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A Wrinkle In Time: 3 Myths About Wrinkles Debunked

Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures Chester,NJWrinkles: almost everyone has them but we all hate them. Whether you’re obsessed with beauty blogs, beauty magazines, or just want to look younger, it can seem like there is a no face cream or procedure around every corner to try to prevent wrinkles. So, what are wrinkles and what’s causing them? Let’s take a closer look at three common myths about wrinkles that we’ve debunked.

Myth 1: Pulling At Your Skin Causes Wrinkles

Okay, if you’re going to sit in front of a mirror all day pulling at your skin for hours on end, we can’t necessarily call this a myth— you may get a wrinkle or two by doing that. But if you gently pull on your skin when putting on makeup or even putting your contacts in, this slight amount of pressure on your skin isn’t going to cause any wrinkles.

Myth 2: Only Old People Get them

You’d be surprised to learn that people in their early twenties and even teens start to show signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles across their face and forehead. Even though wrinkles aren’t as prominent in younger people, they are still a definite possibility— which is one of the reasons why dermal fillers and Botox are about as popular among twenty-year-olds as they are amongst fifty-somethings.

Myth 3: SPF is Only for the Summer

One of the leading causes of fine lines and wrinkles is sun damage. And because the majority of people only wear sunscreen during the summer months, they are putting themselves at a higher risk of getting wrinkles during off seasons like the fall and winter. Make sure that you are wearing a daily moisturizer that has a sunscreen built into it.

Ready to learn more about how you can take better care of your skin? Schedule your skin care consultation with Dr. Larry Weinstein today!

Restore Your Skin Some More: 3 Easy Tips

skin care for winterWinter is notorious for bringing people a bit of winter gloom and a load of dry skin. If you have noticed that the skin on your face is feeling and looking a bit on the dehydrated side of things, consider adding the following steps to your daily routine. From wearing sunscreen to using a face scrub, this article will discuss a few helpful ways to restore your skin back to a smoother state. Read on to learn more.

  • Wear Sunscreen

As one of the things that most people neglect to wear during the winter, sunscreen will help your skin stay moisturized and will prevent you from drying out too much. Even if you are heading out on a walk on a gloomy, winter day, the sun can still shine through the clouds and dry out your skin. When choosing a sunscreen, look for one that is built into a face cream— that way you don’t have to worry about adding yet another thing to your medicine cabinet.

  • Layer on the Cream

Whether you naturally have dry or oily skin, winter weather doesn’t discriminate and can leave you feeling drier than ever. To help you stay moisturized, layer on the face cream across your skin both morning and night. If you start to notice that you are breaking out, ease off of the cream and try only applying it at night.

  • Use a Face Scrub

Although this article mentioned tips to use every day, you really should only be using a face scrub 2-3 times per week. If you use a scrub too frequently, you strip your skin of natural oils which can cause you to break out. When using a face scrub to get rid of the dry, dead skin on your face, focus on your T-zone— your forehead, nose, and chin.

Get your skin back to its smoother, more moisturized self for the rest of the season with the tips listed above. If you would like to learn more about how you can restore moisture to your skin, contact Dr. Larry Weinstein today!



How Scars are Formed and How Scarfix Can Help

How scars are formed and how Scarfix can helpScars, whether large or small, are almost always unwanted. No one wants to have them around. But scars are actually a result of wound healing – humans and some animals often replace the skin lost in wounds through a scar rather than a new identical skin tissue. Dr. Larry Weinstein brings his deftness, experience and extraordinary attention to details when it comes to reducing scar appearance through a New Jersey Scarfix derma-repair treatment.

Scar Formation

Damage to your dermis, the deep, thicker layer of your skin, will produce new collagen fibers to mend the resulting wound from the trauma. The collagen fibers will turn into a new scar tissue, exhibiting new texture and quality than the surrounding skin.

Scar Strength

Your scar tissue will never be as strong as the normal skin tissue surrounding it. For the next 3 to 4 weeks following trauma, the scar could be easily reopened by another trauma. On its 6th week, it will most likely achieve half of its final strength. For the next 12 months, it will regain strength to withstand mild to moderate injury. However, it will never attain the same strength as that of its surrounding skin.

Scar Appearance

Collagen production is the primary mechanism which drives scar tissue formation. Maximum collagen production is achieved during the first 4 to 6 weeks until the wound closes down. Around this time, the scar will appear red, firm and slightly raised. It may usually take a year for the scar to finally “settle down” and achieve its final appearance.

Scar Treatments

There are different forms of treatments in reducing the appearance of scars. These types include:

1. Surgery – this form of treatment will not remove the scar but could significantly reduce its appearance and make it less noticeable. However, surgery is not recommended for hypertrophic scars as they may recur.
2. Steroid and filler injections – are employed to allow hypertrophic scars to flatten and soften their appearance.
3. Dermabrasion – is very useful in cases of hypertrophic scars. The technique removes the superficial portion of the skin
4. Radiotherapy – is used in extreme cases of keloid scarring.
5. Topical treatments – may reduce the appearance of scars with consistent use.

Dr. Weinstein offers Scarfix™, a derma-repair treatment for scars resulting from wounds, surgery, burns, cysts of acne, etc. Scarfix™ prevents hypertrophy and keloids. Scarfix™ gel can also be used in skin repair treatment for roseola and recent stretch marks. Contact him today for an initial consultation.

New Jersey Skin Care Tip: Sunscreen Matters

importance of wearing sunscreenWe hear all the time how important it is to wear sunscreen.  However, many of us sun worshippers forego or tend to forget to slather on sunscreen anyway.   So why is sunscreen so important?

