Dermatologists Anchorage AK

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Dr.Michael Cusack
(907) 562-2275
110 West 38th Avenue
Anchorage, AK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1965
Speciality
Dermatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Michael Leary Cusack, MD
(907) 562-2275
3601 C St Ste 1350
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1965

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John Edward Schultz Jr, DO
(907) 562-2510
4048 Laurel St Ste 301
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Alaska Reg Hosp, Anchorage, Ak; Providence Alaska Med Ctr, Anchorage, Ak

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John H Bocachica, MD
(907) 729-2093
4315 Diplomacy Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Stony Brook Hlth Sci Ctr, Stony Brook Ny 11794
Graduation Year: 1976

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Peter George Ehrnstrom
(907) 646-8500
3841 Piper Street
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Dermatology

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Mathew Michael Cannava, MD
(907) 561-3376
341 W Tudor Rd Ste 104
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1997

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Alaska Adult Adolescent Pediatric Dermatology
(907) 562-2275
110 W 38th Ave, Ste A2
Anchorage, AK
 
Senter, Thomas P MD - Senter Thomas P MD
(907) 276-1315
636 Barrow St
Anchorage, AK
 
Means, Norman D MD - Nova Aesthetic Medicine
(866) 840-0768
2421 E Tudor Rd, Ste 108
Anchorage, AK
 
Margretta A O'Reilly, MD
(907) 646-8500
2741 Debarr Rd Ste C307
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1987

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Why the Face Ages and What Can Be Done About It

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According to Dermatologist Melvin Elson, M.D., of Nashville, Tenn., there are five basic types of aging that occur on the face, and for each of these aging processes modern dermatology has an answer that can turn back father time.

How Dermatologists  Can Restore Your Youthful Look

Dermatologic treatments can improve the skin's texture and return its youthful glow. "Dermatologists evaluate a patient with aging facial skin for many different factors, including how well the face is aging overall; is there obvious damage to the skin's surface; what does this damage look like; and how deep does it go," stated Dr. Elson. "Once we have a picture of what has occurred on the face over time, dermatologists can identify the steps necessary to reverse the damage - whether that be through a single treatment or a combination of several treatments."

Factors that Act Together to Age the Face

Intrinsic Aging

Intrinsic aging is the natural process of aging that begins late in life and is characterized by a loss of substance to the skin and the underlying fat resulting in a gaunt, thin look with hollowed cheeks and eye sockets. The treatment options for this type of aging are aimed at replacement of the lost tissue, such as solid implants, which are surgically placed under the skin, or fat transfer, where fat and tissue from other parts of the patients' body are used to fill in deeper wrinkles and contour the "hills and valleys" associated with aging.

Gravity

No one is immune to the effects of gravity on their body. For the face, this means that as soon as we stand, everything moves downwards - the eyelids fall, the jowls form, the nose tip points downward, the upper lip disappears while the lower lip pouts and even the ears get longer. These facial changes related to gravity become more pronounced as we age.

"No amount of facial exercises or ‘good genes' can offset the pull of gravity," stated Dr. Elson. "Dermatologic treatments for the everyday effects of gravity remain surgical, such as a blepharoplasty, a surgical procedure to correct the "droopy" look of eyelids. Because surgical procedures are invasive and require extensive downtime, it's important to discuss with your dermatologist the option that is right for your lifestyle." 

Photodamage

More than 80 percent of the damage on an aging face is from photodamage which occurs from overexposure to the elements, including the sun and the wind. Individuals with fair skin, light eyes and a history of long-term sun exposure are more susceptible to photodamage, which is represented by blotchy pigmentation, wrinkling and scaling.

Dermatologists have a variety of innovative techniques which can improve the appearance of photodamaged skin, including laser resurfacing, a treatment option where heat or light pulses from a ...

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