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By Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, P.A.
July 27, 2022
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: Chemical Peel  

A chemical peel is not just for acne, as many people assume. It can improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, scarring, sun damage, and more. Our team of dermatologists from Affiliated Dermatologists provides several skin cosmetic procedures in Mt. Arlington, Bridgewater, and Morristown, NJ. Chemical peels are one of our more popular cosmetic treatments. 

What Is a Chemical Peel?

This procedure involves applying chemicals to the surface of your skin which dissolves the outermost layer. Over the next few days, this outer layer of skin peels away and reveals fresher, brighter, and younger-looking skin.

How Do I Prepare for a Chemical Peel?

We recommend certain preparatory actions in the days leading up to our skin cosmetic procedures in Morristown, NJ. These include:

  1. Refrain from using at-home exfoliant treatments. The chemicals used in at-home treatments may not play well with the chemicals in your chemical peel treatment. They may cause a reaction that ultimately causes more damage.
  2. Staying as hydrated as possible.
  3. Skip the gym. This is only important on the morning of your procedure. The dramatic increase in circulation leaves your skin overstimulated.
  4. Lastly, planning is key. Schedule the procedure for several weeks before an upcoming event to allow time for adequate healing of your skin.

What Is the Procedure Like?

This procedure itself is simple and causes minimal discomfort. First, your skin is thoroughly cleaned using a special prep solution, removing surface oils and allowing for your chemical peel to penetrate the skin evenly. Next, the chemical peel solution is applied. There are several solutions to choose from categorized by how deeply they penetrate the skin. Your dermatologist will guide you in choosing the best one for your skin.

The peel remains on your skin for several minutes. You may experience mild tingling or burning during this time. The chemicals react with your skin, allowing for the emergence of fresh skin.

What Should I Expect After the Procedure and What Are Some Aftercare Requirements?

For the first 2 to 3 days after your procedure, your skin looks and feels the most intense. Depending on the type of peel used, you can expect redness and sensitivity similar to sunburn in the days following the procedure. When the redness fades, your skin will begin to peel, like a peeling sunburn. Avoid the sun and apply a high SPF sunblock whenever you go out. Adequate hydration and use gentle, hydrating facial cleansers that contain hyaluronic acid or ceramides.

Contact Us

Have your questions answered regarding chemical peels and all other skin cosmetic procedures, schedule a consultation with one of our dermatologists at Affiliated Dermatologists. Calling (973) 267-0300 connects you with any of our 3 locations in Morristown, Mt. Arlington, or Bridgewater, NJ.

By Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, P.A.
June 15, 2022

Patients can enjoy a number of aesthetic benefits from modern dermatological treatments, including laser therapy. The skin doctors at Affiliated Dermatologists and Dermatologic Surgeons in Morristown, Bridgewater, and Mt. Arlington, NJ offer a variety of skin cosmetic procedures which could improve your facial appearance, including treatment with the Cutera Excel V Laser.

Vascular Skin Conditions

Any disease or condition that is related to the blood vessels is referred to as a vascular issue. Common vascular skin conditions include:

  • Varicose veins.
  • Spider veins.
  • Rosacea (flushness on the skin, usually the face, chest, and back).
  • Broken vessels.
  • Cherry angiomas (red-tinted moles).
  • Venous lakes (common on the face and ears).

The Cutera Excel V Laser

The doctors at Affiliated Dermatologists and Dermatologic Surgeons offer a treatment method for vascular and pigment problems called the Cutera Excel V Laser. It helps patients of all skin tones with a wide variety of skin conditions. The laser delivers a dose of power to abnormal blood vessels beneath the skin, causing them to recede and eventually not be visible. A cooling agent works along with the laser to ensure that you have a comfortable experience.

The Benefits of Laser Treatment

The Cutera Excel V Laser rejuvenates and renews your appearance by reducing the appearance of blood vessels and sun damage on the surface of the skin. It also comes with a number of benefits:

  • The results are reliable and show up relatively quickly.
  • The investment you make in Cutera laser treatments is very reasonable—especially when you consider the results.
  • There’s no need to worry about discomfort for this type of procedure—just lay back as your skin doctor waves the wand over your skin blemishes, vessels, lesions, and rashes.

Learn More About the Cutera Excel V Laser

In modern dermatology, there are so many ways that a skin doctor can make your skin look younger, fresher, and more rejuvenated. Contact the office of Affiliated Dermatologists and Dermatologic Surgeons in Morristown, Bridgewater, and Mt. Arlington, NJ by calling 973-267-0300 today to schedule an appointment.

By Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, P.A.
March 11, 2022
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: Kybella  

A double chin is something that anyone can deal with, not just people that are older or overweight. However, a double chin can impact your confidence and make you think that you look older or heavier than you actually are. There are ways that you can restore your confidence and get rid of your double chin! Your dermatologists at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons in Morristown, Mt. Arlington, and Bridgewater, NJ, can debunk myths you may have heard about Kybella and explain how it can change your life.

Myths and Facts About Kybella

Myth: Kybella is invasive.

