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Here's the bittersweet moment when we had to say goodbye to our dear Katie as the reigning Miss Delaware USA and happily embrace Drew Sanclemente's 2021 win.  It is a continuing pleasure to be asked to oversee their skin health and aesthetics preparation for the competition we call life.  

Drew Sanclemente
Miss Delaware USA 2021

Medical Student
Manifestor of Joy

Continuum of Care Aesthetic Services Client.


By Delaware Valley Dermatology Group LLC
June 17, 2021
Category: Dermatology

Your everyday activities and aging can take a toll on your skin. You may also have things that you wish you could change about your body. Dr. Michael Saruk of Delaware Valley Dermatology Group, your Wilmington, DE, cosmetic dermatologist, can help you look your best and boost your confidence.

What Can A Cosmetic Dermatologist Do for You?

Cosmetic dermatology can address a wide range of body imperfections to keep you looking great. These are a few of the most popular treatments we offer:


Dermal fillers from your cosmetic dermatologist in Wilmington, DE, are injectables made of calcium and hyaluronic acid that restore volume to the skin, leaving it looking supple and more youthful. They can also be used to enhance your features and are commonly used to plump the lips, define the face, or reduce the look of wrinkles. Your results will last for 6- 18 months, depending on the amount used and the area that is treated. Dermal fillers are a great alternative to plastic surgery because they are less expensive and invasive.


Botox is another injectable treatment and is made from a neurotoxin. Botox paralyzes muscles and nerves, essentially relaxing them. The muscles make lines and wrinkles pronounced as they move. When they are prevented from contracting, the skin above is smoothed. Botox can be used to treat crow’s feet, laugh lines, furrows between the eyebrows, and fine lines, with results lasting six months to a year.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal saves you from shaving or waxing by getting rid of your unwanted hair. It targets the hair follicles in the skin to stop the hair from growing. You will see less and less hair after each session. To maintain your silky-smooth results, you will have to come in once a year for a touch-up session.

Are you ready to see what your cosmetic dermatologist in Wilmington, DE, can do for your appearance? If so, contact Dr. Saruk of Delaware Valley Dermatology Group today by calling (302) 478-8532 to schedule an appointment.

By Delaware Valley Dermatology Group LLC
May 05, 2021
Tags: Botox  

Botox from your dermatologist in Wilmington, DE, can help you look your best.

Are you happy with your appearance, or is your face beginning to make you look older than you are? If you notice fine lines and wrinkles on your face, you are not alone. In fact, as you age, your skin loses its ability to retain moisture and elasticity. Common expressions like smiling or frowning can cause fine lines and wrinkles to form. There is a great way to fight fine lines and wrinkles called Botox!

Dr. Michael Saruk of Delaware Valley Dermatology Group in Wilmington, DE, offers comprehensive dermatology services, including Botox to help you look your best.

Botox is an injectable material derived from a bacterium known as Clostridium botulinum. It works by temporarily weakening, or “freezing” the nerves and muscles around the injection site. Botox smoothes out your skin, making it look younger and more vibrant.

Botox is safe and effective at minimizing the appearance of:

  • Furrows, which are the deep lines running across your forehead
  • Glabella, which are the deep vertical lines between your eyebrows
  • Crow’s feet, which are the fine or deep lines radiating outward at the corners of your eyes
  • Marionette lines, which are the deep vertical lines running from the corners of your mouth down to your chin

Botox treatment is quick, taking only a few minutes. It’s also tolerated well by most people, and you can also ask for a numbing spray to be applied beforehand if you wish.

You will see optimal results within 2 to 4 days after Botox is administered. Maintenance treatments are also recommended every 4 to 6 months, to keep you looking your best.

You can fight fine lines and wrinkles with Botox! To find out more about the benefits of Botox and how it can help you look your best, call Dr. Saruk of Delaware Valley Dermatology Group in Wilmington, DE, at (302) 478-8532. Get started on looking younger by calling today!

(Work that was meant to be finished on May 17th is still ongoing as of this writing on May 19th.)   The Concord Plaza Office Park is undertaking a multi-year effort to re-pave our roadways and parking areas.  As a result,  there will be intermittent changes to acess and parking for our offices.  Please review the maps below for the four phases of work that will directly affect our patients and staff.  We are terribly sorry for the inconvenience to us all.  Please, do not hesitate to phone the office for assistance getting to us.  


By Delaware Valley Dermatology Group LLC
March 16, 2021
Tags: Kybella  

Are you unhappy with your appearance due to a double chin? Kybella injections offered by your Wilmington, DE, dermatologist, Dr. Michael Saruk of Delaware Valley Dermatology Group, can help you get rid of stubborn fat under your chin

How does Kybella work?

Weight loss alone may not be enough to eliminate fat under your chin. Whether your double chin is due to genetics, aging, or gaining weight (even if you've now lost the weight), Kybella offers an effective, minimally invasive way to remove fat deposits.

The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a substance your body produces naturally to absorb fat. The injections use a synthetic version of the acid, which is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Once Kybella is injected under your chin, fat cells will begin to break down. It usually takes about two to three weeks for the cells to be removed from your body.

What can I expect during a Kybella treatment?

When you visit the Wilmington dermatology office for a Kybella treatment, a topical numbing cream will be applied to the area under your chin. Once you're numb, your skin doctor will inject Kybella in multiple places. The entire treatment only takes about 30 minutes, depending on the number of injections needed. You'll begin to notice a difference in your appearance about a week after you receive injections.

Most people need a few sessions for the best results. Your dermatologist will schedule your treatment sessions about four weeks apart. Slight redness, mild pain, numbness, or bruising may occur after Kybella injections. These side effects generally only last a few days at most. You may notice that your chin looks a little worse at first due to swelling. Swelling is normal and should subside within a day or two after your treatment.

If you're 18 or older and in good health, Kybella treatments may be a good option for you if you would like a more defined jawline.

Streamline your jawbone with Kybella! Call your dermatologist in Wilmington, DE, Dr. Michael Saruk of Delaware Valley Dermatology Group, at (302) 478-8532 to schedule your appointment.

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