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By Delaware Valley Dermatology Group LLC
October 30, 2018
Tags: Dermal fillers  

How your dermatologist in Wilmington, Delaware can help you look your best

Youthful SkinYou have probably heard a lot about dermal fillers. You may even know someone who has had dermal filler treatment. Now, you may be wondering if you are a good candidate for them. What can dermal fillers do for you? The truth is they can help you look younger by smoothing out the early signs of aging, ie fine lines and wrinkles. Dr. Michael Saruk at Delaware Valley Dermatology Group in Wilmington, Delaware offers dermal fillers and many other services to help you look your best.

Why Dermal Fillers?

You are an excellent candidate for dermal fillers if you both have fine lines and wrinkles and want to look younger. As you age, your skin loses moisture and elasticity, meaning when you show facial expressions like laughing or frowning, your skin won’t “snap back” as it did when you were younger. That’s how fine lines and wrinkles form. You may find them:

  • At the corners of your eyes, where they are known as crow’s feet
  • Running across your forehead, where they are known as furrows
  • Between your eyebrows, where they are known as glabella
  • At the corners of your mouth, where they are known as marionette lines

Dermal fillers work by plumping your skin, essentially filling in the fine lines and wrinkles in the process. During treatment, the liquid filler material is injected into your skin. The number of injections will vary depending on the area treated and your individual characteristics. Your skin will appear dramatically smoother after treatment.

Dermal filler treatment is very popular because it is:

  • Quick, taking only a few minutes
  • Long-lasting, with results that remain for 6 to 18 months
  • Inexpensive, often costing less than other cosmetic services

If you want to look your best and take years off of your face, you are a good candidate for dermal fillers. If you want smooth, younger-looking skin, you are a good candidate for dermal fillers. The truth is just about everyone who wants to look their best is a good candidate for dermal fillers! To learn more about dermal fillers and other aesthetic and medical dermatology services, call (302) 478-8532 for Dr. Michael Saruk of Delaware Valley Dermatology Group in Wilmington today!

By Delaware Valley Dermatology Group LLC
May 23, 2018
Tags: Skin Care  

What your dermatologist in Wilmington wants you to knowGood Skin Health

Your skin can either help you look younger, or older, depending on how well you care for it. Proper skin care is a must to keep you looking great and feeling great. Your skin is important to your appearance, but it also performs the important function of protecting your vital organs. So, how do you properly care for your skin? Dr. Michael Saruk at Delaware Valley Dermatology Group in Wilmington, DE, wants to share what it takes to keep your skin looking beautiful.

The steps you take every day provide the foundation for beautiful, healthy skin. Just remember to do this every day:

  • Cleanse your skin using mild products like foaming cleansers or gels. Avoid soaps which can dry your skin.
  • Pat your skin gently, leaving a small amount of moisture on the surface of your skin.
  • Use alcohol-free toners to help balance the pH of your skin.
  • Use a moisturizer with at least SPF 15 sunscreen every day.

If you live where the climate is hot and sunny, you need to add a few simple steps to your daily routine:

  • Apply a sunscreen with at least SPF 30 when you are outside.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. This helps to keep your skin from becoming dry.
  • Protect your vulnerable areas by wearing hats, glasses, and other clothing.

If you live where the climate is cold, add these additional steps to your routine:

  • Use thick, alcohol-free cream or lotion moisturizer at least once each day.
  • Avoid long, hot baths or showers because it can dry your skin.

You should also visit your dermatologist regularly to check for moles, abnormal tissue growths, and precancerous or cancerous lesions, especially if you have a family history of skin cancer. Your dermatologist is an expert at treating specific skin conditions including rashes, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, and other skin conditions.

Properly caring for your skin doesn’t have to be a complicated ritual, and it is well worth your time. You deserve to look your best, and it all begins with proper skin care. For more information about skin care and other dermatology services, call Dr. Saruk at Delaware Valley Dermatology Group in Wilmington, DE, today!

By Delaware Valley Dermatology Group LLC
August 30, 2017
Tags: Botox   Dermal fillers   Hair Removal  

Dermatologists help people maintain good skin health, but at Delaware Valley Dermatology Group in Wilmington, DE, Dr.Hair Removal, Botox, Dermal Fillers Michael Saruk and staff also help people achieve their best look! Below are a few of the cosmetic procedures that our patients use to keep their skin not only healthy but beautiful as well.

Hair removal

Shaving to remove unwanted body hair is time-consuming, inaccurate and temporary, not to mention all the various nicks and cuts that inevitably go along with it. With laser hair removal from your Wilmington dermatologist, the distracting hairs that grow under your arms, on your legs, on your stomach or anywhere else can be removed permanently. Using a specialized laser that targets the hair while leaving the surrounding skin untouched, we can make smooth, clear skin a reality!


Wrinkles are formed by repeated muscle movement after many years. Since the muscles around the eyes and between the forehead are constantly used when smiling, frowning, talking and squinting, deep, noticeable wrinkles can form in these areas. To combat these unwanted signs of aging, your Wilmington cosmetic dermatologist can inject Botox from a tiny, precise needle to these muscles, causing them to stop moving for a few months, allowing your skin to smooth out and leave a much more refreshed and youthful appearance behind.

Dermal fillers

Like Botox, dermal fillers are an injectable, minimally-invasive way to rejuvenate your facial features. However, fillers from your cosmetic dermatologist in Wilmington are used for different purposes in different areas of the face. When the skin ages and the fat beneath it starts to dissipate, it can leave you with unwanted contours, lines and hollow spaces. Fillers "plump" these areas up - most often the lips, lower eyelids, and lines that form between the corners of the nose and mouth - to give you a firmer and more youthful appearance.

If you'd like to learn more about these treatments or any other cosmetic or medical dermatological procedures we offer at Delaware Valley Dermatology Group, contact us in Wilmington, DE to make an appointment today!