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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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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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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