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By Dermatology Associates
August 30, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: wrinkles  

The telltale signs of aging skin—wrinkles, puffy eyes, age spots—may start to appear as we grow older. We can’t fight the aging process, but we can take steps now to help reduce and prevent wrinkles from appearing prematurely.  

Many factors can contribute to the onset of wrinkles, which are frequently produced by years of unprotected sun exposure in combination with each person’s unique genetic predisposition. Wrinkles are a by-product of the aging process. As we age, our skin loses its elasticity, is less capable of retaining moisture and is slower to heal.  All of these contribute to the development of wrinkles and sagging skin.

How Can I Slow the Progression of Wrinkles?

Daily skincare and proper sun protection are important factors in slowing the aging process, diminishing fine lines and minimizing wrinkles.   

  • Take your vitamins.  Many vitamins are good for the skin. Vitamin C, a natural antioxidant found in citrus fruits and dark green leafy vegetables, can help reduce the appearance of sun damage.
  • Apply sunscreen.  Protecting yourself from sun exposure can help prevent the progression of fine lines. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends applying a sunscreen with a SPF of at least 30 to protect against harmful UV rays.  
  • Moisturize.  Dry skin causes the skin to look dull and aged. To prevent dry skin, apply moisturizer every day.   
  • Get your beauty sleep.  When your body doesn’t get enough sleep, it produces excess cortisol, a hormone that breaks down skin cells. Keep your skin looking and feeling young by getting at least seven hours of sleep every night.
  • Avoid tanning beds. Tanning beds emit harmful UVA rays and are never 'safe' alternatives to the sun.
  • Take care of your hands. Our hands are often the first part of our body to reveal signs of aging, as they are the most used and exposed parts of the body. Protect the hands by wearing gloves, moisturizing and applying sunscreen.
  • Quit smoking.  Smoking may damage more than your lungs—it causes skin aging and wrinkles around the mouth.

Like it or not, wrinkles are a natural part of aging. Even the most diligent skincare regimen or the most expensive wrinkle cream won’t totally eliminate your fine lines. You can significantly reduce the appearance of your wrinkles, however. Start taking care of your skin now, embrace your age and love the skin you’re in!

By Dermatology Associates
March 25, 2019
Category: Skin Care
Tags: wrinkles   botox  

Find out if this simple cosmetic procedure from our offices in Indianapolis, Batesville, and Tipton, IN, is the key to improving your appearance!

Are you interested in smoothing away lines and wrinkles of the face without turning to more aggressive or surgical treatment options? If so, you may want to consider whether Botox is the best approach. Read below to get all of your Botox questions answered before turning to Botox Treatmentour dermatologist, Dr. Sonya Campbell Johnson, for treatment.


What is Botox?

Botox is an FDA-approved treatment designed to minimize the appearance of moderate to severe crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and frown lines. Botox uses very thin needles that contain a medical-grade form of neurotoxin known as botulinum toxin, which when administered into certain muscles of the face, causes them to temporarily relax. Since the muscles cannot contract, this smooths away certain lines and wrinkles from the face.


What can Botox treat?

As we mentioned above, Botox is often used to treat lines around the nose, mouth, forehead, eyebrows, and eyes. Wrinkles that appear as a result of smiling or frowning are wrinkles that can be treated with Botox. Botox will not be able to treat lines and wrinkles caused by gravity or sun damage.


When will I see results?

It’s normal to notice results in as little as one or two days after treatment, depending on the severity of the wrinkles you are treating. Full results usually show up within 4 days.


How long does it take to get Botox?

The procedure itself is quick and easy, only taking about 10 minutes to complete. The needles are very thin, so most patients don’t feel more than a slight pinch.


Is there a recovery period?

One of the benefits of Botox is that there is absolutely no downtime. You can return to your normal routine immediately after getting this treatment. Some patients may experience mild redness, swelling, or soreness at the injection sites.


How long will my Botox results last?

Results last about 3-4 months, however, patients who love their new look may choose to come to one of our offices in Indianapolis, Batesville, or Tipton for maintenance injections every few months to refresh their appearance.


Dermatology Associates is happy to providing comprehensive dermatological care to the Indianapolis, Batesville and Tipton, IN, areas. If you are interested in getting Botox, call our office today at (317) 257-1484 or email us at [email protected] to schedule your consultation!

By Dermatology Associates
January 02, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: wrinkles   botox  

Forehead wrinkles. Crows feet. Frown lines. Dynamic wrinkles often develop from repetitive facial expression, causing these fine lines to appear visible even when theWrinkles  face is totally relaxed.

Wrinkles are a normal part of the aging process. The most common contributors to premature aging of the skin include genetics, spending too much time in the sun, smoking and poor diet.  Avoiding or limiting these activities can help prevent and lessen the effects of wrinkles.

