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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

Your Guide to Breast Implant Options

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Dec 20, 2018 4:57:52 PM

Dr. Prashant Soni, Board Certified Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon at Advanced Specialty Care explains the differences between breast implant options including the pros and cons of each type.

Silicone, smooth, saline, textured, gel, gummy bear. What does any of this mean?

We understand that considering breast implants can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! We’ve put together a guide to help you understand which implant options are available and which may be right for you.

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Topics: plastic surgery, Breast Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Blog, Dr. Prashant Soni, Dermatology, Skincare & Laser

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

Meet the Provider: Eileen Heske, Skincare Specialist

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Nov 1, 2018 4:02:46 PM

Get to know Eileen Heske, LPN! Eileen, Skincare Specialist at Advanced Specialty Care, opens up about her passion for helping and educating skincare patients and shares the most rewarding and sometimes challenging aspects of her job.

1. What's your favorite part about working at Advanced Specialty Care?
The patients! I love assisting them in their healthcare journey and making a sometimes scary situation more manageable with education and support.

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Topics: Skincare & Laser, 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

Five Things Someone with Psoriasis Wants You to Know

Posted by Advanced Specialty Care on Aug 23, 2018 5:01:01 PM

In honor of National Psoriasis Awareness month, Advanced Specialty Care’s Medical Assistant, Meghan Gomez, opens up about her personal experience living with psoriasis by sharing five things someone with psoriasis wants you to know!

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Topics: Dermatology, Skincare & Laser, Blog, Meghan Gomez

IPL Treatment Can Help Reduce Blood Vessels On Your Face

Posted by admin on Jul 5, 2018 10:38:37 AM


You might look into the mirror and see those pesky broken blood vessels on your cheeks or around your nose and say to yourself, “I wish I could get rid of them or at least lesson their appearance!” Well you can! The newest technology in IPL (Intense Pulsed Light therapy) helps lesson or eliminate the size and color of broken blood vessels, hemangiomas and red areas on the face caused by different vascular skin issues.

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Topics: Skincare & Laser, Dermatology, Heather Colon

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

Your Key To Great Skin: Our Favorite Skincare Products

Posted by admin on May 24, 2018 2:23:45 PM


Taking care of your skin is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Healthy, glowing skin makes you look better – and feel better. We asked some of our skincare specialists about their favorite products for their patients, and themselves. Who knows, you might discover your new favorite!

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Topics: Skincare & Laser, Heather Colon, Meghan Gomez, Adrienne Hance

Intense Pulse Light Can Reduce Brown Spots, Age Spots And Other Blemishes

Posted by admin on Jan 4, 2018 9:30:46 AM


Skincare specialists often use Intense Pulse Light (IPL) to addresses a variety of benign skin conditions such as red and brown blotches, rosacea, broken blood vessels, acne and other blemishes. There are a lot of advantages to IPL; it is safe and noninvasive, and can easily be tailored to meet different people’s particular needs. Below we delve a little deeper into what IPL is all about and why it may be right for you.

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Topics: Skincare & Laser, Heather Colon