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By DLC Dermatology and Laser Center
April 17, 2017
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Juvéderm  

Everyone wishes to age gracefully, but sometimes wrinkles start to appear before we're ready to embrace them. That's why the juvdermDermatology & Laser Center in Orange Park, FL, and serving Jacksonville, FL, is pleased to offer Juvéderm, a subtle yet effective way to reduce the folds and lines that develop on the face, particularly between the corners of the nose and the mouth. Learn how this amazing cosmetic dermatology product works and what it can do for you in this blog post!

What is Juvéderm?

Juvéderm is derived from hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that the body naturally produces to lubricate tissues and facilitate the movement of cells. Its unique ability to bind with collagen - which begins to break down as we age - and hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water means that wrinkles and folds treated with Juvéderm smooth over, hydrating and giving your skin a more youthful appearance for up to nine months.

How is Juvéderm applied?

A tiny needle is used to inject the Juvéderm gel into the targeted areas of the face, most often the "smile lines" that develop between the sides of the nose and the corners of the mouth. The procedure typically takes about 15 minutes. The results should be immediate, although you may experience some swelling or redness at the injection site for the first couple of days following your appointment. All cosmetic dermatology procedures at Dermatology & Laser Center in Orange Park, FL and serving Jacksonville are performed with the highest-quality equipment in a safe, hygienic environment.

Juvéderm is an excellent, minimally invasive alternative to surgery, so if you're interested in learning more about how it can enhance your appearance, we here at Dermatology & Laser Center in Orange Park, FL, and serving Jacksonville, FL, want to hear from you! Contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our cosmetic dermatology professionals today!

By DLC Dermatology and Laser Center
March 01, 2017
Category: Cosmetic Procedure
Tags: Botox   Wrinkles  

Over time the skin can lose its elasticity and become wrinkled due to aging and sun damage. One way to mitigate that damage and botoxreverse the effects is to have Botox treatments administered by a cosmetic dermatologist. Botox is a popular dermatological solution that improves the appearance of your skin with long lasting results. Find out more about this treatment, which is offered at Dermatology & Laser Center in Orange Park, FL.

What Is Botox?
Botox is a treatment made of botulinum toxin, a substance that blocks the chemical that triggers muscle contractions. When injected into the skin, this substance freezes the muscles that cause frown lines and wrinkles. It is most commonly used on the forehead, around the mouth and near the eyes—all places where wrinkling is common. After a treatment, results can be seen after about two to four days.

Botox Benefits
Patients like Botox because it is a relatively fast and non-invasive way to get younger, smoother looking skin. It's often preferred over plastic surgery, which comes with a number of significant risks. Here are a few other benefits:

- The appointment takes only a few minutes and can be done on a lunch break.
- General anesthesia isn’t necessary for this procedure.
- After a certain number of treatments, the muscles may begin to relax on their own and there are fewer wrinkles.

Post-Treatment Tips
After a Botox treatment, expect the results to last for up to six months before you need another appointment with your Orange Park cosmetic dermatologist. You should avoid touching the treated area after the appointment. Do not do anything strenuous after your appointment or contort your face in any way. Call your dermatologist if you have any questions after the treatment.

Schedule a Session Today
If your goal is to renew the appearance of your skin, Botox may be an option for you. Call the Dermatology & Laser Center in Orange Park, FL, at (904) 276-4500 today to schedule a session with a cosmetic dermatologist.

By DLC Dermatology and Laser Center
February 15, 2017
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Skin Cancer  

What your dermatologists in Jacksonville and Orange Park want you to knowskin cancer

Skin cancer can be a frightening diagnosis, but the good news is there are many effective treatments available. Your dermatologists at Dermatology & Laser Center in Orange Park, FL are here to serve your needs.

You should check your skin regularly for any moles or spots that look abnormal. There are some characteristics to look for including:

  • A change in color
  • A diameter larger than 6 millimeters
  • Irregular borders
  • A change in shape or an asymmetrical shape
  • A change in size or height of the mole
  • Pain, itching, oozing or bleeding associated with a mole

If you experience any of these signs or symptoms, you must visit your dermatologist for a diagnosis, generally with a biopsy. If you do have skin cancer, don’t worry because there are many effective treatments to help.

The types of skin cancer include basal cell carcinoma, which is the most common type of skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma, which is the most serious form of skin cancer. Treatment options will vary depending on the type of skin cancer.

