Managing Dry Skin from Frequent Hand Washing

Frequent hand washing and mask wearing can do a number on your skin. Dermatologist, Sarah Tullo, APRN, shares her recommendations for reducing dry skin and irritation caused by hand washing and gives some tips on caring for your skin while wearing a mask. Hand Washing and Skin Irritation Dry skin and rashes are the most common forms of skin irritation brought on by hand washing. For some, this is caused by the frequency of hand washing and for others, it may be causes by the type of soap, especially in the case of rashes. Some soaps are harsher and more…
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Topics: Blog, Dermatology, Sarah Tullo, APRN, Skincare & Laser

ASC's COVID-19 Practice & Patient Safety Measures

Advanced Specialty Care's COVID-19 Practice & Patient Safety Measures The coronavirus crisis has touched upon most everyone in our world and at Advanced Specialty Care we have both been monitoring recommendations and proactively implementing protective measures for our patients and our staff. Your well being is our top priority and we are dedicated to ensuring you have access to specialty healthcare services including including ENT, Allergy, Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery and Audiology care when you need them. We have remained open to continue to service our community and to help reduce the strain on hospitals and Emergency Rooms during…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Audiology, Blog, Cosmetic Surgery, Dermatology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Hand Surgery, News & Events, Plastic Surgery, Skincare & Laser

We're Open to Serve You

Advanced Specialty Care remains open to service our community as a multi-specialty healthcare practice and to help reduce the strain on hospitals. The physicians at Advanced Specialty Care want you to know that we are here for your ENT, Allergy, Plastic Surgery and Dermatology needs. We have remained open to continue to service our community and to help reduce the strain on hospitals and Emergency Rooms during this time of need. To ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff, we’ve implemented advanced protective measures including enforced social distancing, rigorous screening, disinfecting and masking protocols within our offices. Telehealth appointment…
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Topics: Blog, News & Events

Purchase Your Favorite Skincare Products Online!

Introducing Advanced Specialty Care's online skincare product store We're excited to announce the launch of our new online skincare product store on ASCDOCS.com. Now you can purchase your favorite ASC, EltaMD, NEOCUTIS and Strataderm products from the comfort of your home. All of the medical grade skincare products available in our offices without a prescription are now also be available online from cleansers and acne treatments to retinols, hyaluronic acid serums and sunscreen. And don't worry, you don't need to be patient of Advanced Specialty Care to shop online. The web store is open to the public and shipping is…
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Topics: Blog, Cosmetic Surgery, Dermatology, News & Events, Plastic Surgery, Skincare & Laser

Now Offering Telehealth Appointments

Now Offering Telehealth Appointments at Advanced Specialty Care See a Specialist without leaving your home with Telehealth Appointments Your health and well being are our number one priority and in order to better serve you, we are pleased to announce that we are now offering Telehealth Appointments where appropriate at Advanced Specialty Care. Advanced Specialty Care is providing televisits, where appropriate, for routine and urgent appointments for both new and existing patients. Telehealth appointments are available for new and existing patients by video and by phone. Click here to schedule your telehealth appointment today! What is a Telehealth Appointment? A Telehealth…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog, Cosmetic Surgery, Dermatology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Hand Surgery, News & Events, Plastic Surgery, Skincare & Laser

Hand Washing 101

Hand Washing 101 Hand washing is one of the most important and effective steps you can take to reduce your chances of getting sick and to reduce the spread of germs to others. Here's a brief refresher on proper hand washing and the use of hand sanitizers, courtesy of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Germs can get into the body through our eyes, nose, and mouth and make us sick. Hand washing with soap removes germs from hands and helps prevent sickness. Studies have shown that hand washing can prevent 1 in 5 respiratory infections, such as…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Audiology, Blog, Cosmetic Surgery, Dermatology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Hand Surgery, News & Events, Plastic Surgery, Skincare & Laser

HydraFacial: It’s more than just a facial!

HydraFacial: It’s more than just a facial! The HydraFacialTM treatment rejuvenates and protects the health of your skin, providing immediate, noticeable results, an instantly gratifying glow and long-term benefits without downtime, discomfort or irritation! This non-invasive, non-surgical procedure is soothing, moisturizing and perfect for all skin types. How does it work? In just 3 steps and 30 minutes, HydraFacial™ thoroughly cares for your skin using patented technology to cleanse, exfoliate and remove dead skin cells and extract impurities all while infusing and bathing the new skin with antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid through specially formulated hydrating and cleansing serums. Step…
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Topics: Blog, Skincare & Laser

Dr. Prashant Soni named Section Chief, Plastic Surgery Subsection at Danbury Hospital

Dr. Prashant Soni named Section Chief, Plastic Surgery Subsection at Danbury Hospital Local Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon at Advanced Specialty Care, Dr. Prashant Soni, was recently named Section Chief, Plastic Surgery Subsection at Danbury Hospital, a part of Nuvance Health. Dr. Soni practices at Advanced Specialty Care’s Danbury, Ridgefield and Norwalk offices and will continue to do so while also acting as the Section Chief. As a Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Prashant Soni’s specialization expands far beyond purely cosmetic enhancement procedures. He is highly regarded for his experience and high level of patient satisfaction for surgical procedures…
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Topics: Blog, Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Prashant Soni, News & Events, Plastic Surgery

FDA Approved Peanut Allergy Treatment

FDA Approved Peanut Allergy Treatment The FDA recently approved Palforzia, a drug developed by biopharmaceutical company Aimmune Therapeutics, to treat peanut allergies. Though this is the first FDA-approved drug of its kind, the science and methodology behind it is nothing new. In fact, several practices, including Advanced Specialty Care, have been successfully offering food allergy desensitization, or Oral Immunotherapy, for many years but that doesn’t make the FDA approval any less significant. The approval of an Oral Immunotherapy product is exciting news for Allergists and Immunologists as this further validates and recognizes the success and benefits of this treatment and…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog

Can you receive the flu shot if you have an egg allergy?

Many individuals with egg allergies are still following the outdated protocol of not receiving a flu vaccine due to their egg allergy. Based on the 2018-2019 recommendations from the CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, individuals with a known egg allergy may receive the flu vaccine shot or nasal spray and those recommendations have not changed for the current 2019-2020 flu season. The Link Between Flu Vaccines and Eggs For over 70 years, the most common method of manufacturing flu vaccines has been through the process of incubating and “growing” the flu…
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Topics: Allergy & Asthma, Blog