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5 Reasons to Choose Botox and Fillers Over Cosmetic Surgery Dec 1st, 2021

In the past, you had to turn to cosmetic surgery ultimatelyIfto rejuvenate your skin or restore a more youthful appearance. Fortunately, innovative aesthetic treatments, such as Botox® and dermal fillers, have made it easier than ever to enhance your beauty so you can love the skin you’re in (again!). At...

Little-known Causes of Hair Loss Nov 17th, 2021

Everyone loses hair on a daily basis. In fact, it’s part of the hair growth cycle, and it occurs during the final phase, called the “resting” stage. And once a hair sheds from a follicle, the process starts all over again, and a new hair forms to replace it. At...

Everything You Need to Know About Laser Hair Removal Oct 1st, 2021

It’s not surprising that laser hair reduction is one of the most commonly requested cosmetic treatments in the United States — after all, lots of people have unwanted hair they’d love to get rid of for good. Whether you’re a woman who’s tired of daily shaving or a man seeking...

Who's at Risk for Skin Cancer? Sep 13th, 2021

Anyone can get skin cancer, but certain groups of people are more likely to than others because they have more skin cancer risk factors. While risk factors don’t cause cancer, the more risk factors you have, the higher your chance of developing skin cancer. You can’t always eliminate risk factors,...

Help for Your Rosacea Aug 11th, 2021

Your face can turn 50 shades of red when you’re angry, embarrassed, or shy, but typically, the crimson tint fades with the emotion. With rosacea, you carry a scarlet badge across your face wherever you go.  What’s more, other embarrassing and frustrating complications of rosacea can crop up, especially if...

Our Most Popular Treatments for Men Jul 15th, 2021

It’s easy to think of cosmetic enhancement treatments in terms of female patients. But the fact is, in recent years, more and more men have sought out cosmetic treatments, too. Though the overall benefits of cosmetic enhancement may be the same regardless of gender, the way the treatments are performed...

Understanding the Damaging Effects of the Sun Jun 10th, 2021

A golden tan honed by hours outdoors in the sun may look healthy, but it’s not. The sun's heat dries out your skin, depleting it of natural lubricating oils. At the same time, ultraviolet (UV) radiation can cause burning, skin cancer, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, dark spots, and other signs of...

How PRP Can Help Reverse Thinning Hair May 27th, 2021

Is your part getting wider? Is more and more pink scalp peeking through your once luxurious locks? Don’t panic. Get PRP Therapy. PRP therapy is a form of regenerative therapy that reverses thinning hair naturally. At Warrenton Dermatology in Warrenton, Virginia, Board-Certified Dermatologist Juan-Carlos Caballero and specialist Heather Callahan, PA-C,...

Do You Have Acne? We Can Help Apr 1st, 2021

About 50 million Americans — mostly teens and young adults — suffer from acne, making it the most common skin condition in the United States. The physical symptoms of acne are obvious. What’s less well-known is that acne can also have serious emotional and psychological consequences, too. As a leading...

Want to Combat the Signs of Aging? Consider Juvéderm® Mar 9th, 2021

Deep wrinkles and sunken cheeks can make your face look old and tired. Juvéderm®️ can help. Juvéderm injectable fillers can help restore lost facial volume, giving you a more youthful and vital appearance.  Dr. Juan-Carlos (J.C.) Caballero at Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center in Warrenton, Virginia wants you to...

Why is Your Hair Falling Out? Feb 4th, 2021

More than 60% of men experience some degree of hair loss by age 35. As men and women approach their 40s and 50s, they can experience thinning hair and balding at high rates. Hair loss can make you appear much older than you are. It can also hit your self-esteem....

Our Best Winter Skincare Tips Jan 1st, 2021

When the temperature drops, so does the amount of moisture in the air. Cold, dry winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin. A change in weather means you should change your skin care routine to make up for the lack of moisture in the air, the dry heat in...

