Hypertrophic scars occurs when dense fibrous tissue develops along the incisions or skin injury sites. Keloids develop when the fibrous tissue extends beyond the borders of the original wound.
Hypertrophic scars and keloids are more common in darker skin tones, and in certain areas of the body such as the sternum and trunk. Various treatments are available. Scar massage or compression, silicone gel, or silicone sheets may help. Injections of a corticosteroid into the scar every 4 to 6 weeks will help flatten the scars. Lasers can also be used to blend in the scars. Scar excision/revision is a final surgical technique to remove and camouflage the scars.
Our skin takes on a lot over the years: sun exposure, environmental stresses, and aging all affect the quality of our skin. The consequences are harsher than we realize; we all eventually gain wrinkles and fine lines, but our skin also begins to develop an uneven complexion or loses its soft, smooth texture.
Thanks to new technology, you can have it both ways; you can achieve vibrant, youthful skin that shines as bright as you, and you can have a comfortable, convenient treatment.
We can all remember the day we looked in the mirror and spotted that first wrinkle or two; for most of us, it was the first time that our appearance didn’t quite match the way we felt about ourselves.
But not all is lost; you do have the power to turn back the hands of time with dermal fillers, a nonsurgical way to target the most frustrating signs of aging. Dermal fillers are completely non-surgical, but they can target a wide variety of wrinkles, restore volume to parts of the face that have hollowed or become gaunt, and even plump the lips.
Our wrinkles are a sign of a life well-lived. From laugh lines to frown lines, expressions lines are proof of everything we’ve been through over the years. Unfortunately, they can also make us look older than we’d like.
Patients seeking BOTOX® in the Inland Empire choose Dr. Machida because he has the artistic skill and experience to create the most natural-looking results possible. Using BOTOX®, Dr. Machida can target laugh lines, forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet with incredible precision. In his hands, you can achieve a more vibrant, refreshed appearance with no downtime and the utmost safety.
At one point, almost every person on earth has looked in mirror and realized just how much they’ve changed. We all grow more distinguished every day, and while that’s something to be celebrated, sometimes aging changes us into someone we don’t recognize. You might feel young at heart, but sun spots, mild wrinkles, and an uneven complexion on your skin might say otherwise.
There is still a chance to rebuild your skin and restore a younger, clearer complexion; with an advanced treatment like PicoSure®, you can target the root causes of aging and rejuvenate your skin from the cellular level. PicoSure® is an FDA-approved nonsurgical device that treats an incredible range of skin conditions. From mild wrinkles to uneven pigmentation, PicoSure® can eliminate them all with a safe, comfortable treatment.
WarmSculpting with SculpSure®
We can’t all have the bodies we want. Sometimes aging and pure-old genetics gives us a figure that doesn’t to reflect just how healthy and fit we feel. There’s a biological reason that; some of us just tend to retain stubborn pockets of fat on the body, and no matter how much we exercise or how well we eat, our body just holds onto the fat.
Treatments like SculpSure® are the future of body contouring; this non-invasive, no downtime treatment can help you achieve a thinner, sleeker body by targeting and eliminating those stubborn pockets of fat. And thanks to an advance mechanism, the warmsculpting treatment can be delivered painlessly and without harming the tissues. That also means no painful downtime or recovery after the treatment—you can even go back to work or your daily activities afterwards.
As we age, our skin tends to lose collagen and begins to show signs of weathering: lines, sun damage, and even hyperpigmentation. Microneedling can treat all of these skin issues without surgery or downtime! Microneedling is performed with a very small needle that perforates the skin to increase collagen and elastin levels.
Dermal fillers are the next best thing to surgery: they can rejuvenate your skin to return your look to a younger appearance. Additionally, filler treatments are quick, non-surgical and allow the patient to return to their regularly scheduled activities within 30 minutes to an hour.
Bellafill is a collagen injection that offers lasting results. Bellafill injections can have results that maintain for up to 5 years! Bellafill can treat the forehead, under eye area, creases near the mouth and other areas of the face that are prone to fine lines, wrinkles, or loss of volume.
Brian K. Machida, MD, FACS
Located in the Heart of Inland Empire
Restored Faces…Transformed Lives. Excellence, experience, caring, professionalism, and amazing results are all part of the experience you’ll receive as part of your incredible experience at STC Plastic Surgery