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By Delaware Valley Dermatology Group LLC
January 12, 2022
Tags: Dermal fillers  

At Delaware Valley Dermatology Group, Dr. Michael Saruk and the rest of our team are ready to answer your questions about how dermal fillers in Wilmington, DE revitalize your skin. Using natural ingredients, we can reduce the appearance of sagging skin, wrinkles and fine lines.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

A dermal filler is a minimally invasive aesthetic treatment doctors use to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and restore volume to your skin. Although there isn't a proven treatment to reverse aging, a dermal filler can help reset your skin and give you a more youthful look.

Dermal fillers consist of many ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite (which is found naturally in your bones) and synthetic substances like polyalkylimide. Most of the synthetic substances doctors use are semi-permanent, which typically provide long-lasting results.

Where Can a Dermal Filler Be Used?

When Dr. Saruk and our team at Delaware Valley Dermatology Group recommend dermal fillers in Wilmington, DE, we can treat several parts of your face and body. Here is a brief rundown of areas we can treat:

  • Under-eye-area – Rejuvenates sunken eyes and dark circles
  • Chin – Reduces the appearance of fine lines from the chin to the mouth
  • Lips – Provides more volume and definition
  • Hands – Diminish veins and smooth out the back
  • Temples – Reduces hollowing
  • Forehead – Reduces frown lines and horizontal wrinkles

Dermal Filler Consultation

When you schedule your consultation, we'll evaluate your skin's needs and determine where a dermal filler will give you the best results. Our team will look over your medical history to make sure you're not at risk of an allergic reaction or a similar side effect.

However, the overall risks of you having a reaction to a dermal filler are low, and in most cases, patients only experience minor discomfort after receiving treatment. The amount of filler you need to rejuvenate your skin is specific to your needs, and we will build customized treatment options to ensure your skin returns to its natural, youthful appearance.

To learn more about how dermal fillers in Wilmington, DE can improve your facial features and more, call us today at (302) 478-8532 and our team at Delaware Valley Dermatology Group and Dr. Saruk will answer your questions about the restorative powers of a dermal filler.

Detailed contact information can make all the difference in critical circumstances.  Please make sure we have all of yours.

Nobody with an email address or a cell phone doesn't know that we are all being constantly bombarded by inconsequential messaging from everyone from the store we once made a purchase at ,to political candidates in states far away.  It's no wonder that we are all skittish about handing out our contact information. Yes, we get it. 

 At the same time, we hope that those who trust us with their health and appearance, will trust us not to abuse the information you provide to us.  Being able to reach you when we need to is critical to our relationship.  

Please provide as much contact information as you have.  And, please, let us know if phone numbers are work or home, land lines or, cell phones with texting capacity.  As you know, we send out appointment reminders often as text and phone calls.  If the provided number cannot receive a text and we don't know that ... well, you can see where that is problematic.  Also, phone tag is always an issue. Multiple points of contact help us to get in touch in a timely fashion.

Please know that we limit our contact with you to things that matter: office closings; emergency rescheduling; appointment reminders; specifics about your care: activities in the office park that you need to know about; special announcements about the practice, etc.. -- And always know that your privacy is at the top of mind.  As healthcare providers we are under special HIPAA constraints that we take very seriously. We choose the communication modality and message best suited to the situation.

All these are among the reasons we have introduced our new patient portal "My Patient Visit".  To access the portal you will need to be sent an invitation with an individualized code. These are delivered via email or text.  Make sure we have these for you. We strongly encourage you to use the portal for any communication that includes personal information. The "contactus" form on our website should be reserved for inquiries of a general nature only.  It does not provide secure messaging.  Established patients may use the "contactus" form to request an invitation.  

So, help us to communicate with you when, and only when, we need to by providing complete and detailed contact information.  Thanks so much.  Let's keep in touch.  

Interested in what laser hair removal could do for your appearance and confidence?

Dealing with unwanted hair on your face or body? Tired of tweezing, waxing, or shaving? If so, you may be looking for a more effective way to get rid of hair more permanently. This is one of the main reasons people turn to our Wilmington, DE, cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Michael Saruk for laser hair removal. Here’s what you should know about turning to the team at Delaware Valley Dermatology Group for laser hair removal.

What are the most popular areas of the body for laser hair removal?

The most popular parts of the body from which patients often want to remove unsightly hair are the armpits, legs and arms, back, bikini line, and face. This treatment is ideal for someone looking to remove unsightly dark hair, particularly from a larger region for which shaving, waxing, and tweezing are too time-consuming.

