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By Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, PA
September 13, 2016
Category: Dematology
Tags: Acne  

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 acnefact, 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.

By Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, PA
August 25, 2016
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox  

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 Botoxtrying 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.

By Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, PA
August 25, 2016
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Kybella  

Find out if this cosmetic treatment is the best way to get rid of your double chin.

Having a double chin can feel pretty embarrassing, and while many people assume Kybellathat only those who are overweight get double chins this is far from accurate. Anyone can develop a double chin. If you are looking for a way to get a more defined chin that is free of excess fat then find out how our Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner and Bridgewater, NJ dermatologists can help.

What is Kybella?

This FDA-approved treatment is used to dissolve excess fat around the chin.

How does it work?

This injection contains deoxycholic acid, a molecule that is naturally occurring within the body, which is used to target and destroy fat cells that your body will then naturally absorb over the course of a few days.

If you’ve been thinking about getting surgery or liposuction to remove your double chin but you don’t really want to go through an invasive cosmetic procedure, Kybella is a great alternative. Kybella offers a unique and significantly less invasive way to treat excessive chin fat.

How many treatments will I need?

This will vary depending on the severity of your condition. Most patients will get anywhere from 12 to 20 small injections during one visit, with many people needing about two or three visits in order to get the best results. Each visit is spread out about a month apart and getting Kybella only takes about 15 minutes.

When you come in for a consultation we will create a customized treatment plan that will help you to achieve your specific goals. Most people see visible results within two to four treatments.

Kybella could be the treatment you’ve been looking for to finally say goodbye to that double chin. Find out if you are the right candidate for Kybella by scheduling a consultation with Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, PA, with locations in Morristown, Mt. Arlington, Liberty Corner and Bridgewater, NJ.

By Affiliated Dermatologists
July 11, 2016
Category: Dematology
Tags: Juvederm  

Lips that are naturally thin or which thin out with time distract from other pleasing juvadermcontours 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.

Side Effects

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!

By Affiliated Dermatologists
June 16, 2016
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Sunscreen  

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, Sunscreenyou 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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