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FaceMD

The FaceMD™ product line is a great way to treat:

  • Fine wrinkles
  • Pigment irregularities (age spots or uneven skin tone)
  • Sun damage
  • Dehydrated skin
  • Dark circles and fine lines around the eye (Eye Cream)

What separates FaceMD™ from other medical grade product lines?

  • The products contain no fragrances and no artificial colors (the pink in the Botanic Cleanser is natural)
  • The products contain almost no preservatives (needed only in the eye cream because of its high hyaluronic acid content)
  • The products are not tested on animals
  • The Natural Exfoliator has a higher glycolic acid concentration than other lines allowing for greater exfoliation and wrinkle treatment
  • May safely be used in pregnant and nursing women
  • The products are organic, natural, effective, and well tolerated

What Products are Incorporated in the FaceMD Line?

Botanic Cleanser (8 oz.)

Remove makeup and impurities while leaving protective lipids. The combination of organic ingredients promote a healthy complexion.

Product Description

Innovative anti-aging ingredients target specific skin needs. This powerful cleanser is sodium lauryl sulfate free and delivers a full spectrum of the highest quality of organic ingredients, making it an essential step in every regimen. Safe for all skin types and skin tones.

FaceMD Botanic CleanserProduct Benefits

  • Gently cleanses skin while removing dirt, oil and debris
  • Enriched with botanical to hydrate skin
  • Paraben free
  • Nourishes and protects skin lipids
  • Restores and balances Ph level
  • Removes makeup while hydrating skin

Key Ingredients

Rose Hip Seed Oil, Pomegranate (Punica Granatum) Extract

Product Application

Wet face with warm water. Lather a small amount of cleanser into hands and apply to face massaging in a circular motion, then rinse with warm water. Use morning and night.

Botanic Toner (8 oz.)

Designed to soften and soothe skin, leaving skin fresh and hydrated. The antioxidant pomegranate adds protection.

Product Description

Soothes and hydrates skin with a combination of Hyaluronic Acid and a blend of eleven herbs. These natural ingredients sweep away any residue left behind after cleansing. This non-drying formulation will help maximize skin hydration.

Botanic TonerProduct Benefits

  • Gently tones skin
  • Non-abrasive
  • Soothes and protects skin
  • Balances Ph level
  • Removes impurities

Key Ingredients

Hyaluronic Acid, Pomegranate (Punica Granatum) Extract.

Product Application

After cleansing, dispense toner onto a cotton ball and apply to face in a circular motion. Avoid eye area. Use morning and night.

O Serum

Antioxidants are a must in any skin care regimen. It is essential to protect skin from free radicals such as smoke, pollution and UV exposure. The power of Vitamin C is proven to help the production of collagen and elastin.

Product Description

This powerful anti-oxidant promotes the production of collagen and elastin while protecting skin from environmental stressors such as smoke, pollution and UV exposure that accelerate the aging process. C Serum 12% also strengthens the capillary walls.

O SerumProduct Benefits

  • Protects and repairs damaged skin cells
  • Hydrates skin
  • Tones and firms skin
  • Brightens complexion

Key Ingredients

L-Ascorbic Acid

Product Application

Place 2-3 drops in palm of hand and massage onto face. Apply morning prior to Natural Exfoliator

Natural Exfoliator (1 oz.)

A triple alpha hydroxy acid formulation offers superior exfoliation. Target lines, wrinkles and skin texture to truly restore skin to a youthful appearance. It regenerated and rehydrates. Pomegranate adds protection.

Product Description

The true secret to younger skin is promoting exfoliation and increasing cell turnover. Dramatically improve lines, wrinkles and skin texture with the combination of Glycolic, Lactic and Pyruvic Acids. These acids naturally occur in fruits and synergistically work to speed more youthful cells to the skins surface, resulting in the ultimate, radiant complexion.

Natural ExfoliatorProduct Benefits

  • Reduces lines and wrinkles
  • Smoothes and evens our skin texture
  • Helps reduce excess oil
  • Improves problematic skin
  • Lightweight texture cream
  • Sunburn Alert: This product contains Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly possible sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing and limit sun exposure.

Key Ingredients

Glycolic Acid, Pyruvic Acid, Lactic Acid, Avocado Oil, Pomegranate (Punica Granatum) Extract.

