Other Uses For Botox Beyond Wrinkle Reduction

shutterstock_36581404-300x200 Other Uses For Botox Beyond Wrinkle Reduction Houston DermatologistBotox, also known as botulinum toxin type A, helps treat wrinkles and fine lines on the forehead and crow’s feet around the eyes. But Botox has various medical uses in the areas of neurology, urology, and podiatry which are lesser known.

Texas Surgical Dermatology, led by board certified dermatologist Dr. Tri H. Nguyen provides a range of skin care procedures to patients in Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and surrounding communities.

 

Other Applications of Botox

Some of the medical conditions that Botox injectables can treat are:

 

  1. Eyelid Spasms (Blepharospasms)

The Botox neurotoxin leads to temporary muscle paralysis. Therefore, it blocks the signals that nerves send to muscles.

This can be helpful for doctors when muscles do something that they should not be doing, for instance spasming.

In fact, when Botox received FDA approval in 1989, an initial use for the medication was in the treatment of blepharospasms (an eyelid muscle movement disorder).

 

  1. Crossed Eyes (Strabismus)

Botox was also initially approved for the treatment of crossed eyes (strabismus).

Crossed eyes may be a congenital defect or may occur due to trauma such as blunt trauma to the eye region. Surgery can effectively treat this condition. However, at times people undergo Botox treatment to relax the muscles and see how the uncrossed eyes appear.

Strabismus patients who do not want to undergo eye surgery can receive Botox to relax their eye muscles as a long-term solution.

 

  1. Spasmodic Dysphonia

This condition causes the sound in the vocal cords to become strained, hoarse, and shaky. But it is a neurological condition rather than a speech disorder.

Spasmodic dysphonia can affect an individual’s communication abilities. Experts indicate that Botox is an effective treatment for this condition.

 

  1. Drooling (Hypersalivation)

Ear, nose, and throat specialists can administer Botox for the treatment of hypersalivation with a few injections into the salivary glands. Botox will cause the nerves to paralyze to stop the overproduction of saliva.

 

  1. Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

Botox is also a successful treatment for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) of the hands, armpits, head, feet, or face.

According to studies, Botox has been shown to reduce sweating in these regions by almost 87 percent. In the treatment of excessive sweating of the palmar (hand), Botox may be up to 90 percent effective.  

 

  1. Chronic Migraines

People suffering from migraines welcomed the approval of Botox to treat chronic migraines in 2010.

Migraine patients can suffer hours of light sensitivity, nausea, and severe headaches. This can also lead to scalp pain.

In order to relax the region and relieve pain, doctors can inject Botox into the temples on the back of the neck and base of the head.

Botox can also treat the area between the eyebrows (glabellar area).

 

  1. Bell’s Palsy

Bell’s palsy refers to facial nerve paralysis that makes one half of the face droop. It occurs when a specific cranial nerve is stimulated. This happens during pregnancy, in people with diabetes, or following the transmission of specific viruses, such as Lyme disease.

While Bell’s palsy is typically temporary, Botox injectables can ease the paralyzed muscles of the face for a faster recovery. Board certified dermatologists Dr. Nugyen receive patients from Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and nearby areas.


For more information on procedures and treatments offered at Texas Surgical Dermatology PA please call 832.663.6566 or click here to contact our dermatologists. Helping patients in Houston, The Woodlands, Springs, Katy and other surrounding areas of Texas.

What’s the Difference Between Medical, Cosmetic, and Surgical Dermatology?

shutterstock_55160842-300x295 What’s the Difference Between Medical, Cosmetic, and Surgical Dermatology? Houston DermatologistDermatology as a medical specialty is bifurcated into two distinct groups. One group comprises cosmetic dermatologists who address the patients’ needs for maintaining a youthful appearance and mitigating signs of aging.

The second group comprises medical and surgical dermatologists. These medical professionals help treat medical conditions impacting the skin’s health and appearance.

Both groups of dermatologists provide patients with an invaluable service. In some ways, both types of dermatologists help patients improve their skin appearance and achieve healthy, radiant skin. Every year in the US, more than five million cosmetic surgical or nonsurgical procedures are administered by dermatologists.

