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Keeping you safe during your visit to Springhouse Dermatology

We are looking forward to seeing you in person starting in a few weeks. In order to ensure the highest levels of safety we ask you to follow the new procedures outlined below

1. Please communicate with the front desk from behind the clear protective shield that we have installed. In order to minimize your time at check in we will handle all insurance or billing questions over the phone.

2. We ask that you fill out all new patient information or updated patient information prior to coming for your appointment. You will be provided instructions for updating this information.

3. Please wear a face mask to your appointment and use the hand sanitizer upon entering the building. We will be unable to see you in the office without a face covering.

4. Please arrive no earlier than 5 minutes prior to your appointment, and call the front desk before coming into the building. If you arrive earlier than 5 minutes, we ask that you please wait in your car and we will call you when we are ready to see you.

5. If you are more than 10 minutes late for your appointment, we may need to reschedule your appointment. Please call the front desk and wait in your car while we reschedule your appointment.

6. Only the patient being seen is allowed in the office. Anyone accompanying you to the office must wait in the car if possible until it is time to pick you up. Exceptions will be made only for legally necessary companions.

7. If you are coming for aesthetic services please call to let us know that you have arrived and we ask you to wait in your car until we are ready for you and then we will bring you directly to the treatment room for your visit.

8. We ask that you carry only one personal item with you and keep your personal item with you at all times.

9. You will be asked to reschedule if you have a fever or cough. If your health situation changes on the day of your appointment, please notify the office and we will reschedule you. If you were exposed to anyone with COVID-19 symptoms please wait at least 14 days to come into the office. We will happily reschedule your visit.

We are looking forward to seeing you and providing you with safe skin care so that you can live a healthy life!

Our staff is continuing to follow all proper safety — hand washing, wearing PPE and using proper disinfecting and sanitizing guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping everyone safe!

 

Sincerely,

Your Springhouse Derm Team

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How to get the best results from your laser treatment

The newest generation of lasers is based on pulses that are short—a trillionth of a second, called a picosecond. These high intensity pulses are on for such a short time and do not generate significant heat in the skin. Picosecond lasers were originally developed to target tattoo pigment, but after introduction there was a new finding—these lasers could cause new collagen to be stimulated by their mechanical effect on the skin deep under the surface. This way, picosecond lasers can cause smoothing and a vibrancy to the skin without the swelling, discomfort, and downtime of 3-7 days associated with other fractional devices which use heat to stimulate skin renewal.  
The picosecond lasers are excellent at targeting pigment—both in brown spots related to sun damage, as well as background pigment accumulated over years of sun exposure that can lead to a dull complexion. Picosecond lasers are high energy devices that can break up pigment on contact and sometimes produce visible results by the end of treatment that continue to improve for several weeks, leading to a radiant complexion. 
One of the most difficult forms of pigment to treat is melasma – or the blotchy pigment often associated with pregnancy or hormone use. Melasma can be very difficult to treat with other lasers where it tends to reoccur and sometimes returns far worse than it started. With Picosecond lasers the skin can be gently treated to fade the melasma without stimulating new pigment to occur.
Margo Weishar, MD

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The Story

Founder/CEO, Patti Pao, discovered the power of the Aquabeautine XL® hatching enzyme while on a tour of a salmon hatchery in Western Norway. She noticed that the workers’ hands, which were submerged in the hatching water all day, looked as if they were in their 20’s, while their faces looked much older than their actual age.Baby salmon release this enzyme in order to get out of their egg shell. Unlike a chicken, who can peck its way out of its eggshell, a baby salmon needs assistance. This is because the salmon egg membrane is very tough and rubbery. When they are ready to be born, they release the hatching enzyme. The hatching enzyme carves a hole in the eggshell creating an opening that the baby salmon swim out of unharmed.  
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How the Enzyme Works

The hatching enzyme is too large to penetrate beyond the second layer of skin (see big blue dots below). The enzyme is designed by nature to digest only the dead skin cells because if it harmed living cells, it would damage the baby salmon. This is why when applied to human skin, the hatching enzyme sits at the “horny” layer of skin where it continuously digests the dead skin cells leaving the living cells untouched.In contrast, retinols and glycolic acids (see small red dots below) are small molecules which work by chemically burning through layers of living and dead skin cells. This results in thinning the skin making it sensitive to UV light and results in the appearance of red and flaky skin. 
Aquabeautine XL - mechanism of action
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