Delaware Medical Wellness & Aesthetics, our specialty practice, offers a new direction for optimum aesthetics
We offer the latest treatments available in non-invasive procedures—from medical and cosmetic services including BOTOX, DermaPen, Exilis and Hydrafacial to fillers to tighten and firm skin on your face and body as well as vein treatments, NuFree hair removal and medical weight loss for your optimum health.
Fine lines and wrinkles (folds and creases in the skin) are a natural part of the aging process. A number of factors contribute to the formation of wrinkles- as you grow older, the inner layer of your skin, called the dermis, begins to thin. Your skin also becomes less elastic, drier and slower to heal. Environmental factors such as sun exposure, genetics and even facial expressions contribute to the formation of wrinkles. Fine lines such as frown lines (lines between the eyebrows) and crows feet (lines fanning out from the corner of your eye) are believed to develop primarily because of small muscle contractions, or facial expressions, such as squinting, frowning and even smiling.
(Deep folds and creases in the skin) are a natural part of the aging process. A number of factors contribute to the formation of wrinkles- as you grow older, the inner layer of your skin, called the dermis, begins to thin. Your skin also becomes less elastic, drier and slower to heal. Environmental factors such as sun exposure, genetics and even facial expressions contribute to the formation of wrinkles.
To fully understand what melasma is, it is important to know how pigmentation relates to your skin. Pigmentation is the coloring of a person’s skin. Some people suffer from uneven skin tone. Hyperpigmentation is when areas of your skin change color and become darker do to an increase in melanin. Sun exposure is a major cause and risk factor of hyperpigmentation. Hypopigmentation is when areas of your skin change color and become lighter.
Melasma is a form of hyperpigmentation. Melasma, also known as chloasma, is a dark skin discoloration characterized by tan or brown patches on the face, especially the forehead, upper lip and cheeks. Though melasma affects men and women, young women with brownish skin tones are at greatest risk for melasma.
Age spots, also called liver spots, brown spots, sunspots or solar lentigines — are flat spots that range in color from light brown to black and are associated primarily with aging and sun damage. They are sometimes called liver spots, which is misleading, as they have nothing to do with the liver. They vary in size and predominantly found in areas most exposed to the sun- on the face, forehead, shoulders, arms and hands. Though age spots are very common in adults older than age 40, they can affect younger people as well.
Age spots are not cancerous, but can be unsightly. Thankfully, there are a number of treatments available to remove age spots.
Is an all-encompassing term for noticeable changes in the skin that results from years of sun exposure. With repeated sun exposure, our skin loses its ability to repair itself, and the damage gets progressively worse. Rough leathery skin, excessively dry skin, fine that disappear when stretched, dull skin tone, a blotchy complexion, freckles, age,spider veins on the face, loose skin, and actinic keratosis (thick wart-like, rough, reddish patches of skin), among others can all be traced to sun exposure.
Acne or other facial scars
Acne scars, or scarring, are caused by the most severe cases of acne. Acne scarring is treatable.
What is acne?
Acne is a skin condition that causes inflammatory red lesions (papules, pustules and cysts), blackheads and whiteheads to form when pores-tiny holes on the skin’s surface- become clogged. These growths are commonly referred to as “zits” or pimples. They are especially prevalent in the face, back and chest.
The pore is an opening to a follicle, which contains a hair and a sebaceous gland. The sebaceous gland releases sebum, an oil in our skin. When the sebaceous glands release excessive amounts of oil, combined with naturally occurring dead skin cells, the pores can become clogged or blocked, accumulating debris, dirt and bacteria. This blockage is called a comedone.
It is understood that acne is caused by hormonal changes in adolescents and young adults, but the exact reason why some people get much worse acne breakouts than others is unknown, or why some people get acne and others don’t at all. Acne is most common in teenagers, but it can happen at any age. While acne usually dissipates by the time most people reach their 30’s, some people experience adult acne well into their thirties and longer.
Spider veins, or telangiectasia
Are very small blood vessels only a few millimeters long near the surface of the skin. Spider veins are very fine thin red or blue lines that look like a spider’s web or jagged tree branch in shape. Spider veins can be found anywhere on the body, but are typically found on the face and/or legs. Spider veins are most common on the chin, nose and cheeks; they can also be found on the ankles, upper thigh and knees.
Spider veins are harmless and usually cause no pain or discomfort, thought they can sometimes cause aching, burning or pain, especially when sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
Spider veins are typically caused by damage due to sun exposure or damage to the valves within veins. Spider veins are linked to a variety of other factors such as chronic inflammation of vessels, a family history of veins problems, pregnancy (both hormonal changes such as those that occur during pregnancy or increases in blood pressure or volume during pregnancy, obesity, prolonged standing, increasing age, chronic skin irritation to name a few.
Is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition characterized by redness of the face- forehead, eyelids, cheek, nose and chin. Signs and symptoms of rosacea include red areas on your face (discrete areas or entire face), a red, bulbous nose, a tendency to blush or flush easily, small red bumps on your face and visible, small spider-like blood vessels on your nose and cheeks (telangiectasia).
Rosacea is a progressive skin condition, meaning left untreated, it will get worse over time. If left untreated, changes in appearance can become permanent.