Kristyna Lee,MD, MPH
Arlene Rogachefsky, MD

Lauren Cooper, M.D.

By Affiliated Dermatologists
February 27, 2015
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox  

BotoxYour face is active all day as you show emotions and facial expressions. It's hard to keep a straight face when you consider all the wrinkles this causes over time!

Are you tired of those lines etched into your face? At Affiliated Dermatologists, you can experience a youthful renewal of your skin with Botox®, the FDA-approved solution for all unwanted creases and lines.

How Does Botox Work?

Botox blocks acetylcholine (the chemical responsible for the muscle contractions that bring wrinkles) from being released under your skin. But while Botox has been found to be effective for minimizing the appearance of wrinkles in faces across America, many people are concerned about Botox because they think it can:

  • permanently paralyze facial muscles, leaving you with a "stone-face"
  • become less effective over time (meaning you'll have to spend more money on higher dosages to achieve the same results)
  • potentially lead to other unwanted and unforeseen side effects

However, because each Botox treatment can last for as long as six months before losing its effectiveness, using Botox often enough to permanently paralyze your facial muscles would require taking significantly more Botox than is safely prescribed. Plus, because only one Botox treatment is necessary for six months of a youthful look, the thought that this might be enough to make your facial muscles desensitized to its effects is highly unlikely and even more unfounded.

Instead, each injection trains facial muscles to relax (rather than forget how to work altogether), providing the most effective way for maintaining your youth and keeping you proud of every smile you give from now on!

For more information on Botox therapy and why it's one of the safest and most effective options for a more youthful face, give the offices of Affiliated Dermatologists a call today. Call us at 973-267-0300 for lasting dermatology solutions right here in New Jersey!

By Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, P.A.
January 02, 2015
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox  

BotoxYou’ve surely heard about Botox, even if all you really know about it is that celebrities and other famous reality TV stars have been known to receive injections (and sometimes overdo it on the number of treatments they receive). But what do you really know about Botox? And do you know that it’s an incredibly safe cosmetic procedure that’s available to everyone—not just television and movie stars?

What is Botox?

Botox is a diluted form of botulism toxin, and it’s held various uses in medicine for about thirty-five years now. In recent years, it’s been held as one of the most effective methods for softening wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead. In mere minutes, Botox can virtually eliminate the presence of crow’s feet. In terms of riskiness, it’s been rated the safest of cosmetic injections currently on the market. In the history of its use, very few cases of minor bruising post-injection have occurred.

Why You Should Consider Botox

If you’re not convinced about the benefits of Botox by now, keep reading. Botox has been used to minimize migraine pain, and reduce the occurrence of migraines altogether. Medical professionals believe the drug relaxes muscles and blocks the sensory nerves that send pain messages to the brain, thus making nerves less sensitive to migraine pain. For the same reasons, Botox has also been successfully employed to treat pain from arthritis.

Botox has also been proven to shrink the production of sweat from various sweat glands (on the face and in the armpits). While this might seem like an unusual side effect to some, there are actually many people suffering from an overproduction in their sweat glands who would greatly benefit from Botox treatments.

To learn more about Botox and dermatology in our New Jersey offices of Morristown, Succasunna, Liberty Corner or Somerville, call today!

By Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, P.A.
June 10, 2014
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Morristown   wrinkles   skin doctor  
wrinkles skin doctor morristownUnwanted wrinkles may be frustrating, but they are undoubtedly a normal part of the aging process that has an impact on all of us to different degrees. As you age, skin becomes thinner and loses its elasticity, making it harder to retain moisture, difficult to heal and more susceptible to damage. As a result, wrinkles and fine lines form on the face, hands and neck among other areas of the body.
While fine lines may be an inevitable fact of life, that doesn’t mean you can’t take steps to improve the health and appearance of your skin. There a number of simple lifestyle changes you can make to help diminish wrinkles. And with the popularity of cosmetic dermatology on the rise, you can visit our Morristown dermatology office for more information safe and long-lasting procedures, such as Botox™, that help reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Tips to Help Reduce Wrinkles

Visible signs of aging may not be unavoidable, but the causes that lead to wrinkles and fine lines aren’t completely out of your control. The first step to diminishing the appearance of your wrinkles is to understand what causes them in the first place. .  
  • Protect your skin from the sun. Sun exposure is the leading cause of wrinkles. When you must be in the sun, always wear sunscreen and protective gear such as a hat and sunglasses. This will not only help you prevent wrinkles, it will also help prevent skin cancer. 
  • Moisturize. Dry skin turns plump skin cells into shriveled ones, creating lines and wrinkles prematurely. Skin that is moist looks better and retains the skin’s elasticity.
  • Avoid smoking. Smoking causes premature wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth. It upsets the body’s mechanism for breaking down old skin and renewing it.
  • Wear protective sunglasses. Avoid crow’s feet and prevent wrinkles around your eyes by wearing protective eyewear, as repeated squinting causes these wrinkles.
  • Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables that contain powerful antioxidants, such as berries and leafy greens, can help fight against the harmful molecules that damage skin cells.
  • Stay hydrated. Water helps keep your body and skin hydrated, giving your skin a radiant glow while helping to rid waste out of your system. 

