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  • Dr. Bruce Robsinon was recently featured on the Prevention.com website, discussing "6 Anti-Aging Beauty Tips That Aren't Worth Your Time."

     

  • Torn earlobe repair is an easy in office procedure that takes approximately 30 minutes from start to finish. Under local anesthesia an enlarged earring hole is closed or a torn earlobe is restored. The sutures are removed in just one week. Dr. Robinson can re-pierce your ears 6 weeks later (see Pierced Ears). So go ahead and get those earrings you always wanted but couldn't wear.

  •  The Fraxel® DUAL Laser system has the unique advantage of two treatment modes/wave lengths in one Laser.  This non-surgical procedure smooths wrinkles and scars, improves texture , tone, elasticity, color and also minimizes pore size.  The Fraxel® DUAL Laser uses patented fractional technology to target sun damaged skin.  The laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue untouched, which promotes rapid healing. This stimulates your body's own natural healing process, replacing the old and damaged cells with fresh, glowing, healthy skin.  The result is more youthful, radiant skin with minimal down time.  Any area of the body can be treated:  face, chest, neck and hands.

  • After years of sun, squinting, laughing, frowning, smoking, and worrying, the skin around the eyes and on the forehead will often develop deep lines and wrinkles called “expression lines.” A frequent concern is that they often make you look older, tired, or stressed. Until recently, these advanced furrows have been difficult to treat. Now, by utilizing this FDA approved muscle-relaxing agent, expression lines can be significantly reduced.
  • Pulsed Dye Lasers deliver an intense but gentle burst of light into selectively targeted areas of the skin. The light is absorbed by specific blood vessels or pigment depending on the condition being treated. The cosmetic results are magnificent and there are no open wounds or wound care.

  • Bothered by the moles or skin tags that occur on the neck, face, groin or under the arms or breasts?  Snip removal is an easy way to rid yourself of those annoying growths.  It is often performed without anesthesia or pain. Just a quick snip and it's gone! 

     

  • Men and women alike share a common desire to have healthy, youthful skin. Exposure to the sun and the elements in combination with adverse living habits contribute to the appearance of our skin. Chemical Peels are increasingly popular with those who are unhappy about acne scarring, sun-damaged skin, age spots, freckles, fine lines, rough skin and uneven pigmentation. A chemical peel is not limited to just the face, and can be performed on the neck, chest, hands, arms, shoulders and leg now with little or no downtime!
  • The Coren PS earpiercer painlessly pierces your earlobes and inserts a hypoallergenic ear stud.

  • Latisse solution is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker, and darker. Eyelash hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes. Latisse is believed to affect the growth phase of the eyelash hair cycle in 2 ways: first, it increases the length of the growing phase and second, it increases the number of hairs in this growth phase. The onset of effect with Latisse solution is gradual. The majority of Latisse users saw a significant improvement by 2 months. Schedule a consultation to see if Latisse is right for you.

  • VISIA complexion analysis system is an advance photographic system that assesses skin features, provides grading relative to your peer group, uses multi-spectral imaging and delivers your exclusive easy-to-understand customized report including recommendations for treatment and skin care.
  • Restylane® products are cosmetic dermal fillers that replace lost volume and restore youthful contours to the skin to smooth away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.

  • Moles often become more raised over time. Occasionally they become irritated or cut when shaving. A shave excision removes the raised portion of the mole. As a general rule, a complete excision is only performed if a mole is changing or when a complete excision will yield a better cosmetic result. These both are performed under local anesthesia in the our office. The shave excision takes less than a minute and a complete excision under a half hour. The functional and cosmetic results are usually excellent!

  • Electrodessication can eliminate small growths without your friends knowing you had anything done. The rapid healing time and excellent cosmetic results make this a favorite treatment for our patients.
  • Erbium laser treatments are ideal for the improvement of wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage and brown spots. While this treatment provides a more youthful appearance it usually requires a week of down time.

  • Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared non-invasive treatment for lifting the skin on the neck, chin and brow; and now it’s also the only non-invasive treatment specifically FDA-cleared to improve lines and wrinkles on the décolletage! Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound to stimulate collagen deep within the skin, with no downtime required. The result? Tighter, better-fitting skin, from the brow to the chest!

  • Acne scars no longer have to be the bane of one's existence. Often occurring on the face, back and chest these scars can now be treated with a variety of lasers (Fraxel, V-Beam), subcission or chemical peels. These treatments require no social downtime and can be performed on all skin colors!
  • The Medlite laser is the best choice for brown spot and tattoo removal. It has been compared to taking a pencil eraser and removing years from the appearance of your skin. The Medlite Laser effectively removes brown age spots, "liver spots", freckles and other brown birthmarks, such as cafe-au-lait spots and Nevus of Ota.

     

  • XEOMIN is a botulinum toxin that has been used around the world since 2005. The FDA recently approved Xeomin for the treatment of severe frown lines.

  • Heredity is the primary causes of unsightly and often painful varicose and spider veins. Other contributing factors include pregnancy, birth control pills, obesity and standing for long periods of time. As we age, more visible leg veins frequently emerge and our existing veins become increasingly noticeable. There is a simple solution to this problem. A sclerosing solution and a cosmetic procedure called Sclerotherapy!

  • Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical exfoliating treatment helpful for those unhappy with scars, acne scars, sun-damaged skin, pigmentation spots, stretch marks, fine lines, and rough skin. Treatment can be performed anywhere on the body. This treatment works for scarring especially when used in conjunction with other modalities.

  • Dr. Robinson offers GentleLase and GentleYag hair removal options. The GentleLase Laser is the gold standard for hair removal in caucasions. The GentleYag laser is the gold standard for laser hair removal in patients of color or tanned skin and is also an excellent treatment for facial, leg, spider veins and hemangiomas. These treaments also provide excellent results in the removal of brown spots such as sun spots (liver spots) and flat benign brown keratoses. Candela's (the makers of the GentleLase) patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) technology protects the upper layers of your skin with a cooling mist. Together, the long-pulse laser and DCD cooling offer optimal treatment with minimal side effects.

  • This treatment is excellent for acne scarring as well as sun damaged or aged wrinkled skin. The laser vaporizes the damaged skin and commences the regeneration of fresh skin during the following weeks. The thermal heating of the deep tissue stimulates new skin growth, promoting a healthy new collagen layer. This is usually accompanied by a week of healing time.
  • Acne surgery may be used by to remove blackheads and whiteheads. Do not pick, scratch, pop, or squeeze pimples yourself. When the pimples are squeezed, more redness, swelling, inflammation, pigmentation and scarring may result.

  • These are treatments that combine procedures to achieve the maximum cosmetic correction and excellence in esthetic appearance. Chemical peels, fillers such as Juvederm or Radiesse and laser treatments including Fraxel work to achieve these results. Dr. Robinson will recommend a treatment course and outstanding cosmetic products to meet your first class expectations.
  • Cysts may remain asymptomatic but if they continue to grow or become painful surgical excision is the treatment of choice. The cyst consists of a wall that makes the contents. To insure that the cyst does not return it is best to completely excise it, including the wall, to prevent its recurrence.
  • RADIESSE is a safe, FDA-approved dermal filler that restores a natural, youthful look and lasts longer than the former leading fillers. This convenient treatment fills and corrects smile lines, nasolabial folds, breaks in the tear troughs and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. RADIESSE is made of unique calcium-based microspheres suspended in a natural gel that is injected into the skin through a simple, safe and minimally invasive procedure. The results are immediate and last 10 to 18 months.

  • The GentleYAG Laser uses a light beam that penetrates deeply into the skin resulting in tighter, smoother looking skin.

  • JUVEDERM injectable gel is a smooth gel filler Dr. Robinson eases under your skin to instantly smooth out those wrinkles or folds that look like parentheses along the side of your nose and mouth. Results are immediate, smooth and natural. Everyone will notice but no one will know.

  • Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical exfoliating treatment helpful for those unhappy with scars, acne scars, sun-damaged skin, pigmentation spots, stretch marks, fine lines, and rough skin. Treatment can be performed anywhere on the body. This treatment works for scarring especially when used in conjunction with other modalities.

  • The GentleYAG Laser uses a light beam that penetrates deeply into the skin resulting in tighter, smoother looking skin.

  • Restylane® products are cosmetic dermal fillers that replace lost volume and restore youthful contours to the skin to smooth away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.

  • Liquid Nitrogen is a cold spray that is used to treat cosmetically unacceptable lesions precancerous growths and warts. The rapid treatment and healing allow for exceptional aesthetic results.
  • Intralesional injections are ideal for quick healing and relief from pain caused by an acne pimple(s), cyst or scar. Prompt treatment with intralesional injections can often prevent scarring. Please don’t pick as this can promote scars, light and/or dark spots.

  • Electrodessication can eliminate small growths without your friends knowing you had anything done. The rapid healing time and excellent cosmetic results make this a favorite treatment for our patients.
  •  The Fraxel® DUAL Laser system has the unique advantage of two treatment modes/wave lengths in one Laser.  This non-surgical procedure smooths wrinkles and scars, improves texture , tone, elasticity, color and also minimizes pore size.  The Fraxel® DUAL Laser uses patented fractional technology to target sun damaged skin.  The laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue untouched, which promotes rapid healing. This stimulates your body's own natural healing process, replacing the old and damaged cells with fresh, glowing, healthy skin.  The result is more youthful, radiant skin with minimal down time.  Any area of the body can be treated:  face, chest, neck and hands.

  • Acne surgery may be used by to remove blackheads and whiteheads. Do not pick, scratch, pop, or squeeze pimples yourself. When the pimples are squeezed, more redness, swelling, inflammation, pigmentation and scarring may result.

  • Rosacea is a common skin disease that causes redness, papules, and swelling on the face. Often referred to as "adult acne," rosacea frequently begins as a tendency to flush or blush easily. It may progress to persistent redness in the center of the face that may gradually involve the cheeks, forehead, chin, and nose. The eyes, ears, chest, and back may also be involved. With time, small blood vessels and tiny pimples begin to appear on and around the reddened area; however, unlike acne, there are no blackheads.

    When rosacea first develops, the redness may come and go. Some people may flush or blush and never form pustules or papules. Small dilated vessels also may be present. However, when the skin doesn't return to its normal color, and when other symptoms such as pimples and enlarged blood vessels become visible, it's best to seek advice from a dermatologist. The condition may last for years, rarely reverse itself, and can become worse without treatment.

    How to Recognize Rosacea

    Small red bumps, some of which may contain pus, appear on the face. These may be accompanied by persistent redness and the development of many tiny blood vessels on the surface of the skin.

    In more advanced cases, a condition called rhinophyma may develop. The oil glands enlarge causing a bulbous, red nose, and puffy cheeks. Thick bumps may develop on the lower half of the nose and nearby cheeks. Rhinophyma occurs more commonly in men.

    Who is at RiSk for Rosacea?

    Fair skinned adults between the ages of 30 and 50 may develop rosacea. It affects men and women of any age, and even children. Since it may be associated with menopause, women are affected more often than men and may notice an extreme sensitivity to cosmetics. An occasional embarrassment or a tense moment also may trigger flushing.

    Tips for Rosacea Patients

    • Avoid triggers, including hot drinks, spicy foods, caffeine and alcoholic beverages that make the face red or flushed. It's important to note that although alcohol may worsen rosacea, the condition may be just as severe in someone who doesn't drink at all; thus rosacea has been unfairly linked to alcoholism.
    • Practice good sun protection. Seek shade when possible and limit exposure to sunlight, wear hats and use broad spectrum sunscreens with SPF of 15 or higher; reapply every 2 hours.
    • Avoid extreme hot and cold temperatures which may exacerbate the symptoms of rosacea. Exercise in a cool environment. Do not overheat.
    • Avoid rubbing, scrubbing or massaging the face.
    • Avoid cosmetics and facial products that contain alcohol. Use hair sprays properly, avoiding contact with facial skin.
    • Keep a diary of flushing episodes and note associated foods, products, activities, medications or other triggering factors.

