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Botox Uses You Probably Didn't Know

Wednesday, March 21, 2018




Many people think of Botox as a treatment for wrinkles and fine lines on the face. But Botox has many other beneficial uses as well, some that may surprise you. From migraines to sweaty hands, there are many interesting uses for Botox.


Botox derives from a deadly toxin called Botulinum toxin. The drug is used to paralyze overactive muscles and inhibit sweat glands. The FDA has approved Botox for use with 9 different medical conditions as well as several cosmetic conditions. The company that owns Botox, Allergan, has over 800 patents for potential uses for the drug in the future. Botox was approved for use over 30 years ago by the FDA, and now over one half of its revenue comes from therapeutic uses such as migraines, back pain, and sweating. Here are some of the more common uses for Botox.


Botox temporarily paralyzes the muscles in the face to prevent the nerves from telling your face muscles to contract. By not moving your skin as much with muscle contractions, the skin is not as likely to wrinkle. This helps with the prevention of new lines as well. Botox is used to treat lines around the eyes, nose, mouth, forehead, lips and jowls. Ask your Denton Botox consultant about how Botox treatments can help you with wrinkles or fine lines.


When Botox was first being used for the treatment and prevention of wrinkles on the face, patients began to notice a reduction in headaches as a side-effect. In 2010, the FDA approved Botox for the treatment of chronic migraines. This has provided great relief to migraine sufferers who were desperate for something to work. The treatment includes many shots to the face, neck, shoulders and head.


Overactive sweating can be very bothersome and embarrassing for people. Botox as a treatment for sweating can be a alternative to other treatments that just aren’t working. Botox works by inhibiting the sweat glands, either in the armpits, hands, soles of the feet, and even the scalp. Botox has been found to be a very effective treatment for overactive sweating. Always consult a board-certified Botox filler in Denton, TX when considering Botox treatment for hyperhidrosis.


Studies have shown that Botox is a very effective treatment for overactive bladder. Botox helps reduce urinary incontinence, reduces the feeling of needing to go to the bathroom, and reduces the frequency in which patients need to go to the bathroom.


The first use for Botox was approved by the FDA in 1989 was for the treatment of eye muscles problems and abnormal eyelid spasms. The treatment works to calm the overactive muscles in the eye.


Botox has been shown to be effective with TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder, which affects the joint in the jaw. Botox works by dealing with the issues of the jaw and the muscles that control it, which relieves the pain caused by clenching and grinding the teeth and jaw.

Botox uses have evolved greatly ever since it was first approved for medical treatment over 30 years ago. When considering Botox, always make sure to consult with a board-certified dermatologist. If you would like to discuss how Botox may be helpful for you, contact your board-certified Denton dermatologist at Precision Dermatology today.


Why Do Warts Keep Coming Back?

Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Reasons Why Warts Keep Coming Back


Out of nowhere, a wart appears on your hand. It may seem harmless, but removing a wart can be quite stubborn and difficult.


A wart is an infection on the top layer of the skin. It is caused by viruses in the human papillomavirus, or HPV, family.

There are over 100 types of HPV. This virus invades the skin, usually through a cut, and causes a rapid growth of cells on the outer layer of the skin, which forms the wart.


Warts are pervasive. Almost everyone experiences a wart at some point in their lifetime. They usually appear on the hands, because people are exposed to warts most commonly through skin to skin contact, such as shaking hands.


But you can also get the virus from doorknobs, keyboards, towels, and shower floors. You are more likely to get a wart if you are exposed to the virus through a cut or abrasion on the skin.


Some immune systems are better at fighting off the HPV virus than others. That is why some people are more prone to getting warts and have a hard time with wart removal, while others seem to avoid them altogether.


Genetics also play a role. If your parents or siblings are susceptible to warts, you have a greater likelihood of being susceptible as well. Strong immune systems help ward off HPV. This is why children experience warts in much greater numbers than adults. Children’s immune systems have not built up a strong immunity to the human papillomavirus yet.




It is important to realize that warts can spread quickly, so you should treat your wart right away. Listed below are different treatments for wart removal. It may take several treatments that last weeks or months before the virus is gone.


