Matthew D. Barrows, M.D.

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Information About Dermatology Procedures

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Acne is the most common skin condition, affecting millions of people, particularly those ages 11-30, and affecting multiple areas of the body.

Eczema, one of the most common skin conditions, is caused by inflammation of the skin. It is often characterized by dry, itchy or red skin.

Psoriasis, a group of chronic skin disorders, causes skin cells to grow too rapidly and can result in itching, burning, crusting and/or scaling skin.

Rosacea, a common, chronic skin disease, is characterized by swelling and redness of the face. It can also produce small, red bumps filled with pus.

Warts are common skin growths caused by the human papilloma virus or HPV. There are several, different forms but most warts are considered benign.

Shingles, a viral infection, causes a painful rash that can appear anywhere on the body and is caused by the same virus responsible for chickenpox.

Cysts are sac-like cavities, filled with liquid, gaseous or partially solid material and often require patient specific treatment.

Moles are a common kind of skin lesion that are usually benign. They are pigmented spots of the skin, usually brown or black, that vary in appearance.

Surgical excision is a surgery performed to treat melanoma skin cancer. A scalpel is used to remove the cancer and surrounding tissue for testing.

Mohs micrographic surgery, or chemosurgery, is a highly successful surgery used to cut out skin cancer growths and microscopically examine them.

Superficial Radiation Therapy, commonly known as SRT, is the sensitive method of skin radiation used to treat patients with skin cancer.

Levulan Kerastick is a treatment that uses aminolevulinic acid and light to treat bothersome skin growths, such as lesions, on the face and scalp.

Topical chemotherapy is a cream that treats cancer through the first layer of skin by killing cancerous cells and preventing them from multiplying.

Cryosurgery is a procedure that uses liquid nitrogen to freeze external skin cells that possess abnormal qualities or are thought to be cancerous.

Electrodesiccation and curettage is a nonsurgical procedure that removes skin lesions such as moles, warts, horns, angiomas, and surface skin cancers.

BOTOX is a common nonsurgical procedure that is used in facial rejuvenation treatments as well as excessive sweating of the underarms.

Dysport is a nonsurgical wrinkle relaxer facial rejuvenation treatment that improves the skin by smoothing wrinkles, creases, and lines on the face.

Juvéderm is a popular facial filler made from hyaluronic acid and used to smooth wrinkles, lines, and folds as well as add volume to the face.

Voluma, from the makers of Juvederm, is an FDA approved derma filler gel used to add volume and add a more youthful appearance to the cheeks.

Radiesse is a facial filler that adds volume and contour to the face while softening lines, wrinkles, and folds, creating a younger appearance.

Restylane is an injectable filler that is used to treat wrinkles, lines, and folds. Composed of hyaluronic acid, it helps to maintain a youthful look.

IPL Photorejuvenation is a technique using intense pulsed light to reverse sun-damaged skin and treat and improve a number of skin conditions.

Dermabrasion is a treatment that uses a specialized tool to remove the skin’s upper layers to reveal youthful, more even-toned and clearer skin.

A chemical peel is a skin treatment that can treat a wide range of skin issues by peeling away old layers of skin to reveal fresh, new skin.

Microneedling is a treatment that disrupts the skin’s surface to induce collagen production to improve the skin’s texture, tone, and appearance.

Ultherapy, an FDA-approved, nonsurgical procedure, delivers ultrasound energy deep into the skin to lift the neck and face and treat wrinkles.

Laser skin resurfacing, a skin rejuvenation procedure, uses laser technology to improve the appearance of sun-damaged, wrinkled or scarred skin.

Laser hair removal, a popular FDA-approved treatment, uses a low-energy laser to reduce and eliminate unwanted body hair over a number of sessions.

Latisse is an FDA-approved prescription that stimulates eyelash growth in those with thinning or inadequate lashes. Eyelashes grow fuller and darker.

Sclerotherapy treats unsightly spider and varicose veins with a series of saline injections to improve the patient's appearance and medical health.

CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical procedure that eliminates unwanted, resistant fat by using cooling technology to target fat cells in problem areas.

Laser vein removal treats stretched blood vessels, commonly known as spider veins, that create unattractive branches near the surface of the skin.

Plasma rich platelet (PRP) therapy is a nonsurgical facial rejuvenation technique that stimulates the growth of collagen and regenerates skin tissue.

Sculptra is a facial filler that is used to smooth wrinkles and help increase the thickness of the skin for a younger look that lasts 2-3 years.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.