Lips that are naturally thin or which thin out with time distract from other pleasing contours of the face. So do wrinkles and lines around the mouth and loss of fullness in the cheeks. You can overcome changes in facial shape and heavy lines and wrinkles that make you look older than you feel and act.
The answer? It could be Juvederm XC, Juvederm Ultra XC or Juvederm Voluma XC, a line of FDA-approved injectable gels which smooth wrinkles and add volume to sagging skin. The physicians at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons in Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner, Bridgewater and Morristown, NJ offer this FDA-approved pharmaceutical grade volumizer to qualified patients over the age of 21.
What is Juvederm?
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons says that the key ingredient in Juvederm, hyaluronic acid, is a highly biocompatible substance naturally found around your eyes and in the connective tissues of your body. Besides providing skin elasticity lost over time and a cushioning effect to sagging skin, hyaluronic acid is used by arthritis and orthopedic specialists to relieve joint pain.
Prepared as Juvederm, hyaluronic augments thin lips, smooths "parentheses" lines around the mouth and adds youthful volume to the cheeks. It actually cushions these areas, say plastic surgeons and dermatologists. Effects are not permanent, but they are long lasting--up to 2 years for Juvederm Voluma XC applied to the cheeks.
While every medical procedure carries a risk of side effects, Juvederm's are minimal, with injection site swelling, tenderness and bruising lasting 2 to 4 weeks after treatment. Many individuals qualify for treatment. However, pregnant and lactating women must postpone Juvederm treatment. Additionally, people allergic to lidocaine may not receive these injections as lidocaine is the anaesthetic contained in the gel to ease discomfort during injection.
Treatment in Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner, Bridgewater and Morristown?
The award-winning medical staff at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons in Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner, Bridgewater and Morristown, NJ offer a wide range of treatments for medical and aesthetic conditions of the skin. Quality, convenience and a caring attitude are hallmarks of this outstanding medical practice.
If you would like to meet some skin care goals, including smoothing age-related wrinkles, call the friendly staff today!
Protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays is crucial to saving it from sun damage and potentially deadly conditions like skin cancer. You probably know that sunscreen is essential in keeping your skin healthy. However, with so many options, you may feel a little overwhelmed while standing in the sun care aisle of the drug store before your trip to the pool or beach. Learn which sunscreen is right for you and your skin with help from your Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner and Bridgewater, NJ dermatologist at Affiliated Dermatologists.
Deciphering Sunscreen Labels
On every bottle of sunscreen, there is one very important piece of information. The SPF, or sun protection factor, uses a number to describe how much of the sun’s rays the sunscreen itself filters out. SPF 15 filters out 93% of the sun’s harmful UV rays, while SPF 50 filters out 98%. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends using an SPF of at least 30 before going out into the sun.
Sunscreen’s labels also tell you other information, such as if the sunscreen is waterproof, meant for sports or baby-friendly. However, no matter its specification, sunscreen should be liberally reapplied at least once every two hours on dry skin or at least every 30 minutes if you are in the water or sweating. Even if a sunscreen is water-resistant, it only stays on the skin for a maximum of 40-80 minutes, making reapplication crucial to protecting your skin.
Sun Protection in New Jersey
Sunscreen is not the end-all-be-all of sun protection. Since no sunscreen can block out 100% of the sun’s harmful rays, it is important to take other precautions like wearing tightly-woven clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and staying in the shade. Try to avoid the sun’s rays during their strongest times during midday. See your dermatologist regularly for checkups to ensure you are taking proper care of your skin.
Can my Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner and Bridgewater dermatologist help protect my skin?
Your dermatologist can help you take the proper precautions in protecting your skin. Additionally, your doctor can help you spot potentially problematic spots or moles which have signs of skin cancer. Committing to regular dermatological examinations helps increase your chances of finding and treating skin cancer or sun damage early. Your doctor can also provide you with valuable information on how to properly protect your skin and which sunscreen is best for you.
With offices in Morristown, Mount Arlington, Liberty Corner and Bridgewater, NJ, Affiliated Dermatologists can take care of all your skin’s needs in the Northern New Jersey area. For more information, please contact your dermatologist by calling (973) 267-0300 to schedule your appointment today!
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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!
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