Patient Education

  • CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting

What is CoolSculpting?

The CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure is the only FDA-cleared, a non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. The results are proven, noticeable, and lasting—so you’ll look great from every angle. CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin while leaving the skin itself unaffected.

Thousands of specialists have undergone in-depth training and certification to ensure your safety. CoolSculpting treatments are performed only in a medical office under the supervision of a licensed professional to guarantee the highest standards of care. CoolSculpting systems are the only controlled cooling devices that are designed with built-in safety measures. If sensors detect that the skin is getting too cold, the system will shut down automatically.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

CoolSculpting is a procedure that was developed by Harvard University researchers, and it destroys fat cells by freezing them. After the fat cells freeze, your body processes the fat and will eliminate the dead cells. Watch how it works.

Am I a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting at U.S. Dermatology Partners, in Fort Worth, Tyler, Carrollton, Houston, and more!Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. The CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure is specifically designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. It is, however a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Request a one-on-one consultation with us to determine if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.

How Long Are CoolSculpting Sessions? and How Many Sessions Will I Need?

We will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. We may schedule additional sessions in order to meet your goals.

Can I Return to Normal Activities After My Treatment?

Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Often times, patients return to work after their CoolSculpting session is over.

CoolSculpting Before and After Images

  • Brown Spot Treatment

Brown Spot Treatment

Brown Spot Treatment

Also known as age or liver spots, they are flat painless areas, light brown to black in color. Brown spots tend to appear on the parts of the body that are most likely to be uncovered and unprotected from the sun, such as the face, hands, arms, shoulders, and feet. They vary in size but are larger than freckles. Brown spots are very common in people over the age of 40.

While brown spots may not be medically dangerous, many people find them cosmetically unappealing. There are numerous treatments available to improve them and help patients achieve clear, blemish-free skin once again.

Many brown spots on the hands and face can be successfully treated with liquid nitrogen, otherwise known as cryotherapy. Skin bleaching is another form of treatment for brown spots. Containing hydroquinone, this medication is topically applied to the spots on the skin to lighten them. Chemical peels or photofacials or laser skin resurfacing are minimally invasive options that rejuvenates the appearance of the skin and reduce the appearance of skin irregularities such as brown spots.

  • Wart and Molluscum Destruction

Wart and Molluscum Destruction

Wart and Molluscum Destruction

Warts and Molluscum are skin growths caused by viruses. These lesions can affect individuals of any age, but some types are more commonly found in children, and some more often found in adults. Many types of warts, especially those usually found on children, have the potential to disappear on their own.

Warts can be treated with medications or otherwise removed. They can be treated with liquid nitrogen, candida immunotherapy or shave removal with electrodesiccation and curettage.

  • Benign Growth Removal

Benign Growth Removal

Benign Growth Removal

Skin growths are very common dermatologic issues. They encompass many different types of lesions, but the majority of skin growths are benign and some may not even require treatment. Moles, cysts, and skin tags are some of the most frequently seen forms of skin growth. Many growths are completely benign and do not pose a health threat. Oftentimes, though, people want these growths removed for a variety of reasons.

Surgical excision may be considered for the removal of benign growths. During an excision, the doctor cuts out the entire lesion and surrounding tissue, and stitches the skin closed. Surgical shaving may be recommended for smaller, superficial moles and does not require stitches. The doctor numbs the area around the mole and uses a surgical blade to cut around and beneath the mole.

There are several different ways to effectively remove skin tags, including freezing, burning, and removing with scissors. Small tags may be removed without the use of anesthesia, while larger ones may require a local anesthetic. These treatments are usually effective in removing the growth but may cause temporary skin discoloration or bleeding.

Cyst removal is typically done through surgical excision. A small incision is made in the area of the cyst and then the cyst and surrounding tissue will be removed to ensure complete excision. A local anesthetic is used for this procedure.