  • Home remedies can be used to treat a wart. Salicylic acid, clear nail polish or tape can be applied to the wart consistently until the virus is killed. This can take weeks to months for success.
  • Freezing the wart. A doctor who removes warts will use liquid nitrogen to freeze the wart off. A blister will form around the wart and it will fall off in about a week.
  • Cantharidin is a treatment that is applied to the wart to form a blister around it. The blister lifts the wart off the skin and it falls off within a week or so.
  • Bleomycin is a medication that is injected into the wart to kill the virus.
  • Surgery may be performed if other attempts to kill the virus have failed. A doctor will cut the wart off with an electric needle or cryosurgery.
  • Laser surgery is another technique used by a doctor to remove a wart.



If you have attempted to treat your warts, but they continue to come back, the treatment has failed to kill the virus. The wart was removed, but the virus is still present. Your immune system may not be strong enough to fight off the virus. If you have tried unsuccessfully to kill the virus, you should discuss more aggressive treatments with your dermatologist in Denton.


There are things you can do to avoid warts:

  • Keep your hands clean.
  • Take care of your skin and don’t bite your nails.
  • Take care of cuts and scrapes with bandages.
  • Always wear footwear around pools and public showers.
  • Avoid touching warts on yourself or others.
  • Avoid dull razors when shaving to prevent cuts.


If you are having trouble with warts that keep coming back, contact Dermatology Consultants today for a consultation to discuss your treatment options.



5 At Home Tricks To Improve Your Complexion

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


5 Easy At Home Tricks to Improve Your Complexion 

Everyone handles aging differently. Some see fine lines and wrinkles and shrug it off as no big deal, while others see aging skin and run to the dermatologist’s office for the latest and greatest skin treatment. But at some point, we all look in the mirror and think what can I do to help my skin? How can I better my skincare routine? Here are 5 tricks on how to improve your complexion at home.


Drink your water! Keeping your skin hydrated makes it look fuller, healthier and plumped up from the inside out. Drinking water washes away the impurities that build up in the skin and gives it that healthy glow. More hydrated skin also lessens break outs since the it thins the oil build-up on the face. Make it a goal to drink 6-8 glasses of water a day. Green tea is also great drink of choice for a healthy complexion. Green tea has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.


Sleep is so important for great skin. Skin repairs and replenishes itself while we are sleeping. Dermatologists recommend sleeping 7-8 hours minimum per night for optimal skin healing. It is important to sleep on your back instead of your side or tummy to prevent fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness and bags under the eyes. And try sleeping on a silk pillowcase instead of cotton. The silk causes less friction while you sleep, which can contribute to lines and wrinkles on the face.

Use a good cleanser

Use a good quality cleanser and make sure to always wash your face with clean hands. A good cleanser is one that is appropriate for your skin type. If you have oily skin, try using a foam cleanser. Drier skin types should use a moisturizing cleanser. And if you have acne prone skin, try using a deep cleanser, or one that is specific for acne. Washing the face with warm water, not too hot or cold, and using a baby washcloth or cleansing brush helps with skin tone and texture. It is always important to remember to wash your makeup off every night. Sleeping with makeup on can clog pores, cause inflammation and give the appearance of dull skin.


Hydrated skin looks and feels youthful and fresh. Keeping your skin moisturized allows the skin to shed its dead cells, otherwise, it holds on to that top layer of dead skin. Using a moisturizer with SPF is also necessary for healthy skin. UV exposure causes skin damage such as wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, and sun spots. Not to mention that sun exposure can cause skin cancer. Regular use of sunscreen keeps skin young and supple looking. It’s important to apply sunscreen everyday as well as throughout the day when exposed to the sun. Using a mineral makeup powder that contains zinc is an easy way to reapply sunscreen throughout the day.



Exfoliation facilitates cell regeneration, unclogs pores, help tame breakouts and gives your skin a more youthful appearance. Exfoliators remove dead skin cells on the surface of the skin, allowing for your other skincare products to soak in. Gentle exfoliators can be used more frequently while, stronger exfoliators, such as glycolic acids, should be used more sparingly. Your type of skin determines how often you should exfoliate. Dry skin should be exfoliated less often, while oily skin can be exfoliated daily.


