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By Skin Center
November 14, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Warts  

Treatment of wartsFind out the most effective ways to remove a wart.

The common wart is a small tumor caused by a virus known as the human papillomavirus (HPV). Warts can occur anywhere on the body. They may come and go over the years. The HPV infection can produce everything from the common, noncancerous wart, to cancerous warts of the mouth or genitals.

Since a virus causes warts, these benign growths are also contagious. Sharing towels and clothing, or even just coming in contact with their wart can cause the virus to spread. The good news is that most warts often go away on their own without treatment; however, it can often take months or even years for them to go away. If the wart is unsightly or in an uncomfortable spot then you may want to have it removed. Here are some of the top ways to effectively remove a wart yourself.

Salicylic Acid Treatment

Salicylic acid treatment can come in several forms including pads or gels. They can be used to get rid of a variety of different kinds of warts from the small ones to the large, lumpier ones. Salicylic acid works by breaking down the protein that makes up the layers of the wart.

At ­Home Freezing

While your dermatologist is able to remove warts with liquid nitrogen, if you’re looking to remove the wart yourself, then you can also opt for aerosol wart removals that can be sprayed on the wart to freeze it. While the over­the­counter products are nearly as effective as the freezing methods your dermatologist can use, many patients still find at­home freezing to be just as effective.

If none of these at­home treatments remove your wart, then it’s time to talk to your dermatologist about other treatment options. Keep in mind that even the most effective wart treatment can’t guarantee that the wart won’t grow back. This is because most of the treatments available only get rid of the wart but not the actual virus.

If you’re dealing with a painful or unsightly wart but over­the­counter treatments aren’t working, then it’s time to call our dermatology office today.

By Skin Center
November 14, 2018
Tags: Ultherapy  

Improve sagging facial skin with this non-surgical ultrasound treatment.

As we get older, we are all faced with wrinkles and loose skin. This is because our bodies stop producing the same amount of collagen they previously used to keep skin firm and supple. However, modern cosmetic dermatology has discovered new and improved ways to reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin with revolutionary treatments and procedures. Our team of dermatologists and plastic surgeons in Fort Lauderdale, FL knows that a lot of people want to enhance their appearance and take years off their face without resorting to surgery: this is where Ultherapy comes in.

What is Ultherapy?

This cosmetic treatment is a non-invasive and non-surgical approach to lift and tighten loose skin around the face, neck, and chin. It can also target and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the chest.

How Does Ultherapy Work?

A handheld device is directed over areas of the face, where it emits ultrasound energy through the layers of skin to trigger the body’s natural production of collagen. As a result of the increase in collagen production, you’ll notice younger, firmer, and smoother skin with absolutely no incisions or needles.

What Can I Expect After Treatment?

There is no downtime when you get Ultherapy. This means that you are free to go back to work or your normal routine right after your treatment. There are no restrictions or limitations. The only thing you may notice is that your skin may look a bit flushed; however, this will go away within a few hours.

When Will I See Results?

Since the purpose of Ultherapy is to stimulate collagen production for smoother, younger skin, it will take time to see the full effects. Although you may see some changes right after treatment, it is much more common to see the full results over the course of the next 2 to 3 months.

Are You a Good Candidate for This Treatment? Call our Fort Lauderdale Office Today!

It’s important to understand that this isn’t the same thing as a facelift, so it will not produce the same results. Of course, it can be a great alternative for someone who wants to smooth away lines and wrinkles and tighten sagging skin without having to resort to more invasive cosmetic treatments. To find out whether Ultherapy can meet your goals you’ll want to sit down with our dermatologist for a free consultation.

Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, wants to help you achieve that more youthful appearance. Whether you want to discuss Ultherapy or the other cosmetic dermatology services we offer, call (954) 500-SKIN so that we can meet your needs and help you feel more confident in your appearance.

By Skin Center
November 01, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Facial Scars   Treatments  

Facial Scars can have reduced visibilityFind out how your dermatologist can improve the appearance of your facial scars.

From traumatic injuries to acne, there are a variety of reasons why you may be dealing with facial scars; however, it doesn’t mean you have to live with them for the rest of your life. Your dermatologist offers up a range of cosmetic treatment options that can improve the appearance of your skin and reduce the look of your scars. If you’re ready to get newer, healthier­looking skin, find out more about what treatments could help you.

Dermabrasion: This cosmetic procedure uses a handheld device to remove the outermost layer of the skin. By abrading this top layer, we are able to remove dead skin cells and promote the growth of healthy new skin. Dermabrasion is used to effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, enlarged pores and acne scars. However, this treatment is not effective against deep­set scars.

Laser Resurfacing: By using a high­powered laser, we can remove damaged skin and surface scars, helping to minimize the appearance of unsightly dermatological problems like lines, wrinkles, age spots, pigmented areas and scars caused by acne, injury or surgery.

