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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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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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Shining a Light on Sunscreens by Jeff Birchall, M.D.

When it comes to maintaining good looking skin the most important thing you can do (assuming you don’t smoke) is to avoid sun exposure to the skin.  We live in San Diego because we like an active lifestyle, which includes being outside enjoying our beautiful weather, so for most of us, avoiding the sun means…

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Lasers vs. Injectables: What’s Better For Around Your Eyes?

Aging skin can be a nuisance to your overall appearance. When lines and wrinkles start to appear, you may try out a handful of “guaranteed to work” lotions and serums, only to be let down by their less-than-stellar results. Your face is something you show to the world every day, so if you’re unhappy with…

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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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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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How Does a Vampire Facial Work?

While synthetic cosmetic injectables have become the norm these days, sometimes the best option for rejuvenated skin is a non-synthetic method. Vampire facials take advantage of your body’s natural healing process, using plasma taken from your own blood—no synthetic fillers necessary. Though the process has been around for about 20 years, the vampire facial has…

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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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Laser Maintenance: The Key to Glowing Skin

October is the month to come in for your next laser treatment. At Dermacare San Diego and Dermacare Carlsbad, we are ready to provide you with your next routine laser appointment to keep you looking healthy and feeling great. Most laser treatments require minimal upkeep to ensure the results are enduring. If it has been…

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Voluma is the latest addition to our toolbox of fillers. It is FDA approved for restoration of cheek volume and facial rejuvenation. It is a hyaluronic acid just like Juvederm. This means it is a compound that is naturally found in the human body, making it very safe. It is different in that it is…

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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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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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How to Glow

On a recent vacation, I had the opportunity to do some people watching. Being in the cosmetic field, I spent that time looking at a lot of faces.  There were many women between the ages of 30 and 80; some were pretty and some, not so much.  (Of course, all of this “research” had to…

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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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3 Factors in Choosing a Moisturizer

No matter what your skin type might be, a moisturizer is likely a necessity for your daily skin care regimen. This is especially the case during the fall and winter months when even the supplest of skin can become dry and itchy. Choosing a moisturizer is no easy task when you consider the massive number…

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Instant Collagen

Radiesse is one of our options for “volumizing” the face and the hands.  As many of us are aware, over time we lose the fullness in our cheeks, lips, and virtually all parts of the face.  As a result, we start looking tired, sad and saggy.  The same process is occurring in the hands and…

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Smooooottthhhh Skin

We like it. We like the feel when we wash our face. We like the feel when someone else touches our face. We like how it looks. With it, we look healthier, more vibrant and more energetic. Yet it can seem so elusive. Don’t despair, we are actually starting to get a good understanding of…

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Should I have a Chemical Peel or Microdermabrasion?

There are a number of options in skin rejuvenation treatments today, which can make it difficult for you to know which treatment will provide you with the best possible results. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion are two effective exfoliating procedures that offer excellent results, depending on the specific concerns you want addressed. Which of these tried…

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Younger Looking Skin with CO2

As we age the collagen in our skin ages with us. Over time the support structure which is made of collagen starts to break down and become uneven. When the collagen breaks down, wrinkles start to form. The Smartskin Co2 Laser is a great way to help reduce or eliminate wrinkles by creating microscopic pulses…

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Turn Back the Clock on Your Hands with Natural Rejuvenation

Your face is not the only place that will belie the passage of time. The hard-working hands also suffer the effects of aging, with the appearance of age spots and thinning skin that makes the veins on the back of the hand protrude. At Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics, we offer treatments specifically designed…

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Making the Choice in Injectable Treatments

Injectable treatments are an effective way to enhance your appearance and address a variety of skin concerns with minimal discomfort and no downtime. Despite their relative ease, it is important to choose a skilled injector and the right formula if you want to see the best results from your treatments. Dr. Birchall and his staff…

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What are My Options in Acne Treatment?

Acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S., according to the American Academy of Dermatology, with 40-50 million Americans suffering from this condition every year. Until fairly recently, the only way to treat acne was through topical and oral medications. However, today’s acne sufferer has many more options, with a myriad of cosmetic…

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Summer Skin

More and more people these days are having issues with their skin and don’t understand why. What people don’t realize that in our quest for a tan, we are severely damaging our skin. Several things can happen when we tan. You skin will become dull, have increased redness, brown spots, wrinkles, and in some cases…

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Sagging Skin Getting You Down? We can Help!