Are You at Risk for Skin Cancer? Dec 4th, 2020

Skin cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer in the US. Annually, more people are diagnosed with skin cancer than all other types of cancer combined. Should you be worried? Possibly. Anyone can get skin cancer, but certain people are more prone than others. Board-certified dermatologist Juan-Carlos Caballero, MD...

Our Tips for Navigating the Holidays When You're Trying to Lose Weight Nov 12th, 2020

The holidays are often centered around food. Whether you’re enjoying a delicious meal with family and friends, attending (socially distanced) parties, or just celebrating by baking your favorite cookies and pies, overindulging seems inevitable. If you’ve committed to losing weight, the holidays may seem like a minefield. Here are some...

Finish Off Your Weight Loss Journey With CoolSculpting Oct 9th, 2020

It’s possible to reach your goal weight, but still have unwanted fat in areas like your belly, thighs, upper arms, and love handles. These stubborn areas are incredibly frustrating because, no matter how hard you work at the gym or follow a diet plan, the fat just won’t reduce. That’s...

Microneedling vs. Chemical Peels: Which Is Better for Fighting Wrinkles? Sep 7th, 2020

Wrinkles are an inevitable part of aging. But, genetics, the environment, sun exposure, and lifestyle habits can exacerbate their development. If you’re looking to boost your overall complexion and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, expert dermatologist J.C. Caballero, MD can help. He offers professional and effective anti-aging skin...

Myths and Facts About Botox Everyone Should Know Aug 13th, 2020

Botox® is approved for use in 98 countries for cosmetic use, including in the United States. You probably know it as a popular way to reduce lines and wrinkles on an aging face. Botox (botulinum toxin) prevents nerves from sending signals to muscles, so expression lines soften and wrinkles subside....

Cherry Angioma Jul 15th, 2020

Q:  What are those red “moles” on my skin? A:  Most likely a Cherry Angioma Cherry Angioma is a big name for a little, benign red growth on the skin that is made up of tiny blood vessels (which provides its characteristic red color). They are typically the size of...

Refresh Tired, Aging Skin With a HydraFacial Jul 6th, 2020

Nourishing your skin regularly ensures this organ stays beautiful, youthful, and blemish-free. What you eat, the products you use, optimal hydration, and sunscreen help boost your skin’s health. Even if your skincare routine is careful, consistent, and supported by skin-friendly lifestyle habits, the cumulative and inescapable effects of time eventually...

Importance of Moisturizing after Hand Washing Apr 2nd, 2020

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb, health officials have been urging Americans to wash their hands at every opportunity. Hand washing is critical to the effort to stop the spread of the virus. However, a side effect of frequent hand washing is dry skin that can flake, itch,...

How to Break a Sweat Without Causing Acne Jan 23rd, 2020

If you’ve been hitting the gym on account of your New Year’s resolutions, it is likely that you are reaping the benefits, including improved overall health and mood. However, gymgoers may also find that their skin is breaking out more than usual, putting a damper on your post-workout glow. According...

What is a Hydrafacial? Oct 22nd, 2019

If you're looking for an affordable, low-maintenance way to improve your skin's tone and texture, look no further than the dermatologists at Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center in Warrenton, VA. We're now offering hydrafacials, which is quickly becoming one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available. If you're not familiar...

8 Most Frequently Asked Questions About CoolSculpting Aug 19th, 2019

It may sound too good to be true, but it’s really that good! CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat reduction and body contouring treatment offered at Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center in Warrenton, VA. The CoolSculpting device targets and freezes fat cells so your body can naturally remove them in...

Restoring Youthfulness with the Fraxel Dual Laser Aug 12th, 2019

Laser skin resurfacing treatment could give you a smoother, younger appearance. Are you wondering if there is a nonsurgical way to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet or brow lines? Hate that you still have acne scars from years of battling acne as a teen? Many of us are dealing with...

