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Psoriasis Treatment NJ

5 Things You Should Know About Psoriasis

In 2011, Kim Kardashian brought psoriasis to the forefront of American conversations by revealing that she suffers from it. She joins about 7.5 million other Americans that live with psoriasis. If you are curious about the diagnosis, here are 5 things you should know about psoriasis.

  • Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition. Once you are diagnosed with psoriasis, you will have it for the rest of your life. The skin condition is hereditary, however, just because a family member has psoriasis, does not mean that you will get it.
  • Psoriasis can impact any part of patients’ bodies. While psoriasis can appear anywhere, it typically pops up on the elbows, knees, shins, arms, lower back, and scalp.
  • Psoriasis has no cure. Unfortunately, psoriasis does not have a cure, however, it can be treated with different medications and therapies.
  • Flare-ups occur with stress. When patients undergo tremendous stress, psoriasis flare-ups can occur. It is important to remember that although it can be quite stressful experiencing a flare-up, try to remain calm and bring your stress levels down.
  • Keep a healthy lifestyle. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is pertinent towards minimizing the appearance of psoriasis. Participating in yoga or meditation activities, eating healthy, and getting enough sleep will improve your skin.

Windsor Dermatology will work to solve your dermatological problems and address your skin needs. We are proud to offer many treatment options for your psoriasis. Windsor Dermatology will tailor your treatment to meet your needs.

Since 1985 our Medical Director, Dr. Bagel, has been at the forefront of psoriasis patient care, treatment, and clinical research. The Psoriasis Treatment Center of Central New Jersey and Windsor Dermatology is one of the most respected clinical settings in America for psoriasis treatment.

We utilize a few methods to reduce the effect of psoriasis. Among the treatment options are ultraviolet light therapy, biologic therapies, and oral medications. Before deciding on a treatment plan, our talented team of board certified dermatologists will consider the location and severity of involvement along with medical history. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about our psoriasis treatments.

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Eczema Treatment NJ

5 Tips for Living with Eczema

Eczema is a common skin condition that causes red, itchy, swollen skin. Although there is no cure for eczema, there are a few things that you can do to minimize the impact of it on your life.

  • Stay away from triggers. There are a variety of reasons patients might experience an eczema flare up. Try to stay cognizant as to what those triggers are and stay away from them. Eczema patients should definitely stay away from fragrant products. They should opt for unscented products without harsh chemicals.
  • Moisturize your skin. One of the best ways to minimize the appearance and effect of eczema is to moisturize your skin. We recommend to patients to put lotion on after showering, this will replace the moisture that was lost.
  • Try not to scratch. We know, eczema is extremely itchy. Although your instincts might be wanting you to itch your skin, try not to. Doing so will make you itch more, which can lead to damaging the skin and causing an infection. When your skin is itchy, try to use a cold compress and moisturize.
  • Wear cotton. Certain fabrics can irritate patients’ skin, so we recommend wearing cotton clothes. In addition, people with eczema should wash new clothes before they wear them to prevent irritation.
  • Stress causes flare-ups. Have you noticed that in times of stress, your skin seems itchier than ever? It’s true that when patients experience high levels of stress, their eczema flares-up. Try to limit stress levels by practicing yoga and meditation.

No matter your skin care needs; Windsor Dermatology will solve your problem. We have an excellent team of six board certified dermatologists that take pride in their work and strives for the highest quality care. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about the services we offer.

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Juvederm Treatment NJ

Get Ready for Valentine’s Day with Juvederm

Valentine’s Day is coming up and many of our patients will be heading out with their significant others. Have you been thinking about Juvederm to plump your lips up for the 14th? We’ve put together a guide of everything you should know about Juvederm to assuage your fears.

Juvederm is a non-allergenic injection that works well on any patient. If you are looking to receive Juvederm before a big date on Valentine’s Day, we recommend you book your appointment to be at least 2 days before the 14th. The reason being, Juvederm needs time to settle.

