Individuals with fair skin are typically more likely to be concerned with sun damage. This may be due to the fact that they suffer more frequently and easily from sunburns. People with this skin tone often suffer from sun spots and sun damage. These sun spots sometimes appear as large, unsightly freckles. One of the most effective ways of reducing these marks is acquiring IPL for sun damage from a reputable dermatologist.
Sun damage happens to skin when a severe sunburn harms the deep tissue of a fair skinned individual resulting in spotty discoloration. This type of pigmentation can be the most difficult type of discoloration to be treated in a topical manner.
IPL or Intense Pulsed Light is often used to treat sun spots, age spots, rosacea and other forms of skin discoloration. Often times this treatment is referred to as a photofacial or photorejuvenation. IPL works by heating up and destroying damaged skin cells with the darker pigmentation. The treatment is administered over the surface of the face, neck or chest through quick and powerful flashes of light.
Many patients that receive IPL for sun damage note seeing improvements in their skin after the first treatment. Each session lasts for 30-40 minutes. However, many dermatologists administering the treatment recommend at least 2-4 sessions at the frequency of 3-4 weeks apart. The time period between sessions is to allow the skin cells the opportunity to rise to the surface of the skin to flake off. Ongoing maintenance of the treatment is recommended to take place twice per year. In addition, a daily sunscreen should be used on the treated areas.
If you are tired of sun spots and are wanting to find out more about IPL for sun damage, connect with us today by calling 972-661-5476 or request an appointment online.
Whether we like it or not, our skin is going to age at some point in our lives. That means that with time and sun exposure we will likely develop unflattering wrinkles. Knox Dermatology is the leader in Dallas Fractional Laser Treatment methods, but what does that mean for you and your skin?
Why choose a fractional laser treatment?
You may have never heard of fractional laser treatments, but it’s benefits could be saving you time and a future of aged skin. The treatment works by emitting laser energy in small microscopic columns into the skin. These lasers help with the production of collagen, which is located in the lower layers of the skin. Over time the skin will see an inadequate amount of collagen, eventually becoming loose.
What are the benefits these treatments?
Fractional laser treatments have several outstanding benefits. Some of which include minimizing sun damage, developing more youthful skin, and improving your skin’s texture. It is important to keep in mind that although you will see some immediate benefits, the reproduction of collagen may take some time to fully generate in order to give you those long lasting effects.
When is the right time to get Fractional laser treatments?
Right now! It is ideal to take advantage of the chilly weather if you are considering Dallas fractional laser treatments due to the lack of sunlight. Avoiding strong UV lights or sunlight allows for a better and faster healing process for your skin.
Give us a call at 972-661-5476 to request your appointment today and be sure to check out our blog to see more helpful tips on how to keep your skin feeling young and wrinkle free this holiday season.
Your time is valuable. You try your best to save time by using apps, curbside grocery pickup, dry cleaning delivery and so much more. But, have you ever thought of how much time you spend on small lifestyle tasks?
The average woman will spend 70 hours in her lifetime shaving her legs. That’s almost 3 full days of just shaving your legs. Add in the time spent on your underarms, bikini area and any other bodily regions that your maintenance routine covers and the results are baffling! Now that we’ve convinced you that your time is worth it, when is the best time for laser hair removal?
The dreary, damp fall and the frigid winter temperatures are not often associated with bare skin. However, the fall and winter months are the best time for laser hair removal. This is mostly due to the convenience of avoiding the elements and processes that become necessary during the spring and summer time.
The professional administering your treatment will advise on what restrictions to follow weeks before your treatment. Some physicians recommend that you avoid sunlight for approximately 4-6 weeks before you undergo a laser treatment. In addition to avoiding UV lights, you should refrain from waxing or tweezing hair for a period of time as well. However, shaving is very acceptable. In fact, it is recommended that you shave before your treatment in order to encourage new growth in the follicle.
Just as with pre-treatment, during your post-treatment care you should refrain from tweezing or waxing the treated hair. Taking proper precautions to avoid sun exposure is also a best practice for several weeks after the removal procedure.
If you are ready to make the investment to benefit your time, make your laser hair removal appointment today with Dr. Wooming by calling 972-661-5476 or request an appointment online.
