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Unwanted Hair (Face and Body)

Men may be bothered by having to shave their beards and mustaches every day, and women may feel the same vexation about shaving their legs and underarms. It is worse when there is unwanted, excess hair growth on the chest, […]

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Unwanted Fat

Adopting a lean, nutritious diet and a challenging, consistent exercise routine is commendable and can improve your health and reduce overall body fat. However, doing this will not spot reduce and cannot guarantee the elimination of stubborn fat. Recommended Treatment: […]

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Uneven Skin Tone and Texture

Uneven skin tone is when the skin becomes hyperpigmented and forms irregular color changes such as brown spots, red spots, or flushed areas. Textural changes can occur as the skin becomes drier and rougher due to hormonal changes and decreasing […]

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Sun Damage

Sun damage may appear as fine lines, sunburns, changes to skin tone, hyperpigmentation (such as brown spots), and even skin cancer. The skin produces melanin (a dark pigment) to protect itself from the sun, which is why sun-damaged skin becomes […]

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Scalp (Red and Brown Spots)

Brown spots on the scalp are usually due to sun exposure. The ultraviolet rays from the sun can cause the skin to develop hyperpigmented spots in sun-exposed areas, such as the scalp, arms, and hands. While brown or red spots […]

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Sagging Skin

Sagging skin can also contribute to wrinkles and deep facial folds and may make you appear older or heavier than you really are. Even if you take good care of your skin, skin laxity is inevitable and will eventually occur […]

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Lips (Thinning or Wrinkling)

The lips are sensitive to dryness and to the sun’s ultraviolet rays, which can cause collagen to break down. As the muscles around the mouth weaken with age, the lips progressively lose their shape. Many women adopt a habit of […]

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Lines and Wrinkles

One, gravity gradually pulls everything downward, and this inevitably leads to creases in the skin. Two, skin loses elasticity over time, and this (along with gravity) pulls the skin downward. This sagging skin creates lines, wrinkles, and folds in the […]

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Jowls

As the cheeks sag, jowls form, and the jawline becomes poorly defined. Without definition and shape, the face looks old and worn. Recommended Treatments: Injectable Fillers SkinTyte II™ Y LIFT® Dr. Bitter recommends select treatments for jowls. Injectable fillers can […]

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Frown Lines

Repeatedly furrowing your brow over the years can lead to the gradual formation of permanent lines in this area. Recommended Treatments: Injectable Fillers BOTOX® Cosmetic Dr. Bitter recommends facial injectables as a non-surgical treatment for frown lines. Injectable fillers and […]

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Double Chin

A double chin can occur as a result of aging, weight gain, or even genetics. People with a double chin tend to be bothered by its appearance. Recommended Treatments: CoolSculpting® KYBELLA® Dr. Bitter recommends either CoolSculpting® or KYBELLA® for treating […]

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Cellulite

Cellulite is far more common in women than men and most often appears on a woman’s thighs, buttocks, and hips. People of all sizes and body shapes may have cellulite, but it tends to be more common in individuals with […]

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Anti-Aging

The clock will always roll forward, but with effective treatments, aging can be minimized or even reversed. Recommended Treatment: FotoFacial®—AgeDelay™ Dr. Bitter is the pioneer and leading world authority on anti-aging treatments using intense pulsed light. He has developed the […]

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Aging Signs

The face, neck, hands, arms, and legs are typically the first areas to show signs of aging, but aging skin occurs everywhere on the body. Signs of aging develop gradually and are permanent unless treated with professional anti-aging treatments. Recommended […]

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Age Spots / Brown Spots / Sun Spots

Age spots are most common in Caucasians and individuals over age 50, though they can also occur in other ethnicities and younger people who spend a lot of time outside. Recommended Treatment: FotoFacial® Halo™ Hybrid Fractional Laser Age spots are […]

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Acne

Acne in Teens Acne usually surfaces during adolescence and begins to quiet once a person reaches adulthood. Androgen hormones increase during puberty and cause the oil glands to produce more sebum, which leads to teenage acne. Teens may be more […]

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Rosacea / Redness / Red Spots / Blood Vessels

Rosacea is one of the most common skin conditions, with approximately 16 million Americans currently suffering from its effects. Rosacea is a disease that causes the facial skin to appear red, blotchy, bumpy, and irritated. Despite being a common skin condition, […]

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Acne Treatments

Acne is the most common of all skin diseases. Some figure has it that eighty percent of all people between the ages of twelve and twenty-four have some type of acne. It is a disorder of the oil glands in the skin.

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Eczema

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a disease that causes itchy, inflamed skin. It typically affects the insides of the elbows, backs of the knees, and the face, but can cover most of the body. Eczema falls into a category of diseases called atopic…

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Scar Treatments

Scar formation is a natural part of the healing process. Various factors influence how your skin scars. Of course, the depth and size of the wound or incision and the location of the injury are going to impact the scar’s appearance.

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Skin Treatments

If you want to improve the appearance of your skin, resurfacing may be right for you. Skin rejuvenation can be achieved in a number of ways, ranging from laser, light and other energy-based treatments to chemical peels and other non-ablative methods.

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Skin Exams

During a physical exam for a skin problem, your doctor will examine the skin over your whole body, looking for suspicious growths, moles, or lesions. The exam is performed using a bright light and occasionally a magnifying lens.

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Mole Check

A common mole is a small growth on the skin that is usually pink, tan, or brown and has a distinct edge. People who have more than 50 moles have a greater chance of developing a dangerous type of skin cancer known as melanoma.

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Introducing Our New Physician Assistant Sandra Sayedi, PA-C

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 […]

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Dr. Bitter Honored as Distinguished Faculty at AACD 2018 Meeting

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 […]

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