The Basics of EndyMed
Having smoother, healthier, more youthful looking skin doesn’t have to be something that dreams are made of. Here at Associated Plastic Surgeons, we pride ourselves on giving patients the best skin of their lives with a variety of different treatments. One of the treatments that we specialize in is called EndyMed.
EndyMed uses FDA-cleared technology that is proven to improve tone and texture in the skin. As a microneedling treatment, it helps to also reduce the appearance of skin concerns like acne, scars, and wrinkles.
What Are the Benefits of EndyMed?
One of the reasons why we love the EndyMed Intensif RF Microneedle System is because it not only treats a variety of skincare concerns but it also:
- Is Minimally Invasive
- Is Only Slightly uncomfortable
- Has no side effects
- Requires no downtime
- Lasts close to a year
How Does EndyMed Work?
This procedure uses a combination of microneedling and radio-frequency energy. To start out, we will make small punctures in your skin with microneedling. After the skin has been punctured, we will then use RF energy to help penetrate deep into the dermis. The combination of these two procedures helps to encourage the skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin which will leave you with healthier, young looking skin in the process.
Does EndyMed sound like something that your skin could benefit from? If so, then contact us at our Huntington office today and call us at (631) 423-1000.
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How to Get Your Skin Christmas Card Ready
If screaming kids, matching outfits, and a bunch of fits are a part of your Christmas card then you are not alone. It’s safe to say that a messy Christmas card photo shoot is everyone’s normal. Even though we at Associated Plastic Surgeons may not be able to convince your kids that they need to behave, we can ensure that you are looking your best. From fighting acne to fine lines and wrinkles, we have a few fast solutions that will help you get the picture-perfect worthy complexion that you want.
If you have acne scars that you are really concerned about then you may want to consider getting some chemical peels before your photo shoot. Depending on the type of chemical peel that we do, however, your skin may be red for several days afterward which means that you will have to plan accordingly. During your initial chemical peel consultation, we will go over what you can expect as far as healing time.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
A photo says a thousand words which means that your fine lines and wrinkles can’t behind that lens. To help you get a more youthful appearance, we can use both fillers and Botox to help you get a smoother looking appearance. During your consultation, your doctor will discuss what injections they think will help you give the best results. The great thing about fillers is that they work almost immediately. Botox takes about seven full days to show full results but many patients start to see visible results in just five days.
You want to send your Christmas or holiday card out feeling confident about your appearance. If you want to learn a little bit more about how you can get a better-looking complexion, schedule a consultation with us at our Huntington office and contact us at (631) 423-1000.
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The Skin Benefits of The Great Pumpkin
Unless you’re a newborn baby, healthy skin doesn’t come easily to most people. As such, we encourage our patients at Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants to get regular skin treatments and facials to help regulate oil, soften fine lines and wrinkles, add volume to the skin, and protect it from further damage. In addition to getting some of these procedures from our office, we also encourage patients to start a skin care routine at home. With pumpkin in season, it has many people asking what, if any, are the health benefits of pumpkin for your skin.
According to the International Dermal Institute, pumpkin has more than a handful of skin benefits including antioxidants like Vitamin A and Vitamin C— both of which boost collagen production in the skin and soften wrinkles.
Try Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds aren’t just good for roasting— they also act as a protective barrier for your skin. Pumpkin seeds contain a lot of fatty acids and Vitamin E which help to shield the skin. Additionally, if you have acne, pumpkin seeds contain zinc which has three main benefits: it controls oil production and hormone levels, and helps heal the skin after a breakout.
How Do You Use Pumpkin On Your Skin?
If sticking your head in a jack-o-lantern sounds like a great way to add pumpkin to your skincare routine— it probably won’t be as useful as blending it in a food processor. You can buy skin care products that are enriched with pumpkin, or you can add blended pumpkin directly to your skin and leave it there overnight with a thick moisturizing cream.
If there’s one cosmetic thing to be thankful for this season, it’s the array of fillers and treatments like chemical peels and microdermabrasion that we offer our patients. Schedule your next skincare appointment with our Huntington office today!
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How to Protect Your Skin and Lips While At the Beach
If you have a summer vacation planned to the beach, you likely have a few things you are guaranteed to pack including sunscreen, beach towels, an umbrella, and a swimsuit. And although the sun will give you that extra dose of vitamin D you were craving all winter long, it can also wreak havoc on your skin and cause sun damage. If you have either recently gotten a skin care treatment like a chemical peel or if you have just gotten lip injections, you will want to make sure you’re protected while at the beach. From wearing a lip balm to investing in a large brim hat, this article will give you a few suggestions. Read on to learn more.
Wear a Lip Balm
If you just got your lips done, you’ll want to ensure they don’t get sunburned or crack and dry out. To make sure they stay hydrated while you’re at the beach, invest in an organic lip balm that has sunscreen in it. Additionally, look for one that contains ingredients like coconut or almond oil– these will lock in the moisture.
Did you know that you’re supposed to reapply sunscreen every two hours while you’re out in the sun? If you are spending a full day at the beach, that means you should be applying sunscreen around three to four times throughout the day. Sunscreen is your skin’s number one barrier against the sun. And if you recently got a chemical peel, microdermabrasion, or any other skin care treatment, your skin may be extra susceptible to burning— so make sure that you don’t forget to reapply.
