Laser Vein Removal Treatment

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Sclerotherapy versus Laser Vein Removal

Warm weather calls for shorts and flip flops, but visible veins can keep you from enjoying all that our nice weather has to offer. The blue and red networks of veins tend to be most common on the legs, but they can also appear on your face, chest, hands and feet. Not only can these…

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Choosing the Best Skin Care Clinic in San Diego

When you are on the hunt for a skin care clinic to handle all of your aesthetic needs, it pays to do your research. When you select the most qualified clinic and staff to handle your procedures, you can rest assured the treatments you choose will be both safe and successful. To assist you in…

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Tattoo Removal Special for Disgruntled Charger Fans

Are you a diehard Chargers fan that has been left feeling abandoned by your beloved team? While it’s easy to get rid of the jerseys, hats and car flags, saying goodbye to your body ink is a bit more challenging. If you are ready to eliminate your San Diego Chargers tat, Dermacare Laser & Skin…

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PicoSure Skin Rejuvenation

Skin rejuvenation comes in many forms. Surgery, injectables and laser treatments are just a few examples of the procedures you can receive to look younger. The key is to find the method that works best for your skin type and cosmetic goals. A consultation at Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics can help you find…

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Here’s What You Can Do About Your Acne Scars

You may think of acne as an adolescent condition, and while pimples tend to occur during youth, they don’t always stop by the time you reach adulthood. If you have pimple-prone skin, there’s a chance you will experience the effects of acne scars later in life. Acne scars easily detract from your appearance. Rather than…

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Rejuvenate Your Skin with PRP

Spring is a celebration of fresh starts, and that can go for your skin as well as other areas of your life. What better time to offer your skin the rejuvenation it needs after suffering damage all winter long. Microneedling with PRP is one of the best ways to rev up your complexion and get…

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Why Sunscreen Is So Important

It’s no secret that sunscreen is necessary. Ask anyone, and they will tell you that applying generous amounts of sunscreen will protect your skin from harmful lesions and diseases. Everything you know about sunscreen and its value is true, but because the product is so regularly harped upon, it can become easy to lose track…

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3 Ways PRP Therapy Can Enhance Microneedling

Regaining that long sought-after youthful appearance doesn’t have to mean aggressive procedures and long recovery periods. In today’s medical cosmetic space, there are a handful of options for total skin rejuvenation. At Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics, two particular procedures are well-liked among patients: microneedling and PRP therapy. What is Microneedling? Microneedling, also known…

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How Can I Get Rid of Cellulite?

There aren’t many health conditions that discriminate, but unfortunately for women, cellulite is one of them. Ladies of all sizes, shapes and colors suffer from these unsightly dimples. As for why women are the target, you can blame science. Anatomically, men and women both have bands of connective tissues, called septa, under their skin. Structurally,…

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Are Lasers Safe Around the Eyes?

If you’ve been searching for the best way to achieve total skin rejuvenation, you’ve probably noticed the handful of procedures and treatments on the market. For those seeking a more dramatic transformation, a facelift or eyelid surgery may be the right choice. But if you’re looking for a non-invasive way to turn back the clock…

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Why You Need PicoSure Skin Rejuvenation

If you are looking for a way to achieve full skin rejuvenation with minimal discomfort and no downtime, consider the innovative PicoSure laser procedure. Known for its superior ability to remove tattoos, this device has now been approved to refresh your complexion and treat a host of skin concerns as well. PicoSure is now available…

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3 Things to Know before Laser Tattoo Removal

If you have body ink you no longer like, you are not alone. In 2016, more than 52,000 tattoo removal procedures were performed in the U.S., according to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Fortunately, those suffering tattoo regret today have much better options in removal than those seeking to eliminate their body ink…

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Everything You Need to Know: CO2 Laser Treatments

Laser skin rejuvenation has become the go-to choice for skin renewal for many individuals, but it can be hard to know which device will work the best for you. At Dermacare, we offer different laser options, allowing us to customize treatments to the precise needs of all our patients. Our CO2 laser, the SmartSkin CO2…

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CoolSculpting: Where Does the Fat Go?

At Dermacare Laser & Skin Clinic of Rancho Bernardo and Carlsbad, a CoolSculpting certified practice, Dr. Jeff Birchall and his team are delighted to offer CoolSculpting procedures to patients in the greater San Diego and Carlsbad areas. Since its introduction, CoolSculpting has quickly become a popular treatment for patients and with good reason. It can…

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How Do Lasers Work to Rejuvenate the Skin?

Today, women and men have multiple options to rejuvenate the skin safely and achieve long-lasting results. These rejuvenation options include chemical peels, microneedling with PRP and laser as well as more invasive procedures for individuals who have more severe symptoms or desire more dramatic results. Lasers, however, can be an especially great option for people…

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When Should I Start Facial Laser Treatments?

Facial Laser treatments are designed to induce the body’s natural healing processes, stimulating collagen production to remodel surface skin and strengthen its underlying structure. With highly developed safety protocols and proven long-lasting results, lasers offer a myriad of benefits for men and women of all skin types and conditions. Given the customizability of laser skin…

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Why Is Laser Maintenance Important?

People are often enamored with the results that a single laser treatment can provide. But the real power of laser treatments lies in their ability to improve on those results over time and how well they can maintain optimal aesthetics over a long period. This is often why practitioners will recommend a laser treatment plan…

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Ways Laser Tattoo Removal Can Boost Your Confidence

Lots of people get tattoos, and everyone feels like their tattoo was a great idea when they first had it done. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center, 32% of Americans have a tattoo and 22% even have more than one. But what happens when you change your mind? There are a lot of…

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Laser Genesis™ Skin Rejuvenation for Upcoming Events

Every person’s skin goes through stress over the course of a day, from harsh UV light to other types of environmental damage. This stress can lead to the appearance of wrinkles, enlarged pores, acne, excess redness, and more, which often makes both women and men feel self-conscious, especially if they have an important event soon. …

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Using Laser Liposuction for a Sculpted Body – Why Take the Leap?

