Cellfina Launch Presentation

As you’ve been told already, Cellfina for cellulite is here and we have been kicking off to a great start with our patients!  We’ve done a number of procedures so far, and our patients have been pleasantly surprised as to how quick and easy it is….and so have we!  If you’re interested in learning more about the procedure, join us this Thursday, January 28th from 6-8pm as Dr. Roz leads the presentation about the Cellfina treatment and hosts a Q&A session. Light refreshments will be served! Please RSVP to our office by calling 910-256-4350 or email us; office@wilmingtondermatologycenter.com.

Cellfina is a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure for cellulite.  Cellfina is FDA approved and has the longest patient satisfaction rating of any other cellulite treatment on the market!. WDC has been selected as one of the few practices in the United States to be offered this new and innovative device and we couldn’t be more excited to begin treatments!  Perfect timing before bathing suit season to take care of pesky cellulite once and for all.

How is this procedure different from other devices?  For starters…it actually works!  Unlike other cellulite treatments, Cellfina treats the structural cause of cellulite resulting in smooth results. Cellfina has taken the typical surgical procedure known as subcision, and has automated the process in order to eliminate the guesswork and risks associated with the surgical subscision procedure.

Can’t make this date this Thursday? We are hosting this event again on February 10th from 12-1pm and on February 11th from 6-8pm!

Fight aging with Ultherapy!

So many of us are plagued by the effects of aging and the loosening of skin in many unwanted places The thought of surgery is not only terrifying, but expensive…or maybe we aren’t quite ready to go under the knife yet! That’s where Ultherapy comes into play. This non-invasive procedure is the only FDA approved treatment to actually lift the eyebrow, neck, under chin area, and even treat the wrinkling skin on your chest. The beauty of the procedure is it’s a one-time procedure with lasting results and little to no downtime.

The gist: While surgery is still always the golden standard in seeing the most dramatic results, as we all know, it doesn’t come without risk. Ultherapy is the perfect procedure to improve the tone and give you a minimal lift without any of the risk. Ultherapy uses safe, time-tested ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin naturally.

WDC was the first practice to introduce Ultherapy to the area and has since proven our success and client satisfaction with this procedure by being recognized as the top Ultherapy® provider in all of North Carolina for consecutive years. We are also the only practice recognized as an Ultra Treatment Provider in Wilmington in 2015.  Through our experience we have become experts in putting together exclusive packages for our patients in the quest to achieve fulfill full facial rejuvenation. Ultherapy is it’s own unique tool in our cosmetic toolbox.

If you’re interested in finding out where Ultherapy fits, or some tricks of the trade by the Ulthera experts at WDC then join us for our lunchtime presentation on all of the treatments and techniques to achieve full facial rejuvenation without surgery! There are many non-invasive treatments that can help you look your best and we’re here to help you decide what will benefit you the most. Enjoy exclusive discounts for event attendees Lunch will be served. Please call our office or email us to RSVP as seating is limited.

910-256-4350 or office@wilmingtondermatologycenter.com

Clear + Brilliant: The name says it all

Although summer is sadly coming to an end, we still have some warm sunny days ahead of us.  Most of us are probably looking in the mirror right now thinking, what can I do to address the sun damage from the summer months and give my skin a boost?  Developed by Solta, the pioneers of laser technology, Clear + Brilliant is one of our favorite non-invasive maintenance lasers to refresh and bring back your radiant skin.  Clear + Brilliant is the perfect compliment to your skincare products when it is still too sunny outside to risk treatment from more corrective lasers like Fraxel.

Clear + Brilliant is a gentle fractionated laser treatment that is used to refresh the skin and give you a healthier tone, texture,  overall glow, and pore size reduction.  It’s an excellent alternative if your are  looking to prevent damage before it starts, or add it to your skincare regimen as maintenance.  Clear + Brilliant is designed to deliver precise and comfortable energy to stimulate a refreshing boost to the skin, while ensuring consistent results.

How does it work? 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.

How do I know if Clear + Brilliant is right for me? 

  • You already have or plan to begin a skin care regimen to help protect against the natural and environmental effects of aging
  • You like the way your skin looks today, and want to keep that fresh, youthful look for years to come
  • You have a regular, consistent approach to skincare and are looking to boost your results
  • You don’t have the time or desire for more invasive procedures like cosmetic surgery or aggressive resurfacing treatments

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.

Still unsure if Clear + Brilliant is right for you?  Schedule a free consultation with one of our providers or our cosmetic coordinator to discuss your skincare goals and where your money is better spent!

 

Happy 2-year Anniversary Juvederm Voluma

Happy 2-year Anniversary to Juvederm Voluma!  Yes, it’s been two years since this revolutionary filler graced our faces with it’s presence.  Voluma has defied gravity as the only FDA-approved injectable gel to instantly add volume to the cheek area where most have noticed age-related volume loss.  This month, WDC wants to focus on adding volume by celebrating the anniversary of Voluma with a 2-day cosmetic saving event on September 9th and 10th.

