Caring for Our Transgender Patients
Essential Aesthetics
02/01/2021

At Essential Aesthetics, we take pride in being highly trained to perform a variety of services for the trans community. Certified physician assistant, Ellie Zarnegar, has an expansive knowledge of the unique needs of the skin, facial contours, and the natural aging process. She works closely with her trans patients…

PiQo4 Laser
Essential Aesthetics
01/21/2021

The PiQo4 is a revolutionary laser that uses photoacoustic energy to remove pigment and tattoos, instead of heat, making it safe for all skin types. The PiQo4 is the only 4 wavelength treatment that uses Pico and Nano energies, which is why we consider it as the Ferrari of lasers.…

Do You Have ‘Runner’s Face’?

What is ‘Runner’s Face’? Running is an excellent way to get in shape and stay healthy. Many people run daily as a way to unwind and relieve their stress. Although running is a great way to exercise it can actually cause your face to sag, making you look older. This…

June is Acne Awareness Month

If you suffer from acne, you are not alone! In fact, acne is such a widespread skin disorder, that the entire month of June has been recognized as Acne Awareness Month! Keep reading to learn more about what exactly acne is and how we can help you achieve beautiful, clear…

Laser Treatment for Dry Eye

At Essential Aesthetics, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is one of our most popular treatments because it treats a variety of conditions – acne scarring, rosacea, sun damage, and so much more. The most recent addition to the variety of conditions IPL treats is dry eye. IPL Therapy is one of…

What is Tech Neck?

With busy schedules and lifestyles, most of us probably don’t give our necks the attention it needs. However, the skin on our neck is thin and often exposed to sun, causing it to show signs of aging sooner than other parts of the body. On top of that, constantly bending…

How Long Do I Have to Wait Before I Can Get My Tattoo Removed?
Essential Aesthetics
01/16/2020

How Long Do I Have to Wait Before I Can Get My Tattoo Removed? Although getting a new tattoo is exciting for most people, some immediately regret their decision. Whether they did it as a dare, or the tattoo did not turn out how they wanted it to, it is…

Best Treatment for Melasma on the Face

What is Melasma? Melasma is a pigmentation disorder that causes brown or grey-brown patches to form on the skin. It is most common on the cheeks, forehead, chin, nose, and upper lip. In some cases, the symptoms may be present on the forearms, neck, and other parts of the body.…

Everything You Need to Know About Laser Tattoo Removal
Essential Aesthetics
06/20/2019

Been thinking about removing the unsightly tattoo on your ankle? Hate the tattoo encircling your wrist? We understand. Sometimes the choices we make as we’re younger don’t reflect the people we become as we grow older. To correct your youthful indiscretions with ink, we offer laser tattoo removal. Read on…

How to Know If You Have Rosacea
Essential Aesthetics
03/28/2019

Are you concerned that you may have rosacea? If so, you’ll want to read this. Learn more about what rosacea is, what its symptoms are, and how rosacea is treated. What Is Rosacea? Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that typically affects the face. Although the cause isn’t fully understood…

5 Common Questions About Laser Hair Removal
Essential Aesthetics
01/30/2019

If you’ve been considering laser hair removal, you probably have questions. Learn the answers to the most common questions we get about this safe, effective procedure. Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt? Laser hair removal tends to feel like the quick snap of a rubber band. As for how painful the…

Hand Rejuvenation With Fillers
Essential Aesthetics
04/20/2017

If you’re like many of our skin care patients here in Danville, CA, your everyday anti-aging routine likely includes a healthy dose of facial skincare — sunscreen, moisturizer, and maybe even a retinoid. You may also treat your body to regular exercise and a healthy diet low in processed foods,…

3 (Unwarranted) Hesitations About Laser Hair Removal
Essential Aesthetics
03/09/2017

With spring and summer on the horizon, unwanted hair is the last thing anyone wants to deal with. Laser hair removal is popular among my San Ramon and Danville-area patients partly because it offers permanent relief from shaving, waxing, or plucking. But despite its popularity, there are still plenty of…