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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.

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.

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