For healthy, youthfully glowing skin, we offer BOTOX® and collagen injections and laser facial rejuvenation as well as chemical peels. Painless laser and light procedures remove or reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, freckles, scars, uneven pigmentation, stretch marks and other skin damage. We also offer an array of medical-grade skin care products. There are many types of chemical peels, lasers and skin care lines; Dr. Hoang approaches each patient with an individualized solution.
Botox is the dependable and popular method of treating frown lines, smile lines, crow’s feet, bunny lines and other dynamic wrinkles. But some wrinkles are the result of muscular action. These are called "dynamic wrinkles". They include the frown lines, which occur between the eyebrows, the crow’s feet or "laugh lines" at the outer corners of the eyes and below them, the brow furrows of the forehead and lines on the neck. The method consists of injecting tiny quantities of a biological medicine called Botox into specific muscles that cause these wrinkles. Botox is made from a purified protein or "Botulinum enterotoxin". This substance does not harm the muscles. And it does not harm the nerves. But it blocks the signals from the nerves so the muscle will not contract. Thus the cause of dynamic wrinkles is removed. BOTOX relaxes the wrinkles and gives the treated area a markedly softened and rejuvenated look. Botox is not a permanent treatment, but it is long lasting. Your first treatment will usually last four months. With repeat treatments the results tend to last longer. Ultimately, one to two treatments a year will maintain the improvement.
The treatments are safe and effective. Adverse effects are rare. BOTOX may be also be useful in treating excessive sweating of the underarms and palms. Call Dr. Hoang’s office to schedule a consultation appointment for full information about Botox Cosmetic. If Botox Cosmetic is appropriate for you, you may choose to have your first treatment in the same session.
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Collagen is a naturally occurring biological product found in the second layer of skin (the dermis) which “plumps up” the skin, joints, bones and ligaments. Collagen or dermal fillers can be injected into wrinkles and scars. While BOTOX® works well for the upper face, collagen treatments are superior for the lower face. Dermal fillers can be used to enhance thin lips, smile lines, tear troughs and the corners of the mouth. Collagen may also be used with or without BOTOX® on the upper face.
Collagen injections counteract the effects of gravity, sun exposure and years of facial muscle movement by filling out sunken areas and smoothing lines for a rejuvenated look. Collagen can also be used to improve the appearance of acne scars and other traumatic scars.
Restylane® and Juvéderm™, the more popular dermal fillers, are made from non-animal, stabilized "hyaluronic acid." Hyaluronic acid is a natural non-protein structural biological component of our skin. It has no known potential for allergic reactions. So no skin test is needed. It is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler to restore tissue volume. It helps to form the three-dimensional "fabric" of our skin and other tissues.
Radiesse® dermal filler is made of calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. RADIESSE dermal filler is the ideal choice for total facial contouring. It can restore a healthy, youthful appearance, enhance your existing features, help you defy age and gravity, and increase your confidence. RADIESSE dermal filler is made from a biocompatible substance that’s identical to what’s naturally found in the body. There’s virtually no risk of allergic reaction, and there have been very few side effects reported in clinical trials and actual use.
Sculptra® Aesthetic, a new type of facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid. It helps correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles, and folds, that appear with aging by replacing lost collagen. The main ingredient is a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material that has been used by physicians for decades. Sculptra® Aesthetic works within the deep dermis to gradually replaces lost collagen. This reinforced collagen structure provides a foundation that gradually restores the look of fullness of your shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds* that has been depleted over time.
Given so many choices of collagen products or dermal fillers, Dr. Hoang can help you pick which product is best for you. Your choice may depend on prior treatments, whether your lines are deep or etched, or on upcoming social engagements. Wrinkle fillers can be done on the same day as your consultation and can give long-lasting, natural- looking results.
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Laser Treatments & Light Treatments
Lasers make it possible to perform high-precision and often painless procedures to remove unwanted hair and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, scars, uneven pigmentation, stretch marks, birth marks and vascular lesions. Other uses of lasers include facial skin resurfacing, smoothing acne scars, rejuvenation of aging skin, removal of warts, treatment of liver spots, facial capillaries and leg veins and tattoo removal. We offer a variety of laser treatments to give you healthier, younger-looking skin.
Lasers can effectively treat many types of pigmented skin lesions. The choice of laser depends primarily on the depth and color of the pigment that is being removed. Pigment in the epidermis is fairly easy to treat with a variety of lasers and non-laser methods. Aesthetic laser procedures are generally safe and relatively painless when performed by an experienced physician, although each procedure is different. With all laser procedures, there are certain degrees of risk and uncertainty. During an initial consultation, Dr. Hoang will discuss your procedure with you in detail, describing the realistic potential outcome and any possible risks involved.
Resurfacing procedures such as laser skin resurfacing and even the "power peel" treatments are effective in removing epidermal or superficial pigment. Patients undergoing these treatments can expect significant improvement or complete clearing of epidermal pigment. A series of light chemical peels can also remove superficial pigment abnormalities safely.
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Skin Care Products
If you are interested in topical (non-surgical) cosmetic treatments to improve the texture of your skin, there are several excellent choices. Dr. Hoang will provide you with an in-depth medical skin care analysis, including which specific prescriptive products and skin health care regimens are right for you. These can include few products such as:
The Obagi System of Skin Health Restoration produces soft, radiant-looking skin and helps to increase skin tolerance to environmental assault and assists in restoring normal skin functions. It helps to correct surface discoloration and blemishes, stimulate cell renewal, improve circulation and rebuild collagen.
Obagi Nu-Derm is a skin treatment program used alone or as a preparation for other procedures to develop and maintain healthy skin. Designed for easy use at home, in six weeks—the time it takes for the outer layer of your skin to be replaced with the fresh one beneath—the Nu-Derm System transforms damaged, dry or wrinkled areas into smooth, soft and well-moisturized skin. Nu-Derm also strengthens your skin against day-to-day damage, reduces the appearance of blemishes and other discoloration, improves circulation, and rebuilds collagen for a fuller, younger look.
The Obagi-C Rx System is a less aggressive system than the Obagi Nu-Derm System and is especially suitable for people who may not need the strength of the Obagi Nu-Derm System.
ELASTIderm Eye Treatment, one of a kind topical eye treatment clinically proven to help restore elasticity to your patients’ periorbital skin and reduce visible fine lines and wrinkles.
ELASTIderm Décolletage System, a unique solution for the aging décolletage. It diminishes hyperpigmentation and improves overall appearance of your neck and chest in as little as 4 weeks.*
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The following web links are provided to our patients for the purpose of education and to help you to make an informed decision regarding cosmetic dermatology and cosmetic procedures.
- Skin Care Guide
- Skin Cancer Foundation
- American Academy of Dermatology
- The Medicine List
- CenterWatch - Clinical Trials Service
- MedlinePlus®: A Research Tool to Access Health Information
- National Alopecia Areata Foundation
- Lupus Foundation of America
- National Psoriasis Foundation
- BOTOX® Cosmetic
- National Eczema Association
* Results may vary