2013 HCMS President, Dr.Russell Kridel Delivers Inspired Inaugural Speech

February 10th, 2013 Kirin

As the newly installed President of the Harris County Medical Society, Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Russell Kridel delivered a noteworthy inaugural speech at the 2013 HCMS/HAM Installation of Officers & Leadership Recognition Dinner on January 18, 2013 at the Petroleum Club in downtown Houston.

2013 HCMS President, Dr. Russell Kridel accepts the gavel from outgoing President, Dr. Keith Bourgeois.

Here is an excerpt from Dr. Kridel’s inaugural speech:

…”The absolute commitment to patients is what defines physicians and separates them from other professions. Patients put their lives in our hands; how scary it is for them to have a disease process change the course of their lives. That sacred trust they place in us comes with great responsibility, to provide the best care possible and be patient advocates without any other motivation”…

The full transcript of the speech can be found at Dr. Kridel’s blog —kridelonhealth.com — on current health care issues that are important to both physicians and patients.

In addition, an abbreviated version of the speech can be found here on the Harris County Medical Society website where it was published in the February 1 Physician’s Newsletter.

— Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Houston, TX

Get A Fresher Face With Obagi at FPSA

February 8th, 2013 Kirin

“OUT with the old and  IN with the new”

Now is a good time to start a new skin care regimen and reward yourself with more radiant skin in 2013 and beyond. If you have drawers full of skin care products that you’ve tried in the past without much success, toss them and start fresh with professional grade skin care products such as Obagi.

At Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, we limit the product lines that we carry to those that Dr. Kridel and the entire staff believe in. This includes Obagi — we carry three different Obagi skin care systems that address very different needs for our patients.

Obagi Nu-Derm System:

Obagi Nu-Derm System

The Obagi Nu-Derm System, is the #1 prescription-strength, physician-dispensed skin care system. It is clinically proven to transform skin to look and feel healthier. This is an anti-aging therapy that penetrates below the skin’s surface to transform skin cell functions at the cellular level. The Obagi Nu-Derm products are designed in a system with a specific dosage and frequency to maximize your results. However, it is very important to understand that the results do not happen quickly and you will go through several stages over the course of a year or so to maximize results. So, you will need to be consistent in your usage of the products.


Phase 1: Out With the Old (Weeks 1-6)

Phase 2: In With the New (Weeks 7-12)

Phase 3: Healthy Glow (Weeks 13-18)

Phase 4: The New You (typically lasts indefinitely, with maintenance)

Obagi CLENZIderm M.D. System:

Obagi CLENZIderm System

For patients struggling with acne, we also carry the Obagi CLENZIderm M.D. System. This is a product line that targets the root of acne to clear skin fast and help maintain a clear and healthy complexion for a lifetime. There are 3 easy steps with products to match: Daily Care Foaming Cleanser, Pore Therapy, Therapeutic Lotion. The CLENZiderm System can give you a visibly clearer complexion in as little as one week.




Obagi Rosaclear System:

Obagi Rosaclear System

Our third Obagi product line is Rosaclear System.  It is designed to help patients with Rosacea get a clearer, calmer, more balanced-looking complexion.  In clinical studies, 90% of patients experienced at least a Grade 1 reduction by the second week of treatment with the Roasaclear System.

As facial plastic surgeons, Dr. Kridel and Dr. Angela Sturm know the importance of maintaining healthy skin.  A good skin care regimen, in combination with surgical and/or non-surgical treatments, can help everyone preserve a healthy, youthful appearance throughout their life. So, don’t forget your skin.  After all, just because another year has gone by doesn’t mean your skin has to look older too.

Call Heather  today at 713/526-5665, to order your Obagi skin care products and have them sent to you or stop by our office and check them out in our Skin Care & Makeup room.

— Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Houston TX