Your Guide To Chemical Peels

A woman getting a chemical peel.

What is a chemical peel and how does it work?  Chemical peels utilize an acid in a controlled manner to rejuvenate the skin. The chemical peel acts as an exfoliant to remove a specific amount of skin cells from the top layers of the skin, including imperfections in the process. Peels speed up the process […]

Your Guide To Soft Tissue Fillers

soft tissue fillers

What are fillers? Soft tissue fillers work to restore fullness to the face that is often lost as we age. Depending on the area injected, fillers can be used to soften wrinkles, smooth skin folds, or replace areas of volume loss.   The most common type of soft tissue fillers includes hyaluronic acid derivatives (e.g. Restylane, […]

Treatment for Wrinkles: Botox & Dysport [Neurotoxins]

botox and dysport neurotoxins

“Neurotoxins” is a broad term used to encompass various forms of botulinum toxins, including Botox Cosmetic, Dysport and Xeomin. At Dermatology of Philadelphia, we carry Botox Cosmetic and Dysport. What is botulinum toxin in Botox, Dysport & Xeomin? Botulinum toxin is a purified protein toxin produced by the clostridium botulinum bacteria. Although it is a […]