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10 Surprising Ways That You’re Giving Yourself Wrinkles

Del Mar Facial Filler Cosmetic TreatmentStop blaming Father Time! Sure, he’s slowed down the production of collagen and elastin in your skin, making it more susceptible to wrinkling and sagging. But if you have wrinkles, he’s had your help. Believe it or not, some of your own bad habits are the reason you’ve been avoiding your mirror.

Here are 10 of the top ways you’re turning your once plump apple cheeks to withered prunes:


1. You’re sleeping on your side. Pressing your face into a pillow can create creases in your skin that, over time, become permanent. However, side sleeping is actually the healthiest sleep position, because it prevents snoring and sleep apnea. So, what’s an aging Sleepy Beauty to do? Try a silk pillowcase to minimize trauma to the face and/or a memory foam pillow. And if you wake up intermittently, take the time to switch sides. Read more

The Latest Options in Dermal Fillers

La Jolla Facial Filler Injectable TreatmentYou’re not ready for a facelift. You’re not sure if you’ll ever be ready for a facelift. But you are ready to take control of your aging and start reversing the signs. You’ve heard about dermal fillers but may be reluctant to take the plunge because you’re afraid to look “fake” or “overfilled.”

The good news is that there is a plethora of new products on the market that not only look and feel natural, they last longer than earlier dermal fillers do, too. Layered together and used with neuromodulators such as Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin, they can even create a liquid facelift.

The following is a breakdown of some of the most effective dermal fillers available — including some brand new ones. At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, our team of board-certified dermatologists can help you make an informed choice when you’re ready to fill in your wrinkles, plump up your lines, rejuvenate your lips, restore your hands, or contour your body. Read more

5 Ways Your Hands Are Giving Away Your Age

La Jolla Aging Hand Skin FillerIn your daily battle to resist the signs of aging, you still might be neglecting your hands. They are one of the most visible parts of your body, so don’t let them betray your otherwise youthful appearance.

Many people forget to include their hands when considering anti-aging therapies such as fillers and lasers, but at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, we haven’t forgotten. In fact, our board-certified dermatologists can help you turn back the clock with a variety of hand rejuvenation procedures in San Diego, including Radiesse, a cosmetic injectable FDA-approved to restore volume to your hands (and help keep your real age a secret).

Are You a Good Candidate for Hand Rejuvenation?

Age Spots

Though usually a result of sun damage, age spots are considered a sign of aging because they develop from an accumulation of sun damage throughout your life. Often, they don’t begin to appear until you’re in your 50s. If you’re a loyal sun-worshiper, however, the spots on your hands could appear well before you reach your 40s.

A variety of pigment-specific lasers such as the q-switched Ruby, Alexandrite or Picosecond lasers or  IPL treatments can improve the tone of your skin and help reduce the effects of these spots. Your dermatologic surgeon can choose the best laser or series of lasers to be most effective. Read more

6 Facial Problems Perfect for Belotero

Superficial Lines Worry Wrinkles Del MarThe earliest telltale signs of aging include the development of superficial lines and fine wrinkles on various parts of your face, especially in areas where the skin is delicate, such as around the eyes. These lines can start developing in your 20s, and unless you stop eating, smiling, laughing, worrying, squinting, or otherwise moving your mouth and making expressions, these types of lines are pretty much unavoidable.

The good news is that you can reduce the appearance of these lines by using a noninvasive treatment option called Belotero, considered an ideal fine line and wrinkle treatment by our board-certified dermatologists at San Diego’s Cosmetic Laser Dermatology.  As leading experts in the latest cosmetic treatments, each of our dermatologists have the experience and skill necessary to create a customized treatment plan for each patient based on his or her unique needs and goals.

When nothing has succeeded in reducing the appearance of your facial lines and wrinkles, Belotero might be the minimally-invasive facial rejuvenation treatment you’ve been looking for. Schedule at consultation at our San Diego office today to learn more. Medical director Dr. Mitchel Goldman, Dr. Kimberly Butterwick, and Dr. Sabrina Fabi serve as medical consultants for Merz Aesthetics, the major dermatologic manufacturers behind Belotero and can provide the comprehensive information and insight you need to make an informed decision. Read more

Which Dermal Filler Is Right for You?

Facial Filler Injection La JollaAging can affect the skin in many different ways and with medical technology evolving so quickly, it’s often hard to know which dermal filler is the right solution for specific problems.

