Posts for: September, 2017

By Z Aesthetic Dermatology
September 26, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Ultherapy  

Your Prairieville and Baton Rouge, LA, dermatologist can help you get the youthful skin you want, and without the painful surgical ultherapyprocedures that take too long to heal. Dr. Ann Zedlitz offers her patients Ultherapy! Are you interested in finding out more?


This non-invasive procedure is done using an ultrasound. Yes, the same ultrasound used to see an unborn child. It doesn't disrupt the skin and can be used to lift the skin in various parts of the face: chin, neck and brow. The procedure only takes 60 minutes and has almost no downtime, but the result will appear over an average period of three to six months. You should see your skin more toned, lifted, tightened and smoother over that period of time.

The treatment isn't painful, but everyone has their own tolerance. If you're feeling uncomfortable, Dr. Zedlitz supplies her patients with medication to make the treatment an easier and more relaxing experience. There are a few side effects but not to worry, they are temporary.

Here are a few of the temporary effects:

  • Mild redness
  • Tenderness
  • Tingling
  • Swelling
  • Numbness
  • Bruising

The youthful results can last a year, especially if you're visiting your Prairieville and Baton Rouge dermatologist for touchups and are following her maintenance regimen. This isn't a one-rule-applies-to-all situation, however. Depending on your skin, you may find results varying. Also, one session could be enough for some, but it may not be what your skin needs to attain the appearance you desire.

And, while this treatment can't replace surgical procedures like facelifts, patients who are older than 30 can usually have this procedure done if their doctor says it's safe for them. In addition to that, if you're a man and want to attain a more youthful look, well Ultherapy isn't just for women!

If you're interested in Ultherapy and would like to find out more or make an appointment at one of Dr. Zedlitz's offices, Prairieville or Baton Rouge, LA, then give her a call today!

By Z Aesthetic Dermatology
September 22, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Anti-Aging  


When it comes to facial aging, we are so honed in on treating lines and wrinkles that we sometimes forget there’s a whole host of “other” factors that can contribute to an aged appearance as well. To make sure you’re hitting ALL signs of aging, don’t forget these three culprits:

Not to make things totally confusing, but facial fat can have both a positive and negative effect on your face. “Volume loss appears as deflation in predictable patterns: upper outer cheeks, at the nasal base of the smile lines (nasolabial triangle), in front of the jowls (pre-jowl sulcus), and temples,” says Las Vegas plastic surgeon Goesel Anson, MD, adding that all of this occurs regardless of weight. “Weight gain accentuates the already full areas, giving a square appearance to the lower face. To make matters worse, weight gains and losses will increase laxity as skin ages.” Volume loss should be treated with adding volume. Injectable fillers show excellent results for improvement in contour and shadow irregularities. Autologous fat is also a consideration but requires a longer downtime.

Time, genetics, sun exposure, smoking history and hormonal status are just some of the factors that influence skin texture and elasticity. “The simplest ways to help are to stop smoking and use sunscreen. Everyone should take advantage of topical creams with hydrating agents, antioxidants, retinols and many, many other ingredients that can help maintain skin health and improve already damaged skin. If you are able to take it a step further, chemical peels, deep exfoliation and microneedling are excellent choices. Various lasers for pigmentation, broken blood vessels and texture can further improve skin appearance,” Dr. Anson says.

Along with the deflation that results from volume loss, increased skin looseness occurs with age. Dr. Anson notes that fillers can dramatically improve volume loss and can "camouflage" excess skin if not severe. “Nonsurgical treatments such as radio frequency and focused ultrasound have some effect. Significant skin excess requires surgical tightening with facelift, mini-facelift, necklift, browlift, etc. Autologous fat transfer can provide a permanent, but variable improvement.”

By Z Aesthetic Dermatology
September 22, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Hair Removal  


Photo Credits: Getty Images | Model Used for Illustrative Purpose Only

Laser hair removal is becoming more and more commonplace as many celebrities endorse the treatment and the American culture further plugs the idea that women who are hairless in all the right places are more beautiful. However, although it might not sound like one of the more "serious" treatments on the menu and you probably see dozens of discounted offers for it on flash sale sites, the below incident is a reminder that it's more powerful than you think. 

A Moscow woman, Anastasia Serdobintseva, claims to have suffered severe burns on her legs after undergoing IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) laser hair removal at a local beauty salon she had visited once before for a manicure. Using a discount voucher for the treatment that she found online, Serdobintseva says she felt discomfort during the session, which uses light therapy to emit wavelengths into the skin that kill the cells that grow hair, and asked the technician to stop. She claims the technician blamed the pain on her "sensitive skin" rather than what was really happening: the laser was "slowy burning" her skin.

However, the pain continued, and when she got home, she noticed painful patches of discolored skinbegin to appear on her legs. She called for an ambulance and was taken to hospital where she was treated for first- and second-degree burns and told her legs will take up to six months to heal. (Click here to see what her legs looked like before the treatment, and here and here to see the traumatic results.)

"I've been walking in the dressing and in the bandages," Serdobintseva wrote on Facebook in a post. "For the next six months, I can't wear short skirts/pants, because I can't let the burned skin be exposed to the sun...Unfortunately, I don't have a refund, no contract and the salon is denying everything. I don't know what's going to happen, but I know that I'm not gonna recommend this salon even to my worst enemy.... Be careful!" (Note: The salon and technician involved have not been named, but reports have said that Serdobintseva has filed a lawsuit against the salon and the technician.)

"Laser hair removal is now seen as a commodity that can be easily performed in medi-spas without properly trained physicians or providers who understand light and laser therapy, and unfortunately, complications like this patient had to suffer through!" says New York dermatologist Melissa Kanchanapoomi Levin, MD. "These treatments are not without risks, and if the procedures are performed improperly, they can cause horrible and disfiguring burns and scars. In fact, as a dermatologist, I see complications from laser hair removal pretty commonly, which is scary. Additionally, the percentage of lawsuits in laser surgery increased from 36 percent in 2008 to 78 percent in 2011, with laser hair removal being the most commonly performed procedure in the lawsuit." 

Dr. Levin also stresses that as a board-certified dermatologist, she cautions people from undergoing laser hair removal and IPL in places like medical spas that offer the treatment without a licensed medical person on-site or an improperly trained person. "This person needs to be not only trained on the procedure, but also understand any potential risks and complications, and how to treat those complications. If not, they may fail to realize that the person has a rash or a tan that can complicate the procedure. It's important to ask if there is a physician on-site before the procedure is performed, as well as what licensing and training the operator has and whether your skin type is safe for the procedure."

By Z Aesthetic Dermatology
September 14, 2017
Category: Dermatologist
Tags: Untagged


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By Z Aesthetic Dermatology
September 14, 2017
Category: Dermatologist
Tags: Untagged

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