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Chemical Peel in Bethesda

Our dermatology offices serve Bethesda and the surrounding area.  We offer state-of-the-art dermatology services and a comprehensive range of medical and cosmetic dermatological care. Board certified doctors are here to solve your medical skin problem or help you look your best.   We have a range of tools, techniques and strategies that will rejuvenate your skin and help you look 20 years younger. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care for your skin.

We pledge to provide you with superior, individualized, and confidential care starting with a comprehensive consultation and ending with natural looking results.  We run an efficient and pleasant practice believing your time is just as valuable as ours.  So, call and set up an appointment.  That’s the first step toward looking your best.

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Moles

Moles are skin growths composed of pigment cells. While certain moles may be considered pre-cancerous, others are benign. Depending on their size or location, moles can be beauty marks or distracting lumpy lesions. If located in areas of rubbing or shaving, moles may become infected or irritated. Our doctors’ training and years of experience insure effective mole removal with a focus on minimizing scarring and maximizing the aesthetic result.

ABCDE's of moles

Most people have brown spots on their skin in one location or another. These may be birthmarks, moles, or sun related spots called lentigos. Many of these are normal, but some may be suspicious for skin cancer. The ABCDE’s of melanoma are important to watch out for: Asymmetry, Border irregularity, Color variability, Diameter larger than a pencil eraser, and Evolution (or change over time.) Benign moles may sometimes become bothersome due to irritation or tenderness. Clothing or hair brushing may irritate moles located in the underarms or on the scalp. There are multiple methods for removal best discussed in person; these range from superficial shave removals to excisions using deep and superficial sutures. Depending on the lesion or location, stitches may or may not be necessary. Following standard of care protocols, all removed moles are submitted for analysis to rule out the possibility of skin cancer. Doctors provide a thorough examination of moles, comprehensive discussion and efficient treatment. Depending on the size and location of a mole, it may be possible to remove the lesion on the same visit as the initial consultation.

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Chemical Peel

We can help you choose the best solution to address skin condition like severe acne, acne pits and scars, skin discoloration and wrinkles. For many patients, chemical peels produce great results. Call to find out more about how you can address you skin ailments, so you can look your best. Chemical peels have been around for centuries. A chemical peel is a nonsurgical procedure which exfoliates (takes off) the Stratum Corneum (the top layer of skin) with mild, medium or deep reaching chemicals. [caption id="attachment_722" align="alignleft" width="300"]Chemical Peel: Before and after Chemical Peel: Before and after[/caption] Once removed, the layer of skin below replaces the removed layer with skin that is usually smoother, clearer and tighter. Mild and medium peels can be administered by an aesthetician. Deep chemical peels can only be performed by a board certified dermatologist, physician or plastic surgeon and members of members of dermatology associations About 413,000 women and 31,000 men have chemical peels to clear up their skin. Below are the different types of chemical peels. In all cases, the face is washed and then the solution is applied with a smooth and consistent layer, then removed after a predetermined time or appearance. The treatment is approved by the American Dermatological Association . Chemical peels are performed under a variety of treatments and goals. Alpha hydroxy acid peels Alpha hydroxy acid (AHAs) are naturally occurring carboxylic acid found in sugar cane juice and lactic acid, found in sour milk and tomato juice. This is the mildest of the peel formulas and produces light peels for treatment of fine wrinkles, areas of dryness, uneven pigmentation and acne. Beta hydroxy acid peels Beta hydroxy acid peels can go deeper into the pores than AHA peels. Studies show that BHA peels control sebum excretion, which further helps relieve persistent acne from reappearing. Chemical peels can achieve fantastic results. Retinoic acid peel Retinoic peel is a facial peel that is also performed in the office of a plastic surgeon, or a dermatologist. This is a deeper peel than the BHA or AHA peels and is used to remove scars as well as wrinkles and pigmentation problems. The client leaves with the chemical peel solution on their face. The peeling process takes place on the third day. More dramatic changes to the skin require multiple peels over time. Croton oil / Phenol peel Formerly known as a phenol peel is a deep chemical peel, which deeply resurfaces the skin by removing the Stratum Corneum (top layer) and eventually results in regeneration of the dermal architecture, effectively restoring younger dermis in a way that cannot be replicated by other, more superficial peels. It is performed under the care of a physician and sometimes requires general anesthesia or sedation. Consult with your dermatologist or plastic surgeon for the best plan for your individual situation.

Am I a good candidate for a chemical peel?

Good candidates for chemical peels experience sun-dried skin, uneven or blotchy skin, scars, and facial wrinkles. Because of the various strengths of peels most people can gain benefits from their use. chemical peel

Post-treatment expectations

You may experience peeling, soreness, discolored and blotchy skin before the new skin begins to heal in the place of the removed layer of skin. With deep peels your face may be visually alarming after a few days, but as the skin heals a smoother more youthful look will emerge. This can take 7 to 10 days, which will feel like a long time, but resist the urge to panic. During this time swimming and strenuous activities should be avoided. With light and mild peels there is no recovery required so you can resume your daily routines immediately after the procedure.

Averse reactions to chemical peels

Negative reactions do not occur often. Consult with a board certified dermatologist on risks specific to you and the chemical peel you are considering. Generally, negative reactions to chemical peels include: hematoma or Sarama "accumulation of blood under the skin" which may require removal. Infection, bleeding, skin sensitivity, inconsistent coloration, tiny whiteheads. For more information, click here

Cost

Deep chemical peels typically cost between $1500-$3000, depending upon the size of the area treated. Because these peels are done under a physician's care they can be a bit more expensive. Most insurance does not cover the cost. However, if it is prescribed for a medical condition such as, to treat precancerous skin condition or improve designated scars, coverage may be available. Consult with your medical service provider if you believe this situation applies to you. Eczema

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Acne in Chevy Chase

Our dermatology offices serve Chevy Chase and the surrounding area.  We offer state-of-the-art dermatology services and a comprehensive range of medical and cosmetic dermatological care. Board certified doctors are here to solve your medical skin problem or help you look your best.   We have a range of tools, techniques and strategies that will rejuvenate your skin and help you look 20 years younger. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care for your skin.

We pledge to provide you with superior, individualized, and confidential care starting with a comprehensive consultation and ending with natural looking results.  We run an efficient and pleasant practice believing your time is just as valuable as ours.  So, call and set up an appointment.  That’s the first step toward looking your best.

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Ultherapy

Tighten your facial skin. Look 10 years with Ultherapy.  Ultherapy is a nonsurgical procedure that tightens skin on the face and neck. Call us to learn more about how we can help you choose the best treatment to give you a more youthful appearance. Ultherapy uses ultrasound rays to stimulate the production of collagen which is the body's own skin repair/skin tightening agent. It lifts the eyebrows, neck and under the chin. Ultherapy has been approved by the FDA. We have board certified to help you tighten your skin and look your best.

