In March, 2017, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. You’ve seen that moment in movies or heard stories from friends or family about someone who had just received the news. No matter what you’ve seen or heard, you are never prepared to hear those words. The first thoughts you think are, ‘ I’m going to die.’ The nurse assures you this is not the case and gives you the folder with the contact info for breast surgeons, oncologists, therapists, nutritionists and plastic surgeons. It is overwhelming! You don’t know any of these doctors, because up to this point, you didn’t know anyone who had breast cancer. You ask around, get referrals, set up appointments, and the first order of business is to select a breast surgeon who will decipher the report and outline the next steps. In all of this uncertainty, the one thing I was certain of was my plastic surgeon. I knew exactly who I was going to see - Dr. Cynthia Goodman. Two years ago, I met Dr. Goodman after [...]
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Any of you who know us, know we are ALWAYS looking for ways to add effective, proven treatments to offer you. We are excited to introduce SkinPen by Crown Aesthetics — the only FDA cleared medical grade micro-needling device that treats sun damage, age and brown spots, fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, acne scarring, enlarged pores and uneven skin tone. How can this one device address so many common skin concerns? SkinPen creates thousands of precise micro-injuries or “micro-channels” in the dermis, which stimulates new collagen synthesis without causing scar tissue formation. What it’s actually doing is taking advantage of the skin’s natural healing process, producing new collagen and elastin in the treatment areas, leading to a fresher skin appearance.The SkinPen actually “stamps” the skin, creating tiny channels along the surface. While it’s safe for all skin types and all ages, SkinPen is primarily for patients aged 22 years old or older. We start with a topical numbing cream, which is allowed to do its work for about 15-30 minutes prior to the [...]