    Treatment

    Many people with rosacea are unfamiliar with it and do not recognize it in its early stages. Identifying the disease is the first step to controlling it. Self-diagnosis and treatment are not recommended since some over-the-counter skin products may make the problem worse.

    Dermatologists often recommend a combination of treatments tailored to the individual patient. These treatments can stop the progress of rosacea and sometimes reverse it.

    Creams, lotions, foams, washes, gels, and pads that contain various topical antibiotics, metronidazole, sulfcetimide, benzoyl peroxide, and retinoids may be prescribed. A slight improvement can be seen in the first three to four weeks of use. Greater improvement is usually noticed in two months.

    Oral antibiotics tend to produce faster results than topical medications. Cortisone creams may reduce the redness of rosacea; however, they should not be used for longer than two weeks since they can cause thinning of the skin and flare-ups upon discontinuation. It is best to use these creams only under the direction of a dermatologist.

    The persistent redness may be treated with laser surgery.  This melts the dilated (broken) capillaries that cause most of the redness. Cosmetics may be helpful. Green tinted makeup may mask the redness.

    Special Treatments

    Rhinophyma is usually treated with surgery. The excess tissue can be carefully removed with a scalpel, laser or through electrosurgery. 

    The key to successful management of rosacea is early diagnosis and treatment. It is important to follow all of Dr. Robinson's instructions. Rosacea can be treated and controlled if medical advice is sought in the early stages. When left untreated, rosacea will get worse and may be more difficult to treat.

  • Cysts may remain asymptomatic but if they continue to grow or become painful surgical excision is the treatment of choice. The cyst consists of a wall that makes the contents. To insure that the cyst does not return it is best to completely excise it, including the wall, to prevent its recurrence.
  • VISIA complexion analysis system is an advance photographic system that assesses skin features, provides grading relative to your peer group, uses multi-spectral imaging and delivers your exclusive easy-to-understand customized report including recommendations for treatment and skin care.
  • Torn earlobe repair is an easy in office procedure that takes approximately 30 minutes from start to finish. Under local anesthesia an enlarged earring hole is closed or a torn earlobe is restored. The sutures are removed in just one week. Dr. Robinson can re-pierce your ears 6 weeks later (see Pierced Ears). So go ahead and get those earrings you always wanted but couldn't wear.

  • This procedure involves the opening and draining of acne cysts, epidermoid cysts and abcesses to speed healing and help prevent scarring.

  • The Coren PS earpiercer painlessly pierces your earlobes and inserts a hypoallergenic ear stud.

  • Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared non-invasive treatment for lifting the skin on the neck, chin and brow; and now it’s also the only non-invasive treatment specifically FDA-cleared to improve lines and wrinkles on the décolletage! Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound to stimulate collagen deep within the skin, with no downtime required. The result? Tighter, better-fitting skin, from the brow to the chest!

  • This treatment is excellent for acne scarring as well as sun damaged or aged wrinkled skin. The laser vaporizes the damaged skin and commences the regeneration of fresh skin during the following weeks. The thermal heating of the deep tissue stimulates new skin growth, promoting a healthy new collagen layer. This is usually accompanied by a week of healing time.
  • RADIESSE is a safe, FDA-approved dermal filler that restores a natural, youthful look and lasts longer than the former leading fillers. This convenient treatment fills and corrects smile lines, nasolabial folds, breaks in the tear troughs and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. RADIESSE is made of unique calcium-based microspheres suspended in a natural gel that is injected into the skin through a simple, safe and minimally invasive procedure. The results are immediate and last 10 to 18 months.

  • Moles often become more raised over time. Occasionally they become irritated or cut when shaving. A shave excision removes the raised portion of the mole. As a general rule, a complete excision is only performed if a mole is changing or when a complete excision will yield a better cosmetic result. These both are performed under local anesthesia in the our office. The shave excision takes less than a minute and a complete excision under a half hour. The functional and cosmetic results are usually excellent!

