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.
What is AviClear®?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T17:49:15-04:00
AviClear® is a laser treatment that can safely and effectively treat all skin types and can be used on all acne severities.
How does AviClear® work?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T17:48:54-04:00
AviClear® targets acne at the source. This revolutionary laser treatment uses a 1726nm wavelength to selectively target and down-regulate the sebaceous glands. The overproduction of sebum by the sebaceous glands is one of the leading causes of acne.
How many AviClear® treatments are needed?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T17:48:39-04:00
Three quick 30-miunute treatment sessions over 3 months.
Is AviClear® safe?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T17:51:14-04:00
Unlike most traditional acne treatments, AviClear® is free of harmful side effects, free of chemicals and toxins, and safe for all skin types and tones. After treatment, mild symptoms such as redness, inflammation, and flare-ups are normal but fade quickly.
Who can receive an AviClear® treatment?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T17:58:57-04:00
AviClear® can be used on adolescents and adult patients, suffering from mild, moderate, and severe acne.
Is the AviClear® treatment comfortable?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T18:01:48-04:00
AviClear® is equipped with exclusive AviCool™ sapphire skin cooling and sensory controls that maintain your skin’s temperature during treatment for a more comfortable experience.
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.
What is the Clear + Brilliant® procedure?Jessica Lang2023-04-25T13:41:42-04:00
The Clear + Brilliant® is a non-ablative laser that can address skin issues including enlarged pores melasma, skin discoloration, age spots, textural changes, and dull skin tone. Multiple treatments can lead to improvement with little to no social downtime. Regular treatments not only give your complexion a glowing appearance, but also improve your skin’s health and attenuating the aging process. While this can differ from patient to patient, we normally recommend 4 to 6 treatments spaced no less than 3-4 weeks apart.
How is the Clear + Brilliant® procedure performed?Jessica Lang2023-04-25T13:40:57-04:00
Light energy delivered in pinpoint beams targets water in the skin. This leads to controlled injury in the epidermis and superficial dermis. These small areas then heal with increased remodeling and collagen with minimal recovery time. The entire face is treated in one session lasting 20 to 30 minutes. The neck, chest, and back of the hands can also be treated. The Clear + Brilliant® laser uses two energy wavelengths, 1927nm, and 1440nm, which are both safe for all skin types. The 1440nm targets textural skin issues such as pore size and skin tone, and the 1927nm targets issues closer to the skin’s surface like pigmentation and dullness.
Is the Clear + Brilliant® laser painful?Jessica Lang2023-04-25T13:39:44-04:00
To make the procedure as comfortable as possible, we utilize topical numbing cream. There should be no pain after the treatment.
What should I expect after the treatment? Are there any risks or side effects of treatment?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T18:11:51-04:00
Mild redness and sometimes slight swelling after each treatment is expected. This may be followed by slight flaking 3-4 days later. Serious side effects are rare, and most can be avoided by proper sun avoidance before and after the procedure and following the post-procedure instructions.
What do I need to do to maintain my results?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T18:14:05-04:00
The best way to maintain results is to protect the skin from the sun. A few Clear + Brilliant treatments per year are helpful to keep brown spots and fine lines at bay. At home antioxidants and retinoids may also help maintain the beneficial effects. We will work with you to choose the right products for your skin at the time of the treatment.
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.
What are the side effects of biostimulatory filler injections?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T18:28:10-04:00
The most common side effects include: bruising, redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, and itching. Severe side effects such as vascular occlusion are possible with any dermal filler. A skilled injector will know how to avoid serious complications and how to respond in case of an emergency.
How long do biostimulatory fillers last?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T18:28:27-04:00
On average they will last a year or more in most patients. Some patients may experience much longer results.
Is swelling normal after biostimulatory injections?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T18:26:19-04:00
Swelling is quite common after these injections and is often the most intense 1-6 hours post-treatment. It can be lessened with gentle icing and over-the-counter products such as arnica. Full results are usually seen 7-14 days post injection after all of the swelling is down and the product has settled.
Does Radiesse hurt?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T18:25:03-04:00
Radiesse is typically injected with lidocaine and discomfort is minimal. It can also be injected using a needle or cannula which will change the sensation of pain experienced. It is normal to sometimes be mildly sore for a few days post-injection after the numbing solution wears off, but this is temporary.
