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Non-Invasive Fat Reduction with truSculpt iD

Posted by admin on Mar 1, 2019 3:35:00 PM

Your Summer Body Starts with truSculpt iD at Advanced Specialty!

Summer bodies are made in the winter and what better way to get beach ready than with truSculpt iD, a non-invasive fat reduction treatment?

truSculpt iD is clinically proven to eliminate fat cells in the abdomen, flanks, thighs, arms and more! If you diet and exercise but still have areas of stubborn fat, truSculpt® iD may be right for you and it takes as little as one 15-minute treatment in our Norwalk, CT office, personalized to your individual needs.

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Topics: Skincare & Laser, Cosmetic Surgery, Blog, Dermatology, News & Events, Jessica Mangiaracina, PA-C, Heather Colon, Dr. Kenneth Egan, Dr. Rand Werbitt

Wedding Skincare Guide for Glowing Skin

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Feb 14, 2019 2:55:06 PM

There’s a lot to coordinate when planning your wedding! You need secure a venue, make the guest list, find the perfect shoes and prepare your skin. Yes, your skin should be included in your wedding planning. It takes time to achieve that perfect glow for your wedding day!

Wedding day skincare should start when you are starting to make your guest list – around 10-12 months out from your wedding date. Skin concerns such as acne and brown spots take time to improve and injections such as Botox and fillers should be done a few months out so there is room for tweaks, especially if it is your first-time getting injections.  

Don’t worry though, we’ve put together a simple guide to help you glow on your big day! 

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

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

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

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

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: Skincare & Laser, Blog, Dermatology, 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