  • Bothered by the moles or skin tags that occur on the neck, face, groin or under the arms or breasts?  Snip removal is an easy way to rid yourself of those annoying growths.  It is often performed without anesthesia or pain. Just a quick snip and it's gone! 

     

  • Heredity is the primary causes of unsightly and often painful varicose and spider veins. Other contributing factors include pregnancy, birth control pills, obesity and standing for long periods of time. As we age, more visible leg veins frequently emerge and our existing veins become increasingly noticeable. There is a simple solution to this problem. A sclerosing solution and a cosmetic procedure called Sclerotherapy!

  • Dr. Robinson offers GentleLase and GentleYag hair removal options. The GentleLase Laser is the gold standard for hair removal in caucasions. The GentleYag laser is the gold standard for laser hair removal in patients of color or tanned skin and is also an excellent treatment for facial, leg, spider veins and hemangiomas. These treaments also provide excellent results in the removal of brown spots such as sun spots (liver spots) and flat benign brown keratoses. Candela's (the makers of the GentleLase) patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) technology protects the upper layers of your skin with a cooling mist. Together, the long-pulse laser and DCD cooling offer optimal treatment with minimal side effects.

  • This option is typically for scars that are deeply pitted, raised, or for older surgical scars that did not heal properly. The scar tissue is removed, followed by careful stitching of the skin to leave a much smaller, thinner scar line or to change the scars shape and/or direction so it is less obvious.

  • Erbium laser treatments are ideal for the improvement of wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage and brown spots. While this treatment provides a more youthful appearance it usually requires a week of down time.

  • Men and women alike share a common desire to have healthy, youthful skin. Exposure to the sun and the elements in combination with adverse living habits contribute to the appearance of our skin. Chemical Peels are increasingly popular with those who are unhappy about acne scarring, sun-damaged skin, age spots, freckles, fine lines, rough skin and uneven pigmentation. A chemical peel is not limited to just the face, and can be performed on the neck, chest, hands, arms, shoulders and leg now with little or no downtime!
  • Canthrone is an excellent treatment for warts, molluscum and other growths in the skin. It is painless and therefore preferred by many of our pediatric patients and adults who are adverse to even a little discomfort.

  • These are treatments that combine procedures to achieve the maximum cosmetic correction and excellence in esthetic appearance. Chemical peels, fillers such as Juvederm or Radiesse and laser treatments including Fraxel work to achieve these results. Dr. Robinson will recommend a treatment course and outstanding cosmetic products to meet your first class expectations.
  • JUVEDERM injectable gel is a smooth gel filler Dr. Robinson eases under your skin to instantly smooth out those wrinkles or folds that look like parentheses along the side of your nose and mouth. Results are immediate, smooth and natural. Everyone will notice but no one will know.

  • Pulsed Dye Lasers deliver an intense but gentle burst of light into selectively targeted areas of the skin. The light is absorbed by specific blood vessels or pigment depending on the condition being treated. The cosmetic results are magnificent and there are no open wounds or wound care.

  • After years of sun, squinting, laughing, frowning, smoking, and worrying, the skin around the eyes and on the forehead will often develop deep lines and wrinkles called “expression lines.” A frequent concern is that they often make you look older, tired, or stressed. Until recently, these advanced furrows have been difficult to treat. Now, by utilizing this FDA approved muscle-relaxing agent, expression lines can be significantly reduced.
  • The Medlite laser is the best choice for brown spot and tattoo removal. It has been compared to taking a pencil eraser and removing years from the appearance of your skin. The Medlite Laser effectively removes brown age spots, "liver spots", freckles and other brown birthmarks, such as cafe-au-lait spots and Nevus of Ota.

     

  • Canthrone is an excellent treatment for warts, molluscum and other growths in the skin. It is painless and therefore preferred by many of our pediatric patients and adults who are adverse to even a little discomfort.

  • The Coren PS earpiercer painlessly pierces your earlobes and inserts a hypoallergenic ear stud.

