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By Niagara Dermatology Associates LLC
March 19, 2019
Category: Skin Conditions
Tags: Hyperpigmentation  

HyperpigmentationBrown spots and skin discoloration are frequent complaints for many people. The most common form of irregular pigmentation is hyperpigmentation, a condition in which patches of skin become darker in color than the normal surrounding skin. Some people have abnormal skin pigmentation from a young age, and for others it is brought on later in life by sun damage or injury to the skin. Individuals of all ages, ethnicities and skin types can be affected, although those with darker skin tones are more prone to develop it.

Hyperpigmentation usually appears as brown spots and dark patches on the face, chest, arms and hands. This darkening occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin color, forms deposits in the skin. Sun exposure, acne, genetics and hormonal changes can trigger or worsen irregular pigmentation.  

Not all pigmentation problems can be avoided, but you can follow preventive measures to control and reduce dark spots from forming. It is especially important to use adequate sunscreen, manage your acne and discontinue the use of any oral medications that may be contributing to the problem.

How Can I Combat Hyperpigmentation?

The good news is that skin hyperpigmentation isn’t dangerous, and proper treatment can help rejuvenate troubling patches on the skin. There are many treatments at your dermatologist’s disposal, ranging from topical creams and dermabrasion to chemical peels and laser procedures. Your dermatologist will work with you to determine the most suitable treatment for your particular skin type and problem.  

Although a frustrating condition, your skin complexion can be improved and corrected. Talk to your dermatologist about the best treatment options for you.

By Niagara Dermatology Associates LLC
March 05, 2019
Category: Skin Conditions
Tags: Psoriasis  

What is Psoriasis?

Have you been experiencing bumpy, white-scale-topped patches of red skin erupting over certain parts of your body? These itchy, sometimes painful plaques could be the result of an undiagnosed case of psoriasis. Although this skin disorder does not have a cure, there are several treatment options that can lead to Psoriasis are itchy, painful plaques that appear on the skin.symptom relief. Read on to learn more about psoriasis and how your local dermatologist can help!

The Background on Psoriasis

While there is no medical consensus on what exactly causes psoriasis, experts generally point towards an abnormality in how T cells operate in a patient’s immune system. T cells are normally used by the body in order to defend against foreign threats, such as viruses or bacteria. However, for those with psoriasis, these cells become overactive and start to treat healthy skin cells as if they were harmful. In turn, this leads the body to behave as if it had a wound to heal, or an infection to fight. As a result, sporadic patches of irritated skin begin to erupt on certain parts of the body.

Both the appearance of these symptoms and the level of their severity can be triggered through a number of factors, including:

  • Skin infections
  • Skin injuries
  • Heavy stress
  • Regular tobacco use
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Use of specific medications, such as lithium, beta blockers, antimalarial drugs, and iodides

Treatment Options

Although there is no cure for the disorder, your local dermatologist has a number of treatment methods that can slow down the growth of skin cells responsible for psoriasis’ uncomfortable rashes. An appointment with your skin doctor can determine which of these options is right for you:

  • Steroid cream
  • Moisturizer
  • Coal tar (available in lotions, creams, foams, soaps, and shampoos)
  • Ultraviolet therapy
  • Retinoid (not recommended for women who are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant)
  • Methotrexate (only for serious cases)

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You don’t need to live with the full discomfort of psoriasis; give our office a call today and discover how we can help!

By Niagara Dermatoogy Associates
February 14, 2019
Category: Skin Conditions
Tags: Spider Veins  

At some point during our lifetime most of us will develop spider veins, those tiny little purple, red or blue web-like lines that are the result of twisted blood vessels. While they can develop anywhere on the body they most often appear on the legs.

What causes spider veins?

The purpose of veins is to deliver blood to the heart. Of course, if something is wrong with the vein blood can pool inside of it, causing a buildup of pressure that can weaken the walls of the vein. This can cause the veins to twist, which results in spider veins.

While anyone can develop spider veins women are far more likely than men to deal with this problem. There are certain risk factors that can make you prone to spider veins. These factors include:

  • Being on your feet all day
  • Age
  • Hormonal changes
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Prior leg surgeries
  • Genetics

Are spider veins painful?

