There’s nothing quite like sunny summer days spent outdoors. However, once the season passes, telltale traces can be left on our skin—uneven skin tone and texture, hyperpigmentation, lines and wrinkles, and volume loss. The cooler days of fall are the perfect time to refresh and rejuvenate your skin.
Dr. Glenn Goldberg of Coast Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center in Laguna Beach, California, can help you head into the holidays with confidence. A board-certified dermatologist with over 30 years of experience, Dr. Goldberg is an expert in non-invasive treatments that can turn back the clock—especially when used in combination to effectively target multiple symptoms of aging at one time.
Quick Procedure, Quick Results: The Magic of Injectables
Injectable dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers offer a quick solution to many common cosmetic concerns, such as wrinkles, sagging, loss of facial volume, and thin, flat lips.
Neuromodulators, such as Botox® Cosmetic, treat dynamic wrinkles caused by repetitive movements of the facial muscles. Neuromodulators inhibit the contraction of facial muscles, thereby softening the look of wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet for a more youthful appearance. Other wrinkle-relaxing treatments include Dysport® and Jeuveau®.
With Dr. Goldberg’s expertise, Botox injections take only a few minutes. No recovery time is needed, and results can be seen within a few days. The effects of neuromodulator injections gradually fade in about 3-6 months.
While neuromodulators address dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle activity, dermal fillers work on static wrinkles caused by the loss of volume in the face as we age. Fillers reduce the appearance of creases, smile lines, marionette folds at the corners of the mouth, hollow cheeks, and sagging jawlines to bring a refreshed, uplifted look to the face.
Beyond the treatment of wrinkles and creases, dermal fillers can also help restore youthful facial contours and bring a lush fullness to the lips—a flattering look for your holiday photos.
Coast Dermatology and Laser Center in Laguna Beach offers several types of dermal fillers, including:
Dermal fillers produce immediate results, which will continue to develop for 1-2 weeks following your treatment. The effects typically last between 6-12 months. To learn more about dermal fillers, please visit fda.gov.
Since neuromodulators and fillers are both injectable treatments targeting different types of wrinkles, Dr. Goldberg can combine the two treatments for optimal wrinkle-reducing benefits.
Refresh Your Look with RF Microneedling
Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling combines two treatments to effectively stimulate your body’s production of collagen. The result is dramatic skin rejuvenation, just in time for the holidays.
RF Microneedling is particularly effective for:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Tone and textural changes
- Scarring and stretch marks
- Acne and acne scars
RF Microneedling penetrates the skin with hair-thin needles, triggering new cell growth and the production of collagen. This process firms and tightens your skin and repairs surface damage such as wrinkles or scarring. Healing time depends on the depth of your treatment, but is typically just a day or two..
Tenderness, swelling, and bruising are normal following treatment and will subside within a few days. Some patients notice visible changes after one treatment, but 3-5 treatments may be needed for significant results.
Reverse Sun Damage with IPL Photodynamic Therapy
IPL photodynamic therapy uses light and heat to improve the health, quality, and appearance of sun-exposed skin. The light energy improves skin discoloration, sun damage, and broken capillaries. The heat energy reconditions aging collagen, brightening the skin and improving its texture.
Benefits of IPL photodynamic therapy:
- Minimal downtime
- Little or no discomfort
- Elimination of most brown and red pigmentation
- Improvement in rosacea and dull complexions
- Reduction in sun damage and pre-cancerous lesions
- Smoother, brighter skin
- Early signs of aging are diminished
Each treatment takes only 10-15 minutes and requires no downtime. Best results are usually achieved after 1-3 treatments spaced about four weeks apart.
Say Goodbye to Facial Veins with VariLite
VariLIte is a quick, comfortable, and effective treatment to reduce the appearance of facial veins. The VariLite laser precisely targets the red color of the veins, thereby avoiding injury to surrounding skin. The body subsequently resorbs the treated blood vessels during healing.
Go Big with a Laser Resurfacing Treatment
The UltraPulse Fractional CO2 laser uses revolutionary fractional resurfacing technology to transform the look of wrinkles, scars, and other skin imperfections. This versatile laser has four modes of varying intensity, allowing for ultimate precision and control in skin resurfacing and creating a highly customizable treatment for your unique needs.
Benefits of UltraPulse:
- Dramatic results in only one treatment
- Advanced skin resurfacing and tightening
- Treatment for deep wrinkles and acne scars
- Resolution of fine lines and uneven skin texture
At your consultation at our Laguna Beach, CA, office, Dr. Goldberg can recommend the appropriate mode to achieve your desired results.
Full recovery from this laser treatment varies significantly, depending on the specific depth of your procedure. Deep treatments typically take 10-14 days of healing time, during which your skin may appear irritated, red, and swollen. Some patients return to work after a week as the skin heals, but you may prefer to schedule about two weeks of social downtime.
Patients see initial improvements about three weeks after treatment when the redness subsides. Optimal results are seen after about 3-6 months.
Schedule Your Skin Rejuvenation Treatment with a Dermatologist Now
Coast Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center can help you select a combination of non-surgical treatments for maximum results in minimum time. After your treatment, we carry a medical-grade skincare line in our office to help you maintain your results. To learn more about injectables and other skin-rejuvenating procedures or to schedule a consultation with expert dermatologist, Dr. Goldberg, contact our Laguna Beach, CA office.