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Acne is the most common of all skin disorders, affecting almost everyone at some point in their lives. While most people outgrow acne in their late teens or early twenties, many are affected into adulthood or even experience late onset acne. Although the exact cause of adult acne is unknown, possible causes include stress, cosmetics and hormones.
How Can I Treat Adult Acne?
Not only is chronic adult acne frustrating, but it can also have long-lasting effects on the self-esteem and confidence of those suffering from it. To combat blemishes, follow a few basic guidelines to improve your skin's condition.
- Avoid the urge to pick or squeeze pimples. Aggravating your acne will only increase inflammation, delay the healing process and lead to scarring.
- Follow a daily skincare regimen to remove oils, make up, and sweat from the surface of your skin.
- When wearing make-up, only use oil-free cosmetics.
- Avoid over-washing your skin, as this can make your acne worse.
- Wash gently with a mild facial cleanser once or twice a day. Be cautious of harsh cleansing products that lead to dry, irritated skin.
- Eat a well-balanced diet.
- Limit exposure to sun and excess cold.
Fortunately, the physical and emotional effects of acne can be reversed with proper treatment. While adult acne can be persistent, an individualized treatment plan from our office can help you reduce blemishes, prevent scarring and eliminate your acne. With diligent home care and help from your dermatologist, your acne can be significantly improved, allowing you to regain your confidence!
Laser therapy is now used to treat a wide variety of cosmetic concerns in dermatology. It is used to get rid of hair that grows in unwanted places and zap away age spots. The benefits of using lasers are extensive—they can provide effective results much sooner. Consider the most frequently asked questions that many patients have about the laser treatments offered by Kimberly Bacharach, PA-C at CU Dermatology Boulder in Boulder, CO.
What Types of Laser Treatments Are Available?
At CU Dermatology Boulder, you can have a number of common cosmetic problems corrected with lasers. Here are a few applications:
- Reduction in the appearance of acne, angiomas, sun spots, facial veins, and scars.
- Laser hair removal.
- Photo-rejuvenation and resurfacing.
- Treatment for stubborn cases of rosacea.
What to Expect During a Laser Treatment
Lasers use focused, light and energy to remove unwanted cells or hair follicles. You may feel a bit of warmth when having a laser applied to your skin, but many modern tools are equipped with cooling mechanisms to maximize your comfort. In some cases, you may need to visit us on several occasions to get the full results of a laser treatment.
What Aftercare Is Needed for Laser Treatments?
We will discuss aftercare steps for you before you undergo laser treatment. This is some of the advice you’ll likely receive:
- Do not wash with hot water for at least a couple of days after a skin laser treatment.
- Avoid high-energy exercise for a few days.
- Stay hydrated and stay out of the sun for at least a week (wear a sufficient SPF sunscreen if you have to spend time outside).
- Talk to us if you see blisters or other skin anomalies appear in the treated area.
More Questions? Contact Us
With the various laser treatments available at CU Dermatology Boulder in Boulder, CO, there’s a very good likelihood we'll be able to help with your cosmetic concern. Call (303) 315-9980 today to make an appointment with Kimberly Bacharach, PA-C.
This cosmetic injectable can have you looking younger in a matter of days.
If you’ve ever said to yourself, “I really wish there was a fast and simple way to get rid of those annoying smile lines” then you’re in the right place because, as a matter of fact, there is. At CU Dermatology in Boulder, CO, Kimberly Bacharach, PA-C offers a variety of cosmetic dermatological treatments to give you fresh, healthy and younger-looking skin. Find out more about Botox and what you can achieve with this quick and easy cosmetic solution.
What is Botox?
Botox offers a simple and nonsurgical solution for smoothing away lines and wrinkles of the face. It offers natural-looking results, making it a perfect option for patients in Boulder, CO, who want to improve their appearance but perhaps aren’t ready to fully commit to significant and permanent changes.
Botox is designed to temporarily minimize and get rid of dynamic wrinkles and lines by blocking nerve signals from the muscles to the brain to prevent muscle contractions. Since the muscles are unable to contract, wrinkles that are the result of these contractions are smoothed away and new ones also can’t form.
How is Botox administered?
