Cosmetic Dermatology in Mission Viejo

If you’re a resident looking for a dermatologist, then you need to look no further than Natural Image OC. Cosmetic or medical in nature. Continue reading to learn more about the dermatological treatments offered at Natural Image OC.

Cosmetic Dermatology Treatments

Acne Treatment

Acne is a common, yet embarrassing skin condition for many teenagers and adults. In fact, having acne cannot only affect your self-image, but your self-esteem, too. Luckily, with today’s technology, most cases of acne can be treated with one of our various acne treatment options, including:

  • Accutane, a strong drug that is taken for about four or five months, and typically rids oneself of acne for about a year after treatment;
  • Medical acne treatments, including oral and topical medications; and
  • Various laser treatments to remove clogged pores and dead skin.

Laser Treatments for Acne and Pigmentation Marks

Not only can acne be humiliating for residents when they are experiencing a breakout, but acne and the urge to pick at it can leave telltale scarring for years to come. Other residents might have never had a problem with acne, but have unattractive pigmentation marks on their faces that they want removed. Fortunately, a dermatologist like the ones at Natural Image OC can help treat your acne scarring and pigmentation marks through a variety of laser and micro needling treatment options, which remove damaged skin and promote healthy skin growth.

Leg and Facial Veins

Dark veins that show through your skin or appear to “push through” can be an embarrassing condition for residents, whether they appear on the face or the legs. Did you know that a dermatologist can help with this condition, too? Laser treatments or sclerotherapy, in which a chemical is injected into an affected vein to promote scarring and close the vein, may help eliminate these unattractive veins and spider veins from your face and legs.

Chemical Peels to Bring Out the Best Version of You

Many of our patients see a cosmetic dermatologist because they want to be the best version of themselves. A chemical peel, applied by a dermatologist, can help you achieve that goal. By peeling away dead skin and impurities from the skin surface, chemical peels may make you look like a healthier, more youthful version of yourself without ever having to go under the knife.

Medical Dermatology Treatments

Annual Skin Cancer Screenings

You may not realize it, but even if you don’t have cosmetic dermatology desires or a medical skin condition, you should see a dermatologist at least once a year for an annual skin cancer screening – no matter what color your skin is. This is because skin cancer, which can be deadly, may appear in many forms, shapes, and colors and an untrained eye may not catch it. When you visit a dermatologist at Natural Image OC, your entire body will be inspected to look for any signs or symptoms of skin cancer. Any tumors or marks that may be found can be removed and biopsied, too.

Dermatitis Treatment

Some residents suffer from dermatitis, a general term to describe medically-caused inflammatory skin conditions that include itching, redness, thickening and scaling of the skin as well as skin eruptions. One of the most common dermatitis conditions is called Atopic Eczema, a general allergic, or hyper-sensitivity, to various allergens. A dermatologist from Natural Image OC can help treat your case of eczema or other dermatitis condition with antihistamines, topical corticosteroids, or cool compresses.

Scheduling a Dermatology Appointment

Whether your dermatology needs are cosmetic or medical in nature – or both – your Natural Image OC dermatologist is prepared to help you with your unique case.

Cosmetic Dermatology

Dermatology used to be all about skin rashes, moles, acne and skin disease. Not any more! Cosmetic Dermatology has become a specialty of its own. Today’s savvy women and men have discovered a veritable “fountain of youth” inside tiny syringes of dermal fillers, diluted toxins and high-powered beams of light. What’s in the Dermatology Arsenal to combat the ravages of time and sun? Take a look!

Skin Discoloration and Brown Spots on the Skin

  • Cosmelan – topical depigmentation
  • PhotoDerm (IPL) – Intense Pulsed Light to shatter pigment deposits in the skin
  • Erbium (Sciton) Laser – Resurfacing laser to remove aged and sun damaged skin
  • Chemical Peels – Problem specific chemical solutions
  • Microdermabrasion – Mechanical exfoliation and skin polishing
  • Fraxel Laser – Blends and lightens melasma and chronic skin discoloration

