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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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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