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Treatable Conditions

Acne

Acne vulgaris (commonly called acne) is a common human skin disease, characterized by areas of skin with multiple noninflammatory follicular papules or comedones and by inflammatory papules, pustules, and nodules in its more severe forms. Acne vulgaris most commonly affects the areas of skin with the densest population of sebaceous follicles; these areas include the face, the upper part of the chest, and the back.

How We Treat Acne

Dr. Vick's LA Medical Spa has a wide variety of treatments designed to treat acne:

Acne Scars

Acne often leaves small scars where the skin gets a "volcanic crater" shape. Physical acne scars are sometimes referred to as "icepick" scars. This is because the scars tend to cause an indentation in the skin's surface. Acne scarring can range from very moderate and localized to very significant.

How We Treat Acne Scars

Dr. Vick's LA Medical Spa has the most advanced treatments for acne scarring on all skin types, including:

Bruise Treatments

Bruising from injections or injuries can be lessened using Sciton's BBL. This will speed the clearing and recovery time significantly. Use this treatment to clear your bruises before important social commitments.

Cellulite

Cellulite is a term used to describe the dimpled appearance of skin caused by fat deposits that are just below the surface of the skin. It generally appears on skin in the abdomen, lower limbs, and pelvic region, and it usually occurs after puberty.

How We Treat Cellulite

Enlarged Pores

We lose collagen in our skin as we age, making skin much less elastic. Skin pores may also get much larger, which will increase the number of facial imperfections such as sagging skin, blackheads, and oily skin.

At Dr. Vick's LA Medical Spa, we treat pore enlargements with microdermabrasion, photorejuvenation, chemical peels, the Sciton MicroLaser Peel, and advanced skincare products. All these treatments can stimulate the growth of collagen and decrease the pore size. The number of treatments needed depends on the condition and age of the skin. Schedule a free consultation today to learn more about which treatment for enlarged pores is best for you.

How We Treat Enlarged Pores

Excessive Sweating

Many people sweat excessively and inappropriately in the axillae hand and foot areas. This can be improved by periodic treatments of the involved area with Botox. Treatments generally last longer in these regions than do Botox treatments for facial wrinkles.

How We Treat Excessive Sweating

Facial Aging

As the face ages, one commonly loses about a teaspoon of subcutaneous tissue each year after 40. This equates to about five one-cc syringes of filler agents. Gravity also begins to pull remaining structures downward, causing a loss of tissue in the cheek areas and hollowing in the temples and under the eyes. Wrinkles appear in areas of repetitive muscular activity, excessive sun damage, and tissue loss. These can be improved three dimensionally by injecting natural filler agents to replace the lost volume. These are used to sculpt a more youthful, rested facial appearance. Combining this with the  judicious use of Botox, a procedure known as a liquid face lift, photorejuvenation, and appropriate medical grade skin care products, can roll back the years in your visual appearance.

How We Treat Facial Aging

Facial Veins

Visible facial veins, which have many different names (spider veins, telangiectasias, spider angiomas, benign vascular lesions), are actually dilated blood vessels. They are usually found on the forehead, nose, cheeks, eyelids, neck, and upper chest. Blood vessel dilation is due to weakening of the elastic fibers in the walls of the blood vessel. Visible veins are associated with excessive sun exposure, normal aging, steroid use, liver disease, genetics, radiation therapy, rosacea, and trauma. On the face, visible veins can range in size from the tip of a pencil to bigger than a pencil eraser. Visible veins may be even larger on sites other than the face.

How We Treat Facial Veins

Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is the darkening of an area of skin caused by increased melanin. Hyperpigmentation may be caused by sun damage, inflammation, or other skin injuries, including those related to acne vulgaris. People with darker Asian, Mediterranean or African skin tones are also more prone to hyperpigmentation, especially if they have excess sun exposure. Melasma is a form of hyperpigmentation found on some women due to changes in hormone levels.