Texas Surgical Dermatology, led by board certified dermatologist. Dr. Tri H. Nguyen, provides a range of skin care procedures to patients in Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and surrounding communities and towns across the horizon.

 

Medical Dermatology

The term dermatology has two root words, which are both Greek. The first part of the term comes from “derma,” meaning skin. The second part of the term comes from “logia” which means a study of. Therefore, a medical dermatologist means a skin doctor etymologically. However, their purview is much broader.

Medical dermatologists diagnose and evaluate conditions of the hair, nails, skin, lips, and mouth. Some skin conditions can point to other serious diseases. Therefore, these dermatologists should have the ability to recognize such skin issues.

Only in a few cases, a doctor may operate exclusively as a medical dermatologist. The focus of medical dermatology is the patient’s overall health. Dermatologists should ideally have a board certification from a recognized dermatology board. Many times, physicians refer patients to dermatologists for the diagnosis of skin conditions.  

Medical dermatology involves the use of medicine and creams. Patients usually need a diagnosis to obtain these treatments.

 

Cosmetic Dermatology

Similar to medical dermatology, cosmetic dermatology focuses on the skin, lips, nails, hair, and mouth. It is not difficult to distinguish it from medical dermatology considering the scope of the two fields.

Medical dermatology centers on health while cosmetic dermatology focuses on aesthetic appeal. For instance, medical dermatology will treat conditions such as eczema, but cosmetic dermatology will help address scars, wrinkles, and lines.

Cosmetic dermatology also involves diagnosis and prescriptions. However, it is typically not required. There are various OTC creams available to patients, and a dermatologist can guide a patient to one of these rather than signing a prescription.

Many dermatologists undergo cosmetic training as a part of their medical education. Similarly, cosmetic dermatologists must have board certification similar to medical dermatologists. The most significant difference is that cosmetic dermatology concerns overall beauty, and medical dermatology focuses on skin health.

 

Surgical Dermatology

Surgical dermatology is not very different from medical dermatology or cosmetic dermatology. It usually complements both these fields. Surgical dermatology refers to any procedure requiring anesthesia or involving a knife. Some examples of surgical dermatology include skin tumor removal, moles, and cancers.

Dermatological surgery has made significant advancements. Many procedures are now minimally invasive. While these procedures still involve some incisions or injections, it should not be cause for concern for the patient.

Board certified dermatologist, Dr. Nugyen, receives patients from Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and other cities and towns in the Lone Star State.


Board certified dermatologist
 Dr. Nguyen receives patients for laser skin resurfacing and other dermatology treatments from Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and nearby areas. 


For more information on procedures and treatments offered at Texas Surgical Dermatology PA please call 832.663.6566 or click here to contact our dermatologists. Helping patients in Houston, The Woodlands, Springs, Katy and other surrounding areas of Texas.

Non-Surgical Wrinkle-Reducing / Remover Skin Treatments

AdobeStock_41963305-300x218 Non-Surgical Wrinkle-Reducing / Remover Skin Treatments Houston DermatologistInjectable anti-aging facial treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers are now a popular part of cosmetic dermatology. During the initial consultation, the dermatologist will determine the patient’s candidacy for an appropriate non-surgical wrinkle-reducing injectable treatment.

Texas Surgical Dermatology, led by board certified dermatologist Dr. Tri H. Nguyen provides a range of skin care procedures to patients in Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and surrounding locations.

 

Botox

Patients can enjoy smoother, more youthful looking skin for three to six months with Botox injectable treatment. Botox originally received FDA approval in 2002 for the cosmetic reduction of frown lines between the eyebrows and on the forehead.

In 2013 Botox was cleared by the FDA for the cosmetic reduction of crow’s feet in the eye area. Certified treatment providers also administer Botox safely for non-label uses such as reducing lines and wrinkles around the nose base and other facial sites.

Botox is a sought-after cosmetic dermatology procedure by itself for addressing signs of facial aging. In addition, it is used as a complementary treatment with facial plastic surgeries such as brow lift, facelift, or eyelid lift surgery for more complete results.

 

Juvederm

Juvederm dermal fillers can add instant volume to mitigate the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. It can effectively reduce lines and wrinkles on any facial site such as the nose, mouth, and forehead. This nonsurgical treatment can also soften the appearance of nasolabial folds and acne scars, and enhance the nose and lips.

