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By Skin Center
February 20, 2020
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Dysport  

How Dysport from your dermatologists in Fort Lauderdale, Florida can help you look younger.

Do you want to look younger? Of course you do, but those little frown lines and other tiny wrinkles are starting to show. Well, now you can do something about it! The answer is Dysport, a unique dermal filler material designed to minimize the frown lines appearing at the top of your face, your forehead, and between your eyebrows. The dermatologists at Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida offer a wide range of skincare and anti-aging services including Dysport treatment, to help you look younger.

Dysport is a dermal filler designed to fill in the tiny lines and wrinkles which happen as you get older. Your skin changes as you age, losing both moisture and elasticity, so when you show emotions, your skin doesn’t snap back and smooth out the way it did when you were younger. The result is lines and wrinkles forming across your forehead, between your eyebrows, and in other parts of your face.

That’s where Dysport comes in. It’s designed to treat moderate to severe frown lines between your eyebrows, and it works by targeting specific muscles and reducing muscle activity. Your Dysport treatment begins with an injection of the dermal filler into each of the five points between and above your eyebrows. It temporarily prevents muscle movements that cause the frown lines, but leaves your remaining facial muscles moving naturally.

When you choose Dysport, you will enjoy these amazing benefits:

  • A more natural look, because Dysport targets specific muscles, so your face will still move naturally
  • Quick results, because you will begin to see benefits two to three days after treatment
  • Long-lasting benefits, which can last up to 4 months, with just one 10 to 20-minute treatment
  • Minimal downtime, which allows you to take on the day, knowing you look your best

If you want to fight the signs of aging and look your best, you owe it to yourself to discover Dysport. To find out more about Dysport, dermal fillers, and additional anti-aging and skin care services, call the dermatologists at Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida today.

By Skin Center
February 20, 2020
Tags: Botox  

Say hello to a brand new decade and a brand new you with Botox.

Aging isn’t always kind when it comes to physical appearance, and unfortunately, no one can avoid it. If you’re not quite ready to embrace those lines and wrinkles, that’s okay. Our Fort Lauderdale, FL, dermatologists can help smooth away those early signs of aging with the help of Botox.

So, you want to get Botox? This cosmetic injectable has been a popular way to smooth away forehead wrinkles, smile lines as well as frown lines in both men and women. It works by injecting a purified form of botulinum toxin into the muscles of the face. By preventing muscle contractions in the face, this treatment can reduce the appearance of,

  • Crow’s feet (lines around the eyes)
  • Laugh lines (lines around the nose and mouth)
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Wrinkles and lines between the brows

The lines and wrinkles that appear whenever you smile or make other facial expressions are the ones that will respond to Botox.

Before Getting Botox

First, one of our Fort Lauderdale, FL, cosmetic dermatologists will need to sit down with you to discuss your treatment goals. It’s important to fully understand the treatment process and the results you will and won’t be able to get with Botox to determine if this is truly the best option for you.

Getting Botox

Administering Botox only takes a couple of minutes and is relatively painless. Most patients feel nothing more than a slight pinch that goes away in a matter of seconds. Of course, patients may ask for a topical anesthetic before treatment to numb the area.

After Botox Treatment

Results will appear within 3-4 days after getting Botox and can last up to 3 to 4 months.

No surgery, no recovery time…just a brand new you. If you want to learn more about Botox and whether it’s the right treatment for you then call Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, today at (954) 500-7546.

By Skin Center
February 18, 2020
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Acne Treatment  

Is it time to see a dermatologist about your acne symptoms?

Dealing with the occasional pimple may have you reaching for an OTC cream or face wash; however, it’s important to recognize when your acne requires proper medical attention that home care just can’t handle. Our Fort Lauderdale, FL, dermatologists are experts at treating acne and can work with you to create a custom treatment plan. You may just want to consider seeing a dermatologist if:

You’re not sure if it’s acne

Not all red bumps are pimples, and treating all skin problems like you do acne could cause more harm than good for your skin. Other conditions such as folliculitis or rosacea leave you with pimple-like bumps that aren’t pimples. If you are noticing new bumps on your face or body it’s a good idea to turn to one of our Fort Lauderdale, FL, skin doctors for a proper diagnosis.

OTC treatments aren’t working (or are making things worse)

The first course of action for most people is to try over-the-counter washes and creams that are designed to target acne symptoms. Most of these products contain a small percentage of an active, acne-fighting ingredient such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. Sometimes these products just aren’t enough to get rid of your acne. If you find that your breakouts are getting worse or aren’t responding to OTC acne products after 6 weeks of continued use, then give your dermatologist a call.

Your acne is painful

If you are dealing with severe or inflamed nodules or cysts that form under the skin than commercial acne products just aren’t going to cut it. This is a job for a skincare professional who can give you more aggressive prescription-strength medications and creams. These will not only target the inflammation but also prevent scarring. Since cystic acne leads to scars it’s important to see a dermatologist as soon as possible.