  • This treatment is excellent for acne scarring as well as sun damaged or aged wrinkled skin. The laser vaporizes the damaged skin and commences the regeneration of fresh skin during the following weeks. The thermal heating of the deep tissue stimulates new skin growth, promoting a healthy new collagen layer. This is usually accompanied by a week of healing time.
  • The Medlite laser is the best choice for brown spot and tattoo removal. It has been compared to taking a pencil eraser and removing years from the appearance of your skin. The Medlite Laser effectively removes brown age spots, "liver spots", freckles and other brown birthmarks, such as cafe-au-lait spots and Nevus of Ota.

     

  • Liquid Nitrogen is a cold spray that is used to treat cosmetically unacceptable lesions precancerous growths and warts. The rapid treatment and healing allow for exceptional aesthetic results.
  • Men and women alike share a common desire to have healthy, youthful skin. Exposure to the sun and the elements in combination with adverse living habits contribute to the appearance of our skin. Chemical Peels are increasingly popular with those who are unhappy about acne scarring, sun-damaged skin, age spots, freckles, fine lines, rough skin and uneven pigmentation. A chemical peel is not limited to just the face, and can be performed on the neck, chest, hands, arms, shoulders and leg now with little or no downtime!
  •  The Fraxel® DUAL Laser system has the unique advantage of two treatment modes/wave lengths in one Laser.  This non-surgical procedure smooths wrinkles and scars, improves texture , tone, elasticity, color and also minimizes pore size.  The Fraxel® DUAL Laser uses patented fractional technology to target sun damaged skin.  The laser treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue untouched, which promotes rapid healing. This stimulates your body's own natural healing process, replacing the old and damaged cells with fresh, glowing, healthy skin.  The result is more youthful, radiant skin with minimal down time.  Any area of the body can be treated:  face, chest, neck and hands.

  • Dr. Robinson offers GentleLase and GentleYag hair removal options. The GentleLase Laser is the gold standard for hair removal in caucasions. The GentleYag laser is the gold standard for laser hair removal in patients of color or tanned skin and is also an excellent treatment for facial, leg, spider veins and hemangiomas. These treaments also provide excellent results in the removal of brown spots such as sun spots (liver spots) and flat benign brown keratoses. Candela's (the makers of the GentleLase) patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) technology protects the upper layers of your skin with a cooling mist. Together, the long-pulse laser and DCD cooling offer optimal treatment with minimal side effects.

  • Moles often become more raised over time. Occasionally they become irritated or cut when shaving. A shave excision removes the raised portion of the mole. As a general rule, a complete excision is only performed if a mole is changing or when a complete excision will yield a better cosmetic result. These both are performed under local anesthesia in the our office. The shave excision takes less than a minute and a complete excision under a half hour. The functional and cosmetic results are usually excellent!

  • Restylane® products are cosmetic dermal fillers that replace lost volume and restore youthful contours to the skin to smooth away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.

  • Acne surgery may be used by to remove blackheads and whiteheads. Do not pick, scratch, pop, or squeeze pimples yourself. When the pimples are squeezed, more redness, swelling, inflammation, pigmentation and scarring may result.

  • This procedure involves the opening and draining of acne cysts, epidermoid cysts and abcesses to speed healing and help prevent scarring.

  • These are treatments that combine procedures to achieve the maximum cosmetic correction and excellence in esthetic appearance. Chemical peels, fillers such as Juvederm or Radiesse and laser treatments including Fraxel work to achieve these results. Dr. Robinson will recommend a treatment course and outstanding cosmetic products to meet your first class expectations.
  • Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical exfoliating treatment helpful for those unhappy with scars, acne scars, sun-damaged skin, pigmentation spots, stretch marks, fine lines, and rough skin. Treatment can be performed anywhere on the body. This treatment works for scarring especially when used in conjunction with other modalities.

  • This option is typically for scars that are deeply pitted, raised, or for older surgical scars that did not heal properly. The scar tissue is removed, followed by careful stitching of the skin to leave a much smaller, thinner scar line or to change the scars shape and/or direction so it is less obvious.