Rock Your Summer Sandals with these 4 Tips to Happy Feet Jul 23rd, 2019

1. Soak Your Feet Regularly Take a bath or soak your feet in a large bowl with warm water for 10 to 15 minutes to help soften the skin. You can also add a few drops of tea tree oil or Epsom salts. Epsom salts will help relax the nervous...

What exactly is a "PA-C"? Jun 17th, 2019

When going to a doctor's office, you may have seen medical providers that do not have the designation M.D. (Medical Doctor) after their name. Do you ever wonder what "PA-C" means? It stands for Physician Assistant, the "C" means that they have been certified by the National Commission of Certification...

AquaGold® Fine Touch™ Micro-Infusion - a.k.a. “Botox Facial” Jun 17th, 2019

Improve skin texture, shrink pores, reduce oil and sebum production – all without downtime. Do you want radiant skin with smaller pores and a smoother surface? Fine tune your overall skin appearance fast, with AquaGold® Fine Touch™ micro-infusion treatments. This patented, gold-plated, hair-fine needle system painlessly delivers custom solutions into the skin. Tiny...

How Botox Treatment Can Improve Your Appearance Jun 4th, 2019

Do you wish you could smooth away lines and wrinkles from your face? Have you been contemplating ways to refresh and rejuvenate your appearance? If so, then you may be wondering what options are out there that can target and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. One amazing and non-invasive...

Discover The Benefits of Lip Fillers May 28th, 2019

How your dermatologist in Warrenton, Virginia can help you look younger Are you noticing the early signs of aging in your face, especially around your lips? Are you unhappy with your lips? Did you know you can do something about it? The answer you are looking for could be dermal...

PRP for Hair Loss May 27th, 2019

Research Demonstrates Potential of Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy for Hair Loss  Board-certified dermatologists can help patients determine the best treatment option for them Tens of millions of people in the U.S. experience hair loss, which can have a significant impact on the quality of life. There is more hope on the...

Is Basal Cell Carcinoma Serious? Ask Hugh Jackman… Mar 19th, 2019

Hugh Jackman is no stranger to skin cancer, and he wants to raise awareness regarding the importance of sun protection and regular skin checks. The Australian actor has posted several photos of himself showing the aftermath of skin cancer surgery. In his most recent post, he thanked amazing doctors and...

Tips for Managing Cold Sores Feb 25th, 2019

If you carry the herpes simplex virus, you will most likely experience cold sores at some point. Here are some tips for things you can do at home to help manage cold sores: Relieve Discomfort Apply medicine that you can buy without a prescription, such as benzocaine and L-lysine, to...

Frostbite: Prevention and Treatment Feb 25th, 2019

When the temperature dips below freezing, it’s critical to protect your skin from cold-weather health risks. Frostbite occurs when the skin (and sometimes the tissue beneath the skin) freezes due to prolonged exposure to cold temperatures. Depending on how long and how frozen the tissue, frostbite can result in severe,...

Lumps & Bumps - Cause for Concern? Jan 30th, 2019

Lumps and bumps that are present under the skin should always be checked by a dermatologist. A lump or bump which is new, getting bigger, is tender or painful needs to be checked. Even if it turns out to be nothing, it’s important to know for sure that your lumps and...

Winter Skincare Tips from the experts at Warrenton Dermatology Jan 30th, 2019

The winter months can be tough on skin. While most people think summer sun exposure is the hardest on the skin, winter can be just as difficult for our skin cells. In cold, dry winter climates, skin is prone to itching and flaking. Without an effective winter skin care routine,...

Is Coolsculpting Right for Me? Jan 1st, 2019

This non-invasive treatment could eliminate those stubborn areas of fat. What is Coolsculpting? Coolsculpting is a simple, FDA-cleared treatment that freezes fat cells to improve certain areas of the body that don’t respond to diet and exercise alone. This procedure provides a painless, safe and non-invasive solution for getting rid...

