January is a popular time to set important goals for the year, some of which may pertain to your health. The team at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic encourages you to schedule a full-body skin exam to check for signs of skin cancer. Undergoing skin exams annually allows our dermatologists to identify signs of skin cancer in the early stages, when cancer is most treatable. Read on as we explain more about the importance of regular skin exams. Don’t Skip Your Annual Skin Exam Skin cancer is extremely common — as we have mentioned before, it affects one in five Americans. … Continue reading
If you’re looking for a quick and relatively inexpensive fix for lines and wrinkles, dermal fillers are the way to go. In addition, dermal fillers are generally considered safe, with few potential side effects. The dermatologists at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic provide a basic guide for those considering dermal fillers. What Are Dermal Fillers? Dermal fillers minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles by plumping up the area. The fillers, many of which contain a small amount of lidocaine to ease any discomfort, are injected into the line or wrinkle. Dermalfillers are considered safe because most of them consist of … Continue reading
While covering up acne scars camouflages them to a degree, most people seek a permanent solution. Fortunately, there are various ways to minimize acne scarring. The doctors at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic discuss options for acne scar eradication. Types of Acne Scars The best treatment for acne scars depends on scar type. Acne scars fall into several general categories. These include: Boxcar scars –Indents in the skin are known as boxcar scars. This type of scar is more often found in areas where the skin is thicker, such as the jaw and lower cheeks.Ice pick scars –Usually found on the … Continue reading
Those dealing with male pattern baldness or aging skin may find that platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) therapy can make a significant difference in hair growth and skin quality. The dermatologists at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic discuss how PRP therapy works and its results. What Is PRP Therapy? Platelets are tiny pieces of the blood tasked with controlling bleeding. They also promote healing and stimulate new cell growth. The PRP includes intensified growth factors. PRP therapy involves taking the patient’s own blood for the treatment. Doctors place the blood in a centrifuge, which separates platelets from other blood cells. Because your own platelets … Continue reading
Botox injections are a quick and safe way to achieve a fresh and youthful appearance with virtually no downtime. The neurotoxin minimizes the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, or wrinkles caused by repeated facial movements. Botox is particularly effective at treating crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles and vertical lines in between the eyebrows. If you are on the fence about getting Botox, it may help to understand what exactly you can expect during your first appointment at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic. Rest assured that our entire team will make your treatment as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
In the pursuit of smooth facial skin, plastic surgery procedures like facelift and neck lift are the gold standard. But advances in cosmetic medicine have led to the development of non-surgical methods of skin tightening, which produce noticeable improvement with less downtime. Some of these non-surgical treatments are available with the team at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic. Read on as we reveal the most effective non-surgical treatment options for skin laxity.
Telemedicine — the practice of remotely evaluating, diagnosing and treating patients — is nothing new. Some doctors, particularly those who have a lot of out-of-town patients, have been offering these virtual “house calls” for a long time. However, in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, more practices, including Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic, are now offering virtual visits as an alternative to in-person visits whenever appropriate. Our team wants to assure you that the way we deliver patient care has changed, but the quality of that care has not faltered. We are as devoted as ever to serving you with compassion … Continue reading
Many over-the-counter lotions and potions claim to reduce wrinkles, but few actually deliver on those promises. If you are bothered by wrinkles or fine lines, skip the drugstore products and instead consult with a board-certified dermatologist. The team at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic offers a selection of treatments to safely and effectively minimize wrinkles for more youthful-looking skin.
One of the best things you can do for the health and appearance of your skin is to protect it from the sun’s harmful rays. As we prepare to welcome the warm, sunny days of summer, the team at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic encourages you to practice safe-sun habits when spending time outdoors. These habits help lower the risk of immediate reactions like sunburns and more serious, long-term damage like skin cancer. Skin cancer is a major public health concern. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. The deadliest … Continue reading
If you’re following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for curbing the spread of COVID-19, you are probably washing your hands and using hand sanitizer more than ever. Lots of handwashing and sanitizing can have an unpleasant side effect: dry, itchy or irritated hands. Your skin has a naturally protective lipid barrier to keep it moisturized. But soaps, hot water and sanitizers break down this barrier, causing moisture to evaporate. As a result, the skin on your hands can become flaky, itchy, scaly or red. Your hands may also feel sensitive after washing. This is no reason to stop … Continue reading