From rashes to melanoma, Lancaster Skin Center is equipped to handle all your dermatological needs. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.
Acne is the most frequent skin condition seen by dermatologists. It often affects the face, back, and chest, and can lead to scarring. About 80% of adolescents have some form of acne and about 5% of adults experience acne. In normal skin, oil glands under the skin, known as sebaceous glands, produce an oily substance called sebum. Read More »
The Obagi Blue Peel is an in-office procedure designed to significantly improve the appearance and health of your skin. Using a low concentration of the chemical trichloroacetic acid (TCA) mixed with a special blue base to slow penetration, the Obagi Blue Peel allows your doctor to monitor the appropriate depth to effectively remove thin surface layers of aged and damaged skin from the face. These dead skin cells are replaced by healthier ones, allowing the skin's own clarity and tightness to resurface.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injectable medication that is used to treat wrinkles on the forehead, brow, "crow's feet," and other areas of the face in patients 18 to 65 years of age. The duration of correction varies, though typically lasts for approximately four months. There are no skin abnormalities produced by this non-invasive procedure and a recipient may return to normal activities immediately. For more information, visit the official BOTOX® Cosmetic website at http://www.botoxcosmetic.com.
Glycolic acid is a superficial peeling agent derived from sugar cane. Often considered the most active and beneficial of the Alpha-hydroxy-acids, glycolic acid works beneath the skin to stimulate the production of new collagen and reduce the appearance of fine lines with very little visible peeling. Repetitive treatments lead to improvement of skin tone and texture. Glycolic acid has been proven to also be effective for hyperpigmentation, melasma, actinic keratosis, acne, and oily skin.
JUVEDERM Ultra injectable gel is a colorloss hyaluronic acid gel that is injected into facial tissue to smooth wrinkles and folds, especially around the nose and mouth. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body that delivers nutrients, hydrates the skin by holding in water, and acts as a cushioning agent. Juvederm Ultra temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face. The gel is injected into moderate to severe wrinkles of the face, and will help smooth wrinkles for about nine to twelve months. More information about Juvederm injections can be found at http://www.juvederm.com.
We offer treatment for a wide variety of vascular skin lesions including hemangiomas, port wine stains, and rosacea. The most common laser used for these conditions is the V-beam Perfecta pulsed dye laser from Candela. More information about the Candela V-beam treatment can be found at http://www.mycandela.com.
Jessner's and Trichloracetic acid peels are safe, effective, medium-depth chemical peels for the aggressive treatment of photoaged skin, actinic keratoses, and superficial acne scars. Medium depth peels lead to one week of significantly noticeable skin peeling, followed by over 6 months of collagen building. Although this peel has a longer recovery period compare to more superficial peels, the results far exceed those of even 6-10 superficial chemical peels.
Moles are brown or black growths, usually round or oval, that can appear anywhere on the skin. They can be rough or smooth, flat or raised, single or in multiples. They occur when cells that are responsible for skin pigmentation, known as melanocytes, grow in clusters instead of being spread out across the skin. Generally, moles are less than one-quarter inch in size. Most moles appear by the age of 20, although some moles may appear later in life. Read More »
Psoriasis is a skin condition that creates red patches of skin with white, flaky scales. It most commonly occurs on the elbows, knees and trunk, but can appear anywhere on the body. The first episode usually strikes between the ages of 15 and 35. It is a chronic condition that will then cycle through flare-ups and remissions throughout the rest of the patient's life. Psoriasis affects as many as 7.5 million people in the United States. About 20,000 children under age 10 have been diagnosed with psoriasis. Read More »
"Rash" is a general term for a wide variety of skin conditions. A rash refers to a change that affects the skin and usually appears as a red patch or small bumps or blisters on the skin. The majority of rashes are harmless and can be treated effectively with over-the-counter anti-itch creams, antihistamines and moisturizing lotions. Read More »
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes facial redness, acne-like pimples, visible small blood vessels on the face, swelling and/or watery, irritated eyes. This inflammation of the face can affect the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead or eyelids. More than 14 million Americans suffer from rosacea. It is not contagious, but there is some evidence to suggest that it is inherited. There is no known cause or cure for rosacea. There is also no link between rosacea and cancer. Read More »
Salicylic acid is highly effective for acne and oily skin. It is oil-soluble and lipophilic so it penetrates follicles filled with sebum, thereby helping unclog pores, loosen and lift out blackheads, and prevent future outbreaks. It improves the cosmetic properties of photodamaged skin by increasing cell turnover, fading the appearance of pigment spots and melasma, and reducing roughness and the appearance of fine lines. Salicylic acid has the added benefit of absorbing some UV radiation, which can help protect the skin from the damaging effects of the sun. This type of peel can be used more frequently than others without much risk of irritation and only mild flaking depending on skin type.
Skin cancer is the most common form of human cancers, affecting more than one million Americans every year. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives. Skin cancers are generally curable if caught early. However, people who have had skin cancer are at a higher risk of developing a new skin cancer, which is why regular self-examination and doctor visits are imperative. Read More »
The Vi Peel contains a synergistic blend of powerful ingredients suitable for all skin types including retinol, trichloracetic acid, phenol, salicylic acid, and vitamin C. This peel provides results without significant pain, skin preparation, or downtime. The Vi Peel will improve the tone, texture and clarity of the skin; reduce or eliminate age spots, freckles, and hyper-pigmentation, including melasma; soften lines and wrinkles; clear acne skin conditions; reduce or eliminate acne scars; and stimulate the production of collagen, for firmer, more youthful skin. Like most peeling systems, the Vi Peel also works well in conjunction with lasers, injectables and post cosmetic procedure.
Warts are small, harmless growths that appear most frequently on the hands and feet. Sometimes they look flat and smooth, other times they have a dome-shaped or cauliflower-like appearance. Warts can be surrounded by skin that is either lighter or darker. Warts are caused by different forms of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). They occur in people of all ages and can spread from person-to-person and from one part of the body to another. Warts are benign (noncancerous) and generally painless. Read More »
Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. They occur most frequently in areas exposed to the sun, such as the face, neck, back of the hands and forearms. Over time, skin gets thinner, drier and less elastic. Ultimately, this causes wrinkles - either fine lines or deep furrows. In addition to sun exposure, premature aging of the skin is associated with smoking, heredity and skin type (higher incidence among people with fair hair, blue-eyes and light skin). Read More »