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Programs & Specialties

Skin Care Treatments

Einstein's skin care experts are specially trained and experienced in a variety of non-surgical procedures. Our team will work with you to provide you with excellent, individualized care.

There are a number of non-surgical skin treatments we offer that are highly effective in protecting your skin and improving its texture and appearance:

Injectable skin care treatments can be used to temporarily diminish or eliminate facial lines and wrinkles.

How Do Fillers and Injections Work?

  • Dermal filler - This is a special material that is injected below the surface of the skin to fill in wrinkles or lines, or to plump up lips or cheeks. Results can be seen almost immediately after the procedure, and depending upon the material used, can last from six months to several years.
  • Botox - A toxin that is injected into facial muscles to relax lines and wrinkles. Results can be seen within a few hours of the procedure and last between three and six months.
  • Kybella - A naturally occurring mild acid that is injected into fat under the chin and around the jawline to dissolve the fat and improve the appearance of a double chin. Results can be seen within a few weeks of the procedure and last forever.

For the procedure, you will be seated in a reclining chair and your doctor will mark the areas to be injected. Your skin will be numbed with a cold compress, a special cream, or anesthetic (depending upon the procedure). A thin needle will be used for a series of injections over about a 10-minute period of time.

What Can I Expect During and After the Procedure?

Your physician will provide you with detailed information about your procedure, but in general:

  • You may feel some discomfort at the injection sites during the procedure, and mild numbness and tingling around the injection sites after the treatment. These are only temporary.
  • After injectable filler treatment, you should avoid wearing makeup for about 12 hours.
  • Avoid rubbing the injection site for 12 hours after treatment.
  • Bruising is always a possibility with any injection. Avoid aspirin or any medications that are considered blood thinners for about one week prior to your procedure.

Einstein's experts provide non-surgical treatments to care for keloid scars associated with wounds, acne and piercings:

How Does Scar Treatment Work?

  • Steroid injections - Steroids injected into the keloid can stop the scar's growth and make it softer and flatter.
  • Radiation therapy - external beam radiation may be offered to help reduce the likelihood of scar recurrence.

What Can I Expect During and After the Procedure?

Keloid scar treatments may include several different types of procedures over a period of time. Your physician will provide you with detailed information about what to expect during and after each procedure appointment, but in general:

  • Depending upon the type of treatment, you may be given a local anesthetic before your procedure.
  • If you have steroid injections, you may feel some discomfort at the injection sites during the procedure, and mild numbness and tingling around the injection sites after the treatment. These are only temporary.
  • Your physician will explain what you can expect directly after your treatment and how long it will take before you begin to notice a change.
  • Do not use exfoliating agents on treated skin, and always wear sunscreen on treated areas.

Several techniques can be used for effective removal of skin lesions, such as moles, cysts, skin tags and warts, with minimal scarring and quick healing.

How Does Lesion Excision Work?

Your plastic surgeon will thoroughly examine your skin lesion and determine the best approach for removal. The goal is to remove the lesion and maintain the integrity of your skin.

You will be seated in a reclining chair under a bright light. The area around the lesion will be numbed and an incision will be made around the lesion to remove the affected skin area. You may feel pressure, pulling or pushing but not pain. Depending on the size of the lesion, you may receive stitches to close the wound. Your surgeon will have the lesion examined for cancer and will advise you of results in a timely manner.

What Can I Expect During and After the Procedure?

Your physician will provide you with detailed information about your procedure, but in general:

  • You may experience some temporary soreness, redness, bruising and swelling in the treatment area after the procedure.
  • If you have stitches, keep them clean and dry for 48 hours.
  • If the lesion was on your face, avoid bending forward for 24 to 48 hours to discourage bleeding.

Laceration repair requires meticulous techniques with specialized suture materials to minimize scarring. Our physicians take care to protect wounds and provide the best long-term result.

How Does Laceration Repair Work?

The goal of laceration repair is to avoid infection, restore function to the tissue and achieve optimal cosmetic results.

The lacerated area is anesthetized which provides the patient comfort while the plastic surgeon examines the wound and the underlying tissue. Foreign material or debris is removed from the wound and then the wound is disinfected. Damaged tissue is removed and then the plastic surgeon closes the wound with special sutures and technique to minimize scarring.

What Can I Expect During and After the Procedure?

Your physician will provide you with detailed information about your procedure, but in general:

  • Depending on the laceration, it could take less than 15 minutes or more than an hour for the procedure.
  • Avoid strenuous activities when you return home.
  • The laceration must be kept clean and dry for 24 hours.
  • There may be some mild or moderate swelling or bruising, but that usually subsides in about seven days.
  • Sutures are removed five to seven days after the procedure.

 

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