The Menkes Clinic has many treatment options for your dermatologic
and cosmetic facial concerns, including acne, psoriasis, skin cancers,
wrinkles, uneven skin tone and more. No matter your concern, our goal
is to help you look healthy, natural and rejuvenated. Schedule an
appointment so we may examine your facial concern(s), along with your
medical history, to create a personalized healthy skin program that
fits your needs and helps you feel healthy and youthful.
To begin, choose your face concern:
Acne can be a problem not only for teens, but also for those patients
well past their twenties, thirties and even their forties. Many patients
continue to suffer from recurrent breakouts well into adulthood causing
embarrassment, frustration and added stress in already busy lives. At
The Menkes Clinic, our approach to the treatment of acne starts with
recognizing that each patient is an individual with unique needs. Our
physicians evaluate each patient's lifestyle, personal goals and treatment
preferences in order to formulate the most effective plan that will result
in healthy, clear, and radiant skin. We are always ready to answer questions
and provide the latest, scientifically-proven treatments for our patients.
Acne pimples can lead to unwanted imperfections in the skin, especially surface defects and discoloration. Acne scars commonly occur on the face, chest and back and may appear as:
- • Shallow depressions or divots
- • Deep, ice-pick indentations
- • Firm, rubbery bumps or nodules
- • Dark brown spots and discoloration
- • Persistent pink or red blotches
In general, the deeper and larger the pimples, the greater the risk is for residual scarring. Therefore, early treatment of acne is ideal to prevent unwanted scars. We treat acne with oral antiobiotics such as Accutane, topical medications and blue light therapy. For acne scarring we offer several treatments to help reduce the appearance of scarring, such as chemical peels and facials, laser treatments and microdermabrasion.
SELECT AN ACNE TREATMENT TO LEARN MORE
- Accutane (Isotretinoin)
- Acne Facials / Extractions
- Blue Light Therapy
SELECT AN ACNE SCAR TREATMENT TO LEARN MORE
Birthmarks are skin lesions that are noticed within the first few weeks
to months of life and are typically harmless, but can be of significant
cosmetic concern if they occur on the face or scalp in infants. There
are two main categories of birthmarks—red birthmarks and pigmented
birthmarks. Red birthmarks are a vascular (blood vessel) type of birthmark.
Pigmented birthmarks are areas in which the color of the birthmark is
different from the color of the rest of the skin.
LEARN MORE ABOUT BIRTHMARKS AND THEIR TREATMENTS
Dark eye circles are the most complained about condition as it is so
common and difficult to treat. Note the number of eye creams available
and the number of them you’ve tried that didn't work. Treatment needs
to be tailored to the underlying cause.
LEARN MORE ABOUT DARK UNDER-EYE CIRCLE TREATMENTS
Lower eyelid "bags" are the most common reason patients seek eyelid
treatment at The Menkes Clinic. We can correct droopy eyelids safely
and effectively through the use of surgical techniques as well as
non-surgical techniques that have excellent cosmetic results.
SELECT A SURGICAL EYELID TREATMENT
SELECT A NON-SURGICAL EYELID TREATMENT
Eczema is a common genetic skin condition affecting infants,
children, and adults that is characterized by increased
sensitivity to many environmental factors resulting in itching
and a scaly rash which may involve the entire skin. Individuals
who suffer from eczema often experience intense itching after
exposure to certain environmental triggers such as house dust mite,
wool, and grass. Contact with these allergens can results in an
itchy, scaly rash that usually becomes chronic if not
LEARN MORE ABOUT ECZEMA AND ITS TREATMENTS
The term facelift refers to a surgical procedure where the upper,
middle or lower portions of the face and neck are repositioned to
place the skin and tissues under the skin closer to the location
they were when the patient was younger. Our key intention os the
procedure is to make the results look natural.
LEARN MORE ABOUT A FACE AND NECK LIFT
Comprehensive skin care at The Menkes Clinic includes our
commitment to instructing patients about the safest and
most effective topical products and treatments available.
