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An often overlooked area of facial aesthetics is basic skin care – not just pre-procedure and post-procedure care – but a daily regimen to build up and maintain your skin. In our office, we use a variety of products including:

RESTORSEA productsRestorsea, despite being the new kid on the block in the skin care world, has made quite the impact. Clinically proven and backed by the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, Restorsea has a full line of products to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. Also great for those who are a fan of all-natural skin care and cosmetics, this line is free from chemical peptides, parabens, silicone, and mineral oil. Restorsea is ideal for every skin type, including extremely sensitive skin. Dr. Ransom carries multiple cleansers and moisturizers, as well as treatments for the lips, under eye area, and scalp.
ELTAMD productsEltaMD sun care products are formulated for every skin type, and have been protecting skin from sun damage for over 25 years. Daily use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen, like EltaMD, decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. EltaMD protects your skin from UVA and UVB rays, all while being fragrance free, paraben-free and noncomedogenic – which means no breaking out! Our favorite sunscreens are their UV Clear, UV Physical and UV Daily. We also have a tinted sunscreen that works well with your other makeup.
TOPIX productsTopix products use high quality, pharmaceutical-grade ingredients in all of their skincare lines. Topix delivers safe and effective results for all skin types. The Topix Replenix line is formulated with green tea, which has been known to cure a wide variety of ailments. With the Citrix line you can expect a healthier and brighter complexion, with the use of Vitamin C. Come in today and check out our overnight moisturizing cream, topical application for the neck skin, vitamin C products, and skin pigment management kits.
BIOCORNEUM productsBiocorneum, by Sientra, uses an FDA approved technology that forms a protective shield over a scar. This is optimal for healing and cosmetic improvement, without the need for bulky bandages or sheets. Formulated with an SPF 30 sunscreen, this scar treatment is perfect for patients on the go!
PUR-SIL productsPur-sil, by Dermavance, is a 100% silicone medical grade gel. Pur-sil hydrates the scar and helps to reduce the thickness and improve the texture of scars. Due to its soft and silky feel, and quick-drying application, Pur-sil is great under your makeup. Dr. Ransom uses this product for his aging face surgery patients, such as facelift or neck lift.
In addition, we offer medical-grade sunscreen specifically for the face. Finally, we use specially formulated, medical-grade products for the gentle skin around the eyes to help brighten your look.
The Aesthetic Industry Winner Award 2016 logo and ALASTIN productsFine lines and wrinkles have met their match with our newest skincare line, Alastin. Featured in Shape, Allure, Glamour and so many more, Alastin uses TriHex Technology, which works with your skin to clear out old, damaged proteins in the skin all while supporting the production of new collagen and elastin.
Everyone appreciates having skin that looks clear, young and healthy, but not everyone has this type of skin. You can get treatments to help even out the tone, treat problems such as rosacea and acne; then you need to look for products to help you keep your skin in good shape without irritating it. SkinBetter Skin Care products provide the highest level of care without irritation.

Who is a candidate?

Anyone who is looking to refresh their look is a candidate for medical-grade skin care. Skin types differ between people, so certain products may be more or less appropriate for certain people. Factors that contribute to these choices include the degree of sun damage present in the skin, the type of pigmentation you have, and whether your skin is oily or dry. Finally, specific regimens can be used before and after aesthetic procedures to enhance your results and improve the recovery process. Healing supplements such as arnica montana, among others, can help reduce bruising and speed up healing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What is the difference between products at department or drug stores and those I get from my doctor?
Answer: Products available at the drugstore, the department store makeup counter, or even on-line without a prescription are generally lower strength. In many cases, this also means less effective. While many over-the-counter products are great, a comprehensive medical skin care regimen can mean the difference between your status quo and a truly refreshed, revitalized appearance. In addition, medical-grade skin care comes from your physician, who can monitor your progress and make adjustments along the way. Products can be selected individually, to target specific areas of the face or specific problems. Alternatively, a 3 or 4 month “system” approach can be used for the whole face.
Question: What are retinols, retinoids, or retinoic acid? What do they do?
Answer: Retinoids or retinoic acids are derivatives of vitamin A (retinol). These compounds provide crucial support for cell growth and development, from the time you’re in the womb through adulthood. Different derivatives have significantly different effects, however, when used clinically. Tretinoin (all-trans retinoic acid, better known as Retin-A) is a used for treatment of milder forms of acne but is also a potent anti-aging and pro-repair agent for non-acne suffering skin. This product can be used to promote skin regeneration, health, and vitality. It is used in varying strengths in a variety of medical skin care regimens.
Isotretinoin (better known as Accutane, though this is no longer available in the United States) is a related but very different compound. This prescription medication is used for more severe or cystic forms of acne. The benefits can be significant, but there are more serious potential side effects (including birth defects, when given to pregnant women). This medication is generally only prescribed by a dermatologist and requires close supervision with a limited period of treatment.
Question: There are so many sunscreens available…what is the best kind of sunscreen? What ingredients should I look for?
Answer: The ideal sunscreen protects the skin from the harmful ultraviolet spectrum radiation (UV) given off by the sun, including UVA and UVB. In addition, it should not contain compounds that my negatively affect your skin or overall health. In our opinion, the best sunscreens contain zinc or titanium-based formulas. These compounds reflect the UV away from the skin rather than absorbing it in a chemical reaction (like traditional sunscreens). Though many people think of the white paste placed on the nose of lifeguards or seen in classic beach movies, zinc and titanium-based sunscreens now come in sheer forms. These creams rub onto the skin without leaving a chalky or pasty appearance, and provide safe, long-term protection from the sun – helping you look youthful and also defending against skin cancers years down the road.