You may think fine lines and wrinkles are the worst thing to fear about growing older, but sagging skin can take a much more dramatic toll on your appearance. Over time, skin loses its laxity, resulting in excess skin hanging around the eyes, cheeks and jawline. Though injectable fillers are part of the solution it will…

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Laser Tattoo Removal vs Tattoo Removal Cream

Regretting the misspelled quote on your forearm? Or the brand logo you got on a dare? Or the ex’s name your current love isn’t so thrilled about? As tattoos become more common, so does tattoo regret. Even ink you once thought you’d be happy with forever can lose its shine as time wears on. You…

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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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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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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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Facial Fillers get High Ratings, Study Finds

Juvederm Voluma has become a popular option for restoring volume to areas of the face like the cheeks and jawline. Now, a study has found that the formulation offers very satisfying results to most of the patients treated with the injectable procedure. The study specifically looked at patients with moderate to severe signs of aging…

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Meet Michele: Permanent Make-Up Artist

We are excited to begin a new relationship with Michele Villanueva Lee, a local permanent make-up artist, who is now a community affiliate of Dermacare. Michele worked in the medical field for more than 25 years, assisting doctors in all back office procedures. She trained at the prestigious Huntington Academy of Permanent Cosmetics, where she…

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San Diego Sun – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and we, at Dermacare, are proud to support this educational initiative. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. One in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime, one in 55 will be diagnosed with melanoma, and melanoma is the…

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The Importance of Sunscreen

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics is celebrating by devoting the month to educating our patients about the importance of sun protection. Skin cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer in the U.S. and also one of the most preventable. By simply practicing savvy sun protection…

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How to Get Rid of Acne

Affecting up to 50 million Americans, acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Acne can rear its ugly head in the form of pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and other blemishes commonly found on the face, neck, chest, and back. While many people associate acne with…

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What Causes Acne?

Acne is a common skin condition that affects adolescents and adults alike. Characterized by a variety of different types of pimples, this disease can be as physically painful as it is emotionally embarrassing. Acne can significantly impact a person’s self-confidence and self-esteem, making it more than a simple skin problem. Fortunately, there are a number…

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Do Adults get Acne Vulgaris?

Acne is a condition commonly associated with adolescence, but the truth is that this skin condition can strike at nearly any time of life. While it most frequently occurs during the teen years, many adults are left wondering why their mature faces are sporting those all too familiar pimples once again. The good news is…

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How to Get Clear Skin Fast

Acne is a distressing condition at any age, causing both physical and emotional pain for many sufferers. Even worse, it always seems like those breakouts come at the most inopportune times – like just before a big event you have been waiting months for. If you need to clear up your skin quick in anticipation…

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Say Goodbye to Acne Scars

As if acne wasn’t bad enough to suffer through, many of us are left with unsightly scars once the condition finally clears. Acne scarring can be nearly as troublesome as the actual breakouts were, affecting your self-confidence and your self-esteem. Fortunately, there are effective treatments for acne scarring today that promise to smooth away those…

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Designing Your Non-Surgical Facelift

In the past, achieving a more youthful look usually meant surgery, complete with anesthesia, incisions and a lengthy recovery period. Today, we can turn back the clock with minimal disruption to your daily life, thanks to a procedure known as a non-surgical facelift. This procedure is actually a combination of a few of our minimally-invasive…

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The Secret to More Youthful Skin

Regaining your youthful appearance at any age is easier today than ever before. Injectable treatments make it a snap to smooth away those facial creases and restore volume for a younger facial profile. Now, a relative newcomer to the scene is changing the way we look at injectable procedures. With subtle, gradual and long-lasting results,…

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Say Goodbye to Tired Eyes

The eyes are often among the first areas to show the signs of aging. Puffiness and dark circles can plague the lower lid area, making you look like you are perpetually tired. Fine lines can also appear around the outer corners of the eyes as well as underneath, which seem to be that much more…

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Choosing A Clinic for Your Injectable Treatments

Injectable treatments have become some of the most popular and most-performed cosmetic procedures today. Their popularity has also increased the number of providers offering the treatments, from dentists to general practitioners. The huge selection of providers can make it difficult for you to know how to choose the right doctor and clinic for your specific…

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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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Your Best Choice in Tattoo Removal

Once your wedding day is officially on the calendar, your thoughts may turn to removing body ink that might interfere with your wedding portraits. At Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics, we offer one of the most effective methods of tattoo removal today. Our laser treatments successfully remove nearly all colors of tattoo ink, so…

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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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Your Holiday Gift Guide is Here!

Looking for the perfect gift for that special someone in your life? Why not give them the gift that keeps on giving with a product or service from Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics? We offer a wide range of treatments to refresh the complexion, turn back the clock and address those nagging imperfections that…

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Juvederm vs. Other Injections

When it comes to injectable cosmetic treatments, you have plenty of choices today. These procedures are fast, relatively painless and can offer dramatic results. However, the multitude of choices can also make it difficult for you to know which injectable formulation will provide you with the best results. For many patients, Juvederm is the injectable…

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Which Chemicals Are In Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels are an effective way to provide full skin exfoliation and treat a variety of specific skin concerns. One of the greatest advantages to these treatments is the ability of the provider to tailor the peel formulation to the precise needs of each patient. To help you know which type of peel might work…

Collagen Induction Therapy Products

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Turn Back the Clock with Collagen Peptide

Looking for a way to turn back time without surgery or uncomfortable cosmetic treatments? We have the perfect topical solution for you. Our revolutionary collagen peptide is a cream you can apply at home daily. With a potent punch of antioxidants and other anti-aging ingredients, this formulation will keep your skin looking and feeling its…

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What is a Liquid Facelift?

Looking for a way to regain your youthful appearance without surgery? The team at Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics has the perfect solution for you. A liquid facelift is a non-surgical, minimally-invasive method of smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles and restoring fullness to the midface and under the eyes. With a variety of…

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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…