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Treatments for Thinning Hair Mar 31st, 2021

A receding hairline or thinning hair can be a slap in the face that the joys of youth are definitely in the past. A degree of self-confidence seems to get lost with every thinning section of hair. For something so impactful, many settle for an internet search or the latest...

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy? Mar 26th, 2021

Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a non-surgical skin rejuvenation method that uses your blood to improve facial tissue's appearance. US Dermatology Partners reports that recent research has shown PRP can also be an effective treatment for alopecia.   PRP is constantly showing new use cases for some dermatology patients with a history...

What Causes Hair to Thin? Mar 24th, 2021

I don't know when my hair began to thin. I look back on older pictures standing beside a very handsome young man (now my husband of many years) and notice two very healthy people with thick hair. Where the time and the hair went, I'm still trying to figure that part...

Treat Hair Loss with Platelet Rich Plasma Mar 8th, 2021

If you’re suffering from thinning hair, baldness, or hair loss, have you considered Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments? If you are or know someone who is, read on to see if PRP treatments can be part of the solution.  According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, tens of millions...

What Are the Different Types of Dermal Fillers? Feb 9th, 2021

Along with the welcome knowledge and wisdom of age comes a host of unwelcome side effects. For instance, our faces show the aging process as the bones, skin, and fat begin to thin. We soon see fine lines and wrinkles appear where there was once smooth, plump skin. Thankfully, advances...

Dermal Fillers: Pros and Cons of Different Types Feb 2nd, 2021

Now that you have decided that dermal fillers are right for you, your next step is to understand your options. Let's take a look at some of your choices when it comes to the types of dermal fillers available:   Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Injectable HA is temporary, where the result's...

Should I Get Botox or Dermal Fillers? What’s the Difference? Jan 27th, 2021

  Both injectable dermal fillers and botulinum toxin (botox) are cosmetic procedures that can be performed right in your doctor's office. While minimally invasive, each treatment option works in different ways.  For the purpose of this article, we use "botox" interchangeably with "botulinum toxin type A" and are not referring...

How Wrinkles and Signs of Aging can be Treated with Dermal Fillers Jan 21st, 2021

At the first signs of aging or when wrinkles start to become visible, it is normal for us to begin to think of treatment options. Since it is a natural process that happens over time, you have likely spent a while thinking about your options, and what you will consider...

What is Seborrheic Dermatitis (Dandruff)? Jan 14th, 2021

Seborrheic dermatitis is a very common skin disease in children and adults. It causes red, white-yellow crusted scales. While most people associate seborrheic dermatitis with dandruff and only occurring on the scalp, it can appear on other parts of the body.   Seborrheic Dermatitis in Infants On infants, seborrheic dermatitis...

Skincare: Tips for Cleaning Out Your Cabinet Jan 6th, 2021

Sometimes we all need to clear out the clutter and purge our skincare products that have stayed a little too long or are using up precious real estate. How do you know what to throw away and what to keep? Here are a few guidelines to follow:    Check the...

Five Skin Protectant Products to Have On a Deserted Island Dec 22nd, 2020

Imagine being stranded on a deserted island. It does not matter which island, one with white-sand beaches in the Pacific or one made of ice near Antarctica. For some, it would be paradise, especially those on the island in the Pacific who love to soak up the sun and get...

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) VS Laser: Cosmetic Skin Treatments Dec 16th, 2020

Both IPL or intense pulsed light and laser treatments are popular in cosmetic and medical skin treatment. Each option covers a wide range of treatments, and most cosmetic treatment providers will have both available.    How are IPL and Laser Similar? Before we discuss the differences so you and your...

The Truth About Laser Hair Removal Dec 15th, 2020

Hair removal is one of the most common laser treatments that come to mind when people are frustrated with unwanted body hair. If you’re exhausted from regularly shaving, tweezing, or waxing, or doing so results in breakouts or razor burn, seeking a permanent solution might be the right step.   ...

Three Ways Lasers are Used in Dermatology Dec 9th, 2020

Three of the most common treatments where Dilworth Dermatology uses lasers; for hair removal, treating scars or stretch marks, and skin resurfacing. These treatment types are often completed using the DEKA dot laser, Elite laser, or Gmax (super IPL) laser technologies.    How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last? In...

What is a Fractional CO2 Laser? Dec 2nd, 2020

Deka DOT fractional CO2 laser treatment is customized to your specific needs and concerns. The process can be effective in treating scarring, unwanted lines, wrinkles, minuses pores, in addition to evening out the texture and tone of your skin, resulting in a rejuvenation effect.    Fractional CO2 Laser  A non-invasive...

Treating Acne Scars Nov 27th, 2020

I can't think of one time I ever listened to my grandma when she said, "Don't mess with your pimples; you are going to make them worse!" There was no way I was going to go to school with red puss-filled blemishes on my face. It was worth the pain...

How to Treat Mask Acne (Maskne) Nov 9th, 2020

If you survived life's first round of the fight with acne caused by adolescence's hormone surges, get ready for round two. As if the first round of acne wasn't traumatic enough, a new acne cause is affecting more of the population than just the front line of healthcare workers.  Why...

Acne Treatments: Isotretinoin Oct 20th, 2020

Acne Treatments: Isotretinoin   Frustration, embarrassment, and low self-esteem are just a few of the psychological effects felt by anyone who has dealt with acne. According to the AAD (American Academy of Dermatology), acne is the most common skin condition treated by medical professionals.  Although acne affects at least 90% of...

Understanding Acne Oct 14th, 2020

Your skin is telling you that something is not right if you have chronic acne. Acne is one of the most common skin disorders and can be found in both adolescents and adults.  Acne can occur when hair follicles become clogged with oil. From hormones to medication side effects, people...

Dysport vs. Botox Feb 22nd, 2019

Dysport and Botox are both FDA approved botulinum toxin type A injectable neurotoxin prescriptions available for the temporary improvement of facial fine lines and wrinkles in adults. It is understood that both products are similar in makeup as well as for their use. In comparing these two products, the main...

Acne, Common Treatments and How They Work Feb 21st, 2019

Acne is the most common skin disorder and includes blackheads, whiteheads, cysts, nodules, and pimples. You may not have all types of lesions at one time. Acne is the product of dead skin cells and bacteria getting trapped in oil produced by the skin. Acne is not caused by what...

What is a Fractional Laser Treatment? Feb 21st, 2019

Fractional laser resurfacing effectively improves texture, pigment irregularities, scarring, pore size, and overall smoothness of the skin. We use Cynosure’s Icon as our main fractional laser. Fractional lasers treat a ‘fraction’ of the skin surface at a time, leaving islands of normal skin and allowing for a quicker recovery than...

Spotlight on Psoriasis Oct 31st, 2017

Psoriasis is a chronic auto-immune disorder characterized by red, dry, white/silver-scaled, sometimes itchy, lesions on the skin. People with psoriasis have accelerated skin cell growth that leaves buildups or plaques on the surface. The most common areas of involvement are the scalp, elbows, palms, soles, nails, and knees, although the...