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By Santa Monica Dermatology Group
November 15, 2022
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Dermal Fillers  

If you are the type of person who demands immediate gratification , dermal fillers can provide just what you need. Since 1968 the doctors at Santa Monica Dermatology Group have been helping people to look and feel younger. Dermal fillers in Santa Monica, CA can help give you the look you desire.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are a product that is injected into the skin to fill areas that have begun to sag or have lost volume. It can make you look years younger and, in some cases, the results are instantaneous. When you use dermal fillers in Santa Monica, CA, it is good to know that they are regulated by the FDA. They are a liquid or gel-like substance that will be absorbed by the body, which is good since most people aren't allergic to them. The products are made of substances that naturally occur in the body. 

The fact they are absorbed is why they need to be reinjected. Depending on which filler you choose, they can last from 4 months to 2 years. Calcium hydroxyapatite and hyaluronic acid are both used and calcium hydroxyapatite has been around for a long time and has a great safety record.

How Dermal Fillers Work?

Polylactic acid is not naturally found in the body, it is synthetic. What it does is cause your body to create its own collagen. This type doesn't give you instant gratification like some others do, but it lasts longer, as much as 2 years.

Dermal fillers do exactly what their name implies, they fill in wrinkles, scars and other areas where age is ravaging your skin. The fillers plump things back up and the results are close to miraculous. They can increase the fullness of lips, cheeks and the area under your eyes. Fillers can also correct acne scars on the face. 

Dermal fillers can make you feel much better about how you look, and you can feel good about the fact that, in many cases, it is a product that is found in the body. 

To find out more about Dermal Fillers in Santa Monica, CA, contact Santa Monica Dermatology Group. We can be reached on the phone at (310) 829-4484 or send us a message through our website. Why wait, a younger-looking you is waiting to be seen.

By Santa Monica Dermatology Group
July 27, 2022
Category: Dermatology

How intense pulsed light treatment from your dermatologists in Santa Monica, CA, can help you look your best

Intense pulsed light treatment is a revolutionary, non-invasive way to enhance the appearance of your skin. It can help with the early signs of aging, acne, and a wide variety of other skincare concerns.

The dermatologists at Santa Monica Dermatology Group in Santa Monica, CA, provide a wide range of skincare services, including IPL, to help you look your best.

Intense pulsed light treatment uses pulses of light to promote your body’s own processes of collagen production, working to rejuvenate and renew your skin.

People choose intense pulsed light treatment because it is:

  • Non-invasive, and won’t damage your skin
  • Effective, producing results that can be seen almost immediately
  • Easy, producing no harmful side effects and requiring no downtime
  • Comfortable, because it’s completely painless
  • Convenient, because it can be used on a large area, so you will need fewer appointments

These are just a few of the ways intense pulsed light treatment can help you:

  • IPL reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, so you look younger
  • IPL evens out skin tone, reducing the appearance of sun damage, age spots, and other discolorations
  • IPL clears up your skin, reducing or eliminating acne breakouts and fading acne scars

Intense pulsed light treatment can also be used to remove unwanted hair by damaging the hair follicle, so hair won’t grow back. Unlike electrolysis, which can only be used on a small area, IPL can be used to treat large areas like your legs and back.

The amount of intense pulsed light treatments you need will depend on the area or areas being treated. Typically, 2 to 5 treatments are needed for most people.

To learn more about intense pulsed light treatment or IPL, and how it can benefit you and your skin, talk with the experts. Call the dermatologists at Santa Monica Dermatology Group in Santa Monica, CA. You can reach them in the office by calling (310) 829-4484, so call now.

By Santa Monica Dermatology Group
March 18, 2022
Category: Skin Conditions
Tags: Mole  

When you have a mole, you may question whether or not it should be removed. Mole removal in Santa Monica, CA is something that the doctors at Santa Monica Dermatology Group specialize in. They can certainly put your mind at rest about any fears that you may have.

What is a mole?

A mole is a common skin growth. They are usually dark spots that have well-defined edges. They often appear in childhood.  Moles are quite normal and, on average, most light-skinned people have about 30 of them. It is a rare person who has none. They are nothing you need to worry about unless they change in a bad way.

What changes are bad in a mole? 

Moles that develop during childhood tend to grow as a child grows, they also change color, lightening, or darkening. These are normal changes. Some changes, however, can be signs of melanoma and these changes are bad. If, as an adult, you develop a new mole or a mole you have had for a long time grows larger or changes shape, this can be a cause for concern. If your mole bleeds or gets itchy, this is not a good thing and you should make an appointment to talk to a dermatologist. 

