May 10, 2012
Articles, Chemical Peels
As the years go by, your skin changes for several reasons. Collagen reduction, loss of volume, changes in texture, and uneven tone are natural, as the composition of maturing skin changes. The cumulative damages from sun exposure, injuries, medical conditions, and other factors can hasten the aging process. Chemical peels are among the most versatile dermatologic treatments, effectively treating many common problems. Dr. Corey Hartman, in Birmingham, Alabama, offers a variety of different peels, to meet the individual needs of every patient.
What Is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peels, is a great way to eliminate many superficial blemishes, while improving the …
May 10, 2012
Cryosurgery is a procedure that has been performed for over a century. In many dermatologic settings, the agent used for cryosurgery is liquid nitrogen, a liquid gas that remains at a temperature of approximately 300 degrees below zero. Liquid nitrogen has long been a safe and effective agent for removing skin growths such as keratoses and warts.
One of the benefits of cryosurgery is that it is a safe, non-invasive treatment for unwanted skin growths. This treatment, however, is not right for every patient. During consultation with a patient, Dr. Hartman and Dr. Dyck will discuss the details of cryosurgery.
Treating the …
April 13, 2012
Articles, Mole Removal
Many of us have moles, tiny collections of cells with pigmentation that are highly visible on the skin. A mole may be flat or raised, and may be brown, red, or black. Most of the time, moles are no more than a cosmetic issue, and many people choose to remove certain spots for an improved appearance. Mole removal is a personal choice, but one that should be made carefully. This pertains not so much to whether or not a mole is removed, but how it is removed.
THE DANGERS OF DIY MOLE REMOVAL
Due to the ease in which information can be …
April 2, 2012
Articles, Botox® Treatment
For several years now, men and women from across the globe have restored their youthful faces with Botox®. Birmingham and Chelsea, AL area residents can enjoy the great benefits of the Botox® cosmetic solution offered at the Skin Wellness Center of Alabama. This derivative of botulinum toxin is proven to be a safe and highly effective way to handle some of the most common signs of aging that occurs on the upper third of the face.
Botox® is designed to relax the muscles that tense up beneath the skin. Muscle contractions occur as the brain commands, typically in …
March 17, 2012
Articles, Varicose Vein Treatment
Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins, usually appearing on the legs or ankles. They often look dark blue or purple, showing through the skin surface. In addition to being unsightly, they are often painful. You may feel tiredness, burning, or itching in your legs. If this sounds familiar, visit us at the Skin Wellness Center of Alabama. With sclerotherapy, Birmingham residents can end the pain, discomfort, and embarrassment of varicose veins.
What Causes Varicose Veins?
The valves in veins normally only allow blood to move one direction. In your legs, the blood should move upward. When these valves become weakened, they respond to the force …