Genetics, stress and hormonal changes are 3 of the top causes of hair loss or thinning in the average adult (male or female). Combatting these factors has been researched and developed for many years with varying options for different lifestyles. PRP Hair Restoration has proven to be one of the top results for both men and women experiencing hair loss and are searching for a safe and non-invasive way to regrow their own hair. Although the treatments have only gained popularity within the past few years, they have already shown increasing results in arthritis and joint pain patients in stimulating new cell and blood vessel growth.
PRP (or Platelet-Rich Plasma) Hair Restoration Treatments start with a simple blood draw from the recipient. The blood is then spun through a centrifuge to separate the blood’s plasma from the red blood cells. The plasma is then directly injected into the hairline of the scalp. The injected plasma contains white blood cells and platelets that contain growth factors. These growth factors stimulate the dormant hair follicles to promote new hair growth. PRP hair restoration treatments typically take an hour and show the best results when they are performed once a month for four months. Most PRP hair restoration recipients typically see results within two to three months.
Dr. Wooming is thrilled that he is able to offer his patients this hair restoration solution. One of the most sought-after factors to PRP hair restoration treatments is the fact that it is an all-natural solution to hair loss. All of the elements of the procedure come from your own body. This eliminates the need for harsh chemicals and expensive prescriptions.
If you are tired of your thinning hair or hair loss, make your PRP Hair Restoration appointment today with Dr. Wooming by calling 972-661-5476 or request an appointment online.
All of your favorite celebrities and socialites are on board with the hottest skin care treatment, micro-needling. Everyone from Jennifer Aniston toKim Kardashian believe in micro-needling to reduce brown spots and wrinkles. Brad Pitt has even gotten in on the trend to reduce scarring. Micro-needling also has been known to treat stretch marks. While the treatment itself looks very intimidating, one of the major pros is that there is zero downtime! Read below to find out what other benefits come from Dallas micro-needling treatments:
Saying So Long to Your Biggest Skin Worries
Wrinkles, pigmentation, enlarged pores, rosacea, stretch marks and several types of scarring (burn, acne and surgical) can be unsightly and lower your confidence – especially when they are on your face. In addition to these skin issues, Dallas micro-needling treatments can also be used to treat Alopecia.
Boost Your Confidence with Your Own Collagen
For patients not quite ready to use fillers, Dallas micro-needling treatments can provide your complexion with smoother, younger looking skin and lips. This happens when tiny micro-needles penetrate the surface of a concentrated area to trigger the skin to heal itself, thus stimulating the production of collagen and giving it a more youthful, plumper appearance.
Almost Zero Down Time
Get in and get on with your day! The only down side to Dallas micro-needling treatments is slight redness immediately following the procedure. On average, the redness will go away completely within 24 hours. This of course will depend on the size of the needles used and the depth of the puncture.
Ready to put Dallas micro-needling treatments to the test? Make your appointment today with Dr. Wooming by calling 972-661-5476 or request an appointment online.
Botox Injections, or onabotulinumtoxin A injections, is the unrivaled treatment to improve the appearance of moderate and severe frown lines and crow’s feet in adults. The minimally invasive injections contain trace amounts of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. Botox is the #1 tried and true cosmetic injectable in the world. It’s no wonder that the cosmetic treatment is being used by millennials for preventative maintenance. This practice has many local people asking if they are too young for Botox Injections in Dallas.
Starting Botox in your 20’s and 30’s
While it may not seem as if you’re “old enough” to start worrying about wrinkles and frown lines, it has become a common practice within the millennial generation to start considering their future needs. Preventative Botox is often compared to having the oil changed in your vehicle. You would rather not wait until your car breaks down to have it repaired. Why wait for your wrinkles to set in and need a much more invasive facelift? According to most dermatologists it’s best to start Botox injections when the lines and wrinkles start to “stick around.”
The Benefits of an Early Start
Making the choice to use Botox injections in a preventative manner has been known to provide better results than those that choose to start the procedure once frown lines and wrinkles become more prevalent. This is accomplished when the muscles where wrinkles would normally appear are injected with the treatment and thus prevent the contractions from ever being able to form.
Are you considering preventative Botox injections in Dallas? Schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Wooming by calling 972-661-5476 or request an appointment online.
You went through your teenage years with unsightly acne and told yourself, “This will disappear when I’m an adult.” Turns out you were only half correct. Acne can leave behind deep tissue scarring that will haunt your complexion. Does this sound like you? If so, Bellafill may be the answer.
