Our Dermatology Blog
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
May 28, 2019
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Dermatologist   hair   anti-aging   PRP  

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 horizon, however, as a growing amount of research indicates that a procedure known as platelet-rich plasma therapy can provide effective treatment.


“A general body of evidence has recently emerged demonstrating a positive response from PRP treatments,” says Jeffrey Rapaport, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist in private practice in New Jersey. “With consensus forming around treatment protocols, studies are indicating that PRP is a safe, effective hair loss treatment that has the potential to greatly improve the quality of life of millions of people.”

PRP therapy originated in Europe more than a decade ago and has been utilized in a variety of medical areas, including orthopedics and dentistry. The procedure involves placing blood drawn from the patient into a special machine that separates red blood cells from plasma, which is rich in platelets that contain growth factors. 

In hair loss therapy, the plasma is directly injected into the patient’s hair follicles in a process that takes no more than 10 minutes, according to Dr. Rapaport. Since the procedure involves only minimal discomfort, he says, patients typically do not require any numbing or downtime following therapy.

After the initial treatment, injections are repeated once a month for the next three months, and then once every three to six months after that. Within the first few months of treatment, patients may notice they are losing less or minimal amounts of hair, Dr. Rapaport says, and soon after, they may begin to see an increase in thickness or eventual regrowth.

While not everyone is a candidate for PRP therapy, Dr. Rapaport says that it has been found to have high success and satisfaction rates in certain hair loss patients, including those with hereditary hair thinning or baldness. He recommends that those considering the procedure consult with a board-certified dermatologist to determine if it’s the right option for them, adding that PRP may be used in conjunction with other treatments to give patients the best possible results.

“Since PRP therapy has taken off, there have been a lot of non-dermatologists performing this procedure,” Dr. Rapaport says. “Only board-certified dermatologists have the medical training to identify if you are a good candidate, because this treatment will not work for everyone who experiences hair loss. Talk to a board-certified dermatologist to determine which hair loss treatment option is best for you.”

 

Source: AAD.org

 

By WARRENTON DERMATOLOGY & SKIN THERAPY CENTER
March 20, 2019
Category: Uncategorized

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 frequent skin checks for his excellent prognosis, which marks his fifth bout of basal cell carcinoma.

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer, with more than 4 million cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year. BCC almost never spreads beyond the original tumor site, though, and the cure rate after excisional surgery is above 95 percent in most body areas. However, “Basal cell carcinoma is not something to be taken lightly,” says Deborah S. Sarnoff, MD, President of The Skin Cancer Foundation. “Once you’ve been diagnosed with a BCC, it’s very likely that you will develop more over the years, leading to continuous treatment and possibly even disfiguration.”

Those who have had BCC are at risk for recurrence either in the same area (like Jackman, who has battled multiple BCCs on his nose) or other areas of the body. This recurrence has made BCC the most frequently occurring form of all cancers: More than one out of every three new cancers is a skin cancer, and the great majority are BCCs.

Jackman’s advice for avoiding a battle like his is simple: Wear Sunscreen. At Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center in Warrenton, VA, Dr. Caballero recommends that you use whatever mode of sun protection works for you – whether it’s sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, or simply seeking shade whenever you can. Ninety percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers like BCC are associated with the sun’s UV rays. This means that, with the right behaviors, they’re also generally preventable! So, take a cue from Hugh – protect your skin to avoid time-consuming, potentially painful, disfiguring and costly treatments later.

Source: Ali Venosa, Skincancer.org

By WARRENTON DERMATOLOGY & SKIN THERAPY CENTER
February 26, 2019
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: safety   skin health   Winter  

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, sometimes permanent, damage.

To stay warm and prevent frostbite, follow these tips from dermatologists:

  1. Dress in loose, light, comfortable layers: Wearing loose, light layers helps trap warm air. The first layer should be made of a synthetic material, which wicks moisture away from your body. The next layer should be insulating. Wool and fleece are good insulators and hold in more body heat than cotton. The top layer should be windproof and waterproof. A down parka and ski pants can help keep you dry and warm during outdoor activities.

  2. Protect your feet and toes: To protect your feet and toes, wear two pairs of socks. The first pair, next to your skin, should be made of moisture-wicking fabric. Place a pair of wool or wool-blend socks on top of those. Your boots should also provide adequate insulation. They should be waterproof and cover your ankles. Make sure that nothing feels tight, as tight clothing increases the risk of frostbite.

  3. Protect your head: To protect your ears and head, wear a heavy wool or fleece hat. If you are outside on a bitterly cold day, cover your face with a scarf or face mask. This warms the air you breathe and helps prevent frostbite on your nose and face.

  4. Protect your hands: Wear insulated mittens or gloves to help protect your hands from the cold.

  5. Make sure snow cannot get inside of your boots or clothing: Wet clothing increases the risk of developing frostbite. Before heading outdoors, make sure that snow cannot easily get inside of your boots or clothing. While outdoors, if you start to sweat, cut back on your activity or unzip your jacket a bit.

  6. Keep yourself hydrated: Becoming dehydrated also increases the risk of developing frostbite. Even if you are not thirsty, drink at least one glass of water before you head outside, and always drink water or a sports drink before an outdoor workout. In addition, avoid alcohol, as it increases your risk for frostbite.

  7. Recognize the symptoms: In order to detect frostbite early, when it’s most treatable, it’s important to recognize the symptoms.  The first signs of frostbite include redness and a stinging, burning, throbbing or prickling sensation followed by numbness. If this occurs, head indoors immediately.

If you experience symptoms of frostbite, try to gradually bring feeling back into the body. Never rub frostbitten skin or submerge your hands or feet directly into hot water; use warm water or a warm washcloth instead. If you do not feel sensation returning to your body, or if the skin begins to turn gray, go to an emergency room immediately.

By WARRENTON DERMATOLOGY & SKIN THERAPY CENTER
February 26, 2019
Category: Cold Sore
Tags: Cold sore  

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 the blisters.
  • Put ice on the blisters.
  • Avoid things that could trigger another outbreak, such as stress and too much sun exposure.

Avoid Spreading the Virus

  • Do not share items such as silverware, cups, towels, and lip balms.
  • Do not kiss anyone.
  • If you have tingling, burning, itching, or tenderness where you had a herpes sore, keep that area of your body away from others.
  • Wash your hands after touching a cold sore.
  • Use a cotton-tip swab to apply medicine to a cold sore.

Your Dermatologist may be able to prescribe medicine that will help to suppress the virus and manage outbreaks. If you suffer with cold sores, the professionals at Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center in Warrenton, VA can help! Call 540-341-1900.





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