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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 Laserfrom years of battling acne as a teen? Many of us are dealing with skin problems that make us feel more than a little self-conscious. Luckily, our Warrenton, VA, dermatologist Dr. J.C. Caballero offers the Fraxel Dual laser to target and treat a lot of these issues.

 

How does the Fraxel Dual laser work?

Using fractional technology, the FDA-approved Fraxel Dual system safely penetrates deep within the skin to stimulate the body’s natural healing process to develop new, healthy cells and to improve the radiance of your skin. Fraxel Dual also stimulates the production of elastin and collagen, which enhances skin’s firmness and elasticity.

 

What problems can Fraxel Dual address?

Fraxel Dual can handle a variety of dermatological issues including,

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Age and sun spots
  • Melasma
  • Acne and other superficial scars
  • Dull skin

 

How many Fraxel treatment sessions will I need?

This is something that our Warrenton, VA, cosmetic dermatologist can discuss with you in more detail once he has the opportunity to examine your skin and talk to you about your treatment goals. In most cases, several treatment sessions are required in order to get the desired results. This can range from two to five sessions, depending on the severity of the issues you are looking to treat with Fraxel. Each treatment session can take anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes.

 

Is it painful?

Our dermatologist will monitor and control the strength of the laser and how deeply it will penetrate the skin to achieve the optimal results. It is normal for there to be some stinging or a prickling sensation during treatment; however, we can apply a numbing ointment to the skin before treatment to reduce discomfort.

 

When will I see results?

You will already notice some improvements right away, and for the next 1-3 months as the stimulation of elastin and collagen improves the skin’s tone and texture.

 

Is there a recovery period?

It is common for patients to have a sunburn-like appearance for a few days after treatment (those with sensitive skin may take a little longer to heal).

 

Are you dealing with tired, distressed or aging skin in Warrenton, VA? If so, Fraxel Dual laser therapy could be the right way to give your skin the healthier appearance you want. Call Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center today to schedule a consultation with.

By WARRENTON DERMATOLOGY & SKIN THERAPY CENTER
May 29, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: lip fillers  

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 fillers for your lips! Dr. J.C. Caballero at Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center in Warrenton, Virginia offers lip fillers to make your lips more attractive and younger looking.

Aging causes many changes in your body, your skin, and your face, especially your lips. The area around your lips is one of the first placesLip Filler you may notice a loss of volume, sagging skin, and wrinkles. Lips begin to thin out and look older.

So, what are dermal fillers? They are dermatology products that add volume to your lips and diminish the appearance of fine lines. The added volume makes lips appear smoother and plumper. Your lip wrinkles are smoothed out and your lips will look younger overall.

The key ingredient in dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid, a substance which occurs in your body naturally. It helps your skin look youthful and rejuvenated. A new lip filler available is Juvederm Volbella©.

Dr. Caballero will consult with you and let you know how many lip injections you will need to get the look you want. The filler material is injected using a tiny needle. The procedure is tolerated well by most people, and your doctor can use a numbing gel before treatment if you wish.

You want to look your best, and you deserve to look great! Lip fillers can help with one of the most age-prone areas of your face, your lips! You can look younger and better than you thought possible. It all starts by calling Dr. J.C. Caballero at Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center in Warrenton, Virginia. Call right now and get started on a younger-looking face!

By WARRENTON DERMATOLOGY & SKIN THERAPY CENTER
November 27, 2018
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Juvederm  

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 juvedermand 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. An FDA-approved treatment called Juvederm® Voluma XC can help make your skin look young again. Discover more about the benefits of this skin treatment, which is available from Dr. J.C. Caballero at Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center in Warrenton, VA.

About Juvederm® Voluma XC
Juvederm Voluma XC is a revolutionary gel that is injected into the cheeks of your face using a very thin needle. It contains a substance called hyaluronic acid and lidocaine (an anesthetic). The gel helps fix the loss of volume and sagging in the face. It is a treatment that is recommended for patients who are over the age of 21 and meet certain health standards.

Benefits of Juvederm
Aging skin is a natural part of life, but there are ways to rejuvenate your appearance with the help of your Warrenton dermatologist. These are some of the benefits of having a Juvederm® Voluma XC treatment:

- The Juvederm gel lifts, smooths, and contours the cheek area.
- It restores volume and fullness to the skin.
- It makes the cheeks look rounder, which contributes to a younger appearance.
- The results can last for up to two years and are very natural-looking.
- The treatment very subtly changes your features, but the overall effects are very noticeable.
- There’s no need for invasive surgery.

