Aesthetician and Skin Care
Rejuvenate Your Skin
Annette Pennington, our aesthetician and skin care specialist, will analyze, refresh, and rejuvenate your skin. She has years of experience in the skin care field and can offer you many different Spa treatments: IPL, Laser Hair Removal, Facials, Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels and Home Care Products. All treatments are customized according to individual skin type. As a make-up artist, Annette offers full camouflage techniques for concealing tattoos as well as doing makeup for special occasions. Skin care services are coordinated with Dr. Feingold, Dr. Israeli, Dr. Korn, and Dr. Light. This includes preoperative skin conditioning before chemical peels and facelifts, complimentary postoperative makeup to conceal bruising, and postoperative ultrasound after liposuction, breast augmentation and breast reconstruction.
Annette received her aesthetic training at the N.Y. Institute of Beauty on Long Island and is licensed by the State of New York. A graduate of St. Vincent’s Hospital School of Nursing, Annette has brought her years of medical experience as well as her compassionate nature into her aesthetic practice. She is a certified volunteer in the “Look Good…Feel Better” program sponsored by the American Cancer Society. The program teaches skin care and make-up techniques to cancer patients to help combat the appearance related side effects of some cancer treatments. Annette is committed to providing the safest, most advanced medical aesthetic services and products available. Her goal is to educate, treat and meet the individual needs of each patient.
IPL (intense pulsed light) also known as “photo-facial” is a treatment breakthrough that can correct a variety of benign skin conditions, such as spider veins, age spots, sun damage, mottled pigmentation, broken capillaries and rosacea. This non-invasive treatment delivers a special range of wavelengths of light in customized pulses gently into the skin. The light is absorbed either superficially by broken capillaries and dark pigment or by deeper and larger vessels and collagen. Dilated capillaries coagulate, pigmented lesions darken and then slough off and new collagen fibers are laid down, giving the skin a renewed and more youthful appearance. Many patients report a reduction in pore size, smoother skin and less wrinkles. Treatments are gentle, offering gradual results with little or no downtime or side effects.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair reduction stops hair growth by emitting a beam of light that passes through the skin into the hair follicle. This light is absorbed by the pigment (color) in the hair, converts to heat thus disabling the follicle and destroying its ability for re-growth. Cycles of hair growth play a major role in hair removal treatment. There may be as many as 25,000 hair follicles per square inch of skin, but less than 20% may be at the correct stage of growth at any given time. For this reason, it is difficult to predict the exact number of treatments or length of time before there is no more growth in the treated area. A series of four, six, or eight treatments, four to six weeks apart, may be recommended.
All of our facial treatments include skin analysis, exfoliation, extractions, gentle facial massage and appropriate mask therapy. Customized Facials are specifically tailored to the special needs of each individual. Therapeutic, yet relaxing will help improve the overall appearance and texture of the skin. Your skin will be clean, smooth, refreshed and completely nourished. Pre-surgical peels include cleansing, increasing hydration and accelerating cell turnover prior to surgery. Post-surgical peels help to speed healing. Gentle cleansing reduces edema, increases hydration and restores normal sensation more quickly. The Purifying Medical Facial is aimed at calming, smoothing and balancing skin that is prone to breakouts. This includes deep cleansing, exfoliation and hydration. It is recommended for acne prone skin, rosacea and other skin problems. Back Rescue is a clarifying back “facial” that includes deep pore cleansing, exfoliation and special treatment mask. This treatment will leave your back ready to be seen, the perfect treatment for “Bacne” or getting ready for swim suit season. Men’s Rejuvenating Facial focuses on specific needs of men’s skin: clogged pores, razor irritation and often neglected skin. It will nourish, rejuvenate and leave you glowing with vitality.
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive, non-surgical exfoliating treatment using a “blast” of fine organic mineral crystals to deeply exfoliate and refine the skin’s surface. This safely removes the upper layers of the epidermis, reduces large pores, and encourages rebuilding of new collagen. Brown spots, fine lines, and light scarring can be greatly diminished with a series of treatments. This may be combined with a light chemical peel for faster results.
By treating the epidermis through exfoliation (acid peels), we accelerate the process of cell metabolism and turnover. This results in improved skin tone, elasticity and texture as well as dramatically reducing fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores and even light acne scarring by stimulating new collagen production.
Taking Care of Your Skin at Home
We are proud to offer the finest line of skin care products. These products cannot be purchased in stores, salons, or spas and are specifically designed to be used under the supervision of a physician. These highly effective home care regimens enhance the effects of our treatments to achieve maximal results. Each patient’s protocol is prescribed and monitored for effectiveness. This aspect of skin care is vital to reaching and maintaining your desired effects.