Dr. Adams is happy to announce an exciting change to the Adams MD Spadermaceutical skincare line. Dr. Adams and Navin Geria, the founders of Adams MD Spadermaceutical, have partnered with David Goldberg, a renowned dermatologist with offices in New York, New Jersey and Florida, to form Doctors Skin Prescription (DSP). Look for new eye catching packaging and name changes to the current product line, with the future goal of reformulating ingredients to provide the best patient care.
Did you know that your Fitzpatrick Skin Type can be an indicator of your risk of developing melanoma and other types of skin cancer?
Find out what your Fitzpatrick Skin Type is by looking at the chart below and estimating your response to sun exposure.
One of best steps you can take towards preventing yourself from melanoma and other types of skin cancer is wearing SPF sunblock or sunscreen every day. Even now in these wintery months, our skin is still prone to UV damage. Going skiing? Even more of a reason to pack high SPF sunscreen. The reflection of the sun on the snow intensifies the strength of UV rays hitting your skin and can cause even more damage. So next time you are heading for the mountains, don’t forget your favorite Adams MD sunblock!
For more information on melanoma and skin cancer, visit the National Cancer’s Institute’s website here.
Sarah Powers has been a patient at The Adams Center since January 2012. She writes about her experience treating her problem skin over the course of the past six months.
I am 22 I have struggled with acne for as long as I can remember. Ever since I was 13, I tried clearing my skin with Stride X Face Pads, multiple face washes, face masks, and many different topical creams. However, nothing seemed to work and I still had awful breakouts on my face. I tried covering them up with make-up and foundation but this caused my pores to clog even more!
My list of symptoms when I first visited The Adams Center included:
- Deep pimples under my skin that were not extractable
- Boil (greasy pimples)
- Breakouts in between my eyebrows
- Acne scars
Karin devised a treatment plan to address my symptoms and prescribed The Adams Center Zit Kit. You can watch Karin explain my AM and PM skincare regimen and the products in this video here.
Here are the products she had me use from The Adams Center Zit Kit:
- Salicylic Face Wash (morning and night)
- Salicylic Toner (morning and night)
- Glycolic Gel (morning)
- Salicylic Moisturizer (morning and night)
- Acne Spot Treatment (as needed when I spot a pimple or breakout)
Along with following the morning and evening skin regimen, she recommended that I begin using Glo Mineral Powder rather than foundation to prevent my pores from clogging.
I began using the Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System after my first appointment as well and I noticed a difference in my skin right away. Karin recommended that I take a multivitamin with zinc and begin drinking more water.
I had a series of chemical peels and extractions at The Adams Center and after each peel I noticed my skin getting clearer and clearer.
After several peels I was given a prescription Duac witch helped with the tougher areas to control like between my eyebrows. Karin then prescribed a retinae topical cream witch I mixed with the Glycolic gel and applied every night. This honestly made my skin look better than it ever has!
My overall experience with the Adams Center has been amazing and my skin has never looked better. I don’t feel like I need to run to the bathroom and cover up my skin every 5 minutes. I even leave my house without foundation now because my skin is clear (which I never imagined doing in a million years). After each appointment with the Adams Center and after using the Adams Center Zit kit and following my prescribed regimen , I noticed my skin clearing up more each day that was a great feeling. Karin, I am so thankful you were able to clear up my skin after all these years of having acne!
One of the best measures you can take to prevent wrinkles is to apply a good sunblock every morning before you leave the house. Many are unaware there is a difference between sunblock and sunscreen. Sunblock protects the skin from UVA and UVB radiation by reflecting the sun’s rays before they are able to reach and damage your skin. A sunscreen sits on top of the skin and absorbs the sun’s rays before they can damage the skin. I personally prefer sunblocks since they stay on the skin better than most sunscreens and are especially good for those with an active lifestyle.
After the long New England winter I’m sure many of you are looking forward to spending more time outdoors. I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to have a good sunblock or sunscreen. Get your family members in the habit of applying sunblock before leaving the house. Protecting your skin now will slow down the aging process, helping prevent wrinkles and pigmentation issues. Most importantly, you’ll be protecting yourself from skin cancer.
The American Academy of Dermatology recommends using a sunscreen or sunblock with an SPF of 30 or higher. Here are my favorite sunblocks available for purchase at either office or in our online store here.
Delay premature aging with this state-of-the-art formula with Micronized Titanium and exclusive botanicals that help prevent the breakdown of collagen and elastin. Ideal for daily facial wear and can be used around the eyes.
A luxurious chemical-free, waterproof sunblock made with 7.5% transparent zinc oxide, 2.4% titanium dioxide, MMPI peptides and beta carotene to provide full spectrum UVA/UVB protection as well as rejuvenating the skin’s overall appearance. Absorbs quickly into skin, leaving a matt airbrushed glow.
Adams Center Ambassador Teri talks about her DermaSound treatment at The Adams Center.
DermaSound is a scientifically advanced ultrasonic skin treatment that combines sound waves with a water process to effectively eliminate dead skin cells and debris.
Sculptra Aesthetic is a long-lasting poly-L-lactic acid wrinkle filler designed to fill facial wrinkles (including deep wrinkles), and correct facial contour deficiencies. In this video, Adams Center Ambassador Teri visits the office to have her first ever Sculptra injections. Sculptra works by replacing the collagen that is naturally lost as we age. S culptra Aesthetic designed to continue to work gradually and reduce the effects of aging over a longer period of time. The gradual transformation produces more natural results, and also creates a longer lasting effect that may last for an amazing two years.
