Walnut Creek Physician
675 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Ste. B-206
Walnut Creek, California 94596 US
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Would micro needling help with enlarged pores on my nose?

Microneedling is an excellent option for pores on the nose. It will stimulate the buildup of collagen which can smooth scars and fine lines over time.... READ MORE

Sculpture - does it really need to be performed in a doctor's office?

SculpSure is a medical laser that depending on individual state laws, may require a physician to be present or available for consultation. Other... READ MORE

Can micro needling be effective with out growth factors?

There is a lot of confusing information out there about microneedling and growth factors. Up until recently, there were very few growth factor... READ MORE

Is (LightSheer High Speed) or (Cynosure Elite +) better than (Vectus Palomar) at Efficacy w/ fine hair?

I currently work with the Cynosure Elite laser in my practice. I researched lasers for hair removal for about 4 years before purchasing this laser. It... READ MORE

Does it matter when you have more or less stubborn fat on area wanting to be treated by Sculpsure?

Great that you are researching SculpSure! In clinical studies of this technology, patients lost up to 24% of fat cells from the area being treated by... READ MORE

Vertical crease in forehead removal. What is the best procedure? (Photo)

The vertical crease in your forehead is part of the "glabella" which is the large muscle group between the eyebrows. Your photo is in the animated... READ MORE

Hard lump under chin after Kybella. Will it go away?

It is not uncommon to get some small lumps in areas where fat was injected with Kybella. This may be due to an area of congealed fat but could also be... READ MORE

What procedures could benefit me to look my best at my age - 31? Starting to see first signs of aging (Photo)

You are so wise to inquire about what can make you look your best starting at an early age! You have only very mild skin changes currently and there... READ MORE

Can non-licensed persons perform this treatment?

Different states have different license requirements for who can perform laser procedures. In general, a licensed physician or nurse must be there to... READ MORE

SculpSure - encouragement hints.

Congratulations on your first SculpSure treatment. This new technology is having quite an impact in the bodycontouring market. I have seen some mild... READ MORE

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