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Newsletter January 2013 - Oneonta Laser Derm


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                                               Dr . E r I c DoH N Er ’ s

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                                               and happy life | January 2013
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                                               The Hidden Secrets of Blotchy Skin
                                               Tone, Brown Spots and Melasma

Get Even!
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                                               Go into any beauty emporium in Tokyo and you’ll find products that are
                                               distinctly different from what’s stocking the shelves in the U.S.A. Front and
                                               center in Japan are skin lighteners and brighteners, targeted to remove
                                               brown spots — from freckles, to sunspots, to melasma, to the discoloration
                                               left after a pimple.

     Isn’t Enough                              Although Americans’ desire to banish wrinkles has not been overtaken by
                                               the demand for skin discolor correction, the latter is gaining attention,
                                               in part to a 2006 report that an uneven complexion can impact a woman’s
                                               perceived age by up to 20 years. A decade ago, no one talked about
                                               hyperpigmentation. Today, it’s the “new wrinkle.” And along with this
                                               awareness comes research into the causes and cures for brown spots.

                                               Not all brown spots are the same. Some are caused by accumulated sun
                                               damage, known as sunspots or age spots, that usually appear on the cheeks,
                                               temples and the back of hands. Freckles, that first emerge as a genetic
                                               gift from our parents, grow worse from sun exposure and often fade or
                                               darken during the seasons. Post-inflammatory pigmentation (PIH) results
                                               from trauma to the skin. Melasma, thanks to its association with fluctuations
                                               in female hormones, has been dubbed “the mask of pregnancy”.

                                                                      For a long time the sun’s UV rays were deemed the
                                                                   primary culprit of hyperpigmentation. We now known
                                                                that allergy, heat and even stress can produce brown spots.
                                                             These conditions increase inflammation, which stimulates
                                                         melanocytes, the cells that produce color in the skin. Anything that
                                                     irritates the skin, such as burns, sun exposure, cuts or infection, release
                                                 inflammatory chemicals to tell the the body it is under attack. When
                                                   these chemicals are absorbed by the melanocytes, they respond by
                                                      pumping out melanin, intended to protect the skin. But when
                                                     produced in excess, melanin makes its way to the skin’s surface in
                                                       the affected areas. People with darker skin are more prone to PIH,
                                                       which can be seen when a hard to erase brown spot pops up in the
                                                      wake of acne or a mosquito bite. Research also indicates that there
                                                    is a correlation between lack of sleep and hyperpigmentation. 
                                                         The Hidden Secrets …
                                                                                            Continued from page 1

                                                         Under Eye Dark circles is partly the result of
                                                         inflammation and aggravated pigmentation. A
                                                         study has shown that while blood vessels and the
                                                         thickness of the skin affect dark circles under the
N E W yor k
                                                         eyes, the biggest contributor to the problem is
SK IN                                                    melanin or pigmentation. Dark circles are made
               V E IN                                    much worse from rubbing your eyes, even when
                                                         you are just removing your eye make-up.

• Acne and Acne scar            seeing spots when you look in the mirror? The good news: you can
  Laser Treatments              treat them. Some spots can be lightened at home while others will require
                                one or more office visits. Most topical treatments for hyperpigmentation
• BoToX and Dysport
                                work by inhibiting the release of melanin. The gold standard for this is
• cellulite smoothing           Hydroquinone, available by prescription in our office at 4% strength. For
  by Thermage                   some, however, hydroquinone is an irritant and if used for long periods,
• chemical Peels                can cause adverse reactions; so it must be used under a doctor’s supervision.
                                In limited use (6 months at a time), Hydroquinine helps cases of Melasma.
• Fungal Toenail Laser
  Treatment                     retin-A (retinoic acid or tretinoin) along with hydroquinone is a useful
• General Dermatology:          treatment for melasma. Retinoids distribute the melanosomes more
  Acne, rashes, Moles, Warts    evenly throughout the skin to even out pigmentation. Retinoids also exfoliate
                                the skin so bleaching creams can penetrate more effectively. Vitamin C,
• Laser Hair removal
                                kojic acid, licorice extract, and mulberry treatments can also brighten the
• Microdermabrasion             skin, but they take time to work (often several months). And because they
• co2 Fractional resurfacing:   primarily affect only the top layers of the skin, they work better on superficial
  Wrinkles, Acne, scarring,     brown spots such as PIH. Obagi now has a powerful non hydroquinone
  crow’s Feet, smoker’s Lines   fading cream, called Brightenex, which can be used on a long term basis. 
• radiesse Long Term Filler     chemical peels and laser treatments are good for deeper, thicker brown
• restylane, Juvéderm,          spots, when discoloration is not responding to fading creams, or when you
  Perlane                       want to look better faster! Lasers offer controlled vaporization of brown
                                spots to reveal lighter healthier skin. They can also help with melasma by
• skin care Products
                                breaking up the browns. Lasers also help seal shut facial spider veins and
• sclerotherapy: spider Veins   minimize raised spots on the face. Peels exfoliate the top layers of skin to
• Varicose Veins Treatment:     give you a more even appearance. 
  In-office Awake surgery
                                Prevention is always the best medicine; so a daily application of a broad-
• Thermage skin                 spectrum sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher), an anti-inflammatory cream
  Tightening: Eyelids,          and weekly exfoliation should be a part of everyone’s skin health program.
  Face, Belly, Arms             At the first sign of discoloration, reach for a brightening cream like
                                Brightenex, available exclusively at the NY Skin & Vein Centers. 

