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

Non-Invasive Fat Reduction with truSculpt iD

Your Summer Body Starts with truSculpt iD at Advanced Specialty! Summer bodies are made in the winter and what better way to get beach-ready than with truSculpt iD, a non-invasive fat reduction treatment? truSculpt iD is clinically proven to eliminate fat cells in the abdomen, flanks, thighs, arms and more! If you diet and exercise but still have areas of stubborn fat, truSculpt® iD may be right for you and it takes as little as one 15-minute treatment in our Norwalk, CT office, personalized to your individual needs. Click here to book your $1,500 truSculpt iD Treatment  How Does It Work? truSculpt iD is…
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Wedding Skincare Guide for Glowing Skin

  There’s a lot to coordinate when planning your wedding! You need to secure a venue, make the guest list, find the perfect shoes and prepare your skin. Yes, your skin should be included in your wedding planning. It takes time to achieve that perfect glow for your wedding day! Wedding day skincare should start when you are starting to make your guest list – around 10-12 months out from your wedding date. Skin concerns such as acne and brown spots take time to improve and injections such as Botox and fillers should be done a few months out so…
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Topics: Blog, Cosmetic Surgery, Dermatology, Jessica Mangiaracina, PA-C , Skincare & Laser

Why You Should Never Use a Tanning Bed

  Dermatology PA-C, Jessica Mangiaracina, shares the facts about tanning beds and the increased risk of skin cancer that comes with using them. And despite what you've heard, tanning beds are not as safe as you think! I'm a dermatology practitioner and I used to use tanning beds. Emphasis on used to. Despite the irony, being a dermatology Physician Assistant that diagnoses skin cancers on a daily basis and briefly being a tanning bed user while in college, I feel the need to educate my patients with evidence-based medicine about the risk of skin cancer from tanning beds. How Does Your Skin Tan? Believe it or not, tanning is actually an injury to…
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Topics: Blog, Dermatology, Jessica Mangiaracina, PA-C , Skincare & Laser

Medical Grade Skincare: Your Skin Will Thank You

  Jessica Mangiaracina, Dermatology PA and skincare expert, shares some of her favorite medical grade skincare products that she uses in her own daily regimen and explains the difference between medical grade and over-the-counter. And yes, there really is a difference! Don’t get me wrong I’m all for sheet masks and toners, and jelly or oil cleansers! I love mixing the over-the-counter with my medical grade skincare products, but I choose and recommend the medical grade products every time because I know they’re effective for stimulating collagen, smoothing skin texture, minimizing brown spots, treating acne and leaving us with glowing…
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MicroNeedling with Platelet Rich Plasma

  What if you could harness the power of your own natural platelets to rejuvenate your skin and fuel cellular growth and collagen production? Believe it or not, MicroNeedling with Platelet Rich Plasma does just that. On its own, MicroNeedling is already an effective and proven aesthetic treatment for reducing fine lines, acne scars, brown spots, enlarged pores and improving the overall appearance of your skin. Augment with your own platelet rich plasma you’re left with a treatment that’s not only chock full of benefits, but natural too! What happens during a PRP MicroNeedling session?  A PRP MicroNeedling session is…
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Topics: Blog, Dermatology, Heather Colon, LPN, Jessica Mangiaracina, PA-C , Skincare & Laser

Sunscreen: What Kind? How Much? How Often?

When you’re spending time outdoors in the summer – or winter – the sun’s UV rays can be harmful, so using sunscreen is a must. Regardless of what you may have heard about the dangers of sunscreen, the real danger lies in choosing not to use it! There is a lot of different information about sunscreen and it can be confusing to know how to use it properly. Here we help clear up a few misconceptions about sunscreen and clarify how best to use it. The Most Common Ingredients In Sunscreen For over 40 years, oxybenzone has been the primary…
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Treating Hormonal Acne: Spirolactone Vs. Antibiotics

  Can a medication used to treat high blood pressure also treat female hormonal acne? Advanced Specialty Care’s Dermatology PA, Jessica Mangiaracina, shares her own personal experience and weighs-in on a recent article about the use of Spironolactone to treat women’s acne. Spironolactone is a great drug to use for the right patient: female adult cystic acne that flares around the menstrual cycle. It is questionable whether it will replace antibiotic treatments. The reason for that is because it is a long term medication and takes about 3-4 months to see results from it. It does have a great safety profile and is…
Jessica Mangiaracina: Dermatology Specialist at Advanced Specialty Care
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The Difference Between Freckles and Sunspots

  Ever wonder where those freckles on your skin are from? Or maybe you’ve discovered different, new spots on your skin. What are those and where did they come from? Here we give an overview of freckles and sunspots, where they come from and what’s the difference between the two. Freckles Freckles are small flat brown marks arising on the face and other sun exposed areas. They can, however, appear anywhere on the body. Freckles develop when the skin produces more melanin pigment in response to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays. A freckle’s color is due to skin pigment accumulating in the skin cells. They…
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Topics: Blog, Dermatology, Jessica Mangiaracina, PA-C , Skincare & Laser

Skin Cancer Screening - Why It's Important And What To Expect

  Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. Early detection is critical to successful treatment, so it’s important to have yearly skin exams by a doctor, and to check your own body periodically. Skin Cancer and Early Detection The three main types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. All three are mostly due to sun exposure (UV rays), with basal cell carcinoma being the most common. Melanoma is the most dangerous. Early detection of melanoma can significantly reduce both illness and mortality. The risk…
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