The Aging Neck, What Can You Do?

Sun exposure, weight gain, and genetics often cause our necks to change as we age. Did you know that menopause also affects the quality of your skin? The loss of estrogen that occurs in menopause causes loss in fat around the face, thinning skin, loss of elasticity, and hyperpigmentation. Wrinkles start to appear as the skin becomes loose, fat accumulates under the chin, and vertical […] Read More

Beauty is in the EYE of the Beholder

Rejuvenation for the Eyes The way the skin around the eyes (above and below the brow, and the eyelids) appears is a common concern for many people as the. Some worry about looking angry or irritated, while others fear looking tired or having dark circles under their eyes. Smile lines or wrinkles around the eyes are also frequent complaints. Fortunately, we live in a time […] Read More

Keep an Eye on Summer Skin

Summer is here in the Bay Area! As you head out to enjoy the long summer days, remember to protect your skin daily with sunscreen. A physical sunscreen with Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide and a minimum SPF of 30 will give you the best protection. Reapply every 2 hours and after swimming or sweating. While enjoying the summer and exposing more skin, watch for […] Read More

Vitamin C for Skin Health

Vitamin C may not be as effective in fighting colds as once thought, but this vital nutrient can do wonders for the skin! Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a powerful nutrient and antioxidant necessary for the growth and repair of tissues throughout the body. It helps the body produce collagen — an important protein that aids in the growth of cells and […] Read More

Restore Your Facial Volume

Aging causes facial volume loss from bone degradation, muscle atrophy and fat resorption. Over time, our faces transform from a plump grape into a wrinkled raisin. Fortunately, new dermal fillers can help provide a more youthful and natural appearance.   Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are used to lift and plump areas of the face that have lost volume or support. HA is a naturally occurring […] Read More

Seeing Red? What You Need to Know About Rosacea

A rosy complexion is often thought to be a sign of good health. But red patches on the face may signal something more troubling — rosacea, a common inflammation of facial skin caused by the swelling of blood vessels close to the skin’s surface. Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes redness; small, spider-like blood vessels; small, red, puss-filled bumps on the nose, cheeks, […] Read More

Ring in the New Year with these January Promotions!

Happy New Year from our Skin Center!   Vitamin C – Save 20% Stock up on topical antioxidants to protect your skin from air pollution hazards. This month save 20% on any medical grade Vitamin C product. Choose from PCA Skin C-Strength, mybody Brightamin-C and SkinMedica Vitamin C&E Complex. Ultherapy – Save 15%  Happy New Year! Celebrate the new year with an Ultherapy treatment to […] Read More


Air Pollution, Skin Aging, and the Role of Antioxidants

In recent years, air pollution has become an increasingly important topic of concern. As more and more individuals move to populated metropolises and pollutants continue to contribute to the destruction of the ozone layer, the focus on the negative effects to human health has intensified. While respiratory effects are well established, the latest research in the field points to a new target for these pollutants […] Read More

Lip Lines

Soften Lip Wrinkles Without Looking “Done” No one wants lip wrinkles. They can add years to your face regardless of your age. Unfortunately, even if you’re not a smoker they can still appear over time. Lip wrinkles are often caused by pursing, volume loss and sun damage. In order to reduce lines around the mouth it’s important to address motion, volume and quality of skin. […] Read More

New Research on the Treatment of Acne

For years, the debate over how best to treat acne has been complex. While effective face washing and topical prescriptions work well for some of our patients, those who experience inflammatory or cystic breakouts may require a stronger treatment plan. Though it is known that both oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) and antibiotics are effective in managing acne, little research has been done comparing these two […] Read More


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