Why Sunscreen?
Apart from protecting yourself from sunburns, sunscreen slows down the aging process. You don’t have to worry as much about the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Lastly, keep in mind that unprotected skin exposure to UV radiation could significantly increase your chances of skin cancer.

In this study, regular use of sunscreen with a sun protective factor of 15 during the first 18 years of life is shown to reduce your chances of getting skin cancer by 78 percent. In addition, another study found out that sunscreen users have stronger social influence and more self-efficacy than non-users.

Maximizing Sunscreen
The following techniques are proven to maximize sunscreen use:

1. It is best to apply sunscreen 30 minutes before you go outdoors. Each application lasts for about two hours so reapply throughout your stay outside. Waterproof sunscreens have shorter periods of effectivity; they could last for up to 80 minutes.

2. The rule of thumb is to use at least SPF 30 for the body and SPF 15 for the face and lips.

3. Pay special attention to the exposed parts of your body when applying sunscreen: face, arms, legs and yes, the ears!

Skin Care in New Jersey
In addition to sunscreen, you will want to regularly pay a visit to your New Jersey medical spa for skin care treatments.  Dr. Weinstein can offer his expert advice on your skin care needs during your initial consultation — from choosing the right sunscreen to discussing the pros and cons of Botox and dermal fillers.

Get in touch with us at our Chester Clinic by calling us at (908)879.2222 or by filling out this contact form. Make an appointment today and experience the life changing effects of plastic surgery!

The Art of Aging Gracefully

Aging, no matter what one does to delay its arrival, is always inevitable. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Larry Weinstein offers his expertise in both surgical and non-surgical alternatives to combat aging at his lovely clinic in Chester, New Jersey. Although a New York facelift session will surely make you look better sans the wrinkles and fine lines, Dr. Weinstein believes that youthful glow can be completely restored through aging gracefully.

Read on below on how to age with bliss and grace!

Get Real

The key to actually aging well is all about getting hold of reality, accepting such fact, and moving on without hard feelings. When a woman notices the first signs of fine lines and wrinkles, panic is the most common reaction. Most of us have been conditioned that happiness is actually synonymous to youthfulness. However, it is relatively important for us to realize that much of happiness is actually felt rather than seen. No matter what you do, your skin will eventually lose its elasticity. Your hot chic days may have passed but you can still continue to feel great!

Age with Mother Nature

Although beauty products are great alternatives to erase years off your face, you might also want to make use of the natural resources around you. The age old advice of staying hydrated by drinking lots of water still applies. This will help your skin retain its natural elasticity.

You might be avoiding the outdoors as part of your anti-wrinkle plan. However, you can actually enjoy the outdoors and delay wrinkle formation at the same time by wearing high-quality sunscreen every day. Do not just rely on cosmetics with sunscreen component as this may not be enough. For optimal protection against premature aging, use unscented SPF 15 and apply generously.

You Are What You Eat

Proper eating and a balanced diet are also critical to fighting off aging. Women are more likely to gain weight as they age so a relatively active lifestyle should complement your healthy diet. You can speak to your doctor or consult a nutritionist to find out more about your dietary needs which is also suitable for your age.

If you’d like to see and discuss to Dr. Weinstein your non-surgical options in battling aging, schedule an initial consultation today!

Finding the Best New Jersey Skin Care Center

Apart from housing the tallest water tower in the world, New Jersey is also home to one of the best skin care centers in the country. Just less than an hour away from JFK Airport and Minutes from Newark International Airport, the Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center in Chester offers medically advanced skin care therapies guaranteed to deliver outstanding results.

A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Larry Weinstein devotes to helping people improve their body image and well-being through the safest conditions and procedures. Together with his professional health care professional team, Dr. Weinstein provides the following skin care procedures at their accredited ambulatory private facility.

Safe Chemical Peels

Bid farewell to unwanted wrinkles, fine lines and hyperpigmentation by taking advantage of chemical peels offered at the center. This treatment is designed to safely remove the outermost layers of the skin.

Cellulite Treatment

Areas of the body with large portion of cellulite are massaged with an ultrasound machine. High frequency waves produced by the machine allows the tissues to heat up while vibrating. Ultramagnetic waves are proven to be very effective in penetrating the deepest layers of the skin and are much better than topical creams.

Microcurrent Facelifts

This non-surgical procedure is designed to produce a tighter and more youthful skin through heating the underlying skin tissues. Microcurrent facelifts promote remodeling of existing collagen reserves as well as its increased production.

Vitamin C Anti-Oxidant Treatments

Often used postoperatively, Vitamin C is administered to accelerate the healing process. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that is essential in treating sunburned and sagging skin.

Skin Resurfacing through Microdermabrasion Treatment

Microdermabrasion is the most advanced non-invasive treatment which helps eliminate acne scars, dark pigment spots, aging skin and fine lines.

Collagen Skin Rescue

For more youthful looking skin, a collagen skin rescue treatment may be performed. This skin- plumping and hydrating procedure aims to retain your skin’s natural moisture and keep it healthy.

Seaweed Body Wrap

Seaweeds are definitely good for you! Apart from eating them raw, a high protein seaweed wrap around cellulite-ridden areas of the body can help you lose weight.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

A lymphatic drainage massage can either be done during pre and postoperative care. Since post surgery edema is a common occurrence amongst cosmetic surgeries, this procedure stimulates the lymphatic system to filter and get rid of excess bodily fluids.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Larry Weinstein today at their Chester office. A more youthful looking skin awaits!

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