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Why is Hyaluronic Acid (HA) So Important?

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally-occurring substance in skin known for its incredible capacity to attract and hold onto over one thousand times its weight in moisture. It is a vital, naturally-occurring substance that’s part of the skin’s healthy matrix. When used in skin care products like creams and serums, hyaluronic acid brings moisture to [...]

November 21st, 2019|Injectables, Treatments|Comments Off on Why is Hyaluronic Acid (HA) So Important?

2019 Before and After Photos

  All photos shown are HVME patients using non-touched-up photos. Thank you to patients who have given permission for us to use their photo to show our work. (The after photo above shows six weeks after Scarlet SRF, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and with regimen of medical-grade skincare.)   Combination Therapy four weeks [...]

November 1st, 2019|Injectables, Treatments|Comments Off on 2019 Before and After Photos

Microneedling Treatments Compared

Microneedling (AKA micropenning) at Hayes Valley Medical & Esthetics creates thousands of intentional and precise micro-injuries to the skin to trigger collagen synthesis, and through the healing process, improve skin texture and tightness and soften the appearance of scars. It may look and sound scary, but when the best technology is used by trained esthetic [...]

October 28th, 2019|Treatments|Comments Off on Microneedling Treatments Compared

Countdown to the Holidays

Things are about to get busy! Mid-October through New Years - fundraisers, events, parties, lot of photos, family-get-togethers. You want to look your best and we do too! Each year, we get questions on the best times to schedule appointments for treatments so that optimal results are realized just at the right time. (Many treatments [...]

October 7th, 2019|Treatments|Comments Off on Countdown to the Holidays

Botulinum Toxin Products Are Not All The Same

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a one-of-a-kind formulation created by a unique and proprietary manufacturing process. Even minor differences in botulinum toxin manufacturing processes can lead to variability in the final product – meaning potency and efficacy may not be completely ensured. Allergan owns the BOTOX® Cosmetic manufacturing and distribution process from start to finish. Control that [...]

September 16th, 2019|Injectables, Treatments|Comments Off on Botulinum Toxin Products Are Not All The Same

Scarlet September

They call it “Big Red” — we call it a major step forward in anti-aging! For the first time, two incredibly successful dermal therapies – radio frequency (RF) and microneedling – are combined to target virtually any skin issue! Scarlet SRF is an FDA-cleared, revolutionary, safe, short-pulse radio frequency with microneedling skin treatment that increases [...]

September 15th, 2019|Consultations, Treatments|Comments Off on Scarlet September

Longer Lasting Fillers

We offer a variety of FDA-approved dermal filler products from which our expert injectors can choose depending upon each patient's needs, treatment areas, expectations, and budget. Some newer fillers on the market are longer-lasting, and though they are more expensive, in the long run can be more cost effective due to fewer injections over time. [...]

February 22nd, 2019|Injectables, Treatments|Comments Off on Longer Lasting Fillers

Patient Comfort

Let us know about your experiences with discomfort or anxiety during your treatment. What works, what doesn’t? We’re continually looking for ways to improve your experiences with - let’s face it - sometimes pain-causing treatments. We inject, shoot lasers, light and sound, abrade, freeze and burn! All safely, medically, and designed to improve your skin, [...]

January 24th, 2019|Treatments|Comments Off on Patient Comfort

Hand Rejuvenation

What do your hands say about you? Don’t let them give away your age! When your skin starts losing collagen and elasticity, it often shows up first in your hands. The skin becomes thinner, tendons and veins become more prominent, and dark spots may appear. Hand rejuvenation helps treat those telltale signs of aging and [...]

December 18th, 2018|Product, Self Care, Treatments|Comments Off on Hand Rejuvenation