Body Contouring

truSculpt 3D: A non-surgical Body Sculpting Procedure



Do you have stubborn areas on your stomach, thighs and waist? The new trusculpt 3D technology may be for you. This innovative new procedure can help you achieve your ideal figure and help reshape your body without surgery. The truSculpt 3D uses warm radiofrequency energy to heat deep layers of skin and fat to improve your overall body contours. This fat reducing treatment will improve the appearance of cellulite. After only 1 or 2 truSculpt sessions, you’ll notice that your trouble zones look slimmer and smoother.TruSculpt® 3D is the most effective in-office treatment to reduce and eliminate stubborn subcutaneous fat in the flanks and tummy regions. It is the only FDA-approved non-invasive laser treatment that can eliminate up to 25% of belly and flank fat.


One of the main advantages of truSculpt is that the procedure is very simple and comfortable, requiring no anesthetic before and no downtime afterward. During your treatment, a hand piece that emits radiofrequency energy is placed over the targeted area. Pulses of energy cause fat cells to heat up and shrink, promoting skin contraction that results in a slimming and smoothing effect. Each treatment usually lasts about 1 hour. The level of heat can be adjusted for each person, ensuring a positive pain free experience.


For maximum results, combine four 15-minute treatments in one session.



Most people begin to see results from truSculpt in about 4 weeks, with the final results appearing after about 12 weeks. One or 2 sessions are usually enough to create significant improvements, but more treatments can be performed if necessary.

TruSculpt® takes a multi-dimensional approach to body sculpting and circumferential reduction by delivering clinically therapeutic temperatures to the subcutaneous adipose tissue to achieve the highest clinical efficacy in the shortest possible treatment time. This Targeted, Repeatable and Uniform approach ensures TRU 3D results are achieved.


    • The truSculpt 3D® Prices start at $750 per 15 minute treatment




The Limelight™ laser is a new, non-invasive approach to skin rejuvenation, which can be customized for different skin tones and aging skin conditions. This treatment can be used for skin redness, veins, brown spots and sun damage. The LimeLight uses light to heat the pigment in the top layer of your skin to reduce discoloration and promote an evener skin tone. The result is an exceptionally effective skin rejuvenation treatment with minimal discomfort.

Limelight can be used on any sun-damaged area of the body especially the face, neck, décolleté, hands, arms legs and back. Good candidates for this procedure are people with freckled, discolored, red, blotchy or brown spots, which were previously difficult to treat. In addition, this is a very effective treatment for the redness or dilated blood vessels and the flushing of Rosacea.


The LimeLight Facial is a new, non-invasive approach to skin rejuvenation using Cutera’s LimeLight. The procedure offers the advantage of improving skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging and photodamage.


By selecting Program A, B or C, your practitioner can customize your LimeLight Facial to your skin type and selectively treat the brown and/or red pigmented areas on your skin. It’s the heating of the pigmented brown or red cells that causes the therapeutic effect.



When the pulse of light is delivered, patients will experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. A gel is recommended to cool the skin before vascular treatments. Anesthesia or pain medicine is typically not required.


Treatment time depends on the area of the body being treated. However, most treatments should take less than one hour.


One to three treatments are usually sufficient to see results. Additional treatments may be recommended, especially for excessively sun-damaged skin.


Immediately following treatment, brown spots will start to darken and your skin may appear slightly red. The treated area may be mildly swollen. This typically lasts a few hours and possibly a day or longer. Make-up can be applied to cover the redness.


Within one to three weeks, the darkened spots will flake off and fade. Diffuse redness or telangiectasia will decrease and your mottled complexion will improve.


New brown spots, telangiectasia, and diffuse redness may appear with new sun damage; after however, they too can be treated. Remember to always apply broad-spectrum sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage and the appearance of new spots and diffuse redness. Rosacea is chronic and cannot be “cured” with any laser or light source, however, its appearance can be improved.


    • Limelight Treatments start at $300 for full face an neck. Package pricing available.