You feel embarrassed by your appearance

While acne may seem like a rite of passage for most teenagers, this doesn’t mean that you should spend your teen years stressing about your skin or trying to cover up blemishes. Our dermatologists can provide you with the medication, products, and skin treatments you need to get your acne under control. If acne is affecting your quality of life and causing you to avoid social engagements, we can help.

Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, has helped countless children, teens, and adults get their acne under control. If you are embarrassed by your acne symptoms then call our office today at 954-500-SKIN (7546) to get the care you need for clearer skin.

By Skin Center
February 10, 2020
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Acne   Acne Treatment  

Anyone who has ever walked through the skincare aisle of their local drugstore knows that there are tons of acne-fighting products on the market. So, which one is right for you? Should you opt for an acne cleanser or spot treatment, or both? Choosing the right acne treatment can be challenging, to say the least.

While acne is a common problem among teenagers, many people don’t just leave acne behind the minute they toss out those graduation caps. In fact, many adults well into their 20s, 30s and beyond still deal with regular acne outbreaks. So, how do you properly treat acne? There is no singular way to treat acne and the best treatment option for you and your skin will depend on the cause. While you might not know what’s to blame for your acne symptoms a dermatologist certainly can help.

Treating Acne on Your Own

If you are dealing with mild to moderate acne, look for products that contain these powerful acne-fighting ingredients:

  • Salicylic acid
  • Benzoyl peroxide
  • Glycolic acid
  • Sulfur
  • Retinol

How a Dermatologist Treats Acne

If you’ve tried over-the-counter acne products for more than 12 weeks and aren’t seeing results, or if you are experiencing severe, deep or cystic acne then it’s time to turn to a skin care professional for help. The first thing your dermatologist will do is determine the cause of your acne. From there, one or more of these treatments may be recommended:

Prescription topical medications: Certain topical medications act as an anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory, which reduces redness and inflammation associated with acne while also removing acne-causing bacteria from the surface of the skin.

A simple extraction: You should never pick at your acne or try to pop a pimple on your own, as you could end up causes further irritation or scarring; however, a dermatologist knows the safest and most effective techniques for extracting blackheads and whiteheads safely.

Birth control pills: For women who notice breakouts that correspond to their menstrual cycle, certain birth control pills may be able to reduce the amount of androgen hormones, which in turn can reduce breakouts. Talk to your dermatologist about the birth control pills that are FDA approved to treat acne.

Isotretinoin: This is an extremely intense oral retinoid that is used for treating severe, cystic acne that isn’t responsive to other treatment options. Isotretinoin is better known as Accutane, and this treatment can take up to nine months to see full results. Some patients will require multiple courses of treatment. Due to the nature of this strong medication, there are some possible side effects. It is important to discuss these side effects with your dermatologist before beginning Isotretinoin.

If you are having trouble getting your acne under control it’s important that you have a dermatologist that you can turn to for customized care. Take control of your acne once and for all.

By Skin Center
January 29, 2020
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Moles  

Do you have a mole? Chances are good that you have few of them, actually. The average person has around 30-40 moles, and while moles are usually nothing to worry about it is important to be able to spot any changes that could be warning signs of skin cancer. That’s why you should perform self-exams every month to check the state of your moles. Just because they could be harmless doesn’t mean you should ignore them.

A mole that develops after the age of 30, a mole that bleeds or a changing mole could be a sign of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer. This is why it’s important to check your moles regularly. When found early, melanoma is highly treatable. When it comes to pinpointing melanoma your dermatologist may teach you about the ABCDE's of skin cancer:

Asymmetry: If you were to draw a line down the middle of a mole both sides would be completely symmetrical; however, an asymmetrical mole could be a sign of melanoma.

Border: Melanoma is more likely to produce growths that have jagged or poorly defined edges.

Color: Healthy moles are usually a single color, while melanoma will often contain different colors or dark spots.

Diameter: Most healthy moles are smaller than a pencil eraser. If you notice that one or more moles are getting bigger you should speak to your dermatologist.

Evolution: Moles stay relatively the same over time; therefore, if you notice any changes to the size, color, shape, or texture then it’s time to consult with a skincare professional.

Of course, melanoma isn’t the only type of skin cancer to be on the lookout for. The two most common types of non-melanoma skin cancers include basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas. Basal cell carcinomas often present as waxy-looking pale bumps on the skin, often on the head or neck, while squamous cells feel like firm nodules that may be smooth at first but become scaly.

Even if you aren’t noticing changes in your moles it’s still a good idea to schedule a skin cancer screening with your dermatologist once a year. Those at an increased risk for skin cancer may want to discuss coming in more often for exams. This exam is non invasive and could just save your life. If you’ve never had a skin cancer screening before it’s high time that you scheduled one.





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