My Blog

Posts for tag: dermal fillers

By BELLEVILLE DERMATOLOGY
August 04, 2021
Category: Skin Care
Acne ScarsWe understand that dealing with the scars left behind by teenage acne can be upsetting and even embarrassing. We also understand how much it may impact not just your appearance but also your self-esteem; fortunately, a dermatologist is going to be the best doctor to turn to for safe, effective treatment. Not only will a dermatologist be able to help you better manage your current acne breakouts but also provide solutions to reduce and even eliminate the appearance of acne scars.

While there isn’t one treatment that may work best for you (everyone’s skin responds differently to various treatments), a dermatologist can talk to you about multiple ways to improve the appearance of your acne scars. The type of treatment and the results you’ll get will depend on your skin type as well as the severity of your scarring. While no one treatment will get rid of your scars completely, these treatments below (alone or in combination with other treatment options) may provide you with the results you’ll looking for.

Wear Sunscreen Daily

It’s important that everyone apply sunscreen every day to protect their skin from the harmful effects of the sun, but this is particularly important if you have acne scars. This is a simple habit to adopt that can reduce the contrast between the scars and your skin tone.

Consider Dermal Fillers

While most people think of dermal fillers as a purely cosmetic treatment designed to plump up areas of the skin that have lost volume due to age, dermal fillers can also plump up scarred skin to reduce the appearance of indentations left by these scars. Of course, results are only temporary, so you will need to turn to your dermatologist for follow-up treatments in order to maintain results.

Get Laser Resurfacing

Another popular treatment option that a dermatologist can offer you is laser resurfacing. Laser technology has come a long way, particularly in the field of dermatology. The powerful lasers used can treat everything from sagging skin and wrinkles to hyperpigmentation. This same treatment can also reduce the appearance of acne and other superficial scars. This is a great alternative to dermabrasion, which is a better option for those with more severe acne scars as well as those with darker skin.

Consider Microneedling

Another popular cosmetic treatment, microneedling helps to stimulate collagen production to keep the skin firm and supple. It may also be a simple but effective way to improve the appearance of scars. Since results are subtle, you may need to undergo several treatments to see the results you want.

If you are living with acne scars and want to speak with a dermatologist about your treatment options, then call one today to schedule a consultation.
By Belleville Dermatology
July 29, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: fillers   dermal fillers  

Are Fillers Right for You?

Thinking about fillers? Dermal filler injections can give you a more youthful look for a fraction of what a facelift costs. Dermal fillers are soft tissue fillers injected into the skin to improve your facial appearance or reverse the signs of aging. Dermatologists offer a variety of dermal fillers to meet their patients' individual needs. Here are several signs that dermal fillers are right for you.

1. You want to erase facial wrinkles.

As people age, fine lines, folds, and wrinkles start to appear. The hyaluronic acid and collagen in the skin diminishes, causing the skin to lose volume and structure. Dermal filler injections eliminate wrinkles by adding plumpness to the skin and replacing the collagen lost due to skin damage or aging. The treatment will fill fine lines and wrinkles in less than 30 minutes with results that can last up to 18 months.

2. You want to smooth away laugh lines.

Don't be afraid to laugh! Nasolabial folds, also known as laugh lines, are nothing to laugh about. These creases and lines run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth, and are the result of the loss of facial volume as we age. Dermal filler injections smooth laugh lines by filling in deep creases. For laugh lines, you should opt for hyaluronic acid fillers, like Juvéderm, Sculptra, Restylane, or Juvéderm Voluma.

3. You want to enhance your cheeks.

Wrinkles and fine lines aren't the only signs of aging. Over time, your skin may start to sag and your cheeks may flatten. This happens because volume is lost in the cheeks. Using dermal fillers, your doctor can improve the appearance of your cheeks without surgery. Injectable treatments add volume to correct age-related volume loss in the cheeks and help create a youthful appearance.

4. You want to get rid of acne scars.

While acne scars may fade over time, they often don't go away completely without treatment. Injectable treatment fades acne scars by adding volume to them. Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, and Belotero are the injectables for treating acne scars. They are able to reduce the appearance of certain types of scars and improve the texture of your skin.

