In-Clinic Services

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Monterey Clinic Services

We offer an array of in-person services at our beautiful clinic in one of Monterey’s oldest adobes, the Casa De La Torre, in Monterey, CA.

The Visia Skin Analysis

The VISIA skin analysis is a non-invasive technology that scans your skin— looking at its strengths and weaknesses — and producing an assessment of your skin’s health. The VISIA scan measures:

 

  • Skin pigmentation
  • Pore size
  • Porphyrins (evidence of bacteria lodged in pores)
  • UV spots
  • Sun damage
  • Texture
  • Wrinkles

 

The VISIA device takes three photos of your face — one with daylight lighting conditions, one with cross polarization (which reduces glare), and one with UV light — to evaluate and quantify various conditions both on the surface of your skin and hidden in your skin's layers. The photos can be used to point out areas of concern, where improvements could be made through treatments or interventions, and then compared over time to track progress.

Your results are also compared to 2,000 of your peers of the same age and skin color, and rated as to your Skin Age vs. Actual age. You can also compare your eyelash length to your peers as well.

With this assessment of your skin, we have a baseline of your skin’s health, suggest a skincare program to meet your needs, and can objectively measure your progress going forward. We can also use VISIA to simulate aging and repair, seeing what you would look like in the future with or without filler and neurotoxin treatments.

The Hydrafacial MD is a medical-grade facial treatment using vortex extraction of surface dead skin, blackhead plugs, and dirt/pollution buildup, followed by infusion of therapeutic and rejuvenating serums.

Rapidly effective, this treatment combines rejuvenating, calming, and hydrating infusions with exfoliation to give the skin a buffed glow that produces an “immediate” beautification treatment. This facial is used for all sorts of skin conditions, including acne, rosacea, dull/sun damaged skin, dry skin, and pigmented skin.

Although initially popular as a quick skin “wakeup” treatment among middle-aged men and women, this procedure is rapidly becoming a “must-have” for teens, especially boys with blackheads! Patients will typically return every 1-3 months.

Medical Grade Facials - Hydrafacial MD

Medical Microneedling

This unique combination of modalities painlessly and effectively rejuvenates at all levels of skin: stratum corneum, epidermis, and upper dermis.

The skin is designed to be an excellent barrier and NOT let substances (harmful or helpful) in! Microneedling creates precisely designed microscopic “punctures” into this protective barrier. This allows our specially formulated solutions of collagen-stimulating and brightening molecules to penetrate the skin and dramatically enhance skin rejuvenation, scar repair, and enhanced skin health.  

Procedure

The procedure begins with the application of topical anesthetic to make the procedure painless. Followed by a layer of our specially formulated "skin fertilizer" (a healing mixture of antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and collagen inducing vitamins). The treatment is then painlessly performed with our electric microneedling device, adjusted to variable depths depending on the skin thickness and client needs, to form many thousands of microscopic channels into the skin.

These channels allow dramatic (~ 100 fold) enhancement of penetration of nourishing and rejuvenating ingredients into all skin layers. Then we apply another layer of healing and rejuvenating "fertilizer" and a special hydrating alginate mask, enhancing the penetration of product to the deepest layers of skin. Many clients fall asleep during the mask application and enjoy a peaceful finale to this incredible treatment.

Microneedling - Effective - Minimal Downtime

Electric microneedling is particularly effective for acne and other scarring conditions, wrinkles, rosacea, sun damage, poor skin tone, lax skin, and pigmentation. This powerful skin treatment is suitable for the face, and many other surface areas, including neck, chest, hands, arms, bellies, scalp, etc.

Microneedling is markedly safer, and more effective, than deep chemical peels and laser resurfacing and is rapidly gaining awareness of savvy consumers wanting to improve their skin without the risk, pain, or downtime of older technologies.

To activate the skin’s stem cells and repair itself most effectively, Dr. Kenner recommends a series of 3 sessions, separated by 2-4 weeks. For stubborn scars, wrinkles or pigmentation patients will likely need more sessions. The microneedling facial is so effective and has such minimal downtime, that many patients are choosing to do this facial on a regular basis, several times a year to upkeep their skin.

Neurotoxin (Dysport, Xeomin)

Injection with neurotoxin has rightfully earned recognition as the most common cosmetic procedure in the world. Nearly painless, and highly effective, this treatment relaxes muscles causing wrinkles (and more) and can erase years within a few short days!

At SkinHappy MD, we use several forms of neurotoxin, including the safest form of neurotoxin, called Xeomin. When properly applied, neurotoxins can smooth the forehead, lift the brow and open the eye space, ease TMJ symptoms, help headaches, treat excessive sweating, balance facial asymmetry, shrink pores, tighten jawline, repair jowls, tighten the neck, and SO much more.

There is no downtime; results are seen in 2-5 days and last for 3-6 months on average. Most patients follow a regular schedule of re-treatments as the product wears off, as part of their rejuvenation maintenance program.