Our Patient Reviews

San Francisco Center for Facial Plastic, Reconstructive & Laser Surgery

5 / 5.0

Based on 23 reviews

Christina G.

I had several nasal/sinus issues including a severely deviated septum and a dorsal hump, which I wasn't crazy about. Dr Ransom did both the medical and aesthetic parts of my surgery and he did a wonderful job! While I did have some swelling, I didn't experience much bruising at all. I loved that he left the natural look of my nose just making small corrections. My breathing has GREATLY improved. His office staff was super helpful in scheduling and making sure payment and everything was very clear. I am very, very, very pleased with my results!!

Tk I.

I had a terrible surf accident in Bali and needed to get 50 stitches to repair what the reef did to my face. I had emergency cosmetic surgery in Bali the day of the accident. Immediately when i got back to the states i was introduced to Dr Ransom through some mutual friends. I was searching for the best cosmetic surgeon in San Francisco to help in my recovery. He and his team have been amazing! he helped establish a plan for my post-op wound care/treatment and administered some initial laser treatments. Dr Ransom and his team are extremely knowledgeable and very patient / helpful. I am very grateful for their help and support. I am finally looking normal again!

Joey B.

I had three issues with my nose - which inhibited my breathing: 1- broken nose, 2 - narrow nostrils that collapsed when I inhaled through my nose, 3 - deviated septum. When I was living in New York, I went to see a doctor about my breathing issues, and he said my skin was too thin and there was likely nothing he could do to rectify the problem. Dr. Ransom was recommended by an ENT I saw through One Medical. As soon as he saw him, he said he could easily fix my nose, and remove the bump that had formed from the trauma. His confidence and strong sense of self immediately put me at ease, and I had little doubt that he could accomplish exactly what he promised. He showed me a modified picture of my nose , and really liked what he proposed. The end result very closely matched what he promised. Not only can I now breath much more easily through my nose, it looks much better. He managed to make it look like an improved version of itself, however I still look like me, and unless I tell anyone I had it done, it's not overly noticeable, which I prefer. I'm pretty vain and very critical, and I can say that Dr. Ransom is great, and comes highly recommended.

Edward T.

Doctor Evan Ransom took my surgery on relatively short order and did a wonderful job. He is very talented and has a nice friendly professional support staff. I can not thank him enough, he was calm, caring, professional and interested in the follow results of his work . He seemed to bring a certain artistry to the profession.

Lisa C.

Dr. Ransom is a talented physician. He is knowledgeable, professional and goes the extra mile to make you feel comfortable during your treatments. He has been blessed with an artistic eye which brings wonderful results. I highly recommend Dr. Ransom and would refer all of my friends and family members to choose him as their physician.

Cheryl H.

Dr Ransom is very kind, honest, and conscience doctor. I was referred by my best friend, she is also Doctor Ransom patient. She has so much good things said about Doctor Ransom. So I had a face lift done by Doctor Ransom on July 2015. He did a wonderful job on my face and I have a lot of compliments on my face. So if anyone want to get their face done. I would highly recommended Doctor Ransom to you. I give Doctor Ransom a five stars.

Jill P.

I have currently been getting botox regularly with Dr. Ransom and he does a fantastic job. My previous doctor's office moved to another location where it was no longer convenient. I didn't realize what I was missing until I went to Dr. Ransom. I felt really comfortable, but most important he did a terrific job blowing my previous doctor out of the park. (Sometimes it's good switch it up a bit to make sure you are getting the best treatment.) On top of that, Dee the office manager is an incredible asset to the office. She personalizes your visit and relationship with the office to an extent I have never experienced before. I even get follow up calls to see how I am doing after a treatment. I highly recommend Dr. Ransom for his great work, and his team's impeccable customer service.

Arielle C.

Dr. Ransom and Dee are the BEST! Whether it's aesthetic or reconstructive, I'd trust him over and over again with my face.