5. You want to make your lips look bigger.

Some patients have thin lips and want to make them bigger. Other patients have noticed their lips thinning over time. Your dermatologist can use dermal fillers to increase volume in your lips. Juvederm can improve the appearance of your lips by adding volume, structure, and shape. The effects typically last up to one year. After that, more injections will be required to maintain your new look.

Say goodbye to those signs of aging. Search for a qualified dermatologist in your area right now and schedule an appointment for a dermal filler treatment. Dermal filler treatment is the secret to looking younger! With dermal filler treatments, you will look as incredible as you feel!

By The Belleville Dermatology Center
March 28, 2019
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: botox   dermal fillers  

No two faces are alike. Despite our uniqueness, we all age – and it shows on our faces. Would you like to rejuvenate your looks without wrinklesthe pain, expense, and downtime of a surgical facelift?
 
At The Belleville Dermatology Center, Dr. Eastern uses BOTOX Cosmetic®, DYSPORT®, and dermal fillers (such as Restylane® and Juvederm®) to smooth wrinkles, lessen scarring, and more. Why not learn more about these safe, effective, and affordable cosmetic dermatology treatments?
 
WHAT ARE BOTOX® AND DYSPORT®? 
 
The Belleville Dermatology Center offers BOTOX®  and DYSPORT® to healthy patients who wish to minimize the appearance of facial wrinkles. Injected just under the skin into selected facial muscles, BOTOX® and DYSPORT® proteins are highly purified, with a 40-plus year safety record, and deliver excellent therapeutic effects.
 
Dr. Eastern uses BOTOX® and DYSPORT® to target specific areas of the face where dynamic wrinkles form:

  • The corners of the mouth
  • Around the eyes (crow's feet)
  • Between the eyebrows
  • Across the forehead
  • Isolated wrinkles and furrows in other facial areas

A skin examination, plus a review of your medical history and cosmetic goals, will allow Dr. Eastern to determine if you are a candidate for BOTOX® or DYSPORT®.  If you are, treatments are fast and affordable, and downtime is minimal.
 
Dr. Eastern uses a very fine needle to inject these FDA-approved medications. You may notice some stinging, redness, and mild bruising for a short period of time.  While some of the smoothing effects may be seen immediately, the full effect takes a few days – and lasts for months.
 
Like all medical treatments at the Belleville Dermatology Center, BOTOX® and DYSPORT® are administered exclusively by Dr. Eastern, a board-certified dermatologist – never by a nurse, physician assistant, or esthetician.
 
WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS?
 
Dermal fillers, such as Restylane® and Juvederm®, may be used by themselves or in combination with BOTOX®, DYSPORT®, or other treatments as part of a total cosmetic treatment plan.  Dermal fillers are purified preparations of hyaluronic acid, a protein that occurs naturally in our skin, keeping it smooth, plump, and supple. As we age, hyaluronic acid and collagen (another skin protein) diminish, leaving skin less voluminous and more prone to wrinkling.
 
Dermal fillers restore youthful skin fullness in healthy patients and address problems such as brow furrows, deep acne scars, ear troughs, and “marionette lines” at the sides of the nose and mouth.  Improvements typically last 6 months to 1½ years.  As with BOTOX® and DYSPORT®, treatments are fast and affordable, and downtime is minimal.
 
The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery reports that one million individuals – both women and men – use dermal fillers each year; but because each type of filler has different characteristics of density and texture, and each person has unique skin characteristics, your dermatologist is the best and most cost-effective resource for information and treatment.  (As a general rule, spas are a great option for some cosmetic procedures, such as facials, waxing, eyelash extensions, and eyebrow micro-blading – but not for injections of any kind.)
 
Remember, in our office dermal fillers, BOTOX®, and DYSPORT® are all administered exclusively by Dr. Eastern, a board-certified dermatologist – never by a nurse, physician assistant, or esthetician. 
 
TURN BACK THE CLOCK!
 
You can look like yourself again with affordable dermal fillers, BOTOX®, and DYSPORT® from The Belleville Dermatology Center in Belleville, NJ.  
 
Call today to make an appointment for your personalized skin consultation with our professional team, or if you have any questions about dermal fillers, BOTOX®, DYSPORT®, or any other treatments we offer.
 
We provide expert care for your skin, hair, nails, and all of your dermatology needs.
 
Phone us today, at (973) 751-1200.