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By Delaware Valley Dermatology Group LLC
June 08, 2020
Tags: wrinkles  

Are you tired of looking tired? Here at Delaware Valley Dermatology Group in Wilmington, DE, dermal fillers and BOTOX injectables smooth fine lines and wrinkles, giving patients a refreshed look. Comfortable and long-lasting, these treatments are well-worth exploration with your dermatologist, Dr. Michael Saruk.

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX injectables are finely purified forms of the botulism toxin (yes, the cause of food poisoning). FDA-approved for limiting the muscular contractions which cause skin wrinkles, BOTOX Cosmetic is a wonderful alternative to more invasive and costly cosmetic procedures.

Injected under the skin with an ultra-fine hypodermic needle, BOTOX restricts the action of certain facial muscles. Together with sun exposure, smoking, and general aging, this muscular movement causes dynamic wrinkles each time your smile or frown. The lines typically form around the mouth, between the eyebrows, across the chin/forehead, and at the outer corners of the eyes.

To qualify for BOTOX, you'll undergo a skin exam and informative consultation with Dr. Saruk. With a good medical history and realistic aesthetic goals, you can have your first treatment right away.

Afterward, you'll leave the office to resume your usual activities. Although there is no appreciable downtime after BOTOX treatment, you will notice smoothing results right away. Optimal effects are reached within a few days and last for months, as well.

What are dermal fillers?

At Delaware Valley Dermatology Group in Wilmington, DE, the professional team also offers youth-inspiring dermal fillers. Products such as Restylane and Juvederm are injectable preparations of hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring skin component which plumps and smooths skin, improving problems such as:

  • Skin sagging
  • Fine lines and deep wrinkles on the lips and middle of the face
  • Acne scarring

These fine products are FDA-approved for injection into healthy adults over the age of 21. Aesthetic effects are long-lasting and the treatments, comfortable and quick. You'll go back to your day looking and feeling great.

Are you ready to look your best?

Contact Delaware Valley Dermatology Group in Wilmington, DE, for an informative appointment on BOTOX and dermal fillers. Our medical and aesthetic dermatologist, Dr. Michael Saruk, will present all of your options, and we're sure you'll love your wrinkle-free outcome. Call us at (302) 478-8532.

It doesn’t matter how good your skincare products are, if they’re not the right ones for your type of skin or you’re not using them properly, then you won’t see any benefit. That’s why developing a good skincare routine is crucial. Dr. Michael Saruk of the Delaware Valley Dermatology Group LLC is a board-certified dermatologist based in Wilmington, DL. He knows the importance of developing a good skincare routine, and he can help you create one too.

Tips on the Best Skincare Routine

The most important thing about using a skincare routine is getting things in the right order. This is what will ensure that you make the most of your skincare products and will leave your face looking healthy and glowing.

  • Cleanse your face: You should do this at the beginning of the day and in the evening before you go to bed. If you wear makeup, remove that first. Use a mild cleanser to suit your skin type. Make sure you rub the cleanser all over your face and rinse well with warm water. Pat your face dry with a soft towel. You can use an exfoliating cleanser once or twice per week, depending on your skin type.
  • Use a toner: If you use a toner, apply it after cleansing. A few drops on a sponge or cotton pad is enough to tone your whole face.
  • Add serum: If you use a serum to promote anti-aging and reduce the signs of wrinkles, it should be applied in the morning after you have toned your skin. An antioxidant serum will help to protect your skin from free radicals. If you use a hydrating serum, the best time to apply it is at night.
  • Apply acne treatment: If you are using an acne treatment, the best time to apply it is during your evening skincare routine. This will allow your body to make the most of it while it is in repair mode overnight.
  • Apply moisturizer: As well as rehydrating your skin, moisturizer also locks in the other protective layers you have added. In the morning, use a lightweight moisturizer. At night you can use a heavier cream.
  • Apply sunscreen: If your moisturizer does not have sunscreen factored in, you should add one that has an SPF of at least 15. Remember, this is the most important part of your skincare routine.

Our Wilmington Office Can Help

If you need advice about your skincare routine, call Dr. Saruk at (302) 478-8532. You can also find out more about other dermatology services in Wilmington, DL.

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.  

By Delaware Valley Dermatology Group LLC
March 06, 2020
Tags: Dermal fillers  

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.

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