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Sculptra Treatment in the New Year Offers Long-Lasting Benefits Beyond 2023

Sculptra La Mesa

Have you been searching for a long-lasting rejuvenation treatment? Then Sculptra may be the treatment you have been looking for. Here, the talented doctors at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic explain how Sculptra treatment in the new year offers long-lasting benefits beyond 2023. What Is Sculptra? Sculptra is a dermal filler treatment which is a gel-like substance that is injected under the skin to create a more youthful or fuller appearance (or both). Sculptra contains poly-L-lactic acid which gradually stimulates collagen production in the targeted areas. Sculptra is used to add volume and reduce wrinkles. Sculptra is typically used in areas … Continue reading

Do You Struggle With Unsightly Visible Veins? Sclerotherapy Can Help

Sclerotherapy in Sa Diego

Do you struggle with unsightly visible veins like spider veins? The talented dermatologists at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic may be able to help. One treatment option that can help with unsightly visible veins is sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that causes little discomfort and requires a few weeks of recovery.  Understanding Spider Everyone has veins in their body. Veins play an important role in the body by carrying blood back to the heart. Most veins in the body go unnoticed. However, when these veins fail to function properly, they become visible. Unsightly visible veins typically appear in the … Continue reading

Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatments Improve a Range of Skin Concerns

Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatments in San Diego

Our bodies have the amazing ability to heal. Dermatologists are experts at harnessing this healing power for the benefits of their patients. One way that dermatologists harness the body’s healing power is through the use of platelet-rich plasma treatments. Here, the talented team at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic explains how platelet-rich plasma treatments improve a range of skin concerns. What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma? Blood is made up of red cells, plasma and platelets. Plasma is the liquid component of blood. Platelets are cells within the blood that help the body form clots to stop bleeding. Platelets also stimulate healing and … Continue reading

Photodynamic Therapy Treats Pre-Cancerous Growths Invisible To the Naked Eye

Photodynamic Therapy in San Diego

Not all sun damage is permanent. Sometimes sun damage can be undone. However, in order to target the sun damage a doctor must use a specialized treatment. The experienced team of doctors at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic utilize photodynamic therapy (also called PDT) as a specialized treatment for pre-cancerous lesions. Here, we discuss how photodynamic therapy treats pre-cancerous growths. What Is Actinic Keratoses? Your skin shows evidence of sun damage, some of which is barely visible to the naked eye. One indication that your skin has experienced sun damage is actinic keratoses. Actinic keratoses are small lesions that can be … Continue reading

Laser Skin Treatments Can Improve Skin Texture and Tone for a Renewed Glow

Laser Skin Treatments

Laser technologies can improve or eliminate many skin concerns, whether age-related imperfections or some medical conditions. At Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic and Skin Cancer Treatment Center, we offer various laser treatments ranging from gentle to intensive. These procedures work to stimulate your body to repair the tissues for an even skin tone and smooth texture.  What Can Laser Skin Treatments Do?  Laser skin resurfacing can improve skin imperfections brown such as, pigmentation, acne scars, age spots, laxity, redness and in some cases, even stretch marks. Laser treatments typically don’t require significant downtime (unless they are intensive), and the number of … Continue reading

Dermal Fillers Treatment for Lines and Wrinkles Refresh Your Appearance

Dermal Fillers Treatment

Time is not as kind as most women and men wish it to be, and many people don’t age like a “fine wine.” Instead, you may develop premature signs of aging with lines and wrinkles etching your once flawless complexion. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers with our dermatologists in La Mesa can smooth these creases and restore lost volume to hollow areas, such as the cheeks, with instant results.  How Do Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers Work?   Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body and is most prominent in the skin tissues, joints and eyes. This compound binds to moisture and … Continue reading

Skin Cancer Facts and Myths, Test Your Knowledge

Skin cancer facts and myths

Our dermatologists and skin cancer specialists in La Mesa hear many misconceptions about melanoma and other types of skin cancer. At Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic and Skin Cancer Treatment Center, we believe patient education is vital to diagnosing and treating common skin conditions and cancer. See how much you know about skin cancer with these facts and myths. Myth: Skin Cancer is Not Dangerous Downplaying the severity of melanoma can be harmful and lead to people delaying a skin evaluation for a suspicious growth or mole. While skin cancer is highly treatable, it is still deadly. The American Cancer Society reports that … Continue reading

How Microneedling Improves Acne and Acne Scarring

Microneedling in La Mesa

When patients visit our doctors to ask about how they can improve acne scars, we sometimes suggest microneedling. Microneedling is one of the most popular cosmetic skin treatments we perform at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic. It is a non-invasive procedure that safely treats patients of all skin types. This blog provides a brief explanation about what microneedling can do to improve acne scarring.   Understanding Microneedling Microneedling is a device that uses miniature sterile needles to rapidly poke tiny holes into the skin. Although microneedling does not cause any actual harm, it does cause just enough damage to make the … Continue reading

Warning Signs You Need to See a Dermatologist for Skin Cancer Risk

Skin Cancer Signs to Look for

About 20% of Americans develop skin cancer at some point in their lives, but as far as cancer goes, it is one of the easiest types to survive. This is especially true for patients who seek treatment for their skin cancer early on. To get it treated early, you need to detect it early, so it’s helpful to know the warning signs to look for. The team at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic advises you to keep an eye on the following potential signs of skin cancers: Moles To keep on top of melanoma risks, the number one thing to look … Continue reading

4 Reasons to Have Cosmetic Mole Removal for Clearer Skin

Cosmetic Role Removal in La Mesa

While the doctors at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic do remove many moles to conduct a biopsy, not all moles need to be suspicious or potentially harmful to your health to warrant removal. Some of our patients request mole removal for cosmetic purposes, knowing they can trust our experts to do so in a way that is aesthetically pleasing and leaves minimal scarring. This blog features reasons you may choose to undergo this quick procedure. You Believe It’s Too Prominent The location of a mole can alter your opinion about it. For example, having a mole on your leg may not … Continue reading

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