At South Coast Dermatology we pride ourselves on being a full-service dermatology practice, caring for all aspects of skin, hair, and nails as well as providing medically-directed cosmetic services. Susan DeCoste, M.D., Teresa DeGiacomo, M.D., Heidi Anderson-Dockter M.D. and Courtney Csikesz M.D., along with Danielle Stella, Licensed Medical Esthetician, and Sabrina Bala, Licensed Medical Esthetician have a dedicated schedule to provide timely cosmetic care. Only a medical office can provide prescription-strength products that will lead to more immediate and longer lasting results. This makes our care a more cost-efficient, reliable process for rejuvenating skin, making it smooth, clear and healthy.
A number of our treatments are unavailable at most other facilities or are not performed by board certified doctors, as they are at South Coast Dermatology. Talk to us regarding what treatment or combination of treatments will work best for your skin.
The CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure is the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. The results are proven, noticeable, and lasting—so you'll look & feel great from every angle. More information here
The Non-invasive Lift
Ultherapy is the only non-invasive procedure FDA-cleared to lift skin on the neck, under the chin and on the eyebrow. The Ultherapy® procedure stimulates collagen production by delivering focused ultrasound energy to the skin’s foundational layer typically addressed in cosmetic surgery—without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin.
Now also FDA-cleared to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the décolletage, Ultherapy can help you achieve a fresher, more youthful look from your brow to your chest!
The Pellevé system delivers constant, gradual radiofrequency energy deeply into the skin, causing heat to build up where the skin and fat layer meet. The increasing heat modifies the collagen bundles deep in the skin, causing contraction and stimulating the growth of new collagen over time. The result: firmer, tighter, younger looking skin.
We offer Botox®Cosmetic to dramatically improve the frown line, forehead creases, crow’s feet and upper lip lines. This treatment targets the cause of wrinkles in the respective areas by relaxing overactive muscles.
Dysport is an injection for temporary improvement in moderate to severe frown lines. Dysport blocks the signal from the nerve to the muscles, ultimately resulting in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines.
Injected into facial muscles improving the appearance of moderate to severe glabella lines (frown lines) between the eyebrows.
KYBELLA is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin. The active ingredient in KYBELLA™ is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA™ causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
Dermal filler used to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and fold such as vertical lip lines, corner lines, and marionette lines that appear around your nose and mouth
These most widely-used dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid products that restore volume to the skin, correcting facial wrinkles and folds, especially in the nasolabial areas. This treatment also improves smile lines and can restore volume to aging lips, and the effects last for an average of 6 to 12 months.
Injectable gel is for deep injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over the age of 21.
*We participate in the Brilliant Distinctions Program, which rewards you with points each time you receive a an Allergan product including Botox Cosmetic or Juvederm Ultra, Ultra Plus, Voluma, Latisse treatment along with purchase of any Skin Medica products. These accumilated points can be redeemed as money off on future allergan services or products.
Restylane® Silk is the first and only FDA-approved product specifically designed for lip enhancement and the smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth in patients
The newest FDA-approved filler for plumping lips and smoothing lines around the mouth (perioral rhytides). Specifically designed as a smooth gel, it gives a soft, natural feel, and results last up to one year.
Sculptra® is a cosmetic procedure that provides long-term volume restoration for areas on the face that are changing with the aging process. A series of 2 to 4 sessions at 4-6 week intervals promotes new collagen formation to fill the hollowness under the eyes and through the cheeks and temples for long-lasting results. Sculptra is now FDA approved.
*We participate in the ASPIRE Galderma Rewards program which gives you ways to earn exclusive rewards, bonuses and discounts. Save money on every Dysport, Restylane, Restylane Silk, Sculptra and Perlane treatment.
A dermal filler as unique as you are. Specially designated to integrate into your skin and mold to your distinct facial contours.
By adapting to the individuality of your skin, it softens lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth for smooth and natural results that are uniquely you.
- Pigmentation Removal
- Tattoo Removal
Intense pulsed light (IPL) or flashlamp therapy is a non-invasive and non-ablative skin treatment that uses high intensity pulses of visible light to improve a variety of skin problems.
ClearLift™, formerly known as Pixel Q-Switch, is a virtually painless, non-ablative approach to laser skin resurfacing. Using 1064 Q-Switched laser technology, patients are enjoying fast, comfortable treatments with visible results and no downtime. Used on all skin types to help rejuvaniate the skin as well as address skin conditions such as challenging skin imperfections, hyperpigmentation, melasma, rosacea and muchmore
Fractional Resurfacing is a laser treatment to reduce the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, surgical scars and stretch marks. This treatment is for any area of the body. Fractional resurfacing consists of a series of treatments once a month for 3-6 months with very little down time after each treatment, with great results.
Lasers produce specific wavelengths of light that are absorbed by certain pigments. In the case of hair removal, a laser produces a specific wavelength of light that is absorbed by melanin (the pigment in hair).
Using a carefully focused beam of laser light delivered through a sophisticated liquid light guide delivery system, the XTRAC system is designed to clear unsightly psoriatic skin plaques quickly and effectively.
BLU-U is a non-drug therapy for moderate acne. It is a unique bright light that kills the P. acnes bacteria in your skin, which eventually cause the formation of acne or "pimples".
Also known as, Levulan PDT, Blue Light Therapy is a convenient way to treat your Actinic Keratosis (AKs)
Medical micro-needling is rapidly gaining popularity as an effective treatment option for reducing wrinkles, scarring (including acne scarring), stretch marks, hyper pigmentation, and improving overall skin tone and texture. Compared to chemical peels, dermabrasion and laser treatments, micro needling causes substantially less tissue damage with minimal down time.
Microneedling consists of creating scores of microscopic porations using the CYTO Pen® with patented, disposable multi-needle attachments. It creates hundreds of small injuries in the papillary dermis. The subsequent healing response produces additional collagen and elastin which improves the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks, without sacrificing comfort.
GLYTONE by ENERPEEL®
Chemoexfoliation from Glytone by Enerpeel utilizes unique acid solutions to treat many skin indications. These advanced peel systems help to remove damaged outer layers of skin, removing or reducing visible wrinkles, sun damage, reduce appearance of acne and visibly improves the look and texture of your skin.
For Photoaging, Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Also used on the face, these peels are combination peels of different types of acids. They can be used to decrease hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and signs of aging, as well as a skin lightening effect. They provide medium depth exfoliation.
For Blemish-Acne Prone Skin
These peels can be used to decrease the symptoms of Oily, Blemish-Prone Skin impacted by Whiteheads, Blackheads, Papules and Pustules. It provides an exfoliating effect.
For Premature Aging/Hyperpigmented Skin
These peels can be used to decrease mild to moderate hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, delivering an over-all lightening and brightening appearance.
SKIN MEDICA Chemical Peels
These peels can be used to improve the appearance of skin. Delivers an over-all glow to the skin, speeding up cellular turnover.
These peels can be used to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
These peels can be used to help provide vibrant, radiant looking skin with minimal downtime.
Skin Care Products
We offer a full line of products for improvement in skin texture, pigmentation, redness, acne breakouts, fine lines, and much more. These products are available only in a physician’s office and may also complement prescription therapy that we may provide for you. Our doctors and aestheticians can design a customized skin regimen that is best for your individual skin type. Also, such a regimen will help maintain the improvements achieved through any medical/aesthetic procedures performed in our office. You will find these products available in our office:
- Elta MD
- Skin Medica
- SCD Product Line
- SCD Mineral Makeup