Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is dependent on a chemical neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. Botox acts by blocking the release of acetylcholine. Hyperhidrosis is commonly seen in the underarms, hands and feet. Botox injections into these areas safely reduces sweating for six month or longer. Contrary to many oral medications and surgery, Botox injections for hyperhidrosis have minimal side effects. There are no effects on sweating elsewhere or on body temperature regulation. Botox is a great treatment for hyperhidrosis patients that are irritated or sensitive to antiperspirants.
Sclerotherapy is the gold standard treatment for spider veins. A special concentration salt water solution is injected into the diseased vein, which then collapses and is gradually absorbed by the body. This treatment can take about 2-6 sessions to achieve desired results.
- Personalized Topical Medications
- Accutane – for severe cases only
- Laser treatment for red scars
- Laser treatment for surface scars
- Chemical Peels
- Soft Tissue Fillers
Rosacea, frequently referred to as “adult acne”, is a chronic skin condition involving inflammation of the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead, and/or eyelids. It is characterized by redness, broken blood vessels, and flushing of the face. Patients may also experience pimples, swelling, and a burning or stinging sensation. Rosacea is often seen in patients with lighter skin color although we do see it in all skin types. Triggers for rosacea include aclohol, caffeine, spicy foods, sunlight, and extreme temperature changes among others. There is no cure for rosacea, but fortunately, there are many treatment options.
Topical creams and gels, oral antibiotics, and laser treatment for broken blood vessels are just a few of these options available to our patients.
Moles or “nevi” are composed of groups of pigment producing cells called melanocytes. They are important to monitor because of their potential risk for turning into malignant melanoma. Dypslastic moles, which are clinically and microspically atypical in appearance, are putative precursor lesions of melanoma. All patients should have a year mole exam to screen for melanoma and other skin cancers. People with numerous moles or a family history of melanoma should be carefully monitored with more frequent full skin examinations. It is important to watch for any change in color, size, or shape of exisiting moles and to let us know if these changes occur. Moles may be removed because they are clinically worrisome.
Ultherapy is the only non-invasive procedure FDA-cleared to lift skin on the neck, under the chin and on the eyebrow. Now also FDA-cleared to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the décolletage, Ultherapy can help you achieve a fresher, more youthful look from your brow to your chest!
Ultherapy delivers focused ultrasound energy to the same fundamental layer typically addressed by surgeons during cosmetic surgery, without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin to trigger natural production of collagen. This in turn lifts and tighten areas of the face, neck and décolletage.
Christie Kidd, PA-C was most recently a guest on the syndicated show, “The Doctors,” where she gave advice on skin care and acne prevention. She has been featured on the Women’s Entertainment network to promote a better understanding of moles and skin cancer and has appeared on fox Network’s “Good day L.A.” many times where she discussed several matters including skin cancer, BOTOX® and the advancements in fillers. In addition, she has been mentioned in both Allure and Los Angeles magazines.