What Kind of conditions can be treated with dermatology?
Many different conditions of skin, hair and nail can be treated using dermatology service. There is cosmetic dermatology, surgical dermatology and medical dermatology. Most common reasons for a patient to see a dermatologist include:
- Skin cancer
- Skin infection or skin growth
- Birth marks
- To repair lacerations
- To remove sun spots/ tattoos/veins
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a powerful new skin peeling technology which uses a stream of fine micro-crystals to gently exfoliate the skin revealing a new, fresh skin beneath. Microdermabrasion is one of the most exciting and sought after medical cosmetic procedures today.Microdermabrasion is very safe and effective for all skin types and skin colors, and is performed with minimal or no discomfort. Like many of our procedures, patients may have a microdermabrasion treatment and return immediately to work or play with minimal downtime required.
What is BOTOX?
BOTOX Cosmetic is commonly used to reduce or eliminate the appearance of facial wrinkles. It is injected under the skin into areas surrounding the eyes, forehead and mouth to smooth crow’s feet, frown and worry lines, and lines on the neck. Made from a purified protein, BOTOX injections block nerve impulses, weakening muscles to relax wrinkles and give the face a rejuvenated look. BOTOX® may also be useful for migraine headaches, excessive sweating, and eye and neck muscle spasms.
Can I prevent spider veins on my legs and face?
Unfortunately, genetics and hormones play a major role in the formation of veins; however, there are some strategies that you can try. Sitting or standing for any length of time will exacerbate veins. I recommend changing positions frequently or pumping calf muscles every 15 minutes. Wear support hose, if you have to be on your feet for hours. Of course, exercise is a must. Avoid crossing your legs when sitting and avoid wearing high heels.
What causes excessive hair growth?
Excessive hair growth may arise from puberty, pregnancy, menopause, heredity, medication, diseases or many other causes.
How does laser hair removal work?
Lasers produce highly focused, intense beams of light that are absorbed by dark pigments in the hair follicles beneath the skin’s surface and converted to heat, destroying the follicles and preventing hair growth for up to two years.
How many treatments are required?
Multiple treatments are required for complete hair removal because the follicle must be “active” at the time of treatment and not all follicles are active at the same time.
Are treatments painful?
Not usually. Treatments are needle-free and anesthesia-free, with most patients feeling nothing more than a slight sting like the snap of a rubber band.
Can tattoos be treated with LASER?
Yes, but multiple treatments are necessary. Amateur superficial tattoos may require four to six sessions while professional tattoos, which are deeper and usually multi-colored, may require eight to twelve treatments.