The skin is your body’s largest organ and is responsible for activities like protecting against the entrance of pathogens and toxins and the delivery of oxygenated blood to different areas of the body. This is why it is so vitally important to safeguard both its health and appearance. A dermatologist can help you when you have problems with your skin like sun damage, signs of aging, or suspicious moles. You should begin your search for finding a reputable dermatologist by making sure that your prospective practitioner is a board-certified dermatologist. This is a professional who went to college and medical school, as well as dermatology residency. You should make sure the dermatologist is trained and equipped to diagnose and treat the specific skin condition that prompted your search.
Skin Cancer Detection
If you should notice a suspicious-looking mole, make an appointment with your dermatologist right away. Although most such changes are benign, they can indicate the development of skin cancer. Skin cancer is highly treatable when detected early, but can become very serious when it spreads to internal organs. Make a habit of periodically checking yourself when you disrobe. If you should notice a sudden change in an existing mole, like a change in size, shape, color, or sensation, call us right away to schedule an appointment.
BOTOX® is an injectable treatment that has both cosmetic and medical applications. The treatment involves the injection of a safe toxin into your face to temporarily paralyze facial muscles responsible for dynamic wrinkles like those found between the eyebrows or on the forehead. BOTOX® can also be used to prevent migraine headaches.
Facial fillers help to minimize wrinkles, but they go about it in a different way than BOTOX®. Fillers are injectable substances that promote increased skin thickness to fill in fine lines and wrinkles. Some common brand names are Juvederm®, Radiesse®, Restylane®, and Sculptra® Aesthetic. These products offer long-lasting results that do not require surgery or downtime. Over the course of time, fillers are absorbed by your body and follow-up injections are required to maintain your results.
Reach Out for Further Information
If you have any remaining questions about the various treatments and procedures offered by your dermatologist, please feel free to make an appointment with the office of Dr. Ingrid E. Trenkle! At our convenient locations in Redlands and Sun City, our caring and devoted professionals will be happy to explain your full range of options and help you decide which one would be best for you. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!