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.
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:
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.
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.
MiraDry is the only long-lasting solution for underarm sweat and odor, and is more comfortable than ever. It utilizes microwave technology to safely turn off sweat glands, reducing sweat by up to 80%. One to two sessions are recommended, but most patients are very satisfied with just one treatment.
The EndyMed Intensif is a very exciting treatment that delivers a real punch. It is a unique combination of microneedling and radiofrequency. The procedure is very well tolerated and excellent for improving texture, old acne scars, and fine lines on the face. The good news is that the downtime is minimal and patients can go to work the next day.
We were excited to see EndyMed Intensif featured by Kate Sommerville on the E! website accompanied by a fantastic demo video:
“While the rich and famous are notoriously vague on the details of what measures they take to achieve picture-perfect skin, we have it on good authority that the cutting-edge EndyMed facial at Kate Somerville tops the treatment list for A-list celebs” -E!
Please call us with your questions and to make your appointment.
1 E 69th St
(at the corner of 5th Avenue)
New York, NY 10021
4 Dearfield Drive, Suite 106
Greenwich, CT 06831