What is Bellafill?
Bellafill is a dermatological injectable filler that is composed of a smooth collagen gel carrier and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres.
What is Bellafill used for?
Bellafill can be used on all parts of your face and body except for the lips. It can be used to repair deep acne scars, wrinkles and stretch marks. In recent studies, Bellafill has also been used to sculpt nipples for women who have recently undergone breast reconstruction surgery after a mastectomy.
How does it work?
The combination of the PMMA particles and the collagen raise the skin and partner with your own skin cells to rebuild its own collagen. After a single treatment, you will begin to notice the results of Bellafill. After approximately four months, the collagen and blood vessels have worked to enable collagen production with the assistance of the PMMA.
How long does it last?
Bellafill is the only FDA approved injectable filler with the longest recorded results. Dallas Bellafill can last for up to 5 years on even the deepest facial scarring. Compare that to other fillers that may only last 6 months to 1 year.
Is it right for me?
The results of Bellafill are, no doubt, amazing. However, the treatment may not be right for you. Some factors to consider are age, allergies and depth of scarring or wrinkles. To find out if you might be an ideal candidate for Dallas Bellafill, connect with us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wooming by calling 972-661-5476 or request an appointment online.
Just hearing the words “chemical” and “peel” can be a little daunting, as their connotations are frightening in some cases. Your Dallas chemical peel experts at Knox Dermatology want to put those fears and suspicions to rest. Here is everything you need to know about Dallas chemical peels.
So, what is a chemical peel anyway?
Chemical peels aim to improve the skin on your face, neck, hands, chest, or back. The application of the chemicals induces an intense exfoliation process, which when completed leads to smoother and less wrinkled skin. As it turns out, there are three kinds of chemical peels: lunchtime/superficial, medium, and deep. The more intense the chemical peel, the better the results, but the recovery time increases as well.
Why get a chemical peel at all?
This treatment is great for all kinds of dermatological issues and conditions:
Acne scars, wrinkled and aging skin, scars, skin damaged by the sun, and more. The acid solution applied to the face strips off the outermost layers of skin, allowing for fresher, stronger layers with fewer imperfections to take their place. Depending on the type of peel, you won’t break the bank or spend a lot of time in recovery. A light or superficial peel only takes twenty minutes, and the light peeling from the exfoliation could last only three days.
Does it hurt?
Because chemical peels involve the application of acid to the face, they do sting just a little bit, but there is in no way a large amount of pain. There may be redness, peeling, and crusting in the days after the peel, but as time passes, those symptoms fade and your skin looks better than ever.
Are there side effects? What happens afterwards?
Superficial peels take up to a week to completely heal, and the redness and peeling you experience will be minimal. To aid the healing process, you will need to apply the appropriate skin cream or lotion, and use sunscreen every day.
The medium peel healing process lasts a bit longer, but the results are worth the wait. Peeling can be expected to halt after two weeks, and during that time, you must soak the skin daily, apply lotion, and avoid direct contact with the sun.
The deep peels require the longest recovery, but have the most lasting effects. The treated area will be bandaged, and may take up to three weeks to fully heal. The skin must be soaked multiple times per day, and a heavy moisturizer needs be applied daily. To ensure the healthiest recovery, avoid exposure of the treated area to the sun for up to three months.
Should I contact Knox Dermatology for more information?
Yes! Never hesitate to contact us for more information about Dallas chemical peels, or any other service we offer. We are here for you.
There are many reasons one might consider Dallas cosmetic surgery: acne scars, tattoos, spider veins, normal signs of aging, and photo-aging (a result of time spent in the sun without proper UV protection). Cosmetic surgery is suited for patients who want to treat skin conditions that have adversely affected their appearances.
The American Academy of Dermatology and Dallas cosmetic dermatology experts at Wooming Dermatology recommend that you do your research and ask the following questions before choosing someone to do your surgery.
This information can generally be found on a provider’s website, or this question can be answered with a simple phone call to the provider’s office. Generally speaking, if it isn’t stated on the provider’s website that they are a board-certified physician then chances are, they aren’t. While non board-certified providers may be convenient and less expensive, they may also be riskier. Non-physicians may be working with limited equipment and training and may not be equipped to handle complications or emergencies that may arise during a procedure. This can result in less than optimal results as well as significant health risks.
