You’ve fully recovered from your cosmetic procedures but when you look at yourself in the mirror, the results aren’t all that you expected them to be. While most patients are usually pleased with their refreshed and rejuvenated face, or their new, sculpted physique, it is still likely for others to be dissatisfied with their treatment outcome. Although every cosmetic procedure (invasive or non-invasive) involves some risk, going to an unqualified or inexperienced physician increases your chances of having botched results. While it can be frustrating to find yourself in this predicament, you shouldn’t lose hope.
At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, we have over 100 years of combined experience and over 100,000 satisfied patients who come to us. Because of our experience and reputation, many come to us to fix errors and revise treatments done by others. Our board-certified dermatologists are confident that you can trust your skin in their hands.
Reversing Dermal Filler Results With Hyaluronidase
Dermal fillers are an excellent treatment for helping restore lost volume and creating new facial contours that have diminished over time. They even complement other injectables to produce a non-surgical facelift. The majority of patients who seek injectable treatments from renowned and highly-qualified physicians are usually thrilled with their subtle, symmetrical, and natural-looking results. But in a small percentage of cases, patients can experience the following:
- Asymmetrical results
- Incorrect placement of filler
- Excessive or prolonged swelling
- Infection in the treatment area
- A lumpy texture
- Tyndall effect (appearance of a blue-color after injecting filler that’s too close to the skin)
- Vascular compromise (when the filler obstructs blood flow because it was injected too close to a blood vessel)
Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm, including its family of products such as Vollure XC, Voluma and Volbella, Restylane products (Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne and Defyne), and Belotero can be partially or completely removed using hyaluronidase –a naturally occurring enzyme in the body that breaks down hyaluronic acid and promotes its rapid turnover. As the enzyme degrades the filler, it reverses its effect without causing any damage to the skin. Hyaluronidase works quickly, with its full effect taking place within 24 hours. But patients should begin to see defined improvement within a few hours after the revision treatment. And once the bad filler is dissolved, our doctors can add new injectables to give you the refreshed look you wanted from the beginning.
Laser Treatments For Scars
Whether it’s the doctor’s lack of experience, a defective device, or because of your skin type, some lasers can leave you with not just redness or swelling, but also hyperpigmentation and the formation of new scars. Or perhaps you have an unsightly scar leftover from a surgery that you want to be treated. Fortunately, the board-certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology have extensive training and experience in reducing the appearance of damaged tissue and treating scars. With over 50 available lasers and devices, we can offer effective ways to reduce the appearance of scars.
Laser resurfacing works well to penetrate deeply into the skin, effectively rejuvenating its appearance by providing an even skin tone, color, and texture. An example would be Active FX, Deep FX, and Fraxel Re:pair –a CO2 laser treatment designed to treat thousands of microscopic areas of the skin and to stimulate the body’s own healing process. Old, damaged skin cells are replaced with fresh, healthy, and rejuvenated skin, addressing skin irregularities such as hyperpigmentation and scarring. Although patients may see excellent results after just one treatment, additional sessions may be required depending on the severity of the scars.
PicoSure, PicoWay, PiQ4 are other fractionated laser treatments that can be used for scar revision. Utilizing a unique wavelength of light and a specialized lens, the laser converts energy into gentle pressure waves that activate the skin’s collagen production without damaging the skin. As the skin is renewed, uneven skin tone and texture, as well as scarring are significantly improved. To learn more about scar treatment, visit aad.org
A Body Contouring Procedure To Re-Sculpt The Body
No matter how realistic your expectations are, not all body sculpting procedures will give you the results you desire. Are you dissatisfied with the new contours of your body? Do you still see a few bulges here and there? Or maybe you had a botched lipo procedure that left your body looking bumpy and uneven. You may need a more precise procedure such as liposculpture. Our board-certified dermatologists in San Diego are liposuction and fat removal experts. They have authored several dozen articles for peer-reviewed medical journals, spoken at national and international medical conferences, and contributed chapters to best-selling medical textbooks on liposculpture treatments.
Tumescent liposculpture or “Awake Lipo” is the most advanced removal technique for permanently removing excess fat deposits in these areas:
- Love handles
- Neck and jowls
- Upper arms
- Hips and thighs
- Mid and lower back
- Above the knees
The procedure is done on an outpatient basis while you are wide awake, under local anesthesia.
Choosing Quality Of Care Over Cost
Most often than not, patients will give priority to the cost of a cosmetic procedure. While taking the affordable route might sound like a good deal, it definitely isn’t a good choice and you may end up paying more in the long run if the procedures aren’t performed properly. It is just as important to determine how far you can trust your doctor with procedures that will have a life-changing effect on you.
Schedule Your Revision Treatment in San Diego Today
Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego is one of the most sought-after cosmetic practices in the world. Our team of board-certified dermatologists provides state-of-the-art treatments for a variety of skin issues and concerns with the highest quality of care. To learn more about our injectables, laser treatments, and body-contouring procedures, schedule a consultation with us today.