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Freezing Fat Cells: What to Expect After Your CoolSculpting Procedure

Freeze Your Fat Away with CoolSculpting Today

With spring just around the corner, many are already thinking about summer, vacations, and feeling good in their bathing suits. Whether you planned to get in shape as part of a New Year’s resolution or haven’t thought about it at all, spring is often the time when many of us begin to panic and lose self-confidence. CoolSculpting is an option many are turning to that involves freezing fat cells to remove fat.

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical alternative to more invasive procedures like liposuction. Once the treatment areas are mapped, a plan is customized to your body’s needs, then a certified medical assistant uses controlled cooling (cryolipolysis) to target and kill fat cells located under the skin. CoolSculpting is a popular choice because it doesn’t require surgery and each session only lasts approximately 35 minutes. During the process, you may feel a pulling sensation in the treatment area, stinging, and possible numbness.

After Treatment Expectations


Results are not instant. In the weeks following your treatment, your body processes the fat and eliminates the dead cells. Your body will continue transforming for nearly two months after treatment is complete.  Some patients take daily or weekly photos to document the process and see the results. Depending on your body, more than one treatment may be necessary to get the desired results.

Recovery time

Since this is a non-invasive procedure, there is no downtime. You can return to your normal routine the same day, so there is no need to take off work or skip the gym.


There are fewer complications with CoolSculpting than with liposuction. But, there are a few side effects you should be aware of including redness, firmness, mild bruising, cramping, numbness or a tingling sensation. The severity of the side effects depends on your skin sensitivity and the areas you have the treatment performed.

Weight loss

Those initially researching the procedure ask how much weight they will lose. CoolSculpting will not change the number on your scale because you are not losing weight. Losing weight only makes the cells smaller, it doesn’t completely eliminate them like CoolSculpting. Instead, you are freezing and killing fat cells in your body which causes you to lose inches, not weight.

Permanent or not?

We are often asked if this procedure is permanent. While it’s not the same as losing weight, it does require the same actions to maintain the results. If you continue bad eating habits and minimal physical activity your results will not last long-term.

Follow-up appointments

Schedule a follow-up appointment for a few weeks after your initial treatment. At this appointment, the doctor can review any questions you have, diagnose any side effects, and discuss possibilities for additional CoolSculpting treatments for other areas.

If you have additional questions or think CoolSculpting is the solution for you, contact Windsor Dermatology to schedule an appointment.

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Spring into Confidence with These Clear Skin Tips

Follow These Skin Care Tips for Clear Skin

The secret to being confident about our look starts with clear skin. Taking steps to maintain healthy skin is essential to its appearance and how we feel when we leave the house every morning. Our skin faces harsh elements like every day weather, and just when we adjust our routine, the seasons change, forcing us to create new habits. With spring upon us, we’ve put together a few skin care tips to help you maintain a healthy appearance and boost your confidence.

Drink plenty of water

Staying hydrated has many health benefits including better digestion and circulation. Proper hydration also keeps skin moisturized and prevents dryness, flakiness, and premature wrinkles. The Institute of Medicine recommends women consume 72 ounces and men consume 104 ounces of water daily. The amount that is right for your body depends on your daily activities and should be adjusted as needed.

Use sunscreen

Overexposure to the sun damages your skin and causes premature aging. Sun is especially harmful to individuals with skin conditions like psoriasis, causing it to flare up. The best way to avoid overexposure is to use sunscreen daily and to reapply often. If you spend long periods of time outdoors, you should also wear clothing that covers your skin in addition to a hat with a brim.

Wash your face daily

Makeup traps dirt and oil under it, which can clog your pores and cause less than stellar skin. Keeping your skin clean by removing makeup nightly and washing it daily removes these particles that damage your skin, allowing it to breathe. It is also a good idea to wash your face after working out to prevent sweat from seeping into your pores and causing damage.

Be consistent with your products

It is tempting to switch cleansers, moisturizers, and makeup to save money, but the constant changes sometimes irritate skin. Stick to what you know works for you. Your skin and your spirit will be happier as a result.

Make healthy eating choices

The old saying “You are what you eat” holds a lot of value for your skin’s health. Food rich in vitamins, antioxidants, omega 3 fatty acids, and minerals gives your skin a radiant glow. When you consume foods high in fat and oils, your complexion tends to be oilier and acne prone.

Avoid smoking

Smoking is a leading cause of many illnesses and medical conditions. It also drastically impacts your appearance over time causing premature aging, loss of elasticity, and dreaded wrinkles. The best way to avoid these symptoms is not to smoke or quit smoking.

