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By Moss Dermatology
August 06, 2020
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: Microdermabrasion  

You expose your skin to a host of environmental elements daily, whether directly or indirectly. Over time, pollution, the sun’s harsh rays, as well as other elements could take a significant toll on the skin.

One of the best ways to undo years of skin damage that we offer here at Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills NY under the guidance of Dr. Tamara Moss is microdermabrasion. This skin treatment is capable of eliminating or reducing the appearance of pigmentation, mild fine lines, wrinkles, as well as shallower acne scars.

What Exactly is Forest Hills Microdermabrasion?

It is a non-invasive, non-chemical procedure that utilizes a spray of microcrystals for removing the skin’s dry and damaged outermost layer to reveal healthier and younger-looking skin. Likewise, microdermabrasion triggers the skin to produce skin cells with higher concentrations of elastin and collagen to further enhance your skin quality, and therefore, overall appearance.

It’s similar to dermabrasion but significantly gentler. Dermabrasion entails a more invasive and intensive process and is geared towards treating deeper scars, significant skin damage, and deeper lines and wrinkles. This isn't the case with Forest Hills Microdermabrasion.

Am I an Ideal Candidate for Microdermabrasion?

Your dermatologist in Forest Hills NY is the best person to determine your eligibility for microdermabrasion. However, generally speaking, ideal candidates for the procedure are those looking to get rid of age spots, uneven discoloration, sun damage, minor acne scars, shallow wrinkles and lines, clogged pores, and skin texture issues. Microdermabrasion can likewise work for individuals with mild acne and rosacea, as it can improve or eliminate imperfections and uncover fresh and undamaged skin.

Individuals who’ve recently had a chemical peel or other more invasive treatments like collagen injections must wait a week or two before microdermabrasion treatment. Potential patients should likewise stop tanning or waxing the treatment site a couple of weeks before the procedure. Talk to your dermatologist for specific dos and don’ts for skin prep.

Who’s Not an Ideal Candidate for Microdermabrasion?

In general, Forest Hills Microdermabrasion isn’t recommended for individuals who are pregnant and those with severe and active acne, deep scars, undiagnosed lesions, active keloids, facial warts, a recent case of herpes, unmanaged diabetes, and an autoimmune disorder. People who have severe or moderate skin defects or conditions as well as deeper lines, creases, or scars would benefit more from stronger skin procedures such as laser therapy and chemical peels.

For Questions and More Information on Microdermabrasion, Reach Out to Us

Arrange a consultation with Dr. Tamara Moss here at Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills NY by dialing (718) 268-3161.

By Moss Dermatology
May 13, 2020
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: wrinkles   Fine Lines  

Maintaining that young and healthy skin glow will take more than daily cleansing, moisturizing, and vigilant sun protection, especially as you age. As you grow older, your skin will gradually lose its natural elasticity, resulting in the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. Even with a consistent and effective maintenance routine, you will lose ample volume in the face, causing creases that could make you appear older than you actually are.

Dr. Tamara Moss of Moss Dermatology here in Forest Hills, NY, offers cosmetic procedures such as Botox injections to amp up your beauty routine and keep wrinkles and fine lines under control. As part of your individualized treatment plan, Botox could prevent obvious aging signs and help keep your facial skin line-free, smooth, and plump.

Premature Signs of Aging to Watch Out For

In most cases, the earliest and most obvious aging signs appear around the eyes. Specifically, those lines and creases spreading out from the eye area, commonly called crow’s feet, could make you seem older and more tired. Some individuals are likewise more prone to developing deep lines between the eyebrows from constant smiling, squinting, or frowning.

Unfortunately, these creases and lines are usually among the first things that people notice, which, in turn, may negatively impact your self-esteem and confidence. On the flip side, you can start with non-invasive anti-aging treatments such as Botox in your 30s (sooner if you have deeper and premature wrinkles) when your production of collagen also begins to slow down.

How Botox Injections Keep Wrinkles and Fine Lines at Bay

Botox injections contain a purified bacterium from the botulinum toxin. They are FDA-approved and work by temporarily paralyzing muscles that cause the development of crow’s feet and frown lines. After an injection of Botox, these troublesome muscles stop contracting and go into a relaxed state to minimize the look of creases and lines in the injection site.

Performed by a skilled dermatologist, the treatment could last for a couple of months. Results will likewise be visible in just two to three days. Your dermatologist here in Forest Hills, NY, will develop a personalized treatment plan that will include Botox injections and other complementary treatments (as needed) to specifically address your specific skin concerns to ensure that the results will look natural.

To Find Out if Botox Injections Can Help You, Give Us a Call

Call (718) 268-3161 to arrange an assessment with your dermatologist, Dr. Tamara Moss of Moss Dermatology here in Forest Hills, NY.

By Moss Dermatology
April 13, 2020
Category: Dermatology

Cosmetic dermatology procedures are non-invasive treatments that are specially designed to enhance or restore your skin’s appearance by correcting or minimizing the look of various skin imperfections including wrinkles, scars, and acne. They can also help address skin conditions that might not be considered harmful, but could dramatically impact your appearance. If you’re looking to revive or improve your skin, Dr. Tamara Moss of Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY, can recommend various cosmetic dermatology procedures that can help address your particular skin concerns.

The Most Common Skin Imperfections

There is a myriad of skin concerns that could detract from your appearance and make you feel less confident and more self-conscious of how you look. These common skin imperfections include acne, wrinkles, scars, rosacea, and hyperpigmentation from age spots or sun damage. Fortunately, there are also plenty of non-invasive procedures that could resolve these aesthetic issues.

