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By Skin Center
May 08, 2019
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  

Laser Hair RemovalExcess facial or body hair can be troublesome for both men and women. Although common, removal methods such as shaving and waxing are temporary, time-consuming, painful and often yield poor results. It’s no wonder more and more people are opting for long-lasting, convenient hair reduction via laser hair removal.

With the use of advanced laser technology, your dermatologist can treat most areas of unwanted hair successfully, conveniently and with fewer complications than other methods. Professional laser treatment is a non-invasive approach to permanent reduction of hair, which can easily treat large areas of hair growth in a short period of time.

In-Office Laser Hair Removal

Performed by an expert dermatologist, laser hair removal works by penetrating the skin with controlled pulses of light that are absorbed by the hair follicles.  Without damaging the skin and with minimal patient discomfort, the laser energy destroys the hair follicles and significantly impedes their ability to re-grow. Following treatment, patients enjoy smooth, soft skin and a long-lasting reduction in unwanted hair.

Since hair grows in cycles, the total number of required treatment sessions varies by patient skin type, hair color, and hair coarseness. Common areas treated with laser hair removal include the legs, arms, back, shoulders, underarms, upper lip and the bikini area. Darker-colored hair is typically more responsive to laser treatment than light colored hair.

It’s important that you always choose an experienced dermatologist for hair removal to ensure the highest level of safety and efficiency. Your dermatologist will discuss the best laser hair removal options for your specific skin type, needs, and expectations.   

Visit Skin Center In Fort Lauderdale, FL & Serving Pompano Beach & Oakland Park For A Successful Diagnosis And Treatment For Excess Hair And Experience The Long-Lasting Results Available With Laser Hair Removal.

By Skin Center
January 22, 2019
Tags: Botox  

Thinking about... BOTOX? Many people are discovering the benefits of BOTOX treatments. BOTOX is used to cosmetically reverse the aging process. The Skin Center, which is located in Fort Lauderdale, FL, offers a full range of dermatological services. Safe, effective and Botox Treatmentlong-lasting, Botox injections are a marvelous alternative to facelift surgery and other invasive skin procedures.

What is Botox?

It's an injectable form of the botulism toxin, and it limits the movement of the facial muscles which cause dynamic wrinkling. It is administered in the form of injections to block the nerve signals sent to muscles. Without the signal being received, the muscle doesn't contract.

Your doctor injects the substance into the problem areas to improve:

  • Crow's feet
  • Forehead furrows
  • Frown lines

In addition to the rejuvenation, your face will benefit from, the procedure is quite simple. Botox treatment usually takes less than 15 minutes.

Your doctors will use a thin needle to inject small amounts of purified botulinum toxin into certain muscles. Only the wrinkle-producing muscles are injected to preserve your natural facial expressions.

Your doctor won't even need to use anesthesia during the procedure and you won't need to spend much time recovering.

No downtime means you can resume any of your normal activities. Regarding wrinkle reduction, most patients see differences in just one to three days. The maximum benefit appears in two weeks and lasts three to four months or more.

The best way to find out if you're a good candidate for BOTOX treatment is to consult with a board certified dermatologist. Call The Skin Center at 954-500-SKIN today to schedule a consultation in Fort Lauderdale, FL. With BOTOX treatment, you will look as wonderful as you feel. We want you to live your best possible life!

By Skin Center
January 03, 2019
Tags: Botox  

The Benefits of Botox

Want to erase the signs of aging this year? Millions of men and women are discovering the benefits of BOTOX treatments. BOTOX is a medicine that is injected into muscles to erase the signs of aging and treat certain conditions. Dermatologists are physicians who are trained in diagnosing and treating conditions and diseases of the skin. BOTOX is available from dermatologists. Read on to learn about the benefits of BOTOX.

1. It rejuvenates the skin.

BOTOX treatment is an excellent adjunct for rejuvenation of the face. BOTOX should be considered in addition to laser therapy, skin care, chemical peels, and resurfacing to improve the appearance of the face. It tightens and rejuvenizes your skin to help you look and feel younger. 

2. It can remove your wrinkles.

BOTOX works by blocking nerve impulses that cause muscles to contract and cause wrinkles. It's commonly injected into the face to eliminate wrinkles. Many patients who get BOTOX treatments can experience an improved complexion without the need for surgery. 

3. It can erase smile lines.

For most people, nasolabial folds— also known as smile lines— are nothing to smile about. Smile lines are fine lines that primarily develop around the sides of your mouth. They are more noticeable when you laugh or smile. BOTOX can reduce the appearance of smile lines. BOTOX can improve your look with minimal to no downtime. You will be able to go about your normal routine immediately after your treatment.

4. It can make crow's feet disappear.

Before you know it, crow's feet can leave you looking older than you feel. Crow’s feet are the lines that appear around the eyes. BOTOX is injected into crow’s feet with a tiny needle to improve the skin’s appearance. You may begin to notice the results of your BOTOX treatment within a few days, with results lasting up to 4 months.

Ready for an anti-aging makeover? Say yes to BOTOX! Find a dermatologist near you and schedule a consultation. BOTOX has helped many people enhance their appearance, giving them more self-confidence and improving their lives. And it will do the same for you.

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
October 08, 2018
Tags: Dysport   Wrinkles  

Beautiful Young SkinNo one wants to look older, but as everyone knows, aging is a natural part of life. So, while you can't avoid aging, you most likely still want to look your very best and feel good about yourself. If you look in the mirror and see wrinkling that detracts from your facial appearance, the professional team at the Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale can help. With the expertise of your four board-certified dermatologists at the Center, you'll receive care that gives you the refreshed look you desire. Read below to explore one of their many aesthetic skin treatments: innovative Dysport.

What is Dysport?

Have you heard of BOTOX? Dysport is very similar, as it's a highly purified form of the botulism neurotoxin. Injected into certain muscles of the face, FDA-approved Dysport in Fort Lauderdale curbs the movement of those muscles and reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the surrounding skin. Lines caused by the repeated contraction and relaxation of facial muscles are called dynamic wrinkles.

Is Dysport Right For Me?

Dysport might be just right for you if you are looking for a cosmetic dermatology treatment that is:

  • Quick
  • Comfortable
  • Effective
  • Long-lasting
  • Non-surgical

Injection with Dysport avoids the expense, downtime, and discomfort associated with complex facelifts and other reconstructive procedures. It works well with healthy skin care regimens and is renewable, meaning that while the effects of Dysport last three to four months only, the treatments can be repeated as needed.

When you come to the Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale for a consultation, your dermatologist will do a routine skin examination.

Dysport Treatments

Procedures happen right in the office. Your doctor will begin by preparing the areas with some mild numbing cream. Then, they will use a very fine needle to inject the medication right where it's needed. You'll leave the office in about half an hour and go back to work or home.
Results appear within two days and last for a few months.

Find Out More! Call Us Today

You can have that smooth, youthful-looking skin back once again. Contact the Skin Center for a Dysport consultation, and bring all your questions—the staff will be happy to answer them! Call today at (954) 500-SKIN.