Botox consists of a highly purified form of botulinum toxin A. This solution is placed into a series of very thin needles that are then injected into the muscles of the face. Since these needles are so thin, most patients don’t experience anything more than a slight pinch; however, if you are a bit nervous about Botox (especially if it’s your first time) don’t hesitate to talk to us about numbing the area prior to getting Botox.
How long does treatment last? Is there a recovery period?
Another benefit to getting Botox in Boulder, CO, is that it only takes a couple of minutes to administer the injections. There is no downtime so you can also go right back to work or your normal routine immediately after. Most patients don’t experience anything more than a bit of redness, swelling or tenderness near the injection sites, which goes away in 1-2 days.
When will I see results?
Since Botox is a bit different from dermal fillers like Juvederm, you won’t see results right away. It can take up to 3-4 days for Botox to work its magic. You will see full results about one week after treatment and results usually last 3-4 months (but can last up to 6 months). If you love your results, you can talk to us about getting additional Botox treatments when results begin to fade.
Are you dealing with early signs of aging? Living in Boulder, CO? If so, then it might be time to sit down with Kimberly Bacharach, PA-C at CU Dermatology Boulder to find out if Botox is right for you.
Botox is an injection therapy that can make the skin look smoother and tighter, long after deep wrinkling and lines have set in. It has continued to grow in popularity since dermatologists first started using the proprietary compound for cosmetics in the early 2000s. Find out if you are a good candidate for this cosmetic procedure, which is offered by Kimberly Bacharach, PA-C at CU Dermatology in Boulder, CO.
What Is BOTOX?
Botox, short for botulinum A toxin, is a cosmetic treatment that clears up stubborn wrinkles on your forehead, lines around your mouth, and crow’s feet that form around the eyes, shaving years off your appearance. A series of injections of a neurotoxic protein are applied to areas of the face that have cosmetic flaws. The protein stops the muscles that form wrinkles and lines from moving. The muscles freeze, causing the skin to soften and wrinkles to release.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Botox works best if your skin is in generally good condition, and still has moderate elasticity. If you’re not happy with how your skin is aging, or have damage caused by the sun, consult with CU Dermatology to find out more about this option. In some cases, it can be combined with other treatments, like dermal fillers or photofacial rejuvenation, to achieve even more optimal results.
Botox is also called botulinum rejuvenation because of the way it revitalizes and refreshes the texture and appearance of the skin. One of the most notable benefits of Botox is the simplicity of the procedure. The injections take about five minutes of your time, and you can go back to your normal day. It takes only a few days to begin to see results, and they last for 3-4 months. Schedule visits every quarter for a checkup and maintenance.
Talk to a Dermatologist
Make time to visit CU Dermatology in Boulder, CO, to discuss the benefits of Botox in more detail. Call (303) 315-9980 today for an appointment with Kimberly Bacharach, PA-C.
If your facial complexion has you feeling down about your appearance, you may benefit from cosmetic dermatology. However, understanding your treatment options and the ins and outs of how they work can help tremendously in choosing the best procedure for you. Dermal fillers can help patients in a variety of situations. Find out more about dermal fillers with Kimberly Bacharach, PA-C at CU Dermatology in Boulder, CO.
What is a dermal filler?
As we age, our skin starts decreasing its production of substances like collagen and hyaluronic acid, which keeps it taut and supple. This results in sagging or wrinkled skin and an aging appearance. Dermal fillers use a substance which naturally occurs in your body and injects it into the facial skin. The filler plumps the area under the skin, providing a fuller, younger look and minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Am I a candidate for a dermal filler?
Good candidates for this procedure should be in overall good health with realistic expectations for their treatment.
What can I expect from the dermal filler process?
Your doctor will cleanse the skin and, in some cases, apply an anesthetic to help minimize discomfort. Most patients report that they feel only a small pinch as their doctor injects the filler into the facial skin. After the procedure, you may experience some redness or swelling at the injection sites but this should clear up on its own after a day or two.
Dermal Fillers in Boulder, CO
If you think you can benefit from dermal fillers, a consultation with your dermatologist can help you determine if this is the best cosmetic dermatology procedure for you and your complexion. For more information on dermal fillers, please contact Kimberly Bacharach, PA-C at CU Dermatology in Boulder, CO. Call (303) 315-9980 to schedule your appointment today!