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
Throughout recorded history, men and women have worked to remove unwanted hair for cultural, medical, sexual, or religious reasons. Today, it is more a matter of fashion and comfort. Dr. Christopher Crosby brings the benefits of permanent laser hair reduction to patients in the La Mesa area. Hair removal techniques Today, hair removal is generally accomplished by: Depilation – Elimination of hair above the surface of skin by shaving, or harsh chemicals that dissolve proteins in hair structure. Epilation – Removing the entire hair – the strand you see and the part beneath skin. Epilation devices, waxing, sugaring, threading, and … Continue reading
When the first laser was built in 1960, few people thought this innovation would become part of our everyday lives. Yet today we rely on laser technology at the grocery store checkout, to print from our computers, and to watch DVDs. Laser treatment has also become an essential component of skin care. Our dermatologists can explain laser therapies offered at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic in La Mesa, CA and answers concerns about safety. Use of lasers in dermatology Some practitioners invest in one laser and try to adapt it to many uses. Grossmont Dermatology takes a different approach. This highly-trained … Continue reading
Your legs have carried you through some of the best times of your life – down the aisle, soothing sick babies, across the dancefloor, and tearing up the links. The sclerotherapy procedure for spider and lesser varicose veins keeps legs looking great, and aftercare is easier than you think. CA dermatologists at Grossmont Dermatology share this information. Leg veins and sclerotherapy Telangiectasias, better known as spider veins, are small clustered blood vessels near the surface of skin. These colorful dilated vessels are caused by backup in the vascular system, the result of faulty valves in veins. Sclerotherapy is injection … Continue reading
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