Posts for: September, 2017
Dermatology is a multi-faceted medical specialty. Dr. Alan Rockoff and Dr. Katherine Fening at the Rockoff Dermatology Center in Brookline and Andover, MA not only help you manage the health of your skin; they also provide services that enhance its appearance as well! Here are just two of the many ways we can help you put your best face forward.
This rejuvenating treatment is a safe, proven and remarkable way to eradicate wrinkles and bring youthful firmness back to your skin, in particular, the areas between the eyes and in their outer corners. Botox is derived from natural proteins that stop the neurological reactions of muscle movement and has been used by physicians for decades as a way to correct muscular spasms in the throat, eyes, and neck. Since 2002, your Brookline and Andover dermatologists have been able to use Botox as a cosmetic treatment for wrinkles. When the targeted muscles stop moving, the wrinkles that have formed as a result of constant use begin to smooth over. Botox is applied with a tiny, extra-fine needle, making it a minimally invasive treatment with few side effects that is a great alternative to surgical treatments. Its effects can take a few days to fully develop and typically last between three and four months before muscle activity resumes.
Unwanted hair can appear in many places on the body: the upper lip, the stomach, the chin. People who shave their legs and underarms are often dissatisfied with the time and temporary nature of shaving. Laser hair removal from your Brookline and Andover dermatologists offers a permanent solution to this common problem. Our specialized laser targets the hair while leaving the surrounding skin untouched, heating up the follicle to a temperature that permanently halts the hair growth. Like Botox, laser hair removal is non-surgical and doesn't require downtime, giving you smooth skin in six sessions or less at the Rockoff Center.
We have many more cosmetic dermatology procedures available. To learn more about them, contact the Rockoff Dermatology Center. We have convenient locations in Andover and Brookline, MA!
Age can make us wiser and calmer, but it can also bring with it unwanted effects like loss of elasticity in the skin, which leads to wrinkles and loosened areas. Fortunately, cosmetic treatments like skin tightening are offered at the Rockoff Dermatology Center in Brookline and Andover, Massachusetts. This non-surgical procedure uses your body's own processes to give you a more youthful appearance. Learn how Dr. Alan Rockoff and his staff use skin tightening to help their patients here.
What is skin tightening?
Like some other cosmetic procedures performed by your Brookline and Andover dermatologist, skin tightening uses heat technology to help smooth out wrinkles and fine lines and restore tautness to sagging skin. The difference is that this treatment uses radiofrequency energy instead of laser. The radiofrequency, or RF waves, stimulate the collagen underneath the skin to begin reproducing at a faster rate than before. The high-energy waves penetrate through the upper layer of skin, keeping those cells untouched by the heat. The result is toned, tightened skin that looks and feels young again!
What are the benefits of skin tightening?
Also called tissue tightening or collagen remodeling, skin tightening is non-invasive, which means that there are no cuts made or stitches needed. This eliminates the downtime and discomfort associated with facelifts and other plastic surgery procedures. Radio frequency is also a great alternative to laser treatments, especially for those patients who have tried laser procedures without satisfactory results.
How long will it take skin tightening to work?
The RF skin tightening appointment itself only takes approximately an hour. It may take several months, and several sessions with your Brookline and Andover dermatologist, before the stimulated collagen has completed its regrowth cycle and the results begin to show.
To learn more about skin tightening, contact us to make an appointment with our medically-trained dermatology staff at The Rockoff Center in Brookline, Massachusetts. We also have a convenient location in Andover. We look forward to hearing from you!