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August 20, 2020
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Tips for researching skin care procedures online

People are always looking online for procedures to improve the look and health of their skin. Many learn about new procedures talking to friends, scrolling social media, and researching them on websites.  If you are feeling self-conscious about different skin issues, like wrinkles, and wondering if there is a way to change them. The answer is yes, but there are so many treatment options, how would you know where to start? Dr. Steven Shapiro, with Gardens Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Center in Palm Beach Gardens, has an easy solution.

People tend to focus on which procedures can help them with their problems, but that method might not be the right one. Instead, Dr. Shapiro suggests starting with the issue that is bothering you and then consult your Gardens Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Center board certified provider to discuss it. Your provider can perform a proper diagnosis and offer the best treatment options for you.

Treatments for common issues like wrinkles and frown lines are not always as black and white as they sound. For example, according to Dr. Shapiro, a wrinkle in motion and a wrinkle at rest are two different things that may require more than one procedure. For treatment options, providers may lean towards Botox for wrinkles in motion and fillers for wrinkles at rest.

According to Gardens Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Center providers, Botox and Dysport injections treat wrinkles caused by facial expressions in both men and women. The injections reduce the appearance of wrinkles by relaxing muscles in the face, leading to smoother skin. Some of the target areas are forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet around the eyes, lines between the eyebrows, lip lines, and neck bands. These procedures are short and require little to no downtime. Patients can expect to see significant results after five to ten days. 

Gardens Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Center providers define dermal fillers as injections placed into the facial tissue to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Dermal fillers target cheeks, lines, and lips. This minimally invasive procedure provides dramatic results by plumping thin lips, enhancing shallow contours, softening facial creases, removing wrinkles, and improving the appearance of recessed scars. Fillers can also reverse the effects of aging and sun exposure.

There are several filler procedures designed to target specific areas. Some of these include Juvederm and Restylane. Please consult your Gardens Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Center provider to determine which option is best for you and your skin.

For more information on what causes acne and how to improve your skin, please call Gardens Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Center at 561-776-7041 or visit them online at