Dermatology in Wilmington
offices serve Wilmington 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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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Clear skins awaits. Isolaz acne treatment is for acne sufferers who have tried lots of remedies but are not satisfied with their results. Call a board cerified dermatologist to help you resolve your stubborn acne problem. We have experience curing pimples, facial bumps, ingrown hairs, blackheads, whiteheads, acne pits and scars. One of the options is the Isolaz laser treatment. Isolaz is a non-surgical treatment for people with mild to severe acne, acne produced pits and scars, as well as discoloration from acne pimples. We have board certified
dermatologists, to help resolve your acne problem. Finally, get the acne treatment that gets results.
What is the Isolaz procedure?
The Isolaz acne treatment uses a painless laser to clean your pores and vacuums the dead skin away simultaneously. It is an FDA approved treatment for acne.
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Isolaz procedure: Before and after[/caption]
Removing all of the dirt, make up and blockage in your pores is the best way to clear up stubborn acne. However, Isolaz laser neutralizes oil and dirt within the pore, the vacuum sucks the toxins out of your pores elevating pore blockage with leads to inflammation (pimples). Isolaz is great solution to address stubborn pimple and scars that remain after outbreaks.
Am I a good candidate for Isolaz treatment?
The procedure is good for anyone who suffers from clogged pores, pimples, black heads, white heads, or cystic acne. In addition, the procedure can be used on a patient's back, neck or shoulders. The Isolaz process is excellent at cleaning the sabaceous gland which naturally produces more oil in the aforementioned areas. Isolaz has produced great results for patients. Their acne, blackheads, and whiteheads have clear up and their confidence has soared.
The acne treatment:
The Isolaz infrared light neutralizes the toxins which blocks the pores that leads to acne. By vacuuming the dirt, oil and toxins out of the pores along with dead skin, this process opens up the pores and prevents acne from forming in the future. The light therapy: is a painless flash of light that goes on and off during the vacuuming process. The lights destroys acne causing bacteria and promotes the healing process of your skin. The laser light also decreases the production of sebaceous gland oil which further decreases breakouts.
Expectations of the treatment:
During the Isolaz acne treatment you will feel a warm but painless sensation as the vacuum/light wand device is rubbed over your skin. This process is repeated again, and again over the treatment area. There have been no cases reporting any level of pain during the Isolaz treatment.
Afterward, you can resume your regular daily activities.
How long is the acne treatment?
The Isolaz face treatment usually takes 45 to 60 minutes. Depending on the severity of your acne it may require several treatments.
Am I a good candidate?
The Isolaz acne laser can be used by everyone. People of all skin colors and types. Men and women, young people and older people, all can benefit from Isolaz treatment.
Results: 85% of people who had the treatment experienced clearer skin. Usually within 24 to 48 hours. These are people who's acne did not respond well to oral or topical remedies.
How much do the Isolaz acne treatments cost?
The cost of the acne treatments range from $200-$350 per session. It may require 5 to 8 treatments to gain the best results. For a total of $1000 to $2500. Typically, medical insurance do not cover this treatment as it is considered an elective/cosmetic procedure.
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