Skin Cancer - Good Luck to Governor Hogan
February 2, 2018All of us at MD Dermatology, Laser, Skin & Vein Institute wish our Governor of Maryland, Mr. Larry Hogan, a speedy recovery from his minor surgery scheduled for February 3, 2018, for recently diagnosed skin cancers: basal and squamous cell carcinoma. He is in excellent hands with an expert board-certified dermatologist in Annapolis.
Mr. Hogan ‘s skin cancers were found during an annual skin examination by his dermatologist. He admits that his love of the sun and having a dark tan during his summers as a young lifeguard contributed to these growths. Mr. Hogan never wore sunscreen in his youth, but he says he’ll be handing out tubes of SPF 50 wherever he goes now!
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Spectra Laser, the Hollywood Laser Peel
January 16, 2018
Many celebrities use a little secret to help obtain those flawless complexions that you see on the Hollywood red carpet: the Hollywood Peel. Using innovative Spectra Laser with carbon lotion, the Hollywood Peel improves skin tone and texture, reduces fine lines, and stimulates natural collagen production resulting in glowing, youthful looking skin.
The Hollywood Peel works by targeting the melanin (pigmentation) in the cells and breaking it up to be removed naturally by the body. Then, the laser heats deeper into the dermis, causing the skin to contract and stimulate collagen. The Spectra laser is passed over the skin after the Spectra carbon lotion is applied. Patients will hear snapping noises and feel a slight tingling and warmth, but most patients report little to no pain during treatment. The entire treatment lasts as little as 30 minutes and you can immediately return to your regular daily activities.
This peel is often used by celebrities in preparation for the red carpet, which is where it got its name, but has most recently become widely popular among brides, patients who have an event to attend, or patients who are looking for more youthful skin and an improved complexion. The Hollywood Peel is gentle enough to be performed every other week, monthly, or just once for a special event.
For the month of January the Hollywood Peel is on promotion at Maryland Dermatology Laser Skin & Vein Institute for $375 (normally $475). If you are interested in the Hollywood Peel call 410-666-3960 to schedule a skin consultation today!
Trademark Top Doctors of America
December 20, 2017Congratulations to Drs. Robert and Margaret Weiss who have been named Trademark Top Doctors of America!
Smooth, Hydrated Skin for the Holidays
December 20, 2017This time of year many are so focused on preparing for the holidays that they neglect to pay attention to what the colder weather is doing to their skin. Unfortunately, if you don’t make the changes to your skincare routine necessary to protect your skin from the bitter cold it can dry out, flake, and crack. Fortunately, the board certified dermatologists and team at Maryland Dermatology Laser Skin & Vein Institute offer multiple treatments and skincare products to fight off dry, winter skin. They also offer treatments that can help your skin look refreshed and more youthful.
SilkPeel Dermalinfusion The SilkPeel combines non-invasive exfoliation with deep delivery of patient-specific solutions directly to the skin without the use of crystal or other chemical exfoliants. It removes dead and flaking skin cells and stimulates the production of fresh young skin cells and collagen. It is a great advancement in non-invasive, non-surgical, skin conditioning.
Vivant ProPeel Vivant ProPeel is a safe and effective chemical peel used to dramatically improve the appearance skin. ProPeel removes dead skin cells and stimulates cell regeneration, collagen, and elastin growth in the deep layers of the skin, revealing clearer, more youthful skin.
Avene Trixera Balm Avene Trixera Balm is a daily moisturizer that provides 24 hour hydration, preventing moisture loss for moderately to very dry skin.
Avene Akerat Cream This full body cream uses salicylic acid to remove thick, flaky skin and lactic acid to moisturize. Avene Akerat Cream smooths and retexturizes extremely rough, dry skin.
Skinceuticals Retexturing Activator This serum promotes proper exfoliation without drying the skin. It balances moisture levels by using hyaluronic acid as a natural humectant to bind the moisture to the skin.
It is important to remember to use a mild cleanser to avoid skin irritation and to thoroughly moisturize your skin directly after a shower.
