Archive for June, 2012
Wrinkles and brown spots and cancer…oh my!
Toned, tan, fit, and…ready to get skin cancer? Maybe Snoop should have rapped, “wrinkles, fine lines, melanoma.” It might not be as catchy, but it’s definitely more educational!
That’s right, we’ve heard it before, and yet we still have trouble embracing our beautiful, pale, Katy Perry-esque skin. Instead, we toast it until we look more like that scary über-tan mom. And while California girls may be attractive (OK, we’re a little biased here), tanorexia is not a good look on anyone! We talked to leading plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Glatt about the UV tanning epidemic.
Is there a certain point at which a person can be called “addicted to tanning” or “tanorexic”?
An over-obsession with being tan…without ever letting the color fade or when someone finds themselves fixating on being tan and feels they cannot face the world without a tan, there is likely a problem.
What are the reasons that your patients give for their tanning addiction?
Mostly because they think it looks good. Some even believe it looks healthy, which is, of course, the ultimate irony as it is anything but.
What are the common repercussions of overtanning that you deal with?
Avid tanners develop significant premature aging of the skin — think fine lines and deeper wrinkles earlier. Skin elasticity is diminished, and they can also look forward to the descent of soft tissues and droopiness.
To read the complete June 20 article in fabfitfun click here .
Posted in Media, Special Topics on June 22nd, 2012
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM EDT THURSDAY FOR OUR AREA.
* HEAT INDEX VALUES… BETWEEN 98 AND 102 DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON AND THURSDAY AFTERNOON.
* TEMPERATURES… IN THE MID TO UPPER 90S THIS AFTERNOON AND THURSDAY AFTERNOON.
* IMPACTS… THE WORST WOULD BE FELT BY THOSE WHO LIVE AND/OR WORK IN THE MORE URBAN AREAS AND AWAY FROM THE IMMEDIATE COAST. THOSE WHO ARE AT A GREATER RISK INCLUDE THE ELDERLY… THE INFIRM AND CHILDREN.
A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS… STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM… STAY OUT OF THE SUN… AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.
DON’T FORGET YOUR SUNSCREEN! YOU SHOULD APPLY A BROAD SPECTRUM SUNSCREEN WITH AN SPF OF 15 OR HIGHER DAILY, AND INCREASE THE SPF LEVEL FOR THIS TYPE OF WEATHER. SINCE NO SUNSCREEN IS “WATERPROOF”” REMEMBER TO REAPPLY AFTER SWIMMING OR WATER SPORTS.
Posted in General Information on June 20th, 2012
“The Bristol Palin you’ll see next week on “Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp” looks a lot different than the girl who, two years ago, nearly stole the show on “Dancing With the Stars.”
“Dr. Brian Glatt, a New Jersey plastic surgeon, told E! online that Palin most likely had work done on the lower third of her face, resulting in a more defined chin and neck.”
“It looks to me like she’s had extensive liposuction throughout her neck, including under her chin, which has clearly been liposuctioned,” he says.
To read the entire NY Post article click here.
Posted in Media on June 14th, 2012
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS of Morristown often recommends medical grade skin care treatments as an integral part of his male patients facial rejuvenation. Male skin is physiologically different from women’s skin. A man’s skin has a higher concentration of blood vessels, especially around the cheekbones, is oilier, and is aggravated by daily shaving.
Medically supervised skin care treatments help to repair the damage of sun exposure and lessen the ongoing effects of aging. A combination of skin care treatments, such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion, coupled with professional grade skin care products will produce improvement in skin tone and texture.
Microdermabrasion, a treatment utilizing a spray of aluminum oxide crystals across the face, mixes gentle abrasion with light suction to remove the dead, outer layer of skin cells and clean the skin’s surface. Multiple treatments will help reduce or even remove fine wrinkles and unwanted pigmentation.
Alphahydroxy acids (AHAs), such as glycolic, lactic or salicylic acids are the mildest of the chemical peel formulas that produce a light peel and superficial rejuvenation of the skin. These peels provide smoother, brighter-looking skin with no downtime. AHA peels may be used to treat fine lines, dryness, uneven pigmentation, and acne. Various concentrations of an AHA may be applied weekly or at longer intervals to obtain the best result.
Call Premier Plastic Surgery Center of New Jersey at 973-889-9300 to schedule an appointment with one of our Skin Care Specialists.
Posted in skin care on June 4th, 2012