New Treatment Area Approved for Ultherapy

July 21st, 2014

Ultherapy is a skin tightening procedure that uses ultrasound to reach the deeper foundation of the skin without harming the upper layers. Recently Ultherapy was approved by the FDA to treat wrinkles on the chest. The previously hard to treat décolletage area can now benefit from the same results proven on the neck, under the chin, and above the eyebrows.

“An Uplift, not a Facelift!”

Just like other Ultherapy treatments, the décolletage treatment has no downtime, is non-invasive, and requires only one treatment for results. Collagen formation is stimulated and skin wrinkles are gradually reduced with results visible in about three months. Ultherapy is a very safe procedure, which uses the same technology used in ultrasounds for pregnant women. You should always have a procedure like this done by an expert dermatologist who has been trained in the procedure. Advanced Dermatology’s expert board-certified dermatologists can help you decide if Ultherapy is right for you and answer any questions you may have. Schedule your consultation today at one our 13 office locations in New York and New Jersey.

Ultherapy before and after of treatment for decolletage

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Dermal fillers vs. Botox

July 18th, 2014

Many patients want to reduce signs of aging like wrinkles and volume loss but are unsure exactly what treatments they need to get the results they want. Dermal fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are often used as well as injections that stop muscles from contracting like Botox and Dysport. Both treat signs of aging but are used for different areas and for different reasons. Often they can be used together to produce even better results.

Dermal fillers

A dermal filler is used to restore volume to creases, folds, and other areas that have become sunken due to aging. A severe depression in the skin, for example at the nasolabial fold, can be filled and smoothed out. A sunken cheek can now be plumped up with Juvederm Voluma XC, the only FDA approved filler for this area. Fillers will also provide a subtle lifting to the skin as the area is filled by pulling the skin up. Volume loss in the cheek is not the same as a wrinkle on the forehead as they each have different causes. Repeated muscular movements from facial expressions often cause wrinkles on the forehead and between the eyebrows. Each time the muscle is moved a wrinkle is formed and after years these lines start to remain visible even when you aren’t making the expression. This is where injections like Botox can be useful.

Wrinkle relaxers

Botox works by blocking the nerve signals that cause muscles to contract. This reduces “frown lines” between the eyebrows and makes wrinkles relax. Botox can also reduce crow’s feet around the eyes. Dysport and Xeomin are other injections that produce similar results to Botox. An injection like Botox will not be much help when it comes to deep creases. This is why a combination of fillers and nerve blocking injections may produce optimum results. For example, Botox may be used to stop muscular movements that cause wrinkles but a wrinkle may already be too severe and deep. A filler can be used to diminish these severe wrinkles in combination with Botox.

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To find out the best combination of treatments for you, talk to one of our board-certified dermatologists who are experts in a wide range of cosmetic treatments. We have 13 offices located in New York and Jersey and offer early morning, evening, and weekend appointments. Click here to book an appointment today.

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Photoaging: Sun Damage Causes Wrinkles

July 11th, 2014

Wrinkles and other visible signs of aging are unavoidable. The severity of aging signs, however, can be affected by factors that are sometimes preventable. A major factor that contributes to visibly aged skin is sun exposure. Here we’ll tell you three facts about what’s called “photoaging” and three ways to protect yourself against skin damage from the sun.

Facts about photoaging:

  1. Rays from the sun that affect the skin are UVB and UVA. UVB rays are shorter and usually cause burns. UVA rays are longer and penetrate deeper into the skin. When UVA rays penetrate the skin they damage collagen fibers. This leads to a reaction that will prevent collagen from rebuilding correctly and will show as wrinkles on the skin.
  2. When you are tanning, your skin is producing melanin to block radiation from the sun. This is a way to prevent sun damage but by the time you see a tan the damage has already been done. Both tanning and sunburns are signs of skin damage and can contribute to premature aging.
  3. Sun exposure can cause age spots, also known as “solar lentigos.” An age spot is just a smaller area of skin that has pigmentation from repeated exposure to the sun.

Protect yourself from photoaging:

  1. Wear sunscreen daily in areas where photoaging is likely to occur.
  2. Stay out of the sun when it is the strongest or use an umbrella.
  3. Avoid both tanning outdoors and tanning salons. Remember that besides premature aging, sun exposure can also cause skin cancer.
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3 Frequently Asked Questions About Coolsculpting

July 7th, 2014

It’s been a month since my Coolsculpting treatment – why can’t I see any difference?

The results usually do not become visible until two to three months after the treatment. Since the treatment does not remove fat cells (like an invasive liposuction procedure) your body needs time to break down and absorb the cells that were targeted. Having an additional treatment within a few months of the first treatment can improve results in many patients.

Can the fat on my arms and thighs be reduced with Coolsculpting?

Yes, the thigh area can now be treated with the Coolsculpting device. In the arm area liposuction, Thermi RF, or Thermage may be a better option.

How long do the results last?

Coolsculpting reduces almost 25% of the fat in the targeted area permanently. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regimen is necessary post treatment to ensure that fat doesn’t return to the area.

Want to know more?

Schedule a consultation with one of Advanced Dermatology’s board certified dermatologists today to see if Coolsculpting can help you. We have 13 offices located in New York and New Jersey and offer day and evening appointments. Click here to contact us.

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Chemical Peels for Treating Your Skin Problems

July 1st, 2014

By: Jayme Bashian, Director of Simply Posh Aesthetic Spa, Laser & Cosmetic Specialist

Most women go to medical spas to seek advice of newly introduced beauty therapies that can solve their problems. Many women have fine lines, stretch marks, wrinkles, acne scars, etc. At Simply Posh Aesthetic Spa, we strive to solve all of your beauty needs from head to toe.

What is peeling?

Peeling is a process of exfoliating and treating the outer layers of the skin to stimulate collagen, improve skin texture and hyperpigmentation. This treatment is especially effective at addressing discoloration, age spots, wrinkles, fine lines and acne.

What is the difference in peels?

Chemical peels are available in two different intensities. For most people, a light peel will suffice, targeting the outer layer of the skin and calming irritated skin. A light peel requires no downtime afterwards but may require multiple treatment sessions for best results. Those with more troubled skin types may need a medium peel, which targets deeper layers of the skin. Unlike a light peel, the medium peel offers satisfactory results within two treatment sessions; however, several days of recuperation will be necessary, during which the skin may be irritated.
To find out whether chemical peels or microdermabrasion is best for you, you will first consult with our aesthetician. Upon hearing your concerns and examining your skin, your aesthetician will be able to help you decide between chemical peels or microdermabrasion. In some cases, your skin may benefit from both.

Simply Posh Aesthetic Spa

Simply Posh Aesthetic Spa is affiliated with Advanced Dermatology, P.C. To schedule your consultation today, call 516-422-POSH (7674).

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