Before you are scheduled to come in for your appointment, ask your doctor about the medications you are taking. It is advised to stop taking any medicines that could prolong periods of bleeding, such as aspirin or ibuprofen. To minimize any pain experienced, your doctor might apply a numbing agent. This can be administered via a dental block or topical anesthetic.

The process of receiving Juvederm injections is relatively quick, it takes approximately 10-15 minutes. It works by mimicking the body’s natural connective tissue material called hyaluronic acid. During the injections, you might feel mild pinching. The treatment will last for about 6-9 months, as it does not stop dramatically, but fades away over time.

As Juvederm is non-allergic, you should not experience any serious side effects. Rather, you might experience swelling, mild pain, and redness at the injection site. Typically, those side effects should last for about two days.

No matter your skin care needs; Windsor Dermatology will solve your problem. We have an excellent team of six board certified dermatologists that take pride in their work and strives for the highest quality care. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about the services we offer.

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Laser Hair Removal Tips

Laser Hair Removal Tips

Unwanted hair can be pesky and an inconvenience to remove. If you are considering removing unwanted hair more permanently via laser hair removal, follow the tips below to prepare.

  • Select a board certified dermatologist. The best way to ensure a safe, effective procedure is to select a board-certified dermatologist to conduct laser hair removal. They have experience administering the treatment.
  • Consultation with the doctor. Before starting the procedure, you should schedule a consultation with the doctor set to perform it. This will help the doctor review medical history and explain the benefits of laser hair removal.
  • Avoid sun exposure. Once you have decided to undergo laser hair removal, you must avoid sun exposure. One of the risks of the procedure is skin lightening, having a tan will increase the risk of that side effect.
  • Do not pluck, wax, or receive electrolysis. You cannot pluck, wax, or receive electrolysis on the hair that you hope to remove with laser hair removal. The reason is that it will interfere with the procedure.
  • During the procedure. The doctor will prepare your skin before the procedure by applying a cooling gel. You will also need to wear goggles to protect your eyes. Depending on where you receive laser hair removal, it can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours.
  • Post-laser hair removal. It is normal to experience redness and swelling on the skin for a few hours after the procedure. It is important to stay out of the sun until your skin has healed.

No matter your skin care needs; Windsor Dermatology will solve your problem. We have an excellent team of six board certified dermatologists that take pride in their work and strives for the highest quality care. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about the services we offer.

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How to Get Clear Skin

Does your skin feel dull and dry? Have you been noticing an increased amount of acne? Acne and dry skin can be extremely uncomfortable. Follow the tips below and you will be on your way to clear skin.

  • Wear sunscreen. If you don’t want a lot of wrinkles in the future, put sunscreen on every day. Preventive care is better than fixing the problem afterward. Winter is not an excuse not to wear sunscreen because the sun’s rays are just as strong.
  • Wash makeup brushes. Many people are guilty of not washing their makeup brushes. Not doing so is one of the easiest ways to cause breakouts, as the brushes hold dirt and bacteria.
  • Use an antioxidant-rich serum. Serums are different from lotions and creams; they are more concentrated so you’ll only need a small amount.
  • Clean your phone. Your smartphone gets so many germs on it throughout the day. It is a breeding ground for bacteria, viruses, and germs. The combination of that causes pimples and irritation. We recommend cleaning your phone a few times a day with a disinfecting wipe.
  • Get enough sleep. Sleep is one of the best things for your body. It gives it the chance to renew and recover from the day’s activities. Not getting enough sleep will leave your skin looking dull and pale.
  • Exfoliate your skin. If you’re looking in the mirror and wishing you had smaller pores, exfoliate your skin. The reason why your pores look bigger is because they are filled with dirt, dead skin cells, and oil. Exfoliating will help get rid of the gunk in your pores.

No matter your skin care needs; Windsor Dermatology will solve your problem. We have an excellent team of six board certified dermatologists that take pride in their work and strives for the highest quality care. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about the services we offer.

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Best Procedures for 2017

Happy 2017! If you love skin care and innovative procedures, 2017 is going to be an exciting year for you. The new year is a great time for self-improvement, why not start with your outward appearance? There are a lot of treatments in the dermatology world that you should try out this year.

