Find Out Why Dr. Geller Is The Best Dermatologist in NJ

Choosing a dermatologist is a personal decision. You need someone with experience, honesty, professionalism and trustworthiness. After all, you’re not just trusting your dermatologist with your skin – you’re trusting him with your self-confidence, too.

Dr. Geller’s expertise and experience has earned him the reputation of being the best dermatologist in NJ. He’s also the only Board-Certified Dermatopathologist in northwestern NJ, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of both precancerous and cancerous lesions of the skin.

Best Dermatologist NJ Offering a Wide Range of Treatments

From acne to Botox, chemical peels and pathology, Dr. Geller offers a wide range of treatments at his Chester and Hackettstown offices. These treatments include (but are not limited to):

  • Acne scars
  • Chemical peels
  • Scar revision
  • Stretch marks
  • Wrinkles
  • Micro-needling
  • Enlarged pores
  • Blood vessel treatments
  • Photo skin rejuvenation

Don’t see your desired treatment listed here? Call Dr. Geller today at 908-879-8800 (Chester) or 908-452-5917 (Hackettstown) to discuss your needs.

What is Dermatology?

Dermatology is an essential branch of medicine that focuses on the skin, your body’s largest organ and a key part of the immune system.

A dermatologist is a physician that diagnoses and treats conditions related to the skin, hair, nails and mucus membranes. These medical professionals treat people of all ages, and treatments range from cosmetic issues to potentially life-threatening cancers.

A dermatopathologist, like Dr. Geller, has expertise in the diagnosis of skin diseases. Specifically, these professionals can examine and interpret skin tissue samples, smears of skin lesions, and cellular scrapings through fluorescence microscopy, light microscopy or electron microscopy.

Who Needs a Dermatologist?

Everyone can benefit from a visit with the dermatologist, even if you have no apparent skin conditions. Aside from treatments, dermatologists also educate patients on the best ways to prevent skin conditions in the future and how to care for aging skin.

Common reasons to visit a dermatologist include:

Acne

If your acne is not responding to over-the-counter treatments, a dermatologist can help by offering a prescription skin treatment that is most effective for your lifestyle and skin type.

Eczema

Eczema is a common skin condition that causes itching, irritation and flaky patches of skin. Dermatologists can help you develop a plan to manage your eczema and prescribe medications if necessary.

Skin Cancer

Did you know that dermatologists screen for skin cancer? Annual visits can help you catch skin cancer early on. Annual screenings are important, especially if you’re in the high risk group:

  • 40+ moles on your body
  • Fair-haired
  • Light-eyed

Aside from preventative screenings, you should see a dermatologist if you notice any changes in the size, shape or color of your moles.

If you’re being treated for other cancers, you may want to see a dermatologist if you’re experiencing skin-related side effects from your treatments.

Cosmetic Skin, Hair and Nail Issues

If you’re experiencing any non-life-threatening issues with your hair, skin or nails, a dermatologist can help. From psoriasis to warts, stretch marks and skin discoloration, dermatologists help patients find treatments that restore their confidence.

Scars

A dermatologist can also provide treatment to improve the look of scars, including both acne and raised scars.

Hair and Scalp Diseases

If you’re dealing with dermatitis or other hair diseases (including hair loss), a dermatologist can help find the right treatment.

Nail Problems

Roughly 10% of all dermatological conditions affect the nails, and half of these are caused by fungal infections. Ingrown nails are also commonly treated by dermatologists.

Rosacea

A condition that causes redness in the face. Rosacea often leads to the development of tiny, pus-filled bumps as well as swollen eyelids and visible blood vessels. This common skin condition can affect the nose, cheeks, chin, forehead, ears, back and chest. Middle-aged women with fair skin are most commonly affected.

Stretch Marks

Stretch marks can develop for a variety of reasons, including pregnancy and short-term weight gain. These marks form when the middle layer of the skin (the dermis) is stretched more than it can tolerate. The connective fibers in the skin break, disrupting collagen production and causing scars.

Dermatologists can perform laser treatments that completely eliminate or minimize the appearance of stretch marks.

Wrinkles

Everyone develops wrinkles as they age, but with the right nutrition, proper skin care and advanced treatments from your dermatologist, you can turn back the clock.

Injectables and fillers, like Botox, collagen and hyaluronic acid fillers can help restore your youthful appearance, making wrinkles a thing of the past.

Sun Damage and Hyperpigmentation

With the help of IPL photofacial treatments, you can wave good-bye to the effects of sun damage and hyperpigmentation.

Preparing For Your First Visit

Visiting a dermatologist is not unlike visiting your general physician. Knowing what to expect can help you better prepare for your upcoming appointment.

  • Check with your health insurance plan to make sure the services are covered, and find out if you will need a referral from your general physician.
  • Create a list of all your current medications and the supplements you are taking.
  • Prepare a list of questions to ask or concerns you’d like to address.
  • Avoid wearing makeup if you are having your face examined.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing if you’re screening for skin cancer.

If you have any questions about your visit, give your dermatologist a call to address these concerns before your appointment.

Call Dr. Geller today to at 908-452-5917 (Hackettstown) or 908-879-8800 (Chester) to discuss your dermatological needs and schedule your first appointment.



Office Update

In these uncertain times we would like to assure our patients that we are open to serve your dermatologic needs.

Protecting your health now is more important than ever, and the safety for our patients and staff is our utmost concern. We are adhering to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and American Academy of Dermatology safety guidelines to ensure the safety of your visit to our office.

We have implemented the following procedures and steps:

  • You can now check in for appointments directly from your car, and a nurse will escort straight to your exam room.
  • Masks are required for all patients and staff, and staff members are required to wear gloves.
  • Office appointments will be spread out to minimize interactions with others and to maintain social distancing.
  • Sanitary office environment. The office is sanitized and disinfected multiple times a day, including before and after each patient visit.
  • Staff are required to wash their hands before and after every patient with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rubs.
  • Telehealth Visits. We can also see patients virtually from the privacy and safety of their homes. For more information on the ease and convenience of a telehealth visit, please see below. Depending on your condition, we may need to see you at the office.
  • The Dermatology Specialists can now order COVID-19 antibody testing for all patients through local labs such as LabCorp and Quest. There is no cost to you per the 4/11/20 Press Release at www.cms.gov regarding Expanded Coverage for Essential Diagnostic Services Amid COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.
  • Patient and staff safety remain our number one concern.

For telehealth instructions, download the following PDF Here