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Assess Your Moles with the ABCDE Method Apr 1st, 2021

When many people think of a skin care regimen their minds immediately jump to things like cleansing, moisturizing, and using sunscreen. While these are all critical components to healthy vibrant skin, it's important not to forget one additional step — checking your skin for possible skin cancer. At the Ventura...

Can I Do Anything about Spider Veins? Mar 14th, 2021

Whether you're ready to hit the beach or have a picnic in the park, you want to look and feel your best. If unattractive spider veins on your legs or face are making you self-conscious, it's time to seek laser therapy that will leave your skin looking clearer and younger....

How PRP Can Help Treat Androgenic Alopecia Feb 9th, 2021

Androgenetic alopecia may not be a medical condition known to a lot of people. However, its layman's name is one many men and women are all too familiar with: male pattern and female pattern baldness. While losing one's hair may be a natural part of aging for many, it doesn't...

What to Do About Sagging Skin Jan 6th, 2021

Most people expect a few wrinkles and laugh lines as they age, but sagging skin? Probably not so much. Fortunately, help is available. Dr. Peter Karlsberg and his physician's assistant Michele Ayans use a combination of art and science for natural-looking results at the Ventura Institute for Dermatologic Arts offices...

5 Benefits of Facial Fillers Dec 1st, 2020

We may not be able to turn back the clock on aging but that doesn't mean we have to live with hollow cheeks, sagging jowls, and other signs of getting older. Facial fillers can replace the skin's volume and help you look your best. At the Ventura Institute for Dermatologic...

Skin Cancer Treatment: What to Expect Nov 1st, 2020

A diagnosis of skin cancer can be scary but fortunately, there are a number of options to treat it. Whether the doctor has found basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma or another less common type of skin cancer, there is a protocol that's right for you and your situation. ...

Finding the Perfect Combination of Cosmetic Injectables Oct 11th, 2020

When you look in the mirror do you wish you could erase the lines, wrinkles, and hollow cheeks that come with age? While these changes are completely normal, it doesn't mean you have to live with them. Cosmetic injectables offer a wide range of options to help you look and...

The Importance of a Post-Summer Skin Check Sep 17th, 2020

As Fall’s cooler temperatures replace the sunny warmth of Summer, it’s time to get out the sweaters, brew up something with pumpkin spice — and get a post-summer skin check.  Dr. Peter Karlsberg and his physician’s assistant Michele Ayans provide top-notch, innovative cosmetic dermatological care at Ventura Institute for Dermatologic...

Ditch the Facelift: Lift Your Skin with Our Minimally Invasive Silhouette InstaLift™ Aug 18th, 2020

Are sagging skin and deep wrinkles getting you down? While these are normal effects of aging, they can be discouraging when you look in the mirror. The good news is Silhouette InstaLift™ can help. Here at our offices of the Ventura Institute for Dermatologic Arts located in Ventura and Camarillo,...

Identifying When Your Ingrown Toenail Requires Medical Attention Jul 15th, 2020

Most people give little thought to their feet and toes until there is an issue like an ingrown toenail. If you're experiencing pain, redness, inflammation, or swelling, it may be time to see the doctor for professional help. Here at PMC Foot and Ankle Clinic located in Spring, Texas, Dr....

What Is a Keratosis? Jun 22nd, 2020

A dark spot on your skin can be concerning medically and annoying cosmetically. In some cases, however, it may not be a mole or skin cancer at all. It could be a seborrheic keratosis — and easily treated. Here at the offices of the Ventura Institute for Dermatologic Arts in...

5 Summer Sun Tips to Prevent Skin Damage May 29th, 2020

After spending months cooped up inside, we're all anxious to get out and enjoy some sunshine in the backyard or local park. However, even in our zeal for fresh air and time outdoors, it's still important to remember to protect our skin from sun damage. Dr. Peter Karlsberg and his...

We Have Jeuveau (Newtox), the New Neurotoxin for Banishing Frown Lines Apr 30th, 2020

Do frown lines make you look tired or angry, even though you feeling great? If so, we have a brand new solution. There’s a new game in town that can improve the appearance of those troublesome lines between your brows. It’s called Jeuveau® and it may have a leading edge...

Hyperhidrosis? Remedy Excessive Sweating with MiraDry® Mar 9th, 2020

Sweating is normal. Excessive sweating is not. If you're suffering from too much underarm moisture to the point it's ruining your clothes or causing you stress and anxiety, you may have hyperhidrosis. A treatment called miraDry® may be able to help.   With offices in Ventura and Camarillo, California, Ventura...

Everything You Need to Know About Skin Tightening Feb 1st, 2020

No one wants sagging skin, but many fear involved surgical procedures like a facelift. Fortunately, there are several innovative options that can tighten your skin and leave you looking younger without invasive treatment.  Here at Ventura Institute for Dermatologic Arts located in Ventura and Camarillo, California, Dr. Peter Karlsberg and...

5 Reasons Microneedling Is So Beneficial for Your Skin Jan 6th, 2020

Have you heard of microneedling? It’s a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that helps reduce the signs of aging through your body’s own natural processes. In fact, our clients at the Ventura Institute for Dermatologic Arts in Ventura and Camarillo, California, have been achieving amazing results with this technique. Here are...

Incorporating Botox Into Your Regular Beauty Routine Dec 18th, 2019

The popularity of Botox® has been on the rise in the United States, and for good reason. The quick, minimally invasive treatment minimizes lines and wrinkles without the hassle or risks of surgery. A treatment can leave you with a youthful-looking appearance and give you improved self-confidence. Once Botox has...

