August 2015

When Will My Acne Finally Clear Up?

Will I outgrow my acne? That’s a question that many teenagers ask as they struggle with the well-known skin condition that mars their skin and elevates their social anxiety. Simply put, the answer is maybe. The endpoint of this common skin problem can range from ones early 20’s to their 30’s, 40’s 50’s or beyond! “One of the reasons that Continue reading

Will My CoolSculpting Treatment Be Painful?

CoolSculpting is a relatively new medical body sculpting procedure that targets and eliminates body fat. Its distinguishing factor compared to liposuction is that it is non-invasive, which significantly lowers health risks and eliminates any scarring. CoolSculpting works by freezing fat cells, which then die and are naturally secreted from the body via the bloodstream. It works because fat cells freeze at Continue reading

Skin Cancer | Another Battle For War Veterans?

We owe so much to those that have risked their lives to ensure that we are safe and protected. What we often forget is how soldiers continue to endure the consequences of their brave choices long after they return home. With new focus on the long term effects of wartime stress and Warrior in Transition programs, the health of veterans Continue reading

Sublime Skin Tightening

Tight and toned is sometimes the mantra when it comes to facial rejuventation. This also can extend beyond the face to troublesome areas like the neck and jawline. With age the elastin in the skin can break down, causing the skin to sag. Neck laxity is a common aesthetic concern that is often under treated because of too few solutions Continue reading

New FDA-Approval for Restylane Filler: Do You Need A Lyft?

Dermal fillers are used to restore volume, smooth folds and fill hollows in the skin that develop over time. Previously known as Perlane, Restylane Lyft is back with a new FDA approval and is ideally suited for midface rejuvenation. What Is Restylane Lyft? Similar to other Dermal Fillers, Restylane Lyft was created to offer a more full appearance to the face. Continue reading

Post Operative Pain: The Benefits of Ice After Mohs Surgery

Mohs Micrographic Surgery offers patients the comfort of knowing that their skin cancer is completely removed with the lowest possible chance of recurrence. Pain is one of the unfortunate side effects that can be experienced after any surgery, including Mohs, and is considered a component of the recovery period. One of the best things you can do after surgery is Continue reading

Is There A Skin Cancer Epidemic?

Over the past decades, the occurrence of skin cancer has gradually increased despite public awareness campaigns and prevention efforts. A recent study in the UK actually reported that there were more people dying from skin cancer than car accidents in some parts of the world. “It’s unsettling,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, a board certified Dermatologist and Mohs Micrographic Surgeon in Continue reading

Liposuction vs. Coolsculpting: Which Is Right for You?

Liposuction has been, for a long time, the first choice for people looking to remove unwanted areas of stubborn fat. Coolsculpting is a newer procedure, but is gaining in popularity. For many, Coolsculpting – with its non-surgical, non-invasive approach and lack of down-time – may be the obviously better option. There are however pros and cons to each, so as Continue reading

Arnica & Bromelain To Prevent Bruising With Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers can be extremely effective in restoring volume lost from the face over time. It can also be useful for plumping the lips, minimizing under eye hollows, smile lines and nasolabial folds. There are those who might be hesitant to go through with this cosmetic procedure due to the potential for side effects including swelling or bruising. “My patients work Continue reading

What are the Side Effects of Kybella?

Kybella (deoxycholic acid) is a new FDA-approved non-invasive treatment for moderate to severe submental fullness, more commonly known as a double chin. As with any new medical procedure, it is important to be aware all safety information, side effects and potential health issues associated with this body contouring treatment. “Most of this is common sense,” explains Dr. Adam Mamelak, board-certified Continue reading

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