Posts for: March, 2021

By Skin Center
March 25, 2021
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: HydraFacial  

As we age, issues like enlarged pores, wrinkles, and lines begin to cause problems and take away from the youthful appearance everyone craves. Your physicians at Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, may have the solution for you! Hydrafacial treatment can help rejuvenate your skin without surgery and can give you the youthful appearance you’ve been searching for!

What is Hydrafacial Treatment?

Hydrafacial uses patented technology to exfoliate the skin and removes any impurities and flaws without drying out your skin. This treatment can help minimize any signs of aging and can keep your skin looking young and fresh for a long time. Hydrafacial is also beneficial for any skin type and won’t irritate even the most sensitive of skin.

Hydrafacial treatment from your physician in Fort Lauderdale, FL, is quick and only takes 30 minutes to complete. You can get all the benefits without spending a ton of time in an office. After treatment, your skin will look younger, radiant, and fresher, all without surgery or invasive procedures. You should have Hydrafacial treatment once a month to maintain your healthy skin and keep all the benefits you receive from treatment.

What Can Hydrafacial Treatment Help With?

Hydrafacial treatment can help relieve many problems you’re struggling with. Some of these include:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Acne and acne scars.
  • Textured, sagging skin.
  • Darkened brown spots.
  • Enlarged pores.
  • Uneven skin tone.
  • Redness and bumps caused by rosacea.
  • Oily and clogged skin.

Call Your Dermatologist Today!

If you’re struggling with any of the issues listed above and want a more youthful appearance, Hydrafacial treatment may be the right choice for you! Contact your dermatologist at Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, today to ask any questions you may have about Hydrafacial treatment and to schedule an appointment. Call (954) 500-7546 today!

By Skin Center
March 22, 2021
Category: Skin Condition
Tags: Skin Tag  
Skin TagIf you’ve ever noticed a little piece of dangling skin on your body, then you’ve most likely found a skin tag. While these little growths are completely benign, they can develop in places where clothes can rub against them and cause discomfort. Skin tags are most often found in and around the armpits, eyelids, groin, and neck. If you find that your skin tag is in an awkward or uncomfortable place, a dermatologist can easily remove it.

Treating Skin Tags Yourself

Chances are good that you’ve already googled “skin tags” and found a variety of home remedies and ways to remove the skin tag yourself. While some methods are safe and even effective at removing skin tags, it’s incredibly important that you consult your dermatologist first before trying any of these at-home treatments.

Not all skin tags should be treated with home remedies. Any large skin tags, are bleeding or painful, or are located in sensitive areas such as the genitals or the eyes should be treated by a dermatologist who will make sure to provide a safe, effective removal treatment.

Turning to a Dermatologist

There are several ways in which a dermatologist can remove skin tags. Some of these methods include,
  • Cryotherapy: Just like with warts, a dermatologist will freeze off the tag with liquid nitrogen (it usually only takes 1-2 treatments to remove the tag)
  • Cauterization: Burning off the skin tag can also effectively remove the benign growth after a couple of treatment sessions
  • Ligation: Tying a thread around the tag will cut off blood flow and make the growth eventually fall off
  • Excision: Your dermatologist may simply cut off the skin tag
If the skin tag isn’t large, uncomfortable, or in an awkward location then there is no reason to remove it; however, we understand that this may be purely for cosmetic reasons. In which case, your dermatologist is happy to remove the skin tag (but your health insurance is unlikely to cover the procedure).

If you want to have a skin tag removed, or if you aren’t sure whether a skin growth could be a tag, you must see your dermatologist first before you start trying any home remedies or treatments. It’s also important that everyone get an annual skin cancer screening with their dermatologist to check for suspicious or potentially cancerous growths.

By Skin Center
March 05, 2021
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: Warts  

WartsWarts are the result of a virus known as the human papillomavirus (HPV), and they can easily be spread from one person to another through skin-to-skin contact or by sharing items such as towels or clothes with the infected individual. While warts of the hands may be unsightly or embarrassing, it’s important to note that these growths are benign and harmless. Here’s what you should know about treating warts, including how a dermatologist will treat this common skin problem.

How do I know that it’s a wart?

If you’ve never had a wart before then you may not know what this little growth is at first. Warts are raised, skin-colored bumps that may be rough to the touch and grainy in appearance. If you look closely at the bump you may notice little black dots. These are small blood vessels. Since warts can be confused for cysts and other lesions, it may be a good idea to see a dermatologist first before you begin treatment.

How are warts treated?

Some people simply wait until their body fights the infection and the wart eventually goes away, but this can take months or even years. People who are dealing with warts in more sensitive and visible places such as their hands are more likely to want to get rid of the wart a lot sooner. Many healthy individuals turn to over-the-counter remedies first. There are salicylic acid solutions that you can apply directly to the wart and will need to continue to reapply regularly. This solution will shed layers of the wart until gone.

While no study tests the effectiveness of duct tape for removing warts, it not an unsafe practice or option (and if it works for you, great!). If you’ve given it a valiant effort to treat the wart on your own but it just doesn’t seem to respond to over-the-counter treatment options, or it returns, then it’s time to see your dermatologist. A dermatologist offers a variety of ways to remove a wart, including,

  • Cryotherapy: Freezing the wart off is a common method for removing warts
  • Cantharidin: A chemical is applied to the wart, which causes it to blister and fall off
  • Surgical excision: If the bumps do not respond to other treatment options or are in hard-to-treat areas, this may be the ideal method for removal

We understand that warts can develop in rather awkward and sometimes uncomfortable places like the hands. If this happens to you and you don’t want to wait until your body clears the infection to get rid of your wart, then a dermatologist can provide you with the treatment you need to remove the wart more quickly.