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Find out how Botox could be all you need to take years off your face.
Are you sick and tired of looking so tired all the time? Do you think that if you could only get rid of those annoying crow’s feet or laugh lines that you would be able to get the refreshed look you crave? If so, then it’s time to talk to our Aberdeen, SD, dermatologists at Aberdeen Dermatology Associates about whether Botox is right for you.
What is Botox?
Botox is a great non-surgical and non-invasive way to reduce the appearance of certain lines and wrinkles of the face for the short-term. Take a second to smile, laugh or frown in the mirror. The lines and wrinkles that appear when you make these facial expressions are the exact ones that Botox will be able to handle.
How does Botox work?
When Botox is administered into certain muscles in the face, it temporarily stops the muscles from contracting. How? Through the use of a purified form of botulinum toxin A. This safe yet effective neurotoxin works by paralyzing these muscles impermanently.
How is Botox administered?
Botox is administered through a series of very small needles, which are placed into the surface of the skin and the muscles. We will only place needles in the area or areas you wish to treat. The great thing about Botox is that it can be performed in only a matter of minutes and there is absolutely no recovery time. It’s great for someone who wants to refresh their appearance but doesn’t have a lot of time to schedule a more in-depth procedure or cosmetic treatment.
Will it hurt?
Most people think of needles and get a little worried. We are happy to state that our patients tolerate Botox injections very well. Sure, you may feel a slight pinch or sting when the needles enter the skin, but this is so short-lived and the results are well worth the mere seconds of minor discomfort. If you are still a bit nervous about getting needles, we can apply a numbing gel to the area prior to getting your injections (this way you really won’t feel anything).
How long will my results last?
It’s important to keep in mind that Botox is only a temporary treatment. Lines and wrinkles will not be smoothed away forever. Of course, you can maintain results for longer by getting follow-up Botox treatments every six months. Talk to our Aberdeen skin doctor about how often you should come in for subsequent treatments to maintain results for longer.
Aberdeen Dermatology Associates is dedicated to providing you with the proper skin care you need. Whether you want to get Botox in Aberdeen, SD, or you are interested in the acne treatments we offer, we are here to help you get the skin you want.
Liking the way you look often correlates to liking the way you feel. Those who lack confidence or self-esteem may find face-to-face encounters awkward and feel as though their appearance affects their day-to-day life. However, your dermatologist can help you find dermatological procedures which can help boost your confidence to make you look and feel your best. Learn about dermal fillers, a popular dermatological procedure provided at Aberdeen Dermatology Associates in Aberdeen, SD.
What is a dermal filler?
Dermal fillers like Juvederm, offered at Aberdeen Dermatology Associates, plump trouble areas of the face to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and facial folds. During the procedure, your doctor will inject the filler directly into the skin on your face using a tiny needle. The filler plumps the skin, filling out the indention caused by the wrinkle or fold and smoothing the skin. Dermal fillers are often used alongside other cosmetic dermatological procedures like microdermabrasion or laser resurfacing to overhaul your look.
How can dermal fillers help me?
Dermal fillers create the appearance of healthy, more youthful facial skin. If you notice that your facial skin has become dull, sags, or has unwanted wrinkles or folds, you could benefit from dermal fillers. Your new and improved appearance can boost your confidence and allow you to feel great about the skin you are in. Your newfound confidence can help make social interactions more enjoyable and less difficult.
Dermal Fillers in Aberdeen, SD
Most appointments for dermal fillers last only about 30 minutes and provide some immediate results. However, most patients will see the extent of their treatment after about two weeks. While some patients may notice some slight irritation or redness at the injection sites after their treatment, there is no required recovery time and patients may return to their daily activities directly after their appointment with their dermatologist.
For more information on dermal fillers, please contact your dermatologist at Aberdeen Dermatology Associates in Aberdeen, SD. Call (605) 226-0560 to schedule your appointment for dermal fillers today!
You can say goodbye to those stubborn lines and wrinkles in one simple cosmetic treatment.
Mark Twain once said, “Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been!” Of course, some people hate the idea of showing off those lines and wrinkles as they age. If you are looking to give your appearance a little revamp and smooth away years from your face then it’s time to turn to our Aberdeen, SD, dermatologists for a simple solution to give you the skin you want.
What is Juvederm?
Our Aberdeen skin doctors use this dermal filler to provide skin-smoothing results and to reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles in just one session.
How does it work?
Young, beautiful skin contains hyaluronic acid (HA). Unfortunately, sun damage, age and other issues can reduce how much HA is found in the skin. As we lose HA we also lose volume and elasticity, which can lead to sagging, wrinkled skin.
Juvederm contains this naturally occurring substance (HA) to help reduce wrinkles, achieve a more youthful appearance and to improve overall skin tone and elasticity.
What issues can Juvederm treat?
Juvederm can treat moderate to severe wrinkles and folds and even plump up thinning lips. Laugh lines respond best to this treatment.
What goes into getting Juvederm?
Getting Juvederm injections only takes a couple minutes to complete. Since Juvederm needles also contain lidocaine in the solution the areas that we treat will be completely numb.
Are there any side effects?
Since Juvederm is able to smooth away lines and wrinkles with a substance that is already naturally found in your skin you’ll enjoy this treatment without the concern of side effects or complications. While the skin may experience some minor redness, swelling or irritation right after these injections, this is minor and will go away in a couple of days.
How long will my results last? Can I get Juvederm more than once?
Juvederm, like all dermal fillers, won’t last forever. Of course, you will enjoy your beautiful results for up to one year, which is longer than other cosmetic fillers. And good news: You can get follow-up treatments to maintain your results for even longer.
Aberdeen Dermatology Associates in Aberdeen, SD, is here to provide you with the very best in cosmetic dermatology. Whether you are looking for simple, non-invasive treatments or you are considering permanent results let’s weigh the pros and cons together and find a treatment that works for you.
Do you have psoriasis? You're not alone. Psoriasis is a common skin condition caused by an overactive immune system. Approximately 7.5 million people in the United States have psoriasis. This condition causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin. Aberdeen Dermatology Associates in Aberdeen, SD offers state-of-the-art treatments for psoriasis.
What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes inflammation and scaling (swelling, pain, redness and heat.) Psoriasis causes red, raised, scaly patches to appear on the skin. These patches can feel sore or become itchy. They are often found on the knees, elbows, legs, scalp, lower back, palms, face and soles of the feet. But they can also show up in other places such as toenails, fingernails and inside the mouth.
How Is Psoriasis Diagnosed?
Psoriasis is typically diagnosed after the doctor does a physical exam. Your Aberdeen dermatologist can diagnose psoriasis by taking your medical history and examining your nails, scalp and skin. Your doctor may take a small sample of skin that is examined under a microscope to determine the type of psoriasis you have and to rule out other conditions.
How Is Psoriasis Treated?
Topical treatments (ointments, creams) are used to treat psoriasis. These treatments suppress the immune system and help reduce inflammation and skin cell turnover. If the psoriasis is severe, your doctor might prescribe medication or give medicine through an injection. Light therapy is also used to treat psoriasis. Light therapy, involves exposing the skin to artificial UV light on a regular basis and under medical supervision.
Patients with psoriasis know all too well that psoriasis isn’t just a skin condition: it’s a disorder that affects many aspects of their lives, from their daily functioning and life decisions to their health and relationships. If you think you might have psoriasis, call Aberdeen Dermatology Associates in Aberdeen, SD at (605) 226-0560 today to schedule an appointment.