Ease your stress

The constant on-the-go culture we live increases stress and tension in many individuals. An increase in stress hormones causes more oil production which leads to clogged pores, whiteheads, and irritation to some existing skin conditions. Take time to clear your mind daily and unwind through meditation, exercise, a bubble bath, or unplugging during certain hours.

If you struggle with confidence in regards to your looks, follow these clear skin tips or contact Windsor Dermatology to schedule a consultation at 609-443-4500.

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Q&A with Dr. Keegan: Treating Pimples, Blackheads, Cysts, and More

Identifying the Best Acne Treatment for Your Skin

Q&A with Dr. Keegan: Treating Pimples, Blackheads, Cysts, and More

Many of us have experienced some form of acne in our lives and have wondered the best way to treat the problem. It seems like there are endless reasons for acne to appear, including clogged pores, bacteria, inflammation, and hormones, and that there is no end in sight. Whether you suffer from mild blackheads to severe nodules or cysts, Windsor Dermatology is here to help find a solution to your skin needs. We asked our very own Dr. Keegan to help answer a few questions you may be wondering about if you suffer from acne in any form.

Q: At what point does acne go from something you can treat over the counter to something that requires medication or further treatments?

A: Over the counter treatments typically use three ingredients- Salicylic Acid, Benzoyl Peroxide, and Adapalene (recently changed from prescription to OTC). If patients use these medications and don’t get results, they should contact a dermatologist for more help.


Q: What is the most popular non-prescription method used to treat acne?

A: Over the past 50 years there have been different trends with medications driven primarily by marketing and social media. The ingredients Salicylic Acid, Benzoyl Peroxide, and Adapalene all have solid scientific evidence to support their action, but the name on the products has changed with time. Talk with your dermatologist if you are unsure about a product and its ingredients.


Q: What type of medication is usually prescribed for those with severe acne?

A:  When patients don’t respond to OTC products, we typically add prescription medications that can unclog pores, kill bacteria, or correct hormone abnormalities.


Q: What is the worst thing someone can do when treating their acne?

A:  There are two poor habits to avoid when you suffer from acne:

1) Don’t pick, poke, or squeeze your spots as this can increase the risk of scaring.

2) Don’t ignore them and assume it will just get better with time. This also puts your skin at an increased risk of scarring.


Q: Although acne can last way into one’s adult years, what is the typical age you see acne start to disappear?

A:  Adult and teenage acne are probably two different conditions and while there are common medications we use, there are also specific medications one should use. Waiting to “grow out of it” is never a good option as acne can cause social and self esteem issues that can last longer than the spots themselves. Whether you suffer from teenage or adult acne, find a personalized treatment method that works for you.


Still have questions about how to treat your acne? Contact Windsor Dermatology to set up a consultation today and get your skin back on track.

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Red Carpet Ready with Tighter Skin: Take Advantage of Laser Skin Rejuvenation in NJ

See Results with Laser Skin Rejuvenation This Spring

When celebrities walk the red carpet at this year’s Oscars, there is plenty of talk regarding the outfits worn, the makeup done, and the overall appearance of each actor and actress. Their skin will be flawless and glowing leaving many of us wondering how they manage to maintain their young and youthful appearance. Celebrities shouldn’t be the only ones able to enjoy tighter skin – you deserve red carpet ready skin too! Laser skin rejuvenation is available to New Jersey residents to minimize wrinkles and fine lines caused by age, sun, and stress.

Our process consists of using a laser or gentle pulse of light directly on the skin to remove the top layers of skin. Once your skin heals, you experience tighter skin, a more even complexion, and increased smoothness. It can also minimize scars, blotches, and blemishes on your skin, making you look and feel younger.

Laser skin rejuvenation not only addresses your skin concerns, but it also offers the following benefits:

  • Stimulates Collagen

As you age, skin elasticity slowly decreases causing wrinkles and sagging that is impossible to overcome. Since our laser techniques target the cells under your top layers of skin, the treatment increases the amount of collagen produced by your cells. The increase in collagen prevents signs of aging and gives your skin a smooth and firm appearance.

  • A Nonsurgical Procedure

Procedures such as facelifts and eyelid surgery require surgery to create the results you want for your skin. There are risks and complications involved with every surgery. The complications resulting from a laser approach, like swelling and redness, are far less severe.

  • Speedy Recovery

Surgeries often come with long recovery times that can keep you from your daily routine. Laser skin rejuvenation requires no cutting which minimizes the healing time afterward. You can expect to experience some dark spots or flushing on the skin, but these fade or peel away within ten days.

