From rashes to melanoma, Somerset Dermatology Institute is equipped to handle all your dermatological needs. Our superb medical team provides you with the most up-to-date treatments available for all conditions affecting the skin, hair & nails. To help you understand your options, we've included a list of our specialties and descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines between the brows to form over time. After treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic, you may look in the mirror and see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. But BOTOX® Cosmetic will not radically change your facial appearance. You can still frown or look surprised—without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is certainly not just for women. Women may talk about their looks more often, but men are concerned about their appearance as well.
Treats 'expression lines' such as crow's feet and frown lines. These lines form from repeated contracture of the underlying muscle in the skin below the wrinkle. A few drops of Botox® are injected into the muscle to block the nerve impulse from reaching the area. As a result the overlying wrinkle relaxes and softens. The wrinkle often disappears with time.
The beauty of a Botox® Cosmetic treatment is that it's a simple, 10-minute, non-surgical process. A few tiny injections, and within days there can be a noticeable improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between the brows that can last 3-6 months. Results may vary. And there’s no recovery time. You're ready to get on with your day! You can even do it on your lunch break.
Within days, you can notice an improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows that can last 3-6 months. Results may vary.
Treatment areas for Botox® :
- Crow's feet (Both eyes)
- Frown line (between eyebrows)
- Upper forehead
- Around the Mouth
- Increased sweating of underarms ( Hyperhidrosis )
JUVÉDERM ULTRA™, ULTRA PLUS™, and VOLUMA XC™
Juvéderm™, also called Juvéderm™ Ultra, Ultra Plus, and Voluma is a filler that has been used in Europe & Canada for years & is now available in USA. It acts as a facial filler designed to smooth skin, plump lips, remove smile lines, acne marks, and fill in wrinkles.
Juvéderm™ is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. Your healthcare professional eases Juvéderm™ injectable gel under the skin to provide a smooth, natural look and feel—so everyone will notice (but no one will know)! In fact, studies show superior results of Juvéderm™ compared to a collagen-based dermal filler. And, almost 90% of all study volunteers who were treated with both Juvéderm™ injectable gel and another dermal filler preferred Juvéderm™! In addition, Juvéderm™ injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is proven to be safe and effective for persons of color.
Juvéderm™ is certainly not just for women. Women may talk about their looks more often, but men are concerned about their appearance as well.
The treatment takes about 10-30 minutes and the result is prompt. Juvéderm™ is injected with a syringe just below the surface of the skin to add volume to the skin, smoothing unwanted lines and wrinkles, and plumping up your lips. This filling effect is different from Botox® which acts to relax muscles that cause facial folds and wrinkles. Since Juvéderm™ is a natural substance, the body absorbs it over time, so follow-up treatments will be necessary to maintain youthful, refreshed skin.
- Nasolabial Folds
- Marionette Lines
- Smile Lines
- Under Eye hollows.
Dermatologists often use Juvéderm™ and Botox® together to give 'liquid facelifts' to their patients.
Dr. El-Hoshy has been using Juvederm overseas since 1999. He has extensive experience with its usage in different areas of the face for rejuvenation.
Radiesse® is a dermal filler that temporarily adds volume to help smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases that extend from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth), and other areas of your face requiring added fullness.
Radiesse®is made of tiny calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. The calcium microspheres are similar to minerals found naturally in the body so allergy testing is not required. Over time, the body absorbs the microspheres and gel, leaving behind only natural collagen.
Radiesse® is injected under the skin in a quick procedure that can be done over the lunch hour. The effects can be seen for 1-2 years after treatment. RADIESSE is also FDA-approved to mix with lidocaine (an anesthetic), which means the procedure will be much more comfortable. In fact, in a clinical study, 90% of patients treated reported significant pain reduction when injected with RADIESSE mixed with lidocaine.The treated area can be slightly swollen and red for 12-24 hours.
- Smile Lines
- Marionette Lines
- Corners of Mouth
- Pre-Jowl Fold
- Chin Wrinkles
Introducing BELOTERO BALANCE®
BELOTERO BALANCE® is a prescription injection that is approved to temporarily smooth out and fill in moderate-to-severe wrinkles and folds on the face. BELOTERO BALANCE is a hyaluronic acid (HA) injectable filler that completely integrates into the skin tissue. While some fillers are designed to rebuild facial volume and structure, BELOTERO BALANCE specifically treats moderate-to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles such as vertical lip lines above and around the lips.
Treatment: BELOTERO BALANCE is injected into the skin in a simple, quick treatment using a fine-gauge needle. You can either sit or recline during treatment and the aftercare is minimal. You can expect results immediately upon treatment and the effects last 6 months or more.
•VERTICAL LIP LINES
Many benign lesions such as unsightly blood vessels, red spots, freckles, sunspots, and old age spots can be treated easily and effectively with either our DioLite™ 532 Laser. The laser selectively treats various skin problems without damaging the surrounding normal tissue. The DioLite™ 532 Laser can also perform Photo Facials.
DioLite™ 532 Laser has an excellent safety record. Treatment is fast. There is usually no down time. FotoFacials are also performed with this laser. Giving a total facial rejuvenation experience that will help even out skin tone, remove sun damage and sun spots, and even help reduce the site of freckles and some scarring.
After 1 to 3 treatments results are usually permanent. Touch-up treatments may be required from repeat sun exposure and with aging.
Chemical peels have been used for over 100 years to create an even and controlled shedding of the skin. Peels can effectively reduce fine lines and wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, shallow acne scars, sun damaged skin and age spots. This procedure is performed in a doctor's office and involves the application of a series of peeling agents to the skin to remove dead cells and stimulate the production of new skin cells. Most patients experience a mild to moderate hot sensation lasting 1 to 10 minutes depending on the depth of the peel. Depending on your skin problem and the desired results, a superficial, medium or deep peel will be recommended.
Light peels require little down time with minimal peeling for about 2 days following the peel.
The medium & deep peels require 4-10 days healing period.
The procedure takes 5 to 60 minutes, depending on the depth of the peel.
Chemical peels can be performed safely on the face, neck, chest, and hands.
Light peels can result in significant improvement of uneven pigmentation, acne, and leathery skin. Usually 3 peels are recommended and done in a series (every 2-4 weeks).
The deeper peels require some down time but result in a deeper and more permanent result, especially with respect to wrinkles.
Light peels are usually done in a series of 3 with touch-up peels every 6 to 12 months.
The results of heavy peels are more permanent. Peels may be repeated in 1 to 3 years if further improvement is desired.
Light peel: (Jessner's , AHA or 10 to 25% TCA)
Medium peel: (Jessner's and 35% TCA)
Deep peel: (Phenol/Croton oil)
Hands, neck or chest:
(reduced if more than 1 area is done at a time)
Additional Services Offered
- Mesotherapy (For Face and Hair Rejuvenation)
- Photo-Facials with Diolite Laser
- Microdermabrasion/ Parisian Peel
- Sclerotherapy (Spider & Varicose Vein Treatment)
- Skin Cancer ; Mohs Surgery
- European Spa Facials, Acne Treatments, Alpha Hydroxy Peels, Laser Hair Removal using Light Sheer Diode technology , Aromatherapy, and Accupressure Therapy
Please call our office at (734) 462-9499 to make your appointment today, or to schedule a cosmetic consult or procedure on the day of your current appointment!