A More Youthful Appearance with Cosmetic Treatments

For fast and long-lasting results, you may want to visit your cosmetic dermatologist in Manhattan. Today, cosmetic dermatology offers a wide spectrum of safe and effective procedures that can help you dramatically reduce the visibility of your wrinkles, improve your overall skin health and help you achieve your skin care goals.
Three popular cosmetic procedures include:
  • Botox™:  This popular treatment for facial wrinkles involves injecting Botox™, which relaxes and weakens the muscles beneath the wrinkle. This temporarily prevents the formation of expression type wrinkles, such as frown lines and crow’s feet.
  • Wrinkle fillers. Popular wrinkle fillers, such as Juvederm™ and Restylane™, are composed of gel-like compounds that reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds.
  • Chemical Peels. This process involves applying a safe and gentle chemical solution to the skin of the face, neck and hand, which includes exfoliation of the upper skin layers. This procedure is not only used for the reduction of wrinkles but for the treatment of acne and pigmentation problems as well.
Wrinkles may be a natural part of the aging process, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for an aged appearance. With a healthy lifestyle, good sun protection and regular visits to our office, you can help keep your skin looking youthful for years and years. If you are considering treatment for wrinkles, talk to our skin doctors in Morristown, NJ about your options.
By Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, P.A.
April 11, 2014
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Office Locations  
To ensure that you receive the best in quality skin care, we are pleased to offer four convenient office locations.  Each location is conveniently located so that you can choose the closest office to your home or work. Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, PA is located in Morristown, Succasunna, Liberty Corner and Somerville, NJ.
It is important that our patients get the best care possible and our multiple locations allow us to do just that.  Our patients have four locations to choose form that offer convenient and flexible operating times. No matter where you are, we have a place for you to visit for optimal skin care. You can choose from offices in Morristown, Succasunna, Liberty Corner and Somerville, NJ for your skin care needs because when choosing a dermatologist, convenience of location is key, which is why we offer four locations.
To learn more about each office location and our dermatologists, please visit our interactive website where you will find office hours and driving directions to each office location.



As your Somerville, Succasunna, Liberty Corner and Morristown, NJ dermatologists, we are available at all four locations to provide you with the best care possible. Whether you are visiting our offices for routine care or are interested in more complex treatments such as Botox in NJ, we want to be your go-to dermatologists in the area.
By s.capano@affildermgroup.com
November 11, 2013
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Skin Care   Winter   Morristown  
dermatologist morristown njWith the weather getting colder, our dermatologists in Morristown, NJ are available to offer helpful tips for protecting your skin this winter season.  By taking proper care of your skin and transitioning from “summer care” to “winter care,” you can further protect your skin from the damaging effects of the colder months. 
At Affiliated Dermatologists, we want to help you protect your skin this winter by offering five helpful skin care tips:
  • Schedule an appointment with one of our dermatologists in Morristown. While you can go to a drugstore for various products, it may be hard to find an associate who can give the best advice for your skin care regimen.  By scheduling an appointment at our office, one of our Morristown dermatologists will be able to help you create an appropriate skin care regimen for the colder months.
  • Don’t forget to moisturize. During the spring and summer months you may have already found the perfect moisturizer for your skin.  However, during the fall and winter months, as the weather cools, it is important to change your skin care routine as the weather conditions change.  Find a moisturizer that is oil-based, rather than water-based.  The oil will help to create a protective layer on the skin that retains more moisture than a cream or lotion.  Our Morristown, NJ skin doctors can help you choose the best moisturizer for your skin. 
  • Avoid super hot baths. While the idea of soaking in a nice hot bath on a cold winter day may sound relaxing, it can cause your skin to lose its moisture.  The intense heat of a hot shower or bath can actually break down the lipid barriers in the skin—leading to a loss in moisture.  When showering or bathing, you are better off with warm water, in addition to remaining in the water for a shorter amount of time.
  • Protect your hands from harm. The skin on your hands is thinner than most parts of your body.  It also contains fewer oil glands, which means it is harder to keep your hands moist, especially in cold, dry weather. So, what can you do to protect your hands? When you go outside, wear gloves.  And if you need to wear wool to keep your hands warm, try wearing a thin cotton glove first to avoid irritation from the wool.
  • Limit the peels. If your facial skin is uncomfortably dry, it is important to avoid using harsh peels, masks, and alcohol-based toners or astringents.  Instead, try to find a cleansing milk or mild foaming cleanser that does not contain alcohol, and masks that are “deeply hydrating,” rather than clay-based, which tends to draw moisture out of the face. 
For more information on proper skin care in the winter, schedule an appointment with one of our Morristown, NJ dermatologists at Affiliated Dermatologists.  We can offer you an improved skin care regimen, as well as tips on other skin care topics, including Botox in NJ.
Are you ready for the winter months?  What extra steps are you taking to protect your skin as the weather changes? Share your answers in a comment below!

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182 South Street, Suite 1
Morristown, NJ 07960
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Succasunna, NJ 07876
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Liberty Corner, NJ 07938
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80 West End Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876
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