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Radiesse Filler Jun 27th, 2022

What is Radiesse? Radiesse is a Calcium Hydroxylapatite, or CaHA filler used to treat moderate to severe facial fine lines and wrinkles as well as promote new collagen and elastin production. Radiesse is the only CaHA filler on the market and provides immediate yet natural looking results! Where can you...

Hyperhidrosis Jun 15th, 2022

Do you excessively sweat even when you're not hot or nervous? You may have a condition called Hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis is defined as abnormally excessive sweating that is not related to heat or exercise. The affected areas typically include the hands, feet, underarms, face and can occur on both sides of...

Toxin Injection Aftercare Sep 17th, 2021

At Contour Dermatology and Cosmetics, we offer a toxin called Xeomin. This is the purest on the market and can be helpful with treating rosacea, acne, pore size, TMJ, as well as relaxing your facial muscles.  Here are a few important steps to ensure that your Xeomin injections last:  Do...

Laser Hair Removal Sep 17th, 2021

How does it work? Dr. Patel's amazing Fotona Laser removes unwanted hair by applying laser beam heat to the hair blub and hair matrix, thus destroying the hair follicle that allows growth.  How to prepare for laser hair removal: Find a reputable doctor or technician to perform your treatment. Avoid...

Dr. Patel's Night of Beauty Sep 16th, 2021

On Wednesday October 13th, Dr. Patel is hosting an amazing event called Night of Beauty in partnership with Merz Aeshetics.  This unique event will be catered to those of you who are new to toxin injections or who have only received Botox.  Night of Beauty will be focused on Xeomin...

How to tighten up your abdomen! Aug 26th, 2021

If you've been following our blog for a while, you have probably seen our posts on PDO Threads and Radiesse Filler. Since then Dr. Patel has created a special treament using both of those products to help define and tighten the abdomenal area. Here's how:  Dr. Patel will inject hyperdilute...

Correct Order of Skincare Aug 19th, 2021

Applying your skin care regimen in the correct order is vital to the end result of your skin. Your skin is made to keep unwanted free radicals and other environmetal factors out. By applying your products in the correct order and at the correct time of day, your skin has...

Acne Fighting Trends to Avoid! Aug 16th, 2021

These are trends you definately want to avoid:  Toothpaste! I think we can admit those of us with acne have tried this at least once. A little dot of toothpaste on an acne area is supposed to help with inflammation. The reason toothpaste used to be used for this treatment...

Microtox with Xeomin PROMO Aug 12th, 2021

If you've been wanting to take the next step in treatment for your rosacea or acne, it's time to check out Dr. Patel's Microtox with Xeomin treatment! This is a very superficial treatment with little to no pain that is performed on the upper layers if the skin with a...

Rosacea Aug 9th, 2021

What is Rosacea? Rosacea is a skin condition that causes redness and small visible blood vessels on the face. This condition may also cause small red bumps that can be filled with pus. These symptoms can flare-up for weeks and then go away. Rosacea can commonly be mistaken for acne...

Eczema Aug 9th, 2021

What is it? Eczema or Atopic Dermatitis is a condition that causes the skin to become red and itchy. This condition is most commonly occurs in children but can been seen in adults as well. Eczema is chronic therefore most patients experience periodic flare-ups and may be accompanied by hay...

PDO Threads! Aug 6th, 2021

What are PDO Threads? PDO Threads are thin, hair-like medical grade absorable threads that can lift and tighten sagging skin. The threads are inserted into the subcutaneous layer of the skin using a small needle or cannula. This minimally invasive procedure uses threads with small anchors to attach to underlying...

Chemical vs. Physical Sunscreen Aug 4th, 2021

What are the differences between chemical and physical sunscreens? Physical Sunscreen also known as mineral sunscreen, sits on the top layer of the skin creating a barrier between your skin and the UV rays of the sun. The active ingredients in a physical sunscreen should be Zinc Oxide and Titanium...

Psoriasis Aug 2nd, 2021

What is it? While the exact cause of this skin condition is unknown, it is thought to be immune related. Psoriaisis can present itself as red, inflammed skin with scaly patches. This occurs because the overactive immune system speeds up skin cell growth thus causing a build up of skin...

Skin Types Jul 30th, 2021

Normal Skin Type- Normal skin types do not present any signs of dry or oily skin. The appearance is generally luminous and radiant. The skin will not feel tight or look shiny. Normal skin types are more rare and is seen most often in children.  Dry Skin Type-Those with this...

Melasma Jul 21st, 2021

What is Melasma?  Melasma is a common skin condition that can cause dark, discolored patches on your skin. This condition can also be referred to as Chloasma. The patches are darker than your skin color and typically occur on the face in areas such as the cheeks, forehead, bridge of...

How to take care of your skin this summer! Jul 20th, 2021

Here's how to care for your skin during the summer time! ☀️ Wash your face daily to remove excess oils Keep your skin HYDRATED! Use an antioxidant such as Vitamin C with Ferulic Acid Wear your sunscreen daily (even if you're not in direct sunlight) Wear sunglasses and a hat...

Fotona 4D Facelift Jul 19th, 2021

What is it? The Fotona 4D Facelift, is a non-invasive laser treatment of both the exterior face and interior oral cavity. This treatment enables full-thickness contraction of collagen for persistent tightening and volumazition WITHOUT any injectables. With two laser wavelengths and 4 treatment modes, anti-aging is accomplished by working into...

