Dr. William Ting, Board-Certified Dermatologist
at California Dermatology Care
2262 Camino Ramon, San Ramon, CA 94583
500 Alfred Nobel Drive, Suite #185, Hercules, CA 94547
Advanced Care with a Personal Touch
COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY Total Rejuvenation Natural Results Minimal Downtime
Look As Young As You Feel
- Introducing Cutera Excel V for toughest facial and leg veins and Cutera Excel HR the least painful Laser Hair Removal, safe and effective for ethnic skin
- New! The revolutionary Picosure Laser for tattoo and mole removal is now FDA-approved for acne scarring and wrinkle reduction
- Center of Excellence for Melasma and pigmentary disorder with best technology and expertise in Northern California
- Revolutionary minimally invasive face and neck laser contouring with SideLaze Lift, reduce jowls and tighten face & neck
- Noninvasive face and neck contouring with Ulthera or Thermage most advanced skin tightening, natural lifting of face and neck
- Shrink pore sizes, even skin tone with Picosure, Spectra, or GenesisPlus lasers, no downtime, minimal discomfort
- Juvederm Voluma now available, lasting up to 24 months
- $50 Radiesse rebates available (supply limited)
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Highlights of Cosmetic Procedures available:
Dr. Ting's philosophy regarding rejuvenation is based on achieving natural results by softening facial lines with minimal downtime. Consistent with his emphasis in preventive medicine, Dr. Ting believes that strict daily sun protection in addition to a right mix of physician-strength cosmeceuticals form the foundation of aesthetic dermatology. He recommends a combination of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures to help you look your best.
There are 4 fundamental issues that should be addressed to achieve complete facial rejuvenation:
#1 Over-activity of facial muscles is due to constant need for human beings to express themselves, stress of life, as well as familial traits. Involuntary contraction of facial muscles lead to dynamic wrinkles, particularly along upper half of the face as manifested by frown lines on the glabella (the 11's), forehead, and crows feet around the eyes. These dynamic wrinkles can be minimized by relaxing the affected facial muscles by an expert clinician injector such as Dr. Ting by precisely injecting right amount of Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin Cosmetic to the targeted areas. The Botox effect lasts typically 4-6 months. Make sure you ask your physician whether or not the Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin is freshly mixed within 48 hours of the treatment.
#2 Loss of facial volume is due to prior sun damage, smoking, acne scarring and genetic predispositions. The resultant static wrinkles are seen as valleys and divots, prominently displayed along lower half of the face such as our smile lines along nasolabial folds, tear trough areas beneath the lower eyelids (causing dark circles due to optical shadowing), and marionette lines around the corners of the mouth. These static wrinkles can be softened by replenishing the lost volume with fillers.
Softening of Nasolabial Folds and Marionette Lines with Restylane injection
#3 Textural and pigmentary disparities can be minimized by enhancing sun protection efforts and right combination of cosmeceuticals. However, more often than not, minimally-invasive procedures are needed to gently slough off the aging and discolored skin cells. Fractional CO2 laser is the most efficacious modality to achieve thorough resurfacing of the skin and to stimulate collagen formation. According to WebMD, Fractional CO2 laser is the Number 1 antiaging breakthrough. Fraxel Restore and Pearl lasers have the right idea but the wrong wavelengths and the clinical results are typically suboptimal even after several treatments compared to one treatment of the Fractional CO2 resurfacing laser. For patients looking for laser procedures that involve no downtime or dark complected ethnic individuals, GenesisPlus and/or Spectra Laser may be more appropriate as both lasers utilize Nd:Yag spectrum to bring about collagen production, smoothing skin textures and shrinking pore sizes. Other procedures to consider include TCA chemical peel and/or microdermabrasion. Intense pulse light (IPL) fotofacial laser remains very useful to treat facial redness and excessive pigment.
#4 Sagging of the face and neck is something that all of us will have at some point of our lives. However, early intervention involving consistent sun protection and skin tightening achieved by Ulthera and Thermage nonsurgical ultrasound-based skin tightening and face and neck lifting and/or Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing may help to postpone the need for invasive plastic surgery face/neck lift procedures for years. There is an increasingly popular concept of 'liquid facelift' that can be achieved via cheek augmentation with Radiesse, Sculptra or Voluma.