September Cosmetic Savings Event – Botox-Juvederm-Voluma-Radiesse

Just in time for Fall!  September 17th and 18th – two amazing days of savings on your favorite injectable treatments.  Save big on Botox and dermal fillers. Botox is a great way to get rid of those fine lines and wrinkles, while the fillers are amazing on addressing deeper signs of aging including volume loss.  Trust your treatments to a Diamond Practice with Allergan, representing the top 3% of practices in the nation in overall volume.  Dr. Rosalyn George is a national trainer for Allergan for Botox, Juvederm and Voluma and she and her staff have the expert training and experience to provide you with natural looking results.

$100 off each syringe of Radiesse

$10.75/Unit of Botox, with no minimum number of units

$50 off each syringe of Juvederm

$75 off each syringe of Voluma, or combine it with 20 units of Botox and receive $100 off

Love your lashes! Spend $125 or more on SkinMedica products and receive a free 3ml Latisse!Limited Supply!
Time to brighten! SkinMedica Brightening Systems are $40 off

These specials are only valid for two days so make your appointment today before the schedule fills.  Call Wilmington Dermatology Center or email us today to save your spot.

May Cosmetic Savings Event-Botox-Juvederm-Voluma

Just in time for summer, two amazing days of savings on your favorite injectable treatments.  Save big on Botox and more when you combine it with a dermal filler like the new Voluma or Juvederm. These treatments are great to get rid of those fine lines and wrinkles, while the fillers are amazing on addressing deeper signs of aging including volume loss.  Trust your treatments to a Diamond Practice with Allergan, representing the top 3% of practices in the nation in overall volume.  Dr. Rosalyn George is a national trainer for Allergan for Botox, Juverderm and Voluma and she and her staff have the expert training and experience to provide you with natural looking results.

$10.75/Unit of Botox, with no minimum number of units

$75 off each syringe of Voluma, or combine it with 20 units of Botox and receive $100 off

$50 off each syringe of Juvederm or combine it with 20 units of Botox and receive $75 off

These specials are only valid for two days so make your appointment today before the schedule fills.  Call Wilmington Dermatology Center or email us today to save your spot

Starting a skincare regimen in 2014

A new year means a new opportunity to change up your routine and that includes a skincare regimen. The skin is the largest organ of the human body and requires special attention to look and feel it’s best. Now is a great time to start a facial skincare regimen and make it an everyday routine.

There are so many skincare products to choose from, that it can be overwhelming! Finding the right ones that fit your skincare needs can be a difficult task.  One can spend a lot of money in buying and trying the products to find the one you like. Many people also discontinue their skincare regimen before they have a chance to see the results. Often times, there is also confusion as to what order the products should be applied and when, AM or PM.

We are here to help! Wilmington Dermatology Center carries two of the top skincare lines in the industry, SkinMedica and SkinCeuticals. The reason we offer these two lines is because they can actually make positive changes in your skin and help protect your skin from the environment. Considered “Cosmeceuticals,” because the products contain active ingredients that are stronger than what is in the over-the-counter products. So, let’s talk GRASS!

What is Grass? – GRASS is an acronym for Growth Factors, Retinols, Antioxidants, Specialty Products, and Sun Protection. These products are considered crucial for maintaining your skin’s health and turning back the clock on some of the aging effects as your skin matures.

Growth Factors – Growth factors are naturally occurring proteins that work in combination with each other to control the activity of cells and they are critical in skin repair and remodeling. SkinMedica has the only medical grade skincare on the market with a high concentration of growth factor proteins. SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum is rich in human growth factors, collagen, antioxidants and matrix proteins. And while that is all very scientific sounding, it’s what it does that really matters. It works by rebuilding Type 1 collagen by up to 60% in 6 months which improves the appearance of fine lines, skin texture, and skin resiliency. It can also help maintain the benefits of cosmetic procedures.

Retinol – Retinols are essential in skin rejuvenation. With age, our cellular turnover process slows down. We begin holding onto dead skin cells because of this causing our complexion to look dull. Retinols will give that luminous look of young age back to your skin. Retinols improve fine lines, aging, sun-damaged skin and it enhances exfoliation without visible peeling.

