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Why You Should Never Use a Tanning Bed

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Jan 3, 2019 12:00:34 PM
Dermatology PA-C, Jessica Mangiaracina, shares the facts about tanning beds and the increased risk of skin cancer that comes with using them. And despite what you've heard, tanning beds are not as safe as you think!
 
I'm a dermatology practitioner and I used to use tanning beds. Emphasis on used to
 
Despite the irony, being a dermatology Physician Assistant that diagnoses skin cancers on a daily basis and briefly being a tanning bed user while in college, I feel the need to educate my patients with evidence-based medicine about the risk of skin cancer from tanning beds. 
 

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Topics: Jessica Mangiaracina, PA-C, Dermatology, Skincare & Laser, Blog

Medical Grade Skincare: Your Skin Will Thank You

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Nov 16, 2018 4:01:41 PM

Jessica Mangiaracina, Dermatology PA and skincare expert, shares some of her favorite medical grade skincare products that she uses in her own daily regimen and explains the difference between medical grade and over-the-counter. And yes, there really is a difference! 


Don’t get me wrong I’m all for sheet masks and toners, and jelly or oil cleansers! I love mixing the over-the-counter with my medical grade skincare products, but I choose and recommend the medical grade products every time because I know they’re effective for stimulating collagen, smoothing skin texture, minimizing brown spots, treating acne and leaving us with glowing skin. 

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Topics: Jessica Mangiaracina, PA-C, Dermatology, Skincare & Laser, Cosmetic Surgery, Blog

MicroNeedling with Platelet Rich Plasma

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Sep 14, 2018 12:53:57 PM

What if you could harness the power of your own natural platelets to rejuvenate your skin and fuel cellular growth and collagen production?

Believe it or not, MicroNeedling with Platelet Rich Plasma does just that.

On its own, MicroNeedling is already an effective and proven aesthetic treatment for reducing fine lines, acne scars, brown spots, enlarged pores and improving the overall appearance of your skin. Augment with your own platelet rich plasma you’re left with a treatment that’s not only chock full of benefits, but natural too!

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Topics: Heather Colon, Jessica Mangiaracina, PA-C, Skincare & Laser, Blog, Dermatology

Sunscreen: What Kind? How Much? How Often?

Posted by admin on Jul 25, 2018 3:32:08 PM
When you’re spending time outdoors in the summer – or winter – the sun’s UV rays can be harmful, so using sunscreen is a must. Regardless of what you may have heard about the dangers of sunscreen, the real danger lies in choosing not to use it! There is a lot of different information about sunscreen and it can be confusing to know how to use it properly. Here we help clear up a few misconceptions about sunscreen and clarify how best to use it.
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Topics: Dermatology, Jessica Mangiaracina, PA-C

Treating Hormonal Acne: Spirolactone Vs. Antibiotics

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Jun 12, 2018 2:41:11 PM

 

Can a medication used to treat high blood pressure also treat female hormonal acne? Advanced Specialty Care’s Dermatology PA, Jessica Mangiaracina, shares her own personal experience and weighs-in on a recent article about the use of Spironolactone to treat women’s acne.

Spironolactone is a great drug to use for the right patient: female adult cystic acne that flares around the menstrual cycle. It is questionable whether it will replace antibiotic treatments. The reason for that is because it is a long term medication and takes about 3-4 months to see results from it.

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Topics: Dermatology, Skincare & Laser, Blog, Jessica Mangiaracina, PA-C

The Difference Between Freckles and Sunspots

Posted by admin on Mar 14, 2018 12:04:38 PM

Ever wonder where those freckles on your skin are from? Or maybe you’ve discovered different, new spots on your skin. What are those and where did they come from? Here we give an overview of freckles and sunspots, where they come from and what’s the difference between the two.

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Topics: Dermatology, Jessica Mangiaracina, PA-C

How Injections Can Help With Hair Loss

Posted by admin on Mar 8, 2018 4:00:10 PM

Losing your hair can be difficult, causing a loss of confidence and embarrassment. There are various types of hair loss, and different treatments for each type. Here we’ll be discussing scalp injections for a certain type of hair loss, called alopecia areata. This condition affects as many as 6.8 million people in the U.S, according to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation.

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Topics: Dermatology, Jessica Mangiaracina, PA-C

Skin Cancer Screening - Why It's Important And What To Expect

Posted by admin on Jan 31, 2018 11:39:54 AM

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. Early detection is critical to successful treatment, so it’s important to have yearly skin exams by a doctor, and to check your own body periodically.

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Topics: Dermatology, Jessica Mangiaracina, PA-C

5 Ways To Combat Dry Skin in Winter

Posted by admin on Dec 7, 2016 2:26:47 PM

Winter is upon us. The holiday season, roaring fires, outdoor sports such as ice skating, skiing and sledding are things we look forward to as the weather gets colder. But winter with its drier, colder air can do a number on your facial skin, making it dry and chapped. Indoor heating also makes the air less humid, drying out skin as well. As the weather changes, your skincare regimen should change too. Here are a few tips to keep your complexion the best it can be.

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Topics: Blog, Dermatology, Jessica Mangiaracina, PA-C

How Do You Get Vitiligo and Is There a Treatment?

Posted by admin on Sep 27, 2016 12:34:17 PM

 

You may have heard about this skin disease with regard to Michael Jackson. Or perhaps you are experiencing blotchy skin and are wondering how do you get viitiligo? Vitiligo is a skin condition that causes a depigmentation or whitening of the skin. These discolored areas on the skin can appear on any part of the body. It will show as white patches surrounded by normal skin. They can be small or large patches, and can be symmetrical.

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Topics: Blog, Dermatology, Jessica Mangiaracina, PA-C