If you are bothered by skin problems caused by sun exposure, acne, or the aging process, you should consider seeing a dermatologist who can professionally diagnose and treat your condition. Many times, the decision to see a dermatologist comes down to what kinds of treatments that they offer.
Facial fillers are a convenient type of anti-aging treatment involving the injection of a gel containing an active ingredient that helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. There are numerous fillers available for every conceivable part of the face and lips. The type that works best for you depends upon your goals and other factors.
Juvederm® is the most popular type of facial filler available today, with an entire family of products available. The active ingredient in Juvederm® is called hyaluronic acid, a substance you may be familiar with as a popular ingredient in quite a few skin care products. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance that draws moisture into skin tissue. Unfortunately, HA can become depleted in older people. This leads to skin that gradually grows thinner and forms wrinkles. Juvederm® helps reverse this process by restoring your HA levels.
Sculptra® is a unique type of facial filler containing synthetically created polylactic acid. After injection, the presence of Sculptra® under your skin will prompt your body into producing new collagen to help minimize lines and wrinkles on the face. Patients respond best to multiple Sculptra® treatment sessions spaced a set amount of time apart.
A chemical peel is a good treatment choice if you are dealing with enlarged pores or dull skin tone. The outermost layer of your skin, medically known as the stratum corneum, contains dead skin cells that can build up on the surface of your skin, dulling your complexion. This material normally sloughs off to allow room for developing skin cells to mature and rise to the surface. When it builds up, it can really dull your complexion. Chemical peels can be used to remove dead skin cells found on the surface of your skin.
Skin Cancer Detection
If you have noticed recent changes in an existing mole, such as a change in size, shape, color, or sensation, you should definitely make an appointment with our dermatologist right away. Although these changes are typically benign, they can also indicate the presence of skin cancer, a serious disease.
The good news is that skin cancer is almost always curable when detected early before it has a chance to spread internally. That is why it is important to periodically check yourself for any changes in your skin.
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If you are bothered by skin problems like acne, wrinkles, unusual growths, or other skin issues, book an appointment with our dermatologist at Nunnally Dermatology in Baton Rouge sooner rather than later. Contact our office today to set up an evaluation.