Product Application

Apply a thin layer to clean skin and allow to dry. Do not rinse. Use morning and every other night.

Sunblock Cream SPF 30 (2 oz.)

This sunblock cream provides protection against UVA/UVB rays and wears well under makeup. Sunblock cream should be re-applied after swimming or sweating.

Product Description

Finally a sunblock cream gentle enough for all skin types, while providing ultimate UVA and UVB protection. Excellent to use while using AHA’s and Retinoids.

Sunblock CreamProduct Benefits

  • Protects and hydrates
  • Prevents photo aging
  • Designed for all skin types

Key Ingredients

Micronized Zinc Oxide, Almond Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)

Product Application

Apply to face following Hydating Facial Cream or as needed when face is exposed to the sun.

Hydrating Eye Cream (0.5 oz.)

The combination of hyaluronic acid and antioxidants help to gently plump skin while protecting the delicate tissue around the eye from free radicals that can accelerate the signs of aging.

Product Description

This decadently, rich formula improves lines and crepe-like skin around the eye area. A lightweight formulation packed full of anti-oxidants, vitamin K-1 and hyaluronic acid. A unique blend of ingredients delivers ultimate hydration and helps to minimize dark circles.

Hydrating Eye CreamProduct Benefits

  • Promotes hydration
  • Softens lines around the eyes
  • Lightweight formulation
  • Safe for all skin types

Key Ingredients

Hyaluronic Acid, Arnica Montana, Vitamin K1 (Phytonadione), Pomegranate (Punica Granatum) Extract.

Product Application

Apply a thin layer of cream around the bone of the eye. Use morning and night. Allow cream to dry before applying makeup.

Hydrating Facial Cream (1 oz.)

The combination of hyaluronic acid and antioxidants help to gently plump skin while protecting the delicate tissue around the eye from free radicals that can accelerate the signs of aging.

Product Description

This decadently, rich formula improves lines and crepe-like skin around the eye area. A lightweight formulation packed full of anti-oxidants, vitamin K-1 and hyaluronic acid. A unique blend of ingredients delivers ultimate hydration and helps to minimize dark circles.

Hydrating Facial CreamProduct Benefits

  • Promotes hydration
  • Softens lines around the eyes
  • Lightweight formulation
  • Safe for all skin types

Key Ingredients

Hyaluronic Acid, Arnica Montana, Vitamin K1 (Phytonadione), Pomegranate (Punica Granatum) Extract.

Product Application

Apply a thin layer of cream around the bone of the eye. Use morning and night. Allow cream to dry before applying makeup.

For more information on the FaceMD™ product line, you may click here.

What adjunctive skin care products and treatments do Drs. Velargo and Hendrick recommend?

Drs. Velargo and Hendrick may prescribe tretinoin (e.g. Retin-A) or hydroquinone to help achieve the desired results.  Additionally, certain chemical peels may be recommended to augment your skin treatment.  In any case, they monitor your results and response to the products closely.  The FaceMD™ line is our maintenance program of choice to keep your skin looking its best, and it is a great way to complement and retain the results obtained from other surgical and non-surgical procedures.

Tretinoin (e.g. Retin-A) is a prescription product derived from Vitamin A that sheds the outer layers of skin and stimulates collagen growth in the deeper skin layers.  It comes in varying strengths.  When Dr. Velargo or Dr. Hendrick prescribes this medication they will monitor your response and develop a treatment regimen to ensure that your skin does not become overwhelmed with the product.  You can, however, expect some pinkness and flaking in the first weeks of use.

Hydroquinone is a prescription skin lightener that comes in different strengths.  This is the product that helps correct pigment irregularities.

In addition to FaceMD™, the New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery carries several other carefully selected skin care products to complement the FaceMD™ product line.

When an excellent skin care product line, such as FaceMD™, is combined with a series of superficial to medium depth chemical peels (e.g. TCA peels) performed by Dr. Velargo or Dr. Hendrick, the results can be amazing.  Not all patients are candidates for peels, but your unique treatment plan will be discussed upon your expert skin care consultation with Dr. Velargo or Dr. Hendrick.

In addition to FaceMD™, the New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery carries several other carefully selected skin care products to complement the FaceMD™ product line.  The Neocutis product line is one that Drs Velargo and Hendrick  recommend as part of an everyday anti-aging regimen to assist in the reduction fine lines and wrinkles.