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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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Beauty & Bubbles to celebrate summer! Horton SPA raffle winners announced…

We recently held our Beauty & Bubbles event to kick off summer 2015!  Horton SPA, located in my San Francisco Plastic Surgery office, features Botox, dermal fillers, CoolSculpting, medical grade skin care, IPL lasers and medical-grade peels. Horton SPA treatments are administered 5 days a week by our “gentle injector” and […]

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It’s Autumn! Time to take care of YOU & repair sun damage

Fall is HERE!  Now is a good time to reevaluate your skin health, assess sun damage and focus on yourself!  When they kids go back to school, many parents feel like chauffeurs, driving them around to their various activities and rarely taking time for themselves.  Likewise, those without kids find fall […]

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