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5 Treatments to Love in 2022

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Would you like firmer, smoother, more youthful skin in 2022 or maybe you’d like to rid yourself of unwanted brown spots before summer arrives? 

Dr. Glenn Goldberg, a Board Certified Dermatologist at Coast Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center in Laguna Beach, California, provides a range of treatments using the latest, most effective technology to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. 

1. Laser Treatments Your Skin Will Love

The UltraPulse Fractional CO2 laser uses advanced resurfacing technology to remove the skin’s outermost layer without damaging the surrounding tissue. Laser skin resurfacing stimulates collagen production at the cellular level and improves the appearance of aging skin, sun damage, acne scars, surgical scars, and melasma.

With four modes, the UltraPulse Fractional CO2 laser offers a customizable treatment for multiple skin issues. After evaluating your skin’s texture and tone, Dr. Goldberg will recommend the best setting to achieve your desired results. 

The extent to which the laser penetrates your skin determines the healing time required. Full recovery typically takes 10-14 days, during which your skin may appear irritated, red, or swollen. You may want to schedule some social downtime as you heal. Many patients return to work within the first week of treatment.

Since UltraPulse Fractional CO2 laser treatment acts by boosting your body’s production of collagen, it may take a few months to see the full results. You may see improvement after about three weeks when the redness subsides, but optimal results typically appear around 3-6 months post-treatment.

2. Injectables that Turn Back the Clock

Injectable treatments — dermal fillers and neuromodulators (wrinkle relaxers) — are quick, non-invasive treatments that require no downtime and deliver significant anti-aging benefits. 

Dermal fillers work by replenishing volume in the lips and cheeks, smoothing away fine lines and facial creases, and defining natural facial contours without surgery — providing results that last up to a year. 

Dermal fillers address common signs of aging caused by volume loss in the face and neck. Most dermal fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that hydrates, volumizes, and stabilizes the skin. 

Our Laguna Beach, CA, office offers the following dermal fillers:

  • Juvéderm®
  • Restylane®
  • The RHA Collection®
  • Sculptra®
  • Radiesse®

Neuromodulators effectively treat dynamic lines and wrinkles caused by the repetitive movement of facial muscles. Botox®, Dysport®, and Jeuveau® are wrinkle relaxers that help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Very thin, fine needles are used in dermal filler and neuromodulator treatments, minimizing discomfort. 

Results may be visible immediately after treatment and will continue to develop for 1-2 weeks. Touch-up treatments after 6-12 months, depending on the product used and the area treated, will help maintain your results. 

3. RF Microneedling for a Host of Skin Concerns

An innovative and effective treatment for a variety of skin concerns, including scarring and signs of aging, INFINI radiofrequency (RF) microneedling generates new collagen through advanced technology that penetrates deep into the skin.

INFINI RF microneedling:

  • Improves acne or surgery scars 
  • Improves dull or uneven skin tone or texture
  • Improves sagging skin
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles

Patients report minimal discomfort during the procedure, typically a mild tingling or stinging sensation. 

Common side effects include inflammation, itchiness, and bruising. These are mild and temporary, usually subsiding within 72 hours. Downtime is minimal, and many patients resume their schedule as usual within one day of treatment. 

4. IPL to Reduce Sun Damage 

Sun damage is inevitable, even when you take necessary steps to protect your skin from those harmful UV rays. While photoaging can happen over time, you don’t have to live with brown spots and fine lines forever. Dr. Goldberg offers the Lumenis M22 IPL to treat red and brown spots on the skin to produce a clearer, brighter complexion. 

Intense pulsed light (IPL) delivers light waves deep into the dermal layers, where it can address discoloration and smooth away fine lines. Because the IPL device uses multiple wavelengths of light, it can treat multiple concerns at one time. 

The procedure is relatively comfortable, and downtime afterward is minimal. Patients may experience some skin redness, which will subside within a day or two in most cases. Results appear in the days and weeks following the procedure and can be very long lasting. 

5. Laser Vein Treatments for Clearer Skin

Facial veins may not be a serious medical concern, but they can make you self-conscious about your appearance. Fortunately, these visible vessels are no match for our VariLite laser treatments. Dr. Goldberg offers VariLite treatments to address veins without affecting the surrounding skin and tissue. 

Vascular lasers like the VariLite target the blood inside vessels, causing the vessel to collapse so the body can reabsorb it naturally. Because the device focuses on the vessel, the procedure results in little bruising or skin trauma afterward. Treatment is relatively comfortable and there is not typically downtime afterward. Most patients return to regular activities right away. 

To help maintain the effects of any skin treatment, we carry medical-grade skincare products specially chosen by Dr. Goldberg to cleanse, exfoliate, rejuvenate, hydrate, and protect your skin. 

Schedule Your Treatment With a Dermatologist at our Skincare Clinic in Laguna Beach Today

A new year, a new you! Schedule the treatments that will achieve your desired results for a beautiful 2022. To get started, contact a board certified dermatologist at Coast Dermatology & Laser Center in Laguna Beach, CA, today. 


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