Cosmetic Dermatology

Dr. Swati Kannan believes in preserving your natural beauty when performing any cosmetic treatments. With extensive training, experience and expertise in a wide range of aesthetic treatments, Dr. Kannan will curate a customized treatment regimen to treat your specific beauty needs. She knows that your skin’s appearance is important, so make an appointment to find out how she can help you to achieve your aesthetic goals.

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Here are some of the aesthetic treatments Dr. Kannan performs:

Dermal Fillers (Hyaluronic acid-based fillers and biostimulatory fillers like Sculptra and Radiesse)

Dermal fillers are safe, gel-like injectable substances containing hyaluronic acid (a natural molecule found within your own skin) that treats creases, fine lines, and wrinkles to rejuvenate your skin and add volume and fullness to your face. Fillers can be used to enhance your lips, fill your cheeks, straighten out your jawline, soften grooves underneath your eyes, and many other areas to reduce the visible effects of aging. The goal is to perform these treatments in combination with other cosmetic modalities to provide the most natural results.

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Chemical Peels San Diego, CA

Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is a technique used to improve and smooth the texture of your skin. The peel gently removes the outermost layer of the skin, leaving you with bright and glowing complexion. Results include a more even-toned, smooth, brightened, and refreshed skin tone. Chemical peels can be used to treat acne scars, uneven pigmentation, rough skin, wrinkles, fine lines, and sun spots/damage.

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Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing using fractional ablative and nonablative lasers are one of the most effective and innovate treatments for total skin rejuvenation. This laser creates microscopic channels within the skin and gently vaporizes the skin’s top layer, allowing for stimulation of new collagen and for fresher skin to rise to the surface. This procedure is used for multiple issues: to reduce deep wrinkles, to treat fine lines, to help with skin texture and pores, to reduce scars caused by acne, surgery or trauma and to reduce skin discoloration. It’s also great for patients with severely sun-damaged skin and need to reduce the risk of skin cancer. This type of laser can be used on the face, eyelids, around the lips, neck, chest, hands or scars on the body to help rejuvenate the skin.

Intense Pulse Light (IPL- Photofacial)

Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is a light-based device that is used to brighten and even the skin tone, reduce any brown discoloration caused by sun damage and treat rosacea or facial redness, broken blood vessels, and age spots on the face, chest, neck, hands, etc. It can be combined with other treatments like laser resurfacing to rejuvenate the skin.

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Botox (or other neuromodulators like Dysport, Xeomin, and Juveau)

If you’re looking for a way to refresh your face and erase the evidence of aging and stress, Botox may be the solution for you. Different from facial fillers, Botox relaxes tense muscles that cause wrinkles and defined expression lines. When done by a board-certified dermatologist, Botox safely and effectively diminishes wrinkles and lines without leaving you “frozen-faced.”

Patients typically seek Botox to eliminate the appearance of forehead lines, crow’s feet, frown lines, neck bands, lines around the corners of the mouth, and under eye wrinkles.

How does it work?
Botulinum Toxin A, the scientific name for Botox, provides a buffer to neurotransmitters within the injected muscles, lessening the signal to contract. This releases wrinkles and folds around the injection sites. “Botox” treatments are best for wrinkles caused by muscle movements. And it’s the most common cosmetic treatment in the US.

The full effects of Botox can take 2-14 days to fully develop and can last 3-6 months. We used different types of botulinum toxin including Dysport, Xeomin, Juveau, etc.

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Microneedling is one of the most effective ways to rejuvenate your skin and improve its appearance. The device uses acupuncture-like needles to create microscopic channels into the skin, which then stimulates collagen and elastin production. It is safe for all skin types (when done by an expert), as it has a low risk of skin discoloration. The end result is glowing skin that looks healthier and more youthful. Microneedling is used for improvement of fine lines, wrinkles, scars and discoloration and is also a great anti-aging treatment to add into your yearly regimen. We sometimes combine microneedling with PRP or PRF (Platelet-Rich Plasma or Platelet-Rich Fibrin) to boost its anti-aging benefits. And don’t worry, we use numbing prior to the treatment. Make an appointment to learn more!

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Kybella (Injection for Unwanted Fat Reduction)

Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a natural molecule created by your body to break down fat upon ingestion. When we inject that same molecule into small localized pockets of fat under the skin, the fat is chemically destroyed. This is a non-surgical method to remove unwanted fat and is best used for patients who have small stubborn areas of fat like under the chin, near the bra, stomach, etc.

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Coolscupting is an incredible popular and safe treatment for non-surgical fat reduction. It is specifically designed for those who have stubborn fat on the body that is resistant to proper exercise and diet. It uses freezing technology to freeze the fat, which is then dissolved by the body over a period of few weeks to months.

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Acne Scarring

Severe acne and resulting acne scarring can be often debilitating for patients of all ages. Fortunately, we have several methods to treat acne scars since we often have to combine several modalities to treat them. While it’s challenging, it’s also incredibly rewarding to treat our patients with horrible acne scars. Dr. Kannan’s goal is to make you feel confident and refreshed in your best skin.

Treatments for acne scarring include:

  • Laser treatments
  • Fractional laser skin fesurfacing
  • Filler injections
  • Chemical peels
  • Scar excision
  • TCA CROSS technique
  • Microneedling +/- radio frequency
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Hair Restoration (using Platelet-Rich Plasma or Platelet-Rich Fibrin [PRP or PRF])

PRP is platelet-rich plasma, which is part of the blood that is taken from your body and injected back into the skin. We use PRP injections on the scalp to help with hair loss and in the skin on the face or eyelids for facial rejuvenation. PRP contains a lot of growth factors that help with hair growth and collagen stimulation.

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Hair transplant using SmartGraft

Using a device based on the concept of follicular unit extraction (FUE), individual hair follicles are removed from the back of the scalp. These follicles are then inserted into the area of hairloss. The recovery is less than a month. The scars are barely visible, and the results are very natural for both men and women. Make your consultation appointment today!

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