Skin Care and Injectables
It's impossible to defy age – but you can have healthy, younger-looking skin that makes you feel attractive, sexy and self-assured. Woodbury Plastic Surgery offers patients a variety of techniques that can help alleviate fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, sun damage, and many other skin abnormalities.
In addition to cosmetic surgical procedures done by Dr. Thao, Woodbury Plastic Surgery offers a complementing line of injectables (botox & fillers), non-invasive skin treatments, and the finest, restorative skin care products available. Knowledgeable and expertly trained staff will consult with you to design a personalized skin care regime to suit your needs.
An initial consultation is required for all skin care procedures and certain products.
Listed below are the injectables, available skin care procedures that we perform, and skin care products that we provide.
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. Peels can be combined with other procedures such as facelifts for a younger look. They may be covered by insurance if they are performed for medical rather than cosmetic reasons.
The Obagi Blue Peel System
The Obagi Blue Peel is a mild chemical peel used in combination with the Obagi Nu-Derm Restoration System for clear, smooth, healthy skin.The damaged surface layer of skin is removed, and soon the body replenishes it with a fresh layer that is smoother, well-toned and more even in color, and has smaller pores. The Blue Peel offers benefits over other peel methods because it allows the physician to control many aspects of the process, including the depth of penetration, so treatments can be tailored to the individual patient.On average two to three peels are required to achieve full skin health.
Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat beneath the chin, also known as the submental area, by destroying fat cells. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella destroys fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Fat cleared from the treatment area is processed through your body's natural metabolism.
Kybella is given during an in-office visit. The injection process may take 15 to 20 minutes. Our healthcare provider will help you determine how many treatment sessions you need based on the amount and distribution of your submental fat and your personal treatment goals. Up to 6 treatments may be administered, spaced no less than 1 month apart.
JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel
Touted as the "next generation" of facial fillers, JUVÉDERM injectable gels gently smooth wrinkles and folds around the mouth and nose and restore a youthful volume to the face. Made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body that works with collagen and elastin to provide volume and support to the skin, JUVÉDERM is especially effective on smile lines and "parentheses" (nasolabial folds) that run from the bottom of the nose to the sides of the mouth. Treatment takes only 15 minutes with immediate results and no downtime. Results typically last about 6-9 months.
Restylane is designed to smooth wrinkles, sculpt lips and shape facial contours. It is a clear, synthetic gel made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that is found throughout your body. It carries little risk of allergic reaction. The most common areas for treatment are the glabellar lines (between the eyebrows) and the nasolabial folds (from the root of the nose to the angle of your mouth). With its unique ability to bind with water, Restylane remains in your skin for many months.
BOTOX Cosmetic is commonly used to reduce or eliminate the appearance of facial wrinkles. It is injected under the skin into areas surrounding the eyes, forehead and mouth to smooth crow's feet, frown and worry lines, and lines on the neck. Made from a purified protein, BOTOX relaxes wrinkles and gives the face a rejuvenated look. BOTOX may also be useful for migraine headaches, excessive sweating, and eye and neck muscle spasms.
Radiesse is a synthetic injectable filler that reduces wrinkles, creases and scars by augmenting the body's natural collagen supply. It can be used on many areas of the body, including the lips, nasolabial folds, peri-oral lines, depressed scars and oral commissures. Treatments typically take 15 minutes and require only local anesthetic. Results are visible immediately after the injection and can last for months or years.
Full, natural-looking eyelashes can now be achieved through a prescription treatment called LATISSE. LATISSE is the first and only eyelash treatment approved by the FDA to help grow longer, fuller and darker eyelashes and treat hypotrichosis, a condition that includes having inadequate or not enough eyelashes.