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Is Hydroquinone Safe?

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Over the last several decades, hydroquinone, (HQ) has been become the gold standard treatment for many skin conditions that require lightening. As the use of hydroquinone has grown, there has been much debate as to whether it’s safe and effective.

melasma before and after pictureOne study commonly cited as evidence for the link between hydroquinone and cancer was based upon oral ingestion of hydroquinone in lab rats and mice. Although there is value in extrapolating information from research such as this, it was recognized that the studies were lacking and are now considered outdated.

Further, there are also reports of hydroquinone use and darkening of the skin – a condition referred to as ochronosis. Although possibly underreported, ochronosis cases are very rare and associated with sun exposure, and prolonged use at high concentrations. The FDA has called for more current and inclusive studies that focus on the dermal application (on the skin vs oral) of hydroquinone to determine its effect on humans.  The FDA’s position that hydroquinone is generally safe and effective.

Currently, HQ is available without a prescription in numerous over the counter products at 2% concentration. Typically, 4% is what most physicians prescribe and is also found in Obagi and other name brand products. Anything above 2% is considered a prescriptive product and requires a prior exam by the physician, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant. This fact is important because consumers routinely purchase these products online or even at Medical Spas without going through the required prescription exam. Those practices dispensing or selling anything above 2% HQ without the required medical exam are breaking the law.

The potential adverse side effects of HQ are directly related to improper use of the product. Rather than the percentage of HQ, the more concerning factor is prolonged and uninterrupted usage of the product. For example, consumers often purchase numerous HQ products for use simultaneously. Without proper supervision and instruction, consumers expose themselves to risk by using low percentages of HQ for an extended period of time. Continuous use is where the risk lies.

At Celibre, our position is clear: hydroquinone is safe and effective when used appropriately.

Appropriate use of Hydroquinone:

  • Prescribed by physician or physician extender for the purpose of addressing brown pigmentation on intact skin.
  • Proper screening to eliminate questionable candidates (liver disease)
  • Education – patient discouraged from using multiple products of HQ and to adhere to safe protocols
  • 4% and 8% concentration.
  • Limited Sun Exposure.
  • Limited consecutive usage, not beyond 90 days without a 30 day break.
  • Non-HQ program to sustain benefits when on break from hydroquinone.

Because hyperpigmentation (ex: brown discoloration) can be distressing for our patients, the topical HQ program is an excellent option.


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Aging Gracefully at 52

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The story is the same for me and my female patients. It’s a story that repeats itself several times a day.

My forty or fifty-something year old female patient will sit across from me and proclaim, “What the hell is this?!” More recently, a woman in a monotone, quiet voice said, “it just sucks, it sucks so bad.” (excuse the language, but that’s the exact verbiage she used). We laugh together, but sigh at the same time as we begin the task of deciding what her treatment goals and options are. We recognize that we still have so much to be thankful for – to be healthy enough to sit in my treatment chair, a body that isn’t failing us in the right ways, the fact that they are seeking treatments is a cause for celebration to some extent as we fight the good fight against father time. Yet, it’s difficult to reconcile the physical aging process with our youthful spirits and otherwise healthy, strong bodies.

Usually, my patients point to the neck area, brown spots, extra skin folds on the face, or the crepey skin found in many areas of the body. I often become uncomfortable as my patients slowly pick apart everything they don’t like about their appearance. When they finish, I quietly describe the features that I find lovely that work to our benefit – high cheek bones, a pretty Cupid’s bow on the upper lip, a strong bony rim along the upper eye – all of us have these features to recognize and appreciate.

Even I get perplexed at how the aging process sneaks up and pounces on us in such a short time. I often refer to a house of cards wherein one card barely moves, but it creates a cascade of events. We proclaim that our cheeks fell overnight, our neck became our mother’s neck within a year, the brown spots came out of nowhere and the melasma struck us while on a sun-filled vacation. The list goes on. Sound familiar?

