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Meet Joyce Castro, MD

Joyce Castro, MD studied Pre-Medical at UPR in Río Piedras and then continued to the RCM School of Medicine from where she graduated in 2003. She completed her specialty in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, in 2007 and since then she has practiced medicine both at an outpatient level, as well as in different hospitals throughout Puerto Rico. 

At the end of 2014 she opened her private practice in Hato Rey, where she currently works full time. Eager to learn and train in the field of medical aesthetics, to expand her knowledge and be able to offer her patients a more complete and holistic treatment, she decided to venture into regenerative and anti-aging medicine with multiple applications such as pain management as well as its aesthetic applications.

From that vision, and without losing the multidisciplinary and functional approach of Physiatry that she had been practicing for 16 years, Skin Glow was born and the entire range of aesthetic, regenerative and anti-aging medicine that we offer. 

Dr. Castro hopes to get to know you and make each medical evaluation tailored to your specific to your needs and preferences. Book an appointment today so you can see the aesthetic results that highlight your natural beauty and glow.



Morpheus8 is a minimally invasive treatment that combines microneedling with fractional radiofrequency energy technology for stimulating elastin and collagen production. The procedure targets the deeper layers of the skin. Fractioned radiofrequency energy is a scientifically proven method to reduce wrinkles and rebuild collagen and elastin. The treatment remodels and contours the face, neck and body for a more youthful appearance without the need for surgical procedures. 


Neuromodulators (Botox®, Dysport®) are muscle relaxing injections of botulinum toxin commercially known as Botox Cosmetic® or Dysport® that are used to temporarily treat wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet by blocking muscular contractions. A minute amount of the neuromodulator is injected directly into the underlying muscle causing it to relax and gradually smooth out the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. Results typically last about 3 months. 



Dermal fillers like Restylane® are gel like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines, and soften creases or enhance facial contours. It is a cost-effective way to look younger without surgery or down time. As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crow's feet become more apparent. Dermal fillers like Restylane® help replace the lost volume that comes from the natural process of ageing. 

Dermal fillers have several functions:

  • Restore lost volume on cheeks, jawline, chin, and lips.
  • Define and restore volume to lips. 


  1. PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

PRP is a form of cosmetic injectable treatment that uses the patient’s own platelet rich plasma. The plasma component contains stem cells and growth rich platelets. When injected back into the skin, it accelerates the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin to provide overall skin rejuvenation. First, our clinician will draw a small sample of blood. This is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the other blood components. Lastly, the platelet rich plasma is then reinjected back into the treatment area, stimulating collagen and elastin production.


  • Stimulates collagen and elastin production.
  • Improve overall complexion. 
  • Help with hair loss.

A vampire facial is an advanced skincare procedure that harnesses the power of your skin to heal itself. The process involves using a small needle to withdraw a small amount of blood from your arm after which a centrifuge would be used to separate the platelets and plasma from the red blood cells. After this, micro-needling takes place, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is then used on the skin to stimulate elastin fibers and collagen to promote cell turnover. The result? An increase in collagen production, tighter and firmer skin, enhanced skin texture and tone, improved moisture retention and lasting results. 

  1. DiolazeXL™ by InMode (DIODE HAIR REMOVAL)

DiolazeXL™ is an advanced laser hair removal technology from InMode®, the manufacturer of our Lumecca IPL and Morpheus8 treatments. The system uses a versatile diode laser to safely and gently eliminate excess hair.

Diode lasers allow for precise targeting of hair follicles, which translates to maximum results with lower risk and minimal discomfort, making hair removal treatment safer for patients with darker skin tones.

Benefits of using DiolazeXL

  • Smoother skin.
  • Permanent hair removal.
  • No skin discoloration.

The treatment requires a series of sessions where hair is reduced with each treatment and results are normally seen after 4 to 6 sessions, depending on hair color, body area and skin tone. Most patients immediately notice a significant reduction in hair growth and eventually smooth and hair-free skin. 

  1. Lumecca® IPL TREATMENT 

Lumecca® is the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat pigmented and vascular lesions. After just one use, patients notice significant improvements in the complexion and clarity of the skin. Lumecca operates using photothermolysis, which provides a photofacial through the delivery of a comfortable light treatment. 

In just 1-3 sessions Lumecca improves the appearance of:

• Age spots (red/brown pigmentations)
• Vascular lesions such as facial telangiectasias (spider veins) and poikiloderma
• Rosacea (redness)
• Freckles
• Sun damage


Hydrafacial uses patented technology to cleanse, extract, & hydrate with super serums made with nourishing ingredients that create a gratifying glow. Is a non-invasive treatment that improves skin health, addresses individual concerns, and creates a glow like no other. Unlike traditional facials, it’s performed via device rather than by hand, for deeper penetration and longer lasting results.

The magic is in the wand, which works like a vacuum to open pores for a deep cleanse and easy extraction of impurities and dead skin cells. It also allows the active ingredients in our boosters to penetrate deeper, for the most effective treatment possible.

3 Steps to the Best Skin of Your Life.

  • Cleanse: Deeply cleanses and exfoliates with a gentle peel to uncover a new layer of skin.
  • Extract: Removes impurities from pores with painless gentle suction.
  • Hydrate: Saturates the skin’s surface with intense moisturizers and nourishing, personalized ingredients.

A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. The new skin is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun. There are three basic types of chemical peels: 

  • Superficial or lunchtime peel: Alpha-hydroxy acid or another mild acid is used to penetrate only the outer layer of skin to gently exfoliate it. The treatment is used to improve the appearance of mild skin discoloration and rough skin as well as to refresh the face, neck, chest or hands.
  • Medium peel: Glycolic or trichloroacetic acid is applied to penetrate the out and middle layers of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment is used to improve age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles and moderate skin discoloration. It also can be used to smooth rough skin and treat some precancerous skin growths, i.e. actinic keratosis.
  • Deep peel: Trichloroacetic acid or phenol is applied to deeply penetrate the middle layer of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment removes moderate lines, age spots, freckles and shallow scars. Patients will see a dramatic improvement in skin appearance. The procedure is used on the face and only can be performed once.

Is a weight loss injection that increases insulin secretion while slowing how quickly your stomach empties food by mimicking a hormone in the body. This in turn suppresses your appetite, making you feel fuller for longer, allowing you to eat less and lose weight.