Dr. Philip Young describes some of the skin care products that he uses in his office, Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery, as well as recommendations and instructions for your skin care.
Founded in 1994, the San Jose, CA-based Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc. (JMSR) is a recognized leader and innovator in skin care that is committed to continually expanding and improving the professional skin care market.
Major skin concerns include: sun damage, hyperpigmentation, lines and wrinkles, uneven tone and texture, acne/breakouts, and redness. Few individuals have only one concern. The Jan Marini approach is a 3x Newbeauty award-winning skin care management system. It is comprehensive and clinically validated using breakthrough technologies that work synergistically to address each of the major skin concerns, simply and effectively.
SkinMedica was founded more than a decade ago by dermatologist Dr. Richard Fitzpatrick, who wanted to make sure his patients had access to the best possible ingredients and formulations.
SkinMedica offers a complete line of extremely high-quality skin care products that utilize proven skin rejuvenators such as Vitamins E and C, and Retinol, and acne-fighters like Tea Tree Oil and Salicylic Acid. SkinMedica is also the first skin care product ever offered that contains NouriCel-MD, a patented cocktail of naturally occurring proteins, amino acids, and antioxidants that your body uses to help your skin recover from sun damage and the effects of aging.
VIVITÉ is an advanced skin care regimen based on exclusive GLX TechnologyTM, an ultra-charged formula matrix that infuses the skin with a glycolic compound and antioxidants to help optimize skin rejuvenation.
VIVITÉ has been clinically shown to help stimulate the skin’s natural production of hyaluronic acid and collagen and stimulate the production of epidermal growth factors, which are vital to healthy, new skin.
Latisse is the first and only FDA-approved prescription treatment for inadequate or not enough eyelashes, growing them longer, fuller and darker. Latisse solution is a once-a-day treatment you apply topically to the base of your upper eyelashes, as instructed by your doctor.
The results come in gradually. You may start to see more length within four weeks and full growth in 16 weeks. It’s not an illusion of growth. It’s your own eyelashes — only better.
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With glycolic peels, you only want to start to use on once a week like on Sundays. When you first start using at home chemical peels, you put it on and take it off immediately.
Then, you can increase it by the number of times a week and how long you keep it on your skin. Just be careful not to burn yourself and cause scarring. If in doubt, just put it on and take it off immediately. Don't put any skin products on after the chemical peel. Start with these peels and then add on Retin A and the Glycolic Cream 10% respectively and slowly as tolerated.
Start the Retin A on Wednesday night and do only once a week. Retin A can make you sensitive to sunlight and should only be applied during the nighttime. The Glycolic Cream 10% or the Rebrightalyze Kit should be applied once a week on Fridays. You can increase if you can tolerate it. For each product, do not use if you have redness or irritation.
“My goal was to find a method to bring back a person’s natural youthfulness without the operated, unnatural look and that is why I have my patients bring in photos of them when they were age 5 to 30. My YoungVitalizer helps restore natural and youthful contours they haven’t seen in years.”
—Dr. Philip Young, Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
We are currently carrying the following ten products with our Aesthetic Facial Body Plastic Surgery Brand:
The following skin care have three to six steps. Choose what you need. You can also start on our more aggressive scientific skin care regime described above using Retin A, an at home glycolic peels, and the Rebrightalyze Kit or our 10% Glycolic Facial Cream.
These products can cause dryness and increased sensitivity to the sun’s harmful rays and put you at risk for brown spots or increased redness.
For patients dealing with severe acne we recommend the scientific skin care regime with the use of the Gly Sal 10/2% Cleanser as an option.
All of these products are used in the morning and at night as can be tolerated except for the sunscreen and the Retinol, which is used at night. You may need to start slow with these products and use only as can be tolerated using the repair and prevent products a few times a week based on the level of irritation of your skin.
If you are going to get a co2 laser treatment, you can also be on Skin Lightener's which contains any or all of these ingredients: Kojic Acid, Azelaic Acid, Mequinol 2% [solag].
The main products for CO2 laser resurfacing surgery are Retinol Plus Smoothing Serum 10x and the Rebrightalyze Enhancement Therapy Kit. Dr. Young may also add in other treatments such as at home glycolic peels, clindamycin gel, and oral antibotic medication. Our gly-sal 10%/2% cleanser is great for patients still dealing with breakouts. Some patients may need to add in a hydrocortisone 1% to help with inflammation. Please read about these topical medications on rxlist.com to see if there are any reasons you should not be taking these medications.
To see how you will react to our Retinol Plus Smoothing Serum 10x, use one application and wait up to five days or until all of the redness has gone away before you apply again.
Doing a test patch in a small area may be a good way to start. You should wait for at least three days for the test patch to reveal any reaction. Keep doing it until you can tolerate our Retinol Plus Smoothing Serum 10x on a nightly basis.
Once you’ve gotten use to the Retinol Serum, you can start the Rebrightalyze Enhancement Therapy Kit and do the same process. You should wait up to five days for all of the redness to subside before putting on the next application. This approach should be done until you can tolerate both of the medications.
Hydrocortisone 1 % can be started with either of our Retinol Plus Smoothing Serum 10x or the Rebrightalyze Enhancement Therapy Kit. The hydrocortisone can help decrease the inflammation caused by the two topical applications.
“I just wanted to leave a note and say that my procedure with Dr. Young approximately 6 years ago took years off my face. He did an excellent job and I am still enjoying the results. It was very much worth the downtime. I look exactly like myself, just younger. Thanks, again!”
“He gave me my confidence back that I thought I would never get back. I can now look in the mirror and actually love what I see and not have to deal with pitted scars in my face. If you or anyone you know who thinks they have to just live with these scars, don't!”
“My procedure went great and I left the office with no concerns and all of my questions answered. I have never felt so good about myself and my appearance. I have you to thank for that Dr. Young. My new nose is perfect, I cannot thank you enough for this new look on life.”
If you are having an Active FX laser procedure, these topical medications should be started two to six weeks before your laser procedure and stopped one week before your procedure. These medications can be restarted only after four weeks after your laser procedure.
Check with your doctor first. If you are doing IPL, these medications can also be started three or four weeks before your first procedure and stopped seven days before your treatments. You can resume the Retinol Plus Smoothing Serum 10x and the Rebrightalyze Enhancement Therapy Kit seven days after your IPL.
If you are going to use these topical medications without a procedure, you should use the same approach. Some people can only tolerate these medications once or twice a week. Everyone is different and you will need to find out how much you can tolerate these medications. You can call or email your doctor or his staff for more information.
The instructions for the glycolic acid peels are:
You should be very conservative and never apply the peels if your skin is significantly inflamed. If you are trying to treat active acne, the inflammation should be limited to those inflamed and infected pimples. If in doubt, consult your doctor.
For the application of clindamycin gel, we suggest using it only when you have active inflammation and/or infection of your pores. Only use spot applications to the infected pore. If you have any questions, please call or email us.
For the oral antibiotics, your doctor may want to prescribe it if your acne is really severe. The prescription may include tetracycline, minocycline, doxycycline, erythromycin, or clindamycin.