichloracetic acid or phenol. Healing time varies from 2-3 days after a superficial peel to 1 week for a medium peel. Deep peels have largely been replaced by ablative laser resurfacing.

What are the benefits of a chemical peel?

Chemical peels can reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles, age spots, freckles, and blotchiness, as well as improve skin tone and texture by removing damaged layers of skin. Medium depth TCA peels are an excellent therapy for multiple precancerous lesions (actinic keratoses), with results comparable or superior to a course of home treatment with topical chemotherapy, but with a greatly shortened recovery period.

Sclerotherapy

Microdermabrasion | Chemical Peels | Sclerotherapy | Palo Alto CA | Redwood City CASclerotherapy is a procedure used to treat spider veins by injecting a solution into the veins which causes them to gradually disappear. By injecting a salt solution, known as a sclerosing solution, the lining of the veins become irritated and eventually turns into scar tissue that then fades away. This method is the preferred treatment for spider veins and has been used since the 1930s.

This procedure is usually performed in your doctor's office and takes no more than an hour. Most patients need 2 to 4 treatments in order to achieve desired results. There is no downtime other than avoiding strenuous activities for the first 2 to 3 days.

While sclerotherapy is proven as an effective treatment for spider veins, it is not recommended for everybody. Pregnant women and those whose saphenous vein are affected are not typically eligible for this procedure. Sclerotherapy is not effective for large varicose veins and is only recommended for smaller, superficial veins. Talk to your doctor to find out if sclerotherapy is right for you.

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