Your physical appearance is closely linked to your self-esteem. Looking your best can help to boost that feeling of confidence. When your physical appearance affects the way you feel about yourself, or there are medical reasons for treatment, dermatologic and cosmetic surgery is available to help deal with medically necessary and cosmetic conditions of the skin, hair, nails, veins, and body tissues by cosmetic and non-surgical methods.
With all the new equipment and drugs that are flooding the plastic, dermatologic, and cosmetic surgery markets, you may wonder which treatments are safe and effective. You can be assured that the Cooper Center for Dermatologic Surgery only uses procedures and products that have been extensively tested and are scientifically proven to work through clinical trials and studies.
The team at Cooper Dermatologic and Cosmetic Surgery has the training and expertise in treating a range of facial cosmetic issues including:
- Acne scarring
- Broken blood vessels
- Brown spots (age spots/lentigos)
- Chin issues such as severe convexity (receding chin) or fullness (double chin)
- Facial lines and wrinkles
- Hair loss or thinning hair
- Red spots and rosacea
- Sebaceous adenoma (small bump on the face, scalp, belly, back, or chest)
- Skin irregularities
- Under-eye bags
- Volume restoration to areas of the face
Treatment of Skin Cancers
The Cooper Dermatologic and Cosmetic Surgery team are experts in treating skin cancer using a range of common treatments including scraping and burning, freezing, radiation, and routine excision.
In addition, our team is skilled in Mohs surgery. Mohs surgery is done under local anesthetic. After the anesthesia has set in, the visible tumor (tissue) is removed and processed in our on-site laboratory while you wait. Our dermatologic surgeon will look at all the edges and the bottom of the excised tissue to see if cancer cells are still present. If so, another “level” of tissue is removed in just the area in which the cells are present. This procedure is repeated until all skin cancer cells have been removed. Once the area has been cleared of skin cancer, the resulting wound is closed (sutured). Mohs surgeons have extensive knowledge of skin and its healing properties, as well as training in reconstructive surgery. Following are the forms of skin cancer we treat:
- Basal cell carcinoma: the most common and slowest growing form of skin cancer
- Squamous cell carcinoma: a more invasive, faster growing cancer that has the potential to break off and go to other parts of the body
- Non-melanoma skin cancer: a malignant tumor that grows in the skin cells
- Melanoma: a skin cancer that can be life threatening unless caught and treated early
Skin Care Products and Treatment Options
Our team prides itself on offering patients a range of solutions and treatments for dermatologic issues and staying informed of new products as they are tested and come to market. Following is the range of cosmetic products and non-surgical treatments we offer:
- Chemical peels
- Fat transfer
- Hydroxy acids (AHA) including Retin A and Glytone
- Kybella for treatment of double chin
- Platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment for thinning hair
- Revale Skin
Cooper dermatologic surgeons can provide their patients options for skin treatments beyond fillers and topical care. Below are tools and techniques available to our patients:
- Intense pulsed light therapy, also known as photorejuvenation or photofacial, to treat superficial redness, dark spots and sun damage
- Dermabrasion, which uses a rapidly rotating brush or diamond wheel (burr) to remove irregularities in the top layers of skin to create a smoother and more youthful appearance
- Fractionated laser therapy, which regenerates skin cells and collagen to smoothe fine lines and wrinkles, remove of dark spots, and improve skin tone and texture
- Liposuction, a surgical procedure designed to reshape specific areas of the face, such as under the chin, by removing excess fat deposits
- Smoothbeam laser treatment, which stimulates new collagen formation to help with acne scarring, active acne, and sebaceous hyperplasia, as well as to rejuvenate the skin
- Subcision, which treats deep facial scars, such as those from severe acne, by releasing and breaking up the fibrous bands securing them to the skin
- VBEAM ®, a laser treatment for skin conditions that cause redness from broken or inflamed blood vessels
The Cooper Dermatologic and Cosmetic Surgery team now offer a non-surgical treatment called QWO (pronounced “kwoe”), the first and only FDA-approved injection used to treat moderate-to-severe cellulite in adult women.
QWO is believed to work by releasing fibrous bands, redistributing fat cells, and stimulating the growth of new collagen.
Treatment with QWO involves injections into the fat of the treatment area (each of the buttocks) and may include up to 12 injections in each area. Patients receiving QWO receive injections every 21 days for a total of 3 treatment visits.
Please note that cellulite treatment is not covered by insurance.