Happy New Year 2022 Newsletter

 

TAKE CARE OF YOU FIRST

I love January because it is a time of reflection, resolutions and forgiveness. It is a brand new exciting year, and it is time to plan. Let bygones be bygones. Now is the time to take stock, and plan what to do next.  This year seems special to me because it looks a bit like our phone number: 503-445-2200.

Reflect back on the past year and think about all that has happened. Then ask yourself, "Did I respond well? Could I have done better? Did I let myself go?"

When I think of the past, the first person I think of is my mother. She passed away in 2002, yet she always stays fresh in my mind. My mom went on dialysis when she was 37 until she died at 64. When I was very young, I dutifully helped with cleaning, laundry, and cooking, typically with her close by.

I resented chores at the time, but now I realize they were a privilege.  She often said things, while I did them, that have permanently stuck in my head. Some things may sound cliché, but I worry that my sons may not know them because they often have earbuds in their ears, they get their info from YouTube and I had spared them the responsibility of chores.

My words of wisdom, and code of conduct thanks to my mom:
1. Take care of yourself first, then you will be better able to care for others.
2. Listening is more important than talking.
3. If you don't have something nice to say, then don't say anything at all.
4. If you are going to do something, make sure you do it right, or not at all.
5. Waste not, want not.
6. Treat people the way you want to be treated. Everyone deserves your respect.
7. Don't judge someone without walking in their shoes first.
8. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
9. You are capable of doing _anything_ , as long as you are willing to work for it.
10. Never depend on a man.

To be fair, here are the words of wisdom from my father:
Get an education; they can never take that away from you.

Why say all that in a newsletter? Because if you look back over the past 1-2 years and realize that you haven't been taking very good care of yourself... we want you to know that you have a safe place, a resource here with Klein Dermatology & Associates to get back on track and start taking care of yourself better. We have serious tools here, you just have to ask. I know it can be a bit overwhelming.

 

             Build Your Own Bundle (BYOB) and Save Money!

For the months of February and March 2022, we are going to do a trial run of BYOB in our office.

These are the discounts on products we will be offering:
Buy 3 different products - 10% off
Buy 4 different products - 20% off
Buy 5 different products - 25% off

Arnica cream, gel, Latisse, Nutrashield and LMX4 are not included in this offer.

If you already know which products you love and use, great, you only need to go to the front desk to purchase them and get the discounts.

If you are interested in learning about the products we love, and which would be right for you, then you can schedule a consultation with our nurse Leslee. Consultation fee is $150 and can be applied towards any of the products here, it is a 30 minute appointment.

If this turns out to be something that patients love and want, then we can continue doing it on a long-term basis.

This offer cannot be combined with our usual June and December specials, but if you have ALLE points you can combine it with that discount.

 

SPECIALS

Our specials can always be found quickly on my website at www.kda-derm.com and we do offer MICRONEEDLING package of 3 for $1,350 year-round, no need to wait.

January 2022
Sculptra: 10% off (there are a couple spots left)
Botox: $40 off with a RN or NP (20 unit minimum)
CoolSculpting 25% off 2 treatments

February 2022
HydraFacial for $150
Filler Special (Voluma, Juvederm, Volbella & Vollure – 10% off)
Cool Sculpting 25% off 2 treatments

March 2022
Microneedling $50 off one treatment
Hair Laser Removal 10% off
IPL $50 off full area treatment (ex. full face, since we already discount down to partial face)

 

  Avoid Lime Juice before Laser Procedures and the Sun  

There is a substance in lime juice that when applied to the skin then exposed to the sun creates a rash problem we call phytophotodermatitis. In addition, if one were to ingest orally a lot of lime, and then get a laser or IPL type of treatment done afterwards - that could lead to burns. I see products on the shelves often that say they are a Coconut Lime type of thing and I always wonder why. Any dermatologist would never put lime juice or extract into a topical product like a moisturizing cream. A trip to Mexico with a little piece of lime stuck in a Corona beer often leads to a dermatology visit.

 

Here's to 2022 and let's hope its a great year!

Marla M. Klein, M.D.   Board-Certified in Dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology 1997, 2007, 2017

 

Please call us for an appointment at 503-445-2200.

You can also text us, same number.

5200 Meadows Rd Ste 250, Lake Oswego OR 97035, close to the 5 and 217 freeways


We are Open Again

We are open again, as the first phase of businesses reopening after the COVID-19 crisis.

