After an extended COVID-19 break, the world is starting to open up again. While we are still some time away from being able to ditch masks entirely, the opportunity to make some modest adjustments to your face before showing it off in public is here. At Grossmont Dermatology, we have several non-surgical procedures that can help you look great in this post-vaccine world: Dermal Fillers If you are like many of our patients, you may have always been curious about what fillers could do for your face, but hesitate out of a fear that your colleagues may “notice.” Now, however, … Continue reading
Botox and injectable fillers are tremendously popular procedures for minimizing fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging. If you work with an unqualified provider, you may not achieve your desired results — or worse, you may be at risk of complications. If you are interested in safely getting great injectable results, your choice of injector matters. The team at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic explains why in this post. Understanding of Facial Anatomy The popularity of Botox and fillers has led to a surge in injectors who took a quick weekend training course to learn about the products. It is … Continue reading
One of the common conditions we see at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic is melasma, or unwanted pigmentation that often develops on the forehead, cheeks, chin and upper lip. This unwanted pigmentation can affect men and women of virtually all ages, but we see it most frequently in women of childbearing age. Although melasma is harmless, it can be frustrating and cause feelings of embarrassment or shame. Luckily, our dermatologists are very knowledgeable about melasma and offer treatments for the condition. Common Melasma Triggers Melasma occurs when pigment-producing cells become hyperactive and produce too much pigment in certain areas of the … Continue reading
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