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Transform Your Areas of Concern into

Your Most Confident Features.

Tired of Not Liking What You See in the Mirror?

You’ve come to the right place– where beauty and wellness meet science and innovative technology!

“I’ve been to medical spas that really try to sell you on multiple expensive treatments the moment you walk in the door. Not at Katalyst Wellness! I felt respected, listened to, and of course, am very pleased with my treatment results.” — Courtney R.

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Nasolabial Folds/Smile Lines

Do you feel like your smile lines age you?

Have deep lines around your mouth that go from your lips to your nose? Those are nasolabial folds, commonly known as smile lines or laugh lines, and can make a person look older and more tired with deep wrinkles or folds that develop around both sides of your mouth.

As you age, these creases can become more prominent and even permanent, especially if you smoke or don’t protect your skin from the sun.

Dermal fillers are our preferred treatment option to help reduce the appearance of these lines. We treat them by either injecting other areas of the face that in turn help lift these folds, minimizing their appearance, or by placing the filler directly in these deep wrinkles to plump and soften their appearance. If you get a smile line reduction treatment, you can expect the treatment to last 6–12 months.

Marionette Lines

Do you feel self-conscious about the deep lines and wrinkles that run from the corners of your mouth to your chin? How would you feel if you could restore a more youthful and vibrant appearance to your face?

Have deep lines around your mouth that go from your lips to your nose? Those are nasolabial folds, commonly known as smile lines or laugh lines, and can make a person look older and more tired with deep wrinkles or folds that develop around both sides of your mouth.

As you age, these creases can become more prominent and even permanent, especially if you smoke or don’t protect your skin from the sun.

Dermal fillers are our preferred treatment option to help reduce the appearance of these lines. We treat them by either injecting other areas of the face that in turn help lift these folds, minimizing their appearance, or by placing the filler directly in these deep wrinkles to plump and soften their appearance. If you get a smile line reduction treatment, you can expect the treatment to last 6–12 months.

  • Products such as Botox can be used to relax the muscles that pull down and contribute to the sagging around the mouth.
  • Fillers can also be used to restore lost volume and create smoothing. Treatments in this area can last anywhere from 3 to 12 months.
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Jawline/Jowls/Double Chin

Are you bothered by sagging skin or excess fat around your jawline, also known as jowls? How much more confident would you feel with a more defined and sculpted facial contour? 

The term “jowls” is used to describe loose skin below your chin or jawline. Many people develop jowls as they age, and occurs because your skin loses elasticity and volume over time– we call this “jowling”. When “jowling” occurs, it often creates a rounded or droopy appearance– which some people may not like. Other factors, like genetics and weight loss, can also contribute to the development of jowls.

There are a few treatments that we offer that help reduce the appearance of jowls.

  • Dermal fillers help to lift these areas, build new collagen, and restore volume in hollows that make jowls appear worse. These treatments can last anywhere from 9 to 18 months.
  • Neurotoxins, such as Botox, can also help to give more definition and tightening to these areas. Continuing treatment every 3–6 months will allow the skin to rejuvenate and rebuild more collagen for better longevity of your results.

Tear Troughs

Are you tired of looking tired and run-down due to dark circles and bags under your eyes? Want to achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance? 

Do you have permanent darkened tear troughs (dark circles) under your eyes, making you look as though you’re always exhausted? Tear troughs are the hollow space underneath the eyes, and sometimes this area can also appear as dark circles, like when you are tired.

We can attribute dark circles to many different factors such as genetics, age (loss of elasticity in this area also contributes to the overall appearance of dullness in the under eyes), poor diet, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, and more.

We combat these dark circles with tear trough fillers, which are a safe, quick option to give you a more rested, brightened appearance. Treatment in this area can give results that last anywhere from 6 to 12 months.

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crow's feet

Crow’s Feet

Crow’s feet making you look older than you feel? 

“Crow’s feet” is a term used to describe the small wrinkles that appear at the corners of our eyes when we smile or squint. They look like the feet of a bird called a crow, hence the name!

These wrinkles happen because our skin is very thin and delicate around our eyes to start with and when we age we also lose of collagen and elasticity. When we use the muscles around our eyes a lot, like smiling or squinting from the sun, it can cause these wrinkles to form. Other environmental factors such as smoking can also cause crow’s feet to form.

We can treat these fine lines quickly and effectively with products like Botox. These products help relax the muscles that contract and crease the skin, which results in the further breakdown of elasticity. Repeated treatment every 3–6 months will continue to help soften and rejuvenate the skin in this area. 

Skin rejuvenation treatments, such as chemical peels or microneedling, can help rebuild collagen, diminishing wrinkles around the eyes.

Frown Lines/Forehead Lines

Do you see photos of yourself and think you look angry, even when you’re not? 

