Cosmetic dermatology is becoming more popular as men and women are realizing that they can have more youthful looking skin at any age. Your dermatologist can help you with medical issues but he can also help you look and feel your best. There are many cosmetic treatment options available to choose from so a proper evaluation by the doctor is necessary to determine the best choice for you. Our cosmetic services include Latisse for eyelashes, Botox/Dysport for wrinkles, wrinkle fillers for face and lips such as Restylane and Juvederm, chemical peels and more.
Latisse for eyelashes is a product that will allow you to grow thicker, fuller eye lashes. Latisse was discovered when a medical eye drop was found to have the side effect of growing longer, fuller, darker eyelashes. This was researched and developed into Latisse. Latisse is available by prescription only and is a solution that you apply at home each evening. When Latisse is applied each night there is a noticeable difference in the length of lashes after just four weeks. Full growth is usually apparent at 16 weeks.
Botox and Dysport are two injectable medications commonly used to treat deep lines and wrinkles that occur because of muscle contractions. These expression lines usually form between the eyes, on the forehead and next to the eyes (crow’s feet). Botox and Dysport are made from the same medication and are injected the same way. They both work by relaxing the muscles that are causing the lines and furrows. It is up to you and your doctor to determine which one is right for you.
Restylane and Juvederm are hyaluronic-acid based solutions that are used to fight wrinkles and plump lips. They are called dermal fillers, because they fill in the space where they are injected. Both products are safe and pose virtually no risk of allergic reaction. So if you are bothered by thin lips or deep wrinkles there is a solution for you.
Chemical peels have been around for many years but they are widely under used. There are many different types of chemical peels to address all types of skin problems. The basic goal of a chemical peel is to cause rapid turnover of the skin cells. This procedure will cause improvements in sunspots, fine lines, acne, sun damage and hyperpigmentation. Chemical peels work quickly and with minimal downtime.
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