If you are interested in the SilkPeel or ProPeel call 410-666-3960 to schedule a skin consultation today! Products are available at our office or our online store.
Dr. Robert Weiss Quoted in SculpSure Newsletter
November 14, 2017Dr. Robert Weiss was quoted in this months Cynosure Newsletter introducing SculpSure for the treatment of Submental Fat!
“SculpSure is a great addition to our non-invasive body sculpting center. We have seen excellent results for fat reduction and contouring of thighs, stomach, muffin top and double chins. A must have device for contouring.” ~ Robert Weiss, MD.
Silhouette Instalift, Non-Surgical Facelift
November 8, 2017Silhouette Instalift is offered at the Maryland Dermatology Laser Skin and Vein Institute as an alternative to invasive surgical facelifts. With this procedure, you can look your best for this upcoming holiday season without sacrificing your busy schedule to recovery time!
For the Instalift procedure, our board certified dermatologists use sutures with bidirectional cones to lift the deeper layers of skin. The result is a naturally smoother, more youthful look. The entire procedure is done in our office and takes as little as 45 minutes. The results are immediate and recovery time is minimal.
The procedure is comfortable and requires only local anesthesia. In addition to the immediate lifting effect, over time the sutures stimulate your body’s natural collagen production which helps provide additional structure to the skin. The sutures are gradually absorbed within 2-3 years.
To learn more about Silhouette Instalift visit their official website, or call 410-666-3960 to schedule your consultation today!
Dr. Robert Weiss featured in Baltimore Magazine
October 20, 2017Dr. Robert Weiss featured in the Face of Dermatology section of Baltimore Magazine.
Drs. Robert and Margaret Weiss with Supermodel Christie Brinkley
October 11, 2017Drs. Robert and Margaret Weiss had the pleasure of meeting Supermodel Christie Brinkley at the ASDS MERZ Reception!
The New and Improved UltraShape Power by Syneron Candela
October 10, 2017Maryland Dermatology Laser Skin and Vein Institute recently held the grand reopening of the MDLSV Body Sculpting Center event on September 20th. Our body sculpting consultant, Kim Lang, revealed UltraShape Power, the updated version of UltraShape, a body sculpting device by Syneron Candela. This improved device uses ultrasound energy to reduce stubborn areas of fat and offers patients a faster, more effective treatment. With the new device, a full abdomen treatment can be performed in as little as 30 minutes and is completely pain free!
UltraShape Power features the USculpt transducer, which gives it 20% more energy than the original UltraShape. Clinical trials showed a reduction of abdominal fat layer thickness by 32%.
To learn more and schedule your consultation, call 410-666-3960!
Dr. Margaret Weiss in Reader's Digest
September 15, 2017Dr. Margaret Weiss was featured in an article for Reader’s Digest discussing the importance of bringing your own clean workout mat to the gym in order to avoid fungal and viral infections. Read the full article here.
Face and Hand Rejuvenation by PRP Now Offered at MDLSV: Improved Skin Quality through Application of Platelet-Rich Plasma
September 13, 2017For patients seeking a minimally invasive way to restore a youthful facial and hand appearance, a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) procedure at the Maryland Dermatology Laser Skin and Vein Institute is the latest option for skin rejuvenation. A quick 20-minute procedure, sometimes referred to as the “vampire facial,” PRP treatments involve withdrawing blood from a patient, separating out the blood’s plasma and platelets from red blood cells and then applying the platelet-rich plasma to the face. PRP can be applied topically after microneedling or laser treatments for enhanced results. The treatment can also be injected for scalp hair loss especially for female pattern hair loss.
An advantage of this procedure is no risk of allergy (as what’s being injected is the patient’s own blood, containing the person’s own growth factors). PRP treatments can work well for anyone looking to reduce fine lines, volume loss and textural changes to facial skin. Results from treatment may be subtle, gradually improving the look of the face over a three to five week period following treatment. Full results can usually be seen by week’s four to seven and can last as long as 18 months. For best results, patients receive a total of two to three treatments, each given three to four months apart.