  • Faster Results

Many skin care lines promise anti-aging benefits and the disappearance of wrinkles or fine lines. To see the results you want, you usually have to commit to the products for 90 days. Most of our patients see noticeable improvements in just one treatment. The number of follow-up treatments depends on the desired results and amount of initial skin damage.

  • Boosts Your Confidence

As your wrinkles disappear and you have tighter skin, you feel better about your appearance. Once your gain confidence in your looks, you are happier, enjoy your time with others, and have a more positive outlook on all areas of your life.

  • Costs Less

Since there are no surgical or anesthesia requirements, laser skin rejuvenation is a more cost-effective option when compared to surgical procedures.

Laser skin rejuvenation is a great way to manage your skin struggles. Whether you suffer from wrinkles, enlarged pores, noticeable blood vessels, or an uneven skin tone, we can help. Schedule a consultation with Windsor Dermatology today at 609-443-4500 to take the first steps to red carpet ready skin today!

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When Can Boils Become a Health Issue?

When a hair follicle becomes severely infected, it often leads to the development of a boil on the skin. A boil is often round, red, large, and quite painful to the touch. If you’ve ever had the unfortunate experience of dealing with a boil, you probably already know that the boil can often increase in size after a few days and may harden. This is because there is pus inside of it needs to be drained. In some instances, the boil will burst and subside on its own in a matter of days. However, there are times when it takes much longer for it to burst. Some people deal with boils for weeks at a time.

Who Is More Likely to Get Them?

Although a boil can happen to anyone, there are some people who are more likely to end up dealing with them than others. Boils are more common in teenagers and men. It’s not uncommon for men living in group homes or military environments to end up with boils because of the bacteria that may spread throughout the small and crowded living quarters.

Is It Important to See a Medical Professional?

Not all boils are as simple as others. If a boil appears on the skin and doesn’t go away after two weeks, it is important to seek help from a medical professional. While many boils will burst on their own time, there are some that don’t burst at all, which means a medical professional will need to drain it out for you. Once the pus is drained out, the swelling and redness starts to subside, and the boil eventually goes away for good.

It’s even more important to see a medical professional if the boil appears on your face. Most people don’t want to walk around with such swelling on an area of the body that everyone else can see, so having it drained out quickly and efficiently by a professional is the way to go.

Can You Treat the Problem at Home?

The best solution to getting rid of your boil is to make an appointment with a medical professional. Attempting to handle the boil yourself can be dangerous and should be avoided.

If you have a boil on your skin and you don’t know how to properly handle it, let Windsor Dermatology assist you. Don’t hesitate to give us a call at 609-443-4500 to find out how we can help you.

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What Is Psoriatic Arthritis?

Arthritis is a condition that causes inflammation of the joints, but did you know that psoriatic arthritis is something that some people also experience? People with psoriasis are more likely to end up dealing with psoriatic arthritis in the future, but it’s important to know a bit more about the most common symptoms of this condition. The best way to improve the way you feel if you’re suffering from this form of arthritis, is to seek treatment as early as possible rather than waiting and allowing the pain to worsen over time.

The Common and Early Signs

If you’re not sure whether you’re suffering with this form of arthritis or not, it’s important to know a bit more about the common and the earliest signs of the condition. Those who have psoriatic arthritis often start to experience fatigue at random times. Even if they’ve managed to get enough sleep the night before, they might still feel exhausted and sluggish during the day. The tendons may become tender, and the joints often start to stiffen. Those with psoriatic arthritis tend to experience the most pain when they first get up in the morning. If you’re experiencing any of these common and early signs, visiting a medical professional is a must.

Seeking Professional Help

Different medical professionals may evaluate your situation and come up with a diagnosis for you based on how you’re feeling. Many people with psoriatic arthritis visit the dermatologist for their psoriasis as well as a rheumatologist, who specializes in treating the joints and other connective tissues. The process of finding out if you suffer from this condition does take some time, but there are certain things you can do to potentially speed up the process.

Getting the Diagnosis

Because there aren’t set tests available to find out if a person has psoriatic arthritis or not, it’s important for you to compose a list of the symptoms you’re experiencing. Make sure the list includes detailed information about the pain and discomfort you feel in the morning and throughout the day when you’re completing certain activities. Along with writing out a list of all the symptoms you’re experiencing, you should provide detailed information on your medical history. Upon reviewing all the information you’ve provided; a medical professional may be able to give you the diagnosis and come up with a custom plan to treat the discomfort you often experience.

