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By Sanjiva Goyal
February 26, 2020
Tags: Tattoo Removal   Tattoos  

Tattoo removal has become one of aesthetic and medical dermatology's most sought-after services. Read on to learn about how this treatment works.

The procedure

Dermatologists mostly use Q-switched, or quality-switched, laser instruments for tattoo removal. Short, focused bursts of light break up the tattoo pigment that lies embedded in skin. With repeated treatments, the pigment particles eventually clear the body, and the tattoo lightens or fades away completely. Your skin doctor will tailor your treatments to your skin and to your tattoo.

Skin doctors find that older tattoos composed of darker hues such as brown or green respond best to laser removal. Colors such as red or yellow are more easily retained and may not fade completely.

These treatments are best performed by a board-certified dermatologist who will examine your skin and your tattoo, review your medical history, and give you the safest and most effective treatment options available.

The American Society for Aesthetic Surgery reports that skin doctors performed more than 45,000 tattoo removal procedures in 2013, and those numbers continue to rise. In just a few treatments, many patients experience complete erasure of their body artwork.

After your tattoo removal

As you may have some blistering, bleeding, and swelling after your laser removal procedure, you must treat your skin gently afterward. Keep the area clean and dry to avoid infection.

Additional aftercare involves:

  • Avoiding sun exposure
  • Keeping the treated skin covered
  • Wearing loose clothing over the tattoo site
  • Applying antibiotic ointment or cream as directed

If you want a tattoo removed...

See your board-certified dermatologist for a personalized consultation. They have the credentials, skill, and tools to do the job safely and effectively. Call your skin doctor today to find out more about removing tattoos.

By Coastal Dermatology
January 23, 2019
Tags: botox  

Dr. Sanjiva Goyal, your Ponte Vedra Beach and Jacksonville, FL, Dermatologist, can help you get the youthful look you want—all it takes is a simple Botox treatment! Read below to learn the details of this aesthetically restorative treatment.

The Basics on Botox

Botox contains a neurotoxin produced by Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium. Although some people may be intimidated by these terms, rest assured that the treatment is extremely safe, as the materials are FDA-approved to be used to eliminate and/or reduce wrinkles and creases on your face.

Contrary to some rumors, Botox doesn't cause patients to lose the capability to show facial expression and, although it is a simple process, solely a licensed professional, like Dr. Sanjiva Goyal at our Ponte Vedra Beach and Jacksonville offices, should administer the treatment. A doctor who understands the sensitivity of Botox and is an expert at working with facial anatomy should be the only one to conduct this treatment.

Your doctor injects the problem areas with Botox, paralyzing the muscles that contract to create wrinkles and creases. In simple terms, muscles secrete a chemical called acetylcholine that causes contraction—botox blocks acetylcholine production, stopping these wrinkle-creating movements.

The most common problem areas people suffer from are crow's feet, frown, worry, and smile lines, and laugh lines. After Botox treatment, you will start to notice smoother skin. Results are actually visible in two to four days and should last about three to four months. Additionally, Botox is a unique cosmetic procedure and has almost no downtime and doesn't take long to be completed. Most people can even go right back to work right after the treatment!

One last great thing about Botox is that it is almost entirely painless!

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If you wish to learn more about Botox, please contact one of our offices today. For the Ponte Vedra Beach office, phone (904) 567-1050, and for the Jacksonville location, call (904) 727-9123.

By Coastal Dermatology
August 20, 2018
Tags: botox  

What your dermatologist in Ponte Vedra Beach and Jacksonville, FL wants you to know
The normal aging process changes your body and your face! Your skin loses elasticity and moisture which eventually causes small wrinklesbotox and frown lines. Fortunately, you can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with Botox!

Dr. Sanjiva Goyal at Coastal Dermatology & MedSpa wants to share how Botox can help you look younger. He has two convenient office locations in Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida to take care of your skincare needs.

So, what is Botox? Botox is an injectable material produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It has the amazing ability to temporarily “freeze” or paralyze muscles and nerves, making your skin appear smooth and wrinkle-free.

Botox is very effective in reducing the appearance of:

  • Crow’s feet, showing up at the corners of your eyes
  • Furrows, those annoying frown lines in your forehead
  • Glabella, the unattractive lines between your eyebrows

Botox treatment involves injecting small amounts of material into your skin using a tiny, ultra-thin needle. Treatment is tolerated well. The number of injections will vary depending on the number of areas treated.

People love Botox treatment because there is no downtime, so you can go back to enjoying your day immediately after treatment. You will enjoy the rejuvenating effects of your Botox treatment up to 3-6 months.

To read some of the most frequently asked questions and answers about Botox, please view the Botox page on the Coastal Dermatology & MedSpa website at

Botox can help reclaim what the years have done to your face! Say goodbye to your wrinkles and fine lines and hello to a more youthful, energized face. It all starts with a simple phone call to Dr. Sanjiva Goyal at Coastal Dermatology & MedSpa, with offices in Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Call today!

By Coastal Dermatology
August 01, 2017
Tags: liposuction  

VASER Lipo is an innovative liposuction method for eliminating excess fat from certain areas of the body. Stubborn fat is removed and theLiposuction skin’s surface is smoothed, creating a more toned appearance so you can look and feel your best. VASER Lipo is a minimally invasive procedure that utilizes ultrasound waves to break up areas of fat. Recovery is quick and there is minimal discomfort. VASER Lipo can be performed by Dr. Sanjiva Goyal, your Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach, FL dermatologist, at Coastal Dermatology & MedSpa.

The Procedure

The VASER Lipo procedure is relatively simple and non-invasive as compared to other liposuction techniques. The target area of the body is first injected with a saline solution. Then, a small probe sends ultrasound energy to the area to break up excess fat, which is removed through a thin tube called a cannula. A gentle suction is used to guide the fat through the cannula. A unique aspect of the VASER Lipo procedure is that other surrounding tissues are left untouched as fatty tissue is targeted, which produces less discomfort and trauma.

Benefits of VASER Lipo

VASER Lipo offers many benefits over other liposuction procedures. Your Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach dermatologist can help you decide if VASER Lipo is right for you. Some of its benefits include:

  • The procedure is minimally invasive.
  • Produces visible results in a single visit.
  • Large amounts of stored fat are easily eliminated.
  • Targets fatty tissue, while sparing other surrounding tissues.
  • Accentuates and refines the appearance of muscles to create a more toned look.
  • Creates smoother looking skin in delicate areas, such as the neck and arms.
  • Less discomfort than traditional liposuction procedures.
  • Shorter recovery time than traditional liposuction procedures.

VASER Lipo is an exciting technique for sculpting and contouring stubborn fatty areas of the body. Following the procedure, excess fat will be gone, skin will be smoother and muscles might even have a more toned appearance. At Coastal Dermatology & MedSpa, Dr. Goyal, your Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach, FL dermatologist, can perform VASER Lipo for you. Call (904) 727-9123 to schedule an appointment at the Jacksonville location or (904) 567-1050 for the Ponte Vedra Beach location.