Maintaining Facial Beauty Over Time

There is no denying the impact that social media has on our selfie-obsessed culture. From retouched ad campaigns to meticulously crafted Instagram posts, this constant documentation of our looks has sparked a new set of beauty ideals, and people are now more critical about their facial appearance. Unfortunately, a selfie with bad lighting can show

Know Your Injectables

Not all injectables are created equal. Sure, they are all administered through needles and effectively soften lines and rejuvenate your look. They are also complementary to each other but work in different ways. Thanks to magazine features and blogs, these not-so-secret, non-surgical facelifts aren’t really shrouded in mystery anymore, but there is still a lot

The Uses of Botox for Anti-Aging

In the era of selfies and social media, it comes as no surprise that we are more self-conscious than ever about our appearance. If you’re like most people, you’re inundated with Facebook ads and Reddit threads about the easiest way to maintain your youth and vitality without needing to go under the knife. Want to

Goodbye Cellulite! Hello Smooth Skin!

What affects the vast majority of women and even some men, no matter their size and shape? Cellulite. If you’re self-conscious about dimply thighs, you’re not alone: More than 90% of women and 10% of men will be faced with it at some point in their lives, even if they don’t notice it yet. While

Say Goodbye to Unsightly Scar Tissue with Scar Revision Treatments

Perhaps you had an unfortunate slip and fall when you were a teenager that left a scar on your forehead. Or perhaps you underwent a surgical procedure that caused excessive scarring. Regardless of the circumstances, it’s possible that you’ve developed scar tissue. Scar tissue on the face can be more than distracting; it can make

Put a Spring in Your Step & A Smile on Your Face

Fresh, glowing, natural, youthful… as we age, we want to hang on to these qualities for as long as possible. Luckily, with advances in non-invasive and minimally-invasive cosmetic technologies, it’s possible to keep your youthful features for much longer without needing to resort to a facelift. A facelift can create dramatic results, but it can

InstaBreast with Silhouette InstaLift

Breasts are a distinguishing hallmark of your femininity, so any change to them, medically or aesthetically, can cause distress and concern. One particularly upsetting change is breast ptosis or breast sag. To address saggy breasts, there are both surgical and non-surgical breast lift procedures that are very effective. Every day at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, we

New Year, New Neck

With so much focus on the face, it’s common for people to neglect their neck and chest – but in fact, the neck and chest region is one of the biggest “tell” signs of age. Skin laxity and sun damage can become very apparent and visible in this area, and if the face has been

Have You Tried the Instant No-Surgery Facelift?

Silhouette InstaLift™ was FDA approved in the United States earlier this year, and our board-certified San Diego dermatologists have now performed many of these skin tightening treatments, perfecting our technique. The InstaLift is the perfect solution for patients who are just beginning to see the signs of jowling and skin sagging in the lower face

What Does Stress Do to Your Skin?

Stress is, unfortunately, a fact of life for most people today, and it can be a vicious cycle – stress can cause skin and health problems, which in turn lead to even more stress! Short and long-term stressors can cause different problems with your skin, so it’s important to realize what’s happening and take steps

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