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Top Five Cosmetic Treatments for Men

While cosmetic treatments and plastic surgery procedures are more popular among women, many men today are taking advantage of the procedures available. Well over 1.2 million men underwent cosmetic procedures in 2014 alone, and that number continues to increase each year. Here were the top five cosmetic treatments for men in 2014 and why men choose these particular procedures.

#5: Fillers

In 2014, about 93,000 men received treatment with soft tissue fillers such as RADIESSE®, Sculptra® Aesthetic, hyaluronic acid fillers, collagen, and fat. These fillers can improve the appearance of wrinkles, volume loss, and reduced skin elasticity. Fillers can even improve face shape by augmenting the lips, cheeks, and jawline. These non-surgical treatments have a minimal recovery period and provide long-lasting results. Many men take advantage of facial fillers to add masculine definition to their faces and to combat the signs of aging that affect everyone irrespective of gender.

#4: Chemical Peels

While some men feel that chemical peels are only for women, the nearly 100,000 men who had chemical peels in 2014 know firsthand how men can benefit from them as well. Chemical peels can improve the appearance of fine lines, skin discoloration, acne, and skin texture.

#3: Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion treatment exfoliates the skin and removes the surface layer of dead skin cells. Using a gentle abrasive treatment to remove this outer layer of skin, microdermabrasion can treat skin discoloration, light scarring, age spots, stretch marks, blackheads, and acne. Microdermabrasion can also thicken collagen to improve your complexion. Well over 150,000 men received microdermabrasion treatments last year to soften their rough skin and to improve the appearance of their faces.

#2: Laser Hair Removal

At nearly 191,000 treatments in 2014, laser hair removal was the second most popular procedure for men. Laser energy can damage hair follicles, removing as much as 80 to 85 percent of hair over the course of several treatments. The hair that remains is much finer and grows more slowly. Laser hair removal allows men to achieve a more permanently clean-shaven appearance with smooth skin and a reduction in unwanted hair.

#1: BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® Cosmetic Before & After PhotosAs the most popular cosmetic procedure for men, BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments were undergone by nearly 411,000 men last year, a number that is up 337 percent since the year 2000. BOTOX® Cosmetic blocks nerve impulses in the forehead and brow area to relax the muscles, thereby softening the face and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. This quick, non-surgical treatment has no downtime and can help both men and women look more youthful and relaxed.

Plastic surgery treatments are not just for women. Many of these procedures can help men to look more attractive, youthful, and masculine with long-lasting results. Many cosmetic procedures, including these minimally invasive procedures listed above, can significantly enhance a man’s appearance.

At Skin Physicians & Surgeons, we perform each of these treatments as well as many others to enhance your appearance. To schedule your appointment with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee, please call 909-981-8929 or contact us online.

Back to School and Looking Youthful

Look Younger with Cosmetic TreatmentsRight before the new school year, most moms take their kids shopping for new clothes so that they look their best when they go back to school. However, children aren’t the only ones who find themselves back at school in the fall. Being the mom of school-aged children means going to PTA meetings, participating in fundraisers, taking the kids to sports practice, and similar busy activities. All the running around can make you feel worn out and old, but by treating yourself to a few “back to school” professional skin rejuvenation treatments, you can look and feel young again. With the treatments offered by Dr. Sandra Lee and our other providers at Skin Physicians & Surgeons, you can be the hottest mom at the PTA.

Treating Acne and Discoloration

It would be nice if acne truly ended when puberty ended. As it is, acne vexes many adult women, leaving painful scars and damaged skin that doesn’t heal as well as it once did. Similarly, your freckled cheeks that were so cute when you were a child may now show sun spots and age spots, making you look weathered and old. With customized treatments involving acne treatments, chemical peels, facials, or laser treatments, our providers can resolve your skin discoloration or acne problems and completely refresh your complexion.  

