Welcome to K2 Dermatology, your trusted Boulder dermatologist for a wide range of dermatology services. Our team of experienced, professional dermatologists is dedicated to providing the highest quality of skin care services to ensure you can live a happy and healthy lifestyle. From acne, alopecia, and skin cancer detection to cosmetic treatments like photodynamic therapy, laser/IPL, fillers, Botox, chemical peels, and Latisse eyelash enhancement, K2 Dermatology offers it all. Read on to learn more about our services, and contact us to book your appointment today!
At K2 Dermatology, our goal is to provide our patients with the highest quality of skin care services in the Boulder area. We are experienced in treating an array of skin conditions including acne, alopecia, eczema, cysts, fungal infections, moles and skin growths, nail disorders, psoriasis, rashes, rosacea, skin allergies, skin discoloration, warts, and yeast infections.
We strive to provide the most effective treatments and products to help our patients achieve their desired results.
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a facial treatment used to treat a variety of skin conditions. PDT helps clear the skin of actinic keratoses, Bowen’s disease, and superficial basal cell carcinoma.
This treatment is performed at our Boulder clinic and begins with your dermatologist cleaning your face. The clear liquid, aminolevulinic acid, is then applied to the entire surface of the skin. Depending on the skin condition, light sources such as blue light, red light, intense pulsed light, or pulsed dye laser may be used. There may be slight discomfort during the treatment, but fans or cool air will help to lessen the sensation. After the treatment, the skin will be extremely light-sensitive for the next 48 hours.
Laser/IPL treatments are used to reduce or remove the appearance of age spots, acne scars, sun damage, vascular lesions, freckles, birthmarks, varicose veins, and rosacea. Laser treatments focus just one wavelength of light at your skin, while IPL uses light of several different wavelengths, similar to the flash of a camera. IPL is less damaging to your skin, as it penetrates down to the second layer of your skin, the dermis, without damaging the top layer, the epidermis. Lasers are more precise and focused, but with a greater risk of damaging your skin via treatment.
The light from these types of treatments is absorbed by the pigment in your skin cells, which is converted into heat that is then used to destroy unwanted pigments that cause freckles, sun spots, and other skin conditions.
IPL’s effectiveness varies based on the type of problem or condition you’re seeking to correct via treatment. For rosacea and redness caused by broken blood vessels, IPL can reduce redness by 50 to 75 percent after 1-3 treatments. IPL can reduce brown spots and other minor blemishes caused by sun damage by up to 70 percent after one treatment.
Dermal fillers are a minimally invasive aesthetic treatment used to enhance volume, fill wrinkles, and contour the face to give a more youthful appearance. Common areas people choose for fillers are the face, neck, and hands.
Our physicians will be able to suggest the best option for you based on your needs and expectations.
Botox is a neurotoxin made from botulinum toxin used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and fine lines. It is injected with a fine needle directly into the neuromuscular tissue and blocks the nerve signal that communicates with the targeted muscle.
Botox is most effective for forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, bunny lines, chin, skin band on the neck, and fine lines around the mouth. It is not permanent and typically lasts between 4-6 months.
A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the skin’s appearance and areas on the neck and hands. A chemical solution is applied to the surface of the skin in layers to remove damaged skin cells and harsh skin conditions. There are three basic types of peels: superficial, medium, and deep.
Chemical peels are applied by a dermatologist, who will brush the solution over a clean skin surface. Patients can expect the chemical peels to sting or may feel a slight burning sensation during the time of the application.
Latisse Eyelash Enhancement
Latisse is an FDA-approved treatment that is intended to enhance eyelash growth, thickness, and darkness for individuals that have thinning eyelashes. Latisse is applied to the upper lash line and as you blink, the formula gently transfers to the lower lash line.
After approximately two months of regular use, you may begin to notice results. If the patient chooses to withdraw from Latisse treatment, the lashes will gradually return to their natural state prior to treatment.
At K2 Dermatology, we believe in providing our patients with the best dermatology services to help them achieve their desired results. Our team of experienced dermatologists specializes in providing a wide range of treatments from acne treatments, to photodynamic therapy, to Latisse eyelash enhancement. Our goal is to help you look and feel your best. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.