Devin & Thao - Medical Assistants
Devin and Thao, Dr. Fien’s Medical Assistants, specialize in general and cosmetic dermatology. Devin has been with the Skin Center for 7 years and prides herself on getting to know her patients and anticipating their needs. She enjoys spending time with her boyfriend Wes and bringing their beloved dogs Tito and Gidget on all of their adventures.

Thao has been with Skin Center for 3 years. She has proven to be a valuable asset to our team providing attentive and detail oriented care for our patients. Thao enjoys being with her boyfriend David and dog Maya.
Juvederm XC
Juvederm XC is a hyaluronic acid filler used for moderate to severe lines and folds around the nose and mouth (including vertical lip lines, corner lip lines, parentheses lines, and marionette lines). It is the only hyaluronic acid filler proven to last up to one year. The filler is injected into these areas to smooth and soften giving you natural long lasting results. 
A hypertrophic scar is a scar that is thicker than usual. During the normal healing process of a wound scar tissue forms and typically over months the scar becomes flat and white. Hypertrophic scars have excessive amounts of collagen which causes their raised appearance. Hypertrophic scars tend to occur in areas where there is tension on the wound.

A keloid appears as a smooth, firm, rubbery growth in an area of injury. Keloids tend to be much larger than the original wound and can be uncomfortable or itchy. Why certain individuals are prone to making keloids is unclear, however keloids are see fifteen times more frequently in African Americans. 

The main difference between a hypertrophic scar and a keloid is that a keloid extends beyond the borders of the original wound while a hypertrophic scar does not. 

There are multiple treatment options to improve hypertrophic scars and keloids, however keloids are more challenging to treat. These options include creams, silicone gel or patches, surgical excision, intralesional corticosteroid injections, pulsed dye laser, skin needling and subcision. With any type of scarring the most important measure to help wound healing is to avoid the sun.
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Early intervention is the most effective way to help prevent worse scarring. Silagen contains silicone which has been used for over 30 years to improve the appearance of both keloids and hypertrophic scars. This treatment is proven to help soften, flatten and decrease the redness associated with excessive scarring. Silagen is a lightweight, odor free medical grade silicone gel made for sensitive skin. The gel works by forming a protective barrier over the scar increasing hydration and helps to stop excessive collagen build up. Creating a flatter softer scar while decreasing the redness, pain and itching. 
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