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laser hair removal in delray beachIsn’t it about time you stop shaving, plucking, waxing, or threading unwanted hair from your body? Consider saving your precious time and money, and step into the light - the world of laser hair removal. It’s no wonder the American Society of Plastic Surgeons listed laser hair removal among the top five cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures performed in 2017. It’s safe and it works. Laser hair removal is the best way to remove unwanted hair for many reasons, which we’re about to reveal to you.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

But first, an explanation of how it works. Laser hair removal treatment involves using a concentrated beam of light (laser light), which is absorbed by the pigment in the hair. This destroys hair follicles enough to inhibit future hair growth. We use Sciton™ lasers, which incorporate the latest advancements in cosmetic laser technology. This type of laser produces multiple bursts to gently remove unwanted hair instead of all at once. This also makes it possible to treat various areas of the body – both big and small. Plus, it’s safe for all skin types and tones, including tanned skin tones. There are many reasons for you to consider coming to Delray Beach for hair laser removal. 

Reason #1: Reduces Hair Growth

If you’re looking for the most effective way to reduce hair growth, laser hair removal fits the bill. It will drastically reduce your hair growth and thanks to new technology, nearly all skin tones/ hair colors can enjoy the benefits of laser hair removal. Most studies show an 80 percent hair growth reduction. Another plus – you don’t have to worry about annoying ingrown hairs.

Reason #2: Fast Treatments

Laser hair removal treatments don’t take very long at all.  The length of time will vary, depending on the target areas. Obviously, removing hair from the back will take longer than removing it from the upper lip.

Reason #3: Minimal Side Effects & No Downtime

While side effects from laser hair removal are minimal and rare, you may experience some redness or swelling at the site. These symptoms typically go away within several hours. There’s no downtime with our laser hair removal, and you can immediately resume your normal activities. It’s the most comfortable laser hair removal treatment on the market.

Reason #4: Works on Many Areas of the Body

Another benefit of laser hair removal is its versatility. It works on various areas of the body. Some of the most common areas include:

  • Face (upper lip, chin)
  • Underarms
  • Legs
  • Bikini area
  • Back
  • Neck  
  • Shoulders
  • Chest  

Reason #5: Long-Lasting Results

How long does hair removal last?” is an important question to ask.  Results will vary from person to person and are dependent on skin tone, hair type, hair color, and of course the area of the body being treated. But it's typically effective for several months to several years. And if or when your hair grows back, it'll come in much thinner and lighter.

Reason #6: Cost Effective

Think about how much money you normally spend, or the time you allocate for other hair-removal methods. That can easily add up.  Depending on the area being targeted, it normally takes 4 to 6 treatments to be effective, and again, results are long-lasting, all of which saves you time and money.

See Us for Laser Hair Removal

Talk to us about how you can get smooth skin in Delray Beach. Call us at (561) 498-4407 and make an appointment.  As a full-service skin care dermatology and cosmetic surgery center, we also treat several skin conditions. We also offer the best cosmetic and anti-aging treatments in South Florida – including the minimally-invasive facial injectables. Schedule a consultation today!

 

juvedermWe all know the negative effects that aging can have on our skin – fine lines and wrinkles, and creases and folds on various areas of our face. Now you will find out about one of the best minimally-invasive ways to target those unwanted signs of aging. The popular Juvéderm family of soft-tissue injectables is an excellent choice and is one of the best face fillers on the market.

What is Juvéderm?

One of those popular treatments is the versatile Juvéderm, a dermal-filler. This soft, gel-like injectable is made from hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance naturally found in the body that helps the skin maintain hydration. The Juvéderm family of dermal fillers soften facial creases and wrinkles and enhance shallow contours. They can also be used to plump thin lips.

Target Smile Lines with Juvéderm VOLLURE XC

Juvéderm VOLLURE XC is the first and only hyaluronic acid dermal filler approved by the Food and Drug and Administration (FDA) to target moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Nasolabial folds are commonly known as smile lines or laugh lines. You may also hear them referred to as “parentheses” - lines surrounding the mouth. It also targets Marionette lines, which run from the corners of the mouth, downward.  Juvéderm VOLLURE XC is a great way to get rid of wrinkles and is long-lasting with results for up to 18 months.

Try Juvéderm VOLBELLA® for Luscious Lips

The desire to have luscious-looking, plump lips are popular. Plump lips are much more than just a trend, they’re here to stay. And if you don’t have them, but want them, try Juvéderm VOLBELLA ®. This soft, smooth gel adds fullness to the lips and softens the appearance of lines around the lips. But it also benefits eyes as well by adding fullness under them.

When Will I See Results from Juvéderm?

