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By Forest Hills Dermatology
March 26, 2019
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: laser hair removal  

Unwanted hair on the face and body is a common problem for both men and women. From the upper lip to the back, chest, arms, and Laser_hair_Removalbikini line, removing unwanted hair anywhere on the body can be stressful, time consuming, and often painful in many cases, depending on the methods used. Common solutions like shaving and waxing are convenient, but they are temporary and can also lead to skin irritation and problems like razor burn, scarring, and ingrown hairs. Laser hair removal offers an alternative and longer term solution to hair removal. Dr. Tamara Moss, a dermatologist at Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY, offers laser hair removal and dermatology services for children and adults.

Laser Hair Removal in Forest Hills, NY

Here are some helpful information about the benefits of laser hair removal and how it works.

Q: How does laser hair removal work?

A: Laser hair removal works by directing a beam of light into the hair follicle, which heats the pigment/melanin in the hair and inhibits growth.

Q: What parts of the body can laser hair removal treat?

A: Laser hair removal is effective anywhere that unwanted hair grows, such as the upper lip, chin, back, stomach, chest, arm pits, legs, and bikini line.

Q: Who can use laser hair removal?

A: Laser hair removal treatments have been found to be most effective on people with darker hair and a lighter skin tone.

Q: How long does laser hair removal last?

A: Like any procedure, the results tend to vary from person to person. Several sessions are usually necessary as the hair loss occurs gradually over a period of several weeks to months. Although laser removal doesn't permanently inhibit hair growth, the hair does tend to grow back lighter and thinner in texture in most cases.

Find a Dermatologist in Forest Hills, NY

For more information about laser hair removal and other dermatology treatments and services, contact Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY, by calling (718) 268-3161 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Moss today!

By Forest Hills Dermatology
March 19, 2019
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: Skin Peels  

Everyone wants to look younger, fresher, and have clearer skin—especially after years of seeing the signs of aging set in when you look in skin peelthe mirror. Improving your facial appearance can have a major impact on the way you show up in the world. You can get significant results by visiting Dr. Tamara Moss at Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY, for a cosmetic dermatology treatment. When you visit, ask if a skin peel is the best choice for you.

What Is a Skin Peel?
One of the most prevalent treatments in cosmetic dermatology is a chemical skin peel. It’s the process of removing a layer of old skin cells from the face, so that newer skin cells can be revealed. It makes the skin look more refreshed and young after a period of healing. It can reverse the effects of aging, hyperpigmentation, and years of sun damage. It could also help patients who have severe acne. There are different types of skin peels, ranging from a mild skin exfoliation to a deep peel. You’ll discuss these various options with your Forest Hills, NY, dermatologist.

Skin Peel Procedure
It may help to understand what you can expect when you have a skin peel treatment at Moss Dermatology. Dr. Moss will thoroughly clean the skin then coat the treatable areas with alpha hydroxy acid. After the solution is applied, the skin will start to blister and become easy to peel away. This gives new skin cells a chance to appear. You can ease any discomfort by applying a cool compress to your face or by taking pain medication suggested by your cosmetic dermatology specialist.

Why Choose a Skin Peel Treatment?
If you want to avoid surgery to improve your facial appearance, you should consider a skin peel as an alternative option. It’s possible that simply scrubbing an older layer of skin from your face or neck could give you the updated look you’re desiring. The full peeling process will take about seven to 14 days, which will allow you to see results in time for your next big social or professional affair. This procedure can be repeated as needed.

Get Cosmetic Help
When you visit Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY, you might discover that a skin peel will give you the fresher, younger appearance that you’ve always wanted. Call (718) 268-3161 today to schedule a cosmetic dermatology appointment with Dr. Moss.

By Forest Hills Dermatology
October 29, 2018
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: laser hair removal  

Laser Hair Removal ProcedureThe traditional methods of removing hair—shaving, waxing, and plucking—may provide instant results, but they also present a number of challenges. They are very temporary and often painful for patients to tolerate. Laser removal of unwanted hair is the best way to get the longer-term results you’re looking for. Find out if you’re a good candidate for this laser hair removal, a popular cosmetic procedure that is available at Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY.

Hair in Unwanted Places
Despite your constant efforts to remove hair from unwanted places, it just continues to grow back and sometimes thicker or faster than before. That is because as long as you have an active follicle under the skin, hair will continue to regenerate and grow again. Some undesirable places where hair grows persistently include the legs, arms, chin, neck, and back.

What Is Laser Hair Removal?
The goal of laser hair removal is to neutralize each hair follicle using a heating element to stop or slow the growth of hair in those unwanted places. A revolutionary tool called a LightSheer Diode Laser is available at Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY. The dermatologist holds the laser wand over the targeted area and it delivers light energy into the skin, eliminating multiple hairs from their roots. This tool is designed to specifically focus on the pigment of the hair while leaving the rest of the skin unbothered. It also has a cooling technology that makes the procedure more comfortable.