Frown lines, sometimes referred to as “11 lines” because they often appear as two vertical lines between the eyebrows that look like the number 11, are fine lines, or sometimes deeper creases, that form between the eyebrows. Forehead lines, often referred to as “worry lines” are basically the same as frown lines, but are above the eyebrows on the forehead. Our clients often complain of feeling that they look angry, upset, or worried when they are not.

These lines are formed by the repeated contraction of the muscles, often due to frowning, concentrating, raising our eyebrows, or showing emotion. Over time, the skin in this area can lose its elasticity and the lines can become more pronounced.

Neurotoxins, like Botox, are a great treatment option to help soften these areas and allow the skin to rejuvenate. By relaxing the muscles that contract and continually crease the skin, collagen can rebuild. Regular treatments, around every 3–6 months, can give continued rejuvenation to these areas.

These treatments can also help lift the brows and open up the eyes naturally, giving a less tired and heavy-browed appearance. Clients often report feeling that they look and feel more awake after completing this treatment.

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Excessive Sweating

Do you have excessive sweating that leaves you self-conscious and uber embarrassed? 

Do you suffer from excessive sweating and are tired of sticky hands and underarms? Excessive sweating is known as hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis can happen all over the body or in specific areas, often in the underarms or palms of the hands. This can create self-consciousness and avoidance of social situations– and even cause you to limit your clothing options.

We can actually treat excessive sweating with Dysport, a neurotoxin (like Botox) that greatly reduces the amount of sweat produced by the sweat glands by up to 91%. This treatment is a quick, easy in-office procedure with minimal downtime and can last 3–6 months.

Neck Rejuvenation

Do neck lines make you feel self-conscious, older, and less confident about your appearance?

We have clients that come to us with various concerns regarding the appearance of their necks– laxity, loose skin, and neck bands (fine lines or deep creases in the front of the neck or around the neck) are all common complaints. All of these concerns contribute to the loss of definition along the jawline area. 

We, typically, use a combination of modalities to achieve the best initial results, as well as the longest-lasting results.

Treatments that rebuild new collagen and retexturize the skin are often used to help tighten thin skin on the neck, which include:

  • Microneedling, which can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as improve overall skin texture and firmness
  • Chemical peels, which help improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles,
  • PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma treatments) to help restore collagen.
  • “Microtox” (Injecting tiny amounts of Botox into the skin or the platysmal bands), resulting in a tighter, smoother appearance. This treatment can last 3–6 months.
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lip augmentation

Lip Augmentation

Are you tired of having thin or asymmetrical lips? Want to enhance your natural beauty with fuller, more luscious lips? 

Dermal lip fillers are a great option if you’re looking to plump and rejuvenate lost volume while adding balance to your lips. When considering lip augmentation, it is important to choose a provider with many years of experience who can utilize more than one technique to give your desired volume and shape. Dermal fillers can last anywhere from 6 to 12 months.

Double Chin

Are you bothered by stubborn fat under your chin, also known as a “double chin”? Want to achieve a more defined jawline without invasive surgery? 

How does permanently removing your double chin without surgery sound? A double chin, or submental fat, can be caused by weight gain, but genetics or loss of elasticity from aging will also cause a double chin, but we’re here to tell you that you don’t have to live with it.

Our go-to, effective treatment option is Kybella, a non-surgical injectable that targets and breaks down fat cells in the chin area permanently. The treatment is safe, minimally invasive, and can provide long-lasting results with minimal downtime.

It is common to require 4–6 treatments every 3–6 weeks apart before seeing the final, permanent result.

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body acne

Acne Scarring & Body Acne

Do you struggle with body acne and feel self-conscious about showing your skin? How would you feel if you could achieve clear, smooth skin all over your body?

Body acne can be a frustrating, difficult problem to deal with. The cause of body acne varies from genetics, hormonal changes, and sweat and friction in certain areas of your body to poor hygiene, your diet, medications, and stress. First, we need to understand the root cause of your body acne, then we can come up with a personalized solution to combat it.

Typically, we recommend using at-home products, such as Glytone Exfoliating Body Wash and Body Acne Spray, as effective ways to heal and minimize breakouts. These products use gentle solutions to help kill bacteria and break up dead skin cells that clog pores.

Our in-office treatments, such as the VI Body Peel, can also be used if the at-home treatments are not enough. The VI Peel is a medical-grade chemical peel that utilizes many of the same ingredients in higher concentrations. Depending on the severity or cause, sometimes a series of treatments are required every 4 weeks.

As you can see, Katalyst Wellness offers a variety of services and treatments that can help you look and feel your best. Whether you’re looking to treat your skin, reduce the signs of aging, or enhance your beauty– we have a treatment for you!

Acne Related FAQs

What is the professional treatment for body acne?

The severity of the issue determines the need for professional treatment for body acne. Topical treatments including benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, or retinoids can be used to treat mild to severe acne. These products can aid in the unclogging of pores, the reduction of irritation, and the prevention of fresh acne outbreaks. In more severe situations, a healthcare expert may prescribe oral antibiotics to target the bacteria that causes acne. Depending on the individual’s demands, other treatments such as laser therapy, chemical peels, and extractions may be prescribed. To identify the best course of therapy for body acne, contact with a healthcare expert or dermatologist.

