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How Does Smoking Age Your Skin?

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When it comes to cosmetic dermatology, one of the most common reasons why people visit their dermatologist is for anti-aging treatments. If you smoke and you're interested in maintaining healthy-looking and youthful skin, then you may benefit from understanding the link between smoking and the appearance of your skin.

Cigarette smoke contains thousands of substances that can be harmful to your skin, and smoking is associated with premature skin aging, as well as a range of skin conditions and delayed wound healing. Smoking damages skin by preventing enough oxygen from reaching its cells and affecting its ability to produce collagen. For these reasons, dermatologists advise patients not to smoke if they want to promote the health and youthful appearance of their skin.

Are you interested in seeing a cosmetic dermatologist about your anti-aging skin treatment options? If so, then look no further than Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery. Please call (866) 400-3376 to learn about our services or schedule your appointment.

Is Radiesse Right for You?

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If you're unhappy with your appearance because of facial lines and folds, then your cosmetic dermatologist may recommend Radiesse. Continue reading to learn if Radiesse might be right for you.

What Radiesse Addresses
Radiesse is a dermal filler that your cosmetic dermatologist can use to smooth and reduce the appearance of moderate to severe folds and wrinkles. Radiesse can also be used to address volume loss in the back of the hands. If you suffer from either of these cosmetic issues, then Radiesse could be right for you.

Common Adverse Events Associated with Radiesse
In clinical studies of Radiesse used in the hands, the most common adverse events seen include redness, swelling, pain, bruising, itching, bumps, loss of sensation, difficulty performing activities, and other local side effects. The most common adverse events seen in clinical studies of Radiesse on the face include bruising, swelling, itching, pain, redness, and other local side effects.

What You Should Know About Radiesse
If you have a skin infection, then you should not use Radiesse until it has healed and, as with any procedure that involves an injection, there is a risk of infection with this treatment. Also, Radiesse contains microspheres that can be seen on CT scans and X-rays. For this reason, it's essential to alert your health care provider if you undergo this treatment. Additionally, there is a very small chance that Radiesse will be unintentionally injected into a blood vessel. In this event, the complications can be serious and permanent.

Who Shouldn't Use Radiesse
If you have an allergy to any component of the Radiesse product, then you should not consider this treatment. Also, if you have a bleeding disorder, have a history of severe allergies, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, then you should not use Radiesse. Finally, you should not consider treatment with Radiesse (+) if you have an allergy to lidocaine or similar medications.

If you think that Radiesse could be right for you, then please call Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery today at (866) 400-3376 to schedule your appointment with one of our cosmetic dermatologists.

5 Ways to Show Skin Aging the Stop Sign

Skin aging is an inevitable part of getting older, but not everyone shows the same signs of the passage of time on their faces. That is because there are many things you can do to reduce the signs of skin aging and keep your youthful appearance as long as possible. For instance, one of the biggest offenders when it comes to skin aging is the sun. Anytime you get a tan, you damage your skin, which will eventually translate to wrinkles and age spots. Get some simple tips for protecting your skin in this infographic from Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery. Talk to one of our dermatologists to learn more about anti-aging skin care, including cosmetic dermatology treatments that could work for you. Contact us to make an appointment with a cosmetic dermatologist, and please share this information with your friends and loved ones to help others learn how they can keep their skin youthful and healthy.

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A Quick Look at Hyperhidrosis

Excessive sweating is a common problem treated in cosmetic dermatology. If you sweat more than you feel is normal or are comfortable with, then your dermatologist may diagnose you with hyperhidrosis. Watch this video to learn more about this condition.

Sweating is one of your body's mechanisms for maintaining a healthy body temperature. When an individual sweats more than is normally needed by the body, this is referred to as hyperhidrosis. The first type of this condition, called primary focal hyperhidrosis, is idiopathic excessive sweating. The second type, called secondary generalized hyperhidrosis, results from another medical condition or is a side effect of medication.

Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery offers cosmetic dermatology treatments for hyperhidrosis. If you're ready to address your excessive sweating, then please call us today at (866) 400-3376 to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dermatologists.

FAQs and Answers About Fractional Laser Therapy

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Are you interested in cosmetic dermatology procedures that can help address signs of aging in your skin? If so, then your dermatologist may advise you to consider fractional laser therapy. Read on to learn the answers to frequently asked questions about this treatment.

What benefits does fractional laser therapy offer?
Over time, the appearance of the skin can be affected by many factors that leave it looking aged and dull. Your dermatologist can use fractional laser therapy to improve skin tone and texture, eliminate fine lines and age spots, treat melasma and actinic keratosis, reduce the appearance of scars and acne scars, and repair sun damage.

What should I expect during fractional laser therapy?
Your dermatologist will use a smart scanning device to perform the treatment in a consistent and safe manner. Each treatment session lasts between 15 and 45 minutes, and the average patient sees the best results after 1 to 5 treatments. Most patients report feeling a sensation like that of a mild sunburn immediately following a treatment session.

How does fractional laser therapy work?
The smart scanning device will emit fractional lasers that penetrate the skin's top layers and use light energy to resurface the top layers of the skin while stimulating collagen. Then, the stimulated collagen production will trigger your skin's natural rejuvenation process to smooth away scars and wrinkles. This therapy works with your body's natural cells, so it typically takes 1 to 3 weeks to see the full effects of the treatment.

What is the difference between fractional laser therapy and similar procedures?
Laser skin treatments are either ablative or non-ablative. Ablative treatments use high temperatures and can be effective, but they can have significant downtime and side effects. Non-ablative treatments are more gentle but offer modest results. Fractional laser therapy delivers the strength of ablative treatments but with the safety of non-ablative lasers.

The experienced dermatologists at Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery offer a broad selection of cosmetic dermatology services to help improve the appearance of your skin. If you'd like to learn more, then please call (866) 400-3376.

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