Dermatology

Allergic Contact Dermatitis

The rash arises when the skin comes in contact with an allergen, a usually harmless substance that the immune system attacks. Allergens trigger allergic reactions. Allergens can come from certain soaps, creams and even pets.

Actinic Keratosis

It is a thick, scaly patch of skin that may become cancer. It usually forms on areas exposed to the sun, such as the face, scalp, back of the hands, or chest. It is most common in people with fair skin. Also called senile keratosis and solar keratosis.

Acne

Acne is a common skin disease that causes pimples. Pimples form when hair follicles under your skin clog up. Most pimples form on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Anyone can get acne, but it is common in teenagers and young adults. It is not serious, but it can cause scars. No one knows exactly what causes acne. Hormone changes, such as those during the teenage years and pregnancy, probably play a role. There are many myths about what causes acne. Chocolate and greasy foods are often blamed, but there is little evidence that foods have much effect on acne in most people. Another common myth is that dirty skin causes acne; however, blackheads and pimples are not caused by dirt. Stress doesn't cause acne, but stress can make it worse. If you have acne Clean your skin gently Try not to touch your skin Avoid the sun Treatments for acne include medicines and creams.  

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion works by gently removing the uppermost layer of skin with a slightly rough applicator tip. As a result, skin has a brighter and younger appearance. This treatment can help improve: Dull complexion Uneven skin tone or texture Age spots or dark spots Melasma Patients with the following may not be candidates for microdermabrasion: Active rosacea Fragile capillaries or vascular lesions Active acne Warts Open sores Psoriasis Lupus Uncontrolled diabetes Susceptibility to cold sores (unless being treated by antiviral therapy)                                                        

Microphlebectomy

During the varicose vein treatment, tiny micro-punctures are made to allow for the gentle extraction of varicose veins and larger reticular veins using a microphlebectomy instrument, which resembles a small hook. Incisions are often so small that no sutures are necessary. Microphlebectomy vein treatments offer excellent results alone or when performed in conjunction with varicose vein laser surgery or Sclerotherapy spider vein treatment.  

Obagi

To order or for more info, contact Harbin Clinic Plastic Surgery at 762-235-3480  

Face Lift

As people age, the effects of gravity, exposure to the sun, and the stresses of daily life can be seen in their faces. Deep creases form between the nose and mouth; the jawline grows slack and jowly; folds and fat deposits appear around the neck. A facelift (technically known as rhytidectomy) can't stop this aging process. What it can do is "set back the clock," improving the most visible signs of aging by removing excess fat, tightening underlying muscles, and re-draping the skin of your face and neck. A facelift can be done alone, or in conjunction with other procedures such as a forehead lift, eyelid surgery, or nose reshaping.