Category Archives: Ask Colleen

Please, Don’t Wear Chemical Sunscreen!

Physical / Mineral Sunscreens Only If you want to see me, Colleen Shimamoto, get fired up about something, just mention “chemical sunscreens” and you won’t hear the end of it until you are running home to toss every chemical sunscreen you have stored-up from last summer. In my opinion, there is only one type of …

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Colleen’s 40-30 Treatment Plan – Exercise for Better Skin

Yup, this is me at the Milpitas CrossFit gym obviously trying to get myself in shape, but actually I’m holding this ridiculously heavy ball in a leg-shaking squat for another reason - to get my 30-year-old skin back. Exercise has been proven to increase collagen, flush away debris, reduce inflammation and combat free-radical damage so …

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Ask Colleen – What Skincare Products Can I Use While Pregnant?

Hi Colleen -- I'm hoping to become pregnant in the next few months, and I'm wondering if I should make any changes to my skincare while pregnant. Also, I'm worried my skin is going to break-out with all the hormones. Is there anything I can do to prevent this from happening? -- T.T. "San Francisco" Hi …

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Ask Colleen – Dermaplaning Facial

Real Patient Question - "What is the best way to give my skin a fresh glow, just a few hours before a holiday party?" - B.S., San Francisco Recently the super stylish, San Francisco blogger, Blair Sullivan of THIS + THAT, came to visit us the day of her boyfriend's holiday party. She wanted a …

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Ask Colleen – Ultherapy – 40 To 30 Treatment Plan

Hi Everyone, In my quest to go from 40 to 30, I knew my very first treatment would be Ultherapy because as you can tell from this photo, I've been getting pretty “jowly” in my jaw line, saggy in my tear trough area and the volume in  my cheeks is just gone.  I have seen first …

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Colleen’s 40 – 30 Treatment Plan

Hi Everyone, So many things have been happening in my life recently, but first I want to say - I am so excited to be back in the treatment room, seeing my favorite co-workers and patients! If you need a holiday skin refresh, I have only a few appointments available, so call asap - (650) …

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Ask Colleen – Taking Better Care of Your Skin with Retin-A

Real Patient Question: “I’m in my 30s and have descent skin but I want to make sure it stays that way  as I get older.  If there is only product to add to my face-wash and moisturizing regime, what would you recommend?” - S.T., Saratoga, CA Dear S.T., It’s wonderful that you’re taking the first steps towards …

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