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Turn Back the Clock With Mixto Fractional CO2

If you are looking for the biggest bang for your buck to take years off your skin, you must see this recent video from a 64 year old patient who recently underwent the Mixto Fractional CO2 treamtent.

This treatment is perfect if you are looking to have beautiful skin that is free of sunspots, wrinkles, or redness. The best part is that it looks so natural.

See some before and after photos below and see the improvement of her hands and face. She tell us how she loves the texture of her skin now and she even wears very little makeup, she feels so confident.
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To see our videos of our dermatology treatments in action, visit at our San Diego and La Jolla Dermatology clinics, visit our web site.

Younger looking skin

Skin Care Questions and Answers

mixto fractional co2Are you connected to @drtessmauricio and @skinexpertsays in Twitter? If not, we’ve compiled a list of questions we’ve received recently and the answers to what may also address some of your skin care questions.

Q: What do you think about the co2 fractional treatment?
A: We offer the Mixto Fractional CO2. Definitely one of the best “bang for your buck” type treatments. If you can afford 1-2 weeks of downtime, you can look 10 years younger with this 1 treatment.

Q: How can I fade scarring on a budget? I get brown spots.
A: Microdermabrasion and light peels are great for people on a budget! We offer a great crystal peel with our esthetician.

Q: Regarding peels, how often would I need them? And should I use a hydroquinone cream in conjunction?
A: Treatment can be performed once every 4 weeks, or up to once every week depending on the type of peel. A hydroquinone cream can be used as well but a physician needs to give specific instructions on how to use the cream.

We posted: When washing, massage your face with circular motions. Don’t scrub. Over washing and scrubbing can cause skin to become irritated.
Q: What do you mean by scrubbing? I use apricot scrub would you recommend daily use of it? The brand I use is St.Ives.
A: Using a wash that’s designated as a scrub is different. But the point is don’t over scrub. There are better scrubs than others. St. Ives has large beads, the best scrubs have smaller rounded and smooth beads to not damage the skin.

Q: What do you think is the best single ingredient for anti-aging? Retinol?
A: Hard to choose just one because every ingredient has a specific purpose. Retinol is definitely a great long term anti-aging product.

Q: What’s the best cleanser for oily skin?
A: Any wash with glycolic acid and/or salicylic acid work great for oily skin. If you have moderate to severe acne it is important to be seen by a dermatologist because RX strength products are more effective than OTC products.

Q: Is a mole on your palm normal?
A: Well only a dermatologist can determine if the mole is normal. I suggest you see your dermatologist to check it out. Remember a skin exam is recommended every year!

Q: Laser hair removal is good, is there any side effect with that?
A: Laser Hair Removal can be life changing! With an experienced technician and good technology there is very little risk.

If your questions were not answered here, please call Dr. Tess Mauricio, at one of her three San Diego Dermatology Clinics and talk to her specifically about your needs.

The Filipino Channel: RSVP Talk Show Coming in September

From the Emmy Award Winning Producer of the Tyra Banks Show, Michael Carandang is pleased to announce a new talk show on the Filipino Channel called RSVP Talk Show.

The hosts are: Giselle Tongi and Dr. Tess Mauricio, our own San Diego Dermatologist!

New Episodes will air every Saturdays at 2:05pm and replays on Sundays at 10:10am only on The Filipino Channel starting September 2011.

Stay tuned for more details.

San Diego Dermatology News and Specials

Restylane and Juvederm

What’s happening at the San Diego Dermatology clinic this month?

Thursday & Saturday Clinics

Starting in July, we will be having Thursday clinics and some Saturday clinics!

We are going to Beverly Hills!

Watch out for the opening of our Beverly Hills location! Tell your friends and family in that area that they will soon be able to experience Dr. Tess’s Expert Touch!


Free Latisse – Get the eyelash enhancer endorsed by Brooke Shields FREE when you purchase 2 syringes of Restylane or Juvederm! (while supplies last).

Restylane Dermal Filler:

Instantly smooth facial wrinkles, plump lips, improve deep lines around the mouth and fill deep acne scars with Restylane, the world’s best selling dermal filler. This is great treatment if you’re looking for instant and lasting results.

Juvederm Dermal Filler:

Juvederm is a smooth gel made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your skin that increases volume. Over time our body loses hyaluronic acid, therefore losing volume. Improve lines and wrinkles with this nonsurgical treatment!