I recently approached Dr. Kaplan, my Medical Director, who is a facial plastic surgeon. I did the infamous two hand move to pull my lower face back and stretch the neck upward. Why, I asked, does this happen mostly to women…quickly I might add.” The answer was, in part, hormones. Yep, sneaky little hormones. Is there anything good about them? In our practice, we can blame them for acne, excess hair growth, cellulite, melasma, spider veins, stretch marks, and now crepey skin and a sagging neck. Let’s not forget good ol’ perimenopause that causes hot flashes, weight gain, etc.

I have an internal check list in my head when I discover another sign or symptom that the aging process is gaining ground. For example, I recently discovered that I had crepey skin above my knees. My knees for Pete’s sake! Can’t I at least have good knees? I was the first staff member to quickly volunteer to try out a new skin care product for crepey skin. My right eyelid and brow are descending. My sun spots are routinely lasered as they develop. I have filler in my cheeks to re-position what gravity is causing. See? I’m the patient as well. I don’t have all of the answers, but I do know what it’s like to see our bodies changing even though we still feel like we’re 30.

I attended a laser conference awhile back that had premier surgeons and aesthetic physicians from around the world speak about current trends in aesthetic medicine. When the panel members were asked what their most daunting challenge was with female patients, this is what one said and the rest agreed with. “The forty-something year old women used to demand that we help her look good in her clothes. Now these women are demanding options to help them look good naked.”

I snickered out loud thinking they were making light of the issue and joking. They weren’t. Really? I mean, REALLY? Has it come to that? I’m pretty certain that I had a good body at age 20 and still did not recognize that fact. I’m even more certain that the current goal of looking good, at age 52, in my clothes, is good enough.

In that moment, I achieved balance for myself. I’ve come to terms with my looser skin and cellulite, but I will still seek safe and effective options for my neck. I can laser my sun spots, but shrug off having only “improved” crepey skin. I can put filler in my hands to disguise the veins and bony structures, but shrug off my failing vision and hot flashes. I’m comfortable in my skin, and I want my patients to find that balance as well.

At age 52, or any age, there is much freedom in having grace for ourselves and a sense of humor as we keep pace with the changes father time brings. As my best friend, Heidi wisely once said,

“Time can be a kind friend…unless it’s on your face.”

That made me laugh.


 

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Retin-A, The “Gold Standard”

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Does your skin look tired or dull? Are fine lines or crepiness showing up around the eyes and cheeks? If so, Retin A may be just the option you are looking for.

retin-a-creamNo one challenges Retin A’s reputation as the “gold standard” of skin care products. It allows for sloughing of skin cells to bolster skin thickness and collagen production. It’s ideal for facial wrinkles, lines, and sun damage.

Although laser treatments are our specialty, some patients just can’t have the downtime associated with laser resurfacing. So, while patients wait to set aside the time for laser resurfacing (and even after their treatments), Retin A helps keep them looking refreshed.

Retin A is a workout for the skin. It causes dead skin to flake off and in the process increases the cell reproduction rate. This means instead of having dead skin showing through, you have new skin cells at the surface, hence the healthy, vibrant and refreshed look. When a patient’s skin is unable to tolerate Retin A, or an individual prefers less of a skin reaction to a topical product, Glycolic Acid products are an excellent alternative.

Regardless of which skin care product one chooses, having routine exfoliation through topical applications is the true gold standard for healthy and revitalized skin. Don’t forget that daily sunscreen as being the best skin anti-aging habit!


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Nail Fungus – Lasers Prove Viable Treatment Option

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Are you embarrassed to wear your favorite pair of shoes because of toenail fungus? Have all the prescription medications failed? If so, it’s time to take the next step with laser toenail fungus removal.

You may trip over the pronunciation of “onychomycosis,” but it’s the term for nail fungus. Nail fungus is caused by fungi that cause superficial infections of nails, skin, and hair. This infection represents over 50% of all nail disorders and affects the toenails in the majority of adults.