  1. Acne treatments. Is 2017 the year you finally want to get rid of acne? Make it a resolution to finally make that appointment to get treated for acne. Dermatologists can prescribe a variety of treatment options to provide you with clearer skin.
  2. Facial rejuvenation. Have the holidays and cold weather left your skin feeling a little dull, dry, and wrinkly? There are numerous procedures available to bring your skin to a youthful, smoother, brighter state. One of which, is microdermabrasion. It’s known as an “instant facelift,” and is one of the most popular and effective anti-aging skincare treatments available today.
  3. Innovative fat removing procedures. Now that the holidays are over, many of us are looking ahead to the summer months. If you are unhappy with your bikini body, CoolSculpting will be able to help. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive alternative to liposuction. It eliminates unwanted fat without surgery or downtime.
  4. Sweat less in 2017. Hyperhidrosis is a condition that makes people sweat more than the body would normally need to. There are a few ways to treat it, including BOTOX® injections, which is usually covered by insurance.
  5. Permanent hair removal. Many people have unwanted hair on their bodies. Dealing with the hassle of removing it daily, weekly, or monthly can become inconvenient. Laser hair removal offers a permanent solution to getting rid of pesky hair.

No matter your skin care needs; Windsor Dermatology will solve your problem. We have an excellent team of six board certified dermatologists that takes pride in their work and strives for the highest quality care. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about the services we offer.

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Holiday Skincare Routine

It’s now officially holiday season! Over the next few weeks, holiday parties near and far will be celebrated. Picking out presents, planning a holiday party, and traveling can be pretty stressful, especially during the high traffic period in November-January. We all want to look our best during the holiday season, follow these tips to keep your skin glowing and holiday party ready!

  • BOTOX Cosmetic Treatment. If you are nervous about fine lines and wrinkles showing up in your annual holiday photos, receive a BOTOX treatment. After a simple procedure in which BOTOX injections are made by one of our board certified dermatologists, you will notice most results last three months or longer. This will keep your skin wrinkle-free through the holiday season and into the new year!
  • Laser Hair Removal. We all have unwanted hair that can be embarrassing and annoying to deal with on a regular basis. Laser hair removal is a step towards permanent hair removal. Typically, 4 to 5 monthly treatments will provide optimal results. It all depends on the size of the area, the density and growth cycle of the hair being treated.
  • Sclerotherapy. Do you have any fancy holiday parties on your agenda for December? Are you uncomfortable wearing a dress because of spider veins? Sclerotherapy is a procedure that involves an injection into the vein to eliminate spider veins.
  • Juvederm. Are you hoping to create the perfect red lip for your next holiday party? Juvederm can be used for lip augmentation and is a quick procedure. Ultimately, most treatments last between six and nine months.

No matter your skin care needs; Windsor Dermatology will solve your problem. We have an excellent team of six board certified dermatologists that takes pride in their work and strives for the highest quality care. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about the services we offer.

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CoolSculpting®

CoolSculpting Treatment Preparation

CoolSculpting® is a revolutionary body contouring procedure designed to freeze away fat from your body. So far, over 3 million CoolSculpting® treatments have been performed worldwide. It has never been easier to remove unwanted fat from your body and is clinically proven, safe and effective.

CoolSculpting® works by utilizing controlled cooling to target and eliminate unwanted fat. The treated fat cells are naturally eliminated from your body. Patients may start to see results in as early as three weeks and will experience the most dramatic results between one and three months. If you want to transform your body by removing fat cells from targeted areas, learn how to prepare for your CoolSculpting® treatment.

  1. Receive a CoolSculpting® consultation. Before starting CoolSculpting® treatment, you must first check to see if you are a candidate. You need to have pliable fat that can be suctioned, in order to receive the treatment. Currently, there are three applicator sizes.
  2. Inquire about a treatment plan. During your consultation, you should ask your healthcare provider how many treatments they recommend. Once the treated fat cells are eliminated, they will not come back.
  3. Bring something to occupy your time. If you have decided to receive CoolSculpting®, congratulations! You’ll need to bring something to occupy your time. Treatments can take up to an hour, so having work, a book, or your laptop with you can make the time go by faster.
  4. Patience is key. Results can be seen in as little as three weeks after one treatment session, however, the most noticeable results occur after one to three months. However, additional treatments in the same or different areas may enhance the desired aesthetic effect.
  5. Long-lasting results are up to you. In order to maintain your desired appearance, you need to upkeep your body. This can be done by keeping up with your normal diet and exercise. By doing so, your long-term results should be sustainable.

