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July 20, 2017
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DOT (Dermal Optical Thermolysis) Therapy

DOT is a new and exciting way of reversing the appearance of aged or sun-damaged skin. Wrinkles, skin discoloration, sun-spots, skin laxity, and scars all may be reduced or eliminated with DOT therapy.  This innovative, new laser procedure takes less than one hour in our office and may restore a more youthful appearance.  While the aging process cannot be stopped, with proper care you can maintain your rejuvenated skin's appearance for many years. Because DOT Therapy delivers the desired outcome with minimal downtime, it is rapidly replacing traditional laser skin resurfacing as the treatment of choice for mild to moderate signs of photoaging and damaged skin.

During the procedure, a pattern of tiny scanned pulses of laser energy will be applied to your skin.  The DOT Therapy laser precisely creates thousands of microscopic holes (DOTs) in your skin, which induce immediate skin tightening and stimulate new collagen growth.  DOT therapy is designed to improve the skin's texture and tone, and to fight fine lines, deep wrinkles, and acne scars. 

Unlike older laser technology, DOT Therapy leaves islands of healthy tissue surrounding the microscopic dots  This enables your skin to heal more rapidly.  Immediately afterward, you will experience redness and some discomfort similar to a sunburn.  You may also experince some peeling after about three to four days.  In most cases, your skin will return to its normal appearance in five to seven days.  You should be able to wear make-up after the third day post- procedure.  

For your comfort, you will receive a topical and/or injected local anesthetic just prior to treatment.  Maximizing your comfort is our highest priority.  People with unusually low pain thresholds can ask for a sedative, but you will not be able to drive yourself.  We will need to be assured that you have a friend, relative, or taxi available to get you home safely.   Having said that, many people have no difficulty tolerating the procedure with minimal anesthetic. The procedure lasts less than an hour.  Once the procedure is over, a cold compress will be applied.  During your recovery you will apply a hydrating lotion to keep your skin moist and to promote rapid healing.  In most cases, you may resume your normal make-up application after three days.

DOT Therapy can be performed safely on most skin types.  Many people get excellent results after just one treatment.  However, your specific needs may require two to six visits.  You will discuss this with your provider at your cosmetic consultation visit.  Multiple treatments are usually spaced approximately, one month apart.   However, spacing treatments further apart will not negatively affect your results.



By Delaware Valley Dermatology Group LLC
June 21, 2017
Tags: Fillers  

What your dermatologist in Wilmington wants you to knowfillers

You’ve probably heard a lot about dermal fillers, but you’re not sure how they work. You’ve noticed some early signs of age sneaking up on your face, and you want to do something about it. Dermal fillers are the answer you’ve been looking for. Dr. Michael Saruk at Delaware Valley Dermatology Group, LLC in Wilmington, DE, wants to share the facts about dermal fillers.

Dermal fillers typically come in an injectable gel form and are designed to diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles. As you age, you begin to lose volume in your face, causing your face to sag and look older. Fine lines and wrinkles form, which can deepen as you age. Dermal fillers change all that by restoring the volume and “plumping” your skin. After a dermal filler treatment, your skin will look smoother, younger, and more vibrant.

These are just a few of the early signs of aging which dermal fillers can help:

  • Fine lines around the corners of your eyes, commonly known as crow’s feet
  • Fine lines between your eyebrows, commonly known as glabella
  • Fine lines around your mouth and nose from laughing and smiling
  • Fine lines in your forehead, commonly known as furrows

Dr. Saruk uses fillers like Juvederm and Restylane, and wrinkle relaxers like Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport to give you a naturally younger look. A small amount of the filler material is injected into a target area; your amount of injections will vary based on areas you want to be treated. The procedure is tolerated very well, and Dr. Saruk can also apply a numbing cream or spray before treatment if you wish.

To view amazing before-and-after photos of Dr. Saruk’s patients please visit the photo gallery page on the website at

You now have an effective weapon in the fight against aging; it’s called dermal fillers! You can look younger, thanks to Dr. Saruk’s skills in dermal filler treatment. For more information on how you can get started on your younger-looking face, call Dr. Michael Saruk at Delaware Valley Dermatology Group, LLC in Wilmington, DE, today!

By Delaware Valley Dermatology Group LLC
May 16, 2017
Tags: Botox  

Say goodbye to your fine lines and wrinkles with BOTOX. Eliminate frown lines, crow’s feet, wrinkles and more without surgery. BOTOX botoxmakes it possible to achieve smoother skin and a more youthful appearance with no surgery and no recovery time. In Wilmington, DE, BOTOX treatments are administered by Dr. Michael Saruk at Delaware Valley Dermatology Group. Dr. Saruk can help you decide if BOTOX treatments are right for you.

BOTOX Injections

BOTOX treatments are injected into the facial muscles in areas where lines and wrinkles have formed. BOTOX works by relaxing the muscles, which softens the appearance of existing lines and certain types of wrinkles. Plus, new lines and wrinkles are also prevented from developing for as long as the muscles remain relaxed. The results of BOTOX injections only improve in the days following treatment, with maximum results readily noticeable within fourteen days. Ask your dermatologist in Wilmington if BOTOX can work for you.

