Laser Skin Care Center Dermatology Associates

Laser Skin Care Center Dermatology Associates
3828 Schaufele Ave.
Ste. 300

Long Beach, California 90808

Doctors

Staff Members

  • Ashley Metzger
    Physician Assistant
  • Veronica Chang
    Physician Assistant

Treatments (77)

Asclera

100% Worth It Rating

A form of sclerotherapy,Asclera is an FDA-approved medication injectedto treat spider and small varicose veins. It works by damaging the cells lining the inside of the blood vessels, causing clotting thatis eventually replaced with tissue.

Birthmark Removal

94% Worth It Rating

Birthmarks are either vascular (the result of abnormal blood vessels) or pigmented (the result of pigmentation inconsistencies). The treatment for both types typically includes either laser resurfacing or light therapy.

Cellfina

90% Worth It Rating

Cellfina is an FDA-cleared minimally invasive procedure which is used to improve the appearance of cellulite for at least a year. Cellulite is caused by connective bands that are woven throughout the underlying fat, pulling the skin down and creating dimpling. Cellfina’s technology addresses this by breaking up the bands and releasing them, allowing the skin to snap back and smooth itself out. Cellfina is only available in the U.S.

Cellulite Treatment

65% Worth It Rating

Cellulite is caused by fat pockets protruding between layers of connective tissue beneath the skin. Treatment is challenging, but new technology, likeCellfina, holds promise.

Chemical Peel

80% Worth It Rating

Chemical peels remove old skin so that new layers can grow in their place. This controlled removal ranges in strength, from superficial peels that use mild acids to deep peels that penetrate several layers of skin. Depending the type of peel you get, you might have a reaction similar to a sunburn, which may involve scaling, swelling, and blisters. This may last anywhere from three to 14 days, after which time your skin should be smoother, brighter, and softer.

Fraxel Laser

64% Worth It Rating

Fraxel is an FDA-approved laser treatment intended to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, skin pigmentation, sun damage, acne, stretch marks, and, in some cases, the pre-cancerous skin condition actinic keratosis (AK). A handheld device is passed across the skin, sending laser light energy below the surface. This energy stimulates your body's natural production of collagen, rejuvenating the cells and smoothing the skin on the surface.

Hyperhidrosis Treatment

91% Worth It Rating

There are several treatments available for hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, including underarm Botox injections and miraDry.

IPL

67% Worth It Rating

Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a technology used in various skin treatments, including hair removal and photofacials. A handheld flashgun is passed across the skin, delivering a spectral range of light that targets the hair or skin issue. These types of treatments may also be calledlaser skin rejuvenation, photorejuvenation, orlaser resurfacing.

Kybella

87% Worth It Rating

Kybellais a non-surgical injectable for reducingmoderate to severe fat on the upper neck, otherwise known as a "double chin."The injection contains a naturally occurring molecule which eats away at fat. When injected properly, all other cells are left healthy and intact. Using Kybella for treatment on areas other than the double chin is not approved or recommended. The treatment is calledBelkyra in Canada, Australia, and U.K.

Laser Liposuction

85% Worth It Rating

Laser liposuction is a variation on traditional liposuction that uses low-wave laser energy to liquefy fat before it's removed through a thin tube called a cannula. This technique makes the fat easier to remove, resulting in a less aggressive procedure, which may lead to faster recovery times. In areas with thin layers of fat, like the face and the neck, the cannula might not be used at all. In this case, the liquefied fat is absorbed and naturally eliminated by the body. The procedure is not intended to significantly reduce weight, but to address fat that isresistant to diet and exercise.

Laser Surgery

78% Worth It Rating

Lasers are used in cosmetic procedures for everything from skin resurfacing to teeth whitening to liposuction to vision correction. All lasers are either ablative or non-ablative. Ablative lasers remove the top layer of your skin, and treatments typically require some recovery time while skin heals. Non-ablative lasers are less invasive, and use heat to stimulate cells to thicken the underlying collagen resulting in improved skin tone and elasticity.

Laser Treatment

83% Worth It Rating

Lasers can be used for several cosmetic procedures, including skin resurfacing, teeth whitening, liposuction, and vision correction. Lasers come in two forms: Ablative, which remove the top layer of skin, and non-ablative, which are less invasive and use heat to stimulate cells to improve underlying collagen.

