Blue Harbor Dermatology

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Blue Harbor Dermatology
1501 Superior Ave.
Ste. 115

Newport Beach, California 92663

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Treatments (54)

Accutane

86% 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

82% 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

89% 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.

Age Spots Treatment

90% Worth It Rating

Age spots are patches of hyperpigmented skin. They can be treated in a number of different ways: laser resurfacing, chemical peel, dermabrasion, and more.

Bellafill

90% Worth It Rating

Bellafill is an FDA-approved, collagen-based filler used to reduce the appearance of smile lines and pitted acne scars on the cheeks. The injection immediately adds volume below the surface of the skin for smooth results that last about a year. Formerly known as Artefill and available in the UK and Australia under that name.

Botox

89% Worth It Rating

Botox (also known asVistabel outside the U.S. and the U.K.)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.

Cheek Augmentation

79% Worth It Rating

Cheek augmentation fillsout sunken cheeks and changes the contour of the face. Some add synthetic implants while others useinjectable fillers or fat transfers for a more rounded appearance.

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.

Dysport

77% Worth It Rating

Dysport is an FDA-approved, prescription injection for the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows in adults under 65. Results typically last for four to six months, though they can sometimes last for a year. Azzalure is adapted from Dysport and available in the U.K. and Europefor the treatment of crow’s feet as well as frown lines between the eyebrows.

Fractional Laser

74% Worth It Rating

Fractional lasers are used in skin resurfacing—to minimize wrinkles, help reverse sun damage, and generally improve skin's appearance.

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.

Halo Laser

87% Worth It Rating

The Halo hybrid fractional laser uses a combination of wavelengths to repair the visible signs of aging, sun damage, discoloration, enlarged pores, and uneven skin tone. As the Halo handpiece is rolled over the skin, one laser targets the top layer while the other targets the bottom layer. Halo is intended to rejuvenate the skinwith minimal downtime.

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 manyto choose from, and the RealSelf community has tried them all.Injectable fillers may be used to correct a variety of cosmetic concerns, such as wrinkles, thin lips, acne scars, andundereye areas.

Jessner Peel

73% 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

Juvéderm 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. Juvéderm fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin. Results typically last between nine months to a year.

Laser Peel

75% Worth It Rating

In a laser peel, the top few layers of skin are removed to reveal the fresh, new skin underneath.

Laser Resurfacing

81% 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

77% 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

84% 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

87% 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.

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.

Mirvaso

40% Worth It Rating

Mirvaso is a topical treatment for facial redness caused by rosacea. When applied daily, it helps to reduce the excessive blood flow that'sassociated with the condition. Mirvaso is not a permanent solution, and redness will return after the effect of the medication wears off.

Perlane

79% Worth It Rating

Perlane is an injectable filler used to treat facial folds, wrinkles, and lips. Some have used Perlane to augment the chin and cheeks as well. In July 2015, Perlane was rebranded asRestylane Lyft and FDA approved to correct both smile lines and loss of volume in the cheeks.

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.

ProFractional Laser

60% Worth It Rating

TheProFractional laser resurfacing treatmentclaims to improve skin tone, acne scars, and discoloration.

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 acollection 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.

Restylane Lyft

94% Worth It Rating

Restylane Lyft is an FDA-approved injectable for smoothing smile lines and increasing volume in the cheeks. Restylane Lyft is a hyaluronic acid gel that contains a small amount of a local anesthetic (lidocaine) to help to reduce the pain of the injection.Results can be achieved in one visit and last roughly 10-18 months.

Restylane Silk

92% Worth It Rating

Restylane Silk is an FDA-approved injectable for plumping the lips and filling fine lines around the mouth. A doctor injects the filler, which is made from hyaluronic acid, one or two times over the course of two weeks. Results such as fullness and definition of the lips are temporary and last for about six months.

Retin-A

81% Worth It Rating

Retin-A is considered an essential part of almost any skincare routine, according to many RealSelf doctors and dermatologists. Atopical treatment rich in vitamin A, Retin-Ais often prescribed to treat acne, but italso improvesthe skin's overall appearance, including minimizing fine wrinkles. Itis one of many topical prescription medications that uses tretinoin, an FDA-approved drug thatstimulates skin cell turnover.

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.

Skin Rejuvenation

90% Worth It Rating

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

Skin Tightening

90% Worth It Rating

As we age we lose volume in our face, primarily fat. As a result skin can hang down as gravity acts on it creating droopiness,wrinkles and bands. This can be thought of as excess skin and is similar in concept to a dress that becomes too large as its owner loses weight. In cases where you have a significant amount of this loose skin, you may find no other solution than plastic surgery (e.g. facelift, body lift, arm lift, etc.) because the underlying muscles need to be addressed and repositioned.

TCA Peel

73% 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.

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

84% 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

81% 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.

Age Spots Treatment

90% Worth It Rating

Age spots are patches of hyperpigmented skin. They can be treated in a number of different ways: laser resurfacing, chemical peel, dermabrasion, and more.

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.

Exilis

75% Worth It Rating

An FDA-approved, non-invasive device that uses radiofrequency to tighten skin by stimulating collagen and melting fat.

Fractional Laser

74% Worth It Rating

Fractional lasers are used in skin resurfacing—to minimize wrinkles, help reverse sun damage, and generally improve skin's appearance.

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

80% Worth It Rating

Kybellais a non-surgical injectablefor reducingmoderate to severe fat below the chin, the area commonly known as a"double chin."The injection contains a naturally occurring substance in the body,deoxycholic acid,which helps the body absorb fat cells. When properly injected, Kybella destroys fat cells. The FDA approved Kybella as a treatment for adults with submental fat in 2015.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 Peel

75% Worth It Rating

In a laser peel, the top few layers of skin are removed to reveal the fresh, new skin underneath.

Laser Surgery

77% 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

84% 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.

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.

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.

ProFractional Laser

60% Worth It Rating

TheProFractional laser resurfacing treatmentclaims to improve skin tone, acne scars, and discoloration.

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

89% Worth It Rating

Although scars cannot be removed completely, they can be made less visible. Non-surgical methods include injectable fillers for concave scars, light therapy, lasers, dermabrasion, and chemical peels. Deeper scars require surgery.

Scars Treatment

89% 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.

Skin Lightening

78% 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..

Skintyte

80% Worth It Rating

SkinTyte is a non-invasive treatment used to address skin laxity and sagging. It can be used on any area of the body where increased firmness is desired, such as the face, neck, abdomen, arms, and thighs. A handheld device delivers infrared energy through a series of gentle pulses to heat the soft tissue deep below the surface of the skin. The process causes collagen to contract and the body to initiate its natural healing process. The treatment is typically performed three to six times over the course of several months.

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

73% 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.

Vein Treatment

79% Worth It Rating

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

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.

Hair Loss Treatment

95% 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.