Posts for: December, 2019

By Skin Center
December 26, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Cool Sculpting  

CoolSculpting is known to be the number one body-contouring service across the country. Here at the Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, our certified specialists can develop a treatment plan personalized toward your objective. We are the only center to have four CoolSculpting machines in the state, and we range as one of the top five largest treatment centers nationwide. With the availability of CoolSculpting, we can help you eliminate fat cells to achieve your desired image.

Is CoolSculpting Treatment Right for Me?

Losing weight and losing fat are two different things. If you are a man or a woman who wants to eliminate stubborn fat pockets that won't go away, CoolSculpting can help you achieve a better appearance without the use of lasers or invasive treatments. However, the procedure isn't appropriate for everyone, and you'll need to discuss it with our staff at the Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, in further detail to learn if you are a proper candidate.

What Happens During a CoolSculpting Session?

First, we prep the skin by applying a clear gel pad to create a barrier between the targeted region and the cooling panel. This safe and effective treatment then creates a sucking sensation as it adheres to the skin. As the area becomes numb, this feeling subsides. The procedure is acknowledged to be so relaxing that you could read a book, or answer emails if you desire.

One CoolSculpting session removes 20-25% of fat cells in the treated area, so you will likely need more than one treatment to achieve the desired results.

What is Recovery Like?

Following the procedure, you may experience a few minimal side effects at the targeted site. These include slight skin irritation, bruising, stinging, tenderness, or itching. With CoolSculpting, your fat cells are naturally eliminated, leaving you feeling fierce and confident. There is no downtime, and although recovery is different for everyone, you'll be able to resume your daily activities.

Interested? Give Us a Call

If you are a candidate for CoolSculpting, our dedicated staff at the Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, will work hard to help you achieve your body-contouring goals. The procedure is non-invasive, and we can answer all of your questions during a consultation. To learn more about CoolSculpting and the other services we provide, visit our website. To schedule your appointment, please call (954) 302-7900.

By Skin Center
December 20, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Fraxel  

Fraxel laser treatment from your dermatologists in Fort Lauderdale, FL, can help you look younger.

Do you know about Fraxel Re:store? If you haven’t discovered this unique laser treatment, you are missing out on a breakthrough in the fight against aging. You deserve to look your best, and your dermatologist can help. The dermatologists at Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, offer a full range of skincare and anti-aging treatments including Fraxel Re:store to help you look younger.

Fraxel Re:store can rejuvenate the look of aging, tired skin. The system uses fractional lasers to make microscopic injuries to the skin, which promotes your body’s natural ability to heal itself. It also promotes increased collagen production, a hallmark of younger-looking skin. It works on the top layers of your skin to renew and replenish your skin, giving you a younger look. Your body naturally produces collagen, and Fraxel Re:store takes advantage of this natural process to give you younger, more revitalized skin. After Fraxel Re:store treatment, your skin will look firmer, smoother, and younger.

Fraxel Re:store isn’t just for anti-aging. The effects of Fraxel Re:store can also benefit these skin issues:

  • Acne scarring and blemishes
  • Skin abnormalities like keratosis
  • Sun damage and age spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles around your mouth and nose
  • Crow’s feet and creases in your forehead

Fraxel Re:store is most often used on the face, but it can also be used to benefit the appearance of your neck, chest, arms, and hands. There is minimal to no downtime with Fraxel Re:store, and it has minimal side effects. Most people require 3 to 5 treatments over the course of a few weeks to achieve the best results. Each treatment requires 20 to 25 minutes and a numbing spray or cream is used before treatment so your treatment is comfortable.

To find out more about how Fraxel Re:store works and how it can help you look younger, talk with an expert, your dermatologist. Call the dermatologists at Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, at (954) 526-3359 right now, and look your best!

By Skin Center
December 12, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Eczema  

Do you have itchy, scaly rashes? If so, you could have eczema, a common skin condition that could be effectively treated by your dermatologist. Eczema is also called atopic dermatitis, and it can be caused by environmental factors, such as exposure to harsh chemicals. Dry skin can also affect your skin’s ability to form a barrier to allergens, which can lead to eczema. Another common cause of eczema is genetics. If someone in your family suffers from eczema, it increases your chances of developing eczema as well. Immune system problems can also cause eczema.

Both adults and children can develop eczema, however, children are most often affected, especially before they reach the age of five. Eczema develops into a chronic skin condition, with intermittent flare-ups. These flare-ups can often be accompanied by hay fever or asthma.

There are many common signs and symptoms of eczema, including:

  • Reddish-brown patches on your feet, hands, ankles, knees, chest, elbows, face, and scalp
  • Chronic, severe itching which often worsens at night
  • Inflamed, raw, red, sensitive, and swollen skin
  • Dry, cracked, scaly skin patches on various areas of your body
  • Bumps appearing on your skin which drain fluid and crust over later

For mild cases of eczema, there are a few simple home remedies you can try, including:

  • Taking over-the-counter antihistamine medications
  • Smoothing calamine or other anti-itch lotion over your skin
  • Applying moisturizer when you take a shower
  • Applying cool, wet dressings and bandages to affected areas
  • Taking a warm baking soda or oatmeal bath
  • Placing a humidifier in your home to moisten dry air
  • Wearing breathable, cool, cotton clothing

For moderate to severe cases of eczema, you should visit your dermatologist. There are several effective professional treatments your dermatologist may recommend, such as:

  • Prescription-strength oral and topical medications to stop itching
  • Antibiotic medications to eliminate any underlying infection
  • Oral or injectable anti-inflammatory medications to reduce swelling and pain
  • Corticosteroid dressings to reduce inflammation
  • Natural light or ultraviolet therapy to reduce or eliminate skin patches

You don’t have to suffer with eczema when relief is just a phone call away. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of eczema by calling your dermatologist today!

By Skin Center
December 06, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Vitiligo  

Vitiligo is a skin condition that affects more than 200,000 men and women in the United States each year, with half of those affected noticing symptoms before age 20. Although the exact cause of vitiligo is unknown, it is thought to be an auto-immune condition. In fact, it often occurs in combination with other auto-immune conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis. Additionally, the condition is directly linked to hereditary causes in about one-third of cases.

When you have vitiligo, you will have patches of white skin, caused by loss of melanocytes, the skin cells responsible for skin color. It can start on the feet, hands, or face, and become progressive over other areas of the body. The condition can cause problems with your skin, eyes, inner ear, hairs, and mucous membranes, causing white blotches in these areas.

Vitiligo cannot be cured, however, your dermatologist can help treat its symptoms and minimize its impact on your life. Treatment for this condition generally aims to restore normal skin color by repigmenting the skin. New melanocytes may be transferred from other areas of the body, including the base of hair follicles, or the edge of the affected area. Repigmentation is a gradual process that can take months to years.

Other treatments for vitiligo include prescription steroid creams or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory creams, These creams are applied twice each day and begin to show results in three-to-six months.

Lasers are also an effective treatment to promote repigmentation of the skin. The Excimer laser is a common tool that uses ultraviolet B light. A series of laser sessions is required with touch-up maintenance sessions later on.

Vitiligo can also be treated with some cosmetics to create a more uniform skin color and hide white patches. Sunless tanning products can also help darken the white patches, creating a more harmonious skin color. For extensive areas of pigmentation loss, depigmentation therapy might be recommended to bleach out all pigmented skin, producing an even skin tone.

If you have been struggling with vitiligo, call your dermatologist today to learn about your treatment options!