By Bexley Dermatology
July 24, 2018
Category: Acne
Tags: Acne  

AcneHow your dermatologists in Bexley, Ohio can help with acne

Acne doesn’t discriminate, affecting both teens and adults, causing unsightly, painful blemishes. The blemishes can appear on your face and body, affecting your self-esteem and self-confidence. It’s time to say goodbye to acne and hello to effective acne treatment from your dermatologist. Dr. Matthew Zirwas and Dr. Jill Fichtel at Bexley Dermatology in Bexley, Ohio want to share the facts about acne.

There are some things you can do that will help to prevent acne, including:

  • Exercising, because sweating helps eliminate toxins from your skin and increases blood flow
  • Avoiding greasy, fatty foods, dairy, and carbonated soda, in favor of vegetables and fruits
  • Drinking at least 8 glasses of water every day to flush out toxins and keep your skin hydrated
  • Avoiding makeup that clogs your pores, in favor of non-comedogenic products without oils

Acne erupts on your skin in many different ways. It can appear as:

  • Whiteheads or blackheads
  • Nodules or cysts
  • Pustules or papules

You may be waiting around, hoping for your acne to go away by itself. This may be a mistake because if acne goes untreated, it can have permanent effects including dark spots and scarring. It’s a much better idea to seek out treatment from an expert, your dermatologist.

Professional acne treatment comes in several different forms, depending on the severity of your acne:

  • For mild acne, your dermatologist may recommend products containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid to unblock your pores and eliminate small blemishes.
  • For moderate to severe cases of acne, your dermatologist may recommend several treatments which can include:
  • Oral and topical antibiotics to clear up any underlying bacterial infection causing or contributing to your acne
  • Tretinoin medications to clear blocked pores and get rid of blackheads and whiteheads
  • Extraction treatment to remove blackheads and whiteheads completely

Acne can also be caused by hormonal fluctuations during puberty, perimenopause, or menopause. Your dermatologist will suggest specific treatments for hormone-related acne.

If you suffer from acne breakouts, get some relief from your dermatologist. Just pick up the phone and call Dr. Matthew Zirwas and Dr. Jill Fichtel at Bexley Dermatology in Bexley, Ohio. Get rid of your acne by calling today!

By Bexley Dermatology
June 05, 2018
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Dermatologist  

Body ContouringFeeling great about the way you look can benefit you in more ways than one. Body sculpting, available at your dermatologist’s office, is a method of killing fat cells and tightening the skin to renew its appearance and give you the look you want. Understanding the procedures involved in body sculpting and what they mean for you can help you determine if body contouring is the best course of action for you. Find out more about body sculpting with Dr. Matthew Zirwas and Dr. Jill Fichtel at Bexley Dermatology in Bexley, OH.

What is body contouring? 
Body contouring targets sagging or wrinkled skin and fat around your body and help tighten the skin and minimize fat deposits. Bexley Dermatology offers CoolSculpting and Exilis, two systems of body contouring. If you are self-conscious about the appearance of the skin on your face, hands, under your chin, or other areas of the body, Exilis may benefit you. If you have stubborn fat deposits you are unable to get rid of through diet and exercise, Coolsculpting may be the better treatment for you. Coolsculpting focuses on slimming the lower stomach, love handles, and thighs.

How can body contouring benefit me? 
Coolsculpting freezes away unwanted fat in the belly area while Exilis uses ultrasound and radio frequency to tighten the skin. Both systems benefit you by improving your appearance, boosting confidence and self-esteem to help you feel great. Both systems are noninvasive and performed right in your dermatologist’s office. The treatment time for either system is usually about an hour.

Body Contouring in Bexley, OH
If you think you can benefit from body contouring, you should consult with your dermatologist to ensure that this is the best course of treatment for you. Good candidates for body contouring are in good general health and within about 15 pounds of their goal weight. If you think you can benefit from body contouring, a consultation with your dermatologist is the best and most surefire way to determine if these procedures are right for you.

For more information on body contouring, please contact Dr. Zirwas and Dr. Fichtel at Bexley Dermatology in Bexley, OH. Call (614) 947-1716 to schedule your appointment with your dermatologist today!

By Bexley Dermatology
May 21, 2018
Category: Acne
Tags: Dermatologist  

Acne--those embarrassing red pimples on the face, back, shoulders and chest--plagues more people than you may think. Not just a Woman with acneteenage problem, acne outbreaks affect women and men into their twenties, thirties, forties and even fifties, says research in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. But, don't fret, there's hope with acne treatment from Dr. Matthew Zirwaz and Dr. Jill Fichtel at Bexley Dermatology.

Just what is acne?

Besides being unsightly, this common skin condition seems to have autoimmune, hereditary and hormonal components. Adolescents suffer most, probably because of their hormone levels, and so do women in their child-bearing years and at menopause.

Whatever causes the outbreaks, acne shows itself as red, sore widely scattered comedones--in other words, whiteheads and blackheads. The pimples form, and sometimes becomes infected or cystic, when oil glands clog up with sebum, or oil. The oilier your skin is, the greater is your tendency to suffer from acne.

