August 2019 - Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center

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How to Get Rid of Dull, Dry Skin After Summer

Spending time laying out by the swimming pool or vacationing at the beach are two of the ways that most people like to relax during the summer. And although a little bit of sun isn’t going to cause too much harm, too much of it may lead to premature wrinkles, fine lines, and dull, dry skin. To help restore the moisture and appearance of your skin, we have created a list of a few ways that you can get rid of the dullness. Are you ready to learn some more? If so, then read on.

Exfoliate

If you don’t exfoliate at least once a week, then you should add this step into your skincare routine. Exfoliating every two to three days is one of the best ways for you to get rid of dry, dead skin all-around your face; especially on your nose, forehead, and cheeks. When choosing an exfoliating scrub, choose something that is abrasive enough to get off dead skin but not so abrasive that it makes your skin feel raw afterward.

Laser Skin Rejuvenation

One of our favorite noninvasive treatments that we offer patients is laser resurfacing. Laser resurfacing is used for a variety of different skin concerns, including dullness. By targeting the top few layers of the skin, a laser will encourage the growth of new skin, which causes the existing top layers to slough off. When this happens, new skin cells are created, and patients tend to experience smoother, healthier skin overall.

If you have noticed that your skin is looking and feeling dry and dull, then it’s time to add a few things to your skin routine. During your initial consultation with Dr. Weinstein, he will take a closer look at your skin and help create a plan to get your skin back on track. Ready to schedule our consultation? Call our Chester office today at 908-879-2222.

Tissue Expansion for Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Undergoing a mastectomy is just one of the many breast surgeries for patients who have breast cancer. After all of the breast tissues and cells have been removed, we will typically need to perform a tissue expansion surgery to help create room in the chest cavity for your implants.

What is Tissue Expansion?

When we remove your natural breasts, tissue, and cells from your body during a mastectomy, it leaves little skin left on the breasts or room for an implant. During what is called a tissue expansion surgery, we will typically place a small balloon-like device underneath the skin, and then we gradual fill it over a several weeks or month process. Every time that we fill the balloon, the skin and tissues start to stretch to create room for the actual implants.

What Does It Feel Like?

One of the biggest things that patients want to know before they undergo this portion of breast reconstruction is whether or not the expansion process is painful. Typically, patients will feel some pressure and a stretching sensation as their skin stretches in between each session. Sometimes patients may even feel like their skin is a bit tender, but overall, it shouldn’t be painful. If you are experiencing tenderness, then consider taking some ibuprofen to help ease the discomfort and pain that you are feeling.

What Is Recovery Like?

Typically, after the tissue expansion surgery, we will have patients stay at the hospital overnight b that tends to vary from patient to patient. Once you go home, you may feel a little bit of soreness and tenderness, which is exceptionally reasonable.

Understanding every step of the breast reconstruction process can help patients feel more reassured and involved. If you want to learn more, contact our Chester office today and call us at 908-879-2222.

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