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Leap to Success
Friday, December 07, 2018
The "Leap to Confidence" program celebrates its 50th graduation ceremony on Wednesday, December 12, at 2 p.m. in East Village, San Diego. Twenty women will be graduating at this milestone event. Leap to Confidence is a personal leadership workshop offered at no cost to women emerging from major life challenges to help them reach their greatest potential.
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GBK Cosmetic Laser Dermatology Among First to Offer Newly FDA Approved Facial Filler

“Sculptra® Aesthetic” offers new option for longer lasting facial rejuvenation

(San Diego) – Americans looking for alternatives to major plastic surgery to improve their appearance have embraced the array of facial filler produces on the market. The latest advance in treatment has just won approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, offering a new and exciting option for consumers.

Sanofi-aventis U.S. announced that the FDA approved Sculptra® Aesthetic (injectable poly-L-lactic acid) for the correction of shallow to deep nasolabial folds, also called "smile lines," contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles which are treated with the appropriate injection technique in healthy patients. The real breakthrough by Sculptra® Aesthetic is that it offers natural-looking results that can last up to two years, far longer than other fillers.

"I’m excited to be among the first physicians in the U.S. offering Sculptra® Aesthetic to patients,” said Dr. Mitchel Goldman, Medical Director of GBK Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in La Jolla, California. “Nothing ages a person more than those deep smile lines on the face. These occur due to natural facial fat loss as we age, called lipotrophy. Sculptra® is a superb choice for replacing that natural padding in the face with a safe, long-lasting synthetic that produces a natural correction. From my experience, Sculptra® produces excellent results and patients love it,” said Goldman.

If you've just begun looking into facial treatment, the options may seem overwhelming and confusing. There are many brand names with several ingredients, which have different, but perhaps overlapping, uses.

“I hold myself and my practice to a very high standard,” said, Goldman. “I want to be able to offer consumer the latest scientific advancements in treatment, whether it’s new products like Scupltra® or Latisse®, innovations in lasers, or other cutting-edge cosmetic therapy choices,” said Goldman. “There are more ways than ever for people to look and feel their best, safely and effectively.”

“Today, the good news is that we have additional treatment to improve our appearance,” said Goldman. “But no matter how new or exciting a treatment might be, consumers need to remember when choosing any cosmetic procedure to be sure and confer with a, board-certified dermatologist, plastic surgeon or cosmetic surgeon who has experience with these specific procedures. You need an experienced physician to determine which treatments are right for you personally.”

About Dr. Mitchel P. Goldman

Dr. Goldman is a double board certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon who is renowned for his pioneering research of multiple laser techniques and skin rejuvenation. Dr. Goldman is a Volunteer Clinical Professor of Dermatology/Medicine for University of California, San Diego, and has written 18 medical textbooks on cosmetic and laser surgery, several of which are considered definitive medical texts in their respective fields, as well as over 300 peer-reviewed medical publications. Dr. Goldman has been featured on The Today Show, 20/20, The Discovery Health Channel, Wealth TV, E!, Extra, and The Swan, and in top publications including The Wall Street Journal, TIME, New York Times, Prevention, Elle, O Magazine, Self, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Allure, Glamour, InStyle, More and Good Housekeeping.

About GBK Cosmetic Laser Dermatology

GBK Cosmetic Laser Dermatology is San Diego County’s leading cosmetic dermatology practice, dedicated to combining major cosmetic breakthroughs of science and medicine with beauty and creativity to bring the ultimate in rejuvenation. World-renowned board certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Mitchel P. Goldman and colleagues Dr. Kimberly Butterwick and Dr. Douglas Keel offers clients a combined 50 years of experience in a full range of procedures in its surgical suites, recognized by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care for meeting its nationally recognized high standards, as well as cutting-edge cosmetic dermatology. GBK Cosmetic Laser Dermatology stays on the cutting edge of medical technology with its participation in groundbreaking research studies and ongoing education. For more information, please visit