The doctors at Cosmetic Surgery Associates pride themselves on their surgical expertise, and the beautiful results they can help their patients achieve. They also believe a patient’s best skin and body will come from more than a single treatment: the daily care a person dedicates to their body is an essential part of their overall health and beauty. The team is pleased to offer non-invasive products for patients who want to improve their appearance, both in addition to or as an alternative to a cosmetic procedure.
For patients eager to frame their eyes with longer, fuller lashes, Cosmetic Surgery Associates can prescribe the topical medication Latisse.
Patients unsatisfied with the results of their current skin care regimen should consider trying a product that is better capable of improving their skin’s overall health. Cosmetic Surgery Associates is proud to offer the technology-driven skincare lines ZO Skin Health, ZO Medical, and Alastin’s large array of skincare products to patients.
- 1 Latisse
- 2 What Is Latisse?
- 3 The Latisse Procedure
- 4 ZO Skin Health
- 5 Why Choose ZO Skin Health?
- 6 What Does GSR Stand for?
- 7 Good Candidates for ZO Skin Health Products
- 8 ALASTIN Skincare
- 9 What Sets Alastin apart?
- 10 Pre and Post-Procedure Enhancement System
- 11 Restore and Renew Anti-Aging
What Is Latisse?
After a successful clinical trial in 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the prescription medication bimatoprost (brand name Latisse) to treat the condition of eyelash hypotrichosis (the medical term for inadequate eyelashes). With regular applications along the lash line of the upper eyelid, Latisse gradually encourages the growth of longer, fuller, and darker eyelashes. Patients treated with Latisse in the clinical study experienced a 25% increase in lash length, 106% increase in lash thickness/fullness, and 18% increase in lash darkness.
At Cosmetic Surgery Associates, with offices in Mclean, VA, and Bethesda, MD, Dr. Dean Jabs, M.D., Dr. Franklin Richards, M.D., and Dr. Keshav Magge, M.D. have had excellent results when prescribing Latisse to their patients, and will provide you with clear and thorough instruction to ensure that you will achieve the best possible results when using Latisse.
The Latisse Procedure
Latisse is a prescription treatment applied to the base of your upper eyelid lash margin (Latisse is not meant to be applied to your lower eyelid). To achieve optimal results, Latisse should be used once a day for 16 weeks. Applying Latisse more than once a day will not increase the efficacy of the product. The eyelash thickening, darkening, and lengthening results of Latisse are gradual—you may start to notice longer lashes after one month, and you will see complete results in approximately four months. If you discontinue using Latisse, your lashes will eventually return to their original appearance over the course of the next few months. Common side effects of Latisse are itchy and red eyes, and, although very infrequent, Latisse may cause a permanent increase in the brown pigmentation of the colored part of the eye.
ZO Skin Health
Why Choose ZO Skin Health?
For world-renowned dermatologist and skincare expert Dr. Zein Obagi, beautiful skin does not come from a single procedure or topical cream; it originates from the health of the skin itself. While a rejuvenating treatment can go a long way to restore the appearance of patient’s skin, Dr. Obagi has developed his ZO Skin Health and ZO Medical products for patients who want to restore the natural health and function of their skin by addressing their dermal issues on a cellular level. Thanks to his decades of research and experience, Dr. Obagi is able to apply the science behind our skin’s own natural healthy function to his ZO Skin Health products. In fact, Dr. Obagi was the first major voice in the dermatological community to emphasize the importance of skin health science and its direct application to benefit patients!
What Does GSR Stand for?
Products from ZO Skin Health stand out because, unlike most other skincare regiments, they slowly reset your skin back to its natural healthy function. GSR, or Getting Skin Ready, refers to the latest development in Dr. Obagi’s skincare approach: a three-step program of cleansing, exfoliating, and toning. These products work together to address both the topical and deep cellular issues preventing a patient from seeing their best skin. ZO Skin Health’s Getting Skin Ready program has the ability to treat and prevent redness, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, acne, dull texture, and enlarged pores.
Good Candidates for ZO Skin Health Products
ZO Skin Health and ZO Medical can be used to benefit any patient’s dermal health, regardless of their age, gender, or skin type.
ZO Skin Health products are designed to extend the results of rejuvenating and therapeutic treatments and provide daily protection from the sun and pollutants, while ZO Medical products are capable of addressing a variety of skin disorders and chronic conditions. Ask the doctors at Cosmetic Surgery Associates which ZO Skin Health and ZO Medical products may be best for you.
