Blog Archive

Can Neurotoxin Injections Keep My Look Natural? Sep 18th, 2022

You look in the mirror and find that your once-familiar face is increasingly becoming hidden behind deep lines and wrinkles. You’ve heard (and seen) what neurotoxin injections can do for erasing the signs of aging around the brows, eyes, and forehead, but you may be hesitant to give it a...

Treating Your Acne Scars with Juvéderm® XC Injectables Aug 13th, 2022

You struggled with acne outbreaks when you were younger, but instead of staying in the past, where they belong, these unfortunate developments linger on in the form of acne scarring. To help you put the past firmly in the past, Dr. Bruce Saal and our team of highly skilled nurses here at Los Gatos...

Laser Hair Removal: Stopping Hair Growth and Getting the Results You Want Jul 13th, 2022

If you added up the time and money you spend on getting rid of unwanted body hair, we’re sure that the results would be eye-opening. Whether you shave daily or wax every few weeks, you’re tired of chasing endeavors that only deliver fleeting and often unsatisfactory results. Our team here...

Factors To Consider When Removing Your Tattoo Jun 1st, 2022

You were too young, your circumstances (and sentiments) have changed, or the execution leaves something to be desired — these are just some of the reasons why up to 75% of Americans regret at least one tattoo.  Whatever your reason, you no longer want your tattoo and you want to...

3 Reasons Why We Think You Should Finally Try Chemical Peels Apr 6th, 2022

Your skin does a fantastic job shielding you from the world, but the effort can leave it looking worn and blemished. If you want to hit the reset button on your skin and get back the healthier, glowing skin you once had, a chemical peel may be just the ticket....

Tips for Managing These 5 Rosacea Triggers Feb 1st, 2022

Of the approximately 16 million Americans who have rosacea, most will tell you that one of the best ways to manage this skin condition is to avoid the triggers that lead to flare-ups.  These triggers can vary greatly from one person to the next, but there are many that are...

How the Sun Can Damage Your Skin Even After Summer Jan 10th, 2022

Living in California has many advantages, not the least of which is abundant sunshine year-round. While you may make an effort to protect yourself from the high, strong sun in summer, don’t let your efforts falter during the other seasons.  The sun can wreak havoc on your skin no matter...

Healthy Habits to Manage Your Eczema Dec 21st, 2021

Nearly 32 million Americans have some form of eczema. They all share one thing in common: They'd prefer not to develop these uncomfortable patches of skin.  If you’re struggling with eczema flare-ups, there are effective ways in which you can manage the condition and keep your skin in the pink...

Why Do I Look Older Than I Am (or Feel)? Nov 8th, 2021

You look at pictures from just 10 years ago and you’re amazed at the difference in your face. Making matters more confusing, you don’t feel as if your age or your spirit align with what’s happening to your outward appearance. At Los Gatos Dermatology, Dr. Bruce Saal and our team...

How Exilis Ultra™ Therapy Can Help You Look Younger Oct 15th, 2021

While there’s little we can do to stop the forward march of time, we can fight back with exciting and noninvasive technology that tightens sagging skin. Here at Los Gatos Dermatology, we use Exilis Ultra™. Under the direction of board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Bruce Saal, our practice has helped scores...

How Botox and Other Neurotoxins Can Reduce the Appearance of Wrinkles Sep 20th, 2021

Fine lines and wrinkles are inevitable. No matter how well you eat and how regularly you exercise, your face eventually shows signs of aging. Even if you avoid the sun and apply sunscreen daily, your skin creases over time.  Fortunately, neurotoxins can help. Board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Bruce Saal of...

Why Do I Have Rosacea? Aug 18th, 2021

Rosacea is a skin condition that affects about 14 million Americans. Symptoms include red skin (usually on your nose and cheeks), thick skin, and swollen, red bumps. Some people also develop eye problems, and others, usually men, develop a bulbous nose. Anyone can develop rosacea, even celebrities. Some well-known people...

Help! I Want to Get Rid of My Tattoo Jul 29th, 2021

We all make mistakes. We change our minds. We change. We grow. Whether you’ve outgrown your tattoo, changed your mind about having one, or regret your decision entirely, you can get rid of it. Tattoos are appealing as a way to express yourself. About 45 million Americans have at least...