If you have any questions or concerns about your skincare needs, please call your Denton dermatologist at Precision Dermatology. Our dermatology consultants provide comprehensive dermatology care for all our patients needs.



Why Should I Consult a Dermatologist With My Skin Concerns?

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Why Consulting A Dermatologist Is Important

Dermatologists specialize in the treatment of skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes. These skin care specialists can help when your at home treatments aren’t working anymore. Whether it’s acne, itchy skin, or the effects of aging, Dermatology Consultants of Frisco are a great resource to help with your skin concerns.

What does a dermatologist treat?

Dermatologists treat a wide variety of skin ailments. But they also treat conditions that affect the hair, such as baldness, or even the nails such as ingrown toenails. Although some skin issues can be treated at home, there are times when a dermatologist’s help is warranted. Prescription medications and creams, as well as in office procedures can help to alleviate the symptoms of your skin concerns. Some of the most common concerns for seeing a dermatologist are:

  • Acne is a disease affecting the oil glands on the skin which causes pimples on the face, chest and back. Acne can cause low self-esteem, embarrassment and possible scarring.
  • Dermatitis and Eczema is an inflammation of the skin that causes uncomfortable itching, swelling, redness, and possible oozing bumps. This affliction can be painful and embarrassing.
  • Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer. Dermatologists are trained to recognize skin cancer and recommend getting checked once a year for possible skin cancer growths. Growths that have any change in size, color, shape, thickness, or texture are reasons to get checked out by a dermatologist.
  • Hair loss is a condition that can be caused by a disease such as alopecia, or some other reason. It can be embarrassing and cause low self-esteem.
  • Fungal infections are common skin conditions such as ringworm, yeast infections, jock itch, and athlete’s foot. This ailment can cause itching, redness, oozing and can be quite uncomfortable.
  • Psoriasis is a disease that speeds up the production of skin cells. These extra cell growths form patches of red, scaly skin on the body, which can be itchy and painful. Psoriasis patches can range from small and minor, to large areas that are often embarrassing and quite painful.
  • Signs of Aging such as wrinkles, sun spots, sagging skin, and scarring are an unpleasant side effect of growing older. A dermatologist can help with the best skin care products as well as the latest technologies in skin care to help fight the effects of aging.

What procedures does a dermatologist perform?

Although many skin conditions can be treated with medications and non-invasive therapy, some require a surgical or more invasive treatment. One common procedure is a biopsy, in which skin is removed to examine the tissue more closely. Biopsies are usually used to rule out or confirm types of skin cancers.

Other procedures include cryotherapy to remove warts and other skin ailments. Hair removal for unwanted hair and hair transplants for hair loss. Laser surgery is used to remove moles, warts, unwanted hair, scars and birthmarks. Even acne can be treated with laser therapy. Dermatologists use many different procedures to combat unwanted aging effects. Laser treatments, microdermabrasion, fractional resurfacing, photofacials, chemical peels, etc…

If you feel that you should consult with a dermatologist in Frisco about your skin concerns, please call our office to schedule a consultation with our skin care specialists today!



How Can A Dermatologist Repair Sun Spots?

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

How A Dermatologist Can Repair Sun Spots:

Despite our best efforts, spending any amount of time in the sun can lead to dark spots and freckles on the face and body. Years of UV exposure can turn small freckles into large sun spots. It’s best to seek sun spot removal treatment sooner rather than later, as spots will continue to get bigger every time you’re exposed to the sun. First, it’s important to rule out that your bothersome freckle isn’t skin cancer from UV exposure. Once a dermatologist has ruled out possible skin cancer, there are several different treatments your Carrollton dermatologist can perform to help minimize those stubborn sun spots and rejuvenate your skin’s youthful glow.

