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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 option for smoothing away wrinkles and improving the overall youthfulness of your appearance is Botox. Find out why countless men and women are turning to our Warrenton, VA, board-certified dermatologist Dr. J.C. Caballero for Botox treatment.
How does Botox work?
Botox is applied using very thin needles that contain a purified, medical-grade form of a neurotoxin known as botulinum toxin. Once Botox is injected into specific muscle groups of the face, it temporarily relaxes the muscles and prevents them from contracting. As a result, this lessens the appearance of certain wrinkles and lines and smooths out the skin.
Is Botox safe?
While all treatments come with side effects and potential complications, when Botox is administered by a board-certified dermatologist, such as our Warrenton, VA, skin doctor, you can expect that you are getting a very safe and effective treatment each and every time. There are a lot of Botox parties and spas that offer this service, but not everyone knows how to properly administer this treatment. This is why turning to a board-certified dermatologist is your safest option for beautiful results and to prevent unwanted side effects.
What can Botox do for me?
Botox will target certain wrinkles and lines that have formed as a result of repeated muscle contractions. This includes wrinkles around the forehead and eyebrows, crow’s feet (lines around the eyes), wrinkles around the chin and also laugh lines (lines around the mouth). If you are dealing with any of these issues then Botox may be right for you.
How long does Botox treatment take?
The treatment itself is extremely quick, only taking a few minutes. Of course, if you want us to apply a numbing gel to the area prior to getting Botox then we will need to wait until the gel has taken full effect before administering your treatment. If you choose not to numb the area beforehand, the treatment takes less than 10 minutes.
How long do results last?
This will vary from person to person, but most of the time Botox lasts anywhere from 3 to 4 months. If you love your results, you may also choose to get maintenance injections to refresh your appearance.
Are you interested in getting Botox in Warrenton, VA? You might be, if you are ready to say goodbye to those pesky facial lines. To find out if you are an ideal candidate for Botox call Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center today to schedule a consultation.
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 and recurrent. The skin care professionals at Warrenton Dermatology and Skin Therapy Center in Warrenton, VA are here to help you understand what acne is and how we can help you treat your condition in this informative article.
What is acne?
The skin contains sebaceous glands to create its own oil, which helps to lubricate the skin and keep it from drying out. However, these secretions of oil can become trapped in the hair follicles, the tiny openings of the skin's surface, and cause lesions to develop from a combination of the oil and dead skin cells. Everyone gets a pimple or blackhead now and again, but when they are numerous and chronic, your Warrenton dermatologist will likely diagnose you with acne. Contrary to what you might have heard, acne isn't a problem associated with too much chocolate or bad hygiene. The causes of acne are thought to be linked to hormones and genetic predisposition.
How is acne treated?
The first line of defense in treating acne at Warrenton Dermatology and Skin Therapy Center is often topical therapies, which can be either over-the-counter or prescription-strength, depending on the severity of your acne. Oral medications that treat the bacteria associated with acne can also be effective. There are other medications that can help to control hormones if your Warrenton dermatologist determines that your acne is due to hormonal imbalances. Your treatment plan will be tailored to your specific needs.
You don't have to live with embarrassing and uncomfortable acne. Contact Warrenton Dermatology and Skin Therapy Center in Warrenton, VA to make an appointment with Dr. Caballero today!
Two things are unavoidable facts of life: the sun shines, and we all get older. Sun and age affect how our skin looks as brown spots, wrinkles and discolorations form on previously clear and youthful skin. But, don't despair. You can repair your sun damaged and aging skin in Warrenton, VA, with the Alma Harmony XL Photofacial. Used by board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Juan-Carlos Caballero, this innovative IPL, or Intense Pulse Light, therapy removes a wide variety of skin lesions and pigment variations to reveal younger, more attractive skin. It may be just what you need to achieve a truly rejuvenated look.
Common skin lesions
The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery says that UV light, poor diet and simple wear and tear change how our skin looks. Common skin problems Dr. Caballero sees at Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center are:
- Brown facial spots
- Angiomas, small lesions composed of cherry- or spider-like blood vessels
- Broken capillaries
- Wrinkling and fine lines
- Melasmas, larger brown or grayish-brown patches on the face
- Rosacea, a generalized redness of the face, along with small red pimples and lines
These problems are unsightly, and as they progress, they become harder to cover with cosmetics.
