Treat Your Acne with Morpheus8

Acne is a skin condition that usually affects the face and neck, but can also appear on the chest and back. It presents differently in each individuals and appear in the form of blackheads, whiteheads, pustules, papules, nodules, or cysts. The blemishes on your face can lower your self-confidence, even after the acne has healed because it can leave behind scars.

Acne can be caused by dead skin and the excessive production of sebum, which clogs hair follicles. There is also hormonal acne, especially in women, caused by an imbalance of reproductive hormones in the body. Other than natural causes, external factors such as your diet, stressful situations, certain drugs, and bacteria accumulation can trigger acne or worsen active acne.

Types of Acne Treatment

Since acne can lower self-esteem, people often opt for quick treatment in any product available to have smooth, healthy, and glowing skin. However, acne treatment requires patience because it can take several months for the acne to heal completely. Common forms of acne treatment include products containing benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and adapalene. However, morpheus8 is a new form of acne treatment that has proven effective in several acne patients.

What Is Morpheus8?

Morpheus8 is a new form of acne treatment that involves the use of a radiofrequency and microneedling device. The treatment procedure with Morpheus8 is non-invasive and virtually painless. The device penetrates 4 mm deep into the skin to access the adipose tissue. It then stimulates the production of a protein called collagen. Collagen is an abundant protein in your body that is used in the structure of the skin. It boosts smooth, supple, healthy, and glowing skin when available in a sufficient quantity.

The Morpheus8 procedure is usually short, taking only about 15 mins. You will see the procedure’s results almost immediately, but you will need two additional procedures after every two months.

What Are the Benefits of Morpheus8?

The Morpheus8 comes with many amazing benefits, some of which include:

1. It is safe

Unlike other acne treatment forms, treatment with Morpheus8 is safe for all types of skins. Whether you have dry, normal, oily, or sensitive skin, this treatment can work for you. Some acne treatment forms, such as benzoyl peroxide, can cause excessive skin peeling, forcing you to look for alternatives.

2. It gets rid of scars

This treatment is not associated with any form of hyperpigmentation. Morpheus8 can be used to treat acne scars once your acne has completely healed; it reduces the scars’ size in acne that has healed and prevents scars in active acne. Acne is usually associated with skin changes, such as hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation, even after the acne has cleared.

3. It can be done on any part of your body

The procedure involving morpheus8 is effective against widespread acne or acne on just certain parts of the body, such as the face. The procedure can be done for active acne on the face, chest, neck, back, and rest of the body.

4. It can help with other skin issues

In addition to being a great acne treatment, Morpheus8 also reduces the appearance of wrinkles, sunburns, stretch marks, and gives you a more youthful appearance

Schedule a Consultation

Our experienced dermatologist, Dr. Baird, is dedicated to boosting our clients’ confidence by giving them healthy and glowing skin. One of the procedures he is excellent at is the Morpheous8 acne treatment. Contact our clinic to begin your journey towards an amazing skin transformation.

Posted on October 13, 2020 by:

Acne is a skin condition that usually affects the face and neck, but can also appear on the chest and back. It presents differently in each individuals and appear in the form of blackheads, whiteheads, pustules, papules, nodules, or cysts. The blemishes on your face can lower your self-confidence, even after the acne has healed

Can Laser Tattoo Removal Cause Cancer?

Laser tattoo removal is one of the most effective ways to remove a tattoo with the right package of treatments. It’s normal to be hesitant about it, though, especially when you might not know how it works. It’s important to know that laser tattoo removal does not carry a risk of cancer, so here’s what to know about it and how it can help.

How Do Dermatologists Remove Tattoos?

There are several ways to get rid of a tattoo, the safest and most effective options using laser technology. Dermatologists usually use a Q-switch laser, which produces powerful energy pulses and can break up the pigment in the skin into small enough pieces that the body can dispose of it. On the surface, the process makes the ink gradually disappear. Different colors may require other lasers or wavelengths for best results.

Does Lase Tattoo Removal Hurt?

Laser tattoo removal usually requires local anesthesia like a topical numbing cream. You may feel something similar to a rubber band snap during the treatment, but most patients find this tolerable. Afterward, you can apply ice packs to the area to manage any discomfort.