ACNE: IT’S NOT JUST FOR KIDS ANYMORE Dec 9th, 2019

Many of us who suffered from acne as teenagers believed that we would outgrow our acne as we reached adulthood. Others were lucky enough to have escaped acne as adolescents, only to find that they are now developing acne for the first time as adults. The unfortunate truth is that...

THE ART OF THE NON-SURGICAL FACELIFT Dec 9th, 2019

In today’s world, it seems popular anti-aging and facial rejuvenation techniques, typically focus on the prevention and reduction of wrinkles. While it may be true that wrinkles are the most obvious and easily measurable aspect of facial aging, they are definitely not the only factors that help contribute to an...

SAY GOODBYE TO THE DOUBLE CHIN Dec 9th, 2019

COOLSCULPTING COOL MINI, KYBELLA INJECTIONS AND MICRO-LIPOSUCTION Frustrated with those extra pockets of fat underneath your chin?  Does your double chin make you want to hide or wear turtlenecks year-round? Unfortunately, submental fat (fat underneath the chin) is one of the areas where it is most difficult to lose fat....

GETTING THE BEST RESULTS FROM YOUR BOTOX OR JUVEDERM | VENTURA DERMATOLOGIST’S GUIDE Dec 9th, 2019

If you’re going to spend good money on Botox or other neurotoxin injections, like Xeomin, or dermal fillers, like Juvederm, get the very most from your injectable treatments with the following tips recommended by Ventura Dermatologist, Dr. Peter Karlsberg:   TIME YOUR TREATMENT ACCORDINGLY Plan Around Social and Work Engagements Those with “once in...

CHOOSING A TOP DERMATOLOGIST FOR COSMETIC TREATMENTS IN VENTURA Dec 9th, 2019

Your skin – it can have a definite impact on the way you look and feel about yourself as you age. Over time, the cumulative effects of your choices and environmental influences are reflected through the skin, and its underlying tissues. As the largest organ of the human body, it’s...

SILHOUETTE INSTALIFT ANSWERS THE CALL FOR A NON-SURGICAL FACELIFT ALTERNATIVE Dec 9th, 2019

As we age, one’s facial skin begins to lose more and more collagen. Contours become less and less defined. And at Ventura Institute of Dermatologic Arts (VIDA)… we watch patients stand in front of the mirror over and over again. Their fingertip demonstration of how a gentle skin pull, on...

CHEEK AUGMENTATION AND REJUVENATION USING INJECTABLE CALCIUM HYDROXYLAPATITE (RADIESSE®) Dec 9th, 2019

Soft tissue fillers are becoming increasingly important as nonsurgical treatment options for patients seeking to ameliorate the appearance of facial aging. Radiesse®, a calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) compound in an aqueous gel carrier, is gaining popularity as a nonsurgical facial contouring agent. We examine the use of CaHA for cheek augmentation,...

WHAT’S NEW IN LASERS FOR SKIN PROBLEMS? Dec 9th, 2019

Driven by major recent advances in laser technology, new lasers for skin problems ranging from wrinkles to red spots and from scars to stretch marks are being developed at an unprecedented pace. For example, a whole new generation of lasers for vascular blemishes now exists to treat problems like “broken...

SKIN REJUVENATION FOR SUMMER: HEALTHY ALTERNATIVES TO THE NOT-SO-PERFECT TAN Dec 9th, 2019

Summer somehow makes us feel younger, and we all want to look as young as we feel. As summer approaches, too many of us are already rushing outside to work on the perfect tan, because a tan somehow makes us feel more youthful and more attractive to others. But we...

DERMATOLOGIST TESTED. (LITERALLY!) Dec 9th, 2019

VIDA PUTS ALL OUR SKINCARE BRANDS TO THE TEST What do the words “dermatologist tested” actually mean? Do skincare brands send dermatologists random stuff to review for free? Is there a man in a white coat testing samples in a lab somewhere? Do some dermatologists simply check the ingredient list,...

THERMIVA: STRESS INCONTINENCE & VAGINAL REJUVENATION Dec 9th, 2019

Do you pee when you laugh? Cross your legs when coughing or sneezing? Avoid the gym, or wear a pad when exercising? It’s quite possible, you may have stress incontinence. Life events such as childbirth, menopause and the natural aging process can alter a woman’s vaginal health. These changes can...

THE REMARKABLE BENEFITS OF LASER SKIN RESURFACING Dec 9th, 2019

Time can take its toll on the skin. Aging, sun exposure, acne, or other factors can leave one’s face with scarring, blemishes, lines and wrinkles – making one look years older than they actually are. And while facial serums, sunscreens and moisturizers are common safeguards and important skin care regimens, sometimes...

A WRINKLE IN TIME: RECENT ADVANCES IN THE TREATMENT OF AGING SKIN Dec 9th, 2019

The great success of laser-based skin resurfacing in improving facial wrinkles and scars has in some respects overshadowed many important new developments in cosmetic skin rejuvenation. As an example, patients often approach me and ask specifically for the resurfacing procedure, when in fact their needs would be better met by...

WRINKLE RELAXER OR DERMAL FILLER? Dec 8th, 2019

CHOOSING THE RIGHT INJECTABLE TREATMENT FOR YOU The terms “Wrinkle Relaxer” and “Dermal Fillers” are used frequently in the world of anti-aging. They may sound familiar to you, but it’s very possible that you may still not even know what each treatment is, what they do individually and how they...