John M. Hilinski, M.D.
There's a wash, and then 5 other steps - at first, it's like wow can I do this everyday, but 10 minutes becomes 3 seconds I promise, but you should get the whole kit - and it's expensive, but it lasts for more than a year as if you add up the products you buy you spend more, and if you get the right one or you can ask for Tretinoin cream with it, which is for wrinkle prophylaxis, the tretinoin you need to make sure you sunblock and the first few weeks you may flake off, but even I used it and had compliments. It's really a great product, you can get facials by them too like a peel, but make sure you stop that tretinoin cream as well, they have an amazing under eye cream as well, it really is a great product and you are only 33, the laser is good to do in between, but trust me the Obaji kit is well worth it.
This is an excellent question. There is no one "best" way to do anything in medicine, and anti-aging is no different. The best way to get an answer to your question is with a consultation. At that time, Dr. Solomon will provide an examination and take your medical history to determine what methods will help you achieve your goal. To schedule a consultation, in Philadelphia or Beverly Hills, please call our office. We look forward to meeting you. Thank you for your interest in Dr. Solomon's practice.
Resurfacing skin is helpful if there is a specific skin problem that can benefit from heating or burning off the top layer of the skin. At age 33 you probably don't have such a problem but if you think you might, you should seek the advice of a good Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist before undergoing a potentially damaging procedure. Lasers all work by using a very focused beam of light to vaporize tissue and the various makes and models differ only in the way the beams are delivered. Which model is best depends on what is trying to be accomplished and many have a number of settings and patterns that can be changed for various functions. Training and good judgement is essential for good results and unfortunately manufacturers aggressively market and sell their products to even those practitioners with little knowledge of skin health and laser physics.
My best advice to you is to find a well respected doctor and listen to his/her suggestions before doing anything drastic.
Best of luck,
Suneel Chilukuri, M.D.
It's great that you are considering treatments to enhance your skin health and appearance.
As we have do not have the HALO in our clinic, I cannot pass comment on the treatment comparisons. FRAXEL has proven to be a gold standard in clinical laser treatments with fantastic results. The FRAXEL Dual has the ability to treat superficially as well as deep into the dermis. In our experience, treatments have shown a greater response in the skin by offering a full treatment on each of the settings rather than combining settings. In most cases, a series of possibly 3 treatments, 4 weeks apart offer the best results. However, this can vary client to client.
You will find recovery from the treatment between 5-7 days. This recovery is not something that will have you house bound. By Day 5, you will find the skin slightly rough or dry to touch and may have a flaky appearance. This is the skin rejuvenating post treatment and a gentle exfoliating can help buff away the dry skin.
Our protocol is to offer a complementary LED light treatment to our clients at Day 5, where we provide a gentle exfoliating facial to help cleanse the skin of old cells and the light therapy to help speed up the skin recovery, while plumping and hydrating the skin.
Complementary consultations are available in the clinic to determine the best treatment plan for your individual needs.
Fractionated laser is the best for resurfacing patients in their 30’s. Both popular brands - Fraxel & Halo - would be excellent.
We offer the latest technology - Halo - & will be happy to treat you at your next convenience!
Forrest S. Roth, MD
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
West Ave Plastic Surgery
2800 Kirby Drive, B-212
Houston, TX 77098