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Skin Cancer-  screening, diagnosis, prevention and treatment

  Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States.  The incidence of both melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer has been increasing over the past 3 decades.  If cancers are detected early, the treatment can be more effective and often less costly than if the cancer had progressed.   
Cryotherapy - for warts, moles, skin tags...

  Cryosurgery is the application of extreme cold to destroy abnormal or diseased tissue.  Cryotherapy is used to treat a number of diseases and disorders, especially skin conditions like warts, moles, skin tags and solar keratoses ( thick, scaly or crusty patches of skin).  The procedure is often used because of its efficacy and low rates of side effects.
Acne - diagnosis and treatments

  Acne is a common skin problem, with consequences that go beyond the physical component. Even when it is simply pimples, instead of the more severe forms like cystic acne, breakouts can affect a person's confidence, sense of well-being and social interaction.

It is important to obtain well-informed information from a medical professional regarding your acne.  One should follow an acne care regime prescribed by a doctor.  Misinformation and mistakes can waste time and money.  Adult acne care is different from adolescent acne care, as the hormones going through the body are different.  Therefore don't assume what you used to cure your teenage acne problem will cure your adult problems as well.  Let Dr. Livingston properly assess and help you.
Skin Rejuvenation

  Combating the signs of aging using the latest innovative, non-invasive treatments gives you visibly younger, healthier, radiant skin. Therapies are used to perk up your skin to restore its youthful appearance.  A multisystem approach is imperative.  
Pigment Reduction - sun spots, age spots...

  Sun spots, also known as age and liver spots, are lesions that are flat, tan, brown, or dark brown spots on sun-exposed skin.  As people age, sun spots most commonly appear on the backs of the hands, the forearms, neck, chest, and face.  Sun spots are associated with cumulative sun exposure.  The pigment producing cells in the skin are activated to produce more pigment by ultraviolet rays.  While these spots are not themselves cancerous, you may be at risk for skin cancer if you have them.  However, you do not  have to continue to live with these.  Dr. Livingston can start you on a regimen to reduce pigmentation.
Wrinkle Reduction - crow's feet, frown lines, forehead lines

  Over time, repeated movement of the facial skin by a muscle group forms lines that remain even after the muscle is "relaxed". These frequent contractions of a muscle result in the skin not fully relaxing which results in crows feet, frown lines/elevens and other lines.    
Filler (used to improve loss of volume) - parentheses, smile lines, marionette lines

  Reduced production of a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid (HA) collagen results in facial wrinkles and folds, like those "parantheses" lines around your mouth.

Injectable skin fillers have added new dimensions to the field of cosmetic dermatology, allowing new forms of facial rejuvenation and wrinkle treatment without surgery.  Injectable dermal fillers are used to increase tissue volume (as with lip augmentation), reduce wrinkles, and improve skin's overall contour.

  Exfoliation is the removal of the old, dead skin cells that cling to the skin's outermost surface.  Exfoliation is an important part of rejuvenating the skin, both facials and body treatments.  When done correctly, exfoliation leaves the skin feeling smoother and fresher looking.  Exfoliation also makes penetration easier for your facial products.  Dr. Livingston offers a variety of advanced state of the art exfoliation treatments.  
Lip Enhancement & Definition

  As we age our lips tend to become thinner and lose volume causing a pursed, thinner and unfriendly appearance. Diminution of lips leads to loss of definition of the lip border and a flattened contour.  The development of upper and lower lip wrinkles further impair definition of lip border and often cause "bleeding" of lipstick.  Other factors such as the normal aging process, sun exposure, genetics, smoking and pursing of the lips while talking may contribute to more advanced wrinkles and loss of definition of the lip. Treatments now offset these issues.  
Excessive Sweating Reduction

  Excessive sweating is referred to as hyperhidrosis and is a medical condition where the body excretes sweat in certain areas and in higher quantities than expected.  Doctors regard excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis as an inherited condition.  It can affect a patient in many ways, including altering his or her social relationships, personal confidence and emotional levels.   The good news is that hyperhidrosis is treatable.