Dr. Karam’s skincare program

My approach to beautiful skin is based on clinical trials and laboratory studies, and consistent, proven results. We have built a successful facial rejuvenation program over the years and have helped thousands of our patients feel better and look as young as they feel. My treatment approach has always been based on the fact that our faces age due to the following changes:

  • Volume: Loss of facial fat leading to loss of facial volume results in a tired, deflated look.
  • Sagging tissues: Excess soft tissue around the eyes, jawline, and neck results in a change in facial shape.
  • Skin changes: Loss of skin elasticity, collagen, and pigments result in fine lines and wrinkles, and discoloration.
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The Three Pronged Approach

In order to achieve a natural, balanced and harmonious outcome, we must evaluate and address these changes. This two-pronged approach has served our patients well over the years and is what gives our results that highly sought-after, naturally refreshed look. We combine surgical rejuvenation + at-home skincare to achieve a youthful, renewed appearance.

When it comes to skincare, like many of you, I felt confused by all the choices out there for skin care. All you have to do is take a walk through a department store, drug store, or Sephora, and you are left with your head spinning. So many pretty bottles filled with lotions and potions that smell and feel great, but what exactly are they doing for our skin (if anything)? Most people likely have no idea what is actually in these products and what they are doing.

Feeling somewhat overwhelmed, I was hesitant at first to try and crack the code and decipher what really works and what makes sense. However, I felt I owed this to my many patients who have been wanting to actively slow down the skin aging process or protect their investment following our procedures.

After all, the skin is truly the only part of facial aging that we can actually slow down by what we do at home or in the office. Volume loss and sagging are inevitable, and we treat them as they come with surgical procedures.

After years of study and research, I am glad to report that I have reached conclusions that I am comfortable with and confident recommending to all of you, the most exciting being my own simple yet highly effective skincare line that anyone can follow with confidence: the Karam MD skincare system. The science-based, proven formulas in my products provide everything the skin needs–and using them is easy.

So let's examine why everyone can benefit from a good skin care program and why certain products can be so beneficial.

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How does the skin age?

The skin ages by getting thin (loss of collagen and extracellular matrix) and losing elasticity (loss of the protein elastin). This leads to lines and wrinkles and an overall loss of firmness. This process starts in our 30s and progresses rapidly during our 40s and beyond.

The skin also gets discolored. Brown pigment (from melanin deposits) and redness (from broken capillaries) result from years of accumulated sun exposure. Dullness and loss of skin brightness (luminosity) happen as a result of the accumulation of dead skin on the outer surface of the skin (epidermis).

The KaramMD Trifecta + Polish and Enrich

The Trifecta consists of three core potent products, each scientifically formulated and designed to prevent and reverse the aging process with two additional support products to round out and complete the full skincare routine. The Trifecta is a groundbreaking skincare line that addresses most skin aging concerns, effectively walking back the signs of age and resulting in supple, luminous skin. Clinically tested to achieve healthy, beautiful skin, the Trifecta is simple and easy to use, but remember you need to apply it consistently. It’s for use every day. The three products are Rinse Daily Cleanser, Quench Vitamin C Serum, and Illuminate Anti-Aging Cream with the two support products Polish and Enrich.


Start your skincare off right with our awarding winning gentle non-foaming cleanser. Rinse calms with soothing botanicals while effectively preventing buildup in pores. Your face will feel refreshed, balanced, and ready for the rest of your routine.


Your new go to Vitamin C serum. An essential step in your anti-aging routine, Quench delivers the perfect dose of three stable forms of Vitamin C. This antioxidant-rich formula helps support skin when faced with environmental stressors, improves the appearance of hyperpigmentation, helps support skin’s natural collagen production, and brightens the look of your skin.


Get the results you’ve been looking for with our proprietary multi-tasking cream for face, eyes, and neck. Hydrate, firm, improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation, brighten, and help improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Advanced anti-aging solution in a silky, lightweight formula.


This dual action enzymatic exfoliator uses natural enzymes to break down dead skin cells and an ultra fine powder to gently slough them away. Not only does this leave you with a deeper clean and instantly smoother and brighter complexion, but also helps aloow for better absortion of your following Trifecta products.


Our newest addition to the KaramMD family is a rich balm that improves your skin's hydration and barrier function. Enrich not only leaves your skin feeling smoother, but has active ingredients like Bakuchiol, a natural alternative to Retinol, that will help you skin to look smoother as well. Enrich is the ideal companion for any post-opt recovery.

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Other important factors in achieving and maintaining beautiful skin

Aside from using the right ingredients on your skin, there are some other important aspects of achieving and maintaining radiant, healthy skin. These include protecting your skin from the sun and having the right skin treatments every few months.

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Finding the right sunscreen

Sunscreen is one of the most important things you need to keep your skin young and radiant. But it’s actually easy to make a mistake when you are looking for a good sunscreen. Despite the fact that many do use sunscreen, it is unfortunate that many are on the wrong sunscreen. But how can sunscreen go wrong?

The sun has a combination of UVA and UVB radiation. However, most sunscreens are chemically-based and block UVB light. UVB is responsible for sunburns, tanning, and skin cancer. However, UVA light is what causes sun damage and skin aging. This is blocked by a physical blocker like zinc or titanium oxide. The only sunscreens you should use are broad-spectrum sunscreens that block both UVA and UVB light.

Great Skin is Possible With the Right Skincare Program & Products From KaramMD

Personally, I have never felt so excited and hopeful about the treatment options we have for helping every patient get their glowing and youthful skin back or to preserve it.

I would encourage you to make an appointment to have a skin care evaluation. For those who come in for your post op appointments, Botox and fillers, and skin treatments we can always talk about it then as well.

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Francine M.

"I had a vertical restore at age 65 with Dr Amir Karam. It has been a little over a year and I am delighted with the results. Some of my friends have not even noticed - I just look rested. Dr Karam will provide you with all the information and supplements that you need to make the procedure and the recovery time as comfortable as possible. I usually bruise very easily but with the supplements that were given to me prior to my procedure and afterwards, my bruises were gone within a week."

"I highly recommend Dr. Karam and would go back to him for anything I might want done in the future. I totally trust his approach and recommendations. You won't be disappointed!"

Kris R.

"I'm one month out from a Vertical Restore with Dr Karam. Dr Karam is an incredibly talented Surgeon. I can barely see my scars already. I also did a laser peel, within 8 days I was wearing makeup and admiring my new jawline and neck. I'm 65 this month and so happy I chose him. He is the best there is. His staff are fun, caring and kind. They made my entire experience so easy. I would not hesitate or even think about going anywhere else. Check out his Instagram account. He does all his content himself. Extremely informative, with many before and after photos. I decided on Dr Karam after researching his Instagram and had made my decision before we had even met."

Janice S.

"Dr Karam is a great surgeon, a true artist and a wonderful human being. He has done 2 procedures on me over the last 3 years. Both with excellent results. His fat transfer and his lip lift technique are extraordinary. I wouldn't think of going to anyone else and I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for the best."

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