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Deerfield Dermatology Associates
707 Lake Cook Road, Suite 280
Deerfield, IL 60015
(847) 480-0004
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By Deerfield Dermatology Associates
July 02, 2018
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Adult Acne  

Acne affects many adults and is one of the most common skin conditions among American adults. You do not have to continue strugglingacne with adult acne. Many treatment options are available and a dermatologist can recommend an effective treatment for your specific type of acne. The physicians at Deerfield Dermatology Associates are your dermatologists for adult acne treatment in Deerfield, IL.

Causes of Acne

Acne is caused by blocked pores. Oil glands in the skin produce sebum, which moisturizes and protects the skin to keep it healthy. However, sebum can also become trapped inside pores and clog them. In healthy skin, sebum is released by the oil glands and carries away dead skin cells and debris as it moves along the hair follicles. The dead skin cells and debris are pushed out through the pores, which helps the skin stay clear. When this process is interrupted, sebum, dead skin cells, and debris gets trapped inside the pores, clogs them, and causes acne.

Acne Treatments

Many adult acne treatments are available in Deerfield. Some treatments work by clearing existing acne, while others prevent acne from returning either by reducing sebum production or eliminating acne-causing bacteria. Mild acne can often be treated with a gently cleansing regimen. Moderate acne is best treated with topical prescription or over-the-counter products. Severe acne might require a combination of topical treatments and oral medications.

Your dermatologist can recommend an effective method for treating your specific type of acne. Adult acne treatments include:

  • Washing the skin with a gentle lanolin-free soap daily to eliminate excess sebum
  • Applying topical over-the-counter products, such as resorcinol, salicylic acid, or benzoyl peroxide, to clear existing acne
  • Applying topical antibiotic prescription products, such as Tetracycline Erythromycin, or Clindamycin
  • Taking oral antibiotic medications
  • Professional extraction of whiteheads and blackheads by a dermatologist

There are many effective treatments for adult acne. Your dermatologist can prescribe the right treatment for you to help clear your skin and prevent acne from returning. For treatment of adult acne in Deerfield, IL, schedule an appointment with one of the dermatologists at Deerfield Dermatology Associates by calling (847) 480-0004.

By Deerfield Dermatology Associates
May 09, 2018
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Dermal Fillers  

As skin ages, it gradually loses the firmness and elasticity that gives it that firm, youthful appearance. When collagen production begins to fillersdecline, the signs of aging start to become more pronounced, typically in the form of fine lines and wrinkles, dryness, and sagging and hollowing around the cheeks, eyes, mouth, and neck. Dermal fillers are a minimally invasive treatment design to counteract volume loss and elasticity and restore firmness for a smoother, more youthful looking complexion. Deerfield Dermatology Associates offers several types of dermal fillers and cosmetic services for aging, and other skincare and dermatology services for a range of skin conditions and problems.

Dermal Facial Fillers in Deerfield, IL

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, dermal fillers are minimally invasive cosmetic treatments that can help to plump and add volume to areas of the face that have started to hollow or sag as part of the aging process. They can also help to improve the appearance of scars in some cases. There are a few types of dermal fillers available at Deerfield Dermatology Associates:

  • Restylane
  • Juvederm
  • Radiesse
  • Perlane

What Can Dermal Fillers Do?

Although fine lines and wrinkles are among the first and most common signs of aging and skin damage due to factors like environment, sun damage, smoking, poor diet, and genetics, the loss of subcutaneous fat and lower collagen levels are the triggers at work under the surface of your skin. Dermal fillers are used to address a number of common cosmetic issues associated with the aging process, such as:

  • Thin lips
  • Hollow cheeks
  • Deep facial creases and wrinkles
  • Add/improve facial contours
  • Complement facial plastic surgery procedures

If you are looking for a non-surgical and minimally invasive alternative to cosmetic surgery, dermal fillers may be a good option for you.

Find a Dermatologist in Deerfield, IL

For more information about dermal fillers and anti-aging skincare and treatments, contact our office by calling (847) 480-0004 to schedule a consultation with a dermatologist today.

By Deerfield Dermatology Associates
March 13, 2018
Category: Dermatology

Do you want to turn back the clock on the aging process? You can restore your youthful appearance with dermal facial fillers. Deerfield dermal fillersDermatology, which is located in Deerfield, IL, offers a variety of dermal facial fillers to meet our patients' individual needs. Keep reading to find out how dermal facial fillers could help you. 

1. Erase Facial Wrinkles

Dermal facial fillers can give you a more youthful look. Most will fill wrinkles in less than 30 minutes with results that can last from 4 months to a year. Such fillers are made from hyaluronic acid. Once injected into the skin, they add structure and plumpness to the skin. 

2. Treat Acne Scars

Acne scars often don't go away completely on their own. Acne scars can be treated with certain dermal facial fillers. Dermal facial fillers fade acne scars by adding volume to them. Belotero, Juvederm, and Restylane are some of the best dermal facial fillers for treating acne scars. 

3. Treat Smile Lines

Nasolabial folds, also referred to as smile lines, are nothing to smile about. These lines run from each side of the nose to the corners of the mouth. Smile lines are the result of skin elasticity and the loss of facial volume as we age. Dermal facial fillers erase smile lines by filling in deep creases. For smile lines, you can opt for hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvederm, Scupltra, and Radiesse.