Lipoma Removal

96% Worth It Rating

A non-cancerous fatty growth, a lipoma can be removed with surgery. These benign tumors are soft, movable, and often painless. This procedurecan also be called a lipoma excision or lipoma treatment surgery.

Melasma Treatment

70% Worth It Rating

Melasma is a discoloration—marked by brown spots and uneven pigmentation—commonly found on the face. Treatment options include chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser, IPL, and more.

Mohs Surgery

96% Worth It Rating

Mohs surgery removes skin cancer, working through skin layers until all traces of cancer are gone. It is most effective on the two most common skin cancers, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

Mole Removal

91% Worth It Rating

Moles can be removed for aesthetic or medical reasons, especially if there are signs of melanoma. Mole removal uses one of three methods: a shave excision (cutting it off with a sharp scalpel blade); a punch excision (a small apparatus is placed over the mole and "twists" it out); or a surgical excision for larger moles.

Non-Surgical Neck Lift

86% Worth It Rating

It isunlikely thata non-surgical neck lift will achieve thesame results as surgery, but there are several non-invasive options. Doctors typically recommend procedures like Ultherapy (ultrasound),ThermiTight, and Thermage (both radiofrequency) to get a rejuvenated look.

Salicylic Peel

93% Worth It Rating

This form of beta hydroxy acid is a chemical peel that can help fight acne for the blemish-prone public.

Scar Removal

88% Worth It Rating

Many methods are available to lessen the appearance of scarring, and the one used will depend on the severity of the scar. Non-surgical methods include injectable fillers for concave scars, light therapy, lasers, dermabrasion, and chemical peels. Deeper scars require surgery to remove.

Scars Treatment

88% Worth It Rating

Got a scar you’d like gone? Treatments to remove them differ based on the particular scar’s size, texture, and location (that includes any marks left by acne). Plan to hear about laser resurfacing, injectable fillers, and microdermabrasion.

Sclerotherapy

75% Worth It Rating

Sclerotherapy is an effective treatment for varicose and spider veins. It involves injecting asolutioninto the vein, causing it to scar, and rerouting blood to healthier veins. Thetreated veins then collapse and arereabsorbed into nearby tissue and fade. Results can be seen within a few weeks, but multiple treatments may be needed to achieve the desired results.

Skin Lightening

74% Worth It Rating

Also referred to as skin bleaching or skin whitening, skin lightening attempts to change skin color by using a topical bleach or other combination of chemicals to lessen the skin’s concentration of melanin..

Stretch Marks Treatment

79% Worth It Rating

From puberty to pregnancy, stretch marks can occur at any time of life for a variety of reasons. Ways to remove these pesky marks include topical creams and tummy tucks.

TCA Peel

72% Worth It Rating

The TCA chemical peel uses trichloroacetic acid to dry the top layers of skin so they peel off over a period of several days. The treatment is used to reduce discoloration, improve melasma, and reduce fine lines.

Tattoo Removal

88% Worth It Rating

There are many options for those who want to get rid of a tattoo, including lasers, dermabrasion, or excision. Lasers are by far the most popular methods, with leading technologies including PicoSure and PicoWay.

Tazorac

100% Worth It Rating

The FDA-approved Tazorac is a topical gel or cream that treats acne and psoriasis. Tazorac belongs to the retinoid family, which is related to Vitamin A and helps your skin slough off dead skin cells, thus unclogging pores. Know before you go: This product should not be used if you're pregnant or thinking of getting pregnant.

Tumescent Liposuction

88% Worth It Rating

Tumescent liposuction is a body-sculpting procedure that injects a large volume of fluid with local anesthetic and adrenaline into the tissue. This process shrinks capillaries, which reduces bleeding, and hardens fat, making it easier to remove. It is the preferred method of nearly all plastic surgeons performing liposuction, as it also reduces recovery time.

UltraShape Power

100% Worth It Rating

UltraShape Power is anon-surgical device for fat removal and body contouring. Ituses ultrasound energyto permanently destroy fat cells around the stomach area without causing damage to surrounding tissue. Individual treatments take approximately 30 minutes, with patients reporting minimal discomfort during the procedure. Some patients report results in as few as three sessions.

