The facts about microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is the minimally invasive, non-surgical way to improve the look and texture of your skin. Your skin will look rejuvenated and younger after microdermabrasion. Your doctors at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, in Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner, and Bridgewater, New Jersey, want to help you look your best.
Microdermabrasion is the treatment of choice to correct skin issues including:
- Acne and acne scarring
- Enlarged pores and blackheads
- Age spots, wrinkles and fine lines
- Sun damage
- Skin discolorations
A microdermabrasion treatment is quick, usually taking only 20 to 45 minutes, with a short recovery time of only 1 to 3 hours. During your microdermabrasion treatment, your doctors at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons polish your top layer of skin with a unique, state-of-the-art handpiece and microcrystals, which are vacuumed by the handpiece.
Your skin is gently exfoliated, resulting in smoother, more refreshed skin. Microdermabrasion helps rejuvenate skin by stimulating new skin growth.
Your doctors at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons want you to know that during your microdermabrasion treatment, you may experience skin vibration similar to a massage, and light scratching as the microcrystals polish your skin. You may also be aware of a suction sensation as the dead skin cells are removed.
Microdermabrasion is non-invasive with little or no downtime. This makes it the perfect choice for active, busy people who want to look refreshed, renewed, and younger. It is also perfectly safe for any skin color. Your doctors at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons recommend two to twelve treatments for best results.
If you want to look better and younger, with skin that glows, consider microdermabrasion. It is the state-of-the-art treatment for clear, toned skin. You deserve to look your very best. It’s time to call your doctors at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons with four offices in Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner, and Bridgewater, New Jersey to serve your needs. Call today and look better tomorrow!
For many people, especially women who wear nail polish, the health of their finger or toenails is an often overlooked concern. However, nail health is an important part of your overall health. But what is normal and what is not? Find out more with help from your Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner and Bridgewater, NJ doctor at Affiliated Dermatologists and Dermatologic Surgeons, P.A.
What can my nails tell me?
Your nails can give you an insight into your body’s health. Dry or cracked nails could mean a thyroid problem. Clubbed nails could be the sign of kidney or liver disease. Nail-biting might point to cases of OCD. Pitted nails could mean psoriasis. However, some nail conditions are not the sign of an underlying condition and are easily treatable with help from your dermatologist.
What are some common nail problems?
- Fungal Infection: A fungal infection usually develops slowly over time. Symptoms include white flaking areas of the nail, yellow spots, white or yellow streaks on the nail’s surface or crumbling areas.
- Bacterial Infection: Bacterial infections cause the area where the nail meets the skin to swell, becoming red and irritated. Normally, only one nail is affected by a bacterial infection.
- Nail Lifting: This condition involves the separation of the nail from the nail bed and is painless and is often caused by wearing false fingernails.
- Ingrown Toenail: Ingrown toenails often occur due to the improper cutting of the nails. The corner of the nail grows into the skin, causing infection, pain and swelling.
How are nail problems treated?
Your Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner and Bridgewater dermatologist uses medical and family history coupled with a physical examination to diagnose your nail problem. Over-the-counter medications may be enough to treat some issues. However, your doctor can prescribe a stronger medicated cream, gel or polish to treat infections. Additionally, a prescription for antibiotics helps your body beat bacterial infections. Your doctor can help you determine which course of treatment is best for your situation.
For more information on fingernail and toenail health, please contact your doctor at Affiliated Dermatologists and Dermatologic Surgeons, P.A. With New Jersey locations in Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner and Bridgewater, keeping your nails healthy is easy. Call (973)267-0300 to speak with an associate about scheduling your appointment today!
Current treatment options for spider veins
It seems all of a sudden you have thin red lines running up and down your legs and feet. They almost look like a web of veins cascading down your leg. They’re called spider veins, or telangiectasias, and they are very common. They differ from varicose veins by their size and pattern. All you know is you don’t like showing off your legs anymore. Help is just a phone call away from the doctors at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons in Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner, and Bridgewater, New Jersey.
The doctors at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons want you to know that typically, spider veins are not harmful, but they can sometimes ache or burn.
There are some things you can do to prevent spider veins. Remember to:
- Elevate your legs and don’t cross your legs
- Always wear sunscreen
- Don’t stand or sit for too long, keep moving and changing position
- Wear supportive footwear and loose clothing that doesn’t constrict blood flow
Once you have spider veins, don’t despair. The doctors at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons have an effective treatment to remedy spider veins. It’s called sclerotherapy and has been used by the office to treat spider veins for over 25 years.