Chemical peels: This treatment requires your dermatologist to apply a strong chemical solution over your skin to remove the top, damaged layer of skin and exfoliate the healthier, smoother-looking layer of new skin that is revealed. Chemical peels are another great way to dramatically reduce wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots and acne scars.

If you are dealing with superficial scars that are close to the surface of the skin, you will benefit greatly from this cosmetic procedure; however, those with deeper scars will not experience a significant improvement.

Injections: Your dermatologist is happy to offer both collagen and cortisone injections to help shrink and reduce the appearance of scars. By increasing the collagen in your face, we can give your skin more fullness to smooth out visible scars.

If you are interested in any of these dermatological treatments talk to your dermatologist today. Don’t let facial scarring affect your self­esteem. Make the choice to improve your skin and your confidence!

By Skin Center
October 15, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Dry Skin   Lotion  

Each type of lotion is different. Find out how to care for your dry skin effectively.

Despite the fact that spring isn’t too far behind, we still have to put up with snow, cold temperatures and freezing winds. These winter elements can wreak havoc on our skin, causing it to become dry, chapped and red. If you are one of those people who are currently trying to find some way to alleviate their dry skin, then you’ve come to the right place. Find out the best moisturizer to help your chapped, cracked skin, and how to prevent this problem from happening to you next winter.

The Right Moisturizer for You

It can be difficult to choose the right product for your skin. After all, not all skin was created equally and there is often some trial and error when it comes to choosing the most effective moisturizer. So what kind of lotion should you look for? If you have sensitive skin, seek out a soothing, creamy moisturizer containing ceramide, which is gentle enough for delicate skin.

If you don’t have sensitive skin but you are suffering from severe dryness, then you’ll want to look for a richer moisturizer that contains urea, beeswax, or petroleum jelly, which help to lock in moisture and offer the skin a protective barrier against the drying elements.

Also, keep in mind that the skin on your face is different than the skin on your body so you’ll want to choose a different moisturizer for both. When it comes to choosing a moisturizer for your face look for a bottle that says that it’s noncomedogenic, which means that it won’t clog your pores and leave you prone to breakouts. Also opt for a moisturizer that acts as a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more. This will also act as a protective shield against sun, wind, and cold.

Apply Your Moisturizer

How you apply your moisturizer is often just as important to choosing the proper moisturizer. We recommend applying a generous amount of moisturizer right after you step out of the shower and pat yourself partially dry. You want to apply your moisturizing cream to your skin while it’s still a bit moist to help your skin absorb more water.

If your skin needs some serious moisturizing then you may want to consider applying the cream before bedtime and then wearing breathable gloves or socks over the hands and feet overnight to offer a deeper moisturizing experience.

Don’t let dry skin drive you crazy. If you haven’t found a lotion that helps combat your dry skin, then it’s time to talk to your dermatologist today to find out what products are right for you. Call us to schedule an appointment and lets nip your dry skin in the bud.

By Skin Center
October 08, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: HydraFacial  

HydraFacial Have you been looking for a way to rejuvenate your aging skin? If you answered "yes," then you need to look into HydraFacial from your board-certified dermatologists at the Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale! An amazing combination of cleansing, exfoliating, brightening, smoothing and tightening, this medical-grade spa experience gives patients a refreshed look and feel in just thirty minutes. Is HydraFacial right for you?

What is a HydraFacial?

At the Skin Center, you'll be carefully examined and have your skin goals reviewed before your doctor recommends this innovative and reliable procedure. If you qualify, your HydraFacial will smooth sagging skin, tighten overly large pores, and lighten dark spots.

Most people can enjoy a HydraFacial no matter what their skin type or age. However, pregnant women and individuals with active skin lesions, rosacea, or sunburn should postpone this treatment.

Here's How It Works

The entire HydraFacial process is performed in a comfortable and modern treatment room right at the Skin Center. Using a special handheld instrument and skin-loving treatments, your provider will combine the wonderful effects of a chemical peel, toning facial, and exfoliative microdermabrasion treatment all in one procedure.

Additionally, you'll enjoy painless extraction of acne lesions and the soothing benefits of Britenol Boost for hyperpigmentation along with precise delivery of peptides, hyaluronic acid, and protective growth factors and antioxidants. The spiral-tipped delivery tool is gentle, yet effective, in cleansing pores. The LED portion of the procedure tightens and thickens skin, helping it resist sagging and the fine lines.

It's Renewable

A HydraFacial lasts for several days, making your enhanced appearance perfect for special occasions such as weddings, a professional presentation, or a second honeymoon. It's so good for your skin and self-confidence that your dermatologists at the Skin Center recommend it as often as once a month, in conjunction with your other medical and aesthetic dermatology needs of course.

Why Not Learn More?

If a HydraFacial seems perfect for you, why not contact the Skin Center and arrange a consultation with one of our expert providers? You'll receive a full evaluation and care plan, along with a skin sensitivity test to ensure this innovative treatment is a good match for your skin. Please call the Skin Center office team at (954) 500-SKIN.





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