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Find out how this simple injectable could take years off your appearance.
It’s never too late to give your appearance a nice refresher or boost. Maybe you’ve been noticing certain lines and wrinkle creeping in and you want to nip the problem in the bud now. If so, our Wilmington, DE dermatologist Dr. Michael Saruk has you covered. There is a simple way to get younger-looking skin and it only takes a couple of minutes.
What is Botox?
Most people have heard about Botox, a treatment that uses a purified form of a neurotoxin that temporarily stops certain muscles of the face from contracting. Since the muscles don’t contract it smooths away those lines and wrinkles that you notice when you make facial expressions such as smiling or squinting.
Botox is great for targeting these dynamic wrinkles and can reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead wrinkles, and lines around the mouth and chin. Take a moment to smile in the mirror: the wrinkles that appear when you smile are the ones that Botox can address.
What are the benefits of getting Botox?
If you are interested in getting cosmetic dermatology in Wilmington, DE, then chances are good that you are considering whether Botox might be able to give you the results you want. Here are just some of the benefits you’ll enjoy if you choose to get Botox,
Most people lead busy lives and don’t have time to sit in the office for hours, particularly for elective treatments; however, it only takes a few minutes for our Wilmington, DE, skin doctor to administer Botox so you’ll be in and out of the office.
It’s relatively painless
While the idea of needles may not make anyone too happy, these aren’t the needles that you might recognize from getting the flu shot each year or from giving blood. These needles are ultra-thin, so they are barely noticeable when they are administered (you may experience a slight but temporary stinging sensation).
No recovery time
There is no downtime with this treatment. You can even go right back to your normal routine immediately after. Side effects are very minimal and include some redness or tenderness near the injection sites, but they normally subside within a few hours.
You can keep getting Botox
Do you love your new look? If so, you may be a little disappointed to hear that results only last about between three and six months; however, not to worry. You can continue to get maintenance treatments every so often to keep your appearance looking fresh.
Are you interested in getting Botox to improve your skin and boost your confidence? If so, let our Wilmington, DE, skin care specialist help you meet your goals. Call Delaware Valley Dermatology Group today and let us know that you are interested in getting Botox treatment.
Smooth away fine lines and wrinkles and take years off your skin.
We think everyone would love to turn on the news and hear that someone has discovered the Foundation of Youth. Of course, while this scenario may be far from possible, there are more practical and realistic ways to improve the youthfulness of your skin. Our Wilmington, DE, dermatologist Dr. Michael Saruk offers a variety of dermal fillers, a simple treatment that can help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and have you feeling younger in minutes.
What are dermal fillers?
This simple facial rejuvenation treatment is a great way to freshen the skin and to painlessly eliminate early signs of aging. Dermal fillers are a special injectable that when administered into the skin smooths away lines and wrinkles and increases skin’s firmness and fullness, as loss of skin’s volume occurs as we age. In some cases, dermal fillers may even be used to achieve fullness in the lips.
A major benefit to getting dermal fillers is that there is no downtime. We know that keeping your skin looking youthful and healthy is important but that there are a lot of people who don’t want to turn to more invasive measures to do it. In this case, dermal fillers may be right for you. It only takes a couple of minutes to administer these thin needles into the skin and you can go right back to your routine immediately after.
Which dermal filler is right for me?
Here in Wilmington, DE, our skin doctor offers a variety of dermal fillers to meet everyone’s individual and unique needs. We will first sit down with you to discuss your treatment goals and what issues you are looking to fix. From there, we will create your custom dermal filler treatment plan. In some cases, dermal fillers may be used in conjunction with other treatment options to achieve the results you want.
The dermal fillers we offer include:
- Juvederm Voluma®
- Restylane Lyft®
- Restylane Silk®
While these fillers offer a lot of the same benefits, some will last longer than others. Restylane is also the only dermal filler that can plump up lips. Restylane and Juvederm are both made up of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally occurring within the body and helps gives skin its fullness. As we get older our bodies do not produce as much hyaluronic acid, causing our skin to hollow and cave in certain areas. These dermal fillers can help fill out these hollow areas and plump up the skin.
