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Targeted Treatment

Usually clients have a number of reasons they might want to get skincare treatments spanning from unevenness, droopiness, scarring, pigmentation, fine lines/wrinkles, redness, large pores, sun spots,  and other such skin damage. With that, they normally do not have any particular treatment course of action in mind. We understand that it may get confusing to look at a long list of services that have unfamiliar names and try to determine what might be best for your needs, so we have broken down different ailments clients have and recommended treatments that may match with a particular skin condition.

It is always best to set up a complimentary consultation with one of our RNs so that they may take a close look at your skin, try to address your issues with more accuracy, and make recommendations that are appropriate for both your skin ailment as well as your skin type. However, hopefully this guide will be a good starting point for narrowing down the best treatment for you and your needs.

Acne & Acne Scars | Aging, Wrinkles & Fine Lines| Rosacea & Redness | Sun Spots & Damage | Scarring & Imperfections

ACNE & ACNE SCARS

Acne is one of the most common skin problems ailing adolescents and even adults, and it has the capacity to affect not only appearance, but also confidence. Follicles and pores become plugged with bacteria and excessive oil, form blackheads and whiteheads, and become pimples if inflamed. Such appearances are not only undesirable, but can cause further skin problems such as scarring and uneven facial texture.

– RN Ziba Amanpour

WHAT CAUSES ACNE?

Finding out the exact cause of acne can be difficult. There are many different factors to take into account when trying to pinpoint the source of your acne. Some common causes include but are not limited to:

 

STRESS
DIET
HORMONES
PORES

WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT?

Lucky for you DermaFashion provides a wide variety of services specially designed to get rid of acne, acne scars, and large pores. Here are some treatments DermaFashion offers:

MICRONEEDLING

Restore collagen, treat scars, and improve your overall skin texture

GENESIS

Reinvigorate your skin texture and bring your skin to life

HYDRAFACIAL

Deep cleansing of the skin and pores that leaves you glowing

AGING, WRINKLES & FINE LINES

WHAT IS IT?

Everyone eventually goes through the aging process, but not everyone is ready to accept the timeless gifts of aging as concerning appearance. As time passes, skin laxity increases as collagen in the skin loosens and the result is a sagging appearance of the skin. Further, lines and wrinkles appear where the skin naturally creases because the skin becomes thinner and unable to lock in moisture. While aging is a graceful journey, there is no harm in revitalizing your look for a more youthful appeal.

WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT?

Aging is a natural and inescapable part of life, but that does not mean you cannot fight back. Injectable treatments such as neuromodulators (Botox, Xeomin) as well as dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, etc.) do an excellent job of smoothing fine links/wrinkles, plumping skin, replenishing lost volume, and providing lift to combat gravity. Treatments such as Laser Titan or the 3D mini Facelift would do a wonderful job for whole rejuvenation of sagging skin, wrinkles, skin texture, and more as they stimulate collagen to take advantage of natural substances for rejuvenation. Many services can combat aging, so it is best to make a consultation appointment so our RNs can specially address your needs.

TITAN

Tighten your skin and improve elasticity through deep dermal heating with our non-surgical facelift

3D FACELIFT

Revitalize your skin with the synergistic 3D approach using IPL, Genesis, and Titan

DERMAL FILLERS

Plump up your lips, lift your cheeks, smooth your lines, and more

REDNESS & ROSACEA

WHAT IS ROSACEA?

Excessive redness of the skin can be a real struggle, whether the underlying cause is from skin dryness, skin irritants, or skin conditions such as Rosacea. Most redness is caused by increased blood flow through superficial capillaries, which leaves them inflamed and visible on the skins surface. This can be from Rosacea, hormonal changes, heredity, sun exposure, injury, or other causes.

Rosacea is a chronic skin redness condition that has characteristic small, dilated, broken blood vessels (basically spider veins), swelling, acne-like skin protrusions, bumpy skin texture, and other symptoms that give the skin an overall irritated look. The precise cause is still unknown but it has been linked with genetic factors and certain extreme environmental factors. Rosacea most readily afflicts those between 30-50 years of age, those with fair skin, and women, and it typically occurs around the facial area including the nose, cheeks, forehead, chin, but also even beyond to the chest, ears, and back in severe cases. There is no cure for this condition, but there are treatments that can help quell symptoms.

 

WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT?

The first thing that can be done to combat redness of the skin very simply relates to everyday habit and routine. It is imperative that you go under the San Diego sun with an applied broad-spectrum sunscreen that is SPF 30 or higher. Even better is to avoid the sun as much as possible, to constantly seek shade, and to at least dodge midday sun if you must be out and about. The next best course of action is targeted treatment. To take care of skin redness that has been spurred for any reason, you need to treat the underlying cause in order to see the result that you are looking for. Therefore, sometimes that anti-redness crème might not cut it, because it temporarily relieves redness rather than treating it. If it so happens that Rosacea is the underlying cause of redness, here at DermaFashion Medical Spa we do have a number of treatments that can restore calmness to your skin.

