While there are enough scar creams on the market to make your head spin, there are only a few that are actually proven effective. At Nazarian Plastic Surgery, science matters. These are the scar therapy products we recommend.
Hydro-Q Skin Bleaching Gel 30 g
Hydroquinone, the active ingredient in Hydro-Q, has long been recognized among dermatologists as the gold standard in treating hyperpigmentation disorders.
Hyperpigmentation is a condition in which patches of skin become darker than the normal surrounding skin. The darkening occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin color, forms deposits in the skin. It is a common condition and is seen most often in middle-aged and elderly individuals as a result of exposure to ultraviolet light, certain drugs, or the existence of skin conditions such as solar lentigines, melasma, or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Lentigines, more commonly known as age or liver spots, are small, dark patches usually found on the hands and face. They are caused by sun damage.
Melasma, similar to, but larger than lentigines, appears on the face and is especially common in pregnant women, women who are taking oral contraceptives, and women taking hormone replacement therapy.
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is an inflamed response to skin trauma, chemical peels, laser therapy, or acne.
Hydro-Q says it all. Formulated to fade skin discoloration gradually, Hydro-Q is a unique skin brightening formulation that offers two effective formulations for a wide range of hyperpigmentation disorders.
12 Week Scar Management Program with BioCorneum+ SPF 30®
Our recommended product to combat scarring is bioCorneum+ SPF 30®. BioCorneum+® will help protect and help prevent your new scar from becoming abnormal, and the included SPF will help protect your incision from the darkening effects of the sun. The patented formulation has also been proven to flatten, soften and smooth out scars, reduce redness and discoloration, as well as relieve the associated itch, pain and discomfort of scars. It also improves the appearance of existing raised scars or keloid scars. BioCorneum+® forms a breathable, flexible silicone “shield” over your scar that prevents water loss in the tissues that provides the optimal protective environment and speeds up the healing process.
You will begin using bioCorneum+® after Dr. Nazarian advises, but typically after the sutures are removed and your wound is closed. BioCorneum+® is physician-office dispensed, so we carry this in our office as a convenience for you. Once advised, you will sparingly apply this silky self-drying silicone cream to the site twice a day for about 3-4 months until you stop seeing noticeable results, or until you finish the pump. If you have a tendency to form Keloids or raised, hypertrophic scars, you will want to use it for 6 months to a year. BioCorneum+® has been clinically shown to help prevent the formation of these types of scars.
How to use bioCorneum+®:
+ Clean and dry the area
+ Apply a very thin layer of bioCorneum+® and allow to dry completely for 5-10 minutes
+ After dry, you can apply any skin care products, additional sunscreen or concealer makeup
+ Use twice a day – in the AM and PM – to be effective the product must be in contact with the scar 24 hours daily
The Arnika Forte™ Kit contains 14 capsules and one roll on applicator. This kit is recommended for patients to combat bruising, swelling and redness occurring from medical and cosmetic procedures such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and other injectable filelrs and miraDry®. Arnika Forte™ is a physician exclusive product and cannot be purchased over the counter or at a drug store.
Arnika Forte™ vegetable capsules work within the body to decrease bruising and swelling. Each capsule contains: 100mg Broelain (proteolytic enzyme to help dissolve the bruise by digesting the proteins within the bruise), 100mg Arnica Montana 30x (anti-inflammatory agent), Bioflavonids (helps strengthen capillary wall, which reduce the extent and duration of bruising), and 240mg Vitamin C (antioxidant). The synergistic effect of these ingredients together at homeopathic strengths has been shown to speed the headling time up to 50%. The vegetable based capsules are completely lactose free (unlike other Arnika Montana products) making them easy to digest and able to be quickly absorbed into your system. Take one capsule, twice daily for seven days.
Arnika Forte™ topical roll on applicator works externally and contains a unique combination of Arnica Montana, Bromelain, Aloe Vera and BellisPerennis (daisy flower). Apply the Arnika Forte™ on the effected area to decrease the appearance of brusing and swelling.
Directions for proper use: each Arnika Forte™ kit contains 14 capsules. Begin taking once capsule, twice daily, two days prior to any medical or cosemetic procedure and / or miraDry® procedure. Begin taking one capsule, tice daily, one day prior to BOTOX® Cosmetic or injectable fillers. You may start using the roll on applicator as soon as a bruise or swelling appears/
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We provide high level of safety and plastic surgery care
We help achieve your aesthetic goals
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What Our Clients Say About Us
Dr.Sheila Nazarian is the best plastic surgeon overall. I have never met such a nice, professsional and humble doctor like her.I had breast augmentation 5 days ago and I’m feeling great.Wow what a great experience with Dr . Nazarian. She is wonderful and very caring thru the whole process. Thanks Dr.for changing my appearance and helping me with every question I had. I totally recommend her to anyone who is looking for an excellent Dr. If I would of known about her before, I would of done this procedure years ago.This is my first time writing a review, but I had to share this experience because I know there are people looking for a good Dr they can trust. I am truly very happy with Dr . Nazarian. Again thank you very much for doing such a great job.
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