What the Alma Harmony Photofacial can do
Treatment with the Alma Harmony XL Laser clears facial skin of many of these problems. Effective, targeted, safe and FDA-cleared for more than 60 medical and aesthetic applications, this amazing handheld tool delivers IPL, or Intense Pulse Light to selected areas of the face. While there is a mild sensation of heat, the Alma Laser causes no pain and leaves patients with just a vague redness for a few days.
Used on various kinds of spots, the treatments leave skin clear in about 10 to 14 days. Amazingly, the photofacial treatment is done entirely in-office and has no special preparation. The patient relaxes in a comfortable treatment chair with his or her eyes protected by special glasses.
Know your skin
Just as you get a routine check-up from your primary care physician annually, you should get a skin assessment and cancer screening from Dr. Cabellero each year. He'll look for a wide variety of skin problems, including the three basic kinds of skin cancer. Additionally, he'll discuss your aesthetic issues--in other words, how you would like your skin to appear in terms of texture, color and pigmentation. Ask about the Alma Harmony XL Photofacial!
To arrange your personal consultation, contact Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center. Call (540) 341-1900 to speak with a friendly team member.
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 invasive procedures? Well actually, there is. Our Warrenton, VA, dermatologist, Dr. Juan-Carlos Caballero, has information on Juvederm Voluma® XC and how it might work to breathe life back into your aging skin.
What is Juvederm Voluma® XC?
This dermal filler is made up of hyaluronic acid, a substance that is already naturally found within the body and helps to lift and rejuvenate sagging skin. Even though we already have hyaluronic acid in our bodies this substance does start to deplete as we age. By injecting hyaluronic acid into these areas, we can help to bring volume and youthfulness back into your face.
What skin problems can it treat?
While Voluma® XC is mostly intended for treating a loss of volume within the cheeks, it can also help to provide a more youthful shape and contouring of higher regions of the cheekbones for women.
What should I expect from treatment?
Most people worry that getting dermal fillers will hurt, but there is very little discomfort associated with getting them. Before we inject the filler, our Warrenton, VA, skin doctors will apply a numbing cream to these areas. Once the area is numb a small needle is used to place the filler beneath the skin.
How long will my results last?
What makes Juvederm Voluma® XC such a popular treatment is that results can last up to two years. Your health or your body makeup will determine how it interacts with hyaluronic acid and how long your results will last.
Are you interested in getting Juvederm Voluma® XC in Warrenton, VA? Do you have questions about this procedure or just want to find out if you are an ideal candidate? If so, the dermatology experts at Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center would love to sit down with you. Call us today.
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 process, the vitamin C itself becomes oxidized. This process can be observed on a daily basis when cut fruit is left out. Freshly cut peaches have a vivid orange/yellow color due to their high vitamin C content. However, left on the table for several hours at room temperature, the peaches will turn brown. This browning is due to oxidation of the vitamin C, and the color change is due to a chemical reaction occurring as the electron is lost. Once the electron is lost, the vitamin C is no longer an active vitamin, meaning the vitamin C content/benefit of a fresh cut peach is much higher than the vitamin C content/benefit of a browned peach.
Now consider vitamin C serums for facial anti-aging purposes. When in the vitamin C is in high concentration, the serum will have a yellowish color; but as it oxidizes, it will turn brown/orange. Cosmetic vitamin C preparations that have discolored should be discarded as they have already oxidized and cannot provide skin benefits. Vitamin C preparations can also discolor on the skin surface as they contact oxygen in the environment. This accounts for the orange color that may emerge on the skin in the morning after wearing a vitamin C preparation overnight. For this reason, vitamin C serums should be stored in dark packaging that does not allow light or oxygen to reach the product. It is also important that you not leave packaging open to the air for an extended period of time.
Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center recommends these vitamin C products for daytime anti-aging and anti-oxidant protection:
Serum: IS Clinical Pro-Heal Serum for Face & C Eye Serum for the eye area
Lotion: Revision Skincare Vitamin C Lotion 30%