Fact: Kybella treatments from your dermatologists in Morristown, Mt. Arlington, and Bridgewater, NJ, and not invasive at all. You may think that the idea of getting rid of your double chin is intense and invasive, whereas Kybella doesn’t cause major discomfort and is great alternative to surgery. It’s just a series of injections and you’ll be able to enjoy your daily life as you heal.

Myth: Kybella is temporary.

Fact: Because of the way that Kybella is made, it helps get rid of fat cells for good. It is important to manage your weight and lifestyle after getting Kybella, but you can expect to enjoy your results for years without worry.

Myth: It takes a long time to recover after Kybella.

Fact: Since Kybella is non-invasive and doesn’t require general anesthesia, there isn’t really any downtime. You can start getting back to your daily life immediately. You may have small side effects like swelling or redness, but that shouldn’t impact your ability to function and should go away within a few days.

Contact Your Dermatologist Today!

Find out how you can get rid of your double chin and start feeling confident again! Contact your dermatologists at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons in Morristown, Mt. Arlington, and Bridgewater, NJ, to learn about Kybella and ask any further questions that you may have. Call for more information today at (973) 267-0300.

By Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, P.A.
January 24, 2022
Tags: Juvederm  

Experience the benefits of Juvederm in Mt. Arlington, Bridgewater, and Morristown, NJ through the quality care of the team at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons.

How Juvederm Works

Juvederm is a popular option for people wanting to regain their skin’s youthful appearance. It utilizes hyaluronic acid, which is a sugar that the body naturally produces. It helps hydrate and plump the skin, which can fight volume loss due to aging.

How Long Does It Last?

There is no set time frame for how long you’ll experience the benefits of Juvederm in Mt. Arlington, Bridgewater, and Morristown, NJ. Typically, they do not last longer than 18 months, though they can begin to wear off much quicker.

The hyaluronic acid in Juvederm is absorbed by the body, and how long it takes to be completely absorbed depends on several factors, including:

  • Which treatment you choose- There are a few types of Juvederm, some of which are thicker than others. The thicker it is, the longer it usually takes to be absorbed.
  • Where you get the treatment- If it is injected into the lip region, it will not last as long as this area gets a lot of daily use.
  • Your habits- If you smoke or do not drink much water, the hyaluronic acid has to replace even more natural hydration. This means the effects will not last as long.

It’s better to have your next treatment before the effects of the last treatment completely wear off. That’s why most patients go in for a follow-up about 12 months after their first treatment. If you notice effects wearing off sooner than 12 months, you can schedule a visit with the experts at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons earlier.

Tips for Making Results Last Longer

While there is no way to make the treatment last forever, there are ways to get the most out of the treatment by extending the life of the results. Staying healthy and taking good care of your skin with the following steps can help:

  • Exercise regularly
  • Stay hydrated
  • Eat healthy, balanced meals
  • Wash and moisturize your face daily
  • If you smoke, aim to quit
  • Wear sunscreen if you’re going to be outside

To learn more about Juvederm in Mt. Arlington, Bridgewater, and Morristown, NJ, schedule a consultation with the experts at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons by calling (973) 267-0300.

By Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, P.A.
January 13, 2022
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: Juvederm  

If you've tried other treatments to rejuvenate your skin and didn't get the results you wanted, you may want to find out if you should try Juvederm in Mt. Arlington, NJ, Morristown, NJ, or Bridgewater, NJ. At Affiliated Dermatologists, our team of doctors and professional staff are ready to answer your questions about the treatments available to reduce facial lines, wrinkles, and folds.

What is Juvederm?

Juvederm treatment is a colorless hyaluronic acid injectable gel – which is found naturally in the body – doctors use to smooth skin folds and wrinkles. The acid hydrates your skin while simultaneously adding volume to the tissue in your face. The result is a smoother, more natural look. After one treatment, you should see immediate results that last up to a year.

Are You a Good Candidate?

If you're in relatively good health and would like to try a non-invasive treatment to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, then you are a good candidate for Juvederm. The treatment works for people of all ages, skin types, and colors. Although many patients who choose this treatment are 40 and over, some people use Juvederm to address their skin issues as early as 21.

What to Expect

When you choose Juvederm in Mt. Arlington, NJ, Morristown, NJ, or Bridgewater, NJ to restore your youthful glow, our team at Affiliated Dermatologists will set up an initial consultation to examine your skin and address your concerns. The team will also review your medical history and discuss the results you hope to achieve.

After the team builds a customized treatment plan, you'll need to prepare for your treatment. Avoid using any skincare products before your consultation and protect your skin from direct sunlight as much as possible before your scheduled treatment date.

On your appointment date, one of our doctors will inspect you for any skin infections or irritations. Then the doctors will clean your skin thoroughly before adding a numbing agent to the injection site. The agent will keep you comfortable during the injection.

Once the doctors make the injections, the filler plumps up your skin for instant results. You'll notice an immediate reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, and folds after one injection.

To learn more about how to restore your youthful glow with Juvederm treatments in Mt. Arlington, NJ, Morristown, NJ, or Bridgewater, NJ, call us at Affiliated Dermatologists today at (973) 267-0300 for all three locations.

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