Even though spider veins can be unsightly they are usually harmless; however, there are instances where someone with spider veins may experience aching, burning, or leg cramping.

Can you get rid of spider veins?

If you are experiencing discomfort due to spider veins you may want to wear compression stockings, which can apply the ideal amount of pressure to the damaged vein to improve blood flow to the heart. Compression stockings are great if you are looking to improve blood flow while also reducing the aching or cramping you may experience as a result of your spider veins; however, compression stockings will not repair or remove spider veins.

If you want to have your spider veins removed then it’s time to turn to a dermatologist. There are two ways in which a skin doctor can treat your spider veins. The most common method is sclerotherapy, in which a special solution is injected into the vein. The solution will cause the vein to collapse, where the vein will then be reabsorbed by the body and fade over the course of a few weeks. Depending on the severity of your spider veins, you may require more than one sclerotherapy treatment.

Another treatment option is called endovenous laser treatment (ELT), in which a catheter is inserted into the vein. Inside the catheter is a laser that will heat up the vein to seal it. This will seal out blood so that the blood can be rerouted through healthy veins. This is an ideal option for those with smaller veins or those dealing with spider veins that are on the surface of the skin. Again, several treatment sessions may be necessary to see full results.

 

If you are dealing with unsightly spider veins then it’s time to consult your dermatologist to find out the best treatment options to match your needs.

By Niagara Dermatoogy Associates
February 07, 2019
Category: Skin Conditions
Tags: Hydrafacial  

HYDRAFACIAL

TREATMENT OPTIONS: CALL FOR PRICES 716-205-8324

SIGNATURE HYDRAFACIAL:

This medical grade facial treatment deeply cleanses, exfoliates, extracts, and infuses intense hydration of serums filled with antioxidants, and hyaluronic acid using a specific technology called vortex fusion resulting in clearer, smooth, glowing skin with no downtime or discomfort, and non-irritating.

OTHER AREAS:

  • Neck & Décolletage
  • Back Facial

 

DELUXE HYDRAFACIAL:

This invigorating treatment includes all of the essentials of the SIGNATURE HYDRAFACIAL while addressing specific skin concerns by adding specific boosters:

Pick One Added Boosters Options:

  • DERMABUILDER – helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • RADIANCE – helps to minimize the appearance of dark spots
  • CLARIFYING – helps with oily or congested skin by using extended extractions and blue LED light therapy
  • BRIGHTALIVE – helps minimize the appearance of discoloration and brightens skin tone for an instantly gratifying glow. Also helps prevent new pigmentation formation
  • ROZATROL – helps minimize the appearance of redness and rosacea prone skin

 

RESTORATIVE HYDRAFACIAL:

This treatment is a SIGNATURE HYDRAFACIAL while adding a CTGF Booster (Connective Tissue Growth Factor) to help improve the appearance of skin tone, texture, and elasticity. CTGF is naturally derived from human stem cells to build collagen to enhance the skins look and feel.

 

PLATINUM HYDRAFACIAL:

Experience the ultimate Hydrafacial experience! We begin with the detoxification process with lymphatic drainage therapy. Continue with all of the essentials in the DELUXE HYDRAFACIAL, your choice of booster, and concludes with LED light therapy.

 

PERKS: use alone or add on to any of the above facials

Perks use patented roller-flex technology to offer immediate results.

  •  EYE PERK – brightens the delicate eye area, reducing dark circles and puffiness to awaken your eyes. The roller used during the service is yours to keep until next treatment.
  •  LIP PERK – lightly plumps lip and locks in moisture to reveal a perfect pout. The roller used during the service is yours to keep until next treatment.
By Niagara Dermatology Associates, LLC
February 07, 2019
Category: Skin Conditions
Tags: Hydrafacial  

HYDRAFACIAL IS HERE AT NIAGARA DERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES!

 

Is HydraFacial right for you?

Yep. We don’t have a type. HydraFacial addresses all skincare needs.

  • Fine lines + Wrinkles
  • Elasticity + Firmness
  • Even Tone + Vibrancy
  • Skin Texture
  • Brown Spots
  • Oily + Congested Skin
  • Enlarged Pores

HydraFacial is for everyone.

visit: hydrafacial.com





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