Over the years, our patients in San Diego have come to rely on us for outstanding cosmetic dermatology services. Whether you are dealing with skin that has been damaged by exposure to sunlight, pollutants, or the aging process, we have numerous treatment options to suit every individual patient and their unique skin needs. Some of our most popular cosmetic treatments include laser skin resurfacing and Sculptra®, but this just scratches the surface when it comes to the first-class services we offer.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Today’s medical lasers offer an incredible level of precision that targets only unwanted skin and leaves surrounding skin tissue intact. This precision means that less tissue will require healing, and your downtime will be minimal to nonexistent, depending on the situation.
When used for cosmetic dermatology, a laser skin resurfacing treatment in San Diego involves the targeted application of thermal laser energy beneath the surface of your skin. The laser energy is carefully controlled. This treatment encourages your body to remove the unwanted skin tissue and replace it with fresher skin cells that display fewer imperfections like lines, wrinkles, scars, and hyperpigmentation. Depending on the situation, a series of treatment sessions may be required for optimal results.
Most people in San Diego have heard about dermal fillers by now. Sculptra® is a type of facial filler involving the injection of a synthetic substance called polylactic acid. This material is chemically similar to the lactic acid produced by your muscles during vigorous exercise. Once injected, the polylactic acid is gradually replaced by collagen. Sculptra® is the only product known to actually rebuild your body’s own collagen.
Skin Cancer Screening
Since skin cancer is highly treatable when detected early, it is vitally important that you undergo regular screenings for skin cancer. If you do prove positive for this serious disease, you should have a high rate of treatment success before it has a chance to spread to internal organs. If you should notice any changes in a mole like a sudden change in color, size, shape, or borders, let us know right away, as this could indicate the development of skin cancer.
Learn More During a Consultation
Whether you’re interested in cosmetic dermatology, medical dermatology, or esthetician services, our team at Torrey Pines Dermatology can help you. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation at our office in La Jolla!