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.
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.
Find out how our cosmetic services could help you feel more comfortable in your skin.
Whether you are looking to take years off your appearance or you want to smooth away acne scars, our Forest Hills, NY, dermatologist Dr. Tamara Ross offers a wide range of cosmetic dermatology services to treat problem areas and improve your appearance. Here are some of the most popular treatments we offer,
A chemical peel involves applying a solution over the skin to reveal healthier-looking skin underneath. The intensity of the peel will depend on the type of issues you are looking to treat.
Chemical peels are great for those looking to achieve softer more radiant skin, as well as those dealing with uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars and age spots. Chemical peels work on all skin types. The recovery period may take anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks, depending on the type of chemical peel you receive.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy
Intense Pulsed Light Therapy is a cosmetic rejuvenation that directs light over the skin to target brown spots, broken blood vessels, red spots and other pigmentations. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion will not treat broken capillaries or blood vessels. There is also no recovery time associated with this cosmetic treatment.
If you are looking to smooth away frown lines, forehead wrinkles or crow’s feet then Botox treatment may be right for you. Our Forest Hills, NY, skin doctor will administer the Botox injections into the muscles of the face to temporarily prevent them from contracting, which in turn smooths away dynamic lines and wrinkles of the face. Results appear a couple of days after treatment and results last anywhere from 3-4 months.
Instead of applying a chemical solution over the skin, microdermabrasion will use a special device containing microcrystals that will glide over the face to remove the outer layer of dead skin to improve dullness, discoloration, lines and wrinkles, and texture. Like IPL therapy, there is no downtime associated with microdermabrasion.
Do you have questions about any of these popular cosmetic dermatology services? Want to sit down and talk about your options? Call Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY, today to schedule a consultation.
Chances are good that you’ve heard of microdermabrasion, the popular skin treatment that helps people improve their appearance and target common skin imperfections without having to turn to more aggressive measures. From the office of our Forest Hills, NY, cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Tamara Moss, here’s what you should know about microdermabrasion.
What does microdermabrasion do?
This non-invasive treatment provides intense exfoliation to the outer surface of the skin using a handheld device. As the device is guided over your face, it will use very fine crystals, which will buff away dead skin cells and also stimulate the body to produce collagen, a substance that improves the tone and texture of the skin.
Microdermabrasion is a great option for patients living in Forest Hills, NY, who are dealing with:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage
- Age spots
- Dull skin
- Enlarged pores
- Rough skin
By removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, microdermabrasion can reveal the healthier, more radiant skin underneath in order to improve the overall appearance. Even though this cosmetic treatment should not be used on those with severe inflammatory acne and cysts, people dealing with mild acne could see an improvement in their skin after microdermabrasion, as it can reduce oiliness and even make pores appear smaller.
Besides treating a wide range of issues, another benefit of microdermabrasion is that you will see results almost immediately. While you may notice some pinkness after treatment, post-treatment side effects are minimal and most patients deal with little to no recovery time before going back to their daily routine.
What can’t microdermabrasion do?
It’s just as important to understand what a treatment won’t be able to do as much as what it can do. After all, we want our patients to be informed about any and all treatments they want to undergo so they know what kind of results to expect. As we mentioned earlier, this treatment may improve your skin if you are dealing with minor acne breakouts but it will not help those with severe, cystic acne.
When it comes to acne, keloid, and hypertrophic scarring, microdermabrasion is not the ideal treatment for improving these scars. In fact, sometimes it can even make the problem worse. In these cases, there are more effective acne scarring treatments that our cosmetic dermatologist would be more than happy to discuss with you during your consultation.
Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY, is dedicated to providing you with the customized care you need to treat everything from adult acne to fine lines and wrinkles. If you are interested in getting microdermabrasion, call our office today at (718) 268-3161 schedule an appointment with your cosmetic dermatologist.
Find out if laser hair removal is the right approach to getting rid of your unwanted hair.
With summer fast approaching you may be tired of the idea of having to shave so often in order to keep unwanted hair from cropping up throughout the warm months when you just want to feel comfortable and confident. If unwanted hair is making you want to cover up and avoid your favorite summer clothes then you may just want to talk with our Forest Hills, NY, dermatologist Dr. Tamara Moss about how laser hair removal could benefit you.
Here are some of the benefits of getting laser hair removal.
Fast and Effective Hair Removal
Most patients will get the permanent hair removal results they want in anywhere from 3-7 sessions. Furthermore, the length of treatment is fairly fast since it can target larger areas of skin to remove hair (unlike electrolysis, which targets each individual hair follicle). Depending on the size of the treatment area, small regions like the upper lip or armpits can take anywhere from 10-15 minutes, while larger areas like the back or legs can take up to one hour.
Say Goodbye to Ingrown Hairs
Don’t you hate how easy it is to get those unsightly and sometimes painful ingrown hairs after waxing or shaving? Those with sensitive skin are particularly prone to irritation and razor burn. Of course, when you get laser hair removal in Forest Hills, NY, you won’t have to worry about razor burn or those painful little red bumps anymore.
No Need to Grow Hair Out
While you have to wait for your hair to grow out before you can shave or wax again, you don’t have to with laser hair removal. Plus, in between hair removal sessions you can also choose to shave so you never have to deal with that unpleasant stubble.
Precise and Accurate
It doesn’t get more accurate than using a laser to target hair right down to the follicles. Laser hair removal has also improved over the years, so now it is able to target most hair colors and skin tones. Since lasers are extremely precise you’ll also enjoy visible results faster.
Another benefit to getting laser hair removal is that you won’t have to spend money on regular waxing treatment, shaving products, razors or other ways to get rid of unwanted hair. In the long run, paying for laser hair removal now could end up being quite cost effective in the future.
Are you ready to feel confident in your swimsuit this summer? If so, then it’s time to call Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY, to let us know that you are interested in getting laser hair removal treatment.
Unwanted hair on the face and body is a common problem for both men and women. From the upper lip to the back, chest, arms, and bikini line, removing unwanted hair anywhere on the body can be stressful, time consuming, and often painful in many cases, depending on the methods used. Common solutions like shaving and waxing are convenient, but they are temporary and can also lead to skin irritation and problems like razor burn, scarring, and ingrown hairs. Laser hair removal offers an alternative and longer term solution to hair removal. Dr. Tamara Moss, a dermatologist at Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY, offers laser hair removal and dermatology services for children and adults.
Laser Hair Removal in Forest Hills, NY
Here are some helpful information about the benefits of laser hair removal and how it works.
Q: How does laser hair removal work?
A: Laser hair removal works by directing a beam of light into the hair follicle, which heats the pigment/melanin in the hair and inhibits growth.
Q: What parts of the body can laser hair removal treat?
A: Laser hair removal is effective anywhere that unwanted hair grows, such as the upper lip, chin, back, stomach, chest, arm pits, legs, and bikini line.
Q: Who can use laser hair removal?
A: Laser hair removal treatments have been found to be most effective on people with darker hair and a lighter skin tone.
Q: How long does laser hair removal last?
A: Like any procedure, the results tend to vary from person to person. Several sessions are usually necessary as the hair loss occurs gradually over a period of several weeks to months. Although laser removal doesn't permanently inhibit hair growth, the hair does tend to grow back lighter and thinner in texture in most cases.
Find a Dermatologist in Forest Hills, NY
For more information about laser hair removal and other dermatology treatments and services, contact Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY, by calling (718) 268-3161 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Moss today!
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