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offices serve Santa Rosa and the surrounding area. We offer state-of-the-art dermatology services and a comprehensive range of medical and cosmetic dermatological care. Board certified doctors are here to solve your medical skin problem
or help you look your best. We have a range of tools, techniques and strategies that will rejuvenate your skin and help you look 20 years younger. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care for your skin.
We pledge to provide you with superior, individualized, and confidential care starting with a comprehensive consultation and ending with natural looking results. We run an efficient and pleasant practice believing your time is just as valuable as ours. So, call and set up an appointment. That’s the first step toward looking your best.
(Type A) commonly known as Botox
is a cosmetic injection that inhibits nerve signals in the facial muscles which contract producing facial wrinkles. This effectively smooths and relaxes facial lines. Botox is a common option that can help you make the best choice to get rid of facial lines and wrinkles.
Botox treatment is a very common procedure where over 3.3 million women and over 380,000 men undergo the treatment and is approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
. Botox is used primarily for cosmetic purposes but it also can be used medically for migraine headaches, reduce perspiration and muscle spasticity. Botox was FDA approved for treatment of chronic migraines on October 15, 2010
Am I a good candidate for Botox?
You may be a good candidate for Botox treatment if you have deep facial lines (especially if they make you look sad, angry or tired). If you have uneven facial features and want more symmetry or suffer from migraine headaches you could be a candidate for Botox treatment.
The Botox treatment
There are three forms of botulinum toxin type A (Botox, Dysport and Xeomin) The Botox treatment is an out patient, in office treatment. The injections are made with a very thin needle which causes minimal pain. The treatment relaxes the muscle in the face and smooths out facial lines. The result is a more youthful appearance.
How long do the results last?
Botox treatments typically last 3 to 6 months. Botox treatments are not permanent and it is not a solution to the natural aging process. Under the care of a board certified dermatologist you can achieve very good results with his skin rejuvenating Botox treatment.
There are several adverse reactions that some people experience after your Botox treatment. Some people have redness, swelling or irritation around the treatment area. Some experience temporary muscle weakness. Rarely patience will have headaches, nausea or fever.
Other uses for Botox
Botox injections effectively resolves blepharospasms (excessive blinking), Strabismus (squinting), pediatric incontinence (over active bladder in children), movement disorders resulting from strokes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, or cerebral palsy.
Botox treatment vary depending treatment area, region of the country and number of treatments. However, Botox treatments average between $350 to $1000.
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Look 10 years younger. Tighten your skin. Eliminate blemishes. Look younger with a dermabrasion or microdermabrasion.
is a non-surgical procedure which exfoliates (takes off) the Stratum Corneum (the top layer of skin) with an abrasive scrubbing tool. Once removed, the remaining skin rejuvenates with skin that is usually smoother, clearer and tighter than before. Dermabrasions go deep below the skin's top layer and thus are performed under the care of a board certified
are similar, but are a cosmetic form of dermabrasions because microdermabrasions do not remove as much of the Stratum Corneum.
There is less risk of skin damage with a microdermabrasion.
Thus, it can be performed by a clinician at a “medi-spa”. Every year, 23,000 women get dermabrasions and about 4,500 men. Whereas over 452,000 women and 28,000 men get microdermabrasions. Microdermabrasions treatments produce fantastic results.
To perform, both the microdermabrasion and dermabrasions are safe, the clinician uses a handheld device with a spinning wheel and rough surface. This abrasive tool is then rubbed on the surface of your face which removes the upper layer of skin. The tool is very similar to sandpaper but various surfaces are used. The resurfacing of the skin can be cause discomfort during the procedure. Specific areas can be targeted or the procedure can be applied over the entire face.
The micro dermabrasion can be administered by an aesthetician or even at a spa. However, a dermabrasion is a much deeper removal of the top layer of skin and must be performed by a board-certified dermatologist/physician.
Below is a quick video that compares microdermabrasions and chemical peels.
What conditions are treated?
Am I good candidate?
You are a good candidate for a dermabrasion if you have sun-dried skin, uneven or blotchy skin, scars, facial wrinkles, acne scars, pits and discoloration.
During and after the procedure your face will likely feel stiff and tight. It will be visually alarming with the bruises produced by the rubbing off the top layer of skin. Some people look as if they have been in a very bad fist fight or car accident. Avoid the temptation to panic. As seen in the before and after photos, your face will heal smoother and tighter than before. You may also experience tightness, as the under layer of skin is slightly less elastic then the Stratum Corneum, the top layer. Your skin will also be slightly red and or swollen. The clinician will likely prescribed an ointment to be applied after the procedure for the pain and swelling.
If you experience long lasting pain or extreme pain then you should contact your physician to find out if your pain is normal or part of a bigger problem.
Post Treatment Expectation
Dermabrasion recovery takes about 7 to 10 days for new skin to form. After six weeks the redness will have subsided and you'll see the results of the treatment. Initially, you should avoid direct sun, swimming and any strenuous physical activity.
Adverse reactions include hematoma or sir, which is blood under your skin, infections, bleeding, scarring, damage to underlying skin and skin sensitivity to microdermabrasions.
Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure and does not require any down time. You can resume your daily routine immediately after the microdermabrasion treatment.
A dermabrasion goes much deeper to resurface your skin down to the college in layer. The downtime is approximately 10 days and this procedure must be performed by a physician. The cost ranges between $1,800-$3,000. The microdermabrasion procedures produces fantastic results.
A microdermabrasion cost is typically $150-$300, depending upon the size of the area treated. It is typically performed by aestheticians and doesn't require board certified medical care.
Because dermabrasions and microdermabrasions are an elective procedure, most medical insurances do not cover the cost. However, if it can be shown that it is the prescribed treatment for precancerous cells or some other skin ailment it may be covered through insurance. Consult with your physician to see if your circumstances could be covered by medical insurance.
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