To help our patients achieve a more even complexion, Dr. Cameron offers a variety of treatments to improve acne scars. Acne scars are not all created equal. For example, some scars are characterized by strong pigmentation, while other scars have a large vascular component causing redness. In addition, other scars physically alter the surface of the skin due to collagen breakdown.
Lastly, scars can vary widely in their severity. By utilizing our expertise and state-of-the-art technology to get rid of acne scars, Dr. Cameron can help you in tailoring a personalized treatment for your acne scars with minimal side effects or downtime.
First, a cosmetic consultation will allow us to assess your individual acne scars and skin type to come up with a treatment plan. Some of the modalities used by Dr. Cameron to treat acne scars include the following:
Topical Treatments: For mild scarring, topical treatments may be a viable solution or part of a treatment plan.
Chemical Peels: Another option for patients fighting acne scars is a chemical peel to remove damaged skin cells and improve texture.
Laser Skin Resurfacing: For patients with severe hyperpigmentation or collagen breakdown, laser skin resurfacing with Fraxel Dual® laser may be an appropriate treatment option. Although this treatment is more aggressive and requires short periods of downtime, it can yield dramatic improvements in pigmentation and texture.
Dermal Fillers: Patients with deep acne scars may benefit from special dermal fillers that can decrease the depth of skin indentations. One such dermal filler used by Dr. Cameron is Bellafill®: a dermal filler that uses bovine collagen and PMMA molecules to add volume and support under the skin. In addition to nearly immediate effects, Bellafill® is also long-lasting, with outcomes appearing for up to five years.
If you’d like to learn more about acne scar treatment options with Dr. Cameron, please schedule a cosmetic consultation.
Cameron Dermatology is excited to be offering AviClear®, the first and only FDA-cleared laser device for the treatment of all severities of acne.
This new treatment significantly eliminates acne and delivers long-lasting results in just three 30-minute treatment sessions. With Aviclear® patients now don’t have to deal with the hassles of traditional acne therapies.
If you’d like to learn more about AviClear® at Cameron Dermatology, please schedule a cosmetic consultation.
Dr. Cameron utilizes chemical peels to treat acne scars, melasma (hormonal hyperpigmentation), and skin changes from chronic sun (ie, wrinkles, sun spots, age spots). Patients may need a series of around 3 chemical peels taking place about every month.
If you’d like to learn more about Dr. Cameron’s chemical peels, please schedule a cosmetic consultation.
Clear + Brilliant® is similar to Fraxel Dual®, but uses lower energy levels so that downtime is reduced. This laser is safe for all all skin types and helps treat/prevent early signs of aging. Clear + Brilliant® can also improve skin texture/tone, the appearance of pores, and the appearance of brown spots. Clear + Brilliant Permea® is also one of the best treatment options for stubborn melasma and other forms of hyperpigmentation and can provide a more brightened appearance.
If you’d like to learn more about Clear + Brilliant® with Dr. Cameron, please schedule a cosmetic consultation.
Collagen stimulators are injectable products placed into the deeper skin layers in order to stimulate production of collagen. Collagen stimulators are wonderful options for long-term maintenance of the aging process via the production of one’s own collagen.
Sculptra® and Radiesse® are the two most used injectable collagen stimulators and Dr. Cameron utilizes both of these stimulators depending on the body location and patient.
Sculptra® is an injectable collagen stimulator made of poly-L-lactic acid that addresses the signs of fat loss by replacing lost volume. It usually requires 3 sessions of injections done 4 to 8 weeks apart.
Radiesse® is made of calcium hydroxylapatite. Like Sculptra®, Radiesse® stimulates your body to produce new collagen and encourages collagen to grow around the injection area. Radiesse® generally lasts nine to twelve months.
Over time, both of these products degrade naturally and are safely metabolized by the body.
If you’d like to learn more about biostimulatory fillers with Dr. Cameron, please schedule a cosmetic consultation.
Cynergy® Vascular Laser System
Cameron Dermatology is proud to offer the Cynergy® laser system: a one-of-its-kind device combing two lasers: pulsed dye laser (PDL) and long pulse Nd:YAG laser. The PDL laser is considered “the gold standard” for treating smaller, more superficial vessels. The Nd:YAG laser provides greater depth of penetration and targets larger vessels.
Some of the things Cynergy® can treat include: rosacea redness, veins on the face and legs, cherry angiomas, spider angiomas, venous lakes on the lips, red scars, stretch marks
By emitting dual wavelengths, Cynergy® provides safe and effective results in less time than single-wavelength systems. For our patients, that means greater comfort and satisfaction.