Laser Tattoo Removal Side Effects

Getting a tattoo removed can come with some side effects like scarring or hypopigmentation, or a whitish area on the skin. Hyperpigmentation is also a risk, or a darkened area on the skin. Selecting a board-certified dermatologist is one of the best ways to cut down on your risks and manage any side effects.

Laser Tattoo Removal and Cancer

The Skin Cancer Foundation has reliable findings that laser tattoo removal does not directly cause skin cancer. However, laser tattoo removal can make the skin more photosensitive after treatment, leading to an increased risk of sun damage. However, avoiding direct sunlight and applying sunscreen can greatly reduce this risk. It’s also worth noting that tattoo pigments have no known relation to cancer. Someone with a tattoo has no higher risk of skin cancer than a person who doesn’t have one.

Caring for Your Skin After Laser Tattoo Removal

It’s important to take good care of your skin after laser tattoo removal. This includes:
• Following a good skincare routine to keep your skin healthy and moisturized according to your dermatologist’s instructions.
• Protecting your skin with sunscreen after laser tattoo removal. Doing so can help avoid scars and reduce cancer risk.
• Apply Aquaphor or Vaseline to the treated area to prevent scarring and dryness.

Schedule a Consultation

The best way to learn more about laser tattoo removal and how it can help is by meeting with a board-certified dermatologist. To meet with Dr. Baird and our laser tattoo removal team, we invite you to contact our Farmington office by calling or filling out our online form.

Posted on September 16, 2020 by:

Laser tattoo removal is one of the most effective ways to remove a tattoo with the right package of treatments. It’s normal to be hesitant about it, though, especially when you might not know how it works. It’s important to know that laser tattoo removal does not carry a risk of cancer, so here’s what

What Do Chemical Peels Do?

Chemical peels were the third most popular type of minimally invasive cosmetic treatment in 2019. Chemical peels can correct signs of aging and damage to the skin caused by sun exposure and pollutants. Chemical peels accomplish this by exfoliating or removing the top layers of the skin with a chemical solution. This uncovers a new layer of healthy skin and boosts the skin’s natural production of collagen for a youthful, glowing look. Here’s what to know about chemical peels and how they can help your skincare goals.

The Chemical Peel Consultation

Your first step is a consultation with Dr. David Baird. During this appointment, you’ll discuss your best options for chemical peels and create the ideal treatment package for you and your skincare goals. Certain types of chemical peels may be better for you and your skin based on many different factors, so Dr. Baird will make sure you understand your options.

Types of Chemical Peels

Light Peel

Also called a superficial peel, this treatment uses concentrated forms of alpha-hydroxy acids, or AHAs, to remove the dead skin from the top layer of the skin. This option is best for surface-level concerns like dryness and texture. It comes with little downtime or aftercare, making it a great way to maintain your skin and incorporate a deeper treatment in your regular at-home skincare regimen.

Medium Peel

During a medium peel, glycolic acid or Jessner’s solution is sometimes used, which is made of salicylic acid, lactic acid derived from fermented milk, and resorcinol, which is a solvent. This solution penetrates more deeply into the skin than a light peel.

Though you might feel some stinging and irritation, medium peels can be performed using a topical anesthetic. Peeling starts about two days after your session and continues for about a week. While your skin is peeling, it’s crucial that you keep your skin hydrated and out of the sun. You’ll need to do this even after your peeling stops. If you do go outside, it’s extremely important to wear sunscreen and wear protection since your skin will be photosensitive.

Deep Peel

A deep peel is for patients who have badly damaged skin, even to the point where they have pre-malignant lesions such as actinic keratoses. The deep peel uses Baker’s phenol and trichloroacetic acid, or TCA. In order to successfully have a deep peel, you’ll need to prepare six to eight weeks in advance.

Deep peels are performed while you’re under anesthesia because the solution penetrates all the way through the epidermis and down to the dermis. This means it can effectively address things like wrinkles and scarring. After the skin heals, it’s extraordinarily smooth and radiant and you can enjoy results for years afterward. Following a deep peel, you’ll need to carefully follow some skincare steps to make sure your skin recovers and you stay healthy.