Find out exactly how many of the procedures the provider has done and ask for some patient referrals you can talk to. Does the provider have true, un-retouched before and after pictures he or she can show you?
As with any medical procedure, it’s also important to know all the possible risks or complications so you can make an informed decision, what kind of results you can expect, what the recovery time is and what to expect during the immediate post surgery time.
Ask what kind of anesthesia will be used, if you can expect any discomfort during or after the procedure and whether you will require pain medication afterward.
You will want to know where the procedure will be performed, if there are any pre-op instructions, how long it will take and when you can return home.
One of the most important questions for most patients if to find out when you can expect to see the final results of your procedure. You will want to know this in order to be able to plan when you will want to resume your normal activities.
Be sure you know all costs associated with the surgery, including post-op visits that may be required. Most cosmetic surgery is not covered by insurance, but check to be sure your insurance provider does not offer benefits for cosmetic surgery.
The Dallas cosmetic dermatology offices of Dr. George Wooming encourage you to do your research, get your questions answered and make your final decision to simply determine whether the benefits of the surgery to improve your appearance outweigh the risks. If you decide they do, make sure you are choosing the best possible provider for your procedure. If you have any questions or are interested in requesting an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact Knox Dermatology, (972)-661-5476.
Aging is a natural process we really have no control over — it plays a key role in the appearance of our skin. With age, visible lines begin to appear on skin and the face loses its general look of youthfulness. Skin also often becomes thinner and more dry with age. Many of these changes are controlled by genetics alone — a process called “intrinsic aging.” The years you celebrated on your birthday do have an affect on your skin, but your physical age is not the only factor contributing to aging appearance. Environment and lifestyle factors can cause premature aging of the skin — a process called “extrinsic aging.” Despite the cause, your friendly dermatologist in Dallas, Dr. George Wooming, knows best when it comes to the aging process, prevention, and treatments.
What does aging skin look like? Here are some of the common symptoms of aging you may notice in your appearance:
Wrinkles — Factors including skin type, genetics, and sun exposure can all cause your skin to become wrinkled. People who are fair skinned with a history of ultraviolet (UV) exposure are more susceptible not only to wrinkles, but also to skin damage and skin cancer.
Age spots — These flat, brown marks on the skin usually appear on the face, chest, back, backs of the hands and tops of the feet. Also caused by exposure to UV radiation, if you have a family history of age spots, you should take extra precaution to protect yourself from UV exposure.
While age and genetics do play a factor, there are some tips from your friendly dermatologist in Dallas to help you reduce premature skin aging.
Protect your skin from the sun — Exposure to UV radiation from the sun and indoor tanning beds is the most preventable cause of early skin aging. To prevent age-related sun damage, always wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, wear protective clothing, a wide brimmed hat, and seek shade when you’re outdoors.
Use a self-tanner rather than a tanning bed — Instead of using a tanning bed or the sun to darken your skin for swimsuit season or a special occasion, apply a self-tanning lotion or consider a spray tan. These methods will accomplish the same look, without damaging your skin and putting you at risk of skin cancer.
Don’t smoke — Use of tobacco products significantly speeds the rate at which your skin ages. Smoking causes your skin to look wrinkled, dull and saggy.
Watch your facial expressions — Repeatedly making the same facial expressions, or even squinting in the sun, year after year, can cause lined and wrinkles to become permanent. Wear a hat or sunglasses when out you’re out in the sun to avoid squinting.
Eat healthy and exercise — Studies have found that a diet high in sugar and refined carbohydrates can accelerate aging of the skin. Focus on eating a well-balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Exercise improves circulation and can boost the immune system, which may contribute to a more youthful appearance. Make a habit of exercising at least 30 minutes five days a week.
Reduce alcohol consumption — Alcohol dehydrates your body and your skin, in time permanently damaging the skin, which will only add to aging. Drink in moderation, and when you do consume alcohol, drink plenty of water as well to keep your body and skin hydrated.
Practice good hygiene — Gently clean your face twice daily to remove pollution, makeup and other substances that may irritate your skin. Avoid scrubbing your skin, as this can cause irritation. If you have been sweating heavily, wash your skin as soon as possible.
Use the right products — Apply a facial moisturizer daily to trap moisture in your skin, giving it a more youthful appearance. Avoid using skin care products that stink, burn or otherwise irritate your skin.