Klein Dermatology - April 2018 Newsletter

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What is New at Klein Dermatology & Associates? Babies!

Our latest wonderful news is that nurse Leslee has had her 2nd daughter, Allison Marie, and is now back to work and helping us out. She does a lot of behind the scenes work in relation to prior authorization letters and requests, billing, administrative work, CoolSculpting, and helping with medical dermatology patients.

Allison Marie

Born 02/05/18 @ 3:07 pm
7 lbs. 10 0z. and 20 inches long

Ashley, who is a receptionist and an M.A. at our office had her little boy Thorin James, just a couple weeks ago. Normally you might see her super friendly face at the front desk helping patients, but we expect she will be out a few more weeks with her little one. We are happy to report that both babies are healthy and doing well.

Thorin James

Born: 3/14/18 at 3:28 am
8 lbs. 3 oz. 20.5 inches long

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We are Now Ready to "Dual Sculpt!"

Our new CoolSculpting Suite is now open. It is located on the lower level of our building. It is a luxurious space we have added for the greater comfort of our patients and staff. It has a VIP parking space next to the back entrance which is close to the suite.

We have 2 CoolSculpting machines now and the next Cool Event is on April 5th.

We will be hosting a Mother's Day Special for the month of May for CoolScupting. 10% off each and the ability to sit and visit together while you both get your treatments done. There is also a TV and Echo/Alexa music for people who prefer to be alone for treatments.

Call us at 503-445-2200

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Do you want pretty feet for summer?

The best way to soften feet with lots of callouses and thick skin is to use a Urea cream. This 40% strength has been Rx for as long as I can remember, and now you can get it over the counter without a prescription for only about $10 at some drugstores. The method is to apply cream at night to heels and rough areas before bed, put on socks. In the morning shower, or soak feet in water, then use a good tool to pumice off all that dead skin that the cream softened up. If you have ugly toenails, then you could get started right away on something to treat fungus like Lamisil pills or a topical such as Jublia or Lamisil.

SPF Clothing

The easiest way to protect you and your loved one's skin is to use special clothing with added sun protection. You can find these type of clothes at many places, for example Land's End, Athleta, Coolibar and Patagonia. Regular shirts don't do an adequate job of protecting the skin, because they only filter at a level of about 5. Try getting SPF 50 or SPF 100 clothing for better protection to prevent skin cancer! Get your skin checked once a year to screen for melanoma and other skin cancers.

MAY SPECIAL: 15% OFF Sculptra

JUNE SPECIAL: 10% off all nonRx Skin Care Products

Reminder - all of our non-prescription skin care products are 10% off for the month of June. June is a great time to stock up on your favorite SkinMedica, Epionce and EltaMD products. SkinMedica products are part of Allergan/Brilliant Distinctions.

Take Great Care of Your Skin,
Marla M. Klein, M.D.


CoolSculpting Exceeds Expectations!

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 CoolSculpting®

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical, non-invasive way to permanently remove pockets of fat using a machine to freeze the targeted fat and destroy it permanently.  After attending a dermatology conference in February 2017, where I listened to Dr. Suzanne Kilmer's presentation on the various body contouring devices that are now available, I decided to find out more about CoolSculpting®.

I had been somewhat aware of CoolSculpting prior to this meeting, but I was also jaded and disappointed from my history of buying other devices in the past.   They either failed to do what they promised or worked great but the patients weren't interested in spending the money to replace the cost of the machine.  Therefore, I really had no intention of buying anymore lasers/machines.

However, having known Dr. Kilmer for years, I strongly respect her opinions and admire her contributions to dermatology.   At this meeting, she discussed CoolSculpting with great enthusiasm.  When I realized that she had worked on creating CoolSculpting  with the genius scientist dermatologist Dr. Rox Anderson - - that was enough for me, I knew I had to get one.

In March, we received our CoolSculpting machine and training and we have been using it non-stop since.  There is no problem finding staff or patients who want to remove a pocket of fat here or there on their bodies.   I'm grateful for that.   Now that it is August we have only had the machine five months, and we are ecstatic about the results we are seeing in our staff and patients!

 

 CoolSculpting® is an Alternative to Liposuction

Years ago I performed tumescent liposuction.  It was gratifying to see the results, but it was hard work, and it took a great toll on my shoulder and elbow.   Liposuction is invasive and has its risks, plus the patients need to be mildly sedated and need time off of work.  There is also the messy drainage and garments.