I am happy to announce that KDA is open again and ready to meet your dermatology needs. I have been concerned about being temporarily closed and not being able to do our routine screening for melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. We diagnosed nine (9) melanomas in January and February. Since closed mid March, we have not diagnosed a single one. If you haven't been seen in over a year, and you are ready to leave your home, please call us at 503-445-2200 to schedule your appointment. It is vital to catch melanomas and treat them while they are still in an early phase.

Regarding COVID-19, this is what we are doing:

* Every employee is wearing a mask when with patients.
* We have fewer patients than normal in office (<50%).
* We are spacing employees 6 feet or more apart from each other.
* We have fewer employees than normal at work.
* No one is allowed to come to work if they or anyone at their home has been sick in the last 2 weeks.
* We wash our hands with soap and hot water frequently.
* The assistants are disinfecting the rooms and doorknobs in between every patient.
* We are offering TELEHEALTH appointments with our nurse practitioner Jamie Barbara whenever possible. (Full skin exams require a live visit with either Lisa Peters NP or Marla Klein MD)
* Any immune-compromised employee is staying home.
* We are postponing the following types of appointments: Hydrafacials, microdermabrasion, microneedling, IPL, chemical peels and lip fillers.

Here is what we are asking of patients:
* Come alone to appointments if you are over 18 years old.
* Wear a mask.
* When you arrive for your appointment, call from the parking lot before entering building. We are trying to avoid having more than one person in the waiting room at a time.
* Wash your hands frequently.
* Remember to do your best not to touch your nose, eyes, or mouth.
* In addition to a mask, when you cough or sneeze, use your elbow.

Please reschedule your appointment:
* if anyone in your home has been sick in the last 2 weeks
* if you have had a fever, cough, or shortness of breath in the last 2 weeks
* if you or anyone in your family has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 3 weeks.

Regarding our hours: 

We are open Monday - Friday. Our hours right now are a mystery to me. We will start every business day out as normal, ready to see patients. If there aren't many patients we will go home early that day. For the next week or so our hours will be 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. We would like to see our hours go back to normal which were 8 am -5 pm. We will adapt, and we will be here for you. If you see a treatment you want, and don't see it mentioned above, please call us.

If you know someone who isn't on our newsletter list, please forward this to them.   www.kda-derm.com

Good job everyone at staying home and keeping Oregon safe,
Marla Klein, MD

True story:   I used to tell my two sons that staying inside and playing video games the entire day was simply not healthy. They have now proven me wrong.

© 2020 Klein Dermatology & Associates - Marla Klein MD | 5200 Meadows Rd. Ste 250, Lake Oswego OR 97035


Klein Dermatology - April 2017 Newsletter

  Klein Dermatology & Associates - the place for all your skin care needs

APRIL 2017 SPECIALS 

Call for an appointment 503-445-2200, phones are open M-F 8-12:30 and 1:30- 5 pm

1. BOTOX $40 OFF  (20 unit minimum) this is a treatment to treat wrinkles between the brows and by the Crow's feet (and so much more). This special price is only applicable when scheduled with Alicia, Jamie or Tasha. You may also add on Brilliant Distinctions coupons.
2. Volbella $50 OFF  This is the latest HA filler by Allergan, thin, lasts 1 year, and especially well suited to lips and perioral lines and smoothing out the lips without making them big. Being referred to as the internal lip gloss in my medical meeting. Schedule with Dr. Klein or Alicia.
3. Hair Removal Laser 20% OFF typically requires 3-4 treatments scheduled 6-8 weeks apart. Please schedule with Tasha or Jamie.  Imagine having smooth underarms, bikini and legs that you never have to spend time shaving anymore.  It is a huge time-saver!

BOTOX BONANZA DAY is April 27th. BOTOX is only $10/unit that one day and can only be scheduled with Tasha, Jamie, or Alicia. It does not combine with the $40 OFF special.   Schedule now if you want to be included in this amazing special.

 

FEATURED PRODUCT

Elta MD UV Clear is my absolute favorite sunscreen for the face.  It is zinc based, meaning it is not a chemical sunscreen, and therefore good for sensitive skin.  It is micronized and it doesn't block pores.  It doesn't make acne worse or cause milia for most patients.  In the summer, remember to protect your skin with a hat, shade, sunscreen and SPF clothing.  Re apply sunscreen every 3-4 hours if you are outside.  We sell this at the front desk.  $28 a can.