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Most people that have used Latisse see amazing, significant results within the first 2 months. You apply the solution every night for as long as you want until you’ve achieved the desired results

We want to help you look your best! Call us with your questions today.

Cosmetic Procedures for Men: Lose That Weight with Tickle Lipo

Men, yes men, should consider Liposuction to take off that stubborn mid section or problem area. Dr. Lee talks about his own tickle lipo procedure, performed by his wife, Dr. Tess Mauricio, a San Diego Dermatologist. He could not get that extra weight off no matter how much exercise he tried! See the video below for his story.

With the extra weight around the middle being a frustration, getting tickle lipo has helped him look and feel his best.

With a reported 1.2 million cosmetic procedures performed on men, it’s time for you to take action, improve your confidence and feel good about yourself again. Dr. Lee says how you feel really changes your outlook on daily life. If you have problem areas, call the dermatology clinic today as we are offering $500 off for Lipo Sculpture procedures, such as Ticke Lipo, that are booked by 6/30/11.

Skin Care Picks for Mother’s Day on TV

TOMORROW: Dr. Tess’s Top Skin Care Picks For Mother’s Day on San Diego Living

Dr. Tess will be on San Diego Living at 9am Wednesday to talk about her top skin care picks. Don’t miss it!

Wednesday 5/4 on CH6 at 9am

UPDATE:  If you missed Dr. Tess on TV, here’s the video:

Not All Botox or Dysport Wrinkle Treatments are Equal

Have you had a bad experience with your Botox or Dysport treatment? Did you think Botox made you look too frozen, made your brow shape weird, made your eyelids droop and as a result look more tired? Have you heard of Botox causing the inability to smile, or making wrinkles under the eyes worse? Did you get a big blackeye last time you wanted your crow’s feet treated? Are you scared to try Botox for the first time or ever again because you think it is just not for you?

The truth is that the complications mentioned above are mostly caused by the injector’s technique. The good news is that most of these potential complications can be avoided.

Dr. Tess Mauricio, a San Diego Dermatologist, personally administers all injectables (Botox and Dysport) to ensure you experience the expert’s touch and get results you are thrilled with! There may be centers that offer these products cheaper but no one does it better! And with unbelievable specials like: Buy one area of Dysport, get second area free and Get Free Botox with laser treatments over $3000, an Expert’s touch is a luxury you can afford!

Experience the Expert’s Touch:

  1. In most centers, you will not get a Stanford trained, well respected cosmetic dermatologist and TV personality to administer your injections. Most injectors offering less expensive treatments are RN’s or other MD’s who are not dermatologists or plastic surgeons. Expertise and technique matter in order to minimize possible complications such as bruising, eyelid droop, uneven results, eyebrows too high, and even inability to smile!
    Dr. Mauricio will evaluate you and personalize your treatment to fit your needs. For example, if your brows are already too flat, or you already have some eyelid droop, she may treat the forehead differently than if your brows arch too high naturally. If you already have problems with loose undereye skin she may treat the crow’s feet differently. If you wanted a lift in your brows, she can design your treatment to give you a “chemical brow lift”, where correctly placed Botox/Dysport will cause a natural (nonsurgical) elevation of eyebrows which can open up your eyes nicely, make you look younger and more awake and pull up extra upper eyelid skin. Dr. Mauricio never uses a one size fits all approach to injectables – you are unique and so should your treatments. That is the difference you deserve! 
  2. We use the smallest needles – patients are often pleasantly surprised how painless the injections are. Especially in injections around the eyes to treat crow’s feet, many patients say they heard their friends get lots of bruising when treated by other practitioners. Dr. Mauricio’s technique minimizes this risk allowing you to get treated around the eyes without having to deal with a black eye for 2 weeks!
  3. If you are worried about injection pain, we even can apply topical numbing cream before your treatment. We also have a special cooling machine that can be used to minimize discomfort.
  4. If you are not 100% thrilled with your results, after 2 weeks, Dr. Mauricio encourages you to come back to the clinic – all you probably need is a little tweaking to get that perfect result!

And keep in mind, ask for the number of Botox units you are getting. Units matter! If lower number of units are used, the treatment for an area may be offered cheaper and it may still work. But, it won’t last as long! Make sure you get what you pay for.

Contact Scripps Ranch Dermatology & Cosmetic Center at (858)689-4990 to take advantage of our specials and experience the difference in quality.

Ask about our specials and zero percent financing.