Comparing CoolSculpting to liposuction is a simple "no-brainer".    CoolSculpting® is very safe.  It involves no drugs, no needles, no surgeon, no downtime and gets great results - CoolSculpting is absolutely amazing!

CoolSculpting was approved in 2009, and it has been tweaked several times since.  I have heard it was quite painful with the older parallel plate model they had.  The skin had to be pulled out and held between parallel cooling plates for an entire hour.  (Picture a mammogram in your mind, for an hour, super cold.)  Since then, they have changed the applicators to be more like a goggle-sized applicator cup with a little bit of suction, and it isn't painful at all.  Also, it is faster, each cycle with an applicator takes approximately 35 minutes.  The mini and the outer thigh applicators take longer.

 

It Works Efficiently

I expected it to work, based on my research and what Dr. Kilmer had shown at the meeting, but I still didn't expect it to work quite this well.   The roll around my waist was gone after one session (lost more than 2 inches!)  so I can understand why they say this can get addicting.  We are making double chins disappear, cinching waists and flattening abdomens.   A major breakthrough is how well it treats "bra fat" (those annoying rolls on the back) and "bat wings" on the arms!   Oh yes, we are very happy with what we are seeing in our follow-ups.    Although the machine's indication is for fat reduction (but not weight loss) we are seeing a great deal of skin tightening happening as a bonus, even on our patients in their 70's!  That is something liposuction did not do.

Besides doing the initial training and become a "Certified" CoolSculpting center, Jamie, Tasha and I also recently went to the CoolSculpting University for advanced training.  I think the tips they gave have been very helpful and have improved our results as well.  Our nurse Leslee will be going soon.

Consultations are free and necessary before scheduling a treatment session.  They can be scheduled with Tasha Gouin ANP or Jamie Barbara ANP (both are nurse practitioners) by calling 503-445-2200.  A treatment plan needs to be devised.  One or two sessions typically are needed per area.

 

Cool Events

We will be offering some "Cool Events" in the near future so that patients can learn more about CoolSculpting.   Cool Events are designed to be an educational event, where the patient can get transformation consultations and event-only pricing (20% off discounts).   Our Cool Events will be posted on our Facebook page.   We can only have about 15 patients do this per event, so  invitations and RSVP's will be required.  (We order food too.)  If you are interested in attending a CoolEvent, please call the office and let one of the receptionists know.

I look forward to seeing you soon,

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

CoolSculpting at Klein Dermatology & Associates 

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Dermatology Head-Toe Makeover

      At Klein Dermatology & Associates in Lake Oswego, Oregon, we are doing a head-toe makeover for some lucky person this summer. The prize will include anything that we do here at the office that the patient would benefit from such as: BOTOX, Voluma, Juvederm, Vollure, Volbella, IPL, Kybella, Sculptra, chemical peel, hair laser - for the head... and for the body a "transformation package" with CoolSculpting using the new 2017 painless technology.

That means permanent body contouring by fat freezing for anywhere needed most... the abdomen, waist, flanks, back fat, bra fat, outer thighs, inner thighs, knees, arms, or under the chin fat.  The value of this contest will be somewhere between $10,000 - $20,000. Wowwww!

Rules to enter:
1. 18 years or older
2. Must be available and have a flexible schedule to be able to work with us in scheduling appointments and follow-ups
3. Patient at Klein Dermatology & Associates (can be for any reason, skin checks, hair laser etc.) (Schedule an appointment if you aren't a patient yet.)
4. Willing to be a patient advocate for the practice, meaning allow us to show your before and after pictures to prospective patients, attend events if we have them for CoolSculpting, and generally say nice things about us.
5. "Like" us on Facebook
6. Submit pictures of yourself (ex. iPhone pictures) of face and body (in clothing) but showing the bulge or area most troubled by.   Submit digital photos by email to marla@kleindermatology.com
7. Write a review on Google, Yelp, or Healthgrades
8. It also may be useful for your entry to explain why you want to get something done along with the digital photos.

We will collect entries starting now and going through June 30, 2017. A panel of judges will narrow down the contestants to 3 semifinalists. Those 3 will need to come into the office for Dr.Klein to do an examination towards the end of June.  Of the three, Dr. Klein will choose the one big winner.

  Klein Dermatology & Associates has the new 2017 technology (painless and faster) in CoolSculpting.  Dermatology has so much to offer now, come check us out.

For an appointment call (503) 445-2200

Klein Dermatology & Associates

5200 Meadows Rd. #250

Lake Oswego, OR 97035