Skin Care Treatments San Diego 

Let’s face it: As skin ages, it can start to look dry, discolored and dull. Abhay Gupta, MD, FACS, understands why his San Diego skincare patients may be frustrated with the negative effects that gravity, sun exposure, pollution, drying soaps, pore-clogging make-up and other outside forces can have on skin. Not to mention, skin produces less collagen over time, causing skin to lose volume and elasticity. All these factors result in wrinkles, creases, dark spots, large pores and many other facial skin ailments.

To make matters worse, so many skincare products exist that it is hard for the average person to tell the difference between them. The choices can be overwhelming. Many over-the-counter skincare products plainly do not have enough of the active ingredient to make a positive difference on skin. Others are packed with unnecessary oils or ingredients that can actually harm skin more than benefit it.

However, Gupta Plastic Surgery offers a broad spectrum of medical skincare products that are designed to work effectively to treat a variety of skin conditions. During consultation, Dr. Gupta assesses each patient’s skin structure and areas of concern. He then creates a custom skincare treatment plan to tackle each patient’s skin conditions head on.

Dr. Gupta may also recommend specific skincare products for his plastic surgery San Diego patients, in preparation for facial cosmetic surgery. Medical skincare products have been shown to fortify sensitive skin, improving post-operative healing and helping to maintain aesthetic results over the long term.

The skincare San Diego professionals at Gupta Plastic Surgery are proud to offer the Vivité® skincare product line, developed by the makers of Botox® and LatisseTM. The wide-ranging products in the Vivité® skincare line are designed to regenerate collagen, reduce blemishes, improve surface hyperpigmentation and smooth skin overall. Vivité® skincare benefits both women and men.

VIVITÉ® skin care employs exclusive GLX Technology™, a formula matrix that works as a catalyst, allowing glycolic compound bound with natural antioxidants to penetrate skin. Glycolic compound is a pH-balanced blend of glycolic acid, ammonium glycolate, purified water and higher-molecular-weight oligomers of glycolic acid. No other skincare line offers patients this powerful component.

By combining GLX technology with the unique ingredients that permeate the Vivité® skincare line, patients get maximum anti-aging benefits in every product. Vivité® skin care products:

  • Promote skin’s natural production of collagen and hyaluronic acid (i.e., “HA,” which serves as a basis for many injectable fillers, such as Juvederm)
  • Encourage the production of epidermal growth factor, which is vital to producing glowing new skin
  • Provide antioxidants to protect skin cells against damaging free radicals

Vivité® Daily Facial Cleanser is a multipurpose solution that is gentle enough to use regularly. With this product, patients can rinse away surface oil and other impurities, as well as exfoliate skin with anti-irritant moistening ingredients. Patients get fresh, dewy skin. Contains 12% glycolic compound.


Vivité® Exfoliating Facial Cleanser loosens the dead cells in the top layer of skin so patients can scrub them away, uncovering the healthy, new skin underneath. Contains 15% glycolic compound and exfoliating microbeads to dissolve dead skin cells.


Vivité® Daily Antioxidant Facial Serum offers antioxidant protection to help combat premature aging. By using this product regularly, patients can hydrate and restore the top layer of skin. Patients can layer the antioxidant serum under Daily Facial Moisturizer with SPF 30 and makeup. Contains 15% glycolic compound.


Vivité® Daily Facial Moisturizer with SPF 30 is a light moisturizer that is intended for daily use. This product generates a protective barrier above the skin to defend it against destructive UVA and UVB rays. It also simultaneously penetrates deep into the skin’s underlying layers, delivering glycolic acid and antioxidants that help nourish healthy, glowing skin. Contains 12% glycolic compound.


Vivité® Revitalizing Eye Cream is specifically formulated to minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles around eyes, as well as decrease the appearance of dark circles under the eyes. Contains 10% glycolic compound.


Vivité® Night Renewal Facial Cream is an extra-rich moisturizing formula that repairs skin cells overnight. Contains 20% glycolic compound.


Vivité® Replenish Hydrating Facial Cleanser uses an unscented, soap-free formula to gently yet effectively eliminate makeup, oil and residue from the face. It leaves skin clean and soft, and is mild enough to use every day. This product perfectly complements cosmetic surgery procedures. Contains no glycolic compound.


Vivité® Replenish Hydrating Cream instantly restores skin suppleness and smoothness with a super-hydrating formulation. It calms and soothes sensitive skin, and is perfect complementary care for surgical procedures. Contains no glycolic compound.


Vivité® Vibrance Therapy brightens skin and evens out skin tone with natural ingredients and without hydroquinone. With exclusive GLX Technology™, this restorative, antioxidant-rich cream also helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. When used with the entire Vivité® System, patients gain optimal results in the quest for rejuvenated, healthy-looking skin. Contains 15% glycolic compound.


Vivité® Daily Firming Lotion helps tighten and tone deeper layers of skin tissue to improve the look of dimpled, “orange-peel-like” skin for a smooth, sleek appearance. This innovative lotion works by firming the fatty tissues beneath the skin, and can decrease the circumference of thighs by up to two inches. The revolutionary formula moisturizes and hydrates skin to help keep it supple and soft to the touch. Contains 15% glycolic compound.


Vivité® Defining Lip Plumper helps restore volume and fullness to the lips, while reducing fine lines and wrinkles. The advanced formula works by promoting the production of both natural collagen and hyaluronic acid in the lips. Gentle, non-irritating conditioners help make lips soft and smooth, while calming botanicals help guard against environmental stressors.


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Dr. Abhay Gupta is a renowned cosmetic surgeon who is proud to offer patients a range of surgical and non-surgical treatments, as well as medical-grade skin care products. If you have been considering facial cosmetic surgery, or are interested in other anti-aging regimens, such as Botox or laser skin resurfacing, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Gupta today by calling 858-621-6000.