What causes body acne and treatment?

Body acne, also known as bacne, is caused by the same variables as face acne, such as excessive oil production, dead skin cells, germs, and hormone imbalances. However, wearing tight clothing, sweating, friction from athletic gear, and stress can all cause body acne.

Body acne is often treated with a mix of topical and oral medicines, as well as lifestyle changes. Benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and retinoids are examples of topical therapies, while antibiotics and hormone therapy are examples of oral drugs. Isotretinoin may be administered in extreme instances.

In addition to drugs, lifestyle changes can aid in the treatment of body acne. Body acne may be prevented and reduced by wearing loose clothing made of breathable fabrics, bathing after exercise, avoiding fragranced body products, and keeping a good diet and exercise programme.

It is critical to visit a dermatologist for accurate body acne diagnosis and treatment, as well as to build a personalised treatment plan based on individual skin type and acne severity.

What treatment removes acne permanently?

Acne is a chronic and tough problem to cure. While there are numerous treatments available to help reduce acne, no single treatment can guarantee permanent removal. However, at Katalyst Wellness in San Diego, we provide a variety of treatments that can help manage acne and prevent future breakouts.

Some of the acne treatments we provide include:

  • Prescription drugs: To assist treat acne, our dermatologists can prescribe medications such as retinoids, antibiotics, and oral contraceptives.
  • Chemical peels: By eliminating dead skin cells and unclogging pores, chemical peels can help reduce acne.
  • Laser treatment can target the bacteria that causes acne while also reducing inflammation and redness.
  • Microneedling: Microneedling can help to minimise the appearance of acne scars by stimulating collagen formation and improving skin texture.
  • We provide a variety of medical-grade skincare solutions to help treat acne and prevent future outbreaks.

While these treatments can be extremely effective in treating acne, it is critical to maintain a proper skincare routine as well as make lifestyle changes such as eating a healthy diet, staying hydrated, and managing stress to help prevent future breakouts. Our physicians may collaborate with you to create a tailored treatment plan that targets your specific needs and assists you in achieving clean, healthy skin.

How can I prevent body acne?

There are numerous methods for preventing body acne:

  1. Keep your skin clean: After sweating, take a shower, use a light cleanser, and avoid scrubbing your skin too hard.
  2. Wear loose clothing: Tight clothing can trap perspiration and oil, resulting in blocked pores and acne.
  3. Irritating soaps, perfumes, and fabric softeners should be avoided since they might irritate your skin and cause acne.
  4. Avoid eating sugary or oily meals, which can aggravate acne.
  5. Picking or popping pimples can cause scarring and subsequent outbreaks.
  6. Exercise on a regular basis: Exercise helps regulate hormones and decreases stress, both of which can help prevent acne.
  7. Consume plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated and healthy.

If you still have body acne, see a dermatologist or aesthetician at Katalyst Wellness in San Diego for customised treatment options.

What deficiency causes body acne?

Acne can be caused by a number of causes, including genetics, hormone changes, and lifestyle decisions. However, a lack of certain vitamins and minerals can also contribute to the development of acne on the body. Acne has been related to a lack of vitamin D, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids. At Katalyst Wellness in San Diego, our professionals can assist detect any nutritional deficiencies that may be contributing to your body acne and offer appropriate therapies to correct them.

How much does acne treatment usually cost?

Acne treatment costs vary based on various aspects, including the kind and severity of acne, the location, and the treatment technique selected. Over-the-counter products typically cost $5 to $50, however prescription drugs and expert treatments might cost $50 to $500 or more each session. The cost may also be affected by the provider’s location and level of skill. At Katalyst Wellness in San Diego, we provide a variety of acne treatments, with rates varying according on the type of therapy and the severity of the acne. A consultation is necessary to identify the optimal treatment plan and cost for your unique needs.

How long is acne treatment?

Acne treatment time varies according on the degree and kind of acne, as well as the treatment method chosen. Moderate acne is normally treated with topical medicines, and improvement may take several weeks. Moderate to severe acne may necessitate a mix of topical and oral treatments, and meaningful improvement may take many months. Maintenance therapy may be required in some circumstances to avoid recurring outbreaks. To identify the optimal treatment approach and predicted duration for particular situations, contact with a healthcare practitioner.

Is acne treatment good for skin?

Acne treatment can benefit the skin by decreasing inflammation and avoiding future outbreaks. Acne treatments, such as topical and oral drugs, as well as procedures like as chemical peels and laser therapy, seek to address the underlying causes of acne, such as excess oil production, bacteria, and inflammation. Acne therapy that addresses these underlying reasons can not only improve the look of present acne but also prevent future outbreaks and promote healthier, smoother skin. However, it is critical to collaborate with a healthcare provider to determine the best acne treatment plan for individual needs and to reduce the risk of side effects.

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