Nov 10

The Down & Dirty on Blackheads

Blackheads are a form of non-inflammatory acne called “open comedones.”   Basically, a mix of sebum (oil) and skin cells get caught in the pores and oxidize, forming the characteristic brown–black color of comedones.

Number one rule when you have a blackhead is don’t pick at it! If you pick a blackhead, the area around the hair follicle and oil gland may get inflamed. This inflammation or trauma, the mix of sebum or skin cells, and the presence of a bacteria called P. acnes can cause non-inflammatory acne to become inflammatory. Inflammatory acne is characterized by redness, tenderness and cystic lesions. Inflammation in the area can lead to pain, unsightly acne cysts and in the worst-case scenario, it can cause scarring. Basically, you don’t want to stoke the fire of a well-behaving blackhead and create an inflamed and far worse situation.
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Oct 28

Common Skin Care Mistakes

I was recently on San Diego CW6 in the Morning discussing and dispelling Skin Care myths.  There are many things that we do on a routine basis that are not good for our skin, and in some cases detrimental.   Click below to see our feature TV segment.  A detailed discussion follows below.  Treat your skin with TLC!     Continue reading

Mar 6

IPL Photofacial Treatment is a Snap!

Winter skin blahs got you down?  Consider a photofacial!  Also known as an IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), this short, no-downtime procedure is a great way to rejuvenate the skin.  A quick patient demo for treatment of facial redness is shown below on our YouTube station:     Photofacial IPL is great for a variety of skin conditions,  Traditionally performed at monthly intervals as a series of treatments, IPL can improve rosacea, broken blood vessels called capillaries, and even pink-brown spots left behind by acne.  Not only does IPL treat red discoloration in the skin, but it also goes after brown spots usually related to sun or UV exposure,  Solar lentigines, melasma, and photoaged skin looks youthful, clearer, and sometimes smoother after a series of IPL treatments.   IPL can also be combined with photodynamic therapy for a more comprehensive, proactive approach to treating both skin aging and precancerous spots called actinic keratoses.   Art of Skin MD will be offering a flash sale on IPL in a few weeks.  Call our qualified staff at (858) 792-SKIN (7546) for details or contact us through the Art of Skin MD website.    

Dec 6

Ultherapy: The Ultimate Non-Surgical Facelift

Ultrasound skin tightening san diego Art of Skin MD Art of Skin MD is proud to announce the arrival of Ulthera - THE choice for a nonsurgical facelift and/or brow lift.  Ultherapy is the only FDA-approved device approved for skin tightening and lifting of the neck, lower face, and brow.  
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Before and after 1 treatment with Ultherapy to the lower face

                      Loose, lax tissue on the face and jawline got you down? Not ready for invasive surgical procedures such as a facelift? Then Ultherapy might be the answer you are looking for...here is the scoop:   1.  Ultherapy has NO downtime!  Treatment with the device takes approximately 30-60 minutes and with proper pain management (carefully administered nerve blocks), the procedure is quite comfortable. 2.  Ultherapy results are dramatic but occur gradually.  The tightening effect occurs over approximately 3 to 6 months and lasts for over a year.  For patients with pronounced skin laxity, more than one treatment may be needed for the desired skin tightening effect. 3.  Ultherapy works by targeting the deep tissues that are tightened and re-draped during a facelift, but with minimal discomfort and a fraction of the price.   Ultherapy works to create new collagen in the connective tissue that physicians treat during surgery.   Here are some great (and representative) before and after photos of Ulthera:  
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Full face treatment with Ultherapy with 1 year follow-up

 
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Brow lift 4 months after undergoing Ultherapy to the upper face

                                            Get ahead of the game in terms of skin toning and rejuvenation.  Experience Ulthera in a comfortable, caring, and enjoyable environment with Dr. Palm.  She would be happy to talk to about it....she her self has been treated with Ulthera and can give you a first hand account of the benefits of Ulthera!   Like what you are reading about Ulthera.  Contact the expert staff at Art of Skin MD through the Art of Skin MD contact page or by calling 858.792.7546.   Check out the Art of Skin MD Facebook page  to find EXCLUSIVE SAVINGS on Ultherapy that save you up to $1000 off your treatment at Art of Skin MD with expert dermatologist Dr. Melanie Palm.     Inquire about a special introductory offers when combining the tightening power of Ultherapy and a liquid facelift using Sculptra!