DermaCenter Medical Spa at the Rittenhouse Women's Wellness Center would like to invite you to our Center for our  exclusive injectable party!


Dr. Benjamin Lam, double board certified in both general surgery as well as plastic and reconstructive surgery, is our visiting plastic surgeon, available for injections and plastic surgery consultations from 8:30am-12:30pm. He specializes in both non-surgical procedures, such as Botox, Juvederm and Voluma as well as surgical procedures on the breasts, body, and face.

Dr. Lam is a pioneer in the plastic and reconstructive surgery world and one of the area's only double board-certified plastic surgeons. His surgical techniques continue to be referenced in the most prestigious national publications and emulated by leading surgeons in this field.  Call us to set up a cosmetic consultation while he is here at the DermaCenter. For more information,  click  here.

Dr. Dana Shanis, M.D.,is board certified and available for Botox, Juvederm and Voluma injections.  Dr. Shanis, who will be available from  4:00pm-8:00pm  has been injecting at our practice since she joined and has recently completed an advanced injection training which trained her on intricate filler solutions around the jaw and other locations that are cutting edge at aesthetically enhancing your appearance. For more information on Dr. Shanis,  click here.

Catherine McGintyMSN, FNP-BC,  is a board certified family nurse practitioner. She is available for botox injections from 12:30pm-4:00pm. For more information on Catherine McGinty, click here


 *Must sign up for Brilliant Distinctions program in order to receive discount. 

   
April: Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Month (Formally called STD)


April is Sexually Transmitted Infection month. Typically the nicer weather that comes with Spring causes an upsurge in STI's. People are getting out more and meeting more people which may lead to more sexual encounters. 
Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection,especially in males and females between the ages of 20-25. Often times patients may not even have symptoms, but if left untreated in females it can lead to infertility. Once diagnosed, it is easily treated with antibiotics.

Gonorrhea is another common STI. In addition to it being found in the mucus membranes of the cervix, uterus and fallopian tubes, it can commonly infect the mucus membranes of the mouth, throat, eyes and rectum. .  Prolonged or undiagnosed gonorrhea infections can also lead to infertility, however this infection can also be treated fully with antibiotics once diagnosed.

To learn more about STI's, click here





Mental Health and Alcohol Abuse

" Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Benjamin Franklin
 
It's easy to be glib about drinking. It is, after all, a significant element of most social activity.  Drinking alcohol helps us let loose, shake off the strains of a hard day, and connect with good friends. It provides a temporary positive impact on one's mood. It does all of the above... when enjoyed in moderation.
 
But alcohol abuse, particularly long-term alcohol abuse, can have devastating effects on your mental health, not to mention your physical health. (Apologies for not being glib about that.)
 
Alcohol abuse tends to increase mental disorders. Specifically, the odds of developing a mood disorder are 3.6x greater for someone abusing alcohol compared to one who does not.  The odds for developing an anxiety disorder are 2.6x greater (Balhara 2015).
 
The co-occurrence of alcohol abuse and mental illness is associated with:
●     Greater risk of various psychological, interpersonal, and social problems
●     Impaired decision making
●     Poor therapeutic adherence (not sticking with therapy)
●     Increased risk of relapse
●     Increased risk of self-harm (including the risk of suicide)

To learn more about mental health and alcohol abuse, click here.









Earth Day Tips for Eating Clean While Going GREEN!

Earth day is celebrated on Saturday, April 22nd. You can help celebrate by incorporating some sustainable practices through your eating habits and daily routine that can protect the environment!
  
 
1)     Choose fresh and local - Fresh and local is a great way to help out the environment by reducing fuel for transportation! There are lots of opportunities to 'eat local' in Philadelphia through restaurants, food co-ops, community supported agriculture, and farmers markets. Keep in mind the seasonality of the produce. You can find out what is in season by checking out the link here for a list: https://snaped.fns.usda.gov/seasonal-produce-guide
 
2)     Grow your own - If you have the space: start with easy to grow vegetables such as cucumbers, tomatoes, or peppers. If you are living in an apartment or don't have an outdoor area, you can still grow herbs in a small pot on your windowsill or consider joining a community garden!

To learn more tips for eating clean while going green, click here!





Skincare for 360-degree Health
 
Our  Dermacenter Medical Spa assists our patients on their journey of long-lasting skin health, by treating skin issues and maintaining healthy and beautiful skin throughout all stages of life.
 
Every month we highlight different services and procedures to provide our patients access to skincare as a part of a healthy lifestyle.  Click Here for more information on these monthly specials.

3 Skin Tightening & eMatrix Anti-Aging Combo 
(Reg. $1,200)




Revitalize your skins appearance with the combination treatment of Refirme Skin Tightening and eMatrix Sublative Rejuvenation.  These treatments help to tighten existing collagen in the deeper layers of  the skin, as well as using a Fractional Bi Polar Radio 


Frequency to penetrate the the skin to maximize collagen production while keeping the top layer of skin intact. This "Mini Face Lift" is most commonly performed on the face and neck areas and will improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles.  





(Reg. $400) OR MicroPlaning for $450


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Factors such as aging, sun damage, acne, scarring, enlarged pores and hormonal changes can contribute to the formation of facial wrinkles and a rougher facial skin texture.  Chemical Peels will help the skin shed the dull dry surface, allowing for a smoother, softer complexion.  

Microdermabrasion is good for a rough skin texture, as well as dealing with black heads, acne scars and just and over all texture issues.  

Microplaning of the skin will help cleanse, exfoliate, massage and nourish the outer most layer of the skin. The skin will be left with a soft, smooth and supple appearance.


May 12-14, 2017
Pocono Mountains

199 Camp Canadensis Rd

Canadensis, PA 18325


 


Rise Gathering is a women's retreat weekend in the Pocono Mountains designed to promote personal growth, enhance overall well-being and inspire collective connection. The event includes a wide array of workouts and workshops aimed to strengthen the mind, body and spirit and to nourish the self from within. 
 
Rise is a community for women of all ages and in all phases, to unite in support of each other with intention to connect and celebrate life. Join this transformative weekend and enjoy an experience of a lifetime. To learn more about this event, click here!

Enter promo code: RWWC at checkout to receive $100 OFF*!

*Must register by 4/15 to receive discount.

As a healthcare facility, we would like to encourage our employees and patients to exercise more while also promoting health related charities. Our next health walk(s) we will be attending:

Thomas' Walk Against Hunger
April 8th, 2017
8:00am-10:30am

Lincoln Financial Field
1 Lincoln Financial Field Way
Philadelphia, PA 19148


Rabbit Run for Parkinson's Disease
April 15th, 2017
7:00am registration

The Philadelphia Zoo
3400 Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104

March for Babies
April 30th, 2017
8:00am registration
4747 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19112


We look forward to seeing you there!



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