The treatment:

In Ultherapy treatment, ultrasound waves are pressed against the skin with a hand held device which allows for deep penetration of the skin and stimulates the production of collagen, the body's natural skin tightening agent. Ultrasound therapy is different from laser light therapy in that ultrasound can go deeper into the skin than laser spectrum light, without causing damage. Treatments last 60-90 minutes for the face and neck. Approximately 30 minutes for the chest. Typically only one treatment is required. However, as the skin ages additional treatments may be desired to maintain your appearance. Consult with your dermatologist for the best plan for you. [caption id="attachment_856" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Ultherapy: Before and after Ultherapy: Before and after[/caption]  

Am I a good candidate for Ultherapy treatment?

If you have loose skin around your eyebrows, neck, under the chin, face, and decolletage (the low neckline just below the clavicle or collar bone.) then you may be a good candidate for Ultherapy. Ultherapy is for older people with sagging skin. It generally is not used to correct blemishes, acne scars or scars in general.

Post-treatment expectations

You should expect tighter skin and a more youthful appearance. Directly after the treatment there may be some redness but this should disappear after a few hours. There may also be some slight swelling and tenderness to the touch. These symptoms are usually temporary. If they persist contact your dermatologist immediately. There is no downtime after Ultherapy treatment, so you can resume your daily routine immediately.

Cost

Ultherapy treatment costs range from $2000-$3000 for one session. Usually only one session is needed to achieve positive results.

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Hives

Hives is also known as urticaria. It is a outbreak of swollen, patches of red bumps or welts on the skin. It can arise from allergies or other reasons. It is accompanied by itching, burning or stining sensation. Hives can appear on the lips, face, tongue, ears, throat or on the neck shoulders and back. It can cover a large area or small and may join other areas as it spreads. Hives can last for several hours or days. Call a board certified dermatologist. What causes Hives? hives-on-the-legsHives can form when, blood plasma leaks out of small blood vessels in the skin. Allergies, food, insect stings, extended exposure to sunlight or medications can all cause a break out in Hives. In children, it can also break out when the above circumstances are present. Hives in children can be controlled with over the counter medications. Some Hives treatments can be home remedies as well. Consult with a board certified dermatologist for options for Hives treatment

Types of Hives and angioedema?

There are several different types of hives and angioedema, including:

Acute Hives:

Hives or swelling that lasts for less than six weeks. This is usually in reaction to allergic reactions to food, medication, infection, latex or insect bites. Common foods that brings on Hives include; milk, wheat, soy, chocolate, fish, shell fish, tomatoes, eggs, berries, nuts, foods with preservatives. Medication include aspirin, ibuprofen, painkillers and codeine.

Angiodemaangeidema

Angioedema is severe swelling beneath the skin. The swelling may also occur on the surface of the skin. In some cases, the swelling is combined with the appearance of hives. Some areas of the body such as the face and limbs, are more prone to swelling than others. It’s due to this swelling that angioedema is sometimes referred to as “giant hives.” Symptoms of Angiodema swollen eyes or lining of the eyes swollen mouth abdominal cramping difficulty in breathing When angioedema is hereditary in a family, the condition is known as hereditary angioedema. Hereditary angioedema has different causes, symptoms, treatments, and complications than regular angioedema.

Chronic urticaria:image

Hives or swelling that lasts more than 6 weeks is called Chronic Urticaria. The cause is more difficult to determine because it may be more systemic; These symptoms are from hormonal imbalances: autoimmune, chronic infections, hormonal disorders and malignancy.

Physical Urticaria:

This is when Urticaria is cause by direct physical contact with the skin. Usually, repetitive motions, cold, heat, exposure to the sun, vibrations, pressure, sweating and exercise can all cause this form of Hives.

How to treat Hives

The best way to treat Hives to to identify the trigger or “what is causing the problem?” Once you have identified the trigger allegeric reaction to food, medication and/or latex. Try these remedies to address the problem. Also, consult with a board certified dermatologist.

Home remedies for Hives

Avoid hot water. Use luke warm water to wash your face and shower Avoid heavily fragrance soaps and detergents Bath/shower once per day Use hypo-allergenic soaps for showers and detergents Use cool compress to area Wear loose-fitting and lightweight clothes Eczema

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Microdermabrasion in Kensington

Our dermatology offices serve Kensington and the surrounding area.  We offer state-of-the-art dermatology services and a comprehensive range of medical and cosmetic dermatological care. Board certified doctors are here to solve your medical skin problem or help you look your best.   We have a range of tools, techniques and strategies that will rejuvenate your skin and help you look 20 years younger. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care for your skin.

We pledge to provide you with superior, individualized, and confidential care starting with a comprehensive consultation and ending with natural looking results.  We run an efficient and pleasant practice believing your time is just as valuable as ours.  So, call and set up an appointment.  That’s the first step toward looking your best.

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Rosacea

Hives

Hives is also known as urticaria. It is a outbreak of swollen, patches of red bumps or welts on the skin. It can arise from allergies or other reasons. It is accompanied by itching, burning or stining sensation. Hives can appear on the lips, face, tongue, ears, throat or on the neck shoulders and back. It can cover a large area or small and may join other areas as it spreads. Hives can last for several hours or days. Call a board certified dermatologist. What causes Hives? hives-on-the-legsHives can form when, blood plasma leaks out of small blood vessels in the skin. Allergies, food, insect stings, extended exposure to sunlight or medications can all cause a break out in Hives. In children, it can also break out when the above circumstances are present. Hives in children can be controlled with over the counter medications. Some Hives treatments can be home remedies as well. Consult with a board certified dermatologist for options for Hives treatment

Types of Hives and angioedema?

There are several different types of hives and angioedema, including:

Acute Hives:

Hives or swelling that lasts for less than six weeks. This is usually in reaction to allergic reactions to food, medication, infection, latex or insect bites. Common foods that brings on Hives include; milk, wheat, soy, chocolate, fish, shell fish, tomatoes, eggs, berries, nuts, foods with preservatives. Medication include aspirin, ibuprofen, painkillers and codeine.

Angiodemaangeidema

Angioedema is severe swelling beneath the skin. The swelling may also occur on the surface of the skin. In some cases, the swelling is combined with the appearance of hives. Some areas of the body such as the face and limbs, are more prone to swelling than others. It’s due to this swelling that angioedema is sometimes referred to as “giant hives.” Symptoms of Angiodema swollen eyes or lining of the eyes swollen mouth abdominal cramping difficulty in breathing When angioedema is hereditary in a family, the condition is known as hereditary angioedema. Hereditary angioedema has different causes, symptoms, treatments, and complications than regular angioedema.

