Medical & Cosmetic Services

Medical Services

Dr. Woodruff treats diseases of the skin, hair, and nails. Common conditions dermatologists treat are acne, eczema, warts, actinic keratoses/ precancers, skin cancer, checking moles, seborrhea, fungus, and many other conditions. Many times topical medicines alone can be used, but sometimes oral medications are necessary. Dr. Woodruff is primarily a medical dermatologist, since this is what there is more of a demand for, and she enjoys being able to help people improve their skin conditions.

Cosmetic Services:

These are services that are not covered by insurance. Because of this, we do not mix cosmetic and medical services on the same visit since your insurance company is paying for your medical issues to be addressed, but not for the cosmetic issues. If you are interested in setting up a cosmetic consult for Botox® , Juvederm, or Radiesse, we would be happy to set that up for you.

Botox® Cosmetic is injected into the area between the eyebrows, or into the forehead, or into the crows feet around the eyes to prevent muscles from contracting so that the lines that are created from the muscles contracting will soften. The goal is to decrease the muscle contraction, NOT to totally paralyze the muscles — there will still be some muscle movement. The effects of Botox® Cosmetic injections last an average of 3 months. If you want to maintain the effects of Botox® Cosmetic, you have to get the injections repeated every 3 months. The FDA has only approved Botox injections for the glabella/ the area between the eyebrows. It takes 10 days for the effect of Botox to start to take effect.

Juvederm is a filler. As we age, our faces lose volume. Juvederm is used to fill areas that have lost volume, like the lines / depressions going from the nose to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds). It can also be used to make the lips appear more full. The goal is to make the volume correction look natural. If the lips or nasolabial folds are filled too much, it is very obvious that the person has had work done — we want to restore volume that has been lost and make the lips or nasolabial folds look more youthful, not fake. Often Dr. Woodruff will recommend that a small volume be done then have you come back in a month to see if more needs to be done. It is better to do less at first since more can be added later. Immediately after the filler is put in, you will be red and swollen, and expect that there will be bruising. The redness and swelling last 2-3 days, the bruising can last 10 days, but it is okay to cover the bruising with make-up. Juvederm lasts 6-12 months.


 

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