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Posts for: October, 2016

After a great deal of research and consideration, Fryer Dermatology is proud to announce that we are now offering CoolSculpt in our Melville, NY office.  When we make a decision to offer a new service like this, we not only think about what aesthetic goals our patients are looking to achieve, but also what technologies in the marketplace are based on sound research and science.  CoolSculpt offers an opportunity to both debulk and sculpt certain areas of your body so you can look and feel better. It is not a miracle weight loss procedure and it does not take the place of the benefits you get from exercise. Yet CoolSculpt offers a completely non-invasive, way to reshape your abdomen, flank (love handles), submental area (double chin), thighs, back fat or bra fat areas with minimal discomfort and NO NEEDLES, NO DOWNTIME, NO CUTTING, AND NO BLEEDING.

In order to understand what CoolSculpt is all about, let’s first talk about weight loss and fitness. Getting our bodies into the shape we desire is a complicated process.  So many of us watch our diets, maybe even try the latest fad diet.  Most of us go to the gym, not just to do cardio, but also to work on specific areas like our abdomen, love handles, or back.  And especially as our bodies age it seems like it gets harder and harder to bounce back into the shape we once had or maybe never quite had.

Most of us think that every time we lose or gain weight we are losing or gaining fat cells, right? Actually, no.  By around the age of 18, your body has produced all of the fat cells that you will have for the rest of your life.  As a result, losing or gaining weight results in those cells either shrinking or swelling.

So what would happen if we could get rid of some of those fat cells? You could target specific areas and shape or sculpt those areas by getting rid of the fat cells in that spot.  And because fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than other cells in your body, the CoolSculpt technology can target and destroy just fat cells in specific areas of your body (sparing the skin and surrounding tissue) by using an applicator to cool that area to the desired temperature for a specific period of time. The process is very precise and predictable as researchers have determined the exact cooling temperatures and durations for each body site.

Once treated, the fat cells die after about 3 days and over the next several months your body will naturally get rid of them.  Some patients will need 1 treatment for an area and some may need 2 or 3 treatments as everyone is different.  And the change in your appearance can be permanent given relatively stable weight.

If you are looking for a way to enhance how you look and feel, contact us and schedule complimentary consultation with one of our providers and see how CoolSculpt can help you freeze away that fat!

Are you diligent about moisturizing your face? And what about your hands?  As the colder weather approaches we often think more about moisturizer to combat dry skin from the cold and the dry heat in our homes.  And while this is truly something that should be done all year round, this is a good time to get into the habit of including moisturizing in your daily routine.

Here are 6 reasons why you should moisturize your skin:

  1. Moisturizers can prevent and treat dry skin.  They hold water in the top layer of your skin and can act as a barrier to protect sensitive skin and improve skin tone and texture.
  2. Moisturize your face each morning with a product containing sunscreen – this is a good opportunity to as the saying goes, kill two birds with one stone.  Keep your skin protected from the sun and the elements at the same time.
  3. As we age, the oil producing glands in our skin are less active. Use a moisturizer on your face to combat this fact. 
  4. While dry skin may not lead to more wrinkles, it can make them more visible. Moisturizing your face will keep your skin looking its best.
  5. Dry legs and arms can be itchy, prevent the itch by moisturizing after your bath or shower. If itching persists, see your dermatologist to make sure there is not a more serious issue.
  6. Your hands are exposed to many irritants, germs and bacteria.  Washing your hands is important to prevent spreading these germs and getting sick. But this may dry your hands.  Also if your hands get too dry your skin may crack or bleed. This can lead to a greater opportunity for bacteria to cause a problem. That is why it is important to moisturize each time you wash your hands. 

There are some skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis that can be mistaken as dry skin. If you are not sure whether your dry skin is a sign of something bigger, contact us and we will set an appointment for you.