Botox

Botox® Cosmetic is the most common nonsurgical anti-aging treatment. It is a safe and effective way to reduce or eliminate lines on the face caused by use of the facial muscles. With a few injections the areas treated can smooth out and give you a younger, relaxed look, with results lasting a few months and follow-up treatments often lasting longer.

Botox® Cosmetic is a natural purified protein that is injected into the targeted muscles of the face and blocks nerve impulses that cause contractions. The absence of muscle contractions prevents the skin from being bunched and creating lines. The protein does not travel elsewhere in the body, so there are no unwanted effects from a treatment. There is a potential of bruising from the injection, and one of our expert providers can discuss with you possible outcomes and rare side effects.

Within the first few days the treatment starts to take effect and the majority of patients see significant improvement at 7 – 10 days, and further improvement for up to a month. Results can last up to four months, however individual outcomes may vary.

Our practice has an excellent relationship with the makers and suppliers of Botox Cosmetic ® and participate in the Brilliant distinctions® program, allowing patients to earn points for their treatments which can be used for special perks.

As with all cosmetic procedures it is best to consult with one of our providers on your specific concerns so that you receive the best treatment, or combination of treatments, for you. The cost of Botox® depends on a number of factors, including how much is used and will be discussed with you during your consult.
Call our office at (707) 643-5785 to get started.

FDA raises concerns: Are sunscreens actually safe?

Sunscreens have not required the same scientific studies to be done that medicines require.
Recent studies have been conducted that now show that when using lots of sunscreen, those chemicals are absorbed systemically and can be found in your blood stream. Additionally some of these chemicals may not be safe.
So… now the FDA is going to require that safety studies be done on sunscreens to make sure the chemicals that are absorbed are safe.

Until these studies are done, it is still recommended to use sunscreens to prevent UV damage to the skin which is a known cause of skin cancer.

This often brings up the question about using natural sunscreens that don’t contain these chemicals. However, it is these chemicals that make sunscreens effective at preventing UV damage.

Are sunscreens Safe?
FDA article

Napa Dermatology Office

Napa Dermatology Office

1700 Second St., Suite 220
Napa, CA 94559
Tel: (707) 252-2931
Fax: (707) 603-3895




FROM Lake County – SOUTH ON HWY 29

  • Take exit 18A for First Street toward Downtown Napa
  • Turn right onto 1st St
  • Once you go over the overpass, follow signs for Central Napa, going to the right onto California Blvd
  • Use any lane to turn left at the 1st cross street onto 2nd St
  • Go straight at the Jefferson light
  • Building is on the Left, just before Seminary Street.

FROM Vallejo – NORTH ON HWY 29

  • Take exit 18A for First Street toward Downtown Napa
  • Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Central Napa
  • At the light stay in the right lane to turn onto California Blvd
  • Use any lane to turn left at the 1st cross street onto 2nd St
  • Go straight at the Jefferson light
  • Building is on the Left, just before Seminary Street.

FROM Fairfield – I-80 W

  • Take I-80 W to CA-12 W.
  • Take exit 39B from I-80 W
  • Merge onto CA-12W
  • Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 39B for CA-12 W toward Napa/Sonoma
  • Continue to Napa County
  • Continue onto CA-12 W
  • Turn right onto CA-12 W/CA-29 N/State Hwy 12 W (signs for Napa/Sonoma)
  • Continue to follow CA-29 N
  • Take exit 18A for 1st St toward Downtown Napa
  • Turn right onto 1st St
  • Merge right onto California Blvd
  • Use any lane to turn left onto 2nd St
  • Destination will be on the left

St. Helena Fall Cosmetic Event with Erica R. Aronson, MD

THIS EVENT HAS PASSED

Take in the beauty of the season at a cosmetic event just for you.
Thursday, October 20th, 2016
at
5:00 pm
with

Dr. Erica R. Aronson, MD

at
Solano Dermatology Associates
807 St. Helena Highway, Suite 2
St. Helena, CA 94574



Come to our special one-night event featuring Erica R. Aronson, MD, Board Certified Dermatologist. You will get a chance to learn more about Botox, Fillers, Lasers, CoolSculpting and Skin Care products.  Light Refreshments will be served. Discounts will be offered on this one night only.

 

RSVP at 707-963-5450 soon
space is limited.

