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.