One of the most gratifying aspects of being a board-certified dermatologist working in a practice with other skilled professionals is that the work we do positively affects our patients’ lives. People often come to us at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego distraught about their appearance, whether due to genetics or aging, and we are able to help them realize their full beauty subtly and naturally. But it is especially satisfying when we lend our expertise to someone who is in dire need but could not otherwise afford the care they need to repair damage and erase scars caused by an accident or disease, such as cancer. We give both complimentary charitable services and drastically reduced rates for these patients, depending on their circumstances.
These people’s bravery in the face of adversity and disfigurement or scarring continues to be an inspiration to us all and the following are a few of our favorite examples. We offer these to you both as tales of inspiration and as a reminder that all of us can find the time and resources to help those who are in extreme need. Such giving is rewarded countless times over. And if you’ve been a victim of an accident or disease and need help recovering your appearance, call us at (858) 943-2113 to schedule a scar removal consult today.
Helping Victims Overcome Disfigurement
Dog Bite Threatens Young Girl’s Future
Anyia F. was just seven years old when a dog viciously bit her face, causing multiple lacerations on both cheeks, temples, and jaws. Her parents brought her to Dr. Mitchel Goldman at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology two weeks later on August 24, 2012, worried that the scars from her wounds would disfigure her for life.
Initial treatment was with a pulsed dye laser to treat all of the lacerations. After one month, Dr. Goldman performed another pulsed dye laser treatment for effective scar removal treatment. During healing, Dr. Goldman had Anyia use a topical scar cream from SkinMedica in order to assist in the process.
Two months later, Dr. Goldman used a fractionated CO2 laser treatment with Deep FX. In addition, a second Deep FX laser treatment was given seven months after the initial injury. One year after the incident, a third Deep FX laser treatment was performed for total scar removal.
In August 2016 – four years after the dog bite – Dr. Goldman gave Anyia a non-ablative fractionated laser scar removal treatment. Her progress has been remarkable. Dr. Goldman and the scar removal team at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology was happy to contribute to Anyia’s recovery and help her blossom into the confident and lovely young lady she is today.
Cancer Patients Get Pampered
Battling cancer takes both a physical and emotional toll. While engaged in a life and death struggle, most patients don’t have the time, energy or resources to pamper themselves. The aestheticians at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology offer complimentary facials for patients who are undergoing chemotherapy and other cancer treatments. With all of the discomfort that cancer can entail, nobody should have to suffer from dry, itchy skin as well, or to feel self-conscious about their appearance. We are happy to give these brave patients a brief respite, offering them a bit of luxury while rejuvenating their skin.
We also offer complimentary radiation tattoo removal for patients who have completed their treatment and are moving toward a cancer-free life through our dermatology charity. This can be highly beneficial to survivors who want to rid themselves of all reminders of their ordeal and focus on the future.
Smoothing Scars From Burns and Accidents
Cycling accidents, car accidents, burns. All of these are unexpected, traumatic, and can leave deep and extensive scarring. The scar removal dermatology team at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology uses laser therapy, chemical peels, and other modalities to help patients recover from their wounds and to minimize scarring, restoring their skin to as close to normal as possible.
A 24-year-old burn victim who has been under our care since he was eight years old told us, “It’s helped me a lot. Smoothed out the scars a lot … (I feel) a lot better.” In the wake of an accident, visible scars can have an impact that outlasts temporary injuries that heal with medical care and time. Effective burn scar removal can help restore one’s appearance, allowing patients to better move past their life-altering accidents.
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If You’re In Need, Give Us a Call
If you’ve been putting off scar removal therapy for yourself or a loved one due to financial challenges, please contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology to schedule your complimentary consultation and learn more about our charitable dermatology treatments. We are located in the UTC area of San Diego, minutes from La Jolla, Del Mar, and Downtown San Diego. Contact us today to find out how we can provide effective scar repair and charity dermatology care to you or a loved one today.
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