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By Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, P.A.
February 01, 2019
Category: Dermatology

This minimally invasive cosmetic procedure could give you firmer, more youthful skin.

As we age our bodies stop producing as much collagen, which leads to a loss of instaliftvolume and elasticity in our skin, as the purpose of collagen is to help keep skin supple, smooth and firm. Luckily our Mt. Arlington, Morristown, and Bridgewater, New Jersey, dermatologists offer ways in which to combat the early signs of aging without having to turn to surgery. One such treatment is known as Silhouette Instalift.

What is Silhouette Instalift?

This FDA-cleared, minimally invasive cosmetic procedure offers a way to both increase volume within the cheeks and face while also tightening and smoothing the skin. These special polymer sutures are used to lift and reposition skin tissue while also stimulating the production of collagen, which will help improve skin laxity and volume. This is a great alternative for those who aren’t ready for or aren’t candidates for a face-lift.

What should I expect from this cosmetic procedure?

The procedure takes approximately 45 minutes and can be performed right here in our Mt. Arlington, Morristown, and Bridgewater office by one of our trained skin doctors. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia to minimize any discomfort. Before administering the anesthesia we will mark the areas to be treated, before directing a needle under the skin to place the sutures.

Is there any downtime?

Since the procedure does not require any invasive techniques there is very little downtime associated with getting the Silhouette Instalift. You may notice some mild tenderness or redness where the sutures have been placed but that should go away in a few days. Most patients can return to work and their normal routine after a couple of days. We will provide you with aftercare instructions so you know how to care for your skin as it heals.

When will I see results? How long will my results last?

You will notice results immediately; however, as the treatment stimulates the production of collagen you will also notice even more of an improvement in skin’s firmness and elasticity over the next couple of months. The sutures are made from a special polymer that can be reabsorbed by the body over time. This means that results last about 18 to 24 months.

Are you interested in getting Silhouette Instalift to help you look younger? If so, call Affiliated Dermatologists in Mt. Arlington, Morristown, and Bridgewater, New Jersey, and let us know that you want to schedule a consultation to find out if this treatment is right for you.

By Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, P.A.
December 04, 2018
Tags: Kybella  

Get rid of excess skin and achieve a more defined jawline with this simple procedure.

As we get older our skin begins to lose its elasticity, resulting in sagging, loose skin kybellaaround the jawline. This can be enough to make anyone feel a little self-conscious about their appearance. If this is something you are currently dealing with, our Morristown, Bridgewater, and Mt. Arlington, NJ, dermatologists have a simple nonsurgical option that could reshape and contour the face and get rid of that double chin.

What is Kybella?

Kybella is a safe and effective way to reduce the appearance of excess fat around the chin (also known as a double chin) without having to undergo surgery. In fact, it is the only FDA-approved injectable that can be used in adults to specifically treat double chin.

How does it work?

The main and active ingredient found in Kybella is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which is a molecule that breaks down fat. So, when our skin doctor administers these injections into the chin, the active ingredient gets to work breaking down and reabsorbing these fat cells.

When do results appear?

When you come in for your consultation, we will determine how many treatment sessions you will require based on how much excess fat is around the chin. This is a great option for those dealing moderate-to-severe fat in the chin area. During each treatment session, we will administer very small injections into the face. Patients may receive anywhere from 2-6 treatments, each performed about 1 month apart.

How long will results last?

Since Kybella actually destroys the fat cells these cells will not return and won’t be able to store fat. This means that these results are permanent and you won’t usually require any additional treatment.

Here at Affiliated Dermatologists, we believe that confidence is more than skin deep. If you want to improve the appearance of your skin our dermatologists offer locations in Morristown, Bridgewater, and Mt. Arlington, NJ, to serve you better. Call us today to find out how Kybella can help you.

By Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, P.A.
October 16, 2018
Category: Dermatology
Tags: moles  

It’s important that you are performing self-exams on your skin regularly.

The average person has at least 10 moles anywhere on their body. There are many factors such as genetics and sun exposure that can contribute to how many moles a person may have. By and large, moles should stay the same in appearance but it’s important that you are examining your skin regularly to check for any changes to your moles that could indicate skin cancer. Our Morristown, Bridgewater, Mt. Arlington and Liberty Corner, NJ, dermatologists are here to tell you the ABCDEs of self skin-cancer screenings so you know what to look out for.

The ABCDEs

It’s important that you are examining your skin at least once a month for any visible changes in your moles. After all, if you don’t check them regularly how will you know that something is wrong? Of course, if you’ve never performed a self-exam before you may be a bit confused about what to look for. Don’t worry; just remember your ABCDEs:

Asymmetry

If you drew an imaginary line down the center of a mole would both sides look the same or would they look different? A healthy mole is symmetrical while melanoma often asymmetry and uneven.

