How your dermatologists in Morristown, Liberty Corner, Bridgewater and Mt. Arlington can help
Psoriasis is caused by your genetics, and it is an autoimmune disease that can cause red, scaly areas on your scalp, knees or elbows. There are triggers which can cause accelerated growth in your body’s skin cells. This rapid growth causes the patches on your skin. Thankfully, there is relief from psoriasis. Your dermatologists at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, PA in Morristown, Liberty Corner, Bridgewater and Mt. Arlington, NJ want to help you discover relief from your psoriasis symptoms.
According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, factors that can trigger psoriasis include:
- Infections, especially strep throat
- A skin injury, scratches or sunburns
- Certain medications
In addition to avoiding psoriasis triggers, there are some other things you can do to get relief from psoriasis symptoms. Remember to:
- Take baths in lukewarm water with Epsom salts
- Use oil-based or ointment-based moisturizer several times each day
Psoriasis falls into several different types depending on the percent of your body affected, each of which is treated differently:
- Mild psoriasis affects less than 3% of your body. Treatments include prescription bath solutions, moisturizing creams, topical steroid medications and other treatments which slow the growth of skin cells. Your dermatologists may also suggest light or laser therapy to reduce or eliminate psoriasis patches.
- Moderate psoriasis affects between 3% and 10% of your body; severe psoriasis affects over 10% of your body. For moderate to severe psoriasis, your dermatologists may suggest:
- Light therapy with UVB rays to reduce or eliminate psoriasis patches
- Biologic drugs to suppress the immune system in severe psoriasis cases
Don’t let psoriasis take control of your life. To find out more about caring for psoriasis, call your dermatologists at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, PA with offices in Mt. Arlington, Morristown, Liberty Corner and Bridgewater, NJ. Call today and get some relief from your psoriasis symptoms!
Like most people, visiting your dentist twice a year for a checkup is probably part of your normal routine. But are you making time in your schedule to visit your dermatologist? The physicians at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, with locations throughout New Jersey in Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner and Bridgewater, want to see you once a year for a skin check. Here's why.
What is a skin check?
Skin checks from your dermatologist in Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner or Bridgewater can take as little as 15 minutes. Your medical history will be reviewed and the medical professional, who has extensive training in recognizing suspicious lesions on the skin, will examine your skin. The reason behind a skin check from your New Jersey dermatologist is simple: the earlier skin cancer is found, the more chance of complete recovery from it. Regular skin checks also document and monitor any changes from year to year.
What happens during a skin check?
If during your visit to one of our Affiliated Dermatologists locations in Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner or Bridgewater, your New Jersey dermatologist finds no moles or other skin problems that warrant further investigation, you'll make an appointment with our scheduling staff for the next year. However, if a mole with suspicious properties is discovered - one with various colors or a diameter larger than 5 millimeters, for example - your dermatologist will perform a biopsy or will remove it using a quick and painless process that uses a local anesthetic. It will then be sent to a laboratory for further investigation, and we will contact you with the results and any follow-up information.
Has it been awhile since your last skin check? Or maybe you've never had one? If so, contact Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons at one of our convenient New Jersey locations - Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner, or Bridgewater - to schedule an appointment today!
When you look in the mirror, does your appearance belie your feelings and your age? Sagging facial skin can make a person appear tired, upset or even angry, and can certainly make someone seem older than they are. This is a natural process that occurs with age, but some people may find that it happens more rapidly or noticeably for them. That's why at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, PA in Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner and Bridgewater, NJ, we're pleased to offer Volume XC, a revolutionary way to treat signs of aging in the cheek area. Here's how it works:
What happens as we age?
Over time, important anti-aging elements in our skin - collagen, vitamins and various acids - begin to break down. The skin loses its elasticity and ability to hold moisture; sagging and wrinkles are the result. While this is an inevitable occurrence, it can be combated with proper skin care. This includes moisturizing, sun protection and restoration of the important substances that our bodies naturally produce.
What is Voluma XC?