Our exceptionally trained aesthetician will help to further
enhance and maintain your skin's healthy and
SELECT A FACIAL TREATMENT
Moles are clusters of pigmented cells (called melanocytes)
that often appear as small, dark brown spots. However, moles
can come in a wide range of colors from pink to dark brown,
and can occur anywhere on the body. Warts are mall, usually
painless growths on the skin caused by a virus called human
papilloma virus (HPV). They are generally harmless.
LEARN MORE ABOUT MOLE AND WART TREATMENTS
In the past three decades, there has been a tremendous
increase in our understanding of pediatric skin conditions,
the genetic basis for many of these diseases, and their
treatment. Skin diseases in infants and young children
vary in many respects from the same diseases in older
children and adults. As a result, young children may
require a dermatologist with special expertise in order
to obtain an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.
LEARN MORE ABOUT PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY
Psoriasis is the most common autoimmune disease in
the United States and affects both children and
adults. Its prevalence is approximately 2 percent
or 7.5 million Americans. Nearly three percent of the
world’s population, or 125 million people, have psoriasis.
It is a chronic, lifelong disease that varies in severity
and response to treatment from person to person. Although
not contagious, its exact cause is not entirely known.
LEARN MORE ABOUT PSORIASIS TREATMENT
Many people suffer from persistent redness of the cheeks,
nose and sometimes the entire face. Usually, but not always,
these red blotches and visible small blood vessels are seen
in patients who have fair skin and blush easily. These skin
changes can affect all races and gradually worsen over time if
left untreated. Many adults with these symptoms of facial
redness, easy flushing, broken capillaries and pimples,
actually have a skin condition called Rosacea.
LEARN MORE ABOUT REDNESS TREATMENTS
At The Menkes Clinic, we specialize in skin cancer detection,
screening, biopsies, surgical removal, treatment and prevention.
This includes a primary focus on the three most common skin
cancers found in human beings-Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous
Cell Carcinoma and Melanoma. Dr. Menkes also performs Mohs'
Micrographic surgery for certain difficult skin cancers.
LEARN MORE ABOUT SKIN CANCER
Spider veins are tiny blood vessels (called capillaries)
that are located just beneath the skin’s surface and are
especially visible in those who have fair or ruddy complexions.
Spider veins typically appear as pink to red lines and can
occur on the face as well as the legs.
CHOOSE A SPIDER VEIN TREATMENT
Whether your lips were born thin or have become thinner with
age, they can be enhanced by a non-surgical technique that is
minimally invasive and results in little or no downtime. And if
age has created unwanted wrinkling in your lips, either in the
lips themselves or vertical lines around the mouth, there is a
vast array of non-surgical injectable treatments to help soften
or elimiante these lip wrinkles. You may explore these options below.
SELECT AN LIP TREATMENT
Ultherapy is the latest non-surgical, non-invasive procedure
that uses ultrasound and your body's own natural healing
process to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin on the brow,
neck and under the chin.
LEARN MORE ABOUT ULTHERAPY
Discoloration of the face can appear as localized brown spots
and freckles or as larger patches that resemble a dark "mask"
over the face which affects the cheeks, upper lip,
forehead and chin.
SELECT AN UNEVEN SKIN TONE TREATMENT
The Menkes Clinic is proud to be the first clinic in the San
Francisco Bay Area offering virtually pain free laser hair
removal with the LightSheer® DUET®. The Duet’s high-
speed technology is virtually pain free and enables us to treat
patients in half the time of other lasers.
LEARN MORE ABOUT LIGHTSHEER® DUET®
The state-of-the-art approach to rejuvenation of the face consists
more and more of an attempt to restore facial volume and contour,
to emulate youthful facial features. Youthful contours can be
restored non-surgically through the expert use of fillers and
BOTOX® or Dysport. All of these procedures can be completed
in less than thirty minutes little to no downtime. Laser resurfacing
is another excellent option for smoothing the skin and improving tone