  • Electrodessication can eliminate small growths without your friends knowing you had anything done. The rapid healing time and excellent cosmetic results make this a favorite treatment for our patients.
  • Cysts may remain asymptomatic but if they continue to grow or become painful surgical excision is the treatment of choice. The cyst consists of a wall that makes the contents. To insure that the cyst does not return it is best to completely excise it, including the wall, to prevent its recurrence.
  • Torn earlobe repair is an easy in office procedure that takes approximately 30 minutes from start to finish. Under local anesthesia an enlarged earring hole is closed or a torn earlobe is restored. The sutures are removed in just one week. Dr. Robinson can re-pierce your ears 6 weeks later (see Pierced Ears). So go ahead and get those earrings you always wanted but couldn't wear.

  • Bothered by the moles or skin tags that occur on the neck, face, groin or under the arms or breasts?  Snip removal is an easy way to rid yourself of those annoying growths.  It is often performed without anesthesia or pain. Just a quick snip and it's gone! 

     

  • Pulsed Dye Lasers deliver an intense but gentle burst of light into selectively targeted areas of the skin. The light is absorbed by specific blood vessels or pigment depending on the condition being treated. The cosmetic results are magnificent and there are no open wounds or wound care.

  • Rosacea is a common skin disease that causes redness, papules, and swelling on the face. Often referred to as "adult acne," rosacea frequently begins as a tendency to flush or blush easily. It may progress to persistent redness in the center of the face that may gradually involve the cheeks, forehead, chin, and nose. The eyes, ears, chest, and back may also be involved. With time, small blood vessels and tiny pimples begin to appear on and around the reddened area; however, unlike acne, there are no blackheads.

    When rosacea first develops, the redness may come and go. Some people may flush or blush and never form pustules or papules. Small dilated vessels also may be present. However, when the skin doesn't return to its normal color, and when other symptoms such as pimples and enlarged blood vessels become visible, it's best to seek advice from a dermatologist. The condition may last for years, rarely reverse itself, and can become worse without treatment.

    How to Recognize Rosacea

    Small red bumps, some of which may contain pus, appear on the face. These may be accompanied by persistent redness and the development of many tiny blood vessels on the surface of the skin.

    In more advanced cases, a condition called rhinophyma may develop. The oil glands enlarge causing a bulbous, red nose, and puffy cheeks. Thick bumps may develop on the lower half of the nose and nearby cheeks. Rhinophyma occurs more commonly in men.

    Who is at RiSk for Rosacea?

    Fair skinned adults between the ages of 30 and 50 may develop rosacea. It affects men and women of any age, and even children. Since it may be associated with menopause, women are affected more often than men and may notice an extreme sensitivity to cosmetics. An occasional embarrassment or a tense moment also may trigger flushing.

    Tips for Rosacea Patients

    • Avoid triggers, including hot drinks, spicy foods, caffeine and alcoholic beverages that make the face red or flushed. It's important to note that although alcohol may worsen rosacea, the condition may be just as severe in someone who doesn't drink at all; thus rosacea has been unfairly linked to alcoholism.
    • Practice good sun protection. Seek shade when possible and limit exposure to sunlight, wear hats and use broad spectrum sunscreens with SPF of 15 or higher; reapply every 2 hours.
    • Avoid extreme hot and cold temperatures which may exacerbate the symptoms of rosacea. Exercise in a cool environment. Do not overheat.
    • Avoid rubbing, scrubbing or massaging the face.
    • Avoid cosmetics and facial products that contain alcohol. Use hair sprays properly, avoiding contact with facial skin.
    • Keep a diary of flushing episodes and note associated foods, products, activities, medications or other triggering factors.

    Treatment

    Many people with rosacea are unfamiliar with it and do not recognize it in its early stages. Identifying the disease is the first step to controlling it. Self-diagnosis and treatment are not recommended since some over-the-counter skin products may make the problem worse.

    Dermatologists often recommend a combination of treatments tailored to the individual patient. These treatments can stop the progress of rosacea and sometimes reverse it.

