Posts for: November, 2018
Aging is simply a fact of life and its effects happen to everyone. However, there is a way to help you look younger, improve your confidence levels, and treat your unwanted wrinkles and fine lines with Botox, Xeomin and Dysport. But what are these treatments and how can they benefit you? Find out the answer to this question and more with your dermatologists Dr. Kevin Dawson, Dr. Douglas Chun and Dr. Sarah Grekin at Dawson Dermatology in Honolulu, HI.
What are Botox and Dysport?
Botox, Xeomin and Dysport are dermatological treatments which relax the facial muscles under the skin, smoothing its appearance and preventing its movement. By stopping the muscles from moving, this actually prevents new wrinkles from forming as the skin cannot fold or crease to cause them. Botox, Xeomin and Dysport are placed into the facial muscles around the forehead or eyes.
Which should I choose: Botox, Xeomin or Dysport?
Botox, Xeomin and Dysport are similar treatments achieve the same goal. They use the same type of chemical to treat the muscles and prevent their movement. All treatments have a high safety rating and are similar in price. All treatments also require touch-up injections every three to four months. Most studies have shown that their effects are almost identical. Consulting with your dermatologist is the best way to come to determine which treatment is best for your skin.
Am I a candidate for Botox or Dysport treatments?
Candidates for either treatment should be in good general health with concerns over their facial skin’s appearance. These concerns often include unwanted fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet) or forehead. Candidates for these treatments should have realistic expectations for their results and understand that patients require additional touch-up treatments every three to four months.
Botox and Dysport in Honolulu, HI
If you think you can benefit from Botox, Xeomin or Dysport, your dermatologist can help you determine if this is a good treatment option for you. For more information on Botox and Dysport treatments, please contact your dermatologists at Dawson Dermatology in Honolulu, HI. Call (808) 599-3780 to schedule your appointment for Botox, Xeomin or Dysport today!
Find out the most effective ways to remove a wart.
The common wart is a small tumor caused by a virus known as the human papillomavirus (HPV). Warts can occur anywhere on the body. They may come and go over the years. The HPV infection can produce everything from the common, noncancerous wart, to cancerous warts of the mouth or genitals.
Since a virus causes warts, these benign growths are also contagious. Sharing towels and clothing, or even just coming in contact with their wart can cause the virus to spread. The good news is that most warts often go away on their own without treatment; however, it can often take months or even years for them to go away. If the wart is unsightly or in an uncomfortable spot then you may want to have it removed. Here are some of the top ways to effectively remove a wart yourself.
Salicylic Acid Treatment
Salicylic acid treatment can come in several forms including pads or gels. They can be used to get rid of a variety of different kinds of warts from the small ones to the large, lumpier ones. Salicylic acid works by breaking down the protein that makes up the layers of the wart.
At Home Freezing
While your dermatologist is able to remove warts with liquid nitrogen, if you’re looking to remove the wart yourself, then you can also opt for aerosol wart removals that can be sprayed on the wart to freeze it. While the overthecounter products are nearly as effective as the freezing methods your dermatologist can use, many patients still find athome freezing to be just as effective.
If none of these athome treatments remove your wart, then it’s time to talk to your dermatologist about other treatment options. Keep in mind that even the most effective wart treatment can’t guarantee that the wart won’t grow back. This is because most of the treatments available only get rid of the wart but not the actual virus.
If you’re dealing with a painful or unsightly wart but overthecounter treatments aren’t working, then it’s time to call our dermatology office today.
Find out how your dermatologist can improve the appearance of your facial scars.
From traumatic injuries to acne, there are a variety of reasons why you may be dealing with facial scars; however, it doesn’t mean you have to live with them for the rest of your life. Your dermatologist offers up a range of cosmetic treatment options that can improve the appearance of your skin and reduce the look of your scars. If you’re ready to get newer, healthierlooking skin, find out more about what treatments could help you.
Dermabrasion: This cosmetic procedure uses a handheld device to remove the outermost layer of the skin. By abrading this top layer, we are able to remove dead skin cells and promote the growth of healthy new skin. Dermabrasion is used to effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, enlarged pores and acne scars. However, this treatment is not effective against deepset scars.
Laser Resurfacing: By using a highpowered laser, we can remove damaged skin and surface scars, helping to minimize the appearance of unsightly dermatological problems like lines, wrinkles, age spots, pigmented areas and scars caused by acne, injury or surgery.
Chemical peels: This treatment requires your dermatologist to apply a strong chemical solution over your skin to remove the top, damaged layer of skin and exfoliate the healthier, smoother-looking layer of new skin that is revealed. Chemical peels are another great way to dramatically reduce wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots and acne scars.
If you are dealing with superficial scars that are close to the surface of the skin, you will benefit greatly from this cosmetic procedure; however, those with deeper scars will not experience a significant improvement.
Injections: Your dermatologist is happy to offer both collagen and cortisone injections to help shrink and reduce the appearance of scars. By increasing the collagen in your face, we can give your skin more fullness to smooth out visible scars.
If you are interested in any of these dermatological treatments talk to your dermatologist today. Don’t let facial scarring affect your selfesteem. Make the choice to improve your skin and your confidence!