Has your skin recently taken a turn for the worse? Over time, skin that was once youthful and radiant can become dull and lifeless due to sun damage, poor lifestyle choices, and the aging process. Many of our patients in Montgomery, AL are discovering how minimally-invasive skin treatments can help revitalize and rejuvenate the appearance of their skin. Whether you are interested in BOTOX® or a simple skin cancer screening, our board-certified dermatologist and her team can help you!
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® treatment consists of an injection of a purified protein solution into certain facial muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and rejuvenate an aging face. BOTOX® was given FDA approval in 2002 and has since become one of the most popular skin treatment procedures available in Montgomery, AL and elsewhere. If you are in good physical condition and have the type of wrinkles that BOTOX® is designed to treat, you will probably make a good candidate for treatment with BOTOX®.
What is Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling is a skin treatment in which we pass a special device over the surface of your skin in a series of passes. Each trip over your skin produces multiple tiny micro-channels in it. These microscopic openings trigger a healing cascade that results in the diminishment of lines, wrinkles, scars, and other unwanted issues.
Feel free to talk to our dermatologist about ways that you can enhance your treatment. Micro-needling works very well in conjunction with other skincare treatments, particularly the application of topical skincare ointments, creams, and serums. The reason it works so well is that the skin possesses an outer barrier called the stratum corneum, which prevents some topicals containing larger molecules from penetrating. The microscopic punctures created by the micro-needling treatment process act as tiny channels, allowing these substances to easily penetrate the outer layer.
Skin Cancer Screening
If you have recently detected changes in a mole, such as a change in shape, size, color, or its borders, it pays to have it checked out for the presence of skin cancer. Skin cancer is a very serious disease, but it is highly treatable when detected early. Left untreated, skin cancer can spread to other organs and eventually prove fatal. If you suspect anything, it’s important to see our dermatologist in Montgomery, AL as soon as possible.
Make an appointment with our dermatologist at River Region Dermatology and Laser if you have any issues or concerns with your skin. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Montgomery, AL.