Joyce Lender, MD Inc. offers a full array of dermatological services to help you maintain healthy skin. You can read more on this page about specific services.
Dr. Joyce A. Lender and her staff are committed to providing the highest quality dermatological medical care to the community. We strive to maintain the highest standards by staying current with education and technology and by adhering to our promise of care for our patients' well-being. We provide all aspects of general dermatology that encompass diagnosing, treating, and routine care for diseases of the skin, hair, and nails.
Botox and Dysport
A Botox or Dysport treatment is a simple non-surgical, physician-administered procedure that can temporarily smooth moderate to deep lines on the forehead and between the brows in people from 18 to 65 years of age. One 10 minute treatment and a few tiny injections can relax the muscles that cause these unwanted lines and keep them relaxed from 3-6 months.
Chemical peeling is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin. A chemical solution of either, salicylic acid or glycolic acid is applied to the skin which causes it to separate, flake off, and allows new skin to form. The new skin is smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin and may also be more even in color. A series of treatments may be necessary. The peels are performed by medical aestheticians in our office with the session lasting about 10 minutes.
Laser Hair Reduction
This treatment is performed in our office and could take as little as a few minutes to as long as an hour, depending on the area being treated. Multiple treatments are required for laser hair reduction, as the process is most effective when the hair follicle is in its active growth phase. Any hair should be completely removed by shaving;no waxing, tweezing, or electrolysis for at least six weeks prior to laser. The area should be thoroughly cleaned, dried, and should not be exposed to sunlight or tanning for at least 14 days prior to treatment.
The laser creates a beam of high-intensity light that penetrates deep into skin tissue where it delivers a controlled amount of targeted therapeutic heat. Candela's patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) technology protects the upper layers of your skin with a cooling burst of cryogen. Together, the long-pulse laser and DCD cooling offer optimal treatment with minimal side effects. Some patients may feel a slight discomfort with each laser pulse, sometimes described as the snapping of a rubber band on the skin. For some patients, a topical anesthetic may be used prior to treatment.
Permanent Make Up
Permanent Make Up is a form of tattooing that deposits tiny individual implants of pigment into the dermal layer of the skin and connot be washed off. Permanent Make Up is a skin invasive procedure and therefore you may experinece some discomfort. However, keep in mind we use topical anesthetic ointment for any pain. All procedures are done with new and sterile needles and are disposed following each procedure.
Acne is the most frequent skin condition seen by medical professionals. It consists of pimples that appear on the face, back and chest. About 80% of adolescents have some form of acne and about 5% of adults experience acne. In normal skin, oil glands under the skin, known as sebaceous glands, produce an oily substance called sebum. Read More »
Moles are brown or black growths, usually round or oval, that can appear anywhere on the skin. They can be rough or smooth, flat or raised, single or in multiples. They occur when cells that are responsible for skin pigmentation, known as melanocytes, grow in clusters instead of being spread out across the skin. Generally, moles are less than one-quarter inch in size. Most moles appear by the age of 20, although some moles may appear later in life. Read More »
Psoriasis is a skin condition that creates red patches of skin with white, flaky scales. It most commonly occurs on the elbows, knees and trunk, but can appear anywhere on the body. The first episode usually strikes between the ages of 15 and 35. It is a chronic condition that will then cycle through flare-ups and remissions throughout the rest of the patient's life. Psoriasis affects as many as 7.5 million people in the United States. About 20,000 children under age 10 have been diagnosed with psoriasis. Read More »
"Rash" is a general term for a wide variety of skin conditions. A rash refers to a change that affects the skin and usually appears as a red patch or small bumps or blisters on the skin. The majority of rashes are harmless and can be treated effectively with over-the-counter anti-itch creams, antihistamines and moisturizing lotions. Read More »
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes facial redness, acne-like pimples, visible small blood vessels on the face, swelling and/or watery, irritated eyes. This inflammation of the face can affect the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead or eyelids. More than 14 million Americans suffer from rosacea. It is not contagious, but there is some evidence to suggest that it is inherited. There is no known cause or cure for rosacea. There is also no link between rosacea and cancer. Read More »
Skin cancer is the most common form of human cancers, affecting more than one million Americans every year. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives. Skin cancers are generally curable if caught early. However, people who have had skin cancer are at a higher risk of developing a new skin cancer, which is why regular self-examination and doctor visits are imperative. Read More »
Warts are small, harmless growths that appear most frequently on the hands and feet. Sometimes they look flat and smooth, other times they have a dome-shaped or cauliflower-like appearance. Warts can be surrounded by skin that is either lighter or darker. Warts are caused by different forms of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). They occur in people of all ages and can spread from person-to-person and from one part of the body to another. Warts are benign (noncancerous) and generally painless. Read More »
Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. They occur most frequently in areas exposed to the sun, such as the face, neck, back of the hands and forearms. Over time, skin gets thinner, drier and less elastic. Ultimately, this causes wrinkles - either fine lines or deep furrows. In addition to sun exposure, premature aging of the skin is associated with smoking, heredity and skin type (higher incidence among people with fair hair, blue-eyes and light skin). Read More »