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Posts for: May, 2018

By South Coast Dermatology & Cosmetic Center
May 24, 2018
Category: Skin Care

Hair and Tattoo laser removalThis simple laser treatment could give you the more even, healthier-looking skin you want.

It can be frustrating dealing with issues such as uneven skin tone, pigmentations, unwanted tattoos and excessive body hair. While these are certainly frustrating issues to have they aren’t something you have to live with. Our South Shore, MA, dermatologists make it easy for you to say goodbye to these problems once and for all.

What is ruby laser?

This high-intensity non-invasive laser offers either short or long pulses of energy that can be reflected, transmitted or absorbed by the skin, depending on the purpose of the procedure. This laser treatment is versatile, allowing our South Shore, MA, skin doctors to safely and effectively treat a variety of issues to improve your appearance.

What can the ruby laser be used for?

Since we can tailor the wavelength of the ruby laser to meet your needs, this means that we can remove certain tattoos and unwanted hair while also reducing and even eliminating hyperpigmentations such as birthmarks, sun damage and melasma.

What goes into the ruby laser treatment?

During your consultation, we will sit down with you to discuss your treatment goals to make sure that the ruby laser is the right approach. We will also perform a thorough skin evaluation to make sure that pigmentations that you want to treat aren’t cancerous.

During the ruby laser treatment, we will provide you with eye protection, which you will wear throughout the course of your treatment. The handheld laser will then be directed over the surface of the skin. While the procedure isn’t painful it can be a little uncomfortable. If you are sensitive, anxious or have to treat a larger area, talk to us about first using a topical anesthesia to numb the area prior to treatment.

In most cases, patients will require multiple sessions in order to get optimal results. Those with larger tattoos, thicker or more widespread and unwanted hair, as well as those with darker or more disperse pigmentations will require several treatments spaced a few weeks apart.

Once the treatment is complete, ice will be placed over the area to soothe it and reduce any redness or swelling. It’s common for there to be some irritation and redness for the first couple of days after treatment.

Do you have questions about getting ruby laser treatment in South Shore, MA? Do you want to find out if this treatment could enhance your appearance? If so, then call South Coast Dermatology & Cosmetic Center today.

By South Coast Dermatology & Cosmetic Center
May 08, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Botox  

Are you unhappy with the face you see staring back at you from the mirror? Fine lines and wrinkles can make you look older than you feel botoxand lower your self-esteem. Botox injections offer an effective way to temporarily diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The dermatologists at South Coast Dermatology & Cosmetic Center, located in Weymouth, MA, in the South Shore of Massachusetts, offer Botox treatments.

Botox treats lines and wrinkles caused by dynamic expressions

Year of laughing, smiling and frowning can cause permanent lines or wrinkles on your face. Botox treatments soften lines and wrinkles for three to four months. When the botulinum toxin is injected into the muscles under the skin, the nerve impulses that tell the muscles to contracts when you make a facial expression are blocked. As a result, the skin over the area becomes smoother and less wrinkled.

Vertical lines between your eyes can give away your age, even if the rest of your face is still fairly line-free. Botox injections diminish those "11" lines, refreshing your appearance. After years of raising your eyebrows, deep furrows can develop on your forehead. The horizontal lines respond very well to Botox treatment. In fact, you might just feel confident enough to finally try a forehead-baring hairstyle after your treatment.

Botox also reduces crow's feet, the tiny crinkles that form at the outside edges of your eyes when you laugh or smile. Smoking can cause lines around your lips, but the lines may be an issue even if you've never touched a cigarette. No matter what the cause, Botox treatment relaxes the lines, improving your smile.

During your younger years, the nasolabial fold lines that extend from your nose to your mouth were probably only visible when you smiled. Unfortunately, the lines become more prominent and don't disappear quite as easily as you grow older. Thanks to Botox treatments, nasolabial fold lines become much less noticeable.

Regular treatments keep lines at bay

The effects of Botox treatments usually last three to four months. Luckily, you can maintain your improved appearance by scheduling regular appointments in our South Shore office in Weymouth, MA.

Smooth your fine lines and wrinkles with Botox treatments. Schedule an appointment with the South Shore dermatologists at South Coast Dermatology & Cosmetic Center in Weymouth, MA, by calling (781) 335-9700.