Cosmetic Dermatology

Cosmetic Dermatology

More Beautiful Skin Starts Here

Find comprehensive, state of the art cosmetic dermatology treatments to regain your youthful glow and reverse the signs of aging.

Injectable Wrinkle Treatments

The muscles of your face convey a range of emotions ranging from joy to sadness. Over the years, the repeated muscle contractions from smiling, frowning and squinting become wrinkles even when your facial muscles are resting.

Both BOTOX® Cosmetic and Xeomin® are Botulinum Toxin A injections, natural, purified proteins that have been used on millions of patients for decades.  oth improve moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows and crow’s feet lines around the sides of the eyes leaving you looking refreshed and more youthful.

Injectable Fillers

As we age, the skin loses its youthful appearance. Restylane®, Juvederm® and Belotero Balance® are dermal fillers that restore fullness to the skin and gently lift sagging skin instantly for a natural look.  They can be used, for example, to restore the apple of the cheek, plump the lips or fill wrinkles.

All of these injectable fillers consist of hyaluronic acid, a non-animal based substance that occurs naturally in the body. The difference between the hyaluronic fillers is the size of the gel particles. Juvederm has larger gel particles compared to Belotero Balance and Restylane.

Radiesse® consists of calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres suspended in a sodium carboxymethylcellulose gel carrier, which is a biocompatible, biodegradable material. It is the same composition as the mineral portion of bone and teeth.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are used to improve the color and texture of the skin due to sun damage, aging or acne scars.  A variety of different chemical solutions can be used to remove the skin’s outer layer.  The new skin that replaces it is usually smoother, mover evenly colored and less wrinkled in appearance.  The face, neck and hands typically respond well to chemical peels.

Glycolic Peel

Glycolic acid, also known as of alpha hydroxy acid, is derived from sugar cane and is a very popular chemical peel.  It is often used to reduce age spots and smooth the texture of the skin.  Glycolic acid peels are often used to remove the top layer of dead skin cells, revealing a new layer that is smoother and more radiant. These peels help with fine wrinkles and brown spots and erasing acne scars. Glycolic acid peels are also believed to stimulate the growth of collagen, a protein that helps give skin its structure.

Salicylic Acid Peel

Salicylic acid peels also called beta hydroxy acid can be very effective in treating acne.  The acid solution breaks down oils and fats in the upper layers of the skin and cleanses the pores.  Salicylic acid peels also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improving overall facial texture because it exfoliates both the skin surface and within pores.

Trichloacetic Acid (TCA) Peel

Trichloacetic acid peels also resurfaces the skin and reveals a fresh layer that has a smoother texture and more vibrant.  Fine lines, acne scars and pre-cancerous lesions are minimized.  Trichloracetic acid peels are considered medium-depth chemical peels. They reach slightly deeper into the skin layers than glycolic acid peels and tend to produce stronger results.

Skin Tightening | Fat Reduction

Dr. Bandt is the first dermatology practice in Marin County to offer the Pollogen LEGEND+TM a cutting-edge, non-invasive skin tightening and fat reduction procedure that visibly firms the skin of the face, neck, arms, abdomen and thighs. Results can be seen from the very first treatment with minimal pain and almost no downtime. Unlike CoolSculpting®,the Pollogen Legend+ is a combination of two technologies – VoludermTM and TriPollar®

VoluDermTM uses microneedling technology to trigger the body’s natural healing response mechanism which stimulates the production of hyaluronic acid, new collagen and elastin. Plus, Voluderm uses radio frequency lasers to heat the skin’s surface to reduce wrinkles around the eyes, cheeks, mouth, neck and forehead. In combination, Voluderm and TriPollar give the skin a more youthful appearance.

Other treatments like Kybella®, used for neck lifts, can be very painful and cause bruising or nerve damage. The LEGEND+ Voluderm and Tripollar can effectively reduce wrinkles, fat and result in tighter skin without these negative side effects. The LEGEND+ also has the additional advantage of reducing cellulite and can treat any area of the body.

LEGEND+™ before and after

LEGEND+™ before and after

 

Varicose Vein Removal

Sclerotherapy eliminates varicose veins and spider veins by injecting a solution, usually a concentrated salt solution, directly into the vein. The solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to swell, clot and eventually transform into scar tissue that’s not easily visible.

Eyelash Extension

Now you can have thicker eye lashes in 16 weeks using Latisse® Nightly application of this medication will help thinned eye lashes become longer and fuller. Plus, studies have shown that Latisse helps thicken eyebrows.