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How to Know about 4 Popular In-Office Dermatology Skin Treatments

In-office dermatology skin treatments such as botox, laser and dermabrasions can be done in the dermatologist office. These treatments are easy to conduct and can be done by a dermatologist inside the convenience of his own office. Some of the skin conditions that can be treated in the dermatologist office are acne and fine lines. Some also offer hair removal using lasers. Here is how you will know about these dermatology skin treatments.

In-Office Dermatology Skin Treatments

In-Office Dermatology Skin Treatments

Tip #1: Inquire about Botox.

Botox injection is used to reduce fine lines. Botox is actually a brand name of a certain toxin that is produced by a bacterium called clostridium botulinum. The procedure requires a small amount of diluted toxin that is directly injected into specific muscles. This will control the weakening of the muscles. As a result, the muscles cannot contract anymore thus relaxing and softening the affected muscles. This kind of procedure is often used on forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines.

Botox is injected by using a fine needle prick into specific areas that will only bring mild discomfort. The procedure needs no anesthesia and can be done only a few minutes. The effect will be visible after only 3 to 7 days after the treatment. But just like any other treatments, Botox has also some mild side effects such as bruising and eyelid drooping. But only a small percentage of patients may develop eyelid drooping that will usually be gone after 3 weeks. This is caused by the settlement of Botox. To lessen this kind of effect, rub the treated area for at least 12 hours after injection and lay down for 3 to 4 hours after the treatment.

Tip #2: Know about chemical peel.

Chemical peel or also known as dermapeeling is a treatment in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin. The treated skin peels off, thus making way for a brand new skin to appear. Chemical peels can be used on the face, neck, and hands to treat skin problems like mild scarring, acne, wrinkles, sun spots, age spots, freckles and dark patches.

The procedure starts by cleaning the patient’s skin and then a chemical solution is applied. Chemicals such as glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, and salicylic acid are used to treat the affected area. This treatment produces a wound that will make way for new skin to regenerate. After the treatment, the patient’s skin will turn red and will start to peel off for about a week before the effects could be seen. The process of this treatment can be repeated if needed. Side effects could include reactivation of cold sores in patients with a historical background of herpes. But this can be treated with an oral medication.

Tip #3: Inquire about dermabrasion.

Dermabrasion is an abrasive procedure that “sandblasts” the skin to give way to a smoother layer of the skin. This kind of treatment is used to treat scars, pox marks, age spots, and skin lesions.

Tip #4: Ask about laser treatment options.

Laser treatments are used to safely and effectively treat large areas of unwanted hair with mild discomfort and fewer complications compared to other hair reduction methods. Lasers are equipped with a cooling device that helps reduce discomfort created by the laser light. It also protects the top layer of the skin from excessive heat and potential changes in pigmentation.

To avoid such dermatology skin treatments especially the cost that goes with them always be conscious about your personal hygiene and diet. Take care of your skin by eating right and exercising regularly to stay healthy.

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