Benefits of BOTOX

BOTOX cosmetic treatment offers multiple benefits, all without surgery. It can give you a more youthful appearance by smoothing lines and wrinkles on the face. BOTOX treatments can even help prevent new lines from forming on the skin. BOTOX treatments can also diminish the persistent look of being tired, or worried that can develop over time with age. There are many ways BOTOX can help you look more youthful. Some of the results BOTOX can achieve include:

  • Eliminating frown lines between the eyes
  • Eliminating crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Smoothing forehead lines
  • Smoothing wrinkles around the mouth

BOTOX injections can help you achieve a more youthful appearance. You’ll finally be able to say goodbye to your fine lines and wrinkles. For BOTOX in the Wilmington area, schedule a consultation with Dr. Saruk by contacting Delaware Valley Dermatology Group at (302) 478-8532.

By Delaware Valley Dermatology Group LLC
February 22, 2017
Tags: Cosmetic Services  

Find out what our Wilmington dermatologist could do for you!cosmetic services

Our Wilmington, DE, skin doctor, Dr. Michael Saruk, is dedicated to giving you the appearance you want that age, sun damage and other issues may have altered over time. Discover some of the popular treatment options we offer and how they could benefit you:

Laser Hair Removal

If unwanted hair is making you feel self-conscious but you are tired of plucking, waxing and shaving then say goodbye to hair and say hello to laser hair removal. Through the course of several laser treatments, this handheld laser can target, heat up and destroy hair follicles. You won’t have to worry about ingrown hairs, irritation or stumble anymore.

Laser hair removal can be used on your bikini line, chest, back, legs, underarms, face and just about anywhere that dark, unwanted hair has appeared. While different types of lasers can tackle different hair colors, thick dark hair tends to respond best to this treatment.

Dermal Fillers

As we age we notice that certain areas of our face begin to hollow out, sag, crease and wrinkle. While for some it is a rite of passage there are others who don’t want these lines and wrinkles. If this is the case, it’s time to talk to us about the different dermal fillers we offer and how they can plump thinning lips, fill out hollow areas, as well as improve the appearance of lines, wrinkles and superficial scars (e.g. acne scars). It’s a great way to boost skin’s volume and to get a fuller and more youthful appearance with a simple treatment that only takes a few minutes to administer.


Botox uses a purified form of the bacteria Clostridium botulinum that, when injected into the muscles of the face through a series of thin needles, can temporarily reduce muscle contractions and smooth away crow’s feet, frown lines and forehead wrinkles. If you are looking for a painless, fast and easy way to reduce the signs of aging, then Botox may be right for you.

If you are ready to learn more about getting cosmetic dermatology in Wilmington, DE, it’s time to call Delaware Valley Dermatology Group to schedule an appointment. Let’s talk about what we can do to boost your appearance.

By Delaware Valley Dermatology Group LLC
January 04, 2017
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  

Tired and embarrassed by unwanted hair? Find out whether laser treatment is the right approach.

Do you feel self-conscious about taking your shirt off at the beach because you have unwanted hair? Perhaps you are tired of having to laser hair removalshave or wax that bikini line and want an easy way to remove that unsightly and unnecessary hair. This is where our Wilmington, DE dermatologist, Dr. Michael Saruk, comes in. Discover the pros and cons to laser hair removal treatment.

What is laser hair removal?

This specialized laser uses heat energy to heat up strands of hair to kill the roots and follicles to stop it from producing new hair. It often takes multiple sessions to remove hair. While most hair will respond to treatment, thick dark hair tends to respond the best.

What are the benefits of getting laser hair removal in Wilmington, DE?

One major pro to getting laser hair removal is that it is faster than electrolysis and less time consuming. This means that you can get the results you want in a shorter span of time (we know you have a busy schedule; the less amount of time you can spend in our office the better for you!).

Laser hair removal is a safe way to remove hair when performed by a professional like our Wilmington skin doctor. It is also considered less painful than electrolysis or other ways of removing hair.

Those who go through laser hair removal treatment often experience long-lasting effects, meaning that hair won’t grow back. It’s also an effective method for removing hair from larger regions like your legs or back.

What are the drawbacks to treatment?

Currently, the FDA has only approved laser treatments for hair reduction and not hair removal. This means that some hair regrowth is possible even after treatment, but you will notice that the hair that does grow back will be much thinner and lighter.

There are some potential side effects to this treatment. After treatment, the skin may be red, swollen or itchy. Fortunately, these symptoms will only last for a couple days. And it’s rare to experience side effects like blistering, burning or an infection.

Those with dark hair will have the most success when it comes to their treatment and will find that they get better results than those with light hair since the purpose of the laser is to attack and kill the pigment in the hair.

While it might be difficult to imagine your beach body during the colder months, when you get laser hair removal in Wilmington, DE you’ll be happy to show off that body come springtime. Call Delaware Valley Dermatology Group today to find out if laser hair removal is right for you.

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