Not all wrinkles can be avoided, and when quick, dramatic results are desired, Botox® may be a viable solution for removing wrinkles on the face caused by daily muscle contraction of your natural facial expressions. Botox® works by temporarily blocking nerve impulses, which reduces the movement of those particular muscles. With less movement, the skin surface is gradually smoothed, the lines begin to fade, and your natural vibrant skin strengthens and returns.  

During treatment, very low doses of Botox® are administered by way of small injections. FDA-approved, Botox® is a safe and minimally invasive treatment. It takes just a few minutes and can last about 3-4 months. The effects are not permanent and may need to be repeated as directed by your dermatologist. 

If you are interested in learning more about Botox ® cosmetic treatments, contact our office and we will be happy to answer your questions.  Younger looking skin is easily attainable with the help of your dermatologist!

By Dermatology Associates
February 21, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: wrinkles   botox  

Are you ready to discover what Botox treatment could do for your appearance?botox

While you might love to laugh and smile, you certainly don’t need the wrinkles to prove it. While lines and wrinkles can be endearing to some, for most it’s an unwanted sign of aging. But not everyone wants surgeries, or time-consuming cosmetic treatments to get results. This is why our Indianapolis, IN, dermatologist Dr. Sonya Campbell Johnson recommend getting Botox.

What is Botox?

Botox is approved to treat everything from minor to severe dynamic wrinkles of the face. Dynamic wrinkles are ones that appear when you make facial expressions like smiling or squinting. That’s what makes Botox such a great option for crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and wrinkles around the nose, brows and mouth. Small injections are administered into certain muscles of the face to relax them and to stop them from contracting. By doing so, this reduces the appearance of these lines and wrinkles.

What are the advantages of getting Botox?

Botox is a great option for someone looking to refresh their appearance without making major, lifelong changes. Our Indianapolis cosmetic dermatologist understands that undergoing cosmetic procedures can be stressful, especially if you don’t really know the results you’ll get. That’s what makes Botox a great option. The results are natural and only temporary.

So, if you aren’t satisfied with how Botox changes your appearance the results will go away after about 4 months. And for those who just can’t get enough of their beautiful results, they can talk to us about how often they should come in for maintenance treatments.

These needles are so thin that most people only notice a small pinch when the needles are placed into the muscles. And if you are more on the squeamish side, then we can also apply a numbing gel over the area beforehand. Once your treatment is complete (it often only takes about 10 minutes) there is absolutely no recovery time. You can head right back to your daily routine.

Botox is an amazing way to give your appearance the little refresher it needs without the fake, altered appearance. Dermatology Associates in Indianapolis, IN, is dedicated to giving you a natural look through cosmetic dermatology. Call us today at 317-257-1484 or email at [email protected] to find out if Botox is right for you.

By Dermatology Associates
January 04, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: anti-aging   wrinkles   youthful skin  

Find out more about the different dermatological procedures that could rejuvenate your skin.

While we are all wishing that someone would just find that Fountain of Youth already, we know that this isn’t the most practical wish. youthful skinFortunately, there are more practical wishes like finding the right cosmetic treatment to improve the health and appearance of your skin. You may feel as if that ship has sailed but it hasn’t. Our Tipton, Batesville and Indianapolis, IN, dermatologist, Dr. Sonya Campbell Johnson, offers an amazing variety of cosmetic options to erase years off your skin.

Botox: This purified neurotoxin can be safely used in small amounts to temporarily paralyze certain muscles in the face to smooth out wrinkles and lines caused by facial expressions. Those with crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles and laugh lines will respond best to Botox. Through a series of thin needles our Tipton, Batesville and Indianapolis skin doctor can easily reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles for up to six months.

Dermal fillers: Dermal fillers are a great way to restore volume back into aging, sagging skin. As we age we lose elasticity in our skin but our dermal fillers can temporarily restore fullness. With this treatment, we can erase wrinkles, reduce the appearance of scars, enhance shallow areas of the skin and plump up thinning lips.

Sclerotherapy: Varicose veins can cause unsightly cosmetic issues. Fortunately, this simple medical treatment can eliminate both varicose and spider veins. Injecting a solution into the veins can cause the veins to collapse, which the body will reabsorb. The procedure only takes about 15 to 30 minutes to complete and the number of injections you receive will depend on the location and size of the veins.

Photorejuvenation: During this minimally invasive cosmetic treatment, lasers are used to reduce the appearance of certain skin conditions like wrinkles, age spots and uneven skin tone and texture. By causing microtears to the skin we stimulate the body’s natural healing response so that new healthy skin cells are formed.

Do you want to look years younger? Ready to improve your skin during the New Year? Then get a new you when you turn to Dermatology Associates in Tipton, Batesville and Indianapolis, IN, today.