Category Archives: Skin Care

Dr. Cappuccino’s Summer Skin Care Approach

Summer Skin CareNow that it’s summer, we should consider skin care strategies to protect our skin as well as improve the health, quality, and appearance of our skin. When it comes to summer protection, I take a three-point approach: block UV light, hydrate, and use antioxidants.

When blocking UV light we should make wearing sunscreen a daily routine.   If you are going to be out in the sun remember to reapply at least every several hours, especially if you are in the water or sweating.  Wear a hat, a big hat.  I wear a ridiculously oversized hat when I play golf.  I know I stand out a bit, but I don’t care since I know my face, neck and chest are being protected from future wrinkles and skin cancer.  Try to avoid being exposed to midday sun (10am-2pm), and if you are, try to seek some shade.

Water intake and topical moisturizers are two forms of hydration for proper skin care.  Both are important.  Eight 8-ounce glasses of water are recommended each day to help maintain the critical fluid balance of our body and skin and assist in detoxification.  Topical moisturizers to hydrate skin before and after sun exposure are a good idea, especially ones that contain hyaluronic acid.

I use several different topical antioxidant skin care products yearly, but especially in the summer.  UV light causes creation of free radicals in our skin which can lead to photoaging and skin cancer. Use of topical products which contain antioxidants such as vitamin E, ubiquinone, and glutathione can help minimize this damage.

To learn more about summer skin care, contact Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Guy Cappuccino in Mt. Airy at 301-829-4110. For more information visit www.DrCappuccino.com, or our Facebook Page.

Infini: Radiofrequency & Anti-Aging for Summer Skin

shutterstock_134521247-(1) (1)Patients often ask me if there are any good treatments for their skin that can be done in the summer when they know they will be exposed to UV light. This is the perfect time to try Infini. What if we told you this radiofrequency technology tightens skin, treats wrinkles, and corrects acne scarring? Infini provides anti-aging results similar to a non-invasive facelift. Now we have your attention!

For the month of June at Guy Cappuccino, MD we are offering a free syringe of Bellafill filler with your Infini Face & Neck series purchase. Bellafill also helps keep our skin smooth and is perfectly safe any time of year. Many anti-aging treatments like lasers can’t be performed on summer skin, or on patients with darker skin tones, because certain lasers and light treatments are attracted to the darker pigment in your skin. If you have a suntan, or darker skin tone, you can safely have Infini treatments. Unlike lasers, radiofrequency energy is not attracted to the darker pigment. Infini is safer than a laser, with less downtime.

Infini is a revolutionary radiofrequency energy device that tackles aging skin by tightening and treating wrinkles. It also corrects acne scarring. The device sends high intensity radiofrequency energy deep into the dermis of the skin and stimulates collagen production for wrinkle reduction. We lose collagen as we age, so this stimulation of collagen turns the clock back on our skin. Think of it like an anti-aging controlled ‘injury.’ The collagen ‘fights’ back by strengthening and producing 3-D volumization, and this results in more youthful skin.

Since the treatment targets the dermis as opposed to the surface of your skin, it maximizes results with very minimal discomfort and downtime. You might be a little pink the day after treatment, with the potential for some swelling the first 24 hours. You can apply makeup the day after your treatment. Infini is ideal rejuvenation for treating face, neck, and hands. Depending on the number of areas we are treating, your appointment should be 45 minutes to one hour, with an additional hour for pre-treatment numbing.

Call today to schedule your Infini consultation, and we can customize a treatment plan for your desired goal. LIKE us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on Facebook exclusive giveaways and promotions for Infini—and more!

 

Look Great Now and Later with Bellafill

June is all about Bellafill at Guy Cappuccino, MD Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Bellafill Cappuccino-6-17-Promo-Web (1)provides beautiful, natural-looking volume to soften smile lines and acne scars. It is proven to be safe, effective, and long-lasting with minimal to no downtime. Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers that are temporary and require repeat touch-ups, Bellafill is a unique FDA-approved collagen based filler that works in two ways. This means less time spent at appointments, and less time under the needle. Let’s talk about the beautiful benefits of Bellafill.

How is Bellafill unique?

Bellafill is unique from other fillers because it works in two ways. Immediate volume takes place as the smooth collagen gel filler lifts depressed skin to the level of the surrounding skin in smile lines and acne scars. Long lasting improvement takes place as the polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres also create a matrix to support your body’s own collagen production. As we age, our bodies naturally produce less collagen. This support structure from the microspheres gives lasting improvement by restoring your skin as opposed to temporarily filling it. The result is a smoother, more youthful appearance.

How long will it last?

Results are proven to last through 5 years in smile lines, and 1 year in acne scars. At the 5-year mark 83% of patients were still satisfied with their smile lines results. At the 1-year mark 90% of patients were still satisfied with their results for acne scars. Bellafill creates natural-looking, enduring results. Your body naturally metabolizes and absorbs the collagen over time, but the volumizing results of the support matrix from the PMMA microspheres lays the foundation for long-term smoothness.

Bellafill can be used alone or in combination with other treatments. During June we’re offering a free syringe of Bellafill with the purchase of an Infini Face & Neck Series. Contact us to take advantage of this $1,000 Bellafill value, it’s limited to the first 5 patients. Get your own beautiful benefits with Bellafill!