If you’d like to learn more about Cynergy® vascular laser with Dr. Cameron, please schedule a cosmetic consultation.
Cameron Dermatology is proud to offer Ellacor®, the most cutting-edge technology available for minimally invasive skin tightening and wrinkle and scar reduction.
If you want to avoid surgery but address your jowels or your heavy lower face, or perhaps a saggy neck, then consider discussing Ellacor® with the Cameron Dermatology team. We also utilize Ellacor® for excess skin around the belly button and above the knees, as well as for some difficult-to-treat acne scars.
Ellacor® utilizes a new technology called fractional micro-coring to remove extra skin related to aging without invasive surgery/scarring.
Cameron Dermatology is one of only a few offices in Manhattan (and the only office on the Upper West Side) with this device.
Ellacor® is a first-of-its-kind wrinkle and skin laxity treatment device that provides natural-looking results with minimal downtime. It has been approved by the FDA for use in the mid to lower face. A treatment typically takes about 30 to 45 minutes.
Ellacor® removes micro-cores of skin with hollow needles, resulting in an improved appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles and sagging without evidence of scarring.
The Ellacor™ System with Micro-Coring™ Technology is a great option for adults aged 40 years or older who are seeking an improvement in skin laxity and visible signs of facial aging. Ellacor® is approved for Fitzpatrick skin types I-IV, which means it may not be a good option for patients with darker skin tones. Ellacor® should not be performed on people who have medical conditions that inhibit proper wound healing and women who are pregnant.
Some of the benefits of Ellacor® include:
Removes the same amount of skin as a facelift
Safe, quick healing profile with short downtimes
Precisely removes excess, damaged skin from targeted areas
Diminishes the appearance of wrinkles
Can reduce the appearance of “marionette lines” and jowls
Results are visible while also natural-looking
In-office treatment performed under local anesthesia
If you’d like to learn more about Ellacor with Dr. Cameron, please schedule a cosmetic consultation.
Fillers are injectable materials used to enhance your natural appearance by restoring your skin’s volume, creating softness and smoothing away the appearance of lines due to volume loss. Areas that Dr. Cameron treats with fillers include sunken cheeks, smile lines (nasolabial folds), frown lines (marionette lines), tear troughs (dark circles under eyes), hollow temples, thin lips, lines around lips, weak jawline, chin augmentation, necklines, and backs of hands.
There are a vast array of fillers depending on the area being treated and the amount of volume loss. Some last just a few months; others may last for up to two years. During a cosmetic consultation, Dr. Cameron can discuss which fillers are most appropriate for you.
Depending on the patient’s age and anatomy and their personalized needs, as well as shared decision-making with the patient, Dr. Cameron selects from a variety of fillers utilized at his practice, including the following:
If you’d like to learn more about filler treatments at Cameron Dermatology, please schedule a cosmetic consultation.
Fraxel Dual® is one of our go-to treatments for treating many different skin complaints, including chronic sun changes, discolorations, brown spots, wrinkles, and acne scars.
Fraxel Dual® is a non-ablative laser, meaning it does not create open wounds or scabs on the skin. Fraxel Dual® treatments can provide a similar level of efficacy as our older ablative lasers, but with far less discomfort or downtime. Fraxel Dual® causes thousands of tiny, deep injury columns within the skin. Around each area of trauma, there will be portions of the skin that are left completely untouched, which allows for better and faster healing. The tiny wounds stimulate the skin’s natural healing process to create new, healthier tissue and encourage the production of collagen to provide overall skin rejuvenation.
In this way, Fraxel Dual® can not only eliminate the targeted skin complaint but also improve the overall condition. As the skin heals after the laser treatment, new skin appears in its place, eliminating discolorations, brown spots, acne scars, and even sometimes wrinkles.
If you’d like to learn more about Fraxel Dual® at Cameron Dermatology, please schedule a cosmetic consultation.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a popular choice to treat one of the most common patient concerns – sun-damaged skin. This includes broken blood vessels and brown spots.
Cameron Dermatology utilizes the brand new Luvo Lucent® IPL which has a selection of filters that allows us to target different skin concerns such as freckles, age spots, melasma, vascular lesions, and general dullness with the appropriate wavelength, leaving you with improved skin tone.
If you’d like to learn more about IPL treatment with Dr. Cameron, please schedule a cosmetic consultation.
Kybella® is the first FDA-approved injectable treatment proven to minimize moderate-to-severe fat below the chin (ie, submental fat). It is also utilized sometimes in other areas, including the fat around the bra and below the buttocks. The injectable product utilizes a manufactured form of deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring acid in our bodies that breaks down fat in the digestive tract.
