Chemical Peels

If you’ve never had one, chemical peels can be scary. For Sex and the City fans, the phrase alone may bring back memories of a horrified Samantha’s not-so-pretty post-peel face. But don’t fret — the deep phenol peel depicted in the popular series is rarely performed these days. Today’s medical-grade chemical peels offer wonderful results with minimal down time. Yes, you may experience some flaking […] Read More

New Non-Surgical Procedure Provides Facelift Alternative

Golden Gate Skin Center now offers Ultherapy, a non-surgical treatment that uses ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing process to lift and tighten loose skin on the eyebrow, neck, and under the chin. This FDA-approved procedure uses safe ultrasound energy to stimulate the deep structural support layers of the skin – including those typically addressed in a surgical facelift – without disturbing the surface of […] Read More

Studies Show Relief From Depression After Receiving Botox

Over 100 years ago, Charles Darwin thought the expressions on our face are not just a result of our emotions but also an influence on our emotions. His theory — that smiling can make us happier and frowning can make us sadder — has been validated by researchers in the decades since he made his initial observation. It wasn’t until recently, however, that dermatologist Eric Finzi noticed that some of […] Read More

Hand Rejuvenation Can Take Years Off Your Appearance

While many people focus their anti-aging arsenal on their face, the contrast of aging hands to a youthful face can be a dead give away for age. Brown spots, crepey skin and prominent veins can add years to your appearance. Fortunately, there are a variety of treatments to help rejuvenate the hands with minimal down time. Brown Spots Intense Pulse Light (IPL) targets brown spots on the […] Read More

What Can I Do About My Facial Wrinkles?

When thinking about wrinkle treatments, it’s important to consider the different types of facial wrinkles. Facial wrinkles typically come in two categories: dynamic wrinkles and static wrinkles. Identifying the underlying cause of your wrinkles is the key to choosing the most effective treatment option. Dynamic Wrinkles Dynamic wrinkles are movement-created wrinkles that result from the contraction of muscles attached to the skin. These muscle contractions […] Read More

Non-Invasive Treatment Options For Melasma

Melasma is often referred to as the “mask of pregnancy,” but the truth is it can occur at any time. It can be triggered by starting or stopping oral contraceptives, lactation, hormone replacement therapy, thyroid disruptions or perimenopause. Melasma affects 5-6 million Americans annually and the American Academy of Dermatology reports that women account for roughly 90% of those afflicted. It is a hormonal skin […] Read More

Effective Anti-Aging Treatments For Your Lower Face

Your jawline is the foundation of the lower region of your face. As you age, changes to your jaw directly impact your appearance. The loss of volume (collagen, fat, muscle and bone) as you age reduces soft tissue support and creates sagging skin. Common Signs of Lower Face Aging Nasolabial Folds – These are the two skin folds that run from the side of the nose […] Read More


New Study Shows Alarming Cancer Rates Linked To Indoor Tanning

According to a recent study, the potential to get skin cancer from tanning beds is substantially higher among young people than previously thought. Those who start tanning before 35 have a 59% higher probability of melanoma, and the risk of getting skin cancer from indoor tanning is higher than the risk of getting lung cancer from smoking. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco […] Read More

Four Ways To Treat Browns Spots On Your Skin

There’s no way around it. Sun exposure and aging cause brown spots to develop on our skin. The most common areas are those that get repetitive sun exposure such as the face, hands, arms and shoulders. Over time, these spots change from cute youthful freckles into unsightly discolorations. Using daily sunscreen and limiting your time in the sun can prevent future brown spots from developing. […] Read More

How To Rejuvenate Your Aging Neck

Sun exposure, weight gain, and genetics often cause our necks to change as we age. Wrinkles start to appear as the skin becomes loose, fat accumulates under the chin, and vertical neck bands form from the contraction of muscles. The term ”turkey neck” refers to these changes in appearance, and it’s about as attractive as it sounds. Surgery has traditionally been the only option to rejuvenate […] Read More


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