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Welcoming June and Staying 'ageless'

Marlene J. Mash, MD
Published by in Anti-aging ·
Tags: skinsundamagehealth
Every summer I am asked the same question in many different ways: how to maintain a youthful and healthy 'glow' throughout the summer and still ENJOY the sunshine? Top oif the list of DO - WEAR SUNSCREEN! And it is important that you apply it correctly as well as choose the correct sunscreen. Use a broad-spectrum one that has an SPF 30 (or higher) and is water-resistant. Remember to apply it again every hour or so and especially after coming out of the water.

There are other things you should try to do as well. Research shows us that smoking greatly speeds up how quickly skin ages. It causes wrinkles and a dull, sallow complexion. So stop smoking ASAP.

Eat healthy! Studies suggest that eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables may help prevent damage that leads to premature skin aging. Findings from research studies also suggest that a diet containing lots of sugar or other refined carbohydrates can accelerate aging.

I know that a cold glass of your favorite wine or beer might be relaxing to you on a hot summer day, but we also now know that even moderate drinking (6-8 glasses per week) may lead to aging prematurely.

Last but not least: come in and let us do a free skin health consultation. We have treatments and procedures that will greatly improve the look and health of your skin. And the advanced technology behind the tested products available to you at our office can make choosing the CORRECT product for your skin be part of the treatment to maintain and rejuvenate your skin.

May Is Melanoma Month!

Marlene J. Mash, MD
Published by in Skin Health ·
Tags: melanomaskincancerscreening
I care about you. That is why I urgently suggest you schedule your skin cancer screening at least once a year.

Unlike other cancers, melanoma can often be seen on the skin, making it easier to detect in its early stages. If left undetected, however, melanoma can spread to distant sites or distant organs. Once melanoma has spread to other parts of the body (known as stage IV), it is referred to as metastatic melanoma, and is very difficult to treat. In its later stages, melanoma most commonly spreads to the liver, lungs, bones and brain; at this point, the prognosis is very poor.

We know through research that approximately 90% of melanoma cases can be linked to exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from natural or artificial sources, such as sunlight and indoor tanning beds. However, since melanoma can occur in all melanocytes throughout the body, even those that are never exposed to the sun, UV light cannot be solely responsible for a diagnosis, especially mucosal and ocular melanoma cases. Current research points to a combination of family history, genetics and environmental factors that are also to blame.

Using a good sunscreen EVERY DAY is a strong defense, but it is important to see us (or another dermatologist) regularly to screen for this deadly form of skin cancer. Call my office now to schedule a screening for yourself and loved ones.

To read more about melanoma: go to the MELANOMA RESEARCH FOUNDATION.

My Results From Microneedling & PRP

Marlene J. Mash, MD
Published by in Healing Skin & Body ·
Greetings and the very best of wishes for a great 2017! As I read the many cards and notes that you have sent to me and the staff, I am moved by the wonderful things that you tell us about how we have helped both medically and visibly. I am so pleased that our practice can continue to serve you.

We celebrate with you every day as we have for over 30 years with all our patients, young and those more mature. Technology and treatments have advanced so rapidly, that we have more 'tools' available than ever before.

Awhile ago I mentioned in one of our newsletters that I myself received a treatment that consisted of Microneedling and PRP. (scroll down to see photo.) Every day I see the difference these treatments are making. Microneedling is a highly effective skin therapy procedure that involves a multitude of micro needles that vertically pierce the skin to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, acne scars and wound scars. Microneedling works great for sunken areas on the skin caused by acne or chickenpox, as well as for fine lines, discoloration and general skin rejuvenation. And Microneedling isn’t just for the face. It can also be used on many areas of the body, including the arms, neck, legs, abdomen, back and hands. Microneedling can and is often done alone. I elected to receive PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatments with my Microneedling.

