When it comes to aesthetic issues, acne is one of the more common skin conditions that teens and young adults experience. Even adults later in life can experience acne, which makes cosmetic dermatology such an important practice. Finding the right treatment for your acne can be expensive and time consuming, and even if you find an effective solution you may be left with acne scars. We can find the right treatment for your acne, and if you are suffering from acne scars we can help with that too.
Our bodies and skin experience many changes over time, and it may be frustrating. While it may feel like a surgical procedure may be your only option, at Vibrant Dermatology, we proudly offer a range of services to rejuvenate your appearance! Dr. Ip personally performs treatment to minimize the appearance of signs of aging, deeply clean the skin, and more! Explore the possibilities during your consultation with us at our Dedham location.
What is Acne?
Acne comes in many different forms and it can show up on virtually any part of the body. Blackheads and whiteheads may be the most well-known form of acne, but cysts and nodules can be the most painful and frustrating. Different types of acne are also more prone to scarring than others, but it can depend on whether you pick at your skin.
Cosmetic dermatology, in the case of acne, is finding the best treatment or combination of treatments for your needs. The goal is to help you clear your skin with as little damage done as possible. This may be through one treatment, such as a medical-grade topical, or it may be through a combination. We will work with you to find the best treatment and help you see skin you love in the mirror.
When acne forms, the pore becomes inflamed. This causes the pore to swell, which can cause the bacteria to spread through breaks in the pore wall. This creates bigger lesions, which can make your acne worse. It also causes a scar to form once the blemish has cleared up.
Acne scars are often just as bad for your self-esteem as the acne breakouts were. Scarring can be difficult to cover with makeup, and if you find yourself dealing with the aftereffects of acne breakouts, then you may want to consider visiting a cosmetic dermatologist.
Treating Acne Scars
Acne scars form in different ways, including keloid and depressed scars. Each scar type may require a different treatment, so your treatment options can be discussed when you visit us for your consultation. Our dermatologist can examine your skin and recommend the best treatment option based on your skin type and scar type.
As time passes, your body’s production of important substances declines. Skin loses support and structure, resulting in fine lines, volume loss, and wrinkles. Injectables, radiofrequency light therapies and more may be recommended to achieve a more relaxed appearance.
When it comes to getting older, many people claim that the hands reveal a person’s true age. However, injectables and laser treatments may help tighten skin, minimize imperfections, and promote targeted volume increases.
Broken capillaries are enlarged or broken blood vessels that may occur on most areas of the body. They often appear as red lines or squiggles and may be associated with overall redness, but laser therapy may help manage and reduce the appearance and promote a refreshed complexion.
Brown, Sun, or Age Spots
Brown spots or age spots may occur from a variety of reasons, but one of the most common is sun damage. These spots may pose no threat to health, but it is important to seek the care of a cosmetic doctor like Dr. Ip for a professional opinion. She may recommend laser therapy, facial treatments, skin care products, or similar options.
Dull skin is skin that does not appear bright or healthy. It is often a result of a buildup of excess dead skin cells. It may be at least partly caused by poor skin care habits. A variety of treatments, such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion, are available to help remove excess dead skin cells and encourage cell turnover.
Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is a frustrating condition that causes an above average amount of sweating. However, injectable treatments, such as Botox and Xeomin, are able to block the signals that cause sweating. Fractora, fractional radiofrequency can permanently reduce or stop excess sweating.
Enhancing your profile may feel like it requires a surgical procedure, but injectable treatments are available to promote a redefined, sleek jawline. These injectables may achieve a smoother appearance by reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles and by adding or reducing volume.
Loose Sagging Skin
Loose sagging skin may be the result of your body not producing enough collagen or elastin. This may leave skin unsupported, but injectables provide targeted volume increases, while radiofrequency and light therapies may effectively promote the new production of important tissues.
Melasma is a skin condition that results in brown patches on the skin, particularly facial areas. Although there is no pain or risk associated with the condition, it may be frustrating. However, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and similar options may promote more even, refreshed skin.
Chronic facial redness, or rosacea, is characterized by redness or potentially small bumps on the face. Although it does not pose much risk to health, if it is untreated it may worsen. It is important to seek the professional opinion of a doctor, such as Dr. Ip.
Non-Surgical Nose Job
The nose is essential to providing an appealing profile and facial symmetry. A non-surgical nose job utilizes dermal fillers to restructure and enhance the appearance of the nose without the need for an invasive surgical procedure.
Spider veins are a very common occurrence, and they are small blood vessels that occur in web-like structures on the skin. They may be the result of other conditions, but a professional medical opinion can help diagnose and understand your condition as well as recommend the best treatment for you.
Although tattoos are fairly common, some people come to regret their ink. However, tattoo removal is possible with the help of laser energy! Dr. Ip can effectively remove dark colored ink to eliminate a tattoo.
Thin lips can be frustrating, and having full, luscious lips may feel impossible to achieve. However, injectable treatments allow you a non-surgical option to achieve the more balanced, fuller lips you desire.
PFB or Razor/Shaving Bumps
PFB (pseudofolliculitis barbae) are most commonly known as razor bumps. These are small red bumps, sometimes with significant inflammation, on the skin caused by trapped hairs, often after shaving. While there are creams and over-the-counter products to help manage and reduce them, laser technology offers an effective solution for smoother skin.
Under Eye Hollows/Circles
The area around the eyes can reveal many unwanted signs of aging. Saggy skin, wrinkles and under eye circles may lead you to feeling your appearance makes you look older or more tired than you feel, but skin care products, radiofrequency treatment or injectables may help.
Uneven pigmentation or hyperpigmentation is often caused by sun damage. An uneven skin tone can be frustrating, but a variety of facial treatments or skin care products may be utilized to encourage cell turnover to promote an even, rejuvenated appearance.
Unwanted body hair can be frustrating, and constantly shaving or waxing may feel tedious and time-consuming. Laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic dermatology treatments as it effectively reduces hair growth for smoother skin.
Wrinkles are one of the most common signs of aging. Injectables make non-surgical wrinkle reduction possible for a smoother appearance. Dermal fillers and neuromodulators are both effective choices, but they offer benefits for different types of wrinkles. Skin tightening and