Most patients recognize toenail fungus as yellowish/greenish discoloration, thickening, and in some advanced cases, lifting of the nail. The cuticles may also become red and tender. Unfortunately, there are limited options, and many available topical and oral medications have long treatment programs with high recurrence rates.

For topical medications, penetration of the nail is always a challenge. When oral medications are used, the concerns over how these may affect the liver is a concern. For the elderly or those with immune system problems, this is heightened concern. Monitoring lab values for liver enzymes is a requirement when using these oral medications which leads to more time and effort for the patient.

Although there are limited long-term studies, research reveals a disappointing success rate of between 40 and 50% failure for oral medications, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4106353/.

This is where lasers enter the picture. LASERS are high powered LIGHT and HEAT that come together to produce a very good alternative to traditional toe fungus medications. The concept is to use LASERS to destroy the fungus with heat.

At Celibre Medical, we use two different lasers to reach a level of heat/light that has led to over a 95% success rate with patients. Although “success” may not be realized for a few months until the new nail bed begins to grow at the base of the cuticle, early cosmetic benefits of improved color/texture of the nails are often observed in the first few weeks of treatment.

There is no downtime with treatments, and only with mild to moderate heat discomfort during the short treatment. Most treatment plans end after a series of three treatments performed once weekly

https://celibre.com/toenail-fungus-treatment/

 

Lori Haney

RN, MEP-C, ANS
Certified Medical Laser Safety Officer
Diplomate of the American Board of Lasers and Surgery


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How painful can laser hair removal be?

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To achieve permanent laser hair removal — where this term represents 75%-95% permanent removal of the hair in 6-8 treatments – the base of the hair follicle has to be heated to a high enough temperature so that the blood vessels that connect to the base of the hair follicle are disabled. This process involves a temperature high enough to cause some discomfort.

Most patients that have undergone waxing will generally say that <strong”>laser hair removal is more comfortable than waxing. The challenge with describing the discomfort involved with the laser hair removal process is that some patients have a very easy time with laser hair removal and others think it is very painful, and every patient has a different pain tolerance. We can say that since 2004, we have done tens of thousands of laser hair removal treatments and we can count on two hands the number that have opted out of the process because it was too painful.

african american laser hair removal los angeles before photo african american laser hair removal los angeles before photo

What does laser hair removal feel like?

Laser hair removal is most commonly described as feeling like someone is snapping you sharply on the skin with a rubber band. It can also feel like pin pricks or hot sand on the skin.

How do we make your laser hair removal treatments more comfortable?

There are methods to lessen the discomfort level during laser hair reduction including cold gels, numbing creams, and cold air blowers.

Does painless laser hair removal exist?

Currently, the FDA requires that manufacturers of lasers used for laser hair removal are able to substantiate (via clinical trials) that their product is “pain free” or “painless laser hair removal” before they are able to advertise that. There is one manufacturer currently advertising that their laser as pain free, but they have not applied for nor received an FDA approval to substantiate this claim.


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Poikiloderma – Discoloration to the Neck and Chest

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Ever wonder what to call that v-shaped sun damaged area on your chest? The one that you wish you could even out so that it doesn’t show when you’re wearing that new off the shoulder dress.

Poikiloderma Discoloration on Neck and ChestPoikilodermais the fancy name for photo-damage to the neck and chest areas. This condition has a distinct look of red, brown, and even white areas. The texture of the skin can also appear leathery with time. Men generally have this condition on the sides of the neck whereas women tend to get it mostly on the chest in the V-neck shape.

At Celibre Medical, we use a combination approach to treat the condition. This includes the pulsed dye laser (VStar/VBeam) for red pigment, q-switched lasers for brown and BBL (Broad Band Light) to for overall evening in color.