Chronic urticaria:image

Hives or swelling that lasts more than 6 weeks is called Chronic Urticaria. The cause is more difficult to determine because it may be more systemic; These symptoms are from hormonal imbalances: autoimmune, chronic infections, hormonal disorders and malignancy.

Physical Urticaria:

This is when Urticaria is cause by direct physical contact with the skin. Usually, repetitive motions, cold, heat, exposure to the sun, vibrations, pressure, sweating and exercise can all cause this form of Hives.

How to treat Hives

The best way to treat Hives to to identify the trigger or “what is causing the problem?” Once you have identified the trigger allegeric reaction to food, medication and/or latex. Try these remedies to address the problem. Also, consult with a board certified dermatologist.

Home remedies for Hives

Avoid hot water. Use luke warm water to wash your face and shower Avoid heavily fragrance soaps and detergents Bath/shower once per day Use hypo-allergenic soaps for showers and detergents Use cool compress to area Wear loose-fitting and lightweight clothes

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Botox

Botulinum toxin (Type A) commonly known as Botox is a cosmetic injection that inhibits nerve signals in the facial muscles which contract producing facial wrinkles. This effectively smooths and relaxes facial lines. Botox is a common option that can help you make the best choice to get rid of facial lines and wrinkles. Botox: Before and after. Best dermatologist Botox treatment is a very common procedure where over 3.3 million women and over 380,000 men undergo the treatment and is approved by the Food and Drug Administration.. Botox is used primarily for cosmetic purposes but it also can be used medically for migraine headaches, reduce perspiration and muscle spasticity. Botox was FDA approved for treatment of chronic migraines on October 15, 2010

Am I a good candidate for Botox?

You may be a good candidate for Botox treatment if you have deep facial lines (especially if they make you look sad, angry or tired). If you have uneven facial features and want more symmetry or suffer from migraine headaches you could be a candidate for Botox treatment.

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The Botox treatment

There are three forms of botulinum toxin type A (Botox, Dysport and Xeomin) The Botox treatment is an out patient, in office treatment. The injections are made with a very thin needle which causes minimal pain. The treatment relaxes the muscle in the face and smooths out facial lines. The result is a more youthful appearance.

How long do the results last?

Botox treatments typically last 3 to 6 months. Botox treatments are not permanent and it is not a solution to the natural aging process. Under the care of a board certified dermatologist you can achieve very good results with his skin rejuvenating Botox treatment.

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Adverse reactions:

There are several adverse reactions that some people experience after your Botox treatment. Some people have redness, swelling or irritation around the treatment area. Some experience temporary muscle weakness. Rarely patience will have headaches, nausea or fever.

Other uses for Botox

Botox injections effectively resolves blepharospasms (excessive blinking), Strabismus (squinting), pediatric incontinence (over active bladder in children), movement disorders resulting from strokes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, or cerebral palsy.

Cost

Botox treatment vary depending treatment area, region of the country and number of treatments. However, Botox treatments average between $350 to $1000. Tattoo Removal

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Dermatitis in Potomac

Our dermatology offices serve Potomac and the surrounding area.  We offer state-of-the-art dermatology services and a comprehensive range of medical and cosmetic dermatological care. Board certified doctors are here to solve your medical skin problem or help you look your best.   We have a range of tools, techniques and strategies that will rejuvenate your skin and help you look 20 years younger. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care for your skin.

We pledge to provide you with superior, individualized, and confidential care starting with a comprehensive consultation and ending with natural looking results.  We run an efficient and pleasant practice believing your time is just as valuable as ours.  So, call and set up an appointment.  That’s the first step toward looking your best.

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Intense Pulse Light

Look 10 years younger with Intense Pulsed Light, or IPL, is a non surgical hair removal procedure that uses specific spectrums of light to target chromosome and skin structures to permanently remove hair, acne scars, age spots, Rosacea, and visible capillaries and stretch marks. It is a great solution to rejuvenate your skin to lift and tighten your skin.  A board certified dermatologist can remove unwanted hair and tighten your skin for a more youthful appearance. IPL before and afterIntense Pulsed Light treatment In IPL therapy, a hand held device emits light pulses of various spectrums of light to penetrate the skin to different depths and for different durations. The light and heat combination creates micro columns and destroys hair and certain cells permanently. IPL has been approved by the FDA. About 410,000 women and 45,000 men undergo the Isolaz treatment to clear up their skin. Rejuvenate your skins to look younger.

Am I a good candidate for Intense Pulsed Light Therapy?

You may be a good candidate for IPL treatments if you want to remove unwanted hair, liver spots, facial redness, broken capillaries, varicose veins, large pores, age spots, spider veins among other skin blemishes. Laser resurfacing treatments, such Intense pulse light treatments have proven to be very effective when performed by board certified dermatologists You may experience redness and sore skin that is sensitive to the touch. However, these symptoms will subside over a few hours. There is no down time after the IPL treatment. You can resume your normal routine immediately after the procedure. ipl age spotsCost: Treatments range from $300-$600 per treatment and usually requires 2-4 treatments depending on the size and location of the treated area. The average total cost for IPL treatment is between $1300 to $2400 for the entire treatment. Packages can usually be purchased to reduce the over all cost of individual treatments. This procedures is not covered by medical insurance as it is considered elective and/or a cosmetic procedure.

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Laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is a medical procedure with multiple stages. The actual laser hair removal treatment is done in small pulses. You may experience small stinging sensations depending on the sensitivity of the area you’re receiving the treatment. The length of the procedure depends on many factors such as the size of location as well as the thickness and amount of hair. Your provider will observe your skin for a few minutes afterwards to make sure there are no bad reactions. You will then be given ice packs and usually some kind of anti-inflammatory lotion or cold water compress to soothe discomfort. To prepare for laser hair removal avoid plucking and waxing. Laser hair removal targets the roots of the hair, and removing them may result in an ineffective procedure. You should also avoid sun exposure for the same amount of time. It may lessen the effect of laser hair removal and possibly cause complications afterwards. Laser hair removal treatment is done again in 4-6 weeks and repeated until the hair stops growing.  Blistering, skin discoloration and permanent scarring is uncommon. Mole Removal

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Hives in Rockville

Our dermatology offices serve Rockville and the surrounding area.  We offer state-of-the-art dermatology services and a comprehensive range of medical and cosmetic dermatological care. Board certified doctors are here to solve your medical skin problem or help you look your best.   We have a range of tools, techniques and strategies that will rejuvenate your skin and help you look 20 years younger. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care for your skin.

We pledge to provide you with superior, individualized, and confidential care starting with a comprehensive consultation and ending with natural looking results.  We run an efficient and pleasant practice believing your time is just as valuable as ours.  So, call and set up an appointment.  That’s the first step toward looking your best.

