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COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY

Cal Coast Dermatology offers a full range of cosmetic dermatologic services.  Our goal with each procedure is to enhance your outer appearance while strengthening your inner confidence.  We are exceptionally meticulous regarding your cosmetic needs by carefully augmenting strategic features without compromising your natural appearance. 

We perform a variety of cosmetic procedures, including but not limited to: Botox, fillers, laser treatment, chemical peels, radiofrequency microneedling, treatment of brown spots, removal of benign growths such as skin tags, and treatment of acne scars.

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Morpheus8 is a new subdermal adipose remodeling device (SARD) that fractionally remodels and contours the face and body. Penetrating deep into the skin and fat, this morphs the aging face of body into a more desired smooth and sleek appearance, for all skin tones. Morpheus8 has the ability to penetrate deeper into the skin than any other microneedling device, going as deep as 4mm. Patient comfort is a major advantage of this device because of the sharper needles and tiny punctures it causes in the skin without tugging or pulling. M8 can be used for, but is not limited to treating wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks surgical scars and more. 

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WHAT IS MORPHEUS8? 

 

MORPHEUS8 is a fractional skin treatment that stimulates collagen production of the underlyinglayers of the dermis. By targeting the deeper layers of the skin, the building blocks will reorganize themselves in a natural anti-aging process. MORPHEUS8 is very unique as it can penetrate 4mm deep, which results in fat melting so you can truly contourand morph different parts of the body.

 

WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?

 

Morpheus8 can be used on any areas that can benefit from sub-dermal renewal. The most commonly treated areas include the lower face and neck. Areas of the face and body that exhibit wrinkles, discoloration or acne scarring are suitable for treatment.

 

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

 

Depending on your Morpheus8 treatment regime you can expect to have between 1-3 sessions. It also depends how aggressive your treatment is and the severity oflaxity and skin quality. I suggest always selling packages of 3 for optimal results.

 

HOW QUICKLY WILL I SEE RESULTS?

 

Visible results can be seen within a few days, but typically after three weeks the most noticeable results appear. Improvements continue up to three months after treatment.

 

HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT IN BETWEEN TREATMENTS?

 

4 weeks

 

WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF FRACTIONATED ENERGY?

 

Fractionated RF energy is a scientifically proven method to reduce wrinkles and rebuild collagen and fat. It is minimally invasive, using a matrix of micro pins to renew deeper layers of the skin with almost no patient downtime.

 

CAN ANYONE USE MORPHEUS8?

 

The benefit of Morpheus8’s color blind technology is that it can be used on all skin types. The unique properties allow even darker tones to be treated.

 

WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF RF ENERGY?

 

RF energy heats the deep layers of the skin in a controlled way to revitalize the collagen. The treatment will improve skin complexion and texture for a more radiant and youthful appearance.

 

CAN THIS BE USED IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER TREATMENTS?

 

Yes, Morpheus8 can be used in the same treatment session, or a few days after other treatments.

 

WHEN CAN I PUT MAKE-UP ON AFTER TREATMENT?

 

Since patient downtime is minimal, makeup can be applied 1 to 2 days after the treatment. Patients should expect to see micro lesions a few days after treatment and slight redness for up to 1 week depending on treatment parameters.

 

WHAT KIND OF POST PROCEDURE CARE IS REQUIRED?

 

Patients should moisturize the treatment area and avoid direct sun exposure. It is also recommended that patients use a good, broad spectrum sunscreen every day. In addition to reducing their future risk of skin cancer, sunscreens also reduce wrinkles and slow the aging process.

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Patients who have age spots, sun damage, vessels and rosacea can expect superior clearance in 1-3 treatment versus 4-6 compared to the standard IPL. Most patients who are exposed to the sun for long periods of time will notice brown spots appear along their face, chest, hands and other parts of their body. This is common; however, most patients do seek treatment in our office to rid of these blemishes. Whether your areas of concern are brownor red, our IPL can exceed your expectations in getting the clearance you desire.

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WHAT IS LUMECCA?

 

Lumecca is the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat pigmented and vascular lesions. After just one use, patients notice significant improvements in the complexion and clarity of the skin. Lumecca operates using photothermolysis, which provides a photo facial through the delivery of a comfortable light treatment.WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?In just 1-3 sessions Lumecca improves the appearance of:

     •Age spots (red/brown pigmentations)

     •Vascular lesions such as facial telangiectasias (spider veins) and poikiloderma

     •Rosacea (redness)

     •Freckles

     •Sun damage

 

WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?

 

Lumecca can be used on all areas of the body. The most common areas oftreatment are zones that are regularly exposed to the sun. This often includes the face, neck, décolletage, legs, hands and arms. 

 

WHAT STEPS MUST BE TAKEN BEFORE THE PROCEDURE?

 

Avoid direct, excessive sun exposure or tanning one month prior to treatment. 

 

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING AND AFTER LUMECCA?

 

During treatment there will be a bright flash of light from the Lumecca that feels like a light elastic sensation. Redness and a slight warming of the skin are normal after treatment and usually subsideswithin an hour. Over the next 24-48 hours you may see a darkening of pigmented spots; in the week afterwards, the pigmented lesions flake off, leading to an evening out of skin tone. After treating vascular lesions, you may see the vein blanch and disappear or a color change in the vessel which dissipates after a few days.

 

HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?

 

An improved skin appearance can be noted after the first session. Multiple sessions provide even better results. Treatment regime depends on the severity of skin damage, skin type, type of treatment (vascular vs sun damage) and energy settings.

 

HOW QUICKLY WILL I SEE RESULTS?

 

Sun damage and skin complexion results can be seen a few days after the first session. The skin will continue to look younger andmore brilliant over time with most visible results after 1-2 weeks. Having multiple photo facial sessions will improve the final result. For vascular treatments such as facial telangiectasias, results can be seen in up to 2 weeks.

 

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

 

Most patients do not experience any side effects and any skin reaction usually resolves within a few hours. Patients may find they are sensitive to sunlight immediately after treatment. It is recommended to avoid direct sunlight and tanning.