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.
By strengthening the pelvic floor, improvements are seen for Stress Incontinence and Urge Incontinence. Emsella is also beneficial for tightening the pelvic floor prior to – or even after – childbirth. (Emsella is not approved for use in pregnant patients.)
The EMSELLA is:
- FDA cleared for both male & females
- Beneficial for stress, urge & mixed Incontinence
The treatment protocol is a total of 6 sessions. Call for more information: (212) 249-8118.
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.
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.
Dr. Madfes was featured on “Behind the Scenes” with James Earl Jones! Check out the video below:
We are pleased to offer PRP Injections for Hair Loss. PRP is a perfect, all natural procedure for anyone looking for thicker, healthier hair.
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:
- encouraging new blood vessels (angiogenesis)
- encouraging hair follicles to enter and extend the duration of the anagen phase (the growth phase)
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
3) Never underestimate the power of physical blocks via clothing, shades, and garments.
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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:
Please call us with your questions and to make your appointment.
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New York, NY 10021
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Greenwich, CT 06831