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By BELLEVILLE DERMATOLOGY
November 14, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Warts  

Treatment of wartsFind out the most effective ways to remove a wart.

The common wart is a small tumor caused by a virus known as the human papillomavirus (HPV). Warts can occur anywhere on the body. They may come and go over the years. The HPV infection can produce everything from the common, noncancerous wart, to cancerous warts of the mouth or genitals.

Since a virus causes warts, these benign growths are also contagious. Sharing towels and clothing, or even just coming in contact with their wart can cause the virus to spread. The good news is that most warts often go away on their own without treatment; however, it can often take months or even years for them to go away. If the wart is unsightly or in an uncomfortable spot then you may want to have it removed. Here are some of the top ways to effectively remove a wart yourself.

Salicylic Acid Treatment

Salicylic acid treatment can come in several forms including pads or gels. They can be used to get rid of a variety of different kinds of warts from the small ones to the large, lumpier ones. Salicylic acid works by breaking down the protein that makes up the layers of the wart.

At ­Home Freezing

While your dermatologist is able to remove warts with liquid nitrogen, if you’re looking to remove the wart yourself, then you can also opt for aerosol wart removals that can be sprayed on the wart to freeze it. While the over­the­counter products are nearly as effective as the freezing methods your dermatologist can use, many patients still find at­home freezing to be just as effective.

If none of these at­home treatments remove your wart, then it’s time to talk to your dermatologist about other treatment options. Keep in mind that even the most effective wart treatment can’t guarantee that the wart won’t grow back. This is because most of the treatments available only get rid of the wart but not the actual virus.

If you’re dealing with a painful or unsightly wart but over­the­counter treatments aren’t working, then it’s time to call our dermatology office today.


By BELLEVILLE DERMATOLOGY
November 05, 2018
Category: Dermotology

You have options when it comes to getting a more youthful appearance.

We all want clear, smooth and radiant skin. Of course, over the years everything from the chemicals and toxins in our environment to severe sunburns can affect the appearance of our skin. In fact, just the natural effects of aging can take quite a toll. That’s why our Belleville, NJ, dermatologist Dr. Joseph Eastern is here to tell you about some great cosmetic dermatology options that could give you healthier and happier-looking skin.

Botox

The lines and wrinkles that appear whenever you smile or frown can be smoothed away with Botox treatment. This series of very thin needles are injected into certain muscles of the face to temporarily prevent them from contracting. As a result, the lines and wrinkles will be reduced or disappear completely.

Botox is a great option for patients dealing with laugh lines, crow’s feet or forehead wrinkles. It only takes a couple of minutes to administer these injections, and the needles are so thin that you won’t notice more than a slight pinch when they are administered.

Results will appear after a few days with full results appearing within a week. Results will last up to 4-6 months, but those who love their new look can continue to get subsequent injections to maintain their smoother results for longer.

Laser Hair Removal

Are you dealing with unwanted facial or body hair? If you have thick black hair then you could just be the perfect candidate for laser hair removal. This laser treatment will heat up and destroy the hair follicles, preventing the hair from growing back. The number of laser treatments you will need to get the full results will depend on the thickness of the hair. The average amount of treatment sessions is usually five.

Skin Resurfacing

No matter whether sun damage, aging or severe acne has left you with hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, lines and wrinkles, or even superficial scars, laser skin resurfacing might just be the perfect way to even skin tone while reducing the appearance of scars, lines and wrinkles, and even enlarged pores.

The laser will remove the damaged outermost layer of the skin. This will stimulate the production of collagen, which is responsible for keeping the skin smooth and firm. The number of treatments you will require will depend on the severity of the issues you want to treat.

Microdermabrasion

A small device is placed over the skin to gently remove the outer layer of skin to reveal healthier and more radiant skin underneath. Like laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion can be a great way to get rid of sun damage, discolorations and uneven skin tone, and superficial scars.

Do you want to chat with a cosmetic dermatology expert about what treatment option is right for you? If so, call The Belleville Dermatology Center in Belleville, NJ, today. We would be happy to schedule your consultation.


By BELLEVILLE DERMATOLOGY
November 01, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Facial Scars   Treatments  

Facial Scars can have reduced visibilityFind out how your dermatologist can improve the appearance of your facial scars.

From traumatic injuries to acne, there are a variety of reasons why you may be dealing with facial scars; however, it doesn’t mean you have to live with them for the rest of your life. Your dermatologist offers up a range of cosmetic treatment options that can improve the appearance of your skin and reduce the look of your scars. If you’re ready to get newer, healthier­looking skin, find out more about what treatments could help you.

Dermabrasion: This cosmetic procedure uses a handheld device to remove the outermost layer of the skin. By abrading this top layer, we are able to remove dead skin cells and promote the growth of healthy new skin. Dermabrasion is used to effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, enlarged pores and acne scars. However, this treatment is not effective against deep­set scars.

Laser Resurfacing: By using a high­powered laser, we can remove damaged skin and surface scars, helping to minimize the appearance of unsightly dermatological problems like lines, wrinkles, age spots, pigmented areas and scars caused by acne, injury or surgery.

Chemical peels: This treatment requires your dermatologist to apply a strong chemical solution over your skin to remove the top, damaged layer of skin and exfoliate the healthier, smoother-looking layer of new skin that is revealed. Chemical peels are another great way to dramatically reduce wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots and acne scars.

If you are dealing with superficial scars that are close to the surface of the skin, you will benefit greatly from this cosmetic procedure; however, those with deeper scars will not experience a significant improvement.

Injections: Your dermatologist is happy to offer both collagen and cortisone injections to help shrink and reduce the appearance of scars. By increasing the collagen in your face, we can give your skin more fullness to smooth out visible scars.

If you are interested in any of these dermatological treatments talk to your dermatologist today. Don’t let facial scarring affect your self­esteem. Make the choice to improve your skin and your confidence!