Teri visits The Adams Center to begin the next phase of her Non Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Program. Dr. Adams discusses her different options for fillers and Teri decides to have Sculptra in her next appointment. Sculptra Aesthetic is a long-lasting poly-L-lactic acid wrinkle filler designed to fill facial wrinkles (including deep wrinkles), and correct facial contour deficiencies.
Sculptra works by replacing the collagen that is naturally lost as we age. While Sculptra Aesthetic produces immediately noticeable results, unlike other fillers, it’s also designed to continue to work gradually and reduce the effects of aging over a longer period of time. The gradual transformation produces more natural results, and also creates a longer lasting effect that may last for an amazing two years.
In this series of videos Adams Center Ambassador Teri has Botox injections as part of her Non Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Program. Thus far Teri has had a Vi Peel (chemical peel) and has been using medical grade Adams Center skin care products.
Teri has had Botox in the past and she said that this treatment went “as expected”. Following the procedure, she commented that the injections were not painful given the small size of the needle. Teri commented afterwards that her anticipation and fear of needles were the only negative aspects of the treatment. She was able to go about the rest of her day as usual and had minimal bruising from the Botox injections. The two small bruises she did have were easily covered up with make-up and disappeared within a couple of days.
About a week following treatment I asked Teri if she was satisfied with the results of her Botox treatment and this is what she had to say:
“By day 2 I really noticed a significant difference primarily on my forehead. I am eager to see how long the treatment is effective. I would definitely continue the use of botox given the results I have seen thus far!”
The number of men receiving Botox has drastically increased over the past couple years. I realize many men may be nervous or uncertain about trying Botox for the first time so I want to share with you a series of videos in which a male patient has Botox for the first time. The first video I speak with Tom about his areas of concern and what to expect during the treatment. In the second video, I begin by injecting Botox in between the brows to treat the “eleven lines”. In the third video I inject around the eyes.
Below Is A Transcription From This Video
Botox Injections Video -Tom Meets With Dr. Adams Before His First Ever Botox Injections
Dr. Adams: Hi Tom.
Tom: Dr. Adams.
Dr. Adams: How are you?
Tom: Nice to see you.
Dr. Adams: So we are going to do some Botox.
Dr. Adams: All right, I notice that you checked your frown lines between your brows and then the lines down at the corner of your mouth are things that we can treat Botox with.
Dr. Adams: Now the places that we inject Botox are between the brows to get this muscle, on the forehead to soften these lines.
Dr. Adams: The lines around here those are the smile lines and then we can inject down here there is a muscle that pulls down the corner of the mouth, and if you soften that a little bit, it will allow these muscles, the smile muscles which you use well to pick up the corner of the mouth, and then we can also inject the neck which you don’t need for the bending on the neck.
Dr. Adams: So those are the areas. Now when I inject the Botox, you are going to see some effect in a day or two, maximum effect in two weeks. You tell me if there is anything you don’t like or something you see that you don’t understand, but basically what happens gradually, the area softens, it doesn’t move as much. I try to leave some movement because if it’s totally frozen, it looks funny because this part of your face isn’t moving and your mouth is moving, it just doesn’t look good. Now, if you have a line when you spread it that it stays there, that’s a static line. We won’t get rid of that completely. It will soften it and may get better over time but it won’t go away completely.
Dr. Adams: So my suggestion for you is if we inject between your brows for these lines, your forehead for these lines, around here for the lines here, then also we’ll lift the brow a little bit, and then this to lift the corner of the mouth. But you don’t have to do all this at once as it’s your first time doing Botox so you may want to try in your head the thing you said that bothered you was this.
Tom: Yeah, if you want to try this and this…
Dr. Adams: Sure yeah.
Tom: Then see how that kind of goes?
Dr. Adams: Absolutely, and you know, we can see what it’s like and then if you want to have more, then we can always do more. Typically I suggest to patients they come back every three month to get the injections so you still somewhat have some effect of the Botox that has been injected. It probably will last six months and you can be your own judge looking at it as to when you come back, but that’s kind of the time frame of how I look at the process.
Now today I’ll have you lie down. I’ll prep it with alcohol. The needle I use is the smallest needle made so if you feel a little thing, but it’s usually not bad but tell me if you are fine or you need to stop. It’s not as easy as I say it is and then we can go from there.
Dr. Adams: What questions do you have?
Tom: Well it’s funny I tried to sort of say about my day to not be a busy day and of course it’s a busy day.
Dr. Adams: Okay. Well that’s good.
Tom: But you said I may get some bruising or whatever so I might as well just sort of see how that happens.
Dr. Adams: Usually you don’t get bruising.
Dr. Adams: The area that is more likely to bruise is usually around here because there are smaller blood vessels.
Dr. Adams: If I see anything that looks like it’s starting to bruise, we’ll put some pressure on it.
Dr. Adams: And when I finish injecting, we’ll put some ice on it and that just helps with swelling and to constrict the blood vessels to try and minimize bleeding.
Tom: And then, is there anything I have to do after the procedure? I mean, do I have to massage the area, do I have to – no, nothing.
Dr. Adams: You don’t have to do anything because your normal activity during the day, you are going to be moving these muscles. I ask you not to exercise today.
Dr. Adams: Don’t go on a sauna or don’t take a long hot shower. It won’t affect the result negatively but it may make you swell or bruise more of that there.
Tom: Hope so.
Dr. Adams: Or tanning.
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Tom films himself at home and talks about the gentle chemical peel he received at The Adams Center. Today he will be having Botox for the first time. He discusses his concerns about having Botox for the first time and how he will be able to go about the rest of his day.