*All services performed by Dr. Archer. Dr. Archer does not work with a technician. Instead, she provides caring and personalized service directly to her patients.
Reduction of excess fat under the chin:
A non-surgical option appropriate for certain patients to reduce the fullness under the chin. Kybella is injected into the area requiring treatment after consultation. The deoxycholic acid works over weeks to shrink the fat cells and gradual reduction of the fullness is noted. May require retreatment for optimal results.
Skin Correction and Rejuvenation:
ZO Product Line
Dr. Zein Obagi, a Beverly Hills dermatologist, creator of the original Obagi Nuderm program has advanced beyond Nuderm with his ZO Anti-Aging and Therapeutic programs. Your needs are assessed and the program is tailored by Dr. Archer to accommodate your individual needs. ZO corrects and controls teen and adult acne, improves blotchy pigmentation, and stimulates new collagen & elastin production to smooth wrinkles and make skin younger looking. Dr. Archer initially evaluates, then after 2 and 8 weeks on the plan, she rechecks the patient's progress and adjusts the program to tailor it to the patient's response.
The ZO program is complete, balanced & includes topical anti-oxidants, DNA repair of the skin cells, and growth factors.
Advanced face serum, with 9 active peptides, stimulates collagen & elastin production, and can be added to your existing regimen.
Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup
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Collagen has been replaced by Juvederm and Restylane . these help to fill in lines around the mouth, from the nose to the mouth, plump the lip line, fill in certain acne scars, fill some forehead and frown creases. Not safe for use for laugh lines around the eyes (due to blood flow in this area, does have a low potential for embolus and blindness if injected in this area). These are both hyaluronic acid products. They do not require a test patch first. There is a very low incidence (under 3%) of adverse reactions at the injection site. The filler effect can be reversed with Wydase.
Voluma lasts longer than Juvederm, meaning that treatment is required less frequently, but the product cost is more. It is for the midface/cheek area to add volume. There are other fillers available for different purposes, but Dr. Archer is not using them at this time.
Botulinum toxin was developed in the early 1980's by Dr. Scott, a San Francisco ophthalmologist, for temporary treatment of strabismus and blepharospasm. It causes temporary paralysis of muscles and certain sweat glands. It is used for abnormal spasm of eyelid, facial and neck muscles. Controls severe axillary sweating. Used cosmetically to relax facial lines and neck bands caused by muscle contraction. FDA approved for frown line improvement and severe axillary sweating, also effective for relaxing laugh lines, forehead lines (NOT an option if the patient has droopy eyebrows), prominent neck bands, "gummy" smile (lip raises too high and exposes upper gums when patient is smiling) and downturning corner of the mouth (relaxes the muscle that pulls the mouth corner downward).
"Functional" or medically necessary uses include blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, neck spastic torticollis, and migraines.
Dr. Archer was trained in the proper use of Botox® in 1986, and continues to be one of Allergan's consultants in training other physicians in the proper usage and administration of Botox®
Dr. Obagi replaced his Blue Peel with his ZO Medical 3 step peel which is performed in office then followed with an at home treatment that produces longer lasting results than ordinary peels. It is dual action, providing epidermal renewal and dermal stimulation. Improves acne, melasma, sun damage, fine lines, texture roughness, large pores and dull appearing skin. It causes minimal burning & stinging, plus is suitable for any skin type or color. It utilizes a blend of exfoliants, 6% concentration of retinol, & multi-action agents to improve skin health & treat signs of skin aging. It supports the skin's barrier function, improves the skin's ability to repair & renew itself, provides anti-oxidant protection, DNA repair & is anti-inflammatory. The peel is a blend of salicylic acid, trichloracetic acid & lactic acid to remove the outermost layers of the skin. Saponins minimize the skin reaction and glycerin improves hydration. Prior to treatment, you must be on high potency retinols for 6 weeks. Step 2 includes the retinol crème, and step 3 is the calming crème post-procedure skin relief.
Dr. Archer uses a Physician strength machine, different than those available in spas. It uses fine granules of sodium bicarbonate to essentially finely "sandblast" the skin's surface. This removes the outer surface layer of skin. You will notice immediately that the skin feels smoother. Repeat treatments help stimulate new collagen production to make the skin look younger. Can also help with some blotchy pigmentation. For patients with acne, the treatment allows oxygen to penetrate into the lesion better which causes the lesion to resolve faster. Not for patients with severe acne breakouts. There is no "downtime", the patient may return to work or school immediately after treatment.