Karen Gaskell MD
Dr. Gaskell, our medical director, graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and continued on to specialize in ophthalmology, diseases, and surgery. She had a practice in southern California until 1996, when she moved to the northwest. She currently has an ophthalmology practice locally in Camas. She began doing aesthetic injectables, and became medical director in 2005. She is certified, and has advanced training in Botox/Dysport, and various fillers including Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, and others, as well as the Fraxel and Cutera lasers. The field of non-surgical aesthetic enhancement changes as rapidly as cell phone technology, and she can help you navigate between media hype and what procedures or combination of procedures/products would benefit you and enhance your unique, natural beauty.
Dr. Gaskell lives locally with her husband and two children. She is a private pilot, and scuba diver, grows lavender, and supports an orphanage in Africa.
Her Services Include:
Facial wrinkles add character, but some lines can become deeply grooved, giving you a look that doesn't reflect how you feel. Botox injections can help to reduce wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyebrows (the 11's), around the eyes, and other areas of the face, while still allowing you to display your natural expressions. Botox injections take about 15 minutes, have no downtime, and few side effects. The muscle relaxation effect lasts from 3-4 months on average.
The skin's natural aging process causes the breakdown of collagen, taking away facial volume.
Gravity also plays a role in the redistribution of that volume. Dermal fillers restore lost volume, plumping up the skin creases and lines immediately, and stimulating the body's natural production of collagen over time. Smoothing out the signs of aging is done by injecting a gel, a natural hydrating substance, which while abundant in young skin, is reduced as we age. I use several types of fillers based on a number of factors: the area of the face, type and thickness of the skin, and goals of treatment. The aim is a natural look that can last up to a year.
A Fraxel laser treatment is a procedure which resurfaces the skin and promotes the skin's own natural healing process. This results in natural rejuvenation that removes years from your appearance. Each treatment is precisely customized to target either a specific problem, such as brown spots, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, or to achieve an overall rejuvenation with with improved tone, texture, and fresher looking skin with a healthy glow. Fraxel also can be customized to all skin types and colors. This procedure is a healthy one for your skin. By stimulating new collagen growth, the effects are on going over several months, and can last up to 1- 2 years.
Latisse Lash Enhancement
Long, full lashes are aesthetically pleasing and draw attention to your eyes, but over time, the aging process can thin your lashes. Latisse helps your natural lashes grow, making them longer, thicker and darker. This perscription treatment works by prolonging the active growth phase of the lashes, and achieves results gradually over 2 to 4 months of consistent use.