Cosmetic and Skin Enhancement
Penn Dermatology offers results-oriented solutions for men and women seeking help for cosmetic skin problems from the visible effects of aging and sun damage to spider veins and other blemishes. Penn Dermatology also provides complete cosmetic services for removing unwanted or excessive facial or body hair.
Effective Skin Solutions
Penn’s board-certified dermatologists and dermatologic surgeons are experts in providing cosmetic and skin enhancement services that are fully approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) such as:
Botulinum toxin A or Botox® for Treating Wrinkles
Penn dermatologists and dermatologic surgeons are experts in treating facial wrinkles using botulinum toxin A, commonly known as Botox® or other brands such as Dysport© or Xeomin®.
Botox® is a popular, minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that involves small injections of a purified pharmaceutical substance to temporarily reduce or eliminate facial wrinkles. These injections diminish wrinkles that may create a fatigued, angry or sad appearance or other problems such as:
- Crow’s feet
- Fine lines around the eyes
- Forehead furrows
- Frown lines
- Neck creases
Chemical Peels for Healthier Skin
A chemical peel is a minimally invasive cosmetic technique to improve the skin’s health and appearance from damage caused by overexposure to the sun or from problems related to acne and rosacea or aging skin. Penn dermatologists use a safe chemical solution to remove the damaged outer layer of the skin to give it a lightened and refreshed appearance or to soften and smooth fine lines or other uneven textures.
A chemical peel, also called chemexfoliation or derma peeling, can help create a smoother and refreshed appearance from problems related to:
- Acne scarring
- Aging skin
- Dull or discolored skin
- Fine lines near the eyes and mouth
- Mild scarring
- Uneven skin tones
- Wrinkles from aging, sun exposure or heredity
Laser Hair Removal
Excessive or unwanted facial or body hair may make some people feel self-conscious or uncomfortable. Penn dermatologists offer solutions to men and women. Facial or body hair is removed using state-of-the-art laser techniques and intense pulsed light (IPL) devices in a safe way with less complications and more effective results.
Laser hair removal is a common cosmetic technique that removes or reduces unwanted hair related to:
- Hormonal problems
- Metabolic problems
Laser Skin Resurfacing for Acne and Surgical Scarring
Recent advances in laser technology now allow for safe and results-oriented treatment of damaged skin related to acne and surgical scarring. Laser skin resurfacing is a minimally invasive method of removing the superficial layers of damaged skin and generating more collagen, which tightens the skin and improves the overall texture and complexion. Laser resurfacing is also effective for treating rosacea.
Penn dermatologists are experts in laser skin resurfacing with significant positive outcomes such as:
- Eliminating or reducing surgical scarring, brown spots and other discolorations
- Improving skin tone
- Reducing acne scars
- Regenerating new skin collagen
- Treating rosacea
Laser Treatment for Photodamaged Skin
Laser skin resurfacing of photodamaged or sun-damaged skin provides more options for safe and effective treatment of problems such as poor tone, wrinkles and blemishes. Penn dermatologists and dermatologic surgeons are experts in skin resurfacing using the most advanced laser technology that results in increased collagen production and overall improvement of the complexion.
Laser treatment for skin damaged by years of sun exposure can improve:
- Broken blood vessels
- Brown spots, pigmented lesions or other discolorations
Microdermabrasion is a skin refreshment technique that uses a mild, minimally abrasive sanding instrument to remove or exfoliate the skin’s thicker and uneven outer layer. Microdermabrasion stimulates the skin’s collagen growth for a rejuvenated and refreshed complexion and appearance.
Penn dermatologists provide microdermabrasion as a cosmetic skin enhancement service to treat:
- Discolored skin
- Dry or flaky skin
- Light scarring
- Sun damaged skin
Penn dermatologists and dermatologic surgeons provide expert sclerotherapy services for the removal of leg veins, commonly called “spider veins.” Spider veins can appear on the face or other areas of the body, but are most often found on the thighs and calves of the legs, especially in women. Women that have spider veins often feel self-conscious or consider the veins unsightly or unattractive.
Spider veins or telangiectasias are small broken blood vessels that are more visible because of their proximity to the skin’s surface.
Sclerotherapy is a safe and common procedure for the removal of spider veins related to:
- Heredity factors
- Hormonal changes
- Lack of movement
As people age, various changes occur to the deeper layers of the skin that may result in wrinkles and volume depletion, especially around the cheeks, temples, lips and under the eyes. Penn dermatologists and dermatologic surgeons use injections of soft-tissue fillers, commonly known as Juve´derm®, Restylane®, Radiesse® or Sculptra®, to replace lost volume and to create a rejuvenated appearance from problems related to:
- Fatigued or tired looking skin
- Deflated or sagging skin
- Wrinkled skin from aging, sun exposure or heredity