Our University based cosmetic dermatology service is based upon scientifically proven technology to enhance patients’ appearance. Our faculty members will provide unbiased recommendations regarding your concerns. We offer the following services: laser hair removal, vascular laser treatment, fractionated (Fraxel) resurfacing, peels, dermabrasion, subcission, TCA CROSS, sclerotherapy, ambulatory phlebectomy, Botox injections, and fillers (JUVÉDERM®, RADIESSE®, etc). These services can be used to treat rosacea, broken blood vessels, wrinkles, acne scars, leg veins, facial wrinkles, dark spots, excess hair, birthmarks, skin tags, barnacles, and keratoses among other things. Our faculty use the latest equipment and is often involved in clinical trials to determine the best treatments for different cosmetic conditions. Every treatment is performed while the patient is awake and in the safety of a University facility. Below is a short description of some of the procedures we offer:
- Laser hair removal: We have lasers that treat both light and dark skin. In general, laser hair removal removes approximately half of treated dark hairs after about 6 treatments. While dark hair responds well, blond or white hair responds very poorly, if at all.
- Fillers: These are substances that are injected into the skin to replace volume that is lost with time due to aging. These substances can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles
- Vascular laser: These devices can help reduce facial redness, broken blood vessels, port wine stains, and leg veins.
- Sclerotherapy: This procedure involves the use of very small needles to inject an irritating solution into unwanted blood vessels on the legs.
- Fraxel laser: This laser is commonly used for global cosmetic improvement of the face, neck and hands. It can help reduce wrinkles, improve skin tone and pore size, as well as skin irregularities. One of the best indications for this treatment is acne scars.
- Chemical peels: This procedure entails painting an acid on the skin. The treatment is best indicated for improving skin pigment. The procedure takes only a few minutes and results in a superficial peeling of the outer layer of skin a few days later. Patients usually recover in less than a week.
- Dermabrasion: Dermabrasion is used predominantly for the treatment of scars. Typically an abrasive pad is used to scrape away the outer layer of skin after it is numbed with an injectable anesthetic.
- TCA Cross: This technique is best used for pitted acne scars. It is usually more cost effective than laser therapy and nearly as effective. It involves dripping a very small amount of high strength acid into the bottom of acne scars. The treatment helps make the scars not so apparent.
- Ambulatory phlebectomy: This technique is used to remove large varicose veins from the legs. After numbing the skin a small incisions are made along the course of the vein and it is gently tugged through the opening. The advantage of this technique is that it is less likely to leave brown discolorations along the course of the vein that are common with sclerotherapy.
For more information on services, please call (916) 734-6111 or (800) 770-9282.