Treating the Discomfort

Treatment for the condition may consist of taking anti-inflammatory medications and practicing lots of self-care. Some people get relief from the discomfort by participating in aquatic therapy. If you have a swimming pool in your home or if you have access to a swimming pool in your neighborhood, you may get some relief from the pain by performing simple exercises in the water.

If you’d like to figure out if you have psoriatic arthritis or not, contact Windsor Dermatology today to get the help you need. You can call us at 609-443-4500 to schedule an appointment.

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Tips for Living with Scalp Psoriasis

If you have scalp psoriasis, you may often experience scaly patches of skin on different areas of the scalp. The patches tend to cause major discomfort because they’re often so itchy. Those who don’t deal with this problem usually assume the way to solve the issue is to use shampoos and conditioners that are designed to treat and prevent dandruff, but that’s not the case. Scalp psoriasis is different from dandruff because it starts within your immune system. Although it’s often a bit more of a challenge to get rid of it, there are some helpful tips that could ease your discomfort.

Be Careful When Touching Patches

When you’re brushing your hair or even getting ready for the day, you may be tempted to pick at one of the patches on your scalp because it’s noticeable and you don’t want other people to see it. However, you should never pick at the psoriasis with your fingers because then it will only get worse. Picking at the patches could lead to redness and inflammation. It may even cause the skin to bleed.

If you’d like to remove the patches from your scalp, you must take a gentle approach. Rather than picking at the patches with your fingers, grab an old toothbrush, soak it in some warm water, and then gently start brushing away at the psoriasis. It’s an easier and more effective way to remove some of the noticeable patches without causing any irritation to the skin.

Try to Reduce the Stress in Your Life

Those with scalp psoriasis often notice even more patches of rough skin on their scalp when they’re going through some of the most stressful moments. Your skin isn’t going to react positively to the stress, so do what you can to relax and get some rest. If you’re feeling stressed out due to the amount of work you must take on at the office, make sure you’re spending some time relaxing when you get home from work. Exercising or taking a hot bath when you get home is a great way to unwind and relieve some stress.

Use the Right Products on Your Hair

Many of the products on the market aren’t good for people with scalp psoriasis because they’re simply too rough on the scalp. You should make sure you’re using products that are gentle on the skin. There are some medicated shampoos and conditioners available for those who suffer with psoriasis, but want to make sure their hair looks healthy and smooth. These medicated shampoos are often paraben free and won’t cause irritation to the scalp.

If your scalp psoriasis has you feeling frustrated and upset, Windsor Dermatology can assist you by providing medical services to help find relief. If you’d like to get professional help for your condition, give us a call at 609-443-4500.

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The Ins and Outs of Hormonal Acne

When most people think of hormonal acne, they think of puberty. Breakouts often occur as pre-teens and teenagers start going through puberty because their hormones are all over the place and their bodies are going through some major changes. However, it’s not just something that has a negative impact on teens. In fact, many women between the ages of 20 and 49 suffer from hormonal acne. The cause of acne may be linked back to a woman’s menstrual cycle or even early menopause.

Where Does It Appear?

Although acne may develop on all different areas of the face, hormonal acne often appears on the chin and the jawline. It doesn’t look the same for everyone. Some people experience more blackheads than anything else while others may have whiteheads, cystic breakouts, or a combination of all three. It often depends on a few different factors, including the person’s hormones as well as their genetics and skin type.

What Causes It?

Many women experience small breakouts directly before or during their menstrual cycle because that is when their hormone levels are changing the most. However, women with diagnosed or undiagnosed polycystic ovarian syndrome may experience hormonal breakouts at any given moment. A change in these hormones often leads to excessively oily skin, clogged pores, and inflammation. As a result, acne often appears on the face.

Is There a Way to Treat Hormonal Acne?

It may be frustrating to deal with hormonal acne, but there are different steps you can take to treat the problem and prevent new blemishes from forming on your skin. Many physicians recommend oral contraceptives for women who experience regular breakouts during their menstrual cycle. The oral contraceptive may prevent breakouts while helping reduce the severity of the cramps you might experience during your cycle, making them a great choice for any woman who needs relief.

What Are the Options?

Aside from taking the oral contraceptives, women may want to purchase over-the-counter ointments for their face. These topical ointments may be applied directly to the blemishes to kill bacteria and reduce inflammation, ultimately leading to clearer, healthier skin. There are even some natural remedies that are worth trying for those who are tired of experiencing breakouts. Tea tree oil is a natural product designed to fight inflammation. It may be used as a cleanser or even as a toner you can apply directly to the skin after using a gentle cleanser.

