Monthly Archives: August 2011

Like 2 Facebook Pages for a Chance to Win a $500 Gift Certificate!

FacebookScripps Ranch Dermatology and Cosmetic Center is giving away a $500 gift certificate to one lucky winner! All you have to do it “like” both the RSVP Talk Show and Scripps Ranch Dermatology and Cosmetic Center in Facebook! You must click “like” by 11:59 pm on September 17th in order to be eligible to win.

Do you get the The Filipino Channel (TFC)? If so, mark your calendar for the launch of RSVP Talk Show which airs for the very first time Saturday September 10th at 2:05 – 2:35pm. Plus, if you miss it, the show reairs on Sundays at 4:35am. So, set those DVR’s to tape RSVP and see Dr. Tess in action with Filipino actress and TV star, Gisele Tongi.

You can also tell your friends to like both the Scripps Ranch Dermatology Cosmetic Center AND RSVP talk show face book pages by Sept. 17 so they can be entered to win a $500 gift certificate for our clinic services! Winners will be selected at random.

Thanks for your support! Please visit our blog and let us know what you thought of the new show September 10th!

Repair Sun Damaged Skin: Remove Years of Damage in One Treatment

sun damageAre you starting to notice sun damage to your skin, and even wrinkles caused by over-exposure to the sun?

LED light therapy treatment evens out abnormal skin pigmentation, and softens wrinkles and fine lines, and is a common treatment offered by Estheticians at spas. However, even though helpful, the results are usually subtle and it can take a series of treatments before the results are significant.

If you are looking for a more noticeable improvement after a single treatment, the Mixto CO2 Laser is what I recommend, and my patients who have chosen this route are very happy with the results. Although you will need to be able to tolerate some downtime, the downtime is a lot less than the traditional CO2 laser treatments of the past, and the healing is much easier.

Fractional CO2 technology is a real breakthrough. For one thing it takes half the downtime to get the same results as the older CO2 treatments, and patients are able to have their Mixto procedure under local anesthesia and even drive themselves home after treatment.

Fraxel Re:Pair is a popular CO2 treatment that also treats moderate to severe wrinkles and sun damage, but the biggest difference between Mixto and Fraxel Re:Pair is that Mixto treatments cause minimal to no bleeding. As soon as the surgical removal of the tissue is accomplished, the Mixto laser cauterizes blood vessels so your skin doesn’t bleed or weep.

In my opinion the best “bang for your buck” type of treatment is the Mixto CO2 laser. You do one single treatment and remove years of sun damage and wrinkles!

But, if you don’t have the downtime, or if this treatment is not appropriate for your skin type, never fear. Fraxel Re:Store or Matrix RF are great alternatives. These treatments offer very little downtime compared to CO2 procedures. Although a series of treatments are required, time off work is not necessary and you can continue your regular activities.

Best La Jolla Dermatologist: Dr. Tess Wins Vote

La Jolla Village News Best DermatologistLess than a year after opening a clinic in La Jolla, Dr. Tess was voted Best Dermatologist in the La Jolla Village News Reader’s Choice Awards 2011!

Thank you so much to our patients and friends that made this possible!

Learn more about Dr. Tess’s in her recent article with Q&A in Riviera Magazine, where she reveals, “I am gratified every day that I can make patients feel their best whatever stage they are in their lives. It’s not all about beauty; it’s about loving yourself.”

Let us know if we can help you in any way. Call our Scripps Ranch or La Jolla Dermatology locations today.

Summer Specials & New Clinic Hours



Lipo – Get $500 OFF until the end of August. Book now – summer appointments are filling up fast!
Free Latisse – Get the eyelash enhancer endorsed by Brooke Shields FREE when you purchase 2 syringes of Juvederm! (until the end of August or while supplies last)

Venus Freeze – Buy a series of Venus Freeze body treatments and get one Venus Freeze face treatment with RN for FREE! (good until August 19 only)

New Clinic Hours

Scripps Ranch:
Monday 9am – 5pm (RN & MD)
Wednesday 10am – 5pm (RN)
Thursday 3pm – 7pm every other Thursday (RN)
Friday 9am – 5pm (RN & MD)

Select Saturdays also available. Please call to inquire.
Scripps Ranch #858-689-4990

La Jolla
Tuesday 10am – 5pm (RN & MD)
Wednesday 10am – 7pm (MD)
Select Saturdays also available. Please call to inquire.
La Jolla #866-717-9844

Dr. Tess’s New Talk Show, RSVP, Airing in September!

RSVP Filipino  talk showDr. Tess’s new talk show, RSVP, has just finished filming its first season!

From the Emmy Award winning producer of The Tyra Banks Show and America’s Next Top Model, R.S.V.P. is a half hour, weekly magazine talk program hosted by Filipino actress, singer, and dancer Giselle Tongi and America’s Favorite Dermatologist, Dr. Tess Mauricio.

Look for it every Saturday on TFC (The Filipino Channel) at 2pm starting September 10.

Go to or for clips and more info!

Click here for the teaser.

On the set with guest Gretchen Rossi from The Real Housewives of Orange County (see photo below, right).
RSVP talk show

The title RSVP originates from the French acronym “Respondez si’l vous plait,” which is a polite way of saying “Respond if you please.” Each week, the hosts ask each other and the audience to RSVP and respond to different issues that cater to the Asian community in the U.S.