Some signs that you may have Poikiloderma:

*Red, brown, or both colors

*Areas of light skin (most severe form of sun damage where skin has lost pigment)

*Rough texture

*Leathery appearance

*Sides of neck, back of neck, chest

Treatment Plan:

*Responds best to laser and BBL treatments that target the red and brown color separately

*Laser first and then BBL (Broad Band Light) for evening the tone

*Determine which color should be addressed first.  Our goal is to “take off one thing off the plate first.” Meaning, remove the red before addressing brown or vice versa.

*Laser every 4-6 weeks

*Average is 6 to 8 treatments using 3 different laser/BBL devices

*Some Social downtime expected with bruising of skin often required to remove redness.

Not Liking Your Neck? Is Kybella an option?

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If you are not liking the changes you are seeing with your neck, you are in good company. We know this by the numerous infomercials that cater to this topic.

Besides a plethora of skin care products that claim to help, we are inundated with treatment options using Ulthera, Radiofrequency, Lasers, IPLs, microneedling, PRP, to just name a handful. But what about Kybella?

The new kid on the block is Kybella – an injectable medication similar to old school mesotherapy. With a huge marketing push, Allergan has launched this as a way to address the infamous “waddle” or “Turkey Neck.”

The concept with Kybella is that the medication will basically dissolve fat through an inflammatory process that is initiated upon injection. This procedure involves numerous injection points (up to 60 each visit), causes profound swelling of the neck for several days, and can lead to some concerning complications with the most serious being nerve injury in the mandibular area.

https://www.realself.com/kybella/answers/nerve-damage

In addition to the risks and discomfort involved, treatments are very pricey with a price tag of $1300 to $2000 PER TREATMENT. The average patient requires more than one treatment, so the treatment program is quite an investment. Further, the best “responder” is generally a patient that does not have significant laxity (extra, hanging, redundant skin). Hmmm…it would seem like the person that has the biggest need may not be the best candidate after all for Kybella.

https://www.realself.com/Kybella/cost/California/Huntington-Beach

Regardless of which treatment plan a practice claims to use in treating the delicate area of the neck, there are risks vs. benefits for all options. Safety and efficacy should go hand in hand. Just because something is “new” does not translate to a good treatment option. Even non-invasive options carry risks and should be considered when considering a treatment plan.


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MELASMA – A Frustrating Condition

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“Frustrating” may be an understatement for the many women (fewer men) that struggle with this very common skin condition.  In fact, this is the most common pigmented skin condition we treat in our practice.  Similar to acne, this condition is oftentimes an emotional one being that both are considered non-curable and chronic and linked to a hormonal influence.  However, both are manageable with good options for improvement.

Melasma comes from within.  Meaning, the cells of color (melanocytes) develop on the surface of the skin, creating brown shades of color represented as patches in typical locations such as the forehead, bridge of nose, cheek bones, and upper lip.  The onset may be insidious over time or may develop within a very short amount of time – weeks even.

If we understand that the discoloration is in response to hormonal influences and genetic predisposition, we must also recognize that there also triggers that exacerbate or “feed” the condition.  Specifically, heat, humidity, and UV radiation (sun light).  Living on planet earth, we cannot avoid all of these elements at all times and still enjoy our lives and activities.  However, we can modify our routine while seeking a treatment regimen.

If heat, humidity, and light radiation all work to worsen melasma, we would never want to use a laser option as this is pure light and heat!  Unfortunately, numerous medical professionals continue to use their lasers or IPLs as a treatment option and usually doing a disservice to their patient.  In the event there is initial improvement of color, research over the many years will confirm that melasma will almost always return within 6 months and, in many cases, return with a vengeance.  Besides this disappointing result, lasers are a much bigger expense than a topical option.

In our practice, using a topical ingredient of hydroquinone has offered a 95% success rate with our melasma patients.  Success being improvement/control vs. cure.  Our success rate is also based upon educating our patients on how to manage their condition, using only fresh hydroquinone that is not pre-made, and avoiding the use of lasers and heat for melasma.

