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By Robert K Dyer, MD
September 16, 2014
Category: Uncategorized

Anti-Aging Treatments
 
Anti-aging cosmetics, plastic surgery and dermatological procedures are popular among Americans. Anti-aging treatments have grown to a $261Anti Aging Treatments billion dollar industry as of 2013. This is partly due to the many new technologies and procedures available to patients. Here are six common anti-aging treatments that patients ask Dr. Robert K. Dyer about when they visit his East Greenwich, RI dermatologist office.

Botox
Botox (short for Botulinum toxin) is a treatment that helps to smooth out the appearance of wrinkles and lines on the skin. The doctor administers a series of strategic injections of a drug created by a type of bacterium called Clostridium Botulinum that relaxes the muscles, providing a wrinkle-free appearance for up to 12 months. Botox is also used to prevent excessive sweating.

Chemical Peels
A chemical peel is a treatment offered by East Greenwich, RI dermatologist Dr. Dyer that speeds up the process of removing old, dead skin. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that lifts the dead skin and allows the doctor to peel it off, revealing a fresh, younger looking face.

Fillers
When the skin becomes flabby and saggy due to the loss of fat in certain areas, a dermal filler is the treatment of choice. As the name suggests, it fills in the contours and creases of the skin (usually the face and hands) to give it a more youthful appearance.

Retinoids
Retinoids are a topical treatment prescribed by a dermatologist to treat acne, wrinkles, spots and other skin conditions. It’s applied once a day or several times per week to help improve the appearance of the skin.

Anti-Aging Treatments from Dr. Robert K. Dyer
Now that you have a fairly comprehensive idea of the various anti-aging solutions available to patients, contact East Greenwich, RI dermatologist Dr. Dyer’s office to find out which one best meets your unique needs. You can request an appointment time online or call the office directly at 401-471-DERM to speak to a friendly staff member or to ask more questions in advance of your visit.