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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
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!

By Santa Monica Dermatology Group
May 04, 2021
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Dermal Fillers  

Having healthy, fresh, and young-looking skin is important to most people; however, we know that as we age our skin loses its firmness and elasticity. We also know that certain areas like the cheeks and lips start to lose volume as we age; fortunately, our Santa Monica, CA, dermatologists at Santa Monica Dermatology Group know how to tackle these aging issues with dermal fillers.

What are dermal fillers?

Sometimes referred to as injectable fillers by our Santa Monica dermatology team, these cosmetic treatments use a special formula that is injected into the soft tissue of the face to reduce the effects of aging and to provide a more youthful appearance.

What problems can dermal fillers treat?

Dermal fillers are a great way to temporarily reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles and even superficial scars; however, most people don’t realize that these injections are also great for enhancing facial volume as well.

Everyone experiences some amount of volume loss and thinning skin as they age. Over time you may notice that cheeks begin to look more concave and hollow. Lips may thin out, as well. To improve the contouring and shape of your face, dermal fillers can be used to plump up the lips or facial skin.

Are there different kinds of dermal fillers?

There are so many dermal fillers on the market that it can often be difficult to choose the right one for you. This is where our Santa Monica cosmetic dermatologist comes in. During your consultation, we will discuss your treatment goals to determine which dermal filler is right for you.

A lot of popular dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally occurring within the body that helps keep skin look firm, full, and hydrated. Of course, over time, our bodies stop producing as much hyaluronic acid. By injecting these hyaluronic acid fillers into the skin we can keep skin looking supple and young while reducing lines, wrinkles, and volume loss.

If you are ready to find out whether dermal fillers are what you need to give you that more youthful glow, then it’s time to schedule a consultation with Santa Monica Dermatology Group in Santa Monica, CA.