Blog Archive

What to do about the stubborn areas resistant to diet and exercise. Get ready for 2020! Nov 7th, 2019

California is known to be the health and sunshine state, it is no surprise that statistics indicate California as one of the top five states with the lowest number of obesity rates. With the sunshine all year round it's no wonder that keeping in shape is a priority. With all...

Frequently Asked Questions about Laser Tattoo Removal Oct 10th, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions   1. How much is it going to cost? This is the number one question enquiring patients want to know. The cost of each treatment varies on the size of the tattoo or tattoos. We recommend each patient to do an in-person consultation to get exact pricing...

Melasma, Hyperpigmentation, Brown Spots. What is the difference? What is the best treatment? Sep 27th, 2019

Melasma is a form of hyperpigmentation and is a common concern especially amongst new moms. It is often called the "pregnancy mask" because this skin condition can be triggered by hormonal changes or UV exposure. Men can develop this condition, but more commonly seen in women. Melasma appears as blotchy...

Aftercare for your Tattoo is just as important as the Laser Treatment Sep 11th, 2019

After being zapped with the laser repeatedly patients are ready to leave the office without a second thought. Who can remember the aftercare instructions when you feel like the area treated is on fire. It's normal for the area to feel and look like a superficial wound. There may be...

DIY Tattoos in 2019- Stick and Pokes Yes It's a Thing- A Thing We Can Remove Aug 29th, 2019

Most "stick and poke" tattoos are done impulsively by a close friend on a random day inspired by ideas on Pinterest or Instagram. Look up #stickandpoke and you will find over 500,000 images and videos related to this risky trend.   What is a Stick and Poke Tattoo? It is...

See Dark Spots Go with PicoSure Laser Skin Rejuvenation Aug 23rd, 2019

Dark spots, sun spots or hyperpigmentation are formed by melanocytes with the overproduction of melanin in the skin. Melanin production can be triggered by hormones. Estrogen and progesterone can increase the level of melanin which is why pregnant women can develop melasma called "pregnancy mask" and may disappear afterwards. The...

Top 10 Non-Surgical Treatments in 2019 Aug 15th, 2019

#1 Non-Surgical Rhinoplasties Non-surgical nose jobs using fillers are one of the top procedures because it does not require recovery time. These procedures use injectable fillers such as hyaluronic acid to smooth out bridge bumps or to create symmetry. However results are not permanent and not favorable for those who...

Does Laser Tattoo Removal leave Scars or Blisters? Aug 2nd, 2019

There has been a rise in laser tattoo removal now that inking is part of our culture. Many have questions about the results and risks involved.  Tattoos now have less stigma, but tattoo enthusiasts want an alternative to unwanted ink that has become permanent. Patients are mostly concerned about scarring...

Sun's rays get stronger in the summer months. Protect your skin! Jul 26th, 2019

Summer is in full swing and we want to remind everyone to take care of their beautiful skin by focusing on protection with the rise of melanoma cases. In California, the rate of melanoma incidence is 22.4 per 100,000. (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016). Sun’s rays get...

Why sun exposure after a laser treatment is not ideal Jul 23rd, 2019

Laser skin resurfacing/rejuvenation involves laser energy injuring the top layers and mid layers of your skin. New healthy tissue can be sensitive to the sun and easily damaged by sun exposure. This is called photo-sensitivity. Common response to sun exposure after treatment is for your skin to darken, freckle, and...

1540 Laser and It's Benefits Jul 12th, 2019

The Palomar Fractional Lux 1540 is a non-ablative laser that divides up light energy into micro beams that target surface skin cells and the mid layers of skin. These micro beams create deep narrow columns in the skin to stimulate the body's natural healing response to form new healthy tissue....

The Power of PicoSure Laser Tattoo Removal Jul 2nd, 2019

Laser tattoo removal is expensive, uncomfortable, and time consuming. However it is the best alternative. Traditionally tattoos have been treated with Q-switched nanosecond lasers. Q-switched lasers heat tattoo pigment particles within billionths of a second. PicoSure lasers are faster in that it delivers high energies trillionths of a second. PicoSure...

Why is PicoSure Laser Skin Rejuvenation Better for Skin Jun 25th, 2019

PicoSure Laser Skin Rejuvenation What does it treat? PicoSure laser addresses skin concerns like freckles, sun spots, discoloration, and unwanted tattoo ink. The laser improves skin texture such as scarring and wrinkles.  The laser converts laser energy into gentle pressure waves to activate cell signaling to create new collagen and...

Can the appearance of scars be improved with laser? Jun 18th, 2019

With the advances of technology, lasers can help with many serious conditions. To get the best results for improving the appearance of scars these are the basics for laser scar treatment. 1. Lasers can not remove the scar. Lasers can help with the appearance, but it cannot get rid of...

"Be strong. Be sexy. Be confident." In the words of 53 yr. old actress, model Brooke Shields Jun 12th, 2019

Acclaimed actress and super model Brooke Shields knows what its like to be in the limelight and the public eye. She has learned it takes inner confidence to know that she works hard, is proud of her roots and her two daughters. She is thrilled to share her new campaign...

Can stretch marks be removed with laser? May 31st, 2019

Stretch marks are irregular lines or texture developed on the skin. Typically skin has been stretched or distended. It is a type of scarring common during or after pregnancy, sudden or extreme weight gain or loss, and rapid growth in adolescents. The most common areas where stretch marks occur include...

