Yesterday’s Revision® Skincare Seminar!

Revision® Seminar at Hotel ZaZa!

Revision® Seminar at Hotel ZaZa!

Yesterday, Revision® Skincare held their summer Skincare convention and seminar at Hotel ZaZa, right here in Houston!  We always strive to keep up with the latest technologies and innovations in the cosmetic industry for our patients, and are very passionate about constant and continuous education.  We learned all about the science and histology behind the brand and we are so excited to share it with y’all!

We started the morning off with a lecture from Tatiana Kononov, the Director of Research and Development.  She gave us an in-depth view behind the science of Revision® Skincare and what sets them apart from other medical-grade skincare lines.

Tatiana Kononov showing us a model of a peptide molecule featured in several of  Revision® Skincare products!

Tatiana Kononov showing us a model of a peptide molecule featured in several of Revision® Skincare products!

We went into detail on the exclusive peptide blends that Revision® has in their products, including Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, which stimulates the synthesis of Collagen I, III, IV, and fibronectin; PP-4 is featured in Teamine® Eye Complex.  Tatiana also approached Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, the key ingredient in Revox® II.  AH-8 is known to reduce the formulation on expression-line type wrinkles (crow’s feet, laugh lines, forehead lines, and glabella), by inhibiting acetylcholine from the nerve ending to the muscle… very similar to Botox®!  The other peptide that really stuck out for us was Tetradecyl Aminobutyroylvalylaminobutyric Urea Trifluoroacetate – 20 bucks to anyone that can say that 5 times fast – or T.A.U.T for short.  This tripeptide provides skin firming benefits, for an enhanced appearance, by increasing hyaluronic acid synthesis for a filling affect.  It is in several of Revision’s products, including both Intellishade® formulations, making Intellishade® perfect for protection and correction! 

An up close view of the raw materials used in Revision® Skincare

An up close view of the raw materials used in Revision® Skincare.

After lunch we went over the science behind vitamin C, sunscreen formulations, new products, and new skin care regimens we will be offering to our patients.  Stay tuned for another post on all of the new Revision® Skincare products we will begin to carry!

Overall, the entire day was extremely informative and we had a wonderful time!  Thank you to Revision® for putting the seminar together, and allowing us to share the information learned with our patients; we are all looking forward to the next one.

We had so much fun and learned a lot!

We had so much fun, thank you Revision®!

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Want more information on the Revision® Skincare products we currently carry?  Click the links below to learn more!


Rovox® II



Teamine® Eye Complex & Teamine® Concealer

Last Night’s “Botox® After Hours”

Last night’s “Botox® After Hours” was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who came!  Any attendees who called to make reservations were automatically entered in all 4 of our amazing raffles, giving everyone a 25% chance of winning one of our awesome giveaways!  Congratulations to the following winners… (drum roll please)…

Katie W. – 1 syringe of Juvederm®

Stephanie M. – 1 syringe of Juvederm®

Chris K. – 1 full Botox® treatment

Sandra Z. – 1 full-sized Revox® II Peptide-Rich Skin Serum

Last night was full of fun, good food, drinks, and great company!  Our Allergan and Revision reps joined us and got to speak with all our patients about Botox®, Juvederm®, and medical-grade skin care.  We will be having another “Botox After Hours” event in just a few months, so mark your calendar!


Heather, Ofe, and Tina with one of our patients.


Lea and our Allergan rep, Kevin!

Our Allergan rep, Kevin showing Sarah the Juvederm visualizer... very cool!

Our Allergan rep, Kevin showing Sarah the Juvederm visualizer… very cool!

One of our favorite patients, Kianti, waiting to get her Botox.

One of our favorite patients, Kianti, waiting to get her Botox.

Lance and Kristi with Dr. Nguyen. Thanks for coming guys!

Lance and Kristi with Dr. Nguyen. Thanks for coming guys!


Goodie bags, galore!


SLPS team (minus Amber) at the end of the night.

Healthy skin begins with Clarisonic®!

While cleansing is the first step in any skin care ritual, it is often overlooked.  Typical manual cleansing can and will leave behind dirt and oil trapped in pores, eeek! This build-up can damage the appearance and health of your skin and keep your skin care products from working like they should.

Used and recommended by skin care physicians and dermatologists, Clarisonic® Sonic Skin Cleansing Systems use a patented sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second to gently, yet thoroughly remove 6X more makeup and 2X more dirt and oil than cleansing with your hands alone. Cleaner skin is the first step toward healthier skin. And healthier skin is smoother, more radiant and more beautiful.

Sonic Cleansing Benefits:

  • Removes makeup 6X better than manual cleansing
  • Removes impurities that keep creams and serums from working their best
  • Gentle enough to use twice a day
  • Reduces oily areas, dry skin patches and blemishes
  • Minimizes the appearance of visible pores

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DON’T FALL FOR THE IMPERSONATORS!  Seriously y’all, they are not worth it, and eventually, end up causing more damage to your skin.  Ask anyone that has a Clarisonic®, there is no going back!

 Come by the office to look at all the new, fun colors we have to offer!  With every Clarisonic® purchase, receive a FREE gift!  Who doesn’t love freebies?!


Ask The Doc.

ImageA short interview with Sugar Land Plastic Surgery’s Dr. Nguyen, on one of our most popular procedures, a breast augmentation:

When did you know you wanted to be a cosmetic surgeon?  Well I have always been interested in cosmetic surgery, and having a background in art has really helped me look at it through a different eye. I think when I really knew I wanted to specialize in cosmetic surgery was after I finished my second year of general surgery trauma training.  That’s when you do a really wide variety of surgeries for all sorts of injuries that affect someone’s appearance. One of the things you always do as a general surgeon and/or trauma surgeon is save lives and get people to survive; but then there’s a whole new component of giving patients their confidence back and helping them feel like themselves again.  I always knew that will be a very satisfying and fulfilling component of surgery, and it has been.

