At Kamakshi R. Zeidler, MD, we offer many services to meet your skin care needs. Non-invasive procedures such as peels, skin care products and microdermabrasion help refresh the look of your skin revealing a healthier, younger appearance.
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.
Latisse contains bimatoprost, an active ingredient that improves the appearance of your lashes and is often found in glaucoma medication. While the precise science of the treatment is not known, research suggests that the number of hairs and duration of the growth process are increased by bimatoprost.
This prescription medication is applied topically to the base of the eyelashes once a day, after makeup and contact lenses have been removed and any other skincare products have already been applied. While it does not replace mascara, Latisse offers an attractive complement to help further enhance full, long and beautiful lashes.
The results of Latisse are visible after 4 weeks, with full results appearing after 16 weeks. You can track the progress of your results through photographs. Side effects of Latisse are rare but may include itching, redness or dryness in the eye area. You should not use Latisse if you have an active eye infection or broken skin or irritated skin on the eyelid.
Obagi is a brand of skin care products designed to develop and maintain healthy skin through an advanced line of cleansers, toners, eye creams, sunscreens, serums and other beneficial products.These products, available only from a physician, have been used for many years to improve the appearance of the skin, reduce the signs of aging and treat and prevent some of the most common skin conditions, including acne, rosacea and more. With a unique combination of vitamins, minerals and other natural elements, each product is designed with a distinct function to produce healthy, beautiful skin.
Obagi skin products can also be used in conjunction with Obagi procedures, such as the Blue Peel, for maximum results and especially to repair severely damaged skin. Your doctor will develop a customized treatment plan for you based on a thorough evaluation of your individual skin condition.
Obagi Nu-Derm is a skin treatment program used alone or as a preparation for other procedures to develop and maintain healthy skin. Designed for easy use at home, in six weeks - the time it takes for the outer layer of your skin to be replaced with the fresh one beneath - the Nu-Derm System transforms damaged, dry or wrinkled areas into smooth, soft and well-moisturized skin.
Nu-Derm also strengthens your skin against day-to-day damage, reduces the appearance of blemishes and other discoloration, improves circulation, and rebuilds collagen for a fuller, younger look.
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Obagi Clenziderm products are designed to treat the symptoms of acne and prevent future breakouts with a unique prescription-strength formula that deeply penetrates pores to reduce inflammation and eradicate whiteheads and blackheads.
For the most effective results, patients should use the complete Clenziderm system, which may include a cleanser, pore treatment, serum, moisturizer and more to keep the skin clean, unclog pores and produce clearer, healthier skin in as little as two weeks.
Obagi ElastiDerm is an advanced eye treatment that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by restoring elasticity and building collagen in the skin. With a unique bi-mineral complex known as Copper Zinc Malonate, as well as an advanced therapeutic technology, the ElastiDerm eye cream produces highly effective results for most patients.
SilkPeel is a microdermabrasion method designed as an alternative to the normal mechanical or chemical means. Specifically, the SilkPeel tool utilizes a diamond-tipped "wand" that is lightly grazed over the skin in contrast to aluminum-crystal based mechanical exfoliation that must be used somewhat vigorously. This provides the advantage of reduced discomfort during and after exfoliation, especially concerning patients with sensitive skin. Skin problems that may be treated by SilkPeel include, but are not limited to:
- Dry skin
Additionally, no downtime is required, allowing immediate reapplication of makeup and return to daily activity after the procedure.
The SkinPeel DermalInfusion is another type of exfoliation; a chemical exfoliation that is commonly used in conjunction with the mechanical SkinPeel. The DermalInfusion applies various enhancing serums to the shallow and deep layers of the skin almost concurrently with the mechanical exfoliation, giving the skin the most complete care with the least discomfort. These serums are specific to various issues common to the skin, such as dryness or acne, and may be used together or individually with no impairment in effectiveness.
The Vi Peel is an advanced chemical peel that combines unique ingredients to produce significant results with no pain, no skin preparation and minimal downtime. Patients can enjoy smoother, fuller and more vibrant skin after just one 20-minute treatment session, which can be repeated regularly to prolong results. The Vi Peel can be used to effectively treat the skin of the face, chest, hands and more.
Patients may appear slightly tan or red immediately after treatment, and skin will begin to peel after three days. Moisturizer can help patients look their best through the healing process, so that they can continue their daily routine with no worries about their appearance. The results of the Vi Peel will be visible once the peeling process is complete and will improve the tone and texture of the skin for an overall more youthful appearance.
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