Touted as the "non-surgical facelift," filler treatments are rapidly replacing or delaying the need for face or neck lifts! The results of artfully applied filler can be seen immediately, providing a natural youthful restoration of the face, without the inherent risk, downtime or cost of invasive surgery. What’s more, the use of biostimulatory fillers, which actually stimulate your body to recreate its own collagen, leads to long lasting, natural volume recovery.

Face shape is altered by the loss of bone, fat, muscle, and collagen, which wear down from years of exposure to sun and visible light. These structural losses can contribute to natural genetic tendencies to hollows, sagging, or disproportionalities.

Filler treatments use natural ingredients to re-volumize and restore the aesthetics or youthful shape of your face. Altering facial volume and proportions is a big tipoff to our brain's recognition of age and beauty (see Healthy Skin and Beauty here).

But fillers go beyond just the face! These amazing treatments can be applied to the hands, chest, earlobes, jawline, and neck as well!

Facial Shaping

Dr. Kenner likes to say that “using filler is like an artist applying a little more clay here and there.” The filler process can be done in successive treatments over time to get just the right look and yet keep the process private. Friends and family will just marvel at your appearance without really knowing "something was done."

Facial shaping using filler has revolutionized aesthetic medicine, and dramatically reduced the need for facelifts. Dr. Kenner and her associate Katie Estes are particularly skilled in jawline rejuvenation and lip filling and focus on creating extremely natural effects. Lip treatments at SkinHappy are a particular favorite, with our attention to symmetry and proper proportionality, and avoidance of the dreaded "duck lips" or other unnatural looks.

Certain fillers, such as Radiesse, are biostimulatory, which means that they recreate your tissue by acting as a scaffold. Your body responds by laying down its own natural collagen around the filler, eventually replacing it as it disappears over time. Filler treatments can be done as a “one time” treatment lasting several years, or repeated as needed.

Filler | Non-Surgical Facelift

Combo Facials

Dr. Kenner’s deep knowledge of skin biology and customer desire, combined with her scientific way of “always looking for better ways”, has led to the creation of several unique combinations of SkinHappy treatments.

The 1-2 Rejuvenating Facial, is the combination of medical microneedling and Hydrafacial MD. The procedure begins with a medical microneedling procedure, to enhance penetration of nourishing ingredients to stimulate skin healing and growth, followed 5-7 days later by a Hydrafacial treatment, to speed up removal of the shedding old skin, leaving a beautifully glowing and rejuvenated surface! Super easy, super healing, and super beautiful.

The 1-2-3 Rejuvenating Facial, is the combination of medical microneedling, chemical peel, and Hydrafacial MD. The procedure begins with a medical microneedling procedure, to enhance penetration of nourishing ingredients to stimulate skin healing and growth, followed immediately by the application of rejuvenating chemical acids, which seep gently into the microchannels of the just-needled skin. This unique application of chemical acid will provide skin-renewal stimulation gently at the deeper areas of skin in greatest need for repair and renewal.

The result is a much better tolerated, yet much more powerful, chemical peel to encourage collagen rejuvenation, pigment release, scar repair, and premature aging/skin cancer protection.

For the final step, 5-7 days later, you will receive a Hydrafacial treatment, to speed up removal of the shedding old skin, and leave a beautifully glowing and rejuvenated surface.

The Microneedling with Infusion Facial, combines the use of medical microneedling with neurotoxin. By introducing microdroplets of dilute neurotoxin into skin immediately after microneedling, you can experience a shrinkage of the size of facial pores, and a reduction in excess facial redness which will last for many months.

Come explore the many ways to cleverly and effectively unveil the new you!

Come explore the fascinating world of skin health. The SkinHappy(R) Discovery Center offers visitors a chance to laugh and learn about skin biology, the history of skin conditions, the skin and sun, and explore your own skin. The Discovery Center is an exploratorium-like learning experience all about skin!

Get behind the lens of a UV Camera, see how the sun sees you.
Watch state of the art medical animation and learn about how acne develops or control the aging process of a face over time.
Learn about Hollywood’s love/hate relationship with skin disorders and learn the truth about popular villains.
Get a free Visia Skin Analysis, a state-of-the-art system that objectively analyzes your skin.
Browse the SkinHappy store which offers a complete line of unique, cutting-edge skin protection, repair, and renewal products.
Check out our collection of attractive sun-protective sport and casual wear — all sustainably created from bamboo or recycled Indian Sarees!
Treat yourself to a medical grade Hydrafacial MD or microneedling facial. Or even receive neurotoxin and filler in our treatment room… and leave younger than when you came in!

An immersive, interactive, educational experience, the SkinHappy Discovery Center is designed to help people of all ages see and understand the wonder of skin.

Discovery Center

Contact Us

  831-747-1889

  info@skinhappy.com

  502 Pierce St. Monterey, CA 93940

Hours

Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday Hours are 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.