Do you have any plans on extending the mybodysurgeonTM brand?  Definitely. We branded it because of our reputation of excellent service, superb results, and of course looking out for our patient’s best interest at all times. I’m hoping to extend what we do beyond just cosmetic surgery, for example skin care products, garments, and other services as well.

Sugar Land is growing rapidly in the field of plastic and cosmetic surgery.  What do you think sets us apart?  I think something that really sets us apart is that we pride ourselves in never pushing people into surgery. As a matter of fact, I think most people will tell you that I spend a good 20% of the time talking people out of surgery.  We have our patient’s best interest at heart, and that is something we will always stick by.

What is your favorite part of a Breast Augmentation?  My favorite part of a breast augmentation surgery is the very first post-op, because unlike many surgeries where there’s a longer recovery time with swelling and maybe even bruising, a breast augmentation looks good almost immediately.  Seeing my patient’s reactions is extremely fulfilling and never gets old.

Do you have any “pre-surgery rituals” you like to do before going to the OR?  Yeah you know, I’m kind of like Dr. 90210 and have nun chucks in my office (chuckles) I’m kidding!  What I like to do is stay with the patients until they actually go under anesthesia. I have a few jokes; actually, I literally only have 2 jokes that I tell to every patient. I just really want my patients to feel comfortable and have a smile on their face right before going under. That’s really my only ritual besides scrubbing of course.

How do you determine what type and size of implant a patient should choose?  Well the type of implant is fairly a personal choice… as far as sizing I try to give patients an option, but within a range that will fit their body. Certain measurements will help us give a range that would look good on the patients, but I always want to keep my patients goals in mind, which is why I like to give them that range.  I try not to make them look ridiculous, because we want to make the breasts fuller and pretty, not just gigantic.

What is the most common age for patients who are looking to have a breast augmentation?  For our practice, our age range is about 22-30; although older patients certainly have the procedure as well, however those patients usually require a lift with the procedure.

Do you feel scarring is a concern with breast augmentation?  Does it depend on the person? What do you do to minimize the scar?  Scaring is not a huge concern with a breast augmentation because the scar is so short.  Putting the incision in the crease of the breast rather than the axilla (armpit), or the areola, really helps conceal and hide the incision.  Keeping the scar very short also helps minimize the potential for a visible scar.  Then finally (and most importantly) as with any skin repair, every surgeon always says, ‘you want to close the wound tension free,’ meaning it’s not pulling on itself; and so when you do that, the incision heals really well.  So “tension free” is really key.

Are the implants placed in front or behind the muscle?  Most of the time the implants that I do are placed under the muscle, and this is for several reasons.  First of all, I think it looks better and gives a more natural result. Also, it provides more coverage and protection for the implant; and finally, studies show capsular contracture rate is lower when implants are placed submuscularly.

What is involved in the consultation process?  The consultation process usually involves general information about surgery overall, specific information about what you’re interested in, and then answering any and all questions.  The more questions a patient has, the more informed they become, so if they don’t have many questions, I try to answer the most typical questions that people might have; sometimes patients can’t think of questions to ask, so I just try and give them as much information as I can.  That way they get all the benefit of the information they should have before they make such a big decision.  Finally, we encourage our patients to take a period of consideration and contemplation before making such a huge decision.

All About Botox® !

To Botox...or Not to Botox?

Getting Botox® is one of the most beneficial procedures you can have done for wrinkle correction AND prevention.  The age of our patients receiving Botox® injections ranges from 20 to about 65; and many of our patients have started receiving Botox® injections in their 20’s as a prevention method.  Dr. Nguyen supports this concept, and agrees that if the facial muscles are not able to contract and form facial lines, they will be far less prominent in the future.  Considering treatments?  Here are a few of our most common questions we get from Botox® Newbie’s:

First of all, what is it? Botox®, or OnabotulinumtoxinA, is a purified protein that works by inhibiting the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine.  Acetylcholine inhibition allows the relaxation of those pesky, overactive, wrinkle-causing muscles.  Less movement and muscle relaxation allows the surface of the skin to smooth out. The time it takes for your skin to smooth out depends on the depth of your wrinkles.  If the wrinkles have been there for several years, and are very deep, it may take time for them to smooth out. Newer wrinkles may look smoother within days after being treated. In addition, Botox® prevents the wrinkles from getting deeper, by relaxing the muscles and preventing the skin from getting creased more deeply.

What areas can be treated?  The most common treatment areas of the face include the Glabella (vertical lines between eyebrows), Frontalis (horizontal lines across forehead), and Crow’s Feet around the eyes.

When will I start seeing results and how long will it last?  Patients will start seeing a difference in just a couple of days and should expect full results 1-2 weeks following treatment.  Botox® typically lasts 3 to 4 months, and even longer for some individuals.

Is there anything I need to do after Botox® Treatments?  You will need to avoid laying flat for at least 4 hours following treatments, try not to move your facial muscles to see if the product is working (this may cause the product to break down faster).  Also, skip your work out for about 24 hours, and try not to get hit in the face.

Another very important aspect to take into consideration is how your Botox® is administered.  Unfortunately in Texas, pretty much anyone can inject Botox®.  It is very important to get treatments from a fully trained physician for ideal results.  Be careful in choosing who will inject your Botox®, do your research and ask questions!  We don’t want you to end up looking silly like George!

botox george

 Considering treatments?  Call us to set up a complimentary consultation!  All new patients receive Botox® at only $10/unit, and as part of our summer specials, we are offering 10% OFF to all existing patients.  Come by SLPS and take advantage of these hot summer prices!