You will see some results immediately. But, because there may be some swelling, you may not see the full effect until the swelling has diminished within a few weeks after treatment.

How Long Do the Results Last from Juvéderm?

If you want long-lasting results, you’ve found them. While results vary person to person and will depend on the area of your face we targeted in the procedure, Juvéderm can last from six months to two years.

Regain Your Youthful Appearance with Anti-Aging Treatments

In addition to Juvéderm, we also offer the most advanced technology in anti-aging treatments such as Botox, Xeomin, Kybella, Restylane, Perlane, and Radiesse. We also offer other non-surgical, anti-aging treatments including laser skin rejuvenation to firm and tighten skin, laser hair removal, laser skin resurfacing, and facials (including the popular HydraFacial). We also carry a full complement of cosmetic products to enhance your beauty.

Make an Appointment to See Us

If you’re looking for the best dermatologist in Delray Beach to help you enhance your beauty with Juvéderm, visit Feinstein Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery. Call us at (888) 357-DERM or (561) 498-4407 and make an appointment so we can create and manage your individualized treatment plan.  We’re a one-stop shop with a medical dermatologist, surgical dermatologist, an aesthetician, and in-house lab. Let us give you the personal attention you deserve, and help you look as young as you feel. It’s time for you to finally make that move to turn back the hands of time and enhance your natural beauty.

 

botox for menThe landscape for men’s cosmetic needs continues to evolve, with Botox® for men being front and center. Men like to look good, too, and more men than ever are now getting minimally-invasive treatments such as Botox® and other fillers and injectables. And why not? They work!  This explains why year after year, the numbers continue to rise. The desire to look younger and more refreshed, which translates to feeling better about yourself, seems to be the order of the day.

Injectables for Men

The taboo associated with men getting cosmetic procedures is now in the rearview mirror. Botox® or botulinum toxin type A has always been a fan favorite among women, and now men are helping to fuel its popularity as well. More men are getting injections, more commonly known by their brand names as Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®. Wrinkle prevention for men shows no signs of letting up. Statistics show that more men are embracing cosmetic surgery. And with prevention in mind, other studies show that Botox® clients are skewing younger.

What is Botox® and How Does it Work?

Botox® is an injectable that blocks nerve impulse and weakens facial muscles, reducing or eliminating fine lines and wrinkles. A highly-skilled dermatologist injects the substance right under the skin into certain areas, giving the face a rejuvenated look. Because there’s no downtime, it’s often referred to as a lunchtime procedure.  

What are the Target Areas for Botox® for Men?

Like women, men are targeting the horizontal lines on the forehead. But they’re also getting injections on the sides of their eyes to go after the squinting lines and Crow’s feet. Besides Botox®, men are also getting Juvéderm®, a hyaluronic acid used to smooth facial wrinkles and folds,  and KYBELLA®, used to dissolve fat cells under the skin, thereby eliminating the double chin. They’re also getting soft-tissue fillers or dermal fillers.

Reasons Men Get Botox® and Other Fillers

Obviously, the end game for both men and women is a more refreshed, youthful looking appearance. But more men are getting injectables to stay more competitive in the workplace, look better on social media, and online dating profile pictures.

How Many Injections Do I Need?

Botox® takes only about 10 minutes, and you’ll notice an improvement with your skin within 24 to 48 hours. The results can last up to four months for moderate to severe frown lines. It may take longer to see the results from other injectables.  But like any treatment or procedure, the number of injections needed is customized, based on the patient’s goals and needs.  We'll discuss Botox and other injectables in more detail when you come in for your complimentary consultation.

Make an Appointment to See Us

We’re ready to help you look and feel your best.  Call us at 561-498-4407  and make an appointment to discuss your aesthetic goals, along with the cosmetic possibilities to help you get there. Let us give you the personal attention you deserve, and help you look as young as you feel.

January 24, 2019
Tags: mohs surgery  

We live in beautiful, sunny South Florida, where the sun’s rays are plentiful. But there’s a darker side to those rays, which can be unforgiving at times: skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Most skin cancers are caused by too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun or commercial tanning maps and tanning beds.

Common Types of Skin Cancer

The two most common forms of skin cancer are Basal cell carcinoma (BCC), which accounts for 75 to 80 percent of skin cancer, and Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), which accounts for 16 to 20 percent. They are usually very treatable.

Treatment Options

Treatment options for skin cancer are based on a variety of factors including location on the body, patient’s age, and type of skin cancer. One of the most comprehensive treatments with the highest cure rate is Mohs surgery (microscopically controlled surgery).  Due to the sophistication of this procedure, doctors are required to undergo additional years of training to become a certified Mohs surgeon.  Mohs surgery is accepted as the gold standard for treating the cancers.

