Skin problems like scars, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and poor skin texture are very common, and our patients in San Diego are no exception. Some of our patients desire to see an improvement in their skin but are not aware of some of the latest developments and innovations in the field of cosmetic dermatology. Our experienced cosmetic dermatologist at Torrey Pines Dermatology & Laser Center will be happy to help you on your journey to smooth, better-looking skin in San Diego. Contact us today to learn more!
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Today’s medical lasers have seen stunning advancements in their sophistication lately that has paid enormous dividends to dermatology patients. The incredible precision offered by laser technology means that only unwanted skin tissue is affected by the treatment, leaving nearby skin tissue intact and greatly speeding healing times.
Laser skin resurfacing is safe and effective for the removal of lines, wrinkles, scars, and hyperpigmentation. The treatment is typically quite fast and involves very little downtime so that you can resume your normal activities right away in most cases.
A chemical peel procedure is a medical-grade treatment that can help enhance the appearance of your skin due to aging, scars, or sun exposure. Although an individual chemical peel’s ingredients may vary, they all work in the same basic way. A chemical solution is applied to your skin by our cosmetic dermatologist to remove varying portions of the outer skin layer to promote the formation of new skin that displays fewer imperfections.
Microneedling is another type of skin rejuvenation treatment our cosmetic dermatologist can perform that involves the controlled injury of outer skin layers. The treatment can be used to minimize the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and rough skin texture.
A microneedling procedure begins with the application of a topical numbing solution to enhance your comfort during your treatment. After that, we move the microneedling device over your skin repeatedly. This forms hundreds of tiny, virtually invisible punctures in your skin to trigger a skin rejuvenation process.
In addition to making a fine treatment in its own right, microneedling can be used in conjunction with the application of topical skin care ingredients to increase their penetration. The outer skin layer normally possesses a barrier that allows only tiny molecules to pass through. Microneedling forms channels that increase skin penetration and effectiveness.
Sculptra is a skin care innovation that involves the injection of a substance called polylactic acid. This synthetic substance is somewhat similar to that found in your body when your muscles are exercised vigorously. Once injected, this polylactic acid is gradually replaced by your own body’s collagen. Since collagen is associated with youthful skin, an increase leads to skin that displays fewer lines, wrinkles, scars, and blemishes.
The Sculptra treatment involves a series of injections given over the course of a few weeks. In between treatments, you will need to massage the treatment area to ensure that the product is distributed evenly and does not form lumps.