Dealing with acne can be extremely frustrating. If you often experience hormonal breakouts and you’d like to get clear skin, Windsor Dermatology is there to help. Give us a call at 609-443-4500 to schedule your appointment for a skin evaluation.

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Q&A with Dr. Bagel: Today’s Psoriasis Treatments

Windsor Dermatology is the proud home of the Psoriasis Treatment Center of Central New Jersey, as well as the state’s first complete facility for advanced psoriasis clinical research. Our goal is to help those suffering from psoriasis with the latest approved treatments in hopes of changing their lives for the better. There is no cure for psoriasis at the moment, but today’s treatments have come a long way in their effectiveness. Who knows where will be ten years from now.

We sat down with Dr. Bagel, Windsor Dermatology’s specialist in psoriasis, to find out the details on some of the newest treatments and to see what the future has in store.

  1. What is the most recent psoriasis treatment Windsor Dermatology has begun using?

The most recent form of psoriasis treatment offered at Windsor is Tremfya. It is one of the most effective drugs currently approved by the FDA.


  1. Are there any risks in using this method of treatment? How effective is it?

A subcutaneous injection every 8 weeks results in totally clean skin for over 50% of the people who undergo the treatment. It is a safe procedure, but as with all biologic agents, there is a slight increased risk of infection.


  1. What is the most common form of treatment performed by Windsor?

At Windsor Dermatology, we treat patients with the most appropriate therapy relating to their unique condition. The various methods we use are typically phototherapy, acetretin, enbrel, humira, stelara, talz, cosetyx, siliq, otezla and tremfya. A consultation will help us decide which method is best for you.


  1. Are there any newer treatments approaching the market?

There are new IL- 17 inhibitors (like cosentyx, talz, siliq) and new p19 inhibitors like tremfya that are currently being tested in clinical trials. The hope is that they will show even better efficacy, require less administration of shots, and have an even higher level of safety.


  1. Do you know of any current clinical trials going on for those who are interested?

Windsor is involved in all of the clinical trials mentioned in the answer above.


Want to learn more about the latest psoriasis treatments on the market? Contact Windsor Dermatology today to learn more.

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Lessen the Red This Valentine’s Day: Eating Healthy with Rosacea

Do you suffer from rosacea? If so, your cheeks and even your nose may start to turn pink or red at the most random moments. It could cause you to feel a lot less than confident with your appearance. If you’ve recently been diagnosed with the condition by your physician, you may not know a whole lot about it. Although there isn’t a set cure for rosacea yet, there are certain things you can do to reduce the chances of experiencing a rosacea breakout in the future or during your Valentine’s Day dinner.

Avoid Eating Certain Foods

Some foods are considered trigger foods for those with rosacea. Upon eating these foods, you may notice your cheeks start looking rosier than ever. Some of the foods to avoid include hot peppers, onions, and even assorted citrus fruits. In addition to avoiding these foods as much as you possibly can, you should try to avoid drinking coffee and alcohol as well because those beverages can enlarge your blood vessels, ultimately leading to a lot more redness on the face.

If you start avoiding these specific foods and beverages, you may notice you’re experiencing fewer rosacea breakouts. It may take some time to get used to this new way of eating, but it’s worth it if it can help you improve the overall appearance of your skin.

Consume the Right Foods

Aside from avoiding certain foods and beverages to prevent those breakouts, there are other foods you should start consuming a bit more often. Salmon is a superfood for those with rosacea because it contains omega-3 fatty acids that provide protection against inflammation. It’s important to consume as many anti-inflammatory foods throughout the day as possible, such as broccoli, celery, and even grapes. If you’re going to eat meat, it’s best to choose leaner options, such as chicken breast or even turkey.

Follow a Healthier Diet Plan

If you’re suffering with rosacea, try putting together a diet plan to follow in order to take control of your skin and prevent the redness from appearing on your face. You’ll need to make sure you’re getting enough protein, vitamins, and nutrients each day while consuming the anti-inflammatory foods. The right foods might help reduce the appearance of the redness instead of contributing to it and causing you to feel embarrassed or upset with your appearance.

Try to avoid consuming junk food because the excessive amount of sugar in cakes, pastries, doughnuts, and other snacks could easily contribute to the redness. If you start following a much healthier diet plan, you may quickly start to notice a difference, and you’ll likely feel a lot healthier because you’re fueling your body with all the foods that are naturally good for you.

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with rosacea and you’re not sure what to do to improve the condition of your skin, let Windsor Dermatology help you out. Give us a call at 609-443-4500 to schedule a consultation and help you get this process started.

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