Skincare Published quarterly by Chelsea
Dermatology. This Summer 2007
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Maintaining healthy attractive skin can help give you confidence needed to succeed at work and at play.
To Fill Or Not To Fill, derMalessence®
And Will It Last?
hese questions right now might be
Wilson li, our licensed aesthetician, is
proud to introduce “sugaring” to chelsea
dermatology this summer. sugaring is
a process of hair removal that has been
becoming increasingly popular as of late. it
is safe, gentle, and effective for all skin types
better answered, “It all depends.” The and hair textures of both men and women.
American consumer who now seeks
the process of sugaring is similar to waxing.
advice about how to restore or attain
sugaring involves the application of an
a more youthful facial appearance has a myriad all-natural sugar based paste. the sugar is
number of choices that flood their consciousness mixed with water and cooked to the consis-
from many messages in the media. How does one tency of soft taffy. it is then applied to the
know whether Brand X is better than Brand Y? skin and peeled off along with the unwanted
hair. it can be used anywhere on the body.
The answer has to address whether the substance
that is being used to correct the facial volume, Why should you try sugaring?
fold or wrinkle has a temporary, semi-perma- the sugar paste is made from 100% natural
ingredients. you can actually eat it! Because
nent, or permanent effect. The temporary fill- Before filler after filler the sugar paste is so natural, it does not
ers include collagen (Zyplast®, Cosmoplast®) Photos ProPerty of restylane® cause allergic reactions.
and hyalurons (Juvederm®, Restylane®, Perlane®,
sugar paste only has to be heated to
Hylaform®). Semi-permanent fillers include lines around the mouth and chin, and contour-
body temperature thereby eliminating the
Radiesse® and Sculptra® and permanent fill- ing and/or plumping the lips. The improvement chance of burning and irritating the skin
ers include ArteFill® and silicone (Silkon®). Over is immediate and lasts an average of six months. unnecessarily.
eighty percent of cosmetic corrections done by Correction of the folds around the mouth is the
after sugaring, the skin remains hairless
most frequent use in the United States, while lip longer than with waxing because the hair is
augmentation is the most frequent use in Europe. being pulled directly out from the root.
to attain optimal results for upcoming
Fall and Winter events, schedule A recent observation about the hyaluronic acid
less chance of ingrown hair when compared
your consultation for Facial Filler fillers is that following their use and degradation, to waxing or plucking.
rejuvenation with dr. virgil hatcher the skin’s own collagen begins replenishing itself.
no irritation or redness.
today. if you act now and mention this This leads to natural augmentation which might
newsletter we will take $100 of the necessitate less frequent treatment with the hyal- no bacteria.
total cost of this treatment. uron filler. Another strategic development has led relatively fast treatment: most areas can be
to increasing the chemical cross-linking between finished within 15 to 30 minutes.
cosmetic physicians in the United States are with individual molecules of hyaluronic acid forming
sugaring is not only great for women, but it is
hyaluronic acid fillers marketed as Juvederm® a more viscous gel. The more highly cross-linked also the ideal treatment for the evolving trend
or Restylane®. the product, the longer it lasts because it is bio- known as “Manscaping.” More and more men
Hyaluronic acid as a filler, when used to lift, degraded less quickly. This (continued on reverse) are electing to go with (continued on reverse)
augment and reshape facial folds, depressions
and sagging skin, is well-tolerated by patients. A
water-attracting, naturally-occurring sugar found
in the human skin matrix, hyaluronic acid slowly VIrgIL A. HATCHer, M.D. P.C.
degrades with age along with two proteins: colla- President and Founder oF Chelsea dermatology mediCal sPa
gen and elastin. These losses occur naturally with Board CertiFied nyu CliniCal assistant ProFessor
aging and more rapidly with such environmen-
420 West 23rd street BetWeen 9th and 10th ave ny, ny 10011
tal agents like the sun and smoking. Hyalurons’
usefulness is in correcting smile lines around the 212 675-4244 | www.chelseaderm.com
mouth (the parentheses), lifting sagging folds or
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To Fill Or Not To Fill derMalessence®
latter technology is thought to be the advantage with Botox® in the upper face. Full face lifting continued
of Juvederm® over Restylane®. Another approach (simulating a non-surgical face lift) is possible in that silky-smooth hairless look on the chest,
to forming a thicker hyaluronic acid product is by patients with mild to moderate facial laxity. This back, arms and legs. recent surveys have
sequentially linking more of the sugar molecules has given patients who are fearful of invasive sur- revealed that men who are well groomed are
perceived as being more attractive.
