Shaving every day is tedious and time-consuming. Other hair removal methods such as waxing, plucking, and electrolysis are painful. Laser hair reduction saves patients precious time and energy. Conveniently located in La Mesa, CA, the Board-certified dermatologists at Grossmont Dermatology offer laser hair reduction treatments to safely, effectively remove unwanted hair. Laser energy precisely targets and focuses on hair follicles in the treatment area. The hair is destroyed as the melanin absorbs the energy. A series of treatments significantly reduces excess hair. Laser hair reduction can be done on nearly any area of the body and has gained popularity due … Continue reading
Patients in La Mesa, CA who are bothered by spider veins can turn to the Board-certified dermatologists at Grossmont Dermatology to learn what to expect from sclerotherapy. Often a treatment of choice for spider veins, sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution into the vessels. The solution irritates these vessels and causes them to collapse and eventually be absorbed by the body. What to expect and side effects Sclerotherapy is performed in the physician’s office and does not require general anesthesia. The amount of time and the number of injections needed depends on the number and size of the veins being treated. … Continue reading
Conveniently located in La Mesa, CA, the Board-certified dermatologists at Grossmont Dermatology specialize in treating and rejuvenating the skin. With many treatment options available, patients of all ages and skin types can achieve healthy, glowing skin. We are dedicated to offering quality skincare treatments including microneedling treatment for acne scarring and skin rejuvenation. What is microneedling? In recent years, microneedling treatment has gained popularity thanks to its skincare and aesthetic benefits. It is also known as skin needling. The procedure has been used to improve the appearance of pigmentation, fine lines and acne scars. Advancements in medical technology have improved … Continue reading
During the heat of summer, no one wants to hide behind long pants. However, women with spider veins often do just that because they are embarrassed by their legs. For patients plagued by unsightly spider veins, the Board-Certified dermatologists at Grossmont Dermatology in La Mesa, CA offer sclerotherapy to treat leg veins. Spider veins are small, dilated superficial veins. They may be red or blue and generally do not cause discomfort. Who is a candidate for sclerotherapy? Patients who are bothered by the appearance of their spider veins may seek treatment. Spider veins or the small veins may be … Continue reading
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. It is common, dangerous, and visible. When detected and treated early, the outlook is good for most skin cancers. In La Mesa, CA, the Board-certified dermatologists at Grossmont Dermatology offer skin cancer treatment including Mohs micrographic surgery. What is Mohs micrographic surgery? Mohs surgery is a microscopically controlled procedure to treat skin cancer. Because it is such a precise procedure, Mohs surgery is often performed in areas where there is little extra skin. Treatment areas often include the face, ears, hands, feet, and genitalia. Mohs surgery is a method … Continue reading
If you suffer from unsightly spider veins, you may have asked, “What is the process of sclerotherapy?” In use since the 1930’s, sclerotherapy is a tried and true treatment for spider veins. The Board-certified dermatologists at Grossmont Dermatology in La Mesa, CA offer treatment options to eliminate spider veins. Why it is done Many women have superficial groups of blue, red, or purple veins. Although they do not cause pain, they can be a cosmetic issue for some patients leading them to hide their legs. Varicose veins are larger, raised and may cause discomfort or itching. Sclerotherapy is a medical … Continue reading
Doctors in La Mesa, CA explain the cost-effectiveness of Gentlemax Pro laser hair reduction treatments
Hair removal products are time-consuming. The average woman spends over two months of her lifetime shaving. FDA-approved in the late 1990s, laser hair reduction has become an efficient, effective method of reducing unwanted hair. At Grossmont Dermatology in La Mesa, CA, our dermatologists offer Gentlemax Pro laser treatments for laser hair reduction. The Gentlemax Pro difference Produced by Syneron Candela, one of the leading global aesthetic device companies, Gentlemax Pro is a high-speed laser treatment. This laser emits gentle energy and therapeutic heat targeted at the hair root. The pigment in the hair follicle absorbs the energy, damaging the follicle … Continue reading
Not all moles are cancerous or dangerous. Large, dark, or bumpy moles or ones that are on a visible part of the body may be considered for mole removal. If you have a mole that is unsightly or bothersome, contact the Board-Certified dermatologists at Grossmont Dermatology in La Mesa, CA for mole treatment. Mole removal options Moles can be removed using different methods to gain a more cosmetically appealing appearance. The mole removal costs and reviews give advantages and disadvantages of each procedure. The price depends upon the size, shape, and location. Costs may include: Shaving Excising Pathology Using … Continue reading
Almost everyone will have a mole at some time during their lives. Some people choose to have moles removed for cosmetic reasons, while others do so at the recommendation of a dermatologist. Many have questions about this procedure. Our Board-certified dermatologists at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic in La Mesa, CA answers common concerns about mole removal. Are all moles dangerous? Only a small percentage of moles are cancerous. You are at higher risk if you have many large, dark moles and a family history of skin cancer, but any single mole can be cancerous. Plus, it is difficult for someone … Continue reading
Collagen is the fiber that holds our tissues together, and it is the most plentiful protein in the human body. However, collagen in skin breaks down and depletes from aging and sun exposure. Micro needling treatment stimulates fresh production of collagen, for skin that looks young and healthy. La Mesa, CA dermatologist, Dr. Christopher Crosby explains the advantages of this procedure. About micro needling This is a minimally-invasive treatment. First, skin is cleansed. If your skin is very sensitivity, topical anesthetic may be applied. Then the clinician moves a handpiece over the treatment area. It has dozens of hair-fine needles … Continue reading
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