Tighten Saggy Skin Before Summer With Exilis Jun 9th, 2021

If you’re like many of our patients, you’ve found that working out and dieting aren't enough to get the figure you want. And let’s not forget about your face, which is in the spotlight over the summer. Sunglasses alone can’t hide saggy skin, fine lines, and loose jowls.  While surgery...

5 Tips to Protect Your Skin From the Summer Sun May 3rd, 2021

The sun’s rays can affect you all year round, but they’re the strongest in the spring and summer. And with warm temperatures, you’re probably spending more time outside in the sun than usual. As you might imagine, protecting your skin in the summer is especially important. Not all sun exposure...

Recognizing an Actinic Keratosis Apr 1st, 2021

An actinic keratosis is one of the most common skin conditions that dermatologists see. Considered a precancerous lesion, an actinic keratosis affects more than 40 million Americans every year. About 5-10% of people with an actinic keratosis go on to develop a skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma, which is...

Is Rosacea a Lifelong Problem? Mar 3rd, 2021

A chronic skin condition, rosacea is a long-term problem. Symptoms include facial redness, bumps, visible blood vessels, and swelling. About half of people with rosacea also develop eye problems. It’s more common in women than men, although men tend to get more severe symptoms. Rosacea can affect people of any...

Are You at Risk for Skin Cancer? Feb 4th, 2021

With about 9,500 people diagnosed with skin cancer every day, it’s the most common cancer in the country. It’s also one of the deadliest cancers and, fortunately, one of the most preventable types of cancer. Everyone is at risk of developing skin cancer. But certain people have a higher risk...

What Are Birthmarks? Jan 1st, 2021

Once called stork marks or stork bites to go along with the myth that storks deliver babies, birthmarks go by many different names. About 10% of babies have birthmarks. Some are born with them, and some develop them soon after birth.  Birthmarks range in color, size, shape, and depth. In...

Myths and Facts About Tattoo Removal Dec 1st, 2020

As tattoos are becoming mainstream and less fringe, more people are getting inked. With more people getting tattoos, it’s not surprising that the number of people seeking to get them removed has gone up as well. About 30% of Americans had at least one tattoo as of 2019, which was...

Why Starting Laser Hair Removal Now Will Give You Flawless Skin by Summer Nov 15th, 2020

Shaving is a tedious but necessary task to keep your skin smooth, hair-free, and attractive. You can wax but, ouch, that hurts.  When it comes pesky chin hairs or unsightly cheek fuzz, tweezing can do the trick when you see the hairs. But it’s often not until you find a...

Which Body Contouring Treatment Should I Choose? Oct 1st, 2020

Body contouring is also called noninvasive or nonsurgical body contouring or fat reduction. It refers to a procedure that helps you improve your figure without surgery. There are numerous benefits to body contouring over surgical procedures such as a tummy tuck or liposuction. Some of these benefits include lower cost,...

Is IPL Right for Me? Sep 20th, 2020

Do you have dark spots, age spots, or fine lines you want to eliminate? If so, you may want to consider a series of intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments.  IPL, also called photorejuvenation and photo facial, helps fade dark spots and other skin imperfections with minimal downtime and discomfort. At...

Say Goodbye to Stubborn Fat Aug 13th, 2020

Fat that refuses to go away, regardless of your dedication to a healthy diet and exercise plan, is just stubborn. Stubborn fat is the most frustrating type of fat that exists. This fat settles into your hips, thighs, chin, arms, and abdomen.  Fortunately, at Los Gatos Dermatology, we offer two...

Dermatology and COVID-19: What You Should Know Jul 26th, 2020

Since the first case of Covid-19 was diagnosed in the United States in January of this year, the country has been inundated with news about this novel coronavirus.  Some of the information has changed, and some has been constant, such as symptoms that include a dry cough, fever, and fatigue....

What Does Laser Tattoo Removal Feel Like? Jun 15th, 2020

Whether you’ve fallen out of love with the person whose name is tattooed on your thigh or fallen out of love with a particular tattoo you’ve had for years, you can, fortunately, get that ink removed.  Laser tattoo removal techniques are more advanced than ever. They help reduce or eliminate...

How to Get Rid of Stubborn Fat Pockets without Surgery May 26th, 2020

Right now, you may not be thinking about how you’ll look in a bathing suit this summer, but soon the weather will turn warmer, and you’ll be wearing skimpier clothing and hitting the pool or the beach. The unwanted lumps, stubborn fat pockets, and rolls that you’ve been able to...

