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Noninvasive rejuvenation of photodamaged skin using serial, full-face intense pulsed light treatments.

Posted September 15, 2017 in Blog & News

Originally posted: https://insights.ovid.com/pubmed?pmid=10971556
Dermatologic Surgery : Official Publication For American Society For Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]. 26(9):835-42; Discussion 843, SEP 2000

Abstract

BACKGROUND
Photodamaged skin is characterized not only by rhytides, but also by epidermal and dermal atrophy, rough skin texture, irregular pigmentation, telangiectasias, laxity, and enlarged pores. There is growing interest in the development of noninvasive methods to treat photodamaged skin. Skin photorejuvenation is the visible improvement of photodamaged skin using a laser or other light source. A noncoherent, broadband, pulsed light source is effective in the treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions of the skin. This study evaluates the role of intense pulsed light in the rejuvenation of photo aged skin.

OBJECTIVE
The purpose of this study was to evaluate and quantify the degree of visible improvement in photodamaged skin following a series of full-face, intense pulsed light treatments.

METHODS
Forty-nine subjects with varying degrees of photo-damage were treated with a series of four or more full-face treatments at 3-week intervals using a nonablative, nonlaser intense pulsed visible light source. Fluences varied from 30 to 50 J/cm2. Subject evaluation and skin biopsies were used to assess treatment results.

RESULTS
All aspects of photodamage including wrinkling, skin coarseness, irregular pigmentation, pore size, and telangiectasias showed visible improvement in more than 90% of subjects with minimal downtime and no scarring. Eighty-eight percent of subjects were satisfied with the overall results of their treatments.

CONCLUSION
Treatment of photodamaged facial skin using a series of full-face treatments with intense pulsed light is a new and effective noninvasive method of skin rejuvenation with minimal risk and no patient downtime.


Introducing Our New Physician Assistant Sandra Sayedi, PA-C

Posted August 04, 2017 in Blog & News

We are excited to introduce our newest Aesthetic provider, Sandra Sayedi, Physician Assistant, Master Injector and Skin Rejuvenation Expert. She has extensive experience of over 9 years with cosmetic procedures such as medical grade skin care and non-surgical procedures.

Sandra Sayedi,PA-C is a certified Physician Assistant accredited by the NCCPA and state of California.

Sandra is highly trained in neurotoxins including BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®, Dermal Fillers (Restylane®, Lyft®, Juvéderm™), laser hair removal, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), Weight Loss, Kybella and Medical-Grade Skin Care Products. Highly trained and qualified in a myriad of procedures, Sandra is best known for her ability to provide natural results, above all.  Sandra graduated from Touro College Physician Assistant program with a Bachelors in Physician Assistant Studies in New York City, 2005. Sandra moved to the Bay area over 5 years ago

Sandra’s expertise in facial and skin rejuvenation is highly sought upon for her ability to provide a refreshed and youthful appearance with the “Volume Lift”, otherwise known as a “Liquid Face Lift”. Sandra has worked in multiple locations including New York, Dallas, and California. Sandra is passionate about educating patients thoroughly about their skin, recommending personalized products and treatments, and building long-term professional relationships with those who seek her care. Her goal is to “consistently exceed expectations at every level.”

Call (408) 358-5757 to schedule your appointment with Sandra and take advantage of our August Specials!


Dr. Bitter Honored as Distinguished Faculty at AACD 2018 Meeting

Posted July 19, 2017 in Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr.

Dr. Bitter is honored to be distinguished faculty at the Advanced Aesthetics and Cosmetic Dermatology 2018 Annual Meeting in Marina Del Rey, California January 19-21, 2018. The AACD meeting provides information on and demonstrations of the newest advancements in non-surgical approaches to facial and body aging.

Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr. is the world expert in treating the skin with light and inventor of the acclaimed FotoFacial® procedure.  Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Bitter. Call us at 408-358-5757 or fill out our online contact form today!


Get Rid of Arm Fat!

Posted July 10, 2017 in CoolSculpting®

CoolSculpting® is the number one FDA-cleared non-surgical procedure to eliminate excess fat. CoolSculpting®’s CoolAdvantage Petite™ Applicator is designed to effectively and safely eliminate excess fat in the upper arms, and Dr. Bitter is first in the area to offer this amazing applicator for his patients. With the CoolAdvantage Petite™ Applicator, you will dare to bare your arms again.

CoolSculpting® Arm Results Before and After Photo

Photo courtesy of coolsculpting.com

If you have excess fat in your upper arms, CoolSculpting® and its CoolAdvantage Petite™ Applicator can get you the results you desire. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr. Call us at 408-358-5757 or fill out our online contact form today!


Dr. Bitter Presented at THE Aesthetic Show™ 2017

Posted July 10, 2017 in Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr.

Dr. Bitter was featured faculty at THE Aesthetic Show™ 2017 this past week and weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. During this show, he shared his 30 years of expert knowledge to a packed house at his Advanced Injectable Applications and Technique Courses. As one of the first to successfully implement BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers into his practice, Dr. Bitter is truly a master in creating beautiful natural results for his patients.