How to treat acne in Bexley

While acne cannot be cured per say, you can manage it successfully, and your skin team at Bexley Dermatology can help with a care plan tailored to your skin, your lesions and your life. A comprehensive, in-office examination, combined with a detailed discussion of your symptoms, helps Dr. Zirwaz or Dr. Fichtel determine right acne treatment in Bexley.

Common medical interventions include:

  • In-office extraction of stubborn lesions
  • Tretinoin (Vitamin A preparation)
  • Birth control pills to control hormonal surges
  • Salicylic acid
  • Topical antibiotics for infected areas
  • Over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide creams and cleansers

At home, your skin doctor will encourage you to eat a healthy diet, avoiding greasy and fatty foods. Also, you should eliminate tanning, and daily wash your face and other areas affected by acne. Key to avoiding infection and irritation is gentle washing, particularly after gym workouts.

Also, your skin doctor warns against picking at or squeezing acne blemishes. This only causes more redness and soreness and introduces additional bacteria to the areas.

Your emotional health

Acne can be exceptionally trying emotionally. The team at Bexley Dermatology asks you to be patient with your acne treatment plan. You can manage your breakouts and avoid the scarring and embarrassment common to acne, psoriasis, rosacea and other stubborn skin issues. When you start a plan, stick with it, and you'll start to notice good results in six to eight weeks.

Take control

Acne does not have to rule your life. Manage it with expert help from Bexley Dermatology. To arrange your personal consultation with our professional staff, call the office at (614) 947-1716.

By Bexley Dermatology
January 24, 2018
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox  

Unfortunately, wrinkles are a fact of life for many patients due to constant exposure to the sun and the natural process of aging. Botox is botoxone of the most popular modern cosmetic treatments for aging skin. Find out how a Botox wrinkle removal session at Bexley Dermatology in Bexley, OH can help you renew and refresh your facial appearance.

What Is Botox?
Most lines and wrinkles form because of loss of elasticity and collagen in the skin, dryness, and other factors. The face is most vulnerable to wrinkles because it is most exposed to the sun on a daily basis. By injecting a protein-based substance called Botulinum Toxin, better known as Botox, into certain areas of the skin, your dermatologist can smooth out those lines and give you back your youthful appearance. Botox lasts for months before you have to get a new wrinkle removal treatment at your Bexley dermatologist's office.

How Botox Gets Rid of Wrinkles
Botox relaxes the muscles in your face that cause wrinkles to show. These muscles contract as you make certain expressions, crinkle your forehead,  and laugh. When the muscles relax, the skin eventually softens and regains a more even appearance.
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Your Botox Appointment
It only takes a few minutes in your skin doctor's chair and you can be on your way. It will normally take up to two weeks for the effects to fully set in, and then you can enjoy hearing your friends and family rave about how youthful your skin looks.

Say Goodbye to Wrinkles This Year
With regular Botox treatments, you can finally say farewell to the unattractive wrinkles that have been affecting your appearance. Call (614) 947-1716 today to see Dr. Jill Fichtel or Dr. Matthew Zirwas at Bexley Dermatology in Bexley, OH for wrinkle removal.

By Bexley Dermatology
November 27, 2017
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Facial Fillers  

Facial fillers are an effective way to improve your outward appearance and help you feel great about the way you look. However, face fillersunderstanding if this procedure is right for you often takes some help from your dermatologist. Find out more about facial fillers and what they can do for you with Dr. Jill Fichtel and Dr. Matthew Zirwas at Bexley Dermatology in Bexley, OH.

What is a dermal filler? 
Unlike other cosmetic dermatology procedures like Botox, dermal fillers add volume to the facial skin to smooth unwanted wrinkles and creases, plump lips, and restore fullness to the cheeks. In addition to addressing wrinkles and plumping cheeks, dermal fillers can also simply fill out the face, adding volume to the hollows of the eyes or temple areas or even correct acne scars. This versatile procedure is often recommended for those patients who have fat pads which have shifted underneath their skin.

How do dermal fillers work? 
Some dermal fillers use natural substances found in the body to fill out the skin’s volume and provide a smaller risk for reactions than their synthetic counterparts. Synthetic fillers last longer than natural fillers and provide more semi-permanent results. Most dermal filler procedures last about a year before the filler begins breaking down, requiring a touch-up injection. During the procedure, your doctor injects the filler directly into the skin underneath the unwanted crease, wrinkle, or fold. The filler plumps the area, smoothing the skin to make the imperfection less noticeable.

Dermal Fillers in Bexley, OH
If you think you could benefit from dermal fillers, you should consult with your dermatologist to ensure that this treatment is right for you. Generally, if you are in good health and wish to enhance your physical appearance, dermal fillers may be right for you. For more information on dermal fillers, please contact Dr. Fichtel and Dr. Zirwas at Bexley Dermatology in Bexley, OH. Call (614) 947-1716 to schedule your appointment with your dermatologist today!





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