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Aren't they lovely -- and tall, very, very tall!  Having stood between them and having felt extraordinarily stature-challenged for the first time in my life, I can attest that these are two very willowy and room-commanding ladies.  Blessed with all the graces as well as height, they are Grace Lange and Ava MacMurray.   We'll we rooting for them when they stand in the spotlights on their respective national stages.    

By Delaware Valley Dermatology Group LLC
May 27, 2022
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  

Delaware Valley Dermatology Group's Dr. Michael Saruk offers Wilmington, DE, and the surrounding area, laser hair removal. It's a permanent form of hair removal because it destroys the hair follicles. However, before you decide if it's right for you, make sure you understand the benefits.


Laser hair removal is permanent. It works by emitting light energy into the melanin of the hair. Once the hair absorbs it, it's converted into heat energy, which damages the hair follicle. This part is responsible for actually growing the hair. When it's damaged, it can no longer grow hair.

Although it's classified as a permanent method of hair removal, in some cases, the hair grows back. However, this is usually after quite some time. 

Quick Procedure 

While it takes several treatments with our Wilmington, DE, physician to see the full results of laser hair removal, the sessions vary in length based on the amount of hair and its coarseness. In general, though, one laser hair removal session could last anywhere between a few minutes to 30 minutes. Depending on the color of the hair and the amount of it, you may need several sessions to see full results. 

However, imagine how much time you'll save as opposed to having to shave regularly. It may take you 15 minutes to shave your legs, and you may need to do it a few times a week to maintain it. With laser hair removal, you may be able to get rid of the hair in less time than you would spend shaving during a one to two-week span. 

Boost Your Confidence 

If you're embarrassed by that hair on the top of your lip or on your back, stop worrying about waxing and shaving. Instead, get a permanent hair removal option and get your confidence back. You'll never have to worry about getting into a bathing suit again and having a hairy back because this procedure can remove that burden from you.

Causes Minimal Discomfort

Laser hair removal causes minimal pain, especially when you compare it to waxing or accidentally cutting yourself with a razor. Patients often describe the pain as if they were being stung by the snapping of a rubber band. 

Afterwards, you may be slightly sore and irritated, but this passes. The same thing may happen if you're not using the right shave gel, only it'll happen repeatedly. It only occurs with laser hair removal right after you have the procedure. 

You may get laser hair removal from Dr. Saruk of Delaware Valley Dermatology Group in Wilmington, DE if you want long-lasting hair removal. It's also quick and causes minimal discomfort. 

Contact us at (302) 478-8532.

By Delaware Valley Dermatology Group LLC
May 25, 2022
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  

How your dermatologist in Wilmington, DE, can help you eliminate unwanted hair for good

Do you have unwanted hair? Are you embarrassed to show some skin because of unwanted hair? If this sounds like you, it’s time for you to discover laser hair removal, available from your dermatologist.

Dr. Michael Saruk at Delaware Valley Dermatology Group in Wilmington, DE, provides comprehensive skin care services, including laser hair removal, to help you eliminate unwanted hair for good.

If you are tired of plucking, shaving, and electrolysis, it’s time for you to know the facts about laser hair removal. These are just a few frequently asked questions and answers about this amazing hair removal treatment:

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal uses heat and light energy to damage the hair follicle, so hair doesn’t grow back.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

No, because the laser only damages the hair follicle, not the surrounding skin. Laser hair removal is virtually painless.

Which areas of the body can be treated with laser hair removal?

Unlike electrolysis, which only works on small areas, laser hair removal can remove unwanted hair from both small and large areas of your body. Laser hair removal is perfect for removing hair from your upper lip, chin, chest, underarms, back, legs, and bikini line.

How long does each treatment take?

Your treatment time will vary depending on the area treated. Smaller areas take just a few minutes, and larger areas can take from 30 to 90 minutes.

How many treatments are required to completely remove hair?

4 to 6 treatments are usually required, but this can vary depending on your skin, hair color, hair texture, and other factors.

Are there any side effects to laser hair removal?

Some people feel a slight sunburn feeling, along with slight redness and swelling. These effects go away within 2 to 24 hours after treatment.

To learn more about laser hair removal and how it can eliminate your unwanted hair for good, talk with an expert. Call Dr. Michael Saruk of Delaware Valley Dermatology Group in Wilmington, DE, at (302) 478-8532. Call now.

By Delaware Valley Dermatology Group LLC
February 22, 2022
Tags: Botox  

Aging is a natural part of life and can’t be stopped. However, you may be able to suspend some of the early symptoms of aging. This can include fine lines and wrinkles. Botox can be used to help keep your skin smooth and looking young and fresh. Dr. Michael Saruk at Delaware Valley Dermatology Group in Wilmington, DE, can explain the benefits of Botox and how it can help you keep your youthful appearance for longer.

How Botox Can Help You

As you age, it’s common that you may start noticing different issues like wrinkles or fine lines around your eyes and chin. These issues can make you feel uncomfortable in your skin and can make you lose confidence in the way you look. Your dermatologist in Wilmington, DE, can explain how Botox can help you and what the benefits of Botox are.

Botox is minimally invasive and non-surgical. You also won’t experience any downtime with Botox. You can go back to your normal life instantly. It won’t take much time out of your day and can even be done on your lunch break.

Botox can help smoothen out your skin and get rid of any fine lines and wrinkles that you may be uncomfortable with. These injections are designed to freeze your muscles and stop them from creating any further lines and wrinkles. You’ll look younger and look totally natural. Botox can last between four and six months, giving you long-lasting results. It’s also said that how long benefits last can increase the more you receive it.

Contact Your Dermatologist Today

Give yourself the smooth skin you’ve dreamed of! Contact Dr. Michael Saruk at Delaware Valley Dermatology Group in Wilmington, DE, to learn more about how Botox can benefit your skin. Call for more information and to schedule an appointment today at (302) 478-8532.

There are times when small things become major sources of frustration. Even in the best run practices (and we like to think of ours as one of those) things do not always proceed smoothly. There can be miscommunications, special circumstances-- maybe a staff member was not quite him- or, herself and mispoke. Or maybe, your need falls somewhat outside usual procedure. There's no denying it. Things happen. 

 But, because we really are a well run practice, and we truly care about our patients, we've ensured recourse to get things set straight. Our Chief Operating Officer, Louise Link Saruk, has always functioned as a patient advocate. Unfortunately, not everyone has known that she is available to help.  Louise encourages you to seek her help in addressing whatever your need may be. She monitors both the patient portal and the "contactus" mailbox.  However, to preserve privacy, established patients with clinical concerns should, please, communicate with her only through the patient portal. Your private business needs to remain your private business.

Louise may not be able to solve every issue, but she will make certain that you are heard and that your questions get answered.  So, don't be shy. Ask for her help. Louise will be very pleased to provide it.



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