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April 20, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: botox  

This simple cosmetic injectable could give you the more youthful radiance you’ve been looking for.botox

Getting younger-looking skin doesn’t have to be that difficult. If you hate that every time you smile all you see is crow’s feet around your eyes and laugh lines around your mouth, then you’re in luck. Our Kaysville, UT, cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Jacqueline Silkey, has a simple solution for combating these fine lines and wrinkles.

If you’ve ever thought to yourself that you would love to treat facial wrinkles but worry about undergoing extensive cosmetic surgery just to discover that you aren’t actually happy with your results, then it’s time to turn your attention to Botox. This simple cosmetic injectable is able to temporarily reduce and even eliminate the appearance of certain facial lines and wrinkles.

Botox is designed to treat wrinkles that appear as a result of facial expressions. For example, take a second to smile in the mirror. Do you see the lines and wrinkles that suddenly appear? Maybe it’s those pesky crow’s feet around your eyes, those visible laugh lines giving you away or those years of a furled brow leaving you with deep forehead wrinkles. Whatever the case might be these are the wrinkles that can be targeted with Botox injection.

Now, most people hear the word “injections” and immediately dismiss the idea of ever getting Botox. Before you say “no”, it’s important to realize that these injections aren’t like the needles you get for the flu shot or that you remember from your childhood. Botox needles are so much thinner and far less intimidating. Most patients say they feel nothing more than a slight pinch and it only lasts a couple seconds. If the idea still makes you squeamish then talk to our Kaysville cosmetic dermatologist about applying a topical numbing gel to the area prior to administering Botox.

Another great benefit to choosing Botox is that the treatment itself only takes a couple of minutes (it will take a bit longer if you require numbing gel, since it takes some time to kick in) and you can go right back to your daily activities. Many patients even choose to get Botox during their lunch break—it’s that fast.

Results won’t be instant but they will appear over the course of three or four days. You’ll also enjoy these gorgeous results for up to six months. Of course, if you decide you love your new look you can just continue to get follow-up injections to maintain results for longer. If you aren’t fully satisfied with the results, no problem! Botox results will fade over six months.

Do you have questions about getting Botox? Want to find out if you are the perfect candidate for treatment? Then turn to SilkeySkinMD in Kaysville, UT, today to answer your questions and give your skin the care and pampering it deserves.

February 07, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Hyperpigmentation  

Find out if our laser dermatology could improve the look and feel of your skin.hyperpigmentation

We all know that as much as we wished our skin would remain youthful and healthy, there are a variety of factors that affect the look and even tone of your skin. Everything from years of basking in the sun to skipping the sunscreen to pollution can take its toll on your skin. Luckily, our Kaysville, UT, cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Jacqueline Silkey is here to tell you how laser pigmentation removal could help.

What is laser pigmentation removal?

This special laser directs energy waves to the skin where pigmented cells are quickly heated up and destroyed with the laser without affecting the healthy skin around it. This non-invasive cosmetic treatment can quickly and effectively reduce and even completely eliminate pigmentations in the skin.

What skin problems can this laser treatment treat?

You may want to consider laser pigmentation removal if you are looking to get rid of any of these conditions:

  • Freckles
  • Age spots
  • Sun spots
  • Hyperpigmentation (uneven skin tone; brown patches)
  • Birthmarks

Just about any part of the face or body can be treated with this simple, painless skin treatment.

What goes into getting laser pigmentation treatment in Kaysville, UT?

Your cosmetic dermatologists will choose the proper laser to use based on the type of pigmentation you want to treat. From there we will direct the laser over the skin. While the laser shouldn’t be painful you may notice some light burning or stinging.

Again, depending on the type of pigmentation and the severity of the skin condition, we will determine how many treatment sessions you will need. Some patients may be able to get the results they want in just one session while those with deeper pigmentations may require multiple treatment sessions.

What makes the procedure a popular option for many people looking to improve the overall look of their skin is that there a little to no recovery period with minimal side effects.

Do you have questions about laser pigmentation treatment? Are you interested in scheduling a consultation to find out how we can give you the beautiful skin you want? Then turn to your cosmetic dermatologists at SilkeySkinMD in Kaysville, UT.

October 30, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: acne  

Most people associate acne with the teenage years, but the common skin condition can still affect your complexion even if you're an adult. acneKaysville, UT, cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Jacqueline Silkey shares a few treatment options that will help clear your skin.

Topical medications that unclog your pores

Pimples form when your pores become clogged with a mixture of oil and dead skin cells. Prescription topical medications, such as tretinoin, adapalene and tazarotene, unclog the pores and help prevent future clogs. The creams, oils or gels are applied directly to your skin before you go to bed.

Antibiotics that kill bacteria

Topical or oral antibiotics kill P. acnes bacteria in clogged pores and decrease redness. If your skin doesn't begin to improve after you start taking tretinoin, adapalene, tazarotene or other topical medications, your cosmetic dermatologist may recommend adding an antibiotic to your treatment plan. If you've been prescribed an oral antibiotic, you'll probably need to take it for about three or four months.