To learn more about the PRP treatments available at Maryland Dermatology Laser Skin & Vein Institute, as well as other skin rejuvenation treatments we offer, contact us to set up your complimentary consultation.
Dr. Cindy Bae Appears on Today Show
August 24, 2017
Dr. Cindy Bae, a close colleague of Dr. Robert Weiss, recently discussed the problem of varicose veins and the best ways to treat them on the Today show. Watch the video below.
August 16, 2017Microneedling treatments use tiny micro needles to stimulate the skin’s natural formation of collagen and elastin. Maryland Dermatology Laser Skin and Vein Institute has had very good results in the treatment of acne scars, large pores, and poor skin texture with the Collagen P.I.N. and Aquagold. With Aquagold, tiny amounts of injectable hyaluronic acid can be infused into the skin.
MDLSV also offers radiofrequency microneedling, which provides deep delivery of the time-tested technique of radiofrequency tissue via microneedles. Uniquely, MDLSV offers three types of RF microneedling: INTRAcel RF Microneedling, Infini, and the Endymed Intensif. These devices target damaged or aged areas of skin through rapid penetration of micro-needles that deliver radiofrequency energy to the appropriate level. The device can be used for treating acne and acne scarring because the treatment kills acne-worsening bacteria in the skin in addition to stimulating the production of collagen to improve scars.
Microneedling treatments with INTRAcel RF can give your skin a smooth, youthful glow.* The INTRAcel RF Microneedling offers improved treatment penetration due to its mono polar technology. The procedure is generally more comfortable than other devices and is performed with only topical anesthesia. It is safe for all skin types.
INTRAcel RF Microneedling treats:
- Acne Scarring
- Various Skin Irregularities
- Large Pores
- General Rejuvenation
- The reduction of Stretch Marks
* Treatment results vary for each patient.
MDLSV Teams up With the Claire Marie Foundation
July 18, 2017MDLSV and the Claire Marie Foundation recently partnered together to perform adolescent melanoma screenings. Melanoma is the second most common cancer in young people and both MDLSV and the Claire Marie Foundation are proud to work together to bring awareness to this issue and to educate young people on the benefits of skin screenings.
Click Here to Learn More About the Claire Marie Foundation
Photos From the Event
Melanoma Awareness Month with Ashley and Michelle From MDLSV
June 6, 2017
Dr. Weiss on WBAL Channel 11 News
WBALTV11 Baltimore features Dr. Robert Weiss demonstrating the power of Blue Light Therapy on treating 59 years of sun damage in less than an hour. This segment features a patient who spent decades out in the sun before SPF was commonly considered as a precaution. As a result, she obtained facial sun damage in the form of sun spots, heightening her risk for skin cancer. As Dr. Weiss explains in the following news segment “This (Blue Light Therapy) is a great way to really wipe out a whole bunch of pre-cancers or even microscopic skin cancers.”
Watch a Live Voluma TreatmentFebruary 10, 2017
Watch as Dr. Margaret Weiss performs a live Juvederm Voluma treatment. Juvederm Voluma is the first and only FDA-approved filler for the midface that treats wrinkles, fine lines, and loss of volume in the face.
Introducing Restylane Refyne and Restylane DefyneJanuary 12, 2017
MDLSV is one of the first practices in the Baltimore area to have the new fillers Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne. On Tuesday, January 10th, Dr. Margaret Weiss performed a live treatment demo of Restylane Refyne and Restyalne Defyne with Facebook Live. Watch the treatment videos.
Live CoolSculpting DemoDecember 12, 2016
On December 6, 2016, Maryland Dermatology Laser Skin & Vein held a live CoolSculpting demo on Facebook showcasing our new 35 minute treatment CoolSculpting applicators. Watch the live demo.
Dr. Robert and Margaret Weiss Both Named as Top Doctors
Congratulations to Dr. Robert and Margaret Weiss for both being named as "Top Docs" in aesthetic dermatology in the new issue of Baltimore Magazine!
Body ContouringOctober 17, 2016
You’re not alone if you struggle with stubborn fat that will not go away even with careful diet and exercise. Heredity, hormones and aging contribute to fat deposits, particularly around the thighs, abdomen, and underarms. Cellulite and loose skin make matters worse.
