Ikonjia "Connie" S. Joy M.D. F.A.C.S.
Donn M. Hickman, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Phone: 562-427-8944 ♦ Fax: 562-427-4086
920 E Wardlow Rd, Long Beach, CA 90807

Skin Care Center

We are able to offer the most advanced treatments and products for your skin, many of which are only available from medical doctors. We offer the following skin care treatments and products:

  • Donell Skin Savers® Skin Care
  • Neostrata® Skin Care
  • Latisse
  • Bicorneum Scar Gel

Donell Skin Savers®
Used for their adjunctive therapeutic value after surgical procedures such as Fraxel Laser Treatment, Chemical Peels or Dermabrasion. Donell skin savers have three main purposes:
  1. To accelerate the wound healing process following dermatologic and surgical, fraxel laser treatment, chemical peels or dermabrasion procedures;
  2. To alleviate inflammation caused by skin conditions and diseases, chemical and radiation treatments, allergies, prolonged stress or exposure to the elements; and
  3. To rejuvenate, hydrate and slow the skin's aging process.

Donell® Correction Creme is a non-steroidal therapy to alleviate irritation caused by chemical treatments and procedures; promotes healing; enhances results. It is available with or without SPF. Donell® Post-Procedure is an occlusive ointment to relieve discomfort and reduce redness, oozing, crusting, itching & extreme dryness after cosmetic procedures.


NeoStrata® products are uniquely formulated with Alpha and Poly Hydroxyacids (AHAs and PHAs) for therapeutic skin care. AHAs are effective in improving the signs of aging or sun-damaged skin, and also for the treatment of a number of dermatological conditions such as hyperpigmentation and acne. The NeoStrata® Company offers various concentrations and formulations, so that the appropriate therapy can be matched to the individual's skin type or condition.

NeoStrata® and Exuviance® products are dermatologist and allergy tested, packaged in recyclable containers and are not tested on animals. Most NeoStrata® and Exuviance® moisturizers are proven to be non-comedogenic and non-acnegenic, and the NeoStrata® and Exuviance® sensitive skin formulations are hypoallergenic.


Exuviance® Evening Restorative Complex is a high-performance Polyhydroxy acid (PHA), anti-aging creme. Combats visible signs of aging while you sleep, botanicals soothe stressed skin and PHAs work to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Contains hyaluronic acid and triple antioxidants including vitamins A, C and E, to protect the skin from the damaging effects of free radicals and harmful environmental factors. Can be used following glycolic acid peels and microdermabrasion. Apple-Citrus scent for all skin types.

Exuviance® Essential Multi-Defense Day Creme SPF 15 is a rich, creamy daily anti-aging moisturizer with multi-antioxidants, botanicals, and SPF 15. This moisturizing creme is formulated with a unique combination of Alpha hydroxacids (AHAs) and Polyhydroxy acids (PHAs) to refine skin texture, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while it protects the skin with multi-antioxidants, sunscreens, and Vitamin E, and botanicals. Formulated with SPF 15 for essential daily protection from daily exposure to harmful UV rays. Designed for individuals with non-sensitive skin that is normal to dry. Apple-Citrus Scent.

NeoStrata® Essential Skin Lightener Gel is an elegant oil-free, light gel is specially formulated to reduce pigmentary discoloration of skin. It lightens discolorations in the skin, such as freckles, age and liver spots, or darkening of the skin that may occur from pregnancy or the use of oral contraceptives (melasma). Daily use of a broad spectrum sunscreen, SPF 15 or greater is recommended. All skin types. Fragrance-free.


The only FDA approved product indicated to treat hypotrichosis of the eyelashes by increasing their growth including length, thickness, and darkness.

What is Latisse?
LatisseTM solution is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker, and darker. Eyelash hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes.

How does it work?
LatisseTM is believed to affect the growth (anagen) phase of the eyelash hair cycle in 2 ways: first, it increases the length of this phase; and second, it increases the number of hairs in this growth phase. The exact way it works is unknown.

How soon will I see results?
The onset of effect with LatisseTM solution is gradual. In clinical trial, the majority of LatisseTM users saw a significant improvement by 2 months.

How is Latisse different?
Only LatisseTM has been approved by the FDA as a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes. It also has been studied in clinical trial to demonstrate its safety and effectiveness.

Can anyone use Latisse?
You should not use LatisseTM solution if you are allergic to one of its ingredients. Also, tell your doctor if any of the following apply to you:
  • Previously diagnosed with eye pressure problems: People with a history of eye pressure problems (specifically elevated intraocular pressure) should speak to an eye care specialist before starting LatisseTM
  • Currently taking medication for eye pressure problems: People taking medication to lower their IOP should be closely monitored while using LatisseTM solution
  • Have risk factors for glaucoma: People with risk factors for an eye condition called glaucoma, including a family history of glaucoma, should speak to an eye care specialist before starting LatisseTM

Is Latisse safe?

The safety and effectiveness of LatisseTM was shown in a clinical trial. Ask your doctor for more information about the safety of LatisseTM solution, and see the Important Safety Information on the back cover of this brochure.

What are the possible side effects with Latisse?
The most common side effects after using LatisseTM are eye itching or eye redness. These were reported by about 4% of users in clinical trial. LatisseTM solution may cause other less common side effects, which typically occur on the skin close to where LatisseTM is applied, or in the eyes. These include skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness, or redness of the eyelids.

If you develop a new eye condition (like an eye trauma or infection), experience a sudden decrease in vision, have eye surgery, or develop any eye reactions, particularly an infection and eyelid reactions, you should immediately talk to your doctor about whether or not to continue using LatisseTM solution.

Kelo-cote® Scar Gel self-dries to a waterproof, gas permeable membrane that acts like an extra layer of skin. It helps to soften, flatten and smooth the scar while maintaining the moisture balance and elasticity of the adjacent skin. It has also been shown to reduce the discoloration and itching associated with scars.

Bicorneum Scar Gel

The Benefits are Clear

  • The only 100% silicone scar treatment with SPF 30 UV protection ingredients
  • Self dries to form a transparent, flexible sheet within 4-5 minutes
  • Softens and flattens raised scars
  • Reduces redness and discoloration
  • Relieves associated itch and discomfort
  • UV protection ingredients may protect scars from discoloration and redness caused by sun exposure
  • Very water resistant
  • Cosmetics may be applied once dry
  • Ideal for the face, neck, chest, hands, and any other area exposed to the sun
  • May be used on flexures, joints, irregular surfaces, as well as large area scars
  • Can be used in conjunction with pressure garments to any other treatment option

With many scar products on the market making big claims to reduce scars, how does a patient know what to believe?

Consider the Source

In 2002 the International Clinical Recommendations were published, and in this publication the physician experts in scar treatment gave only one recommendation for topical (non-invasive) treatment for scars: 100% silicone. It has been proven effective in many clinical studies to reduce scars. There was not enough evidence that any other product worked well enough to earn a recommendation.

Plastic Surgeon Massimo Signorini states that in patients studied, the patented silicone formula "is effective in speeding up maturation and reducing the hypertrophy rate of fresh surgical scars" and that it "could currently be the most recommendable agent for scar treatment, especially in visible areas."

Trust your physician. It is your physician's desire that you have the best aesthetic outcome for your scar and that is why he/she has recommended bioCorneum.