Face & Skincare Procedures

Dr. Chen’s office has been offering extraordinary effective skin care programs that offer all skin types a healthier, more youthful complexion.

Obagi® Nu-Derm Skin Care Program

The Obagi® Nu-Derm Program is a skin care program designed to restore the health of the skin. It was created and developed to deliver medically proven result through the use of a skin care regimen available only through specially trained medical offices like ours.

Obagi® Nu-Derm is the only creative cream program designed for overall skin transformation. This concept is so revolutionary that it requires us to use the term “skin health” instead of “skin care.” The program emphasizes the unique concepts of correction and stimulation of the skin, which lead to regulating and strengthening of skin functions to produce collagen, elastin, and healthier skin cells. This leads to smooth, firm skin, with even color tone for a younger and healthier looking skin.

The program was initially developed and created by Dr. Zein Obagi, an internationally known and respected board certified dermatologist. Each product has been formulated to work in conjunction with the others for each patient’s individual regimen…to insure effective and harmonious results. It is designed to provide a tighter, smoother, healthier, younger looking skin, regardless of age, color or skin type. Some of the basic principles behind the Obagi® Nu-Derm system include enhancing, correction, stimulation, moisturizing, prevention of sun damage and maintenance once the correction is obtained.

The Obagi® Nu-Derm Program is specifically designed to correct pre-cancerous lesions, uneven pigmentation, unsightly blemishes, sun damaged skin, some fine wrinkles, photo-aged skin, age spots, acne and large pores. It can be used to treat skin problems on most areas of the body such as face, hands, neck, back arms, and legs. The regimen would differ depending upon the area being treated.



NIA24

Tap into skin’s own self-protective powers 24-hours a day with patented NIA24™ – the first inside-out topical Niacin-Powered skin barrier-building system. Inside, this patented MicroNutrient Delivery system is a continuous-release form of Niacin to skin. Outside, skin’s barrier is restored and signs of damage are dramatically reversed, ensuring stronger, better skin that’s more resilient to sun damage.
To learn more about NIA24™ go to http://www.nia24.com/


Chemical Peel

Chemical peels remove damaged outer layers of skin on the face to smooth texture, reduce scarring, and remove blemishes and pre-cancerous growths to produce healthy, glowing skin. Peel formulas and strengths are tailored to each patient and range from AHA peels designed for milder skin conditions and acne treatments, to deeper TCA peels such as the Obagi® Blue Peel. Peels can be combined with other procedures such as facelifts for a younger look.

Acne Treatment

Acne can be unattractive. It can also cause permanent scarring and emotional distress. Fortunately, several treatment options are available. Treatments for active acme includes skincare, cleansers and typical medications, antibiotics, and for severe cases, laser treatment may be recommended. Results are usually visible as soon as the first session.

Acne scarring can be treated in a variety of ways including certain skin care products, chemical peels, laser or pulsed light treatments, soft tissue fillers, dermabrasion and microdermabrasion. Subcision with TCA peel are latest wonders in this difficult area.

Acne is the term for the blocked pores (blackheads and whiteheads), pimples, and deeper lumps (cysts or nodules) that can appear typically on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper arms. Seventeen million Americans currently have acne, making it the most common skin disease in the country. While it affects mostly teenagers, and a lot of teenagers have some form of acne, adults of any age can have it. Acne is not life-threatening, but it can cause physical disfigurement (scarring) and emotional distress.
Treatment for acne varies depending on the type and severity of lesions, skin type and the patient’s age and lifestyle, but on average results are visible in six to eight weeks. Options include:

  • Chemical Peel
  • PhotoFacial (intensive pulse light treatment)
  • Levulan®
  • Topical and oral agents

For Acne scars:

  • Soft tissue fillers and fat transfer
  • Punch excisional surgery for deep “ice-pick” pitted scarring
  • Dermabrasion and microdermabrasion

Laser/Light Treatment

These light frequency specific (Laser) or intensive pulse light (IPL) treatments are tailored specifically to meet best result for capillaries/veins on face/legs, tattoos, hair reduction, pigmentation or wrinkles. One or more treatments may be needed for best results. Skin texture quality will improve with 3-5 session with IPL treatment.

