Usually two types used in dermatology practice, the SHAVE BIOPSY and the PUNCH BIOPSY. Both involve local anesthetic (can sting a bit) injected by a small needle. The small tissue sample is removed without pain, and the area is covered with petroleum jelly, a bandage, and allowed to heal. The punch biopsy involves sutures, while the shave biopsy does not. The tissue sample is sent to a pathologist, a physician who examines tissues under the microscope to determine or confirm the dermatologist’s clinical judgment. Scarring is minimal.
Daily Self Care
It’s important to apply a daily moisturizer or after-shave with an SPF (sun protection factor) of 25 in the morning. Using a bronzer or self-tanner to achieve your desired skin color and tone is much healthier than using a tanning bed or getting sunburned. If you are frequently outdoors during the day, even if only for an outside lunch or coffee, reapply sunscreen before heading out, and every two hours when outdoors. There are many over-the-counter and physician recommended or prescribed products that can improve skin health and texture, including those with retinols, anti-oxidants, vitamins, and acids.
Our products are by Glytone and Avene are extremely effective and reasonably priced. By applying to your face and neck only one lotion in the AM and one cream in the PM, you will notice smoother facial lines, more even skin-tone, and increased radiance. Both men and women love these long-lasting products. Please ask us any questions you have. Forget applying 5 or more products daily—these two basic things are a wonderful beginning to beautiful, younger appearing skin. Combined with our peels, or our E2 sublative resurfacing device, your skin will be incredible!
Hair Growth Products
Latisse is FDA approved to safely lengthen your eyelashes! It goes on easier than mascara and is unnoticeable when applied. You will, however, notice longer eyelashes in as little as 1-2 months!
Applied by Dr. Finkelstein, these tend to gently remove the top layer(s) of skin, which leads over time to the formation of more collagen and “substance” in the skin. This improves fine lines over time, and skin texture more rapidly. Also improves skin discoloration and unevenness. Works incredibly well with our Glytone and Avene products. People will notice your improved skin and you’ll be surprised how enhanced your appearance will be after only one or two peels.
Smooth Out the Lines of Time. RF energy is precisely directed to the skin in the form of a matrix. Healthy skin around the dots accelerates the healing process of the skin. Post treatment, new collagen and healthy skin cells are produced. Mild to moderate wrinkles and superficial skin discolorations are reduced. The texture of your skin becomes more smooth and elastic. Monthly treatments for 3-5 months are shown by the FDA to improve the texture of your skin while diminishing its fine to moderate lines. Touch-ups every 6 months thereafter are recommended to keep your skin in its rejuvenated state. Each treatment takes about 10-15 minutes and while your face will be red afterwards, you can immediately go about your daily activities–once your sunscreen has been applied, of course!
This technology has been shown to effectively treat mild to moderate wrinkles, red and brown spots, and textural irregularities. This is truly the next generation of safe and effective rejuvenation technology.
Facial Wrinkles and Expression Line Reducers
Botox and Dysport, along with other FDA-approved muscle relaxants reduce wrinkles in certain areas of the face. The procedure is very safe and effective, with minimal to no pain and no downtime associated with these injections. These medicines tend to last ‘up to 4 months or slightly longer.
For more information on these muscle relaxants, please make an appointment with us to discuss your options.
There are many fillers now FDA-approved to fill in the lines of the face, but more importantly, to add volume over areas that time and sun have sunken a bit. Some of these are approved to last up to 2 years. There is no downtime after these injections, with minimal pain associated with them. Let Dr. Finkelstein help you reduce the signs of aging and get a smoother, more youthful, but natural-looking appearance!
Restylane is approved to fill-in the lines of the lower face with great effectiveness. Let us help you get a smooth and more youthful appearance!
Approved to fill in lines and add fullness to the smile lines and lower half of your face and can last over one year! Minimal to no downtime after injection of this filler, and Dr. Finkelstein is trained to minimize any pain associated with its injection.
Several types, but we find the best to be the Alexandrite Laser with a specific wavelength intended and used for hair removal. Ours is permanently on-site, and is a state-of-the-art Candela Gentlelase Laser. The procedure is very fast and efficient, and the results are nearly immediate. There is some minor pain associated with the laser, but it’s tolerable and lessened by topical anesthetic creams used before the procedure. Most people don’t need them, however. It’s important to realize that 6-8 treatments are needed, each about 4-6 weeks apart. The treatments result in a permanent reduction in hair that can approach permanent removal with laser touch-ups. Results can be simply astonishing, and incredibly satisfying.
Rosacea, Blood Vessels, Red Marks & Brown Spots
We now have our own state-of-the-art Candela VBEAM Perfecta Laser on site to reduce the redness and blood vessels of rosacea. This laser also removes “red spots” scattered on many people’s torso and face. The VBEAM can also reduce unsightly freckles and brown spots on the face, arms, legs, and chest. There is virtually no downtime, and the results are extraordinary.