Invest In a Hat
For the sake of your skin, eyes, and lips, invest in a large brim hat to wear to the beach. In addition to sunscreen, a hat is an excellent way to shield your skin and lips from the sun’s harsh rays. Plus, it will make you look extra classy while laying out.
Protect your new lips and smooth skin this summer while wearing a lip balm, reapplying sunscreen, and investing in a hat. If you would like to learn more about how you can protect the skin you are in, contact Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants today and schedule an appointment!
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Tighten and Tone: The Art Behind the PRO by EndyMed
No matter how many hours you spend on the stair stepper at the gym, or no matter how many layers of tightening cream you rub on your thighs, it can seem like nothing will give you back the tight skin you had in your twenties and thirties. However, with revolutionary technology like the PRO by EndyMed, you can tighten and tone your skin from the inside out— leaving you with the results you’ve always dreamt of but never knew existed. Read on to learn more.
What is the PRO by EndyMed
As one of the few companies in the long island area that even offers this unique tool, Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants knows that you can get the best results possible with the PRO by EndyMed. As a high-tech radio-frequency device, the PRO by Endymed is designed to rejuvenate, shape, and tighten the skin.
How is the procedure like?
This non-invasive, pain free procedure will allow you to go into our office and out, in virtually no time. In fact, you can come in on your lunch break and go back to lunch without any sort of signs or symptoms that you just got a procedure done.
When will I see results?
In order for you to see the ultimate results, it is required that you get at least six treatment sessions.
What parts of the body does PRO by EndyMed treat?
One of the best parts about the PRO by EndyMed is that it can be used to treat virtually all parts of the body including the face, neck, abdomen, legs, and even the arms. So if you are struggling with the loss of skin tightening across your entire body, then the PRO by EndyMed might be the solution you’ve been waiting for.
To learn more about the PRO by EndyMed or to speak with one of our doctors, contact Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants today
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Take Care of Your Skin In Between Injections With These 3 Tips
Whether you prefer Botox to Restylane or vice versa, it’s important to take care of your skin in between receiving these fillers and injectables. Not only will taking care of your skin help to accentuate your results, but it will also help to ensure that your skin stays as healthy as possible for as long as possible. With the New Year in full swing, now is the best time to get started on a skin care regimen that will make you look almost as young as your Botox does. Read on to learn more.
Exfoliating your skin with a cream or gel exfoliator is the perfect way to rid your face of any dead skin that may be building up. And during the cold, dry winter months, dead, dry skin can cause your face to feel tired and damaged. However, by using a gentle exfoliating scrub on your face 1-3 times a week, you can help to get a smoother looking complexion. And, as an added bonus, the scrubbing motion on your skin can help to speed up your body’s natural production of collagen— a win win for your skin’s health.
- Wash Off Your Makeup
We’ve all done it— even though none of us want to admit it— but sometimes it can seem like the last thing in the world you want to do: wash your makeup off before you go to bed. By leaving makeup on your skin over night, you can cause breakouts due to the added oil production of your skin. And although breakouts won’t interfere with your Botox or Restylane, they can lead to unwanted scarring and just an overall nuisance.
One of the best ways to prevent wrinkles from occurring is by moisturizing your skin both morning and night. Consider your skin to be the dessert— the longer it goes without moisture, the more cracks that begin to surface. In order to prevent your skin from drying, cracking, and breaking out in some unwanted wrinkles, make sure you are using a hydrating serum or cream for your face type— normal, dry, oily— both morning and night.
To learn more about how you can spruce up your skincare routine in 2016, contact our office today and speak with one of our consultants.
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Kiss Your Skin Goodnight: 4 Nighttime Skin Regimens Everyone Should Do
Preparing your skin for bed is just like reading your kids a bedtime story. There’s thought, creativity, and patience that goes into the task. In order to enhance your skins natural beauty, it’s important to not only take care of it in the morning but at night as well. Rid your skin of the days germs and prepare it for some serious rejuvenation with these following four tips.
Whether you opt for cleansing wipes of a gentle cleanser, there is nothing better for your skin that ridding it of the dirt, makeup, and germs that it picked up during the day.
Tip- If you decide to use a cleanser, make sure you use warm water with it as well. The warm water will open up your pores, allowing you to cleanse your skin deeper.
It’s not recommended to exfoliate your skin every day. However, exfoliating before bed a couple of times a week will help to rid your face of dead skin and encourage your body to replenish itself during your sleeping hours.
Tip- When exfoliating, avoid the eyes and focus on your T-zone (your nose, forehead, and chin). Your t-zone is where most oil accumulates which causes breakouts and blemishes.
Night creams are thicker creams that are designed to provide your skin with an extra layer of moisture during its restorative hours (your sleep time.) When using a night cream, use a pea sized amount and spread it all across your face and neck.
Tip- In order to lock in moisture, add a serum under the cream. The serum will act as a base layer, providing your skin with an extra amount of protection.
Don’t forget about your eyes! Eye creams are used to help relax the tissue around your eyes and combat any puffiness that may occur during your sleep. Additionally, as one of the most sensitive parts of your body, the area around your eyes tends to get dry which can cause fine lines and wrinkles.
Tip: When applying eye cream focus not only on the under parts of your eyes but on the outsides of your eyes as well. This will help to prevent against crows feet.
To learn more about skin care techniques, contact our office today!
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