Laser Genesis for skin tone and scar removal. Laser Genesis is a non-invasive laser treatment that works to even skin tones, treat fine lines and wrinkles, scars, large pores and active acne. This heat-based laser uses the body’s natural processes to stimulate collagen growth to heal and replenish healthy skin tone and texture. This treatment is especially effective in treating rosacea and both acne and other scars. The treatment usually requires about 3-5 treatments, depending on the desired effects, but requires zero downtime or recovery.

How does Laser Genesis work?

Laser Genesis is a form of a non-ablative Nd:YAG laser that uses heat to kill bacteria on and under the skin, preventing future acne outbreaks. The heat also penetrates deep enough into the skin, to stimulate the natural production of collagen, which shrinks pores, evens skin tones, and increases the speed of cell turn over.

How many Laser Genesis treatments do I need?

Laser Genesis does take multiple treatments for optimal results, with a healthy minimum being three sessions, four or so weeks apart. Depending on the desired results, upwards of nine treatments may be recommended.

How long is the Laser Genesis appointment?

Most Laser Genesis treatment only take about thirty minutes, but is dependent on the number of areas being treated.

How long do the results of Laser Genesis last?

Results and benefits are seen over time, with optimal results being seen around the six month period. Laser Genesis can provide permanent results when being used to treat scars, but when treating pigment issues, such as rosacea, follow up treatments are recommended every 12 months. Depending on how well protected from the sun and how consistent the home care regimen is, results can last longer than the intended 12 month period.


    • Laser Genesis Treatments start at $300 for full face an neck. Package pricing available.




Vampire Breastlift


Do You Show Any of These Five Signs of an Aging Breast?

      1. Skin color has become grayer because of less blood flow.
      2. Shape of the breast has collapsed and become droopy.
      3. Sensation has decreased due to breast feeding, implants, other surgery, or age.
      4. Inverted nipples can also be corrected.
      5. Crinkling skin around the cleavage area.


3 Steps of the Vampire Breast Lift ® Procedure

(1) Evaluate Shape and where the shape can be enhanced to create a younger, more attractive appearance.
(2) Preparation of the growth factors for injection…

      • First, the injector isolates growth factors from the patient’s blood.
      • When these growth factors enter the breast (injected by the physician), then muti-potent stem cells become activated to grow new tissue. This new tissue includes new collagen, new fatty tissue (for smoothness), and new blood vessels (for a healthy glow).

Then she “activates” those platelets to cause the release from the platelets of at least 30 growth factors that would normally be used to heal injured tissue.
These growth factors work like magic to cause increased collagen & new blood flow. To rejuvenate new skin, these growth factors must be put back into your breast.
(3) Injecting the Magic into Your Breast
Using numbing cream and a very small needle (for almost no pain), the physician injects the woman’s own growth factors back into her breast in a particular way. These growth factors then activate multipotent stem cells already in the skin (tricking them into “thinking” there’s been an injury and new younger tissue should generated).


The multipotent stem cells then develop into new collagen, new blood vessels, and new fatty tissue trying to “repair” the skin that was never injured!


The result…younger-appearing skin and increased volume of fatty tissue!
The effects of the procedure improve for 2 to 3 months and last for at least 1 to 2 years!




The Vampire Breast Lift® procedure is not for everyone. This is not a replacement for implants or a surgical breast lift. The Vampire Breast Lift® does what a well-made bra should do – provide lift and cleavage. Good candidates for this procedure are women who are not looking to dramatically change the size of their breasts. Women who are looking to give their breasts a more youthful appearance are ideal candidates for the Vampire Breast Lift®.
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      • The Vampire Facial® $750 (recommend twice per year)
        *Procedure time: 1 hour
      • The Vampire Facial® w/PRP Injections $1,000
        *Procedure time: 1 hours


PDO Thread Lift


What is ThreadLift?


