Turn back the clock by reversing the signs of sun damage. Our dermatologists and staff are distinguished in skin treatments that aid in renewing the appearance of your skin. We bring innovation and modernization to skin care to help you achieve a more invigorated, refreshed appearance. Dr. Truong grew up in Southern California and therefore fully recognize the significance of continued sun exposure on altering the elasticity and youthfulness of skin. We offer procedures that are beneficial in producing a healthier more alluring appearance for your skin.
This approach to skin care begins with a consultation whereby you meet with one of our dermatologists. Your goals are assessed and options for treatments as well as their benefits and risks are discussed in a private, warm and relaxed environment. Feel free to utilize this opportunity to have your questions answered and to explore the procedures that we offer.
Botox/DysportInjections of this purified protein into frown lines on the forehead, glabella, crow’s feet, and sometimes around the mouth and neck are used to diminish the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. These wrinkles will lessen in appearance or disappear because the muscles used to create these sometimes undesired facial expressions are relaxed. You will have a more rested countenance with this therapy.
Restylane/Perlane/JuvedermRestylane, Perlane and Juvederm are made from hyaluronic acid which is a type of sugar molecule that naturally forms a part of the scaffolding of the skin. Because they are similar to our existing skin, the incidence of allergy with these rejuvenating injections is low, so no skin test is required prior to treatment as was required in the past with collagen products. Injections of these fillers into the resting lines helps to soften lines such as those around the mouth or those extending from the corners of the nose to the mouth that are visible when your face is at rest. It is also useful in sculpting the lips and gives fullness to mature faces. Restylane or Perlane can last in your skin for many months due to their water-binding capabilities.
Chemical PeelsThere are a variety of products are that are available to physically induce separation of the upper layer of the skin from the lower layers of the skin hence, peeling the skin, to create a more even skin tone, reduce acne, and reduce the effects of wrinkles. These types of chemicals exist in nature and are harvested in ascending concentrations to help provide anti-aging effects on the skin as well as to remove blackheads and whiteheads from acne prone skin.
Glycolic acid is an acid that can be found in sugar cane. At low concentrations such as 20%-50% and if left on for short periods of time, glycolic acid can provide mild exfoliation of skin and give a refreshed, softened look to your skin. At higher concentrations such as 70% and if left for a longer time, this peel can provide a deeper improvement to the dark skin discolorations which can result from continued sun exposure, oral contraceptive use as well as acne.
Jessner’s is a combination of several types of ingredients which is typically used as a deeper peel to also improve the look of dark pigmentation, acne, acne scars and wrinkles on the face. You may also experience more down time with this peel, but as a result, you can expect more changes in your skin due to this more vigorous effect.
TCA is trichloroacetic acid. It is used in varying concentrations to also lessen freckles, melasma, brown discoloration from acne as well wrinkles. Depending on the concentration that is used, between 10%-35%, this method of peeling of the skin can provide a medium peel to a deeper peel.
Laser Hair ReductionHair growth in undesired areas such as in the underarms, bikini, upper lip of women, etc. can be diminished with laser treatments. The ideal candidates for laser hair reduction are persons with very fair skin and very dark hair. If the hair is white or blond, it cannot be removed. For those with more olive skin tones, the energy that is used for laser hair treatments must be reduced significantly and more treatments are needed to minimize pigment changes in the skin.
IPL/Vasculight/FotofacialThis technology uses a range of wavelengths (as opposed to a laser that uses only one wavelength) to reduce the appearance of redness, blood vessels as well as brown spots on the skin. You are awake while receiving the treatment by one of our dermatologists. While reclined in our treatment room, you will have goggles to protect your eyes. Cool gel is placed on your skin, and the treatment is administered over the desired areas. Typically, side-effects are rare, and most patients can resume their normal activities within the same day, taking care to avoid sun exposure. This treatment is ideal for patients with rosacea, as well as those who want to rejuvenate sun-damaged skin. Many patients report a diminished appearance in their pores with this series of treatments as well as a brighter, smoother complexion.