As we enter into possibly another hot summer wherein the elements are wanting to trigger your melasma – don’t fret.   Pull out the hat, sunscreen, hydroquinone, and enjoy your activities.  You are in good company.

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Needles vs Cannulas – Does it matter?

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In the world of cosmetic dermal filler treatments, the arrival of cannulas as a replacement for needles became a popular option among injectors.

The concept was to have a flexible plastic tubing/sheath that was threaded into a puncture site to then inject the filler product. It’s the same process that is used when an intravenous catheter is used to administer medication. The theory was that the tubing would eliminate or minimize bruising by avoiding puncture of blood vessels while at the same time reducing potential complications such as injecting product directly into a blood vessel.

We have not found that cannulas are superior, or even equal, to needles, and here is why:

  1. A large bore needle is still needed with cannulas to create a point of entry large enough to thread the cannula into. This alone creates a risk for bruising and is quite uncomfortable.
  2. There is less control of the placement of product with cannulas as well as limitations of the artistry needed in delicate areas.
  3. There is evidence that cannulas may still puncture a blood vessel or even break or dislodge the tip of the catheter.
  4. A safe and experienced injector has several methods to determine that a product is not being injected into a major blood vessel.
  5. It is our belief that the controlled trauma of the needle offers value in the collagen-induced injury response – a good thing.

As with all things, Celibre Medical relies on what is tried and true vs. what is new.


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Celibre Cosmetic Injections and Laser Resurfacing Blogs

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Cosmetic Injections | Laser Resurfacing Treatments | Other

Botox | Dysport | Juvederm | Radiesse | Restylane | Sculptra | Other Cosmetic Injections

 

COSMETIC INJECTIONS

 

Adding Volume To The Aging Face Using Injectable Fillers

Avoiding Bruises Associated With Injection Procedures

Botox And Restylane Technique, What Went Wrong?

Botox Restylane And Juvederm Lip And Mouth Enhancement

Dark Circles Under Eyes

Does Grinding My Teeth Cause Migraines?

Do Cosmetic Injections Botox Juvederm Restylane Perlane Hurt?

Fat Injections or Dermal Fillers?

Injections For Dark Circles Under The Eyes

Needles vs Cannulas – Does it matter?

Not Liking Your Neck? Is Kybella an Option?

Restylane or Perlane?

What Can I Do To Improve My Chin?

What Happens After The Restylane Juvederm or Perlane Has Dissolved?

What Is The Difference Between Botox And Restylane?

What Is The Difference Between Botox and Dysport?

What Is The Difference Between Restylane, Juvederm and Perlane?

 

Botox

3 Most Common Areas To Use Botox

Are we being VAIN with Botox?

Botox Browlift

Botox Cosmetic For Shaping The Face

Botox Costs

Botox For Pebble Chin

Botox For Pebble Chin 2

Botox Good Faith Exam

Botox Myths

Botox Prices

Botox While Pregnant

Cheap Botox – Is It Worth It?

Fix Smokers Lines

How Can Men Benefit From Botox?

How Can Men Benefit From Cosmetic Dermal Fillers?

How Long Does Botox Last?

How Long Does Botox Last 2?

How Long Does Botox Take To Work?

How Many Units Of Botox For Forehead?

Is Botox Cosmetic Safe?

Little Known Uses For Botox

Too Much Botox In Forehead

What Does Botox Do?

What Is A Botox Good Faith Exam?

What Is Botox?

What Is Botox Made Of?

What Is The Botox Black Box Warning?

What Is The Downtime With Botox Injections?

Who Is Qualified To Administer Botox Cosmetic?

Why Are Botox Prices Different?

Why Cheap Botox Is Not Necessarily Good Botox

Will Botox Freeze My Face?

 

Dysport

Is There A Treatment For Underarm Sweating?

What Does Brow Shaping Mean?