    Creams, lotions, foams, washes, gels, and pads that contain various topical antibiotics, metronidazole, sulfcetimide, benzoyl peroxide, and retinoids may be prescribed. A slight improvement can be seen in the first three to four weeks of use. Greater improvement is usually noticed in two months.

    Oral antibiotics tend to produce faster results than topical medications. Cortisone creams may reduce the redness of rosacea; however, they should not be used for longer than two weeks since they can cause thinning of the skin and flare-ups upon discontinuation. It is best to use these creams only under the direction of a dermatologist.

    The persistent redness may be treated with laser surgery.  This melts the dilated (broken) capillaries that cause most of the redness. Cosmetics may be helpful. Green tinted makeup may mask the redness.

    Special Treatments

    Rhinophyma is usually treated with surgery. The excess tissue can be carefully removed with a scalpel, laser or through electrosurgery. 

    The key to successful management of rosacea is early diagnosis and treatment. It is important to follow all of Dr. Robinson's instructions. Rosacea can be treated and controlled if medical advice is sought in the early stages. When left untreated, rosacea will get worse and may be more difficult to treat.

  • Intralesional injections are ideal for quick healing and relief from pain caused by an acne pimple(s), cyst or scar. Prompt treatment with intralesional injections can often prevent scarring. Please don’t pick as this can promote scars, light and/or dark spots.

  • JUVEDERM injectable gel is a smooth gel filler Dr. Robinson eases under your skin to instantly smooth out those wrinkles or folds that look like parentheses along the side of your nose and mouth. Results are immediate, smooth and natural. Everyone will notice but no one will know.

  • VISIA complexion analysis system is an advance photographic system that assesses skin features, provides grading relative to your peer group, uses multi-spectral imaging and delivers your exclusive easy-to-understand customized report including recommendations for treatment and skin care.
  • RADIESSE is a safe, FDA-approved dermal filler that restores a natural, youthful look and lasts longer than the former leading fillers. This convenient treatment fills and corrects smile lines, nasolabial folds, breaks in the tear troughs and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. RADIESSE is made of unique calcium-based microspheres suspended in a natural gel that is injected into the skin through a simple, safe and minimally invasive procedure. The results are immediate and last 10 to 18 months.

  • Erbium laser treatments are ideal for the improvement of wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage and brown spots. While this treatment provides a more youthful appearance it usually requires a week of down time.

FRAXEL® DUAL LASER
Fraxel® DUAL Laser

 The Fraxel® DUAL Laser system has the unique advantage of two treatment modes/wave lengths in one Laser.  This non-surgical procedure smooths wrinkles and scars, improves texture , t...

  • Fraxel® DUAL Laser
     The Fraxel® DUAL Laser system has the unique advantage of two treatment modes/wave lengths in one Laser.  This non-surgical procedur...
  • Ultherapy
    Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared non-invasive treatment for lifting the skin on the neck, chin and brow; and now it’s also the only non-inva...
  • VISIA
    VISIA complexion analysis system is an advance photographic system that assesses skin features, provides grading relative to your peer group, uses mul...
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
    This treatment is excellent for acne scarring as well as sun damaged or aged wrinkled skin. The laser vaporizes the damaged skin and commences the reg...
  • Laser Skin Tightening
    The GentleYAG Laser uses a light beam that penetrates deeply into the skin resulting in tighter, smoother looking skin. ...

  • Surprising Things That Can Increase Sun Sensitivity
    US News reports that certain medications, foods, skin care products and other agents can cause photosensitivity, a chemically-ind...
  • Rosacea
    Rosacea is a common skin disease that causes redness, papules, and swelling on the face. Often referred to as "adult acne," rosacea ...
  • Dr. Robinson discusses Melanoma
    Dr. Robinson recently explaned the "ABDE"s of checking yourself for melanoma to the editors of the website SELF.com. Read and learn! ...
  • Dr Robinson in Prevention.com
    Dr. Bruce Robsinon was recently featured on the Prevention.com website, discussing "...
  • Dr Robinson talks Bed Bugs
    What To Do When The Bedbugs Bite? Dr. Robinson talks to "Prevention" magazine abou how to get relief... ...