Dr. Madfes on “Behind the Scenes” with James Earl Jones

Dr. Madfes was featured on “Behind the Scenes” with James Earl Jones! Check out the video below:

All Natural Hair Loss Treatment

We are pleased to offer PRP Injections for Hair Loss.  PRP is a perfect, all natural procedure for anyone looking for thicker, healthier hair.

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PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma.  Platelets are the cells that help you stop bleeding when you scrape or cut yourself, but they are also rich in many growth factors, including: platelet-derived growth factor, transforming growth factor, and vascular endothelial growth factor.

Since platelets release many important factors, they have been used to treat joint problems, and now hair loss as well.  PRP has been shown to benefit patients with a variety of hair loss sub-types, including androgenic alopecia (also known as “male” or “female” pattern hair loss).

The best part about PRP is that it is all-natural, as it comes from your own blood.

PRP promotes hair growth via 2 pathways:

  1. encouraging new blood vessels (angiogenesis)
  2. encouraging hair follicles to enter and extend the duration of the anagen phase (the growth phase)

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Studies show that PRP injections may even be as effective, if not more effective, than Rogaine (minoxidil 5%) at stimulating hair regrowth, in certain types of hair loss (El Taieb et al, 2016).

After we draw blood into a tube, it is spun in a centrifuge machine, and the platelets can be removed.

after drawing your blood, the sample is spun in a centrifuge machine, causing the platelets to collect at the top (yellow) and rest of blood to sink to the bottom (red)

after drawing your blood, the sample if spun in a centrifuge machine, causing the platelets to collect at the top (yellow) and rest of blood to sink to the bottom (red)

In our office we follow a protocol that consists of 4 monthly visits, and then maintenance.

Because it is all natural, there are no concerns about side effects with PRP.  Just make sure to stop any vitamins, fish oil, or pain relievers 1 week before, as they can cause bruising.

To schedule your PRP treatment, call (212) 249-8118.

Now offering Comprehensive Patch Testing

What is patch testing?

Patch testing is a method used to detect whether you are allergic to a specific substance or substances by contact.  Clues that you have allergic contact dermatitis include eczema-like rashes that don’t go away, itching on the face and/or eyelids, or reactions to products. We are looking for things that you may have been exposed to such as fragrance, preservative in cosmetics, metal from jewelry, and other chemicals in household items, that may be causing skin problems. Patch testing has nothing to do with allergies to ingested substances, i.e. food or medication; it is solely for skin-based allergies.

How does patch testing work?

Because we are looking for allergies via contact exposure, the test is done by placing a panel of 80 allergen on stickers onto your back and observing for any skin reactions over the following 2-5 days.

What is the procedure for patch testing?

Day 1: Patches are placed on clear skin on your back and worn continuously.

Day 3: Patches are removed in the office. The doctor checks for skin reactions and interprets the findings. Reactions are graded based on severity, and not all skin changes connote an allergy. The doctor will interpret the findings carefully.

Day 5-6: Third office to detect any delayed reactions.  Some substances only cause allergic reactions after several days.

Why is patch testing important?

Many patients report extreme difficulty managing their chronic skin irritation, and are not sure whether they are causing contact dermatitis by using their everyday products, be it cosmetics, perfumes, nailpolish, household products, even jewelry. Many cosmetic products contain dozens of chemicals, many of which are known allergens.  To learn more about allergic contact dermatitis click here.

For more information please call 212-249-8118.

Skin Cancer Take A Hike!

Patagonia here I come

Patagonia here I come

You may have heard that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer. But did you know that when caught early, skin cancer has a 98% cure rate! That’s why raising awareness about skin cancer prevention and detection is so important to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and its members. It’s also why I’m participating in the SKIN CANCER TAKE A HIKE event.

Please support my efforts: http://events.aad.org/goto/diane

Your donation to my hike will help the AAD:

  • provide free skin cancer screenings for more people across the country,
  • offer free resources to help teach kids and others how to protect their skin,
  • build permanent shade for outdoor community and play areas, and more.

Your donation will help save lives! Our goal is a world without skin cancer…and we need your help to get there.

 

 

 

Good luck to all the NYC marathoners… 3 tips for you!

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Good luck to all of our patients and friends who are running in the TCS NYC Marathon on November 6th.  We are rooting for you!

