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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.

Got acne? Blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, nodules, and cysts are all types of acne. Acne is treatable by medical professionals. The goal of treatment is to eliminate or reduce outbreaks and prevent scarring. Skin Center, which is located in Fort Lauderdale, FL, offers treatments with guaranteed results. Here are 5 signs it's time to try professional acne treatment.

1. Your acne is getting worse

You've been using drugstore acne products for months with decent results. But, they don't seem to be working anymore. If your acne has gotten worse, thats a sign your dermatologist needs to step in to help. Dermatologits can offer a range of tools and treatments to combat the condition. Some common treatments for acne include antibiotics, birth control pills, isotretinoin, facials, blue light therapy, and laser therapy.

2. Your acne is inflamed, or severe

Moderate to severe acne should always be seen by a doctor. Moderate to severe acne won't improve with over-the-counter acne treatments, no matter how often you use them. In this case, you should skip the over-the-counter products altogether and see a dermatologist right away. Give your professional acne treatment time to work. It can take 2 to 3 months to see results.

3. Your acne is leaving scars

Are blemishes leaving pitted scars on your skin? See your doctor ASAP. Those acne breakouts won't last forever, but the scars they leave behind will. Acne scarring is more difficult to treat than pimples. While severe acne is more likely to leave scars, even mild acne can cause scarring. Some common treatments for acne scarring include laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, dermabrasion, and microdermabrasion.

4. You have cystic acne.

If you have red, painful acne breakouts that are deep in your skin, you may have developed cystic acne -- acne that causes cysts. Cystic acne is a type of inflammatory acne commonly appears on the face, arms, back, and chest and can last for 1-4 weeks. Cystic acne is likely to cause acne scarring. This is why it's so important to see a professional, who can help prevent further damage.

5. You're feeling depressed.

For some individuals acne can be a source of embarrassment. If your acne is causing you to feel depressed, irritable, withdrawn, or angry, it's definitely time to see a dermatologist. Professional acne treatment can improve your appearance and help you regain your self-esteem and confidence. It can transform your outlook on life and help you develop a positive attitude.

No more acne! Call Skin Center at 954-500-SKIN (7546) today to schedule a consultation with one of our dermatologists in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Our revolutionary acne treatments get rid of blemishes and deliver fast results. You will experience exemplary service and state-of-the-art care at Skin Center!

By Skin Center
August 01, 2019
Tags: Botox  

Some dermatological patients assume that the only way they can get rid of unwanted wrinkles, lines, and signs of aging is to go under the Botoxknife for a facelift. But Botox could be the best option for both your skin, your schedule, and your lifestyle. There’s no need for an invasive procedure and the results begin to show up after just a few days. Learn more when you schedule a skin consultation at the Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Common Skin Issues
Patients often request Botox as a method of combating the signs of aging. A study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) found that it tops the list of minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures. There are a number of skin issues that can make you look older, including scars, hyperpigmentation, and pock marks, but wrinkles and lines are the most common cause. Most skin issues, including wrinkling, is caused by too much exposure to the sun’s harsh UV rays over time or the facial expressions you use on a daily basis. Botox is one of the most effective ways to reduce the appearance of lines on the face.

Why Patients Prefer Botox
Plastic surgery restores the more youthful appearance of your skin by pulling, tightening, and removing fatty tissue, but it requires surgery. Botox only requires a few injections in specific areas of your face (namely around the eyes, forehead, and mouth). You do not have to submit to deep sleep sedation for this procedure or bring a friend to your appointment to drive you home. Also, no healing period is necessary besides taking it easy for the rest of the day after the appointment with your Fort Lauderdale, FL dermatologist.

Your Botox Results
After a Botox session, you’ll see the full results you’re seeking after a few days: smooth, supple, wrinkle-free skin. The smile and laugh lines around your mouth, wrinkles in the forehead and frown lines will go away for at least three months, sometimes longer, and you can choose to redo the Botox treatment at that time.

Ask Your Dermatologist About Botox
Botox is an effective and simple treatment for patients who want to diminish the unwanted wrinkles and lines that have appeared on their skin over the years. Call (954) 500-SKIN (7546) today to schedule a consultation visit at the Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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!