Schedule a Consultation

The best way to learn more about your best options for a chemical peel package is by meeting with Dr. Baird and our skincare team. To get started, we invite you to contact our Farmington office by calling or filling out our online form.

Posted on August 17, 2020 by:

Chemical peels were the third most popular type of minimally invasive cosmetic treatment in 2019. Chemical peels can correct signs of aging and damage to the skin caused by sun exposure and pollutants. Chemical peels accomplish this by exfoliating or removing the top layers of the skin with a chemical solution. This uncovers a new

Top Summer Skin Care Tips

Summer is a bit kinder to the skin than winter is. The air is warm and humid, which helps skin stay hydrated. On the other hand, the sun is at its most powerful which is both a blessing and a curse. The good news is there are simple things a person can do to enjoy the benefits and reduce the drawbacks of summer. Here are some top summer skincare tips from Dr. David A. Baird of Farmington Dermatology.

Drink Plenty of Water

This is always a good idea, but it is especially important during the hot days of summer when the body loses water through sweating. Experts recommend eight glasses of water a day. Staying hydrated keeps your whole body in good health, and this includes your skin.

Use Sunscreen

Sunscreen protects the skin from the damaging effects of the sun’s ultraviolet rays while allowing for some fun in the sun. During summer, dermatologists recommend a high sun protection factor or SPF. SPF tells the person how much longer they can stay in the sun before their skin starts to burn. So if they can tolerate 20 minutes of sun before problems arise, a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 allows them to stay in the sun for 600 minutes, or 10 hours. In addition to contributing to premature aging signs, sun exposure can increase your risk of skin cancer. Keeping your skin protected with SPF is important to your skin’s overall health.

Dermatologists also recommend a broad-spectrum sunscreen. This protects the skin from both UVB and UVA light. UVB light burns the skin while UVA light ages it. Even if you have a darker skin tone and don’t burn easily, it’s important to use SPF to prevent aging signs and damage.

Apply Lip Balm

Like the rest of the skin, the lips also need protection. Lip balm should have an SPF of at least 15 and applied every two hours depending on how long the person is in the sun. They should not put Vaseline, baby oil or any other shiny substance on the lips. Lipstick should have SPF, be a dark color, and be more matte than glossy.

Wear Broad-Brimmed Hats

Since the top of the head and ears are also at risk for sun damage, it’s a good idea to wear hats with broad brims when going outside during the summer. These hats aren’t just protective, but they can be stylish too.

Wear UV Absorbing Clothes

Now there are clothes that have been treated to absorb ultraviolet light. However, a person doesn’t need to go out of their way to find protective clothing. Clothing made of unbleached cotton, thin silk, and especially lustrous polyester can absorb UV light, especially if they are dark in color. Knits also keep ultraviolet light away from the skin.

Cut Back on Moisturizer

The humidity in summer air means that a person can cut back on their moisturizer. What kind of moisturizer depends on the person’s skin type. For example, people with oily skin can use a very light moisturizer during the summer, people with dry skin should use light creams, and people with normal skin can use moisturizers that are water-based. Make sure any moisturizer or makeup put on the skin is non-comedogenic, which means it doesn’t block the pores. If you’re unsure of what products will best suit your skin type, schedule an appointment with a dermatologist.

Schedule an Appointment

If you have any concerns regarding your skin’s health or want to achieve your best-looking summer skin, schedule an appointment with Dr. Baird at Farmington Dermatology. Call our Farmington, MI office at (248) 213-8575 or request an appointment through our online form.

Posted on July 21, 2020 by:

Summer is a bit kinder to the skin than winter is. The air is warm and humid, which helps skin stay hydrated. On the other hand, the sun is at its most powerful which is both a blessing and a curse. The good news is there are simple things a person can do to enjoy

Skin Cancer 101: Prevention, Detection, and Treatment

Skin cancer is caused by the development and growth of abnormal skin cells. While often associated with sun exposure, there are some types of skin cancer that develop in areas normally not exposed to sunlight. Usually appearing as waxy/pearly bumps on skin, basal cell carcinoma accounts for about 80 percent of all diagnosed cases, according to the American Cancer Society. Melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma are the other two common types of skin cancer. Take a moment to learn more about skin cancer, including how it’s detected and treated and what can be done to prevent it.

