Cosmetic Dermatology

Janet R. Schwartz, MD -  - Women's Medicine Physician

Janet R. Schwartz, MD

Women's Medicine Physician located in La Jolla, CA

Dermatology isn’t just about the health of your skin. You may seek dermatology treatments to correct scars, acne, and irregular pigmentation. Such treatments can boost a woman’s appearance and self-confidence. Dr. Janet Schwartz is a Women’s Medicine physician who offers cosmetic dermatology services in her office in La Jolla, California. Call the office today if you want an improvement in the appearance of your skin.

Cosmetic Dermatology Q & A

What is cosmetic dermatology?

Cosmetic dermatology procedures improve the appearance of the skin by correcting flaws, including acne, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles. These conditions may not endanger your health but can affect your appearance and self-confidence.

What issues does cosmetic dermatology address?

You can seek resolution of irregularities in skin tone and pigmentation with laser treatments. These irregularities may be the result of sun exposure or a natural effect of aging. Other issues that Dr. Schwartz addresses include:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Acne scars and active acne

How does light therapy help improve the appearance of my skin?

IPL uses light to target irregular pigmentation. When you have hyperpigmentation, for example, the dark skin absorbs the light and is gently destroyed. The rest of your skin goes unaffected.

What can I do about adult acne?

A large number of women in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and even their 50s and 60s experience acne breakouts. Researchers believe it’s due to changes in hormones that encourage sebum or oil production that clogs pores. These pores then become infected with bacteria, and acne ensues.

Laser therapy can also kill the P. acnes bacteria responsible for acne breakouts. It may also reduce the appearance of acne scars and encourage the regeneration of healthier, smoother, and clearer tissue.

What therapies are used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles?

Dr. Schwartz offers Botox, Dysport, and Restylane injections, which target specific areas of your face that reveal the signs of aging. Laser treatments may also help you look fresher and younger by making pores smaller. The laser energy prompts your skin to produce more collagen, a compound that encourages strength and elasticity in your skin.

What are the benefits of in-office cosmetic dermatology treatments?

The laser and injectable treatments offered by Dr. Schwartz are minimally invasive and require little or no downtime following a session. Your healing and recovery is relatively easy and short. But, you achieve noticeable changes in your appearance.

Do laser treatments hurt?

Most patients tolerate laser treatments well. The sensation during a session is like that of a small rubber band hitting the skin. You also notice the heat. If you feel severe pain, alert Dr. Schwartz so she can adjust the laser settings for you.