Posts for: November, 2018
Find out the most effective ways to remove a wart.
The common wart is a small tumor caused by a virus known as the human papillomavirus (HPV). Warts can occur anywhere on the body. They may come and go over the years. The HPV infection can produce everything from the common, noncancerous wart, to cancerous warts of the mouth or genitals.
Since a virus causes warts, these benign growths are also contagious. Sharing towels and clothing, or even just coming in contact with their wart can cause the virus to spread. The good news is that most warts often go away on their own without treatment; however, it can often take months or even years for them to go away. If the wart is unsightly or in an uncomfortable spot then you may want to have it removed. Here are some of the top ways to effectively remove a wart yourself.
Salicylic Acid Treatment
Salicylic acid treatment can come in several forms including pads or gels. They can be used to get rid of a variety of different kinds of warts from the small ones to the large, lumpier ones. Salicylic acid works by breaking down the protein that makes up the layers of the wart.
At Home Freezing
While your dermatologist is able to remove warts with liquid nitrogen, if you’re looking to remove the wart yourself, then you can also opt for aerosol wart removals that can be sprayed on the wart to freeze it. While the overthecounter products are nearly as effective as the freezing methods your dermatologist can use, many patients still find athome freezing to be just as effective.
If none of these athome treatments remove your wart, then it’s time to talk to your dermatologist about other treatment options. Keep in mind that even the most effective wart treatment can’t guarantee that the wart won’t grow back. This is because most of the treatments available only get rid of the wart but not the actual virus.
If you’re dealing with a painful or unsightly wart but overthecounter treatments aren’t working, then it’s time to call our dermatology office today.
How body contouring from your dermatologist in San Antonio, Texas can help you look your best
You’ve probably heard about body contouring; you may even know someone who has had the treatment done. Now, you may be wondering if body contouring is right for you. If you want to lose excess fat and get your body back without surgery, body contouring is the right choice for you. Dr. Linda Banta at StoneOak Dermatology in San Antonio, Texas can help you look great!
What is Body Contouring?
Body sculpting is a state-of-the-art way to regain your natural, beautiful body contours. Body sculpting treatment helps you lose stubborn, excess fat deposits without undergoing surgery.
At StoneOak Dermatology, Dr. Banta uses a unique, innovative body contouring system called SculpSure. This revolutionary new system uses the energy of lasers to heat up and destroy fat cells. It offers many benefits which can’t be matched with liposuction and other more invasive body contouring treatments.
SculpSure has advantages over CoolSculpting. Consider that CoolSculpting can be uncomfortable because it freezes fat cells, while in contrast, SculpSure uses comfortable heat to dry up fat cells and naturally eliminate them. With SculpSure, multiple areas of your body can be treated in one visit, in about half as long as a CoolSculpting treatment.
You should consider SculpSure because treatment is:
- Non-invasive: Treatment is completely non-surgical
- Comfortable: Treatment doesn’t require anesthesia
- Quick: Treatment takes about 25 minutes
- Safe and Effective: Treatment is FDA approved
SculpSure treatment also helps produce elastin and collagen, which are necessary to rebuild skin that is young-looking, firm, and smooth. You should see results in as little as six weeks.
Time, aging, bad diet, and many other factors can all combine to do damage to your body, making you look heavier, rounder, and older. You can fight time and get your body back! Body contouring is definitely right for you if you want to get thinner, firmer, and regain your youthful body contours.
To learn more about SculpSure and why body contouring is right for you, call (210) 494-0504 for Dr. Linda J. Banta at StoneOak Dermatology in San Antonio, Texas today!
Find out how your dermatologist can improve the appearance of your facial scars.
From traumatic injuries to acne, there are a variety of reasons why you may be dealing with facial scars; however, it doesn’t mean you have to live with them for the rest of your life. Your dermatologist offers up a range of cosmetic treatment options that can improve the appearance of your skin and reduce the look of your scars. If you’re ready to get newer, healthierlooking skin, find out more about what treatments could help you.
Dermabrasion: This cosmetic procedure uses a handheld device to remove the outermost layer of the skin. By abrading this top layer, we are able to remove dead skin cells and promote the growth of healthy new skin. Dermabrasion is used to effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, enlarged pores and acne scars. However, this treatment is not effective against deepset scars.
Laser Resurfacing: By using a highpowered laser, we can remove damaged skin and surface scars, helping to minimize the appearance of unsightly dermatological problems like lines, wrinkles, age spots, pigmented areas and scars caused by acne, injury or surgery.
Chemical peels: This treatment requires your dermatologist to apply a strong chemical solution over your skin to remove the top, damaged layer of skin and exfoliate the healthier, smoother-looking layer of new skin that is revealed. Chemical peels are another great way to dramatically reduce wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots and acne scars.
If you are dealing with superficial scars that are close to the surface of the skin, you will benefit greatly from this cosmetic procedure; however, those with deeper scars will not experience a significant improvement.
Injections: Your dermatologist is happy to offer both collagen and cortisone injections to help shrink and reduce the appearance of scars. By increasing the collagen in your face, we can give your skin more fullness to smooth out visible scars.
If you are interested in any of these dermatological treatments talk to your dermatologist today. Don’t let facial scarring affect your selfesteem. Make the choice to improve your skin and your confidence!