If you are seeking lip augmentation, reduction of fine lines, or replacement of lost volume, and want to enhance your natural beauty, contact our office. Call us at 408-358-5757 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your consultation.

Dr. Bitter THE Aesthetic Show™

Dr. Bitter on stage at THE Aesthetic Show™ 2017

Restore a Luminous Glow With Halo™

Posted June 30, 2017 in Halo™ Hybrid Fractional Laser

Beautiful woman with healthy looking skinSoft, glowing skin is the envy of every woman. The hazards of aging, sun exposure, environmental factors, and the stresses of life all leave their marks on the skin. If your skin is dull and damaged, the revolutionary Halo™ hybrid fractional laser can restore a healthy, luminous glow. Creator of the critically acclaimed FotoFacial®, Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr., is excited to share the incredible results of this new treatment with each of his patients.

What Sets Halo™ Apart From Other Lasers?

Laser treatments for the skin typically fall into one of two categories: ablative or non-ablative.

Ablative lasers work by damaging the skin with an intense wavelength of light energy. The outer layers of damaged, aged skin are vaporized and removed, producing noticeably softer, smoother, and healthier skin. However, ablative laser treatments are often painful and followed by a week or so of downtime for healing and recovery.

Non-ablative lasers leave the surface skin intact while heating and coagulating the lower layers of dermal tissue. This elicits a collagen-building response that renews the skin from the inside out. A non-ablative laser treatment is more comfortable and has a faster healing time than an ablative treatment, but several treatments are often necessary before the results are noticeable.

The Halo™ hybrid fractional laser is the first of its kind. Using a combination of both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths, Halo™ can produce the consistent, profound results of an ablative treatment with the minimal downtime of a non-ablative treatment. Controlled targeting of energy wavelengths penetrates and heats the skin to improve its texture and vibrancy and to correct discoloration, fine lines, and enlarged pores. Patients can finally achieve the noticeable results they desire with just one laser treatment and only a few days of peeling.

Your Halo™ Experience

Your Halo™ laser treatment experience will be designed specifically for your needs. Dr. Bitter, who is highly experienced in light-based skin rejuvenation treatments and anti-aging treatments, may recommend combining Halo™ treatment with other treatments to give you the most desirable results. For example, combining Halo™ with intense pulsed light treatments can further renew the skin and yield more youthful results. After your treatment, your skin will appear luminous and vibrant, and it will continue to improve in appearance and texture over the following months. Even after just one Halo™ treatment, skin renewal can last for years.

To rejuvenate your skin using advanced laser technology, schedule your treatment with the Halo™ hybrid fractional laser by tton®on. Our board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr., is passionate about this treatment and about helping his patients achieve their desired results. With Halo™ laser treatments, Dr. Bitter can revitalize your skin and restore a youthful and vibrant complexion. To schedule your appointment, call (408) 358-5757 or fill out our online contact form today.


How Dr. Bitter Uses Light to Treat Vascular and Pigmented Lesions

Posted June 07, 2017 in Blog & News, BroadBand Light (BBL), Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr., News, Non-Surgical Procedures, Publications

An article written by Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr. was recently published in PRIME International Journal of Aesthetic and Anti-Ageing Medicine. In this article, Dr. Bitter describes his techniques for treating vascular and pigmented lesions using broad spectrum light. You can click here to read the full article.

If you have any vascular or pigmented lesions, Dr. Bitter can help. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr. Call us today at (408) 358-5757 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to helping your look and feel your best!

Article by Dr. Patrick Bitter Jr. titled Vascular and Pigmented Lesions


Get a Youthful Lift With the New Y LIFT®

Posted June 06, 2017 in Non-Surgical Procedures, Procedures for Men, Y-LIFT®

When most people think about facial aging, wrinkles typically come to mind first. The next is usually sagging skin. However, the actual shape of the face is a critical piece of the puzzle. Face shape becomes increasingly less defined as aging occurs. Board-certified dermatologist and advanced anti-aging expert Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr., uses the revolutionary non-surgical Y LIFT® procedure to counteract the effects of aging and produce an instantly youthful lift.

Before and After Photos of Y LIFT® Procedure courtesy of ylift.com

Image courtesy of ylift.com

Youthful Facial Definition

Youthful faces have a more defined “Y” shape than older faces. The arms of the Y-shape are the eyes and cheekbones, and the chin forms the base. However, as volume loss and skin sagging occur, the arms of the Y slowly widen and collapse. This loss of facial definition is a significant contributor to the perception of aging.

Structural Volumizing With the Y LIFT®

The Y LIFT® addresses the loss of facial definition through structural volumizing. First, Dr. Bitter inserts a specialized titanium instrument beneath the skin. He carefully maneuvers this instrument through the facial regions, providing an immediate lift to the internal muscles, fascia, and fat layer beneath the skin. He then uses hyaluronic acid fillers to hold the tissues in their lifted position. These two steps provide the structural volumizing needed to fill out or enhance the structural support tissues. Finally, Dr. Bitter removes the titanium tube from the treatment site, and the hyaluronic acid remains in place to keep the tissues elevated.

Why Choose the Y LIFT®?