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal emits a beam of light that the melanin in the hair follicle absorbs. This heat penetrates the hair shaft, destroying the hair without affecting the skin around it. Since the laser treatment targets the pigment in your hair, this treatment is most effective on dark hair.

How many sessions will I need?

Hair grows in cycles, which means that one session alone is often not enough to remove all the unwanted hairs. Many of our patients here in Wilmington, DE, will notice a visible improvement after a couple of laser hair removal treatment sessions, with the majority of patients achieving the results they want in 4-6 sessions. Sessions are often performed about eight to 12 weeks apart to give the hair time to grow.

Are laser hair removal results permanent?

This treatment is meant to remove coarse hairs; therefore, you will see a significant reduction in the appearance of these hairs. While thinner, lighter, and softer hair may remain, you will notice that there are far fewer hairs than before. These results are often highly preferred to frequent waxing or shaving.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

Those who have had laser hair removal often liken the sensation to having a rubber band snapped against their skin. The discomfort you feel during the treatment will be no more than that of waxing, even though it will feel different. We can also apply topical numbing creams beforehand to help reduce any symptoms you may experience during your treatment.

Does laser hair removal work on any hair?

Laser hair removal is most effective on hair that is dark, thick, and dense. Those with lighter hair like grey or blonde may not experience the same results as someone with darker hair.

If you are interested in what laser hair removal could do for you, then it’s time to turn to our Wilmington, DE, dermatologist Dr. Saruk at Delaware Valley Dermatology Group. To book an evaluation, call us at (302) 478-8532.

She's Miss Delaware USA 2021
We are so pleased to be a part of this extraordinary young woman's journey to the Miss USA nationals stage. While, pageantry is a full-time pursuit for most, Drew manages to juggle pageant life while pursuing a medical degree at Sidney Kimmel Medical College in Philadelphia without ever dropping a ball or even looking frazzled.  She's a joy to know -- sweet, smart, charming. engaging -- and able to project those things without ever uttering a word.  This year, this girl is the one to watch.

Drew graduated from Appoquinimink High School and continued her education in Newark at the Uiversity of Delaware where she earned an Honors degree in Exercise Science.  She continues working with her 501(c)3 non-profit, H.O.P.E. Scholarship Foundation, which provides support and scholarships to Delaware students who experienced and overcame sexual or physical violence. 

We are honored to have been asked once-again to help prepare a Miss Delaware USA for her big moment when she will compete against her state title holder peers for the chance to bring home to Delaware the ultimate crown. 

 You can watch along with us on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29th at 8pm on the FYI channel online or through some of your favorite TV apps.

By Delaware Valley Dermatology Group LLC
October 05, 2021
Tags: Acne Scars  

It’s difficult enough to deal with an acne breakout, but sometimes you’re left with acne scars. Luckily, acne scars can be treated, and you can have clear, smooth skin once again. Dr. Michael Saruk, your dermatologist at Delaware Valley Dermatology Group in Wilmington, DE, can explain what acne scar treatments are available and how they can help you get the skin that you’ve always wanted.

Treating Acne Scars

If you’ve been left with acne scars after a particularly bad breakout, it can feel really difficult to be comfortable in your skin again. You can sit down with your dermatologist in Wilmington, DE, and talk about forms of acne scar treatment. Before scar treatment can start, you’ll have to make sure that your skin is clear of any current acne and you may have to discuss getting off of certain acne medications before starting scar treatment.

Your dermatologist will first take a look at your acne scars and determine what kind of scars they are and how severe your scarring is. From there, they can start discussing forms of treatment with you. There are a few different forms of treatment they may recommend, such as alpha-hydroxy acids. This helps treat any type of acne scar and helps exfoliate the outermost layer of the skin. Lactic acid may also help with acne scars and this can come in a variety of forms. You could get a peel, serum, or ointment to help treat your acne scars with lactic acid.

Other forms of acne scar treatment include retinoids, salicylic acid, and even sunscreen. These help protect your skin from any future damage as well.

Contact Your Dermatologist Today!

Say goodbye to your acne scars! Contact Dr. Saruk, your dermatologist at Delaware Valley Dermatology Group in Wilmington, DE, to learn more about acne scar treatment and how you can get the smooth skin that you deserve. Call us today at (302) 478-8532.

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