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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.

By Delaware Valley Dermatology Group LLC
September 21, 2018
Tags: Botox   wrinkles  

Find out how this simple injectable could take years off your appearance.

Botox TreatmentIt’s never too late to give your appearance a nice refresher or boost. Maybe you’ve been noticing certain lines and wrinkle creeping in and you want to nip the problem in the bud now. If so, our Wilmington, DE dermatologist Dr. Michael Saruk has you covered. There is a simple way to get younger-looking skin and it only takes a couple of minutes.

What is Botox?

Most people have heard about Botox, a treatment that uses a purified form of a neurotoxin that temporarily stops certain muscles of the face from contracting. Since the muscles don’t contract it smooths away those lines and wrinkles that you notice when you make facial expressions such as smiling or squinting.

Botox is great for targeting these dynamic wrinkles and can reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead wrinkles, and lines around the mouth and chin. Take a moment to smile in the mirror: the wrinkles that appear when you smile are the ones that Botox can address.

What are the benefits of getting Botox?

If you are interested in getting cosmetic dermatology in Wilmington, DE, then chances are good that you are considering whether Botox might be able to give you the results you want. Here are just some of the benefits you’ll enjoy if you choose to get Botox,

It’s quick

Most people lead busy lives and don’t have time to sit in the office for hours, particularly for elective treatments; however, it only takes a few minutes for our Wilmington, DE, skin doctor to administer Botox so you’ll be in and out of the office.

It’s relatively painless

While the idea of needles may not make anyone too happy, these aren’t the needles that you might recognize from getting the flu shot each year or from giving blood. These needles are ultra-thin, so they are barely noticeable when they are administered (you may experience a slight but temporary stinging sensation).

No recovery time

There is no downtime with this treatment. You can even go right back to your normal routine immediately after. Side effects are very minimal and include some redness or tenderness near the injection sites, but they normally subside within a few hours.

You can keep getting Botox

Do you love your new look? If so, you may be a little disappointed to hear that results only last about between three and six months; however, not to worry. You can continue to get maintenance treatments every so often to keep your appearance looking fresh.

Are you interested in getting Botox to improve your skin and boost your confidence? If so, let our Wilmington, DE, skin care specialist help you meet your goals. Call Delaware Valley Dermatology Group today and let us know that you are interested in getting Botox treatment.

By Delaware Valley Dermatology Group LLC
August 25, 2016
Tags: Dermal fillers   wrinkles  

Find out more about cosmetic fillers and how they can improve the overall look and feel of your skin.dermal fillers

As we age, our skin loses that youthful elasticity. You may now notice lines and wrinkles setting in, along with dropping skin and a lack of volume. While aging is something that you have to accept as a normal part of life it, doesn’t mean that you have to show your true age. Turn to our Wilmington, DE dermatologist Dr. Michael Saruk to find out if dermal fillers are right for you.

What are dermal fillers and what issues do they address?

Cosmetic fillers often use a substance that is already naturally occurring within the body that helps to plump up areas of the skin where you are losing volume. One of the most common substances used in dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid, because it is already in our bodies. However, we produce less of it as we get older. Dermal fillers inject this acid into the skin to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, improve overall volume and reduce drooping skin.

Am I a good candidate for getting dermal fillers in Wilmington, DE?

If you are a healthy individual who is looking to smooth and volumize your skin, then dermal fillers might just be the right cosmetic option for you. Those looking to improve their appearance without surgery or post-procedural downtime may be ideal for treatment. You’ll also want to be realistic about your goals for this treatment. Since it is non-invasive it won’t make drastic changes like cosmetic surgery can, but it is a great way to improve skin elasticity and smooth away lines.

Those who are currently pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as patients with muscular disorders are not considered good candidates for dermal fillers.

When will I notice my results?

Another great benefit to getting dermal fillers is that the results are instantaneous. However, as the swelling goes down over the course of a couple days, you will start to really notice your results.

How long do the results last?

While these results are certainly long lasting, they won’t last forever. The average length of time is about six to eight months; however, you can choose to get more dermal filler treatments in the future to help maintain your results if you are happy with your new look.

What is my recovery period?

There is no downtime after getting dermal fillers. Of course, you may have some pain, swelling or redness at the injection sites for a few days. You can take over-the-counter pain relievers and apply cold compresses to the area to ease your symptoms. But you can return to all of your normal activities right after treatment.

Dermal fillers can be an ideal and easy way to achieve younger and more radiant skin. Call Delaware Valley Dermatology Group LLC today to schedule your dermatological consultation in Wilmington, DE. You’ll be happy you did!