Maskne: Is your mask making you break out?

Mask + Acne = Maskne Is wearing a mask making you breakout? You're likely experiencing "Maskne", AKA- acne caused by wearing a face mask. Now that face masks are a regular extension of our everyday attire and it seems we spend more time wearing them than not, it's no surprise that even people with typically clear skin are seeing pesky pimples and stubborn blackheads pop up around their chin, jawline, nose and mouth. What Causes Maskne? Let's dive into some of the reasons why your mask may be causing acne. Your mask is dirty. Cloth / re-usable face masks should…
Maskne / Mascne Causes and Treatments. Acne and break outs from wearing a mask. Advanced Specialty Care Dermatologist Connecticut.
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Topics: Blog, Dermatology, Skincare & Laser

Phototherapy & Light Treatments at Advanced Specialty Care

Phototherapy and Light Treatments use special waves of light, some with UV and others without, to treat skin conditions as well as for anti-aging purposes. These treatments are best performed under the direction of a Dermatologist or Skincare specialist who use safe, medical grade devices and are able to make adjustments as needed based on your skin type, conditions and more. Light-emitting diode (LED) therapy, also known as photodynamic therapy, or PDT, is one of the most commonly used forms of phototherapy. It uses red or blue lights to target skin issues such as acne and signs of aging. LED…
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Topics: Blog, Dermatology, Skincare & Laser

Skin Cancer Facts and Prevention

May is skin cancer awareness month, a perfect time to speak about facts, prevention and the importance of regular self exams and annual skin checks with a Dermatologist. Read on to learn more about skin cancer, the most common cancer in the United States, and how to prevent it! (The American Cancer Society) Skin Cancer Facts: Did you know? 20% of Americans will develop skin cancer Having 5 or more sunburns doubles your risk for melanoma The Melanoma early detection five-year survival rate in the United States is 99% More than 2 people die of skin cancer every hour 1…
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Topics: Blog, Dermatology, Skincare & Laser

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

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

Summer Bodies are Made in the Winter: Our Favorite Wintertime Treatments

We’ve all heard the phrase “summer bodies are made in the winter” and there’s some truth to it! Though most cosmetic treatments can be safely performed at any time of the year, many patients find it more convenient to schedule treatments during cooler months when they’ll be spending more time indoors, and of course, so they’re ready to flaunt their final results come summer! Here are some of our favorite treatments and procedures to schedule during the winter months and why: Laser Hair Removal Winter is the perfect time to begin getting beach ready with laser hair removal treatments for…
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Topics: Blog, Dermatology, Skincare & Laser

Fall Skincare Tips

Leaves aren't the only thing changing this season. Did you know that as the seasons change, your skincare routine should too? With the new season upon us, here are some fall skin care tips to help deal with the changing weather. Chronic skin conditions may flare with change of season Chronic skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea and acne may start to flare during the change of season. If you have psoriasis or eczema, make sure you are moisturizing your skin well and if needed, schedule an appointment with your dermatologist for topical steroids or steroid-free creams…
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Topics: Blog, Dermatology, Jessica Mangiaracina, PA-C , Skincare & Laser
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