Posts Tagged ‘acne’

Introducing Selphyl All Natural Dermal Filler

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Selphyl is a revolutionary new filler that uses your own blood platelets to improve skin volume, fill in wrinkles and acne scars!

(L) Before treatment with Selphyl, (R) After treatment with Selphyl to nasolabial folds

(L) Before treatment with Selphyl, (R) After treatment with Selphyl to nasolabial folds

Dr. Lupton is the first in San Diego to offer this all-natural dermal filler.  During the treatment, Dr. Lupton removes a small volume of blood to isolate the platelet-rich fibrin matrix which is then injected into your skin.  The procedure may be done virtually anywhere on the body, and only takes about 20 minutes to complete!

Study Shows Pulsed-dye Laser Effective for Acne

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

A report on details a study which shows that Pulsed-dye laser(PDL), aka Vbeam, is an effective treatment for acne (Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology).  The study consisted of 20 patients who were treated with PDL on one side of their face and another laser on the other side of the face.  While both laser treatments were effective in improving facial acne, a histopathological assesment “showed a reduced inflammatory reaction… this was more pronounced in the PDL-treated sides.”  Additionally, the study also found that acne stayed away longer on the sides treated with PDL. 

In our office, we often treat patients with Vbeam, in addition to Smoothbeam laser to treat acne.  Laser treatments offer patients an alternative to traditional acne treatments.  Multiple treatments are often needed, but the results can be dramatic.  To learn more about Pulsed-dye laser, follow this link to our website: Laser treatment of acne

Before treatment with Vbeam and Smoothbeam

Before treatment with Vbeam and Smoothbeam

After treatment with Vbeam and Smoothbeam laser

After treatment with Vbeam and Smoothbeam laser

New research links mental distress and acne

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

For some teens, back to school time can cause anxiety… and according to new research, that anxiety may be linked to acne.   Time (9/17, Cloud) published a study from the journal BMC Public Health that found mental distress in teens “may be worsening the condition of their skin.”  The study consisted of  over 3,000 students, who were 18 and 19 years old.  The study showed:

“the level of mental distress kids reported was strongly associated with how much acne they said they had, independent of other factors… roughly 19 percent of all kids who reported symptoms of anxiety and depression said they had acne, compared with only 12 percent of those who reported no mental distress.”

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Oxygenetix Breathable Foundation now available!

Monday, August 10th, 2009

oxygenetixbottleOxygenetix Breathable  Foundation, the official makeup of the Sundance Film Festival, is now available for purchase at San Diego Dermatology & Laser Surgery.  Oxygenetix gives complete and natural coverage, even to delicate skin just treated with laser.  It also provides excellent coverage for patients with rosacea and acne without clogging pores.  Oxygenetix Foundation is proven to increase oxygen uptake, stimulate cell production, and speed the healing process following most procedures, plus it contains SPF 25 physical blocker sunscreen.  It’s available in 8 shades and our staff can help you find the shade that is just right for you!

Oxygenetix Website

Photo taken immediately post-Pixel laser treatment

In this photo, taken immediately post-Pixel treatment, Oxygenetix Foundation has been applied to the right side of the face. The foundation camoflauges the redness and has been reported to help soothe the skin following laser procedures. Click on the photo to learn more about Pixel.