The appearance of our skin plays an important role in our overall facial attractiveness. Unfortunately, many factors like sun exposure, stress, dry climate, alcohol consumption, smoking cigarettes and marijuana, genetics, and the natural aging process adversely affect the condition of our skin. As a result, individuals often feel less confident about their physical appearance. At our Mesa, Arizona practice, we offer a variety of skin treatments and products to achieve healthy, vibrant skin.
Our skin care treatments and products can improve an array of conditions, including:
- Fine lines
- Dull skin
- Rough skin
- Minor scarring
- Acne and acne scars
- Hyperpigmentation (dark spots, sun spots, freckles, liver spots)
- Small Veins
During your complimentary consultation with Dr. Hiatt, he will evaluate the condition of your skin and your goals to determine which skin care treatments or products will be most helpful for achieving the beautiful, healthy skin you desire. We will develop a regimen specifically for your needs and provide you with a price quote so you will know exactly what to expect.
Chemical Peels / Micro Peels
Before every facial peel, we perform dermaplaning to effectively resurface the skin. Dermaplaning is a technique that exfoliates the outer layer of skin and helps with cellular turnover. Following dermaplaning, we will apply a chemical solution to refine and brighten the skin.
Chemical peels / micro peels can achieve the following:
- Smooth skin texture
- Smaller pores
- A more youthful glow
- More even skin tone
- Reduced acne and acne scarring
- Can be done every six weeks
We have a variety of chemical peels available. The following peel options are listed beginning with the mildest through the most aggressive:
Lactic Acid Peel (for sensitive skin)
Glycolic Acid Peel (for aging skin)
Salicylic Acid Peel (for acne-prone and acne-scarred skin)
With a salicylic acid peel, we also do extractions to remove blackheads, milia, pimples, keratin cysts, and comedones.
Obagi® Blue Peel Radiance®
The Obagi® Blue Peel Radiance® contains lactic, salicylic, and glycolic acids all in one and treats aging, scarring, and dull skin without causing excessive peeling after treatment.
Photofacial treatment rejuvenates your appearance by applying a laser or light-based technology to the skin.
Photofacials stimulate collagen production and reduce signs of aging, such as:
- Dark spots
- Acne scars
- Broken capillaries
- Fine lines
The fractional laser creates tiny holes in the skin, and the healing process causes collagen to form in those areas along with new, healthy skin cells. Before fractional laser treatment can be performed, acne must be improved, and topical treatments, chemical peels, and photofacials can help with this. After treatment, the skin is usually red for 24 to 48 hours and feels as though it is sunburned.
Fractional laser treatment can improve the following:
- Fine lines
- Dark spots
- Scars (resulting from acne, surgery, and burns)
Laser Hair Removal (LHR)
LHR works best for patients with thick, dark hair and light skin. However, we have been performing LHR for 16 years with great success in treating light to darker skin types. LHR does not work well on peach fuzz or vellus hair. A series of treatments spaced five to eight weeks apart is needed. The tip of the laser will initially feel cold against your skin, and the laser energy will deliver warmth followed by a sensation similar to the snap or flick of a rubber band. Our office will supply a numbing cream to make this treatment more comfortable for sensitive areas.
Skin Care Products
Obagi® is our number one skincare line and carries products for all ages and skin conditions.
CLENZIDerm M.D. System (for acne-prone skin)
These Obagi® acne products can effectively improve the following:
- Acne scarring
Obagi® 360 Line (for women in their 20s and 30s)
This kit involves three products:
- An exfoliating wash that is used morning and evening
- A moisturizer with SPF 30 to be used in the morning
- A Retin-A 0.5% product to be used in the evening
Obagi® Nu-Derm System
During your free consultation, if we determine that the Obagi® Nu-Derm System is right for you, you will be started on an eight-week skincare program. At the end of those eight weeks, you will return to the office for a free chemical peel, and we will re-evaluate your skin and recommend products to maintain your healthy, youthful skin.
ELASTIderm® Eye Product
Obagi® ELASTIderm® offers one of the best eye products on the market, and it is available in the cream and rollerball gel form.
ELASTIderm® can be applied to the upper eyelid and beneath the eyes to:
- Tighten the skin
- Reduce dark circles under the eyes
- Minimize crow’s feet
As an advanced skin care system backed by science, SkinCeuticals® improves skin health by using three fundamental principles: prevention, protection, and correction.
- Ultimate UV Defense SPF 30
- Sport UV Defense SPF 50
- Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50 (new)
We welcome you to contact our Mesa, Arizona plastic surgery practice by calling (480) 844-1410 or by filling out our online contact form today. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Karl Hiatt and his experienced staff look forward to meeting you during your initial consultation and helping you achieve long-lasting results.