Juvederm dermal fillers help enhance facial contours as well. It is an FDA-cleared treatment which the patient can undergo in-office without the requirement for general anesthesia or sedation.

At times, Botox and Juvederm are used together to mitigate smile and laugh lines depending on the skin health and the depth of these lines.

 

Restylane

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is the main ingredient in FDA-approved dermal filler injectable treatment, Restylane. This substance is found naturally in the body and supports the skin while providing it volume and elasticity.

The Restylane injectable treatment will add fullness to the treated facial areas to address facial creases and folds including nasolabial folds which are lines running from the nose to the mouth corners.

This dermal filler has been FDA approved for lip augmentation in patients over 21 years of age. Restylane can also treat the tear trough area beneath the eyes which can give the appearance of dark circles or hollows below the eyes.

 

Radiesse

Advanced dermal filler treatment Radiesse can address moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. This FDA-cleared filler injectable procedure can reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds. Furthermore, Radiesse can help restore lost volume in the back of the hands.

The Radiesse provider uses a fine needle to inject the gel underneath the skin where it instantly adds fullness to the treated area. Radiesse comprises Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres which are suspended in an aqueous gel carrier. Upon being injected into the skin, Radiesse immediately volumizes the depleted areas.

It also promotes the production of collagen in the treated sites. The body absorbs the Radiesse gel after some time. But the natural collagen is left remaining in the treatment site.

Board certified dermatologist Dr. Nugyen receive patients from Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and nearby areas in the Lone Star State.


For more information on procedures and treatments offered at Texas Surgical Dermatology PA please call 832.663.6566 or click here to contact our dermatologists. Helping patients in Houston, The Woodlands, Springs, Katy and other surrounding areas of Texas.

What’s the Difference Between Medical, Cosmetic, and Surgical Dermatology?

shutterstock_55160842-300x295 What’s the Difference Between Medical, Cosmetic, and Surgical Dermatology? Houston DermatologistDermatology as a medical specialty is bifurcated into two distinct groups. One group comprises cosmetic dermatologists who address the patients’ needs for maintaining a youthful appearance and mitigating signs of aging.

The second group comprises medical and surgical dermatologists. These medical professionals help treat medical conditions impacting the skin’s health and appearance.

Both groups of dermatologists provide patients with an invaluable service. In some ways, both types of dermatologists help patients improve their skin appearance and achieve healthy, radiant skin. Every year in the US, more than five million cosmetic surgical or nonsurgical procedures are administered by dermatologists.

Texas Surgical Dermatology, led by board certified dermatologists Dr. Tri H. Nguyen provides a range of skin care procedures to patients in Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and surrounding communities and towns across the horizon.

 

Medical Dermatology

The term dermatology has two root words, which are both Greek. The first part of the term comes from “derma,” meaning skin. The second part of the term comes from “logia” which means a study of. Therefore, a medical dermatologist means a skin doctor etymologically. However, their purview is much broader.

Medical dermatologists diagnose and evaluate conditions of the hair, nails, skin, lips, and mouth. Some skin conditions can point to other serious diseases. Therefore, these dermatologists should have the ability to recognize such skin issues.

Only in a few cases, a doctor may operate exclusively as a medical dermatologist. The focus of medical dermatology is the patient’s overall health. Dermatologists should ideally have a board certification from a recognized dermatology board. Many times, physicians refer patients to dermatologists for the diagnosis of skin conditions.  

Medical dermatology involves the use of medicine and creams. Patients usually need a diagnosis to obtain these treatments.

 

Cosmetic Dermatology

Similar to medical dermatology, cosmetic dermatology focuses on the skin, lips, nails, hair, and mouth. It is not difficult to distinguish it from medical dermatology considering the scope of the two fields.

Medical dermatology centers on health while cosmetic dermatology focuses on aesthetic appeal. For instance, medical dermatology will treat conditions such as eczema, but cosmetic dermatology will help address scars, wrinkles, and lines.

Cosmetic dermatology also involves diagnosis and prescriptions. However, it is typically not required. There are various OTC creams available to patients, and a dermatologist can guide a patient to one of these rather than signing a prescription.

