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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.


Join Us at Our Cool Event on Thursday, April 27th!

Posted April 18, 2017 in CoolSculpting®, Events & Specials, Non-Surgical Procedures

We invite you to join us for our CoolEvent on Thursday, April 27th from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM where you will learn more about CoolSculpting®, the world’s #1 non-invasive fat removal treatment. We will also give a live demonstration of DualSculpt, which uses the latest 35-minute CoolAdvantage to treat two areas at the same time!

  • RSVP today win a FREE CoolSculpting® treatment!
  • Bring a friend and receive 10 percent off your treatment!

Call us today at 408-358-5757 or fill out our online contact form to join us at our CoolEvent!

Dr. Bitter's CoolSculpting Event April 27, 2017


Jump Into Our Spring Specials!

Posted April 06, 2017 in Dysport®, FotoFacial®, Injectable Fillers, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, JUVÉDERM®, Laser Skin Treatments, Non-Surgical Procedures, Skin Tightening Treatments

Spring is here, and summer is right around the corner. For a limited time, we are offering some great specials on injectables, FotoFacial®, and Skin Tightening treatments to help you look your best this summer. Contact us today to schedule your appointment. Call us at 408-358-5757 or contact us online.

Spring Specials


Don’t Miss Our BOTOX® March Special!

Posted March 24, 2017 in Blog & News, BOTOX® Cosmetic, Non-Surgical Procedures, Specials

Don’t miss our last minute BOTOX® Cosmetic March special!

Come in by Friday, March 31st and receive a $50 instant rebate and $50 OFF your next BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment. With the Brilliant Distinctions® points you will earn during these treatments, you could save up to $140!

There are only a few days left to take advantage of this great special! Schedule your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment today!

Don’t wait! Contact us today to schedule your appointment. Call us at (408) 358-5757 or fill out our online contact form.

BOTOX® Cosmetic Special


Are CoolSculpting® Results Permanent?

Posted March 24, 2017 in CoolSculpting®, Non-Surgical Procedures

Sexy, fit woman in a turquoise colored bikini walking along the beachSome things in life offer promises that seem too good to be true. Thankfully, CoolSculpting® is not one of them! CoolSculpting® is not only proven to work but is also proven to have permanent results. World-renowned board-certified dermatologist Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr. offers CoolSculpting® treatments to help his patients get rid of unwanted fat from stubborn areas and achieve the body contour they desire.

How CoolSculpting® Works

CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical procedure that permanently eliminates unwanted body fat. This revolutionary treatment uses its patented Cryolipolysis® technology. By delivering this precisely controlled cooling technology to the fat cells beneath the skin, the fat cells are frozen and destroyed. Over the following weeks, the body eliminates these dead fat cells by naturally flushing them out of the body, leading to a gradually slimmer contour.

CoolAdvantage™ and DualSculpting Now Available

Dr. Bitter is proud to offer CoolSculpting®’s latest CoolAdvantage™ applicator, which cuts the treatment time in half! Each treatment takes only 35 minutes to complete. Dr. Bitter also offers DualScupting to allow his patients to treat two areas at the same time!

Clinically Proven to Produce Permanent Results

CoolSculpting® is clinically proven to produce permanent results. Once the treated fat cells have been frozen through Cryolipolysis®, they die. The body’s natural reaction is to remove these dead fat cells through its natural elimination process. This is not temporary; the cells are permanently destroyed and eradicated from the body. Once these fat cells are gone, they are gone for good! Any area that receives treatment will have a permanent reduction in the number of fat cells. This begs the question:

Will I Always Be This Slender?

Because CoolSculpting® permanently eliminates a portion of fat cells from the body, you will never regain those or any other fat cells. However, the remaining fat cells can still increase in size if you gain weight. This means that if you are not careful about managing your weight, your remaining fat cells could swell and give you a heavier body shape. Nonetheless, because of the reduced number of fat cells due to CoolSculpting® treatments, even with weight gain your body will still be slimmer than it would have been if you had not received CoolSculpting®. The best way to maintain optimal results from your CoolSculpting® treatment is to embrace a healthy lifestyle, exercise regularly, and eat nutritious, lean foods so that you both look and feel good long term.

Dr. Bitter offers the latest CoolSculpting® technology CoolAdvantage™ Applicator and DualSculpting to help his patients remove unwanted fat and achieve their desired appearance. In addition to improving body shape, Dr. Bitter also offers exclusive anti-aging treatments such as the FotoFacial® (a treatment he developed and pioneered himself) to help you look more youthful and rejuvenated. During your consultation, Dr. Bitter can help you choose the perfect treatment(s) for your needs. Call (408) 358-5757 or complete our online contact form to request your personal consultation with Dr. Bitter today.


Am I a Candidate for CoolSculpting®?

Posted March 16, 2017 in CoolSculpting®, Non-Surgical Procedures

Woman's abdomen and hips with pen markings for plastic surgeryCoolSculpting® has helped countless individuals improve their body contour without any surgery at all. Esteemed dermatologist Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr. is pleased to present this innovative, non-surgical body sculpting procedure to all qualifying candidates. The following information can help you know whether you’re a good candidate for CoolSculpting®.