                                   TIrEd oF BloTcHy SkIn TonE,
                                   Brown SPoTS and MElaSMa?
                                   call now for a FrEE evaluation with Dr. Dohner:
                                   (607)431-2525 or 888-DoHNEr MD
                                   Offer good during the month of January 2013.

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                                    Drink Up!
                                      It’s National
                                    Drink Hot Tea Month
                                    So start boiling water while enjoying these little known facts:
long Island                         There are three basic types of beverage teas: black, green and oolong.
                                    All three types are derived from the camellia sinesis plant. These three
Ice Tea                             variations of tea are based on how the leaves are processed: green tea
                                    needing the least amount of processing; black tea needing the most, as it
• 2 cups ice cubes                  is allowed to ferment. White tea, although rare, is derived from the buds
• 1 oz vodka                        of the plant instead of the foliage. Herbal tea is, in fact, not a tea at all.
• 1 oz gin                          It does not contain any of the camellia sineses plant.
• 1 oz white rum
                                    Every year, in the United States, a whopping 94% of all tea consumed is
• 1 oz white tequila
                                    black tea. Surprisingly, only 20% of all tea consumed is served hot.
• ½ oz Triple sec
• 2 Tbs fresh lemon juice           Tea has long been attributed to a variety of health benefits.
• ½ cup cola, or to taste
                                    Drinking black tea is thought to decrease the risk of heart disease and
• 2 lemon wedges                    colon cancer, as well as possibly lowering the risk of osteoporosis. It also is
                                    said to inhibit bacteria that causes cavities, strep throat and bad breath.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
                                    Green tea is probably the healthiest of all types, and has been linked to
Pour the vodka, gin, rum,
                                    boosting the immune system. Other benefits of drinking green tea include
tequila, Triple sec and lemon
                                    a decreased risk of heart attack or stroke, prevention of arthritis, decreased
juice into the shaker. cover and
                                    cholesterol, and may also prevent cancer.
shake vigorously to combine and
chill. Pour the mixture (ice and    To brew the perfect cup of tea, start with cold, filtered water. Bring the
all) into 2 glasses or beer mugs,   water to just a boil. Continued boiling of the liquid decreases oxygen in
and top off with the cola.          the water, which can affect the flavor of the drink.
Garnish with lemon wedges.
                                    The length of time tea should be steeped is determined by the type of tea
                                    being made. Oolongs should be ready within one to two minutes. Green
                                    tea needs two to three minutes. Black tea takes the longest, and should
                                    steep for four to five minutes.