Eliminating Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Each new school year makes a mom feel older as she drops her children off. As you sit in the car and feel old because you now have a sixth grader, a quick glance in the rearview mirror reveals a few new wrinkles to rub it in. However, just because you feel old with a middle school-aged child doesn’t mean you have to look old! Our expert cosmetic surgeon Dr. Sandra Lee offers the MiXto SX® Microfractional CO2 Laser and other customized treatments to effectively treat your fine lines and wrinkles so that you can look and feel younger again.

Skin Rejuvenation and Softening

With all that you have to do as a mom, taking time for yourself is a rare occurrence. Let one of our providers help you look your best with our customized chemical peels and facials. With the expertise of Dr. Sandra Lee and our other providers at Skin Physicians & Surgeons, your face can look younger and feel softer, helping you feel like a whole new woman.

When you treat your children to new clothes to help them look their best for the new school year, don’t forget to treat yourself as well. You can look and feel young and beautiful with customized skin rejuvenation treatments offered by Dr. Sandra Lee and our team of experts at Skin Physicians & Surgeons. Call us at (909) 981-8929 to schedule your personal consultation today. For your convenience, you can also contact us online using the mobile app Klara, a secure platform for medical communication.

Battling Sun Damage Head On: Protect Your Hair and Scalp

Almost everyone knows that wearing sunscreen is important for protecting your skin. But have you ever stopped to think about protecting your head? Wearing sunscreen on your face isn’t enough; your hair and scalp can also receive sun damage if they are not protected. It’s easy to forget this, but the risk of sun damage and skin cancer on your scalp is very real. Here is how to protect your hair and scalp using quality Skin PS sunscreens and skin cancer treatment.

Protecting Your Hairbikini woman in hat sitting in beach chair

The sun can damage your hair as well as your scalp. If you spend a lot of time out in the sun, you may have noticed your hair turning lighter. This is because strong UV rays dry out your hair, bleach it, break it down, and make it brittle and less manageable. Ideally, you should wear a hat to protect your hair and scalp when you’re out in the sun. However, if this is not an option, apply a leave-in conditioner with UV filter protection or a hydrating hair mask with UV protection to protect your hair from damaging rays of the sun.

Protecting Your Scalp

Your scalp is somewhat protected by your hair, but it is still vulnerable to sun’s ultraviolet rays. Before exposing your head to the sun, apply water-resistant zinc oxide or titanium dioxide sunscreens to your part line or over your whole head if you have fine hair or thinning hair. To prevent premature aging, dark spots, increased blood vessels, skin cancer, and more, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or greater. Apply this at least 30 minutes before going out into the sun and reapply it every couple hours, especially if it’s a hot day or if you’ve been sweating or swimming. At Skin Physicians & Surgeons, our experts recommend Melashade SPF30 and Antioxidant Facial Sunscreen SPF30 to prevent and reverse sun damage.

Treating Skin Cancer

If you already have signs of sun damage on your scalp, there’s a possibility you may have skin cancer. Know how to recognize the signs of skin cancer as well as what to do if you suspect a problem. At Skin Physicians & Surgeons, we can examine a concerning area or conduct a complete skin examination for you. If skin cancer is detected on your head or neck, Dr. Sandra Lee at our practice offers Mohs Micrographic Skin Cancer Surgery. This procedure is a specialized treatment created specifically for skin cancer on the head or neck, and it has an extremely high cancer cure rate (96 to 99 percent) with minimal skin removal.

For more tips on how to protect your skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays, to find out how to get our recommended professional sunscreens, or to schedule a cancer treatment consultation, call us at 909-981-8929 or fill out our online contact form.

Holy Moley! (Mole Removal)

Also known as “nevi,” moles are groups of darkened (pigmented) cells that can appear on various areas of the body. Moles come in many sizes and can be smooth, raised, or wrinkled. The average person has about 100 of these spots on their body! (Holy moley!)

