September 15th, 2014
Have you ever seen what your skin looks like under ultraviolet light? Believe me, the images can be kind of scary! I was completely shocked the first time Cathy took my photo under ultraviolet light…what were all of the dark spots that I couldn’t see normally? I normally only have a few freckles, but under the ultraviolet light, my face was covered in them! Thankfully, Cathy prescribed me Roshni to help remove some of these dark spots before they would start appearing. Interested in finding out what you look like under ultraviolet light? Schedule a service with Cathy or Dr. Adams and ask to have your ultraviolet picture taken while you are in the office. In the meantime, watch this video of other people’s reactions to their ultraviolet light photo!
September 8th, 2014
Q: What made you decide to try Voluma? What did you know about the product before you tried it?
Brittany: I tried Voluma after seeing some before and after photos and completing a training on it. I loved the effect I was seeing on other people and I wanted a more defined cheek bone.
Q: Is Voluma a filler or injectable? Did Dr. Adams use a combination of fillers and injectables during your treatment?
Brittany: Voluma is a filler that is injected just to the cheek area, I also had Juvederm and Botox.
Q: Was your treatment painful?:
Brittany: My treatment was not painful it was very easy.
Q: Did you experience bruising? Were you able to return to work afterwards?
Brittany: I didn’t have any bruising and I returned to work that day.
Q: Did anyone notice that you had had anything done, or was it more subtle?
Brittany: I had friends and family say I looked good but they couldn’t put their finger on what I had done it is a subtle but amazing improvement.
Q: Do you have anything you would say to patients under 30 interested in trying Voluma for the first time? Why would you encourage them to try it?
Brittany: I would say it is incredible what fillers can do and you’re never too young to start, I love what I have done so far and my results.
The kids are back in school, vacations have come to an end and the reality is summer can take a toll on our skin and physiques. The repercussions of over-indulging at weekend BBQs and failing to re-apply sunscreen can show up months later! But rest assured, if you’re the pro-active patient who likes to stay ahead of the curve, Care Credit can help you jump the hurdle of paying, literally, to “Un-Do” the damage.
We want to remind you that you have options when it comes to paying for the procedures you are interested in. With Care Credit you can recieve 12 months of no interest financing on any surgical procedure. Interested in setting up your consultation? Call the office at (800) 559-3056 and ask to speak with the Patient Care Coordinator Jessica.
August 25, 2014
Here are some Fall skin care tips from Cathy to get your skin back in shape after summer!
Did you know it’s important to change your cleanser depending on the season?
In the summer months, your skin tends to have more oil. With the cooler weather, most people will need a more gentle moisturizing cleanser like DSP Antioxidant Foaming Wash. This cleanser is formulated with redness-reducing chamomile extract, collagen-building Hawaiian red sea algae peptides and potent antioxidants that protect against skin damage. Ongoing use yields softer, smoother skin along with a reduction in fine lines and surface dryness.
If you have sensitive skin, try DSP Creamy Botanical Face Wash, a gentle creamy wash for mature, sensitive, very dry skin.
Pores can become clogged from regular sunblock use. Exfoliation with DSP Antioxidant Enzyme Scrub 3x/week will leave skin smooth and clean. It encourages the development of healthy skin cells and keeps skin free of impurities. Another form of exfoliation is DSP Refining and Exfoliating Toner with 2% Salicylic acid and 5% Glycolic acid to remove dead cell buildup and dissolve oil. Remnants of self-tanning products can collect in typically dry areas (such as the elbows), causing the skin to lose its luster and appear “dirty.” Using loofah and scrubs will help in those places.
Using a moisturizer with antioxidants and nourishing vitamins helps brighten skin and reverse damage and deliver firmer and more vibrant skin. I recommend DSP Age Prevent & Repair Moisturizer, which contains a potent blend of antioxidants. For a drier skin type I recommend DSP Deep Sea Skin Renewal Crème. This hydrating cream delivers visible skin improvement within the first weeks of use.
REMOVE BROWN SPOTS
Post-summer, you may notice more dark spots on your face. These spots are signs of sun damage and make you look older.
Fall is the perfect time to try IPL (Intense Pulse Light), which improves the appearance of photo damaged skin, removes age spots (sun induced freckles), and reduces redness caused by broken capillaries. There is minimal downtime and this gentle, non-ablative procedure treats the face, chest, neck and hands.
August 19th, 2014
I have worked with Dr. Adams for the past ten years and one of the best advantages of being a patient at The Adams Center is the expert medical advice and concierge style service we provide!
Dr. Adams understands the importance of a proper skin care regimen and how it can be paired with surgical and non-surgical procedures to help you look your best. I hope that you find the information provided here interesting and engaging.
If you have questions about your skin care regimen or suggestions about topics for a future newsletter, please email me.
August 12, 2014
We recently received this beautiful note from a patient of ours and thought we would share it with you!
