Welcome To Our
Philadelphia
Dermatology Practice

Our office strives to provide superb dermatologic care to every patient we see. Whether you are coming for Mohs surgery, a mole check, acne or rosacea, a cosmetic procedure or anything in between, we strive to provide you with clinical excellence and a warm and receptive office staff. Our goal is to make your office visit with us as pleasant as possible.

 

Cosmetic Dermatology

Botox Cosmetic®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®

Botulinum toxin is a medication that is injected into the muscles beneath the skin to improve the appearance of moderate fine lines and wrinkles. There are several brands of botulinum toxin that have received FDA-approval for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, including Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®.

Botulinum toxin is a safe, non-surgical alternative to other anti-aging treatments. Each treatment session takes only a few minutes at our office. Drs. Greenbaum and Neustadter will choose the appropriate treatment option for you after meeting with you, based on several criteria, including the targeted treatment area.

How does Botulinum Toxin work?

Botulinum toxin weakens the muscle into which it is injected. When a muscle normally contracts, such as when someone squints or frowns, it causes the skin above to crease. A botulinum toxin-weakened muscle leaves the skin smoother and less prone to wrinkling. The lines that result from frequent muscle contractions gradually fade, and in some cases, disappear.

Botulinum toxin is frequently used for the following:

  • Frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Horizontal forehead creases
  • Crow's feet around the eyes
  • Lines on the upper lip caused by pursing the lips
  • Downturned corners of the mouth
  • Neck wrinkles and bands 

Following treatment, you will see start seeing results in about 3-5 days, with peak results in 7-10 days.

Learn more
Botox:http://www.botoxcosmetic.com/
Dysport: http://www.dysportusa.com/

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Injectable Fillers

A dermal filler is a gel-like substance that is injected into unwanted folds, creases, and wrinkles to provide a more youthful appearance.

Fillers can be used to fill in the creases and lines around the mouth, and to replace the volume loss that naturally occurs with aging. Dermal fillers may also be used to augment lip lines and the lips themselves.

The administration of a dermal filler, also called "soft tissue augmentation", may be combined with other cosmetic procedures, such botulinum toxin (Botox®) to enhance and prolong their aesthetic effects.

Types of Dermal Fillers

Hyaluronic acid (Juvederm®, Restylane®, Restylane Skin, Perlane®, Belotero ).
The dermal fillers administered most commonly today are made of hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a natural, spongy material found in human skin. It helps provide support and thickness to skin.

When injected into the skin in the form of specially-formulated hyaluronic fillers, HA smoothes lines, wrinkles, and creases. 

Poly-L-lactic acid (Sculptra®)
Poly-L-lactic acid is a direct collagen stimulator and is used for facial contouring and to smooth deep lines, hollows, and depressions. This product can give results lasting up to two years.  Often 2 injection sessions, 6 weeks apart are performed for optimal results.

Calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse®)
Radiesse® is made from microspheres of a synthetic version of the material found in bones and teeth. Once the spheres are injected into the skin, the body slowly produces collagen around them. This filler lasts for a year or longer and is especially helpful for nasolabial and melolabial folds around the nose and mouth and for filling out hollow cheeks.

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Chemical Peels

Chemical peels can be used to treat a wide range of skin conditions. These include fine lines and wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, freckles, dark spots (or age spots), sun-damage, and acne scars. Please contact our office for additional information on chemical peel treatments.

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy can reduce the appearance of spider veins and smaller varicose veins, while minimizing the discomfort they can cause. Sclerotherapy is performed by injecting the problem vein with a sclerosing agent that irritates the vein lining, causing it to constrict. Over time the vein fades as it is naturally reabsorbed by the body. This redirects blood flow to other, healthier, veins located deeper beneath the surface skin.

The procedure can be performed for cosmetic reasons, but it can also reduce aching, swelling, burning and night cramps, which are symptoms of varicose veins

The procedure itself takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes. Since the injection needle is so small, patients often feel little pain and do not need any anesthesia.

Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic therapy is a non-surgical therapy for treating actinic keratoses (pre-cancers), some forms of skin cancer, and for reducing acne and rosacea in select cases. The therapy works by using specific wavelengths of light to treat affected areas of the body. We are able to treat, for example, the whole face or both arms and hands in a single treatment session. Patients often like the ability to treat whole zones or "fields" of skin with relatively little down time compared to other modalities. Ask one of our doctors about this increasingly popular treatment.

Laser Skin Treatments

Laser procedures for: red birthmarks, broken blood vessels, brown spots, tattoos, hair removal and skin toning.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is the process of gently removing the top out layer of skin to reveal the underlying layers, which rejuvenates the skin so that it looks brighter and softer.

SculpSure

The new shape of body contouring, SculpSure, is a breakthrough in light-based body contouring designed to reduce stubborn fat in problem areas such as the abdomen and love handles, helping you achieve a slimmer and natural looking appearance without surgery or downtime.