Haleakala Times – Healing Arts & Beauty

Haleakala Times -- Women in Business
By Vanessa Ghantous

Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if they are dim, the whole world is clouded. – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832) German poet, novelist and dramatist.

Dr. Micki Ly

Maui dermatologist Micki Ly, M.D. and staff are located at the Aloha Dermatology and LaserCenter in Kahului. The client-friendly floor plan is designed to provide space for comprehensive and specialized skin care services.

“Our vision was to provide our patients with a full-service clinic and at the same time, through good design, create a setting that promotes a positive experience for our patients,” said Dr. Ly. “We’ve paid a lot of attention to patient comfort and privacy.”

With larger facilities, Dr. Ly has added space for more services including expanded patient education materials, additional products, samples, and the implementation of a more efficient schedule management system, which results in less waiting time for appointments.

“Aloha was included in our name because it captures the spirit of care, compassion, hospitality, and respect we strive to convey to our clients.” said Dr. Ly. “We love making people look and feel better.”

Dr. Ly and her staff are excited about the level of care the new location provides room for “Amazing advances in health care allow us to offer our clients a fuller array of services in dermatology and cosmetic procedures,” said Dr. Ly.

The office is located at 89 Ho‘okele Street, Suite 101, in Kahului, right behind The Home Depot and is surrounded by convenient parking spaces. For a personal consultation, information or driving directions, visit www.aloha-dermatology.com. 808-877-6526.

Cover Story: Eric Dane’s Fight Against Cancer

OK Magizine Consults Doctor Micki Ly about actors skin cancer:

OK Magizine Consults Doctor Micki Ly about actors skin cancerSkin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States,” Dr. Micki Ly, a Maui, Hawaii-based dermatologist, explains to OK!. “More than a million cases are diagnosed annually.” But Eric was extremely wise to act quickly in dealing with it, she says. “The mouth is a bad area for a malignancy because they spread faster in mucosal areas, of which the mouth is one.”

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Doctor Ly in the Maui News

A Number of Treatments Available for Age Spots

A Number of Treatments Available for Age Spots

Age spots are also known as sun spots, liver spots, lentigos, or lentigines. These lesions are flat, tan, brown, or dark brown spots on sun- exposed skin. As people age, sun spots most commonly appear on the backs of the hands, the forearms, neck, chest, and face. Sun spots are associated with cumulative sun exposure. The pigment producing cells in the skin (called melanocytes) are activated to produce more pigment (melanin) by ultraviolet rays. While these spots are not themselves cancerous, you may be at risk for skin cancer.

Age spots increase with age and with in creased sun exposure. They are more common in people who freckle and who burn easily. The best treatment for age spots is prevention.

The key to preventing age spots is sun avoidance and daily sun screen use. For example, you won’t find age spots on your inner thigh because of minimal or no sun exposure. However, for most of us, it is too late for prevention, and there are a number of treatment options available. You can try over the counter lightening cream that has hydroquinone component to lighten these spots. Sometimes, Retin A (prescription strength) will also help. Certainly, in office medical treatments such as laser, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or prescription strength skin care regimens will yield quicker and more satisfying results.

Cosmetic Specialist Pretender or Board Certified Medical Specialist?

Is your cosmetic physician a truly a board-certified medical specialist or just claiming to be a qualified physician?

Board-certified cosmetic specialists recognized by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) study for years to acquire the skills and training needed to excel competently as a cosmetic specialist. Certification requires completion of a multi-year residency or fellowship training programs in dermatology or plastic surgery.

In today’s market, consumers must be cautious. There are numerous non-certified specialists advertising aesthetic medical practices without the relevant formal education recognized by the ACGME. Many advertise themselves as aesthetic surgeons, cosmetic surgeons or even dermatologists, yet they will only be board-certified in pathology, emergency medicine, internal medicine or family practice. And while they may be competent in their own area of training, dermatology and plastic surgery require different residency programs. For patient safety and to provide the results patients expect and deserve physicians should complete the advanced training required to become a core specialist in plastic surgery or dermatology if they wish to practice in these fields.

Cutting corners to practice aesthetic medicine could also mean shortcutting in performing aesthetic procedures versus those who have invested years in training specifically for this specialty. Completing a core specialist residency program requires time and effort and should not be overlooked when selecting your aesthetic physician. Consumer safety confidence and the integrity of the specialty suffer when patients experience unsatisfactory results due to a lack of formal training.

Aesthetic physician services are not inexpensive and learning that your physician does not have the specialist additional training following poor results are two good reasons to search out a board certified cosmetic specialist to provide your aesthetic services. If your car needed a transmission repair, you wouldn’t go to a muffler specialist. Why accept less than what you expect and deserve? For more information on this please visit:

Dermatology requires a high degree of training and the mastery of many surgical and cosmetic skills. This additional education assures knowledge of and competence in performance of cryosurgery, dermatologic surgery (and lasers), anesthesia, electro-surgery, dermabrasion, scherotherapy, laser resurfacing, Mohs micrographic surgery, liposuction, chemical peels, tissue augmentation, hair transplantation, excisional surgery with appropriate closures including flaps and grafts and tissue augmentation. This is a brief summary of procedures that board-certified dermatologists and plastic surgeons are specifically trained to perform.