Congratulations to Dr. Hsu!
Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Han Hsu for passing the board exam in dermatology!
Dr. Weiss Explains Non-Surgical Body Contouring
Dr. Robert Weiss explains the benefits of non-surgical body contouring for his patients at MDLSV. Click here to watch.
Volbella Coming in October
We are excited to announce that Volbella is coming to MDLSV in October. We are one of the very first practices in the country to offer this brand-new, long lasting treatment for lips. MDLSV completed the FDA clinical study and is anticipating Volbella treatments to become the leader in non-invasive lip enhancements.
Dr. Margaret Weiss Certified by Allergan Medical Aesthetics Speaker Training Program
Dr. Margaret Weiss, a member of the Allergan Medical Facial Aesthetics Speakers Bureau, has been certified by the Allergan Medical Facial Aesthetics Speaker Training Program. Dr. Weiss completed the 2016 AMFAST program on July 8, 2016.
For more information about Allergan, creators of Botox and Juvederm, please click here.
Now Accepting Medicare & Blue Cross Blue Shield
Christain Halvorson, MD, Mary Trageser, CRNP, and Fran Lorden, PA-C, are now accepting NEW patients with Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield coverage.
- Full Skin Exams
- Mole Checks
- Skin Cancer
Introducing the CoolAdvantage™ Applicator
MDLSV is proud to be the first in the area to offer the new CoolAdvantage™ Applicator for a CoolSculpting experience that cuts the treatment time nearly in half, offers greater comfort with less bruising, and treats more tissue. The CoolAdvantage Applicator offers interchangeable contours that provides the versatility to treat multiple areas of the body. For additional information, please view the CoolAdvantage Brochure or call 410-469-6668.
MDLSV's Fillers & Botox EventJune 17, 2016
On June 14, 2016, Dr. Halvorson joined a representative from Allergan to give a presentation on and answer questions about fillers and Botox.
Questions about Esthetician Services?June 13, 2016
Please visit our new Esthetician Treatments page. You will find all of our esthetician treatments listed from weakest to strongest as well as a comprehensive summary of each treatment.
On this page, you will find details about the following treatments:
- Skincare Consultations
- SilkPeel Dermalinfusion
- Beta Peels
- PCA Peel
- Advanced Corrective Peel
Now Offering BTL Exilis Ultra™June 1, 2016
Maryland Dermatology Laser, Skin & Vein now offers BTL Exilis Ultra™, the successor to the original Exilis and a leading device for skin tightening on the face and other areas of the body. BTL Exilis Ultra is the first non-invasive device to simultaneously transmit radio frequency and ultrasound energy. The combination of radio frequency and ultrasound energies provide a safe, more comfortable treatment option that offers consistent results for patients of varying age, body mass index and skin types. No needles or anesthesia are required and there is no downtime involved in the treatment.
Dr. Weiss Elected to the Board of the AAD and the AADAApril 27, 2017
MDLSV congratulates Dr. Robert Weiss on being elected to the board of directors of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Academy of Dermatology Association. The AAD is the largest and most influential dermatologic association in the world and its sister organization, the American Academy of Dermatology Association, plays a major role in formulating government policies surrounding dermatological care.
For more information about the AAD, please visit www.aad.org.
Marie Claire Foundation Event
Dr Margaret Weiss and Dr. Karen Beasley participated today to provide skin cancer screening at the Maryland pediatric group's office, in the inaugural Marie Claire foundation adolescent melanoma screening event.
2016 United Way Women's Forum Sponsored by Maryland Dermatology Skin Laser & Vein
MDLSV was a bronze sponsor for the 2016 United Way Women's Forum. On Wednesday, April 13, more than 400 women came together at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore to network and discuss how targeted interventions are helping families pacing poverty "overcome the odds".
Highlights of the event included:
- Panel discussion led by health, education and human service experts, later followed by table conversations and role plays.
- Announcement of the launch of the Early Warning Response System (EWRS) program, a new education pilot that will help children struggling with attendance, behavior and curriculum challenges stay on track to graduate from high school.