How Is Skin Cancer Detected?

The initial detection of skin cancer is usually visual, although additional testing that often includes a biopsy is needed to make a positive diagnosis. Symptoms associated with skin cancer can vary based on the type of skin cancer but may include unusually shaped or colored moles, red, itchy, or scaly patches of skin that may bleed, or unusual bumps or growths.

In some instances, image tests are done to examine lymph nodes and other nearby structures. A sentinel lymph node biopsy may also be done to examine tissue from the lymph nodes. Results from a biopsy also allow the stage of skin cancer to be determined.

What Are Treatment Options?

With superficial skin cancer, the only treatment necessary may be a biopsy in which the affected tissues are removed and tested. If further treatment is needed, there are several options that may be recommended by Dr. Baird. These include:

• Excisional surgery: Cancerous skin tissue is “cut out,” or excised, with this treatment. After the affected area is numbed, the cancerous tissue along with surrounding tissue is removed to ensure all cancerous cells have been removed.

• Cryotherapy: This treatment involves the removal of excess cancerous tissues after the growth has been removed. It’s completed with an electric needle. Liquid nitrogen may be used as well.

• Mohs surgery: If skin cancer is more extensive or it’s recurring, this treatment may be suggested. The affected tissues are shaved away in layers and examined under a microscope until tissues no longer have cancer cells.

• Photodynamic therapy: Skin cells are destroyed with this treatment by a combination of drugs that make skin cells sensitive to light and a special type of light.

How Can Skin Cancer Be Prevented?

One step you can take prevention-wise is to wear sunscreen, but do this year-round and not just in the summer. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends using products with an SPF of at least 30. You’ll also be increasing your odds of preventing skin cancer by:

• Wearing clothing that covers arms and legs and accessories that might include a visor or broad-brimmed hat when out in the sun for a while
• Being aware of medications that could make your skin more sensitive to sun exposure
• Staying away from tanning beds
• Checking your skin on a regular basis and seeing Dr. Baird if you notice anything unusual

We also do excision closure and reconstruction for patients who’ve had excision treatment to close wounds while maintaining the desired cosmetic skin appearance. If you are seeing signs suggesting you may have skin cancer, Dr. David A. Baird is here to help. Visit Farmington Dermatology for a consultation with Dr. Baird to learn what steps you’ll need to take next. Contact us today to set up an appointment.

Posted on May 26, 2020 by:

Skin cancer is caused by the development and growth of abnormal skin cells. While often associated with sun exposure, there are some types of skin cancer that develop in areas normally not exposed to sunlight. Usually appearing as waxy/pearly bumps on skin, basal cell carcinoma accounts for about 80 percent of all diagnosed cases, according

Answering Your Top Questions About Acne

For the 60 million of us who have suffered from acne, we know the pain of breakouts, oily skin, and low self-esteem. Putting our best faces forward is something we all yearn to do in life, but it can feel hopeless when it seems like acne just doesn’t go away. Knowing a little bit more about acne can sometimes help you take the right steps– and your dermatologist can help. Here are answers to some of the most common questions about acne and what you can do about it.

Is my diet causing breakouts?

Generally speaking, a fluctuation in hormones is usually responsible for acne breakouts. Hormonal surges cause oil glands in your face to work overtime, causing an oily film to collect dirt, dust, and grime from the environment around you. This pore-clogging oil stops up the pores on your face, causing breakouts. There are certain foods that may trigger the release of excess hormones in your body, although no conclusive studies have been done with regard to which foods affect most people in that manner.

Will I have to stop wearing makeup if I have acne?

You don’t need to completely stop wearing makeup, but if you notice that your breakouts tend to flare up around makeup application, it may be worth it to consider switching brands or products to see if things improve. Another common culprit that contributes to acne on the forehead and sides of the face is hair product; pay more attention to which products you use and consider switching or even wearing your hair differently.

Does having acne mean that I’m not keeping my face clean enough?

This is not necessarily the case. In fact, if you are scrubbing your face too vigorously, you may be exacerbating the problem. In general, mild facial cleanser and warm water should be sufficient to keep your face free from dirt and excess oil, but if you do not see an improvement simply from cleansing, you may have to consider the use of active ingredients or even prescription medications to get your breakouts under control.