Many dermatologists undergo cosmetic training as a part of their medical education. Similarly, cosmetic dermatologists must have board certification similar to medical dermatologists. The most significant difference is that cosmetic dermatology concerns overall beauty, and medical dermatology focuses on skin health.

 

Surgical Dermatology

Surgical dermatology is not very different from medical dermatology or cosmetic dermatology. It usually complements both these fields. Surgical dermatology refers to any procedure requiring anesthesia or involving a knife. Some examples of surgical dermatology include skin tumor removal, moles, and cancers.

Dermatological surgery has made significant advancements. Many procedures are now minimally invasive. While these procedures still involve some incisions or injections, it should not be cause for concern for the patient.

Board certified dermatologists Dr. Nugyen receive patients from Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and other cities and towns in the illustrious Lone Star State.


Board certified dermatologists
 Dr. Nguyen receive patients for laser skin resurfacing and other dermatology treatments from Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and nearby areas. 
For more information on procedures and treatments offered at Texas Surgical Dermatology PA please call 832.663.6566 or click here to contact our dermatologists. Helping patients in Houston, The Woodlands, Springs, Katy and other surrounding areas of Texas.

How much does Laser Skin Resurfacing Cost?

shutterstock_65253685-300x200 How much does Laser Skin Resurfacing Cost? Houston DermatologistLaser skin resurfacing is an effective cosmetic dermatology procedure for skin rejuvenation for people who want to mitigate signs of sun damage, aging, and various other skin aberrations in a nonsurgical manner.

The laser treatment provider will inform the patient on various aspects of the procedure including its estimated costs during the initial consultation.

Texas Surgical Dermatology, led by board certified dermatologists Dr. Tri H. Nguyen and Dr. George G. Hughes III, provides laser skin resurfacing to patients in Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and surrounding communities.

 

Comparison of Costs

In comparison to plastic surgery such as a facelift, laser skin resurfacing treatment costs will be more affordable. Surgery involves costs such as surgeon’s fees, anesthesia charges, costs of the surgical venue, and pre and post-surgical expenses. Laser skin resurfacing is an in-office procedure, and does not involve costs that are inherent to cosmetic surgery.

At times, patients may want to evaluate the costs of laser skin resurfacing in comparison to other non-surgical dermatology treatment options such as IPL skin rejuvenation, microdermabrasion, dermal filler injectables, and chemical peels.

While some of these procedures may cost less than laser skin resurfacing, they may not offer similar results. These aspects make it vital for the patient to assess their budget, skin condition, and cosmetic goals before arriving at a decision.

 

Sticker Price Variations

Laser skin resurfacing treatments makes use of various laser technologies and techniques. Patients can decide between ablative and non-ablative or fractional laser resurfacing. The depth of the skin aberrations to be addressed will determine the choice of a laser. Ablative laser skin resurfacing treatments may cost more and involve significant downtime.

The number of treatment sites and sessions may vary among patients. For a patient who needs only two to three sessions, the price tag will be lower in comparison to a patient who requires five to six sessions to achieve their aesthetic goals.

Another factor that will impact the monetary amount of the laser treatment is the geographic location of the practice. The overhead and real estate costs of a practice located in a busy urban center or large metropolitan city will be higher than for a practice located in a small town in the interiors.

The overall financial stipulations of the procedure also depend on the customized care, quality standards, advanced technology, and safety protocols at a specific practice. The patient should unhesitatingly ask cost-related questions during the initial consultation enabling them to make a well-considered choice after a thorough financial and benefit analysis with other treatment alternatives.

 

Financing

Patients should seek information on payment options from the treatment provider or their staff beforehand. A majority of patients are eligible for third-party financing by professional medical care financing companies at competitive interest rates and convenient payment terms.

 

Is Laser Skin Resurfacing Covered by Insurance?

In certain situations, laser skin resurfacing may be advised for purposes that the insurer would consider, at least, partially medical. If this procedure is being recommended for the excision of pre-cancerous skin growths using a CO2 laser or scar revision from previous surgery or injury, the patient may be able to get complete or partial insurance coverage for their laser skin resurfacing treatment.

