Cosmetic Dermatology Articles

After acne breakouts and skin imbalances have subsided, you may be left with dark marks and scars from the experience. Acne scars are an inevitable part of the healing process after a bout of acne, but even as your skin gets healthier, most scars won’t disappear completely.

If you already have sun-damaged skin from too much sun exposure this season, you may be a good candidate for a laser skin rejuvenation treatment. The Sciton laser is one of the newest laser technologies available at many premier plastic, cosmetic, and aesthetic surgery centers around the country. The laser was featured on The Doctors TV show earlier this year and is currently a popular laser used for the MicroLaser Peel offered at the Southern Surgical Arts Center in Chattanooga. The doctors at the Southern Surgical Arts Center recommend this particular laser for treating sun-damaged skin, vascular lesions, acne, and even wrinkles.

Celebrities who reach the ‘most beautiful people’ list each year have specific features that make them more attractive than most of us; high cheekbones, strong facial contours and perfect body proportions come together to create the Hollywood ideal.

It is common for men and women to confuse sun damage with melasma both conditions involve pigmentation on the face. Despite the similarities in pigmentation, melasma and sun damage are actually quite different. The source of the discoloration is the major difference between the two-melasma and sun damage. For example, melasma, caused by pigmentation (melanocytes) generated in response to hormonal fluctuations and related to hormonal changes such as pregnancy, menopause, oral contraceptives, etc., is considered chronic, and has no cure. The idea behind melasma treatment is to control and suppress the formation of new-pigmented cells thereby minimizing the appearance of dark patches on the skin. One of the challenges in treating melasma is that is can occur in the dermis or deep skin layer. Because the condition can be rooted deep in the skin, the condition can sometimes be resistant to treatment.

When those deep creases around the mouth and fine lines around the eyes are giving away your real age, a facelift isn’t your only option. Wrinkle treatments such as Botox, Restylane and Juvederm continue to be popular anti aging treatments for those that do not want to undergo surgery, and some researchers suggest that the injections are actually good for your skin.

We have talked a lot about the Mommy Makeover which usually includes a breast augmentation (with or without a lift), liposuction and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) to help moms get their pre-pregnancy figure back. However, dads are also helping take kids to soccer along with trying to keep up with today's fast-paced environment. So, let us not forget about Dad's option to help improve his appearance, too!

If you’re looking for an effective way to get rid of acne scars or correct an uneven skin tone, your cosmetic surgeon or medical spa may have recommended laser skin resurfacing or dermabrasion procedures that can help you achieve significant results after one session. However, some dermatologists suggest that the best way to get rid of acne scars and pigmented skin permanently is to use a combination of dermabrasion and C02 resurfacing techniques.

Too much sun exposure, weakened skin cells, and even bruises that do not heal properly can leave behind pigmented cells known as age spots.

If you’ve have undergone microdermabrasion treatments or had a deep chemical peel, you may be a good candidate for the SilkPeel Dermal Infusion treatment. This innovative exfoliation treatment is a step above the standard microdermabrasion procedure because it stimulates collagen production and also delivers any topical treatments deep into the skin’s layers. The result is healthy, strong and resilient looking skin that’s free of fine lines and light wrinkles.

The physical effects of pregnancy can change your body from inside out: An increase in body fat, stretch marks and changes in breast size are just a few changes to expect. Many women are turning to cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery a few months after giving birth in hopes of restoring their bodies to pre-pregnancy status.