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Testimonial from One Appreciative Client

“Since I am an RN I am very scrutinizing when it comes to receiving any type of treatment. I saw an ad for Dr. Mauricio and was very impressed with her credentials. I made an appointment for a consultation and I verified that she is indeed highly qualified. When I met Dr. Mauricio and her staff I knew at once that I had made the right decision. Dr. Mauricio and her staff are warm and friendly.

Dr. Mauricio met with me and listened to my concerns, giving me a well informed education on her products and services, and together we formulated a plan for helping me achieve the look I desired. After 22 years of working on my feet as an RN in a hospital my legs had suffered and I had many spider veins. I had sclerotherapy with Dr. Mauricio and I now am not embarrassed to show my legs. I can wear the strapped sandals and skirts that I love.

My face had begun to show signs of aging with crow’s feet, sun spots, and deepening lines around my mouth. I had a fotofacial series and botox. I can’t believe the difference in the appearance of my skin. The lines around my eyes are greatly diminished and my whole face feels smoother and toned. I also had sun spots on my chest, arms, hands, and loose skin on my neck. With the Aurora and Polaris treatment series, I immediately noticed increased tone in the skin on my neck. Now, my arms, chest, hands, and neck look great and feel healthier. Even though I have jogged for years and exercised, I still had areas of cellulite across my upper thighs and buttocks. After three pregnancies my abdominal skin was loose. After a VelaShape treatment series, my problems areas are smoothed and toned and I began to notice a difference right away.

I was so amazed that with each treatment I would see an improvement with less and less dimpling of my skin. Also, clothes feel looser after treatments. I feel so comfortable with Dr. Mauricio and her great staff that when I go into her office I feel as though I am visiting friends and at the same time I am completely confident that I am under the care of a highly skilled, well trained professional that I can trust. I am not trying to hide my age; I wouldn’t trade the wisdom of my years for anything. I just want to look the best that I can for my age.

But, I really don’t mind at all when people think that I’m 35! I love to see their reaction when I tell them that I’m 47 years old! I am thoroughly ecstatic with the results I’ve received from the treatments by Dr. Mauricio. I now look on the outside like I feel on the inside, younger, vibrant, and energetic. I am no longer asked if I’m tired or sick. I love that the changes are subtle enough that my friends look at me and say that I look refreshed and happy. I highly recommend Dr. Mauricio to everyone. Not only is Dr. Mauricio and her staff gracious and attentive but the comfort of knowing that she is an outstanding and highly skilled medical professional is priceless.”

One Appreciative Client of Scripps Ranch Dermatology & Cosmetic Center,
Jean, RN, BSN

Choosing a Medical Treatment for Beautiful Skin

Choosing a medical treatment solution for beautiful skin was once a confusing and difficult decision. Many methods and technologies promise the best results, but most fall short. Electro-Optical Synergy, also known as ELOS®, is a revolutionary technology that has changed everything.

What Conditions Can Be Treated with ELOS?
ELOS has proven to be the safest, most effective and comfortable solution for the superior results you want, to help with the following conditions:

  1. Comet Hair Removal
    Safe hair removal of all colors (including white, gray, red and blonde) and all skin types, including tanned skin. The number of necessary treatments depends on hair color and skin type, and the part of the face or body to be treated. Usually, four to six treatments are required for substantial hair reduction. Light hair will require a higher number of treatments.
  2. Aurora Skin Treatment
    Comfortably treat Rosacea, spider veins and skin imperfections caused by sun damage, as well as red and brown spots.
  3. Aurora Acne Treatment
    Clear up your skin through selective targeting of the sebaceous glands and acne bacteria.
  4. Polaris Wrinkle Treatment
    Treat fine wrinkles at the skin’s surface while penetrating into the dermis to treat deeper wrinkles – all in the same procedure, with no downtime.
  5. Polaris Leg Vein/Vascular Treatment
    Appearance of leg veins and facial vascular lesions fades away with speed and comfort.
  6. VelaSmooth Cellulite Treatment
    ELOS technology safely and effectively re-contours the skin surface for smooth, beautiful results.

How Does ELOS Work?
ELOS uses a unique combination of radio frequency and light to isolate the treatment area and leave the surrounding skin free from potentially harmful side effects. Using gentle pulses of two targeted energies means better results with lower overall energy output, assuring the highest level of safety and comfort. Other systems using only one energy source can’t compare. Many Hollywood stars and TV personalities rave about the Aurora FotoFacial and credit this procedure for the renewed health and vitality in their skin. Aurora and Polaris have even been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

What Does an ELOS Procedure Feel Like?
Treatment with ELOS produces a slight tingling feeling, and on the most sensitive areas of the skin, patients may only feel a quick, light pinch. Side effects are very rare, and ELOS technology assures a higher comfort level than any laser technology available.

Is This a “No Downtime” Procedure?
Absolutely. ELOS procedures require no sedation. The average procedure takes less than 30 minutes to perform. Immediately following your procedure, you can return to work with no problem.
Contact us! We can help you look your best!

Look Good in Time for the Holidays

Fall is right around the corner, and with that, it’s time again to think about preparing for holiday parties, family events and looking your best! Whether you have just a few weeks or up to 3 months to devote to your rejuvenation plan, our cosmetic center can customize a plan just for you and your needs. Here are some general suggestions:

If you have 2-3 Months:

  • Aurora Fotofacial/RF, Polaris or Refirme
    This series of treatments will get your skin glowing and erase the signs of sun damage on your skin ie.) brown spots, redness, broken capillaries, fine lines, large pores and dullness. Get your face, neck, chest hands and legs treated and show off some skin!
  • Botox
    Your Botox effects should get you through the stressful holidays virtually wrinkle free with treatments for your forehead lines, upper lip lines, and crow’s feet. Fillers, like Restylane, can instantly soften or erase unwanted lines and plump your lips.
  • Liposculpture
    Liposculpture will sculpt your problem areas away so you can fit into those holiday dresses you REALLY want.
  • Sclerotherapy
    Fall/winter season is a perfect time to have sclerotherapy done as it is much easier to wear the compression stockings when the weather is cooler. Get your leg veins treated and show off those legs!
  • Skin Care Products
    Using the right skin care products can take years off your look! The Replenix for Dr. Tess Skin Care Line is simple to use with medical grade ingredients to improve your skin. These products are only available at our dermatology clinic, so, treat yourself to the best products available for your skin.

If You Have 1 Month or Less:
When you don’t have much time, or your holiday party is two weeks away and you want to look your best, there are still ways to achieve the look you want:

  • Botox and Fillers
    With the use of Botox and dermal fillers like Evolence, we can take years off your face almost instantly and wipe out that tired look. Best to give yourself 2 weeks before your big event to get these treatments done.
  • ReFirme and Polaris Treatments
    These treatments are noninvasive and require no downtime. They will amazingly tighten, lift and smooth your skin. I usually get treated a few days before an event to give myself a completely natural, flawless glow. My make-up goes on so well, and I feel more confident! Once you try it, you will become a believer.

We would love to create a plan especially for you, and are just a phone call away. Contact us and let us know how we can help you look your best.