If you’d like to discuss Kybella® treatments with Dr. Cameron, please schedule a cosmetic consultation.
Are you tired of shaving, plucking, or waxing? Do you get razor bumps or acne-like breakouts when you get rid of unwanted hair? If so, you may want to consider laser hair removal. Dermatologists use lasers to remove unwanted facial and body hair safely and effectively. Thanks to advances in technology, most people can safely have laser hair removal regardless of their skin color. However, removing the unwanted hair permanently can take 6 sessions or more.
Depending on your skin type and the appearance and distribution of the unwanted hair, Cameron Dermatology has several laser hair removal modalities available.
If you’d like to learn more about laser hair removal at Cameron Dermatology, please schedule a cosmetic consultation.
Liposuction (Microcannula Tumescent)
Have you optimized your diet and exercise, but are still concerned about stubborn areas of fat? Have you considered liposuction, but are concerned about the downtime or the general anesthesia? Microcannula tumescent liposuction is unique in only requiring local anesthesia. Adding to its safety, you are fully conscious and alert, yet you feel no pain. By contrast, other methods of liposuction may use intravenous sedatives/narcotics and general anesthesia, which may pose risks to the patient, as well as cost more. Because you are fully conscious during the procedure, you will be able to stand up as soon as we finish, and you will be able to leave our office within 30 minutes of finishing the procedure. You will probably need nothing stronger than Tylenol for any post-procedure discomfort. With this technique, the local anesthetic stretches and enlarges the fatty compartments, making it easier to treat areas consistently without irregularities. The smaller microcannulas used also allow for a more gentle and accurate approach and minimize the potential for unevenness of the skin. Less bleeding means less blood and serum accumulation, which is often the cause of waviness and lumpiness. About 90% of patients see some improvement within one week. Final results are usually seen in 3 to 4 months.
If you’d like to learn more about microcannula tumescent liposuction with Dr. Cameron, please schedule a cosmetic consultation.
Morpheus8® – RF Microneedling
Morpheus8® combines microneedling with radiofrequency technology for fractional resurfacing of the skin that stimulates collagen production. By targeting the deeper layers of the skin, the building blocks will reorganize themselves in a natural anti-aging process. Commonly treated areas include the face, neck, and abdomen. Morpheus8® RF microneedling can also be combined with PRP for improved results/healing.
If you’d like to learn more about Morpheus RF microneedling with Dr. Cameron, please schedule a cosmetic consultation.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
For patients who wish to help revitalize their skin without any surgery or use of foreign materials, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections may be a good option. PRP injections are therapeutic plasma injections derived from the patient’s own blood. PRP is a ground-breaking regenerative treatment that is versatile and minimally invasive.
PRP can also complement other cosmetic treatments, including fillers, lasers, and microneedling, to enhance results and recovery time.
PRP involves the introduction of platelet-rich plasma into depleted areas of the skin. The PRP contains a high concentration of growth factors, which encourage tissue regeneration and healing. The growth factors released from the PRP support and promote:
Epidermis (skin) cell growth
Dr. Cameron utilizes Eclipse PRP HC® to obtain the patient’s therapeutic plasma. After the PRP has been prepared, Dr. Cameron will introduce the PRP into the treatment area. The procedure is almost painless with little to no recovery time needed.
If you’d like to learn more about PRP with Dr. Cameron, please schedule a cosmetic consultation.
The repetitive contraction of underlying facial muscles of expression that happens with everyday living may lead to crow’s feet, laugh lines, horizontal forehead lines, and frown lines (11’s) as we age. These dynamic lines occur with every smile, laugh, or frown and can eventually lead to wrinkles that are present even when you are not expressing emotion.
Wrinkle relaxers, or neurotoxins, work by blocking the nerve impulses to the wrinkle-producing muscles so they do not contract as much. As a result, the overlying skin can become smooth and unwrinkled. The untreated muscles will allow for normal facial expression to remain unaffected.
Dr Cameron utilizes Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® in his practice. The treatment comes with minimal discomfort, requires only a few minutes, and you can immediately resume normal activity. Dr. Cameron administers very precise injections into the areas selected for treatment so that the wrinkles improve while you still maintain your normal appearance and ability to show emotion. The results will be apparent in a few days with continued smoothing of the skin occurring for a few weeks after the first treatment. The average during of effect is three to four months., and long-term maintenance of smooth skin can be achieved by repeated treatments.
If you are interested in wrinkle relaxer treatments with Dr Cameron, please schedule a cosmetic consultation.