Sansum Clinic 215 Pesetas Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93110

When Drooping Eyelids Effect Your Sight

Facial plastic surgery isn’t only about aesthetics. Often we perform surgeries that provide functional improvement for patients. In the case of our patient Paula, her drooping eyelids were having a serious effect on her vision. “Over the years I noticed that my eyelids were drooping and that really started to

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Lose the Jowls and the Sags – Facial Plastic Surgery is for Men Too!

Our Santa Barbara patient Dennis Peterson came in for a refreshed look in his mid 60’s. After a consultation we knew that a brow lift and chin lift were the perfect options for the natural look he was hoping to achieve. “In my mid 60’s I was having a major

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The New Face of 60 – Face Lift

“I started realizing that I just didn’t like the way I was looking and maybe it was time to do something about it. Dr. LaPatka reassured me that I was going to look natural. Since my surgery, I feel like I look like I did when I was 40!”— Beverly

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Understanding rosacea and its treatment

In addition to surgical solutions, many patients come to our center for treatment of skin conditions like uneven pigmentation, age spots and rosacea. Rosacea is a chronic skin condition involving inflammation of the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead, or eyelids. It may appear as redness, prominent spider-like blood vessels, swelling, or

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Summer Skin Care Tips

Hot weather, salt water, humidity, and chlorine take their toll on our skin during the summer months. Here are some helpful summer skin care tips and solutions for keeping your skin safe and beautiful all summer long. Don’t neglect your skin. Did you know that most skin aging occurs during

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Dermasweep/ Hydradermabrasion

A recent article  in Aesthetic Dermatology News 2009 revealed exciting proof that dermasweep is better than microdermabrasion. Let me explain. Microdermabrasion is a process that microcrystals to give the skin a healthier look . Dermasweep ( hydradermabrasion) uses a  crystal free dermabrasion with the pneumatic application of such material as

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New treatments for skin hydrating

It seems like everyday a new method of skin improvement hits the market to better treat wrinkle reduction, pigment spots, acne, etc…The latest, The Dermasweep, provides micro-resurfacing to reduce early aging lines, and treat sun damaged, acne, surgical scars and dehydration. The Dermasweep actually infuses hydrating nutrients like antioxidants into the

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David F. LaPatka, MD, FACS

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