Your Skin. Refresh It. Love It. Protect It.

As the body’s largest organ and the first line of defense against the outside world, the skin is constantly exposed to a number of environmental irritants and stressors, from overexposure to the sun right down to how much sleep we get and food and drinks that we consume. Throw in genetic and hereditary factors, and

5 Treatments Perfect for the Fall and Winter

Admit it, you probably spend a good portion of the winter months thinking about how you’re going to look once swimsuit season returns. You probably work hard in the gym or test your self-control with a proper diet and few (if any) cheat days. But have you thought about going into “winter dermatology” mode? Specifically,

Cosmetic Laser Dermatology’s Charity Helps Trauma Victims Thrive

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

Try a Beauty Cocktail for Timeless Skin

The latest trend in beauty care to turn back the clock is to mix and blend multiple non-invasive treatments at one time to address multiple skin concerns. Combining treatments, such as dermal fillers with Botox or laser resurfacing with skin tightening devices, achieves better results than any one treatment could on its own. The concept

Acne Awareness Month

June is Acne Awareness Month and we at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology want you to know about what causes acne and how you can get rid of it. Acne is the most common skin condition in America, affecting anywhere from 40 to 50 million people. While it affects teens most often, adult acne is also common

Acne Scars

As if acne isn’t frustrating enough, it often leaves behind evidence of its existence in the form of a scar. It’s important to know, though, that you don’t have to live with embarrassing scars forever. Our doctors here at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego utilize state-of-the-art laser technology to treat acne scars for our

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

Laser Skin Resurfacing: The Best Winter Treatment

With the hectic holiday season quickly coming to an end, a time for relaxing and more downtime is just around the corner. So, what will you do with your free time this winter? At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, our dermatologists want to let you in on a little-known secret—winter is the BEST time of the

Top Cosmetic Dermatology Procedures of 2012

It’s hard to believe that 2012 has already come and gone. With a new year just on the horizon, our doctors wanted to share the top five procedures of 2012 performed at our practice this past year. With so many treatments to choose from, compiling this list wasn’t as easy as it might look. At

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

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