By DLC Dermatology and Laser Center
September 05, 2017
Tags: Liposuction  

Wondering about liposuction and how it might help you? You've come to the right place. At the Dermatology & Laser Center in Jacksonville weight lossand Orange Park, FL, our providers are committed to helping their patients look and feel their best. If diet and exercise have failed to give you the body shape you hoped for, liposuction can help define the body contours you've worked hard to get. Our dermatology professionals have answered a few of the questions they hear about this popular procedure.

What is liposuction?

Sometimes shortened to "lipo," liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic procedure performed in the United States. It involves removal of fat using a narrow tube, called a cannula, that is inserted under the skin. A machine uses vacuum pressure to aspirate the excess fat. Local or general anesthesia is used to prevent pain during the treatment, which takes between two and three hours. The goal is to reshape the areas of the body that were once out of proportion or uneven.

Where on the body is liposuction performed?

Liposuction is a versatile treatment; it can be performed in a number of places on the body where stubborn fat accumulates. The abdominal area, upper thighs and buttocks, neck, chin, calves, and back are the most common places contoured by your Jacksonville dermatologist.

Is liposuction permanent?

The fat cells that your Jacksonville dermatologist removes do not grow back, making liposuction a permanent treatment. Maintaining a healthy weight through a good diet and exercise will help to keep your new body shape intact and prevent fat from developing.

Who should get liposuction?

Healthy people over the age of 18 are typically good candidates for liposuction, as long as they have areas of fat buildup in the targeted areas listed above. Potential liposuction patients should also understand the limitations of the procedure, which your Jacksonville dermatologist will discuss in detail with you.

To learn more about liposuction, you'll need to set up a consultation appointment with one of our providers Dr. James Trimble and Dr. Bruce Paley at the Dermatology & Laser Center in Jacksonville and Orange Park, FL. Call us today!

By DLC Dermatology and Laser Center
August 29, 2017
Category: Facial Treatments
Tags: Botox  

If you have ever looked in the mirror and only seen your unwanted fine lines and wrinkles, you may have thought about procedures likeBotox Botox to improve their appearance. However, understanding the ins and outs of Botox and where fine lines and wrinkles come from can help you determine if this is the best treatment option for you. Find out more about Botox with Dr. James Trimble and Dr. Bruce Paley at Dermatology & Laser Center serving the Jacksonville, FL area in Orange Park and Hilliard, FL.

How does Botox work? 
Dermatologists inject Botox into the facial muscles to improve the appearance of and even prevent unwanted fine lines and wrinkles. Botox’s chemical makeup freezes the muscle, preventing it from moving and, in turn, preventing the skin from becoming wrinkled. Botox also allows the skin on top of the paralyzed muscle to relax, smoothing out existing wrinkles. Your doctor will use a super-thin needle to administer Botox into the muscles. Most patients report little to no pain or discomfort and minimal recovery time.

Am I a good candidate for Botox? 
Candidates for Botox are in good emotional and physical health, over the age of 18, want to improve the appearance of or prevent fine lines and wrinkles around or between the eyes, on the forehead, or in the neck area, and have realistic expectations for their results. If you think Botox could benefit you, you should consult with your dermatologist to ensure that this is the best treatment plan for you. Botox is not recommended for pregnant or nursing women or those with wrinkles in other areas of the face.

Botox Treatments in the Jacksonville Area
Botox is safe, effective, and FDA-approved. Most patients experience minimal side effects, with some patients reporting discomfort, redness or swelling at the injection sites. Botox is also used for other medical situations, like treating migraines or excessive sweating.

For more information on Botox, please contact Dr. Trimble and Dr. Paley at Dermatology & Laser Center serving the Jacksonville, FL area in Orange Park and Hilliard, FL.