Discover The Benefits Of Juvederm® Voluma XC Nov 26th, 2018

When you’re young, your face is full of collagen and healthy skin cells that give you a fresh, youthful, and vibrant appearance. As you age and are constantly exposed to the sun’s harsh rays, you lose some of that valuable tissue and the skin may begin to sag or look flat....

Intense Pulsed Light for Acne, Rosacea & Brown Spots Jul 30th, 2018

Do you feel self-conscious about your appearance due to pimples, acne scars, rosacea, or age spots? Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy offers a simple way to fade spots and reduce acne. Dr. J.C. Caballero helps his Warrenton, VA-area patients improve their appearance with IPL therapy and other effective treatments offered at...

How To Treat A First-Degree-Minor Burn Jul 12th, 2018

According to dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), first-degree burns are very common and frequently occur after accidentally touching a hot stove, curling iron or hair straightener. Sunburn can also be a first-degree burn. Burns can easily happen during summer firework and campfire season; However, unlike the more...

Could Lip Fillers Help Me? Jul 8th, 2018

Full lips have always been in fashion, but not everyone's genetics get the message. Lip liners and glosses can only do so much, and you might not feel comfortable with the idea of surgery. But if you're interested in a natural, immediate and minimally invasive way to plump up your lips,...

What are CoolSculpting and SculpSure, and Do They Actually Work? May 9th, 2018

Fat is complicated. It's stubborn, demonized, praised, misunderstood. As the recent wave of body positive conversations has helped to scratch at, everyone's relationship with fat is different. One thing that has remained fairly consistent is a cultural obsession with mastering fat — whether that means embracing it or erasing it....

Microneedling vs. Microdermabrasion Mar 4th, 2018

What's the Difference? Microdermabrasion is one of the top 5 non-surgical procedures performed by medical providers. Using a mechanical device, the provider exfoliates the skin surface with an ablative material, like sodium bicarbonate crystals, to scrub off dead and dull surface skin cells. The device simultaneously uses suction to stimulate...

Microneedling 101 Feb 4th, 2018

What is microneedling? Microneedling is a professional esthetic treatment to reduce the signs of aging (like fine lines, wrinkles, large pores, texture irregularities) and acne scarring. Like the name implies, we use a device called the SkinPen to prick the skin with tiny surgical steel needles to a very specific,...

How to Treat Your Acne Jan 3rd, 2018

Your teen years may be several decades behind you, but your skin may not have gotten the message. Acne can affect people at any time in their life; 20% of its sufferers are adults. Regardless of your age, it can be very frustrating to manage by yourself, especially if it's painful...

Does Hair Loss Get Worse In Autumn? Dec 7th, 2017

With more than 35 million men and more than 21 million women currently suffering from hair loss in the United States alone, it is easy to understand why fear of losing hair is something that can affect us all. This fear has led many to speculate wildly about things that...

Moisturizers and Luminosity Oct 12th, 2017

Moisturizers, Luminosity & Skin Firmness Q & A Q: How does a moisturizer increase skin firmness? A: “Increased firmness” is commonly used by skincare companies to describe the beneficial effects of moisturizers.  You should know that the substance that naturally gives our skin firmness is collagen, while the substance that...

Rosacea: What You Need to Know Sep 5th, 2017

Rosacea: What You Need to Know Rosacea is a skin disorder which causes inflammation and red coloring of the skin, especially on the face. It can also impacts the ears, chest, and back. In addition to a “flushed” appearance, pimples and bumps may accompany the redness. It occurs most commonly...

When Should I Have My Mole Checked? Jun 7th, 2017

Worried about that mole? Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. If skin cancer is detected early, it is more easily treatable. Dr. Juan-Carlos Caballero of Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center in Warrenton, VA, offers skin cancer screening and diagnostic services to his patients. Read on to find...