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Eczema Treatment

Ultherapy

Tighten your facial skin. Look 10 years with Ultherapy.  Ultherapy is a nonsurgical procedure that tightens skin on the face and neck. Call us to learn more about how we can help you choose the best treatment to give you a more youthful appearance. Ultherapy uses ultrasound rays to stimulate the production of collagen which is the body's own skin repair/skin tightening agent. It lifts the eyebrows, neck and under the chin. Ultherapy has been approved by the FDA. We have board certified to help you tighten your skin and look your best.

The treatment:

In Ultherapy treatment, ultrasound waves are pressed against the skin with a hand held device which allows for deep penetration of the skin and stimulates the production of collagen, the body's natural skin tightening agent. Ultrasound therapy is different from laser light therapy in that ultrasound can go deeper into the skin than laser spectrum light, without causing damage. Treatments last 60-90 minutes for the face and neck. Approximately 30 minutes for the chest. Typically only one treatment is required. However, as the skin ages additional treatments may be desired to maintain your appearance. Consult with your dermatologist for the best plan for you. [caption id="attachment_856" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Ultherapy: Before and after Ultherapy: Before and after[/caption]  

Am I a good candidate for Ultherapy treatment?

If you have loose skin around your eyebrows, neck, under the chin, face, and decolletage (the low neckline just below the clavicle or collar bone.) then you may be a good candidate for Ultherapy. Ultherapy is for older people with sagging skin. It generally is not used to correct blemishes, acne scars or scars in general.

Post-treatment expectations

You should expect tighter skin and a more youthful appearance. Directly after the treatment there may be some redness but this should disappear after a few hours. There may also be some slight swelling and tenderness to the touch. These symptoms are usually temporary. If they persist contact your dermatologist immediately. There is no downtime after Ultherapy treatment, so you can resume your daily routine immediately.

Cost

Ultherapy treatment costs range from $2000-$3000 for one session. Usually only one session is needed to achieve positive results.

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Laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is a medical procedure with multiple stages. The actual laser hair removal treatment is done in small pulses. You may experience small stinging sensations depending on the sensitivity of the area you’re receiving the treatment. The length of the procedure depends on many factors such as the size of location as well as the thickness and amount of hair. Your provider will observe your skin for a few minutes afterwards to make sure there are no bad reactions. You will then be given ice packs and usually some kind of anti-inflammatory lotion or cold water compress to soothe discomfort. To prepare for laser hair removal avoid plucking and waxing. Laser hair removal targets the roots of the hair, and removing them may result in an ineffective procedure. You should also avoid sun exposure for the same amount of time. It may lessen the effect of laser hair removal and possibly cause complications afterwards. Laser hair removal treatment is done again in 4-6 weeks and repeated until the hair stops growing.  Blistering, skin discoloration and permanent scarring is uncommon. Eczema

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Shingles in North Bethesda

Our dermatology offices serve North Bethesda and the surrounding area.  We offer state-of-the-art dermatology services and a comprehensive range of medical and cosmetic dermatological care. Board certified doctors are here to solve your medical skin problem or help you look your best.   We have a range of tools, techniques and strategies that will rejuvenate your skin and help you look 20 years younger. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care for your skin.

We pledge to provide you with superior, individualized, and confidential care starting with a comprehensive consultation and ending with natural looking results.  We run an efficient and pleasant practice believing your time is just as valuable as ours.  So, call and set up an appointment.  That’s the first step toward looking your best.

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CoolScuplting

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure that freeze and destroys fat below the surface of the skin. It is applied with a hand held device. Patience can experience some weight loss but it it's purpose is more to contour the shape in combination with a healthy diet and exercise. Men and women can be good candidates for CoolSculpting. The procedure uses cool temperatures so you should not undergo the procedure if you cryoglobulinemia, paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, or cold agglutinin disease. Some plastic surgeons and dermatologist use CoolSculpting in combination with other body contouring procedures like liposuction. Ask your physician which options are best for the cosmetic goals you are trying to accomplish.

The procedure

The treatment area will be pinched into the CoolSculpting applicator. You should not feel pain, only some pressure and suction for the first few minutes of the treatment. After that, the target area will become numb to the cold. The treatment will last roughly 60 minutes, during which you can read, check email, watch a movie, or even nap. After the applicator process if it feels like there is “extra love handles underneath the skin” this fat will be sucked up by the applicator. Your provider will massage the site, and the lump should quickly disappear. As this is a no-downtime procedure, you’ll be free to continue with your regular activities right away.

What happens to the fat?

The fat cells are removed permanently. As adults, we don’t produce new fat cells, so the number of cells destroyed and removed from the body remains permanent. That said, when we gain weight, our fat cells expand. Gaining weight after CoolSculpting could still mean an increase in the size of the remaining fat cells.

What the difference between liposuction and Coolsculpting?

Liposuction can produce dramatic results and sometime requires general anesthesia. Coolsculpting does not require anesthesia but produces less dramatic results.

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Razor bumps

It is an inflammatory reaction to the hair shaft entering the skin, most common in African American who shave regularly. Curved hair follicles and curly hair common among African American is a major contributor. Preventing of razor bumps Laser hair removal is the best method of removing unwanted hair in individuals affected with this condition. The laser device is programmed to selectively target the pigment in the hair follicle, destroying it, while leaving the skin intact. There is an increased risk of skin damage is individuals with darker skin types because of greater amounts of pigment in the skin. Electrical clippers are found by many to cause less bumps than razors. If one must shave it is important to avoid a close shave to help prevent razor bumps.

Below are some principles to avoid razor bumps

1. Brush hairs with polyester sponge before shaving 2. Wash beard, use pre-shave cream or gel 3. Use a sharp blade and rinse after each stroke 4. Avoid double and triple blade razors 5. Shave in the direction of hair growth 6.Do not pull the skin taut 7. Apply a cold compress after shaving, then a soothing aftershave preparation Call us to learn more about resolving your razor bumps. Eczema Treatment

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Eczema in Langley Park

Our dermatology offices serve Langley Park and the surrounding area.  We offer state-of-the-art dermatology services and a comprehensive range of medical and cosmetic dermatological care. Board certified doctors are here to solve your medical skin problem or help you look your best.   We have a range of tools, techniques and strategies that will rejuvenate your skin and help you look 20 years younger. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care for your skin.

We pledge to provide you with superior, individualized, and confidential care starting with a comprehensive consultation and ending with natural looking results.  We run an efficient and pleasant practice believing your time is just as valuable as ours.  So, call and set up an appointment.  That’s the first step toward looking your best.