V Beam

75% Worth It Rating

Vbeam isa laser designed to treatrosacea and birthmarks. It uses a cooling spray to help decrease the discomfort associated with treatment.

Vein Treatment

78% Worth It Rating

Varicose to spider, this form of treatment helps reduce the appearance of enlarged veins. Common treatments often includesclerotherapy and lasers.

Velashape

44% Worth It Rating

VelaShape III is a non-invasive body shaping treatment used to reduce cellulite, as well as slim the area around the stomach, hips, and thighs. The machine combines four different technologies — infrared, bi-polar radio frequency, pulsed vacuum, and massage rollers — to improve skin texture and reduce overall volume of the treated area. You have the option to undergo one longer treatment session or three shorter ones.

Weight Loss

97% Worth It Rating

RealSelf doctors "weigh in" on the most effective and safest treatments to help you achieve the healthiest you.

Accutane

85% Worth It Rating

Accutaneis a prescription oral medication used to treat severe acne. The drug is a form of vitamin A, which reduces the amount of oil released by the skin. While Accutane has delivered amazing results for some, it's also been linked to an increased risk of depression and may cause severe, life-threatening birth defects. The manufacturer no longer produces Accutane, though generic versions of the drugstill exist. Outside the U.S. it ismarketed as Roaccutane.

Acne Scars Treatment

89% Worth It Rating

Acne treatments refer to any method used to lessen acne, both non-inflammatory (blackheads, whiteheads, and milia), or inflammatory (pustules, papules, nodules and cysts). Treatments can include topicals that include retinoids, like Retin-A, or a prescription oral medication like Accutane. Other common treatments include: salicylic acid peels, laser and LED therapies, photodynamic therapy (Levulan), Fraxel laser, and intense pulsed light (IPL).

Acne Surgery

79% Worth It Rating

Acne surgery is done by a dermatologist and usually involves drainage and extraction. It's not a substitute for acne medication, but it can reduce the chance of scarring.

Acne Treatment

90% Worth It Rating

Everybody’s had a zit and everybody’s wanted it zapped. Acne treatment ranges from prescription medication to surgery. And that doesn’t even begin to cover all the ways to treat acne scars.

Belotero

84% Worth It Rating

An FDA-approved hyaluronic acid-based injectable filler, Belotero temporarily adds volume to the face and smooths skin, much like Restylane and Juvederm.

Birthmark Removal

94% Worth It Rating

Birthmarks are either vascular (the result of abnormal blood vessels) or pigmented (the result of pigmentation inconsistencies). The treatment for both types typically includes either laser resurfacing or light therapy.

Botox

89% Worth It Rating

Botox (also known asVistabel in the UK)is an injection that temporarily relaxes facial muscles to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as prevent new lines from forming. Common injection sites include the forehead, the area between the eyebrows, the corners of the eyes, and the sides of the chin. Botox can also be used for a wide variety of other conditions, including migraines, excessive sweating, and psoriasis.

Botox for Migraines

81% Worth It Rating

Botox is FDA-approved for treating migraine headaches. Chronic migraines are those that regularly occur more than 14 days per month. Botox will not cure migraines, but may offer relief from pain.

Chemical Peel

80% Worth It Rating

Chemical peels remove old skin so that new layers can grow in their place. This controlled removal ranges in strength, from superficial peels that use mild acids to deep peels that penetrate several layers of skin. Depending the type of peel you get, you might have a reaction similar to a sunburn, which may involve scaling, swelling, and blisters. This may last anywhere from three to 14 days, after which time your skin should be smoother, brighter, and softer.

Chin Liposuction

92% Worth It Rating

Chin liposuction, also called submental liposuction, reduces excess fat under the chin, neck and jowls. Patients with good skin elasticity are good candidates. The procedure requires local anesthesia and a chin strap garment.

Clear & Brilliant

91% Worth It Rating

Clear + Brilliant is a gentle laser technology designed to fight the early signs of facial aging. A handheld device is rolled over the skin, creating micro-injuries that jumpstart the production of collagen. In clinical trials, users reported a visible improvement in skin tone, texture, and clarity after four to six 20-minute treatments. Clear + Brilliant is intended for those looking for minor improvements, not dramatic corrections.

