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Medical procedures – Skin Care Products and Treatments – Central Valley Dermatology Dermatologist recommended skin care products for beauty and anti-aging Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:28:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 WHO IS INJECTING YOU? Mon, 29 Feb 2016 22:35:05 +0000 Woman getting botox treatment at medical spa.

Dear Faithful Followers,

Have you given the above much thought….Of course not…. Why would you? Most of us assume a well trained person is performing the injections.

Lets us at CVD enlighten you. Dermatology is the study of diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Your skin is the largest organ in your body. To become a dermatologist, one has to complete the following:

4 years of college;

4 years of medical school;

1 year internship;

3 years dermatology residency.

After dermatology residency, most dermatologists endure rigorous testing to become Board Certified. Why not have a skin specialist perform your cosmetic injections.  So faithful readers the next time you visit your physician for cosmetic injections, be sure to check his/her credentials. It makes good sense.


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Some Facts About Botox! Mon, 30 Nov 2015 22:24:33 +0000 IMG_0263

Botox therapy is the most widely performed cosmetic procedure in America today. After a certain age, most faces benefit from a little editing.  Those horizontal and vertical lines on the forehead as well as crow’s feet around the eyes often appear to make us look angry or irritated when we are not.

Botox, a muscle relaxant, is injected into those areas to eliminate or diminish the lines and wrinkles.  The procedure lasts approximately ten minutes from beginning to end and is relatively painless.

There are few ways to extend the effects of Botox significantly. Try applying products such as SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum , Regenica Growth Factor or Zo Ossential Growth Factor Serum Plus. These products are composed of peptides, vitamins and a host of other other anti-aging products, which can benefit Botox tremendously.

Freshness of the product and expertise of the physician are important factors when choosing a dermatologist to provide this service. Dr. Prescott has over 15 years experience with Botox therapy. Our aim at Central Valley Dermatology is to give you a refreshed, relaxed look.

For further information on Botox or other skin care procedures, feel free to call us at (209) 477-7546.


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CVD Staff Gets Results Thu, 05 Feb 2015 23:01:38 +0000 Being skeptical about new products, we, the humble CVD staff, decided to try one of our most popular procedures and see if, indeed, we could regain the youthful, high cheekbones, that disappeared as we aged.  Voila!!  The results, dear reader appear below.

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The scary picture on the left shows my face (Toy) before and after!  Unfortunately, I had no idea how frightening I appeared.  The lovely, sweet face you see on the right shows me after 3 (and I do mean 3) syringes of Voluma.  I should have this lovely appearance for two years.  Then midnight strikes and I will probably need another syringe.  Beats getting multiple facelifts!


In the first picture, you see Vanessa (only in her early 30’s) before getting Voluma.  Despite being a young pup, her laugh lines need some help.  She looked like a frowning Fran!!  2 Syringes of Voluma softened her lines and lifted her jowls.  She really could use Juvederm now to fill the remaining lines!!


Now Domi (the little pie face) needed just a minimum uplift on her cheeks.  Because we wanted to show the results of  3, 2 and 1 syringe of Voluma, Domi was elected to receive only 1 syringe.  An additional syringe would throw her back to her 90’s look.  As you can see, this 1 syringe lifted her jowls and “photoshopped” the lower portion of her face!!

Voluma is injected into the cheek area.  There is little or no pain involved.   To be honest,  one needs 2 syringes to achieve the desired effect in the cheek area.  You want to look refreshed but not plastic.   The expertise of the physician injecting the Voluma, is of paramount importance.  Before receiving any cosmetic treatment, due diligence is required to ensure you get “the face you want.”  In saying that, be realistic in your expectations.  A 40, 50, 60, 70-year old is never going to look 30 again!

Learn more about Juvéderm Voluma® XC at Central Valley Dermatology at Central Valley Dermatology.


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Exfoliate… exfoliate… exfoliate! Sun, 24 Aug 2014 20:05:26 +0000 cvderm-exfoliate1

Now you may be asking… Why exfoliate?  What is the big deal?

Well, since you are probably sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for the answer, let me tell you what the big deal is. The top layer of cells on your face is dead so exfoliating the skin allows your products to penetrate and, therefore, be more effective. Anti-aging products, moisturizers, cosmetics, etc., work so much better on skin that has been exfoliated on a daily or every-other-day basis.

There are three types of exfoliation: manual, chemical or a combination. The combination is best performed in a medical facility. (Yes, sweet audience, this is a plug for us – but it’s also true.) At CVD, we first apply a peel and then perform a microdermabrasion. Your skin comes out milky smooth!

Remember dear reader, when exfoliating at home only the top layer of cells on your face is to be removed. We are not encouraging you to draw blood 🙂

Be gentle.

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