Robert Swanson, MD - RETIRED
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Undergraduate & Medical SchoolMedical: MD, Johns Hopkins University.
Post-Medical School TrainingInternship: UCSF
Treatments offered at New Skin Clinic
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The burns that the patient describes are the result of too much light energy going into the skin. The way IPL works is light energy is absorbed by the... READ MORE
The recovery from an IPL treatment depends on the patient and on the aggressiveness of the treatment. Some patients react to almost any stimulus with... READ MORE
The primary goal of IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is to make the skin tone or color more even. One of the signs of aging is irregular brown and sometimes... READ MORE
The most common complication of spider vein treatment is that the legs look worse before they look better. There can be bruising, scabs, and... READ MORE
It sounds like this patient is prone to hyperpigmentation which is aggravated by the sun. With proper care it will improve. The problem is a... READ MORE
Chronic sun damage causes irregular brown and red discoloration of the skin. These " sun spots" and "broken capillaries" are in... READ MORE
For some patients there is no best alternative. To get what they want they need a face lift. For others there are a range of non surgical treatments... READ MORE
As with all other aspects of cosmetic medicine, we are always trying to balance safety with efficacy. We want a treatment that will solve the problem... READ MORE
The best anti-wrinkle cream is a good sunscreen that protects the skin against ultra violet light. The best sunscreens contain either zinc oxide or a... READ MORE
Although it is generally safer and less allergenic, the fact that you had a life-threatening reaction suggests that you should not have either agent -... READ MORE
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