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Skin Tag Removal

Laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is a medical procedure with multiple stages. The actual laser hair removal treatment is done in small pulses. You may experience small stinging sensations depending on the sensitivity of the area you’re receiving the treatment. The length of the procedure depends on many factors such as the size of location as well as the thickness and amount of hair. Your provider will observe your skin for a few minutes afterwards to make sure there are no bad reactions. You will then be given ice packs and usually some kind of anti-inflammatory lotion or cold water compress to soothe discomfort. To prepare for laser hair removal avoid plucking and waxing. Laser hair removal targets the roots of the hair, and removing them may result in an ineffective procedure. You should also avoid sun exposure for the same amount of time. It may lessen the effect of laser hair removal and possibly cause complications afterwards. Laser hair removal treatment is done again in 4-6 weeks and repeated until the hair stops growing.  Blistering, skin discoloration and permanent scarring is uncommon.

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Laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is a medical procedure with multiple stages. The actual laser hair removal treatment is done in small pulses. You may experience small stinging sensations depending on the sensitivity of the area you’re receiving the treatment. The length of the procedure depends on many factors such as the size of location as well as the thickness and amount of hair. Your provider will observe your skin for a few minutes afterwards to make sure there are no bad reactions. You will then be given ice packs and usually some kind of anti-inflammatory lotion or cold water compress to soothe discomfort. To prepare for laser hair removal avoid plucking and waxing. Laser hair removal targets the roots of the hair, and removing them may result in an ineffective procedure. You should also avoid sun exposure for the same amount of time. It may lessen the effect of laser hair removal and possibly cause complications afterwards. Laser hair removal treatment is done again in 4-6 weeks and repeated until the hair stops growing.  Blistering, skin discoloration and permanent scarring is uncommon. Chemical Peel

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Hives in Chillum

Our dermatology offices serve Chillum and the surrounding area.  We offer state-of-the-art dermatology services and a comprehensive range of medical and cosmetic dermatological care. Board certified doctors are here to solve your medical skin problem or help you look your best.   We have a range of tools, techniques and strategies that will rejuvenate your skin and help you look 20 years younger. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care for your skin.

We pledge to provide you with superior, individualized, and confidential care starting with a comprehensive consultation and ending with natural looking results.  We run an efficient and pleasant practice believing your time is just as valuable as ours.  So, call and set up an appointment.  That’s the first step toward looking your best.

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Dermatology

CoolScuplting

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure that freeze and destroys fat below the surface of the skin. It is applied with a hand held device. Patience can experience some weight loss but it it's purpose is more to contour the shape in combination with a healthy diet and exercise. Men and women can be good candidates for CoolSculpting. The procedure uses cool temperatures so you should not undergo the procedure if you cryoglobulinemia, paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, or cold agglutinin disease. Some plastic surgeons and dermatologist use CoolSculpting in combination with other body contouring procedures like liposuction. Ask your physician which options are best for the cosmetic goals you are trying to accomplish.

The procedure

The treatment area will be pinched into the CoolSculpting applicator. You should not feel pain, only some pressure and suction for the first few minutes of the treatment. After that, the target area will become numb to the cold. The treatment will last roughly 60 minutes, during which you can read, check email, watch a movie, or even nap. After the applicator process if it feels like there is “extra love handles underneath the skin” this fat will be sucked up by the applicator. Your provider will massage the site, and the lump should quickly disappear. As this is a no-downtime procedure, you’ll be free to continue with your regular activities right away.

What happens to the fat?

The fat cells are removed permanently. As adults, we don’t produce new fat cells, so the number of cells destroyed and removed from the body remains permanent. That said, when we gain weight, our fat cells expand. Gaining weight after CoolSculpting could still mean an increase in the size of the remaining fat cells.

What the difference between liposuction and Coolsculpting?

Liposuction can produce dramatic results and sometime requires general anesthesia. Coolsculpting does not require anesthesia but produces less dramatic results.

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Botox

Botulinum toxin (Type A) commonly known as Botox is a cosmetic injection that inhibits nerve signals in the facial muscles which contract producing facial wrinkles. This effectively smooths and relaxes facial lines. Botox is a common option that can help you make the best choice to get rid of facial lines and wrinkles. Botox: Before and after. Best dermatologist Botox treatment is a very common procedure where over 3.3 million women and over 380,000 men undergo the treatment and is approved by the Food and Drug Administration.. Botox is used primarily for cosmetic purposes but it also can be used medically for migraine headaches, reduce perspiration and muscle spasticity. Botox was FDA approved for treatment of chronic migraines on October 15, 2010

Am I a good candidate for Botox?

You may be a good candidate for Botox treatment if you have deep facial lines (especially if they make you look sad, angry or tired). If you have uneven facial features and want more symmetry or suffer from migraine headaches you could be a candidate for Botox treatment.

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The Botox treatment

There are three forms of botulinum toxin type A (Botox, Dysport and Xeomin) The Botox treatment is an out patient, in office treatment. The injections are made with a very thin needle which causes minimal pain. The treatment relaxes the muscle in the face and smooths out facial lines. The result is a more youthful appearance.

How long do the results last?

Botox treatments typically last 3 to 6 months. Botox treatments are not permanent and it is not a solution to the natural aging process. Under the care of a board certified dermatologist you can achieve very good results with his skin rejuvenating Botox treatment.

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Adverse reactions:

There are several adverse reactions that some people experience after your Botox treatment. Some people have redness, swelling or irritation around the treatment area. Some experience temporary muscle weakness. Rarely patience will have headaches, nausea or fever.

Other uses for Botox

Botox injections effectively resolves blepharospasms (excessive blinking), Strabismus (squinting), pediatric incontinence (over active bladder in children), movement disorders resulting from strokes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, or cerebral palsy.

Cost

Botox treatment vary depending treatment area, region of the country and number of treatments. However, Botox treatments average between $350 to $1000. Keloid Treatment

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Hives in Hyattsville

Our dermatology offices serve Hyattsville and the surrounding area.  We offer state-of-the-art dermatology services and a comprehensive range of medical and cosmetic dermatological care. Board certified doctors are here to solve your medical skin problem or help you look your best.   We have a range of tools, techniques and strategies that will rejuvenate your skin and help you look 20 years younger. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care for your skin.

We pledge to provide you with superior, individualized, and confidential care starting with a comprehensive consultation and ending with natural looking results.  We run an efficient and pleasant practice believing your time is just as valuable as ours.  So, call and set up an appointment.  That’s the first step toward looking your best.

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Hives

Hives is also known as urticaria. It is a outbreak of swollen, patches of red bumps or welts on the skin. It can arise from allergies or other reasons. It is accompanied by itching, burning or stining sensation. Hives can appear on the lips, face, tongue, ears, throat or on the neck shoulders and back. It can cover a large area or small and may join other areas as it spreads. Hives can last for several hours or days. Call a board certified dermatologist. What causes Hives? hives-on-the-legsHives can form when, blood plasma leaks out of small blood vessels in the skin. Allergies, food, insect stings, extended exposure to sunlight or medications can all cause a break out in Hives. In children, it can also break out when the above circumstances are present. Hives in children can be controlled with over the counter medications. Some Hives treatments can be home remedies as well. Consult with a board certified dermatologist for options for Hives treatment

Types of Hives and angioedema?

