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What makes us different
Large practices thrive on the team approach and economies of scale, but small practices benefit from a personal style of care and allow physicians to practice the way they would, without interference by a large, impersonal organization.
Our dermatologists will give your condition the personal attention it deserves, thoroughly explain your options, and answer any questions you may have.
It is important to follow your dermatologist's instructions properly for effective results.
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- 11-10-2018, 17:08
Acne is a very common skin condition. It is estimated to affect 80% of 11 to 30 year olds and, while the aim is to treat the condition before the skin becomes too damaged, this is not always possible. As such, the after effects of acne can be as damaging as the condition itself. Acne scarring can be a result of any type and any severity of acne. Picking and squeezing spots can also damage surrounding skin and increase the risk of scarring. Acne scarring can be distressing for patients, leading to lack of self-confidence and even depression. Here at 212SKIN® Dermatology we offer a number of treatments to aid patients in improving their scars and becoming more confident in their appearance. One of them is Microneedling.
Microneedling refers to both the Dermaroller treatment and the Dermapen; it is also known as collagen induction therapy. Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure used to rejuvenate the skin. It is most commonly used for the reduction of scars such as acne scarring, hypertrophic scars and surgical scars. It is also used for fading stretch marks, reducing fine lines and tightening sagging skin.
The Dermaroller is a mechanical device that contains a wheel of microneedles. The Dermaroller is rolled over the skin in order to create a controlled area of trauma in the skin’s top layer. As each microneedle punctures the skin a small channel is formed. This stimulates the production of collagen and elastin in the deeper layers of skin. The microtrauma also leads to the formation of new capillaries (small blood vessels) reducing the appearance of scars and improving the texture of the skin.
The Dermapen is similar in that it uses microneedles to create a controlled area of trauma but instead of a mechanical device it is a smaller electronic device that resembles a pen. The Dermapen uses the same principal as the Dermaroller but instead of the rolling action, the Dermapen is moved backwards and forwards across the skin as the microneedles automatically go in and out of the device around 1000 times a minute. After the procedure your skin may be slightly red. This can last up to 4 days depending on the depth and intensity of the treatment you have.
Like with microdermabrasion, the top, dead layer of skin is removed and so the skin is temporarily much better at absorbing topical lotions. Any product applied to the skin during or immediately after a Dermaroller or Dermapen treatment is very easily absorbed into the skin, rendering it much more effective than with a traditional topical application.
- 11-10-2018, 08:44
- DO shave in between treatments. This is the best way to quickly remove hair without damaging the root. Your beauty therapist will shave the area before applying the laser to your skin, anyway, as any visible hair will only get singed otherwise!
- DON'T apply heavy make-up for 24 hours after your laser treatment to avoid clogging the skin and causing breakouts. If you really have to, opt for mineral types, such as Jane Iredale, Inika and bareMinerals which let the skin 'breathe.'
- DO avoid sun exposure - and lay off the fake tan, too. Lasers are more compatible with paler skin-types, so, even though a tan looks great, it'll minimise the efficiency of the laser, preventing the energy from making its way to the root of the hair.
- DON'T wax, epilate or pluck your hair in between treatments as it removes the hair from the root. Lasers work because they are attracted to the hair's pigment underneath the skin and if it is completely gone, there won't be anything there for the laser to zap. If this is the case, you might have to wait up to another four weeks for the root to re-form until you can be treated again.
- DO wear a high factor SPF. After treatments, skin becomes more sensitive to UV rays, so always slather it in a high factor sunscreen to protect it from things like hyperpigmentation and sensitivity.
- DO exfoliate the area gently as it encourages the dead roots to fall out after every treatment and will make your skin look less bumpy and shadowy.
And if you prefer to DIY, here are the very best at-home laser hair removal systems on the market, approved by ELLE of course.
- 12-09-2018, 09:28
As we are transitioning to cooler weather, it’s a good time to think “aesthetic chemical peel”. Fall and winter are optimal seasons to get a peel treatment as we tend to stay indoor more, lowering the level of UV exposure from the sun while our skin recovers. Getting into a yearly aesthetic peel routine is our favorite way to achieve that no makeup glow. While the benefits of exfoliation speak for themselves, getting a professional grade exfoliation treatment, such as an aesthetic peel, is something you can feel and see immediately.
Fear aesthetic chemical peels no more
Many people get apprehensive to these two words, “chemical peel”, because they have seen pictures of peels gone wrong. First things first, know that aesthetic chemical peels discussed here are much more superficial and safe than medical chemical peels used to treat medical conditions. Second, try to stay off the internet researching photos because there are so many different acids aestheticians use depending on your concerns and skin needs.
At 212SKIN, our aestheticians like to take a conservative approach, but do propose more aggressive peels for those wanting to crank it up a notch. In addition, they work with our physicians to give you the best results with little to no downtime.
What aesthetic chemical peels can do for you
We have a ton of skin cells, roughly 19 million skin cells in every inch of our body. While the body continuously replace old skin cells with new ones, the top 18 to 23 layers of our skin are made of dead cells. As we get older, our cell turnover starts to slow down and it can be harder for us to shed the buildup. This is why our skin doesn’t have the radiance we did in our glory twenties.
Using a gentle, at-home exfoliator is something we encourage our patients to use daily or a few times a week. But to go deeper, remove dead skin cell efficiently, and achieve a softer, more radiant skin, we recommend aesthetic chemical peels.
One of the most popular peels at SkinCare Aesthetic uses glycolic acid, a sugar derivative. It is safe for all skin types, including sensitive skin and Rosacea-prone skin. Meredith encourages her patients to get into a 4 to 6 week aesthetic peel cycle to help with multiple concerns. Whether you are working on teenage acne, adult acne, texture irregularities, or hyperpigmentation, start with an aesthetic glycolic acid peel and then work your way to more aggressive peels if needed. For those of you who have experienced aesthetic chemical peels before, we offer Jessner peels, a medium depth chemical peel that penetrates deeper into the skin for greater exfoliation and brightening.
- 26-07-2018, 12:20
The Solution: Brown Spot Removal Treatments Lasers and Intense Pulsed Light devices remove brown spots and patches from the skin by selectively targeting the melanin and melanocyte, leaving the other cells in the skin untouched.
This unique feature is why these procedures are the safest and most effective treatment choice for removing brown sun damage spots from the skin. Laser Treatment Lasers are a medical device which have changed and dramatically advanced the way we treat skin issues.
The definition of a laser can help you better understand why your laser procedure is so safe and effective. Lasers are unique light emitting devices which give off a single very specific wavelength of light-targeted to eliminate one issue or problem. Certain lasers have been designed to just remove brown spots; these devices break up the excess melanin causing the discolorations. The treatment is a quick office-based procedure and requires no anesthesia.
Generally 1-2 sessions give the best results.
Here is a link to the great article online explaining the feeling of an actual patient who went trough procedure.
IPL Brown spot removal