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By Trident Dermatology
March 25, 2021
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox  

Here’s what you should know about getting Botox.

Want to get younger-looking skin but a little nervous about undergoing cosmetic treatment? If this is your first time even considering cosmetic dermatology, our Charleston, SC, dermatologists understand that you may be looking for a more conservative approach such as Botox, which is minimally invasive and offers amazing results.

What is the purpose of Botox?

Botox is a cosmetic injectable that helps to relax fine lines and wrinkles of the face by injecting certain muscle groups with a purified form of Botulinum Toxin A, a neurotoxin. When administered by our qualified dermatologist here in Charleston, SC, Botox is a safe and effective way to smooth away lines and wrinkles around the forehead, eyebrows, nose, mouth, and eyes. Any wrinkles that seem to stand out when smiling or frowning are the wrinkles that will respond to Botox.

What are the benefits of Botox?

We know that many of our patients want to understand more about Botox before turning to our team here at Trident Dermatology. While Botox has helped countless men and women from their 20s-50s get younger-looking results, it isn’t right for everyone. To meet your specific esthetic goals, we will need to schedule a consultation with you first.

Here are just some of the benefits of turning to us for Botox,

  • Botox requires a skilled hand and who better to administer this treatment than a qualified doctor? Spas and home Botox parties should be avoided, as many people aren’t qualified to be able to safely administer these injections. With us you know you’re in capable hands.
  • Botox treatment is minimally invasive and easily tolerated even by more pain-sensitive patients. We can also numb the area before treatment if you’d like. It only takes a couple of minutes to administer Botox and side effects such as redness, tenderness or swelling are minimal.
  • Most patients will see results within the first 3-4 days after treatment, with the full results appearing after one week. The benefit of getting Botox is that you don’t look too tight, lifted, or “overdone” like you might be concerned about with certain cosmetic procedures. Botox provides subtle, natural, and realistic changes to your appearance.

Are you interested in getting Botox here in Charleston, SC? If so, you want to find a qualified dermatologist that can provide you with safe, effective treatment every time. Our dermatology team can work with you to get the results you want, time and time again. To find out if you’re right for Botox, call Trident Dermatology at (843) 797-3960 to schedule a no-risk consultation.

By Trident Dermatology
February 12, 2021
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Dermal Filler  

How dermal fillers from your dermatologists in Charleston, SC, can help you look younger

If you want to look younger and more vibrant, anytime is the best time to consider dermal fillers! This amazing anti-aging tool has an extensive record of both safety and effectiveness, to help you look younger and better than you’ve ever thought possible.

The dermatologists at Trident Dermatology® in Charleston, SC, offer comprehensive skin care and anti-aging services, including dermal fillers, to help you look younger.

So, what exactly are dermal fillers? They are injectable solutions to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They do this by plumping your skin, which smooths out the fine lines and wrinkles, helping you and your skin look flawless.

As you age, your skin naturally loses moisture, collagen, and elastin so that when you laugh, smile, frown, and show other expressions, your skin doesn’t respond the way it did when you were younger. Instead, fine lines and wrinkles form around the lines of expression.

  • It’s time for dermal fillers when you begin to experience:
  • Lines at the corners of your eyes, known as crow’s feet
  • Deep creases running across your forehead, known as furrows
  • Deep creases between your eyebrows, known as glabella
  • Lines at the corners of your mouth, known as marionette lines

During your dermal filler treatment, your dermatologist will inject small amounts of filler into your skin, using a tiny needle. The treatment is well tolerated by most people, and your dermatologist can apply a numbing spray beforehand if you wish.

The number of injections you need will vary depending on the area being treated. When you choose dermal fillers to treat fine lines and wrinkles, you will enjoy amazing benefits like these:

  • Quick treatment, because dermal fillers only require a few minutes
  • Long-lasting results, because treatment can last for 6 to 18 months
  • Budget-friendly service, because dermal fillers often cost less than other cosmetic dermatology services

To find out more about dermal fillers and other anti-aging and skin care services, call the dermatologists at Trident Dermatology in Charleston, SC, at 843-797-3960. Call today!

By Trident Dermatology
July 06, 2020
Category: Dermatology
Tags: fillers  

At Trident Dermatology® in Charleston, SC, your team of five dermatologists is pleased to offer a wide range of cosmetic skin treatments. One of the most popular is dermal fillers. Injections of biocompatible serums, fillers, such as Juvederm, tighten sagging skin, add volume to specific areas and smooth lines and wrinkles. You'll love the results!

The signs of aging

We all experience them sooner or later. The skin gradually loses its youthful tautness, and lines form around the eyes, nose, and mouth. Cheeks and lips look thinner and less plump. While good hydration, a no-tobacco lifestyle, eating well, and avoiding excessive sun exposure help keep skin young, most people feel they need some help to stay refreshed and radiant.

Enter: dermal fillers

Healthline reports that annually, 2.4 million people get dermal fillers featuring a natural skin component called hyaluronic acid. Juvederm is the most well known, particularly for its effectiveness, ease of application and rapid recovery time.

At Trident Dermatology® in Charleston, your dermatologist qualifies prospective filler patients with a review of medical history (including any allergies or skin sensitivities), skin exam and discussion of aesthetic goals. If Juvederm proves a good choice, the treatment is performed in one session lasting 15 to 60 minutes depending on the extent of the treatment.