An estimated 20% of people will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives.  Studies show that marathoners have a higher exposure levels to ultraviolet radiation and pollution, all of which contribute to skin aging, brown spots, and skin cancer.  Protect yourself!  Here are some steps that you can take to protect yourself on the big day:

1) Look for a sunscreen that has SPF 30 or higher, is water resistant, and offers broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) protection.  Both UVA and UVB are implicated in skin cancer.  Dr. Madfes and Dr. Williams both highly recommend the ELTA brand because their line of sunscreens are often also very moisturizing.  Dr. Williams recommends that patients layer a lotion first, and then use a spray for touch ups every 2 hours. Coppertone Sport spray and Coppertone Sport face stick are 2 other favorites.

2) For your face, try a brush on powder sunscreen for a second layer of protection and to set the sunscreen. We like this product from BrushOnBlock and this one from Colorscience.

3) Never underestimate the power of physical blocks via clothing, shades, and garments.

We hope you find these tops helpful.  Check out 26 more awesomely helpful tips brought to you by Runner’s World.

 

EndyMed Intensif in the media

Intensif is a novel, high-tech treatment for facial tightening and loved by patients

Intensif is a novel, high-tech treatment for facial tightening and loved by patients

Check out the EndyMed Intensif on FOX News! Intensif has become a go-to treatment for facial tightening and fine lines. Prior to the treatment, we apply a topical numbing cream for 1 hour. The treatment takes approximately 25-30 minutes and recovery is up to 3 days. Intensif really delivers! We’ve been getting great results on the face, jawline, neck, and decolletage.

For more info check out this video:

http://www.foxla.com/good-day/good-day-la-experts-and-other-guests/200083943-story

European sunscreen that corrects DNA damage

Eryfotona Actinica is now available in our office for existing patients

Eryfotona Actinica is now available in our office for existing patients

We’re excited to carry this new sunscreen lotion that has not only sunscreen, but also enzymes that correct the DNA damage wrought by the sun, and even vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant.

Photolyase is a naturally occurring enzyme designed to reverse the specific DNA mutations caused by UV exposure.   This enzyme is found mainly in plants and algae, and they rely on it to correct DNA damage from the sun.  Human beings do not normally have this enzyme.

Summer Bodies Begin in Spring

Summer bodies begin in Spring

Summer bodies begin in Spring

INTRODUCING THE 25 MINUTE BODY CONTOURING TREATMENT

SculpSure is a breakthrough in light-based body contouring designed to reduce stubborn fat in problem areas such as the abdomen and love handles, helping you achieve a slimmer and natural looking appearance without surgery or downtime.  The procedure is noninvasive and FDA approved.

Even with diet and exercise, most people have stubborn pockets of fat that seem impossible to lose. SculpSure’s body contouring technology is able to target and destroy these fat cells in just 25 minutes without affecting the skin’s surface.

Over time, these damaged fat cells are naturally absorbed and removed from the body, with results seen as quickly as six weeks, and optimal results typically seen at 12 weeks. There is no recovery time following treatment, so you can resume your daily activities immediately.

 

Exciting updates in contouring and tightening

We now offer state-of-the-art high focused radiofrequency with the EndyMed 3DEEP technology

 

BODY COUNTOURING WITH ENDYMED

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EndyMed 3DEEP utilizes focused radiofrequency energy to heat the skin and stimulate collagen contraction.  The result is a toned and tighter appearance to your skin.  This treatment specifically shines for the abdominal region and flanks, elbows and knees, lower face and neck, and crow’s feet near the eyes.  The procedure takes approximately 20 minutes.  You may experience a heat sensation during your treatment.  The good news is that there is no downtime.  We recommend a series of six treatments spaced 1 week apart.

 

 

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INTENSIF BY ENDYMED

For stubborn acne scars, fine lines, and stretch marks, we now offer Intensif by EndyMed, a synthesis of micro-needling and focused radiofrequency energy.  The Intensif treatment uses micro-diameter needles to deliver radiofrequency energy safely into the deep layers of the skin, providing a novel approach unlike anything else.

The Intensif treatment creates microscopic channels in the skin, thereby trigger your very own healing process.  The result?  Rejuvenated, refreshed, and smoother skin.

The procedure takes approximately 15-30 minutes, varying by region.  You may experience a heat sensation during your treatment and the treatment area may be red for up to 10 days.  We recommend a series of three treatments spaced 4 weeks apart.

Please call the office to schedule your consultation: (212) 249-8118.

AccuVein

We are pleased to announce that we now utilize the AccuVein device to help minimize bruising during cosmetic injections. AccuVein is a state-of-the art vein mapping system that displays a map of all of the veins on the surface of the skin, minimizing bruising from needle injections. Our doctors are using AccuVein for patients undergoing fillers, Botox/Dysport/Xeomin, and sclerotherapy.