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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.

For either 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.

These treatments, which are generally applied over a series of appointments, use a combination of medically approved chemicals that penetrate deep into the skin to exfoliate and induce collagen regeneration. Chemical peels are one of the least invasive ways to improve skin's appearance related to:

  • Acne or acne scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Age spots and irregular pigmentation
  • Rough or scaly patches
  • Scars or sun damage

How Do Chemical Peels Work?

The doctor applies a chemical solution - such as glycolic, trichloroacetic salicylic, lacticor carbolic acid - to small areas of your skin. This causes a controlled wound, or blister, to form and then peeling of the damaged outer layers. When scaling and peeling is complete, which can take from a few days to two weeks, a smooth new layer of skin will be revealed.

What Can I Expect During and After the Procedure?

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

  • Most people feel a burning sensation after the chemical solution is applied that lasts several minutes, followed by stinging. Cool compresses may help, and you may need pain medication during or after a deeper peel.
  • After the peel, most people experience a reaction similar to sunburn - with redness and scaling that lasts up to a week for mild-to-moderate depth peels or swelling and blisters that can last up to two weeks for deeper peels.
  • After your chemical peel, you may require bandages on treated skin, and you'll need to avoid the sun for several months because the new layer of skin will be very fragile.

Some people - including those with certain skin types, medical conditions, family history or prescribed medications - may be more vulnerable to discoloration or scarring following a peel. Talk to your physician about your likelihood of experiencing this, and possible treatments should it occur.

Einstein physicians usie the most advanced, gentle laser treatment on spider veins, red or brown sun spots and pigment changes associated with sun exposure and aging.

How Does Laser Therapy Work?

Aging and sun damage usually results in skin changes that include tiny red blood vessels on the on the cheeks or nose area, flat red, black or brown spots on the face or hands, and uneven skin texture. We use an advanced laser with a powerful multi-function laser that quickly and comfortably treats pigment changes on the skin.

The laser uses computer-controlled intense pulsed light (IPL) to penetrate the skin and treating only the targeted areas, eliminating pigmented spots and shrinking tiny spider veins. The procedure stimulates healthy new collagen, which is vital to skin elasticity.

You will be seated in a reclining chair and your doctor will thoroughly cleanse the skin to be treated. You will wear special goggles to protect your eyes from the intense beam of laser light. Your doctor will use a pencil-thin hand piece to direct a beam of laser light to the area to be treated. Treatment sessions usually last between 15 and 20 minutes. Typically, treatments can be accomplished in one to two sessions.

What Can I Expect During and After the Procedure?

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

  • During treatment you may feel a slight stinging sensation.
  • Following the treatment you may experience some redness, which usually goes away in 2 to 4 hours, or some swelling over a period of a few days.
  • Final treatment results should be evident within 10 to 14 days after treatment for spider veins and within five to 10 days after treatment for spots or skin texture.
  • You should not use any exfoliating agents on treated skin for a week following treatment, and always wear sunscreen on treated areas.

Whether you have sun-damaged skin or a complexion affected by burns or acne, Einstein's trained skin care professionals provide advanced medical skin care treatments that help improve and maintain your skin's very best appearance and health.

Various therapies along with prescriptive and non-prescriptive products can be used to address areas of unwanted hair, damage and discoloration, lessening or removing them:

Treatment for varicose veins (Sclerotherapy) is a minimally-invasive procedure that can safely and effectively eliminate small varicose and spider veins on the thighs, calves and ankles.

How Does Sclerotherapy Work?

Sclerotherapy is the primary treatment for improving the appearance of spider veins and small varicose veins and to relieve some of the symptoms associated with them, including aching, burning, swelling and night cramps.

During the procedure, your physician will cleanse the area to be treated with alcohol. Then a small, thin needle will be used to insert a sterile solution into the vein. The solution causes the vein to shut. It blocks the flow of blood and makes the blood reroute through other veins. This turns the spider vein into a scar that fades after a few weeks.

Once the needle is taken out, the physician will apply compression and massage the area to keep the blood out of the injected vein. 

What Can I Expect During and After the Procedure?

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

  • The procedure does not require anesthesia and usually takes less than an hour to complete.
  • You'll lie down during the procedure and rest after your procedure for about 15 to 20 minutes while the physician checks the injection sites.
  • After that period is over, you'll move around to avoid blood clots from forming.
  • You'll need a ride home after the procedure and you'll have to avoid strenuous exercise for two weeks after the procedure.
  • You'll need to wear compression stockings or bandages over the treated veins for about three weeks after the procedure.
  • Avoid exposing the treated areas to direct sunlight. It could create dark spots on your skin.

Laser hair removal is an effective way to permanently remove unwanted hair growth.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

The concentrated beam of light from a laser selectively targets dark course hairs. The laser light is delivered to each hair follicle to slow future hair growth. Hair loss in treated areas can last from months to years, especially after several treatments.

What Can I Expect During and After the Procedure?