Download the Flyer for this Event (pdf)

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A Night of Beauty Just for You…

THIS EVENT HAS PASSED

A Night of Beauty
Just for You…

Thursday, March 24th 2016
at
5:00 pm
with
Dr. Kathryn Kent, MD
at
Solano Dermatology Associates
2290 Sacramento Street
Vallejo, CA 94590


Come to our special one-night event featuring Dr. Kathryn Kent, Board Certified Dermatologist. You will get a chance to learn more about Botox, Fillers, CoolSculpting and Skin Care products.  Light Refreshments will be served. Discounts will be offered on this one night only.

 

RSVP at 707-643-5785 x337 soon, space is limited.

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Solano Dermatology Supports AAD’s Camp Discovery

Solano Dermatology made a gift to the American Academy of Dermatology’s Camp Discovery to help send 350 kids with skin diseases to camp this summer.

About Camp Discovery
“Under the expert care of dermatologists and nurses, Camp Discovery offers campers the opportunity to spend a week among other young people who have similar skin conditions. Many of the counselors have chronic skin conditions as well, and can provide support and advice to campers.”

Camp Discovery

A Night of Beauty Just for You…

THIS EVENT HAS PASSED

coolsculpting

A Night of Beauty Just for You
Thursday, October 22nd 2015
at
5:00pm
with
Dr. Erica Aronson, MD
at
Solano Dermatology Associates
807 St. Helena Hwy, Ste 2
St Helena, CA 94574


Come to our special one night event featuring Dr. Erica Aronson, Board Certified Dermatologist.
You will get a chance to learn more about CoolSculpting, Botox, Fillers, Fraxel Laser Therapy
and Skin Care products. Light Refreshments will be served. Discounts will be offered on this
one night only.

RSVP at 707-963-5450 soon, space is limited.

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St. Helena Office Open House

THIS EVENT HAS PASSED

Please join us for an Open House

Come meet our staff and tour our office

Monday July 14, 2014 from 4pm to 6pm

St. Helena location (807 St. Helena Hwy, Suite 2, St. Helena, CA 94574)

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Treatment of Melanoma

Malignant Melanoma is also epidemic worldwide and is the third most common form of skin cancer. There is a great deal of information already published about malignant melanoma on the internet. We will limit our discussion primarily to the treatment of primary melanoma which is done in the dermatologist’s office. Early detection of melanoma is critical and saves people’s lives because the prognosis or risk of spreading varies directly with its depth of invasion. Most melanomas start out early and are not very deep; if they are caught at that stage and removed completely they are not likely to spread.

The lowest risk form of melanoma is called in situ (MIS) which is on the surface of the skin similar to squamous cell carcinoma in situ. Those cancers should not spread at all although our statistics tell us that actual cure rates for MIS are not 100% as one might think. That is probably because some patients who have been diagnosed with MIS might have had areas of invasion that were missed under the microscope, since standard pathology misses a great deal of what is actually cut out by the dermatologic surgeon due to how the tissue is processed. This is not wrong; it is just how things are done in standard pathology which when compared to MOhs micrographic surgical pathology is much less thorough. The pathology partly dictates our treatment and the margin of normal skin around the melanoma. If the melanoma is in situ the standard recommendation is 5 mm margins, although research shows that that may not be adequate in many cases. Frequently melanomas are very ill-defined. We use a special light, a Wood’s light, to help delineate the size of a melanoma. This is a black light or UV light which illuminates brown spots and helps us determine the size of the melanoma which sometimes can be quite subtle and difficult to see with the naked eye. In situ melanoma on the central face in critical areas such as the eyelids, nose, ears, and lips can be treated with Mohs micrographic surgery, but the pathology is difficult requiring a special stain called an immunoperoxidase stain which labels melanoma cells to increase our sensitivity and our success rates. Despite that, this form of melanoma has a higher recurrence or persistence rate after Mohs or any form of treatment. When we do Mohs micrographic surgery on this type of melanoma on the face, we often have patients use Aldara or imiquimod cream to help clean up single cells that we may have left behind. Aldara or imiquimod cream has been use for in situ or superficial melanoma, although the research is quite limited and failure raters are substantia; thus we rarely if ever recommend it as what is called primary treatment. We sometimes do recommend it as mentioned above for what is called adjuvant treatment after surgery to possibly help improve our cure rates.

Free Screenings in May

May is Melanoma & Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. Solano Dermatology will be providing free skin cancer screening throughout the month. Follow the link for dates and contact information.

Learn More

https://www.solanodermatology.com/1408/