If you want to refresh your appearance and don’t want to turn to more aggressive cosmetic treatment, then dermal fillers may be just what you need to get younger results quickly. Call Delaware Valley Dermatology Group in Wilmington, DE, to learn more about how dermal fillers can help you.
What your dermatologist in Wilmington wants you to know
Your skin can either help you look younger, or older, depending on how well you care for it. Proper skin care is a must to keep you looking great and feeling great. Your skin is important to your appearance, but it also performs the important function of protecting your vital organs. So, how do you properly care for your skin? Dr. Michael Saruk at Delaware Valley Dermatology Group in Wilmington, DE, wants to share what it takes to keep your skin looking beautiful.
The steps you take every day provide the foundation for beautiful, healthy skin. Just remember to do this every day:
- Cleanse your skin using mild products like foaming cleansers or gels. Avoid soaps which can dry your skin.
- Pat your skin gently, leaving a small amount of moisture on the surface of your skin.
- Use alcohol-free toners to help balance the pH of your skin.
- Use a moisturizer with at least SPF 15 sunscreen every day.
If you live where the climate is hot and sunny, you need to add a few simple steps to your daily routine:
- Apply a sunscreen with at least SPF 30 when you are outside.
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. This helps to keep your skin from becoming dry.
- Protect your vulnerable areas by wearing hats, glasses, and other clothing.
If you live where the climate is cold, add these additional steps to your routine:
- Use thick, alcohol-free cream or lotion moisturizer at least once each day.
- Avoid long, hot baths or showers because it can dry your skin.
You should also visit your dermatologist regularly to check for moles, abnormal tissue growths, and precancerous or cancerous lesions, especially if you have a family history of skin cancer. Your dermatologist is an expert at treating specific skin conditions including rashes, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, and other skin conditions.
Properly caring for your skin doesn’t have to be a complicated ritual, and it is well worth your time. You deserve to look your best, and it all begins with proper skin care. For more information about skin care and other dermatology services, call Dr. Saruk at Delaware Valley Dermatology Group in Wilmington, DE, today!
I think it is always interesting to read what "Consumer Reports" has to say. To be honest, I have a sunscreen "wardrobe". I choose daily from among six or seven products. Different locales and activities call for varying types of protection. My personal concerns about chemical sunscreens are limited to environmental ones. We now know they are toxic to coral reefs. Fortunately, I am a person and not a coral -- and, anyway, coral isn't so much an issue here in the mid-Atlantic region. So, I do use chemical sunscreens from time-to-time. Just the same, when swimming in the ocean I reach for UPF rash guards and leggings. My advice: just use sun protection consistently and choose whatever you find to be effective and, with which, you are psychologically comfortable. When in doubt, follow my lead and opt for sun protective clothing (UPF 50 or higher). These are widely available online. Also, don't forget the hat and sunglasses. You'll be fine and so will the coral.
Last Friday, Jason Saul, PA-C and I spent the day talking to staff at Longwood Gardens about how best to care for skin that is exposed to the elements all day every day. Of course, not everyone who works at Longwood works out of doors, but even they had questions and concerns we were happy to be able to address.
Overall, we were pleased to note how much many staffers already knew. It has generally been our experience that people who work out of doors are under the impression that they have built up some immunity to sun radiation and no longer need to worry about it. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth and, fortunately, the Longwood folks were already cued into that and were just wanting to know how to go the extra mile to protect themselves. Wind and water exposure also pose problems and we talked about that, too.
Thank you to Madelyn Underwood, Director of Human Resources at Longwood, for inviting and taking such good care of this while we were there. It was so successful, we may make this an annual event.
I must apologize for not taking any pictures. (At Longwood that's almost a sin.) I got so involved in a conversation with folks that I didn't have the chance. But since a visit is worth a thousand pictures, I suggest you visit https://longwoodgardens.org and plan a time to go and see for yourself. Don't forget to bring a hat, lip balm and, naturally, sunscreen.
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