Why a Chemical Peel is the Perfect Treatment for Your Skin

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Why a Chemical Peel is the Perfect Treatment for Your Skin

Are you looking to improve the look and appearance of your skin? Then a chemical peel may be for you! In this treatment, a chemical solution is gently applied to the face, neck, or hands leading the skin to exfoliate and peel off. The new skin is typically much smoother and less wrinkled than the skin that was there prior.

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There are a variety of different chemical peels that we offer and each has its own benefit. These include:

  • Glycolic GA Peel. Enhances skin tone and texture. Minimizes pore size and has anti-aging benefits.
  • Jessner JR Peel. A cocktail of three different peels that is ideal for softening unwanted fine lines and mild to moderate hyperpigmentation.
  • Mandelic MA Peel. A superficial peel that is perfect for rosacea, redness relief, and sensitive skin.
  • Pyruvic PA Peel. A superficial peel that’s perfect for oily, acne-prone skin. Mainly used for light to moderate premature skin aging.
  • Salicylic SA Peel. A 30% salicylic peel that’s also good for oily, acne-prone skin.

If you would like to learn more about our chemical peels and which one may be right for you, schedule an appointment today with our aesthetician.

Source: American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)

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The Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for the best gifts this holiday? We put together a list of some of our favorite products and treatments related to skincare.

The Holiday Gift Guide 2021

  1. SKINCEUTICALS C E FERULIC // One of the most popular skincare products out there. A perfect option for combatting the signs of aging and protecting against environmental damage.
  2. PCA SKIN HYALURONIC ACID BOOSTING SERUM // Patients love the way this product feels on their skin. Instantly hydrating. An essential for every skincare regimen.
  3. MICRO-NEEDLING // A great treatment for someone dealing with acne scars or fine lines. In just a few treatments, the skin will show noticeable improvement.
  4. HYDRAFACIAL // If you know someone who wants to freshen up their skin and wants to see the results immediately, then this is the perfect gift! This pampering treatment cleanses, extracts, and hydrates the skin in only three steps.
  5. VIVISCAL PRO DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS // A 100% drug-free supplement that helps with hair growth. Thicker, fuller hair can be seen in as little as three months.
  6. REGENEPURE 5% MINOXIDIL SPRAY // One of the best treatments available for hair loss. An easy-to-use spray helps to thicken and regrow hair in only a few months.
  7. SUBLATIVE RF SKIN TIGHTENING // A rejuvenation treatment that treats fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring. One of our favorite things about the treatment is the drastic results paired with minimal downtime.
  8. VELASHAPE III BODY CONTOURING // Simply put, this is the best non-invasive treatment for minimizing the appearance of cellulite. A great option for stubborn areas that diet and exercise won’t address.

Hopefully, this list will help simplify your search for the perfect gift and make the season a little less stressful!

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Tips to Keep Your Skin Healthy

Being the body’s largest organ, the skin plays a crucial role in protecting and keeping it safe.  That’s why it’s also important to make sure the skin remains healthy as well. And with November being National Healthy Skin Month, we thought this would be the perfect time to explore how to do just that.

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  • Determine your skin type. Whether it’s normal, dry, oily, combination, or sensitive, this correlates to what kind of skincare products to use. And in some cases, if you use the wrong ones, it can actually do more harm than good.
  • Wash your face at least once a day. We recommend that our patients use a mild, fragrance-free cleanser using lukewarm water. This will provide gentle but effective results.
  • Moisturize daily. Try applying a lotion or cream moisturizer after bathing/showering (while your skin is still wet). This helps to lock in the moisture and will get the best results.
  • Protect your skin from the sun. Seek shade, wear protective clothing and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. All of which will help to prevent premature skin aging, wrinkling, and even skin cancer.
  • Examine your skin regularly. Check for suspicious or unusual spots which could be a sign of skin cancer. Some things to look out for are anything that changes in appearance, itches, or bleeds.

Following the above tips will not only help to keep your skin looking its best but safe as well. If you would like to learn more, call us at 716-688-0020 or click here to schedule an appointment today.  

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Why Fall is the Best Time to Start Laser Hair Removal

With the weather changing and the sunlight waning, now is the perfect time to consider laser hair removal. Here are some reasons why.Laser Hair Removal Legs

  1. Sun exposure can be more easily avoided. With the days shorter, weather cooler, and more clothes needed, it’s much easier to avoid the sun this time of year. A must when having the treatment.
  2. More time to get treatments to get in. Anywhere from 6-12 total treatments are usually needed, spaced about 4-6 weeks apart. So, it is possible to complete treatment before sun exposure becomes an issue again.
  3. Results will be seen by Spring/Summer. By the time you get to the warmer months and more skin is showing, results will be noticeable by then.

As you can see, now is the best time to schedule laser hair removal treatment. Call us at 716-688-0020 or click here to schedule a complimentary consultation.

 

Here at Lisa S. Ball FNP in Buffalo, NY we have the LightSheer DUET device which provides patients with the fastest and most effective treatment for laser hair removal.

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Certified Hair Loss

With the widely successful release of Drake’s new album, ‘Certified Lover Boy’, the Canadian rapper seems to have everything going his way lately. But this was not the case in regards to his hair after a recent bout with COVID-19. He stated on his Instagram that the virus actually left him dealing with some hair loss.

“I had Covid that s— grew in weird. I had to start again 😂 it’s coming back don’t diss.”