Open for appointments Monday - Friday from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Hair Removal laser appointments are typically scheduled towards end of day.

Tanned skin (whether by sun or self-tanner) cannot be treated with the hair removal laser. This laser works best on dark hair and fair skin, particularly the armpits, bikini region and lower legs.

Marla M. Klein, M.D.

Klein Dermatology & Associates     5200 Meadows Rd. Ste 250     Lake Oswego OR 97035   Phone 503.445.2200    www.kda-derm.com     receptionists@kda-derm.com

 

 

 


Things To Do Lake Oswego

Besides being an expert in skin care ... now as the business owner I am leanring better ways to display my work.  If you haven't checked out the KDA website for awhile, the latest addition to the Klein Dermatology & Associates website is a section called "BEFORE & AFTER".   This shows the natural type of work we do here.   We are not extremists by any means, and I can't stand it when I see celebrities with those weird up front giant cheeks that make their eyes look weird when they smile.  Patients must consent to this before anything can be shown, so each of the patients has given their full consent.  In the world of aesthetic dermatology, being able to show one's work is important because it is artistry, and the result is going to be different with Botox and fillers depending on who is performing the procedure.

I'm learning to make videos too.  I've bought some different cameras and software... but so far I can tell you that the very EASIEST way is to use the phone version of QUIK, and it is FREE!  I can show you the first video I've ever made.

CLICK RIGHT BELOW:

https://quik.gopro.com/v/UhqwvZBhK5/

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving,

Marla Klein M.D.

 


Four Free Dermatology Makeovers

bride2    FOUR (4) BRIDAL MAKEOVERS for FREE... some strings attached

For a very short time Dr. Klein is offering four dermatology makeovers completely for free!  Please schedule a free no charge consultation with Dr. Marla Klein before June 30, 2016.

She is looking for four faces to demonstrate the benefits of botox, fillers (Voluma, Juvederm, Belotero, Restylane Silk) on and possibly IPL, chemical peels, microdermabrasion if needed.  She needs before and after photo sets that can be shown at lectures, on the website, and for in office consultation.

She needs faces between 35-55 years old that would demonstrate the WOW factor of fillers and Botox and great skin care.   Candidates must not be tan and must be willing to stay tan-free all summer.  They don't have to be brides (She won't actually be checking for an engagement ring) and they don't have to even be women.  They just need to be the right kind of face to demonstrate Botox and fillers.

People who are on the thin side or feeling that their face is sunken, droopy, or saggy are probably good candidates.  Faces with bad frown lines between the eyebrows and crow's are good.  People with flat faces who need cheekbones, please apply.  Need a natural looking rejuvenation, this is the way.

To be considered for a free dermatology makeover worth up to $7,000 you must be able to make yourself available. It may take six appointments within the next three months to get everything done.   The final after shots are a must.

You should avoid all blood thinners which include:  aspirin, ibuprofen, NSAIDS, Alleve, Motrin, fish oils and vitamin E starting NOW.

Schedule an appointment to come in for a quick assessment to see if you are suitable for Dr. Klein's needs.  A signed consent saying pictures can be shown will need to be signed before any free treatments will be performed.  Not all faces are suitable for this kind of makeover, but there is a high chance that there is.   Most treatments have very little pain involved.

If you know any brides on a budget who want to look great on their special day, please pass this announcement along.  People will need to be chosen immediately for this project.   503-445-2200

Schedule the consult quickly as the first four suitable subjects will be signed up for the project.

 


First Botox Bonanza Day at Klein Dermatology May 20, 2016

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Klein Dermatology & Associates will be hosting a BOTOX BONANZA DAY on MAY 20, 2016.  

Botox will be $10/unit for ONE DAY ONLY.   Xeomin will also be available at $10/unit.  In addition, to offering big savings on the botox treatments, information will be available about Kybella (treats the double-chin), Voluma (lifts the face), Juvederm, and other treatments we offer.  

Injectors for this special day will be Dr. Marla Klein, Alicia Wayland RN, Jamie Kersenbrock FNP, and Tasha Gouin FNP.   Schedule early, call now 503-445-2200, these appointments will fill up fast.  This is an excellent opportunity for first timers: for either relaxing and smoothing lines on the face and for people who suffer from migraines to try Botox with an expert at a low price.

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