Sagging Skin

  • Thermage – Radiofrequency energy to firm up lax skin on the face and body
  • MiXto Fractionated CO2 Laser – Dual purpose laser resurfaces skin and remodels loose collagen
  • Erbium (Sciton) Laser – At higher levels tightens skin along with treatment of sun damage
  • Sculptra – Collagen stimulator for restoring lost facial volume
  • Ultherapy® – Ultherapy® enables practitioners to direct sound waves not only into the skin but deep under the skin to the same tissue addressed in surgery

Wrinkles, Lines and Facial Folds Dermal Fillers

  • JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel – Hyaluronic acid gels for folds and lip augmentation. See noticable resulting using JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel with this Allergan Demonstration
  • Restylane and Perlane – Hyaluronic acid gels for varying wrinkle depths
  • Artefill – permanent microsphere placement for deeper fold correction|
  • Radiesse – Ultra long life calcium based filler for deep folds, injection “implants” and nose reshaping
  • Silikon – Permanent solution with silicone oil droplets : lines, wrinkles and lips
  • BOTOX® Cosmetic – Dynamic wrinkle relaxer for the forehead, around the mouth, neck bands, and as a chemical brow “lift”. See noticable resulting using BOTOX® Cosmetic with this Allergan Demonstration
  • Dysport – Wrinkle and frown relaxing neurotoxin agent like BOTOX® Cosmetic, used in same areas with primary difference in time to effect (quicker) and different dosage calculation
  • MiXto Laser – Fractionated laser for fine wrinkles
  • Sculptra – Injectable Collagen Stimulator for restoring lost facial volume. Induces your skin to replace it’s own collagen
  • Latisse® – Latisse® is the treatment of choice for those with inadequate eye lashes. Latisse® can give you longer fuller and darker eye lashes.

Generalized Sun Damage – Spots, skin roughness, enlarged pores, solar lesions

  • PhotoDerm (IPL Photo facial) – Pulsed light to reduce dark spots and discoloration
  • Fraxel Laser – Series based fractional laser for skin roughness, discoloration and actinic keratosis
  • MiXto Fractionated CO2 Laser – Usually single resurfacing laser treatment for all sun damage issues
  • Smoothbeam Laser – Offers a non-invasive option for treating this commonly diagnosed skin condition, commonly found in middle-aged and older adults.
  • Chemical Peels – Improve color, texture, pore appearance
  • Actinic Keratosis Peel – Remove pre-cancerous skin growths
  • Sciton Erbium Resurfacing Laser – ultimate skin resurfacer – often combined with MiXto for deeper skin revival
  • Omnilux Revive – Painless LED light treatments for overall skin improvement and accelerated healing after laser therapies
  • Photo Dynamic Therapy – Dual component treatment for deep level sun damage and actinic lesions

Varicose Veins and Spider Veins

  • Sclerotherapy – Injections for shrinking visible veins in the legs, thighs and ankles
  • GentleMax Laser – Laser assist shrinkage of small broken capillaries
  • Vbeam – Vascular laser for visible veins on the face and body

Skin Tightening

Many of the injectable, laser technologies, and ultrasound give added “side benefits”, for instance, MiXto and Sciton lasers not only help mitigate sun damage, but also create collagen tightening and collagen stimulation which firms the treated skin.

Ultherapy® enables practitioners to direct sound waves not only into the skin but deep under the skin to the same tissue addressed in surgery. This gently heats the tissue to lift and tighten loose skin without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin.

Thermage is used primarily for skin tightening, now is proving to affect the appearance of cellulite when used on the thighs and buttocks.

BOTOX® Cosmetic will allow fillers to remain longer in the skin by reducing action-related product breakdown and fillers are showing they create their own collagen stimulation while in the skin.

Starting Point To Learn What’s Right For You

We look forward to meeting with you and helping you find the simplest solution to achieve the goals you desire.

Your consultation visit

You’ll enjoy a relaxing visit to our office where you can ask questions, meet our staff, take a tour of our office and surgical suite and view additional photo results of our patients.

Your consultation assessment is with Dr. Sikorski, not an impersonal or commissioned sales person. Fees and procedure preparations are discussed with our patient coordinator, who will detail the surgical experience with you.

We look forward to meeting with you and helping you find the simplest solution to achieve the goals you desire. Contact Dr. Sikorski for a consultation or for more information on all the cosmetic dermatology treatments offered at Natural Image OC.