December 8th, 2014
If you are a patient of mine, it is likely that you know my stance on smoking. However, there is a reason beyond your cardiovascular health that I ask patients to stop smoking before undergoing surgery. If you smoke, it inhibits blood flow to the skin, and can interfere with healing. Scars also tend to be much more noticeable in people who smoke.
The dangers of smoking, especially prior to your surgery, are very real. If you are considering quitting, the Smokefree.gov website provides many resources.
August 17th, 2014
As we ease into another beautiful fall in New England, we must be mindful that with season changes also comes cold and flu season! We love seeing our patients in the office and want to help ensure you all stay well throughout the Holiday Season. Here are some useful guidelines to follow to help keep you and your loved ones well! Beauty comes from within, and we want you to glow inside and out!
Wash! Washing your hands multiple times a day with warm, soapy water decreases the amount of bacteria and viruses that you may pick up in and around town. Remember, cold and flu viruses can linger on hard surfaces, (door knobs, elevator buttons, grocery carts, etc.), so you want to wash your hands as often as possible. A fun way we get our kiddos to wash their hands is while they are “soaping up” we have them say their “ABC’s” then rinse off the soap when they get to “Z.”
Eat! Maintain a healthy diet but start adding lots of warm, hearty soups to your daily meal routine. Soups, stews and chilies are full of vitamins and proteins that will help boost your immune system and keep you warm from the inside out!
Avoid! Try to avoid public places for extended periods of time. When you’re out in the elements and heavily populated places you’re more likely to pick up an unwanted bacteria or virus. Have fun but don’t forget about gloves, scarves and hand washing! You are never too big to keep your neck and ears warm too!
Vitamins! Make sure you’re taking a multi-vitamin daily (unless your physician says otherwise). Taking a daily multi-vitamin can help your body’s defenses in a more natural way. Orange Juice is always a great way to get your Vit C as well!
October 10th, 2014
IPL or Intense Pulsed Light is a great procedure to have in the fall to remove summer sun damage. During IPL, a range of lightwaves is emitted targeting hemoglobin (red spots) and melanin (brown spots or freckles). IPL can also diminish the appearance of wrinkles and evens out skin tone. Even if you do not currently have any brown spots that you can see, chances are you will have sun damage that will show up in years to come. If you are interested in finding out how much sun damage you currently have, Cathy can take an ultraviolet photo which exposes all of your current sun damage. Call the office at (800) 559-3056 to take advantage of our $50 off offer through the end of October. And don’t forget to keep wearing your sunscreen even though it is fall – sun damage knows no season!
September 24, 2014
Did you know that Dr. Adams uses a special precision tool when inserting silicone breast implants? Watch this video of a Transaxillary Breast Implant surgery using the Keller Funnel. A transaxillary incision is one in which the implants are inserted via an incision in the arm pit. I place all of my implants under the muscle because it is easier to perform a mammography and it covers the implant better.
Video courtesy of www.kellerfunnel.com.
September 22, 2014
Dr. Adams wishes you a Happy Fall! We are enjoying the crisper weather and hope you are too!
Stay tuned for our October newsletter in which we will debut our new “Filler Day”!
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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.