Sclerotherapy involves your doctors injecting a solution into your spider veins that closes up the veins. Your blood will flow to a healthier, larger vein. The spider veins fade and become unnoticeable. Sclerotherapy can be performed in 10 to 30 minutes with only about an hour of downtime.
You deserve to look your best so if you have spider veins, don’t suffer! Don’t let spider veins keep you from wearing shorts and enjoying your summer. Call the doctors at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons with offices in Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner, and Bridgewater, New Jersey. They can help you get rid of embarrassing spider veins, so call today!
How you can get relief from a rash
Rashes are itchy and uncomfortable. They are also unsightly and can make you self-conscious. They can also be a sign of a more serious medical condition. How will you know the difference, and when do you need to see a dermatologist? These are all excellent questions and your dermatologists at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons in Morristown, New Jersey want you to know the answers.
Rashes can be caused from medications and allergies, too much heat, infections and contact with poisonous plants. According to the Mayo Clinic, rashes can commonly appear as:
- Itchy patches on various areas of your body
- Dry rashes that don’t itch
- Red spots covering large areas of your body
If you get a rash, chances are it will resolve on its own. Your dermatologists at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons want you to know how to get relief. You can try:
- Applying over-the-counter anti-itch lotions or creams
- Taking oral antihistamines
- Taking soothing baths containing oatmeal
If your rash remains even after you’ve tried home treatments, it’s time to see your dermatologists at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons. Some of the rash treatments your dermatologist may suggest are:
- Prescription strength oral antihistamines
- Oral steroids
- Stronger, prescription strength topical cortisone creams
- Antibiotics if your rash causes an infection
Rashes can be a sign of a more serious medical condition such as Lyme disease, shingles, and even cancer. Your dermatologists at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons want you to seek immediate medical help if you experience:
- Difficulty swallowing and breathing
- Swelling, especially your eyelids
- Itching uncontrollably, even with topical creams
- A rash covering most of your body and face
If you are wondering whether you need to see a doctor for your rash, play it safe! Help is just a phone call away from your dermatologists at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons with four offices to serve you in Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner, and Bridgewater, New Jersey. Call today and get relief from your rash!
Before opting for this popular cosmetic treatment, you should be able to separate fact from fiction.
It may seem like an embarrassing topic to bring up, but millions of men and women deal with unwanted hair. From toes and fingers to cheeks and backs, people can experience hair just about anywhere. If the warmer months have you scared to bear it all, then it might be time you thought about laser hair removal. However, before you opt for this treatment in Annapolis, it’s important that you know all the facts. As with any medical treatment, a lot of inaccurate information can surface on the Internet. You want to make sure you are able to distinguish myths from the truths before saying yes to laser hair removal. Here is some information from Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, PA, serving Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner and Bridgewater, NJ.
Myth #1: One treatment is all that’s needed.
While we hope that one day we can offer a technology that promises only one visit, all laser hair removal options at the present require more than one treatment. This is because hair grows in different phases, so our doctors will create a treatment plan that is based on several factors. Everyone’s body is different.
Myth #2: Laser hair removal can affect fertility.
Absolutely not! Even if you are considering getting laser hair removal in those more private regions of your body, the laser’s only job is to target the hair follicle. The technology will not penetrate below the skin or affect organs.
Myth #3: Laser hair removal is very painful.
Technology has changed significantly and continues to change all the time. While you may notice some mild discomfort, like a rubber band snapping on your skin, the pain experienced during this procedure has been greatly reduced. Some parts of your body may not even experience any pain, while others might be a little more sensitive. However, if you think about it, waxing all the time can often be just as painful (not to mention time consuming!).
Myth #4: After treatment, my hair will never grow back.
While these lasers are effective in greatly reducing hair growth, you will still see hair continue to grow even after treatment. As we age, our hair growth patterns change. Some patients find that after a few years they have to repeat the laser hair removal process all over again to accommodate the changes in their bodies. This treatment is effective at reducing hair growth, but it doesn’t stop it altogether.
Now that you know the truth about laser hair removal, if you’re interested in what this aesthetic procedure can offer, give our professionals at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, PA, serving Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner and Bridgewater, NJ a call today at (973)267-0300 to schedule an appointment. Get rid of that unwanted hair once and for all and embrace your new skin!
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