Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery

The largest dermatology practice in America, Advanced Dermatology provides complete clinical and cosmetic skin care. Immediate appointments available at one of our 120+ locations.

Caring for Skin with Rosacea

Rosacea is a common skin condition characterized by the tendency to develop flushed skin. A dermatologist can provide personalized tips for effective rosacea treatment, such as by helping patients understand how to avoid symptom triggers. A flare-up of symptoms may be triggered by certain foods or beverages, such as spicy foods, red wine, and caffeinated beverages. Avoiding these food triggers can help manage symptoms.

As you'll learn by watching this video, it's particularly important for patients with rosacea to protect their skin from the sun. This video offers some tips for selecting the best sunscreen for sensitive skin. It also recommends protecting the face from extremes in temperature, wind, and any source of irritation.

For expert guidance in managing rosacea symptoms, you can turn to Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery. Give us a call at (866) 400-3376 to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist or explore our website for more information about our services, including acne laser treatment.

Different Types of Chemical Peels

You may have already heard of the benefits of exfoliation for your skin. It involves the removal of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin. This allows your skin to renew itself. Exfoliation brightens the skin and lessens the appearance of blemishes. Although some skincare products contain ingredients that help exfoliate the skin, these won't provide dramatic or rapid results. Instead, consider talking to a dermatologist about a chemical peel. Chemical peels involve the application of a chemical solution to the skin. During the subsequent one to two weeks, the skin peels off to reveal the new skin underneath.

Superficial Peels

Superficial peels are the gentlest type of chemical peel. It is appropriate for people with all skin types. Your dermatologist will apply alpha-hydroxy acid or another very mild chemical to the skin. The chemical solution will remain on your skin for several minutes to allow it to penetrate the top layer of skin. Then, the chemical solution is neutralized and removed. You can return to your usual activities immediately afterward. Your skin may turn pink, but you will only experience minor skin peeling.

Medium Peels

Medium chemical peels affect the top and middle layers of skin. Often, dermatologists use trichloroacetic acid (TCA) for this type of peel. The TCA solution is left on the skin for a longer period of time. You won't be able to apply makeup for about five to seven days and your skin will redden before it heals. However, a medium peel provides more dramatic results than a superficial peel.

Deep Peels

As the name implies, deep peels are the most aggressive form of chemical peel. Since it can affect skin pigment, it is only recommended for individuals with fair skin and it can only be used once. Dermatologists typically apply phenol for a deep peel. Usually, patients receive pain relievers and an oral sedative. It takes about two weeks for the skin to heal itself.

To look and feel your best, choose from the menu of cosmetic dermatology services offered by Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery. Our dermatology clinics provide chemical peels, facials, waxing, CoolSculpting, eczema treatment, and so much more. Give us a call today at (866) 400-3376 or stop by our website to read our rave reviews.

Be Sun Smart

Skin cancer treatment is most effective when the disease is detected as early as possible. It's important to check your skin regularly and see a dermatologist if you notice any abnormalities. Additionally, schedule a professional skin exam with a medical dermatologist. To reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, follow the tips in this video.

This video, which is presented by the American Academy of Dermatology, discusses the type of sunscreen you should apply and how often you should reapply the product. Remember to apply sunscreen every day before you go outdoors, even on cloudy or wintry days.

You can schedule a skin cancer exam with a dermatologist at Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery. To learn more about our exams or to find a location near you, call us at (866) 400-3376.

What Causes Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder that primarily affects the skin on the hands, face, arms, and scalp. Autoimmune disorders are chronic conditions that cause the body's immune system to believe that the body is infected, causing the body to attack its own cells. While physicians and dermatologists don't know exactly what causes psoriasis, they do know what may trigger psoriasis outbreaks in some patients.

Every psoriasis patient has different triggers, or may have a combination of triggers. If you and your dermatologist understand what triggers your psoriasis outbreaks, your psoriasis treatment will be much more effective. Some common triggers include weather that is cold or dry, certain medications, extreme stress, trauma to the skin, and certain infections.

Schedule an appointment at Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery for effective, comprehensive psoriasis treatment options. Our skilled dermatologists practice cosmetic, pediatric, medical, and clinical dermatology at our 115 locations around the country. For more information, call us today at (866) 400-3376.

Tips for Choosing a Cosmetic Surgeon

If you're interested in undergoing a cosmetic surgery procedure, you'll want to find a highly qualified cosmetic surgeon in your area. Cosmetic surgery procedures can be invasive, and can have certain risks or side effects. Thus, it's important to find a cosmetic surgeon that is trustworthy and reputable. Here are some tips for finding the best cosmetic surgeon for you.

Evaluate Certifications, Licenses, and Education

Your cosmetic surgeon should have a doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy degree from an accredited medical institution. He or she should have at least three to five years of training in a residency program in general surgery, and at least three years of specialized training in a residency program at a medical facility. He or she should also have an active state medical license, and should be board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Look for Experience with the Procedure You Want

You should choose a cosmetic surgeon who has extensive experience performing the specific cosmetic surgery procedure that you want. Ask potential cosmetic surgeons how much training they received in this surgical procedure, how long they have been performing the procedure, how many patients have undergone the procedure in their offices, and what the results were. You should also ask each potential surgeon to walk you through the procedure in step-by-step detail.

Find a Cosmetic Surgeon With Whom You Can Communicate

It should be easy for you to communicate effectively with your cosmetic surgeon. You'll want to choose one that listens to your wants and needs, so that you can be sure you'll achieve your desired results. When you discuss the cosmetic surgery procedure you want with potential surgeons, take note of how well they listen to you, their body language, and how comfortable you feel around them.

At Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, our cosmetic surgeons are highly educated, trained, and skilled in a number of different cosmetic surgery and cosmetic dermatology procedures. We have over 100 convenient locations around the country. For more information, visit our website or call (866) 400-3376 today.

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