 

Board certified dermatologists Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Hughes receive patients for laser skin resurfacing and other dermatology treatments from Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and nearby areas.
For more information on procedures and treatments offered at Texas Surgical Dermatology PA please call 832.663.6566 or click here to contact our dermatologists. Helping patients in Houston, The Woodlands, Springs, Katy and other surrounding areas of Texas.

How much does Vein Therapy cost?

shutterstock_63226825-282x300 How much does Vein Therapy cost? Houston DermatologistOver the years, innovative technology and techniques have made varicose vein dermatology treatments safer and less invasive.

The vein treatment provider will explain various treatment alternatives for varicose veins to the patient. They will also offer the estimated costs of each option.

Texas Surgical Dermatology, led by board certified dermatologist Dr. Tri H. Nguyen, provides vein therapy to patients in Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and other towns and cities in this awesome part of the southwest.

 

Monetary Factors

Varicose vein treatment may include options such as endovenous laser ablation, foam sclerotherapy, and radiofrequency ablation.

The provider may use ultrasound-assisted foam sclerotherapy for more precise outcomes. In some cases, the provider may utilize ultrasound to understand the complete nature and extent of the compromised veins.

The vein dermatology expert will inform the patient of the most suitable treatment option for them as well as the approximate costs of various options during the pre-treatment consultation and diagnosis.

At times, a patient may require a combination of foam sclerotherapy and laser or radiofrequency treatment to attain desirable outcomes. On top of this, many treatment sessions may be needed to eliminate stubborn varicose or spider veins. The financial stipulations will depend on the extent and length of the treatment as well as the techniques and technology employed.

A committed vein therapy provider will make sure that the pricing for the vein treatments is entirely transparent. The estimate will be all-inclusive with no hidden costs. The patient can expect the most advanced vein dermatology treatment by an expert provider along with individualized care and attention at a start-of-the-art practice.

 

Variations in the Price Tag

Vein therapy costs differ vastly based on many factors such as the number of veins to be treated, the size of the veins, whether one or both legs requires treatment, the treating doctor’s experience, and the area in which it is performed.

The patient may require more than one treatment sitting to attain desirable outcomes and the time taken for each sitting may vary. For example, vein removal surgery or ambulatory phlebectomy could be a more costly vein removal procedure in comparison to laser vein treatment or sclerotherapy.

 

Insurance and Financing

Some patients considering vein treatments may be able to avail insurance coverage. This depends on the treatment method chosen as well as the nature and extent of the vein condition. The patient should speak with the insurer on the possibility of coverage after being advised by the dermatologist.

The dermatologist’s staff will likely offer assistance with the insurance paperwork in cases where the patient is eligible for full or partial coverage. If the patient is seeking vein therapy only for aesthetic reasons without experiencing any significant complications from minor spider or varicose veins, they may be ineligible for insurance coverage.

Moreover, patients seeking specific vein procedures may have to bear the treatment costs by themselves. However, they can seek third-party financing from medical care financing firms or through bank loans or other financing alternatives. By using these financing options, the patient can avoid paying the entire cost upfront and pay for the treatment in easy monthly installments.

 

Focused board certified dermatologist Dr. Nguyen, receives patients for vein therapy and other dermatology treatments from Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and nearby areas in this region of the country.
For more information on procedures and treatments offered at Texas Surgical Dermatology PA please call 832.663.6566 or click here to contact our dermatologists. Helping patients in Houston, The Woodlands, Springs, Katy and other surrounding areas of Texas.

Laser Skin Resurfacing Before & After Photos

shutterstock_85184725-300x298 Laser Skin Resurfacing Before & After Photos Houston DermatologistIn the US, laser skin resurfacing is a fairly common anti-aging dermatology treatment. During the pre-treatment consultation, the laser resurfacing provider will discuss the advantages and limitations of the treatment.

At the time of the initial consultation, some treatment providers may choose to display laser skin resurfacing before and after pictures.

These images enable the patient to gauge all facets of laser resurfacing comprehensively. The images also create transparency between the patient and the treatment provider by showcasing the expected procedure outcomes. The patient will be able to make a well-informed decision upon reviewing these images.

Texas Surgical Dermatology, led by board certified dermatologists Dr. Tri H. Nguyen and Dr. George G. Hughes III, provides laser skin resurfacing to patients in Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and other suburbs and towns in this area of the state.

