What services are offered at Premier Dermatology?
Founded on the concept of providing “All Things Skin Under One Roof,” Premier Dermatology offers solutions for treating all conditions of the skin. Medically, the team of board-certified dermatologists and physician assistants treats acne, eczema, excessive sweating, hair loss, melanoma, nail problems, psoriasis, rashes, rosacea, skin cancer and warts. Premier Dermatology is also home to a Mohs surgical center. With a 99 percent cure rate, Mohs is a surgical technique that removes cancerous cells from the skin while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible.
What is recommended for healthy skin?
Premier’s dermatologists recommend an annual skin exam for all patients after puberty — or any age if a suspicious lesion is present. If anyone has a family history of melanoma (the most life-threatening form of skin cancer), more frequent skin exams may be suggested. On a day-to-day basis, wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30 is key. Protecting your body’s largest organ starts with good daily defense against harmful UVA/UVB rays. Additionally, Premier providers take a strong stand against tanning bed usage. Tanning beds emit primarily UVA rays which penetrate deeper into the skin, causing substantial, often irreversible, damage to skin cells.
What’s the best way to know if a “spot” is suspicious?
“Spots” or lesions can appear all over the body — especially in sun-exposed areas. Some spots are harmless while others may be cancerous. By having an annual body exam with a board-certified dermatologist, your skin expert will map and keep track of all changes in the lesions on your body. However, we also recommend checking your own skin once a month. Look for lesions that are scaly, shiny, or for those that appear to be wounds that never heal. Additionally, the ABCDEs of Melanoma is a great guide for identifying potentially life-threatening spots that often look like moles. “Spots” that fall into these categories should be checked by a dermatologist: Asymmetrical, irregular Border, more than one Color, larger than a pencil eraser in Diameter and changing or Evolving over time.
What services does Premier offer to help with the appearance of skin?
The aesthetic side of Premier is staffed with dermatologists, physician assistants, nurse injectors, certified laser technicians and clinical aestheticians. This team of specialists offers solutions for wrinkles, facial volume loss, congested skin, broken blood vessels, uneven skin tone or texture, skin laxity, unwanted hair, unwanted tattoos and fat reduction. In addition to in-office treatments, Premier offers clinically-proven, medical-grade skincare so that patients can address and correct skin concerns beyond the walls of the practice.
What treatments are trending at Premier?
Among the many services offered, some of the most popular ones are BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, lip filler, cheek filler, jawline and chin filler, laser hair reduction, Hydrafacial®, DiamondGlow®, Coolsculpting®, Morpheus8 and BodyTite + Lipo. As our newest treatment offering, BodyTite + Lipo combines the skin tightening benefits of radiofrequency with the fat removal of liposuction. A minimally invasive procedure, BodyTite + Lipo is performed in-office with local anesthesia only. This procedure is incredibly flexible and can be performed on most areas of the body — abdomen, love handles, back, inner and outer thighs, arms, knees — with little downtime, no scarring and surgical-like results.
What’s the best way to get started with cosmetic treatments and skincare?
A complimentary consultation is the perfect way for the Premier team to get to know you and your unique facial or body goals. In addition, Premier offers complimentary VISIA Complexion Analyses. The VISIA camera takes pictures of your skin to reveal concerns that may not yet be visible to the eye such as underlying sun damage, redness, and bacteria. A VISIA appointment is our most recommended path for determining the right skincare for your skin as well as cosmetic procedures.
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