We are happy to announce that we have a CoolSculpting® machine! We have an excellent team of six board certified dermatologists that takes pride in their work and strives for the highest quality care. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about the services we offer.

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Dr. Jessica Simon is Double Board Certified

We want to extend the warmest congratulations to our very own Dr. Jessica Simon for becoming double board certified in pediatric dermatology. This is a prestigious honor, Dr. Simon is the one of the only dermatologists south of Hackensack that has the double board certification in dermatology and pediatric dermatology.

Dr. Simon completed a residency in dermatology at the University of Miami, a fellowship in pediatric dermatology at Emory University, and an internship in pediatrics at Rutgers Medical School. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the attending staff at the University Medical Center in Princeton.

Dr. Jessica Simon has received numerous accolades since beginning to practice dermatology and dermatologic surgery in 2015. She has presented at both national and international meetings on adult and pediatric dermatology. Dr. Simon has been published in numerous textbooks and journals. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, running, singing, traveling and reading.

Dermatology practices offering a certified, pediatric dermatologist are very uncommon. Before selecting a doctor to treat your skin, it is important to understand their qualifications. It is important to note that not everyone who treats skin is a dermatologist. Dermatologists require additional training before receiving their certification.

Just completing additional training doesn’t mean that a dermatologist is ready to treat your skincare needs. They need to become board certified first. Typically, dermatologists become board certified solely in dermatology. There is additional fellowship training after dermatologists complete their residency, however, it is not required.

No matter your skin care needs; Windsor Dermatology will solve your problem. We have an excellent team of six board certified dermatologists that takes pride in their work and strives for the highest quality care. Dr. Jessica Simon specializes in pediatric dermatology and can also treat adolescents and adults. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about the services we offer.

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CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting vs. Liposuction

Lately, you’ve been noticing extra bulges in your problem areas. They’ve made enough of an appearance that you are seriously considering medicinal weight loss treatments. Liposuction has been around for your entire life, yet you’ve started to hear more and more about CoolSculpting. You’re left wondering which weight loss method is best for you?

Before you make your decision, make sure you’re informed on the background of the procedures. Liposuction was introduced in France in the 1920s; however, it became extremely popular during the 80s. CoolSculpting became FDA-cleared for the treatment of fat for the flanks in 2010, the abdomen in 2012, thighs in 2014, and the chin in 2015.

Here are a few things to consider when deciding between CoolSculpting and Liposuction:

  • What are your goals? Do you want to lose a massive amount of weight? Do you want to touch up areas that aren’t decreasing in size? If your goal is to decrease 5 dress sizes, liposuction is your answer. It provides dramatic results. If you don’t want to lose as much weight, CoolSculpting is the way to go.
  • Are you willing to go under the knife? It’s no secret that receiving liposuction means you are receiving surgery and anesthesia. If the thought of surgery makes you queasy, CoolSculpting is a non-invasive alternative to massive weight loss surgeries.
  • How quickly do you want to see results? Liposuction provides immediate, drastic results. CoolSculpting on the other hand, requires patience. Results take a few months to appear.
  • Do you have time for a longer recovery period? Liposuction is a surgery, thus you’ll need to bank for some recovery time. CoolSculpting does not require any recovery time. In fact, during your procedure you can read, reply to emails, or nap.
  • What is your budget? Surgery fees can be expensive, if your budget doesn’t have room to account for Liposuction, CoolSculpting might be the better alternative.

We are happy to announce that we make the newest CoolSculpting technology. We have an excellent team of six board certified dermatologists that takes pride in their work and strives for the highest quality care. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about the services we offer.

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