Photorejuvenation and IPL

Photorejuventation is the improvement of colors, pigments and skin textures using light sources such as lasers and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light). These devices are used to remove brown spots and improve the appearance of the skin. It targets melanin, or skin pigmentation, which is vaporized. Optimal results are seen in 1-3 treatments. Pain is minimal and this procedure does not require numbing creams. There is minimal downtime.


Fraxel is a revolutionary laser that is used to improve the appearance of the skin. It fractionates the laser beam into thousands of microscopic laser columns which gets better results than previous lasers with fewer side effects. It is used for sun spots, skin resurfacing, improvement of texture and tone, and fine lines and wrinkles. It is usually recommended to have 3-6 treatments for optimal effects.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels remove the damaged skin cells from the upper layers of the skin. There are 3 categories of chemical peels; superficial, medium and deep. The depth of the peel will affect the inconvenience level during after the procedure, the downtime that’s required, side effects and results. This treatment is used for improved appearance of the skin, fewer wrinkles, and better overall texture and decreased pigmentation of the skin.


Microdermabrasion is a technique that uses microparticles or diamond tips to remove outer layer of the skin. It can also promote collagen growth. It is virtually painless with no anesthesia required. This treatment is good for photoaging, sun spots, fine lines and wrinkles. Typically patients need 3-12 short treatments to receive optimal results.

Mole Removal

Moles are a common skin growth, usually brown or black in color, but they can also be skin-toned. Moles typically start to develop in childhood. It is normal to have anywhere from 10-50 moles. One treatment that can help with the appearance of unsightly moles is mole removal. Mole removal also helps with the prevention of skin cancers. Exposing your skin and moles to UV rays puts you at risk for developing skin cancer, specifically melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma. It is important to have a dermatologist examine your skin and moles regularly for any changes or abnormalities. It is also important to do self checks regularly and tell your dermatologist about any changes that you find.

If you would like to schedule a consultation about your sun spot removal with a Carrollton dermatologist, please call our office today.



What Is Fraxel And How Does It Work?

Wednesday, February 07, 2018


What is Fraxel & How Does it Work?

Aging is a natural part of life, and over time, our skin starts to show the negative effects of aging through pigmentation/sun damage, acne scars, and wrinkles. One way to help repair this skin damage is with Fraxel.

What Is Fraxel?

Fraxel is a fractional laser treatment that uses light energy on targeted areas beneath the skin’s surface. This laser treatment works by creating microscopic damage to stimulate your skin’s natural collagen production, rejuvenating your skin to smooth out wrinkles and scars.

Fraxel helps with skin resurfacing, fine lines and wrinkles, surface scarring, pigmentation, sun damage, and actinic keratosis. It can help with the face, neck, chest, shoulders and back.

How Does It Work?

The fractional laser is passed over the face several times, penetrating the top skin layers. The Fraxel light energy stimulates collagen and resurfaces the top layers of the skin. The skin’s natural rejuvenation process starts to smooth out wrinkles and scars. The treatments can take anywhere from 15-45 minutes, but the whole process is about 2 hours. Most patients experience a “sunburn” feeling immediately following the treatment. Bags of ice applied to the face can help for the first few hours after the procedure. The recovery time will require a few days off of work and activities to heal.

Typically patients can require 3-6 treatments to get the maximum results desired. As the patient heals, results begin to show, usually within 1-3 weeks and the collagen can continue to develop 3-6 months after the last treatment.

If you are considering Fraxel treatment for your skin damage, Dermatology Consultants are your Fraxel laser experts in Dallas! Dr. Weisberg is a board-certified dermatologist with many years of University training in laser treatments. Call your Frisco dermatologist today to schedule a consultation.



Welcoming Dr. Jeaneen A. Chappell, MD

Monday, February 05, 2018



Dr. Jeaneen A. Chappell, MD


Precision Dermatology is proud to welcome Dr. Jeaneen A. Chappell, MD, a board-certified dermatologist who was born and raised in New Orleans! She has a distinguished educational background as well as a wide range of practical training which makes her the perfect fit for Dermatology Consultants of Frisco.

Dr. Chappell earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Hampton University, where she graduated summa cum laude, ranking ninth at the University. Returning to New Orleans, she completed her Doctorate of Medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans in 2007.