Take the CoolSculpting® Quiz

The makers of CoolSculpting® have a simple 5-question survey to help you recognize whether you’re a candidate for CoolSculpting®. These five questions can give you a preliminary idea:

Question 1: Are you male or female?

Even though we tend to accumulate fat differently, CoolSculpting® works for both men and women.

Question 2: What areas of the body would you like to sculpt by removing stubborn fat?

CoolSculpting® can remove fat from the following areas:

  • Inner thighs
  • Outer thighs
  • Hips
  • Abdomen
  • Waist
  • “Love handles”  and “muffin tops”
  • Flanks
  • “Bra Fat”
  • Neck
  • Arms
  • Gynecomastia (male breasts)

Question 3: Have you undergone any cosmetic procedures in the past?

CoolSculpting® appeals to many individuals, even to those who have never undergone a cosmetic procedure, because it is non-invasive and requires no downtime.

Question 4: Would you be willing to consider a non-surgical treatment for fat reduction?

As a non-surgical treatment, CoolSculpting® has no downtime, no needles, no anesthesia, and no scarring.

Question 5: Are you within 30 pounds of your goal weight but have stubborn fat deposits?

Although ideal candidates for CoolSculpting® are within 30 pounds of their goal weight, this procedure can help almost anyone with persistent fat reach their body shape goals with proven, lasting results.

Learn More

To help patients come to a more affirmative conclusion and make the final decision whether to receive CoolSculpting® treatment, Dr. Bitter offers additional recommendations for the ideal CoolSculpting® candidate:

  • Within 30 pounds of goal weight but bothered by unwanted fat deposits
  • Actively living a healthy lifestyle
  • Not interested in liposuction, or a poor candidate for liposuction

Individuals who would like effective and proven fat reduction without surgery could be excellent candidates for CoolSculpting®. This treatment is often ideal for those who would like permanent fat removal. Even more tempting is that Dr. Bitter offers DualSculpting, where you can undergo two CoolSculpting® treatments at the same time! Patients who are concerned about the time investment for their procedure will be particularly interested in this advantageous offer. Finally, this informative list of frequently asked questions about CoolSculpting® on the CoolSculpting® website can also help you decide whether you are a good candidate for this procedure.

Dr. Bitter is world-renowned for his groundbreaking anti-aging treatments with light as the pioneer of the FotoFacial® treatment. He is also a skilled expert in a wide variety of non-surgical treatments, including CoolSculpting®. Anxiously engaged in providing his patients with the best available technology and treatments, Dr. Bitter would be happy to help you decide whether CoolSculpting® is right for you. Call (408) 358-5757 or contact Dr. Bitter online to request your personal consultation today.


NovaThreads: Non-Surgical Enhancement of the Lower Face, Jawline, and Neck

Posted January 30, 2017 in Non-Surgical Procedures, NovaThreads

Despite a plentiful supply of injectable treatments for the mid and upper face, effective non-surgical treatments for jawline and neck enhancement are rare. A recent development in plastic surgery addresses this need with NovaThreads. Always attentive to valuable, innovative technologies for his patients, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Patrick Bitter Jr. offers NovaThreads as a non-surgical treatment that can enhance the lower face, jawline, and neck.

How NovaThreads Differ From Other Treatments

Non-surgical facial treatments consist mainly of injectables, laser treatments, and peels. However, these techniques fall short when it comes to addressing tissue laxity in the lower face, jowls, neck, and jawline. To achieve optimal results, many patients must undergo facelift and neck lift surgery. Unfortunately, not all patients are surgical candidates, and even fewer prefer to undergo surgery. NovaThreads present an excellent solution: dramatic, effective results with non-surgical techniques. NovaThreads are needles loaded with polydioxanone (PDO) threads, which are synthetic, absorbable sutures that can lift the facial and neck tissues. PDO sutures have well-established credibility and are even used in open-heart surgeries.

How NovaThreads Work

Dr. Bitter uses NovaThreads to treat signs of facial aging, such as sagging jowls, neck muscle banding, and wrinkles. The NovaThread needle is carefully inserted into the skin in a direction parallel to the surface skin. After the needle is removed, the PDO thread remains in the connective tissue beneath the skin, lifting the tissues to correct laxity. The skin responds to the treatment by triggering collagen formation around the PDO thread, allowing the skin to repair itself for additional rejuvenation.

Depending on the needs of the patient, Dr. Bitter may create a mesh of PDO threads beneath the skin to improve tissue support (known as the NuMesh technique), or he may use PDO sutures with barbs to instantly lift the skin (known as the NuLift technique). A mere 15-minute treatment yields an instantly more youthful appearance. As a longtime expert in anti-aging and dermatology, Dr. Bitter greatly values the ability of NovaThreads to improve the aesthetics of the face, jawline, and neck.

Pioneer and developer of the acclaimed FotoFacial® anti-aging treatment, Dr. Patrick Bitter Jr. utilizes the greatest technological developments to combat the symptoms of aging. Dr. Bitter is pleased to offer NovaThreads as a highly effective non-surgical treatment for aging in the lower face and neck. For more information about NovaThreads, schedule your consultation with Dr. Bitter. Call (408) 358-5757 or complete our online contact form to request your consultation now.


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Get a Youthful Lift With the New 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 […]

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