Skin care is the process through which you protect, nurture, and repair your skin. There is not one optimum skin care regimen that applies to everyone, as your unique combination of characteristics requires an individualized approach. Over the last decade, plastic and cosmetic surgery has grown tremendously and these advances in surgical understanding in addition to the vast array of minimally invasive techniques available today have resulted in the increasing popularity and acceptance of cosmetic surgery procedures. Neo Surgery Center is proud to offer their patients the most up-to-date skin care services available. Whether you wish to change and refine your appearance or reduce the effects of aging, the decision to undergo any cosmetic medical treatment deserves careful consideration. Because of the wide variety of options available, it is now more important than ever to seek out highly trained and qualified cosmetic plastic surgeons to achieve your safest and most natural results. Dr. Brent Moelleken M.D., F.A.C.S., and his professional staff offers you the expertise you need to make the right cosmetic enhancement decisions. Dr. Moelleken is a skin care expert who has training and experience with a variety of skin revitalizing and resurfacing treatments and in some cases, a combination of treatments and techniques, rather than one single method, may yield the best results.
Dr. Moelleken is a plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgeon with offices in Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara, California. He is double board certified by the American Board of Surgery and American Board of Plastic Surgery and specializes in cosmetic surgery. He received his premedical, medical, and surgical training at Harvard University, Yale University, UCSF and UCLA. He has innovated numerous procedures, including LiveFill®, the USIC® and LUSIC® cheeklifts, the 360 Facelift® to restore harmonious youth and beauty to the face, and the Hybrid tummy tuck®, a short incision tummy tuck procedure. He is one of three specialty-trained surgeons in the world to complete the yearlong Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship at UCLA. He has the prestigious FACS degree and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Who’s Who in the World and numerous medical and scientific organizations. He has been selected by Who’s Who in America’s Top Plastic Surgeons in Los Angeles, Ciudad’s Top Doctors in Los Angeles, and by Vogue Magazine as one of the Top 10 Plastic Surgeons in America.
Dr. Moelleken offers a full array of the most advanced and cutting edge cosmetic surgical techniques ranging from minimally invasive procedures to extreme makeover surgeries. Dr. Moelleken will take the time to fully explain your options and tailor an individualized and unique treatment plan specifically for you. Dr. Moelleken understands that beauty is more than skin deep but that does not mean your skin should not be as youthful and healthy looking as possible. That is why Neo Surgery Center offers so many choices for your skin repair and maintenance and all of them focus on improving your skin’s health. If you want to minimize wrinkles, treat blemishes, or correct or prevent sun damage, these goals can be attained. Dr. Moelleken combines an artful eye and refined skills to create natural looking results. Rediscover your youth in a warm, safe, and comfortable environment at Neo Surgery Center where we specialize in giving you the best care to refresh and rejuvenate your appearance through comprehensive skin care services.
The skin is made up of three layers: the epidermis, dermis, and the subcutaneous tissue.
The epidermis is the outer layer and functions as a barrier to the external environment. The cells of the epidermis, keratinocytes, move from the bottom layer of the epidermis to the top layer building up a large amount of keratin and developing a tough outer shell. Once these cells reach the top layer, they flake off. If this process becomes abnormal the skin can look scaly.
There are four major layers of keratinocytes (the structural cells) in the epidermis and one layer that is present only in certain parts of the body.
The second layer of skin is the dermis, which contains the structural elements of the skin, the connective tissue. There are various types of connective tissue with different functions. Collagen gives your skin its strength, proteins called glycosaminoglycans give your skin its turgor, and elastin fibers give your skin its elasticity or spring.
The junction between the dermis and the epidermis is an important structure. The dermal-epidermal junction interlocks forming fingerlike projections called rete ridges. The cells of the epidermis receive their nutrients from the blood vessels in the dermis. The rete ridges increase the surface area of the epidermis that is exposed to these blood vessels and the needed nutrients.
The bottom layer of skin is the subcutaneous tissue containing fat cells. These fat cells provide insulation to the body and make the skin look plump or full.