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By Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, P.A.
August 20, 2021
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: warts   Dermatologist  

Most of us are familiar with warts, but may not know much about them in practice. Sometimes it can be hard to identify whether the growth we're concerned about is indeed a wart or not. Over-the-counter and at-home removal methods may not be as effective as desired and some carry inherent risks if they're not appropriately performed. So it's always a good idea to turn to a dermatologist to learn about the possible treatment options, which will vary depending on the type of wart. Learn more by contacting the professionals of Affiliated Dermatologists and Dermatologic Surgeons in Mt. Arlington, Bridgewater, Morristown, NJ.

Understanding Warts

An important thing to know about warts is that they are typically harmless and many will simply go away all on their own. But this can take time and although are often merely unsightly they can also be itchy and sometimes even painful.

Warts occur as a result of contracting a strain of the human papillomavirus (HPV) and they can spread by contact. So it's important to leave the wart alone, to not touch it, or let others do so. Picking at it may worsen the problem.

Over-the-counter products can often treat mild conditions but you should still check in with your dermatologist to be completely sure that what you're treating is indeed a wart, or if the growth is painful or is in an area where it impedes certain physical activities. Or if you just want to be sure that you'll be rid of it.

Dermatologist in Mt. Arlington, Bridgewater, Morristown, NJ

Your dermatologist will first verify that the growth is indeed a wart and then may prescribe either topical medication as a conservative treatment. But they can also employ elements such as acids and freezing therapy, or even surgically remove it if necessary. What type of treatment will depend on a variety of factors so it's important to come into the office.

Schedule a consultation today with your local experts of Affiliated Dermatologists and Dermatologic Surgeons in Mt. Arlington, Bridgewater, Morristown, NJ, by dialing 973-267-0300.

By Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, P.A.
March 02, 2021
Category: Skin Treatments

Over time, your skin may show signs of aging, such as wrinkles, sun spots, and age spots. Luckily, your dermatologists at Affiliated Dermatologists in Morristown, Mt. Arlington, and Bridgewater, NJ, can help! Fraxel laser treatment can help treat your damaged skin and leave you looking young and revitalized.

What is Fraxel Laser Treatment?

Fraxel laser treatment uses patented technology to treat and target damaged skin with microscopic lasers that help penetrate deep into the skin. This process helps stimulate your body’s natural healing process and can help replace dark, damaged skin with fresh, new skin.

What Results Can I Expect With Fraxel Laser Treatment?

Depending on what you’re trying to target, you can usually expect satisfying results. There should be a significant reduction in problems such as wrinkles, brown spots, and rough textures after two sessions, however, it varies for each person. Usually, after about five treatments, you should see optimal results in all issues, even scarring, which is typically very difficult to combat. Overall, it’s very likely that you should expect your skin to look brighter, as well as feel softer and healthier. Your results usually are immediate and will continue progressing over time.

After treatments, it’s important to continue caring for your skin by protecting your skin against things such as sun damage by using sunscreen. Your dermatologists in Morristown, Mt. Arlington, and Bridgewater, NJ, will also discuss a skincare regimen that is very vital and necessary to follow so that you can guarantee the best results possible.

Contact Your Dermatologists Today!

If you’re struggling with skin damage and you don’t feel quite like yourself, make sure to contact your dermatologists as soon as possible to ask any questions and to discuss if Fraxel laser treatments would benefit you. Call our Morristown, Mt. Arlington, and Bridgewater, NJ, locations today at (973) 267-0300.

By Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, P.A.
January 04, 2021
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: Chemical Peels  

Fresh, glowing skin can be yours with the skin doctors at Affiliated Dermatologists. We have multiple locations in Mt. Arlington, PA, Bridgewater, PA, and Morristown, PA.

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a skincare treatment that usually introduces safe, low-risk acids to the skin to resurface the skin to brighten, even and soften the complexion. There are several kinds of chemical peels:

Superficial Peel

You or your dermatologist applies alpha-hydroxy or beta-hydroxy acid to the area. This acid breaks down the top layer of the epidermis and removes any skin cells that may contribute to a dull complexion or a tired appearance.

Benefits: This type of peel is known as a “lunchtime peel” -- known to be quick enough to get during your lunch hour at work.

Medium Layer Peel

To treat further into the skin and remove freckles and lines, your dermatologist will administer stronger actives like glycolic or trichloroacetic acid.

Benefits: This kind of peel handles all the skin concerns that the superficial peel addressed, but this treatment moves into the epidermis and reaches the dermis of the skin.

Deep Dermis Peel

With this type of peel trichloroacetic acid or phenol is applied to the skin. Because these are very potent chemicals, it is sure to encourage cellular turnover and banish dead skin cells that refuse to slough off.

Benefit: This treatment resurfaces deeper lines, age spots, and freckles. The procedure dramatically changes the way the face looks.

What are the other benefits of a chemical peel?

  • A more toned skin color that is even and does not look as blotchy
  • Skin that looks brighter in appearance
  • A face that is softer to the touch

Learn more about how a chemical peel can get rid of sallow, tired skin? Contact the skin doctors at Affiliated Dermatologists, serving Mt. Arlington, PA, Bridgewater, PA, and Morristown, PA. You may reach us at 973-267-0300.