Posts for category: Dermatological Care
This cosmetic laser treatment could smooth away lines, wrinkles, and minor scarring.
Do you feel like your face could use a serious sprucing up? As we get older, everything from blemishes and age spots to sun damage can affect the appearance of our skin. If you want to reinvigorate your skin and get radiant, healthy and younger-looking skin then it might be the perfect time to talk to our Delray Beach, FL, dermatologists, Dr. Brian Feinstein and Dr. Bridgit Nolan, about a MicroLaser Peel.
What is a MicroLaser peel?
This laser treatment provides the benefits of a peel with minimal discomfort and a much shorter recovery time. This procedure removes the outermost layers of the skin and the deepness of the MicroLaser peel can be customized based on your goals and the condition of your skin.
What problems can a MicroLaser peel address?
Most people turn to our Delray Beach skin doctor for this laser peel because they want to smooth away lines and wrinkles. Of course, since this rejuvenating treatment is designed to remove the outer layers of the skin, not only will wrinkles and lines be reduced but also hyperpigmentations, superficial scars, and keratoses (a benign skin growth) can be corrected with this simple cosmetic laser therapy.
Who is a good candidate for a MicroLaser Peel?
It’s important that you are realistic about your treatment goals when considering cosmetic dermatology. After all, while these treatments can provide incredible results they won’t be able to tackle all issues or provide the same results that other more aggressive treatment options such as a facelift can often.
However, if you want to revitalize your skin, look younger, and improve the firmness and tone of your skin then this might be the best option for you. This treatment can provide even better results than lighter chemical peels and microdermabrasion with a much shorter recovery time.
How often should these peels be performed?
Most patients choose to get these peels every 6 to 12 months, depending on the type and severity of their symptoms. Of course, this is something to discuss with our dermatologist when you come in for your consultation.
If you are interested in this skin rejuvenating treatment and want to find out if you are an ideal candidate, then call Feinstein Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery in Delray Beach, FL, today at 1.888.357.DERM.
If you’re bothered by fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring or an uneven skin tone, or if you are looking for a simple way to rejuvenate your skin, chemical peels may be a good option for you.
A chemical peel is a cosmetic procedure performed by your dermatologist. This in-office treatment involves applying an acid solution to remove damaged outer layers of skin, erasing imperfections and improving skin tone and texture. As the old, outer layer of skin is exfoliated and removed, it stimulates the growth of new, healthy skin cells that are smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.
This time-tested, non-invasive procedure is quick—in most cases less than an hour—and yields fast results. It can drastically improve the appearance of skin marked by wrinkles, scars and other signs of aging or sun damage.
Chemical peels can improve the appearance of:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin pigmentation
- Acne scarring
- Sun-damaged skin
- Age spots
Chemical peels can be applied to many parts of the body including the face, neck, chest and hands and are available in several different strengths. Our office can help you determine the type of chemical used depending on your skin type and desired results. The best candidate for a chemical peel is a person with fair skin and light hair, although darker skin types can also achieve good results depending on their specific problem and treatment goals.
How many treatments are necessary depends on the severity of skin damage and the patient’s goals. With each treatment, scarring and other imperfections typically diminish more and more.
At your dermatologist's office, we can help you achieve your most radiant, youthful skin. Visit to learn more about cosmetic dermatology and to find out if you are a candidate for chemical peels.
The nails take a lot of abuse. From gardening and dishes to regular wear and tear, harsh chemicals and hard work can really take a toll on the condition of fingernails and toenails. Many nail problems can be avoided with proper care, but others may actually indicate a serious health condition that requires medical attention.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, nail problems comprise about 10 percent of all skin conditions, affecting a large number of older adults. Brittle nails are common nail problems, typically triggered by age and the environment. Other conditions include ingrown toenails, nail fungus, warts, cysts or psoriasis of the nails. All of these common ailments can be affectively treated with proper diagnosis from a dermatologist.
Mirror on Health
A person’s nails can reveal a lot about their overall health. While most nail problems aren’t severe, many serious health conditions can be detected by changes in the nails, including liver diseases, kidney diseases, heart conditions, lung diseases, diabetes and anemia. That’s why it’s important to visit your dermatologist if you notice any unusual changes in your nails.
Basic Nail Care
It’s easy to neglect your nails, but with basic nail care, you can help keep your fingernails and toenails looking and feeling great. Here’s how:
- Keep nails clean and dry to prevent bacteria from building up under the nail.
- Cut fingernails and toenails straight across to prevent ingrown nails and trauma.
- Avoid tight-fitting footwear.
- Apply an anti-fungal foot powder daily or when needed.
- Avoid biting and picking fingernails, as infectious organisms can be transferred between the fingers and mouth.
- Wear gloves to protect your fingernails when doing yard work or cleaning house to protect the nails from harsh chemicals and trauma.
- When in doubt about self-treatment for nail problems, visit your dermatologist for proper diagnosis and care.
Always notify a dermatologist of nail irregularities, such as swelling, pain or change in shape or color of the nail. Remember, your nails can tell you a lot about your overall health, and a dermatologist can help determine the appropriate treatment for any of your nail problems.