Why do we love Voluma at WDC?  Not only is it the only filler that is approved for adding instant natural-looing volume to the cheek area, but it is one of the longest lasting one’s as well.  Juvederm Voluma has been studied to last up to 2 years with optimal treatment! Dr. Rosalyn George and our PA staff are all thoroughly trained in a number of advanced techniques that are sure to give you the lift you’re looking for.

For our anniversary celebration we will be having two days of amazing savings on your favorite cosmetic treatments including a special anniversary savings on Voluma: (not to be combined)
Buy 1 Syringe Voluma and save $75 or
Buy 2 syringes Voluma and receive 20 units of Botox – $240 value or
Buy 3 Syringes Voluma, receive $75 off your 3rd syringe and 20 units of botox – $315 in total savings!
Botox, $11 a unit with no minimums
Juvederm $50 off each syringe purchased
Kybella Launch Special, receive a FREE Nectifirm skin tightening product, worth $78, with treatment!
Restylane Silk; receive a FREE Glo Minerals Lip Revival with purchase, a $35 value!
Summer product special: Buy a SkinCeuticals Advanced Pigment Corrector and receive HALF OFF of Glo Minerals Powder!! A savings of $22.50!! This product special is good through the end of September!!

Call us to schedule your appointment today!

WDC Welcomes a new PA

WCD is so pleased to be adding a new Physician Assistant to our practice.  Kelly Britt, PA-C will be joining us and taking patients beginning on August 3rd. Kelly was born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She attended the Physician Assistant Program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, and received her Masters in Medical Science in 2005. Kelly moved to Wilmington shortly after and began practicing as a Dermatology Physicians Assistant.  She has been serving our Wilmington community for the past 10 years. She is devoted to providing comprehensive skincare for her patients, including General, Cosmetic, and Surgical Dermatology. She welcomes patients in both the pediatric and adult populations.

Kelly is married and has one daughter.  As a family, they enjoy spending time on the water and traveling.

Give our office a call to schedule your appointment with Kelly for your dermatological needs today!

Clinical Research: Now Enrolling

At Wilmington Dermatology Center, we are not only patient focused on an everyday level, but we also thinks it’s so important to sustain and develop new and improved ways to treat chronic skin conditions.  WDC plays a large role in the clinical research side of Dermatology as well, and we have an entire department dedicated growing our knowledge and treatment options.

WDC is currently involved in active research programs including Psoriasis (Various types), Rosacea, Atopic Dermatitis, and Hidradenitis Suppurativa.  We are urrebtly recruiting for patients with these pesky skin disorders.

For those of you unfamiliar with these types of skin conditions, or may think you have one, here’s a brief overview on each condition:

There are five types of psoriasis. The most common form, plaque psoriasis, appears as raised, red patches covered with a silvery white buildup of dead skin cells. Psoriasis can occur on any part of the body and is associated with other serious health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and depression.

Rosacea is a chronic and potentially life-disruptive disorder primarily of the facial skin, often characterized by flare-ups and remissions. Many have observed that it is typically redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that may come and go. In some cases, rosacea may also occur on the neck, chest, scalp or ears. Over time, the redness tends to become ruddier and more persistent, and visible blood vessels may appear.

Atopic dermatitis, which is a type of eczema, is very common. It occurs equally in males and females and affects an estimated 9 to 30 percent of people in the United States. Although atopic dermatitis may occur at any age, it most often begins in infancy and childhood. Onset after age 30 is less common and is often caused by exposure of the skin to harsh or wet conditions. It causes itchy skin that is red, warm, and tender.

Hidradenitis is a chronic skin condition that features pea-sized to marble-sized lumps under the skin. Also known as acne inversa, these deep-seated lumps typically develop where skin rubs together — such as the armpits, groin, between the buttocks and under the breasts.

If you’re interested in learning more or think you may qualify as a candidate for any of the above studies, contact our office today!  We would love for you to be a part of our growing knowledge in the research world and give you the chance to get free treatment and compensation for your time!

Black Diamond Account

We are so excited to announce that WDC has just been named a Black Diamond account with our Allergan partnership, the maker of Botox and Juvederm!  What does this mean, you ask?  It means that because of our amazing clients and staff, we are being recognized as representing the top 2% of all practices in the nation!  Based on our volume and our day to day experience, WDC has proven time and again that we strive to stay ahead of the curve,  bringing our patients the top procedures and most advanced techniques for optimal results.

In the past Wilmington Dermatology Center has  been recognized as the top Botox and injectable account in all of Eastern North Carolina for consecutive years.   Dr. Rosalyn George is also part of an elite team of National Trainers for Voluma, Juvederm and Botox.  Leave it to the experts at WDC to take care of all of your skincare and cosmetic needs and thank you to all of our trusted patients and staff for helping us be the best!

We always offer complimentary consults; so don’t hesitate to contact us today!

Valentine’s Day Cosmetic Product Specials

We’re giving you and your special someone plenty of time to shop for Valentines Day this year with our Cosmetic Product Specials!  We have 6 amazing savings over 2 days! Stop by our office Wednesday or Thursday, February 5th & 6th or call ahead to receive great deals on these amazing products.  We have something for everyone, from the ultimate in skincare regimens to savings on your favorite individual items.