Antioxidant – Antioxidants are super important in maintaining healthy skin. They protect your skin from UVA rays that can cause cell mutation by shielding DNA. This helps prevent signs of premature aging. Antioxidants also improve skin tone and texture and reduce laxity in the skin.

Specialty Products – Eye creams, moisturizers, lip repair, brightening creams, redness relief and exfoliating cleansers are considered specialty products. These products are incorporated in your regimen to suit your skincare needs.

Sunscreen – Sunscreen containing zinc oxide is the only ingredient that blocks UVA rays, the sun’s more damaging rays responsible for skin cancer and aging. UVA rays make up over 95% of the sun’s rays. UVA is the key cause of aging so protecting your skin with a medical grade sunscreen with zinc oxide will greatly reduce the aging process.

Dr. Rosalyn George recommends we all attempt to follow a skincare regimen as we look for full facial rejuvenation. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with our Cosmetic Coordinator to help build and create your personal skincare regimen.

4 Must-Have Skin Care Products For Holiday Travels

During the Holiday season, many of us travel to be with the ones we love. It can be a demanding time for road trips, plane rides, and airport layovers! In fact, Christmas is known as one of the busiest times of the year for traveling. We want to remind you to not put your skin care regimen on hold throughout these times.  Here are 4 must-have skin care products for holiday travels.

4 Must-Have Skin Care Products For Holiday Travels

  1. Cleanser- With winter like temperatures, it’s important to use a cleanser that is not harsh on your skin. The SkinMedica Gentle Skin Cleanser is great for this time of year. “It’s a mild cleanser, that doesn’t tend to dry out your skin”, says Donna Maccalupo, aesthetician at Wilmington Dermatology Center.
  2. Moisturizer- No one wants dry, flaky, itchy skin for their Holiday party! We recommend the Dermal Repair Cream or Rejuvenative Moisturizer by SkinMedica. These products are a bit heavier and can provide protection against the cold. Julie Taddei another lead aesthetician at Wilmington Dermatology Center loves the SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel, “Your Skin drinks it up like water.”
  3. Sunscreen- Remember to wear your sunscreen during the wintery months. Sun burn and damage is still possible in the cold. The SkinMedica TNS Ultimate Daily Moisturizer with SPF 20 is an all in one product. It provides you with growth factors to build collagen, light sun protection, and helps moisturize.
  4. Anti-Aging- One of the most crucial products for the Holiday Season, while traveling, is the SkinMedica TNS Line Refine. Julie Taddei states “The line refine is great for keeping in your purse and using it around the eyes and mouth. It instantly helps reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.”

For your best look through the Holiday commotion, remember these simple steps and don’t forget to pack them with your other must-have items!  Want to learn more about the right skin regimen for your skin type, talk to the experts at Wilmington Dermatology Center and safe travels!

How To Tighten Up Sagging Neck Skin with Ulthera

What are my options for tightening the skin under my neck?

Have you ever wondered if there was a way to tighten the skin under your neck without surgery and extensive downtime?  Well we have the treatment of the season to do just that… Ultherapy.  This non-invasive procedure is the only FDA approved treatment to actually lift skin under your neck.  A favorite of our patients, Ultherapy can lift and tighten the lose skin under your neck, getting rid of what many refer to as the “turkey neck.” This is why Ultherapy is our treatment pick of the fall, leave the turkey neck for the bird and give thanks to Ultherapy this holiday season!

3 Things you Should Know About Ulthera

  1. The Skinny. Ulthera treatments are a non-invasive, laser-free, surgery-free, injection-free way of tissue lifting using ultrasound technology.  It works by delivering ultrasound energy non-invasively and selectively into the dermal layer.  Over time, weak collagen is reorganized and strengthened with the growth of new collagen, which tightens and lifts the skin.
  2. The Benefits.  A lifted and toned appearance after just one treatment.  Ultherapy is natural, non-invasive and requires little to no downtime.  For those of us not ready for surgery, Ultherapy is the perfect alternative.
  3. It’s Not Just for the Neck.  Ultherapy is great for the turkey neck but also FDA approved for other hard to treat areas including skin under the chin, along the jaw line, and on the brow.