Dr. Bitter is passionate about providing his patients with the best treatment experience and the most effective anti-aging methods. His decision to offer the Y LIFT® procedure at his practice is based on its many benefits. The Y LIFT® is a minimally invasive procedure that requires no incisions and no anesthesia. Most patients need little or no downtime from their normal activities (with the exception of strenuous exercise). In just 30 minutes, the Y LIFT® produces instantly noticeable results, and best of all, these results last from one to two years. The results of the Y LIFT® have been called miraculous. Not only does the Y LIFT® rejuvenate the facial tissues, but it also sculpts the facial contours to highlight the uniquely attractive characteristics of the individual’s face. Dr. Bitter is excited to offer the Y LIFT® procedure to individuals of all ages who desire youthful facial contours.

World-renown board-certified dermatologist Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr., is the creator and pioneer of the FotoFacial® treatment, which uses intense pulsed light to revitalize the skin and reverse signs of aging. The Y LIFT® is the newest procedure to be performed at Dr. Bitter’s practice and has already attracted great interest. Dr. Bitter has been trained as a certified Y LIFT® provider by the creator of the Y LIFT® himself, Dr. Yan Trokel. You can request your personal consultation for the Y LIFT® procedure with Dr. Bitter today online or by phone at (408) 358-5757.


Join Us at Our CoolEvent on Wednesday, June 14th!

Posted June 06, 2017 in Blog & News, CoolSculpting®, Non-Surgical Procedures, Specials

We invite you to join us at our CoolEvent on Wednesday, June 14th from 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM to learn more about CoolSculpting®. During this event, you will learn why CoolSculpting® is the world’s #1 non-invasive fat removal treatment, see a live demonstration of the procedure, and receive a free consultation, and much more! Other special offers exclusive for those attending the event include:

  • RSVP today and attend our CoolEvent to win a FREE CoolSculpting® cycle ($750 value)!*
  • Guests who purchase 2 or more cycles will receive a $100 credit toward their choice of BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®,  JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC, or  JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC fillers.*
  • Bring a friend and both ran additional 10 percent off your CoolSculpting® purchase!*

Call us today at 408-358-5757 or fill out our online contact form to reserve your space at our CoolEvent on June 14th!

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The NEW Man UP!™ Procedure

Posted April 21, 2017 in BroadBand Light (BBL), Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr., Man UP!™ Procedure, News, Non-Surgical Procedures, Procedures for Men

New Treatment Using Light Enhances Male Sexual Function and Holds Promise For Erectile Dysfunction.

Man in white boxer briefsPioneer dermatologist, developer of the FotoFacial® procedure, and world authority on the use of light to treat skin, Patrick Bitter, Jr., M.D. has innovated and introduced a new application of light-based technology that enhances sexual performance in men: the Man UP!™ procedure!

Benefits of the Man UP!™ Procedure

In an initial small trial of healthy men, a single fifteen-minute painless treatment using light-based technology on the penis and scrotum resulted in almost immediate effects that persisted for several months after treatment. After a single treatment, men reported the following benefits:

  • Penis was noticeably enlarged at rest
  • Harder and larger erections
  • Experienced enhanced orgasms with sex

According to Dr. Bitter, the effects of using light-based technology on the genital area of men was more dramatic than even anticipated. The reported beneficial effects persisted for several months and were enhanced by a second and third treatment.

The results for men are analogous to the results that have been seen in women receiving the same type of light-based treatment to the external genital area. Dr. Bitter has observed that a single fifteen-minute treatment using light-based technology to the vulva has resulted in improved vaginal tightening, enhanced lubrication, enhanced sexual pleasure, and ease of achieving orgasm. In a preliminary study in women, Dr. Bitter and his co-investigator have observed the effects of a single light treatment in women lasting up to a year. Reported benefits are enhanced with a second and third treatment in women.

Dr. Bitter has coined the name Man UP!™ to describe this new use of light-based technology for men. It is not yet known how effective the Man UP!™ procedure will be for men with Erectile Dysfunction (ED) or men who have enlarged prostates and difficulty with urinary flow.

Man UP!™ is painless, quick, non-invasive, and has absolutely no risks.

According to Dr. Bitter, the Man UP!™ procedure is painless, quick (takes only fifteen minutes), is completely non-invasive, and has essentially no risks. Men have described the Man UP!™ procedure as feeling like a warm massage. It is not yet known exactly how light causes the benefits seen with the Man UP!™ procedure, but it is speculated that at least one mechanism is that this method of using light to gently warm the entire genital area improves circulation to the penis.

At this time, Dr. Bitter’s only caveat about the Man UP!™ procedure is that it requires a specific technique using a light-based technology he has developed that he not yet taught to other practitioners. Without the use of this specific technique, similar results observed with light-based technology may not occur.

For more information or to schedule a consultation with world-renowned board-certified dermatologist Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr., please call us at (408) 358-5757 or fill out our online contact form.

Man UP!™, Man Up!™, and Man uP!™ are trademarks of Patrick Bitter, Jr., M.D.


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12 New uses of IPL you have not heard of.
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American Academy Anti Aging  A4M Annual World Congress,
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