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                                 Beef Bourguignon                                        serves: 6

        Yes, we featured this    1 tablespoon good olive oil

recipe a few years ago. but
                                 8 ounces dry cured center cut applewood smoked bacon, diced
                                 2 ½ pounds chuck beef cut into 1-inch cubes

  it's so good we just had to    Kosher salt
                                 Freshly ground black pepper
         give it to you again!   1 pound carrots, sliced diagonally into 1-inch chunks
                                 2 yellow onions, sliced
                                 2 teaspoons chopped garlic (2 cloves)
             It is from the      ½ cup Cognac

         Barefoot Contessa
                                 1 (750 ml.) bottle good dry red wine (Cote du Rhone or Pinot Noir)
                                 2 cups beef broth

         and gets 5 stars!!!     1 tablespoon tomato paste
                                 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves (½ teaspoon dried)
                                 4 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature, divided
    Spoon over Country or        3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
                                 1 pound frozen whole onions
      Sour Dough Bread,          1 pound fresh mushrooms stems discarded, caps thickly sliced

     toasted or grilled and      directions
        rubbed with garlic.      Preheat the oven to 250˚

    Top with fresh parsley.      Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven. Add the bacon and cook over
                                 medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the bacon is
                                 lightly browned. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon to a large plate.

                                 Dry the beef cubes with paper towels and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
                                 In batches in single layers, sear the beef in the hot oil for 3 to 5 minutes,
                                 turning to brown on all sides. Remove the seared cubes to the plate with
                                 the bacon and continue searing until all the beef is browned. Set aside.

                                 Toss the carrots, and onions, 1 tablespoon of salt and 2 teaspoons of
                                 pepper in the fat in the pan and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring
                                 occasionally, until the onions are lightly browned. Add the garlic and cook
                                 for 1 more minute. Add the Cognac, stand back, and ignite with a match
                                 to burn off the alcohol. Put the meat and bacon back into the pot with
                                 the juices. Add the bottle of wine plus enough beef broth to almost cover
                                 the meat. Add the tomato paste and thyme. Bring to a simmer, cover the
                                 pot with a tight-fitting lid and place it in the oven for about 1¼ hours or
                                 until the meat and vegetables are very tender when pierced with a fork.

                                 Combine 2 tablespoons of butter and the flour with a fork and stir into
                                 the stew. Add the frozen onions. Saute the mushrooms in 2 tablespoons
                                 of butter for 10 minutes until lightly browned and then add to the stew.
                                 Bring the stew to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
                                 Season to taste.
                       Nickel Sale!
                       O N E M O N T H O N LY !

                       Buy 1 Spa Service at regular Price
                       and Get 1 for a nickel!

  Don’t                That’s right! Choose any two treatments from our extensive menu of spa

Miss this
                       services, including facials, pedicures, manicures, massages, sclerotherapy,
                       and waxing treatments.

                       Don’t need two services in the same category? NO PROBLEM. Select

                       ANY two services and just pay five cents for the lower priced one. Or
                       bring a friend and each pick an item.

                       Here are just few examples of what 5¢ can buy:
                       Buy a Facial and Get a Manicure for ……………................................. 5¢
  you May not See      Buy a Massage and Get a Facial for ……………................................. 5¢
a Sale like This for   Buy a Pedicure and Get a Bikini Wax for ……................................... 5¢
another Five years!    Buy a spider Vein sclerotherapy and Get a Pedicure for …............... 5¢
                       Buy any two products and Get a third for …….....……….…............... 5¢

                       Book NOW! Call (607)431- 2525 or 888-DOHNER MD,
                       or schedule your appointment at
                       This BUY-1-GET-1-FOR-A-NICKEL sale ends January 31, 2013 and can not be
                       combined with any other specials, discounts or coupons. Sorry, only one massage per
                       sale — you may not buy a massage and get a second one for a nickel. All services
                       must be used in January 2013. This offer does not apply to laser treatments, BOTOx,
                       Dyport, Perlane, Juvederm or Thermage. Prior sales excluded.
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• Get Even!
    The Hidden Secrets of
    Uneven Skin Tone, Brown
    Spots and Melasma

•   you Won’t Believe It, But We
                                             O N E M O N T H O N LY !
    Have the Photo to Prove It!         BUy 1 SPa SErVIcE and GET 1 For 5¢
    The real Santa Gets His                   see page 5 for Details. Good through January 31.

    legs done by dr. dohner
•   Warm Up to This!                             FrEE leg Vein Ultrasound
    Five Star winter dish                     and/or Fungal Toenail Screening
    and a Hot drink                                 saturday, January 19, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
                                                   call (607) 431-2525 for an appointment.
•   The sale of the year!
    nickel Sale                             FrEE Skin Pigmentation Evaluation
    details on Page 5                                with dr. dohner
                                      call (607) 431-2525 for an appointment. Good through January 31.

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