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5 out of 5 stars Acne Scars Treatment
I recently completed my third treatment of Saline Subcision for rolling scars from Dr. Chen. I have suffered primarily from hormonal acne, so most of my acne scars were around my chin area and mouth. So far I am pretty happy with the results! I would say that after the third treatment I see a 50% improvement in the appearance of my rolling scars. It is important to mention that collagen...
5 out of 5 stars Botox
Previously, I have had botox for the glabella/forehead area before. But I also was bothered by the "golf ball chin" and my wider jaw. I actually found him from the realself website where he wrote a response about botox being used for the jaw/chin. I decided to try it and he did a great job! Everyone is different but for my case, I needed about 15 units of botox for each side of my jaw and...
5 out of 5 stars Accutane
Dr Chen recommended Accutane and after 6 months of it, I am finally clear. I finally can look into the mirror without crying.
5 out of 5 stars Mole Removal
I went into Dr. Chen for my annual mole check. He found one that was questionable and wanted to remove it. I am absolutely terrified of needles or anything that has to do with them so I wasn't too happy about the removal, BUT, he was amazing. He was extremely quick about the whole thing, I barely had time to freak out about it. It has been about a week since the removal and I only have a tiny...
5 out of 5 stars Mole Removal
Removal of several keratosis that were ugly, itchy, and bled when scratched. The closest "service provided" on the list above was "mole removal."
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
Cosmetic consultations available to discuss Botox, Fillers, Peels, Laser Treatments, Cosmetic Mole, Skin Tag, Growth Removal
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: BS in Neuroscience and BA in English, University of California, Berkeley
Medical: MD, University of California, San Diego
Post-Medical School TrainingResidency: Dermatology, University of California, San Diego
Treatments offered at Insight Dermatology
Most popular answers from Bryan K. Chen, MD
I respectfully disagree with whoever instructed you not to apply moisturizer until you are done peeling. A 20% TCA peel basically inflicts a... READ MORE
Punch excision followed by a laser such as Fraxel re:pair which is a fractionated CO2 laser device is a reasonable strategy for ice-pick type scars in... READ MORE
There are a few other things you can do to help with acne. These include: 1. Dietary changes that may help include avoiding excessive dairy... READ MORE
Tretinoin cream increases sun sensitivity so if you are going to use it, you need to be consistent about daily applications of a broad spectrum... READ MORE
I would start with a salicylic acid peel (20%) or Jessner's peel. These solutions tend to be less problematic for African-American skin. TCA peels in... READ MORE
I frequently will suggest that a pea-sized amount of the retin-a be mixed with at least as much moisturizer as retin-a, and the mixture applied like a... READ MORE
Although you would likely benefit (in the long run) from a second course of accutane, I would suggest trying a maintenance regimen of topical agents... READ MORE
I agree with all the other doctors who have responded to your question. Botox in cosmetic doses is extremely unlikely to have caused any harm to your... READ MORE
The reason a person should not drink alcohol while on accutane is because this medication is metabolized by the liver. Accutane itself can cause mild... READ MORE
Consider consultation with a dermatologist who has an interest in hair loss disorders. They can, admittedly, be difficult to find. Looks like you are... READ MORE
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