Research Studies

  Cosmetic Laser Dermatology has been a part of many research studies.   SkinMedica / Allergan Principal Investigator: Mitchel P. Goldman, MD Clinical Study: SKM18-HULK-INJ, Open-Label, Randomized, multi-center study to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of two topical regimens in subjects with moderate to severe facial photodamage who have received cosmetic injections Sente  Principal Investigator:

Good, Better, and Best Face Tightening Options

Radiant, smooth, natural, and youthful-looking. These are qualities we always want to use to describe our skin. Unfortunately, with aging comes a decline in facial volume and elasticity. Loss of fat, thinning skin, smaller or larger muscles, and loss of bone density often lead to unattractive, wrinkled, loose, and sagging skin. The good news is,

You Don’t Have to Live With Permanent Makeup/Tattoo Regret

Permanent makeup was originally an alternative to eyeliner for women with physical restrictions. Now, it is cosmetically used to accentuate facial features, such as eyes, lips, cheeks, and eyebrows for anyone who doesn’t want to have to apply makeup everyday. Even locally, in San Diego, people turn to permanent makeup for their cosmetic needs. Unfortunately,

Powered by Rubies? How Beautiful Gems Power Our Dermatology Lasers

Gemstones are typically thought of as no more than decorative stones used in jewelry and other luxury items, but did you know that these brilliantly colored crystals and gems are used in everything from watches and radios to industrial drills and lasers? Lasers were first used in medical procedures more than four decades ago for

Take 10 Years Off with One Treatment

In this age of safe and effective non-surgical treatments, people have become accustomed to waiting for results following multiple treatment sessions. However, did you know that there’s a way to achieve dramatic results in just one treatment? We now have more than 45 different lasers and energy-based treatments to choose from. We can combine multiple

Eliminating Scars

A scar is a natural part of the body’s reaction to wounding or injury and is correlated with healing. Skin scars occur when the dermis (the deep, thick layer of skin) is damaged. The worse the initial damage is, the worse the scar will generally be. Most skin scars are flat and leave a trace

Today’s Job Market & Tattoo Removal

It’s no secret that today’s job market is extremely competitive and not what it used to be. In today’s world, people young and old are going to varying lengths to ensure that they’re not only ready to take on employment, but that they also look the part. Though it isn’t entirely fair, it seems that

All About Scars

A scar is a natural part of the body’s reaction to wounding or injury and is correlated with healing. Skin scars occur when the dermis (the deep, thick layer of skin) is damaged. The worse the initial damage is, the worse the scar will generally be. Most skin scars are flat and leave a trace

What Is The Best Laser to Rejuvenate My Skin?

“What is the best laser to rejuvenate my skin?” This is one of the most common questions we hear from our patients.  The answer is simple:  There is not one single laser that can address all the different problems associated with sun damage and aging.  That is why we developed Ultra Repair Laser Rejuvenation. Ultra

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