Certified Skin Care with Dermatologists in Phoenix

Residents in Phoenix, Arizona can benefit from cosmetic, laser and surgical procedures offered by our board-certified dermatologists. From skin issues such as psoriasis, eczema, rosacea to the treatment and removal of skin cancerous tumors, our doctors offer services tailored to each patient’s unique needs.

If you live in Phoenix, it is very likely that you have sun exposure that may be harmful, especially if your skin is not protected by gear or SPF. The summer months with high heat temperatures doesn’t help either. Currently, the month of September has seen high temperatures exceeding 100 degrees. This is very dangerous heat and sun exposure to residents of Phoenix. Many patients find themselves being at risk for skin cancer or precancerous skin lesions as well as other harmful growths that evolve if in the sun for lengthy periods of time.

Skin Cancer Variations

Basal cell carcinoma, melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, merkel cell carcinoma and sebaceous carcinoma are types of skin cancer treated by board-certified dermatologists. Each type of carcinoma spreads and affects the body differently. For example, merkel cell carcinoma can affect nerve endings and thereby infiltrate the lymph nodes, brain, bones, and lungs. Melanoma by contrast, is the result of a pigmentation mutation called melanin. The cells can mutate causing skin cancer.

Our dermatologists and skin cancer surgeons can help alleviate your concerns. Examination and detection are very important to your timely treatment.

Los Angeles Dermatology & Cosmetic Treatments

Dermal fillers like Restylane, Juvederm, Bellafill, Radiesse, Xeomin, and Belotero Balance are offered at Skin and Cancer Institute for treating fine lines, augmenting certain features like the lips, defining the cheekbones and filling or adding volume to sunken areas of the face.

Botox is also available for the treatment of unwanted frown lines and sagging skin at the eyebrows, forehead, mouth, and around the eyes. Botox works by paralyzing the muscle by releasing a chemical that blocks the muscle contractions.

Facial rejuvenation procedures are also available in the form of facials, chemical peels, laser treatment, microneedling, microdermabrasion, and non surgical facelift. Our lasers include the Fractional C02 Laser, Photodynamic Therapy (PDT), Photofacial or Intense Pulsed Light, Ultherapy, and the VBeam Perfecta.

To learn more about our cosmetic procedures which enhance the skin and treat various skin concerns, contact Skin and Cancer Institute to schedule your consultation with our board-certified dermatologists today.

The Preferred Surgeries for Moms Postpartum: Breast Lift, Liposuction & Tummy Tuck

New mothers may notice many changes to their body during and after pregnancy as well as well after their baby is welcomed into the world. Many of our patients wait until their child rearing years are behind them, while other younger moms are eager to get their pre-motherhood bodies back. For every woman who is interested in plastic surgery to make their cosmetic dreams come true, LA Laser Center offers a variety of services and cosmetic procedures. Changes to the breasts after breastfeeding often occur. Sagging or droopy is one of the biggest complaints of mothers wanting a breast lift surgery.

The loose skin on the stomach and abdomen that never completely disappears with exercise and diet can also be corrected with a liposuction procedure or tummy tuck surgery. Many women find even after years it is difficult to combat the physical changes to the body despite many attempts to do so. This is when our patients opt for plastic surgery to the breasts, abdomen or buttocks. Call LA Laser Center for a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons to discuss your treatment options, risks and benefits today.

Surgical Dermatologists Remove Pre-cancerous Lesions & Skin Cancer

Our team of dermatologic surgeons, nurses, and team are experienced to diagnose, treat and surgically remove any tumors, pre-cancerous skin lesions, dangerous or malignant moles, as well as any other unwanted or potentially worrisome growths on the skin. Various types of skin cancer can evolve or develop on different regions of the body and skin. Prior to the development of skin cancer, often times a malignant pre-cancerous lesion may be present. This is why seeing a board-certified dermatologist and skin can surgeon regularly can be beneficial in prevention and early detection.

If you notice your skin is prone to new growths, some of which change in size or shape, are elevated or raised, you should consider consulting with a dermatologist at LA Laser Center. We offer various techniques and removal recommendations depending on the type of cancer or lesion present, size, location and nature of the tumor or malignancy. For instance, for skin cancers or tumors present on the face, nose, forehead or cheeks, we would probably select the Mohs micrographic surgery technique for removal. If the tumor is present somewhere on the body and the risk for scarring is minimal, a different removal method may be selected. Call us for your consultation today.

Advantages of a Hydrafacial with a Board-Certified Dermatologist

Hydrafacial is a nourishing, hydrating cosmetic facial treatment. During a hydrafacial treatment, dead skin cells are removed and a serum is applied. Exfoliation and extractions are also done prior the application of the serum. The procedure can last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.

