Our skin plays an essential role in our physical and emotional health. Not only is the skin the body’s largest organ, but it is also the first thing we notice about ourselves and others. Our skin is an extension of ourselves, often reflecting our health decisions, lifestyle choices, and overall well-being.
In today’s modern world, it has become increasingly important to provide patients with the resources and tools they need to cultivate, maintain, and reveal the beauty and health of their skin. Del Mar Plastic Surgery has been proudly providing these therapies to patients for years, dedicating patient-oriented skin care products and treatments to provide a lifetime of youth and radiance.Find out more about our products here
Del Mar Plastic Surgery
Del Mar Plastic Surgery is here to help you take the first step toward your transformation by always providing complimentary skin consultations. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us at (858) 215-6143.
Meet Our Aesthetician, Marci Pastel-Rellas
Marci Pastel-Rellas is a licensed aesthetician with over 15 years of experience in aesthetic medicine. She has proudly served with Dr. Pollack to help the local community for nearly 10 years.
Marci's Inspiration for Aesthetic Therapies
Having lived in Southern California for over two decades, Marci’s passion for aesthetic therapies began when she spent several years competing in marathons and triathlons in the Southern California sun. She noticed that many people she was meeting at outdoor endurance races were beginning to suffer from aging skin caused by sun damage and the strenuousness of the sport. This began her journey into the world of skin care, inspiring her to study and master the youth-restoring techniques she performs today.
Skin Care Training and Experience
Since then, Marci graduated from the Palomar Institute and used her new skills to help others at the finest medical spas and dermatologist centers. Working with Dr. Larry Pollack and his exceptional staff at Del Mar Plastic Surgery, Marci has built long-standing relationships and uses her friendly personality to educate patients and professionally treat each of their needs.
Those new to skin care therapies find Marci’s passion for healthy, glowing, and fabulous skin contagious. Patients whose primary goal is to receive plastic surgery may find skin care treatments a powerful method for supporting and maintaining their plastic surgery results.
We Offer the Following Skin Care Options:
Our Signature HydraFacial® is a clinically tested, non-ablative, non-laser device that cleanses, exfoliates, extracts, hydrates, and protects the skin all in one treatment. This facial uses a state-of-the-art vortex fusion system to offer comprehensive dislodging of skin bacteria and impurities while simultaneously delivering hydrating formulas and nutrients to the skin.
The Platinum HydraFacial® includes all the same benefits of the Signature HydraFacial® but adds personalized boosters, red or blue light therapy, and lymph drainage. The Platinum HydraFacial® is perfect for those who want to take their skin care treatments to the next level.
Dr. Pollack’s Advanced Skin Care Line
Dr. Pollack’s Advanced Skin Care products bring the benefits of years of research and experience in aesthetic medicine straight to your home. Created from hand-selected nutrients and therapeutic compounds, each ingredient in Dr. Pollack’s Skin Brightening pads, MicroDERM scrubs, hydrators, and cleansers is engineered to give the skin added life, clarity, and vibrancy.
Customized Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are often sought to enhance the tone, complexion, and overall radiance of the face. During treatment, a chemical solution that removes the skin’s outermost layer is applied to the face. This prompts the body to regenerate a new, healthier layer of skin cells for a glowing appearance.
We also offer body peels to rejuvenate the skin on the arms, hands, and back.
At Del Mar Plastic Surgery, we use several peel ingredients, including kojic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, trichloroacetic acid, and fruit enzymes. Chemical peels are available in a variety of strengths to fit every skin type.
Chemical peels can:
- Improve sun-damaged skin
- Reduce facial wrinkles and lines
- Lighten scars
- Improve age spots
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure that “buffs” rough skin for a smoother, more radiant complexion. The treatment is performed using fine crystals that gently exfoliate the top layer of skin and generate new, healthier skin.
Light microdermabrasion can be combined with a chemical peel for certain skin types.
Microdermabrasion can treat:
- Rough or uneven skin
Specifically designed to treat the unique collection of problems that come from adult acne, acne facials are designed to dislodge the skin impurities that cause acne in the pores. Acne facials also exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells.
Patients who choose this facial experience clearer skin as their acne improves. Acne facials also help prevent future acne from developing.
Facials rejuvenate and revitalize the skin by stimulating collagen growth and protecting the skin from harmful environmental factors. Deep cleansing and exfoliation, along with a revitalizing or oxygenating facial, can significantly impact the long-term quality of your skin.
Our signature facials include pore extractions, serums, masks, and a full relaxing neck and shoulder massage with essential oils.
Del Mar Plastic surgery now offers the Precision Plus Peel. This peel targets skin tone and texture irregularities and enhances the clarity of your skin. Offering significant results with little downtime, the VI peel softens fine lines and wrinkles, reduces hyperpigmentation, age spots, freckles, and acne scars, and stimulates collagen production for lasting results.
This peel is applied to the face and neck.The VI Precision Plus can result in peeling for up to seven days.
Frequently Asked Questions About Skin Care Options
- Can I Combine My Skin Care Procedures?
Yes. Many skin care procedures can work together to achieve superior results. HydraFacial® treatments can combine with facials, and chemical peels work well with microdermabrasion. Combining your procedures can help save time and money compared to getting each treatment done separately. Talk with our aesthetician to determine if combining several skin care options is right for you.
- How Do I Know Which Treatment I Need?
Our licensed aesthetician, Marci, can help you determine which skin care treatment or product is best for you. If your concern is primarily faded or rough skin, a chemical peel or microdermabrasion treatment may be best. If you are concerned with dry, flaky, or clogged pores, a HydraFacial® or facial procedure may suit you better. Dr. Pollack’s Advanced Skin Care line may be best if you want the option of maintaining your skin at home.
Talk with Marci about your specific needs so she can determine the best skin care treatment plan for you.
- How Much Do Skin Treatments Cost?
The cost of your skin care will vary depending on the treatment(s) chosen, the extent of each treatment, and the number of sessions required. Marci will ensure you understand the price of your skin treatment before you make your decisions.
- How Many Skin Care Treatments Will I Need?
Some patients achieve ideal results with only a single treatment. However, most patients find that several treatments over the course of a few weeks or months achieve superior results.
Many patients also choose to undergo periodic skin care treatments to maintain their appearance and youthful glow.
- How Long Will My Recovery Take After a Skin Care Treatment?
Recovery after your skin care procedure will vary depending on the treatment in question. Many treatments have little to no downtime. However, some procedures will require care in the days or weeks following the session. For example, chemical peels may leave your skin looking red and slightly swollen for up to two days. Microdermabrasion can have similar effects.
- What Will My Recovery Look Like After My Skin Care Treatment?
In general, you can expect your skin to have some degree of redness or swelling for up to two days. You should do your best to keep your restored skin out of direct sunlight for up to two weeks and use sunscreen daily after treatment to preserve your results.
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