  • Skin Cancer Treatments

Skin Cancer Treatments

Skin Cancer Treatments

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. It involves abnormal growths of skin cells that can form anywhere on the body, but most frequently appear in areas that are regularly exposed to the sun such as the skin of the face, head, and neck. In addition to excessive sun exposure, certain factors, such as fair skin, moles, and aging, can also increase the risk of skin cancer.

If skin cancer is suspected, a biopsy will be taken prior to definitive removal of the cancerous growth. This is important to ensure the optimal treatment based on the type of cancer present. Treatment options include surgical excision, electrodesiccation, and curettage, topical treatment, or Mohs’ surgery. Treatment will be chosen based on several factors, including type of cancer, size, depth, and location.

Cosmetic Dermatology

A good skin care regimen is the foundation for improving the appearance and health of aging, photodamaged skin. Beyond skin care, there are many other modalities that we use at U.S. Dermatology Partners Carrollton, formerly Trinity Dermatology, that can help build upon your anti-aging regimen.

Cosmetic Skin Care Consultation

Our professional Aesthetician will analyze and evaluate your skin and specifically design a facial treatment to address your concerns using the most advanced skin care products and techniques.

  • Sculptra Aesthetic

Sculptra Aesthetic

Sculptra Aesthetic

Sculptra Aesthetic is composed of Poly-L Lactic Acid(PLLA), an FDA-approved, biocompatible, biodegradable material. Sculptra is not a wrinkle filler, but a bio activator or “volumizer”. It works by stimulating the body to produce new collagen at the sites of injection, thereby replacing lost volume and contours to restore a fuller, more youthful appearance. Sculptra does not give results immediately. There is a time factor involved since the true volume effect is created by your own collagen, not the product itself. This collagen replenishment takes place over a period of several months. Patients usually receive 2-4 injection sessions over a period of months to accomplish optimum re-volumization. Results can last for two years or longer. Common areas of treatment are smiles lines, cheekbones, marionette lines, jawline, and temple hollows.

  • SkinPen

SkinPen

SkinPen

This collagen-induction therapy uses medical-grade microneedling to stimulate new collagen and elastin formation. It is effective for acne scars, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, wrinkles, lax or thin skin, large pores, and aids topical skin-care penetration for increased efficacy. It has little to no downtime. We recommend 3 monthly treatments or up to 6 for acne scars.

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  • PDT Treatment

PDT Treatment

Photodynamic Acne Treatment (PDT Treatment)

Photodynamic Acne Treatment (PDT) also called ALA/PDT treatment is a new procedure that treats resistant, hard-to-treat active acne as well as older acne scars. This procedure combines light and a special light-activated topical photosensitizing agent called Levulan. Levulan, which is a clear painless solution, is applied to your skin and left on for 15-60 minutes.

The Levulan is absorbed by active cells like acne sebaceous gland, making the targeted acne cells more sensitive to the light. During the procedure, the medication is activated with Omnilux blue light. This combined interaction of the solution and the light is what gives rise to the term “photodynamic therapy.” A treatment targets and destroys acne activity leaving your skin smoother and in many cases make it possible to discontinue the use of antibiotics or Accutane.

  • Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is the gold standard treatment to improve spider veins on the legs. For the treatment, a solution is injected into the varicose or spider vein. The solution damages the vein, which dissolves over time. The vessels generally disappear over a period of 3 weeks. Optimal results require at least 2 treatments with 3 weeks of healing time between treatment sessions. Support hose is required for several days after the treatment. The goal is to produce a 70-80% improvement overall.

  • Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal

Buy a Package of 5, Receive 5th Treatment Free

The BBL Laser is a high-energy long-pulse laser that can treat all skin types and a variety of conditions, including brown spots and leg veins. Most people require at least 5-6 treatments, and the number of treatments necessary varies per individual’s hair density

  • Skin Firming / SkinTyte

Skin Firming / SkinTyte

Skin Firming / SkinTyte

The SkinTyte treatment is based on the principle of selective thermolysis and utilizes pulsed light technology to deeply heat your skin while cooling and protecting the entire treated surface. SkinTyte can be provided quickly and comfortably with no downtime. The end result is a more youthful appearance.