Your dermatologists at Dermatology & Laser Center treat skin cancers with these effective methods:

  • Cryosurgery, using liquid nitrogen to freeze the lesion
  • Curettage and desiccation, using tools to scrape out the lesion and then apply electric current to kill any remaining cancerous cells
  • Mohs micrographic surgery, removing cancerous tissue in layers, with each layer examined microscopically
  • Surgical excision to cut out the tumor
  • Medicated creams to boost your body’s ability to fight the cancer
  • Chemotherapy, used in combination with surgery and radiation therapy for melanoma treatment

Always protect yourself when you are in the sun by using at least an SPF 15 daily and an SPF 30 when you will be outside for a long period of time. To find out more about skin cancer treatment, call your dermatologists at Dermatology & Laser Center in Orange Park, FL and serving Jacksonville. Protect your skin by calling today!

By DLC Dermatology and Laser Center
January 18, 2017
Category: Cosmetic Procedure
Tags: Liposuction  

While there are many procedures available to make you look and, in turn, feel more fit and younger, shedding a few extra pounds often liposuctionrequires lots of hard work and dedication to diet and exercise. However, liposuction can help ease that task and reshape the body’s contours by removing excess fat. Learn more about liposuction and what it can do for you with Dermatology and Laser Center in Jacksonville, FL.

What is liposuction? 
As the name implies, liposuction uses suction to remove fat deposits from underneath the skin. Doctors usually use liposuction to remove deposits of fat which have not responded to diet and exercise as well as the rest of the body. These stubborn areas often include women’s thighs, upper arms and hips, and men’s backs and waists. Liposuction can also treat the upper body in the facial and neck areas and the lower body in the buttocks and leg areas.

How does liposuction work? 
Long, thin tubes called cannulas inserted into the skin suction the fat from predetermined areas. A local anesthetic numbs the work area so the patient does not feel any pain. Other forms of liposuction use an ultrasound or lasers to liquefy then remove the fat. Liposuction procedures normally only take a few hours and normally does not require general anesthesia. After your treatment, you may experience some bruising or swelling and need to wear specialized garments to aid in healing. Antibiotics help decrease the risk of infection after the procedure. Most patients require only a few days of recovery before returning to their normal daily lives.

Liposuction Treatments in Jacksonville, FL 
While liposuction does remove excess fat deposits, it is not a cure for obesity or suitable for overweight individuals. A good candidate for liposuction is close to their ideal weight, has low body fat levels and understands that liposuction is not a supplement for proper diet and exercise. Those with firm skin with good elasticity and individuals who are free of serious medical conditions and are in generally good health are also good candidates for liposuction.

For more information on liposuction, please contact Dr. N. Fred Eaglstein, DO, and Dr. Bruce H. Paley, DO, at Dermatology and Laser Center in Jacksonville, FL. Call (904) 276-4500 to schedule your appointment with your dermatologist today!

By DLC Dermatology and Laser Center
December 01, 2016
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Skin Cancer  

Even with increased awareness of the dangers from prolonged exposure to harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun and tanning beds, skin cancerskin cancers remain the most common form of cancer in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. Because there are several types of skin cancer, it is possible for some people to be diagnosed with two or more forms of skin cancer over the course of their lifetime. As with other forms of cancer, some skin malignancies are more dangerous than others. Catching and treating skin cancer in the early stages is very important for successful treatment.

The dermatologists at the Dermatology and Laser Center in Orange Park, FL recommend yearly skin cancer screenings and check-ups. Additionally, people of all ages should closely monitor moles, freckles and growths on the skin that appear to change size, shape or color over time, which can be a sign of skin cancer.

Types of Skin Cancer

There are three main forms of skin cancer:

Melanoma - The most serious form of skin cancer, melanoma accounts for less skin cancer diagnoses than the other forms, but is the most common in younger adults between the ages of 25 - 29. If left untreated, melanoma can metastasize (spread) to other organs and prove fatal. Melanoma develops in the bottom layer of the epidermis.

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) - The most common form of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma develops in the deepest layer of the epidermis, where the sweat glands and hair follicles are found. Basal tumors are generally low-grade and slow growing, making them less likely to spread than other forms of cancer.

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) - SCC affects the top layer of the epidermis and accounts for over 200,000 of new skin cancer cases every year. It generally appears as a scaly and sometimes painful rash and can also develop inside of the mouth or on the genitals.

Skin Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment in Orange Park, FL

The Dermatology and Laser Center in Orange Park offers a number of advanced treatment options for every type of skin cancer:

  • Surgical Excision
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • Cryosurgery
  • Curettage and Desiccation
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Prescription Medicated Creams

Find a Dermatologist in Orange Park

Prevention and early detection are the best weapons against skin cancer. For more information on prevention, treatment and understanding your individual risk factors, contact the Dermatology and Laser Center by calling (904) 276-4500 to schedule a comprehensive skin cancer screening in Orange Park today.

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