 

Connecting with New Patients

The laser treatment provider can connect more easily with new patients by using laser skin resurfacing before and after pictures.

These pictures offer the patient conclusive visual evidence displaying the skin improvements in previous laser skin resurfacing patients. The new patient may feel more reassured on viewing laser skin resurfacing before and after images.

On seeing these photos, most candidates would feel that laser resurfacing may be an effective procedure for them as well. The laser skin resurfacing outcomes reflected through these images fosters a relationship of trust and transparency between the patient and treatment provider.

 

Pictures Offer Compelling Visual Evidence

Laser skin resurfacing before and after pictures can offer the patient a better perspective than words can. Words can be open to interpretation, plagued with language barriers, and even simply incredulous. On the other hand, pictures are not affected by these constraints and tell the real story as long as they are not modified or photo-shopped.

The adage, “A picture can say more than a thousand words” is certainly true for before and after images of cosmetic treatments such as laser skin resurfacing. This adage goes way back. But what no one wants to mention is that now we have digital images. Digital technology has transformed about every industry there is and the plastic surgery industry is certainly one of them.

The images that can be seen now offer unprecedented clarity. These laser skin images are not currently on the website but this is another reason why signing up for a consultation is vital. We no longer have to rely on ambiguous brochures or dated Polaroid pictures, digital images are far superior.

 

Potential to Raise Awareness

The unprecedented power of social media enables treatment providers to reach and display laser skin resurfacing before and after images to thousands of people.

These images can go viral and raise awareness among individuals who may be considering treatments such as laser skin resurfacing to enhance their appearance and mitigate signs of aging.

In case the laser treatment provider or their marketing team is active on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest, it offers an easy avenue to disseminate these before and after images.

 

Clear and High-Resolution Pictures

Taking a picture is just the primary step in developing clear and high resolution before and after images in this age of digital technology. The use of advanced software can graphically showcase the patient’s results effectively. For instance, the use of vivid arrows, circles, or text to focus on the differences between “before” and “after” is an effective technique.

But it is critical to ensure that the images are consistent and completely genuine. The editing of such images should only be geared towards enhancing clarity to educate the patient more adequately.

 

Board certified dermatologists Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Hughes receive patients for laser skin resurfacing and other dermatology treatments from Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and nearby areas across the horizon in this sensational state.

There is a long line of satisfied clients related to Texas Surgical Dermatology. One of the main reasons this is the case is because of transparency and their salient website is indicative of this.
For more information on procedures and treatments offered at Texas Surgical Dermatology PA please call 832.663.6566 or click here to contact our dermatologists. Helping patients in Houston, The Woodlands, Springs, Katy and other surrounding areas of Texas.

Vein Therapy Before & After Photos

shutterstock_76765234-200x300 Vein Therapy Before & After Photos Houston DermatologistPhlebology is a specialty recognized by the American Medical Association, and it focuses on venous disease management.

Advanced treatments are available today to address problems such as varicose veins and spider veins. At the time of the pre-treatment consultation, the vein therapy provider will inform the patient on all facets of the procedure.

The provider may also show the new patient before and after pictures of previous vein therapy patients. Texas Surgical Dermatology, led by board certified dermatologists Dr. Tri H. Nguyen and Dr. George G. Hughes III, provides vein therapy to patients in Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and surrounding locations.

 

Vein Therapy Before and After Images

Vein therapy ‘before and after’ photos refer to a pair or group of pictures of previous patients who have undergone successful procedures. These images include pictures taken before as well as after the treatment at different stages of the vein therapy. These pictures showcase the final outcomes of the vein treatment.

The treatment provider will take these pictures with the consent of the patient and use them with discretion. The only purpose of displaying these images is to display the results of the vein therapy to new patients allowing them to form reasonable expectations from the procedure and make a well-considered and perspicacious decision.

 

Advantages

Individuals considering an advanced vein therapy procedure may be curious about how this treatment will impact their venous condition. Some patients require only mild vein therapy while others may require a more intensive treatment.

It is entirely natural for a new patient to be unsure about which type of vein therapy is most suitable for their needs. At this point, the treatment provider can show the patient vein therapy before and after images to help them arrive at the right decision.