The SkinTyte procedure utilizes infrared energy to deeply heat dermal collagen. This process promotes partial denaturation and contraction of collagen. The heat also initiates the body’s natural healing process, which creates a renewed collagen foundation leading to increased skin firmness. Powerful cooling maintains the outer surface of your skin at a cool temperature before, during, and after each pulse providing the patient a comfortable and safe procedure.

The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient and your physician can personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire. Your physician may also combine SkinTyte with other popular aesthetic procedures to further personalize your treatment.

It is important to keep in mind that this is best used as a series of treatments. Optimal results will typically be seen after 2-5 treatment sessions performed monthly.

  • Halo Laser Resurfacing

Halo Laser Resurfacing

Halo Laser Resurfacing

This unique, first in class technology allows ablative and nonablative fractional laser resurfacing to be accomplished with one treatment, which gives you the results of the gold standard ablative lasers but with nonablative downtime. The results of one treatment with Halo can be compared to receiving numerous of the older Fraxel-type treatments. Halo precisely targets years of damage, including discoloration, sun damage, visible signs of again, uneven skin tone, enlarged pores, poor texture, fine lines, and scar revision.

There is very little downtime and little to no discomfort. You may experience slight swelling for a day or two. Your skin will flake as new skin replaces dead tissue. Your skin will steadily improve over the next few months.

It is recommended to have 2 treatments spaced out by 6 weeks.

More significant improvement will begin to surface after one month once the collagen begins to grow, and it will continue to improve for up to 6 months. Most patients will have excellent results after one treatment session. More severe, deep wrinkles and acne scars may benefit from more than one session.

  • BBL Photofacial

BBL Photofacial

BBL Photofacial

(Broadband Light)

This photorejuvenation treatment uses a broad band of pulsed light to target red and brown discoloration. It is ideal for anyone who wants to diminish freckles, sun spots, facial veins, redness, and brighten the overall skin tone. It can also be used to improve acne. This is considered a “lunchtime procedure” because there is virtually no downtime. You may have slight redness afterward, and your brown spots may initially get darker before they flake off after a few days. It is important to keep in mind that this is best used as a series of treatments. You may not see results after your first treatment, as it often takes 3-5 treatment sessions to see optimal results. It is also recommended to have maintenance treatments once or twice a year. Forever Young BBL photofacial is a series of BBL treatments in sequence on the same day. It is the ONLY procedure that has been proven to activate genes associated with youthful skin, and can even increase collagen growth. You may not see results after your first treatment, as it often takes 3-5 treatment sessions to see optimal results. It is also recommended to have maintenance treatments once or twice a year.

This treatment is available at Trinity Dermatology along with all of our other laser treatments. It is administered by our medical aesthetician, Laura Taylor.

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  • CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting

The CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure is the only FDA-cleared, a non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. The results are proven, noticeable, and lasting—so you’ll look great from every angle. CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin while leaving the skin itself unaffected. Thousands of specialists have undergone in-depth training and certification to ensure your safety. CoolSculpting treatments are performed only in a medical office under the supervision of a licensed professional to guarantee the highest standards of care. CoolSculpting systems are the only controlled cooling devices that are designed with built-in safety measures. If sensors detect that the skin is getting too cold, the system will shut down automatically.

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  • SilkPeel Dermalinfusion

SilkPeel Dermalinfusion

SilkPeel Dermalinfusion

Dermalinfusion is a cutting-edge, skin-perfecting procedure that will improve fine lines and texture, tighten pores, remove oils and blemishes, and give the skin a rejuvenated, healthy glow! This treatment includes gentle exfoliation, suctioning away of excess oils and debris, and infusion of a powerful topical serum deep into the pores. New collagen will be created, and color cosmetics / make-up look even better for weeks afterward! This twenty-minute treatment has no downtime, is pain-free, and will provide you with immediate results!

  • Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels

A series of 3 spaced monthly will give you better results than one alone.

Chemical peels are a great addition to a skincare regimen, a series of 3 spaced monthly will give you better results than one alone They rejuvenate the skin by reversing photodamage, improving the skin color, texture, smoothness, and luminosity. They can also help with acne and brown discoloration of the skin. They are safe for all skin types and virtually painless. Expect for your skin to peel extensively on day 3-4 after the peel and for your skin to still be dry and flaky for up to 1 week after the peel.

Types of Chemical Peels

VIPeel
A blend of TCA, Retin-A, Salicylic Acid, Phenol, and Vitamin C.

VIPeel Precision Plus
For more stubborn hyperpigmentation. VI Peel ingredients: + Hydroquinone, Kojic Acid, and Hydrocortisone.

VI Acne Peel
A blend of Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic Acid, Vitamin C, TCA, Retin-A, Phenol, Hydrocortisone and Kojic Acid.

B-LIFTX Salicylic Acid Peel

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  • Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers

Typically Every 6-12 Months

Injectable fillers are used to replace facial volume that we lose as we age. The most common place to have fillers placed is in the “parentheses” lines around the mouth. They can be placed in different areas of the face to improve volume loss, soften lines, enhance the lips, and give an overall more youthful appearance. Different fillers may be more optimal for different areas of volume correction.

We can determine which filler or combination of fillers will give you the best results. The results are immediate. Some people will have bruising and swelling for up to 10 days after the treatment. Most people will benefit from more than one syringe of product, the price of filler is based on the number of syringes injected.

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  • Botox Cosmetic

Botox Cosmetic

Botox® Cosmetic

Every 4 Months

Botulinum toxin has been FDA approved for cosmetic use since 2002. The same molecule (usually in much higher quantities) is used to treat many other disease states including cervical dystonia, migraines, and even axillary hyperhidrosis. Botulinum toxin A inhibits the muscle contractions that lead to lines and wrinkles. It is most commonly used to soften and erase lines around the eyes (crow’s feet), frown lines, and forehead lines.

It can also soften and improve upper lip vertical lines and wrinkles, certain neck wrinkles, chin dimples, and enlarged jaw (masseter) muscles. Treatments are safe, quick, and have minimal side effects. Typical results are visible after 72 hours, with maximum effect achieved in 2 weeks. The price of injection is based on how many units are used. The number of units depends on the size and strength of your facial muscles.

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  • Hair Loss

Hair Loss

Hair Loss

Hair loss is a common condition that may be a consequence of natural aging, a side effect of medication, or a manifestation of a health disorder. It can result in total baldness, thinning of the hair, or patchy bald spots and may be confined to the scalp or affect other areas of the body. Hair loss may be temporary or permanent, depending on its cause. Some of the causes of hair loss include male or female pattern baldness, certain medications, traumatic stress, and certain skin disorders, such as eczema or psoriasis.

Treatment for hair loss is usually based on the cause of the condition and may include topical or systemic treatments. Sometimes a scalp biopsy and lab work is necessary to determine the cause and tailor treatment.

  • Nail Fungus

Nail Fungus

Nail Fungus

Nail fungal infections occur under the toenail as a result of exposure to a warm, moist environment like sweaty shoes or shower floors. These fungal infections usually begin as a yellow or white spot under the nail and develop into thickened, brittle, and distorted nails. They may also turn your nails a darker color as a result of the debris building up.

Nail fungal infections should be treated immediately as they may cause permanent damage and are likely to recur. Treatment options include oral anti-fungal medications, anti-fungal nail polish, or other topical medications.

