Dr. Foster has safely performed 21,000 procedures since 1999.
Select FDA-approved injectable products are used in a safe and cost-effective manner to enhance and rejuvenate the face, hands, earlobes, and neck. The products are also used to correct scars and asymmetry, to treat excessive sweating, and to relieve neck spasm, headaches, and jaw pain.
To make an appointment, please check the schedule page and/or click the "Book Now" button below. Feel free to email me with questions!
About Dr Foster:
UCLA School of Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha, 1991-95
Stanford/Kaiser Emergency Medicine Residency, 1995-98.
Board Certification, American Board of Emergency Medicine, 1999/2009 Board Certification, American Board of Integrative Medicine, 2001/2011
Attending Emergency Department Physician,
Mills-Peninsula, Burlingame; Palm Drive, Sebastopol; Kaiser, Santa Rosa.
Extensive clinical experience in injectable aesthetic medical procedures-more than 21,000 performed.
Botox® and Dysport® address lines on the forehead and around the eyes
and mouth, minimize vertical bands on the neck, and can give a brow lift effect.
These medications can also reduce sweating, treat headaches,
and relieve neck and jaw pain. Whether for cosmetic or medical indications,
the procedure is safe and cost-effective. Botox® and Dysport® are used in a
strictly sterile fashion and according to manufacturer specifications.
Injectable Dermal Fillers
Restylane®, Perlane®, Juvederm® and Voluma®
These clear gels contain hyaluronate, a molecule natural to our body and safe enough to be used medically for injection into arthritic joints. The gels address changes associated with the aging face by adding volume where it has been lost, improving contours and softening wrinkles. Cosmetic effects usually last 6-12 months in the lips, 1 year in the nasolabial folds and marionette lines, and sometimes several years in the cheeks and temple areas. There are differences in the density/flow properties and in the amount of water the product absorbs after injection that help us decide which filler to use where. New products appear regularly, and when I'm convinced one is safe and effective, I will have it for you.
All fillers are FDA-approved materials and are used in a strictly sterile fashion.
Bruising and swelling are more common than with Botox®, please see the FAQ page
for more information.
Sculptra® is a substance similar to absorbable suture material (stitches).
For clients in need of volume restoration in the cheeks or temples, or just general facial rejuvenation,
it can be injected to stimulate the production of collagen. More than one treatment is advised.
About Mesotherapy: Tiny injections of hyaluronic acid mixed with anesthetic are injected into the
skin to improve texture, water-holding capacity, and resilience. It is great for the
neck and chest, and can be used on forearms, hands, or anywhere your skin is lax and thin. It leaves
a rashy, bumpy appearance for a few days.
About Vein Sclerotherapy: Asclera® is an approved injectable "soap" solution, nearly painless and
very effective for spider veins on the legs, particularly anything purple in color. The really tiny red
ones are difficult, as are the larger blue ones. For larger veins, a consult with a vascular surgeon
to determine the best treatment may be helpful prior to starting sclerotherapy. The consult may be
covered by your insurance, especially if you find your varicose veins to be painful.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
This therapy addresses deficiencies in critical hormones such as thyroid, estrogen, testosterone,
progesterone, and cortisol which occur with age or sporadically. Differences between this
hormone replacement and what a typical doctor's office provides are 1: The medications are
identical to those your body makes, rather than being synthetic or derived from other animals
(like Premarin and Provera commonly used to treat menopause), and 2: The focus is on customizing
your regimen to improve your symptoms safely but without undue restriction by "normal" lab
results, and 3. Prevention of disease is integrated into the therapy by reducing your risk of common
diseases such as atherosclerosis, diabetes, and osteoporosis. Download the form below
to get an idea of the symptoms of low levels of these hormones and how optimizing
them could help you feel (and look!) much better. When you are ready, just send me your form.