Not all doctors that perform Mohs surgery are certified so you want to make sure yours is. At Feinstein Dermatology, not only is Dr. Brian Feinstein, a board-certified dermatologist, he is also a certified Mohs surgeon by the American Society for Mohs Surgery. Dr. Feinstein personally performs this outpatient surgery in the comfort of our office.

What Happens During Mohs Surgery?

The surgery or technique is performed under local anesthesia and is done in stages in one visit.  It involves removing the skin cancer one tissue layer at a time. After removing each layer of tissue, Dr. Feinstein carefully examines it under a microscope in our on-site CLIA certified, state-of-the-art lab. If any cancer cells remain, Dr. Feinstein knows their exact location and removes another layer of tissue from that precise area. This process saves as much normal, healthy skin as possible. He repeats this process until no cancer cells remain.

How Effective is Mohs Surgery?

Mohs surgery is the most effective technique for treating these types of skin cancers. This surgery can offer cure rates of up to 99 percent. It virtually eliminates the chance of cancer growing back. Like most surgeries, Mohs surgery leaves a scar, while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible. Generally, all post-surgical scars improve with time and we will continue to see you at regular visits to evaluate.

Make an Appointment to See Us

Contact us so we can discuss how Mohs surgery can benefit you. Feel free to write down your questions in advance, so you won’t forget anything. We’re ready to help you heal.  Let us give you the personal attention you deserve. Call 561-498-4407 to make an appointment.

 

chemical peel benefitsThink of it as peeling away or reversing the signs of aging. The signs of aging naturally become more prominent as we age – we’re talking wrinkles, fine lines, and more.  But you can do something about that, without surgery. Chemical peels work, and for more than aging concerns.  Here at Feinstein Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery in Delray Beach, chemical peels is one of our specialties in our Aesthetic Center.

Chemical peels are a fan favorite here, and we’re not alone in that affinity.  According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, they’re among the top five cosmetic minimally invasive procedures performed in 2017.  They address a wide range of skin issues, and that’s just one of the many The Benefits of Chemical Peels.

What Are Chemical Peels?

A chemical peel is a skin resurfacing treatment that will improve collagen production and give you smoother, regenerated skin. It involves an aesthetician applying a chemical solution to your skin, which causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off – hence the name chemical peel.  The cosmetic treatment can be applied to the face, neck, and hands.

The Many Benefits of Chemical Peels

There are many reasons why chemical peels are so popular.  For starters, they can address and help improve several skin conditions and concerns, including the following:

  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Acne or Acne Scars
  • Irregular Skin Pigmentation
  • Rough Skin and Scaly Patches
  • Certain Scars
  • Sun-damaged Skin

Types of Chemical Peels

There are basically three types chemical peels, addressing various needs, and when determining which peel would work best for you, we take into consideration your skin type, your desired outcome or aesthetic goals, and your lifestyle. Here are the kinds of peels:

  • Light Peel (or lunchtime peel): Dryness, acne or fine wrinkling, uneven pigmentation
  • Medium Peel: Acne scars, uneven skin color
  • Deep Peel: Facial wrinkles, sun-damaged skin, scars, blotchiness, pre-cancerous growths

Quick Results

Results can vary, depending on different factors, but overall, chemical peels can give you quick results. And while the results might not be permanent, you can help protect your new skin by moisturizing properly and always protect your skin from the sun’s harsh rays.

Realistic Goals of Chemical Peels

Let’s talk expectations and aesthetic goals. Chemical peels are excellent at regenerating your skin cells and literally giving your skin new life. However, there are some skin issues that a chemical peel cannot address. They don’t work for deep facial lines or wrinkles, nor do they significantly tighten loose or sagging skin, and they don’t work for removing deep scars.

With any cosmetic procedure – either nonsurgical or surgical, you have to manage expectations. And that’s one of the reasons you need to work with an experienced dermatologist office - Feinstein Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery in Delray Beach, for a chemical peel.

Make an Appointment to See Us

Call us and make an appointment so we can further discuss the benefits of chemical peels and determine if you’re a good candidate for the treatment. We’ll also tell you about all of the other cosmetic and anti-aging treatments we offer here.  Our compassionate, licensed doctors are great at creating and managing your individualized treatment plan, ensuring the highest quality care with the most effective results.

We’re Ready to Help You Look and Feel Your Best

Feinstein Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery is a one-stop shop with a medical dermatologist, surgical dermatologist, an aesthetician, and in-house lab. Let us give you the personal attention you deserve, and help you look as young as you feel. Call us at 561-498-4407 and let us make you look your best.