  • Age Spots

Age Spots

Age Spots

Age spots, which develop on the skin, are a common sign of aging. Also known as brown spots, liver spots and solar lentigines, they are flat, oval areas of pigmentation that ranges from light brown to black. Age spots tend to appear on the parts of the body, such as the face, hands, arms, shoulders and feet, that are exposed to the sun. Most common in people older than 40, they can be freckle-sized or more than a half-inch in length. When age spots are grouped together, they appear even larger.

Although age spots are usually caused by accumulated exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light, trauma or injury, or genetic predisposition. People with light skin have an increased risk for age spots, as do those with a history of frequent sunburn or sun exposure.

  • Wrinkles

Wrinkles

Wrinkles

Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process that occurs when the skin becomes thinner, drier and less elastic, allowing lines and creases to form within. Genetics, smoking and excessive exposure to the sun can also lead to the premature aging of your skin.

There are several treatment options available to help eliminate or reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, such as topical retinoids and wrinkle creams, laser treatment, chemical peels, BOTOX®, Restylane® and more. While these procedures cannot completely reverse the effects of aging on your skin, they are often effective in minimizing the appearance of wrinkles through ongoing treatments.

  • Sun Damage

Sun Damage

Sun Damage

Sun damage can affect any area of the skin as a result of excessive exposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun. Sun damage most commonly occurs on the face, hands, and arms, and may lead to sunspots, age spots, rough skin, and wrinkles. Years of sun exposure can also lead to premature aging and skin cancer. Some individuals may notice skin lesions that are a form of actinic keratosis, which is is a precancerous skin condition that develops from years of sun exposure.

The best treatment against sun damage is preventing it from occurring in the first place. It is important to wear sunscreen on a daily basis and avoid excessive exposure to the sun, especially during mid-day hours when the sun is strongest.

  • Moles and Birthmarks

Moles and Birthmarks

Moles and Birthmarks

Moles are growths on the skin that are usually brown or black; they may be located, alone or in groups, anywhere on the body. A birthmark is a colored mark that appears soon after a baby’s birth. Although many moles and birthmarks are completely benign and pose no health risk, some people choose to remove them for a variety of reasons. Monitoring birthmarks and moles for changes is highly recommended.

There are many types of moles and birthmarks, including the following:

  • Congenital mole (dark and irregularly shaped)
  • Atypical mole (irregular color and undefined borders)
  • Cafe-au-lait spot (light-brown patch)
  • Mongolian spot (flat, bluish and irregularly shaped)
  • Hemangioma (reddish-purple patch or raised dots)
  • Salmon patch (reddish patch, usually on the upper eyelid)
  • Port-wine stain (dark red and flat)
  • Geriatric Dermatology

Geriatric Dermatology

Geriatric Dermatology

As our skin ages, it loses fat and elasticity, becomes drier, and starts to sag, forming wrinkles. Years of sun exposure causes damage, sometimes invisible or barely visible and sometimes harmful. Our office treats signs and problems associated with aging skin, including age and liver spots (lentigines), wrinkles, telangiectasias (broken capillaries), bruising, cherry angiomas, assorted skin diseases (shingles, leg ulcers, seborrheic dermatitis) and cancerous and pre-cancerous problems including actinic and seborrheic keratoses, melanoma, basal and squamous cell carcinomas. Common elective procedures are Botox® injections, laser rejuvenation, and chemical peels.

  • Pediatric Dermatology

Pediatric Dermatology

Pediatric Dermatology

Pediatric dermatology involves comprehensive diagnosis and treatment services for the unique skin of infants, children and adolescents. While children and adults experience many of the same skin conditions, certain conditions are more prevalent in younger patients and require special care that takes into account the growing needs of these patients. Children are often at risk for fungal and bacterial infections of the skin, as well as a wide array of other acquired and congenital conditions.

Early examination by a dermatologist can promote a lifetime of healthy skin for our pediatric patients.