Be sure to check that the cosmetic specialist you are considering for your procedure is ACGME certified. Also, do not hesitate to ask for references. Board certification can be verified by calling the ACGME at 312-755-5000

Healing Arts and Beauty

Haleakala Times -- Healing Arts and Beauty

Aloha Dermatology

For several years, Dr. Micki Ly has served as board-certified dermatologist for thousands of women on Maui. After working with the Kaiser network in Wailuku, she opened her own clinic with a full array of high-tech equipment and services.

This Kahului facility, the Aloha Dermatology and Laser Center, offers superior general, pediatric, cosmetic and surgical services.

Dr. Ly is a member of numerous organizations including the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. Her talents lie in her ability to approach cosmetic surgery with meticulous planning and artistry. Dr. Ly’s passion and mission is to help clients feel better about their appearance and to look as young as they are within. She has both the precision and intuition to achieve this result.

Dr. Ly’s clinic is the only place in Hawaii that offers the breakthrough Quick Vogue Lift. This affordable, fast procedure allows women middle aged and older to erase as much as ten years off their appearance!

Dr. Ly is also committed to skin disorder treatment and prevention. She provides skin screenings at cancer awareness events on Maui, including her clinic. Dr. Ly seeks to provide a high level of care for any skin-related concern while treating clients with the respect they deserve.

Come to her clinic and you’ll be under the care of one of Maui’s best dermatologists!
Call 877-6526 or visit www.aloha-dermatology.com.

Removal of Spider Veins, Varicose Veins, and other Vascular Blemishes

Phlebology is the field of medicine that deals with vein diseases. It has been an established medical specialty in Europe for more than 50 years; serious interest in phlebology has developed over the past two decades in the United States. In 2005, phlebology was recognized by the American Medical Association as a medical practice specialty.

The American College of Phlebology was founded in 1985 and is the largest phlebology society in the United States. It was established to improve the standard of care related to disorders of the veins. Its members are physicians and other health care professionals with backgrounds in a variety of medical specialties who share a common interest and expertise in vein diseases and disorders.

Dr. Ly is the only Maui Physician to belong to The American College of Phlebology.

Aloha Dermatology offers 2 methods of Spider Vein removal: Sclerotherapy and Blend Electrolysis.

CLICK HERE for more information and Before-and-After pictures.

Haleakala Times–Women in Business

Haleakala Times -- Women in Business

Aloha Dermatology

Dermatology is a very specialized branch of the medical world. When you have skin care needs, a general doctor may not provide the level of care you deserve.

It makes sense, then, to find a dermatologist with thorough experience. Micki Ly, MD is a board certified dermatologist with Magna Cum Laude from Ohio State University. In addition to medical dermatology, she artistically transforms her clients to a more youthful appearance.

Dr. Ly is a member of numerous organizations including the American Academy of Dermatology and the Hawaii Dermatological Society.

She provided service to more than 40,000 members of the Kaiser network in Wailuku until 2005. She now has a state-of-the-art clinic in Kahului, the Aloha Dermatology and Laser Center.

Dr. Ly covers both adult and pediatric dermatology. Would your doctor schedule you at the last minute on a booked day if you had an unexpected issue? Dr. Ly offers that to all her existing clients, and service with heart and a smile.

Her goal is to make people “look younger without looking fake.”

Cosmetic services require foresight to achieve results that are aesthetically pleasing, yet natural. Dr. Ly listens to her clients’ desires, is sensitive to their comfort level, and has become known as one of the best in Maui!

Please call 877-6526 or visit www.aloha-dermatology.com for more information.

AGE SPOTS

From the Summer 2007 Maui Family Magazine

Age spots are also known as sun spots, liver spots, lentigos, or lentigines. These lesions are flat, tan, brown, or dark brown spots on sun- exposed skin. As people age, sun spots most commonly appear on the backs of the hands, the forearms, neck, chest, and face. Sun spots are associated with cumulative sun exposure. The pigment producing cells in the skin (called melanocytes) are activated to produce more pigment (melanin) by ultraviolet rays. While these spots are not themselves cancerous, you may be at risk for skin cancer.

Age spots increase with age and with in creased sun exposure. They are more common in people who freckle and who burn easily. The best treatment for age spots is prevention. The key to preventing age spots is sun avoidance and daily sun screen use. For example, you won’t find age spots on your inner thigh because of minimal or no sun exposure. However, for most of us, it is too late for prevention, and there are a number of treatment options available. You can try over the counter lightening cream that has hydroquinone component to lighten these spots. Sometimes, Retin A (prescription strength) will also help. Certainly, in office medical treatments such as laser, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or prescription strength skin care regimens will yield quicker and more satisfying results.

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