Isn’t acne only for teenagers?

A primary trigger for acne is raging hormones– testosterone especially. When teenagers hit puberty, their changing bodies start re-regulating and readjusting hormone levels. This means it’s common for teens to develop acne due to hormonal imbalances. For some adults, acne is still the result of changing hormones or it can be caused by other factors.

What acne treatments are best for me?

The type of acne treatment that’s best for you has to do with several factors. You’ll need to take into consideration:

  • Your age
  • Your gender
  • The severity of your acne
  • Any medications you are taking
  • Your family history

Your dermatologist will recommend your best options based on your goals and the above factors. They can also recommend the right steps to take at home to maintain clear, healthy skin.

When should I see a dermatologist?

If you find that your at-home regimen and over-the-counter treatments simply aren’t clearing up and containing your breakouts, it may be time to speak to a dermatologist. A dermatologist can give you additional tips, advice, and treatments that can be prescribed that may be more effective in treating your condition.

Will my acne EVER go away?

Most often, acne clears on its own after puberty. However, it’s not uncommon to still have acne as an adult. That’s okay! A dermatologist can recommend your options for medications and products that can clear your skin with the right use. The key is patience and loving your skin in the meantime.

Schedule an Appointment

If you’re struggling with acne, you’re not alone. Our talented team of skincare professionals can answer questions and make sure you know the right steps to take for clear and healthy skin. To get started, we invite you to contact our Farmington office by calling or filling out our online form.

Posted on April 21, 2020 by:

For the 60 million of us who have suffered from acne, we know the pain of breakouts, oily skin, and low self-esteem. Putting our best faces forward is something we all yearn to do in life, but it can feel hopeless when it seems like acne just doesn’t go away. Knowing a little bit more

How to Treat Alopecia & Hair Loss

Hair is seen as an aspect of self-expression. It’s usually a big part of your look, and it’s likely that you spend a lot of time taking care of it. When we lose our hair, unfortunately, it can be hard to handle. The good news is that for people with alopecia and hair loss, there are numerous medical and non-medical options that can help manage hair loss or even regrow it once lost.

What is Alopecia Areata?

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder that causes you to lose hair when the hair follicles themselves are attacked by your body. With this particular condition, one of the tell-tale symptoms is losing clumps of hair that resemble the size and shape of quarters. There can be patches of hair loss or complete baldness, depending on the individual. Sometimes hair will regrow and fall out again, and in some cases, the hair regrowth will be permanent. Each patient will experience symptoms differently.

Treatment Options for Alopecia-Induced Hair Loss

Because this is an autoimmune disease, there is currently no cure for alopecia areata. There are numerous treatment options that may help sufferers, though. Your dermatologist can discuss your best options among some of the following common treatments.

Topical Immunotherapy Treatment

If you have suffered a significant amount of hair loss or recurrent hair loss due to alopecia areata, your dermatologist may suggest topical immunotherapy. The goal of this treatment is to apply medications to the area of hair loss to induce an allergic reaction. This reaction will lead to gradual hair growth. The downsides to this option are that it can cause rashes and to keep new hair growth it may need to be reapplied several times.

Corticosteroids

People who have various autoimmune diseases are given corticosteroids as an anti-inflammatory. They are used in various forms such as:

  • Pills
  • Foam
  • Cream
  • Injection into the scalp
  • Ointment

These drugs can help with hair growth. They take longer than some patients would like to show results, but they can be easily combined with other treatment options to help maintain your results.

Minoxidil

This is a chemical that’s applied topically to the scalp. It’s been used to treat baldness or hair loss in people with or without alopecia. It’s commonly available over the counter in forms such as Rogaine®.

Non-Medical Ways of Dealing With Alopecia

There are ways to cope and help yourself as you deal with hair loss. Some things that patents find helpful include:

  • Scarves and wigs
  • Alopecia support groups
  • Reducing stress levels to help slow down hair loss and keep new growth

You can use these coping strategies in conjunction with the medical treatments that you and your dermatologist decide to implement. In some cases, hair loss can be treated by simply changing your lifestyle, so your dermatologist can recommend your best options.

