Posts for: January, 2017
This day in age, looking great is toward the top of more and more peoples’ to-do lists. However, this task often takes the expertise of your dermatologist. Hair removal can help you save time and effort and keep you looking and feeling great about the way you look. Learn more about the best hair removal procedure for you with Dr. Alan Rockoff and Dr. Katherine Fening at The Rockoff Dermatology Center in Andover and Brookline, MA.
Where can I use laser hair removal?
Most women remove their unwanted hair by shaving or waxing. However, these methods can become inefficient and time-consuming, forcing you to shave or wax every few days or weeks. Unlike other methods, the type of laser hair removal used at The Rockoff Dermatology Center is permanent, effective and suitable for all skin types. This non-invasive procedure works on any area of the body, including:
- bikini line
How does hair removal work?
Laser hair removal targets the hairs using the contrast in color between them and the skin. In the past, lasers only worked on fair skin with dark hair. However, thanks to recent advances, The Rockoff Dermatology Center’s lasers can help those with any skin or hair type. Laser hair removal is often described as feeling like a rubber band snapping onto the skin and has no downtime or recovery period.
Your dermatologist aims the machine’s laser at the skin in question and slowly moves it over the hair. Hair removal sessions usually last only a few minutes and most patients require several sessions before seeing the expected results.
Laser Hair Removal in Andover and Brookline
Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to remove unwanted hair from various parts of the body. After your session, your skin may appear red or feel irritated. This is normal and nothing to worry about. Moisturizer given to you by your dermatologist and cool compresses can help decrease the severity of these side effects until they resolve themselves.
For more information on laser hair removal in the Andover and Brookline, MA area, please contact Dr. Rockoff and Dr. Fening at The Rockoff Dermatology Center. Call to schedule your appointment today!
If looking younger is at the top of your priority list, Botox could be the procedure you have been looking for. Botox, available from your dermatologist, does more than just make your skin appear younger. Learn more about Botox with The Rockoff Dermatology Center in Andover and Brookline, MA.
Can Botox help my unwanted lines and wrinkles?
Botox is a dermatological treatment which freezes the muscles underneath the skin. This relaxes the muscle, smoothing the skin which lies on top and preventing it from moving, which, in turn, prevents new wrinkles from forming. If you have fine lines and wrinkles you wish were not there, you could benefit from Botox treatments.
What is Botox used for?
Your doctor can use Botox to treat lines and wrinkles in the facial area. The most common places for Botox injections include:
- vertical lines between the eyebrows
- horizontal lines on the forehead
- lines around the mouth
- crows feet beside the eyes
- above the eyebrows
- the corners of the mouth
- along the nose
Botox Treatments in Andover and Brookline
When you see your doctor for your Botox treatment, you can expect a short appointment with the actual procedure lasting only about 15 minutes. Your doctor uses a very thin needle to inject Botox underneath the skin and into your facial muscles. While you may feel a small pinch at the injection sites, most patients report that Botox is generally not painful. The procedure will require no downtime and patients can return to their daily activities immediately following the Botox session. The injection sites may be sore or irritated for a day or two following your procedure, but any irritation should resolve itself.
For more information on Botox, please contact Dr. Alan Rockoff and Dr. Katherine Fening at The Rockoff Dermatology Center in Andover and Brookline, MA. Call to schedule your Botox appointment with your doctor today!