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Did You Know…
A tan can absorb some of the energy of laser light and prevent the laser light from reaching the hair follicle. Do not get a tan before laser hair removal.
In the past some doctors tried to dye the patient hair dark so that more of the laser energy would be absorbed by the hair and thereby the laser would more effectively remove the hair. Unfortunately, it did not work because the dye did not reach the hair follicle.
Just before the laser is fired, a jet of frozen air is sent to the skin to protect the skin from the laser energy and to decrease the pain.
Neurotoxins are medications developed from the bacteria known as clostridium botulinum. Researchers noticed that people infected with this bacterium had suffered muscle weakness. Dysport and Botox have been developed from this discovery.
The word “Cosmetic” is derived from the Greek word “Kosmos” which means “of this world.”
The idea behind the CoolSculpt machine started after doctors noticed that children who sucked on popsicles lost the fat in their cheeks without damage to the skin. It is amazing what can develop from a simple observation.
The same laser that is used for hair removal, can get rid of toe nail fungus.
In the 1450s, women would shave their pubic hair to get rid of lice. And then they would have a pubic hair wig made as a replacement.
The light from a hair removal laser passes through the skin and is absorbed by the hair follicle. The laser energy is absorbed by the hair follicle and is destroyed. Since people have different skin colors, we need to have lasers with a variety of colors of laser light.

Skin Rejuvenation

Erase Years and a Multitude of Sins

Keep those long days in the sun, years of smiling and all of the tell-tale signs of everyday life as badges of honor, but you don’t have to wear them on your face. There are so many effective ways to erase years and a multitude of sins that surface in the form of:

  • Facial discoloration and hyperpigmentation
  • Facial veins
  • Acne scars
  • Body scars and stretch marks
  • Rosacea
  • Wrinkles

We’re here to carefully listen to your major concerns and minor irks. Skin rejuvenation goes beyond skin deep. The ultimate outcome is rejuvenating how you feel when you look in the mirror or walk in a room. How you look should reflect how you fell on the inside, and we offer all of the latest technology and skin care products to make it happen.


After treatment, you might call Fraxel miraculous, and you certainly wouldn’t be the first one. There is nothing drastic about it, nor does it give fake or plastic-looking results, which is why so many of our patients choose it. Fraxel is non-invasive laser therapy that reverses the effects of aging like no amount of “clean” diet or skin care products can. Sessions are uniquely customized to your needs and concerns, so the result is totally natural with minimal downtime, if any. Return quickly to your normal routine, looking refreshed and glowing from within – like you’ve just had the best vacation of your life. Fraxel treats:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Surface scarring
  • Pigmentation (age spots and melasma)
  • Sun damage
  • Actinic Keratosis (AK)

Post treatment, Fraxel continues working under your skin’s surface, continually stimulating collagen production and the rejuvenation process. Fraxel treatments typically last 15 – 45 minutes, but the results continue to improve over weeks.

IPL – Photofacial

Put away the lightening serum and heavy foundation for good. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photofacial treats sun damage, melasma and vascular issues like rosacea, so that discoloration fades quickly. IPL is considered a most effective treatment for sun damage, age spots, redness and splotches.

IPL is not a laser. During your procedure, it generates light that targets hyperpigmentation and redness underneath the skin’s surface. Since it affects only pigment, the rest of your skin remains untouched and unharmed.

Dermasweep™ MD

Dermasweep is the next generation of microdermabrasion, sloughing off surface cells and revealing fresh skin. From basic exfoliation to acne scar reduction, its vacuum pressure and precision brush tips delivers smooth, even skin tone. The procedure is completely comfortable and pain free. Regular appointments fight buildup of dead cells, and also allows your skin care products to work more effectively.

An advanced line of skin care products protects your results

Protecting the results achieved with your skin rejuvenation treatment is crucial. Using skin care products suitable for your skin type that properly moisturize, protect and exfoliate is as important as in-office procedures to fight signs of aging and sun damage.

Choosing which anti-aging products doesn’t have to be overwhelming, or money spent on products that might not work for you. Let us take the guesswork out of investing in your at-home skin care regimen. We believe in results, not promises or hype, so we carry only the most advanced product lines with proven science behind them, including:

  • Obagi
  • Elta
  • Topix
  • Colorscience

Our consultations are always complimentary. Schedule yours by calling us today at (510) 792-1579 or use our convenient contact form.