SOMA Skin & Laser Acquires a DEKA SmartXide DOT Laser

SOMA Skin & Laser now offers fractional laser resurfacing with the DEKA SmartXide DOT laser. This laser is ideal for rejuvenation and treatment of wrinkles, scars, and age spots. Visit the DEKA web site for information on these procedures.

Microdermabrasion Now Available

Microdermabrasion is now available at SOMA Skin & Laser.  Exfoliate the old, in with the new! Beautify your skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and blemishes with regularly scheduled microdermabrasion.

SOMA Skin & Laser Acquires RevLite Tattoo Removal Laser

SOMA Skin & Laser this week acquired the RevLite SI laser for tattoo removal, rejuvenation, and removal of pigmented lesions. We now have permanently in the office a Candela Vbeam pulsed Dye Laser, a Candela GentleMax, and a ConBio RevLite, as well as many other lasers that we are evaluating for acquisition. It is important when selecting… Read More

Choosing a Sunscreen

New FDA rules on sunscreen labels simplify choosing a sunscreen The Food & Drug Administration in June announced new proposed rules for sunscreen labels that will make claims clearer to consumers.  The key points are: In order to claim protection against both sunburn and skin cancer and photoaging, sunscreens must have an SPF of 15… Read More

We are building our blog site

Please pardon the appearance of the various blog entries (most of them) that currently have only titles entered .  We are building out the blog site with helpful information on dermatology procedures and skin conditions.  This is a necessary intermediate step.  Thank you for your patience.


About Botox (botulinum toxin) Botox (botulinum toxin) is a potent neurotoxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. It is used in dermatology to eliminate dynamic wrinkles and to treat excess sweating (hyperhidrosis). It is injected precisely into the site of unwanted muscular or eccrine sweat gland activity.  Botox is available under the following trade names:… Read More

Skin Screening

About skin screening It is recommended that you receive a full body skin exam by a dermatologist at least once annually, and more often if you have certain risk factors, such as a personal or family history of skin cancer, many atypical nevi, history of severe sunburn, or taking drugs that suppress the immune system.… Read More