Border

A healthy mole usually has a very clearly defined and smooth border. Cancerous moles, on the other hand, have poorly defined, often jagged and rough edges.

Color

Your moles should only be a single color, often a shade of brown. In some instances, if a mole has several different colors (e.g. black, brown, tan, pink, blue, etc.) this could be a warning sign of melanoma.

Diameter

Healthy moles are usually rather small, while cancerous lesions are often larger than 6mm in diameter (this is roughly about the size of a pencil eraser).

Evolving

This is one of the most important factors when it comes to early detection and treatment of melanoma. If you notice that there are changes to a mole, no matter whether it’s the size, color or shape, it’s important that you contact our skin doctor as soon as possible for a thorough evaluation.

If you have a suspicious mole it’s good to play it safe and schedule a consultation with one of our dermatologists here at Affiliated Dermatologists. We have offices in Morristown, Bridgewater, Mt. Arlington and Liberty Corner, NJ. Call us today to schedule your skin cancer screening.

By Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, P.A.
October 11, 2018
Tags: Vitalize Peel  

Smooth away those early signs of aging with this popular skin peel.

vitalize peel

No matter whether you spent years worshipping the sun or you are just getting older, it’s a fact of life that our skin will change too. As a result, we will notice more lines and wrinkles forming, which can make us feel self-conscious about the way we look. If you want to reduce and even eliminate some of these signs of aging our Morristown, Bridgewater, Mt. Arlington and Liberty Corner, NJ, dermatologists offer a popular chemical peel that can help you achieve more youthful results.

What is a Vitalize Peel?

This procedure uses a special solution that, when applied to the skin, deeply exfoliates and removes the outermost surface of the skin, which is often the most damaged layer. By removing this outer layer we can reveal healthier, younger and more radiant skin underneath.

A chemical peel is great for treating lines and wrinkles, as well as uneven skin tone and poor texture. Our skin doctors offer different treatment strengths, depending on the type and severity of the issues you wish to treat.

What should I expect during my chemical peel?

The peel itself only takes about 20 minutes. Some patients report feeling a slight burning or tingling sensation when the solution is applied. This is completely normal and the sensation should only last a few minutes. This peel can be repeated every 3-4 weeks, as necessary, and the majority of patients will see results anywhere between 3-6 treatments.

Who is a good candidate for a Vitalize Peel?

Anyone dealing with mild-to-moderate skin problems as a result of aging or sun damage can often benefit from this chemical peel. This includes anyone who wants to smooth away or reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles while also evening out skin tone and improving texture. In some cases, it can even reduce the appearance of acne scars and hyperpigmentation. This treatment is effective and safe on all skin types.

Are you interested in learning more about the Vitalize Peel and whether you are an appropriate candidate for treatment? If so, it’s the perfect time to call Affiliated Dermatologists. With offices in Morristown, Bridgewater, Mt. Arlington and Liberty Corner, NJ, we are happy to help you get the radiant skin you deserve.

By Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, P.A.
September 04, 2018
Tags: Botox  

Fine lines and wrinkles are an unavoidable fact of life. No matter how carefully you care botoxfor your skin, some degree of wrinkling is inevitable as you grow older. Fortunately, it's easy to reduce your lines and wrinkles with Botox injections. Botox is among the many skin care treatments offered by the Morristown, Bridgewater, Mt. Arlington and Liberty Corner, NJ, dermatologists of Affiliated Dermatologists.

How does Botox work?

Botox injections contain the botulinum toxin. The FDA-approved treatment targets dynamic facial expressions that produce lines and wrinkles, such as frowning and squinting. The injections temporarily block nerve impulses from reaching the muscles that produce dynamic facial expressions. As a result, the lines and wrinkles in your skin relax and become smoother.

Small needles are used to provide the injections. Although the injections aren't very painful, your Morristown, Bridgewater, Mt. Arlington or Liberty Corner dermatologist may numb your skin with a local anesthetic or ice to ensure your comfort. After you receive your injections, you can immediately return to your usual activities. Botox injections can keep your skin line-free for three to six months. Scheduling regular follow-up appointments will help you maintain your results.

When is Botox recommended?

Have you developed a few vertical lines between your eyes? The lines are common after many years of focusing intently or squinting in bright sunlight. Botox injections smooth the area, decreasing the lines that can make you look perpetually tired or angry.

Botox is also a good choice if your crow's feet have become much more prominent lately. Injecting the little lines at the corners of your eyes with Botox offers a subtle way to minimize obvious signs of aging. Botox is just as effective in smoothing horizontal forehead furrows, fine lines around the lips or neck bands.

Botox injections can help you look more youthful! Call the skin doctors at Affiliated Dermatologists in Morristown, Bridgewater, Mt. Arlington and Liberty Corner, NJ, at (973) 267-0300 to schedule your appointment.





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