Finding A Professional Dermatologist

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Finding a Professional Dermatologist

If you are looking for a way to treat your dry skin, acne, or Roseaca, or if you are interested in learning more about the various anti-aging procedures available, you will definitely benefit by consulting with a professional dermatologist. Certain skin conditions as well as the natural aging process can be difficult to treat with over the counter creams and medications, and there are a variety of innovative procedures in today’s dermatology world that can help to clear up inflammatory acne, slow down the aging process, remove unsightly facial hair and spider veins, and much more. When you meet with your dermatologist for the first time, they will conduct a full exam and advise on the various procedures available that can help you look and feel your best.



Dermabrasion is a skin treatment that has been used for centuries to minimize the appearance of scars, wrinkles, fine lines, warts, freckles, and skin pigmentations. In today’s world, this technique is still used to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and remove keloids and keratoses. The procedure uses a diamond fraize to gently sand down the damaged area. A scab will form over the area, and once this heals, fresh new skin cells will emerge. Once the area is completely healed, the results are fresh and healthy skin, free of imperfections.



Laser liposuction is an innovative procedure that is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to standard liposuction. Using ultrasonic energy, the VASER lipo-system breaks up fat deposits while keeping the surrounding tissues safe. The healing process is faster than standard liposuction, and patients typically only experience minimal bruising and swelling. Local anesthesia is used during the procedure, minimizing the risks that are typically involved when a patient is under general anesthesia and asleep during the procedure. The breakdown of fat cells allows for smooth contouring of the problem areas, allowing for a natural and toned figure.


Facial Fillers

Facial fillers work to plump up the skin in the face, and are most often used to treat naso-labial folds, drooping skin around the mouth, and bags underneath the eyes. Juvederm is a popular facial filler that contains hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in the body. Hyaluronic acid works as a natural moisturizer, trapping in moisture which in turn keeps the skin soft and supple. Juvederm also adds volume to the skin, instantly lifting and firming problem areas. The entire procedure takes between 30 and 40 minutes, and results appear within a few days. There may be minimal swelling and bruising at the injection site, but these after effects disappear shortly, and the end result is a youthful, fresh, natural looking appearance. One of the best aspects about Juvederm treatments is that the results last up to six months, so there is minimal maintenance required.


Laser Hair Removal

It is quite common for women with darker hair to develop dark hair on the face, typically at the corners of the mouth. Hormonal imbalances can also cause women to develop excess hair around the jaw line, resulting in a five o’clock shadow appearance. Shaving these areas can temporarily remove the hair, but women risk the hair growing in darker and coarser. Bleaching the area may also provide temporary relief, but bleach treatments can be hard on the skin and they do not always provide the desired results. While facial hair in women is completely natural, women with lighter hair do not have noticeable facial hair due to the fact that there is little to no pigmentation in the hair follicle, and their facial hair is typically softer and lighter, sometimes referred to as “peach fuzz.” A woman with darker pigmentation simply has more noticeable facial hair, and the good news is that there are laser treatments that can safely halt the hair growth.

During a laser hair removal procedure, the doctor will use a laser that produces a highly concentrated light beam. The laser will directly absorb the dark pigment in the hair follicle, as well as hinder the follicle’s natural ability for re-growth. Laser hair removal is less painful than standard hair removal methods, and this procedure also can treat more than one hair follicle at a time, making it the perfect choice for individuals who suffer from excess body hair, typically on the back or shoulders.


Contact Your Dermatologist for a Consultation

If you are in the area and are ready to take the next step in treating your skin and rejuvenating your appearance, there are a variety of innovative, minimally invasive procedures that can truly work wonders on your skin. Whether you are looking to enhance your facial contours and minimize wrinkles with a facial filler like Juvederm, or you are hoping to shape up your troubled areas with laser liposuction just in time for bathing suit season, all you need to do in order to get started is contact your dermatologist for a consultation.

When you meet with the dermatologist, they will discuss your goals with you and advise on the best procedure to meet your specific needs, and within a short period of time, you will be amazed at your fresh, beautiful, and rejuvenated appearance.

Anne Harvester is aware of the variety of services that are offered through dermatology practices. Anne turns to to set up consultations and appointments to receive the ideal cosmetic services. Add Anne on Google Plus.



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