How you feel about your appearance can affect your self-confidence and even your mood. At UC Davis Dermatology, our nationally recognized skin care specialists are well known for their expertise in non-invasive cosmetic procedures. We are dedicated to helping you look and feel your best.

Why choose UC Davis for cosmetic dermatology

You have access to a variety of anti-aging treatments and other therapies to address all your cosmetic concerns. You benefit from:

  • Latest cosmetic procedures: As one of the state’s top medical centers, we offer the latest scientifically proven therapies to enhance your appearance. Our dermatologists stay up-to-date on the latest cosmetic dermatology offerings andare knowledgeable about the safest and most effective treatments..
  • Skilled skin care specialists: You are in highly capable hands with a team of board-certified dermatologists providing your care. Our doctors have advanced training in common and hard-to-treat skin problems.
  • Personalized treatments: Your cosmetic concerns are our top priority. We spend time listening and getting to know you. We then use this information to customize your treatment to ensure you get the best results possible.

Cosmetic skin problems we treat

We treat a range of cosmetic skin problems, including:

  • Age spots
  • Pimples or acne
  • Rosacea
  • Scars
  • Skin tags
  • Spider veins
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Unwanted hair
  • Wrinkles and blemishes

Our cosmetic treatments

We tailor your treatment plan based on your concerns and desired results. You may benefit from one or more of these cosmetic treatments and facial rejuvenation procedures:

Chemical peels

A chemical peel makes the skin on your face, neck and hands look more youthful. Your dermatologist applies a chemical solution that causes damaged skin layers to shed or peel off. You’re left with a more vibrant, refreshed look because the underlying healthy skin is more visible. Chemical peels can treat:

  • Acne
  • Actinic keratosis (precancerous growths)
  • Age spots
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Wrinkles

Botulinum toxin injections

Carefully placed injections of botulinum toxin safely paralyze targeted facial muscles. With these muscles relaxed, your skin takes on a smoother, wrinkle-free, more youthful appearance.

Your physician uses a thin needle to inject safe, small amounts of toxin into muscle under the skin. We offer a range of injectables, including Botox® and Dysport®. These treatments can diminish:

  • Crow’s feet (lines around the eyes)
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Frown lines between eyebrows
  • Marionette lines (lines around the mouth)
  • Sagging neck skin (sometimes called turkey neck) 

Dermal fillers

Skin naturally loses fullness and elasticity as you age leading to fine lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers can be injected into your face, lips or hands to add volume or smoothen out lines. This treatment also fills sunken scars caused by severe acne or chickenpox.

Dermal fillers are made with naturally occurring substances, such as hyaluronic acid. Some fillers stimulate the body’s production of collagen, the substance that gives skin its elasticity.

Your physician will discuss the best dermal filler option for you. We offer:

  • Juvederm®
  • Radiesse®
  • Restylane®
  • Sculptra®

Laser hair removal

This procedure uses concentrated laser light beams to get rid of unwanted hair. Heat from the laser destroys hair follicles, slowing or stopping hair growth.

Depending on the treatment area, you may need many treatments over several weeks to months. You also may need occasional maintenance treatments as hair grows back.

 We use the latest laser technology to remove hair from the:

  • Back
  • Bikini area
  • Face, including upper lip and chin
  • Legs
  • Neck
  • Underarms

Laser skin resurfacing

Your physician uses a laser device to remove the upper layers of damaged skin. Newer, more youthful skin cells emerge. The result is younger-looking skin that looks smoother and tighter.

We use the latest laser technology for skin resurfacing. Your physician may recommend this therapy for:

  • Age spots
  • Precancerous skin growths (actinic keratosis)
  • Scars
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Wrinkles or loose, saggy skin


We treat unsightly blood vessels (telangiectasias), primarily on the legs. Telangiectasias occur when tiny blood vessels become visit as thin, red or purple lines beneath the surface of the skin.

Your physician will perform precise injections that will shrink the blood vessels so they’re less noticeable. You may need several treatments to get the best results.

Skin tag removal

Skin tags are small, fleshy growths that hang from the skin. They can appear anywhere on the body, but commonly show up on the neck, armpits, and groin.

Skin tags are not cancerous, but they can rub against clothing and be unsightly. To remove a bothersome skin tag, your physician may:

  • Freeze it with liquid nitrogen (cryotherapy)
  • Surgically remove it with scissors or a scalpel
  • Burn it with high-frequency electrical energy (electrosurgery)

Contact us

To schedule an appointment, please call (800) 770-9282 or (916) 286-6130.