If you’re worried about the signs of aging on your skin, unwanted hair, or spots and acne you wish you could be rid of, cosmetic dermatology has the answers. At SKC Dermatology in Paramus, NJ, Dr. Sunny Chun offers world-class care and is excited to introduce you to all the benefits of this branch of dermatology.
How Cosmetic Dermatology Can Help
Hair Removal Treatment
When you have hair in places you don’t want it, it can be a confidence killer. Taking care of it can eat up your time as well as your money. No matter how often you shave, it keeps coming back, and often at the most inconvenient time. We can help with laser hair removal.
About Laser Hair Removal
Other hair removal methods, like shaving, plucking, and waxing, only ever treat the symptom: the hair you can see. When you get laser hair removal, you treat the root issue. Hair grows from follicles beneath the skin, and laser hair removal is all about disabling those follicles so they can’t keep growing.
The laser light energy is attracted to the pigment in the hairs. It travels down those hairs while leaving your skin untouched and heats up the follicle until it’s too damaged to keep growing hair. Once the hair follicle is damaged and the hair that was there is gone, you never have to worry about new hair growing up again.
How Long Does It Take?
It will take a few sessions to get all the hair because not all our hair is in the active growing phase at the same time. At each session, more and more follicles will be disabled. Once you have your final results, you’ll see permanent hair reduction. Laser hair removal works better than IPL devices–especially at-home IPL devices–and can more effectively disable the follicles.
What Areas of the Body Can Be Treated?
We perform this exciting treatment on areas all over the body, including the face, legs, arms, chest, and back. Come see us if you want to experience how cosmetic dentistry can get rid of your unwanted hair for good.
Did you know that a smooth, flawless complexion is waiting just below your skin? The trick is getting to it, and chemical peels can help. This is a classic treatment that’s as old as Queen Cleopatra of Egypt, and more people are getting them than ever. For just a fraction of the cost of expensive high-tech treatments, chemical peels can address all kinds of skin issues and signs of aging.
In just a few minutes, acids applied to your skin will lift away all the dead cells and send signals to the cells below to start generating new, healthy skin and move up to take the place of dead cells that have been removed. As this happens, your skin also ramps up the production of collagen so it looks smoother and younger and feels stronger. Even better, after a chemical peel, all your products will work much better with no layer of dead skin cells in the way.
The Perfect Treatment for Everyone
In the past, chemical peels had a reputation for being harsh and suitable only for certain skin types and colors. That’s all changed, and doctors now know that a mix of several lower strength acids is much more effective than just using one powerful acid. Some acids ramp up collagen synthesis, some offer a greater brightening effect, and others are particularly useful on brown spots and sun spots that just won’t go away.
Today’s chemical peels can be customized for your face and facial needs, and they work for people of every skin type and color. And for some skin issues, like melasma, no treatment is better. Peels also offer you a fast improvement in your aesthetic with no need for any invasive procedures or downtime.
What Can It Treat?
Chemical peels are so popular in part because of their versatility. At SKC Dermatology, we frequently use chemical peels to treat:
- Acne scars
- Pigmented lesions
- Skin tone
- Skin texture
- Dark patches
- Sun spots
When we think of aging, lines and wrinkles are perhaps the most dreaded indicators that we’re getting older. While dermal fillers and neuromodulators can address these issues, wouldn’t it be great if you could harness the body’s own natural healing process to correct these issues while also improving the texture of your skin? That’s just what you get in microneedling.
One reason we see these tell-tale signs of aging in our skin is because our body has stopped producing collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid in the amounts it did when we were young. Collagen is responsible for giving skin strength, and as it wanes, the skin sags and falls into lines. Elastin lets our skin “snap back” into place after movement, and as elastin production drops, that gets harder, too. Finally, hyaluronic acid keeps skin hydrated and supple, and its lack causes lines to become more prominent. Microneedling is a comprehensive cosmetic dermatology treatment that can address all these issues.
How It Works
Your microneedling treatment uses a small dermal roller to create micro-punctures in the skin. These punctures are too small to hurt you or cause any damage, but they are just enough to signal to the body that it must ramp up production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid to create new, smooth, flawless skin. At the cellular level, your skin begins rebuilding itself.
Because your body is working from the inside out to make a difference, it takes a little time to see the final effects. Once you do, however, you’ll be amazed.
Results and What to Expect
As your skin begins to rebuild in the first few days after treatment, you can expect glowing skin, fine lines that are smoothing out, and smaller pores. Wrinkles will be reduced, and the texture of your skin will be baby-smooth. Even visible scars disappear as your body puts new, rejuvenated skin in its place.
The micro-channels the device creates in your skin also open up a path for your skincare products to really penetrate and do their job. Experts estimate that only 4% to 8% of our products actually do what they promise and absorb as they should, but you can turn that around with microneedling. This treatment is safe enough to do every month if you like but effective enough to be done far less often.
The Benefits of Cosmetic Dermatology
Cosmetic dermatology sometimes gets a bad rap, but there are some amazing benefits it’s worth knowing about. Having dull, damaged skin can impact your life even when you don’t realize it. You may not be aware of how much small imperfections are affecting your self-esteem and confidence until you have them treated. Here are just a few of the things that cosmetic dermatology can do for you:
Enjoy a Younger Appearance
Never in human history has it been more true that age is just a number. We’re living longer–and staying healthier–than ever. But if your face looks older than your heart feels, it can be holding you back. When you look older than you are or than you feel, people may treat you differently. You may treat yourself differently! With cosmetic treatments, you can make your skin match your true age and energy level. And if you’re feeling a bit old and tired, you might just be shocked at how much younger you feel when your skin is bright and healthy.
Get Rid of Troublesome Scars
There are a few times and places when scars are a badge of honor. But for most of us, and most of the time, facial scars are a reminder of something we’d rather forget, like a hard battle with embarrassing acne that marred our teen years and earliest relationships. It can be hard when we wonder if people are really looking at us or at our scars! With the effective treatments we offer at SKC Dermatology, you can say goodbye to those scars and the reminders they bring.
Boost Your Self-Confidence
Confidence and self-esteem can unlock the future. Too many people think that feeling a bit self-conscious is only a problem that affects their social life. In reality, it affects everything. When you aren’t confident in your appearance, that feeling radiates from you and can be picked up on by a date, in a job interview, and at that salary negotiation with the boss. By giving you confidence that you look great, this branch of dermatology can have far-reaching effects.
Gain the Motivation to Live a Healthy Life
Ask yourself honestly: if you feel that your face looks dull and you’re showing your age, are you motivated to live your best life? For most of us, it’s all too easy to fall into a trap of not taking good care of ourselves. We might even think that if we can’t do anything about the way our face looks that we might as well not worry about any other aspect of our health. But when your face looks young, radiant, healthy, and strong, this carries over into other parts of life. You’ll find yourself more motivated to eat right, exercise well, and take care of all aspects of your health. These, in turn, will affect your skin health!
Everyone chooses to embrace aging in their own way and with their own sense of timing. Whatever you decide is right for you is what you should do, but with cosmetic dermatology, you have a choice. You can minimize the effects of aging, sun damage, and other skin issues on your terms and in the way that’s important to you.
Get the Best Skincare Possible
We want you to get the best possible skincare, and that’s why at SKC Dermatology we offer cosmetic, medical, surgical, and pediatric dermatology services. Dr. Sunny Chun is a board-certified dermatologist and a fellowship-trained pediatric dermatologist with the skill and experience to provide every type of treatment you might need.
If you’re displeased with the signs of aging on your face and would like to do something about it, set up a consultation with SKC Dermatology in Paramus, NJ today.