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

  • The hair undergoing treatment will be trimmed to a few millimeters above your skin's surface, and your doctor will adjust the laser equipment based on the color, thickness and location of your hair as well as your skin color.
  • You may need to wear eye protection or protect outer layers of your skin with a cold gel or a cooling device, depending on the area being treated and the intensity of the laser.
  • The doctor will deliver pulses of light to areas being treated, which many patients report feels like snapping rubber bands.
  • When your procedure is complete, your doctor may prescribe ice packs, anti-inflammatory ointments or lotions to lessen irritation and discomfort.
  • After laser hair removal, your skin may look and feel sunburned or develop irritated bumps or small blisters. The hair will fall out over the next month. You should wear sunscreen to prevent skin color changes.
  • You'll most likely need to come in for further treatments every four to six weeks or until the hair stops growing.

How Does Sun Damage Treatment Work?

Brown patches and discoloration due to sun damage can be diminished or erased with the use of chemical peels or laser treatment. Your physician will discuss which type of treatment would be best for you.

Chemical Peels

A chemical solution is applied to small areas of your skin. This causes a controlled wound, or blister, to form and then peeling of the damaged outer layers. When scaling and peeling is complete, which can take from a few days to two weeks, a smooth new layer of skin will be revealed.

What Can I Expect During and After the Procedure?

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

  • Most people feel a burning sensation after the chemical solution is applied that lasts several minutes, followed by stinging. Cool compresses may help, and you may need pain medication during or after a deeper peel.
  • After the peel, most people experience a reaction similar to sunburn - with redness and scaling that lasts up to a week for mild-to-moderate depth peels or swelling and blisters that can last up to two weeks for deeper peels.
  • After your chemical peel, you may require bandages on treated skin, and you'll need to avoid the sun for several months because the new layer of skin will be very fragile.

Some people - including those with certain skin types, medical conditions, family history or prescribed medications - may be more vulnerable to discoloration or scarring following a peel. Talk to your physician about your likelihood of experiencing this, and possible treatments should it occur.

Laser Treatment

The laser uses computer-controlled intense pulsed light (IPL) to penetrate the skin and treating only the targeted areas, eliminating pigmented spots and shrinking tiny spider veins. The procedure stimulates healthy new collagen, which is vital to skin elasticity.

You will be seated in a reclining chair and your doctor will thoroughly cleanse the skin to be treated. You will wear special goggles to protect your eyes from the intense beam of laser light. Your doctor will use a pencil-thin hand piece to direct a beam of laser light to the area to be treated. Treatment sessions usually last between 15 and 20 minutes. Typically, treatments can be accomplished in one to two sessions.

What Can I Expect During and After the Procedure?

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

  • During treatment you may feel a slight stinging sensation.
  • Following the treatment you may experience some redness, which usually goes away in 2 to 4 hours, or some swelling over a period of a few days.
  • Final treatment results should be evident within 10 to 14 days after treatment for spider veins and within five to 10 days after treatment for spots or skin texture.
  • You should not use any exfoliating agents on treated skin for a week following treatment, and always wear sunscreen on treated areas.

Einstein's experts use the most advanced procedures and techniques to alter scar tissue associated with burns and restore the function and appearance of the skin.

How Does Burn Treatment Work?

The majority of burns will cause scars that can be raised, sunken or discolored. There are a variety of medical non-surgical procedures that can help treat scars, diminish their appearance and restore comfort. Your physician will discuss which treatment or range of treatments would be best for you.

  • Injectables - Some burn scars can be treated with injections of medically approved material, such as collagen to fill in sunken scars, or steroids to reduce redness or size.
  • Dermabrasion - Some rough or elevated burn scars can be made less prominent through dermabrasion. For this procedure, your plastic surgeon will use a special rotating instrument to remove layers of skin. The procedure works by destroying and removing the upper layers of skin to allow for skin regrowth.
  • Laser treatments - By using special computer-generated laser wavelengths of light, your plastic surgeon can reduce the redness associated with burn scars and stimulate healthy new collagen production that results in smoother skin.

What Can I Expect During and After the Procedure?

Treatment for your burn scars 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 non-surgical treatment, you may be given a local anesthetic before your procedure.
  • 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.

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.
  • Laser treatment - By using special computer-generated laser wavelengths of light, your plastic surgeon can precisely target the keloid tissue, and greatly diminish its appearance.
  • Chemical Peels - Some scars can be treated by using medically-approved chemicals that penetrate deep into the skin to exfoliate and induce collagen regeneration.

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.
  • If you have laser treatment for keloid scars, you may feel a slight stinging sensation during treatment. Following the treatment you may experience some redness, which usually goes away in two to four hours, or some swelling over a period of a few days.
  • 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 and do not swim or take a tub bath until the stitches are removed.
  • If the lesion was on your face, avoid bending forward for 24 to 48 hours to discourage bleeding.

Emergency laceration 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 emergency 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.
  • In some cases, pain medicine may be given to take after the procedure.
  • Avoid strenuous activities when you return home.
  • The laceration must be kept clean and dry for 24 hours and light bathing is permitted in 48 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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