Myths About Botox® Debunked Apr 9th, 2020

Botox® is the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedure and with good reason. There were over 7 million Botox procedures in 2018, a 3% increase over the previous year’s report.  Why is Botox so popular? For one, it’s a nonsurgical procedure that can be done in a doctor’s office in...

Top 5 Triggers for Rosacea Feb 1st, 2020

Rosacea is characterized by redness on your cheeks, nose, chin, forehead, or eyelids, as well as inflammation, visible blood vessels, and acne-like bumps. While a rosy complexion sounds nice, rosacea is not attractive. In fact, many people with rosacea hide their faces and suffer from low self-esteem. And while rosacea...

Don't Let Your Hands Give Away Your Age — IPL Isn't Just for Your Face! Dec 2nd, 2019

Many people are most concerned with the lines, wrinkles, and age spots that spread across their faces or the gray hairs on their heads as they age. They tend to those signs of aging with hair dye, Botox®, and laser treatments.  These treatments may make your face look younger, but...

Incorporating Botox Into Your Regular Beauty Routine Nov 1st, 2019

More women have Botox® than any other minimally invasive procedure in the United States. And there’s a good reason for that. Botox, which is short for botulinum toxin, is a simple and quick procedure with minimal side effects that can take years off your appearance, without surgery or downtime. Botox...

Common Rosacea Triggers to Avoid Oct 1st, 2019

Rosacea is a common chronic skin disease that affects about 14 million people, including such famous ones as Bill Clinton, the late Princess Diana, and Prince William. Being royalty is not a requirement for rosacea, but since the condition does tend to run in families, it's not unusual that more...

You Don't Have to Live With Acne Scars: Here's What to Do About Them Sep 1st, 2019

Remember when your mom told you not to squeeze or pop your pimples? As an adult with acne scars, you probably wish you had listened to her. Unfortunately, even if you did listen to her, you may still have acne scars.  Acne scars can develop from inflamed blemishes that penetrate...

How Does Tattoo Removal Actually Work? Aug 1st, 2019

We all make mistakes or change our minds now and then. Many mistakes are easy to remedy. You can wait for a bad haircut to grow out. You can easily donate those fashion faux pas to a thrift store. But that tattoo you got for your birthday long ago? It’s...

Summertime Tips to Prevent Skin Cancer and Other Sun-Related Skin Issues Jul 1st, 2019

Skin cancer is the most common form of all cancers, affecting more than 2 million people a year. The good news is that you can reduce your risk for skin cancer by following simple tips to protect your skin from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. Equally as good news is that...

How IPL Photorejuvenation Works to Give You Back Your Youthful Glow Jun 1st, 2019

The only thing worse than the term “age spots” is “liver spots,” both of which are names for those dark spots that develop on your face and arms as you get older. Numerous age spots dotting your arms and face are a sign that your skin no longer has a...

Feel Bikini-Ready This Summer with Noninvasive SculpSure May 1st, 2019

Summer is drawing near and so is the time for you to break out your bikini. Don’t feel ready? Learn how SculpSure® can help you feel prepared and confident in a teeny two-piece bathing suit. SculpSure can help you slim down and sculpt your figure without surgery or downtime. If...

5 Benefits of Exilis Ultra for Both Men and Women Apr 5th, 2019

Exilis Ultra™ is the latest technique to help both men and women eliminate hard-to-get-rid-of fat, lumps, and rolls. This FDA-approved fat reduction device uses radio-wave technology to target fat deposits deep in your skin with thermal technology. This thermal energy speeds up the metabolic activity of the fat cells, causing...

Let Laser Hair Removal Help You Say Goodbye to Unwanted Body Hair and Hello to Spring Mar 7th, 2019

Ready to stop shaving, plucking, tweezing, and waxing your unwanted body hair? Laser hair removal can help you say goodbye to those tedious tasks and say hello to smooth, hairless skin at the same time. Laser hair removal is a simple and safe way to reduce your unwanted body hair...

Follow These 5 Steps to Keeping Your Skin Looking Healthy and Young Feb 1st, 2019

The good news about taking care of your skin’s health is that you’ll be rewarded by looking better and younger. Things that affect the health of your skin, such as the sun, can also make your skin look older. If you watch TV commercials or peruse advertisements, you may think...

