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Houston, Biotechnology And Plastic Surgery

Chemists at Houston’s Rice University, near the heart of the Texas Medical Center, developed a new method for creating synthetic collagen. Collagen is a natural protein found in the skin that makes up about 75% of the skin’s composition. Both environmental exposures and advancing age reduce the body’s capability to produce collagen, which is essentially the skin’s fountain of youth, along with elastin. Collagen is a key component in banishing both fine lines and wrinkles. Though synthetic collagen has been engineered previously, Rice University’s formula is closer to the body’s native collagen than anything that has been produced before. In fact, the same chemical processes that break down the body’s native collagen also break down this iteration. At the present time, Rice researchers state that it is unknown whether this form of collagen can be used in the human body as a substitute for native or animal derived collagen. One of the next steps for Houston researchers is to determine whether stem cells are able to live in the synthetic collagen. Though clinical trials are forecasted several years into the future, this discovery is important for Houston’s medical community and for plastic surgeons nation-wide. The more tools plastic surgeons have to combat the aging process and perhaps reverse it, the more custom solutions there are for patients looking to improve their own aesthetics. Cosmetic Surgery Houston’s Michael Eisemann, M.D., is not only a great surgeon, but also a physician committed to remaining on the forefront of plastic surgery technology so that he can help patients sort through the plethora of information — some of it junk, and some of it substantive.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dr. Michael Eisemann, Dr. Bradley Eisemann, and the entire staff at Eisemann Plastic Surgery are committed to the health and safety of all of our patients and ourselves.

We are thankful to be connected to Houston Methodist Hospital, one of the most respected hospitals in the country. Because of this, our screening policy is aided by the hospital's official policies and checkpoint screening measures completed prior to entering our building. These measures allow us to do everything we can, at this point in time, to minimize the chance that we expose ourselves or our patients to someone who has been sick or contagious with the virus.

We are set up to perform new consults and patient follow-ups via ZOOM video conferencing.

As of Monday, March 23rd, our office is open. We are open and seeing select patients. If you are currently on the schedule, please call our office if you have any concerns about your own health.

While all major hospitals have stopped elective surgery at this time, we are very selectively performing indicated operative procedures in our procedure room and in our AAAASF certified operating room under local and IV sedation.

As always, both Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann are available by phone and email to answer any questions you may have.

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