You May Be a Good Candidate
Traditionally, the ideal candidate for most laser hair removal treatments is a patient who has very fair skin and dark hairs. The LightSheer Diode Laser treats a wider range of skin types and hair colors, making it a good option for many patients. This tool can also treat small spots of concentrated hair, or larger areas in a single pass. Expect minor after effects, such as skin redness for a short while after the appointment.

Consult a Dermatologist
Modern advances in dermatology allow patients to get rid of unwanted hair more efficiently, effectively, and for longer periods of time. Laser hair removal might be right for you. Call (718) 268-3161 today to schedule a visit with Dr. Tamara Moss at Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY.

By Forest Hills Dermatology
August 27, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Microdermabrasion  

Microdermabrasion ResultsEverything from makeup and skincare products to environmental pollutants and the sun can leave skin looking and feeling dull, uneven. Or maybe you suffer from pigmentation and dark spots, acne scars, or the effects of the aging process. Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive treatment designed to deeply exfoliate your skin and improve the texture and tone. Dr. Tamara Moss, a dermatologist in Forest Hills, NY, offers microdermabrasion and other cosmetic and medical treatment options to help you achieve younger, clearer, healthier looking skin.

Rejuvenate Your Skin with Microdermabrasion in Forest Hills, NY

Because microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure, you can expect to see the results fairly quickly, without the healing and recovery period involved with some other forms of treatment. It also works for all skin tones from fair to dark. Even if you use the best anti-aging and skincare products, at some point you may notice that the product is not absorbed as deeply into your skin, or may leave behind a film or feel heavy on your skin. Microdermabrasion deeply exfoliates your skin so that your pores are clear and your products can work on your skin. It can also stimulate collagen production (which naturally slows down with aging) to improve common signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles and dry skin.

How Microdermabrasion Works

The treatment uses tiny micro-crystals to remove the surface layer of dead skin cells, without chemicals or more invasive procedures in the deeper layers of the skin. In addition to removing dead skin cells, microdermabrasion can trigger a mild healing response to the stimulation, stimulating collagen, and elastin production. Some people may experience mild swelling or redness for a short time after the procedure.

Find a Dermatologist in Forest Hills, NY

For more information about microdermabrasion and other skin care treatments to help you look and feel your best, contact Moss Dermatology today by calling (718) 268-3161 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Moss today.

By Forest Hills Dermatology
June 11, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Chemical Peels  

Chemical PeelsCould your skin’s imperfections benefit from a chemical peel?

Our skin takes a lot of abuse day in and day out. From forgetting to put on sunscreen to exposing it to harsh cold weather and dry, indoor heat. No matter whether you are dealing with acne, oily skin, enlarged pores, or visible signs of aging, our Forest Hills, NY, board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Tamara Moss, has a simple cosmetic treatment that could renew and refresh your appearance. Learn more about the benefits of getting a chemical peel.

Q. How does a chemical peel work?

A. There are a variety of different kinds of chemical peels, and the strength of the peel will really depend on how serious the issues you want to treat really are. Those with more visible sun damage or signs of aging may choose to get a deeper chemical peel than someone who just has enlarged pores and uneven skin tone.

When the special chemical solution is applied to the skin, it works by removing the outermost layer of skin to improve the texture, tone, radiance, and color of your skin. A chemical peel causes the skin to blister before peeling off to reveal healthier skin underneath.

Q. What skin problems can chemical peels address?

A. Different chemical peels address different issues. A chemical peel is able to improve texture and skin tone while reducing the appearance of lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, dry skin, blemishes, superficial scars, and age spots.

Q. Does a chemical peel hurt?

A. While you will feel a stinging sensation when the chemical is applied to the skin, most of the time this discomfort is mild and well tolerated. In some instances, a pain reliever may be taken prior to your cosmetic treatment. While you will experience some stinging you should not feel pain at any point during the peel.

Q. Is there a recovery period?

A. Yes, most chemical peels require some downtime while your skin works to heal itself. Again, the recovery period will really depend on the type of chemical peel you receive. For example, those who get a deep chemical peel may take up to 6 weeks to fully heal, while mild chemical peels may only take a couple of days. When you come in for your consultation with our Forest Hills skin doctors we will be able to provide more detailed information about your recovery time based on the chemical peel you’ve chosen.

Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY, is ready to help you achieve that beautiful look you want. Enjoy glowing, radiant skin and feel the amazing confidence that comes with having an appearance you’re proud of. Call us today to find out if a chemical peel is right for you.

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