What is Eczema? May 6th, 2017

Eczema Also called “dermatitis,” eczema refers to several different rash-like conditions where the skin is inflamed, red and irritated. The most severe and long-lasting type of eczema is atopic dermatitis. During a flare-up, the skin becomes extremely red, itchy and scaly. This skin condition can be widespread, or may be...

Parabens Apr 28th, 2017

Parabens are preservatives frequently used in skin care products. They were commercialized in the 1950s and possess antifungal and antibacterial properties. About 90% of grocery items contain parabens, as they are found in just about everything from deodorants to toothpaste, shampoo, hair conditioner, cosmetics and body lotion. The role of...

What's Juvederm Voluma® XC? Mar 20th, 2017

Find out more about this unique dermal filler and what it can do to boost your skin’s appearance. As we get older we start to notice that our once supple and cherub-like cheeks are now sagging and sinking. If only there was a simple way to fix this without needing...

Teens & Tanning Mar 15th, 2017

Skin cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in the United States, and recent findings indicate that non-melanoma skin cancer is increasing in young adults, especially young women. It has been shown that ultraviolet light exposure early in life is linked to skin cancer later in life, since younger skin...

Who Can Benefit from a Chemical Peel... And Why Now? Feb 1st, 2017

Most of us are dealing with some sort of skin condition, such as sun damage, wrinkles, acne, acne scarring, or Melasma. If you fall into this category, now is the perfect time to correct and refresh your skin with a chemical peel. Chemical peeling is a procedure that aims to...

The Best Way to Care for Your Skin Jan 26th, 2017

If you want skin that seems to glow from within then it’s time you upped your skincare routine. Everyone wants healthy, radiant skin but you would be surprised how many people don’t do the things necessary to keep their skin looking and feeling its best. If you are ready to revamp...

5 Things Your Hands May Be Telling You Jan 23rd, 2017

Our hands are one of the most important parts of our body when it comes to day-to- day activities, and they are revealing, too. "It used to be common for doctors to look at the hands for important clues to overall health," says endocrinologist Kenneth Blanchard. “Hands can tell you a great deal...

Why Do Some Vitamin C Products Turn Orange on the Skin? Dec 27th, 2016

Article Excerpts from Dermatology Times Many state-of- the-art skin products contain vitamin C, a potent antioxidant which is important to skin health. Vitamin C is actually a secondary antioxidant in the skin, able to donate an electron to vitamin E, which is the primary antioxidant. As part of the electron donation...

How Can I Treat My Dry Skin? Dec 7th, 2016

All of us have likely experienced the discomfort of dry, itchy skin at some time in our lives, and a few applications of lotion is often enough to control it. But for people who deal with chronically dry skin, it can affect their daily lives, making it difficult to sleep or...

Dry, Brittle Nails - Why It Happens & What You Can Do About It Dec 6th, 2016

Your nails dry out as you age, losing the natural oils which act as a glue to hold the nail layers together. Exposing your hands to harsh soaps, cleaning products, solvents and rough work makes things worse. At first your nails begin to ‘fray’ on the edges, becoming brittle. Eventually...

Winter Skincare Tips Nov 22nd, 2016

Winter means battling harsh weather conditions and even harsher skin conditions. This means that you will need to have a seasonal skincare shift: Exfoliate and Hydrate For most people, winter brings dry, dehydrated skin to the forefront. However, proper exfoliation must be accomplished before serious hydration can occur. Dead skin...

Mediterranean Diet and Skin Health Sep 23rd, 2016

There have been many studies about how diet impacts skin disease. The exciting takeaway from most of these studies is that we can, in part, control our overall skin health and appearance through diet. One such study of the Mediterranean diet, which is considered anti-inflammatory and low glycemic, revealed several skin health...

How Safe is Tattoo Ink? Sep 14th, 2016

Before you get that dolphin tattooed on your ankle or "Mom" on your bicep, be aware: The ink used in tattoos may be harmful -- even years later. A new report has raised questions about the safety of tattoo inks used in Europe, most of which are imported from the United States....

