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State of the art Consultation

01/29/14 | Categories: Consultation, TouchMD, State of the Art

We are excited to have a customized, state-of-the art approach to your plastic surgery consultation. Touch MD is a revolutionary system which allows you to learn more about your procedure or treatment even before you come in for your visit. This technology will help you to become familiar with the Dr, staff, and our facility. You can say goodbye to the uneasy feeling of not knowing what to expect by reviewing the topics you are interested in and prepare questions you may have for your upcoming appointment.


You can register before the consultation and when you come see us, we will customize your file on Touch MD with photographs, animations and information about the procedure. After your visit and in the privacy of your own home, you can review the same information we shared during the consultation.


Touch MD is a resource we are proud to offer our patients because we feel it really helps you to become more well informed. Dr. Burnett will provide you with the advice and visual information during your consultation. You can then log-in at home and share your experience with your loved ones, review the consultation, watch videos, gather information, review pre/post operative instructions and much more.


Call today for a consultation and we will give you the doctor code to sign up!

 

Find out about the #1 SPF 50 Sun shield on the Market

01/29/14 | Categories: Acne, Sun Screen, SPF 50, Sun Shield, Sunblock

Find out about the #1 SPF 50 Sun shield on the Market

Breaking news.....Last week FDA announced changes for labeling of sunscreen products. The final rule will take effect on the summer of 2012, but consumers may begin to see changes to sunscreen labels before the effective date. For complete information on this topic and future changes check the FDA website: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/ResourcesForYou/consumers

 

There is so much information and confusion about how much SPF is sufficient sun protection and what products actually work. We are presented with countless articles, news updates and programs regarding this most important topic. But who do we believe and when do we stop wasting our valuable time and money on products that don't work.

 

Let's begin with the facts:

  • Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States.
  • Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for young adults 25-29 years old and second most common form of cancer in the 19-29 year old age group.
  • SPF is "sun protection factor" found in sun protection products and measures how much it shields us from the sun.
  • UVB rays, ultraviolet light B, causes the skin to burn and is the main cause of skin cancer. ( B for B'urning)
  • UVA rays, ultraviolet light A, are the rays that damage the skin's collagen and elastin needed to keep the skin looking young. ( A for A'ging)

 

Obagi's new sun shield, Nu-derm SPF 50 is a great product that is for everyday use and you can be rest assured that it will protect your skin. It contains micro-fine zinc oxide for a sheer, matte finish without the white residue. It is for use for all ages over the age of 6 months. Oh, and by the way, Self magazine voted Obagi's new sun shield SPF 50 the best sunscreen for face in the 50+ category.

 

 So let your radiance shine through with the ultimate in skin protection and call us today for more info and always remember that here at Burnett Plastic Surgery, we care about you and your skin!  

 

908-233-0200 or e-mail larena@burnettplasticsurgery.com

 

Sun Protection Year Round

01/29/14 | Categories: Sun Screen, SPF 50, Sun Shield, Sunblock

Sun Protection Year Round

The sun shines all year long, so why shouldn't we protect ourselves all year?? Makes perfect sense, doesn't it?? Unfortunately, we associate sunburn and sun damage from the heat of the sun. Although the sun's heat is not as intense during winter months due to the angle of the sunlight, the ultraviolet A and B rays are still strong enough to cause damage. It does not have to be a bright and sunny day either, so we still need sun protection on cloudy and hazy days.


So how do we protect ourselves, when there's "no where to run to, nowhere to hide??!!"  The following is what the CDC recommends:

  • Seek shade when possible, especially during midday hours.
  • Wear clothing to protect exposed skin.
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat to shade the face, neck,head and ears.
  • Wear sunglasses ( preferably ones that wrap around much of the face)
  • Use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher and block both UVA and UVB rays. Re-apply every 2 hours and more often if sunbathing or perspiring

Some of these measures may seem a bit drastic and unrealistic at times, however, using sunscreen is a simple, effective way to prevent damage from the sun all year round. Make it part of your daily beauty regimen. Apply after your facial cleansing and moisturizing, then apply your sunscreen...it's easy, quick and simple!


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There are many effective products on the market. Some protect against sun damage better than others...We recommend, Obagi's Nu-Derm sun shield SPF 50. It provides both UVA and UVB protection. it has a clear, matte finish and leaves no residue. It's also been voted #1 sunblock for faces by Self Magazine!


So stock up on your Obagi sun shield now while we still have our 20% off summer special.


Call us today!

 

Farewell to Obagi Products

01/29/14 | Categories: Skin Care, Skin Rejuvenation, Obagi, SkinMedica

Farewell to Obagi Products

As many of you know, we have been a committed provider of Obagi Medical Products for over fifteen years. We have been very satisfied with its results as it addressed most of our patients' skin care needs, with the Nuderm, CR-X and Clenziderm lines.


However, with the evolving anti-aging industry, exciting and innovative skin care  products are now available and we wanted to be a part of this movement without compromising our philosophy of  bringing the latest in skin-care technology to you our patients.


 After much soul searching, we have decided to phase out the Obagi product line as we move on to the SkinMedica line of products. (www.skinmedica.com) an Allergan company.


