Cosmetic Dermatology

Chemical Peel | Sclerotherapy Long Beach CA | San Pedro CA

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels remove damaged outer layers of skin on the face to smooth texture, reduce scarring, and remove blemishes and pre-cancerous growths to produce healthy, glowing skin. Peel formulas and strengths are tailored to each patient. Peels can be combined with other procedures for a younger look.

IPL- Intense Pulsed Light Photofacial

Photofacial produces rejuvenation of your skin using the remarkable technology of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). IPL Photofacials can improve the signs of sun damage, rosacea and brown spots on the face, hands and body. It has also been used to reduce the appearance of mild acne scars, dark circles around the eyes and fine lines around the eyes and mouth.

The IPL Photofacial handpiece is gently pressed to the skin and pulses of light are emitted. Usually 4-6 treatment sessions lasting about 20-30 minutes each will provide you with beautiful results.

There is no recuperation time – with an IPL Photofacial you can return to work or resume your normal activities on the same day. You will notice a gradual, natural-looking improvement in your skin with time. IPL is a safe solution tailor-made to your skin type and condition.

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a procedure in which saline, a salt solution, or Asclera®, a sclerosing agent, is injected into small veins and capillaries and works by irritating the lining of the veins causing them to shrink and disappear. This procedure has been safely done since the 1930’s and is recommended even by laser experts as the first line of therapy.

This procedure is usually performed in your doctor’s office and takes no more than an hour. Most patients need 2 to 4 treatments in order to achieve desired results. There is no downtime other than avoiding strenuous activities for the first 2 to 3 days.

While sclerotherapy is proven as an effective treatment for spider veins, it is not recommended for everybody. Pregnant women are not typically eligible for this procedure. Sclerotherapy is not effective for large varicose veins and is only recommended for smaller, superficial veins. Talk to your doctor to find out if sclerotherapy is right for you.


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