together, resulting in larger particles (Perlane®). gery an alternative. Many plastic surgeons have
The claims now being made are that these newer, come to recognize that a youthful looking face can our licensed aesthetician, Wilson li, has
more highly cross-linked hyaluronic acid fillers often be better achieved through adding volume been professionally trained and certified to
perform this “sugaring” technique and has
will last up to 1 year and that smaller volumes are that has been lost rather than performing a surgical
perfected it over the years at various different
necessary to get the desired correction. face lift. Any competent cosmetic physician can re- spas across new york city. he is thrilled to be
volumize the face of a forty to fifty year old individ- able to introduce this exciting procedure to
Facial rejuvenation With Fillers Can ual with mild to moderate aging by using any single chelsea dermatology.
Provide a Non-Surgical Face Lift agent or combination of agents mentioned in this for questions and to arrange a free “sugar-
Since the original hyaluronic acid fillers were made article. Of course the more temporary fillers have ing” consultation with Wilson li, our licensed
from animal sources and resulted in higher inci- to be replenished more often, and hence the cost aesthetician and “sugaring” expert, call our
dences of allergic reactions, the most popular can be significant. With a first time patient, it is helpful staff at 212-675-4244.
hyaluronic acid fillers today are those that are non- always best to start with a temporary filler to make
animal derived. The non-animal derived hyaluronic sure the patient is thrilled with the improvement.
acid fillers such as Restylane® and Juvederm® Patients who come for a consultation have a derMalessence®
have proven to produce few instances of allergy. complete medical history taken, with special con- cosMeceutical
Other side effects that can occur are redness, swell-
ing, bruising and occasional lumps or bumps.
cern given to allergies and the use of blood thin-
ning medications/herbs. Using a mirror, the
Therefore, special events should not be planned in patient is asked to point to facial features that they derMalessence®
the first ten days following treatment. wish to correct. Quite often, if the feature is age Daily Moisturizing SPF 17
We are very proud to unveil our
Cosmoplast® has proven to create less bruising, or scar-related, a photo, taken years before, can be
new newest product which is a 2 in 1,
redness and swelling (less potential downtime) and helpful in planning the correction. Benefits, risks moisturizer and sunscreen. it is
and alternatives are dis- light enough for oily or acne-prone skin, yet
cussed, along with explain- mild enough for sensitive skin. this product
to find out more information ing to the patient the provides your skin with uva/uvB sun
about Facial Fillers and our expected outcome and any
protection, while leaving your skin feeling
soft and supple.
practice in general visit our downtime. Filler augmen-
website at www.chelseaderm.com tation generally should derMalessence®
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not be done less than two
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comes with an anesthetic in its formulation; unlike social events, and does not require time off work. for oily or acne-prone skin. once you try it
the presently available hyaluronic acid fillers which The actual treatment can require 30 to 60 minutes. you will love the refreshed clean feel of your
require a topical or injectable numbing agent Topical or injectable anesthetics are used to mini- skin. this therapeutic wash will help control
blemishes by the exfoliating action of
before use. The FDA has approved a new hyal- mize any discomfort. Avoidance of laser treatments
salicylic acid. derMalessence’s formula-
uronic acid called Elevess™ with anesthetic already for one month and blood thinners for twenty-four tion of salicylic acid has been designed to
incorporated into it, and this formulation is being hours is required after treatment. Patients are re- deliver this agent to your skin at a Ph which
considered a technical feat although the product evaluated two weeks later to assure complete, sym- optimizes its effectiveness. therefore, our
will not be available until late 2007. metrical augmentation has been achieved. If not, a product may work better for your skin than
others you have tried. antibacterial agents
Hyaluronic acid fillers are used predominantly small amount of additional filling material may be
in this cleanser also help fight acne-causing
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upper face as well. The most dramatic results are time of six months on facial areas and three to four americans suffering from acne, this cleanser
seen when hyaluronic acid fillers are combined months for lips. can help.
DidY Know that dr. virgil hatcher has over 20 years experience treating ingrown hairs
and razor bumps in the beard, bikini, and underarm areas? these bumps and ingrown hairs are frequently caused by shaving
curly hair closely. Many people suffering from these unsightly bumps do not realize that this is a treatable medical condition
known as pseudo-folliculitis. call our helpful staff at 212-675-4244 to schedule a consultation with dr. virgil hatcher to find out
whether laser or other treatments will be best for you.
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