Fortunately, the dermal filler experts at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego not only have the training and skill to administer a variety of treatments but they also have the knowledge to design a customized treatment plan for each unique case.

Each of our five board-certified dermatologists is so highly regarded in the field of injectable dermal fillers that they not only provide lectures and educational seminars to train other dermatologists but also play an integral role in testing and optimizing new dermatologic products. For example, our medical director Dr. Mitchel Goldman and Associates, Drs. Kimberly Butterwick and Sabrina Fabi serve as a medical consultant for some of the major dermatologic manufacturers behind the world’s most effective dermal fillers. Read more

Signs Your Mouth is Showing Your True Age

La Jolla Mouth Wrinkles Volume LossWrinkles have a way of showing up in all the wrong places, especially around our mouths. Our mouths tend to draw focus, particularly when we’re having a conversation. Unfortunately for most of us, the corners and the area around our mouths are the exact places that wrinkles show up first. Even worse, these fine lines and wrinkles can appear well before we’re considered “old” due to a variety of factors, such as sun exposure, genetics, acne, or smoking cigarettes.

While we rely on our facial muscles to produce a wide range of expressions, these movements create creases and furrows that can eventually become fine lines and wrinkles. Every time we pout, pucker, laugh, smile, or talk, lines begin to form as the skin loses collagen and elastin, which are the substances in the skin that provide volume and suppleness.

While there is no real way to avoid this form of aging over time, there are many options for facial rejuvenation and improving lost facial volume in San Diego County. Restylane is a great dermal filler treatment manufactured by Galderma that can help reduce the most common signs of aging that can occur around the mouth, particularly when combined with other effective cosmetic procedures. To learn more about this cutting-edge injectable, schedule an appointment at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego.

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Find the Right Lip Enhancement for Your Age

Injectable Lip Plumping Treatment La JollaAging gracefully is something we all strive for, but sometimes skincare and makeup can only go so far when you experience lip volume loss or have naturally thin lips. This is where lip enhancement in the form of injectables, like Juvederm by Allergan and Galderma’s Restylane, come to the rescue!

However, lip augmentation that looks natural and flattering is an art form. Choosing a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist as an injector can mean the difference between achieving beautiful results or an over-filled, duck-billed appearance with lip fillers.

Important Factors to Consider

What many people don’t realize is that age is a major factor in how the lips look. What’s more, a 20-year-old patient may have very different desired outcomes with lip augmentation than a patient in their 50’s. Understanding which issues and desires patients of all ages have when it comes to cosmetic lip enhancement is essential when choosing a dermatologist. The world renowned San Diego dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology are artists when it comes to cosmetic procedures and can help patients of every age achieve their individual goals and motivations. Read more

What You Should Know About Juvederm

Del Mar Rejuvenating Fillers TreatmentHyaluronic acid is a sugar that occurs naturally in your body, acting as a cushioning and lubricating agent for your joints, eyes, and other tissues in your body. It’s also useful as an injectable filler that helps your skin keep its volume and shape from the effects of wrinkles and lines.

What if you could receive such a minimally invasive, quick-acting treatment to invigorate your overall appearance during your lunch hour? What if one treatment could result in months of a more youthful appearance and appreciative glances?

Sounds amazing, right?

Then you should schedule a personalized consultation with one of our renowned dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego to help you regain smooth skin and your youthful glow! Read more

Popular Pre-Wedding Procedures for Bride and Groom

IPL Reduces Redness and Pigmentation - Actual Un-Retouched ClientWedding season is almost here, and that means if you have a wedding coming up it’s time to start thinking about how to look your best on the big day.

Many cosmetic procedures should be done weeks to months ahead of time to ensure that everything is perfect on the day of the wedding, so we’ve
 put together a guide to cosmetic procedures and when they should be done for the bride, groom, bridal party, and mother of the bride. Read more

Five Questions About Earlobe Volumizing

Adding volume to the earlobes in order to reverse the damage of years of wearing heavy earrings has become quite a Earlobe volumizationtrend recently. Women especially are starting to notice stretched, misshapen earlobes, usually as a result of overly heavy earrings pulling down the lobe over the years. These stretched earlobes can be just as telling a sign of age as wrinkles or volume loss in other areas. The face is no longer the only measure of telling a person’s age!

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