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The Truth about Dermal Fillers
What Can Dermal Fillers Do For Me?
Dermal fillers are injectable compounds used to “fill in” lines and wrinkles in the face, and promote the look of youthful facial fullness. Dr. Mark Burnett, of Sarasota, Florida, uses dermal fillers to achieve lasting results, such as:
- Diminishing the look of scars
- Enhancing thin lips
- Diminishing the look of facial wrinkles
- Promoting a youthful appearance of the face
During your consultation appointment with Dr. Burnett, he will discuss the benefits and results of the use of dermal fillers, which dermal filler might be best for you, and what you can expect from treatment. He will examine your skin tone and facial contours to determine which areas to treat. He may also take photographs of your face.
During treatment, Dr. Burnett will lightly mark the areas of your face to be treated. These areas will be cleansed and injected with the dermal filler of choice. The injections are tolerated well and are of minimal discomfort. The treated areas are then gently massaged.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the best candidate for dermal fillers is a person who is healthy and doesn’t smoke. A patient’s goals should also be realistic. Dermal fillers are often used to diminish the early signs of aging listed above and their use can sometimes delay the need for surgical procedures such as a facelift or brow lift; however, the results of using dermal fillers are not to be compared with those of a surgical procedure.
Visible results from the use of dermal fillers will generally decrease over time, so it is important to visit the Sarasota office regularly to determine if additional dermal filler treatments might be needed. Feel free to stop in for a consultation and discuss what Dr. Burnett can do for you.
What exactly does Botox do? The staff at Burnett Dermatology has the answers!
You've probably heard about Botox being used to smooth out facial wrinkles. You may be interested in how you'd look after a treatment. As with any procedure, it's important to know the facts before you make an appointment, so Dr. S. Mark Burnett and his staff at Burnett Dermatology in Sarasota, Florida have provided some information about Botox for their current and future patients.
What is Botox?
You might be aware that Botox is derived from Clostridium botulinum bacteria. You may be wondering if introducing this bacteria to your skin is safe. The short answer is yes. While this bacteria can be toxic in certain instances, the type used for Botox treatments is made from an inactive form that naturally occurs in the environment. The dosage is also very minimal and when applied by medical professionals like Dr. Burnett and his Sarasota dermatology staff, is very safe for human use. In fact, in addition to its use as a cosmetic treatment, Botox medically treats muscle spasms, urinary incontinence and profuse sweating.
How does Botox work?
Using a very fine needle, small amounts of Botox are injected into the targeted areas of the skin that have become wrinkled over time - usually the "crow's feet" in the corners of the eyes and the "frown lines" between the eyebrows. The formula temporarily stops the muscles in these areas from contracting, causing the resulting wrinkles to disappear. The effects of Botox typically last about three to four months.
Is Botox right for me?
At skin care practices like Burnett Dermatology in Sarasota, Botox has become the gold standard in minimally-invasive cosmetic treatments; it's estimated that 6 million treatments are done each year. While pregnant women and nursing mothers are advised against using Botox, most people with noticeable wrinkling in the eye area are well-suited for Botox treatments.
If you'd like to learn more about how Botox can rejuvenate your skin, call Burnett Dermatology in Sarasota, Florida to learn more about this low-maintenance cosmetic treatment!
You don’t have to hide your skin or feel embarrassed anymore. Modern solutions in dermatological science make it possible to improve the appearance of your skin with non-invasive procedures. Learn how a specialist at Burnett Dermatology in Sarasota FL can help give you the beautiful skin you’ve always wanted.
Hiding Your Skin Problems
Many patients spend hundreds of dollars on skin care products to try to get rid of common skin problems, but nothing gives them the results you want. If this sounds like your story, you could benefit from a laser skin treatment at a dermatologist’s office. Laser therapy is a technology that uses waves of energy or light to fix or reduce the appearance of common skin problems, like wrinkles, unsightly birthmarks, acne marks, sun spots, eczema scars and more.
Laser Skin Treatments
The specialists at Burnett Dermatology in Sarasota FL are happy to offer patients the latest laser skin treatments. Laser resurfacing is a treatment where intense beams of light are used to remove the top layers of skin. Removing the old skin gives new skin a chance to grow. Resurfacing is used to fix fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet and skin discolorations. Laser skin tightening is a treatment that stimulates the collagen in the skin using heat pulses from an infrared light. This therapy is used for sun damage, sagging skin and more.
Advantages of Laser Treatments
While everyone wants youthful, healthy looking skin, not everyone wants to go through an invasive procedure like plastic surgery in order to get it. The main benefit of laser skin treatments is that they don’t require any cutting or deep anesthesia. The healing process can take as little three to 10 days. Many patients report significant improvements in the way their skin looks in just a few appointments.
Call for a Visit
You don’t have to go another year with unsightly skin problems. Call Burnett Dermatology in Sarasota FL at 941-957-3376 to schedule a visit to talk about laser skin treatments that will help reveal your healthy, beautiful skin.
Mohs surgery targets cancerous skin tumors while leaving the rest of your skin intact. Here's how.
If you've been diagnosed with skin cancer - squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma or melanoma-in-situ - you are likely concerned about the removal of the cancer. "Will the surgeon be able to take out all the cancerous cells?" or "Will my skin return to normal?" are two common questions posed to Dr. S. Mark Burnett hears at his Sarasota, Florida dermatology practice. Using the revolutionary Mohs surgery technique, the typical answer to both questions is a confident "Yes!"
What is Mohs surgery?
Mohs surgery, sometimes called chemosurgery or micrographic surgery, treats skin cancers by removing the layers of skin from the affected area one-by-one so they can each be examined before moving on to the next. This ensures that your Sarasota dermatologist has removed as much of the cancerous tumor as possible while leaving the surrounding healthy tissue in tact. By examining the tissue during the surgery, this cuts down on the need for more procedures and increases the likelihood the cancer will be totally removed from your skin.
What kind of cancer does Mohs surgery treat?
Mohs surgery is used on common skin cancers likes basal and squamous cell carcinomas, especially when they are located on areas of the body where tissue preservation is important - the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, hands, feet, groin and hairline, for example. Mohs surgery can be used on certain melanomas if they have not metastasized, or spread, to other areas of the body. These growths are referred to as "melanoma-in-situ." Through examination and testing, your Sarasota dermatologist will be able to determine what kind of skin cancer you have and the type of treatment it needs.
If you've noticed a change in a mole or a new growth on your skin, or you have a history of skin cancer, it's important to contact Dr. Burnett's office right away for an evaluation. If you do have a cancerous lesion, early treatment with Mohs surgery just might be a life saving procedure.
Welcome to the Blog of Burnett Dermatology
Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a dermatologist in the Sarasota, FL area, we’re excited you are here. With the dermatology industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.
As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote skin health awareness as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle. Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dermatology news, advancements in dermatology treatments, practical skin care advice and updates from our practice.
We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure your best skin health.
As always, feel free to contact Burnett Dermatology with any dermatology questions or concerns.
-- The Dermatology Team at Burnett Dermatology
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