Skin Care Services in La Jolla

Clear, Radiant-Looking Skin

Skin Care Doctor La JollaEveryone wants a smooth, clear, radiant complexion. Unfortunately, aging, sun damage and medical conditions can compromise the health and beauty of the skin. Dr. Dennis Bucko, Dr. Farid Mozaffari and their team at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center offer a range of treatments and products for luminous skin. Dr. Bucko and Dr. Moz’s licensed aesthetician works one-on-one with each of his patients to learn their specific concerns and to develop a suitable plan of treatment. The treatment plan could include any of the following components:

VISIA Skin Analysis

VISIA Skin Analysis is a digital system that helps patients understand their skin and monitor the progress of cosmetic treatment. The technology captures front- and side-facing images of the face, and records and measures the surface of the skin. It makes a quantitative assessment of the skin features (e.g., pigmentation, wrinkles, textures, photodamage), and analyzes skin conditions.

What to Expect

Prior to the analysis, patients will need to remove all makeup and skin products from the skin. The patient will then sit or stand in front of the VISIA device, which scans the face, taking and recording a series of close-up photos at several different angles. The VISIA system analyzes the information recorded and displays the images on a display screen.

The patient and licensed aesthetician will view the digital images of the patient’s face and discuss their findings. Each digital image displays a different skin issue. For instance, one image highlights the presence of sun spots and other forms of damage on the skin, thanks to VISIA’s cross-polarized and UV lighting feature. Another image highlights the appearance of spider veins, hyperpigmentation, inflammation and other skin conditions, while other images highlight wrinkles, brown spots, red areas and pores. In addition, the system uses advanced aging simulation to show how the patient’s skin will look in five, 10 or even 20 years!

Who Is a Good Candidate for VISIA Skin Analysis?

VISIA is a good option for anyone considering cosmetic skin treatments. The information obtained by the VISIA Skin Analysis helps patients and providers understand the patient’s unique skin type and needs, and helps guide treatment.

How Often Should Patients Get Their Skin Analyzed?

Depending on the patient’s skin condition and goals, an additional analysis to measure the effectiveness of treatment and determine future treatment options may be recommended and scheduled.

How Long Does the Skin Analysis Take to Complete?

The skin analysis itself takes no more than 10 minutes to complete. The analysis is usually performed during a one-on-one skin evaluation that takes approximately one hour.

What Happens After Treatment?

Based on the data obtained by the skin analysis, the licensed aesthetician is able to suggest treatments and skin products that are suitable for the patient’s skin type, conditions and needs. Together, the patient and aesthetician design a customized skin management protocol, which could include a treatment like microdermabrasion or chemical peel, or special skin care products. Many patients choose to undergo a treatment immediately after their skin analysis while others schedule treatment for a later date.

Advanced Pigment Therapy (Cosmelan)

Looking for depigmentation surgery in San Diego? Cosmelan, an advanced pigment therapy, is a medical-grade treatment that targets all types of uneven pigmentation issues. It consists of a topical solution with active ingredients that lighten existing dark patches while inhibiting the development of new ones. Belladerma includes some of the most excellent Cosmelan doctors in the area.


Waxing is a quick and easy alternative to tedious shaving and tweezing. Many areas of the face and body can be waxed, including the eyebrows, chin, arms, legs and bikini area. Waxing usually takes 30 to 60 minutes. Hair usually grows back finer and sparser after regular waxing.

Permanent Makeup Application

Permanent makeup application is a cosmetic treatment in which pigmentation is tattooed to the skin to enhance the facial features. It is commonly used for the lips, eyelids and brows. For the most organic-looking results, the makeup is color-matched to natural hair color. The Belladerma team includes a medical aesthetician specially trained and board-certified in micropigmentation.

Fit Skin for Men

Fit Skin for Men is an effective regimen of simple treatments and products specifically designed for men.

Skin Excavation Treatment

A deep pore cleaning treatment designed for men with oily skin that are prone to blackheads and/ or acne. It’s an effective treatment that eliminates blocked pores resulting in clearer-looking skin.

Razor Burn Relief

A treatment created for skin that suffers from redness and irritation caused by shaving, harsh products, rosacea or other causes of inflammation. It is designed to calm skin and reduce redness and inflammation.

Skin Quencher

A hydrating treatment that will help restore the skin’s natural moisture barrier eliminating tightness and dryness, leaving the skin soft and smooth. Suited for men who spend a lot of time outdoors enduring environmental damage, such as weather, that causes dry skin.

Any of these skin treatments can be performed independently or combined with a surgical or non-surgical procedure for comprehensive results. Dr. Bucko and Dr. Moz’s licensed aesthetician may prescribe a specific skin care regimen to complement the results of facelift surgery, microdermabrasion or a chemical peel. In some cases, special products can help the skin heal faster from another treatment. The possibilities are discussed during a consultation with his aesthetician.

Contact Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center

Skin Care Services La JollaTo discuss your personal skin care concerns and goals with Dr. Bucko and Dr. Moz’s aesthetician, please schedule a consultation at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center. Contact us today to make an appointment.