Isotretinoin for severe acne

If you have severe or cystic acne that isn't helped by topical medications or antibiotics, isotretinoin may be recommended. The powerful medication can be very effective in treating acne, but because it can cause birth defects and other potentially serious side effects, regular monitoring and blood tests are required.

Chemical peels and microdermabrasion to remove skin layers

Both chemical peels and microdermabrasion remove the top layers of skin that contain acne lesions and help prevent new lesions from forming. The effects of microdermabrasion are visible immediately after treatment, but it will take a few days for your skin to peel after you have a chemical peel in our Kaysville office.

Laser light to target bacteria

Exposing your skin to blue laser light is very effective in reducing lesions and inflammation and killing P. acnes bacteria.

Would you like to find an effective treatment for your acne? Call Kaysville, UT, cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Jacqueline Silkey at (801) 882-2200 to schedule an appointment.

September 12, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Rosacea  

Could your red, bumpy skin be due to a condition known as rosacea?rosacea

While most people may experience a red, flushed face from working out or from using acne-fighting skin products, if you notice that you have frequent redness flare-ups then you may be wondering what’s going on. Could your persistent symptoms actually be due to rosacea? Our Kaysville, UT, cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Jacqueline Silkey is here to tell you a bit more about this common skin condition.

What is rosacea?

This chronic skin problem usually appears after the age of 30 and causes redness in the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that may flare-up at random. While there is no definitive cause for why rosacea happens, it’s believed that heredity could have something to do with who develops this skin condition and who doesn’t.

What are the signs and symptoms of rosacea?

While some people with rosacea have no idea what triggers their symptoms, there are certain factors that can bring about a flare-up of rosacea including stress, exercise, alcohol, spicy foods and extreme temperatures. Anything that increases blood flow in the skin can potentially trigger an episode.

Symptoms of rosacea include:

  • Profound facial redness
  • Visible blood vessels on the surface of the skin
  • Red pimple-like bumps
  • Eye irritation or swollen eyelids

When should you see a doctor?

If you are dealing with frequent skin redness and irritation then it’s always a good idea to turn to our cosmetic dermatologist in Kaysville, UT, for some answers. While not all facial redness is due to rosacea, it’s important that you get to the bottom of your symptoms so that you can find a treatment plan that will help you best manage your symptoms if, in fact, you do have rosacea.

How is rosacea treated?

As we mentioned earlier, this condition is chronic; however, despite not being curable, rosacea symptoms can be managed with certain treatment options. The goal of treatment is to lessen the severity and frequency of your flare-ups.

We will often prescribe medications that can reduce redness and prevent blood vessels from dilating. Medications may be applied topically or orally. Sometimes certain laser therapies are also prescribed in conjunction with medications. These laser treatments can help to reduce the appearance of blood vessels on the face.

Are you experiencing symptoms of rosacea? If so, then let the cosmetic dermatological team at SilkeySkinMD in Kaysville, UT, get your skin back on track. Call us today to schedule a consultation.

July 19, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  

Still waxing? Professional laser hair removal can remove unwanted facial and body hair more reliably and more comfortably than other hair laser hair removalremoval methods. SilkeySkinMD, which is located in Kaysville, UT, offers laser hair removal treatments to their patients. Dr. Jacqueline Silkey is your cosmetic dermatologist in Kaysville, UT. Here are the top five benefits of laser hair removal.

1. It Eliminates Hair- Laser treatments will give you the hair-free skin you desire. Laser treatments are useful for removing hair from the face, abdomen, chest, arms, underarms, legs, back, bikini line, and other areas. It's possible to remove hair in nearly any area.

2. No Sticky Messes- Chemical depilatory gels and creams are one of many hair-removal options available. Depilatory gels and creams can create a big mess, and getting rid of the broken-down hair and gel or cream is not easy. When you undergo laser hair removal, there are no creams, gels, and sticky messes.

3. It Saves Time- Whether you're yanking hair out with wax, smearing on depilatory creams, or shaving with razors, you're likely spending many hours a month doing it. Professional laser hair removal can help you save time. The treatments reduce hair growth and the need for shaving. 

4. It Saves Money- Many folks spend hundreds of dollars per year on hair removal products, but the cost of laser hair removal treatments often amount to much less. Professional laser hair removal is long lasting and will help you save money over the years due to less or zero hair growth.

5. It's Pain-Free- Laser hair removal with The Soprano Ice Hair Removal Laser is virtually pain-free. It is considered to be less painful than other hair removal methods. Electrolysis is an invasive procedure that can be extremely painful. Shaving may remove unwanted hair, but it can also lead to cuts and razor burn. 

6. It is Safe and Effective- Professional laser hair removal is a safe procedure. On average, approximately four to eight laser hair removal treatments are used to achieve maximum results, depending on the area being treated; and the results are long lasting.

Unwanted facial and body hair can affect your self-esteem and confidence. Don't want to wait another minute- call SilkeySkinMD at 801-882-2200 right now to schedule an appointment for a professional laser hair removal treatment in Kaysville, UT.

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