She is just as accomplished outside of the classroom as she is inside it. She completed her intern year in Internal Medicine at Howard University Hospital in Washington DC, sparking her continued interest in skin of color in the Dermatology Department. After that internship, Dr. Chappell moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where she completed her Research Fellowship in cosmetic and general dermatology, as well as her Dermatology Residency at St. Louis University Hospital. Following her residency, Dr. Chappell was selected by the American Academy of Dermatology to complete the prestigious Biotechnology Fellowship at Galderma Headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, France.

Her experiences have made Dr. Chappell into a true skin care specialist, with professional interests that include all aspects of cosmetic and general dermatology, including skin of color. Our patients will love that she is a people person who excels at creating tailored treatment plans for her patients, giving them the best care possible.

Dr. Chappell has an eye for detail which allows her to capture all relevant information. We will all benefit from her disciplined approach to problem solving. We strongly believeher presence will elevate the care that we are able to provide to all of our patients.

When she is not at work, Dr. Chappell enjoys exploring different cultures with her daughter, through travel, reading, and food. Her other interests include photography, cooking, and dance. We are thrilled that Dr. Chappell has made Dallas her new home, and we know having her here will truly benefit the community. If you are looking for a dermatologist, get in touch with Dr. Chappell today! Her offices are located in Carrollton and Frisco.


How to get rid of dandruff for good

Wednesday, January 17, 2018



How to get rid of dandruff for good


Dandruff is an issue that impacts many people, with effects ranging from discomfort to lowered self-esteem and embarrassment. Dandruff is typically characterized by an itchy, flaky scalp and the appearance of white flakes, which can especially make it more difficult to wear darker clothes. Fortunately, there are ways of stopping dandruff, helping you live your life without worrying about flakes coming from your hair.

The most common cause of dandruff is seborrheic dermatitis, which is a rash that can happen during both childhood and adulthood. While it is commonly thought that this comes from a dry scalp, that is not the case. It actually is caused by an overreaction to the yeast that is found on the skin, which can cause certain oils to overproduce, causing irritation and the creation of the white flakes.

Though this is the most common cause, it’s not the only possible reason you are experiencing dandruff. Illnesses and other dermatological conditions can also be at fault, as well as everyday things such as stress, hair products, or diet. For these reasons, it is beneficial for those suffering from dandruff to make an appointment to see a skin care specialist to get to the root of the problem.

While your Frisco dermatologist will recommend specific dandruff treatment based on your individual condition, there are a few common remedies. The first is dandruff shampoo, which can help exfoliate, decrease inflammation, or decrease certain types of bacteria and yeast on the scalp. The easiest way to figure out what will help certain symptoms is by reading the labels to search out which ingredients are active in the shampoo. Talk to your dermatologist to determine which ingredients you should be looking for when shopping.

Over the counter medications often help, there are times when a prescription medication is needed to help combat dandruff. One example is a topical steroid solution, such as hydrocortisone, which can decrease scalp inflammation to fight dandruff. Other simple remedies include tea tree oil which can help unclog pores to reduce itchiness and oil. Another possible solution is apple cider vinegar, which can help to diminish the irritation on the skin.

One important note is that many people feel like they should shampoo less often when they have dandruff, but this is not a recommended strategy. Since dandruff is an overproduction of oil, shampooing daily can dry your hair and clear the oil. It can also help to brush your hair a few times per day, which can help distribute the oils.

At Dermatology Consultants of Frisco, we know your skin the best, with comprehensive dermatology services for patients of all ages. If you are suffering from dandruff, contact us or book an appointment right through our website for one of our three locations. Dandruff is not a permanent condition, and there are ways we can help. Let us help you feel confident again that dandruff will not be in control.


Is your birthmark a skin care concern?

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Is Your Birthmark a Concern?

Birthmarks come in all forms, with different colors and locations on the skin. Most birthmarks are completely normal, and any concerns are caused by psychological distress that can come from birthmarks in visible areas. However, if you are concerned about one, it can make sense to find a dermatologist in Frisco who can check your birthmark and see if there are any internal conditions associated with it.

