• FotoFacial®- AgeDelay™

    Restore a natural, youthful beauty to your skin with no downtime

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  • Laser Scar Treatments

    Learn about how various factors influence the way your skin scars

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  • Injectable Treatments

    Treat deep lines and wrinkles with injectable treatments

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  • Laser Skin Treatments

    Dramatic improvement in wrinkles, scars, tone and texture

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  • Body Treatments

    Melt fat around problem areas and contour the body

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Body Treatments

ProLipo PLUS

is a minimally invasive, ultra high-powered laser system for performing laser-assisted lipolysis. It melts unwanted fat and coagulates tissue, resulting in a tighter, slimmer body. ProLipo PLUS delivers laser energy through a slender fiber to areas of body fat. The energy from the laser melts the unwanted fat and firms tissue resulting in a tighter, slimmer appearance. Any area of the body that has pockets of unwanted body fat can be improved with ProLipo treatment. Popular areas are under the chin, abdomen, love handles, saddle bags, inner and outer thighs, bra roll, back, even knees and ankles. ProLipo PLUS delivers laser energy through a slender fiber to areas of body fat. The energy from the laser melts the unwanted fat and firms tissue resulting in a tighter, slimmer appearance.


The hCG assisted weight loss program

combines a low calorie diet with pain-free, subcutaneous injections of hCG. Normally, if someone were to start a low calorie diet, he or she would experience hunger, cravings, fatigue, feel miserable, lose structural fat and muscle mass.Loss of structural fat is a problem because it provides a layer of cushioning to the body, most importantly around vital organs, soles of the feet and palms of the hands. Loss of muscle mass is equally problematic when dieting and can give people a gaunt, unhealthy look. Loss of muscle mass also reduces the body’s caloric requirements, negating effectiveness of the low calorie diet and reducing overall weight loss. hCG solves both of these problems by turning the body onto abnormal or unwanted “depot” fat, enabling rapid loss of body fat while retaining muscle mass and structural fat. Reducing abnormal fat is also beneficial in terms of overall health since it is responsible for the onset of a wide variety of chronic diseases.

Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). BHRT has existed for over 20 years. The major benefit of BHRT is that treatment doses are individualized and the mixture of products may not be commercially available. Bioidentical hormones, sometimes referred to as natural hormones, are used to treat menopause symptoms, perimenopause, and post-menopause. Bioidentical hormones are those that are molecularly identical to the hormones that are produced in the body. These hormones are chemicals that are derived from sources of yam or soybean. Steroids and hormones are taken from animals and plants then altered to be identical in molecular structure. Bio-identical hormones are much different from synthetic hormone replacement drugs in that bio-identical hormones are metabolized, stored, and converted into other hormones naturally. There are much less side effects to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy because the hormones are natural and our bodies metabolize bioidentical hormones the way it’s designed to. Synthetic hormones can often be quite strong and produce unbearable side effects. The compounded bioidentical hormones can be made to match each man or woman’s individual needs. This is something that’s just impossible with commercially produced products.

Hair Loss Treatments.

Men and women tend to lose hair as they age due to hormonal changes in the body. The specific hormonal changes that bring about hair loss are those involving the metabolism of androgens. The metabolism of androgens involves an enzyme, 5-alpha reductase, which combines with testosterone to produce DHT (dihydrotestosterone). As men and women age, changes in androgen metabolism lead to greater levels of DHT in the body. The most important structure of the hair follicle is the dermal papilla. The dermal papilla is responsible for hair growth and reproduction of new hair follicles. The dermal papilla is in direct contact with blood vessels in the skin, deriving nutrients for the hair follicle to grow. The dermal papilla also has many receptors for androgens, most notably DHT. Proper hair follicle nutrition is vital to maintain a full, healthy head of hair. The problem begins when DHT begins to bind to the dermal papilla, blocking proteins, vitamins and minerals from reaching the hair follicle. As a result, the hair follicle tends to grow and reproduce less frequently. DHT is also responsible for shrinking the hair follicle in which the hair follicle becomes shorter and finer. The process, referred to as miniaturization, is responsible for hair follicle death and ultimately, hair loss. Sensitivity to DHT is the cause in approximately 95% of men and women suffering from hair loss.

Scar Treatments.

Our skin is a seamless organ, like a fine piece of cloth cloaking valuable assets. Any burn, injury, surgery or other trauma to it can cause the formation of scar tissue that can be downright ugly. Imagine if you had a fine piece of silk: Even one small tear can make a difference in how it looks. But we’re human: Throughout our lives, we will have experiences that nip and tear at our skin, either self-inflicted, or completely out of our control. A scar isn’t so bad if it’s small or in a location that’s easy to conceal. But often you want a way to treat those scars other than hiding them under clothing. The truth is this: The scar will never completely go away, but there are some methods that can help reduce its size and appearance.

Written by Patrick Bitter Jr, MD

Patrick Bitter, Jr., M.D., is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in non-surgical treatments to improve skin health and delay aging and anti-aging medicine. He is the founder of Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology and maintains medical practices in Los Gatos, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. He graduated from the University of California with highest honors in Biology. He received his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his dermatology residency at Stanford University School of Medicine in 1986. Dr. Bitter is regarded as the pioneer in the use of pulsed light technology for skin rejuvenation. He is the developer of the acclaimed FotoFacial procedure using pulsed light to rejuvenate aged skin. He has authored several ground-breaking scientific papers on the use of pulsed light for skin rejuvenation. He is a sought after lecturer and teacher and has taught over four thousand physicians world-wide in the use of pulsed light. Dr. Bitter has been featured as a celebrity dermatologist on ABC's Extreme Makeover. He is a member of several professional societies including Fellowship in the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Dr. Bitter has been a consultant to the medical laser device industry and to nutritional and anti-aging companies. Dr. Bitter is dermatologist for the San Jose Sharks National Hockey League Team. He is a former USA Triathlon National Champion and two-time Hawaiin Ironman Triathlon finisher.