There are several different types of hives and angioedema, including:

Acute Hives:

Hives or swelling that lasts for less than six weeks. This is usually in reaction to allergic reactions to food, medication, infection, latex or insect bites. Common foods that brings on Hives include; milk, wheat, soy, chocolate, fish, shell fish, tomatoes, eggs, berries, nuts, foods with preservatives. Medication include aspirin, ibuprofen, painkillers and codeine.

Angiodemaangeidema

Angioedema is severe swelling beneath the skin. The swelling may also occur on the surface of the skin. In some cases, the swelling is combined with the appearance of hives. Some areas of the body such as the face and limbs, are more prone to swelling than others. It’s due to this swelling that angioedema is sometimes referred to as “giant hives.” Symptoms of Angiodema swollen eyes or lining of the eyes swollen mouth abdominal cramping difficulty in breathing When angioedema is hereditary in a family, the condition is known as hereditary angioedema. Hereditary angioedema has different causes, symptoms, treatments, and complications than regular angioedema.

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Hives or swelling that lasts more than 6 weeks is called Chronic Urticaria. The cause is more difficult to determine because it may be more systemic; These symptoms are from hormonal imbalances: autoimmune, chronic infections, hormonal disorders and malignancy.

Physical Urticaria:

This is when Urticaria is cause by direct physical contact with the skin. Usually, repetitive motions, cold, heat, exposure to the sun, vibrations, pressure, sweating and exercise can all cause this form of Hives.

How to treat Hives

The best way to treat Hives to to identify the trigger or “what is causing the problem?” Once you have identified the trigger allegeric reaction to food, medication and/or latex. Try these remedies to address the problem. Also, consult with a board certified dermatologist.

Home remedies for Hives

Avoid hot water. Use luke warm water to wash your face and shower Avoid heavily fragrance soaps and detergents Bath/shower once per day Use hypo-allergenic soaps for showers and detergents Use cool compress to area Wear loose-fitting and lightweight clothes

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Razor bumps

It is an inflammatory reaction to the hair shaft entering the skin, most common in African American who shave regularly. Curved hair follicles and curly hair common among African American is a major contributor. Preventing of razor bumps Laser hair removal is the best method of removing unwanted hair in individuals affected with this condition. The laser device is programmed to selectively target the pigment in the hair follicle, destroying it, while leaving the skin intact. There is an increased risk of skin damage is individuals with darker skin types because of greater amounts of pigment in the skin. Electrical clippers are found by many to cause less bumps than razors. If one must shave it is important to avoid a close shave to help prevent razor bumps.

Below are some principles to avoid razor bumps

1. Brush hairs with polyester sponge before shaving 2. Wash beard, use pre-shave cream or gel 3. Use a sharp blade and rinse after each stroke 4. Avoid double and triple blade razors 5. Shave in the direction of hair growth 6.Do not pull the skin taut 7. Apply a cold compress after shaving, then a soothing aftershave preparation Call us to learn more about resolving your razor bumps. Dermatology

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Dermatitis in Bladenburg

Our dermatology offices serve Bladenburg and the surrounding area.  We offer state-of-the-art dermatology services and a comprehensive range of medical and cosmetic dermatological care. Board certified doctors are here to solve your medical skin problem or help you look your best.   We have a range of tools, techniques and strategies that will rejuvenate your skin and help you look 20 years younger. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care for your skin.

We pledge to provide you with superior, individualized, and confidential care starting with a comprehensive consultation and ending with natural looking results.  We run an efficient and pleasant practice believing your time is just as valuable as ours.  So, call and set up an appointment.  That’s the first step toward looking your best.

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Ultherapy

Tighten your facial skin. Look 10 years with Ultherapy.  Ultherapy is a nonsurgical procedure that tightens skin on the face and neck. Call us to learn more about how we can help you choose the best treatment to give you a more youthful appearance. Ultherapy uses ultrasound rays to stimulate the production of collagen which is the body's own skin repair/skin tightening agent. It lifts the eyebrows, neck and under the chin. Ultherapy has been approved by the FDA. We have board certified to help you tighten your skin and look your best.

The treatment:

In Ultherapy treatment, ultrasound waves are pressed against the skin with a hand held device which allows for deep penetration of the skin and stimulates the production of collagen, the body's natural skin tightening agent. Ultrasound therapy is different from laser light therapy in that ultrasound can go deeper into the skin than laser spectrum light, without causing damage. Treatments last 60-90 minutes for the face and neck. Approximately 30 minutes for the chest. Typically only one treatment is required. However, as the skin ages additional treatments may be desired to maintain your appearance. Consult with your dermatologist for the best plan for you. [caption id="attachment_856" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Ultherapy: Before and after Ultherapy: Before and after[/caption]  

Am I a good candidate for Ultherapy treatment?

If you have loose skin around your eyebrows, neck, under the chin, face, and decolletage (the low neckline just below the clavicle or collar bone.) then you may be a good candidate for Ultherapy. Ultherapy is for older people with sagging skin. It generally is not used to correct blemishes, acne scars or scars in general.

Post-treatment expectations

You should expect tighter skin and a more youthful appearance. Directly after the treatment there may be some redness but this should disappear after a few hours. There may also be some slight swelling and tenderness to the touch. These symptoms are usually temporary. If they persist contact your dermatologist immediately. There is no downtime after Ultherapy treatment, so you can resume your daily routine immediately.

Cost

Ultherapy treatment costs range from $2000-$3000 for one session. Usually only one session is needed to achieve positive results.

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Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition of the face that has redness on the cheeks, nose, chin, eyelids and forehead. The redness can even appear in the eyes. The condition has small pimples and pronounced blood vessels. Unfortunately, there is no cure for rosacea but it can be controlled with medication and changes in lifestyle.   Call a board certified dermatologist.

What is Rosacea?

Chronic facial skin condition with severe redness and visable blood vessels. While it is a superficial skin condition, 3 Million people in the United State suffer from it. Most are people with Rosacea are women 30-50 years old.

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The symptoms are: Small red pustules (or bumps) on the nose, forehead, cheeks, and chin. Small and red blood vessels that are visible Bulbous nose that is red Cheeks that appear flush Burning or stinging sensation on the face

Ocular Rosaceaimage

50% of Rosacea patients develop red pustules, red blood vessels around the eye lid and within eye. The eyes may feel burning and irritated. Ocular Rosacea makes the eyes appear bloodshot. This can lead to conjunctivitis, an inflammation of the inner eyelids.

What causes Rosacea?

