Skin

face-30Regular exposure to the sun and the natural aging process can all take their toll on the skin. Medical grade skin care and non-invasive cosmetic procedures are a key way for women and men to both prevent and reverse the signs of aging skin.

At our practice, board-certified plastic surgeon Jon Kurkjian, MD offers cosmetic solutions for a wide range of aesthetic concerns. These include lip enhancement, improving the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines, filling of medium to severe facial folds such as nasolabial folds, and facial wrinkles; reducing freckles and age spots, improving scars and correction of fine lines around the mouth and along the forehead.

Top Facial Skin Care Products Offered

Our plastic surgery practice offers different SkinMedica® product lines suitable for different skin types. All the SkinMedica® products offered involve scientifically proven ingredients that can enhance the natural appearance of skin by preventing free radical damage. Some of the top SkinMedica® products offered at our plastic surgery practice are:

  • TNS Essential Serum® – This is an all-in-one rejuvenating serum suitable for skin types. It fights environmental damage, improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and enhances the skin tone and texture.
  • TNS Eye Repair – This unique product from SkinMedica® improves the smoothness and reduces fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness that appear around the eyes. It is suitable for normal to dry skin types.
  • Lytera® Skin Brightening Complex – This is a skin brightening cream ideal for all skin types. It brightens the skin tone and lessens skin discoloration and dark spots. An improvement in the evenness of skin tone becomes visible within the first 4 weeks of using this product.
  • Retinol Complex 1.0 – Renews skin and diminishes the appearance of fine lines by increasing new collagen formation in the skin.

In addition to this, other anti aging skin care products offered by SkinMedica® includes:

  • Vitamin C+E Complex
  • TNS Ultimate daily Moisturizer SPF 20 Sunscreen

All the SkinMedica® products are offered as part of a medically supervised skin care regime. Dr. Kurkjian examines the skin tone and skin quality of your face and neck. Based on this evaluation, you will be guided through your personal skin care regimen. Most importantly, you will have the opportunity to follow-up with Dr. Kurkjian and ensure that you are using each product to its fullest effect.

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As we age, our skin becomes thin and loses elasticity causing facial sagging, fine lines and wrinkles. At our practice, we offer advanced medical grade skin care from one of the industry leading brands—SkinMedica®. SkinMedica® offers a wide range of products which are scientifically formulated and clinically tested to rejuvenate the skin and enhance its natural appearance.

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Our different SkinMedica® products can be custom-selected for various skin types. Each skin care product has a rare combination of ingredients to help refresh skin tone and texture. The skin care products we offer can address the following facial conditions:

  • Wrinkles
  • Volume loss
  • Scars
  • Redness
  • Dullness
  • Dark spots
  • Acne

Chemical Peels

Exposure to the sun, aging or acne can leave your skin looking older than your age. This appearance is often a result of fine lines, brown spots, red spots, wrinkles and poor skin texture. A chemical peel is a skin resurfacing technique that chemically removes layers of skin to improve these dermatologic blemishes. At our practice, we use chemical peels to make your skin look smoother and younger.

Dr. Kurkjian personally evaluates and performs every chemical peel for every patient.

We offer chemical peels for every skin type with varying levels of depth depending on your personal cosmetic goals and recovery time expectations. Having had extensive training with some of the world’s experts on skin care and skin resurfacing, Dr. Kurkjian is able to offer his Fort Worth patients a unique perspective.

How Chemical Peels Work

Chemical peel treatments involve the use of a chemical solution to smooth the texture of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers. This helps to improve:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles caused by natural aging
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Acne and mild scars
  • Freckles, age spots, irregular skin pigmentation and dark patches
  • Rough and scaly skin patches

Dr. Kurkjian is a plastic surgeon with special training in aesthetic procedures and provides chemical peel treatments to improve the skin of the face.

Your Consultation and Treatment

During your first visit, Dr Kurkjian will discuss your cosmetic goals and evaluate your skin complexion, texture and facial soft tissues.

At our practice, we offer different chemical peel options which vary in effect and downtime. During your consultation, Dr. Kurkjian will be able to guide you toward the chemical peel that best suits your lifestyle.

Depending on the depth of chemical peel you choose, your recovery can vary widely. With our lightest peel, you can expect little to no redness which will resolve within 1 day. With our strongest chemical peel, you can expect to see skin peeling for 7-10 days and redness for up to 6 weeks. The effect of the chemical peel is usually proportionate with the downtime.

Dr. Kurkjian uses a wide range of chemical peels such as:

  • Glycolic peels
  • Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid peels
  • SkinMedica® Vitalize peel
  • SkinMedica® Rejuvenize peel
  • Jessner’s peels
  • 25% Trichloroacetic acid peels
  • 35% Trichloroacetic acid peels
  • Combination peels – using different combinations of the above.

SkinPen® Microneedling

Developed by Bellus Medical, SkinPen® is a minimally invasive microneedling method designed to treat a variety of aesthetic concerns by stimulating the skin’s natural healing response. Using this innovative technique, Dr. Kurkjian and his team can improve the appearance of skin affected by sun damage, aging, acne, and many other lifestyle and environmental elements—all with little to no downtime or discomfort. After treatment with SkinPen®, you can achieve a rejuvenated, more even skin tone and texture with lasting results.
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What Skin Concerns Can SkinPen® Treat?

SkinPen® microneedling can be performed on all skin types and colors. Based on each patient’s specific needs, the procedure can help improve the appearance of the following skin concerns:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Acne scars
  • Overly large pores
  • Stretch marks
  • Dull skin tone

What Are the Benefits of Microneedling with SkinPen®?

The customizable SkinPen® treatment offers several unique benefits to women and men seeking to reduce signs of aging and enhance the overall health and quality of their skin. Key advantages of SkinPen® microneedling include:

  • A non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure
  • Ability to be used on all skin types
  • Ability to treat skin virtually anywhere on the body, including the face, neck and décolletage
  • A short procedure with minimal to no downtime and a high degree of safety
  • Stimulation of natural collagen and elastin growth for long-lasting results

How Does the SkinPen® Treatment Work?

During treatment, the SkinPen® device is gently guided over the targeted area(s) as it creates microscopic channels in the surface layers of skin via tiny needles. This creation of small channels works to stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin as part of the body’s natural healing process, eventually leading to a smoother, more toned and rejuvenated aesthetic on the surface of the skin.

The entire SkinPen® microneedling treatment typically takes less than an hour to complete, though this will depend on the number and extent of concerns being addressed. There may be some degree of temporary redness and/or swelling apparent initially, but these symptoms can generally be concealed by makeup, and most individuals are able to resume normal daily activities the same day. To minimize any potential discomfort throughout the treatment process, a local anesthetic can be employed in the targeted region(s) prior to the SkinPen® procedure.

What Results Can Be Expected?

Results of microneedling with SkinPen® generally start to become noticeable within a few days, and the effects of treatment should continue to improve in the following weeks as the growth of new collagen and elastin continues. The majority of patients need approximately three SkinPen® sessions to achieve an optimal outcome, though certain aesthetic concerns—such as acne scarring—may require additional treatments.

Ultimately, like every procedure offered at our practice, SkinPen® microneedling can be individually tailored to meet your specific needs and cosmetic desires. No patient is simply a number to Dr. Kurkjian and our team, and we will do everything in our power to help you achieve your goals in the safest, most effective and efficient way possible.

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Skin treatments at our practice are focused on improving skin texture with long-lasting cosmetic benefits. Our goal is to help you look like a more refreshed version of yourself. Call or contact us online today to learn more!

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