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Posts for: December, 2014

By Stone Oak Dermatology
December 16, 2014

Learn more about this revolutionary skin resurfacing system offered by Linda Banta, MD, your San Antonio, TX dermatologist.


If you want to refresh and rejuvenate your skin without spending thousands of dollars on invasive treatments that require lengthy recoveries, then find out more about how your dermatologist in San Antonio, TX can help you.

What is the DiamondTome™ Skin Resurfacing System?

This crystal-free dermatological treatment uses a handheld wand to reduce the signs of aging and improve your skin’s appearance.

How will the DiamondTome™ improve my appearance?

By softly exfoliating your facial skin, the DiamondTome™ system gently removes the outermost layer of the skin. The tip of the DiamondTome™ wand consists of diamond chips that help remove dead skin cells in a safe and effective way. By removing this top layer of skin, we can give our patients a tighter, more radiant and supple appearance.

What are the benefits of opting for DiamondTome™ skin resurfacing in San Antonio?

By exfoliating away the rough outer layer of skin this system not only leaves you with a more youthful appearance but it also stimulates the growth of new and healthy skin cells.

Furthermore, this skin resurfacing system also promotes better circulation in the skin and can be used on various regions of the body including the face, neck, chest, legs and hands. Plus, since this treatment is non-invasive it can be used with other cosmetic treatments to improve your appearance.

Is DiamondTome™ safe?

The DiamondTome™ wand is made from diamond chips and not loose abrasives, so you can expect a cosmetic treatment that is completely safe and contaminant-free.

Who should get DiamondTome™ in San Antonio?

Many people can benefit from the beautiful results that this skin resurfacing system has to offer including those looking to refresh sun-damaged skin, reduce age spots and uneven coloring, as well as acne. The DiamondTome™ can also improve those with oily skin and remove both blackheads and whiteheads.

Also, since the DiamondTome™ resurfacing treatment in San Antonio is completely non-invasive it also promises a pain-free experience with no recovery time. That means patients can go right back to your daily activities after treatment.

If you are interested in getting microdermabrasion with DiamondTome™ from your San Antonio dermatologist Dr. Banta at Stone Oak Dermatology, now has never been a better time. Opt for a newer, revitalized you for the New Year!

By Stone Oak Dermatology
December 02, 2014
Tags: Juvederm   Laugh Lines   Wrinkles  
Lady With Smooth SkinWho doesn’t love to laugh? Laughing really can do wonders for our mental and even physical well-being; however, we don’t often want the proof to remain on our face. While we enjoy those moments that make us laugh we don’t enjoy the laugh lines it leaves behind. If you are dealing with wrinkles around your nose and mouth that make you feel self-conscious, Juvederm in San Antonio is a non-surgical way to enhance your features while reducing the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles.

What is Juvederm?

Juvederm is an FDA-approved injectable dermal filler that treats lines and wrinkles of the face.

What does Juvederm treat?

Juvederm targets moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth (also known as laugh lines or marionette lines). Juvederm has also been clinically tested and works on all skin types.

What should I expect from my treatment?

Using a thin needle, your San Antonio dermatologist will inject the Juvederm filler into the wrinkles and facial folds you are looking to target. This filler will add volume to the treatment area to smooth away any wrinkles and lines.

What are the benefits of Juvederm?

The biggest and most obvious benefit is that you’ll have younger-looking skin that boasts fewer wrinkles. Also, this treatment offers instant results, unlike other cosmetic treatments like Botox that may take weeks to fully notice a change.
You can also get natural-looking results without needing cosmetic surgery. That’s what makes Juvederm a great option. Plus, most Juvederm treatments can be administered in only 15 minutes, making your office visit brief.

How long do the results last? Can I have repeat treatments?

Most patients experience more youthful skin for about a year after their treatment. However, touch-up injections are often recommended in order to maintain your new look. However, less filler will be necessary for these repeat treatments.

Are there any side effects?

Side effects are possible with any treatment; however, most of these side effects are mild and will go away in a couple of days. Some side effects include redness, tenderness near the injection site, itching, lumps, and bruising.
If you’re looking to give your face a mini makeover without spending tons of time and money, Juvederm can help. Call Stone Oak Dermatology today to find out more or to schedule your next appointment.