Annual Skin Exams
Just as you schedule an annual physical, it is important to conduct a self-examination of your skin each month and schedule a skin examination once a year. Your annual skin examination with your doctor will take about 15 minutes, and you should mention any spots you are concerned about or any changes that you may have noticed.
Botulinum toxin is available in various brands; each is produced from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Each are a purified form of botulinum toxin A, meaning there's no botulism risk when used properly. When injected in small amounts, it can be used safely to treat a number of medical and neurological conditions.
A chemical peel is a treatment to improve the appearance of the skin. During a chemical peel, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, causing it to blister and peel off. This process removes the superficial layers of the skin, leaving new, typically smoother and less wrinkled skin.
A branch of healthcare science that determines the safety and effectiveness (efficacy) of medications, devices, diagnostic products and treatment regimens intended for human use. These may be used for prevention, treatment, diagnosis, or for relieving symptoms of a disease.
Approaches to facial resurfacing may include chemical peels, laser treatment, dermabrasion and microdermabrasion. Resurfacing can improve acne scars, tighten sagging skin and improve the texture of facial skin and more. Laser resurfacing can decrease the appearance of fine lines and improve the complexion in instances of scars or sun damage.
Laser technology is effective for the removal of unwanted body hair. During the procedure, a laser targets individual hair follicles, damaging them and resulting in the diminishment in the number of hairs and quality of hair. The most commonly treated areas are the face, bikini area, underarms, legs and back.
Hand rejuvenation can restore the appearance of youthful, smooth hands by addressing loose or wrinkly skin, age spots, visible veins, roughness, loss of youthful fullness, and/or brittle nails. Methods used may include use of fillers, skin excision, resurfacing, sclerotherapy or a combination.
A cosmetic treatment referred to as a filler, Juvederm® is used to improve signs of aging and restore facial volume and fullness. Injection of a facial filler is typically an outpatient procedure done under local anesthesia. Treatments can be done in a short office visit with minimal recovery time. Hyaluronic acid-based products like Juvederm® are the most common filler used for wrinkles.
Also known as lasabrasion, laser vaporization or laser peel, laser skin resurfacing uses lasers to remove thin layers of skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and scars, to remove lesions, to tighten skin and/or to even out pigmentation. The laser destroys the epidermis, or outer layer of skin, while heating the dermis, or underlying skin, causing collagen fibers to shrink, resulting in smoother, firmer skin.
Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Laser skin rejuvenation uses light energy to stimulate natural collagen growth and remove irregular pigmentation such as facial redness or rosacea, enlarged blood vessels, facial veins, acne scarring, tattoos, or wrinkles.
People undergoing light therapy sit near or inside a device that mimics natural light. Light therapy is for people who suffer certain skin disorders, including psoriasis, vitiligo, scleroderma, acne, precancerous skin lesions, and other conditions.
Microdermabrasion is a technique dermatologists use to “sand” the top layers of the skin, with the goal of making it smoother, brighter and healthier looking. Microdermabrasion can even out discoloration of the skin, control acne and soften fine lines and acne scars.
Microneedling Facial Rejuvenation
Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling is a procedure that uses a dermaroller to prick the skin with small sterilized needles. The purpose is to cause the body to make more elastin and collagen for more toned, firm and smooth skin. Microneedling was originally introduced for skin rejuvenation, but may be employed to treat wrinkles, acne, sun damage, burns, hair loss, dark spots, scars and large pores.
Mohs surgery treats skin cancer. The surgeon removes cells by layer, examining each layer for cancer cells. This preserves more healthy tissue than standard surgery that removes a larger area of tissue all at once. For this reason, Mohs surgery is often used in areas — like the nose and ears — where you need to conserve as much skin as possible. Mohs surgery allows surgeons to verify that all cancer cells have been removed at the time of surgery. This increases the chance of a cure and reduces the need for additional treatment or surgery.
Patch testing helps doctors find the triggers of allergic reactions. During a patch test, a doctor puts small amounts of suspected irritants or allergens on the patient’s skin to determine which ones are causing flares.
QWO® Cellulite Treatment
QWO® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable to address cellulite (pitting or dimpling of the skin) on the buttocks of adult women. The prescription medication uses enzymes called collagenases that target the fibrous collagen molecules responsible for dimpling. QWO® releases the fibrous bands, redistributes fat cells, and stimulates the production of new, healthy collagen. The end result is skin that is less dimpled, making for a more even, appealing appearance. Patients can expect to see visible results in about 10 weeks.
Sclerotherapy is a type of chemical injection most commonly used to remove varicose or spider veins. Doctors inject the chemical into the problem vein with the goal of collapsing it until it disappears.
Skin Care Center
We offer a wide range of professional skin care products which include: cleanser, scrub, oil control/toning, stabilization/repair, and UV protection. Our products cater to your specific needs: aging skin, acne, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, and/or dry skin of the face and eye area.
Skin Tag Removal
Skin tag removal can be performed by cutting, burning or freezing away a skin tag. Skin tags are a type of growth that sticks out of the skin. They often form on the neck, underarms, eyelids or in skin folds. Usually harmless, they only need to be removed if they become bothersome.
Spider Vein Treatment
Multiple options exist for removing spider veins. The most common approach, called sclerotherapy, involves injecting the target veins with a solution to make them collapse and fade. Laser therapy, on the other hand, works by sending strong bursts of light into the affected vein to make it slowly fade. Neither procedure uses needles or incisions. After treatment, the visible blood vessels diminish over a period of months and may not completely disappear.
Tattoo removal is performed by a dermatologic surgeon. There are different techniques to safely and effectively remove unwanted tattoos, including dermabrasion, laser surgery, and surgical excision. Many tattoo removals can usually be done in the doctor’s office.
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