New Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Allison Andrews

Allison Andrews, WHNP, is a board certified women's health nurse practitioner. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University with her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. While working in the ER, she expanded her background and was on staff as a labor and delivery nurse at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Allison is especially interested in gynecology, reproductive and sexual health, and family planning. She is also experienced in providing preventive medicine, chronic disease management, and full-scope primary care including IV Nutrient Therapy. She is looking forward to providing all of these services to the patients of Rittenhouse Women's Wellness Center. [Learn More]

How Food Affects Your Skin

On average, women spend roughly $75-$100 on skin care products a month, and some over $250 a month! This probably doesn't sound surprising to all of those Ulta and Sephora addicts out there. Whether it's for clear, wrinkle-free skin, shiny hair, strong nails or a healthy glow, we are constantly looking for the next best skin care product. 

Rather than focusing so much on what we put on the outside of our bodies, we should also focus on what we're putting inside our bodies. What you eat has a lot to do with your appearance - not just your waistline. Nutrients that we get from whole foods can have several benefits for our skin. Antioxidants such as vitamin C and E can help prevent wrinkles and increase elasticity in our skin. Did you know that tomatoes contain a chemical called lycopene which has been shown to improve our skin's natural SPF and protects it against sun damage? 

Click here to learn about how food affects your skin. 

The Mind and Skin Connection 

Often, conditions of the skin can have a psychological aspect that also needs to be addressed. Research has shown that mental illness, stress and other psychological factors can activate or worsen skin conditions.
Did you know that the skin is the body's largest organ? It is a protective barrier that helps the body fight against injury and inflammation. The skin is involved in many complex biological processes, including the brain and nervous system. The brain and nervous system influence the skin's immune cells through various receptors. When you are facing chronic negative stressors, research suggests it disrupts the function of the skin's protective barrier, potentially leading to or exacerbating a skin condition. 

Click here to learn more about the mind and skin connection. 

Taking Care of Teenage Skin

We all love the Fall!  Warm days, cool nights, great sweaters, and cute boots. With the summer behind us and the school year beginning, we need to focus on getting back into routines. Whether we're getting up earlier for the school week,  planning our weekends to get the maximum relaxation, or just getting back into the swing of things! As adults we know the importance of a routine and the importance of instilling routines into our children's day. 

An important routine that we can teach them when they are young is a good skin care routine. Teenage skin can be very unpredictable and those years are really important because this is when acne scarring as well as most premature photo damage can occur. By teaching our kids good, consistent skin care routines from an early age, we can help them avoid and manage those untimely breakouts. 

Click here to learn more about the proper treatments for teenage skin.

Flu Season is right around the corner, so make sure to get your flu shot as soon as you can! 

Rittenhouse Women's Wellness Center carries the 2016-2017 quadrivalent influenza vaccine, designed to protect against four different flu strains. 

"Flu season" in the United States  can begin as early as October and last as late as May.
So get vaccinated as soon as possible!

Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about
two weeks after vaccination.

The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates  will be most common during the upcoming season. 

It is important to  get a flu shot every year because the viruses that circulate may vary each season and protection from vaccination declines over time.

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.

 Safely achieve permanent and effective reduction of most hair colors on all skin types.  This no down-time, virtually painless procedure can effectively reduce unwanted hairs on all body parts.

Laser Hair Removal is one of the safest and most effective methods for Permanent Hair Removal. Common areas include the face and neck, arms, underarms, back, chest, legs, bikini area, hands and feet.

Photofacial treatments help to minimize redness, veins, broken capillaries, acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, age spots and other related flaws around the nose, cheeks and decollete. 

Photofacial light pulses are sent through the surface of the skin to destroy blood vessels and pigment that causes discoloration. After each treatment, the skin will feel smoother and appear to have a more even tone. 

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 1:00pm-5:00pm. He specializes in both non-surgical procedures, such as Botox, Juvederm and Voluma as well as surgical procedures on the breasts, body, and face. 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.

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

IV Nutrient Therapy delivers vitamins, minerals, and amino acids directly to the body for maximum absorption to maintain optimum wellness and treat acute and chronic conditions. These services are performed at our center daily and supervised by our board certified anesthesiologist and administered by our our board certified Nurse Practitioner Allison Andrews who has extensive experience in IV Infusions. [Learn More]

IV Nutrient Therapy Menu

$149   Hangover Treatment

  $99  Dehydration Treatment

$149  Hydration & Vitamin Boost

$149  Athletic Performance 

$149  Jet Lag, Fatigue, & Stress Treatment

$149  Cold & Flu Remedy

$149  Migraine Relief

$149  Beauty IV Treatment
Call now to schedule an appointment 215-735-7992.

Regular Hours Six Days/Week Resume
  • The office is now returning to regular office hours: 
    • Monday-Friday 8:00am to 8:00pm
    • Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm

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