News and Notes
This is a confusing time for all of us as we try to make prudent choices to safeguard wellbeing and limit the spread of the Corona virus. We would like everyone to know that we are not winging this. We are taking our lead from the Delaware Medical Society working in conjunction with the Delaware Department of Public Health (DPH). For the past two weeks, our chief operating officer has been on a nightly (now reduced to weekly) conference call for healthcare providers and office managers. The information gleaned from those calls has been used to set policy in this office.
Some have wondered if we should be open at all. The answer is yes. Our patients still need us and guidance from DPH indicates that we should remain available in person, or telephonically, as appropriate. Please, use good judgement in deciding whether or not your needs can be met via Skype, FaceTime, or over the phone. Call us if you are unsure. Also know that while the most stringent HIPAA requirements (having to do with the highest levels of electronic encryption) have been relaxed during this crisis, we always have your privacy in mind and all electronic visits will be conducted in private.
We will post updates as appropriate. Hang in there, folks.
Be Well. Stay Safe!
Due to safety concerns during the COVID-19 public health emergency, we are pleased and relieved to announce that we are now able to offer telehealth virtual office visits to patients whose concerns can be met remotely. Examples would include routine follow-up visits, acne, psoriasis care, poison ivy exposure,and wound checks. We will be scheduling teledermatology appointments daily between the hours of 1 pm and 5 pm. Your scheduler will further discuss with you the appropriatesness of a remote visit. Teledermatology appoinments are now covered by all major health insurers and Medicare, and the commercial carriers we surveyed are waiving co-pays and co-insurance during this crisis to encourage all those who can stay home,to do so. (Deductibles will still apply.)
Your virtual office visit will be conducted via Skype, Facetime for apple phone users, or any mobile phone device for audio only. Photographs may be submitted in advance of your appointment through our email: [email protected] Please have your insurance information available when you phone to schedule.
At present, teledermatology services are available to currently established patients only. We are hoping to be able to expand these services to new patients in the future.
As we age, our faces begin to portray those years, causing smile lines, wrinkles, and other creases to appear. Fortunately, here at Delaware Valley Dermatology Group LLC in Wilmington, DE, Dr. Michael Saruk can use dermal fillers to help diminish those wrinkles and lines, restoring a more youthful look.
What Are Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are gel-like, injectable substances that are injected beneath the skin. They are able to restore volume, reduce wrinkles, and enhance facial contours. They are considered a safe and cost-effective way to look younger without the downtime that surgery can bring.
What You Can Expect During Treatment
Dermal filler injections are easy to administer, with the entire process resembling these two steps:
- Pre-Treatment Consultation: During this visit to our Wilmington office, you will discuss your aesthetic concerns and goals, and review your medical history with Dr. Michael Saruk. These actions ensure that you will be satisfied with your treatment options.
- Injectable Filler Treatment: The injection are will first be cleaned and numbed using a local anesthetic. Depending on the type of filler used and the area that is being treated, results should begin to show immediately. However, full effects won't be achieved until a few days later
What Dermal Fillers Can Do
- Enhance facial contours
- Soften wrinkles and creases
- Bring back facial symmetry
- Create the appearance of fuller lips
Delaware Valley Dermatology Group, LLC Has Solutions For You
We all age, but your face doesn’t have to show it. With the help of injectable dermal fillers and the many other cosmetic restoration techniques here at our office in Wilmington, DE, we can bring back your youth. Call us today at (302) 478-8532 to schedule your consultation.
Tired of saggy facial skin, lines all over your face, uneven tone, or acne scars? If so, you may be an ideal candidate for the Infini RF Micro-needling treatment. Available from your cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Michael Saruk of Delaware Valley Dermatology Group in Wilmington, DE, read on to learn what this treatment option can do for you.
How The Infini RF Micro-Needling Treatment Works
The Infini RF micro-needling device efficiently combines the power of radiofrequency energy and micro-needling to deliver a potent skin rejuvenating treatment that significantly softens the look of wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scars. It is also capable of erasing discolorations and tightening saggy facial skin. Here at our practice in Wilmington, DE, our cosmetic dermatologist uses Infini for addressing saggy facial skin, wrinkles, and fine lines, uneven skin texture and tone, as well as acne scarring.
The Infini RF Micro-Needling Treatment Process
Before the treatment, your skin will be thoroughly cleaned and slathered with topical anesthesia to numb it. Your doctor will then press the Infini RF micro-needling device against the treatment site, delivering RF waves into your skin. This will be done multiple times, depending on your treatment goals.
Other Vital Things to Know About Infini RF Micro-Needling
After your Infini RF session, expect your skin to feel tender and look red. There’s really no downtime, but your skin will be a bit drier than normal for the next couple of days following your treatment. In addition, because your skin will be more susceptible to sun damage and hyperpigmentation after your treatment, make sure to wear a sunscreen with at least 30spf and/or a hat when going out.
Interested? Give Us a Call
Ready to get rid of pesky wrinkles and other skin concerns that are making you look older than your actual age? Schedule a visit to our practice in Wilmington, DE, today by dialing (302) 478-8532. Our cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Michael Saruk will listen to your skin concerns and explain how Infini RF micro-needling and other related dermatological treatments could help you.
Cosmetic surgery isn't the only way to fight the effects of aging. Here at Delaware Valley Dermatology Group in Wilmington, DE, your dermatologist, Dr. Michael Saruk, uses Botox treatment to minimize the fine lines and wrinkles that can make you look older—read on to learn more!
How does Botox work?
The muscles in your face contract every time you laugh, smile, frown, or make any other kind of dynamic expression. Eventually, permanent lines and wrinkles form in the skin over these contracting muscles. Botox injections address the problem by blocking the nerve impulses that cause muscle contraction. When the muscles don't contract, your skin smooths out, making lines and wrinkles much less noticeable.
What is the active ingredient in Botox?
Botox contains a small amount of purified Clostridium botulinum toxin. These injections have received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, ensuring that they are a completely safe way to temporarily reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Is Botox right for me?
Botox treatment is an excellent choice for many people. You may be a good candidate if you're in good health, at least 18 years old, and aren't pregnant or nursing.
Botox can help minimize:
- Lines Between the Eyes: Vertical lines between the eyes, an unmistakable sign of aging, can make you appear tired or angry. Botox minimizes the lines, refreshing your appearance.
- Crow's Feet: Botox is also a good choice if fine lines fan out from the edges of your eyes.
- Lines Around the Lips: Lines around your lips not only make you look older, but they may also cause your lipstick to bleed. After your treatment, you'll notice that your lip lines practically vanish.
- Forehead Furrows: Raising your eyebrows and making other facial expressions causes horizontal lines to form on your forehead. If you're self-conscious about wearing your hair off your head because of your furrows, you'll want to consider Botox treatment.
How long does Botox last?
Botox offers a temporary solution for treating fine lines and wrinkles. In most cases, the results of Botox treatment last for around three-to-six months. Results may vary depending on which area of the face is treated. Fortunately, it's easy to maintain your results simply by scheduling regular follow-up visits with your Wilmington skin doctor.
Interested? Give us a call
Would you like to look more youthful? Call your Dr. Michael Saruk of Delaware Valley Dermatology Group is here to help. Dial (302) 478-8532 today to schedule an appointment with your Wilmington, DE, dermatologist.
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