When should you remove a mole?

If a mole is bothering you even if it hasn't changed or caused you any problems, then you should have it removed. If a mole shows any signs that it might be melanoma, get it removed. 

How is a mole removed?

If you are looking for mole removal in Santa Monica, CA, contact a dermatologist, don't try to remove it yourself. You can cause scarring or get an infection. It is very easy to have a mole removed with a simple excision or surgically shaving the mole off. It is a quick and painless procedure. Once the mole is removed, it can be examined under a microscope to make sure there are no cancerous cells. If that is the case, you will not need any further treatment. If there are cancer cells, your dermatologist will discuss the next step.  

When it comes to mole removal in Santa Monica, CA, you can count on the doctors at Santa Monica Dermatology Group to provide you with the information and the services you need. Contact the office at 310-829-4484 to make an appointment for a consultation to answer any concerns you may have about mole removal or the moles you have.

By Santa Monica Dermatology Group
October 11, 2021
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Fillers  

Fillers from your dermatologists in Santa Monica, CA, can help you look your best.

When you look at your face in the mirror, are you happy with what you see, or do you see fine lines and wrinkles? The early signs of aging can affect how you feel about yourself. If you think you look old, then you feel old too. If this sounds like you, it’s time to take control of your skin and try fillers!

Santa Monica Dermatology Group in Santa Monica, CA, offers a wide range of skincare treatments and services, including fillers to help you look your best.

As the years go by, your skin loses vital moisture, volume, and elasticity. When you smile, laugh, frown, or show other expressions, fine lines and wrinkles begin to form. You begin to develop:

  • Crow’s feet, which are the lines at the corners of your eyes
  • Furrows, which are the lines running across your forehead
  • Glabella, which are the lines between your eyebrows
  • Marionette lines, which run from the corners of your mouth to your chin

Filler treatment begins with the injection of small amounts of filler material using a tiny needle. The injections are tolerated easily by most people, and you can request numbing beforehand. The amount of injections you will need depends on the area treated, and your individual characteristics.

How often you need maintenance treatments depends on the type of filler you select. Your dermatologist can help you make the right choice. Collagen fillers may last up to 4 months, and hyaluronic acid fillers can last up to 12 months.

You deserve to look your best and fillers can help. To learn more about the different types of fillers and how fillers can help you look your best, call Santa Monica Dermatology Group in Santa Monica, CA, at (310) 829-4484 now!

By Santa Monica Dermatology Group
June 07, 2021
Category: Dermatology

How IPL therapy from your dermatologists in Santa Monica, CA, can help you look your best this year

You can look your best in 2021, and intense pulsed light treatment can help. It’s also known as IPL, and treatment can help you and your skin look great. It’s the high-tech, state-of-the-art way to minimize early signs of aging, remove unwanted hair or tattoos, and create smooth, beautiful skin.

The dermatologists of Santa Monica Dermatology Group in Santa Monica, CA, offer a wide range of medical and aesthetic skin care services, including intense pulsed light treatment to help you look your best in 2021.

IPL uses pulses of light to stimulate collagen production and renew the vitality of your skin. It’s a popular treatment for many reasons.

Consider that IPL is:

  • Non-invasive, and won’t damage your skin
  • Quick, and you will see results fast
  • Painless, and requires no downtime

IPL can also be used for large areas of skin, so there are fewer appointments. This makes it a convenient option for your busy schedule.

So, now that you know the benefits, let’s talk about the ways IPL can help you in 2021. IPL is the perfect way to:

  • Minimize fine lines and wrinkles; IPL can smooth out your skin, making fine lines and wrinkles virtually disappear.
  • Minimize signs of sun damage; IPL can reduce blotches and discolorations, giving your skin a more even tone.
  • Minimize acne and acne scarring; IPL can kill underlying bacteria, shrink enlarged pores, and fade acne scars.
  • Minimize rosacea; IPL can reduce the appearance of broken capillaries, giving your skin a more even color.
  • Removing unwanted hair; unlike electrolysis, which only works on small areas, IPL can be used on larger areas like your legs and back. This makes removing unwanted hair much easier, quicker, and far more comfortable.
  • Removing unwanted tattoos; IPL can fade tattoos by removing layers of pigment one at a time.

IPL is often combined with other anti-aging and aesthetic services like micro-needling, dermal fillers, and others, to give your skin a rejuvenated look.

To discover more about the benefits of intense pulsed light treatment and how it can help you look your best in 2021, talk with the experts. Call the dermatologists of Santa Monica Dermatology Group in Santa Monica, CA, at (310) 829-4484. Call today!

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