is an eyelash enhancement product. Latisse results have confirmed its effectiveness, and Latisse is the first and the only FDA-approved medication to treat people with the problem of hypotrichosis, a condition where people have far too few eyelashes. Latisse eyelash application gives the users eyelashes that are fuller, longer, thicker, darker, and more luscious. It is sold with a sterile and disposable applicator. The Latisse solution contains an active ingredient called “Bimatoprost” that is well known for its ability to enhance lash growth. It is an FDA-approved drug that was earlier used to treat eye conditions like glaucoma and also to manage ocular pressure.
Sculptra Aesthetic is a new type of facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid, which helps to replace lost collagen. It helps correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles, and folds,that appear with aging by replacing lost collagen. The main ingredient is a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material that has been used by physicians for decades.
Collagen is a key structural component that keeps skin youthful looking and smooth. As you age, your body's collagen production decreases, and you may begin to see wrinkles. Sculptra Aesthetic works to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds,* as it replaces lost collagen, which can help provide a refined, more youthful looking appearance.
Sculptra Aesthetic works to replace lost collagen in a series of treatments administered by a Sculptra trained physician.On average, three injection sessions are needed over a period of a few months. The number of injection sessions and the number of injections per session vary from person to person.
See here for more information about Sculptra Aesthetic.
Laser Hair Removal FAQ
Q: How does laser hair removal work?
A: Laser energy works by targeting melanin, the pigment that is responsible for hair color and for darker or tanned skin tones. When the laser energy reaches the hair follicle, energy is absorbed by the melanin and converted to heat, which stops hair growth.
Q: Does skin tone or hair color affect laser hair removal?
A: Laser hair removal only works when the hair is darker than the surrounding skin. Coarse, dark hair responds the best to laser treatment. With light skin, fewer treatments are required and better results are obtained. Tanned patients should wait until their tan fades before attempting treatment.
The DMC Sinai-Grace Cosmetic Center has two different lasers, one for fairer skinned patients and one for darker skinned patients. For people with darker skin, results are slower because more sessions are needed.
Q: How many treatments will I need?
A: Multiple treatment sessions are necessary to obtain optimal results. Most patients will need six to 10 sessions before they will see permanent results. Darker skinned patients may need up to 15 sessions. Treatments are usually given every three to four weeks. Each patient’s treatment will be designed to match their hair type and skin tone. For any given patient, results cannot be precisely predicted.
Q: How can I find out if I am a candidate for laser hair removal?
A: The DMC Sinai-Grace Cosmetic Center offers a free consultation with a nurse specially trained in laser hair removal. You can receive a test of a laser treatment to gauge your skin’s reaction.
Q: What areas can be treated with the laser?
Any area except around the eye; including face, underarm, bikini, back, chest and legs.
Q: How much will it cost?
A: Prices vary depending on the area being treated, with packages of three and six sessions available, as well as $1 per pulse for small areas. The DMC Sinai-Grace Cosmetic Center offers competitive pricing. However, be aware that, as with all forms of medical care, you should pay attention to quality, not just cost. The Cosmetic Center’s nurses are trained in laser hair removal and supervised by a physician. Our caring, professional staff has a reputation for providing individual attention that will make your experience pleasant.
Q: How can I find out more?
A: Call the DMC Sinai-Grace Cosmetic Center at 248-352-3736.
Skin Care & Makeup Products
The office of Dr. Bruce Chau offers prescription-grade skin care products to help patients achieve firmer, more clarified skin tone and appearance.
Now the number one brand of physician-dispensed skin care, Obagi is known around the world for the effectiveness of its products. Obagi offers several product lines for different needs.
Nu-Derm® System: A physician-prescribed skin care system, Nu-Derm® accelerates cellular turnover and penetrates deep to help skin look and act younger and healthier.
Obagi-C™Rx System: The first and only prescription-strength Vitamin-C skin care system.
Clenziderm M.D.™: Clinically proven to bring dramatically clearer acne-prone skin in two weeks.
Elastiderm™: Clinically proven to increase elasticity and decrease lines and wrinkles by building collagen and elastin.
Blue Peel System: In-office chemical peel treatment works in tandem with at-home products.
The VIVITÉ® skin care routine provides many benefits. GLX Technology™ has been shown to stimulate the skin’s natural production of hyaluronic acid and collagen. GLX Technology™ has also been shown to stimulate the production of epidermal growth factor, which is vital to healthy, new skin. The antioxidants protect epidermal cells against destructive free radicals. In terms of skin care, VIVITÉ® skin care products each provide more than one important benefit. As a whole, regular use of the line exfoliates, hydrates and protects skin.
Jane Iredale Makeup
Known as The Skin Care Makeup, the jane iredale line is so safe and beneficial to use that it is recommended by many plastic surgeons. Jane's line is a highly-sophisticated blend of minerals and pigments that are micro-pulverized, using proprietary technology and processes to form microscopic flat crystals. These crystals overlap each other on the skin to form a filter that allows the skin to breathe and function normally while still protecting it from air-borne pollutants. The staying power of the minerals is so great that they rarely need a touch-up during the day. And because these silky-feeling powders are water resistant, they won't crease or smear even during the most strenuous exercise. These state-of-the-art minerals are available in so many shades that there's one for every complexion no matter what the ethnicity.