4. Enhance Your Cheeks

Wrinkles and smile lines aren't the only signs of aging. Cheeks lose volume and flatten with age. Using a dermal facial filler, your Deerfield, IL, dermatologist can enhance your cheeks without surgery. Dermal facial fillers add volume to contour the cheek area and help create a youthful appearance. 

5. Plump Your Lips

Some people wish their lips were fuller, giving them a sexier pout. Your dermatologist can use dermal fillers to plump your lips. Dermal facial fillers can enhance the appearance of your lips by adding volume, shape, and structure. The effects tend to last on average between 4-6 months. After that, more injections are needed to maintain the results you've achieved.

Defy your age with dermal facial fillers! Call Deerfield Dermatology at 847-480-0004 today to schedule a consultation in Deerfield, IL. With dermal filler treatments, you will look as young as you feel.

By Deerfield Dermatology Associates
December 06, 2017
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Warts  

While most skin warts are not necessarily dangerous, they can be unsightly, as well as uncomfortable depending on their location. Warts wartsare caused by a virus known as the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Warts can be contagious so it is important to seek treatment to prevent them from spreading to other areas of the body. The doctors at Deerfield Dermatology Associates are your experienced Deerfield, IL dermatologists for the treatment of all types of warts.

Types of Warts

There are different types of warts, including common warts, plantar or foot warts, and flat warts. Common warts tend to appear on the fingers or back of the hand. Plantar warts grow on the bottom of the feet and are likely to develop after walking around barefoot on unclean, damp surfaces, such as those in locker rooms and around public pools. Flat warts crop up on any area of the body and tend to be both smaller and smoother than common warts or foot warts. Flat warts also tend to crop up in clusters rather than as an isolated wart.

Treatments for Warts

Some types of warts can go away on their own, particularly in children. In other cases, treatment is necessary to eliminate the wart and prevent it from returning. Your Deerfield dermatologist can examine your warts and recommend the most effective treatment option. Possible treatments for warts include:

  • Over-the-counter ointments or medications
  • Prescription ointments
  • Prescription medication
  • Cryotherapy (freezing the wart off)
  • Electrosurgery (burning the wart off)
  • Laser cautery

In addition to the above treatments for warts, there are proactive measures you can take to prevent the warts from spreading. Since warts are contagious, it is important to avoid touching them. Otherwise, additional warts could crop up in other areas of the body. If you have plantar warts on the feet, avoid walking around barefoot on damp surfaces. Keep the feet clean and dry to prevent additional warts from developing.

If you struggle with warts anywhere on the face or body, there are treatments that can help. To schedule an appointment to discuss wart removal and treatment with a Deerfield, IL dermatologist, call Deerfield Dermatology Associates at (847) 480-0004.

By Deerfield Dermatology Associates
October 03, 2017
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox   wrinkles   fin-lines   anti-aging  

Discover how Botox could help take years off your face.botox

A lot of people are looking for that magic formula or cream that is going to make them look younger. While some over-the-counter products can work over time, often times they don’t offer the results that so many people are looking to achieve. If you want to smooth away certain facial lines and wrinkles then it’s time that you turned to our Deerfield, IL, dermatologists for Botox treatment.

What is Botox?

Botox is injected into certain muscles of the face to temporarily relax the muscles and to prevent them from contracting. Since these muscles won’t be able to contract it will smooth away dynamic wrinkles and lines caused by making facial expressions such as laughing or squinting. These needles contain a purified form of botulinum toxin that when administered by our Deerfield, IL, skin doctor is a safe way to improve the appearance of your skin.

What kinds of wrinkles can Botox treat?

There are certain lines and wrinkles that will respond well to Botox. Take a second to look in the mirror and smile. What lines appear as a result of your smiling? Do you see crow’s feet creeping around your eyes? Do wrinkles line your forehead? If so, these are the wrinkles that will be able to be smoothed away with Botox; however, wrinkles caused by age or sun damage won’t respond to this type of cosmetic treatment.

Is it painful?

Most people hear the word needles and immediately worry that treatment will hurt. We are here to tell you that there is really nothing to worry about. These needles are very thin and easily tolerated by our patients. In fact, most people say they feel nothing more than a slight pinch or burning when the needles are administered. Plus, this discomfort only lasts a couple seconds.

Of course, if you are still a little on edge about getting Botox talk to us about applying a numbing cream over the area prior to treatment.

Will results last forever?

Botox results usually show up about three to four days after treatment and last for about three to four months. If you love the way Botox refreshed your look then you can continue to maintain your results by coming in every few months for follow-up injections.

Are you ready to get Botox treatment in Deerfield, IL? If so, then the next step is to find out if you are the ideal candidate for this cosmetic treatment. Call Deerfield Dermatology Associates today.

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Board Certified Dermatologists

Dr. Burton E. Silver, M.D., Emeritus
Marcia E. Johnson, M.D.
Jonathan A. Dalton, M.D.
Divya Singh-Behl, M.D.
Madhuri V. Konanahalli, M.D.

Stefanie Kadolph, MMS, PA-C

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