COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY
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Over the years, all of us develop signs of aging and skin damage, such as wrinkles, sunspots, skin growths, discoloration, or irregular pigmentation. Repeated sun exposure, diet, genes, lifestyle, and other environmental factors can all play a part in negatively impacting our skin's appearance.

But this is treatable.​

Our physician has years of training and experience in cosmetic dermatology, having helped thousands of patients. We provide friendly consultations and personalized cosmetic treatments that best suit your needs.

We differentiate ourselves from medical spas & aesthetics technicians by grounding our treatments in board-certified medical training, further augmented by incorporating the latest scientific advances in cosmetics.

We work together to help you achieve and maintain radiant, youthful skin for years to come. 

 
Our Most Popular Treatments

Wrinkles and Fine Lines Reduction

Wrinkles and Fine Lines Reduction

As we age, we develop fine lines and wrinkles all over our body. Unfortunately, they develop most prominently on the face. The primary reason for this natural creasing is the movement of underlying muscles during our facial expressions. 


Patients are often looking for a non-invasive, quick, and painless way to reduce or smoothen out these wrinkles and have a refreshed, youthful look.


Fortunately, there are many safe and effective injectable treatments available on the market that have helped millions of patients. Botox® and Dysport® are two of the most widely known. They are neuromodulators that temporarily, and in a very targeted manner, paralyze the facial muscles that lead to wrinkles in the overlying skin. Because the muscles aren’t able to move, the wrinkles become less apparent.  Each injectable session typically takes just a few minutes. The results last approximately 3 months.


The key to this treatment is working with a board-certified dermatologist who is medically trained to help you. Having unqualified technicians who are not knowledgeable about the human anatomy is not advisable. It could lead to excessive dosage or injections in improper areas,  and produce an unnatural look, or worse - a medically serious outcome.


Our patients remark on how many years they seem to shave off after every treatment. Consult our dermatologist today to  see how we can produce an incredible difference in your appearance!

Microneedling

Microneedling

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy (CIT), is one of the most popular anti-aging treatments available. It is minimally invasive, completely safe, and can be performed during a short office visit. It is a common solution for patients who wish to have smoother, younger looking skin.


The treatment involves controlled stimulation by using a group of sterile microneedles to puncture the skin of the face, harnessing your skin’s natural ability to repair itself and trigger new collagen production. It results in renewed skin with a thickened dermis, thereby softening the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars.


Collagen is the primary protein responsible for the structure of the cells of every organ in our body, including the largest organ, our skin. Stimulating the level of collagen production can improve and rejuvenate our skin’s appearance dramatically.


Each session only takes about fifteen minutes to one hour and a total of 3-4 sessions are recommended. This can vary depending on how deeply the needles are made to penetrate the skin and how many areas of the body need treatment. The deeper the needles penetrate the skin, the more impressive the results are.


Microneedling is very popular since there is zero downtime compared to other cosmetic procedures. It requires no recovery and is also safe for individuals when performed by a board-certified dermatologist. Besides a bit of redness and slight irritation, patients don’t have too much to be worried about. For many, microneedling is the easiest way to reduce the look of acne marks, scars, and other facial marks. It’s a great option for those who have been let down by facial creams, masks, and peels.

Electrodessication

Electrodessication

Electrodesiccation is a fast and simple office-based procedure that uses electric current delivered via a needle-shaped electrode to superheat the skin in targeted areas with extreme precision.


Electrodessication can be used to stop bleeding by cauterizing blood vessels, to remove noncancerous growths, to remove skin cancer, often combined with the use of a curette – a spoon-shaped instrument designed to scrape away abnormal skin cells.  It is very commonly used to remove specific skin lesions for cosmetic purposes. These include sebaceous hyperplasia, seborrheic keratosis (one of the most common non-cancerous skin growths in older adults), and small cherry angiomas.


The result of applying heat is a small scab that falls off within 1-3 weeks depending on skin type. Treated areas develop a small scab that typically resolves in 1-3 weeks, depending on skin type and intensity of treatment.


Alternatives to electrodessication include cryotherapy, topical creams, surgical excisions, or laser/radiation therapy.


A consultation with a dermatologist can help determine the most effective form of cosmetic treatment that is suitable for your skin.

Chemical Peels

Chemical Peel

Chemical peels improve your skin’s appearance by using highly specialized, safe chemical agents to gently exfoliate (or peel off) the topmost, older layer of skin and show healthy, and younger skin underneath. 


