Washington Heights Dermatology
Things to Know
The Most Popular Procedures
Botox is the most popular non-surgical procedure for patients over 50. It is used to effectively improve the appearance of frown lines, forehead creases and crow’s feet. It relaxes the underlying muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Peels can repair sun-damaged skin and are widely used with older patients who have had decades of ultraviolet light exposure.
Browlifts or forehead lifts can smooth out wrinkles and correct drooping brows to provide a younger, friendlier appearance.
Facelifts are probably the most widely known procedure in plastic surgery. Today, surgeons are able to tighten both the facial skin and the underlying tissue as well.
Liposuction surgery is performed to actually remove unwanted, localized deposits of fat cells from the body. The result is a resculpting of bulging areas into more attractive contours. Liposuction is often requested by older men to remove their love handles.
Healthy skin and the aging process
The signs of aging skin are the result of an assault on our skin from two main areas, extrinsic factors and intrinsic factors. Healthy, normal functioning skin has:
- an even skin tone with no uneven pigmentation areas.
- is smooth and firm with normal pore size.
- all cellular components functioning normally and efficiently.
Extrinsic factors include effects from the environment, sun damage, and lifestyle. There are several steps you can take to address these factors:
- Don’t smoke. It impairs the healing process, can damage connective tissue, and it interferes with oxygen flow to blood vessels.
- Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water.
- Get plenty of sleep and reduce your stress level.
- Maintain good dietary habits.
What causes Alopecia Areata?
In Alopecia Areata round patches of hair loss appear suddenly. The hair loss is often discovered by a barber or hairdresser. The hair growing tissue stops making hair, and the hair then falls out from the roots. Why this happens is a mystery. Alopecia Areata is not contagious, is not caused by foods, nor the result of nervousness. It sometimes runs in families. Alopecia Areata is treated by Doctor for patients in Manhattan, Brooklyn and throughout the New York City area. Alopecia Areata has three stages. First, there is sudden hair loss. Then the patches of hair loss may enlarge. Last, new hair grows back. This takes months – sometimes more than a year.
If you are unhappy with age spots, acne scars, stretch marks, fine wrinkles or flaking skin, you might want to consider Microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion has been used in Europe for years. Now this exciting procedure is the number two non-surgical cosmetic procedure in the United States. It is helping men and women everywhere experience remarkable improvements in skin texture regardless of skin color. Microdermabrasion treatments combined with our skin care products are a safe, comprehensive approach to skin care.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the latest advancement in botulinum toxin therapy. It is used to safely, simply and effectively improve the appearance of frown lines, forehead creases and “crow’s feet.” By relaxing the underlying muscles, BOTOX® Cosmetic reduces wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a remarkable treatment for dynamic wrinkles resulting from repeated use of facial muscles.
How does JUVEDERM® work?
JUVEDERM® is injected into the skin to create volume, resulting in a healthy and vital appearance. When injected into the lip it can restore a more natural and/or sensuous look. In contrast to other implants, JUVEDERM® is not extracted from animals. This means that you don’t have to worry about an allergic reaction. JUVEDERM® is perfectly safe to use instantly without pre-testing.
Restylane® can be used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane may also be used for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years.
What is HPV?
HPV infections (human papilloma virus) are an STD (sexually transmitted disease) which are the cause of cervical cancer and genital warts. HPV infections are the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the United States.
RADIESSE®: It Just Gets Better®
RADIESSE is a wrinkle filler used to plump the skin. RADIESSE is injected through a small needle and placed under the skin. Immediately, this filler works to add volume under the skin and over time, the benefits of RADIESSE continue by naturally stimulating your body’s own natural collagen. The natural results have been shown to last a year or more in many patients, making the treatment results both immediate and long lasting.