A New Neurotoxin is Here!

Meet Jeuveau™ (prabotulinumtoxinA-xvfs)—aka the #NEWTOX!

Jeuveau™ is a modern-made neurotoxin approved by the FDA to temporarily improve the appearance of frown lines. Read more

EMSCULPT

Get spring & summer ready with EMSCULPT! This non-invasive procedure offers no surgery & no downtime! Read more

CO2 LIFT-V: TAKE HOME VAGINAL REJUVENATION

CO2LIFT-V is a painless effective treatment that, with no downtime, addresses vaginal issues associated with aging, childbearing and/or stress. A kit comes with 5 treatments and 5 applicator sticks that can be used in the privacy of your home. After just one application users will feel and see results. Doctors recommend 10-15 treatments for long lasting results that can be maintained by monthly treatments. The CO2LIFT-V produces natural lubrication, may improve vaginal tightening, may reduce painful intercourse, enhances cosmetic appearance, and may increase sensation. Available only through a provider.

Skin Cancer, Take a Hike! 2019

For the third year in a row, mother/daughter duo, Mallory & Diane, are teaming up with the American Academy of Dermatology for Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™ They have conquered Torres Del Paine in Patagonia and trekked through Alaska’s wilderness; now help them take on Iceland’s Laugavegur Trail this July!

100% of donations support skin cancer prevention.  Details can be found by clicking the link below:

Team M & D Madfes

follow the duo on Instagram: @mdsctah

Emsella Pelvic Floor Strengthening

The EMSELLA is a new treatment that uses magnetic energy to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, all while you’re fully clothed.  This energy, commonly referred to as HIFEM (High Intensity Focused Electromagnetic), stimulates contractions of the muscles around the pelvic floor; like doing Kegels without any effort.  One 28 minute session will cause 11,200 contractions, the equivalent of performing 11,200 Kegel exercises.  HIFEM has been around for a few decades and has also been used to cause muscle contractions in other body areas. Read more

Skin Cancer Take a Hike

Please support Dr. Madfes’s skin cancer prevention efforts by donating to Skin Cancer, Take a Hike! She will be hiking in Denali this Summer! What a great cause. 100% of donations support skin cancer prevention through the American Academy of Dermatology.

Details below:

http://events.aad.org/site/TR?px=1007824&fr_id=1340&pg=personal

Presenting the 2017 Allergen of the Year…

The award for 2017 “Allergen of the Year” goes to alkyl glucosides, which are mild surfactants derived from natural sources such as coconut, palm or rapeseed oil, with glucose supplied by corn, wheat starch, or potatoes.  Alkyl gluocosides can be found in many skin care products, including shampoos and conditions, shower gels, sunscreen and moisturizers.

In a study of alkyl glucoside allergy, researchers at McGill identified that the average patient with this allergy is a female age 48 years, and the rash occurs commonly on the head and the hands. In an article in Dermatology News magazine (4/2017), Dr. Belsito of Columbia University was quoted as saying, “The allergen of the year is really chosen to educate dermatologists……it doesn’t mean they are these horrible substances that are damaging the world necessarily.”

The only way to diagnose skin allergic rashes (also known as Allergic Contact Dermatitis) is through Patch Testing. Patch Testing is an office procedure where a series of stickers containing various chemicals, are placed on your back for 48 hours straight. After that time, the doctor removes the stickers and looks at the skin for signs of allergy: redness, bumps, swelling.

For more info about Patch Testing, please call the office at (212) 249-8118.

Stratacell for Radiated Skin

At the recent American Society For Laser Medicine & Surgery meeting a hot topic was trying to decrease sensitivity in the skin from radiation treatments. In addition to Photobiomodulation ( LED specific treatment), a new topical called Strataderm can be used.

Strataderm is semi-occlusive film forming wound dressing that allows the skin to breathe and remain hydrated. Strataderm forms a durable, flexible and waterproof sheet. It does not penetrate into the epidermis or dermis. Strataderm restores the barrier function of the stratum corneum and reduces Trans-Epidermal Water Loss. The protected environment helps to normalize the level of collagen production while patients are healing from their radiation treatments.

It’s good to apply after and in between treatments. As always- check with your radiation oncologist.

Welcoming the Spring

Even though Spring is here, temperatures are still fluctuating and it’s cold outside. Check out this article about weather changes. Since you will be spending more time outdoors, just a friendly reminder to use sun protection.