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By Dr. Lisa Silbret, MD and Dr. Alan Schechter, MD
March 31, 2022
Tags: botox  

How Botox from your dermatologists in Manalapan, NJ, can help you look younger

Did you know you can look younger and better, even if you have fine lines and wrinkles? Your dermatologist has a very powerful tool to help you fight the early signs of aging. It’s called Botox, and it can do a lot to help you look younger.

Dr. Lisa Silbret and Dr. Alan Schechter in Manalapan, NJ, provide comprehensive skincare services, including Botox treatment to help you look younger.

Botox is a popular anti-aging treatment, and it’s popular for very good reasons. Consider that Botox treatment can minimize the appearance of:

  • Crow’s feet, which are the fine lines radiating out from the corners of your eyes
  • Glabella, which are the deep creases between your eyebrows
  • Furrows, which are the lines running across your forehead
  • Marionette lines, which radiate downward from your mouth to your chin

Botox treatment offers many important advantages, including:

  • Ease of use, because Botox is tolerated well by most people, and a numbing spray can be used beforehand too
  • Quick results, because a Botox session takes only a few minutes, so you can resume your day
  • Cost savings, because Botox is much less expensive than many other cosmetic services
  • Safety, because Botox is rigorously tested and approved by the FDA

When you visit your dermatologist for Botox treatment, small amounts of Botox are injected in facial areas using a tiny needle. Your muscles and nerves are temporarily “frozen” in the area of the injection site, giving your skin a smooth, wrinkle-free appearance.

You will experience maximum benefits within 2 to 4 days of treatment. You may require maintenance treatments every 4 to 6 months, to retain the best results.

You don’t have to age gracefully. You can fight lines and wrinkles with Botox. To find out more about the benefits of Botox and how Botox treatment can help you look younger, call Dr. Lisa Silbret and Dr. Alan Schechter in Manalapan, NJ, at (732) 303-1500. Call today.

By Dr. Lisa Silbret, MD and Dr. Alan Schechter, MD
January 18, 2022
Category: Skin Treatment
Tags: skin cancer  

If you need skin cancer treatments in Manalapan, NJ, you can trust Dr. Lisa Silbret and Dr. Alan Schechter and their team. They are available to guide and treat you when dealing with a skin cancer diagnosis.

Types of Skin Cancer

Before we break down the different options for skin cancer, it is important to note that there are three types of skin cancer.

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Melanoma

The treatment approach will vary from person to person and diagnosis to diagnosis. Treatment is not always one-size-fits-all and needs to be tailored.

Treatment Types

There are eight main skin cancer treatment types available to Manalapan, NJ residents when dealing with skin cancer, and not every option is suitable for every kind of skin cancer.

Surgery

There are several surgical options, but it comes down to removing the tumor, whether by simple excision, Mohs micrographic surgery, or even laser surgery. The style of surgery depends on your cancer, your health history, and your surgeon’s informed opinion of the most effective option for treating the type of skin cancer you have.

Radiation

The use of high-energy x-rays to kill cancer cells or prevent them from growing and spreading. A specialized radiation machine is used for this treatment.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is a treatment that uses prescription medication to kill cancer cells or prevent them from replicating. Occasionally, these drugs may be a topical cream applied directly to the skin.

Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic therapy uses light and a light-activated drug to treat cancer. The drug collects predominantly in the cancer cells, and because it is light sensitive, these cells are targeted and killed. The main benefit of this therapy is that it affects healthy cells very little.

Immunotherapy

This therapy boosts or redirects the body’s immune system using its natural defenses with substances from living organisms produced in the lab or by the body. It is biological therapy, and the treatment is given as a topical cream or by injection.

Targeted Therapy

The use of drugs in a directed attack against cancer cells, a therapy like this usually causes less harm to normal cells.

Chemical Peel

The main aim of this type of therapy for skin cancer is to treat the way the skin looks. It removes layers of the skin by dissolving them with a solution, allowing new skin to grow.

Drug Therapy

Using predominantly retinoids to treat skin cancer, which is normally topical creams.

Contact Us

If you are a Manalapan, NJ resident with questions about skin cancer treatments, then contact Dr. Silbret and Dr. Schechter and their team on (732) 303-1500 today to make an appointment.

By Dr. Lisa Silbret, MD and Dr. Alan Schechter, MD
October 29, 2021
Category: Dermatology
Tags: botox   Fillers  

Which cosmetic treatment will give you the more youthful results you’re looking for?

There are so many options today to smooth wrinkles and fine lines without resorting to surgery. Both Botox and dermal fillers in Manalapan, NJ, have become popular cosmetic treatment options that our dermatologists, Dr. Lisa Silbret and Dr. Alan Schechter, offer. However, these injectables work differently on the face, and it’s important that our patients understand these treatments better so they can choose the right one to meet their needs.

How Botox Works

Our Manalapan, NJ, dermatologists use Botox to target dynamic wrinkles or the wrinkles that are accentuated when making facial expressions. Botox is injected into certain muscle groups of the face to temporarily pause nerve signals that tell the muscles to contract. This relaxes the muscles of the face to lessen the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

How Dermal Fillers Work

Dermal fillers work a bit differently from Botox. As we age we lose elastin and collagen, which causes us to lose volume in certain areas of the face such as the cheeks. One way in which we can restore volume and maintain the youthful contours of your face is with dermal fillers, which often use hyaluronic acid to plump up soft tissue.