​Rosacea tends to be hereditary. The causes are still not determined. However, sufferers of Rosacea tend to be of northern European decent and have fair complexions. While the characteristic red facial skin may be hidden by brown skinned people people of color also may have the bulbous nose and redness in the eyes. image

Some causes:

Spicy foods High amounts of coffee Chronic stress Extends exposure to sunlight History of sunburns Some medications like corticosteroids and some blood pressure medication Rosacea treatments Rosacea can be managements with lifestyle changes. First and foremost, avoid doing all of thea activities that are listed above: spicy food, coffee, stress and extended sunlight exposure.

Actively manage outbreaks:

Use sun screen when you are in the sun. Winter scarves should be wrapped around the face for protection. Only use hypo-allergenic moisturizers, cleansers and cosmetics Manage your stress levels See a dermatologist for more information. microdermabrasion

Medications that are prescribed for Rosacea

Topical creams: antibiotics (such as metronidazole) Oral medications: oral antibiotics (such as tetracycline, minocycline, and doxycycline) Acne drug; Accutane (Isotretinoin) Laser surgery Sometimes Rosacea is mispelled Roacia, Rosea Keloid Treatment

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If you are not happy with the way your skin looks or have a medical skin condition that needs to be addressed, call us. We have Board Certified dermatologists here serving Arkansas. We can help.

Sometimes it’s weather. sometimes its a genetic skin condition. Whatever it is that you want to improve about your skin we can help. We work with you one-on-one, our skilled physicians, use the latest treatments and technologies to help you look as young as you feel.

We have a spa-like atmosphere to set your mind at ease and remind you how special you are.

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We treat all types of medical conditions: Severe acne, Dermatitis, Varacose Veins, Shingles, Rosacea, Eczema, Psoriasis, Urticaria, Hives, Mole Removal, Birthmark Removal, Keloid Treatment, Skin Tag Removal, Melasma Treatment

We have many cosmetic techniques to help you look your best: Microdermabrasion, CoolSculpting, Botox, Chemical Peels, Kybella, Ultherapy, Microliposuction, Juvederm, Cosmelan Depigmentation, Laser Scar Removal, Intense Pulse Light, Cryotherapy, Tattoo Removal, Laser Hair Removal

Experience, knowledgeable and safe. All are cosmetic and medical treatments are specifically designed to get the results you want. Treat yourself to a vision of beauty…your own…and get ready to love your skin again.

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Eczema

CoolScuplting

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure that freeze and destroys fat below the surface of the skin. It is applied with a hand held device. Patience can experience some weight loss but it it's purpose is more to contour the shape in combination with a healthy diet and exercise. Men and women can be good candidates for CoolSculpting. The procedure uses cool temperatures so you should not undergo the procedure if you cryoglobulinemia, paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, or cold agglutinin disease. Some plastic surgeons and dermatologist use CoolSculpting in combination with other body contouring procedures like liposuction. Ask your physician which options are best for the cosmetic goals you are trying to accomplish.

The procedure

The treatment area will be pinched into the CoolSculpting applicator. You should not feel pain, only some pressure and suction for the first few minutes of the treatment. After that, the target area will become numb to the cold. The treatment will last roughly 60 minutes, during which you can read, check email, watch a movie, or even nap. After the applicator process if it feels like there is “extra love handles underneath the skin” this fat will be sucked up by the applicator. Your provider will massage the site, and the lump should quickly disappear. As this is a no-downtime procedure, you’ll be free to continue with your regular activities right away.

What happens to the fat?

The fat cells are removed permanently. As adults, we don’t produce new fat cells, so the number of cells destroyed and removed from the body remains permanent. That said, when we gain weight, our fat cells expand. Gaining weight after CoolSculpting could still mean an increase in the size of the remaining fat cells.

What the difference between liposuction and Coolsculpting?

Liposuction can produce dramatic results and sometime requires general anesthesia. Coolsculpting does not require anesthesia but produces less dramatic results.

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Rosacea in Washington DC

Our dermatology offices serve Washington DC and the surrounding area.  We offer state-of-the-art dermatology services and a comprehensive range of medical and cosmetic dermatological care. Board certified doctors are here to solve your medical skin problem or help you look your best.   We have a range of tools, techniques and strategies that will rejuvenate your skin and help you look 20 years younger. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care for your skin.

We pledge to provide you with superior, individualized, and confidential care starting with a comprehensive consultation and ending with natural looking results.  We run an efficient and pleasant practice believing your time is just as valuable as ours.  So, call and set up an appointment.  That’s the first step toward looking your best.

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Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition of the face that has redness on the cheeks, nose, chin, eyelids and forehead. The redness can even appear in the eyes. The condition has small pimples and pronounced blood vessels. Unfortunately, there is no cure for rosacea but it can be controlled with medication and changes in lifestyle.   Call a board certified dermatologist.

What is Rosacea?

Chronic facial skin condition with severe redness and visable blood vessels. While it is a superficial skin condition, 3 Million people in the United State suffer from it. Most are people with Rosacea are women 30-50 years old.

Rosacea symptomsimage

The symptoms are: Small red pustules (or bumps) on the nose, forehead, cheeks, and chin. Small and red blood vessels that are visible Bulbous nose that is red Cheeks that appear flush Burning or stinging sensation on the face

Ocular Rosaceaimage

50% of Rosacea patients develop red pustules, red blood vessels around the eye lid and within eye. The eyes may feel burning and irritated. Ocular Rosacea makes the eyes appear bloodshot. This can lead to conjunctivitis, an inflammation of the inner eyelids.

What causes Rosacea?

​Rosacea tends to be hereditary. The causes are still not determined. However, sufferers of Rosacea tend to be of northern European decent and have fair complexions. While the characteristic red facial skin may be hidden by brown skinned people people of color also may have the bulbous nose and redness in the eyes. image

Some causes:

Spicy foods High amounts of coffee Chronic stress Extends exposure to sunlight History of sunburns Some medications like corticosteroids and some blood pressure medication Rosacea treatments Rosacea can be managements with lifestyle changes. First and foremost, avoid doing all of thea activities that are listed above: spicy food, coffee, stress and extended sunlight exposure.

Actively manage outbreaks:

Use sun screen when you are in the sun. Winter scarves should be wrapped around the face for protection. Only use hypo-allergenic moisturizers, cleansers and cosmetics Manage your stress levels See a dermatologist for more information. microdermabrasion

Medications that are prescribed for Rosacea

Topical creams: antibiotics (such as metronidazole) Oral medications: oral antibiotics (such as tetracycline, minocycline, and doxycycline) Acne drug; Accutane (Isotretinoin) Laser surgery Sometimes Rosacea is mispelled Roacia, Rosea

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Moles

Moles are skin growths composed of pigment cells. While certain moles may be considered pre-cancerous, others are benign. Depending on their size or location, moles can be beauty marks or distracting lumpy lesions. If located in areas of rubbing or shaving, moles may become infected or irritated. Our doctors’ training and years of experience insure effective mole removal with a focus on minimizing scarring and maximizing the aesthetic result.

