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Dermatology Center for Skin Health Blog

SkinPen Micro-Needling Treatment: Does it Work?

[fa icon='calendar'] Jun 12, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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Chapped or Dry Skin? Tips to Love Your Skin.

[fa icon='calendar'] Feb 7, 2018 11:00:00 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health posted in Acne/Rashes, Cosmetic Procedures

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During the winter, it’s hard to protect your skin from damage. We get it.

However, there are things you can do to help your skin. We all know about the importance of eating right and getting enough sleep, but there are so many other things you can do to promote the health of your skin.

Read on to learn some tips on how to keep your skin healthy during these last few cold months and even into the warmer months ahead.

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I Hate My Scar: Options for Reducing Scars

[fa icon='calendar'] Nov 30, 2017 2:54:50 PM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health posted in Cosmetic Procedures

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Most people have scars. Scars occur whenever the skin is damaged, whether from an accident (scraped knee etc.), burn, surgery or a skin condition, like acne. Unfortunately, there’s not much we can do to avoid them.

The body has an efficient process in place to heal a wound after the skin is injured. First, the body controls and stops the bleeding. A scab then forms, keeping bacteria out of the wound and reducing the risk of infection. Finally, the wound is closed with collagen and fully repaired, leaving a scar.

New scars are usually red and can be quite noticeable. The redness typically fades over time. Some scars may remain noticeable, depending on the type and the severity.

That’s where we come in — you don’t have to live with highly visible scars. There are options available for scar treatment that lessen the visibility and help scars blend into the surrounding skin.

Read on to learn more.

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What Causes Wrinkles & How to Treat Wrinkles

[fa icon='calendar'] Nov 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health posted in Preventive, Cosmetic Procedures

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Wrinkles are a completely natural and normal part of the aging process. They generally start to appear as you age, but can be caused prematurely by poor sun protection habits and smoking.

Genetics play a role in the texture of your skin. You probably know somebody in their late 70s who doesn’t look a day older than 60. And on the other hand, you probably know somebody in their 40s who looks like they’re nearing 60. Even if genetics are in your favor, you still need to take care of and protect your skin.

Fortunately, there are more safe and effective options to reduce and prevent wrinkles than ever before. Read on to learn more about what causes wrinkles and how to treat wrinkles.

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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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