PRP treatments are quick, essentially painless and harnesses the body’s natural healing abilities without surgery or drugs. The goals of the treatments are intentional, targeted inflammation. PRP injections are often painless and there is little to no risk of rejection, since the patient's own platelets are used. The result is the stimulation of growth factors and 'healing' results.

My treatments were administered by our Nurse Practitioner, Lisa Keller, who has extensive experience with Microneedling and PRP injections. I had no side effects, and I am thrilled with the results.

I hope you consider giving yourself this opportunity for Microneedling and PRP treatments.  To this end I have asked our staff to offer you a 25% discount throughout January in order that you may try these effective non-surgical procedures, either alone or together.

Gain Confidence and Feel Better About Yorself

Marlene J. Mash, MD
Published by in Anti-aging ·
Tags: skinrenewalselfesteem
Every Month Should Be "Self Esteem Awareness Month"
Self esteem is not about making others happy, but making ourselves happy... and that is what we try to do at our office.  If it is acne scarring that you want to work on so that YOU feel better about yourself - and be the best you ~ then we can help you with that with FDA approved BELLAFILL.

If it's the stubborn extra 10-20lbs (the baby pouch that was left behind after the beautiful baby arrived), and YOU want to feel better about yourself and your abdomen...thighs.... we can help you with that too with ULTRASHAPE Power & VELASHAPE III.

Having a bit too much hair in all the wrong places? We will rid you of it with our LASER HAIR REMOVAL treatments.

Feeling bad about your neck? We can help with that with KYBELLA.

My PRP Injections Are Worth Talking About

Marlene J. Mash, MD
Published by in Healing Skin & Body ·
Tags: bloodskinhealingrejuvenation
I asked our Nurse Practitioner, Lisa Keller, who is experienced in PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy, to treat me with PRP injections. Research over the last several years shows enough evidence that Platelet Rich Plasma can be used to treat several skin issues such as Diabetic foot ulcers, bedsores, thermal burns, hair loss, superficial and surgical injuries and skin graft donor sites. Treatment results also include facial rejuvenation and post-traumatic scars.

Lisa injected my shoulder, left wrist, and my face.

PRP is basically a natural product produced from your own body. Through a simple blood draw, a little amount of blood is drawn from an individual into a sterile tube. Using a unique centrifuge machine, the blood is spun down in order to take out and concentrate the stem cells, growth factors and platelets that are very important for tissue healing. This little amount of blood with a high concentration of platelets and growth factors is referred to as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).

PRP treatment recently gained widespread recognition in the sports world when Hines Ward and Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers received PRP therapy prior to winning Super Bowl XLIII. Other high profile athletes include Tiger Woods who received four treatments following knee surgery and pitchers Takashi Saito and Bartolo Colon -- both recent examples of PRP success in Major League Baseball.

My own PRP therapy took Lisa approximately 30 minutes to complete. I am hoping that I will see the results experienced by many of our patients: growth of new collagen, bringing smoother and firmer skin for my face; and aid in the healing of my shoulder and wrist. (Medically speaking, some conditions that can be treated successfully with PRP therapy include the shoulder involving: rotator cuff tendinitis, impingement, bursitis, and bicipital tendinitis; and in the wrist and hand involving: DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis, tendinitis, ligament tears.)

Go to my site page for more, and also view Ortho Info.

Feedback from our 'demo-patient' about UltraShape

Marlene J. Mash, MD
Published by in Body Shaping ·
Tags: UltraShape&VelaShapeIII
On January 14, 2016, we invited some of our patients to join us for an informal discussion and a live demo of UltraShape. Our patient-guests had many questions for our visiting experts and our professional staff regarding the treatment, effectiveness, and safety.  Our demo-patient was receiving her second of her three treatments and answered first-hand questions during the demo:
"I feel nothing but mild pressure---like an ultrasound!"
"I noticed about a half-inch loss around my tummy about 2 weeks after my first treatment."
"I have changed nothing else in my routine so I could be a fair judge of the effectiveness of the treatment."
"I love the fact that I come in for about an hour, and have no down-time after it is done!"
"I cannot wait to see the end result."
Please accept my invitation for a free consultation at our office. This treatment is effective and safe.