What Treatments Are Available For Crows Feet Lines Around The Eyes?

 

Juvederm

Vitrase For Juvederm Reversal

 

Radiesse

Asian Nose Shaping With Radiesse

Hand Rejuvenation Using Injection Procedures

Hand Rejuvenation What Does It Mean?

Restore Volume To Hollow Cheeks

Why We’re Not Currently Using Voluma By Allergan?

 

Restylane

Before My Restylane Treatment

Chin Rejuvenation With Restylane

How Long Does Restylane Last?

How Long Does Restylane Lyft (Perlane) Last?

Is There Downtime For Restylane Treatments?

Los Angeles Restylane For Eye Bags

Mouth And Lip Augmentation

Oral Commissures

Perlane (Restylane Lyft) Injections For Cheek Deformity

Philtral Columns And Mouth Rejuvenation

Restylane For Upper Cheek

Restylane Injections For Textured Scars

Should I Use Restylane Now?

The Aging Face Temporal Hollows

Tyndall Effect

What Is A Mouth Frown And How Can It Be Corrected?

What Is Hyaluronidase?

What Is Hyaluronidase 2?

What Is Restylane?

What Is The Tear Trough Injection Procedure?

 

Sculptra

How Is Sculptra Different Than Other Dermal Fillers?

Sculptra for the Buttocks? What you don’t know matters.

 

 

Cosmetic Injections | Laser Resurfacing Treatments | Other

Acne | Acne Scars | Age Spots (Sun Spots) | Angiomas | Birthmarks | Laser Hair Removal | Laser Resurfacing | Neck & Chest Pigment | Rosacea | Scars | Spider Veins | Stretch Marks | Tattoo Removal | Other Laser Treatments

 

LASER RESURFACING TREATMENTS

 

Bikini Shaving Bumps

Can Freckles Be Treated With Lasers?

Can Laser Darken Permanent Makeup?

Can Threading For Hair Removal Have Any Effect On The Skin?

Cellulite Treatment

Eye Rejuvenation With Restylane And Laser Resurfacing

Fake Tanning And Laser Treatment

Goal For Laser Treatments

How Do Cosmetic Medical Lasers Work?

How Do Lasers Treat Large Pores?

How To Get Rid Of Hemosiderin Staining?

Ipl or Lasers?

Lasers For Hyper-pigmentation And Brown Spots

Lasers; What Does Fad Approval Mean?

Laser Treatments Before And After Pictures

Laser Treatments For Dark Skin

Laser Treatments For Nevus Of Ota Birthmark

Laser Types And Wavelengths; What Does It All Mean?

Los Angeles Ulthera Reviews

Microdermabrasian or Lasers?

Photo-damage Aging

Photo-dynamic Therapy

Photo-dynamic Therapy Side Effects

Remove Hemosiderin Staining

Side Effects Of Photo-dynamic Therapy

Skin Orange Peel Texture Laser

Skin Type Laser Treatment

Techniques For Treating Vertical Mouth Lines

The Gold Standards For Laser Dermatology

Treating The Aging Face For Pore Size

Vaserlipo

What Are Smokers Lines and How Do I Get Rid Of Them?

What Causes Crepey Skin Around The Eyes?

What Does Facial Rejuvenation Mean?

What Is Coolbeam Laser?

Who Can Perform Laser Treatments In California?

Why Does Celibre Medical Choose Lasers Over Ipls?

Why Does Celibre Use A Variety Of Lasers?

What Is Photo-aging?

What Is Post Inflammatory Hyper-pigmentation?

What’s The Difference Between Tattoo And Permanent Makeup Removal?

 

Acne

Acne And Irritated Skin

Antibiotics And Lasers For Acne

Difference Between Acne And Milia

Do Oral Contraceptives Help With Acne?

Downtime With Acne Laser Treatments

How Does Laser Acne Treatment Work?

How Many Acne Laser Treatments Will I Need?

