Posts for: November, 2018
Find 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.
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.
Find 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!