It's Here!

Marlene J. Mash, MD
Published by in Body Shaping ·
Tags: weightloss
WOW! That's the word we are hearing every day after a patient receives an UltraShape treatment.

We have completed several UltraShape treatments for MANY happy and satisfied patients and we are pleased that word of mouth has spread the news.  Our patients are ecstatic with their results. The medical community has opened their arms to this first and only FDA-cleared, non-invasive body-shaping procedure that uses focused, pulsed ultrasound for selective fat-cell destruction. It's not like anything out there.

The excitement is real. Unlike liposuction, UltraShape is non-surgical—which means no incisions, anesthetics, or recovery time. And unlike other fat-reduction procedures that use heat or freeze fat, UltraShape is virtually painless and leaves no visible signs of treatment. So you can hit the doctor's office, then hit your yoga class in a cropped top the same day.

We invite you to call us to schedule a complimentary consultation to see if you are a candidate for UltraShape.

The "fat eraser" that can "whittle your waist without so much as a wince."

Marlene J. Mash, MD
Published by in Body Shaping ·
Tags: fatloss
We are all very excited about the new first and only FDA-cleared, non-invasive, body-shaping procedure that  uses focused, pulsed ultrasound for selective fat destruction. Called UltraShape, this procedure targets and instantly destroys stubborn fat,  without discomfort or downtime.                         

UltraShape is ideal for people with stubborn fat or genetically acquired  problem areas. For best results, maintaining a healthy lifestyle with  diet and exercise is recommended. UltraShape is not recommended for  major weight loss.

UltraShape delivers ultrasound energy directly into the stubborn fat  below your skin's surface. Rapidly changing pressure waves create vapor  cavities in the fat cells. This stresses the fat cell membranes, causing  them to rupture—all while leaving the surrounding skin, nerves, and  blood vessels unharmed.

Our staff will give a sneak preview AND give away a treatment at our annual Holiday Open House scheduled on Thursday,December 17th. Drop in and see it for yourself!                         

Bellafill Dinner & Conversation, November 19th, 2015

Marlene J. Mash, MD
Published by in Anti-aging · · Download Special-Patient-Dinner.mp4
On November 19th, 2015, We had the pleasure of hosting a special invitational dinner to patients and their friends. The event was held at Arugula Ristorante at Cold Point, in Plymouth Meeting. Sponsored by Suneva Medical and Marlene J. Mash MD & Associates, we were able to meet many new friends, enjoy good food and wine, and hear about the benefits of Bellafill and the skin products that restore, maintain, and prolong facial treatments --- Regenica.

We all had a wonderful time. Please share the moments with us by viewing a few pictures taken that evening.

We sincerely hope you will join us for any future events we may invite you.

Skin Cancer: The Hidden Dangers

Marlene J. Mash, MD
Published by in Skin Health ·
Tags: cancer
Protecting Your Skin Against Skin Cancer...
Our risk of getting skin   cancer is real. Current estimates are that  one in five Americans will   develop skin cancer. You can prevent and  detect skin cancer:
  • Seek shade, cover up, and wear sunscreen.
  • Look for new or changing spots on your skin.
  • See us if you spot anything changing, itching, or bleeding.
What is Skin Cancer?
Skin cancer is  an abnormal   growth of skin cells. It most often develops on areas of  the skin   exposed to the sun’s rays. Skin cancer affects people of all  colors and   races, although those with light skin who sunburn easily  have a higher   risk.   
There are three  types of skin cancer that   account for nearly 100% of all diagnosed  cases: basal cell carcinoma   (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and  melanoma.
What does Skin Cancer look like?
The most common warning sign of skin cancer is a change to your skin.
And the most common change is something growing on your skin. This   growth can appear on the skin in many ways.

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