ABCDE's of moles

Most people have brown spots on their skin in one location or another. These may be birthmarks, moles, or sun related spots called lentigos. Many of these are normal, but some may be suspicious for skin cancer. The ABCDE’s of melanoma are important to watch out for: Asymmetry, Border irregularity, Color variability, Diameter larger than a pencil eraser, and Evolution (or change over time.) Benign moles may sometimes become bothersome due to irritation or tenderness. Clothing or hair brushing may irritate moles located in the underarms or on the scalp. There are multiple methods for removal best discussed in person; these range from superficial shave removals to excisions using deep and superficial sutures. Depending on the lesion or location, stitches may or may not be necessary. Following standard of care protocols, all removed moles are submitted for analysis to rule out the possibility of skin cancer. Doctors provide a thorough examination of moles, comprehensive discussion and efficient treatment. Depending on the size and location of a mole, it may be possible to remove the lesion on the same visit as the initial consultation. Eczema

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Dermatologist in Silver Spring

Our dermatology offices serve Silver Spring and the surrounding area.  We offer state-of-the-art dermatology services and a comprehensive range of medical and cosmetic dermatological care. Board certified doctors are here to solve your medical skin problem or help you look your best.   We have a range of tools, techniques and strategies that will rejuvenate your skin and help you look 20 years younger. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care for your skin.

We pledge to provide you with superior, individualized, and confidential care starting with a comprehensive consultation and ending with natural looking results.  We run an efficient and pleasant practice believing your time is just as valuable as ours.  So, call and set up an appointment.  That’s the first step toward looking your best.

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Dermatology

Urticaria

Urticaria is also known as Hives. It is a outbreak of swollen, patches of red bumps or welts on the skin. Urticaria can arise from allergies or other reasons. It is accompanied by itching, burning or stining sensation. Urticaria can appear on the lips, face, tongue, ears, throat or on the neck shoulders and back. It can cover a large area or small and may join other areas as it spreads and typically lasts for longer than six weeks. Call a board certified dermatologist for your Urticartia treatment.

What is chronic Urticaria?

Urticaria is hives symptom that lasts more than 6 weeks. The cause is more difficult because it may be more systemic; These symptoms are from hormonal imbalances: autoimmune, chronic infections, hormonal disorders and malignancy.

What cause chronic Urticaria

hives-on-the-legsChronic Urticaria is caused by imbalances in auto-immune, hormonal disorders and malignancy. They are considered systemic causes for chronic Urticaria.

Physical Urticaria:

Physical Urticaria is hives that is caused by direct physical contact with the skin. Usually, repetitive motions, cold, heat, exposure to the sun, vibrations, pressure, sweating and exercise can all cause this form of Hives.

How to treat Urticaria

The best way to treat Urticaria is to identify the trigger or “what is causing the problem?” With chronic Urticaria once you have identified the trigger allegeric reaction to food, medication and/or latex. Try these remedies to address the problem. Consulting with a board certified dermatologist is very important for effective Urticaria treatment.

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Microdermabrasion

Look 10 years younger. Tighten your skin. Eliminate blemishes. Look younger with a dermabrasion or microdermabrasion. Dermabrasion is a non-surgical procedure which exfoliates (takes off) the Stratum Corneum (the top layer of skin) with an abrasive scrubbing tool. Once removed, the remaining skin rejuvenates with skin that is usually smoother, clearer and tighter than before. Dermabrasions go deep below the skin's top layer and thus are performed under the care of a board certified dermatologist Microdermabrasions are similar, but are a cosmetic form of dermabrasions because microdermabrasions do not remove as much of the Stratum Corneum. There is less risk of skin damage with a microdermabrasion. Thus, it can be performed by a clinician at a “medi-spa”. Every year, 23,000 women get dermabrasions and about 4,500 men. Whereas over 452,000 women and 28,000 men get microdermabrasions. Microdermabrasions treatments produce fantastic results.

Treatment:

To perform, both the microdermabrasion and dermabrasions are safe, the clinician uses a handheld device with a spinning wheel and rough surface. This abrasive tool is then rubbed on the surface of your face which removes the upper layer of skin. The tool is very similar to sandpaper but various surfaces are used. The resurfacing of the skin can be cause discomfort during the procedure. Specific areas can be targeted or the procedure can be applied over the entire face. Microdermabrasion The micro dermabrasion can be administered by an aesthetician or even at a spa. However, a dermabrasion is a much deeper removal of the top layer of skin and must be performed by a board-certified dermatologist/physician. Below is a quick video that compares microdermabrasions and chemical peels.

What conditions are treated?

Am I good candidate?

You are a good candidate for a dermabrasion if you have sun-dried skin, uneven or blotchy skin, scars, facial wrinkles, acne scars, pits and discoloration.

Post-treatment expectations

During and after the procedure your face will likely feel stiff and tight. It will be visually alarming with the bruises produced by the rubbing off the top layer of skin. Some people look as if they have been in a very bad fist fight or car accident. Avoid the temptation to panic. As seen in the before and after photos, your face will heal smoother and tighter than before. You may also experience tightness, as the under layer of skin is slightly less elastic then the Stratum Corneum, the top layer. Your skin will also be slightly red and or swollen. The clinician will likely prescribed an ointment to be applied after the procedure for the pain and swelling. If you experience long lasting pain or extreme pain then you should contact your physician to find out if your pain is normal or part of a bigger problem.
 Post Treatment Expectation
Dermabrasion recovery takes about 7 to 10 days for new skin to form. After six weeks the redness will have subsided and you'll see the results of the treatment. Initially, you should avoid direct sun, swimming and any strenuous physical activity. Adverse reactions include hematoma or sir, which is blood under your skin, infections, bleeding, scarring, damage to underlying skin and skin sensitivity to microdermabrasions. Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure and does not require any down time. You can resume your daily routine immediately after the microdermabrasion treatment. microdermabrasion

Cost

A dermabrasion goes much deeper to resurface your skin down to the college in layer. The downtime is approximately 10 days and this procedure must be performed by a physician. The cost ranges between $1,800-$3,000. The microdermabrasion procedures produces fantastic results. A microdermabrasion cost is typically $150-$300, depending upon the size of the area treated. It is typically performed by aestheticians and doesn't require board certified medical care. Because dermabrasions and microdermabrasions are an elective procedure, most medical insurances do not cover the cost. However, if it can be shown that it is the prescribed treatment for precancerous cells or some other skin ailment it may be covered through insurance. Consult with your physician to see if your circumstances could be covered by medical insurance. Hives

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