Lasers or Acne Medications?

Mineral Makeup For Acne

Number Of Laser Treatments For Acne And Milia

Steroid Injections For Acne

The Story Behind The Acne

What Is Acne Rosacea And What Causes It?

What Is Blu Light Acne Treatments?

 

Acne Scars

Acne Scar Removal; How Many Treatments?

Brown Red Acne Scar Removal

How Do You Treat Acne Scars?

What Is The Best Treatment For Depressed Acne Scars?

Will Acne Scars Improve After Laser Treatments?

 

Age Spots (Sun Spots)

Careful With Sun Exposure

Frosting Laser Treatment Sun Spots

How Does The Laser For Acne Scars Work?

How Do Lasers Remove Sun Spots And Freckles?

How Many Laser Treatments For Age Spots?

Lasers For Age Spots

Sun Spots On Lips

Treating The Aging Face For Sun Spots

What Causes Sun Spots?

 

Angiomas

How Many Laser Treatments for Cherry Hemangiomas?

What Is A Cherry Hemangioma?

Why Am I Getting Cherry Hemangiomas?

 

Birthmarks

Birthmark Removal; How Many Laser Treatments?

Can A Port Wine Stain Be Treated With Lasers?

Can Lasers Treat Birthmarks?

Is Laser Birthmark Removal Effective?

Is Laser Birthmark Removal For Me?

Lasers For Port Wine Stain Birthmarks

My Birthmark Has Hair In It, Are Laser Treatments Appropriate?

Speckled Nevi Birthmark Removal

Which Kinds Of Birthmarks Can Be Treated With Lasers?

Why Are Q Switched Lasers Best For Birthmark Removal?

What Is A Port Wine Stain?

 

Laser Hair Removal

Cheap Laser Hair Removal

Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?

How Many Treatments For Laser Hair Removal?

How Painful Can Laser Hair Removal Be?

Is Black Skin Laser Hair Removal Safe?

Is Laser Hair Removal Safe?

Is The Lumenis Lightseer The Most Common Laser Hair Removal Laser?

Laser Hair Removal Explained

Laser Hair Removal For Ingrown Hairs

Laser Hair Removal Polycystic Ovarian Disease

Razor Bumps Laser Hair Removal

Red Bumps After Laser Hair Removal

What Is The Cost Of Laser Hair Removal?

What’s The Best Laser For Hair Removal?

 

Laser Resurfacing

Are my pores really this BIG?

Celibre Medical Prefers Erbium Over Fraxel

Erbium Laser Resurfacing

Fractional Laser Resurfacing For Eye Wrinkles

Fractional Laser Resurfacing For Forehead Scars

Fractional Resurfacing. Heat Matters!

Fraxel Dark Skin

Laser Resurfacing Downtime

Laser Treatment for Rhinophyma

Los Angeles Fractional Laser Resurfacing For The Eyes

Options For Laser Skin Resurfacing

Profractional Laser Resurfacing For Birthmark Removal

Recovery For Deep Profractional Laser Resurfacing Los Angeles

Side Effects Of Laser Hair Removal

Top 3 Laser Resurfacing Lasers

What Is Co2 Laser Resurfacing?

What is Erbium Laser Resurfacing?

What Is Fractional Laser Resurfacing?

Why All Fractional Resurfacing Is Not The Same

 

Poikiloderma Neck & Chest Pigment

Can Poikiloderma Be Permanently Removed?

Expected Poikiloderma Results From Laser Treatments

How Is Poikiloderma Treated?

How Many Laser Treatments For Poikiloderma?

Poikiloderma – Discoloration to the Neck and Chest

What Is Poikiloderma?

 

Rosacea

How Many Laser Treatments For Rosacea?

Is There A Cure For Rosacea?

Lasers For Rosacea Treatment

What Is A Bruising Treatment For Rosacea?

What Is Rosacea?

