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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  




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.


  • Neck & Décolletage
  • Back Facial



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



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.



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  



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

By Niagara Dermatology Associates LLC
February 05, 2019
Category: Skin Conditions
Tags: Keratosis Pilaris  

Keratosis Pilaris can cause bumps on your armsCould those rough, white bumps actually be Keratosis Pilaris?

If you are dealing with rough patches of skin on your body, then you may be dealing with a condition known as keratosis pilaris. While this is a fairly common and non­threatening dermatological issue it can be hard to effectively treat. Luckily, most cases of keratosis pilaris go away by the age of 30. However, find out everything you need to know about this condition and how to manage your symptoms properly.

Are you noticing any of these symptoms?

  • Rough, scaly patches that are sometimes itchy
  • White or red bumps that look like acne
  • Bumps on the arms, legs, cheeks or butt
  • An increase in symptoms during the winter

If you’ve said “yes” to any of these symptoms above, then your bumps may be the result of keratosis pilaris. Luckily, this isn’t a serious condition and often won’t require treatment. However, some people feel embarrassed by how their skin looks. If this is the case, then consult your dermatologist.

Keratosis Pilaris Treatments

There is no one treatment that effectively helps those with keratosis pilaris. However, your dermatologist might recommend a medicated exfoliant, a retinoid cream or gel, or laser treatment. While using these medications may improve the look of your skin, if you stop taking this medication there is a significant chance that the problem will return. The biggest issue with this dermatological condition is that it lasts for many years.

Self­Care Measures for Keratosis Pilaris

While your treatment options might not sound ideal, there are also some easy things you can do at home that can improve the look of your skin.

  • Avoid scrubbing or rubbing your skin, which can further aggravate your condition.
  • Always pat your skin dry and never rub. This will also help to maintain moisture.Apply a moisturizer after getting out of the shower. This can further help to improve the appearance of dry, irritated skin.
  • Look for products with urea or lactic acid. Both of these ingredients can be found in over-the­counter skin care products and they remove excess keratin from the outermost layer of the skin.

Talk to your dermatologist about which prescription medications and lifestyle changes would improve your condition. Even though this condition isn’t serious you can still seek medical advice and treatments to help with your problem.

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