- Guest appearance by Omarina Cabrera, a young woman who was featured on PBS' Frontline television program. She was homeless and at high risk to drop out, but with the help of the New York City EWRS program, Omarina is about to graduate from one of the best New England boarding schools and will be attending George Washington University in Fall 2016!
- Keynote address from New York Times best-selling author and Baltimore native Laura Lippman
- Over $18,000 was raised to support the Early Warning Response initiative in Baltimore County and Baltimore City
ASLMS LASER 2016 Meeting
Dr. Robert Weiss Featured in MedEsthetics MagazineMarch 17, 2016
Sturge-Weber Foundation Reunion of ChampionsMarch 16, 2016
Congratulation to Dr. Robert Weiss, who was honored on Friday, March 11 by the Sturge-Weber Foundation. Dr. Margaret Weiss, Dr. Christian Halvorson, and Dr. Anne Marie Mahoney joined Dr. Robert Weiss at the Reunion of Champions.
Maryland Dermatology Laser, Skin and Vein Institute Conducting Clinical Research Study on Potential New Treatment for Crow’s FeetMarch 4, 2016
Cosmetic dermatologists from the Maryland Dermatology Laser, Skin and Vein Institute (MDLSV) are currently seeking volunteers for an investigational topical gel to non-invasively treat crow’s feet.
An aging population, coupled with the desire to prevent premature aging among younger men and women has led to the development of many highly effective, non-surgical cosmetic options to treat some of the most stubborn signs of aging, without the need for some of the more invasive traditional plastic surgery procedures used a generation ago. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently given its stamp of approval to a range of minimally invasive injectable and body contouring treatments.
“At MDLSV, we make it our mission to offer men and women the most advanced cosmetic treatments available to help achieve their personal goals, whether it’s to restore volume to the cheeks and minimize frown lines, or to help reduce the hard to treat double chin,” said board-certified dermatologist Dr. Robert Weiss, director of Maryland Dermatology Laser Skin and Vein. “As part of our commitment to offering our patients the best dermatology services and treatments on the market, we regularly participate in clinical trials and conduct clinical research for new products. We are currently seeking volunteers for a topical gel designed to target crow’s feet, which can often be the first sign of aging for many people.”
MDLSV, which offers medical dermatology, vein treatments, fat reduction and body contouring, injectables, and cosmetic laser treatments is currently seeking male and female volunteers for the new study. In addition to testing the topical gel under investigation for crow’s feet treatment, qualified participants in the study will also receive:
- Complementary study related products and exam by board-certified dermatologists
- Compensation for participation in study
“Recent studies and clinical trials have lead to the approval and availability of remarkable anti-aging and fat reduction products like Restylane Lyft and Kybella, and we are always looking for the next breakthrough in dermatology to offer our patients,” added Dr. Weiss.
About MDLSV and MD Body Sculpting CenterMDLSV is greater Baltimore’s leading medical and aesthetic dermatology practice. With over 45 devices and injectable treatments, our five expert board certified dermatologists offer comprehensive dermatologic and laser care, as well as state of the art noninvasive body contouring at MD Body Sculpting Center. For additional information and to schedule a consultation, please visit mdlsv.com or call 410-666-3960.
Botox for BlowoutsFebruary 29, 2016
Dermatologists from Maryland Dermatology, Laser, Skin and Vein Institute comment on women seeking Botox treatments to the scalp in order to prevent frizzy hair in hot, humid summer months.
According to a recent report in the Daily Mail, a growing number of women are asking dermatologists for Botox treatments to the scalp in order to minimize sweating, and therefore prevent frizzy hair. The new trend, believed to be inspired by Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton’s style, works by inhibiting the eccrine sweat gland. Results can reportedly last anywhere from three to nine months and reduce the need to wash the hair as frequently, while also preventing frizz.
“When used appropriately and administered by qualified, trained professionals, Botox is an effective treatment for many conditions, from fine lines and wrinkles to migraines and excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis),” said Dr. Robert Weiss, director of Maryland Dermatology Laser Skin and Vein.
