November is known for celebrating Thanksgiving, but did you know that it’s also National Healthy Skin month? During this time, we’d like to highlight a skin condition that is a cancer of your skin. It may be less common than other types of skin cancer, but it is more likely to grow and spread. While some people are more susceptible to melanoma due to gender, age, race and family genes, there are some things you can do to lower your chances of getting it. Continue reading “Melanoma Treatments”
According to the Mayo Clinic, acne is most common among teenagers, with a reported prevalence of 70 to 87 percent. It is a skin condition that happens when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. The most common place for it to occur is on the face, however it can also appear on your neck, back, chest and shoulders.
The effects of Acne reach beyond the physical discomfort and appearance of the acne. Acne reaches into the psychological and social regions of youth as well. In an age when pictures are snapped, captured and shared at rapid speeds, acne can limit the ability to ‘share’ in a common social networking that most teens enjoy. This felt isolation could lead to loneliness and even depression. Continue reading “Acne Affecting Our Youth”
Raise your hand if you have unwanted fat. It’s probably safe to say everyone raised at least one hand, if not two. Where’s your unwanted fat? The stomach and hips are two common spots that house unwanted fat. Have you tried all of the diets and exercises out there to target those areas, and they constantly return you with hunger, soreness, and a realization that that fat is probably never going to go away?
There is hope for you if you want to reduce areas of fat on your body without surgery. Dr. Evan Ransom offers his patients at the San Francisco Center for Facial Plastic, Reconstructive & Laser surgery an FDA approved light-based technology called SculpSure. SculpSure Body Sculpting is a great solution that is customized to reach your aesthetic goals. Continue reading “Fat Reduction Without Surgery–SculpSure”
At San Francisco Center for Facial Plastic, Reconstructive & Laser surgery, we offer laser hair removal for light and dark hair.
Here are the top 10 reasons to get your hair removed with our laser treatments.
- It is a permanent solution. Once your treatment cycle is complete, you will never have to worry about hair growth in that area again. A typical treatment cycle is four different sessions approximately one month apart.
- No more stubbles. During the summer (and bikini weather), laser hair removal is helpful for avoiding those embarrassing stubbles around your armpits or bikini lines.
- Throw away your razors. Good razors are a big expense. Deduct that expense from your budget…permanently!
- Smooth skin is waiting for you. Continue reading “Top Ten Reasons To Choose Laser Hair Removal”
How is your summer going? Are you avoiding the heat and finding refreshment for your body? Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water each day to stay hydrated. As a general rule: drink eight 8 oz. glasses of water per day. The water you drink is not only good for your thirst and body, it is also good for your skin. Continue reading “Skin Care For Your Summer”
Are you considering getting an injectable procedure done? If so, let us answer some of the most commonly asked questions. Continue reading “Frequently Asked Questions About Injectables”
If you’re experiencing facial paralysis you most likely have a facial droop which results in an asymmetrical appearance to your face. Visually you may appear that you are frowning when you are really trying to smile at someone.
Your facial paralysis not only has visual effects, but it also can be causing you emotional strain. The balanced appearance you possibly once had, is now gone. You’re feeling a sense of loss of what used to be. You may also feel misunderstood due to your inability to use your facial expressions as body language. Most likely your facial paralysis has been caused by trauma to your facial nerve, a wide variety of syndromes, or Lyme disease. Not only are you experiencing the physical results of any of those conditions, but also your facial paralysis is one more burden you are carrying. Continue reading “Your Facial Paralysis”
Do you find yourself focusing on your lips when you look in the mirror? Maybe you’ve caught yourself staring at other women’s lips while you’re out in public. It can be a little embarrassing, can’t it? Is your Pinterest account filled with pictures of women with beautifully shaped lips? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you’re most likely experiencing lip dissatisfaction and lip envy has set in. Continue reading “Experiencing Lip Envy?”
Can you believe spring is just around the corner? Along with spring comes a much-needed time to take a break from the daily grind and get away. Where is your spring break taking you this year? Will you be found with your toes in the sand, or in ski boots riding the slopes? No matter where you go, you’ll most likely be outside more than usual since you won’t be in your office. While outdoors, you need to consider how to take care of your skin so you prevent damaging it.
Nothing is more harmful to your largest organ on your body than the sun. Its rays are guilty of prematurely aging the skin and increasing your risk of developing skin cancer. The only way to fight sun damage is to prevent it. Continue reading “Pack Your Spring Break Bags With Proper Skin Care Products”
It’s cold outside! Depending on where you live in the United States you usually need to consider winterizing. When winterizing, you prepare and or adapt something to prepare for the winter cold weather. Have you ever considered you may need to adapt your skin care routines and habits to care for your skin during the cold month of February?
A few tips for you to consider when winterizing your skin.
Your skin will thank you if you stop using your usual powerful deep cleanser. Using a harsh cleanser, specifically a foaming cleanser, will actually make your dry skin even worse, stripping away natural oils and moisture while irritating the skin. Consider using a gentle or lotion-based cleanser. Continue reading “Winterizing Your Skin”