  • Rosacea Treatment

Rosacea Treatment

Rosacea Treatment

Rosacea is a common, chronic skin condition that affects up to 10 percent of the population, many of whom are unaware that they have the condition. Rosacea appears on the face as areas of redness with or without small, pus-filled bumps similar to acne, and, like other skin conditions, may result in emotional distress. Although rosacea is a chronic condition that cannot be cured, there are several treatments available to relieve symptoms and prevent flare-ups.

The diagnosis of rosacea is typically made through a simple physical examination of the skin on the face. Sometimes tests are administered to rule out other possible causes for symptoms, such as eczema or lupus. Although there is no cure for rosacea, there are several treatments available to relieve symptoms. Through medical consultation, patients should be able to pinpoint at least some of the triggers for their symptoms and learn to avoid them.

  • Eczema Treatment

Eczema Treatment

Eczema Treatment

Eczema is the name of a group of skin conditions involving red rashes that become irritated, moist, oozing, dry or bumpy when scratched. Atopic dermatitis, also called infantile eczema, is a common form that affects about 10 percent of children. The condition often improves and worsens cyclically over time, with flare-ups.

Since rashes are caused by exposure to allergens in the environment, known triggers such as heat, wool, hot water, certain foods or skin products, soaps and detergents should be avoided.

Treatment for eczema aims to relieve symptoms and prevent patients from scratching the skin, which can lead to infection. This can be done through lotions, creams, cold compresses and other over-the-counter products. Since scratching can leading to crusting and scabbing of the skin, it is important for patients to do all they can to avoid scratching.

  • Psoriasis Treatment

Psoriasis Treatment

Psoriasis Treatment

Psoriasis is a common, chronic skin condition that causes red, raised, scaly patches to form on the skin. Commonly affected areas are the scalp, elbows, knees, hands, feet and genitals. Over seven million people in the United States are affected by psoriasis, including men, women, and children of all ages. While there is no cure currently available for this chronic condition, there are several treatment options available to effectively relieve the symptoms of psoriasis.

Treatment for psoriasis focuses on clearing the skin of current symptoms. Treatments for the root cause of of psoriasis are intended to interrupt the abnormal cycle that has caused an increased production of skin cells in order to prevent future symptoms from occurring. Treatment may include topical treatment, oral or systemic medication, light therapies or a combination of the three methods.

  • Warts

Warts

Warts

Warts are skin growths caused by viruses. Different warts respond to different treatments. Some go away on their own. Salicylic acid products (in the form of drops, gels, pads and bandages) can help self-treatment of many warts by dissolving the keratin protein that makes up the wart and the dead skin above it. Others can be removed via liquid nitrogen freezing or electrical stimulation or candida immunotherapy. Surgery may be recommended for painful or large warts that do not respond to these treatments.  The treatment of warts can be difficult and may require a series of appointments to ensure complete removal.

  • Acne Treatment

Acne Treatment

Acne Treatment

Acne is the term for the blocked pores (blackheads and whiteheads), pimples, and deeper lumps (cysts or nodules) that can appear typically on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper arms. Seventeen million Americans currently have acne, making it the most common skin disease in the country. While it affects mostly teenagers, and almost all teenagers have some form of acne, adults of any age can have it as well. Acne is not life-threatening, but it can cause physical disfigurement (scarring) and emotional distress.

Treatment for acne varies depending on the type and severity of lesions, skin type and the patient’s age and lifestyle; on average results are visible in six to eight weeks. Options are also available to treat acne scarring, such as microneedling and laser resurfacing.

  • Full Body Exams

Full Body Exams

Full Body Exams

Full-body skin exams are an essential method of screening patients for benign or cancerous lesions that they may not have been able to see or recognize on their own. We can often find potentially life-threatening growths in a timely manner. From head to toe and back to front, we inspect the skin for any suspicious growths.

This quick and painless preventive measure is an invaluable tool in the early detection of skin cancer as well as many other dermatological conditions.