  1. BOGO Latisse, purchase a 5ml kit and receive a 3ml kit for FREE! ($149 in savings)
  2. Buy a SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic or SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF and receive 50% off your choice of SkinCeuticals sunscreen
  3. Don’t let pigmentation get you down – All Lytera Skin Brightening System’s 25% off! (That’s more then $60 off!)
  4. Want to spend a little, but save a ton on some of the best products? Consider the SkinMedica Sweatheart Bundle for only $99! This $225 valued limited edition gift set includes; a 1 oz AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser, 1 oz. Dermal Repair Cream, 1 oz. Vitamin C & E, $20 off BD Latisse Coupon and a black cosmetic bag!
  5. For those looking for the ultimate skincare gift, get him or her the best of the best products all in one regimen, the SkinMedica TNS Bundles! The Essential System Bundle includes 2 TNS Essential Serums, 1 Retinol Complex, 1 Daily Physical Defense SPF 30, 1 Vitalize Peel and a travel size facial cleanser all for just $605 (total savings of $230)!  The Skin Brightening System Bundle includes 2 TNS Essential Serums, 1 Lytera Complex, 1 Retinol Complex, 1 Daily Physical Defense SPF30, a Vitalize peel and a Facial Cleanser all for just $642!  (total savings of $320)
  6. Your favorite products not on the list?  Create your own package, buy any 3 products and receive 25% off.  (excludes promotional items above)

Not sure what your special someone needs? Stop by and chat with our cosmetic coordinator Caroline to find the perfect product special fit.  Or as always, gift certificates make the perfect gift!  And remember the “WDC Guarantee”! – Find a local advertised price on any of your favorite products anywhere else and we will match it!

Identifying Psoriasis vs. Dry Skin

“I’m noticing little bumps and dry patches on my son’s arms. Is this psoriasis?”  “My skin is very dry and it itches, do I have psoriasis?”   Many of us wonder, especially during the winter months, if our dry skin is in fact psoriasis.  Chances are you know someone with psoriasis. It’ a common skin condition affecting 3% of the population.  We would like to share the tell tale signs of identifying psoriasis vs. dry skin.

Psoriasis starts as small red bumps that enlarge and become scaly.  Key symptoms to look for are:

  • Red lesions that are sometimes covered with silvery-white scales.
  • Rashes in the folds of the skin.
  • Joint pain, swelling or stiffness.
  • Discolored or crumbly nails.

Dry Skin is simply skin that looks dehydrated.  It may even appear flaky and cracked like the back of an alligator.  Dry skin is typically found on the arms and lower legs.

Now keep in mind psoriasis causes dry skin but a good way to tell the difference is to look for the raised red lesions covered with silvery-white scales, or dead skin cells.   Skin affected by psoriasis may also burn or feel itchy and tender.   Psoriasis is a chronic, long-term, skin condition that causes your skin cells to grow too quickly .  This results in the silvery-white scales or pacthes of skin.  If you think you may have psoriasis or know someone who does, make sure that you or your loved one are getting screened by a capable physician and contact our office to schedule your next appointment.

Wilmington Dermatology Center’s Top Picks for Winter Skin Care

Wilmington Dermatology Center’s Top Picks for Winter Skin Care:

As the winter temperature edges its way down the thermometer, be sure you are prepared with the right winter skin care products to maintain a healthy glow.  Cold, windy and dry air can be brutal to your skin, causing increased dryness to your face, body, lips and hands. As always, the #1 rule is to moisturize!

Ask the expert; what are Dr. Roz’s picks for top winter skincare products? For the face, neck and décolleté, she loves SkinMedica’s Dermal Repair Cream for the deep moisture it provides and Cerave cream for the body and hands to help keep dry skin at bay. You can pick up these products at Wilmington Dermatology Center.

Infuse your skin with the extra moisture it needs. A natural moisturizer can be found in your kitchen pantry and it tastes good too! Extra Virgin Olive Oil works wonders for the skin when it comes to moisturizing, as well as maintaining the skin’s elasticity, due to the antioxidants it contains. Olive Oil can be found in a wide variety of skin care products.  Don’t forget your lips and hands! Keep a tube of lip balm on you at all times along with a small tube of hand cream. Be sure your lip balm contains lanolin which is a natural moisturizer with powerful emollient and protective properties.

Let’s not forget sunscreen! Despite the darker, cloudy skies that winter brings, sunscreen is still an essential item that should be used on a daily basis. Even if it’s not sunny, UV protection should be considered one of your daily skin care regimen products.  Wilmington Dermatology Center recommends an SPF30 or higher with UVA/UVB protection.  SkinCeuticals and SkinMedica sunscreen products are an excellent source of protection from the sun’s harmful rays and can be purchased here at WDC.

When it comes to winter skin care products and protection, Wilmington Dermatology Center has got you covered!