Cosmetic Facial Surgery and Skin Care at Dr. Henry’s San Francisco Bay Area Centers
Everyone desires healthy, younger-looking skin. Having a smoother youthful appearance can make you look years younger and feel beautiful and self-assured. Dr. Henry has a wide variety of top-of-the-line products designed to restore your skin to its most beautiful and natural state.
These top-of-the-line products, including the Theraderm Skin Care System, Theraglow, Refinity Skin Care, Lumina self-tanning lotion, Jane Iredale’s Skincare make-up, and other spa essentials, can mask fine lines and wrinkles, acne and acne scarring, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, chicken pox scars, stretch marks and a host of other skin abnormalities. Learn more about our premier skin care procedures below.
Also known as facial sanding
Dermabrasion or facial sanding is particularly effective in smoothing fine or deep wrinkles of the skin on the face. Facial sanding is also used to remove or reduce skin irregularities and to correct uneven skin surfaces resulting from scarring or acne.
Dermabrasion is usually done on an outpatient basis under local sedation and local or general anesthesia. The procedure involves using a tool with a small, rapidly spinning end, which has a roughened surface that removes inconsistencies of the skin. Dr. Henry will clean the treatment area thoroughly and apply a local anesthetic gel to numb the skin. A spray that “freezes” or hardens the skin may also be applied. Then, using the brush, Dr. Henry will slowly remove the layers of the skin.
After the procedure, the patient goes home with the treated area covered with medicated ointment or a protective membrane. Facial sanding is relatively painless, and side effects are controlled easily with oral medication. The treated skin is usually “healed” within 5-7 days, at which time makeup may be applied. The redness of the skin fades gradually over a 2-3 month period.
Additional plastic surgery procedures that may enhance dermabrasion results are scar revision and dermabrasion of the upper and lower lips.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Get more youthful skin
Laser skin rejuvenation is a revolutionary procedure designed to revitalize the skin so that it looks more youthful, even-colored, and supple. Dr. Henry’s laser skin resurfacing procedure removes the superficial layers of the skin with a pulsed laser, which smoothes away facial wrinkles, slight scarring, and age spots. The advantage of laser skin resurfacing is that the depth of treatment is extremely controlled and predictable.
Potential candidates for laser skin resurfacing are those who are looking to smooth out their skin, reduce facial wrinkles, and reduce the appearance of acne scarring or facial scarring. Prior to skin resurfacing, Dr. Henry may recommend a skin care regimen before the procedure.
On the day of the procedure, Dr. Henry will apply a numbing agent to the patient’s skin. Using an FDA-approved laser resurfacing hand tool, Dr. Henry will direct the laser at the treatment area. Patients usually feel minimal discomfort, and many liken the sensation to that of small rubber bands snapping against the skin. The treatment lasts about 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
Laser skin rejuvenation procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis under local sedation and local or general anesthesia. Following the procedure, the patient will be sent home with specific written instructions for post-op care. Depending on the location, the treated areas are covered with bandages or ointment. Initial discomfort is controlled with oral medication. Healing will be complete in 7-10 days, after which makeup may be applied.
Additional plastic surgery procedures that may enhance laser skin resurfacing results are blepharoplasty (eyelid lift), facelift, rhinoplasty, and cheek implants.
Dr. Kimberly Henry offers many solutions for the removal of unsightly, large or discolored scars. Dr. Henry will discuss your options and help you choose the technique that will give you the best results.
Scar repair and revision are usually performed under local anesthesia. If the scars are large or if the patient prefers, the procedure may be done under sedation and local or general anesthesia. The procedure generally involves surgically removing the old scar and then repairing the revised area with one of several techniques including dermal injections, dermabrasion and laser skin resurfacing.
Scar repair and revision are almost always performed on an outpatient basis. Postoperative pain is usually minimal. Depending on the location, sutures are removed within 4-10 days, and discoloring fades within 6-24 months.
Additional plastic surgery procedures that may enhance scar repair results are Z-plasty (a surgical method of releasing tight or contracted scars), dermabrasion and laser skin resurfacing.
Contact Dr. Henry Serving San Francisco and Sacramento
If you are looking to reduce the signs of aging, contact Dr. Henry today. She serves Marin County, San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Davis, as well as cities nearby. Contact Dr. Henry’s practice today to schedule a consultation.