Dear Dr. Adams,
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
As you know, I am 49 years old and for the last ten years I have dreamed of having plastic surgery as a gift to myself for my 50th birthday. I had my first son 29 years ago and my second son 28 years ago. As a single mother, under a very stressful situation, I gained 100 pounds by the time I reached 39. At age 40, I decided to lose it and I did. But much to my disappointment, my body did not “bounce back” into shape as it did 20 years prior after having my children. Then, 2 years ago, I gained back 50 of it and said “ENOUGH!” and joined a gym. I worked out hard every day for the last 2 years but no amount of crunches could get rid of the loose skin around my tummy and NOTHING could make my saggy breasts firm and perky again.
That is where you came in and made my dream/goal for the last 10 years come true!
After meeting with you I decided on the “Mommy Makeover” (breast lift/implants, tummy tuck, and some liposuction). I felt the investment in myself was worth it. I was worth it! However, I had never been operated on before and I was very nervous and anxious. Your warmth and compassion and smile and sense of humor (joking about my fear of needles!) helped put me at ease.
Your warm, friendly bedside manner combined with your skill and talent as a plastic surgeon made this whole process so much easier for me and so worth it!
I cannot thank you enough!
Also, a big thank you to your staff and also the hospital staff at Lynn Union (I am sending a separate letter to the Director of Nurses there as well). Your office staff is so warm, wonderful, and friendly too!
Thanks to all of you!
August 5, 2014
People with sensitive skin should definitely be using a medical grade skincare program with products that are specially suited to their ultra-sensitive skin. Here are a few of Cathy and Dr. Adams’s favorite products for people with sensitive skin from Dr. Adams’s own skincare line, DSP (Doctor’s Skin Prescription).
Creamy Botanical Face Wash: This luxurious lavender cleanser helps soothes skin while restoring moisture. Excellent for post-surgical patients or those with extra dry or sensitive skin.
Moisture Rich Revitalizing Creme: Algae peptides and Vitamin E encourage collagen production making your skin look healthier and more hydrated. Patients see greatly improved skin tone and texture with regular use.
Nocturnal Repair Cream: I’m sure you are well aware that sleep is very important for your skin. With this product you can get double the bang for your buck when you get your beauty sleep! The Nocturnal Repair Creme includes antioxidants, copper enzymes, retinol, and lipoic acid making it one of the most effective anti-aging products available on the market.
If you are interested in trying any of these products or to find out which DSP (Doctor’s Skin Prescription) Products you should be using, call (800) 559-3056 to set up your complimentary skin care evaluation with Cathy.
August 1st, 2014
Has your muffin top become a constant source of worry and anxiety?
Have you been avoiding buying that new pair of jeans?
Wearing a lot of yoga pants lately?
If diet and exercise don’t seem to be working on your muffin top, consider having a short hour long liposuction procedure with Dr. Adams. Dr. Adams has been praised by others for his fine technique and excellent results. To see some of his before and after photos, click here.
While liposuction is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle, it can help us acheive the ideal image we have for ourselves. Interested in finding out more? Call (800) 559-3056 and ask to speak with our Patient Care Coordinator.
July 29, 2014
If you have not tried any of the products from Dr. Adams’ skincare line, DSP (Doctor’s Skin Prescription), I highly recommend scheduling a free consultation with Cathy, our skincare specialist. During this consultation you will be able to sample some of the products that are best suited for your skin type.
Since it’s summertime, I thought it would be good to highlight some of the best products for oily to normal skin. These products are also recommended for patients with acne.
Blemish Control Face and Body Wash – The is a benzoyl peroxide based cleanser that will control breakouts and has been proven to clear up acne. This can be used on the back, chest, and face to control breakouts wherever they may occur!
Refining Exfoliating Toner – Toner is great for all skin types, but especially for those with oily or acneic skin. Great for refining pores and minimizing the appearance of wrinkles, this toner removes dead skin cell build up, oil and debris.
Zero Shine Mattifying Moisturizer – People with oily skin tend to steer clear of moisturizers but the reality is after cleansing the skin, some moisture is needed to restore the skin back to a healthy balance. This is where the Zero Shine Mattifying Moisturizer fits in. A great base before applying make-up or sunscreen, this product will not add shine like many cheap moisturizers on the market.
On The Spot Blemish Stick – I personally never leave home without my blemish stick. This small vial with a dot on applicator fits in the pocket of my purse with my lip gloss. I pull it out anytime I see a breakout starting to appear. It’s great for when I am at work, and I get a pimple and want to treat it ASAP. If you have adolescents struggling with breakouts, they will LOVE this product.
To schedule your complimentary consultation with Cathy, please call (800) 559-3056. Cathy is in Peabody on Mondays and Thursdays.
July 24, 2014
We have recently added to our library of breast augmentation before and after photos on Mentor’s Love Your Look website. If you are looking for detailed case profiles that include informations such as patient height, weight, and age, please take a moment to visit our page. There is also information about what kind of implant the patient chose, cup size prior to surgery and following surgery, as well as implant placement. Whereas some patients are not interested in knowing this information prior to their consultation, there are other patients who like to do a lot of research. If you are one of the latter, I recommend visiting my page on Love Your Look and creating your own Look Book prior to your consultation.
If you are ready to schedule a consultation for Breast Augmentation, please call my office at (800) 559-3056 and ask to speak with my Patient Care Coordinator.