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By Laser & Aesthetic Center of the Permian Basin
March 31, 2017
Category: Procedures
Tags: Wrinkles   Botox  

How Botox from your Odessa, Texas dermatologist can help you look youngerbotox

Aging can be a difficult process, especially for your skin. The elasticity of your skin decreases   and fine lines and wrinkles begin to show. Aging can affect your self-esteem and self-confidence, but it doesn’t have to. You don’t have to put up with the fine lines and wrinkles in your face. You can do something about it. The answer is Botox! Dr. Robert Chappell Jr. and Dr. Ritchie Rosso at Chappell Rosso Dermatology in Odessa, Texas, want to help you discover how Botox can help you look younger.

Botox has been safely used for years to combat the early signs of aging. It’s made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and works by temporarily “freezing” the muscles and nerves around the treatment site. The result is flatter, smoother, more youthful skin.

It is injected just under the skin and you should see results within 2 to 4 days. Results from Botox typically last from 4 to 6 months. The cost will vary depending on the number of injections and the area treated. It’s best to have maintenance treatments to keep your face looking youthful.

Botox is the treatment-of-choice if you have:

  • Lines around your eyes, commonly called crow’s feet
  • Lines between your eyebrows, known as glabella
  • Lines in your forehead, known as furrows
  • Laugh and smile lines around your mouth and nose

Botox is the minimally invasive way to erase what the years have done to your face. Treatment is usually tolerated well with little to no downtime. If you wish, a numbing cream or spray can be applied beforehand.

Botox is just one of the dermatological procedures available in Odessa. For a complete listing of available services, please visit the website at

If you want to say goodbye to your fine lines and wrinkles, it’s time to consider Botox. You can look younger and better than ever before, thanks to Botox treatment. For more information on Botox and other cosmetic services call Dr. Robert Chappell Jr. and Dr. Ritchie Rosso at Chappell Rosso Dermatology in Odessa, Texas. Call today and get started on a younger-looking you!

By Laser & Aesthetic Center of the Permian Basin
February 03, 2017
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  

What your dermatologists in Odessa want you to knowlaser hair removal

If you have unwanted hair, chances are you may have heard about laser hair removal. You may be wondering if laser hair removal hurts, or if it is right for you. The truth is laser hair removal is much more comfortable than electrolysis because the laser only damages the hair follicle, not the skin around it. This makes lasers the perfect choice for painless, quick hair removal. Your dermatologists at Chappell Rosso Dermatology in Odessa, TX want to share the facts about laser hair removal.

Painless treatment is only one of the benefits of laser hair removal when compared to electrolysis. When you choose laser hair removal, you can expect:

  • Rapid treatment because laser pulses only last a fraction of a second
  • Safe treatment because Chappell Rosso professionals are highly skilled at laser hair removal
  • Successful treatment because 90 percent of patients experience permanent hair loss after 3 to 5 sessions
  • Unlike electrolysis, laser hair removal can remove hair from larger areas of your body including your legs and back. You can also remove hair from your chin, upper lip, sideburns, underarms and bikini line.

The number of sessions you will need varies depending on the number of areas treated and your individual characteristics. Typically 4 to 8 treatments give you the best results. Your dermatologists in Odessa may recommend maintenance treatments at 4 to 8-week intervals.

Laser technology is state-of-the-art and has revolutionized dermatology. Precise targeting allows the laser to heat only the hair follicle, not your skin, so laser hair removal won’t hurt you.

If you are tired of plucking, shaving or electrolysis treatments, you need to consider laser hair removal. Don’t visit just anyone; you need the services of the best! Call your dermatologists at Chappell Rosso Dermatology in Odessa, TX. Find out more about laser hair removal and what it can do for you by calling today!

By Laser & Aesthetic Center of the Permian Basin
December 08, 2016
Category: Procedures
Tags: Skin Type  

It can be challenging to develop a skin care routine that’s right for your skin. Determining your skin type is the first step in better skin typeunderstanding your skin and what it needs to be healthy. Once you understand what type of skin you have, you can select products that are best suited to your skin type. If you are unsure what type of skin you have, a dermatologist can help you identify your skin type. Dr. Robert Chappell and Dr. Ritchie Rosso are your Odessa, TX dermatologists. They can identify your skin type and help you develop a skin care routine.

Main Skin Types

There are several different skin types. Each type is associated with specific characteristics and has its own needs. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to skin care. It is important to use products that are specifically designed for your skin type, as well as develop a routine that works for your skin. Your Odessa dermatologist can help you determine your skin type and make recommendations about how to best care for it. There are five main skin types.

