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Can Different Cosmetic Injectables Be Combined for Better Results?

Dermal fillers and neuromodulators are popular options for non-surgical facial rejuvenation. While some patients have a specific concern that can be addressed with a single cosmetic injectable, other patients may benefit from a multi-product approach. The course of treatment depends entirely on the patient’s concerns. For example, if a patient […]

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Can Clear + Brilliant™ Laser Treatment Be Paired with BOTOX® Cosmetic?

Laser skin rejuvenation with the Clear + Brilliant™ system is an excellent preventative treatment for those in their 20s and 30s. It pairs perfectly with other treatments that provide anti-aging effects. BOTOX® Cosmetic, for example, can help smooth wrinkles caused by overactive facial muscles. When combined with a Clear + […]

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What Aftercare Is Involved in the Clear + Brilliant™ Recovery?

Laser skin rejuvenation with the Clear + Brilliant™ system is designed to improve the tone and texture of skin for a more even and youthful-looking complexion. Many people seek the non-ablative treatment because there is no downtime involved. This allows them to get back to their daily routine without the […]

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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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Mommy Makeover Recovery

Following a Mommy Makeover, recovery and downtime will depend on a number of different factors, including the particular treatments received as well as the patient’s natural healing process. Some procedures involve a significant amount of downtime, like a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). These Moms will need help with their children nearly […]

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