Posts for: July, 2017
Seeing your dermatologist can keep your skin healthy and looking great. However, understanding the dermatological therapies offered may seem overwhelming or difficult. Luckily, Dr. Alan Rockoff and Dr. Katherine Fening can help explain these procedures and determine if they are right for you. Find out more with The Rockoff Dermatology Center in Brookline, MA, and Andover, MA.
Pelleve is a skin treatment which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This procedure uses radio frequency to warm the skin, triggering collagen production and tightening the skin. Pelleve takes advantage of the body’s natural reactions to radio frequency to ensure the skin continues producing new collagen months after treatment.
Pelleve’s machine also allows your dermatologist to perform the PelleFirm procedure, which uses the same radio frequencies to warm the skin, reducing the appearance of cellulite. The treatment stimulates blood flow to smooth and tighten the skin.
Sclerotherapy focuses on treating varicose and spider veins. Your dermatologist will inject the vein with a solution, causing it to collapse. Eventually, the appearance of the collapsed vein begins to fade and, over time, is no longer visible. The procedure takes only about a half an hour and is safe and effective with minimal downtime afterward.
Dermatology in Brookline, MA, and Andover, MA
These treatments are safe and effective, performed in just minutes. Most patients require no recovery time and experience minimal side effects. If you think you could benefit from these dermatological treatments or are interested in other treatments to help you look and feel great, you should consult with your dermatologist at a consultation appointment.
For more information on these dermatological therapies and more, please contact Dr. Alan Rockoff and Dr. Katherine Feningat The Rockoff Dermatology Center with locations in Brookline, MA, and Andover, MA. Call (617) 731-2390 to schedule your appointment at the Brookline location and (978) 475-9230 to schedule your appointment at the Andover office today!
Removing unwanted hair is a regular hassle for men and women everywhere. While shaving and waxing remove the hair in question, they cannot remove them permanently, allowing the hair to grow back in and requiring ongoing attention. Luckily, laser hair removal can remove unwanted hair long term in just a few treatments. Find out more about laser hair removal with The Rockoff Dermatology Center in both Brookline, MA and Andover, MA.
Am I a candidate for laser hair removal?
Unlike other hair removal systems, the GentleMax hair removal system used by Rockoff Dermatology Center is suitable for all skin tones, from fair to dark. A good candidate for laser hair removal is in good general health and is at a low risk for complications. Patients should have realistic expectations for their treatment and understand that they will need more than one session to achieve the desired results. Patients who are pregnant or suffer from inflamed or infected growths near the treatment area may not qualify for laser hair removal.
What can I expect during a laser hair removal treatment?
Though some patients report that their laser hair removal treatment was painless, many others describe it as feeling a slight sting with each laser pulse as though a rubber band is being popped onto the surface of the skin. Your doctor may use creams or ointments to cool or numb the treatment area prior to the procedure. You may notice some redness or swelling after your procedure which should resolve itself within a day.
Laser Hair Removal in Brookline, MA, and Andover, MA
Most patients require 4-6 laser treatments over the course of about a year for permanent results. Some patients also choose to have touch-up appointments to maintain their results. Laser hair removal is safe and effective with the right dermatologist. For more information on hair removal and what it can do for you, please contact Dr. Alan Rockoff and Dr. Katherine Feningat The Rockoff Dermatology Center with locations in Brookline, MA, and Andover, MA. Call (617) 731-2390 to schedule your appointment at the Brookline location and (978) 475-9230 to schedule your appointment at the Andover office today!