From the ‘Maui News”
By CATHERINE KENAR Special Sections Editor
It’s a sad fact for anyone over the age of 30—when we were young, we didn’t know how much the sun damaged our skin. Now many of us are dealing with wrinkles, saggy skin and,what were once called, unkindly, “age spots.”At Aloha Dermatology and Laser Center in Kahului, Dr. Micki Ly and her staff are here to help your abused skin look better and be healthier.
“All women want to look beautiful,” notes Ly, “and no woman would say no to a natural looking appearance.
“There are now less invasive procedures and products that let you walk out our door looking good already.”
As Ly explained, her mission is to enhance the lives of her clients and community with the latestmedical therapies that are proven to be safe and effective solutions against skin diseases, including skin cancer (detection, management and care), that jeopardize human health and well-being.
She also provides expert cosmetic aesthetic enhancements where the art and science of skin care come together to optimize and enhance a client’s natural appearance with modern rejuvenation techniques.
As we age, our skin loses collagen and hyaluronic acid. These are the substances that give young people plump, smooth skin.
At Aloha Dermatology and Laser Center, Ly will assess your needs and choose the treatment best suited to your skin needs.
For moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, there is a hyaluronic acid injectable filler. Dermal fillers provide non-surgical anti-aging techniques that really work. After just a single treatment, fillers will give the face a smoother, fresher and more youthful appearance with no downtime.
Collagen production naturally slows down as we get older. Research has found that our skin is capable of reproducing collagen. Ly uses a recently discovered method that is known as Collagen PIN(Percutaneous Induction Needling). This method stimulates the elastin, collagen and other skin growth factors that promote new skin cells to surface with results lasting as long as one year after having the treatment done. Typically, a series of three to six treatments are recommended.
Collagen PIN treatment provides “flawless” results on the face, neck, decolletage, hands, arms, legs, abdomen and back according to Ly.
Ly is trained in and offers other procedures such as upper eyelid surgery (or blepharoplasty) and varicose and spider vein treatment. She even has products that will help regrow your eyelashes which, sadly, also seem to disappear with age.
As Ly points out, she can help fix the damage already done, but once she does, it’s up to each individual to take care of their skin by using sun screen and wearing a hat when outside. This helps your skin, your body’s largest organ, stay healthy.
Dr.Micki Ly Aloha Dermatology and Laser Center