Friday, February 1, 2013


 Everyone has skin problems. As a board certified cosmetic surgeon, I am concerned with skin condition, skin being the envelope in which all cosmetic surgery takes place. Whether you never seem to break out or have any red areas, scars or freckles, collagen depletes and skin gets looser, wrinklier and dryer. Add acne or rosacea and things get more complicated. 

Color 

If rosacea, hyperpigmentation or melasma is the problem, there’s a solution to dramatically improve your condition. Depending on your skin type, this might indicate an approach combining the use of lasers, chemical peels and prescription medication.

Rosacea might require oral medication in connection with topical creams.

Hyperpigmentation, melasma and uneven skin tone might call for the use of hydroquinone

Deep chemical peels can be used to lighten hyper-pigmentation, scars and spots
Pulsed light or a pulse dye laser can be used to treat blood vessels and thickening skin caused by rosacea and redness.

Skin texture and wrinkles 

Who doesn't want smooth, flawless skin?  When you age, however, wrinkles show up and the elements affect your overall skin health. Dead skin cells can make your skin look tired and drab. It can even block absorption of skincare products meant to help.

CO2 laser resurfacing can treat moderate to deep wrinkles, fine lines and tighten loose skin.

Regular, light peels or micro-dermabrasion can keep skin looking healthy and vibrant.

Deep chemical peels can remove sun damage, medium wrinkles and help smooth skin texture

Acne 

What works for one person, may not work for another. It is best to get your skin looked at and follow a  treatment blended specifically for your skin. 

Active acne outbreaks can be treated with medication, topical treatments and regular skin maintenance that might include light chemical peels, micro-dermabrasion and facials

Isolaz and photodynamic therapy can also keep breakouts under control by using light therapy in combination with technology that reduces bacteria 

Acne scars can be treated with resurfacing lasers, light treatments and chemical peels, depending on the type and degree

Deep pitted acne scars might require surgical excision and at times, dermal fillers to fix depressions

The quickest and easiest solution for one giant zit often is a cortisone shot. This will sting a little and set you back about $150. Your zit will be swollen for a few hours, but will be gone by the time you get to the airport.

Gives new meaning to the expression, "Comfortable in your own skin."



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