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By WARRENTON DERMATOLOGY & SKIN THERAPY CENTER
January 02, 2019
Category: Coolsculpting
Tags: Coolsculpting  

This non-invasive treatment could eliminate those stubborn areas of fat.

Losing weight should be as simple as eating right and exercising regularly but we all know it isn’t always that easy. From our stomach to coolsculptingour thighs, many of us deal with problem areas that still carry unwanted fat despite our best efforts. Fortunately, our Warrenton, VA, dermatologist Dr. J.C. Caballero offers a simple, safe and non-surgical way to finally get rid of those unwanted areas of fat and improve the shape and look of your body.

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 of unwanted fat without downtime.

As the cooling technology penetrates certain areas of the body it targets, freezes and destroys fat cells. Over time, the destroyed fat cells are then absorbed by the body, which leaves you with a smoother appearance.

How long does the treatment take?

Coolsculpting treatment takes anywhere from 30-60 minutes, depending on what area or areas you wish to treat. During your consultation, we will discuss your treatment goals and the results you are looking to achieve with Coolsculpting so we can then create a customized treatment plan that works best for you. From there, our Warrenton, VA, CoolSculpting Specialists will let you know how long your treatment sessions will be. Most patients also benefit from multiple treatment sessions over the course of several months.

Coolsculpting is easy. Most patients choose to watch a movie, read a book or even take a quick nap during their treatment. Since it’s non-invasive and doesn’t require anesthesia, you can enjoy a little R&R while also improving your appearance.

When will I see results?

It will take some time for the body to reabsorb the destroyed fat cells. You may start to see results as early as 3 weeks after treatment; however, most patients see the most visible changes after 4-6 months.

Who is a good candidate for Coolsculpting?

It’s important that patients understand that Coolsculpting is not a type of weight loss surgery and it won’t be able to help those who are severely overweight or obese. A good candidate for Coolsculpting treatment will be someone who is within their target weight but wants to target certain areas of stubborn fat. If you want to reduce the appearance of stomach fat, bulging thighs or love handles, then Coolsculpting may be the best option for you.

If you are interested in what Coolsculpting can offer you then it’s time to call Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center today to learn more about this cosmetic body contouring treatment offered right here in Warrenton, VA.

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.”

By WARRENTON DERMATOLOGY & SKIN THERAPY CENTER
July 09, 2018
Category: Dermatology
Tags: lip fillers  

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 youlip filler 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, lip fillers are offered at Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Care in Warrenton, VA. Learn how Dr. J.C. Caballero uses lip fillers to enhance his patients' smiles and self-confidence!

What do I need to know about lip fillers?

The lip fillers we use at Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Therapy Center are made from hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the body and provides cushioning, lubrication and regeneration of cells. When injected under the skin around the lips using a hypodermic needle, it smooths out lines and enhances the natural curvature of the mouth. The longevity of the results varies from patient to patient; it's all dependent on which filler you choose and how long it takes for your body to metabolize the ingredients. On average, you can expect your lip fillers from your Warrenton dermatologist to last between six and twelve months before needing a "refill."

Who should/shouldn't get lip fillers?

Patients who want to customize the way their lips look are excellent candidates for lip fillers. That's because each product offers slightly different results, and can be administered to both the upper and lower lips or just one area. Although your results should be obvious immediately, it will be a few days before the initial swelling disappears. Therefore, if you are planning to have this procedure before a wedding or a photo session, you may want to plan it a few weeks in advance. If you want permanent changes to the shape or size of your lips, you may want to look into other options, since lip fillers are naturally absorbed by the body within a few months.

A consultation with your dermatologist about your goals with lip fillers will help determine a realistic result that fits your budget. Contact Warrenton Dermatology & Skin Center in Warrenton, VA to schedule your appointment with one of our medical professionals today!





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