Posts for category: Dermatologist
Local dermatologist Ann Zedlitz, M.D. was awarded “Best Laser Procedure” at the Monte Carlo Aesthetic Conference. This conference recognizes physicians striving to make breakthrough innovations in the field of aesthetics and anti-aging. Dr. Zedlitz was also nominated as a top-ten finalist for Best Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation. Her work was judged by physicians from 14 different countries and was presented in Monaco, Monte-Carlo, at the Aesthetics International Symposium on September 21, 2018. Dr. Z received the award for her treatment of severe rhinophyma, which aired on the national TV show, “The Doctor’s.”
Dr. Ann Zedlitz is the founder of Z Aesthetic Dermatology Clinic in Baton Rouge. Dr. Z has over 19 years experience in the field of medicine. She was awarded the distinction of being appointed chief resident during her training as a dermatologist. Dr. Z is unique having received double board certifications in both Emergency Medicine and Dermatology. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the LSU Health Science Center in Baton Rouge where she has overseen the Laser Treatment Education Program for 6 years.
Laser technology has become a preferred option for almost all aspects of medical treatment: dentists use laser to help their patients manage gum disease, while ophthalmologists apply laser to improve their patients' vision efficiently and safely. But did you know that your Baton Rouge, LA, dermatologist, Dr. Ann Zedlitz, also offers laser treatment as a solution for a wide variety of cosmetic issues? At Z Aesthetic Dermatology, minimally-invasive cosmetic laser procedures help many of our patients regain their confidence and improve the health of their skin. Here's a couple of the ways we combine laser technology with aesthetic treatments in our practice.
Over time, everyone's skin will begin to show physical signs of aging and environmental damage in the form of redness, brown spots, wrinkles and scarring. But laser resurfacing, offered by your Baton Rouge cosmetic dermatologist, minimizes all of these flaws to give your facial skin a rejuvenated and healthy appearance. The heat of the cosmetic laser not only removes the damaged skin cells; its heat also stimulates the body to produce more collagen, the protein that is the key to youthful-looking skin. Most patients notice at least a 50 percent improvement in the appearance of their skin after just one session.
Unwanted hair, whether it's on your face, your underarms, your bikini area, or your legs, can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance, and temporary hair removal methods such as shaving or waxing can be inconvenient, uncomfortable, and frustrating to repeat. Laser hair removal from your Baton Rouge cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Zedlitz, eliminates unsightly body hair and the need for repetitive treatments in one easy step! The laser is fine-tuned to only concentrate on the hairs, leaving the surrounding skin untouched. It's an amazing way to have the smooth skin you've always wanted.
These are just two of the many ways we can help you achieve beautiful and healthy skin. To learn more about how cosmetic laser can change your life for the better, contact Z Aesthetic Dermatology in Baton Rouge and Prairieville, LA, to schedule a consultation with Dr. Z today!
Although it is most commonly associated with men, hair loss and baldness also affects women. According to the American Hair Loss Association, women account for up to 40% of hair loss sufferers. Hair loss can range from mild to severe depending on a number of factors like age and type of hair loss. Dr. Ann Zedlitz, a dermatologist in Baton Rouge and Prairieville, LA, offers hair loss therapy to treat hair loss and baldness in men and women.
Hair Loss Diagnosis and Hair Loss Therapy in Baton Rouge and Prairieville, LA
Everyone loses a certain amount of hair on a daily basis. On average, most people lose anywhere between 50 - 100 strands per day, which is considered normal. This is known as shedding, which is different than hair loss. Shedding more hair than is considered normal may be a sign of a condition known as telogen effluvium or excessive shedding.
The condition can result from a number of factors like stress, illness, or hormone fluctuations (giving birth or going off birth control pills for example). Though it can persist for months depending on the cause, hair shedding is typically temporary and usually resolves once the stress or hormone levels return to normal.
When Should You Be Concerned About Your Hair Loss?
Hair loss differs from shedding in that it prevents hair from growing altogether, and can be temporary or permanent depending on the cause. Some of the most common causes of hair loss and balding include:
- Heredity/family history
- Illness or infection
- Medications (chemotherapy)
- Lifestyle factors like poor diet and nutrition
- Chemical treatments/abrasive hair treatments/styling methods
Signs of Hair Loss
The most common signs and symptoms of hair loss/balding are:
- Hair gradually becoming thinner at the scalp
- Bald spots or patches
- Large amounts of loose hair that appears to fall out in "clumps"
- Hair loss on other parts of the body
Find a Dermatologist in Baton Rouge and Prairieville, LA
For more information about hair loss therapy, contact us today by calling (225) 778-7540 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Zedlitz in Prairieville or Baton Rouge, LA today.
Tired of shaving all the time? Find out if cosmetic laser hair removal is your next step to smoother skin.
Whether you are embarrassed by dark unwanted hair, or you are just tired of having to shave and wax often, there are many reasons why people turn to laser hair removal. Our Baton Rouge, LA cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Ann Zedlitz is here to tell you a little bit about how this hair removal system works.
How does laser hair removal work?
Through the use of a special medical laser, this beam safely penetrates through the skin to target, heat up and destroy hair follicles. Unlike other hair removal methods that only remove the top layer of hair that’s visible on the surface, this cosmetic treatment actually destroys the hair follicles to prevent the hair from growing back.
What are the benefits of getting this treatment?
The question on everyone’s mind at this point is, “What are the pros to choosing this kind of treatment?” Laser hair removal shouldn’t be confused with electrolysis, which is designed for permanent hair removal; however, laser treatment could be all you need to significantly reduce unwanted hair. In fact, it’s often enough that people don’t need to shave these treated areas anymore.
Plus, laser hair removal can be performed on just about any part of your body. Whether you are tired of shaving or waxing your legs or you have unwanted hair on your chest, underarms, stomach, back or face, our Baton Rouge dermatologist can remove hair to reveal the smoother results you’ve been looking for.
Of course, people who are used to waxing or even tweezing (ouch!) may be a bit worried that laser hair removal may also be painful. The last thing you want to do is replace one painful technique for another. While it won’t be as painless as shaving, it is less painful than waxing. Plus, we can apply ice to the areas beforehand to numb the pain before and after your treatment. You’ll also notice less and less discomfort with this treatment over time.
If you are interested in learning more about getting laser hair removal in the Baton Rouge, LA, or Prairieville, LA, areas, or if you want to find out if you’re a good candidate for treatment call Z Aesthetic Dermatology today to schedule a consultation with us.
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