Under the auspices of board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist Dr. Heidi Gilchrist, the staff members at Gilchrist Aesthetic and Medical Dermatology help clients maintain vibrant, healthy skin. They practice a blend of conventional Western medicine and holistic approaches, focusing on prevention to ensure skin maladies don't go untreated. When new patients visit the clinic, they undergo diagnostic evaluations of everything from genetics and hereditary issues to diet and lifestyle, helping Dr. Gilchrist develop a custom-tailored skincare regimen for them. The clinic's other services run from soothing, cosmetic facials to medical necessities, such as testing for skin cancer, infections, and allergies.
Dr. Deborah H. Atkin and her team of experienced aestheticians work to turn back the clock on signs of aging and enhance their clients' natural beauty with a repertoire of advanced skincare services that rely on technological innovation and a keen aesthetic eye. Dr. Atkin, a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, attentively listens to patients' desires during an initial consultation, before taking time to create a realistic beauty blue print, custom tailored to their needs. Beauty plans can involve anything from treating acne and rosacea with products from brands such as SkinMedica, to plumping away wrinkles and fine lines with minimally invasive dermal-filler injections. A fleet of technologically advanced devices allows the staff to provide laser-assisted services, including skin tightening, body sculpting, and photorejuvenation.
The medical director of The Institute for Aesthetic Medicine believes a beautiful appearance can be attained through noninvasive, surgery-free techniques that leave patients rejuvenated with minimal downtime. His laser and radio-frequency treatments tighten skin and cosmetic injectables reduce facial wrinkles. Susie, the aesthetician on staff, performs similarly noninvasive skincare services, such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and ultrasonic pore cleansing.
Even before opening his own private practice, Dr. Jason Lupton was intensely familiar with the rigors of the medical profession. After attending Georgetown University's prestigious medical school, Lupton completed a one-year laser-surgery fellowship at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, making him one of the few fellowship-trained cosmetic dermatologists in southern California. His sterling reputation has led him to give lectures at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and inside the minds of various schizophrenic celebrities. These days, his expertise is sought by publications such as Cosmopolitan, which he provides between medical and cosmetic dermatology services. In treatments such as laser hair removal, Botox, or sclerotherapy, Lupton wields high-end skincare products from brands such as Glo Minerals and SkinMedica.
Seasoned aesthetician Gillian Lloyd unearths natural radiance at Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Center, a beautification haven packed with contemporary procedures and technology. A trio of olive oil, soybean oil, and shea butter unites to combat countenance droughts and poorly lubricated Slip 'n Slides in the 60-minute ZaZen facial (a $110 value). Frontispieces first drink in the nourishing effects of chamomile, marshmallow, alpha bisabolol, and green tea before a mug maven lathers visages in a cranberry peel (a $40 value with treatment). The treatment's sweet elixir swirls with fruit-acid enzymes that strive to exfoliate and detoxify dull body bark.
Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Ghada Kassab knows that beauty and health go hand in hand. That's why she addresses both at GK Dermatology of San Diego, and she uses the same level of care whether she's beautifying faces or working to detect skin diseases. On the cosmetic side, Dr. Kassab calls upon Botox, chemical peels, and magic-marker scribbles to give mature complexions a younger look. But she also provides cancer screenings and removes lesions, and treats other medical issues such as psoriasis and eczema. Though Dr. Kassab specializes in adult and pediatric skin, nail, and hair disorders, her practice boasts a wide range of treatments.