Why we recommend retinol

Written by Frank P. Fechner, MD

What is retinol?

Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A.

What are the benefits of retinol?

Retinol is one of the most powerful anti-aging ingredients to help re-texturize skin and dramatically reduce wrinkles, retinol has many benefits including, clearing up acne, reducing fine lines, pore size and hyperpigmentation.  Retinol also helps build collagen.

What is the difference between retinol cream and Retin-A /Renova?

Retin-A and Renova are Vitamin A and is available by prescription and tends to be a bit more aggressive than retinol. Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A and it is a bit more suitable for those with sensitive skin. Retinol products tend to also contain moisturizers or emollients to reduce the possibility of irritation.

 How often should I use retinol?

Retinol is recommended to be used 3 times a week at first, if you feel that your skin is becoming irritated from the product then we recommend cutting it down to just a couple times a week, your skin needs to get adapted to retinol and at first you will experience some irritation and dryness.  After months of using retinol we would like to see you use this once a day.

Are there any products I should use with retinol?

Yes, retinol should be used with a vitamin C product, because vitamin A and C work hand and hand together. We recommend you use either Dr. Fechner’s C-Silk or the CEGA 50. This should be applied to the skin on the days you are not using the retinol cream.

Where can I buy Retinol?

Before you purchase a retinol product you should always see a skincare specialist to make sure you are a candidate.  Retinol is a stronger product and it comes in many different strengths. We recommend making an appointment to visits with one of our Medical Estheticians Jennifer, Tabitha or Sonia and they can design a skin care regime prefect for you.

How is your retinol differet from others?

  • Our retinols have EXACT percentages.
  • Our retinol is stable, meaning the formula is less likely to breakdown due to the packaging, our retinol is package in airless pumps and the serum formula is oxygen stable for that reason.
  • Our retinol has a very short ingredient list, the shorter ingredient list the less likely you will get irritation.
  • Our retinol has no alcohol, fragrance, dye or plant essentials oils/extracts.
  • Our retinol contains vitamin C and E.



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Is summer still written all over your face?

Woman Face Sun Damage Freckles

Sunny days may leave more than just warm memories.  Now is the time to fade those lasting impressions with LumiLaC+.

This unique formula combines potent brighteners including Kojic acid, robust anti-oxidants, Vitamins C, E and Green Tea with a gentle exfoliator to brighten uneven skin tone, revealing a fresh, radiant appearance.


Part of the Professional Grade Skincare Line
developed exclusively for Dr. Fechner

Potent skin brightener with effective vitamins and anti-oxidants for a more youthful, radiant complexion.

Potent skin brightener with effective vitamins and anti-oxidants for a more youthful, radiant complexion.

Schedule an appointment to learn more about Dr. Fechner’s Professional Skincare Line and which products are best for you.


BBL – BroadBand Light

Innovative phototherapy technology for the treatment of sun damage, age spots, and redness

Restore skin to its natural beauty.

Restore skin to its natural beauty.

What is BBL BroadBand Light?
BBL is an innovative technology that sets new standards
for skin conditions associated with aging, active life-styles,
and sun damage. BBL energy allows your physician to
precisely treat age and sun spots, small facial veins, and
many other skin conditions. Your treatment will be tailored
to match your skin type and your desired results.

How does BBL work?
The light energy delivered by the BBL will gently heat
the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the
targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to regenerate
new collagen. This process will restore your skin to its
natural beauty, blending its natural colors and making it
smoother, vibrant and younger looking. In addition, the
photothermal energy will eliminate fine vessels that cause
redness and reduce unwanted melanin that produces
pigmented lesions.

What conditions can be treated with BBL?
• Pigmented Lesions (e.g., freckles, age spots)
• Vascular Lesions (e.g., small blood vessels)
• Acne
• Skin Firmness
• Uneven Skin Texture
• Unwanted Hair

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Ultherapy Decolletage Treatment Now FDA Cleared

First Non-invasive Procedure Specifically Indicated by the FDA to Improve Lines and Wrinkles on the Decolletage

Ultherapy Decolletage Treatment

Ultherapy Decolletage Treatment

About Ultherapy Decolletage Treatment

The Ultherapy Decolletage Treatment utilizes the System’s signature imaging and micro-focused ultrasound therapy capabilities and takes about 30 minutes to administer.

The Treatment stimulates the natural formation of collagen and elastin in the skin’s foundation to gradually smooth chest wrinkles.  Results are visible after about three months.

As with the FDA-cleared Ultherapy procedure for lifting the neck, eyebrow and under the chin, meaningful results are achieved in just one treatment, and there’ no downtime or post-treatment care requirements.

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Introducing Exercise in Middle-Age Makes Good Sense

Written by Frank P. Fechner, MD

It is not too late to start exercising in middle-age, because it appears that better physical fitness delays the onset of chronic disease to much later in life. You don’t have to be a super athlete either; 30 minutes of walking several days of the week will do! As Americans are living longer, exercise at any age can improve our quality of life so that we can enjoy those golden years as well!

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We Want Nice Lips

Written by Frank P. Fechner, MD

Good bye Fat – Here Comes Liposonix!

Written by Frank P. Fechner, MD

Research in liposuction alternatives made it even harder for unwanted fat pouches to stay around much longer. Say Hello! to Liposonix, a recently FDA approved treatment for permanent body fat cell reduction.

And how can Liposonix get rid of fat cells which up until recently required surgery? Of course with HIFU. What is this, you may ask? HIFU stands for high intensity focused ultrasound, a technology that can be gentle (for instance to image the belly of a pregnant woman) or tough when it is used to treat tumors or kidney stones.

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Introducing CoolSculpting by Zeltiq

Written by Frank P. Fechner, MD

We are proud to introduce non-invasive fat removal for our patients.
Please watch video of ABC’s Nightline coverage of CoolSculpting. This effective treatment has been recently approved by the FDA.

Studies demonstrate a 22% to 25% reduction of fat bulges in just one non-invasive treatment.