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Is your face as clean as you think it is? Dr. Cooper has been featured in a New Jersey monthly online article. Click the link below to read facial care advice by Dr. Cooper.
Learn how minimally-invasive sclerotherapy clears your skin of spider veins.
If you've noticed a network of tiny yet conspicuous purple veins beginning to crop up on your legs, you are likely dealing with spider veins. This common circulatory condition tends to make those who have it a little hesitant to wear shorts or a swimsuit in the summer. Fortunately, Affiliated Dermatologists of Morristown, NJ offers a cosmetic procedure called sclerotherapy - to clear away the cobwebs, so to speak.
What are spider veins?
Spider veins, or telangiectasias, are stretched blood vessels close to the surface of the skin. They are so named because of their resemblance to the tangle of a spider's web. They can be red, purple, blue or a combination of colors, and typically form on the thighs and lower legs. Anyone can get spider veins, but it is known to be a hereditary condition. They are also much more common in people who have careers that require them to stand for long periods of time. Spider veins are not typically painful or harmful, but they can be a source of embarrassment when warm weather arrives and the legs are bare.
How does sclerotherapy work?
Sclerotherapy was first developed in the 1920's, and although the technology is being advanced all the time, the technique remains a time-tested standard. Your Morristown dermatologist injects a solution that collapses the affected veins. Once the vein has broken down, it will fade and become much less noticeable. The treated area may be wrapped with compression material afterwards. It may take a few weeks and several treatment sessions before the veins fade completely. This procedure requires no anesthesia or downtime.
Don't let spider veins keep you from enjoying summer fashions and activities. Call to make an appointment with one of the qualified physicians at Affiliated Dermatologists today!
Protect Your Skin from the Harmful Effects of the Sun this Summer
While summer might be quickly coming to an end, it is still important to take care of your skin when outside. At Affiliated Dermatologists in Morristown, NJ we want to make sure that your skin remains healthy all summer long so you can continue to enjoy trips to the beach, zoo or any outdoor activity.
Your skin is the largest organ in your body and plays a vital role in your overall health and well-being. It protects against invasive bacteria, regulates your body temperature and senses information from the stimulation of heat, cold, pressure, pain and touch. This summer it is important to protect your skin against the harmful effects of the sun, which can lead to skin cancer.
To minimize your risk of developing skin cancer, Affiliated Dermatologists, offering dermatology in Morristown, NJ, provides the following tips:
- Choose shaded areas for outdoor activities
- Avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when it is the strongest
- Wear a hat, sunglasses and other protective clothing when spending long periods of time in the sun
- Always wear sunscreen with SPF of at least 15
- Avoid deliberate tanning, including tanning beds
- Visit Affiliated Dermatologists for regular skin examinations, as well as self-exams
Apart from skin cancer, UV rays can lead to premature aging, as well as macular degeneration, which is the leading cause of blindness in older adults.
The best way to detect skin cancer in its earliest stage is to examine your skin frequently—from self-exams to professional exams. At Affiliated Dermatologists, skin doctors in Morristown, NJ, we are available to show you the proper way to examine your skin and detect areas of concern. Some warning signs of cancer include:
- A sore that won’t heal
- Change in the size, color or shape of a mole
- Change in sensation of a mole, including tenderness, pain and irritation
- Change in the surface of a mole
Protecting your skin against harmful UV rays should always be part of your skin cancer prevention. If you detect anything suspicious with your moles or skin, visit Affiliated Dermatologists, Morristown, NJ skin doctors, immediately. Detecting skin cancer early is your best bet for a quick recovery.
The skin doctors of Affiliated Dermatologists offer the best in dermatology care and offer botox to the Morristown, NJ area. Call today for an appointment!
Botox Cosmetic softens the wrinkles between the brows, as well as the forehead wrinkles and crows feet that creep up on us. Treatment only takes five to ten minutes! One treatment with Botox Cosmetic relaxes the muscles that cause lines to form, and keeps them relaxed for an average of three to six months. It’s simple, non-surgical, requires no downtime and there’s minimal discomfort. Schedule your treatment today!
Please join Affiliated Dermatologists in the American Academy of Dermatology's fight against skin cancer by participating in the SPOT Orange on Melanoma Monday, May 6, 2013. For more information visit www.SpotSkinCancer.org/SPOTOrange.