 

Developing Realistic Expectations

An expert treatment provider will show the patient vein therapy before and after photos to enable them to form reasonable expectations from the treatment. Patients with realistic expectations from the vein therapy typically achieve higher satisfaction levels and do not face disappointment in the future.

 

Digital Pictures on Instagram

The surgeon may display digital versions of vein therapy before and after images on their website as well as on Instagram. Prospective patients can see these pictures on the surgeon’s site before seeking a vein therapy consultation with them.

Slideshows of before and after vein therapy pictures can offer an even more compelling effect. The surgeon can use innovative features such as Instagram Stories to offer prospective patients more information on vein therapy.

 

Using Professional Images in the Online Photo Gallery

Images placed on the surgeon’s site and social media platforms should appear professional and in this case they certainly do. For example, there should be adequate lighting when taking the images to enable people to clearly visualize the difference between the “before” and “after” scenarios.

Though in this case this particular surgery Texas Surgical Dermatology does not have these images on the site. But this does not mean someone cannot see these salient images during the consultation which is mandatory anyhow. This outstanding clinic believes in transparency and wants any patient of theirs to completely understand what they are signing up for.

Certain doctors even engage professional photographers to take these photos. They can even ask a staff member to take these pictures as long as the individual is experienced in taking these types of images.

A compelling and well-developed online photo gallery will showcase:

  • Various procedures and techniques
  • Different body types
  • Varied ethnicities
  • Diverse age groups

 

Kind board certified dermatologists Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Hughes provide vein therapy and other dermatology treatments to patients in Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and nearby areas.
For more information on procedures and treatments offered at Texas Surgical Dermatology PA please call 832.663.6566 or click here to contact our dermatologists. Helping patients in Houston, The Woodlands, Springs, Katy and other surrounding areas of Texas.

What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing can eliminate the uppermost layer of old or damaged skin in a targeted manner to reveal younger looking, more dazzling skin in a non-shutterstock_107903888-200x300 What is Laser Skin Resurfacing? Houston Dermatologistsurgical way.

Laser dermatology techniques based on CO2 and other approaches can efficiently mitigate facial wrinkles and creases to restore a revitalized facial appearance.

Texas Surgical Dermatology, led by astute and careful board certified dermatologists Dr. Tri H. Nguyen and Dr. George G. Hughes III, provides laser skin resurfacing procedures to patients in Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and surrounding communities.

Procedure

The targeted laser beam gently eliminates the skin’s outer layers and prompts the production of smoother, fresher skin beneath. This procedure does not involve any incisions or cuts, unlike plastic surgery. The latest technique in the field of laser skin resurfacing is the use of wavelengths that are either pulsed or scattered rapidly.

The patient receives minimal heat exposure to their skin, and the surrounding normal tissues are undisturbed. Furthermore, it enables the provider to apply a more powerful CO2 laser which penetrates deep into the tissue for the reduction of prominent wrinkles and creases. Significant age-reversing effects are achieved with laser skin resurfacing.  

Patients can receive this treatment on specific facial areas such as around the mouth or eyes. Alternatively, they can undergo the treatment of their entire face.

At the onset of the CO2 laser skin resurfacing dermatology treatment, the provider applies a local anesthetic to the targeted area to ensure that the patient remains comfortable during the procedure. If the entire face is being treated, some patients may receive intravenous sedation.

Good Candidates

Suitable candidates for CO2 laser skin resurfacing are people with prominent wrinkles and lines on their faces. Individuals with irregular pigmentation or scars on the face may also undergo this treatment to enhance the appearance of their facial skin.

The laser provider will cautiously assess the patient’s skin before approving them as a candidate for laser skin resurfacing.

This treatment may be unsuitable for people with acne and very dark skin. Not only this, laser resurfacing may be inappropriate if the patient has stretch marks. The patient should consult a doctor to determine whether laser resurfacing is a suitable treatment option for them.

Benefits

Laser skin resurfacing is a targeted treatment that helps reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and fine lines, improves the complexion, and reveals brighter and more youthful skin that lies beneath compromised, damaged skin layers. Furthermore, this procedure can make skin aberrations such as scars appear less conspicuous.

