Cosmetic Skin Care & Treatment

Learn About The Cosmetic Procedures We Perform

In addition to the common cosmetic treatments listed above, Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center specializes in Botox, Coolsculpting, Facials, Sclerotherapy and Waxing Services.


Why It’s Important To Take Care Of Your Skin

Caring for your skin is important for reasons beyond aesthetics. As the largest organ in the body, the skin relies on heightened collagen and elastin production to remain strong and structured.

Most skin care routines include these six parts:

  • Cleanser: The multitude of facial cleansers available provide the option to find the type that works for your skin through trial and error. Make sure to gently wash your face rather than scrubbing and rinse with warm water as hot water strips away natural oils which can exacerbate dry skin.
  • Toner: Like cleansers, a wide variety of toners are available to address many different skin concerns. By applying a toner, the skin is prepped for the application of moisturizer and a serum.
  • Moisturizer: This step is quite similar to using a cleanser. Many people need to trial and error with different moisturizers but whichever product ultimately works should be used daily. The goal of this product is to stop the skin from losing moisture and drying out.
  • Sunscreen: The reasons to use sunscreen every day can’t be overstated. Though some moisturizers have SPF included, using a separate sunscreen is a good way to ensure your skin is protected.
  • Exfoliation: This step shouldn’t be done more than twice a week unless directed by your dermatologist with Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells to encourage new cell production.
  • Serum: Depending on your skin goals and needs, a serum may be added to regular skin care. Ingredients such as antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and hydrators permeate deeper into the skin tissue to target specific concerns.

Along with having a routine, it’s equally important to know when to care for your skin. This includes bathing or washing your face after sweating or working out, removing any makeup before sleeping, and not picking at acne or other breakouts. Seasonal weather sometimes causes your skin to behave differently which results in temporary changes to your routine.

Aging Skin

How you care for your skin in your 20s and 30s lays the foundation for the effects of aging. Most skin care routines, regardless of age, include a cleanser and an SPF-based moisturizer. But, the ingredients in these products should change based on the needs of your skin at different ages. Your dermatologist may recommend adding specific creams and serums to increase collagen production or for improved moisture retention, for example.

Sun Damage

Sun damage can occur at any age but is generally the culmination of years of sun exposure. While it’s commonly associated with skin cancers, sun damage causes several types of cosmetic concerns.

Solar Lentigines

These flat, hyperpigmented areas are common in older people and frequently referred to as age spots or liver spots.

Uneven Pigmentation

This condition is the result of uneven melanin production, generally caused by sun exposure and tanning. It may accompany pink and red spots, caused by broken capillaries under the skin.

Elastosis

This condition occurs when collagen and elastin fibers — the skin’s connective tissues — break down, resulting in easy bruising, sagging skin, and wrinkles.

Melasma

Sun exposure and hormonal changes are the leading causes for the formation of dark patches on the face, known as melasma.

Many popular cosmetic and dermatological procedures can help reduce the appearance of sun damage, but preventing sun damage is the best treatment. Use daily lotions and moisturizers with an SPF on any exposed skin, especially the face and hands. Also, only apply sunscreens with both UVA and UVB protection and re-apply during water-based activities or activities that induce sweating.

Cosmetic Procedures

Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center provides a wide range of cosmetic procedures aimed at helping you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Chemical Peels

This common form of cosmetic dermatology that uses formulated chemicals to remove the top layer of skin and expose new, smoother skin underneath. Commonly used peels include:

  • Beta Peel: Generally used to treat acne by applying salicylic acid which helps with exfoliation and bacteria and oil control.
  • Vitalize Peel: A combination of acids, such as citric and salicylic, are used to delicately refine the skin’s superficial appearance.
  • Lactic Peel: A gentle but effective peel, lactic acid, derived from milk, is commonly used with dry and/or sensitive skin.
  • Pigment Balancing Peel: Though this procedure can lighten pigmentation, it’s a multi-step process and requires the diligent use of sunscreen to achieve the full potential of the procedure.
  • Glycolic Peel: This type of peel is customizable because of the various chemical strengths available. It’s frequently used to exfoliate and revive mature skin.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion uses ultra-fine crystals to exfoliate the top layer of skin to produce subtle changes in the skin’s appearance. It’s a common treatment for age spots, brown spots, and dull skin. The skin may have a pinkish hue following the procedure but usually recovers within 24 hours.

Botox

Derived from the Clostridium botulinum bacteria, Botox is directly injected into specific muscles, causing a directed relaxation which reduces the appearance of crow’s feet, fine lines, and frown lines. Effects of the procedure are visible within several days and results generally last up to six months before another treatment is necessary.

Microneedling

Also called collagen induction therapy, microneedling uses short, fine needles to puncture the layers of the skin, triggering collagen formation. This procedure is effective for decreasing the appearance of fine lines and some scars. A dermapen or dermaroller create a series of pinpricks which allow skin care products to enter deeply into the tissue and the skin to begin aggressively repairing the intentional damage. Multiple treatments are usually needed to receive the full effect of microneedling.

Juvéderm

Juvéderm smoothes folds and wrinkles which commonly appear at the corners of the mouth and nose. This hyaluronic acid gel is injected into the site and adds volume to the tissue. Most patients only need one treatment to achieve results which last up to six months.

CoolSculpting

This non-surgical procedure freezes targeted fat cells without harming surrounding muscles and tissues. It can take up to four months for results to be fully visible with up to 25 percent fat reduction in the targeted area. Common areas for CoolSculpting include the abdomen, arms, neck, and thighs.

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is frequently used to treat the appearance of spider and varicose veins. A doctor with Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center injects a sclerosing agent into the vein, causing the vein to scar, close off, and eventually be reabsorbed. The vein will fade during the following weeks but can take up to one year. This treatment is also used for vein-related medical issues.

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