What to Expect During and After Treatment
A Juvederm Voluma session will only take a few minutes of your time, similar to having a Botox treatment. The injections will be added to both cheeks and then you can go right back to work, which is why some patients schedule the appointment on their lunch hours. You may experience some side effects after the treatment, like swelling, redness, or itching, but those symptoms should subside after a few weeks. You’ll be interviewed by your doctor before the session to ensure that you won’t have an allergic reaction.

Call for an Appointment
Explore the benefits of Juvederm® Voluma XC gel and find out if this treatment can help renew your facial appearance. Contact Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center in Warrenton, VA, at (540) 341-1900 to schedule a consultation with Dr. J.C. Caballero.

By WARRENTON DERMATOLOGY & SKIN THERAPY CENTER
July 31, 2018
Category: Dermatology
Tags: IPL treatment  

Do you feel self-conscious about your appearance due to pimples, acne scars, rosacea, or age spots? Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy IPL treatmentoffers 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 Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center.

How can IPL help me?

IPL uses broad-spectrum visible light pulses to eliminate redness, broken blood vessels, hyperpigmentation, and other common facial issues. It can be used to treat:

  • Acne: IPL treatment kills bacteria and stops your body from producing too much sebum, a natural moisturizing substance that can clog pores. The treatment also increases collagen production and improves the appearance of acne scars.
  • Rosacea, Spider Veins, and Broken Capillaries: The IPL device produces a heating effect that breaks apart red blood cells that cause redness. It also causes the destruction of problem blood vessels and capillaries without affecting healthy vessels.
  • Age Spots, Freckles, and Hyperpigmentation: No matter what the cause of your dark spots or freckles, IPL offers an excellent solution. When targeted by the light pulses, pigments in the spots break up, and the darker areas of your skin soon flake off.

What happens during IPL treatment?

Before treatment begins, a cooling gel may be applied to your skin. Although IPL treatment isn't painful, your skin may feel a little warm when the light pulses pass over your skin. The cooling gel helps keep you comfortable during your treatment.

After putting on a pair of protective goggles, you'll relax while your Warrenton dermatologist passes the IPL handpiece over your skin. Treating a single area may take about 30 minutes. After your treatment, you can return to work or your usual activities. Your skin may look a little red for an hour or two, but you shouldn't experience any pain.

You may notice a difference in your skin after one treatment, but you'll probably need at least two to six treatments to enjoy the full effects of IPL treatment. Treatments are usually spaced about three to four weeks apart.

Clear your skin with IPL therapy! Call your Warrenton, VA, dermatologist, Dr. J.C. Caballero of Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center, at (540) 341-1900 to schedule an appointment.

July 13, 2018
Category: Dermatology
Tags: safety   Tips   sun exposure   Burns  

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 severe second or third-degree burns, first-degree burns only involve the top layer of the skin. If you have a first-degree burn, your skin may be red and painful, and you may experience mild swelling.

“Most first-degree burns can be treated at home, however, it’s important to know what to do,” says boardcertified dermatologist Darrell S. Rigel, MD, a clinical professor at New York University. “Although first-degree burns aren’t as serious as higher-degree burns, they can hurt quite a bit and can leave a scar if not properly treated.”

To treat a first-degree burn, Dr. Rigel recommends the following:

  1. Cool the burn. Immediately immerse the burn in cool tap water or apply cold, wet compresses. Do this for about 10 minutes or until the pain subsides.
  2. Apply petroleum jelly two to three times daily. Do not apply ointments, toothpaste or butter to the burn, as these may cause an infection. Do not apply topical antibiotics.
  3. Cover the burn with a nonstick, sterile bandage. If blisters form, let them heal on their own while keeping the area covered. Do not pop the blisters.
  4. Consider taking over-the-counter pain medication. Acetaminophen or ibuprofen can help relieve the pain and reduce inflammation.
  5. Protect the area from the sun. Once the burn heals, protect it from the sun by seeking shade, wearing protective clothing, or applying a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. This will help minimize scarring, as the redness from a burn sometimes persists for weeks, especially in those with darker skin tones.

“First-degree burns usually heal on their own without treatment from a doctor,” says Dr. Rigel. “However, if your first-degree burn is very large, if the victim is an infant or elderly person, or if you think your burn is more severe, go to an emergency room immediately.”