Posts for category: Dermatology

By Bexley Dermatology
June 10, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Warts  

Find out how our dermatologist can treat your warts in Bexley, OH.

Old wives tales and folklore made us believe that touching frogs could cause warts, but we all know that this isn’t the case. So, what does wartscause warts? The human papillomavirus (HPV) does. This infection enters the body through cuts in the skin, where it then forms this hard, painless growth. While warts are contagious they are completely benign; however, if you are dealing with persistent or multiple warts then you may just want to turn to our Bexley, OH, dermatologists Dr. Matthew Zirwas and Dr. Jill Fichtel to help you get rid of them.

 

Managing Your Warts

It’s true that warts can go away by themselves once our immune system starts fighting back. As the immune system learns how to fight this infection this decreases the chances of developing warts in the future; however, there are some people who still deal with persistent warts despite this.

There are at-home treatment options that may help reduce the appearance of the wart over time. Some options include over-the-counter wart removals that contain salicylic acid. If you have diabetes and develop a wart it’s important that you don’t try to treat the problem on your own. You should turn to a skin doctor in Bexley, OH, to help you treat the wart.

 

Getting a Wart Removed

If the wart is painful, in an uncomfortable place or if you are just embarrassed by the wart then you may not want to wait for the wart to go away on its own, which can take years. Our dermatologist offers several approaches to wart removal such as:

  • Freezing the wart (cryotherapy)
  • Cantharidin treatment (a topical solution)
  • Electrosurgery (burning the wart)
  • Excision (Cutting out the wart)
  • Laser treatment (for persistent cases)
  • Immunotherapy (for difficult cases)

 

Preventing Warts

Since HPV infection causes warts this is something that you can possibly prevent from happening. If a family member has a wart it’s important that you don’t share toilets, clothes, or other items that have come in contact with the wart. Wear flip-flops every time you use a public locker room, shower, or community pool. If you do develop a wart do not pick at it, as this can cause the wart to spread.

While we know that you don’t often think about visiting the dermatologist when you aren’t dealing with issues, we do hope that when warts, acne, or other skin problems arise that you turn to our Bexley, OH, skin specialists for care. Call Bexley Dermatology today to schedule an appointment or to ask about our services.

By Bexley Dermatology
April 10, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Facial Fillers  

Facial fillers can do so much for you and your appearance. Injected into strategic areas of the face to smooth the appearance of lines and facial Filler wrinkles, facial fillers can help you appear more rested and give you a more youthful look. At Bexley Dermatology, Dr. Matthew Zirwas and Dr. Jill Fichtel are your dermatologists for facial fillers in Bexley, OH!

 

How Facial Fillers Help

Your skin naturally contains collagen, a protein that helps give skin its elasticity. Collagen levels in the skin often begin to diminish with age, a decline that is associated with a loss of elasticity, increasingly sagging skin, and the development of lines and wrinkles. All of these factors can cause a person to appear older. Luckily, facial fillers from our Bexley office replenish the skin’s natural collagen levels. By restoring the collagen, skin elasticity improves, sagging is reduced, and the appearance of lines and wrinkles diminish so that you look younger and more rested.

Many different types of facial fillers are available today. Most are injected directly into problem areas, including the forehead and cheeks, as well as around the eyes, mouth, and nose. Popular brands of facial fillers available at Bexley Dermatology include Juvederm Ultra XC and Plus XC, Voluma, and various types of Restylane, such as Restylane Silk and Restylane Lyft. During a consultation, we can help you select the right facial filler for you!

 

Facial Filler Treatments

Treatment sessions for the different types of facial fillers follow similar procedures. Before treatment begins, the area is gently cleansed. Some patients benefit from the application of a topical anesthetic to minimize potential discomfort prior to injecting the facial fillers, although most of the time it proves unnecessary. The facial filler is then injected into the problem areas using a fine needle. Depending on the size and number of areas to be treated, a treatment session can last between 15 and 45 minutes. Smoother, younger looking skin will then be visible immediately after treatment!

 

Interested? Give Us a Call!

Facial fillers are an effective, non-invasive treatment method for giving you smoother skin and a more youthful appearance. For facial fillers in Bexley, OH, schedule an appointment with Dr. Zirwas or Dr. Fichtel by calling Bexley Dermatology at (614) 947-1716.

By Bexley Dermatology
April 10, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: General Dentistry  

Turning to your Manhattan, KS, dentist for regular checkups could be a lifesaver for your oral health.

Who is the one doctor that you see most often? For many healthy individuals that answer is a general dentist. After all, Dr. David Craft at dentistCraft Dentistry in Manhattan, KS, provides you with the preventive dental care you need to protect your smile from common issues like cavities and gum disease. We can also detect and diagnose problems early on before they cause long-term damage.

So, how often should you visit the dentist?