The benefits of the hydrafacial include treating brown spots, enlarged pores, texture, elasticity and more. While it a relaxing, pampering treatment with all the perks of a facial, it has a more hydrating and refreshing result. With cleaner looking skin, your face will glow and look much healthier after just one treatment. If you are interested in a cosmetic relaxation yet rejuvenating facial treatment, you may opt for a hydrafacial at LA Laser Center with our team of experienced nurses and aestheticians.

What is a PDO Thread Lift?

A PDO thread lift is a rejuvenation treatment for the face. Specifically, it tightens loose, saggy facial skin and re-defining the contours of the face. While it lifts the cheeks, it also lifts the eyelids and brows. It allows for re-positioning of the facial skin without surgery.

Sutures are used during the procedure to complete the full effect. Some side effects may include swelling, bruising, and soreness which should subside within days.

Benefits of a Thread Lift

The result is a rejuvenated, refreshed more youthful face. With minimal downtime, the results are worthwhile. The procedure stimulates the production of collagen, minimizes the appearance of wrinkles, improves the skin tone and firms the skin. This procedure rejuvenates the facial tissues in the skin and is less invasive than a facelift.

If you are interested in learning more about a PDO thread lift, contact us online or by calling one of our many practices located throughout California, Arizona or Nevada.

Advanced Laser Cosmetic Treatments

LA Laser Center prides itself on offering our patients and residents throughout Los Angeles, Orange County, Las Vegas, Bullhead City, Centennial, Mesquite and beyond the finest laser technology and state of the art equipment for cosmetic treatments.

We utilize several different types of lasers, each with a distinct purpose. For acne treatment, any of the first three lasers can be used to eliminate or lessen the appearance of hypertrophic scars, acne scars and contracture scars:

The lasers are also used for facial rejuvenation treatments. This means our lasers are versatile and can be used to treat skin conditions such as stretch marks, discoloration, rosacea, wrinkles, skin cancer, dark circles, redness, spots, broken capillaries and enlarged pores.

Hair Loss Restoration Available at LA Laser Center

Our team of board-certified dermatologists and nurses offer hair restoration therapy for our male and female patients struggling with hair loss. Hair loss can result from hormonal changes, excess medications or consumption of vitamin A. As the body changes, so can the hormones controlling the growth of one’s hair. This is especially true or apparent to pregnant woman -after they deliver their baby, they can notice significant hair loss and fallout.

Two Available Hair Loss Treatments

At LA Laser Center we offer Advanced Fue Hair Transplantation or PRP Hair restoration using platelet-rich plasma. During Fue Transplantation, follicles are gently extracted and then implanted into the treatment target area. All of which is done without the use of stitches. PRP Hair restoration is a bit different. It involves the use and extraction of your own blood to isolate useful blood cells and obtain platelet-rich plasma which can activate your hair follicles to grow.

Contact us if you are interested in a hair loss remedy or treatment. Our team and staff are ready to assist you.

The Troubling Signs of Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is not necessarily a byproduct of age. Skin cancer is due to a combination of factors such as exposure to the sun, the environment, lack of health precautions and safety and more. Various types of skin cancer exist and with each one, a different threat level of harm is present.

Basal cell carcinoma, for instance, can be present in the form of a scar, nodule, bump, patch or growth that oozes or is elevated. Due to excessive exposure to the sun’s harmful rays, these tumors can be found in any part of the body. Unlike other tumors, basal cell carcinoma rarely spreads to the rest of the body.

Merkel cell carcinoma is a bit more dangerous because it can affect the lymph nodes and nerves. It appears in flesh or redish nodules on the skin and is most often present on the face, head and neck. To detect it, doctors use a special test called sentinel node biopsy.

Melanoma, in comparison, is a result of a mutation in the pigmentation in the skin which can result from moles or clusters of moles. Various types of melanoma exist, each with their own respective warning signs.

Click here to learn more about skin cancer, its prevention and early detection recommendations.

What a Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon Can Do for Your Breasts, Abdomen, Body and Face

Plastic surgery is a popular cosmetic procedure available to our patients throughout California, Arizona and Nevada. Our team of cosmetic plastic surgeons can perform complex surgeries involving breast enhancement, augmentation, cup size reduction to aesthetic changes to the face and body.

We offer various procedures with different treatment areas. For example, if you are interested in a toned, defined abdomen without the excess fat, liposuction may interest you. If you are a mother post-partum, a tummy tuck and breast lift may fulfill your cosmetic needs. Depending on the nature of your goal, our team of dermatologists and plastic surgeons can discuss your options with you.

Surgical options and enhancements for the face include tightening the skin around the upper and lower eyelids which is called an eyelid blepharoplasty surgery. We also offer necklifts and facelifts which serve a similar purpose, tightening and removing excess skin from the neck and face, respectively. Each procedure can reverse the signs of aging significantly and achieve the dramatic change you are looking for. Contact one of our LA Laser Center offices nearest you to learn more.