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October 2014 Newsletter

Posted on: October 9th, 2014 by California Skin Institute

This October, learn more about procedures for fresh, youthful skin.* Find out more about available treatments along with the latest news, events and promotions from California Skin Institute.*

New Location-CSI Los Gatos Downtown!

California Skin Institute is proud to announce our newest location nestled in the heart of beautiful downtown Los Gatos. This location will focus exclusively on superior cosmetic services, including cosmetic and plastic surgery, lasers, and injectables.* CSI Los Gatos Downtown will be home to CSI’s Department of Plastic Surgery, along with Dr. Stuart Melnick of Laser and Cosmetic Center, who is merging his successful practice with ours. This new office is located at:
CA Skin Los Gatos location
652 North Santa Cruz Avenue, Suite B
Los Gatos, CA 95030
(408) 354-7732

Dr. Manu Gujrati, Dr. Jason Dudas, and Dr. Roger Friedenthal are excited to begin seeing patients at
CSI Los Gatos Downtown as of September 30th, and will continue to offer the same level of personalized care and expertise patients know to expect.

Please click here or call (408) 354-7732 to schedule an appointment.

Melnick HeadshotDr. Stuart Melnick has positioned himself as one of the most respected practitioners of established esthetic techniques, and an innovator of safe effective non-surgical rejuvenation treatments.* Dr. Melnick is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist practicing medicine since 1975. Dr. Melnick is an expert in outpatient procedures including thousands of cosmetic surgery procedures.

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Why Does Your Dermatologist Look at Your Nails?

By Todd S. Anhalt, MD, FACP, FAAD (CSI-Los Altos)

nailsYour dermatologist is an expert at evaluating and treating nail disease on both fingers and toes.* While not commonly appreciated, nails can tell us a great deal about the general health of the patient, or even help diagnose skin diseases and underlying systemic diseases.* Nail changes may point to a general group of conditions associated with nail disease.* Even emotional or psychological conditions may be reflected in the appearance of the nails, as can the effects of certain medications and nail products themselves.*

Examples of conditions where nail abnormalities are actually part of the patient’s skin disease spectrum, include common diseases such as psoriasis.*

Many underlying systemic diseases are also associated with abnormal nail changes.* Kidney disease, anemia, underlying infections and certain cancers can be associated with specific nail changes.* Even emotional and psychological conditions can slow nail growth and produce lines across the nail plates.* It is not uncommon for patients to be allergic to certain nail products such as nail polish, which may cause breakdown of the nails or irritation of the surrounding skin.* Malignant melanoma may start under the nail or at the matrix where nail is produced.* For these reasons, any dark discoloration under or around the nail should be evaluated by your dermatologist in a timely fashion.* Nail fungus is very common and dermatologists have a number of safe treatments for nail infections including new topical medicines, safe oral antifungals and specialized nail laser therapy.* Don’t disregard the health of your nails, and come visit your dermatologist with the know-how to diagnose and treat you.*

dr.anhaltDr. Anhalt is a board certified dermatologist in practice for the past 20 years and joined California Skin Institute in January 2009. He received his M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He then completed a residency in internal medicine at Cornell and became board certified in internal medicine. He then completed residency training in dermatology at Stanford University. The combined training in internal medicine and dermatology provides the foundation for his expertise in skin disease and broad understanding of how the skin reacts to internal disease.*
He is a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Stanford Dermatology and Chief of Dermatologic Surgery at the Stanford VA Medical Center in Palo Alto. He devotes approximately 20% of his time to teaching residents and medical students at Stanford Medical Center. He also lectures nationally and internationally on the diagnosis and treatment of various skin diseases.

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CSI – October Promotion
Combine and Save for Optimal Results

This just in! Ultherapy is now FDA-cleared to non-invasively treat and improve lines and wrinkles on the décolleté (chest).* Often considered a forgotten body part, the upper chest can show one’s age through wrinkles, brown spots and skin texture.* With 30 minutes and virtually no down time, Ultherapy can significantly improve lines and wrinkles.* And with any of CSI’s other highly effective treatments — IPL, Fraxel, Clear & Brilliant — we can help address the skin’s tone and texture.*


Model. Photo courtesy of Ulthera. *Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.

Combine Ultherapy (normally $1750; save $250)
with any other treatment for the décolleté
and get 20% off the additional procedure.
That’s a total savings of $330 to $610!

To see all the treatments available at CSI, please Click here

Featured Special — Shaped Gel Breast Implants

Limited quantity. Schedule an appointment now!

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The new and exciting tear drop-shaped “Gummy Bear” breast implants mirror the natural curves of the breast to create an anatomically correct shape.* Filled with a more cohesive silicone gel than previous implants, they offer a more natural feel with a lower risk of wrinkling, deflation, or scar formation.*

Summer Special: $6,950** (regularly $8,500) along with one of the following:

Free Botox treatment (up to 50 units)
for a more youthful appearance (regularly $775).


Free Latisse kit (up to $179 value)
for clinically proven eyelash growth.

Free consultations are available with our plastic surgeons. Dr. Jason Dudas, Dr. Roger Friedenthal and Dr. Shahin Fazilat are available at multiple Bay Area locations.

To schedule your appointment or for more information contact:
Melinda at (650)-969-5600 x223 or
Ruby at (408) 248-7662 or


**Price includes $500 instant manufacturers rebate. In order to qualify for the special pricing and free Botox or Latisse special, you must sign up for the Allergan “Brilliant Distinctions” program, and the augmentation procedure must be performed by 12/31/14. Procedures performed after 12/31/14 will be regular pricing.

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Upcoming Events

10/9-CSI San Mateo Seminar and Open House

Learn about surgical and non-surgical ways to achieve a youthful look. There will be live demonstrations of several of our most popular treatments.
RSVP by contacting Nicole at (650) 348-1242 or online here.

10/13-Dr. Morganroth’s Lecture at CSI San Jose-Los Gatos

Hear Greg S. Morganroth, M.D. speak on various cosmetic surgery procedures, including vertical vector facelifts, eye lifts, neck sculpting, and body contouring with local anesthesia.
RSVP by contacting Carolyn at (408) 389-5600 or at

10/22-CSI Dublin Open House

Get more information on many spotlighted treatments and meet with expert medical representatives. CSI-Department of Plastic Surgery will be answering questions and providing mini consultations.
RSVP by contacting Natalie at (925) 828-1010 or online here.

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little ghostFor that perfect treat
– from Boo-tox to facials –
gift certificates are always available at all CSI locations.

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Check Out CSI’s Skin Care Products!

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Click here to view our full line of products or visit us for a personalized skin evaluation!

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*Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.