Botox has the ability to block muscle activation where it is injected. Therefore, it is extremely effective at improving wrinkles and deep expression lines that are formed by smiling, laughing, and crying. Botox is often used for the forehead and “eleven” lines, but it can also work in other areas of the face to give you an overall softer and more graceful appearance. Botox can be used to reshape and elevate your eyebrows as well. Dr. Snider is meticulous about the location and amount of Botox placed in each specific muscle for the most natural appearance. She has performed extensive research in facial muscle anatomy to deliver the best results to her patients.
Fillers are used to plump and restore volume to your face. They help recover youthful and elegant facial structures that are affected by age, sun exposure, and a full life. Dr. Snider can enhance the architecture of your lips, cheeks, nasolabial folds, eyes, chin and jaw line to restore the vibrancy of your face. Most fillers last 9-18 months or more. If you love the results of filler, fat grafting can be performed to give you permanent results.
Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, uses small needles that create tiny punctures in your skin that encourage growth of new skin. Microneedling treatments help reduce the appearance of fine lines, sun damage, acne scars, and other skin imperfections. In addition to stimulating new collagen and elastin, microneedling allows enhanced skin penetration of topical medications, facial products, and PRP (platelet-rich plasma). Dr. Snider uses topical anesthetics that allow microneedling treatments to be painless.
Chemical peels can improve your overall skin quality throughout the face, neck, and hands. Chemical peels treat wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, acne scars, and uneven skin color and texture. Superficial, medium and deep chemical peels are available to facilitate skin regeneration for a smoother and younger appearance. Light chemical peels are performed with mild acids to gently exfoliate the outermost layer of skin. Medium peels are performed with TCA or stronger glycolic acids to reach the middle layer of skin for improved results. Deep chemical peels are performed with strong TCA or phenol acids to provide even more vigorous results. Dr. Snider will help you determine which chemical peel is right for your skin to attain a youthful and natural look.
Lasers can be used for skin resurfacing, age spots, sun damage, broken blood vessels, acne or burn scars, tattoo removal, and hair removal. Lasers used for skin resurfacing typically remove the outer skin layer and heat the underlying layers to stimulate new growth, providing a more vibrant, firmer, and youthful appearance. Dr. Snider will select the best laser and treatment protocol for you to achieve your desired result.
Moles & Skin Tags
Moles, or nevi, are very common and come in all shapes and sizes. Sun exposure can perpetuate mole and sun spot formation. Your moles should be monitored for changes that may be related to skin cancer. These changes include rapid growth, color and border irregularities, bleeding, scabbing, or itching. Dr. Snider is trained for removal of any of your suspicious moles, spots, skin tags, or birthmarks. She uses a minimally invasive technique to ensure the most inconspicuous scar achievable. If you have undergone Mohs surgery, Dr. Snider will work closely with your dermatologist to plan the best reconstruction.
Age spots, sunspots, solar lentigos, and seborrheic kerratoses, are an inevitable part of the aging process. Dr. Snider uses a multi-modal approach to customize all skin treatments to your specific needs for the best outcome. Whether a chemical peel, laser treatment, or complete excision, you will be proud of your smoother and more youthful appearing skin.
Because the skin has several components, there are many types of benign growths that can arise from the skin. Sebaceous cysts, inclusion cysts, and lipomas are among the most common. Typically they grow very slowly and an increase in size is not noticed until they become large enough to catch your attention. If these growths are not removed meticulously and entirely, they can recur. Dr. Snider uses special techniques to remove the entire growth so that the risk of it coming back is minimal and the remaining scar is hidden in a natural crease line.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the body, and is more common in fair-skinned and elderly individuals. It typically appears in areas of accumulated sun exposure, such as the ears, eyelids, lips, nose, hands and arms. Prolonged sun throughout a person’s lifetime increases their risk for skin changes and cancer formation. Therefore, the use of high SPF sunscreen (preferably containing zinc or titanium) and physical barriers such as hats and long sleeves can help prevent skin cancer formation. There are 3 basic types of skin cancer: basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma. They often appear as simple spots or sores that persist for months and do not improve with creams or ointments. All skin cancer types need to be removed and treated diligently so that they do not spread. Dr. Snider will evaluate your areas of concern and use the most advanced techniques to remove your skin cancer and reconstruct the area so that you can get back to your life doing what you love to do most.
Melanoma is one of the most serious forms of skin cancer that originates from the pigmented cells in our skin called melanocytes. It is least common form of skin cancer, accounting for only 5%, but it is aggressive and needs to be treated promptly and diligently. Sun protection measures are essential in preventing the most common types of melanoma. But melanomas can be found anywhere on the body, even if it is not in an area of excessive sun exposure. While analyzing a mole for a suspected melanoma, the mnemonic ABCDE can be used. This stand for abnormal growth, irregular border, changes in color, diameter greater than 6 mm, and evolving lesion. In suspected cases of melanoma, prompt evaluation and treatment is paramount. Dr. Snider uses a multi-disciplinary approach and advanced reconstructive surgery techniques to provide the most comprehensive care for you and your loved ones. Life and quality of life are of upmost importance.
Scar Revision & Keloids
Scars are the result of injury to the body such as a laceration, abrasion, burn, or surgical incision. The body heals the area by laying down rows of collagen fibers to create a scar. The initial scar looks very different from the final scar because the body takes time to organize and mature the collagen that it lays down. It takes on average 6-12 months to see the final result of a scar. Dr. Snider is extremely meticulous and detailed, and uses the most advance techniques to protect and preserve the tissue in a way that allows less scar formation. Thick, wide, and dark scars require special attention and may require specific techniques. A keloid is a type of thick, rope-like scar that results from the body creating too much collagen during the healing process. The collagen becomes disorganized and the scar grows and appears worse (not better) with time. Dr. Snider uses a multi-modal approach to prevent and correct the toughest of scars.