Botox is used to treat patients for the medical condition known as hyperhidrosis-- too much sweating, typically of the underarms, palms, and feet. Hyperhidrosis suffererers produce too much sweat that is not affected by temperature or climate; the condition can require medical attention and surgery in severe cases.
“We’ve had success in treating patients for medical cases of excessive sweating with Botox, but we would advise patients to use caution when contemplating the treatment for the purpose of preserving the shelf life of a hairstyle,” added Maryland Dermatology Laser Skin and Vein dermatologist Dr. Margaret Weiss.
Botox injections are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments, with over 11 million people in the United States having undergone the procedure.
“Cosmetic Botox injections work best to treat wrinkles, frown lines, smile lines, and crow’s feet around eyes, lips, neck, and chin,” said Dr. Karen Beasley of MDLSV.
MDLSV is greater Baltimore’s leading medical and aesthetic dermatology practice. With over 45 devices and injectable treatments, its expert board certified dermatologists offer comprehensive dermatologic and laser care, and multiple methods of noninvasive body contouring at their MD Body Sculpting Center.
For additional information and to schedule a consultation, please visit mdlsv.com or call 410-666-3960 .
We Are Now Radiesse Certified Hand InjectorsFebruary 22, 2016
We at MDLSV are proud to announce that each of our doctors is now an official Radiesse certified hand injector. Radiesse was recently FDA approved for use in the hands after clinical trials showed that it was safe and effective for volume restoration in hands with thinning skin and wrinkles. If this describes your hands, you may be a good candidate for Radiesse hand volumization!
Why Choose Radiesse for the Hands?Our doctors have years of experience injecting Radiesse as well as other fillers and neuromodulators. Hand rejuvenation has become a popular procedure recently, as many people are realizing that the hands are one of the biggest “tell zones” for giving away a person’s true age. Hands can be difficult to keep protected from the sun, and they show age very quickly. Radiesse can help to volumize and plump thinning skin, which serves a dual purpose of reducing the appearance of wrinkles and hiding prominent veins.
Radiesse works by using calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres to both provide instant volume and stimulate the body to produce more natural collagen. Collagen is vital for skin volume and elasticity, but as we age the body produces less and less of it. Radiesse helps the skin to produce more collagen on its own, providing natural results that improve over time and last for a year or more.
The Radiesse ProcedureRadiesse injections involve no downtime, and you can return to your daily activities immediately following the procedure. Radiesse is mixed with lidocaine, which is a numbing agent, in order to reduce the amount of discomfort from the injection. If you are worried about pain or discomfort, a topical numbing agent can also be applied beforehand.
The side effects of Radiesse can include swelling, bruising, or redness at the injection site. These side effects generally last anywhere from one to seven days before subsiding, and can be managed effectively with over the counter medication and ice packs.
Radiesse, Fraxel and IPL for Total Hand RejuvenationIn addition to thinning skin and wrinkles, many people have brown spots on their hands as a result of sun exposure. IPL, or intense pulsed light, is a laser treatment that helps to reduce the appearance of sun spots on the face, chest, and hands. IPL is a popular and safe procedure with proven results, and can be used effectively together with Radiesse and Fraxel for a comprehensive treatment that turns back time on the hands.
Schedule a Radiesse Consultation TodayIf you are interested in adding volume to aging hands, you could be a good candidate for Radiesse. To learn more about Radiesse and schedule your consultation with one of our certified injectors, call MDLSV today at 410.840.7525!
Tighten Your Skin (and Reduce Unwanted Fat) with ThermiTightFebruary 15, 2016
ThermiTight is a revolutionary procedure that provides significant results with little downtime or side effects. If you are experiencing sagging skin, small stubborn fat bulges, or both, you may be a good candidate for a ThermiTight procedure. ThermiTight can target loose skin of the neck, chin, jowls, stomach, arms, thighs, back, and more.
At Maryland Dermatology Laser Skin and Vein Institute, we are committed to providing the latest and most advanced body sculpting treatments. To learn more about ThermiTight and to schedule your consultation, just call us at 410-666-3960 today!