Lip Filler! Jul 9th, 2021

How does it work? Hyaluronic acid fillers can be injected into the lips which will help increase volume and size. Hyaluronic acid not only plumps the lips but it draws in water within the lips giving them a more natural, plump pout! Does it hurt?  While getting lip filler may...

Fotona LipLase Jul 1st, 2021

Dr. Patel's Fotona SP Dynamis Laser can deliver beautifully full and luscious lips in a matter of 3 treatments!  What is it? Fotona LipLase is a non-invasive laser treatment that does not need any injectables to help patients develop their own collagen in the lips. After about 3 treatments you...

Dr. Patel's Gut Health Guide! Jun 29th, 2021

Dr. Patel's latest article on the Gut-Skin connection in the Aesthetic Guide Magazine explains that " Gut health influences immunity, hormones, and helps regulate inflammation. Your gut health can reveal itself on your skin. An overgrowth of bad bacteria due to poor diet, stress, medication, or lack of sleep can...

Non-Surgical Buttock Augmentation Jun 16th, 2021

What is Radiesse? Radiesse is a dermal filler that is commonly used to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, plump the face, and can be used to enhance and modify other parts of the body such as the buttocks, neck and hands. The purpose of injecting Radiesse filler is to contour,...

What are the signs, causes, and treatments for HAIR LOSS?! Jun 16th, 2021

Why does hair loss occur? Well, generalized hair loss/hair thinning can occur due to a multitiude of factors, the most common being family genetics, environmental toxins, thyroid dysfunction, stress, low Vit D levels, iron deficiency, hormone imbalances, poor nutrition, and certain medications such as Vitamin A, cancer drugs, and radiation...

Fotona TightSculpting! Jun 14th, 2021

What is TightSculpting? Fotona TightSculpting is a unique non-invasive laser treatment that combines two procedures in one for sculpting and skin tightening on all body areas. The laser gently and a safely heats the target tissue remodling and rejuvenating the surrounding tissue. At the same time, the laser tightens the...

Acne Awareness Month! Jun 7th, 2021

Advanced Deep Pore Cleanser This a clinically proven, non-irritating Benzoyl Peroxide cleanser that eliminates acne-causing bacteria on contact, acting as an antimicrobial agent to clear skin and prevent breakouts. Dr. Patel's unique formula utilizes a micronized particle size of Benzoyl Peroxide, which has proven to be more effective, less iritating,...

What is Benzene and why you need to avoid it Jun 3rd, 2021

What is Benzene? Benzene is a highly flammable, colorless liquid that evaporates very quickly into the air. This chemical is harmful to the eyes, skin, airway, nervous system, and lungs. Benzene can also cause cancers like Leukemia and Lymphoma. It can be found in coal, petroleum, lubricants, sunscreens, plastics, rubbers,...

What vitamins does your skin need? Jun 1st, 2021

Vitamin C Vitamin C is found at high levels in the epidermis (outer layer of the skin) as well as the dermis (inner layer of the skin). Vitamin C’s antioxidant properties help with collagen production to keep your skin looking bright and healthy! Using Dr. Patel’s Radiant C/E Serum daily...

The Ultimate Skincare Bundle May 27th, 2021

This all in one bundle has every product your skin needs! Starting with your morning products which include: 1. Epionce Purifying Face Wash- Epionce Purifying Wash is a gentle and cooling formulated cleanser that can be used two times daily. This wash can help treat acne, dermatitis, and even psoriasis!...

Types of Chemical Peels May 24th, 2021

Jessners Peel  What is it? Jessners is a medium peel for treatment of various skin condtions.  Benefits: Jessners peels improve the collagen and elastin in the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines, acne, and dark spots. Patients who will benefit from this procedure are those with one or...

Acne and Acne Scars May 20th, 2021

Five Types of Acne: 1. Whiteheads(Open Comedonal)/Blackheads(Closed Comedonal) 2.Papules 3. Pustules 4. Nodules 5. Cysts Treatments for Acne: Medication- Dr. Patel prescribes different medications to treat various types of acne. Some of those medications include Topical Retinoids, Antibiotics (oral or topical), Accutane,Oral Contraceptives, and Steroid Injections. Fotona Laser-Laser treatment of...

The ABCDEs of Melanoma May 17th, 2021

Skin cancer can develop anywhere on the skin. If you notice a mole with any of these symptoms, please contact us today! A- Asymmetry: One half of the mole is unlike the other B- Border: irregular, scalloped or poorly defined C- Color: Varied from one area to another; shades of...

SKIN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH! May 12th, 2021

1. Choose a sunsceen with an SPF of 30 or higher and that provides broad-spectrum coverage which means you are protected from UVA and UVB rays 2. Sunscreen should always be applied as the last step in your morning routine before your make-up 3. Look for sunscreens containing Zinc oxide...

SPRING PROMO! May 7th, 2021

Five Tips Before Getting Filler 1. Research your Board-Certified Injector  2. Have a pre-treatment consultation 3. Hydrate! 4. Use sun protection 5. Avoid exercise for 2 days after your injections   Radiesse: Dr. Patel uses Radiesse and Radiesse (+) dermal fillers to smoothe moderate to severe facial wrinkles, folds, such...