The treatments are comfortable as the Juvederm serum contains lidocaine. As it is injected into your target areas--lips, cheeks, around the mouth and by the nose--you'll begin to see results. Your doctor may massage the injected areas to distribute the medication.

Afterward, you may experience redness, tenderness and itching. These will resolve, but be sure to avoid the sun, make-up and gym workouts for at least a day. You'll experience optimal results quickly, too. Re-treatments may be needed a year or so hence.

The renewed you

At Trident Dermatology® in Charleston, SC, dermal fillers are just one way to accomplish your aesthetic goals safely and effectively. To learn more, call us for an informative consultation: (843) 797-3960. You'll love looking like you--only better!

By Trident Dermatology
April 27, 2020
Category: Dermatology
Tags: fillers   Wrinkles  

Tired of wrinkles but wary of invasive cosmetic procedures? For optimal skin-smoothing results with no fuss or discomfort, see one of our five dermatologists at Trident Dermatology® in Charleston, SC. Dermal fillers are one of our most sought-after treatments. Juvederm may be right for you.

Why does skin wrinkle and sag?

The sun's ultra-violet radiation accelerates wrinkling, but age is the main factor. Over time, your skin's natural plumpness diminishes, and it shows in your face as you lose definition and volume. Additionally, the epidermis, or the outer layer of the skin, is drier and has fewer blood vessels.

What you can do:

It's important to protect your exposed skin with sunscreen lotion--SPF 15 or higher, says the American Academy of Dermatology. The AAD also warns to stay out of the sun during peak times exposure. Staying hydrated and avoiding smoking will also help.

To further counter wrinkles and other signs of aging, your Charleston dermatologists offer dermal fillers, such as FDA-approved Juvederm. Its main ingredient is hyaluronic acid, a natural chemical that stimulates collagen, the protein which plumps and smooths the skin, giving it its youthful appearance.

How Juvederm treatments work:

After a skin exam and review of your medical history at Trident Dermatology®, your dermatologist may recommend treatment with Juvederm or Juvederm XC. Both gels directly act on the visible signs of aging on the face, including:

  • Lost volume in the cheeks and around the mouth
  • Fine lines and wrinkles around the lips
  • Skin dullness

Each Juvederm treatment happens in the office as you relax in a comfortable treatment chair. The doctor injects Juvederm gels into targeted facial areas with a fine needle. The gel contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic.

Your session will take about 15 to 60 minutes, depending on your treatment needs. Smoothing results are immediate and last indefinitely. Some patients see side effects such as site tenderness, swelling, redness and bruising. These resolve over the ensuing few weeks.

After your Juvederm treatment, simply return to your normal activities at home or work. Stay out of the direct sun, avoid strenuous activity, and wear no make-up for 24 hours.

Feel like yourself again.

Dermal fillers can help. In Charleston, SC, the professional team at Trident Dermatology® offers many innovative solutions to aging skin, and of course, we deliver the finest in medical dermatology care. Phone us to learn more: (843) 797-3960.

*Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Trident Dermatology® is taking precautions during this time such as asking that only patients being seen entering the building, sanitizing all surface areas and doorknobs in the waiting room hourly, and screening patients for coronavirus symptoms - however they cannot offer testing for Covid-19*

By Trident Dermatology
December 23, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Acne  

Are you losing the battle against acne? It might be time to turn to a dermatologist.

It isn’t always easy to know when to turn to a skincare professional to treat your acne symptoms. After all, given that acne occurs to most people at some point during their lifetimes, many patients don't even realize that they could actually benefit from turning to our Charleston, SC, dermatologists for care. Read on to learn the difference between minor acne and acne that could get worse if left untreated by the skincare professionals here at Trident Dermatology®.

When should I turn to a dermatologist?

It might be time to talk to one of our Charleston, SC, skincare professionals if:

  • You’ve tried to treat acne on your own but it isn’t responding to home care and treatment
  • Your acne does go away but you continue to get new breakouts
  • You notice pimples on rather unexpected areas of the body such as the armpits or groin
  • You've started noticing acne as early as 8 to 11 years old (or earlier)
  • You have deep cysts and painful nodules under the skin
  • You’ve been dealing with acne for years and don’t know why
  • You've noticed breakouts when you starting a new medication
  • You feel embarrassed or anxious about your acne and avoid social situations as a result
  • You notice discolorations and dark spots once your acne goes away

If you’ve said yes to several of these statements, then it’s time to see a dermatologist. At Trident Dermatology®, our specialists have tools that can determine the root cause of your acne and from there decide the best method for treating your skin. If you’ve never been diagnosed with acne it’s easy to assume that every bump is a pimple; however, it’s important that you see your dermatologist for a proper diagnosis.

From prescription medications and topical treatments to hormonal contraception and laser therapy, your dermatologist can provide you with the comprehensive treatment plan you need to start seeing results and to finally help get acne under control.

Interested? Give us a call

If you are having trouble getting your acne under control, then it’s important that you have a dermatologist that you trust to listen to your needs and provide you with the care you deserve. Call Trident Dermatology® in Charleston, SC, today at (843) 797-3960 to schedule a comprehensive evaluation.