Schedule a Consultation

With help, there is definitely hope of hair regrowth in patients with alopecia. It may even be permanent. Working with a board-certified dermatologist with experience in treating hair loss will help. To learn more about your hair loss treatment options with Dr. Baird, we invite you to contact our Farmington office by calling or filling out our online form.

Posted on March 24, 2020 by:

Hair is seen as an aspect of self-expression. It’s usually a big part of your look, and it’s likely that you spend a lot of time taking care of it. When we lose our hair, unfortunately, it can be hard to handle. The good news is that for people with alopecia and hair loss, there

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How to Avoid Dry Winter Skin

Dry skin can happen as a results of many factors, not just environmental issues such as weather. When we get older, our skin tends to become both thinner and dryer. These two things make the perfect combination for skin to become more prone to itching, scaling, dryness, and cracking. Not only is it uncomfortable when this happens, but it can cause problems because this dryness can create cracks in the skin that allow bacteria to enter the body. Some of these dry skin issues can also happen due to the medications that people take.

Causes of Dryness

The epidermis is the top layer of the skin. It is made up of a lipid barrier as well as skin cells. These things protect the body by keeping bacteria out. They also act to keep the moisture in the skin. Not only age, but things such as winter weather can disrupt this protection. Another thing that can cause the skin to dry out is the use of harsher cleansers. They may be damaging, but the way a person washes can also add to the problem. If the washing is too often and too hard, then this can also dry out the skin. When this is done in the winter, then it becomes even harder to keep the skin replenished with moisture.

Preventing Dry Skin

Prevention is always the best, and that would mean keeping the skin moisturized. When choosing new products, look for those that have dimethicone, deramides, and Shea butter. Alpha hydroxy acids can also be helpful in removing dead skin cells. This needs to be done with caution however, since some people find this acid to be irritating to their skin. Doctors state that the thicker ointments provide a stronger barrier for the skin. If the greasiness of the ointment is too uncomfortable, then using a very thick cream can also be effective. For those in their forties or older, it is important to take the time to moisturize your skin on a daily basis. When winter hits, doing this daily routine even twice a day might be called for to keep away the dry skin. It is also helpful to do this right after a shower or bath when the skin has some wetness to it. Of course, in the winter when it is cold outside, taking a long hot shower or bath can sound very appealing. It is not good however, when it comes to your skin. Taking a shower or bath using lukewarm water, and only staying in for no more then 5 minutes is much healthier for winter skin. Another thing to look out for is the type of cleanser that is used. Soap is always going to be drying, but those cleansers that include alcohol, exfoliants, or scents can cause irritation. It is best to stick with those products that are gentle to the skin as well as free of any fragrances. Use of a humidifier, especially during the winter, can also benefit the skin. The heating that happens indoors during the winter can be very drying. It’s very helpful to the skin if the indoor air can have a humidity between 30 and 50 percent.

Treating Dry Skin 

If after trying all of the techniques to keep your skin moisturized, you find that they are just not working, it might be necessary to go to your doctor and have it checked out. Your doctor will be able to prescribe you medication, including an antibiotic in cases of infection. Going to a doctor to treat your skin issues might be the best thing. Dr. David A Baird is a board certified dermatologist at BairdMD in Farmington, Michigan. In the end, it is up to us to take care of our skin as best we can. There are always going to be factors that have a negative impact on our skin. However, facing those challenges and doing the most we can possibly do is the best way to keep our skin healthy, especially during winter.

Posted on February 26, 2020 by:

Dry skin can happen as a results of many factors, not just environmental issues such as weather. When we get older, our skin tends to become both thinner and dryer. These two things make the perfect combination for skin to become more prone to itching, scaling, dryness, and cracking. Not only is it uncomfortable when

Best In-Office Treatments for Acne-Prone Skin

If you have been having acne breakouts, treating them with over-the-counter (OTC) products is your first option. These creams, lotions, ointments and wipes contain the active ingredients benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, which may have some effect on your acne. If your acne breakouts are severe and come with scarring, you will probably need medical treatment for your acne. Thankfully, Dr. David Baird and his team have a few highly effective options for you to choose from.

Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is a procedure used to treat blemishes on the skin, including acne and acne scarring. Chemical peels are also used to reduce signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. There are several degrees of chemical peels and they range from mildly superficial to deeply resurfacing. For acne, a superficial chemical peel is most effective. During a chemical peel for acne, a chemical solution is applied to the skin. This will exfoliate the outer surface of the skin and remove the acne along with it. The outermost layer of skin rejuvenates itself quite quickly, in a matter of a couple of days. This degree of chemical peel can be performed in about an hour. There is also no downtime for recovery and you can get back to your busy life after leaving the office!

Cryotherapy for Acne

Cryotherapy is a form of medical treatment that involves using freezing temperatures to affect changes in the body. In this case, Dr. Baird’s staff will use liquid nitrogen on the areas of the face and neck that suffer from acne breakouts. The liquid nitrogen will be sprayed directly on the skin, although a cotton swab is sometimes used for spot treatments. The freezing temperatures cause the skin to peel. If you have scars from acne breakouts in the past, cryotherapy can greatly reduce their appearance. It also removes dead skin, which can clog pores and lead to acne breakouts in the future. An added benefit is the smoother-looking skin that will be revealed once you’ve had time to recover.

Manual Blackhead and Whitehead Extractions

Not every blackhead or whitehead needs to be manually extracted. Sometimes medications containing benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics or retinoids that are applied topically will remove them. If you have blackheads or whiteheads in your skin, do not try to remove them yourself! Although there are many self-help videos and instructions for doing this, you should have this professionally done. Doing this the wrong way can cause scarring and infections that can worsen the condition of your skin. Dr. Baird and his team will be using special instruments called extractors to remove blackheads and whiteheads. You will be given topical medications to apply to your skin after the procedure. Following aftercare instructions that will be provided by Dr. Baird’s staff will ensure that the risk of infection is at a minimum. You will be asked to return in a few weeks for a followup visit. Let Dr. Baird and his team of board-certified professionals treat your acne breakouts and scarring the right way. Call and schedule a consultation today.

Posted on January 14, 2020 by:

If you have been having acne breakouts, treating them with over-the-counter (OTC) products is your first option. These creams, lotions, ointments and wipes contain the active ingredients benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, which may have some effect on your acne. If your acne breakouts are severe and come with scarring, you will probably need medical

Why Choose BOTOX® Cosmetic

People love looking their best. If you want to experience the full advantage of your physical appearance, then you may want to find out all that you can about aesthetic treatment. Botox injections are a popular cosmetic injectable that allows you to look younger. These injections are big among individuals of all genders. We offer Botox injections to patients wishing to get rid of bothersome wrinkles and fine lines.

How Botox Injections Work

Botox injections are able to stop the muscles from contracting which leads to wrinkles and lines. If you want to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on your face, then Botox injections are quite effective. Botox is most commonly used in the forehead and around the eyes to create a youthful appearance.

Fewer Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Most people these days want to appear youthful and fresh. That’s the reason they want to steer clear of prominent fine lines and wrinkles. Botox is minimally invasive and as a result, can be ideal for people who wish to avoid complex surgical procedures.

Correcting a Sagging Brow

A brow that has a drooping appearance can make a person look sad, exhausted, and older than their actual years as well. If you’re frustrated by a brow that’s sagging then it may be time for you to look into the universe of Botox. That’s because these injections have the ability to offer patients brow lifting advantages that are noticeable. Eyebrows generally sag with the passing of time. Botox can help to stop these muscles from moving and keep the brow neutral.

Pure Confidence

Botox cosmetic injections can help enhance your feelings of pure self-confidence. To smooth out wrinkles, fine lines, and correct a sagging brow, you should speak with Dr. David Baird of Baird MD in scenic Farmington, Michigan. This seasoned dermatologist can help you figure out whether Botox injections are an appropriate aesthetic option for you. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

Posted on January 2, 2020 by:

People love looking their best. If you want to experience the full advantage of your physical appearance, then you may want to find out all that you can about aesthetic treatment. Botox injections are a popular cosmetic injectable that allows you to look younger. These injections are big among individuals of all genders. We offer

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