Ear Lobe Surgery

97% Worth It Rating

Earlobe surgery or repair is a reconstructive plastic surgery procedure performed to restore the appearance of earlobes that have been torn or stretched due to ear tearing, trauma, or piercing, including the insertion of ear gauges. This can also be calledearlobe reconstructive surgery or split earlobe repair (U.K.).

Eyelid Surgery

91% Worth It Rating

Blepharoplasty (more commonly known as eyelid surgery or an eyelid lift) removes or tightens sagging skin around the eyes, resulting in a smoother, more youthful appearance. The procedure may also be used to create a crease where one is missing, such as with Asian eyelid surgery.

Facial

97% Worth It Rating

Facials are more intensive face treatments (not medical grade) usually performed in a day spa. These are intended to improve circulation, exfoliate, moisturize, and help with other common skin problems, like aging, dry skin, and acne.

Facial Reconstructive Surgery

96% Worth It Rating

Facial reconstructive surgery is any surgery that restores facial features. These surgeries can repair disfigurement, burns, trauma, abnormal development, or any other facial deformity.

Fraxel Laser

64% Worth It Rating

Fraxel is an FDA-approved laser treatment intended to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, skin pigmentation, sun damage, acne, stretch marks, and, in some cases, the pre-cancerous skin condition actinic keratosis (AK). A handheld device is passed across the skin, sending laser light energy below the surface. This energy stimulates your body's natural production of collagen, rejuvenating the cells and smoothing the skin on the surface.

Glycolic Peel

83% Worth It Rating

A glycolic peel, or alpha hydroxy acid peel, removes thetop layer of skin, prompting the production of new collagen and elastin.

Hyaluronidase

73% Worth It Rating

Hyaluronidase is an injectable enzyme solution that speeds the natural breakdown of hyaluronic acid. It is used to counteract the effects of hyaluronic acid-based fillers like Juvederm or Restylane—for those whose original dermal filler treatments did not turn out as they had envisioned.

IPL

67% Worth It Rating

Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a technology used in various skin treatments, including hair removal and photofacials. A handheld flashgun is passed across the skin, delivering a spectral range of light that targets the hair or skin issue. These types of treatments may also be calledlaser skin rejuvenation, photorejuvenation, orlaser resurfacing.

Injectable Fillers

91% Worth It Rating

Injectable fillers, like Juvederm or Restylane, can be used for everything from lip augmentation to wrinkle treatment to scar removal. There are lots to choose from, and the Real Self community has tried them all.Injectable fillers may be used to correct a variety of cosmetic concerns, such as wrinkles, thin lips, acne scars, and dark or puffy under-eyes.

Jessner Peel

72% Worth It Rating

The Jessner Peel is a medium-depth chemical peel that can be used to refresh skin or as an acne treatment.

Juvederm

83% Worth It Rating

Juvederm is an FDA-approved collection of injectable fillers used for a variety of reasons, including lifting the cheeks, smoothing marionette lines around the mouth, and plumping the lips. It may also be used to fill pitted acne scars or reduce the appearance of aging hands. Juvederm fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin. Results typically last between nine months to a year.

Laser Resurfacing

80% Worth It Rating

Laser resurfacing uses an intense light beam to treat several skin issues, from acne scars to age spots. There are two categories of lasers: Ablative, which removes thin layers of skin and is more invasive, and nonablative, less invasive lasers that tighten skin and stimulate collagen.

Laser Surgery

78% Worth It Rating

Lasers are used in cosmetic procedures for everything from skin resurfacing to teeth whitening to liposuction to vision correction. All lasers are either ablative or non-ablative. Ablative lasers remove the top layer of your skin, and treatments typically require some recovery time while skin heals. Non-ablative lasers are less invasive, and use heat to stimulate cells to thicken the underlying collagen resulting in improved skin tone and elasticity.

Laser Treatment

83% Worth It Rating

Lasers can be used for several cosmetic procedures, including skin resurfacing, teeth whitening, liposuction, and vision correction. Lasers come in two forms: Ablative, which remove the top layer of skin, and non-ablative, which are less invasive and use heat to stimulate cells to improve underlying collagen.

