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By Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, P.A.
May 02, 2019
Tags: Juvederm  

Is Juvederm Right for You?

Many people are discovering the benefits of Juvederm treatments. This simple Juvedermprocedure can give you a more youthful look. Juvederm is a family of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that are injected into the skin. Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons in Mt. Arlington, Morristown, and Bridgewater, New Jersey, offers a variety of powerful dermal fillers to meet our patients' individual needs. Here are several signs that Juvederm may be right for you.

1. You want to get rid of acne scars.

While acne scars may fade over time, they often do not go away completely without treatment. Acne scars can be treated with Juvederm. The best dermal fillers for treating acne scars are fillers made of hyaluronic acid such as Juvederm. Juvederm fades acne scars by adding volume to them.

2. You want to erase facial wrinkles.

Juvederm eliminates wrinkles by adding structure and plumpness to the skin. Juvederm will smooth wrinkles by replacing the collagen lost due to aging or skin damage. The treatment will fill fine lines, hollows, and wrinkles in less than 30 minutes with results that can last from 9 months to a year.

3. You want to smooth away smile lines.

Don't be afraid to smile! Nasolabial folds, also called smile lines, are nothing to smile about. These lines and creases run from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth and are the result of the loss of facial volume as we age. Juvederm fillers smooth fine lines by filling in deep creases.

4. You want to make your lips look bigger.

Some people have noticed their lips thinning over time. Other people have thin lips and want to make them bigger. Your dermatologist can use Juvederm to increase volume in your lips. Juvederm can enhance the appearance of your lips by adding volume, shape, and structure. The effects typically last up to one year.

5. You want to enhance your cheekbones.

Wrinkles and fine lines aren't the only signs of aging. Over time, the skin may begin to sag and the cheeks flatten. This happens because volume is lost in the cheeks. Using Juvederm, your dermatologist can enhance your cheeks without surgery. Juvederm adds volume to correct age-related volume loss in the cheeks to help create a youthful appearance.

Turn back the clock on aging today. Say yes to Juvederm! Call Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons at 973-267-0300 today to schedule a consultation in Mt. Arlington, Morristown, and Bridgewater, New Jersey. With Juvederm treatments, you will look as wonderful as you feel. We want you to live your best possible life!

By Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons, P.A.
March 20, 2019
Tags: INFINIskin  

Give your skin the firmness and lift it needs without turning to surgery.

As we get older our skin stops producing as much collagen, the element for keepinginfiniskin skin supple and firm. As a result, we begin to notice sagging, lines and wrinkles. If you are looking for a way to rid yourself of these early signs of aging without resorting to more invasive cosmetic treatments then it’s time to talk to our Mt. Arlington, Morristown, and Bridgewater, New Jersey, dermatologists about INFINIskin.

What is INFINIskin?

Instead of turning to surgery to improve the appearance of your skin, INFINIskin is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that uses Fractional Radiofrequency micro-needling to stimulate collagen within the dermis layer of the skin.

Microneedling uses a set of very tiny needles that are rolled across the skin with a handheld device. It is the combination of the microneedles and the radiofrequency that makes this treatment more effective at targeting the dermis and stimulating collagen production.

Who can benefit from INFINIskin?

Many adults dealing with some degree of fine lines, wrinkles and skin laxity due to age could benefit from this cosmetic treatment. This is a great option for anyone looking for a quick, nonsurgical way to tighten the skin and treat early signs of aging. Superficial scars (e.g. acne scars) can also be improved with the help of this treatment.

How long does the treatment take?

The length of the treatment depends on the size of the treatment area, which can range from 15-60 minutes; however, before we begin one of our skin doctors will apply a numbing ointment to the treatment area to minimize discomfort.

What is the recovery process like?

It’s common to experience redness and swelling after treatment, but this should begin to go away within the next 2-3 days and up to one week. In most cases, you’ll be able to get right back to your daily activities within 2 days.

When will I see results?

You may notice a slight change in your appearance after your treatment; however, it will take several weeks for your body to begin producing collagen, so you could continue to see results for up to six months. You may also require more than one treatment session.

Are you interested in refreshing your appearance with the help of INFINIskin? If so, call Affiliated Dermatologists today to schedule a consultation with us. We have offices in Mt. Arlington, Morristown, and Bridgewater, New Jersey, to serve you better.

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.





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