What is ThermiTight?The ThermiTight fiber delivers the skin tightening, fat melting heat of radiofrequency directly into problem areas of skin and fat tissue. This causes both immediate and delayed, effective results that continue to improve over time. A special temperature camera keeps the treatment safe. Non-surgical ThermiTight is a great alternative to plastic surgery or liposuction -- only a small incision is needed to allow a tiny probe under the skin to most effectively target dermal tissue. It has been proven to provide visible results in most patients.
Your expert dermatologists at MDLSV will have a thorough consultation with you to determine whether ThermiTight is the best option to achieve your goals.
What is a ThermiTight Procedure Like?First, the area to be treated will be numbed with a local anesthetic, allowing the patient to be comfortable without any significant discomfort during ThermiTight. One may feel a sensation of warmth as the radiofrequency energy goes to work, but there is usually no pain. Procedure time will depend on the areas to be treated, but is generally less than an hour.
ThermiTight causes little downtime in most patients, with temporary swelling, redness and bruising of the treated area as the most common side effects. These side effects are usually mild and resolve on their own; some patients use ice or OTC painkillers as necessary. Patients can return to their everyday activities within 24 hours. Depending on the area treated, we may recommend short-term use of a compression garment like a neck sling.
Schedule a ThermiTight Consultation TodayIf you are suffering from signs of aging such as loose skin and stubborn fat that doesn’t go away even with diet and exercise, ThermiTight could be a great option for you. To find out more about this and other body contouring treatments, call MDLSV today at 410-666-3960!
The Latest Option to Contour Your Chin: CoolMiniFebruary 8, 2016
Maryland Dermatology Laser, Skin and Vein Institute was the first practice in Maryland to acquire the brand-new CoolMini device from CoolSculpting to non-invasively reduce double chins! No surgery, needles, or downtime--CoolMini uses cold to destroy fat cells! At MDLSV, we pride ourselves on offering the largest selection of body contouring devices in the Mid-Atlantic. We are excited to add CoolMini, currently the first and only FDA-approved non-invasive treatment for submental fat under the chin, to our extensive collection of non-surgical fat reduction procedures.
What is CoolMini?CoolMini is a brand-new CoolSculpting applicator specifically designed to treat small areas of submental fat (under the chin). It can be used not only to reduce the appearance of a double chin, but also to reduce other hard-to-treat areas, such as the knees or armpits. Before CoolMini, these areas were very difficult to treat non-invasively, but now they can be reduced in an hour with minimal discomfort and downtime.
CoolMini uses the same proven effective proprietary fat-freezing technology developed and well-established by CoolSculpting. “Cryolipolysis” freezes fat cells without damaging surrounding tissue, with an initial reduction of about 20%. Multiple sessions may be needed for full results, depending on how much of a reduction you want to see. Sessions should be spaced about 2-3 months apart, to allow all of the frozen fat cells to be naturally eliminated by the body.
What is a CoolMini Treatment Like?During a CoolMini treatment, the applicator will be placed on the area of the body to be treated, after which the patient is free to relax and do whatever they want for the hour that the procedure takes. Many patients like to watch movies, read books, take a nap, or do work. During a double chin treatment, patients lay still on the headrest and watch TV or listen to music. CoolMini is not usually painful; there will be an initial sensation of deep cold and suction, after which the area will become numb. There is no downtime required following a procedure. Patients are free to resume their everyday activities immediately afterward!
Common side effects of CoolMini include temporary swelling, redness, or numbness. These should resolve on their own anywhere from a day to a week following the procedure.
Other Chin Contouring OptionsCoolMini is just the latest addition to the roster of fat reduction and skin tightening procedures we offer at MDLSV. We were also one of the first to acquire the recently FDA approved Kybella, which is an injectable treatment that also destroys submental fat under the chin. If your concern isn’t a double chin but rather sagging skin, a procedure such as Ultherapy or ThermiTight may be better for you. In certain cases, fat reduction and skin tightening can both be done for a comprehensive neck and chin rejuvenation that doesn’t require going under the knife!