Even if you’ve never had any dental issues before, it’s important that you still come in twice a year (every six months) for routine cleanings and exams. These visits are important because often times the early stages of gum disease and decay don’t cause any symptoms. By coming in every six months, you are making your oral health a priority. When caught early enough, many dental problems can easily be addressed.

When should I turn to a general dentist?

While our goal as your dentist in Manhattan, KS, is to provide you with the care you need to prevent dental issues, we are also here to diagnose and treat any problems you may be having. From decay and gum disease to traumatic injuries and jaw disorders, Dr. Craft can address it all and find the right solution for you.

You should turn to us if,

  • You need to schedule a routine checkup for yourself, your child, or your teen
  • You want to improve your smile through cosmetic or restorative dentistry
  • You want to find out if you or your child could benefit from braces
  • You want to treat your TMJ disorder
  • You want to protect your child’s teeth from decay with dental sealants
  • You are noticing symptoms or changes in your smile that warrant a professional evaluation

We provide comprehensive dental care to patients of all ages, from children to seniors, living in Manhattan, KS. If you aren’t sure whether or not you could benefit from seeing a dentist then ask yourself: When was the last time you visited the dentist for a checkup? If it’s been longer than six months, then it’s time to call (785) 370-4662 to schedule your next cleaning at Craft Dentistry with Dr. Craft!

By Bexley Dermatology
December 24, 2018
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Dermal Fillers  

Using cosmetic dermatological treatments like facial fillers can help you look and feel younger, boost your confidence, and help make face-to-face interactions more enjoyable. Learning more about these procedures can help you make the best decision for your appearance possible. Find out more about dermal fillers and how they can help you with Dr. Matthew Zirwas and Dr. Jill Fichtel at Bexley Dermatology in Bexley, OH.

Dermal FillersWhat is a dermal filler?
A dermal filler is a cosmetic dermatological treatment which provides the face with a fuller, more youthful appearance. The procedure itself takes only a few minutes and occurs right in your dermatologist’s office. With no recovery times or down periods, dermal fillers allow you to leave your doctor’s office feeling great about the way you look. Your doctor will inject the dermal filler directly into your facial skin with a super-fine needle. Facial fillers target the apples of the cheeks, under the eyes, the lips, and the jawline.

What can I expect during a dermal filler appointment?
First, your dermatologist examines the facial skin and marks the areas they think could benefit from dermal fillers. Then, you will lie on an examination table and prepare to receive the injections. Your doctor may cleanse the skin or use a numbing solution at the injection sites. After they inject the filler into the facial skin, you may notice some bruising or redness around injection sites, but topical icing can help with any discomfort and any discoloration should resolve itself within a day or two.

Dermal Fillers in Bexley, OH
Dermal fillers can help you look and feel more youthful, renewing your confidence and self-esteem levels. If you think you can benefit from this procedure, your dermatologist can help you ensure that this is your best treatment option. Some patients may benefit more from other types of dermatological procedures.

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

By Bexley Dermatology
September 25, 2018
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Facial Fillers  

Symmetrical faces and tight skin, and an overall youthful look are promoted every day. So, where does that leave you? Easy. At BexleyFacial Filler Dermatology in Bexley, OH, Dr. Matthew Zirwas and Dr. Jill Fichtel provide their patients with solutions to regain and rejuvenate that youthful look by using dermal fillers.

More About Facial Fillers

Dermal fillers are a safe, quick and an effective way to remove fine lines and wrinkles that provide a youthful appearance.

Dermal fillers used today are hyaluronic acid based fillers. Hyaluronic acid, also called hyaluronan, is a naturally occurring substance that contributes to cell proliferation. It does not require skin testing because it is found in the body. Hyaluronic acid based fillers are made from bacterial proteins. The transparent gel is injected into the facial tissue to eliminate wrinkles and smooth folds.

Types of Fillers

Different injectable fillers do different things. Here are a few types:

  • Perlane
  • Juvederm
  • Ultra Plus
  • Juvederm Voluma
  • Juvederm Ultra

Filler Time Expectancy

Dermal fillers don't last forever. Different facial fillers last for different intervals of time, some last several months, some last up to a year, while others last even longer.

Over time, the natural solutions injected into the body begin to break down where the body will remove it naturally. Fortunately, many of our patients love their results enough that they opt to get subsequent treatments before their results wear off. That way they can enjoy their more youthful results longer.

You'll find calcium-based fillers instead of hyaluronic acid in markets these days, just ask your Bexley doctor. These new dermal fillers include Radiance/Radiesse, which is FDA approved and said to last up to 18 months.

Dermal fillers have come a long way in the past few decades. Technological advancements have proven effective in creating safer products to rejuvenate your skin. If you have any questions about cosmetic facial fillers, don't hesitate to call your doctor at Bexley Dermatology in Bexley, OH.



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