As your body’s largest organ, your skin says a lot about you. Your skin’s condition can even indicate the overall health of your body. If your skin cannot serve its role as an outer barrier or something is wrong with its appearance, that is a very real problem. If you are an Elmhurst resident who is unhappy with either the appearance or health of your skin, you should see our dermatologist as soon as possible. A dermatologist has the skill and experience necessary to correct many common skin conditions. Anti-aging treatments are also available for those who are dealing with problems like lines, wrinkles, and age spots.
Have you noticed that a mole on your skin has recently changed in size, shape, color, or sensation? Sometimes this can indicate the development of skin cancer. Although skin cancer is a very serious disease, it is highly treatable when detected early before it has a chance to spread.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Today’s medical lasers are more precise than ever before, allowing our team in Elmhurst to remove only unwanted tissue instead of also including surrounding tissue. Since we can precisely target only unwanted skin, less skin tissue is affected and less healing is required. This leads to better outcomes and less downtime for you.
Laser skin resurfacing works by gently targeting heat energy below the skin surface. Your body responds to this by replacing old skin cells with new skin cells and pushing this new tissue to the surface to replace old and damaged skin tissue. One advantage of laser skin treatments is that the outer layer of skin remains intact until replaced, acting as a type of bandage to prevent infection or injury.
If you have recently noticed a loss of facial volume due to aging or extreme weight loss, a treatment with dermal fillers may help. These injectable substances are delivered beneath the surface of your skin to enhance its volume and smooth away fine lines and wrinkles.
Dermal fillers have been called “the liquid facelift”. They offer significant results without the need for surgery or incisions that require prolonged healing or result in significant side effects. Dermal fillers are also advantageous because they offer results that are quite soft and natural as opposed to some surgical treatments that may appear unnatural.