– Drake (@champagnepapi) on Instagram

Drake Hair Loss

The most likely reason for the thinning could be attributed to a relatively common condition known as telogen effluvium. This temporary form of hair loss occurs when a stressor (ex. fever, illness, childbirth, or emotional stress) causes more hair than usual to fall out. During which, it is not unusual for large clumps of hair to come out at a time. Usually occurring about 2-3 months after the stressor event, it can last anywhere from 6-9 months. After that timeframe, the excessive shedding wanes and the hair reverts back to its previous thickness. It’s important to note, however, that if the stressor continues, so will the shedding.

So, it looks like Drake’s hair woes will be gone soon enough. If you believe that you may be experiencing telogen effluvium, contact our office today. Here at Lisa S. Ball NP, we specialize in diagnosing and treating diseases of the hair, skin, and nails.

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Viviscal PRO Information Revisited

Viviscal PRO is one of the most popular products at our office. In offering patients an option for hair loss, it’s no wonder why. But what exactly is it, and how effective?

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What is Viviscal PRO?

Viviscal PRO is a 100% drug-free dietary supplement that nourishes thinning hair and promotes healthier hair growth from within.

 How does Viviscal PRO work?

Viviscal PRO is scientifically formulated with the proprietary AminoMar marine complex which helps to nourish thinning hair and encourage existing hair growth.

 How often do I need to take it?

Take one tablet twice a day, once in the morning and once at night, with food and water. It is suggested to take that dosage for at least 6 months for the best results.

How long will it take to see progress?

Patients may notice progress in as little as 3 months.

 Will I need to take it forever?

No, it is recommended to take it for 8-9 months (however, most patients continue to take Viviscal beyond that timeframe for their overall hair health). The first 6 months, twice a day. Then in the following 2-3 months, just once a day. After that, if the thinning of the hair starts again, it is recommended for the patient to find out if there is an underlying cause at play. Most of the time, if the underlying reason for hair thinning is not being managed, the excess shedding will continue.

As you can see, Viviscal PRO is an ideal option for patients looking to improve the look and feel of their hair. Contact our office today to get started.

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Get Eczema Relief With the HydraFacial Rozatrol Booster

Rozatrol Booster

Adding a booster to a HydraFacial offers a variety of benefits for the skin. And with October being Eczema Awareness Month, we wanted to highlight one booster in particular, the ZO Skin Health Rozatrol.

This booster is great for eczema because it was specifically developed with the skin condition in mind. Offering a combination of redness relieving ingredients, it’s perfect for minimizing the appearance of skin redness and dryness. In doing that, the overall appearance of the skin is improved with a smoother texture and more even tone.

Overall, the ZO Skin Health Rozatrol is a phenomenal option for eczema that provides patients instant relief and cumulative benefits as they continue with the treatment. If you would like to learn more about adding the ZO Rozatrol to a HydraFacial at the Neiman Dermatology Building in Buffalo, NY, call 716-688-0020 or click here.

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Ways to Protect Your Skin as You Age

September is Healthy Aging Month, which is a great opportunity to focus on the overall well-being of your skin. Did you know that as we age, aside from those annoying fine lines and wrinkles that pop up, the risk for skin cancer also increases? The Skin Cancer Foundation estimates that by the age of 70, roughly 1 in 5 Americans will develop some form of skin cancer. Older Woman Gardening

That’s why it’s so important to stay on top of the health of your skin. Here are some ways to do just that:

  • Avoid the sun between 10am and 4pm. This is when the sun peaks in the sky and UV rays are at their strongest.
  • Wear sunscreen daily. Even on cloudy, winter days, harmful UV rays are still prevalent. We recommend our patients wear a broad-spectrum SPF of at least 30, reapplying every two hours.
  • If outside for extended periods, wear a hat with a wide brim. This will not only provide shade for your face but also increased protection from sun exposure.
  • Regular skin examinations. We recommend our patients get their skin checked for any cancerous lesions at least once a year. Patients with a history of skin cancer are advised to be seen more frequently.
  • Avoid tanning. This one cannot be emphasized enough. Aside from increasing the risk of skin cancer, it can also contribute to speeding up the aging process.

These tips will not only help to keep your skin looking its best, but also decrease your risk of skin cancer. If you would like to schedule an appointment, call us at 716-688-0020 or click here.

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DermaNail Nail Conditioner Now Available

We are excited to announce a new addition to our product offerings – DermaNail Nail Conditioner!

DermaNail Nail Conditioner is an effective option for patients dealing with common cosmetic nail problems. These may include chipping, cracking, peeling, splitting, breaking, brittle, thin, or weak nails. DermaNail’s patented formula helps to not only improve the cosmetic appearance of the nail but also its strength and stability.

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It’s important to note that this product is not a quick fix for nail problems, as it can take anywhere from 8-16 weeks for results to be seen. If you would like to learn more about DermaNail Nail Conditioner, contact our office today.

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Get Your Skin ‘Back to School’ Ready with a HydraFacial

As summer winds down and the school year begins, everyone wants clear skin to start out the semester. So, what can you do to get it? We recommend one of our most popular treatments, the HydraFacial!Woman School Library

What is a HydraFacial?

The HydraFacial is a medical-grade treatment that deeply cleanses, extracts, and hydrates the skin.

How can the HydraFacial help with acne & blemishes?

During the process, pores are cleansed and debris is removed from the skin. This allows for better penetration of skincare products, which in turn, provides a highly effective treatment for acne and blemishes.

Who is a candidate for the HydraFacial?

The HydraFacial is suitable for patients of all ages (12 and up) and for any skin type.

Does it hurt?

No. The HydraFacial is a gentle, non-invasive treatment.

When are results seen?

Results are seen immediately after treatment. Most patients describe their skin after treatment as having a fresh, vibrant glow.

To learn more about the HydraFacial and how it can help your skin, contact our office today.

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