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August 2014 Newsletter

Posted on: August 20th, 2014 by California Skin Institute

August 2014

As the school year approaches, finding a way to maintain clean, healthy-looking skin is essential.* Find out some tips on how to do so along with recent news, events and promotions from California Skin Institute.*

Back to School Skin Care

By Francis Hsiao, MD (SF-Pacific Heights, SF-Laurel Heights, Daly City, Castro Valley, San Mateo)
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As summer comes to an end and the school year
begins, I would like to offer a few back-to-school skin care tips to help maintain clear and radiant skin.* We all know the stress of school and activities can flare many skin conditions, including acne.* Washing your face twice daily will remove dirt and grime that clog the pores, and I recommend a gentle cleanser that does not dry skin out.* For acne-prone skin, cleansers that contain benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and/or sulfacetamide are helpful.*

Having a healthy lifestyle and regular routine will keep skin from frequent flareups.* If you have breakouts, it is important to keep your hands off your face.* Popping or picking at breakouts may lead to permanent scarring and can even spread infection*. If you have a skin condition such as acne, consistent usage of medications prescribed by your doctor is key to having a clear skin.*

In addition to acne, PE classes and outdoor sports can bring direct contact with harmful UV rays that cause skin cancers, aging, and sunspots.* If possible, you should avoid excessive direct sun exposure from 10am to 3pm, and re-apply sunscreen every two hours.* Wearing the proper gear can also block the sun. I am a fan of pure physical sunscreen which contains zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide.* To try out different sunscreens and find your personal favorites, please visit any of the California Skin Institute locations for samples.*

Lastly, please visit California Skin Institute if you have any questions about your skin.* CSI offers the most advanced technologies and treatments, and our expert medical professionals are here to make sure you look and feel good in your skin.* With these tips, you will be camera-ready for the senior picture day.*

dr.hsiaoDr. Francis Hsiao grew up in the Bay area, but pursued his bachelor and graduate degrees at Ivy-league institutions, Cornell University and Harvard University, where he was supported by the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute and National Science Foundation. He was trained as a dermatologist at University of California’s Davis Medical Center, and was subsequently selected to complete a highly-rigorous Mohs micrographic, cosmetic, and laser surgical fellowship at Boston University. Prior to joining California Skin Institute, Dr. Hsiao was on faculty in Rhode Island, and served as an Associate Program Director for a Procedural Dermatology and Mohs Surgery fellowship. As a widely-published author, doctor, and caregiver, Dr. Hsiao places a premium on top-quality patient care, and his ultimate goal is for all his patients to love how their skin looks and feels.*

Coming 2015 – New CSI Location in Palo Alto

Specialists in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery

California Skin Institute is pleased to announce that construction of our state-of-the-art dermatology and plastic surgery building in downtown Palo Alto has begun. Located a little more than one block from University Ave., the two story CSI building will house a medical and plastic surgery office, a surgery center, and a MediSpa. Free parking will be available on site! It will be open for patient care in Spring 2015



Featured Special — Shaped Gel Breast Implants

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The new and exciting tear drop-shaped “Gummy Bear” breast implants mirror the natural curves of the breast to create an anatomically correct shape.* Filled with a more cohesive silicone gel than previous implants, they offer a more natural feel with a lower risk of wrinkling, deflation, or scar formation.*

Summer Special: $6,950** (regularly $8,500) along with one of the following:
Free Botox treatment (up to 50 units) for a more youthful appearance (regularly $775).
Free Latisse kit (up to $179 value) for clinically proven eyelash growth.

Free consultations are available with our plastic surgeons, Dr. Jason Dudas and Dr. Roger Friedenthal are available in multiple Bay Area locations.*

Please contact to schedule your appointment or answer questions:
Melinda by calling (650)-969-5600 x223 or emailing
Ruby by calling (408) 248-7662 or emailing

**Price includes $500 instant manufacturers rebate. In order to qualify for the special pricing and free Botox or Latisse special, you must sign up for the Allergan “Brilliant Distinctions” program, and the augmentation procedure must be performed by 8/31/14. Procedures performed after 8/31/14 will be regular pricing.

Freeze the Fat

with CoolSculpting Technology


CoolSculpting is a non-invasive option for those who want to lose a few inches of fat in areas such as the stomach, love handles, and even the back.* California Skin Institute offers this FDA-cleared procedure that can reduce fat by damaging fat cells.

CoolSculpting freezes the targeted fat, using a technology known as Cryolipolysis.* causing the fat cells to break down without damage to the surrounding skin and muscle.* The natural repair mechanisms of the body remove the frozen fat cells over a period of months creating noticeable and natural-looking outcomes.* Areas can be retreated for an even greater outcomes.*

CoolSculpting is a pain-free, no-downtime procedure which allows you to continue with your normal lifestyle while losing fat over the course of several months.*

To book an appointment or for more information, click here!

Upcoming Events

Plastic Surgery Seminar

Join us Wednesday, August 20th at CSI San Jose-Santana Row for the first of our monthly Plastic Surgery Seminars, featuring Dr. Roger Friedenthal. He will be speaking on various plastic surgery procedures for face, breast and body, with a Q&A session after.*

Call (408) 248-7662 or email to RSVP or click here!

Dr. Morganroth – Lecture

Join us Monday, August 18th at CSI San Jose-Los Gatos for our monthly seminar. Hear Dr. Morganroth speak on various cosmetic surgery procedures, including vertical vector face lifts, eye lifts, neck sculpting, and body contouring with local anesthesia.*

Call (408) 369-5600 x229 or email to RSVP or click here!

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*Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.