Posts for category: Cosmetic Dermatology

By Skin Center
February 15, 2021
Tags: Kybella  

Target fat around the chin with this easy, injectable treatment.

Submental fullness, also known as a double chin, can make anyone feel more than a little self-conscious. A double chin can certainly fuel insecurities, not to mention make you avoid or dread those social media selfies. Fortunately, our Fort Lauderdale, FL, board-certified dermatologists here at the Skin Center can offer a simple, nonsurgical solution that can get rid of that unwanted fat and give you a more clearly defined and more confident chin line.

What is Kybella?

This FDA-approved cosmetic injectable contains deoxycholic acid, which targets and eliminates fat cells to treat submental fullness, or a double chin. It is the only FDA-approved treatment for targeting fat under the chin and surgery is not required, making this a great option for anyone dealing with unwanted chin fat.

What are the benefits of Kybella?

If you are looking to achieve a slimmer jawline by removing excess fat, then Kybella may be the ideal treatment option for you. Some of the benefits of this injectable treatment include,

  • A minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment option to getting rid of unwanted chin fat
  • No downtime, which means you can return to work and normal activities immediately
  • An effective solution for permanently destroying fat cells in and around the chin
  • Improving the shape and appearance of your face
  • Increasing self-confidence
  • Creating a younger-looking appearance

What should I expect from treatment?

Before getting Kybella, it’s important to discuss your medical history with our dermatologists to make sure that this treatment is right for you. During the procedure, our dermatologists will mark the areas to be injected with a pen. Ice or a topical numbing gel may be applied to the skin beforehand to reduce any discomfort. The treatment process only takes 30-45 minutes.

When will I see results?

Most patients will require anywhere from two to six treatment sessions in order to achieve optimal results with Kybella. During your consultation, our Fort Lauderdale, FL, cosmetic dermatologists will be able to tell you how many treatment sessions you will need to see results. Most patients will see results after just one to two months after their first set of injections.

If you are looking to get a more perfectly defined chin with the help of Kybella, turn to the expert cosmetic dermatologists at Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, to get the results you want. Call us today at ((954) 500-SKIN (7546) to schedule a consultation.

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
January 23, 2020
Tags: Ultherapy  

Ultherapy from your dermatologists in Fort Lauderdale, Florida will help you look your best.

Do you want a younger-looking face, with firmer, tighter skin? The truth is, you can reduce the appearance of sagging skin with a new state-of-the-art treatment from your dermatologist. It’s called Ultherapy, and it can take years off of your appearance. The dermatologists at Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida offer a full line of anti-aging services including Ultherapy, to help you look your best.

Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology to firm and tightens sagging skin. By using ultrasound energy, your body is prepped to produce more collagen, in a process called neocollagenesis. The increased production of collagen helps to gently lift skin, making skin appear tighter, firmer, and younger.

Ultherapy works on areas especially prone to sagging including under your chin, your eyebrows, your neck, and other areas. People love Ulherapy because it is:

  • Completely non-invasive with no needles, incisions, or sutures
  • Approved by the FDA, so you know it is safe and effective
  • Easy and comfortable, requiring no downtime
  • Completely natural, because it helps your body naturally produce more collagen

Ultherapy is different from other anti-aging treatments because it uses sound waves, which penetrate more deeply into the skin. Your Ultherapy treatment time will vary depending on the area being treated. For example, your face and neck will require about 60 to 90 minutes, and treating your chest will take about 30 minutes.

During treatment, you may experience small amounts of ultrasound energy penetrating into your skin. You should begin to see firmer, tighter skin due to increased collagen production within 2 to 3 months.

If looking younger from an easy, non-invasive, natural treatment sounds great to you, it’s time to discover Ultherapy. It’s time to discover the benefits of ultrasound therapy to fight aging. Talk with the experts by calling the dermatologists at Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida today.

