Dermatologist located in North Center, Chicago, IL
Cosmetic dermatology is a newer branch of dermatology in which you can treat imperfections, turn back the hands of time, and enhance your natural beauty, all without incisions or surgical procedures. With the help of board-certified dermatologist Edidiong Kaminska, MD, MBS, you can get started on a customized cosmetic dermatology treatment plan at Kaminska Dermatology in Lakeview, Chicago. Learn about all of the modern aesthetic treatment the practice offers by booking a consultation online or over the phone today.
Cosmetic Dermatology Q & A
Which type of cosmetic dermatology treatment do I need?
Cosmetic dermatology includes a host of treatments designed to improve your skin’s tone, texture, and appearance, without undergoing painful or invasive procedures. Some of the latest and most in-demand cosmetic and aesthetic treatments are described below.
Juvéderm® Vollure™ XC
Juvéderm Vollure XC is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that softens laugh lines (nasolabial folds) around your mouth.
Juvéderm Voluma® XC
Juvéderm’s Voluma XC line, also a hyaluronic acid injectable, is used to contour your cheeks and provide more definition in your face.
Juvéderm Volbella® XC
Juvéderm Volbella XC contains a proprietary blend of hyaluronic acid ingredients designed to plump and soften your lips, while also minimizing the appearance of smoker’s lines.
Botox continues to be one of the most popular injectables available, often because it can almost instantly smooth out crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines between your eyebrows.
Dysport is similar to Botox — they’re both neurotoxin injectables — and it’s used to treat many of the same age-related imperfections. Dr. Kaminska may recommend Dysport instead of Botox if you have more stubborn wrinkles or grooves.
SkinPen is the most cutting-edge type of microneedling treatment available. It seamlessly creates hundreds of very small wounds on your face, neck, and décolleté, which triggers a chain reaction of healing events. This can help stimulate new tissue and collagen production for a superior anti-aging service, as well as an optimal treatment for acne scars.
Chemical peels are a deep exfoliation service. By applying clinical-grade chemical solutions, Dr. Kaminska can gently remove the older layer of your skin and help the healthier tissues underneath rise to the surface. Getting regular chemical peels also stimulates cell turnover and ongoing collagen production.
A HydraFacial is a treatment that uses patented technology to cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate the skin. The device uses vacuum-like suction to remove dead skin cells and other impurities from the skin. The treatment also infuses your skin with serums that contain hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, and other nutrients. This all helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and dull skin. A HydraFacial can also help to stimulate collagen production, which can further improve the skin's appearance.
Regen Lab® PRP
Regen Lab platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments are ideal for stimulating hair follicles to treat thinning hair. The treatment involves extracting healing components — growth factors — from your own blood and injecting them into areas of your scalp where you may be losing hair.
Cosmeceuticals are clinically tested skin care products that contain active ingredients to help your skin cells work more efficiently. These products, which you can use at home, can improve fine lines, skin laxity, and hyperpigmentation, among other issues.
When will I have results with cosmetic dermatology treatments?
It just depends on your specific cosmetic dermatology service from Kaminska Dermatology. With injectable treatments, including Botox or dermal fillers, you may have some slight swelling or redness for a day or two until you start noticing optimal results.
Or if you’re having a chemical peel or SkinPen microneedling treatment, you may experience redness and soreness for a few days. Optimal results are usually visible within a couple of weeks.
PRP hair restoration takes time and dedication, depending on how quickly your hair grows. With regular PRP injections, Dr. Kaminska usually finds that you can experience hair growth in as little as six to nine months.
Are cosmetic dermatology treatments painful?
Dr. Kaminska wants to ensure your cosmetic dermatology treatment is as comfortable and painless as possible. She might encourage you to come in about 20-30 minutes before your scheduled service to apply a topical numbing solution to lessen any stinging or burning sensations.
Kaminska Dermatology provides the latest cosmetic dermatology treatments available. Find out more by booking an exam either online or over the phone today.
Individual results may vary.