How We Treat Hyperpigmentation

Dr. Vick's LA Medical Spa has a wide variety of proven treatments for hyperpigmentation including:

Leg Veins

Visible veins on the legs are often called spider veins or varicose veins. Varicosities are veins that have become enlarged and tortuous. The term commonly refers to the veins on the leg, although varicose veins can occur elsewhere. Spider veins are smaller and more superficial. Visible leg veins are genetic and found on approximately 70% of females and 40% of males.

How We Treat Leg Veins

Melasma

Melasma is a dark skin discoloration found on sun-exposed areas of the face. It is a very common skin disorder. Though it can affect anyone, young women with brownish skin tones are at greatest risk. Melasma is often associated with the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. It is especially common in pregnant women (often called the Mask of Pregnancy), women who are taking oral contraceptives, and women taking hormone replacement therapy.

Melasma is effectively treated in our office utilizing crystal-free microdermabrasion, Intense Pulsed Light/BBL light therapy, ablative lasers and utilization of specific skincare products.

How We Treat Melasma

Nail Fungus

Nail fungus, also called onychomycosis, affects 7-13% of all Americans over 40. An infection of nail fungus occurs when fungi infect one or more of your nails. A nail fungus infection may begin as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your fingernail or toenail.

As the nail fungus spreads deeper into your nail, it may cause your nail to discolor, thicken, and develop crumbling edges — an unsightly and potentially painful problem. Nail fungal infections can cause pain and discomfort, and may also lead to serious physical and occupational limitations.

How We Treat Nail Fungus

Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic condition characterized by facial erythema (redness). Rosacea typically begins as redness on the central face across the cheeks, nose, or forehead, but can also less commonly affect the neck, chest, ears, and scalp. Many people also develop small visible blood vessels on their face as well, called telangiactasia. These are treated in the same manner as rosacea

How We Treat Rosacea

Dr. Vick's LA Medical Spa has the most advanced treatments for rosacea including:

Sagging Skin

Over time, the skin's underlying structure breaks down, robbing our faces of their definition, youthful plumpness, and resilience. Skin also renews itself much more slowly than it once did. Thanks to all these factors (not to mention genetics, weight changes, and sun damage), skin starts to sag and hang.

How We Treat Sagging Skin

Scar Treatment

Scars caused by surgery, acne and trauma scars can be improved in many cases. We commonly use a combination of treatments to decrease the size and depth of scars. Keloid scars may also improve with therapy.

How We Treat Scars

Sun Damage

The flat brown and black spots that occur on areas exposed to the sun are called age spots, sun spots, or even liver spots, though they have nothing to do with the liver. They are in no way related to the function of the liver, or the liver itself. Sun damage may also present in the form of increased visible vascularity in the skin, including general redness or visible small vessels, and it causes thickening and wrinkling of the skin.

How We Treat Sun Damage

Dr. Vick's LA Medical Spa has a wide variety of proven treatments for sun damage on the face, neck, chest, hands, and arms, including:

Unwanted Fat

Dr. Vick's LA Medical Spa offers the most innovative technological treatments for non-surgical body sculpting. This is a completely non-invasive, little-to-no-downtime treatment to cause your body to naturally metabolize your unwanted fat cells, removing them from undesired locations. After your treatment, you can resume normal activities immediately.

How We Treat Unwanted Fat

Unwanted Hair

Hair reduction has become a very popular treatment in the USA and across the world. Laser technology has allowed us to, in many cases, reduce the majority of hair on desired areas of the body. The most common areas we treat are:

  • Face
  • Upper lips
  • Chin
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Bikini area
  • Legs
  • Back
  • Chest

How We Treat Unwanted Hair

Wrinkles

A wrinkle is a fold, ridge or crease in the skin. Skin wrinkles typically appear as a result of aging processes such as glycation. Wrinkling in the skin is caused by habitual facial expressions, aging, sun damage, smoking, poor hydration, and various other factors. Most people begin seeing their first wrinkles in the area around the eyes and mouth.

How We Treat Wrinkles

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