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Ablative vs Non-Ablative Laser Resurfacing: Which is Right for You?

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You may have heard of a laser peel, laser surgery, lasabrasion, laser vaporization or many other laser-related facial treatments. However, all of them describe the skin rejuvenation process of laser resurfacing. This skin treatment works by breaking down cells in the various layers of skin, which forces the skin to repair itself. The process of repair can be seen in fewer noticeable wrinkles, the fading of scars and discoloration and overall younger-looking skin. However, laser resurfacing isn’t a one-size-fits-all treatment. The two most common types of laser resurfacing are referred … Read more

Are you Afraid of Cosmetic Surgery for Fat Removal?

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Patients at the San Francisco Cosmetic Laser Institute often share concerns about undergoing cosmetic surgery. Dr. Ransom understands that fear of surgery is a stumbling block for many of his patients. The good news is, there is a non-invasive treatment option that effectively removes fat without the need for surgery. SculpSure is a game changer when it comes to advanced body contouring methods. For a more comfortable experience than cosmetic surgery, SculpSure is the ideal treatment option for removing stubborn fat. You won’t have to endure surgery, or the pain … Read more

Get Off to a Smooth Start in 2020 with Laser Hair Removal

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Looking beautiful and feeling wonderful are aspirations most people strive to attain, at least at some point in life. We go to great lengths to present our best selves and, particularly at this time of year, looking great is a major goal. Shaving, waxing and other methods of removing unwanted hair are standard procedures in the quest for optimal beauty. After all, a sexy dress looks considerably less sexy with underarm hair stubble. Laser hair removal eliminates the need for constant maintenance of leg and underarm hair. Neither Here nor … Read more

Don’t Hide Your Neck with a Scarf this Fall, Highlight it with ThermiTight

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Fall clothing styles include all manner of scarves worn about the neck. While a scarf can hide imperfections in your neck and lower face, why not use the accessory instead to highlight your smooth, younger-looking facial and neck skin? You can after ThermiTight® treatment from Dr. Evan Ransom at the San Francisco Cosmetic Laser Institute. What is ThermiTight? ThermiTight is a simple and fast way to smooth out and tighten the skin on your lower face and neck. The results look much younger and more vibrant. If you have wattled … Read more

Hirsutism

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Are you experiencing hair growth where you would not expect it? Are you feeling self-conscious because of excessive hair growth? If you answered yes to either of these questions you may have a condition called hirsutism. Hirsutism is defined as a condition of unwanted, male-pattern hair growth in women. Hirsutism develops excessive amounts of course, dark hair on the body where men usually grow the hair. The most common areas of abnormal hair growth are the face, back, and chest. According to WebMD, about 5% of women in the U.S. … Read more

Getting your Body and Skin Ready for the Fall

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School is in session, leaves are changing, and cooler temperatures coming are all indicators that fall is here. We get our homes and vehicles ready for the cooler temperatures but neglect our bodies. Preparing ourselves for the fall is important in our self-maintenance. Cooler weather can bring dry and itchy skin. Here are some ways to prepare you for the decreasing outside temperatures: Exfoliate- Get rid of those dead skin cells. Get Plenty of Rest- Sleep is important in maintaining the function of your body and look of your skin. … Read more

Laser Resurfacing and IPL Photofacials for Sun-Damaged Skin  

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Summertime is a time when you want to be outside with the sun shining down on you. Although it feels good basking in the glow of the sun, it can take a toll on your skin. We all have heard that a person looks better with a tan or “healthy glow” but at what cost to our skin. The sun gives off ultraviolet (UV) light that will cause damage to your skin. Overtime UV exposure may lead to wrinkles, dry skin, sun spots, and melasma. You know what wrinkles and … Read more

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) For Hand Rejuvenation

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As a form of light therapy designed to minimize the appearance of age spots, sun damage, broken blood vessels, rosacea, wrinkles and more, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) combines the power of multiple wavelengths for cosmetic and therapeutic purposes. IPL treatment is often referred to as a photofacial; yet, the unique therapy is also suitable for hand rejuvenation. Specifically, individuals with sun damage and precancerous spots (including actinic keratoses and seborrheic keratoses) benefit from IPL treatment when it is combined with other light therapies to reverse damage from the sun and … Read more

ThermiSmooth Face: Plastic Surgery Without The Knife

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While there continues to be a wide spectrum of facial rejuvenation treatments and procedures, more and more individuals are gravitating towards non-invasive options that offer natural looking results—minus the need for surgery and lengthy downtime. As such, there is great excitement about the revolutionary ThermiSmooth Face, a completely non-invasive application of Radiofrequency (RF) energy to the skin surface of the face and neck. Contrary to ThermiTight, in which a small catheter device is inserted beneath the skin to deliver RF energy, the ThermiRF technology in ThermiSmooth Face uses a device … Read more

Forget Shaving, Plucking or Painful Waxing with Laser Hair Removal

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As one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the United States, laser hair removal emits highly concentrated light into hair follicles that is absorbed by pigments. As such, the hair is destroyed, as noted by WebMD. For individuals that are tired of shaving, plucking and painful waxing to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal is an option worth considering. As if never having to shave again is not exciting enough, laser hair removal boasts the following benefits: It’s Precise. Given the use of lasers, specific areas can be … Read more