Managing Healthy Skin
From early on, we learn that having a smooth, clear complexion is an attribute of physical attractiveness. However, as we age, maintaining that healthy glow becomes more difficult. To halt or reverse the effects of sun-damage and aging, Dr. Fugo offers multiple options. In addition, Dr. Fugo offers the full line of Environskin care products.
The face is the most exposed part of the body, vulnerable to the harsh rays of the sun, subject to acne, rashes, allergic reactions, and injuries that may leave permanent scars. A number of non-surgicaltreatments are available for individuals who want to eliminate or soften imperfections on their facial skin and achieve a clearer, fresher look. These options include Laser Skin Care, Chemical Peels as well as Deep Treatment Facials for those who are looking for a more frequent maintainence and rejuvenation of the facial skin without any downtime.
Chemical peels are natural substances blended into facial preparations used to eliminate rough or dried surface skin. Vitamins A & C-enriched topicals change the cellular metabolism of the skin’s surface to treat fine facial wrinkles and irregular pigmentation caused by sun damage. Any of these treatments can be used alone or may be prescribed in conjunction with an aesthetic procedures, such as injectable volumizers or facial surgery.
Complementing Skin Care with Non-Surgical Treatments:
What to Expect from Skin-Surface Treatments
Surface-repair treatments can enhance your appearance, give your skin a smoother, fresher look, soften scars and remove wrinkles. Before you decide to have a skin-rejuvenating treatment of any type, think carefully about your specific aesthetic goals and discuss this with Dr. Fugo.
Planning for Treatment
Whether you’re planning a surgical or nonsurgical skin treatment, it’s important that you find a doctor who has training and experience with a variety of skin-management techniques. You’ll want a doctor who can give you the best possible single treatment or treatment combination. Look elsewhere if your doctor tells you that he or she has perfected a single technique that promises unbelievable results. The choice is yours, but be certain your doctor is qualified to prescribe such treatments. After all, these treatments involve your face – the most visible part of your body.
During your initial consultation, be open in discussing your treatment goals with Dr. Fugo and don’t hesitate to ask questions or express concerns you may have. Dr. Fugo will be equally open with you and explain the factors that could influence your choice of treatment options such as age, skin condition, and previous plastic surgical procedures.
Dr. Fugo will ask about your medical history and conduct a routine examination. If you’re having a surgical procedure in conjunction with your skin treatment, Dr. Fugo should explain the process in detail, including the risks and benefits, the recovery period, and all associated costs.
Where Your Treatment Will Be Performed
Your skin care treatments are performed in the peaceful, serene, spa-like envrionment of Dr. Fugo’s office.
What Makes Environ Skin Care Unique?
Environ was founded in 1990 by Dr. Des Fernandes, with vitamin A as the cornerstone of the overall product philosophy. Vitamin A has been proven to accelerate tissue healing, promote the skin's natural moisture barrier, prevent breakouts, and support the skin's immune system. Some additional ways that vitamin A promotes beautiful, resilient skin include:
- Normalizing the activity of tyrosinase. An enzyme that contributes to the formation of melanin. Hence why vitamin A is often found in products made to reduce hyperpigmentation and sun damage.
- Normalizing oil production. This results in better acne control.
- Assisting in the regulation of cellular behavior. This can encourage cells to act more energetically.
- Stimulating fibroblast cells. This results in a more profound production of collagen and elastin.
What Dr. Fernandes learned from reviewing research was that vitamin A must be supported on a daily basis for the skin to remain optimally nourished. Of course, this nutrient isn't the only ingredient that makes Environ skin care products effective. To address the wide-ranging needs of the skin, these products are formulated with antioxidants, peptides, and much more.
What are the Benefits of a Chemical Peel Treatment?
Chemical peels have been a popular non-surgical, non-invasive skin treatment for many years. They are intended to accelerate the cellular turnover in the uppermost layers of the skin. In doing this, chemical peels can reveal smoother, brighter and generally healthier skin. Customized for each person's skin needs, chemical peels offer several benefits, including:
- Improved texture through the correction of roughness.
- Improve skin tone and vibrancy through the removal of dead and damaged cells.
- Stimulation of new collagen and elastin.
- Reduction in the appearance of fine lines.
- Correction of sun damage and skin imperfections, including scars.
- Reduction in oil production, clogged pores and bacterial activity that contribute to acne.
- Boosts the efficacy of your daily skincare routine!
Which Chemical Peel is Right for Me?
We offer a few different types of powerful chemical peel treatments here at our office in New Windsor, NY. We begin your treatment process with a consultation and a thorough examination of your skin as it pertains to your cosmetic concerns. This way, we can make a strong recommendation that is tailored to your needs. Our peels include Alpha Hydroxy Acid peels (AHA), Beta Hydroxy Acid peels (BHA), Trichloroacetic Acid peels (TCA), and Phenol peels.
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What is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel in NY uses a chemical solution to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing its damaged outer layers. It is helpful for those individuals with facial blemishes, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation. Phenol, trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) are used for this purpose.
The precise formula used may be adjusted to meet each patient’s needs. Although chemical peel may be performed in conjunction with laser skin treatments or facial surgery, it is not a substitute for these procedures. This brochure provides basic information about certain types of chemical peel treatments and the results you might expect. It won’t answer all your questions, since a lot depends on your individual circumstances. Once you and Dr. Fugo have decided on a specific peel program, be sure to ask about any details that you do not understand.
Types of Chemical Peels:
A chemical peel is typically performed for cosmetic reasons — to enhance your appearance and your self-confidence. The procedure may also remove pre-cancerous skin growths soften acne facial scars and help control acne.
Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), such as glycolic, lactic, or fruit acids are the mildest of the peel formulas and produce light peels. These types of peels can provide smoother, brighter-looking skin for people who can’t spare the time to recover from a phenol or TCA peel. AHA peels may be used to treat fine wrinkling, areas of dryness, uneven pigmentation and acne. Various concentrations of an AHA may be applied weekly or at longer intervals to obtain the best result. Dr. Fugo will make this decision during your consultation and as the treatment proceeds. An alpha hydroxy acid, such as glycolic acid, can also be mixed with a facial wash or cream in lesser concentrations as part of a daily skin-care regimen to improve the skin’s texture.
Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) can be used in many concentrations, but it is most commonly used for medium-depth peeling. Fine surface wrinkles, superficial blemishes and pigment problems are commonly treated with TCA. The results of TCA peel are usually less dramatic than and not as long-lasting as those of a phenol peel. In fact, more than one TCA peel may be needed to achieve the desired result. The recovery from a TCA peel is usually shorter than with a phenol peel.
Phenol is the strongest of the chemical solutions and produces a deep peel. It is used mainly to treat patients with coarse facial wrinkles, areas of blotchy or damaged skin caused by sun exposure, or pre-cancerous growths. Since phenol sometimes lightens the treated areas, your skin pigmentation may be a determining factor as to whether or not this is an appropriate treatment for you. Phenol is primarily used on the face; scarring may result if it’s applied to the neck or other body areas.
- Smooths rough, dry skin
- Improves texture of sun-damaged skin
- Aids in control of acne
- Removes superficial blemishes
- Smooths out fine surface wrinkles
- Corrects pigment problems
- Corrects blotches caused by: sun exposure, birth-control pills, aging
- Removes pre-cancerous growths
- A series of peels may be needed
- As with most peel treatments, sunblock use is recommended
- Can be used on neck or other body areas
- Treatment takes only 15 minutes
- May be used on all skin types
- Peel depth can be adjusted
- Repeat treatment may be needed to maintain results
- Healing takes only 3-4 days
- Results are dramatic and long-lasting
What is the Recovery from Chemical Peel Treatment?
You will experience some temporary flaking or scaling, redness and dryness of the skin. However, these conditions will disappear as the skin heals.
The temporary redness, flaking and dryness that you experience will not prevent you from working or engaging in your normal activities. A fresher and improved skin texture will result with treatment. Remember, protecting your skin from the sun is also important following these peels. Ask Dr. Fugo to recommend a sunblock with adequate UVA and UVB protection and use it every day.
To help your face heal properly, it is essential that you follow Dr. Fugo’s specific post-operative instructions.
About 4 days after treatment, your skin will be healed enough for you to wear makeup.
Are There Risks to Chemical Peels?
A chemical peel NY is a safe procedure when it is performed by a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon.
Chemical peels may cause transient stinging, redness or irritation. However, as the skin heals, these problems will subside.
Peel patients are advised to avoid direct sun exposure for several weeks after treatment to protect the newly formed layers of skin.
Chemical Peel FAQs:
Dr. Fugo will instruct you on how to prepare for your peel treatment.
You may drive yourself home following your treatment.
Your chemical peel is safely performed in Dr. Fugo’s office. You will not require any sedation during the procedure or require pain medication during your healing process.
Anesthesia isn’t required for Chemical peels performed by Dr. Fugo.
Why Choose Dr. Fugo For Your Chemical Peel Procedure?
In New York State, no medical degree is required to perform a chemical peel. You should be warned that phenol and TCA peels have been offered by inadequately trained practitioners claiming “miracle techniques” to rejuvenate the skin.
It is very important that you find a physician who has adequate training and experience in skin resurfacing. Dr. Fugo may offer you a choice of peel techniques or suggest a combination of peels to obtain the best result for you.
During your initial consultation, it is important that you discuss your expectations with Dr. Fugo. Don’t hesitate to ask any questions or express any concerns that you may have. Expect Dr. Fugo to explain the planned procedure in detail, including its risks and benefits, the recovery period and the costs. If you have a history of herpes (Cold Sores), you should inform Dr. Fugo prior to the procedure.
Today, full and well-defined eyebrows are something many of us strive to achieve for our appearances. Microblading allows you to enhance the shape and fullness of the eyebrows for incredibly long-lasting and natural-looking results. Whether you have naturally thin brows, have lost your eyebrow hair due to medical or congenital conditions, or simply want to enhance the appearance of your brows, microblading can be an extremely effective and rewarding procedure.
What is microblading?
Microblading is a semi-permanent procedure designed to enhance the appearance of the eyebrows. Tiny hair-like incision strokes are made along your existing eyebrow area and filled with pigment that is designed to match the existing hairs. Microblading is different from traditional eyebrow tattooing because the pigment is implanted closer to the surface of the skin. This makes semi-permanent, more natural looking results.
Microblading is also performed using a very fine scalpel rather than a tattooing machine. This allows for much finer strokes that mimic the appearance of hairlines. With traditional tattooing, strokes appeared much thicker and darker.
What is microblading?
Microblading presents patients with several benefits, including:
- Semi-permanent results: Spend less time fussing over your eyebrows during your regular routine, but have the peace-of-mind knowing that the results will gradually fade over the next few years. Touch-up treatments can be performed to maintain longer-lasting results.
- Natural-looking: Microblading is designed to achieve results that look completely natural. The hair-like strokes help to refine your brow shape and create fullness without sacrificing a natural-look.
- Minimal discomfort: No anesthesia is necessary during your microblading treatment. Most patients describe the sensation as “little scratches.” A numbing cream can be applied to the brow area beforehand if your skin is especially sensitive.
How long does a microblading treatment take?
A single microblading treatment session could take up to two hours. It is important not to rush the process in order to achieve the most natural outcomes. However, once your treatment is complete, you are free to return to your normal routine without any downtime.
How long do results last after microblading?
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