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What To Do Before Getting Lip Fillers

[fa icon='calendar'] Nov 13, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in Cosmetic Procedures, dermal fillers, lip fillers

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According to the 2017 American Society of Plastic Surgeons, surgical lip augmentation has increased five percent since 2016 and 60 percent since 2000. Additionally, soft tissue fillers have increased by 312 percent since 2000. Why are lip fillers becoming more popular? 

Fillers restore youthful fullness to your lips, face and hands. This cosmetic treatment is valid for a variety of reasons, such as removing scars, minimizing fine lines, erasing fine lines, shaping rotund lips and more. 

If you are interested in finding out more about the lip filler procedure and what you should do before the procedure, continue reading below. 

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Are There Side Effects to Using Neurotoxins?

[fa icon='calendar'] Oct 30, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in Cosmetic Procedures, dermal fillers, Neurotoxins

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Some say, "if you don't have wrinkles, you haven't laughed enough." What do you think? We think you can cultivate many laughs while having a wrinkle-free appearance - with Neurotoxins like Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Newtox, etc, the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment received each year. 

There are many benefits to receiving a neurotoxin treatment. While there are no severe side effects when using the dermatologist prescribed dose, a patient could still experience mild symptoms. 

Continue reading to discover more about neurotoxins and other cosmetic procedures we offer at The Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC. 

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DermaSweep Treatments in Morgantown

[fa icon='calendar'] Oct 24, 2019 9:07:08 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in Cosmetic Procedures, skin care, DermaSweep

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Finding the right product or treatment to help you reach your skin care goals including repairing scars, acne and aging are important. You want to make sure the product or treatment that you’re using is safe and effective. At the Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC, we have many treatments that could help you in your journey to smoother, more youthful looking skin. 

We are excited to announce a new enhanced machine that we are using called DermaSweep. This machine repairs skin that has been damaged by the sun, scarring, acne, aging and more. Learn more about this machine below. 

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SkinPen Micro-Needling Treatment: Does it Work?

[fa icon='calendar'] Jun 12, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in Cosmetic Procedures

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The Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC is debuting a new, updated micro-needling tool called the SkinPen. The SkinPen, developed by Bellus Medical, is a micro-needling procedure that promotes skin rejuvenation, effectively treating fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars. Read more about the benefits of the SkinPen micro-needling tool.

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Photoaging: Premature Aging of the Skin

[fa icon='calendar'] May 29, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in Cosmetic Procedures

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The skin is made up of three layers: the epidermis (outer layer), dermis (middle layer) and the subcutis (basement layer). The middle layer contains collagen, elastic, blood capillaries, nerve endings and other fibers that give your skin the structure it needs to hold up. These structures are what give your skin a youthful appearance; however, these structures are also what can be damaged by UV radiation. When these structures are damaged, your skin can lose its youthful appearance and cause you to prematurely age, also known as photoaging.

Learn more about photoaging, including signs of photoaging, where it can appear, as well as how to prevent it.

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How Do I Find the Best Dermatologist for my Skin Care?

[fa icon='calendar'] Apr 24, 2019 10:08:09 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in Cosmetic Procedures, skin care

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Did you know that the skin is the body’s largest organ and plays a very large role in keeping our body protected from foreign organisms entering the body that may cause disease? This is why we believe that it’s important to find the best dermatologist for your medical care and elective cosmetic procedures. Continue reading to learn why.

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Comparing Different Types of Facial Fillers

[fa icon='calendar'] Nov 28, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in Preventive, Cosmetic Procedures

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As we age, our skin begins to change. Fine lines and wrinkles become more prevalent, and we lose volume in our cheeks and lips. Luckily, there is a way you can achieve younger looking skin without surgery or down time.

Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that doctors inject beneath the skin to increase facial volume, smooth lines and creases, and/or enhance facial contours.

Dermal fillers can be used for multiple things including:

  1. Smoothing out lines around the nose, eyes, and mouth

  2. Enhancing and restore volume to sunken cheeks or temples

  3. Plumping thin lips

  4. Smoothing out chin creases

  5. Improving facial feature symmetry

There are many FDA-approved dermal fillers on the market today. Fillers are categorized by the substance they contain. It is extremely important you always receive FDA-approved, brand-name dermal fillers and that an experienced physician performs the injections.

In this blog, we discuss four different types of fillers:

  1. Hyaluronic Acid

  2. Calcium Hydroxylapatite

  3. Poly-L-Lactic Acid

  4. Polymethylmethacrylate

Keep reading to learn how they work, pros and cons, and best areas of treatment for each.

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How Can I Reduce Stretch Marks?

[fa icon='calendar'] Nov 14, 2018 3:15:55 PM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in Cosmetic Procedures

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The appearance of stretch marks is something that affects most women and some men in their lifetime. Our doctors receive a lot of questions about stretch marks, such as:

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What You Need to Know Before Getting Lip Injections

[fa icon='calendar'] May 30, 2018 11:25:58 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in Cosmetic Procedures

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“I want lips like (insert a celebrity name here),” you may have thought to yourself a time, or two, before. Whether you’re looking for rounder, plumper or fuller lips, there is a way you can achieve that famous voluminous look.

Collagen is no longer the only option on the market for lip fillers. A variety of safer dermal fillers are now available that use hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring substance in our bodies that is highly attracted to water and binds to moisture.

Choosing the right type of lip filler for you should be determined by a dermatologist, because there can be many risks involved if the selection is not made carefully.

Keep reading to learn more about hyaluronic acid, different types of fillers, side effects, risks and lasting effects.

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Common Skin Problems and Treatments

[fa icon='calendar'] Mar 7, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in Preventive, Acne/Rashes, Cosmetic Procedures, Skin Cancer

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Skin care is not one size fits all. From rosacea to wrinkles, acne, psoriasis and skin cancer, we have treated it all.

At the Dermatology Center for Skin Health, we can help from using vascular laser treatments for rosacea to prescribing and recommending topical products for psoriasis.

Read on to learn more about common skin problems and how our medical and cosmetic skin care services can help treat them.

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With more than 20 years of experience, the Dermatology Center for Skin Health’s purpose is to inform and assist patients as they make care decision regarding the health and beauty of their skin. 

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