In addition to Getting Skin Ready, ZO Skin Health offers a wide variety of products which patients can use to target their particular issue, such as brightening dull skin, healing scars, or combating wrinkles. ZO Skin Health also offers a variety of protection options to help patients guard against the skin and environmental factors.
Restore your skin’s health and function at the deepest, scientifically-targeted level with ZO Skin Health and ZO Medical skincare products.
Patients who maintain nourished, strong skin have the highest likelihood of seeing their best results from any skin rejuvenation procedure they undergo. With the help of ZO Skin Health and ZO Medical products, patients see their skin at its healthiest, on a deep cellular level. Some patients, after experiencing their results with ZO Skin Health’s scientifically advanced skincare programs, realize they may not yet need the extent of cosmetic work done they initially anticipated! And, their skin will be better prepared to heal from any future procedures they do undergo.
ALASTIN™ Skincare, Inc. is a specialty skin care company dedicated to developing and marketing innovative, clinically-tested skin care products, announced today the launch of the newest addition to their cosmeceutical skin care portfolio, the Restore & Renew Anti-Aging line. Their Pre and Post-Procedure Enhancement System is an excellent way for patients to improve the health of their skin before and after any skin rejuvenating treatment.
What Sets Alastin apart?
Dermatologists and plastic surgeons alike are recommending Alastin to patients looking to truly improve the health of their skin, not simply the appearance of it.
Alastin products are designed to improve the health of the deep dermal components themselves. The scientists at Alastin have developed a unique blend of peptides and closely-researched ingredients to create TriHex Technology, which is capable of reaching and changing the makeup of the extracellular matrix (ECM) in the skin. This portion of the dermis houses the structural and bio-cellular support that is crucial to our skin’s regenerative process. TriHex Technology is capable of penetrating to this deep level to not only reduce inflammation and improve the skin’s overall ability to heal, but to promote the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. Over time, our bodies slow the production of collagen and elastin. Remaining collagen and elastin can cause protein clumps to form, which interfere with the cells’ ability to communicate the need to regenerate. TriHex Technology has the ability to clean up these clumps and promote the skin’s own generation of collagen and elastin.
Alastin products are capable of improving the function of the skin bed, promoting the skin’s ability to heal, and fighting and preventing the signs of aging for a patient’s lifetime.
Alastin’s Regenerating Skin Nectar with TriHex Technology is one of the most popular products, hailed for its ability to heal damage in the ECM while promoting collagen growth and soothing skin’s redness with a high amount of antioxidants. It can be purchased separately or as a part of Alastin’s innovative Pre and Post-Procedure Enhancement System.
Pre and Post-Procedure Enhancement System
Alastin’s Pre and Post-Procedure Enhancement System is an effective, non-invasive way for patients to improve their skin’s natural function and healing process.
Patients who wish to use this system to promote their best results from a skin rejuvenating treatment are advised to begin using the products for at least two to three weeks before their procedure. This allows the skin time to begin what is known as “skin bed preparation.” The Alastin system will target and clear the proteins prohibiting the cellular communication necessary for successful healing. After three weeks, the skin is better prepared to enter its healing process, which the system will continue to support. Alastin identifies these stages of healing as Inflammation, Reparation, and Remodeling, or the production of new cells. Throughout the 90-day period after a patient’s procedure, Alastin’s Pre and Post-Procedure Enhancement System will continue to strengthen and support the skin.
Alastin offers both Invasive and Non-Invasive Systems, to cater to the patient’s different post-procedural needs.
Once your ECM is healthy, you will be more receptive to the Restore and Renew products which will strengthen the skin, fight the current signs of aging, and protect it from future damage.
Restore and Renew Anti-Aging
Designed for daily use, Alastin Restore and Renew Anti-Aging products will allow patients to target their specific skin issues while promoting deeper skin health. Patients have the option of adding Alastin’s Regenerating Skin Nectar or Restorative Skin Complex to their regiment or creating their own routine with Alastin’s Gentle Cleanser, Ultra-Nourishing Moisturizer, and Broad Spectrum Sunscreen. Alastin also offers their Restorative Neck Complex and Restorative Eye Treatment for patients who wish to treat the sensitive needs of these areas.