How is Radiesse different from other fillers?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T18:23:31-04:00
Radiesse has been proven to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production, which leads to longer-lasting results even after the product has been absorbed by the body. It also comes with 50% more product per syringe (1.5 ml vs 1.0 ml) when compared to similar products.
What is Radiesse used for?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T18:20:06-04:00
Radiesse is FDA-approved to improve moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Radiesse is also FDA-approved for correcting volume loss in the back of the hands. At Cameron Dermatology, we often use Radiesse and Fraxel Dual laser as an overall hand rejuvenation protocol to simultaneously improve both sun damage and volume loss in the backs of hands. We also Radiesse off-label for jawline enhancement, buttock enhancement (“liquid BBL”), and neck and décolleté rejuvenation/tightening.
What is Radiesse made from?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T18:17:40-04:00
Radiesse is made from tiny calcium-based microspheres suspended in gel. The microspheres are bioidentical to minerals found naturally in the body. As a result, allergy testing is not required. Eventually, the gel and the microspheres are absorbed by the body and the natural collagen that was induced often remains after.
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.
What is Multiplex?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T18:29:48-04:00
MultiPlex is the ability to sequentially fire different laser wavelengths through the same handpiece, with precise timing, to improve the outcome of treatment compared to single-wavelength treatment. MultiPlex Vascular refers to Cynergy’s combination of PDL followed by YAG, with short, medium, long and extended delays between wavelengths.
What makes Multiplex better?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T18:30:45-04:00
MultiPlex vascular has been shown to provide 75% singles-treatment clearance in 75% of subjects when treating facial telangiectasia, with little or no purpura. MultiPlex improves the treatment of leg veins as well. MultiPlex has also been shown to improve outcomes for those with recalcitrant and resistant vascular birthmarks and to allow treatment of lesions previously requiring surgery.
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
How is ellacor different from microneedling?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T18:36:16-04:00
Microneedling uses small needles to injure the tissue, but skin is not removed during this procedure – the tissue is temporarily displaced. Ellacor is the first device to actually remove skin on the microscale.
Does ellacor use laser, radio frequency, or ultrasound energy?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T18:35:30-04:00
The ellacor system is able to remove skin on the microscale without the use of thermal energy.
Is the recovery time long?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T18:34:48-04:00
In the pivotal clinical trial, 70% of patients were comfortable going out in public or returning to work 3 days after treatment. Therefore, some patients may feel comfortable going out in public sooner than three days, while other patients may prefer a longer recovery time. Furthermore, since every patient heals at different rates, there still may be mild to moderate side effects present after this time.
Is the procedure painful?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T18:33:58-04:00
We will provide you with appropriate anesthesia prior to the procedure to make you more comfortable. Most patients in the clinical trial reported pain during the procedure as less than 2 on a 0-10 scale.
How long is a typical procedure?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T18:33:17-04:00
An ellacor procedure typically takes about 30 minutes or less.
How is ellacor different from other skin revitalization devices?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T18:32:35-04:00
Ellacor removes micro-portions of excess skin to achieve an improvement in the appearance of wrinkles, whereas many other skin revitalization devices use heat generated by laser, radio frequency, and ultrasound energy to induce intentional thermal injury to the skin.
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:
What is the safety record for fillers?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T18:44:27-04:00
Fillers are one of the safest cosmetic treatments available. For years, dermatologists have been refining the use of fillers to diminish signs of aging. Today, we safely treat people of many ages and all skin colors.
What are the possible side effects?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T18:43:40-04:00
After receiving filler injections, some patients have minor, temporary side effects where they were injected. You may have: redness, swelling, tenderness, and bruising (occasionally). These side effects tend to clear within 7 to 14 days — if not earlier. Serious side effects are more likely when the person injecting the filler does not have adequate medical training and experience. When fillers are injected in a non-medical setting or by an inexperienced provider, reports of more serious side effects increase dramatically. These side effects include: lumps, ridges, over-filled areas, allergic reaction, skin discoloration, infection, severe swelling.
When is it safe to get another treatment?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T18:42:33-04:00
If you get a temporary filler, you can usually have another treatment when the signs of aging reappear.
How long will the results from fillers last?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T18:41:54-04:00
Most fillers provide temporary results and require treatments in the future to maintain the results. Temporary fillers offer one key advantage. These can be injected as needed to replace lost fullness. This is advantageous because no matter what we do, our skin continues to age. In addition, most fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, which can dissolve if the outcome is not favorable (although this is very rarely needed).