  • Normal Skin — Small pores, few imperfections, glowing complexion and minimal sensitivity, if any.
  • Dry Skin — Dry spots, red patches, small pores, lines are more visible, complexion is often dull and rough and skin is less elastic.
  • Oily Skin — Oily all over, shiny complexion, large pores, easily breaks out with frequent pimples, blackheads and other blemishes.
  • Combination Skin — Oily T-zone with dry patches in other areas (such as the cheeks), shiny skin, blackheads in some areas and large pores.
  • Sensitive Skin — Easily irritated with areas of dryness, redness, itching or burning.

A dermatologist can help you determine your skin type and recommend the right products and treatments best suited for your skin. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Chappell or Dr. Rosso, your Odessa, TX dermatologists, call the office at (432) 333-6603.

By Laser & Aesthetic Center of the Permian Basin
October 14, 2016
Category: Procedures
Tags: Wrinkles   Botox  

Find out all that Botox treatment can do for your skin’s appearance.

It seem like every time you look in the mirror a new batch of wrinkles has appeared. While the development of lines and wrinkles is a botoxnormal part of aging, it can be disheartening for the signs of aging to appear right on your face for all to see. Luckily, our Odessa, TX dermatologists, Dr. Robert Chappell, Jr. and Dr. Ritchie Rosso, have the answer you’re looking for to smooth away facial wrinkles.

If you want to say goodbye to laugh lines, crow’s feet or forehead wrinkles then Botox treatment may be the answer you’ve been looking for. Botox is a great way to reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, or wrinkles that appear as a result of facial expressions such as smiling or squinting. However, Botox will not be able to treat static wrinkles, or wrinkles that remain visible even with a neutral face. Botox is ideal for targeting wrinkles around the mouth, nose, eyes and forehead.

What should I expect when I get Botox?

Before you choose to get Botox in Odessa, it’s important that you know more about the process. Of course, before you even get Botox our skin doctors will sit down with you and determine if your treatment goals are realistic for what Botox can offer you. Our goal, after all, is to make sure that you are satisfied with your cosmetic results.

Fortunately, getting Botox doesn’t take more than about 10 minutes, at the most. While we can apply a numbing gel to the area prior to treatment, the needles are so small that you’ll barely notice them without numbing gel. Most patients report only feeling a slight prick when the needles are administered.

One very important thing to understand is that Botox results aren’t instant. You won’t walk into our office and right out with wrinkles instantly smoothed out. It will take a few days for the results to actually appear. But when results appear you will be able to see a visible difference in the appearance of facial lines. And while results are only temporary, you can continue to maintain your youthful appearance by continuing to get follow-up injections every few months. It is normal for there to be some slight swelling or pain at the injection sites for a day or two after.

Turn to Laser & Aesthetic Center of Odessa, TX for the cosmetic dermatology you want to improve the quality and appearance of your skin. Call us today to find out more about the services we offer and how we can help you.

By Laser & Aesthetic Center of the Permian Basin
August 03, 2016
Tags: hives  

Don’t let these itchy red welts get you down! Learn how to combat this problem from your Odessa dermatologists!

It often seems like a bout of hives comes out of nowhere. Before you know it, you are covered in red, swelling and itchy bumps. It can be hivesannoying or even downright embarrassing. From the office of your Odessa, TX dermatologists Dr. Robert Chappell, Jr. and Dr. Ritchie Rosso, find out what could be causing your hives and what you can do to prevent it.

There are many issues that could be triggering your hives including:

  • Food allergies (most often to nuts, eggs, dairy or shellfish)
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Certain medications (e.g. antibiotics)
  • Latex
  • Exposure to heat, exercise, sun or cold
  • Viral infections (e.g. mononucleosis)
  • Pet dander
  • Bacterial infections (e.g. strep throat)
  • Pollen
  • Plants (e.g. poison ivy)

So, what should you do to prevent hives outbreaks?

The most obvious thing to do is to avoid the triggers that you know are responsible for causing hives. If you are unsure of the culprit, it’s time to talk to our Odessa skin doctor, who can help you determine the root cause so that you can avoid it whenever possible.

And if you do end up coming in contact with one of these triggers, here are some ways to handle your hives:

Try taking an antihistamine, whether over-the-counter or a prescription. Our dermatologists can determine whether or not your symptoms will require a stronger antihistamine than one you can get at your local drugstore. Antihistamines are the most common medication for treating hives.

If you have a severe case of hives, the best treatment option may be to take prednisone, a steroid that can help reduce your symptoms. But because this is a steroid, you will only take this for a short amount of time.

If your body reacts by not only developing hives but also swelling of the mouth or difficulty breathing, then you may be prescribed an injectable epinephrine (better known as an EpiPen®) that you will carry on you at all times should you come in contact with one of these triggers and need medication right away.

Even though hives are innocuous they can still be frustrating. If you are experiencing frequent outbreaks, then it’s time you turned to our skin care expert in Odessa. Laser and Aesthetic Center is here to provide you with the best in comprehensive skin treatments.

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