Lip Augmentation

86% Worth It Rating

Lip augmentation increases the fullness of the lips, using one of a variety of surgical or minimally invasive techniques. While the most popular methods use fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm, fat grafts, and lip implants may also be options.

Lip Lift

85% Worth It Rating

A lip lift is a surgical procedure that can reshape and add volume to thin or aging lips. This procedure increases fullness in the upper or lower lip by reshaping them to increase the prominence of the lip line, or enhance the facial area above to a more aesthetically pleasing shape. There are a several variations of lip lifts that can affect color, shape, or both.

Liquid Facelift

98% Worth It Rating

The "liquid facelift" restores facial volume, reduces wrinkles, and provides a degree of facial rejuvenation. The liquid is typically an injectable filler (Restylane, Juvederm and others) in conjunction with Botox which relax facial lines

Melasma Treatment

70% Worth It Rating

Melasma is a discoloration—marked by brown spots and uneven pigmentation—commonly found on the face. Treatment options include chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser, IPL, and more.

Microdermabrasion

70% Worth It Rating

Microdermabrasionis a non-invasive treatment that gently exfoliates to smooth, brighten, and rejuvenate skin.

Microneedling

86% Worth It Rating

Microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) is a minimally invasive treatment to rejuvenate the skin. A device with fine needles creates tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin, which triggers the body to create new collagen and elastin. Results can include improved texture and firmness, as well as a reduction in scars, pore size, and stretch marks. Microneedling may also be combined with a topical treatment, like PRP (platelet rich plasma)or another vitamin-rich serum.

Non Surgical Face Lift

83% Worth It Rating

Those worried about going under the knife may be able to lift and firm without surgery by using popular fillers like Restylane or Radiesse, laser treatments, and even alternative medical procedures like acupuncture.

Non Surgical Nose Job

94% Worth It Rating

Those not interested in a traditional, invasive nose job may decide on the non-surgical option. This procedure makes use of injectable fillers such as Radiesse or Juvederm to smooth out bumps and humps and, at times, correct breathing issues.

Permanent Makeup

69% Worth It Rating

Permanent makeup involves implanting pigments into the skin to reproduce the look of cosmetics. Some of the most popular applications include enhancing colors on the face, especially around the eyes and lips. Like most tattoos, permanent makeup fades with time and may require touch-ups.

Photodynamic Therapy

86% Worth It Rating

This non-invasive procedure was created to increase cell turnover and stimulate collagen production in an effort to treat sun damage, severe acne, and even superficial skin cancers .

Photofacial

80% Worth It Rating

Photofacial, also known as photorejuvenation, is another name forIPL therapy. It uses intense pulsed light to treat skin with sun damage or excessive redness.

Radiesse

70% Worth It Rating

Radiesse is an FDA-approved injectable filler used to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and smooth marionette lines around the mouth. It can also be used to correct volume loss in the back of the hands. In many patients, results can last a year or more.

Restylane

80% Worth It Rating

Restylane is an FDA-approved collection of injectable fillers used to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles, smooth marionette lines around the mouth, and plump the lips. Restylane fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin. Results typically last between three to six months.

Retin-A

81% Worth It Rating

What’s the “A” in Retin-A stand for? That'd be vitamin A. Retin-A is one of many topical prescription medications that uses tretinoin, an FDA-approved drug derived from vitamin A which stimulates skin cell turnover. Retin-A is often used to combat acne. Prepare to use sunscreen, though. Tretinoin-based drugs can make your skin more sensitive to the sun.

Rosacea Treatment

87% Worth It Rating

Constant blushing? Though rosacea doesn't have a known cure, there are non-surgical treatments to try to reduce facial redness like antibiotics, dermabrasion, andlaser resurfacing.

Salicylic Peel

93% Worth It Rating

This form of beta hydroxy acid is a chemical peel that can help fight acne for the blemish-prone public.

