Skin Tags /Growths

Man in his 50s with growths around eyes, which makes him appear older than his actual age.

What cosmetic procedure(s) do you think produced this clinical outcome?

call the office at (718) 965-1116 to inquire and/or make an appointment

*patient subject has given consent*

Ingrown Hairs and Uneven Skin Tone

TREATMENT IN PROGRESS

Middle-aged woman with coarse, curly hair in unwanted areas and ingrown hairs, resulting in uneven skin tone.

What cosmetic procedure(s) do you think produced this clinical outcome?

call the office at (718) 965-1116 to inquire and/or make an appointment

*patient subject has given consent*

Dr. Holder’s Comments

Answer: Laser Hair Reduction, Fraxel Restore Laser, Chemical Peels, medical treatment

This condition(s) is often seen in people of African ancestry or any ethnicity with coarse curly hair. The root of the cause here is the hair shaft curling under the skin, causing ingrown hairs. I have often seen a strong association with polycystic ovary disease (PCOD). Multiple treatments were necessary to achieve this life-changing outcome. Laser Hair Reduction, chemical peels, Fraxel Laser, and medical intervention was paramount. This is an extreme case of how cosmetic dermatology can change lives.

Acne Ice Pick Scarring / “Holes”

Middle Eastern woman with brown skin, Fitzpatrick Type 5, with severe acne ice pick scarring / “holes”. 

What cosmetic procedure(s) do you think produced this clinical outcome?

call the office at (718) 965-1116 to inquire and/or make an appointment

*patient subject has given consent*

Dr. Holder’s Comments

Answer: Fraxel Restore Laser

In my 20 years of practicing dermatology, this population of my patients, including Southeast Asians (Fitz IV or V), Southwest Asians (Fitz V), and Eastern Asians (Fitz  IV), often expressed skepticism and concerns regarding safety and effectiveness of laser treatments in general. This patient was kind enough to give us consent to display her successful outcome so that others can benefit. The proof is here that Fraxel Restore Laser is safe and efficacious for you.

Hollow Eyes with Uneven Tone

Woman in her late-30s with hollow periorbital area/tear trough (eyes) with uneven tone.

What cosmetic procedure(s) do you think produced this clinical outcome?

call the office at (718) 965-1116 and/or inquire to make an appointment

*patient subject has given consent*

Dr. Holder’s Comments

Answer: Virtue RF (microneedling with radiofrequency)

This procedure can be an alternative to under eye filler. This device promotes natural collagen production by using thermal energy(heat) with the mechanical tool of microneedling(36 needles). The added benefit is that it resurfaces the area, treating hyperpigmentation. This procedure is done pain-free. The outcome is plumpness, tightening, and toning in the hollow periorbital area or tear trough, which sometimes can present in the mid-30s and progressively get worse. There is absolutely no down time with our aftercare protocol.