Posts for: December, 2018
While beauty can begin inside, for many people, what they see on the outside when looking into a mirror - wrinkles and other signs of aging - can impact their self-confidence. It’s time to reverse that and boost your confidence with Botox® - one of our most popular treatments here at Feinstein Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery in Delray Beach.
What is Botox®?
Botox® or botulinum toxin type A is an injectable used to reduce or eliminate the appearance of facial wrinkles. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), among the 15.7 million cosmetic minimally invasive procedures performed in 2017, Botox® was the most popular. Its numbers seem to grow in popularity each year.
Rejuvenate Your Face
Botox® is the first and only treatment FDA-approved to temporarily make moderate to severe frown lines, crow's feet and forehead lines look better, less noticeable. The way it works is the injections block nerve impulses, and weakens muscles, relaxes wrinkles and gives the face a rejuvenated look. It is injected under the skin into many areas including the following:
- Crow’s feet area/surrounding the eyes
- Mouth/Frown lines/worry lines
While it’s an injectable, don’t let the thought of a needle alarm you. The only thing you’ll feel is a little pinch.
How Long Will It Take and How Many Injections Will I Receive?
Getting Botox® injections are quick. You’ll notice an improvement with your skin within 24 to 48 hours. The results can last up to four months. Like all of the treatments and procedures we do here at Feinstein Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, the Botox® treatment is customized and based on the patient’s goals and needs. So, when you come in, we’ll discuss your concerns, along with your aesthetic goals.
Other Uses for Botox®
While Botox® was originally designed for aesthetic purposes, it has evolved and is now used to target other issues, including excessive sweating, called hyperhidrosis. If you suffer from excessive sweating of your palms, feet or any other body part, we can assist you.
When Should I Get Botox®?
Obviously, getting this popular anti-wrinkle treatment is a personal decision, and there’s much to consider. Many women start getting them at the first signs of fine lines and wrinkles, while younger women, more interested in prevention, sometimes start getting injections in their late 20s. Again, it’s a personal decision.
Make an Appointment to See Us
So, are you ready to look in the mirror and smile? Are you ready to boost your confidence with Botox®? We hope so. Call us at 561-498-4407 to schedule your appointment today. 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. And don’t forget to check out the specials on our website. Some of the packages would make great gifts.
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, in-house lab, and yes, a staff made up of with compassionate people. Let us give you the personal attention you deserve, and help you look as young as you feel. We look forward to caring for your needs. Call us today at 561-498-4407.
It seems like each time you glance into the mirror, you notice yet another wrinkle. You feel they're aging you, and it's time to do something about it. You may want to consider laser skin treatments to target facial wrinkles. Laser skin resurfacing is very popular, for many reasons. Here at Feinstein Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery in Delray Beach, we specialize in laser treatments for wrinkles and can share with you some insight on how to try to prevent and get rid of the wrinkles on your face.
The Causes of Wrinkles and Where to Find Them
While wrinkles are a natural part of aging, there are other factors that can accelerate their presence, such as genetics, sun exposure, smoking, poor nutrition, dehydration (alcohol dehydrates the skin), and not using moisturizers. The most common places wrinkles appear include:
- Eyes: crow’s feet; between the eyes; underneath the eyes
- Forehead: both vertical/horizontal wrinkles
- Mouth/Lips: vertical wrinkles develop around the mouth and spread above and below the mouth
- Neck: horizontal wrinkles mostly on the front of the neck, but can extend to the back
- Chest: caused by sun damage and muscle-loss (can become very obvious when taking a selfie)
Younger people aren’t immune to wrinkles. At younger ages, regular facial expressions such as smiling, frowning, squinting, and even pouting, can cause fine lines and wrinkles.
Aging Prevention Tips
There are steps we can take to counteract the signs of aging and slow it down. Check out these aging prevention tips, courtesy of the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD):
- Protect your skin from the sun
- Gently clean your skin
- Use a self-tanner instead of getting a tan
- Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet
- Drink more water and less alcohol
- Apply a facial moisturizer every day
- Exercise most days of the week
Laser Skin Treatment is Great for Aging Skin
Let’s say you do everything in your power to prevent wrinkles, yet there they are – front and center. You feel your best, and you’re in great shape. You even feel younger than your age – but, for those wrinkles. There is a number of ways to help smooth wrinkles, make them less noticeable, and even get rid of them altogether. Laser resurfacing is an excellent way to target wrinkles on and around your face. In the procedure, a wand-like laser instrument is used to direct short, concentrated beams of light to one’s skin, removing the upper layers of skin. The treatment also works well for reducing skin irregularities, such as acne scars or blemishes. Here at our practice, we use Sciton lasers, industry leaders of high-quality laser and light systems. We can help you achieve optimal results.
Make an Appointment to See Us
Call us and make an appointment so we can further explain to you the benefits of using laser treatment for wrinkles. We can also determine if you’re a good candidate for laser skin 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.
Be sure and check out our specials on our website. Some of the packages would make great gifts.
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, cosmetic 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 today at 561-498-4407.
Find out what this autoimmune disorder means for your skin health.
According to the Lupus Foundation of America, approximately 1.5 million Americans and five million people globally have some form of lupus. While lupus can affect both men and women, about 90 percent of those with diagnosed lupus are women between the ages of 15 to 44. Even though this chronic autoimmune disease affects millions, significantly less than half of people are actually somewhat familiar with the disease.
So, what exactly is lupus, how can you contract this disorder and what treatment options are available?
Our immune system is meant to attack foreign agents in our body to fight diseases and other infections. However, if you have been diagnosed with lupus then your immune system actually responds by attacking the healthy cells within your body. This ultimately causes damage to certain organs in the body like your heart, skin and brain.
There are different types of lupus; however, the most common form is systemic lupus erythematosis. Discoid lupus is known for causing a persistent skin rash, subacute cutaneous lupus causes skin sores when exposed to the sun, druginduced lupus is the result of a certain medication and neonatal lupus affects infants.
Know that you aren’t alone when it comes to handling your lupus symptoms. While symptoms can be severe and affect your daily life talk to your dermatologist about the best ways to reduce your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Lupus Risk Factors
While anyone can develop lupus, women are more likely to develop this condition. Also, African American, Hispanic, Native American and Asian women are at an increased risk over Caucasian women. While the cause is unknown, some research has found that perhaps genes play an influential role in the development of lupus; however, there are several factors that could be at play.
Those with lupus may experience some or all of these symptoms:
- Muscle aches and pains
- Joint pain and swelling
- Skin rashes, most commonly found on the face
- Chest pain when breathing deeply
- Loss of hair
- Pale fingers and toes
- Sun sensitivity
- Mouth sores
- Extreme fatigue
- Leg or eye swelling
- Swollen glands
These symptoms may not be present all the time. Those with lupus have flareups in which the symptoms will appear for a little while and then go away. Also new symptoms may also arise at any time.
If you’ve been diagnosed with lupus then you will most likely need to see several specialists regarding your condition. If you are dealing with skin sores and rashes, then you will want to talk to your dermatologist about the best treatment plan for you. About 40 to 70 percent of those with lupus experience symptoms when exposed to sunlight.
When you come in our office for treatment our goal is to find certain medications that can reduce pain, swelling and redness and prevent further flareups. Furthermore, we will recommend a sunscreen and other lifestyle changes that can help to protect your skin from damaging sun exposure.