Our exposed skin surface can often become wrinkled and damaged, with uneven pigmentation resulting from aging, lifestyle, genetics, and environmental factors. Because our body continually regenerates new skin in layers, all of us have a healthier and a younger layer underneath, just waiting to be revealed. Chemical peel treatments allow this layer to be shown. They are a simple, non-invasive way to improve the overall appearance of your skin and combat aging, discoloration or even acne. 


Chemical peels soften and smoothen the skin’s texture, stimulate collagen production and promote younger appearance. Treatments typically involve three to six sessions, a few weeks apart.

Skin Tag Removal

Skin Tag Removal

Skin tags, also known as acrochordons, are common, non-cancerous skin growths that resemble a soft hanging piece of skin. They are harmless growths. Skin tags develop when our body produces extra skin cells in the top layers of the skin. They occur in areas where our body’s natural movement causes the skin to rub against each other. Nearly half of all adults develop at least one skin tag during their lifetime. Some small tags can rub or fall off on their own. But most do not and remain on the skin once formed. Patients often want skin tags removed due to cosmetic concerns.


Skin tags typically occur in characteristic locations including the base of the neck, underarms, eyelids, groin folds, and under the breasts. Although skin tags vary somewhat in appearance, they are usually smooth or slightly wrinkled and irregular, flesh-colored or slightly brown. They hang from the skin by a small stalk.


There are several safe and effective medical ways to remove a skin tag, such as removing with medical scissors, cryotherapy (using liquid nitrogen), and burning (using medical electric cautery at the physician’s office). Usually, small tags may be removed easily without anesthesia while larger growths may require some topical anesthetic cream or numbing injection applied on the site of the tag, prior to removal. This may be recommended when there are a large number of tags to be removed from a certain area.


While there are many over-the-counter skin tag removal products and self-help videos available, they come with increased risk of complications such as bleeding, scars, incomplete removal causing regrowth, damage to healthy skin, and a very serious risk of self-diagnosing a more serious condition such as skin cancer


Some skin tags can resemble warts or moles which could be cancerous, so it is recommended to have them examined by a dermatologist and removed in a medically safe procedure.

Mole Removal

Mole Removal

A mole is a common skin lesion produced by the local proliferation of cells that produce the pigment melanin. Almost everyone is born with a mole or develops moles in their life. Moles can appear in various shapes and sizes, anywhere on the skin. They can appear in groups, or by themselves.


Unfortunately, moles share many characteristics with malignant lesions. What may appear to be a harmless spot could be skin cancer. Many patients choose to have their skin moles removed as a precautionary measure, or because they dislike the mole’s appearance. For those who want their moles removed, a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist is the recommended first step. They are the only professionals medically trained to differentiate between a cancerous (or pre-cancerous) mole compared to a benign mole. If the mole is truly benign and a cosmetic removal is requested, dermatologists can use the appropriate surgical techniques to excise it with proper care. The patient has minimal (or no) scarring that can heal within a few days.


There are three methods used for surgical mole removal:

  • Shave Excisions are typically used for moles that are raised above the skin. A local anesthetic is applied to the area surrounding the mole and a small, sharp scalpel is used to shave down the mole's surface so it is flush with the surrounding skin.

  • Punch Biopsies are typically used for smaller moles and involve using a special device to “punch out” a cylinder-shaped piece of skin.

  • Moles that are flat or malignant are usually removed with Excisional Surgery, in which the mole is cut out entirely and the wound closed with stitches.

Cosmetic Consultation

Cosmetic Consultation

Is there really a difference between the effectiveness of Dysport compared to Botox? What can be done about your recurring Hair Loss? Are those moles benign and how can you get rid of them painlessly? What is Dermaplaning and how does it differ from Microdermabrasion? Will Microneedling help get rid of those bumps on your face? How effective are eyelash enhancing treatments? What to know when contemplating Fillers vs. Injectables? Is Light Therapy suited for your needs?


For someone new to cosmetic treatments, there is a TON of information (and unfortunately, misinformation) available, that can turn even the simplest of decisions into an overwhelming adventure.  The more you look, the more confusing the world of aesthetics and cosmetics can become. Don’t rely on online articles, your neighborhood family physician, or on word of mouth recommendations.


Visit our board-certified dermatologist who is trained in this field  and answers these questions and many more, every day. 


During our 1:1 consultation, our friendly dermatologist addresses your cosmetic concerns and familiarizes you with some common treatments. Together with you, we develop a personalized plan by considering your skin type, your family and medical history, as well as your treatment preferences. Then, we put this plan into action over the course of a few treatments and monitor your progress. If some minor adjustments are necessary, we make those along the way. 


We guarantee we can help you achieve your best possible skin. But it all starts with a consultation!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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