Sculptra

77% Worth It Rating

Sculptra is an FDA-approved injectable that's used to treat mild to severe facial wrinkles. Unlike other injectables that fill wrinkles, Sculptra is made from a poly-L-lactic acid that stimulates the body's natural production of collagen over time. The treatment typically involves three injection sessions over the course of three to four months, and results can last for up to two years.

Skin Rejuvenation

91% Worth It Rating

Improving your facial skin tone and repairing skin damaged by aging, sun damage, or injury often involves skin rejuvenation.

TCA Peel

72% Worth It Rating

The TCA chemical peel uses trichloroacetic acid to dry the top layers of skin so they peel off over a period of several days. The treatment is used to reduce discoloration, improve melasma, and reduce fine lines.

Tazorac

100% Worth It Rating

The FDA-approved Tazorac is a topical gel or cream that treats acne and psoriasis. Tazorac belongs to the retinoid family, which is related to Vitamin A and helps your skin slough off dead skin cells, thus unclogging pores. Know before you go: This product should not be used if you're pregnant or thinking of getting pregnant.

Ultherapy

70% Worth It Rating

Ultherapy is a non-invasive treatment used to lift and tighten loose skin on areas such as the eyebrows, jawline, and jowls, as well as improve wrinkles on the chest. The treatment uses ultrasound energy to heat targeted tissue under the surface of the skin, stimulating the body's natural production of collagen. It typically takes a few months to see full results, as the collagen gradually builds up to improve the skin's tone and texture. This treatment may also be referred to asUlthera or anon-surgical facelift.

V Beam

75% Worth It Rating

Vbeam isa laser designed to treatrosacea and birthmarks. It uses a cooling spray to help decrease the discomfort associated with treatment.

Volbella

84% Worth It Rating

A member of theJuvederm family of products, Volbella is an FDA-approved injection used to increase lip fullness and soften the appearance of "smoker's lines" around the mouth. It may also be used to fill pitted acne scarring in the face. Unlike other fillers, Volbella blends different molecular weights ofhyaluronic acid, which allows it to create subtle volume that lasts forup to a year.

Voluma

91% Worth It Rating

Voluma is an FDA-approved filler that's part of the Juvederm collection of injectables. It's designed to be used specifically in the mid-face, adding volume to the cheeks. Voluma is made with hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin. Results typically last between nine months to a year.

Wrinkle Treatment

83% Worth It Rating

Wrinkles can’t be helped but they can be treated. Dermatologists may employ everything from injectable fillers to laser resurfacing to leave you fresh-faced.

Xeomin

80% Worth It Rating

Xeomin contains botulinum toxin type A, the same active ingredient found in Botox and Dysport. The only botulinum toxin that does not require refrigeration, it's used off-label to smooth facial wrinkles.

Yag Laser

40% Worth It Rating

Commonly used for anti-aging treatments (think spider veins, sun spots, wrinkles), the YAG laser penetrates the skin so the tissue can absorb the energy, without removing the top layer of skin.

Hair Loss Treatment

94% Worth It Rating

The average person can lose 100 hairs every day, but more substantial hair loss can be a sign of more than just age. Read up on the causes, and the treatments.

Laser Hair Removal

83% Worth It Rating

Laser hair removal is a treatment that uses lasers to target the roots of hair beneath the surface of the skin. Though it's not guaranteed to be permanent, a majority do experience permanent hair removal after a series of treatments. There’s a variety of lasers on the market, some more effective than others on certain skin tones, hair colors, and treatment areas. Laser hair removal can be performed on any part of the body.

Eye Bags Treatment

94% Worth It Rating

Treament for undereye bags may range from cold compresses to invasive surgery. Those who don't want to undergo a lower eyelid surgery may opt for fat transfer or injectable fillers, which can restore a youthful appearance by blending the eye bag with the upper cheek.

Latisse

83% Worth It Rating

Latisse is an FDA-approved topical treatment used to stimulate the growth of eyelashes. Latisse is typically applied to the base of the upper eyelashes once per day. Most users begin to see results within four to eight weeks, with the most dramatic results appearing between weeks 12 and 16. If you stop using Latisse, your eyelashes will eventually return to their original state. In some cases, Latisse may cause permanent changes to eye color.Latisse is approved for salein the U.S. andCanadabut not in the U.K. or Australia.

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