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Irvine Dermatology Facility at Cutting Edge of Skin Care

Irvine Dermatology Facility at Cutting Edge of Skin Care

Dr. Charles R. Sexton, M.D. is very enthusiastic about the recent opening of his state-of-the-art dermatology facility in the newly constructed Spectrum Medical Plaza near Irvine Regional Hospital.

“I am having a fantastic time seeing my patients in a comfortable, stress-free environment. It allows me to address all of their dermatology concerns without the restrictions of managed care.”

Dr. Sexton, a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, has been treating patients in the Southern California area for the past 12 years.

He arrived in the San Diego area after finishing his residency at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic, where the dermatology program offered a broad array of training in his field. This included cutting-edge cosmetic technologies, as well as subspecialty training in the surgical and pathology disciplines.

“As a tertiary referral center, I was exposed to interesting and diverse patients from all over the region, country, and even the world,” Dr. Sexton said.

It wasn’t unusual for his patient list to include United States senators, professional athletes or foreign diplomats on any given day.

“I think the best part of my training was that, in addition to the common diseases, I was exposed to many skin disorders that most people only get to read about due to their extremely rare incidence.”

He further honed his cosmetic skills by associating with a wellestablished cosmetic dermatology practice his first year after residency.

“The past decade has seen this aspect of dermatology explode with new choices for reversing sun- and age-related skin damage.

“My patients want to know what is new, available, safe and, most of all, effective. They also keep the emphasis on ease of recovery, so that they can achieve these results during their usual busy routines.”

Currently, Dr. Sexton’s most popular procedure is the Pro-lite facial, a form of intense pulsedlight therapy, or IPL.

“The IPL is a good example of patient-demand-driven technology. It is a quick and relatively painless procedure that is so minimally invasive that patients can re-apply their makeup in my office after the session is over. As a result, they can return to work the same day.”

Dr. Sexton has found this treatment effective for the most common complaint in the areas of the face, neck, chest and hands – namely, that of red and brown discolorations.

Rosacea and sun damage top the list of causes of these imperfections. However, Dr. Sexton has also had success with related disorders such as stretch marks, enlarged pores, acne scarring and wrinkles.

“Further studies are needed to verify the extent of this and other pending technologies’ effectiveness, but there seems to be no end in sight for the demand for skin rejuvenation,” Dr. Sexton said.

A large portion of his practice is devoted to general dermatology, and Dr. Sexton estimates that he has had more than 50,000 patient encounters, with people afflicted by problems from the routine to the exotic.

“I enjoy the detective work associated with skin disorders because, in reality, the skin can only manifest disease in a finite number of ways,” Dr. Sexton said.

“It is my privilege to collect the important historical data from the patient and then order the appropriate tests in order to distinguish one from the other, as there are literally thousands of different skin diseases.

“Helping people with these problems is truly a rewarding experience.

“It is nice to be involved with a specialty that allows me to see a 2-month-old in one room followed by an octogenarian in the next. Naturally, the problems and challenges will be different, and this allows me to keep my clinical skills sharp.”

Dr. Sexton also enjoys academic pursuits and has contributed numerous articles to the peerreviewed scientific literature as well as book chapters for a plastic-surgery text.

He has trained residents from the University of California at San Diego and at Irvine, and he currently is on staff at Hoag and Irvine Regional hospitals.

“At the Spectrum Medical Plaza, I have created a longsought personal and professional goal, and I look forward to helping people in the area for many years to come.”

If you have skin concerns, visit Dr. Sexton’s office at 15825 Laguna Canyon Road, Suite 203, in Irvine.

The phone number is 949-679-6900, and he can be seen from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. His Web site is www.drsexton.net

Dr. Charles Sexton,a Board Certified Dermatologist, has been practicing general and cosmetic dermatology in the Irvine, Laguna Beach, and Orange County, California area for the past 10 years. Offering Botox, Restylane, and IPL, Dr. Sexton has been treating patients throughout the Southern California area for over 18 years.

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Cosmetic Packaging Trends for 2011 What to Look out For

Cosmetic Packaging Trends for 2011 What to Look out For

Today’s top cosmetic manufacturers say that cosmetic packaging must have a combination of features that include portability, price and performance. There is a need for sleek portability, multi-functional products and packages that save time for today’s on-the-go consumer. Hence the latest and greatest in package design and trends can offer value for money, satiate an ever-present need for differentiation from competitors and make you the first to market with the latest innovations.

Some of the cosmetic packaging trends to look out for this year are:
1.Packaging to be designed for recycling and effective disposal
Cosmetic Manufacturers need to team up with package developers to create new concepts in package design to meet specific product needs. The packaging choices need to be made as if the manufacturer is going to get it back, and end needlessly combining non-recyclable materials.

2.Going green
The trend towards green packaging is quickly gathering pace, and organizations are beginning to highlight the green container in which their products are sold. As consumers are becoming more environmentally conscious, user friendly and green packaging is becoming more important.

3.Getting rid of the “wrap rage”
Small packages with full size products as well as single-use products are becoming increasingly popular. It’s time to stop making customers struggle with hard-to-open bags, clamshells and other packaging irritants and start using easy-to-use liquid dispensers, trigger sprays, etc.

4.Packaging will get customized
In order to create appealing merchandising where every item on the shelf appears to be made for that store, manufacturers will start getting more involved with retailers to create specific packages for their customers.

5.Digital printing, an augmented reality
Digital printing will play a progressively bigger role in the future. Consumer goods manufacturers will be under pressure to decrease costs, thereby causing digital equipment manufacturers to address the special needs of packaging. Also, contents in interactive form and 3D will increasingly be featured at the point of sale.

6.RFID tags and quick response codes
Today’s growing technology will allow consumers to visit a mobile version of online content by scanning it using unique printed bar codes with a smart phone. The RFID tags will not only help in tracking products within and across supply chains, but also offer the supplementary benefits of security and genuineness.

7.Visually appealing films and foils.
With so much competition, companies are looking for unique ways to engage customers, including holographic, lenticular and color shifting substrates combined with translucent and opaque inks to create dazzling package designs that also help consumers identify the brand. Statistics show that this type of package marketing is the wave of the future and can be limited only by the marketers’ imagination.
Consumer input is perhaps the best way to find out what direction to take the industry in terms of cosmetic packaging and design. They are the ones targeted and the ones that will eventually purchase your product. It is consumers’ requirements that fundamentally influence packaging trends.

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