Suspicious Moles

Unfortunately, a lot of these “beauty marks” aren’t very appealing, and some can even pose a health risk. Although most moles are initially benign, they can potentially become cancerous. Therefore, it is important to perform a self-exam once a month and have a full body skin exam every two to three years (or yearly if you have a family or personal history of skin cancer). These exams check for suspicious moles to help identify potential skin cancers so they can be addressed as soon as possible.

ABCDEs of Melanoma

Be on the lookout for the following (ABCDE) mole characteristics that may be warning signs of skin cancer: 

    • A: Asymmetry
    • B: Borders that are uneven or notched
    • C: Color variations (more than one color, or red, white, or blue)
    • D: Diameter larger than a pencil tip eraser (¼ inch or 6mm)
    • E: Evolving in any way (size, shape, color, elevation, itching, bleeding, etc.)


Famous Moles

Some celebrities have had their famous moles removed to ensure their safety. Ewan McGregor had several moles removed, and one of them proved to be cancerous. Enrique Iglesias had his trademark mole removed after his doctor told him it could become cancerous. Although Iglesias was nervous about having his mole removed, the quick procedure was done in five minutes.

A Simple Removal Process

We commonly perform mole removal procedures in our medical office. Mole removal is a very safe, simple, and painless process when performed by a professional. The area is numbed with a local anesthetic, and the mole is removed flush with the skin. If necessary, an excision technique and sutures may be used. We then have the mole examined to determine whether or not it is cancerous.

If you’re concerned about a mole for cosmetic reasons or suspicious characteristics, call us at (909) 981-8929 or fill out our online contact form for more information. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee looks forward to helping you achieve peace of mind and a more attractive appearance.

Bridal Beauties

 Cosmetic Treatment for Weddings

With wedding season coming up, many brides-to-be and their bridal parties are doing everything they can to look their best. From mandatory gym time and strict diets to dedicated skin care routines and spray tans, women put themselves through a lot to prevent taking unappealing wedding pictures that would live on in infamy. With the advent of Beautiful bride and bridesmaidshigh-resolution cameras and most brides being over 25 years old, signs of aging are also an increasing concern. Many prenuptial regimens now include cosmetic treatments so that brides and their bridesmaids project a youthful and radiant appearance on the big day.

The following are some of the most popular treatments bridal beauties undergo to get wedding-day ready.

MiXto SX® CO₂ Laser Treatment

One of the most popular treatments for fiancées and bridal parties is MiXto SX® CO₂ laser skin resurfacing. This fractional laser treatment takes just 30 to 60 minutes and provides amazing skin tightening and resurfacing results with very little patient discomfort or downtime.

MiXto SX® treatment can improve the following:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Sun spots
  • Enlarged pores


JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC are made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the skin that hydrates and delivers nutrients to the cells. These formulas are injected beneath the skin to fill wrinkles and hollows to create a smoother, more natural look and feel.

JUVÉDERM® injections can improve the following:

  • Lines from the nostrils to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds)
  • Thin lips
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Hollows under the eyes

Tickle Lipo™

Tickle Lipo™ can slim down those stubborn problem areas of fat with just local anesthesia, less patient discomfort, and a faster recovery than traditional liposuction.

MedSpa Services

We offer medspa services, including chemical peels, facials, and skin blading, for those want more subtle facial rejuvenation.


Our cosmeceuticals treat a variety of signs of aging, including photoaging, sun spots, acne, and fine lines. Our physicians can determine the right products and treatment regimen for your unique needs and goals.

It’s best to start a healthy skin care regimen and any series of treatments at least six months prior to the wedding, and all treatments should be done at least one month before the big day. Liposuction should be performed at least four to six months before a big event to allow for all swelling and bruising to resolve.

If you’re interested in attaining a rejuvenated, radiant appearance for your big day, contact Skin Physicians & Surgeons in Upland. Call (909) 981-8929 or fill out our online contact form today to schedule your consultation and get wedding-day ready!


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