 

Scars

Can A Keloid Scar Be Permanently Removed?

Can Lasers Remove Chicken Pox Scars?

Get Rid Of Road Rash Scars

How Can I Get Rid Of Red Scars?

Scar Removal; How Many Laser Treatments?

Treating Keloids With Lasers

What Causes A Keloid Scar?

What Is A Keloid?

 

Spider Veins

Can Lasers Treat Spider Veins On The Face?

Can Spider Veins Come Back?

How Can I Prevent Spider Veins?

How Do Lasers For Spider Veins Work?

How Many Laser Treatments For Spider Veins?

Sclerotherapy Lasers For Spider Veins

Spider Veins or Varicose Veins?

What Are Spider Veins?

Why Do I Have Spider Veins?

 

Stretch Marks

Can Dark Stretch Marks Be Treated?

Can I Get Laser Treatments For My Stretch Marks While I’m Pregnant Or Breastfeeding?

Do Lasers Work For Stretch Marks?

How Can Brown Stretch Marks Be Treated With Lasers?

How to Get Rid of Red Stretch Marks?

Stretch Marks Now or Later?

Stretch Marks Treatment Options

Tummy Tuck or Lasers For Stretch Marks?

What Causes White Stretch Marks?

Will Lasers Completely Remove Stretch Marks?

 

Tattoo Removal

Best Lasers For Tattoo Removal

Elimaink Wrecking Balm Tattoo Removal

Hives After Laser Tattoo Removal

How Do Lasers Remove Tattoos?

How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

How Many Treatments For Laser Tattoo Removal?

Laser Tattoo Removal Scars

Long Beach Laser Tattoo Removal

Picosure For Tattoo Removal

Tattoo Removal

Tattoo Removal Prices

Top 3 Lasers For Tattoo Removal

Will My Tattoo Be Completely Gone After Laser Treatments?

 

 

Cosmetic Injections | Laser Resurfacing Treatments | Other

Hands | Latisse | Lips | Melasma | Sebaceous Hyperplasia | Skin Tags | Syringoma | Warts | Wrinkles | Other

 

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Hands

How Can I Get Rid Of Veins On My Hands?

What About Our Hands? Options for Hand Rejuvenation

 

Latisse

What Is Latisse And How Does It Work?

 

Lips

Brown Spots On Lips

Lip Fillers Before And After

Lip Spot Removal Associated With Peutz Jeghers Syndrome

Uneven Lips

Want Great Lips? Choose A Great Injector

 

Melasma

Cure For Melasma?

Difference Between Melasma And Sun Damage

Ethnic Skin And Hydroquinone

Hydroquinone For Melasma

Hydroquinone Without Retin A

Is Hydroquinone Safe?

MELASMA – A Frustrating Condition

Triluma or Cosmelan?

What Causes Melasma?

What Is Melasma?

 

Sebaceous Hyperplasia

Treat Sebaceous Hyperplasia

 

Skin Tags

What Are Skin Tags And How Are They Treated?

 

Syringoma

Can Lasers Treat Syringoma?

Syringoma Removal With Cauterization

What Is A Syringoma?

 

Warts

Can Warts Be Treated With Lasers?

Laser Treatments For Wart Removal

 

Wrinkles

How Do I Get Rid Of The Wrinkles Between My Eyebrows?

Retin-A, The “Gold Standard”

What’s The Best Treatment For Wrinkles Around The Eyes?

Which Lasers Are Good For Wrinkles?

 

Other

Aging Gracefully at 52

An Outsider as an Insider in Medical Aesthetics

Educating Our Patients; It’s What Makes Us Different

Healthy Ph Balance For The Skin

How To Wear Sunscreen

Nail Fungus – Lasers Prove Viable Treatment Option

Tanning Beds and Skin Cancer

Vaginal Rejuvenation

What Do I Need To Know About Sunscreen?

What Is An Accessory Extra Nipple And How Is It Treated?

 

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