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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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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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Favorite medical-grade skin care – from Mary Pasache, veteran Plastic Surgery Coordinator

Our Patient Coordinator and Office Manager, Mary Pasache, has seen just about every fad, trend, scientific development and even scams in Plastic Surgery, beauty and skin care.  Mary has run our office for nearly 20 years and is an expert at what works, what doesn’t, which treatments are just short-lived media […]

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