By Skin Center
October 29, 2019
Tags: HydraFacial  

Scientific American has published research on collagen, the skin component which promotes elasticity. Did you know you lose one percent facialsof your collagen every year starting at age 20? At Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale, your team of dermatologists is well aware of this fact and offers HydraFacial, a non-invasive, refreshing and collagen-stimulating service. Restore your skin's youthful appearance and tone.

As we age...

Several things happen:

  • Skin loses collagen and therefore, youthful tone and elasticity.
  • The sun's UV radiation damages skin color, creating spots and areas of hyperpigmentation.
  • Pores enlarge over time and accumulate oils and dead skin cells.
  • With aging, we acquire fine lines and wrinkles, particularly around the eyes, between the brows, around the lips and at the sides of the mouth.


What can you do?

At Skin Center, you'll receive a complete skin evaluation. You'll voice your medical and cosmetic concerns, and you and your physician will formulate a care plan.

One of our most popular cosmetic services is the HydraFacial. Performed right in our Fort Lauderdale office in about half an hour, a refreshing HydraFacial can:

  • Tone and firm your skin by stimulating collagen production
  • Extract oils, whiteheads and blackheads
  • Exfoliate dead skin cells and remove impurities caused by the environment
  • Peel away the dull outer skin layer to reveal younger, brighter skin underneath
  • Reduce the appearance of age and sun spots (hyperpigmentation)
  • Smooth bumps, scars and redness from acne and rosacea
  • Seal and protect your skin with special serums composed of natural hyaluronic acid, anti-oxidants and other skin-nourishing ingredients


Hydrafacials are easy

Just come into Skin Center and relax. Your 30-minute treatment will be painless, comfortabe professionally applied and best of all, effective. You'll notice more even skin tone and smoother texture right away.

And, with subsequent HydraFacials, you'll be amazing at how radiant and toned your skin appears. Typically, your dermatologist recommends one 30-minute session per month for optimal results and maintenance. Sometimes, patients combine a HydraFacial with collagen-boosting light therapy.

Would you like to know more?

Then call Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale. Our medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology services are second to none. You can love the skin your in. Please call today for your personalized consultation on innovative HydraFacials.

By Skin Center
August 13, 2019
Tags: Dermal Fillers  

With age and the effects of sun damage over time, the skin can become sunken in, wrinkled, and worn out. Luckily, a skin doctor can help you reverse these effects and give your face new life. One of the treatments our Fort Lauderdale, FL dermatologists may recommend is a dermal filler. Find out more about dermal fillers and how they are administered.

What Are Dermal Fillers?
A dermal filler is an injectable substance that fills in lines in the face. It replaces the subcutaneous fat that keeps the skin looking full, vibrant, and supple. There are a few different types of dermal fillers available. The most common include Juvederm, Volbella, and Restylane. A dermal filler treatment is minimally invasive, meaning that there’s no need for a surgical procedure or downtime.

What Do Fillers Do?
When you visit your Fort Lauderdale, FL dermatologist for cosmetic treatment, you’ll have a chance to learn a lot more about dermal fillers and their benefits. This treatment can fix a number of aesthetic flaws on the face, including:

- Wrinkles and creases in the skin.
- Smile and laugh lines that form from the animated facial expressions you make.
- Marionette lines (extend from the nose to the chin).
- Cheeks that look hollow or shallow.
- Labial folds around and on the nose.
- Thin lips (dermal fillers can make them look plumper).
- Recessed scars and pockmarks for patients with acne problems.

Results that Last
Some cosmetic issues must be addressed with a surgical procedure to lift the face, brows, or eyes if you want to achieve noticeable results. However, if you’re dealing with the early signs of aging (fine lines and wrinkles), a dermal filler may be right for you. Your skin can continue to look voluminous and youthful for up to 18 months.

Schedule a Skin Consultation Today
When your skin loses volume, luster, and smoothness, dermal fillers can help restore its appearance. Contact the Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL today by calling (954) 372-2060.