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By Laser & Aesthetic Center of the Permian Basin
August 08, 2017
Tags: mohs surgery  

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is scary no matter the type. However, a skin cancer diagnosis often comes along side a recommendation for mohs surgerya revolutionary treatment. Moh’s surgery has a near 99% cure rate and can help you overcome your skin cancer diagnosis and get back on your feet. Find out more about Moh’s surgery with Dr. Robert Chappell, Jr., and Dr. Ritchie Rosso at Chappell Rosso Dermatology in Odessa, TX.

What is Moh’s surgery? 
Moh’s surgery is a procedure which treats skin cancer. The procedure itself is highly precise, allowing doctors to remove only the affected skin, leaving the surrounding skin intact. This precision comes from only removing one super-thin layer of skin at a time, then examining it under a microscope. Traditional skin cancer removal involves simply removing the visible cancerous skin and the area around it, damaging the surrounding skin. Moh’s surgery also allows your doctor to accurately remove all the cancerous skin which, in turn, increases the cure rate of the procedure.

What can I expect during Moh’s surgery? 
Doctors perform Moh’s surgery on an outpatient basis and the procedure normally lasts less than four hours. Your doctor will begin by numbing the area of the cancerous skin with a local anesthetic. Then, your doctor removes the visible part of the tumor and begins mapping the cancerous skin to ensure its accurate removal. Your doctor will remove the layers of tissue according to this map to ensure they have removed all of the cancerous skin. If necessary, your doctor will reconstruct the skin, then bandage the wound.

Moh’s Surgery in Odessa, TX
Recovery times after Moh’s surgery vary depending on the size and location of the cancer. Some patients can return to their daily activities after a day, while others take several weeks to heal. Consult with your doctor to determine if Moh’s surgery is the best treatment option for your skin cancer.

For more information on Moh’s Surgery, please contact Dr. Chappell and Dr. Rosso at Chappell Rosso Dermatology in Odessa, TX. Call (432) 333-6603 to schedule your appointment with your dermatologist today!

By Laser & Aesthetic Center of the Permian Basin
June 08, 2017
Tags: acne  

Isn’t it time that you found the right way to tackle your acne problems.acne

Acne is one of the most common skin problems people deal with and one that leaves a lot of people frustrated. Even though we often associate acne with those tumultuous teen years, so many adults continue to battle serious acne problems for many decades. Luckily, our Odessa, TX, dermatologists, Dr. Robert Chappell, Jr. and Dr. Richie Rosso, are here to offer up some helpful tips for how to treat your acne and reduce breakouts.

Manage Your Stress

Even though stress doesn’t cause breakouts, it can certainly make your acne issues worse. Blame it on the cortisol that’s being released every time you find yourself feeling anxious. Cortisol can lead to inflammation and cause oil glands to work overtime. Take time everyday to keep your cool, whether this includes a little walk or run through the park, meditation or listening to music. Take time for yourself and your skin.

Avoid Makeup When Breaking Out

If you are already dealing with a pretty bad breakout, the last thing you want to do is cover it up with makeup that you’ll probably leave on most of the day. If you do have to wear makeup, look for products that do not contain oils and that say that they are “non-comedogenic”, which means that they will not clog pores.

Look for the Right Cleansers

There are a ton of acne-fighting products on the market so it can feel rather confusing to know just which one to choose. While there is always trial-and-error and patience with any acne product you choose, look for ones that contain ingredients like salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide or glycolic acid, which can help to kill the bacteria responsible for acne. If you aren’t finding any success with over-the-counter products, then it’s time to talk to our Odessa, TX, skin doctor.

Clean Your Cell Phone

This is a habit that everyone should adopt and yet most people don’t. Think about where your phone has been throughout the course of a day. Now think about how many times you played with your phone and then touched your face. Think about how many calls you’ve made. Yikes! It might make you cringe. It’s a good idea to clean your cell phone with antibacterial wipes at least once a day to keep those nasty germs to a minimum.

Is it time you turned to a medical professional to handle your acne problems in Odessa, TX? If so, our dermatologists are here for you. Call us anytime to schedule your consultation. Clearer skin can be yours!

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.

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