Is laser treatment safe?

● With a trained specialist performing it, laser treatment is generally safe. It is although slightly irritating during the treatment, but the pain fades after an hour or so.

Can laser treatment perform permanent hair removal?

● Not totally, because laser only damages the hair follicles. However, it effectively decreases the number of unwanted hairs in a certain place. Hair can potentially grow back after six months or more.

What are chemical peels?

● It is a “skin burn” from a controlled amount of chemicals. A chemical peel is a technique used to improve and smooth the texture of the skin. Chemical peels are intended to remove the outermost layers of the skin.

There are so many facial skin care products. How do I choose the right ones for me?

● We recommend a broad range of products and services to address a wide variety of skin concerns and skin types. If we feel you need to see a Dermatologist, we have many referral options.

How often should I see a dermatologist?

● You should visit a dermatologist at least once each year for a thorough skin examination. If you have issues between your yearly visits, such as acne, suspicious areas that do not heal, or a rash, you should see your dermatologist immediately. Many skin conditions can be treated easily with a dermatologist’s diagnosis and treatment.

What are cherry angiomas? Can they be treated?

● They can be treated very effectively in one to two treatments. Be also aware, that they can continue to form in other areas of the body.

 What do fillers do?

● Over time, aging thins the outer layer of skin called the epidermis, decreasing its ability to serve as a barrier to retain water. Additionally, the body’s production of collagen slows and the existing collagen becomes less effective. Thinning epidermis and decreased collagen effectiveness lead to eye wrinkles and other signs of aging such as volume loss. Volume loss and thinning skin make the face droop and look tired. Dermal fillers give instant anti-aging gratification by replacing that lost volume in the face.

Will my lesion be removed at my first visit?

● Your provider will evaluate your lesion and if possible we will try to perform the removal that day, but depending on the diagnosis and treatment options, you might need to schedule another appointment.