Feb 24, 2015

2015 Winter Newsletter

Drs. Kevitch and Chung are pleased to announce that Dr. Badar Jan is now a partner in the practice.


Since joining us in the summer of 2012, Dr. Jan has been a welcome addition for our patients in a wide range of areas.

Dr. Jan states that he is “proud to be part of such a caring and committed practice. Both Dr. Kevitch and Dr. Chung have created a fantastic organization, focused on achieving the best outcomes by doing the best job for each individual client. They have been an inspiration to me from day one, and there’s no place I’d rather be.”

Please join us in offering congratulations to Dr. Jan next time you’re in the office.

Don't Sweat It This Summer: Why miraDry May Be Right For You


You don’t have to live with embarrassing odor or excessive sweating any longer. We understand your frustration and have added MiraDry, a noninvasive procedure that eliminates underarm sweat glands, to our services. At 90%, it has among the highest patient satisfaction ratings among all aesthetic procedures, and has been used in over 30,000 treatments worldwide, so you can feel comfortable and confident that you will see changes.

We numb the underarms for your comfort and use precisely controlled energy to eliminate the sweat glands. The procedure is quick, usually only taking about an hour, and most people are cleared to go back to normal activities immediately after. However, if you are experiencing discomfort, you may use mild over-the-counter pain medications or apply an ice pack to the affected area as needed. To ensure the best results, we recommend that you schedule two appointments, spaced three months apart.

Since sweat glands don’t grow back, our miraDry procedure is permanent. If you want to be among the 90% of patients who reported having a higher quality of life after MiraDry, talk to one of our consultants today.

For questions or to make an appointment contact us or call 610-437-2378.

CoolSculpting — When diets don’t work, and you’re not ready for surgery


It’s hard to achieve that perfect body you’ve always wanted. Diets and exercising aren’t always enough. CoolSculpting is a relatively new procedure, developed by a Harvard University Scientist.

This noninvasive, FDA-approved procedure targets fat cells and kills them using a cooling process that freezes them away. The healthy cells remain untouched, and the frozen fat cells are naturally eliminated from your body over time. A treatment typically only takes one hour per area, and you may return to normal activities immediately following the procedure.

After the procedure, you should start seeing results right away. However, it takes a few months to see the full results, since fat cells will continue to die over time.

To see if CoolSculping may be the right choice for you. please call (610) 437-2378.

NeoGraft dramatically improves hair replacement


Balding or thinning hair can keep you from feeling confident when you look in the mirror, and liking what you see. But NeoGraft, an FDA-cleared system that automates Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) procedures, makes hair transplants quick, cost-effective, and more precise.

NeoGraft removes, collects, and relocates hair from one region of the scalp to the balding area of the scalp without leaving scars or requiring long recovery times. The grafted hair follicles will stay in place for about two to three weeks before hair falls out. New hair will grow in its place in about three to four months.

After the transplant, new hair will begin to grow, giving you the fuller head of hair you desire. Unfortunately, hair transplants will not stop hair loss, and you may eventually need another procedure. Balding patterns are unique to individuals, so we would like to consult with you to give you more details on when and how many procedures may be necessary.

If you’re not happy with your thinning hair, NeoGraft can change that. For questions or to make an appointment please call (610) 437-2378.

Vitamin A can help you achieve healthy skin at any age.


Skin can be very hard to maintain, especially when you’re dealing with stressful lives and long days. But remarkable skin isn’t far away. Vitamin A is key to having younger and healthier looking skin.

If your skin is dry, thin, damaged, or full of acne, don’t give up on it! It just needs a healthy dose of Vitamin A. It will help your skin moisturize itself, fight acne, heal skin damage, even out skin pigmentation, and thicken skin by as much as 40%.

You may have heard that some people had negative reactions to Retin A (tretinoin) and Retinol, two popular forms of Vitamin A, giving them red, irritated or peely skin and sun sensitivity. Don’t worry; there are alternative forms of Vitamin A offered in a step-up program to help those with sensitivities. We’ll start you on low doses of Vitamin A (along with other essential ingredients for healthy skin) then slowly increase the levels of Vitamin A. By doing this, your skin will gradually adapt to the Vitamin A, eliminating reactions. With this particular form of Vitamin A, the skin will not become sensitive to the sun like it does with Retin A. In fact, we recommend this product throughout the summer and in sunny climates year round.

