"Because cosmetic products are not fully FDA regulated, cheap anti-aging solutions and skin fillers found online or outside of board-certified medical centers may be counterfeit and can cause serious scarring, deformity and – in some cases – death." Dr. Paul Stanislaw
AVON, Conn. (PRWEB) December 11, 2018
The warmth of summer sun may seem like a distant memory as the snowflakes fall, however, it’s written all over many faces. The sun’s UV rays are responsible for accelerating the aging process, causing dark spots and wrinkles. The good news is that there are a variety of customized solutions and procedures available to patients of all ages to combat the effects of sun damage and respected surgeon and skincare expert, Dr. Paul Stanislaw, is revealing the latest treatment options.
“In a medical esthetics practice, our patient base usually has two primary goals: prevention and correction,” said Dr. Stanislaw, Founder of Stanislaw Facial Plastic Surgery Center in Avon. “Some patients are seeking out services to slow down the signs of aging, while others are looking to reverse what’s already set into motion.”
However, Dr. Stanislaw warns, not all solutions and procedures are created equal. According to some studies, up to 10 percent of all drugs – including anti-aging solutions and skin fillers – are counterfeit. Because cosmetic products are not fully FDA regulated, solutions and fillers that are found online or outside of board-certified medical centers leave patients open to serious scarring, deformity and – in some cases – death.
“There is no one right skin-rejuvenating treatment for everyone at any age. When administered by a medically board certified dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon, these treatments can enhance quality of life without risk,” said Dr. Stanislaw. “The key is seeking treatments from medical professionals with extensive knowledge of the regulated and proven solutions, and how these products will interact with your skin.”
For a fresh face looking forward into the New Year, the following non-invasive procedures have a proven successful track record:
Chemical peels offer one option for repairing skin ruined by summer rays. A chemical peel is a procedure in which a chemical solution is used to smooth your skin’s texture through the removal of the damaged outer layers of the skin. Even though they are primarily used on the face, mild chemical or enzyme peels are also effective in improving the skin on your hands and neck.
A peel is one of the least-invasive of all cosmetic procedures for skin improvement and can treat uneven skin tone, wrinkles, spots or scars due to acne, aging or sun exposure.
Peels are available in a variety of strengths, from enzyme or Retinol Peels administered by a Licensed Medical Esthetician up to Tricholoacetic Acid (TCA) and Jessner’s Peels administered by Dr. Stanislaw. Stanislaw Facial Plastic Surgery Center offers options ranging from lunch-time peels with little or no down time to fully ablative treatments. Peels can also be very successful for facial or back acne. Teens, young adults, middle-aged and older patients all see the benefits of regular peels to prevent and correct aging concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles and hyper-pigmentation.
There are more than 15,000 clinical documents supporting the effectiveness of Retin-A and this particular treatment minimizes fine lines and wrinkles and addresses hyper-pigmentation by accelerating cellular turnover.
“Our cellular turnover slows down as we age. Retin-A awakens your cells and accelerates that turn over,” said Dr. Stanislaw. “Everyone should use Retin-A and a good sunblock.”
Another major benefit of Retin-A is that it is known to convert pre-cancerous skin cells to normal skin cells. It comes in non-prescription and prescription strengths and is known by a variety of names such as: Tretinoin, Retinol, Renova, Avage, Tazorac.
IPL (Intense Pulse Light)
IPL, or Intense Pulse Light is a form of laser light therapy that is used to heat and destroy visible blood vessels and lesions on the skin. Four broadband filters can be applied to the precision laser to target specific concerns, such as active acne, pigmented lesions (brown spots), red spots and rosacea. This non-ablative procedure can be repeated at specific intervals until the desired appearance is achieved.
“It’s important to ensure laser services are rendered by a skilled medical professional trained specifically to perform these procedures,” said Dr. Stanislaw. “Core providers include Facial Plastic Surgeons, General Plastic Surgeons and Dermatologists. Registered Nurses working under the direction of one of these core providers are also permitted to perform these procedures according to CT State Law.”
Dr. Stanislaw points out that lasers can be very dangerous and can cause permanent injuries to the skin and eyes when used incorrectly. Choosing the right provider is imperative for safety and the best aesthetic outcomes.
CIT (Collagen Induction Therapy)
Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), also known as Micro-needling, is an FDA-approved treatment that utilizes your body’s natural healing process to rejuvenate your skin.
CIT utilizes micro-needles that penetrate the skin’s surface, resulting in a tiny wound that is not noticed by the naked eye. Although this wound is minuscule, it stimulates the body’s natural healing process and causes fibroblasts to produce more collagen in the skin. The fibroblasts then turn into myofibroblasts (or muscle fibroblasts) which pull on the collagen and tighten the skin. These two components are necessary for restoring new and healthy skin. Additionally, there is no removal or significant damage to existing collagen of the skin, so the new collagen increases existing levels.
Over time, patients see an improvement in the suppleness, thickness, and general condition of their skin. Generally, a course of six treatments is recommended with three to five-week intervals for optimal results. However, this is customized based on your specific cosmetic concerns and your skin type.
“While there is an array of services, they all perform basically the same function: micro-injuries to the skin,” adds Dr. Stanislaw. “All of our peels cause a chemical injury, microdermabrasion and CIT cause a mechanical injury, IPL and Erbium-Yag cause a thermal injury. These injuries stimulate the healing process which in turn, produces collagen and tightens the skin.”
Stanislaw Facial Plastic Surgery Center, led by Board Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Paul Stanislaw, MD, specializes exclusively in the artistry of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery to erase the signs of aging and reveal a more beautiful appearance. The entire practice is dedicated to cosmetic enhancement of the face, head, and neck through the use of both surgical and non-surgical procedures, injectables, spa treatments and medical grade skincare products. The practice is located at 35 Nod Rd. Suite 204 in Avon, CT. To schedule a free consultation visit https://www.stanislawmd.com or call 860 409-1515.