Skin Secrets for your 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s May 24th, 2019

The appearance of a new wrinkle and age spot can have you second guessing your current skin routine. There are different approaches to skin health and what may have worked  in your 20s may be damaging in your 50s and 60s. The biggest culprits of skin damage is sun exposure...

Tattoo Mishaps like Ariana Grande can be Fixed with Laser Tattoo Removal May 2nd, 2019

Earlier this year, Ariana Grande's attempt to celebrate her single's top rating went awry when her Japanese script tattoo didn't say "7 Rings" but "small charcoal grill." Whoops minor details. News went viral when she went in to fix the mishap only to have it say "small charcoal grill finger."...

SculpSure Treatment Tested by a Mom 9 Weeks after Baby Apr 23rd, 2019

A new mom shared her recent experience with SculpSure on Bazaar Magazine. The article went into detail on her body struggles and the results of the treatment. It was a great piece describing her journey and what to expect with SculpSure. It is important to have realistic expectations on what...

Best In-Office Treatments to Target Dark Spots Apr 16th, 2019

Age spots are flat brown, gray, black  or "dark" spots on the skin. The spots are a result from over sun exposure. Dark spots are also called "liver spots, lentigo, solar lentigines, or sun spots." Your doctor can prescribe a topical cream to fade the age spot. These creams include:...

Laser Tattoo Removal- Tackling Myths and Understanding the Basics Apr 10th, 2019

Myth 1-Laser tattoo removal is safe anywhere it's offered. Laser tattoo removal is safe when done by an experienced, licensed medical professional. In the state of California, the medical board and board of nursing require all persons who operate and fire an aesthetic laser must be registered nurses, nurse practitioners,...

Fractional Erbium Lasers Deliver Results w/ Little Social Downtime vs. CO2 Lasers that Need Downtime Mar 5th, 2019

There are so many types of lasers and brands to treat the effects of sun damage and signs of aging. It's easy to get confused on what type of treatment is best for your skin. The important things to consider are your skin type, the amount of social downtime your...

Laser Skin Resurfacing-The Basics and What it Can Do for Your Skin Feb 14th, 2019

Laser skin resurfacing helps with wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, sun damage, texture, and overall tone. Lasers target many skin concerns, but have varying effects on different skin types. It’s important to know that with any laser treatment, treated skin will be hypersensitive to sun exposure for up to a...

Bikini Season calls for SculpSure on those Troublesome Areas Feb 6th, 2019

New and improved technologies are developed to shape and remove fat. Non-invasive treatments offer patients the luxury of no downtime and alternative options to meet their needs of self-improvement. However surgery will be the option with the most dramatic change. If you wanted to get rid of unwanted fat without...

What you need to know about Permanent Makeup/Eyebrow Tattoo Removal Jan 30th, 2019

With the growing trend of microblading and ombre brows is also the need of permanent makeup removal for bad brows or brow shapes that no longer suit the client. There are several methods to remove permanent makeup. Topical creams and lotions. The issue with topical solutions is the lack of...

Get Red Carpet Ready with PicoSure Laser Skin Rejuvenation Jan 2nd, 2019

The Picosure laser targets hyper pigmentation and stimulates new collagen. You can improve tone and texture and reduce signs of aging with minimal risks and pain. PicoSure differs by using highly targeted energy as gentle pressure by converting the wavelength 755nm with a specialized lens. This prevents burning or damaging...

Potential Risks of Laser Tattoo Removal Dec 17th, 2018

Before starting the process of laser tattoo removal its important to understand that results may vary with each individual. Some tattoos partially fade after a few treatments and may leave a faint outline of your tattoo, like a “ghost image.” The number of treatments needed for laser tattoo removal cannot...

Icon™ Laser Delivers Triple the WOW on its Triple Treatment in 1 Appointment Dec 14th, 2018

Triple Treatment in 1 Appointment with Cynosure® Icon™ Laser Many look for a treatment that gives dramatic improvement after one treatment. Treatments that are most popular deliver results for a brighter, glowing complexion, minimize fine lines or wrinkles, remove unwanted pigment, address facial veins and reduce redness. The Triple Treatment...

What works better CoolSculpting or SculpSure Nov 20th, 2018

We are often asked, "Is SculpSure better than CoolSculpting?" or "Aren't they the same?" We are going to go over the differentiators of each treatment and why non-surgical fat reduction may be the treatment of choice for you. Spot targeting troublesome areas when it comes to fat reduction can be...

Heat Up the Holidays with SculpSure, Non-Surgical Laser Body Contouring Nov 7th, 2018

SculpSure is the the latest technology in laser body contouring. If you have troublesome areas, it is a great way to achieve a natural looking slimmer appearance without surgery or downtime. What that means is right after treatment, no recovery time is needed so you can go about your day and...

Things to Know about Laser Tattoo Removal Sep 14th, 2018

We have many patients uninformed of the laser tattoo removal process. With so much information on the internet, it is difficult what to know is correct. If you have a tattoo that you want removed, here are some things to consider:⠀ ⠀1. Consider going to a licensed medical expert. Having treatments...

Restoring Summer Skin Aug 16th, 2018

Summer is winding down and you can restore your thirsty skin You can renew skin with a few simple steps in your daily routine. 1. Drink plenty of water.2. Eat nutritious foods that feed your body.3. Limit your sun exposure. Sun damages skin causing wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.4. Avoid sugar because...