Business Spotlight - Aesthetic Center of La Jolla: New face, new you without surgery


Traditional invasive facial surgery is not the only way to improve facial appearance or repair skin damage. Dr. Roy David, MD, FACS, is expertly trained in many new medical alternative technological treatments for improving skin and appearance.

Dr. David, a board certified facial plastic surgeon and medical director of the Aesthetic Center of La Jolla, established his medical spa 10 years ago to offer patients these new nonsurgical treatments.

The center specializes in new medical technology, including ultrasound devices and radio frequency devices to rejuvenate skin by tightening loose skin and providing people with long lasting results. Injectable fillers are used to add volume to the face, and by doing a combination of volumizing and tightening the skin and deeper tissues, long lasting results are achieved that can hold off the need for surgical intervention.

His nurses use Botox to relax wrinkles and prevent deepening facial lines and perform medium-depth chemical peels and medical grade facials (1-3 days recovery time). While there may be flaking and exfoliation, some patients can return to work immediately, while others prefer to take time off to allow the skin to recover. The center also offers laser hair removal and photo facials to remove red spots and brown spots with no down time, and Exilis (radio frequency) for skin tightening and/or fat reduction.

Ultherapy (advanced ultrasound device) is used to tighten the deep layers of tissue over the facial muscles and can cause lifts and tighten the face. Vanquish (advanced radio frequency device) can reduce fat noninvasively over the stomach and love handles in 30 minutes.

Dr. David has performed thousands of procedures, but facelift is his most requested surgery, including his new La Jolla lift procedure, which has been featured on “The Doctors.” Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) is also popular.

Dr. David primarily has female patients, but more men want facial procedures because they’re staying in business longer and want to look as good as they feel. Patients range in age from people in their mid 20s to 70s. Young adults with sun damage come in to correct brown or red spots, which is easily done with fractional laser peels and micro grade chemical peels or micro dermabrasion.

Dr. David is a graduate of UCSD and the University of Pennsylvania Medical School.

• Free consultations are available by contacting Dr. Roy David, MD, FACS; Aesthetic Center of La Jolla, 3252 Holiday Court, Suite 206, La Jolla.

(858) 658-0595

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