Will I look natural?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T18:40:41-04:00
To get natural-looking results, the person injecting the filler must have expertise in placing the filler. We do not recommend overdoing fillers. Your results will look more natural with a conservative approach.
When will I see results after getting a filler?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T18:39:42-04:00
Because most fillers fill the skin, they produce immediate — or close to immediate — results. A filler also can stimulate your body to produce collagen, but this takes time.
Is there downtime?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T18:39:02-04:00
This varies with the filler and procedure, but most fillers do not cause downtime. We will discuss this with you at the time of treatment.
What do I have to do after getting a filler treatment?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T18:38:12-04:00
Most patients can return to their everyday activities after leaving the office. To reduce any redness and swelling from the injections, we may recommend icing the area for 15 to 20 minutes before you leave. Before you leave the office, you should be able to apply makeup. Wait until the next day to exercise or do any other strenuous activity. Stay out of the sun after the treatment. Avoid touching the treated area for three days unless you receive instructions to massage the area.
What happens when I get a filler treatment?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T18:37:20-04:00
Most filler treatments take between 15 and 30 minutes and require one office visit. Before getting the injections, you may receive ice, an anesthetic applied to the skin, or a nerve block (an injection). This varies with the filler and area to be treated, as well as patient preference. We will slowly inject the filler into the area, often giving you several injections to produce the best results. You may feel a stinging or burning sensation as the filler is injected. If we are using your own fat as a filler, the entire treatment can often be completed in one day. You will first have a procedure called tumescent liposuction, which safely removes a small amount of fat from another area of your body. The fat removed from your body is then processed so that it can be injected into the area that needs more fullness.
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.
What is the Fraxel Dual® procedure?Jessica Lang2023-04-25T13:45:46-04:00
The Fraxel Dual® laser is a non-ablative laser that can address skin issues including age spots, skin discoloration, acne scars, fine lines, and textural changes.
Multiple treatments allow patient to obtain significant improvement without the downtime associated with ablative laser resurfacing used more often in the past
For color improvement, we recommend 1-3 treatments spaced no frequently than 4 weeks apart. For fine lines, textural irregularities, and acne scarring, we recommend 3-5 treatments spaced at least 4 weeks apart. Improvement in discoloration can be seen 3-4 weeks after treatment. Improvement in texture is more gradual and may be best assessed 6 months after treatment.
While the Fraxel Dual® comes with a little more downtime than Clear and Brilliant®, it also can accomplish more in one session that Clear and Brilliant®.
How is the procedure performed?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T18:48:18-04:00
Light energy that targets water in the skin is delivered in pinpoint beams. The beams remove extremely small areas of the epidermis and superficial dermis and this injury then lead to increased collagen and remodeling. The entire face is treated in one 30-minute session. The décolleté, chest, arms, and back of the hands can also be treated.
The Fraxel Dual uses two energy wavelengths, 1927nm, and 1550nm. Both of these are safe for all skin types. The 1550nm targets deeper skin issues such as fine lines and acne scars and the 1927nm is used to address issues closer to the skin’s surface including pigmentation and actinic keratoses (pre-skin cancers).
Is the Fraxel Dual® painful?Jessica Lang2023-04-25T13:44:48-04:00
There is some warmth and discomfort with each pulse of light. In order to make the procedure as comfortable as possible, we apply a prescription numbing cream in the office 60-90 minutes before your treatment.
Are there any risks or side effects of treatment?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T18:54:37-04:00
Redness and swelling after each treatment are expected for 1-3 days. This is often followed by peeling for 4-7 days. Greater swelling occurs in the lower lids when the eye area is treated. More serious side effects are rare, but most can be avoided by proper sun avoidance before and after the procedure and following the post-procedure instructions. Possible adverse effects include discoloration (lightening or darkening), prolonged redness, significant swelling, and extremely rare infection or pinpoint scarring.
What do I need to do to maintain my results?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T18:55:41-04:00
The best way to maintain results is to protect the skin from the sun. 1 or 2 Fraxel treatments per year are helpful in some patients to keep brown spots and fine lines at bay. At home medical grade skincare including vitamin C antioxidants and retinoids can help to maintain your results. We will work with you to choose the right products for your skin at the time of the treatment.
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.
