Skin problems are one of the most common types of complaints heard in doctor’s offices. They range from acne breakouts to sunspots, dry skin, wrinkles and skin discoloration. The treatments for these types of skin conditions are numerous and varied. In fact, the sheer number of cosmetic dermatology services available can be confusing to many people. Some treatments are more popular than others. These include laser treatments, skin tightening and body contouring treatments, BOTOX® and dermal fillers.
The idea of using a laser to treat conditions may seem odd to some, but today’s medical lasers are able to offer significant cosmetic results without damaging healthy skin tissue. Laser treatments vary based upon what type of laser is used and can effectively and safely treat problems like scars due to acne or trauma, skin discoloration and facial lines and wrinkles. They can also be used to remove unwanted hair and tattoos.
Skin Tightening and Body Contouring
If you are dealing with loose skin and/or stubborn deposits of fat, non-invasive skin tightening or body contouring treatments may be right for you. Laser or radiofrequency energy can be used to safely affect the body’s tissue in a way that reveals a more attractive aesthetic. Like so many of our cosmetic dermatology services at Metro Dermatology, these treatments involve minimal to no discomfort and virtually no downtime.
Everyone has wrinkles on their face. But over time, these wrinkles become more and more noticeable as a result of continually making facial expressions. Fortunately, BOTOX® can be used to relax the muscles that cause the dynamic wrinkles to form. As a result, the skin in the treated area is smooth and line-free.
Although the results of BOTOX® are temporary, they are long-lasting. When the results start to fade, these treatments can be safely repeated at our office for ongoing benefits.
When it comes to cosmetic dermatology services, dermal fillers are another popular choice. These injectable gels contain various substances that create volume in the facial area and fill in wrinkles. They are extremely helpful for those who have lost volume in their face or cheeks.
Most dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a substance your own body produces. It has the ability to hold water within your skin. As you age, you produce less hyaluronic acid. A hyaluronic acid dermal filler can supplement your depleted supply, leading to skin that is more moist and smooth.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you are unhappy with a certain aspect of your appearance, feel free to make an appointment at Metro Dermatology to learn more about our wide variety of cosmetic dermatology services. Our offices are located in Elmhurst, Flushing, Englewood and the Bronx. Contact us today to book a consultation.