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


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 (15% 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 

www.kda-derm.com                   www.coolsculptingportlandoregon.com


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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