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.

 

Now Offering THE RUNNER’S LIFT

The Runner’s Lift is the first and only cosmetic treatment to specifically address the anti-aging needs of runners and athletes. Repetitive high-impact exercise places runners and certain athletes at risk for premature aging, facial skin sagging, and facial volume loss in places where fullness is needed to look young.

Incorporating deep tissue tightening, injectable fillers, and a personalized home regimen, the Runner’s Lift is the best nonsurgical treatment to reverse premature aging. By intervening early, we additionally protect the skin from future damage. Our special fillers encourage the body to produce its very own collagen over time. Therefore, the Runner’s Lift yields both an immediate result (from the tissue tightening and filling) as well as a gradual, delayed result (from product of new collagen).

The Runner’s Lift takes approximately 90 minutes in one office visit. You will be awake for the duration of the entire procedure and no cuts or stitches are needed. After the procedure, you may experience a few hours of mild redness and small temporary bruises from the injections. There is no post-procedure pain and almost all patients return to work the next day.

The Runner’s Lift is now offered exclusively at Madfes Aesthetic Medical Center. For more information please visit: www.runnerslift.com or call (212) 249-8118.

Kybella

Now offering the latest FDA-approved treatment for submental fat, also known as a double chin, Kybella™.

How it works

Kybella™ is a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule produced in the liver to break down fat.  It targets the fat cells and destroys them, so that fat cannot reaccumulate.  In April 2015, it won FDA approval for being the first nonsurgical treatment for moderate-to-severe fat below the chin, known as submental fat.

The procedure

Kybella™ is administered via injection using small needles.  The skin is anesthetized with a numbing cream beforehand.  On average, 40 injections are placed and two to five sessions may be needed to achieve the desired outcome.  Each treatment session typically lasts 15-20 minutes and patients find it very bearable, with only minimal pain from the injections.  Sessions are spaced one month apart.

Am I a good candidate?

Kybella™ works best in patients who have submental fullness, or double chin, but not when there is a lot of redundant skin or very prominent muscular bands (platysmal bands).  Kybella™ is an alternative to liposuction in the neck with less downtime.

Downtime

The downtime with Kybella™ is minimal compared with surgery or liposuction.  The most common side effects of Kybella include swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness and areas of hardness in the treatment area.  You may return to work after 24 hours.

Results

You can expect to see results after several weeks.  In studies, over 65% of patients reports improvement in the appearance of the double chin.

Micro-needling

Micro-needling with the Eclipse MicroPen Elite is the latest wave in skin rejuvenation and scar treatment, based on the concept of collagen induction therapy.

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Micro-needling with the Eclipse MicroPen™ Elite is the latest wave in skin rejuvenation and scar treatment, based on the concept of collagen induction therapy. As the MicroPen™ is applied to the skin, hundreds of superficial micro-channels are created every few seconds. Collagen induction therapy refers to the process whereby microscopic needle puncture wounds stimulate the body’s natural healing response to produce new collagen and skin. The growth of new collagen and elastin fibers results in a smoother-looking, revived appearance to your face and body.

The procedure

The procedure can take anywhere from 5-20 minutes, depending on the treatment area (face, neck, etc.) The depth of the needle, and thus how strong the treatment will be, is customized to each patient individually. As the device is swept across the skin, a hydrating hyaluronic acid gel is gently massages into the treatment area. This soothing product helps the MicroPen™ glide across the skin and aids in skin recovery. A topical anesthetic cream is available if necessary before the treatment however micro-needling treatments are very well tolerated and generally no anesthetic is needed.

Downtime

You may be red for several hours after the procedure, and a small amount of pinpoint bleeding may occur. These effects are temporary. You may return to work the next day.

Results

Improvement in texture, fine lines, pores, scarring and hair loss has been observed with micro-needling treatments. For maximal results, it is recommended that 3-4 treatments be performed, at least three weeks apart. Results may be seen after one treatment.