Target Different Wrinkles

Depending on the type of wrinkles you’re looking to treat, our Manalapan, NJ, cosmetic dermatologists may recommend Botox or dermal fillers. You may want to consider Botox if you are looking to smooth away:

  • Forehead lines including the vertical lines between the brows
  • Crow’s feet (lines around the eyes)
  • Bunny lines (those laugh lines that develop on and around your nose)

Dermal fillers may be a better option for you if you are looking to treat:

  • Baggy eyes due to a loss of volume
  • Laugh lines around the nose and mouth
  • Flattened cheeks due to volume loss
  • Thinning lips

Results with Botox and Dermal Fillers

Both Botox and dermal fillers only provide temporary results. Once you’ve received Botox, you’ll see results in about 3-4 days with maximum effects occurring about seven days after treatment. Botox results usually last 3-4 months but can last up to 6 months. Dermal fillers last a bit longer. Some fillers last six months to a year, while others can last several years.

If you want to talk to our Manalapan, NJ, cosmetic dermatologists about Botox or the types of dermal fillers we offer, then call our office at (732) 303-1500 to schedule a consultation with our team.

By Dr. Lisa Silbret, MD and Dr. Alan Schechter, MD
September 14, 2021
Category: Dermatology
Tags: botox  

Botox from your dermatologists in Manalapan, NJ, can help you look your best.

Are you tired of looking at your wrinkles in the mirror? If this sounds like you, it’s time to do something about it. Botox can help you look your best.

Dr. Lisa Silbret and Dr. Alan Schechter in Manalapan, NJ, offer a wide range of dermatology services, including Botox treatment, to help you look your best.

Aging causes many changes in your body, including changing the appearance of your skin. Your skin loses elasticity and moisture. When you smile, frown, squint, or show other expressions, fine lines and wrinkles begin to form instead of your skin snapping back the way it did when you were younger.

These fine lines and wrinkles get deeper and deeper over time. Fortunately, Botox can help by smoothing out your skin, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Consider that Botox can help minimize:

  • Lines at the corners of your eyes, known as crow’s feet
  • Lines from your nose to your mouth, from laughing and smiling
  • Lines across your forehead, known as furrows
  • Lines between your eyebrows, known as labella

Botox works by weakening or “freezing” the nerves and muscles around the injection site. After treatment, your skin will look smooth and more radiant, giving you younger-looking skin.

Botox is a safe procedure, approved by the FDA to treat the early signs of aging. It’s also a quick treatment, and you can request a numbing spray beforehand if you wish. You will notice results within 2 to 5 days after treatment. Additional maintenance treatments are recommended every few months to keep looking your best.

Looking younger can help boost your self-confidence. To discover more about the benefits of Botox in Manalapan, NJ, and how it can help you look your best, call Dr. Silbret and Dr. Schechter at (732) 303-1500 now!

By Dr. Lisa Silbret, MD and Dr. Alan Schechter, MD
June 23, 2021
Category: Skin Treatment
Tags: Psoriasis  

Appearing as thick patches of red itchy skin, what may initially seem like a passing rash can be, in fact, psoriasis. It is a chronic condition that is unfortunately without a cure, but it can be managed by lifestyle changes, over-the-counter medication, and with the help of prescription medication and other treatments when necessary. To learn more about psoriasis and how you can live comfortably with the condition reach out to Dr. Lisa Silbret and Dr. Alan Schechter in Manalapan, NJ.

Symptoms

There are different types of psoriasis but plaque psoriasis is the most common. Named after the hardened patches, or plaques, of skin that manifest usually on the elbows, knees, and scalp. These are often itchy, inflamed, and red in appearance. Symptoms aren't always present, they can subside for long periods, giving the impression that the condition has subsided. Although without a cure, proper management can mean longer periods free of many of these symptoms.

Causes

Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that causes the body to attack skin cells as if they were foreign bacteria. As a result, skin cells counter by increasing production, creating the known symptoms. It is not a condition that can be transmitted from person to person, meaning it is not contagious. A genetic predisposition may be to blame, but not all who possess it suffer from psoriasis, hinting at other factors playing a role.

Triggers

Managing psoriasis means managing the triggers that cause the flare-ups. Heavy alcohol use has been known to trigger the condition, as well as stress and certain medications. You can speak with your doctor for resources to help with stress and alcohol abuse, as well as with medication that could be causing flare-ups to find out if alternatives are available. Injuries and infections can also bring about your psoriasis symptoms.

Psoriasis Treatment in Manalapan, NJ

If you suspect psoriasis may be to blame for your skin condition, coming into the office for an examination and a diagnosis is an important first step. Besides helping you to avoid triggers, your doctor can also help with prescription medication, topical treatments, and light therapy to further fight your psoriasis symptoms.

Book an appointment today with Dr. Silbret and Dr. Schechter in Manalapan, NJ, by dialing (732) 303-1500.





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