There are some situations where a birthmark can cause more concern than normal. One such situation could be port white stains near the eye or on your eyelids, which could lead to a higher risk of developing glaucoma. Hemangiomas can sometimes form on the surface of the skin, and they are a vascular birthmark which can look like a large, red mole. These types of birthmarks are rare, but they do happen.

Often, all that is needed for diagnosis of concerning birthmarks is an examination by a trained dermatologist, who can help determine any concerns based on the appearance. A biopsy can also be performed to identify birthmarks, especially if they are internal. In some cases, additional testing may be required to make sure that the mark isn’t a symptom of a larger issue. Your dermatologist will be able to help determine what course of action, if any, should be taken.

While birthmarks often go away on their own or do not need additional treatment, there are options if something needs to be done. One option is birthmark removal, especially for children who have not yet reached school age, or for those with larger moles or hemangiomas. Depending on the issue and location of the birthmark, other treatment options include topical or oral medication, or rarely, steroid injections which would shrink the birthmark.

After treatment, most birthmarks do not require much in the way of aftercare. If a birthmark has been surgically removed, the patient should be sure keep the area clean, changing bandages regularly.

When looking at your birthmarks, if there is any concern at all, do not try to self-diagnosis your issue, as it can be a complex case. Come meet with a dermatologist who will understand and be able to diagnose any concerns, as well as recommending what treatment options should be undertaken, if any. Do not spend time stressing out about, but talk to a qualified professional about any concerns that you may have.

With locations in Frisco, Denton, and Carrollton, Dermatology Consultants is here to treat your skin care needs! Let our staff of trained doctors help keep you healthy for the long run. We are truly dedicated to the needs of our patients, providing care in comfortable environments. Give us a call or stop by the office today to let us of any needs or concerns you may have about yourself or your family.


Why Cold Weather Messes with Your Skin

Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Cold Weather & Skin Aggravation 

It’s no secret that when the temperature drops, your skin can take a beating! Many people notice that during the fall and winter season, their skin can get tight, itchy, and prone to painful cracking. While people notice the difference, what is it about the cold weather that messes with your skin? It turns out there are a few reasons.

One reason is simply the harshness of the weather. Many people assume that the summer sun is worse on your skin (and they do carry their own risks), but often there is not enough time spent outside to cause major problems. However, the cold temperatures, high winds, and rain or snow of the winter are very tough on dry skin. The cold temperature can create problems or exacerbate existing problems, causing many to need a skin care specialist to help.

Another major factor is not the cold weather itself, but the central heating that most people use to combat the cold. The heat is often running in the house, care, and office, with the hot air making dry skin even worse. Additionally, the large temperature changes that are often experienced during winter increase damage to the skin.

In addition to the central heating, many people turn to a hot shower to warm up when the weather is cold. However, hot water can strip away the natural oils of the skin, leading to an increased feeling of dryness. Naturally, dry skin will already be struggling to maintain these oils, so the high heat from water simply makes the problem worse. To treat dry skin, try to take showers that are comfortably warm rather than scalding hot. Also, do your best to cut down on shower time, as the longer you stand in the water, the more it will impact your skin.

The winter season is known for being cold and flu season, which is why many people take special care to wash their hands more frequently than normal. While this is a good thing, it can also lead to dried and cracked hands, both from the hot water that people use, as well as from the soaps. Both can strip away skin oils, leaving a raw feeling that is painful, especially when irritated.

Many people who experience acne may also find that it flares up during the cold weather. Mild UV exposure can help to clear acne and help your skin be healthier, which is one benefit of the warmer, sunnier weather. Those getting fewer UV rays in the winter may find it necessary to look for acne treatment in Carrollton, TX, helping combat the cold weather.

If you are looking for a Carrollton dermatologist, contact us at Dermatology Consultants today! We provide comprehensive dermatology care for all of our patients, treating patients of all ages. Our team has been trained at some of the best schools and facilities in the country and is determined to provide our patients with the best possible care.


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