You most likely know about Botox or laser treatments for skin rejuvenation. But have you heard of dermal fillers for sagging, wrinkling or small earlobes? There are many cosmetic procedures that dermatologists are performing out of the spotlight but deserve recognition. With the rising popularity of non-surgical treatments, there’s never been a better time to explore them.

From hand vein reduction to non-surgical knee lifts, Cosmetic Laser Dermatology is at the forefront of aesthetic breakthroughs. As San Diego’s #1 destination for beautiful skin for over 30 years, we are renowned for offering beauty innovations that will let you look and feel your best without the need for invasive surgery. 

Cosmetic Treatments You Need To Know About

These procedures might not be household names but could be game-changers in your aesthetic journey. These are treatments offered by Cosmetic Laser Dermatology that you should consider when aiming for the best in comprehensive skin and body rejuvenation:

Dermal Fillers To Correct Sagging, Small and/or Wrinkled Earlobes

As you age, you lose collagen and elasticity in your skin, making it lose its firmness. Your earlobes are no exception. Along with the effects of wearing heavy earrings, your ears can look droopy, thin, and not as plump as they used to be. While you could simply surrender to nature and let gravity do its thing, there is a quick and easy fix for sagging earlobes. The solution? Dermal fillers. That’s right –the same injectable that makes lips look full and healthy could work wonders on your earlobes too. Dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm can be injected into your earlobes, pumping their volume and restoring the fullness of the skin. If your earlobes have stretched because of piercings or have pronounced lines, dermal fillers can address those imperfections as well, making your ears look younger-looking. 

Hand Vein Treatment

While you undergo treatments to keep your face looking young and fresh, other parts of your body may continue to age more than you want. Case in point: The most used and often abused part of our body –the hands. As you age, the skin on your hands becomes thinner, making the veins and tendons appear more noticeable. And along with wrinkles, prominent hand veins are one of the main tells of aging. Fortunately, there are safe and effective hand vein reduction procedures for making your hands look young again.

The board-certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology are considered leaders in the field of vein reduction. Director Mitchel P. Goldman M.D. has even authored textbooks on the subject and has participated in clinical trials to further advance the practice’s vein reduction techniques.

  • Sclerotherapy –  One of the best methods for hand vein reduction. It is a treatment that involves injecting a solution called a sclerosing agent into the unwanted veins. This irritates the lining of blood vessels, causing them to swell and stick together. Blood will be rerouted through healthier veins and the destroyed veins become reabsorbed as scar tissue which fades over time.
  • Laser Therapy – Cosmetic lasers can be used to target and destroy brown age marks sometimes referred to as “liver spots” without harming surrounding tissue. Multiple sessions may be required, but the results are worth it.
  • Dermal Fillers – The FDA approved Restylane Lyft (hyaluronic acid filler) and Radiesse (calcium hydroxylapatite) for use in the hands. These fillers can help replenish lost volume in your hands, improving its contours and covering the veins, tendons, and bones, and effectively masking any age-revealing traits.  

Facial Vein Treatment

Spider veins are small clusters of tiny blood vessels that resemble a spider web and are often red, blue, or purple. They are commonly found on the legs and face, particularly appearing on the cheeks, nose, and chin. Reticular veins, on the other hand, are dilated blue and green veins that are larger than spider veins and a less common type of facial vein. They often appear on the temples and forehead. 

Our skincare specialists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology are leading authorities on facial vein treatments. They have the most advanced technologies available to safely and effectively diminish various types of facial veins.

For facial vein treatment, lasers are the most effective. Laser devices will deliver precise energy that targets each vein without damaging the surrounding skin. Heat and energy absorption by the blood vessels will cause them to clog and collapse, and eventually get absorbed by the body.

Knee Lift

No matter how healthy and active you are, skin laxity will still occur as a result of the natural aging process. For instance, wrinkling and sagging skin around the knees will eventually become apparent. But you don’t have to fear having “old lady knees” and never wearing shorts, dresses, and swimsuits again. You can have a non-surgical knee lift, courtesy of Ulthera. Ultherapy’s non-invasive ultrasound energy delivers focused heat to a precise depth in your skin, stimulating collagen production which will gradually firm, tighten, and tone the skin on your knees. This may also be combined with a dermal stimulator, Sculptra to increase tissue tightening.

Vaginal Rejuvenation

Aging and childbirth can cause the vagina to lose its firmness. Particularly, excessive relaxation of the vaginal muscles which reduces sensation and pleasure during sexual intercourse. To address this issue, you can undergo a vaginal tightening treatment to help you achieve rejuvenation and intimate wellness. As a completely non-surgical treatment, ThermiVa and Viveve use radiofrequency energy to gently heat skin tissue, causing it to gradually shrink and tighten. This improvement in the tissue will also result in nerve enhancement and increased blood flow in the vaginal canal and labia, immediately restoring your feminine youth without any downtime. Another benefit is the normalization of the sometimes darker appearance of the skin in this area. 

Combination Of Cosmetic Treatments

These treatments may provide dramatic results on their own, but they can easily be combined with other treatments to help you achieve optimal and long-lasting results. For instance, undergoing facial vein treatment can complement your non-surgical facelift (thanks to Botox and fillers), as well as laser therapy, helping you achieve flawless, younger-looking skin. Our board-certified dermatologists will help design the best treatment plan for you.

Book A Treatment at our San Diego Medical Spa Today

Want to explore the many ways you can achieve your best skin at any age? Learn more about the wide range of services we offer at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology by scheduling a consultation in our San Diego office. Call (858) 943-2113 today.

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