Voluma XC is a non-surgical treatment offered by your dermatology professionals at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, PA. Voluma XC contains hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the body which restores plumpness by retaining moisture. When injected into the mid-face area by a dermatologist, the result is subtle, yet effective changes in the contour of the cheeks. The best part about Voluma XC? Many patients report looking at least five years younger than their actual age after treatment, and the results often last as long as 2 years.
Voluma XC is a relatively new product, so it's very important to choose licensed dermatology professionals, like the doctors at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, PA, to administer it. This will ensure you're receiving the highest-quality and safest treatment. To schedule a consultation, contact us in Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner and Bridgewater, NJ to set up an appointment. We look forward to helping you achieve your best look!
Pinpoint what might be triggering your acne outbreaks and stop acne in its tracks!
It’s amazing how many of us, from children to seniors, experience acne outbreaks. In fact, acne is one of the most common skin disorders. If you are dealing with acne, chances are good you are trying to find the acne treatment that is right for you. Find out what is causing your outbreaks and how our Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner and Bridgewater, NJ dermatologists can help.
What causes acne?
Acne is usually due to hormones, which is why teens are more likely to experience frequent or severe outbreaks. These hormones, along with bacteria found on the skin and in oil glands, result in acne.
Acne can take on many different forms from nodules and cysts to whiteheads and blackheads. While hormones and bacteria are the main causes there are certain factors that can also make acne worse:
- Changes in hormone levels (as is typical for women during menstruation)
- Picking or trying to pop acne
- Wearing certain articles of clothing (e.g. hats)
- Certain hair products (which can cause acne around the hairline)
What are my treatment options when it comes to acne?
There are several ways one of our Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner and Bridgewater practitioners might recommend treating your acne. There are three main medications that are most effective for reducing acne outbreaks: benzoyl peroxide, retinoids and antibiotics. Some people may be able to control their acne with just one of these treatments while others may need to use multiple treatments.
Benzoyl peroxide is usually in cleansers and acne-fighting topical medications. You can often find this solution in over-the-counter acne remedies, but we may recommend using prescription-strength benzoyl peroxide to target more severe outbreaks.
Retinoids are prescription topical gels or creams that are most often used to treat whiteheads and blackheads.
Antibiotics may either be prescribed orally or topically to reduce the amount of acne-causing bacteria on the skin and to also reduce inflammation. Antibiotics are often more efficacious when used with other treatment options.
Women whose acne is due to fluctuating hormones may also benefit from using one of the specific birth control pills that are designed to also treat hormonal acne.
Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, PA is dedicated to giving you radiant and more beautiful skin. We offer a full range of services so that all of your skincare needs are met. If you want to find out what acne treatment is ideal for you then it’s time you scheduled a visit at our Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner and Bridgewater, NJ dermatology offices.
Want a more youthful appearance? Then it might be time to get Botox.
Chances are good that you’ve already heard about Botox treatments. These injectable fillers are a great way to get smoother and younger looking skin fast. If you’ve been trying all those special creams and products hoping to wash away wrinkles and lines, find out how getting Botox from your Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner and Bridgewater, NJ dermatologists might be exactly what you need.
What Problems Does Botox address?
Botox is a great option for anyone who is looking to reduce the appearance of dynamic lines and wrinkles of the face. Dynamic wrinkles are ones that appear when you make certain facial expressions such as forehead lines, crow’s feet (the wrinkles around the eyes) and laugh lines around the mouth and chin.
Botox can smooth out skin and reduce sagging around the chin and mouth that is more common as we get older.
Can Botox actually prevent wrinkles?
Since Botox is injected into the muscles to prevent them from contracting, what you’ll notice is that your skin appears smoother. Lines and wrinkles will be greatly reduced and over the course of a few days you will also notice that lines and wrinkles will continue to lessen as the chemicals take full effect.
Since Botox temporarily slows muscle contractions it will also prevent new dynamic wrinkles and lines from forming on the face.
How long will results last?
Of course, your results won’t last forever. On average, Botox results last about 6 months. But if you want to continue to maintain your more youthful appearance you can do so by scheduling another Botox treatment with our dermatologists.
The Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner and Bridgewater, NJ skin specialists of Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, PA are here to give you the treatment you need so you can get the appearance you want. Call us today and let us know you are interested in getting Botox.
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