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Hyperpigmentation (Part 2): Treatment Options

In the previous blog post, we explored the definition of hyperpigmentation as well as how to prevent it. In this post, we’ll discuss how to treat it. Treating Hyperpigmentation: Lasers: IPL is an effective, non-invasive, no-downtime solution that over a course of treatments will fade or in many cases completely eliminate brown […]

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Hyperpigmentation (Part 1): What It Is and How to Treat It!

Hyperpigmentation, also known as sun spots, age spots, dark spots, and ‘the mask of pregnancy’ (melasma), is one of the most common skin complaints I receive from patients (even more so than wrinkles!). It’s incredibly common because it’s really easy to get. The main cause of hyperpigmentation is sun exposure. UV […]

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Treatment of the “Double Chin”: Surgical & Non-Surgical Options

Non-surgical treatment of neck fat with KYBELLA With the recent release of Kybella, an FDA-approved injectable that targets submental (under the chin) fat, questions have been raised about the pros and cons of the new FDA-approved Kybella injections (non-surgical) versus an in-office liposuction procedure (surgical). Below is a series of frequently asked […]

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What Is the Best Anti-Aging Skincare Regimen?

A well-rounded skincare regimen should incorporate, first and foremost, a good broad-spectrum physical sunscreen. A physical sunscreen contains zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide as its main active ingredient(s) and has been shown in numerous clinical studies to perform better than chemical sunscreens (with active ingredients like oxybenzone, for example). I […]

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IPL (Intense Puled Light): Treats Sunspots, Rosacea and more!

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy is a broadband light treatment designed to improve the appearance of several skin concerns, including sun damage, uneven pigmentation, redness, broken capillaries, vascular lesions, unwanted hair, and more. This gentle, non-invasive technique can be used to treat skin on virtually any area of the body, […]

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Benefits of JUVÉDERM® Ultra and Restylane® Silk for Lip Augmentation

In a prior blog post highlighting everything you need to know about non-surgical lip augmentation, our Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner, Emily Sespaniak, provided answers to several frequently asked questions, one of which was “What are the best fillers for the lips?”. Though there are numerous filler options to enhance the volume […]

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What Is Baby BOTOX®?

As a non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment for reducing the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles, BOTOX® Cosmetic remains one of the most highly requested aesthetic enhancement options among men and women each year. Known as a neuromodulator, BOTOX® Cosmetic works to temporarily relax targeted muscles that have contracted to cause […]

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Dr. Karen M. Horton, M.D. - Plastic Surgery, Physicians & Surgeons - Medical-M.D., San Francisco, CA