Schedule a CoolMini Consultation TodayIf you want to contour your chin non-invasively, don’t hesitate to call Maryland Dermatology Laser, Skin and Vein to learn more about all of the different options available to you. To schedule your consultation today, just call 410-666-3960!
The Dangers of Counterfeit Skin Care ProductsFebruary 1, 2016
Beauty products can be counterfeited just like fake luxury bags or watches. And while a fake bag may fall apart after a few weeks of use and have no other impact on the purchaser, fake beauty products can be actively harmful to the skin or just be a total waste of money and time. That's why it's so important to only buy beauty products from authorized retailers, and avoid products sold online or at a flea market for a cheap price. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is! At Maryland Dermatology Laser Skin and Vein, we stock only trusted products from authorized cosmeceutical sellers. You can be sure that any product you buy from us is genuine, beneficial and not outdated.
Fake Beauty Products are Not EffectiveIt may be tempting to buy a product online for a cheaper price, but there will be consequences in the long run. Counterfeit beauty products, such as moisturizers, serums, and makeup, have caused rashes, breakouts, and other unwanted effects. Fakes have been found to contain carcinogens and other harmful substances, such as lead or mercury, that can have serious consequences after prolonged use. Many times, authentic original containers may be filled with cheaper substitute lotions or serums. Or they may have been improperly stored, leading to product degradation.
At Maryland Dermatology Laser Skin and Vein, we work closely with our patients to customize a skin care regimen that enhances and maintains the effects of treatments such as laser skin resurfacing or a chemical peel. Even by themselves, these genuine skincare products work to keep skin younger and healthy. Dermatologist-tested, our products are formulated with the most effective and luxurious ingredients to keep your skin looking its best. Counterfeits can reverse any benefits that your skin reaps from cosmetic treatments and regular use of real beauty products.
How To Tell if a Beauty Product is FakeLook for signs that indicate a beauty product may be counterfeit:
- Outer packaging that looks like it has been rewrapped
- Old or missing seal
- Sold online at an obscure website
- Sold from third-party sellers such as those at auction sites or flea markets
- Website looks unprofessional and has grammar or spelling errors
- Payment process on website is not secure
Counterfeit packaging can be hard to detect, so the best way to be sure you’re getting the real deal is to purchase from well-known authorized sellers. If a website seems to have a lot of product in stock and is selling at a significantly lower price than normal, chances are it is not legitimate.
Here at MDLSV, we want to help you achieve youthful, healthy skin and keep it for as long as possible. Fake products may cause reactions in the skin that will have to be treated professionally and may cost you more in the long run than you saved buying the cheaper fake product. Be safe and only buy beauty products from authorized sellers!
Schedule a Skin Care Consultation TodayTo find the most effective products and treatments that will help you address your skin concerns, don't hesitate to contact the skilled, board-certified dermatologists at Maryland Dermatology Laser Skin and Vein. Call 410.840.7525 today to schedule your consultation!
Do your hands give your age away? MDLSV can help with Radiesse!January 26, 2016
We at Maryland Dermatology, Laser, Skin & Vein are proud to announce that each of our dermatologists is now an officially certified Radiesse hand injector. Clinical trials have shown that Radiesse is safe and effective for volume restoration in hands with thinning skin and wrinkles. If this describes your hands, you may be a good candidate for FDA-cleared Radiesse hand restoration!
Why Choose Radiesse for the Hands?Our board-certified dermatologists have years of experience injecting Radiesse as well as other fillers. Hand rejuvenation has become increasingly popular, as many people realize that the hands are one of the biggest “tell zones” for revealing a person’s true age. Hands can be difficult to keep protected from the sun, and they show age very quickly. Radiesse can help to volumize and plump thinning skin, which serves a dual purpose of reducing the appearance of wrinkles and hiding prominent veins.
Radiesse’ calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres provide instant volume and stimulate the body to produce more natural collagen. Collagen is vital for skin volume and elasticity, but we produce less as we age. Radiesse helps the skin to produce more collagen, providing natural results that improve over time and last for a year or more.