ThreadLift is a minimally invasive procedure that is used to tighten sagging skin around the face and neck.* The procedure utilizes small threads made out of polydioxanone (PDO); the same material used to create dissolving sutures.*
These very thin threads are inserted under the skin, and are used to manually reposition the skin to create a tightening effect.*


How ThreadLift Works

The idea behind ThreadLift is similar to a facelift, but without the surgical removal of excess skin or surgical repositioning of the tissues beneath.*
During treatment, your California Skin Institute provider will make small puncture incisions at the treatment site. Then, small PDO threads will be inserted under the skin by using a very thin cannula.
The number of threads will depend on the specific problem being treated. For example, in order to lift sagging skin around the cheeks and jaw, your provider may utilize three, or even more, threads on each side.* One of the benefits of using more threads is that they can cover a larger area, providing a lifting effect that is more dispersed and looks more natural.*
After the desired amount of tightening has been achieved, the protruding ends of the threads are clipped off. The threads underneath the skin are completely invisible.*

Will my Face Look Natural?

Yes!* What makes ThreadLift so effective is the presence of tiny barbs that protrude along the entire length of thread.* When the thread is pulled, the soft barbs latch onto the tissues and skin, to pull on the entire area.* Because no single point sustains the brunt of the pulling, the resulting lift is very uniform, and the treatment area looks smooth and natural.*
Further, because the PDO threads are very soft, no one will be able to feel them under your skin.*

What the ThreadLift Treats

ThreadLift is primarily used to address sagging skin and loss of skin elasticity in the face and neck.* California Skin Institute providers currently use this procedure to lift sagging cheeks, reduce the appearance of jowls, tighten the forehead, and lift the eyebrows.*
Although this procedure can also be used to improve sagging skin in the neck, it cannot address vertical muscle bands, which require a neck lift to be removed.*

Does ThreadLift Hurt?

No, the procedure is very comfortable and typically don’t feel any discomfort due to the local anesthetic.* Further, due to the decreased trauma to the skin and underlying tissues, the recovery from this treatment is much more comfortable than from a surgical face lift.*

Your ThreadLift Consultation

The best way to see if ThreadLift is the right procedure in your situation is to schedule an appointment with one of our expert providers. Please schedule your consultation by calling a California Skin Institute practice near you, or schedule online now!

* Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.



An Uplift, not a Facelift!


Ultherapy is a new type of non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that uses ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing process to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin on the brow, neck, and under the chin. Results can last up to 18-24 months.

The only FDA-approved procedure to lift skin on these hard-to-treat areas, Ultherapy uses the safe, time-tested energy of ultrasound to stimulate the deep structural support layers of the skin-including those typically addressed in a surgical facelift-without disturbing the surface of the skin.



Natural, Noticeable Results


Now there’s a way to stand firm in the face of gravity-on your terms. With Ultherapy, there’s no downtime, no foreign substances, no radical change; just a healthy revving-up on the inside for a natural, noticeable effect on the outside.

With Ultherapy, you can go about your day after a single, 60-90 minute in-office procedure. You may notice a short-term “boost” but the natural process of creating new, more elastic, collagen builds over time-much like the effect that exercise has on building muscle (but without the multiple workouts!).


Ultherapy Before and After

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The Beauty of Ultherapy

Results will unfold over the course of 2-3 months and some patients have reported continued improvement for up to 6 months, including lifting and tightening of the skin on the neck, under the chin, along the jawline, and on the brow. While ultrasound does not duplicate the results of surgery, Ultherapy has proven to be an inviting alternative for those who are not yet ready for surgery.

How It Works

Unlike lasers, which penetrate the skin from the outside-in, Ultherapy bypasses the surface of the skin, specifically targeting the deep, structural skin tissues where collagen lives. Using ultrasound technology, Ultherapy actually works from the inside-out to lift and tighten skin non-invasively.



The “See” and “Treat” Uplifting Ultrasound

In some ways, Ultherapy is just like an ultrasound imaging procedure that expectant mothers may receive. A smooth handpiece is placed on your skin and an image of the tissue beneath is projected on a screen. This allows your practitioner to “see” where they will treat your skin.

But here’s the difference: with Ultherapy, that same handpiece is also used to deliver tiny deposits of focused ultrasound energy at just the right depth below the skin, to the same foundational layer typically addressed in a surgical facelift.


The Lift You’re Looking For

Your body’s response to this energy is to recondition tired skin by stimulating the growth of fresh, new collagen. The result is a tightening and gradual lifting-or shifting-of the skin back into a more youthful position and form-fitting shape.