Posts for: April, 2019
Find out when it’s time to turn to a dermatologist to treat your acne symptoms.
Most people will deal with acne at some point. Luckily, minor breakouts can often be addressed with simple at-home care. Of course, not all acne is the same and it’s important to know when you may need to turn to our Knoxville, TN, dermatologists Dr. Robert C. Griffith and Robert D. Griffith for more aggressive acne treatment. Here are some signs that it’s time to turn to us,
Acne treatments aren’t working
There are so many acne products on the market that it can be difficult to figure out which one is going to give you the best results. There is a lot of trial and error when it comes to finding the right products, even over-the-counter ones. It can also take up to 12 weeks to see full results. Of course, if after the 12 weeks you still aren’t seeing any changes then it’s time to consult with your skin doctor in Knoxville, TN.
Your acne is painful
It’s common for certain types of acne such as cystic or hormonal acne to also be painful to the touch. This is because there is inflammation under the skin, making it difficult for the acne to heal. If the inflammation isn’t treated this can cause scarring. While you won’t be able to treat the inflammation on your own your dermatologist has ways to treat this type of acne. One option is by administering a steroid injection, which will target and eliminate inflammation.
Your acne is persistent
If you feel like you don’t remember life without acne then you’ve been dealing with this issue for far too long. While certain types of acne may only last a couple of days and can be treated by simply keeping skin healthy and clean, if you find that your acne isn’t going away after weeks then you may need a more aggressive treatment that can target deeper into the skin where inflammation and bacteria may be present.
Your acne is leaving marks
We aren’t just talking about scars. Acne can also leave behind unsightly dark marks, even if you don’t pick at or disturb your acne. If you notice hyperpigmentation as a result of acne then it’s time to see a dermatologist who can help get rid of these embarrassing spots and prevent new ones from forming.
Ways Dermatologists Treat Acne
There are many ways in which a dermatologist can help get your acne under control, depending on the type of acne you are dealing with. Once we determine the cause of your acne we can recommend different treatment options such as:
- Lifestyle modifications
- Prescription-strength topical medications
- Oral or topical antibiotics
- Oral contraceptives (for hormonal acne)
- Isotretinoin, aka: “Accutane” (used to treat severe cystic acne)
- Chemical peels or microdermabrasion
- A simple extraction
Don’t lose the battle against your acne symptoms. Turn to the experts at Griffith Dermatology in Knoxville, TN, today and let us help you get clearer skin.
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 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.