The skin is the largest organ in your body and shows your vitality and health. Despite your daily regimens and diligent care, the years, environmental factors, and lifestyle can impact the appearance of your skin.
Dark spots, wrinkles, fine lines, and laxity show your age. You want to achieve smoother, younger-looking skin without committing to the big, scary step of plastic surgery. At North Pacific Dermatology, the expert dermatological team offers youth-enhancing alternatives to invasive surgical procedures.
Here’s more about our innovative procedures at our Arcata and Crescent City, California offices.
As you get older, the production of collagen and elastin slows down. These compounds offer you ample skin fullness and resiliency in your youth. But as you age, the production slowdown means youthful suppleness starts to fade. Your skin shows more wrinkles and starts to sag in response to gravity.
Sun damage accelerates the effects of aging, causing sunspots, rough patches, and irregular pigmentation. The fine layer of fat that sits just underneath the skin of your face reduces too, so wrinkles and lines are closer to the surface. Oil glands that help keep your skin soft and moist decline in number, too, so your skin appears drier and less glowy.
Botox® and dermal fillers offer dramatic, noticeable youth-enhancing effects quickly and safely.
Botox is what’s known as a neuromodulator. It treats lines and wrinkles that develop from repetitive facial expressions. Loss of collagen causes these creases and folds to etch permanently in your skin. Botox temporarily relaxes the muscles that lead to these lines, particularly around the crow’s feet, along the forehead, and between the eyebrows.
Dermal fillers work on static wrinkles by adding volume under the skin. Fillers also plump up features that thin with the loss of subcutaneous fat in areas like your lips and cheeks. You get a lifted, youthful look with fewer lines and more vitality.
Cosmetic injectable treatments require no downtime following your short in-office session. The effects last anywhere from 3 months (Botox) to 18 months (some dermal fillers). When the effects start to wear off, you return to the office for retreatments.
Chemical peels involve placing a solution onto the outside of your skin that causes sloughing of the outer layer of dead cells. Your pores open up, lines and wrinkles become less noticeable, skin tone evens, and your skin looks and feels smoother following treatment.
Chemical peels come in varying intensities. We can help you determine which level is best for the degree of wrinkling on your skin, your hyperpigmentation, and other imperfections.
North Pacific Dermatology uses the PIcoway® and CO2RE® laser tools to rejuvenate aging skin. Laser treatments reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, even out irregular pigmentation, erase freckles and age spots, and improve skin texture.
The PicoWay Resolve device is particularly effective in reducing the appearance of fine lines. It delivers ultra-short pulses of laser energy that stimulate collagen and elastin production. These proteins provide strength and elasticity.
Laser treatments result in some immediate skin redness, swelling, and sensitivity. But these side effects fade after a few days, revealing your beautiful skin. Youth-enhancing results continue to develop for several months as cells turn over and new collagen builds.
We also provide the latest and highest quality skin-care products that help you care for aging skin. The products from Jan Marini Skin Research® are medical-grade and contain higher concentrations of active ingredients than products you find on the drugstore shelf.
Regular use of these professional products helps you maintain optimal skin health and appearance, especially when you use it between any in-office anti-aging treatments.
Microneedling is an in-office, minimally invasive treatment that helps repair skin laxity, shrink large pores, diminish lines and wrinkles, and repair any scarring. The procedure involves gliding superfine needles over your skin to create micro wounds that trigger your body to rush in healing compounds and increase collagen and elastin production.
We feature the AquaGold® device, which uses 24-karat gold needles to puncture the skin and deliver healing serums directly into your skin.
We can also create a customized plan combining more than one of these treatments to address all of your cosmetic aging and skin concerns. Contact our office to find out how we can help. Call North Pacific Dermatology or use this website to set up your consultation.