The best way to attack Rosacea is through our IPL Laser Photofacial treatment. Our laser would use light to penetrate the dermis and target capillaries that are responsible for redness. These capillaries would become damaged and absorbed into the body, thus eliminating the means of redness and ridding your skin of this ailment. As Rosacea is a chronic condition, it will most likely be necessary to return periodically for treatment in order to target newly formed capillaries, and it may take a number of treatments overall to fully achieve desirable results.

IPL PHOTOFACIAL

Take care of sun spots and other surface imperfections

SUN SPOTS & DAMAGE

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WHAT IS IT?

Living in sunny San Diego, it is quite common to go out and enjoy the calming and enhancing effects of sunshine on a regular basis. This blessing of sun comes with its consequences, however, as this prolonged exposure also leaves one susceptible to sun damage, discoloration, and premature aging. Pigmentation in general is the body’s attempt to shield itself from the potential damage of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, with sun exposure stimulating the production of a dark pigment known as melanin in order to provide that protection to the skin. Sometimes the pigment is cleanly and evenly produced to make the skin appear tanned, and sometimes it is unevenly and irregularly produced to make sun spots, freckles, or other discolorations appear. Here at DermaFashion we are able to help you combat these irregular effects and restore beauty to your skin.

WHAT ARE THE VARIOUS TYPES OF SUN DAMAGE?

Those Darn Dark Spots : One of the most common and unfortunate effects of sun exposure for any reason is the culmination and creation of sun spots and damage on the skin. These discolorations, generally in the form of hyperpigmentations, are due to an excess of melanin forming in certain patches of skin. In order to take care of the sun spot, the melanin will need to be broken down and the damaged tissue revitalized so that fresh, more evenly-pigmented, and more youthful skin can formulate.
The Pregnancy Mask : Characteristic of this common skin condition is dark discoloration and hyperpigmentation on the face in distinctive patches, particularly on the forehead, cheekbone area, upper lip, and chin. Similarly to other sun damage, melasma is due to a overabundance of melanin in pigmented areas, but this is an entirely different condition as there are also genetic and hormonal factors that contribute to the blotchy appearance of skin. Women and those with darker skin have the most incidences of melasma.
As Time Goes By: Years and years of frequent and continued sun exposure will often result in what many know as aging spots or liver spots. This is due to the fact that over time, melanin will clump together due to prolonged overstimulation and form spots of concentrated pigment that appear to visually accelerate aging. They’re most common for those with light skin, and are often seen in bundles and groupings of small dark spots on the hands, face, shoulders, and feet as these areas face the most exposure to the sun.
Common Clusters : These little brown spots that can appear at any age are usually due to exposure to UV rays at a regular rate, which stimulates melanin production and occurrence. Freckles that are genetically induced may not be eligible for treatment as they might not be on the surface of the dermis in order to be properly targeted, but freckles due to sun damage might be eligible. Freckles will normally ail those with fair complexions, and normally in areas most exposed to the sun.

SCARRING & IMPERFECTIONS

WHAT IS IT?

Scarring effects everyone differently based on their age, skin type, sex, genetics, wound specifics, and more, but most can agree that the ultimate consequence of a scar is not very pretty. Whether suffering surgical scarring, pockmarks due to years of accumulated acne scarring, stretch marks, or just simply a scar that formed from some type of injury, a mark has been left behind as an antagonizing reminder. There is a way to erase it, however.

While scarring in the form of skin indentation, raised tissue, discoloration, and other imperfections is aesthetically unpleasing and emotionally upsetting, it is a natural outcome of our body’s healing process. After damage is inflicted to the skin through injury, burn, or other trauma, our body begins repairing itself with collagen, which is the same protein that our skin is naturally comprised of. However, the tissue being replaced has a different fiber composition compared to the new tissue, which is why we end up seeing hypertrophic (raised) or atrophic (sunken, dented) scarring. The scarred area is not only visibly different, it is also more susceptible to external harm and lacking in elasticity. We unfortunately end up with uneven skin texture and tone, but here at DermaFashion Medical Spa there are many treatments, depending on your needs, that you can try in order to improve the appearance, size, and quality of scars. Our goal is to help you smoothen your skin to its former glory as best we can.

WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT?

While it is quite simple to get stuck with a scar, it can be just as simple to get rid of it. Through a number of resurfacing treatments including laser treatments, microneedling, chemical peeling, and more, the scar tissue can be broken down and your skins natural inclination to produce collagen and new skin cells can take over to eventually bury any unappealing scars that might be bothering you.

VI PEEL

Chemical peeling for deep-set skin imperfections

MICRONEEDLING

Restore collagen, treat scars, and improve your overall skin texture

LASER GENESIS

Reinvigorate your skin texture and bring your skin to life