Lose Your Love Handles with SculpSure Jan 16th, 2019

Does one of your resolutions include slimming down or fitting back into old clothes? If so, SculpSure®, a non-invasive fat reduction procedure, can help you stick to that resolution. Sometimes diet and exercise don’t result in your clothes looking better on you. Even though you may have lost the pounds...

7 Treatment Options for Saying Goodbye to Acne Scars Dec 19th, 2018

Acne scars are not fair. First you had to suffer from unsightly blemishes, and now that they’re gone, a permanent scar or multiple scars lie in their place. Not every a pimple leaves a scar, though. The blemishes and cysts that become inflamed, swollen, and reddish are most likely to...

Tired of Hiding Unwanted Tattoos? We Have a Solution Nov 29th, 2018

If you’ve been to a beach or a bar in the last decade, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that tattoos have gained in popularity. Nearly 40% of millennials have at least one tattoo. But when those 30-somethings head into a job interview, they may need to cover up...

5 Reasons Both Men and Women Alike Are Choosing Exilis Oct 29th, 2018

With age comes wisdom but also sagging, loose skin, unwanted bulges, and age-revealing facial lines. For some, aging isn’t even the issue. The sagging skin and unwanted bulges are just there, no matter how much you diet and exercise — often the result of life events such as pregnancy or...

How SculpSure Can Help Rebuild Your Confidence Sep 13th, 2018

Has it been a while since you wore a bikini or low-rise jeans? Is it because your body confidence has diminished over the years? As we get older, our fat deposits tend to travel and settle in different — and often less flattering — spots than when we were younger,...

The Best Ways to Eliminate Age Spots Aug 7th, 2018

The Best Ways to Eliminate Age SpotsAge spots are exactly what they sound like: the brown spots that develop on our faces, hands, backs, chests, and shoulders as we get older. These marks, sometimes called liver spots, are the cumulative result of exposure to the sun over time. Although they...

5 Tips for Preventing a Rosacea Flare-Up Jul 10th, 2018

Rosacea is a common skin condition that affects about 14 million adults in the United States. Symptoms include redness, pimples, a bulbous nose, and irritated eyes. While it’s not dangerous, rosacea can be unsightly and may make you feel self-conscious. It’s not clear what causes rosacea, but it does tend...

Why BOTOX Remains the Leading Medically Administered Cosmetic Treatment Jun 13th, 2018

BOTOX® is the number-one medically administered cosmetic treatment both in the United States and around the globe, and for good reason. As the go-to treatment for long-lasting wrinkle reduction and prevention, BOTOX has helped millions of women and men maintain a more youthful-looking appearance.If you haven’t already tried BOTOX for...

What You Can Do To Prevent Skin Cancer May 15th, 2018

There are several different conditions that all fall under the umbrella term skin cancer. Each type of skin cancer affects particular cells in the skin. The different kinds of skin cancer include: Squamous cell carcinomaBasal cell carcinomaMelanomaSquamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma are the most common types of skin...

Why Spring Is the Perfect Time to Start Laser Hair Removal Treatments Apr 19th, 2018

The birds start to chirp, the trees bud, and it’s almost like you can feel the newness that spring ushers upon us. It’s no surprise that this time of year makes you think about a fresh start for yourself, especially when it comes to your body and hair. At Los...

5 Great Reasons to Consider SculpSure Mar 27th, 2018

Diet and exercise are the standard steps prescribed when you want to lose fat — but they don’t always work. When you have trouble areas such as a belly pooch or love handles, diet and exercise can only lead to frustration because sometimes you just can’t make these areas go...

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Laser Tattoo Removal Mar 16th, 2018

Regret. You may try hard to live your life without it, but if it’s a tattoo permanently inked on your skin, it may not be that easy. But with advances in laser technology, you don’t have to live the rest of your life with your high school sweetheart’s name tattooed...

5 Lunch-Hour Treatments for Younger Skin Jan 30th, 2018

Multi-Task a Glowing ComplexionThe latest advances in preventing and reversing signs of sun damage and aging are not only noninvasive — they’re fast. So fast you can get most of them done on your lunch hour. Sip a super smoothie on your way to and from visiting Dr. Bruce Saal...

Skin Care Tips for Winter in Northern California Dec 19th, 2017

When temperatures dip lower and you feel that familiar winter chill in the air, it’s time to think about protecting your skin from the elements. Dr. Bruce Saal, a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist, and his skilled team at Los Gatos Dermatology, in Los Gatos, California, share some effective skin care tips...