Spider and Varicose Veins

Spider veins are visible red or blue blood vessels that spread like a web across the skin, commonly on the face and legs. They are not usually harmful but they can be painful.

Varicose veins can indicate poor vascular health if the swelling is caused by phlebitis (inflamed tender vein), thrombosis (clot), or venous stasis ulcers (open sores).

It is not entirely known what causes spider and varicose veins, although likely factors are heredity, pregnancy and hormones. Women are more likely than men to develop problems — more than 20 percent of women suffer from mild to severe varicose veins.

The standard treatment for spider and varicose veins is sclerotherapy. A special solution is injected into the blood vessel, which then collapses and is absorbed by the body. Alternative treatments include laser or intense pulsed light therapy, surgical stripping and ambulatory phlebectomy. Laser treatments can reduce the appearance of sun damage, acne scars, stretch marks, sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, vascular lesions (spider veins and redness on the face) and uneven pigmentation.

Radiesse

Radiesse Volumizing Filler is an ideal choice to provide immediate volume correction, stimulate production your own natural collagen and provide instant results! It provides the lift needed to diminish signs of aging because of the calcium-based microspheres and gel that comprise the product.  In many patients, correction lasts for a year or more!  Choosing Radiesse can provide long-lasting, natural and youthful results.

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Sculptra

Sculptra Aesthetic is a new facial injectable treatment that is intended for use in healthy people as a treatment regimen of up to four injection sessions that are scheduled about 3 to 4 weeks apart. These sessions are to correct the shallow to deep nasolabial ford contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles in which deep dermal grid pattern injection technique is appropriate. It works gradually to replace collagen that is lost during the aging process.

The collagen beneath the skin is a key element that provides volume and gives shape to the face. Over time, our collagen breaks down and as a result, wrinkles, lines and folds appear. Sculptra works to replace the collagen and provide a structure that lets your new look emerge discreetly and can last for up to two years.

Sculptra Aesthetic contains poly-L-lactic acid and is biocompatible and will not harm your body. This ingredient has been used many years in dissolvable stitches and medical implants and has been used in Europe cosmetically, since 1999.

As collagen is replaced, it provides a foundation that gradually restores the look of fullness by correcting shallow to deep wrinkles and folds.

Talk with your physician to see if Sculptra Aesthetic is right for you!!

http://www.sculptraaesthetic.com/

 

Botox®

BOTOX® is a highly effective, non-surgical procedure that can reduce the appearance of wrinkles.  It is a simple procedure that smoothes the deep, persistent lines between the brows that developed slowly over time.  One small treatment relaxes those muscles that caused the lines to form and keeps them relaxed up to four months.  The best part about Botox is that now it is FDA approved.

Juvederm®

JUVÉDERM® XC is the smooth gel filler that your doctor uses to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year.†

JUVÉDERM® XC is manufactured using HYLACROSS™ technology, creating a smooth-consistency gel. It is infused with lidocaine to improve comfort during treatment. With JUVÉDERM® XC you get the smooth results you expect, with the improved comfort you want.Ω.

Where Does It Work?

Everyone’s skin ages differently and JUVÉDERM® XC may be used to rejuvenate multiple problem areas.* From smile lines to vertical lip lines, you can smooth away unwanted wrinkles and restore natural contours. Reward yourself!!

Go to www.juvederm.com for further information.

Juvederm Voluma® XC

JUVÉDERM Voluma XC is the first FDA-approved filler to correct age-related volume loss in the mid face. With optimal treatment, natural-looking results last up to 2 years.

Go to www.juvederm.com for further information.

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