Tag: fraxel AT DERMACARE SAN DIEGO

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Fraxel: Lasting Results!

Recently we have had two clients come back into our office that were past Fraxel clients.  For various reasons, life had kept them away for a couple of years and now they were returning for other services.  What was very exciting was how amazing their skin still looked.  When asked about their procedures, they were…

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How Many Fraxel’s Are There?

The Fraxel laser revolutionized the laser skin care industry when it was introduced in 2003.  Prior to that the CO2 and erbium lasers were the key lasers for skin rejuvenation and collagen stimulation.  Unfortunately, these lasers had significant complications rates, long down times (4-5wks) and were not safe on darker skin types.  By “fractionating” the…

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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 hands,…

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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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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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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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I Want to Look Happy, Not Angry

The three best tools for creating a happy, approachable expression… As a child I always remember being afraid of my Great Uncle Joe. I don’t remember anything in particular that he did or said that frightened me, he was just one of those gruff, no-nonsense farmers that always seemed to be angry. I was glad…