Other than correcting moderate to deep wrinkles and creases, this procedure can also address conditions such as irregular pigmentation, benign lesions, photodamage, and pre-cancerous spots. An experienced and pragmatic plastic surgeon or laser skin resurfacing specialist will assess the patient’s skin before suggesting this procedure.

Safety and Recovery

CO2 laser skin resurfacing is a safe and predictable treatment in the hands of an experienced and qualified plastic surgeon. Outcomes from the treatment are reproducible.

This procedure enables the surgeon to ablate the skin in layers to produce safe results with minimal side-effects and downtime. Proven board certified dermatologists Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Hughes receive patients from Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and other cities and neighborhoods in the awesome state of Texas for vein treatments.

Board certified dermatologists Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Hughes receive patients from Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and nearby areas for skin care procedures.For more information on procedures and treatments offered at Texas Surgical Dermatology PA please call 832.663.6566 or click here to contact our dermatologists. Helping patients in Houston, The Woodlands, Springs, Katy and other surrounding areas of Texas.

What is Vein Therapy?

Phlebology refers to a specialty that is recognized by the American Medical Association and focuses on venous disease management.shutterstock_63226825-282x300 What is Vein Therapy? Houston Dermatologist

Venous conditions range from unattractive spider veins to painful conditions such as varicose veins and leg ulcers. Various safe and proven dermatology treatments are available to patients today to address problematic veins.

Texas Surgical Dermatology, led by judicious board certified dermatologists Dr. Tri H. Nguyen and Dr. George G. Hughes III, provides vein treatment procedures to patients in Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and surrounding communities and towns in the profound Lone Star State.

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy involves the injection of a “sclerosant” or chemical solution into spider veins, and at times, even into larger veins.

These sclerosants cause irritation and close the lining of the veins over weeks to months. In the past, sclerotherapy sometimes caused cramping pain and burning. This commonly occurred when saline was used in the treatment. Now, advanced and more effective sclerosants are relatively painless.

The FDA has approved certain sclerosants such as sotradecol and polidocanol while others such as glycerin are off-label. Sclerosants are chosen on the basis of the best available evidence for the patient’s safety. In any case, the patient will need multiple treatment sessions and will need to wear stockings for around three weeks following each treatment session. The patient will experience more severe side effects and derive less benefit without compression.

Foam Sclerotherapy

Foam Sclerotherapy is a specialized dermatology treatment which utilizes a foamy solution comprising sclerosant and gas/air for the treatment of veins that are hard to see or more stubborn. The foam comprises small bubbles that stick to the veins more easily.

Foam sclerotherapy can successfully treat diseased veins. It is even believed to be more advantageous than surgical treatment in some cases. According to the FDA, foam sclerosant use is off-label. Ultrasound guidance is usually employed while injecting foam as it improves the safety and accuracy of the procedure.  

The side effects arising from foam treatment are more severe. The safety protocols must be strictly followed to ensure successful outcomes. The patient will require multiple sessions for best outcomes.

Microphlebectomy

The surgeon will remove large, protuberant varicose veins physically though tiny, slit-like cuts under local anesthesia. The patient will go home on the same day as the procedure, and the tiny wounds will heal without any requirement for sutures.

The microphlebectomy procedure takes one to two hours and is dissimilar from traditional ligation and stipping. Microphlebectomy is typically performed in combination with other procedures such as foam sclerotherapy or endovenous ablation.

Endovenous Thermal Ablation (ETA)

For GSV reflux, ETA is not the preferred treatment approach. This treatment is more successful than traditional ligation and stripping. It involves fewer side effects and a more rapid recovery. In this treatment, the surgeon inserts a catheter into the GSV via a tiny incision at the knee.

The treatment is carried out under local anesthesia. When the surgeon withdraws the catheter, its destructs the vein internally by heat provided through a laser or radiofrequency (VNUS). Kind board certified dermatologists Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Hughes receive patients from Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and other neighborhoods and suburbs in this area of the state for vein treatments.

Board certified dermatologists Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Hughes receive patients from Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and nearby areas for skin care procedures.For more information on procedures and treatments offered at Texas Surgical Dermatology PA please call 832.663.6566 or click here to contact our dermatologists. Helping patients in Houston, The Woodlands, Springs, Katy and other surrounding areas of Texas.

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