SkinMedica has a wider variety of products, that we believe will give our patients more flexibility and choice of products that will further enhance their skin care needs. We are excited about the award winning TNS Essential Serum, a combination of growth factors and corrective complex, Lytera, a non-hydroquinone skin brightening complex which addresses brown spots and the Tri Retinol complex which contains three forms of Vitamin A. SkinMedica is also part of the Allergan Brilliant Distinctions Points Program, where points are earned with each purchase, the points can then be used for discounts on Allergan products:  Botox, Juvederm, Latisse and SkinMedica.


We are having a closeout sale of 50% off on all remaining Obagi products (except the  Pro-C Serum) for those of you who would like to finish what you have. Please call for available products as they are going fast. The Pro C is currently a special offer at 20% off through Jan 6th, 2014.


We believe you will love this product line as much as we do and your transition will be simple. Please allow us to continue to take care of your skin as we introduce a new era of skin care at Burnett Plastic Surgery.


Please call us at 908 838 7688 to schedule a consultation or to discuss your skin care options.


 

SCULPTRA/THE LIQUID FACELIFT

One morning I woke up and my face was going South.  Dr.  Burnett and the staff decided to do a YouTube film demonstrating the application of Sculptra.  Dr. Burnett's gentle manner and his commitment to having the patient experience no pain was very evident that day.  The results have been fabulous.  It is a gradual process that regenerates the production of your own Collagen.  Everyone comments on how good I look.  I recommend this treatment to anyone who is looking to avoid surgery.  The "Liquid Facelift" is for you.  I look 10 years younger.  I will be 63 in October!!

 

Do I want a tummy tuck or liposuction?

01/29/14 | Categories: Liposuction, Tummy Tuck

Do I want a tummy tuck or liposuction?It all depends.............here are a few points on what makes the difference between liposuction and a tummy tuck.  Ultimately we need to talk about it!

 

Scars Can Fade Away- A Scar Management Solution

The formation of scars are a normal process of wound healing. They occur when there is any event which causes a disruption of the skin tissue.Some examples are cuts, abrasions, surgery, pressure ulcers, dog bites, to name a few.There are factors which can affect scar healing such as the size and depth of the wound, age, skin color, length of time it takes for the skin to heal and genetics.

 

The appearance of scars usually improves over time. They tend to be red and thick at first and fade slowly over months and can occur up to 18 months.Some scars may become hypertrophic, which are more raised. Some people are more prone to keloid formation which tend to develop more than 3 months after the initial injury. Keloid scarring is more prevalent in darker skin and may be associated with pain and itching.

 

To help minimize the appearance of scars, there is now a medical grade product that flattens, smoothes and fades scars. NewGel silicone sheets and NewGel + E silicone gel,  has been clinically tested to provide greater overall improvements of scars.

 

The silicone sheets work by a combination of occlusion, hydration, elevated skin temperature and continuous light pressure. All these factors positively affect the rate and outcome of the healing process. The silicone gel form works by creating a protective barrier with the ideal environment to manage and reduce scars. It also provides hydration and occlusion. The gel is enhanced with 1% vitamin E to increase the softening and moisturizing effect.

 

One can begin using these products when the scar is closed and/or sutures are removed. Positive results are seen in as little as 3-7 weeks and continued improvement can occur up to 6 months. It's easy to use and there are many shapes and sizes of the silicone sheets for a variety of applications. Why suffer with the unsightly appearance of a scar...use NewGel today.

 

Call us today!

 

Gynecomastia - Enlarged Male Breasts

01/29/14 | Categories: Gynecomastia, Male Breast Surgery, Male Breasts

Gynecomastia is a condition of over developed or enlarged breast tissue in boys or men caused by an imbalance of estrogen and testosterone. Most think of estrogen as an exclusively female hormone, but males also produce it, but just in smaller quantities. Although approximately in 25% of cases, the cause is unknown, some causes may be the result of hormonal changes, hereditary conditions, certain medical conditions,or side effects of certain drugs. It can happen at any age.

 

 

Gynecomastia is a common condition which affects 40-60% of males. Although there are few physical complications associated with gynecomastia, having this condition can cause emotional or physiological problems caused by appearance. They may feel awkward in certain social situations and prevent them from engaging in certain activities. . In most cases, gynecomastia can be diagnosed by a physical examination. A careful medical history is important including medication and drug use. More extensive tests may be recommended to determine the cause which may include blood tests to examine liver, kidney or thyroid function. Hormone levels may also be analyzed.

 

 

Gynecomastia - Enlarged  Male Breasts

The treatment for gynecomastia in many cases, especially pubertal males, will resolve on its own. If medications are suspected as the cause then the  patient is observed for return to normal breast size over several months. If the condition persists, then options can be medical or surgical. Medications used to treat gynecomastia would be indicated if it treats the underlying cause such as testosterone replacement , an anti-estrogen medication- clomiphene, tamoxifen, danazol, which is a synthetic derivative of testosterone and decreases estrogen synthesis . There are over the counter drugs available that claim to treat the condition, but none are approved by the FDA and none have been clinically proven to actually cure it.  Surgical treatment is reduction mammoplasty which removes breast gland tissue. It is often performed on an endoscopic basis and done through small incisions. Liposuction also may be indicated, however, this procedure only removes breast fat and not the actual breast gland tissue itself.

 

 

Whatever age, gynecomastia can be a stressful time in one's life, but there are resources that are available to help one cope. Counseling is a great option since it can help alleviate anxiety, encourage communication with loved ones , and assist with avoiding depression. Also important is to reach out with others who have gone through a similar experience and research websites and organizations which can connect one with others .

 

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