Cosmetic Dermatology Procedures for The Face

Although non-invasive facial treatments are very effective, you will need multiple sessions to achieve and maintain the best possible results. An excellent advantage of these procedures is that, when done right and under the expert administration of your dermatologist, they don’t cause scarring and severe side effects. They also don’t require significant downtime, making them a good option for people who have trouble balancing their busy work schedules.

With this in mind, our Forest Hills dermatologist will listen thoroughly to your skin woes and craft a treatment plan consisting of cosmetic dermatology procedures that will help your realize your treatment goals. These treatments might involve microdermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing, IPL photofacials, chemical peels, and laser skin tightening.

Depending on which treatments you need to undergo, your dermatologist may also recommend specific products that will help you maintain and enhance your improved look. These products typically include retinols, antioxidants, and peptides, which are skin-loving and clinically proven ingredients that help safeguard the skin from stressors.

Injectables and Dermal Fillers

Injectables and fillers dramatically minimize the look of wrinkles by making them appear plumper and healthier. To reduce the look of lines on your forehead and around your eyes, the facial muscles can be smoothened and relaxed with Botox injections. To address wrinkles around your nose and mouth, dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm can be injected into the target sites to plump them up.

Cosmetic Dermatology Treatments for The Body

Non-invasive body treatments can help take inches off of problem areas such as the arms, stomach, and thighs, drastically reducing the look of cellulite and making your skin look more toned and tightened.

Need a Skin Makeover?

Contact Moss Dermatology at Forest Hills, NY, to schedule a visit with Dr. Tamara Moss. Here, you will work together to address your skin concerns through the most suitable cosmetic dermatology procedures for the case. Call (718) 268-3161 today for more information.

By Forest Hills Dermatology
February 21, 2020
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: Laser Hair Remova  

If your unwanted hair has you feeling down or it seems impossible to keep it under control, you may benefit from laser hair removal. This cosmetic dermatological procedure can help you minimize the occurrence of unwanted hair and feel great about the way you look. Find out more about laser hair removal with Dr. Tamara Moss at Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY.

What is laser hair removal?
This cosmetic dermatology procedure uses laser technology pulsed over the surface of the skin to remove the hair and damage the hair follicle. This process removes the hair immediately and the damage taken by the follicle keeps hair from growing back in the future. Most patients need several sessions with their dermatologist to completely eliminate their hair’s growth.

Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?
Your doctor can help you determine if you are suitable for this procedure at a consultation.

What can I expect during laser hair removal?
The length of your laser hair removal session depends on the size of the area in question. Larger areas may require a longer appointment while a small area, such as the upper lip or armpits, may require only a few minutes. Most patients report that the laser itself feels like a rubber band snapping against the skin and, though not necessarily painful, is somewhat uncomfortable during the session. Your doctor can help you manage the discomfort with cooling or numbing gels applied prior to your appointment.

Laser Hair Removal in Forest Hills, NY
If you think you can benefit from laser hair removal, a quick consultation with your doctor can help you determine if this is the best treatment for your unwanted hair. For more information on laser hair removal, please contact Dr. Tamara Moss at Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY. Call (718) 268-3161 to schedule your appointment for laser hair removal today.

By Forest Hills Dermatology
January 27, 2020
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Rosacea  

It's normal for your face to flush when you're nervous or embarrassed. But when the redness is everlasting, this could be the result of an underlying condition, such as rosacea. Often striking those who are fair-skinned, rosacea can benefit from medical dermatology from Dr. Tamara Ross at Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY. If you experience flare-ups that include watery or irritated eyes, or raised red patches, please visit us to learn more about rosacea.

What Exactly Is Rosacea?

More than 14 million Americans suffer from rosacea, which is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that usually affects the face but is known to develop in other areas of the body. It's often mistaken for lupus (an autoimmune disease), eczema, or a skin allergy, and is more common among those with fair-skin. There is no exact cause for rosacea, but experts believe it's due to a combination of environmental and genetic factors. The earlier you notice signs and symptoms, the sooner the condition can be treated.

Rosacea Symptoms

You should consult with our Forest Hills medical dermatologist if you are bothered by:

  • Swollen blood vessels in the face
  • Excessive skin roughness and dryness
  • Pimples and bumps that resemble acne
  • Permanent redness on the cheeks, forehead, ears, or chin
  • Burning, itching, stinging, of the skin

Signs of rosacea get worse over time and lead to permanent damage if left untreated. Although there is no cure for this chronic skin condition, it is manageable, and it doesn't have to be detrimental to your daily life.

Rosacea Diagnosis and Treatment

To diagnose rosacea, Dr. Ross will perform a physical examination and look for specific identifiers such as swollen eyelids, facial redness, and acne-like breakouts. The doctor will ask you questions about your lifestyle, health history, and current symptoms. There is no cure for rosacea, and if you have it, the treatment varies by patient. For mild cases, oral and topical therapy can decrease the thickening of the skin, reduce bumps and pimples, and help redness fade. For more severe cases, when it's appropriate, laser treatment may be beneficial to remove visible blood vessels.

If you suspect you have rosacea and require assistance managing symptoms, schedule a consultation with Dr. Tamara Ross at Moss Dermatology in Forest, Hills, NY to learn more about this chronic skin condition. For more information about medical dermatology, the conditions we treat, and services provided, visit our website. For questions or appointment scheduling, please call (718) 268-3161.

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