From routine checkups to acne to cosmetic treatments, Sheryl D. Clark, M.D. Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery 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.
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Laser Hair Removal
Using the Alexandrite laser, all types of hair, from coarse to fine and dark blonde to black, on fair to Asian, Hispanic, and even many Black skin types, in men and women, can safely and effectively be treated. One cannot be tanned, but otherwise the choice of area to be treated is yours! We can evaluate you to ensure you don't have an untreated endocrine disorder, and then proceed with 3 to 6 treatments at regular intervals. , Unlike treatments given at spas using light devices, not lasers, or using fluences too low to be effective, the hair that is treated should not return. You will see results. The consultation is often covered by insurance if you have excess hair.
There is a wide variety of products available to the cosmetic dermatologist to treat wrinkles, folds, skin laxity, and loss of the normal contours of the face and other areas of the body. Fortunately for all of us, there is finally a solution for almost any problem that might be troubling you. If you feel that you look less vigorous or healthy than you feel, perhaps you should consider discussing fillers with Dr. Clark to try to restore some of the vitality to your appearance as well.
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If you are concerned about pain, bruising, or looking strange and unnatural afterward, perhaps you needn't be. Dr. Clark is skilled at creating a very natural result, often using photographs of you from a slightly younger age to better understand your facial structure and unique characteristics. Many different areas of the face, as well as the hands, can be treated, depending upon where you have lost volume. Each treatment is highly individualized to ensure that you will leave the office feeling that you have attained a more revitalized appearance while retaining a completely natural look. You can even consider having your correction in stages, with only a small amount of filler employed at each session.
She is adept at the new and advanced use of microcannulas, which are blunt-tipped, rather than sharp needles, to minimize discomfort and bruising, whereever possible. She will counsel you on what to avoid and the use of medicated products to minimize the possibility of bruising, and will provide laser treatments free of charge should you develop a bruise, to hasten its resolution. With these measures, bruising is not common or severe. Since lidocaine can be mixed with the fillers prior to injection, discomfort is minimal, but Dr. Clark will work with you if you are particularily sensitive.Topical anesthetics, the use of ice and vibration, and even nerve blocks can be helpful in such cases.
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Tiny amounts of Botox or Dysport can be injected directly into or above tight muscles to relax them and allow you face to assume a more relaxed stance. Areasmost often injected include the frown lines, smile lines, forehead lines, and bunny lines. Dr. Clark has been injecting since the early 90's and is adept at specialty areas as well. Read more:Botulinum Toxins for Muscle Relaxation
Acne is the most frequent skin condition seen by medical professionals. It consists of pimples that appear on the face, back and chest. 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »