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 140+ locations.

Laser Skin Resurfacing 101

Dermatologists can provide a variety of skin treatments and cosmetic surgery options that will improve the color, texture, and overall appearance of your skin. Laser skin resurfacing is a safe and effective dermatology treatment that will make your skin look younger and healthier. Before visiting a cosmetic dermatology center, read these facts about laser skin resurfacing.

The Skin Conditions Treated by Laser Skin Resurfacing

Your dermatologist may recommend laser skin resurfacing over cosmetic surgery if you have minor skin imperfections. Laser skin resurfacing can dramatically improve the appearance of scars, fine lines, wrinkles, blotchy skin, rosacea, discolored skin, and sagging or loose skin. While not every skin problem will be completely eliminated via laser skin resurfacing, just one session can significantly improve your skin.

The Laser Skin Resurfacing Process

Laser skin resurfacing is minimally invasive, and can be performed in your dermatologist's office. A partial treatment may take 30 to 45 minutes while a full-face treatment may take two hours. Your dermatologist will numb your skin with a local anesthetic, and may administer a mild sedative. You'll need to undergo general anesthesia if you're receiving a full-face treatment. The procedure is performed with a high tech, incredibly precise medical laser, which removes damaged layers of skin, stimulating the body to produce new, healthy skin cells.

What to Expect Before and After Your Procedure

Prior to your procedure, your dermatologist may recommend that you avoid certain medications, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or vitamin E. You'll need to quit smoking for at least two weeks before and after the procedure. Your dermatologist may prescribe you antibiotics or antiviral medications. For 24 hours post-procedure, you'll need to clean the skin four to five times per day and apply lotion or medicated ointment. The skin will take 10 to 21 days to heal completely.

If you're interested in learning more about laser skin resurfacing, visit one of our talented cosmetic dermatologists at Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery. We offer a variety of skin care treatments that will help you look and feel much younger. To learn more about our dermatology services, call us today at (866) 400-3376.

Dermal Fillers: Are They Right for You?

If you're unhappy with your skin's appearance and wish that you could look younger, healthier, and more refreshed, a cosmetic dermatologist can help. Cosmetic dermatologists can recommend minimally invasive skin care treatments, like dermal fillers, to make your skin tighter, plumper, and smoother. Here is a simple guide to determining if dermal fillers are right for you.

You Have Skin Problems, But Aren't Ready for Cosmetic Surgery

When skin problems affect your self-esteem, you can either try over-the-counter products, cosmetic dermatology treatments, or cosmetic surgery to correct the problem. Some people don't feel ready to commit to an invasive cosmetic surgery procedure. Dermal fillers are a happy medium between at-home treatments and cosmetic surgery. The procedure is non-invasive, short, and relatively risk-free. It also requires no downtime, has few side effects, and produces long-lasting results. Dermal fillers can eliminate or reduce the appearance of skin problems like fine lines, deep wrinkles, sagging skin, skin hollows, and minor scars.

You Want to Restore Your Youthful Appearance

As you age, your body begins to produce less collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are responsible for keeping your skin plump, tight, and youthful. Dermal fillers can stimulate your body's natural collagen production, or act as an artificial replacement for collagen and elastin. Dermal fillers will fill in facial hollows, fine lines, and deep wrinkles and restore facial volume so that your skin looks dramatically refreshed and youthful.

You're Committed to Your Health

The best candidates for dermal fillers are those who are committed to living a healthy lifestyle. You must be in good physical health and not smoke or abuse drugs or alcohol. You must also be committed to following your dermatologist's pre and post-procedure instructions carefully and completely.

At Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, we provide dermal fillers and a variety of other skin care treatments that can help you look more youthful and vibrant. We can also provide laser treatments, facials, volumizers, skin rejuvenation procedures, medical-grade skin care products, and cosmetic surgery. To learn more about our cosmetic dermatology procedures, call us today at (866) 400-3376.

Could You Benefit from Therapeutic Shampoo?

There are many factors that can affect the appearance and health of your scalp and hair. Your diet, the minerals in your water supply, your skin and hair care products, certain medications and illnesses, and your hair-washing habits can contribute to hair that is greasy, limp, frizzy, dry, and damaged. You can also develop scalp problems, like rashes and dandruff. If you're suffering from any of these problems, a medical dermatologist can recommend a therapeutic shampoo.

Therapeutic shampoos from a dermatologist treat a number of common scalp conditions, including dandruff, itching, and skin infections. The shampoo is prescription strength, and may contain a combination of ingredients designed to target your specific condition. Therapeutic shampoo may contain zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide, salicylic acid, sulfur, tar, ketoconazole, ciclopirox, fluocinolone, or clobetasol. Because scalp problems can also contribute to hair problems, therapeutic shampoo can also improve the texture and appearance of your hair.

If you're having scalp or hair problems, come visit one of our medical dermatologists at Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery. We offer a variety of medical-grade products for skin, hair, and nails. To learn more about our cosmetic dermatology products and medical dermatology treatments, call us today at (866) 400-3376.

Simplifying Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a persistent and chronic skin condition that typically occurs on the knees, elbows, and scalp. A dermatologist can help you identify what triggers your psoriasis outbreaks. Common triggers are stress, diet, infections, environmental factors, and medications,

Watch this video to learn more about the causes, symptoms, and clinical dermatology treatments available for psoriasis. An experienced dermatologist discusses the basics of psoriasis, and the most effective psoriasis treatment options available.

If you're in need of psoriasis treatment, come see us at Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery. Our clinical dermatologists can help you prevent psoriasis outbreaks, and reduce your symptoms when outbreaks do occur. To schedule a consultation with one of our clinical and cosmetic dermatology professionals, call us today at (866) 400-3376.

Answering Questions About Aging Skin

As you age, you'll begin to notice major and minor changes to your skin over time. A dermatologist can provide cosmetic dermatology treatments or cosmetic surgery to reduce or eliminate some of the telltale signs of aging. Here are the answers to some common questions about aging skin.

How Can I Treat Fine Lines and Wrinkles?

There are many over-the-counter treatments available that claim to reduce or eliminate fine lines and wrinkles. In reality, the best way to treat them is to visit a cosmetic dermatologist for professional skin care treatments. Your dermatologist may recommend that you undergo laser skin resurfacing, intense pulsed light therapy, chemical peels, facials, dermal fillers, Botox injections, or skin rejuvenation therapy. These procedures are minimally invasive and produce immediate and long-lasting effects.

Why Do Age Spots Form?

One of the most common signs of aging is the development of areas of skin discoloration, also called sun spots or age spots. Age spots are brown, gray, or tan areas of skin that appear on the face, chest, shoulders, arms, and the back of the hands. This hyperpigmentation of the skin is most common among young mothers, pregnant women, and women taking hormone contraception. The primary cause of age spots is oxidative stress, which causes the body to over produce skin pigments. Excessive or prolonged sun exposure greatly increases your risk of oxidative stress and age spots.

Why Do Facial Hollows Form?

As you age, your body begins producing less collagen and elastin, which are responsible for keeping your skin plump, tight, and youthful. When you lack collagen and elastin, you will begin to develop mild to deep facial hollows. Your dermatologist can treat these facial hollows using volumizers and dermal fillers.

If you're interested in fighting the signs of aging and maintaining a youthful appearance, come see us at Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery. Our cosmetic dermatologists can offer cosmetic surgery or cosmetic dermatology treatments that will eliminate sun spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and facial hollows. To learn more about our cosmetic dermatology services, call us today at (866) 400-3376.

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