Zika: Choosing the Right Insect Repellent Sep 8th, 2016

Summer may be winding down, but we are still spending a lot of time outdoors. As such, we will continue to be exposed to biting insects, like mosquitoes. With increasing concern about the spread of the Zika virus in the United States, it is more important than ever to know...

What Voluma® Could Do for You Aug 22nd, 2016

When comparing pictures of a face taken 20 to 30 years apart, it's likely that while the general shape and contours of the face will mostly look the same, the face will look rounder and fuller in the younger version of the picture. While most people think of fine lines,...

Habits That Could Be Causing Your Acne Aug 10th, 2016

While acne is famous for being a teenager’s concern, this frustrating condition can also occur in adulthood and take a toll on your confidence. However, in many cases, acne can be prevented or treated by simply changing the bad habits that cause it. Learn more about habits that could be...

Lice! What to Do and How to Treat Aug 3rd, 2016

Excerpts from Dermatology Times 7/20/16 School will soon be back in session, and unfortunately, this usually means an uptick in the incidence of head-lice. Do you know what to do if your child comes home from school with lice? Here are a few helpful tidbits about the world of lice:...

Vitamin D: Top Reasons to Get Vitamin D from Your Diet, Not the Sun Jul 22nd, 2016

Our bodies need vitamin D to build and maintain strong, healthy bodies. Without vitamin D, the body cannot use calcium and phosphorus, two minerals that are necessary for healthy bones. One of the top sources of vitamin D is the sun; However, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) does not recommend getting vitamin...

The Buzz On Bites Jul 15th, 2016

This time of year, you are bound to encounter plenty of flying pests, who threaten to put a damper on your summer fun. Most everyone has had an insect bite or sting at some point. Most bites or stings, whether from mosquitoes, flies, bees, or wasps, result in a mild...

Skin Care Tips for Teens Jun 29th, 2016

As a teen, you are just the right age to start taking care of your skin properly. This will help avoid skin care problems caused by improper habits. Good skin care doesn't take a lot of time and doesn't have to cost a lot of money. Healthy Habits Cleanse: It's important...

May is Melanoma Awareness Month May 4th, 2016

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, affecting one in five Americans. In fact, it is estimated that more than 8,500 people are diagnosed with skin cancer every day, and one person dies of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, every hour. Fortunately, there are...

Nail Health Apr 26th, 2016

Changes in Your Fingernails/Toenails Can Signal Larger Health Problems Important information about nail health from the American Academy of Dermatology: Our nails often reflect our general state of health. Changes in the nail, such as discoloration or thickening, can signal health problems, including liver and kidney disease, heart and lung...

Ways to Prevent Skin Cancer Apr 19th, 2016

Find out how you can protect your healthy skin from skin cancer. Spring has sprung and before long we will all be enjoying the benefits of summer. Maybe you and your family are planning to take that much-needed beach vacation or you are planning to soak up the rays with...

Infrared Rays What Your Sunscreen May Be Missing Feb 19th, 2016

When it comes to protecting your skin, using the right sunscreen with UVA/UVB protection is of the utmost importance. However, if that’s all it has, it won’t be enough. Your sunscreen also needs to protect skin from infrared-A (aka IRA) rays as well, and here’s why. Besides the sun, these IRA...

Reasons To Visit The Dermatologist Feb 3rd, 2016

Do you have stubborn acne that will not go away? How about fine lines or wrinkles you wish were not there? From Botox to skin cancer removal, your dermatologist Juan-Carlos Caballero, M.D. is available for a wide variety of procedures. But what requires a visit to your dermatologist? With help...

Welcome Blog Sep 11th, 2015

Welcome to the Blog of Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a dermatologist in the Warrenton, VA area, we’re excited you are here. With the dermatology industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date...