What should I expect when I come in for an IPL treatment?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T19:01:47-04:00
After carefully cleansing the treatment area, we will apply a cooling gel. You will be required to wear protective eyeglasses during treatment. The pulses of light should not be painful, but many patients report that it feels like being snapped with a rubber band against your skin. Treatment is fairly fast, depending on the size of the treatment area, and may take 30 to 60 minutes. Following treatment you may experience some slight redness and increased sensitivity. Most patients experience visible results after just one treatment, but for optimal outcomes 2 to 5 treatments at intervals of 1 month are ideal.
What are the benefits of IPL?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T19:00:40-04:00
- Minimal downtime or recovery period required
- Can be used on multiple areas of the body
- Little to no discomfort
- Fast and gentle treatment
- Lasting results
How does IPL work?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T18:59:13-04:00
IPL therapy targets cells with color. The IPL system emits high-intensity pulses of light which are then converted into heat energy causing micro-damages to the target cells. Your body will expel the damaged and unwanted cells naturally. This treatment can penetrate deeper into the second layer of skin, the dermis, without affecting the top layer of skin, the epidermis.
Who is PDL best for?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T18:58:07-04:00
Intense pulsed light treatment works best on patients with white to light brown skin tones. It is ideal for the treatment of:
- Acne and acne scarring
- Birthmarks and freckles
- Stretch marks
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Broken blood capillaries or spider veins
- Unwanted dark hair
- Uneven skin pigmentation and age spots
- Sun damage
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.
What is KYBELLA®?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T19:03:51-04:00
KYBELLA® (deoxycholic acid) injection is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that is used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called, “double chin.”
How does KYBELLA® work?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T19:04:30-04:00
The active ingredient in KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat.
Will I experience any side effects?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T19:06:29-04:00
The safety profile of KYBELLA® is well characterized. The majority of patients do not experience any long-lasting side effects. The most common side effects are temporary swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness around the treatment area. KYBELLA® can cause rare serious side effects, including trouble swallowing and nerve injury in the jaw that can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness. This often resolves with time.
How many treatments will I need?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T19:07:24-04:00
We will customize your KYBELLA® treatment regimen, including how many treatments you need, based on your desired chin profile. Many patients experience visible results in 2 to 4 treatment sessions. During these sessions, we will administer KYBELLA® into the fat under your chin using multiple injections.
How long will the results last?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T19:08:05-04:00
When injected into the fat under your chin, KYBELLA® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. After the aesthetic response is achieved, retreatment with KYBELLA® is not expected.
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.
When can I start exercising again after tumescent liposuction?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T19:13:16-04:00
The Cameron Dermatology team will discuss the specifics of your case at the time of the procedure. but in general, we recommend avoiding strenuous activity and exercise for at least the first week after liposuction to allow your body time to heal. Your body needs the energy to properly facilitate the recovery process. We also recommend maintaining a balanced diet, and will also discuss with you the use of compression garments and keeping your incisional sites clean after your procedure.
What is the recovery like for tumescent liposuction?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T19:12:18-04:00
The recovery period is usually short, with most patients returning to normal activities within a few days. There will likely be some swelling and bruising that accompanies you in your recovery process but should subside quickly. The Cameron Dermatology team will provide you with detailed recovery guidance that will help put you in a position for a speedy recovery.
What are the normally treated areas with tumescent liposuction?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T19:10:28-04:00
Tumescent liposuction should not be thought of as a replacement for diet and exercise. We utilize it selectively to target areas that are resistant to diet and exercise. works for areas that are resistant to both. These resistant areas that are great liposuction targets can include: the abdomen, chin and neck, thighs, upper arms, and flanks (ie, love handles).
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.
What results can I expect? Who is a good candidate?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T19:30:58-04:00
Results include skin tightening, softening of lines, and improvement of acne scarring with one to three treatments depending on baseline condition. Morpheus8 can also help the appearance of:
- Mild sagging in the face and neck
- Uneven or rough skin texture
- Acne scarring
- Deep lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage
- Enlarged pores
- Stretch marks
Does it hurt?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T19:16:49-04:00
There is minimal discomfort. You will be provided prescription numbing cream before the treatment to make it more comfortable.
Is there downtime?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T19:15:53-04:00
There is minimal downtime. You can expect the skin to be red and or swollen for 1-5 days post-treatment.
How many sessions are needed?Jessica Lang2023-04-11T19:15:02-04:00
Morpheus8 begins to stimulate changes almost immediately after the first treatment. A series of 1 to 3 treatments are recommended, depending on the results the patient wants to achieve. For best results, these treatments should be done 4-6 weeks apart.
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.