Ask our staff at Wilmington Dermatology Center to learn more about whether Ultherapy is right for you and schedule a free consultation.  Trust the experts in Ultherapy treatments, WDC was the first to introduce Wilmington to Ulthera and was the top volume provider in all of North Carolina in 2012.

Solutions To A Sublime Glow This Fall – Chemical Peels, Facials

Once fall rolls around, we tend to see many patients looking for quick, simple fixes to shedding their summer’s sun kissed skin and putting their best face forward for the holiday season. So, what’s our dermatology solution to getting healthy, glowing skin? Chemical peels, micro dermabrasion and exfoliating facials of course!  These are quick, effective treatments that shed away summer’s signs of a bit too much sun (and a heck of a lot of fun), that leave you gorgeously glowing for all the upcoming holiday festivities at hand. It’s a savvy solution to many of our WDC patients’ queries. The best part is, you have a spa experience in expertly trained hands. Below are some common patient inquiries, and our WDC solution, a simple equation that makes a whole lot of (beauty) sense to us. See you soon!

Scenario + Solution = Sublime Skin

“I want a crash course on a new skin regime, a tranquil treatment, and squeaky clean skin.” Our Solution: A Custom Facial.

Who doesn’t love a facial? This relaxing treatment is perfect for someone who wants a skin analysis and professional instruction all custom packaged for their skin. These hour+ facials leave your skin brilliantly clean, hydrated and stress free. Sublime.

“My skin feels grainy, like it needs a deep exfoliate for a glow. But I am hesitant on chemicals, as I’ve only had a facial before.” Our Solution: Microderm & Dermablade Facials

A Microderm facial is a deep exfoliating treatment that finely buffs away old skin, leaving you with a smooth texture and show-stopping glow on your skin. A dermablade facial provides the same experience by removing the top most layer of skin manually, and is a great option for someone with sensitive skin. It gently exfoliates the skin and removes fine facial hair as well. Superb.

“My skin simply looks dull and I want to get rid of that sun spot that just popped up. I want it to look more youthful all around.” Our Solution: A Chemical Peel

Chemical peels are a great solution to “peeling back” some layers of old skin effectively and providing glowing results. At WDC, one of our expertly trained aestheticians can gladly help you determine the varying degree of the peel and your skin goals at hand. Superficial, medium and deep peels are available. From the improving fine wrinkles and sun damage, to treating hyper pigmentation and precancerous lesions, to more aggressive results, these varying degrees of peels are a perfect solution to leave your skin radiant and youthful. Show-stopping.

A Revolutionary Way to Fight Anti-Aging

Now that summer has arrived in full force, indulge in a simple treatment to refresh your skin and add a healthy glow with virtually no down time. Clear + Brilliant can be added to your skin care regimen as an effortless way to keep your skin looking youthful, at it’s best. With advanced technology, the Clear + Brilliant laser energy creates millions of microscopic treatment zones in your skin, replacing damaged skin with healthy, younger looking tissue. Whether you are trying to erase the signs of aging or simply trying to get a head start on prevention, Clear + Brilliant can help.

Clear + Brilliant Facts:

  • Is safe, non-surgical and non-invasive
  • Is a gentle, revolutionary treatment that fights the natural effects aging has on skin
  • Helps improve tone and texture and gives skin a radiant, youthful glow
  • Creates a more even skin canvas, with reduction in the appearance of pores
  • Is a perfect complement to individual beauty and lifestyle regimens

Time after time, Clear + Brilliant patients reported “looking and feeling younger” and rediscovering their skin’s natural “radiance and smoothness”. With simple, gentle laser treatments provided by our licensed aestheticians, you can help prevent the visible signs of aging and the overall dulling effects time and the environment can have on your skin.