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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.
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 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.

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.