Liposuction has become a very common procedure, with more than 1.9 million people getting this procedure in 2021. These numbers have only been increasing, with clients worldwide striving to obtain a beautifully sculpted body. With that in mind, while convenient, traditional liposuction brings a fair amount of downtime that not everyone is ready to handle.…

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Smooth Skin

We all want smooth skin, but can we achieve it? Fortunately there are a lot of things we can do for this. With a combination of skincare products, medical peels and lasers working both at the cellular level and tissue level, smoother skin is definitely achievable. The first thing to consider in achieving smoother skin…

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“They Carded Me”

One of our clients was all excited about her Titan laser treatment.  She was in her late 40’s and was “carded” at the store while buying some wine. She had a hard time articulating what was better about her face, but there was no question the overall affect was what she wanted.  The Titan is…

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Advanced Laser Training

I just got back form a weekend of advanced training on our Cutera Lasers (Limelight IPL, Genesis, Laser Vein Removal, Titan and Pearl).  One of the world’s top experts on the treatment of veins and other vascular conditions was sharing his tips and knowledge with us.  In addition, I was able to network with other…

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“We Have a Laser for That!”

When I tell people what my husband does…I’m not going to lie…I get the comment, “How did you get so lucky?”  Well, I am lucky, not only is my husband a really nice guy, he’s really good at his job! The other reason that I’m lucky is that I get asked if my daughters and…

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Is Lifesculpt For Me?

One of the questions I am often asked about Lifesculpt (or any of our other body shaping procedures) is, “am I a good candidate?” Well, the answer isn’t always straightforward. There are several things that we consider when we are evaluating someone who’s interested in Lifesculpt. This includes their overall health, their current and past…

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Spot Me

The aging face has three basic changes; volume loss, collagen loss and color changes. A lot has been made of the use of fillers such as Juvederm, or fat to replace age-related volume loss. We have previously written about using topical creams, chemical peels and lasers for the restoration of collagen loss, but this month…

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Solutions For Making Your Eyes Shine

One of the biggest areas of concern when clients come in for a consultation is the eye area. There are a couple of reasons for this. First of all, we all find big, beautiful eyes appealing. Recently, I was looking at a picture of the three Kardashian sisters and tried to decide what made Kim…

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Dr. Birchall’s Skin Maintenance Plan

It is a truism of life that if things are not maintained, they break down. If you own a house or a car, or are in a successful relationship, you know this is true. Our skin is no different. Without the investment of time, effort and money, the effects of age, genetics and the environment…

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Combination Treatments

Sometimes a skin consultation can be an overwhelming process, especially if it’s your first exposure to current medical skin care. There are so many options and choices available. What do I do first? Can the treatments be done at the same time? How will the treatments and products interact? Which one is best? Then you…

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A Helping Hand

I have been told if you want to know how old someone is, just look at their hands. With the advances in technologies, we have a number of tricks and tools—mainly lasers and fillers—that allow us to fight the effects of time on our face and restore a more youthful presentation. With all the attention…

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The Miracle of the IPL

Our guest blogger is Vicki.  As an RN she has been preforming laser treatments for 8yrs and is an invaluable member of the Dermacare staff. Needless to say, as a baby boomer nurse working in the skin care industry, I find myself very conscious of the appearance of my skin. Growing up in San Diego…

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Turn Back the Clock on Crepy Skin

Technology provides help for one of the most challenging issues of aging. One of the most frustrating, age-related skin care issues is what is known as “crepiness”; dry, loose, papery skin that has an almost shriveled appearance. Often irregular in texture and color, it most frequently appears on our necks, under the eyes, on the…

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“Synergy” -the interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements   I am often asked “what is the key to good skin? Or, what is the best thing to use for my skin?” Being an overachieving, pleaser type, I work hard to give…

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Sagging Skin: Why You Get It, What to do About It

Skin sagging is one of the common signs of the passage of time on your face. Loose skin creates a worn look and encourages the formation of deep facial creases. Why does skin sag as we get older? Environmental factors, as well as normal body processes, are the most common culprits. The good news is…

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Get Bikini Ready with Laser Hair Removal

If unwanted body hair is keeping you from looking forward to the upcoming summer season, now is the time to take action. Get your body bikini ready with laser hair removal from Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics. We offer state-of-the-art laser treatments to give you a smooth, silky look just in time for the…

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Men and Cosmetic Procedures: The Brotox Trend

   It is a well-known fact that Botox injections have taken the aesthetic industry by storm. In 2014 alone, more than 6.6 million patients invested in Botox treatments, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. What you may not know is that more than 410,000 of those treatments were requested by male patients. The…


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Half of All Consumers Seeking Cosmetic Procedures, Study Shows

A new study has found that popularity of cosmetic procedures is on a definitive rise, with as many as half of all consumers considering a cosmetic procedure in 2015. Data came from the 2015 ASDS Consumer Survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. The primary aesthetic goals of consumers included a desire to turn…

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Are Your Legs Ready for a Sun-sational Summer?

With the winter months behind us, now is the perfect time to get ready for summer. It typically takes a couple of months to experience optimal results from any new skincare regimen or treatments, so be sure to get on the ball! Before we know it, shorts and bathing suit weather will sneak up on…

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A Hairy Situation: TheLowdown on Laser Hair Removal

Hair. We spend plenty of time caring for it, styling it and making sure it is just the right color. When it starts to thin, we look for ways to restore it. However, when hair appears on other areas than the head, it becomes an unwanted feature we simply want to get rid of. That…