To achieve the youthful, healthy appearance you crave, apply Vitamin A topically twice a day. Although Vitamin A oral supplements are important, they are inadequate for treating skin intensively and can take up to seven days to replenish Vitamin A in the skin, whereas, topically it is replaced in about three hours.

If you are not on a topical Vitamin A product, call and schedule an appointment with one of our estheticians to discuss how to get started.  If you already use a Vitamin A regimen, but are unable to use your product daily or want to make sure you are getting the most from your Vitamin A, talk to one of our estheticians to see how you can start using your Vitamin A daily to increase efficacy.

Cosmetic Instrument Technology (CIT)
instruments can mean faster results


If you want to achieve faster, more effective results with your skincare routine at home (especially Vitamin A, antioxidants and peptides), you should consider adding a CIT instrument to your regimen. Our skin is a barrier trying to keep things out, resulting in only about 7% to 10% product penetration. However, after using a CIT instrument, skin allows up to 80% more product into the skin. Great for men and woman alike, this cost effective treatment is not painful and does not damage the skin. We have two CIT instruments available that can be used on all skin types to enhance overall look and feel. The Roller CIT is a hand-held device, which is rolled over the skin for approximately five to seven minutes in the evening after cleansing. Immediately after rolling, apply your active products to experience the best results. The Focus CIT is a small stamp device that can be used on smaller harder to reach areas such as the crow’s feet and frown lines.

One of our estheticians will be happy to show you the proper way to do this procedure and what products should or should not be used when rolling.

Product promotion


If you suffer from crow’s feet, frown lines, or other expression lines, Focus Frown Serum is a unique blend of peptides, which can help to improve these signs of aging. We recommend using a Roller CIT or Focus CIT device to achieve the best results with Focus Frown Serum. You may also apply your Environ C-Quence Eye after using the Focus CIT stamp for better results.

(To help you achieve your best look, we’re offering a Focus CIT stamp for half off with the purchase of a Focus Frown Serum.)

Intensive Revival Masque


For smoother and firmer skin, consider the Intensive Revival Masque. It’s a combination of lactic acid (for hydration, exfoliation, and lightening), mandelic acid (brightening), and Asiatic acid (helps increase the look of regenerated skin) that specifically targets the signs of photodamage and the look of uneven skin texture. To increase the results, we recommend you leave the masque on all night. If you want to reduce the look of fine lines, tighten the appearance of lax skin and minimize the look of scars, use it along with your Vitamin A product.
 

Vitamin A, C & E Body Lotion


With Vitamin A and antioxidants playing such a huge role in healthy skin, why just limit these ingredients to just the face?  Our A, C, & E Body Oil or Lotion contains a brigade of antioxidants and higher levels of Vitamin A.  Using one of the A, C & E products daily can help to slow down the visible signs of premature aging and leaves skin feeling revitalized with a more radiant glow.  For an intensive moisturizing experience, A, C & E can be mixed with Derma Lac Lotion to help exfoliate and hydrate skin.

INVENTORY REDUCTION SALE:  Since Environ products are very active and use minimal preservatives we want to keep our stock fresh for you. That’s why we’re offering 30% off through 3/13/15 or while supplies last (On the following products only).

C-QUENCE CLEANSER:  If you suffer from extremely dry skin, consider the C-Quence Cleanser, a rich, creamy cleanser that maintains skin’s natural moisture. For a better cleansing experience, use our Pre-Cleansing Oil prior to C-Quence Cleanser.

C-QUENCE TONER:  Skin will feel revitalized and refreshed with this peptide-enriched treatment product. Because of the combination of peptides to promote wrinkle smoothing the C-Quence Toner is more of a treatment than a toner. We suggest mixing a few drops into your Environ Vitamin A product in the evening for daily application. This would be especially beneficial for those of you who are home rolling.

C-QUENCE EYE GEL:  Our technologically advanced eye gel containing Vitamin A, C and specially selected peptides, can assist you in hydrating the skin, improving the appearance of fine lines and providing daily defense against harsh environmental influences that promote aging.  This can be used on upper and lower eyes including lids, and after using your Focus CIT around your eyes.

C-QUENCE CRÈME:  This light, luxurious moisturizing cream contains a variety of antioxidants to compliment your C-Quence 1 through 4 products giving you more hydration, and an antioxidant and vitamin boost.  Mix with AVST 1 through 5, or C-Quence 1 through 4.

Unsure what products and treatments are best for your skin? Call and schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our estheticians, who will use their expertise to help develop a program that is right for you.