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

Don’t Let These PPP Myths Get in the Way of Effective Treatment

Pearly Penile Papules (PPP), known medically as hirsuties papillaris genitalis, is a common condition that affects millions of American men of all ages and, though typically harmless, can have an adverse effect on the psyche. Exacerbating the issue is the lack of reliable information about pearly penile papules available and the proliferation of PPP myths

The One Proven Remedy for PPP

PPP, also known as pearly penile papules or hirsuties papillaris genitalis, is a common condition affecting many men in their twenties and thirties. It involves the appearance of small, dome-shaped bumps around the crown of the penis, and while it can look a lot like a sexually transmitted disease, it is actually completely benign and

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

Deep, Deeper, Deepest–Laser Treatments!

Though Fractional CO2 lasers have always been used to deeply penetrate the skin to correct scarring, the deep just got deeper. Recently introduced as a new setting to Lumenis’ SCAAR FX Treatment, fractional treatments can now delve 4 millimeters into the skin’s surface—double the previous amount of 2 millimeters. Because the laser can reach deeper

A New Use For Sculptra: Chest Wrinkles

When we think of aging, we think of wrinkles on our faces, fine lines around our lips, and crow’s feet near our eyes. However, lines have a funny way of making their way onto other parts of our bodies. At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, we want our patients to know that injectables and

Treatments For Smoker’s Lines

For years, women and men have struggled with the fine lines and wrinkles that appear on our faces as we age.  With nearly 50 million smokers in the United States, it’s no secret that the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, known as smoker lines, are becoming more and more prevalent in

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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