By DLC Dermatology and Laser Center
June 14, 2017
Category: Dermatology

It’s important for everyone, Jacksonville and Orange Park, FL, residents included, to understand everything there is to know about skin skin protectioncancer. One in five Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control, will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. This makes skin cancer prevention important. Our professionals at Dermatology & Laser Center can help teach you helpful tips for sun prevention to follow all year long. Regular self-examinations and visits are also important.

Sun Protection Tips

There are three different types of skin cancer including squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma and basal cell carcinoma. The key to detecting skin cancer in Jacksonville Florida is to notice changes in your particular skin.

Some things to look out for include:

  • Dark lesions on the soles of the feet, fingertips, toes, palms of the hands, nose, mouth or genitalia
  • Existing moles begin to bleed, itch or grow,
  • Pearly or dome-shaped growths
  • Large brown spots with darker speckles anywhere on the body
  • Sores that heal and re-open
  • Brown or black streaks underneath the nails
  • Cluster of scaly lesions that are red or pink

The American Academy of Dermatology has developed a guide to follow to assess whether or not a mole or lesion on your skin may become cancerous.

  • Asymmetry: Does half of the mole match the other half in shape, color or size?
  • Border: Are the edges scalloped, poorly defined or irregular?
  • Color: Is the mole the same color throughout?
  • Diameter: Is the mole greater than 6 millimeters?
  • Evolving: Is the skin lesion or mole that is different from others or does the size, color or shape change over time?

If any of these things occur, it’s important to schedule an appointment with our specialists at Dermatology & Laser Center immediately.

In terms of skin cancer prevention, stay out of the sun during peak hours (10 a.m. and 4 p.m.). Always cover up the arms and legs with protective clothing. Always wear sunglasses. Use sunscreens with at least SPF 30. Check your skin monthly and get regular skin examinations (especially after age 40). Skin cancer prevention for Jacksonville and Orange Park, FL residents is a vital part of one’s health. Schedule an appointment with our professionals today.

By DLC Dermatology and Laser Center
June 08, 2017
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Tattoo Removal  

Wishing you hadn’t gotten that tattoo all those years ago? Find out what we can do to removal

Ah, youth. It’s an exciting time because you start to discover who you are. As you come into your own you may have decided that you wanted to get a tattoo. After all, a lot of your friends had one and it seemed cool. Of course, years later, you may regret that tattoo or feel like it just doesn’t represent who you are anymore. If that’s the case, it might be time to talk to our Jacksonville, FL, dermatologists, Dr. N. Fred Eaglstein and Dr. Bruce Paley, about your tattoo removal options.

Our tattoo laser system often referred to as a Q-switch laser, is able to tackle your unwanted tattoo quickly and with great precision. In order to break up and destroy the ink particles, we need to apply heat. By heating up the particles we can break them apart so that the immune system is able to absorb them. This system works the same way laser hair removal does.

Of course, this laser system is ideal for those tattoos that contain black or dark ink, as they are more likely to absorb the heat better. Of course, there are different lasers that can tackle color tattoos, as well. If you are looking to have colored ink removed, this is possible, just ask our Jacksonville skin doctor.

Just like laser hair removal, we will also need to perform several treatment sessions in order to fully remove the tattoo. With each session, you will see the ink begin to fade. As you can imagine, tattoos with black ink will be easier to treat and won’t require as many sessions as colored ink tattoos. When you come in for an evaluation we will be able to provide a better time frame for just how many sessions you may need.

Now, we get asked quite a bit, “Is laser treatment painful?” We are happy to report that this treatment is well tolerated by those who have undergone tattoo removal; however, you will feel the laser when it’s powered on and directed over your skin. Most people liken it to feeling a rubber band snapping against the skin. It’s annoying but certainly not painful or intolerable.

If you are ready to part ways with an old tattoo then call Dermatology & Laser Center in Orange Park, FL, and serving Jacksonville, FL, today to schedule your consultation. We will discuss the laser treatments we offer to help you part ways with your unwanted ink.

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!

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