Are You Suffering from These Common Skin Problems?


Hawaii Anti-Aging DermatologistAs much as you try to take good care of your skin, you still could find yourself needing wrinkle treatment or skin rejuvenation. Prolonged exposure to the sun in Hawaii, the environment, genetics, and aging each can contribute to wrinkle formation, acne breakouts, excess hair growth, and a loss of desirable body contours.

At Kitagawa Dermatology, Dr. Kory Kitagawa is an expert in cosmetic and medical dermatology in Honolulu and provides treatment for a broad range of skin problems. In fact, he will customize an effective plan to meet the needs of your unique case.

If any of the following four skin conditions are affecting you, Kitagawa Dermatology could have the solution you’re looking for.

Acne / Acne Scarring

An acne breakout can impact your appearance regardless of age, skin type, or skin color. It also affects any part of the body—particularly the face, neck, shoulders, back, and chest.

Acne manifests as pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads or, in more severe cases, as unsightly and even painful cysts and nodules. As undesirable as they are, however, that’s not what is often the real concern when it comes to acne.

Acne scars not only extend acne’s impact, but they can also leave lasting marks that will not fade without professional treatment. To treat acne and erase acne scars, Kitagawa Dermatology offers the following solutions:

Laser skin therapy

Laser resurfacing gently erases acne scars and stimulates collagen production, paving the way for fresh, healthy-looking skin.

Soft-tissue fillers

Dermal fillers, such as Juvéderm or Restylane, can temporarily help fade the appearance of acne scars and plump the treated area.

Excision and Punch Graft

In this surgical procedure, an acne scar is gently excised and stitched up for healing before a skin graft is later taken from another part of the body and applied to the treated area for more efficient healing.

Facial Peel

A solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layer and trigger skin regeneration, revealing a fresher, newer layer that is free of acne scars and very smooth.


Aging and chronic sun exposure are often responsible for facial wrinkles, which can show as fine lines and moderate creases around the mouth and nose or deeper folds on the forehead or corners of the mouth.

Kitagawa Dermatology provides a broad range of the latest wrinkle treatment options available, including the following:

Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin injections are among the most popular wrinkle treatment solutions available because of their decades-long track record of safety and success. They relax the muscle beneath a wrinkle, which results in the skin surface appearing softer and smoother.

Restylane is another line of hyaluronic acid injectables that not only smooth the wrinkles but also appear to lift the skin. The Restylane line improves fine lines to severe facial folds and creases around the mouth, lips, nose, eyes, and cheeks.

Radiesse is a durable wrinkle treatment that fades facial lines, smooths skin, and stimulates collagen production. Radiesse is especially effective for skin rejuvenation on the back of the hands and for added definition to the chin or cheekbones.

Excess Hair

Excess hair can be a nuisance at any point in a person’s life in Honolulu, but the effects of aging often result in excess hair growth, particularly in unusual or previously-bare places. Common areas of the body with unwanted excess hair growth include:

  • Eyebrows
  • Upper lip
  • Underarms
  • Chin
  • Ears
  • Neck
  • Shoulders
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Legs

Laser hair removal is a very effective and much less painful option for hair removal. Though the laser light energy is very concentrated, it is safe enough to remove large patches of hair without causing damage to the skin.

The procedure is fast, delivers precision results, and brings about tangible, permanent improvement in as few as 1-2 sessions, depending on the treatment area and hair type.

Contact Kitagawa Dermatology for Solutions to Common Skin Problems

If you feel you’re in need of rejuvenation or a wrinkle treatment, despite how well you take care of your skin and body, schedule a consultation with Kitagawa Dermatology in Honolulu to see if there is a cosmetic dermatology solution for you. Contact us online or call 808.533.4434.