Common Skin Conditions

Skin ConditionsTo thoroughly take care of your skin, be sure to examine your entire body regularly for any abnormalities. You may have had birthmarks or other blemishes on your body for as long as you can remember. However, new or changing skin conditions can be indicative of a problem. Your best chance of eliminating an issue is early treatment.

To help you identify your skin condition, we’ve compiled a list of common skin growths:

Moles – Moles protrude from your skin. They’re typically brown or black. Many moles form before the age of 30 and can slowing evolve over time. You may have singular moles or moles that appeared in bunches. Moles can be removed for either medical or cosmetic purposes.

Freckles – Freckles are extremely common! They do not protrude but appear as dark spots on your skin. Especially fair-skinned patients develop freckles on the face, shoulders, and arms. Typically, they become darker during sunnier months. Freckles are not usually a cause for concern and do not need to be removed. However, freckles are indicative of frequent sun exposure. Keep an eye out for skin cancer warning signs.

Skin tags – Skin tags also protrude from your skin but are more like flaps than bumps. They’re the same color as your natural skin and often grown in your armpit, under your breasts, or in your groin area as you grow older. Typically, they do not pose a threat to your health but can be removed for cosmetic purposes.

Lentigines – Lentigines do not typically protrude from your skin. Like freckles, they are dark spots that appear as a result of sun damage. They do not always but could lead to skin cancer. A lentigo can be eliminated with topical medication or laser therapy.

Seborrheic keratoses – Seborrheic keratoses protrude from the skin. They are brown or black and may develop on your chest or back as you age. Unfortunately, there is no known cause for seborrheic keratoses, but they’re typically harmless.

Scheduling a consultation with your dermatologist is the only way to be sure whether or not your skin growth indicates a harmful medical condition. We’d be happy to help you figure it out!

What are the Benefits of Botox?

BotoxAre you tired of the wrinkles and fine lines on your face? What about showing the effects of ageing in general? Botox may be the answer you’ve been searching for!

For many years now, Botox provides fantastic anti-ageing results. We know that you want to look and feel younger. That’s why we’ve incorporated Botox treatments into our practice.

Botox, a dermal filler, is injected into the facial tissue to paralyze the muscles and smooth wrinkles and fine lines. But that’s not all that Botox can provide for patients. The treatments provide a few additional benefits, including the following:

No Surgery – Facelift surgery might be too much of a commitment right now. Not to worry! You have another option. Botox can provide similar results non-surgically. For optimal results, Botox injections should be scheduled every four to six months. Perhaps surgery is a good option in the future. But for now, Botox can make your skin appear younger.

Brow Lift – A brow lift is yet another surgery that you may not be ready to have. But the brow is nearly just as important to maintain if you want to have a youthful appearance. The brow naturally droops as you age. As you may have already realized, keeping your eyes wide open contributes to looking younger. There’s no need to look tired with a sagging brow. Botox can lift the brow (without surgery) to add to your positive Botox results.

Sweat Reduction – While this benefit isn’t a direct result of facial treatment, Botox injected into the armpit can reduce sweat production. Sweating too much can be an embarrassing situation. Let Botox solve yet another health problem.

Migraine Relief – Botox treatment to relieve frequent migraines is becoming more and more popular. Patients that have Botox injections regularly report less frequent and less severe migraines. What better way to become more comfortable both in regards to feeling pain and boosting your self-confidence.

Doctors with more experience and proven results can help you attain the most success with your treatment. Be sure to choose your doctor wisely.

We’d be happy to answer any further questions you have about Botox. Come and see us!