unnamed-1.jpgAshley Revak is a licensed and experienced eyebrow specialist serving the Greater Philadelphia area for over 12 years. Ashley was trained by Ani White in 2008 and proudly continues to work with her.  She is known for her work with Miss Pennsylvania as well as being featured with Ani White on Fox News.

Ashley received her license from the Middle Bucks Institute of Technology in 2005. Since then, she has been working in the industry and taking classes to keep up with the most up to date trends and techniques.  Ashley’s upbeat and friendly personality will make you feel comfortable and confident both inside and out.

While Ashley carefully listens to her clients’ questions and concerns and provides them with her expert advice, she always maintains her philosophy to transform and beautify each individual to their expectations while providing excellent service with the utmost professionalism.

 

unnamed-1.jpg Ashley Revak is a licensed and experienced eyebrow specialist serving the Greater Philadelphia area for over 12 years. Ashley was trained by Ani White in 2008 and proudly continues to work with her.  She is known for her work with Miss Pennsylvania as well as being featured with Ani White on Fox News.  

Ashley received her license from the Middle Bucks Institute of Technology in 2005. Since then, she has been working in the industry and taking classes to keep up with the most up to date trends and techniques.  Ashley’s upbeat and friendly personality will make you feel comfortable and confident both inside and out.

While Ashley carefully listens to her clients’ questions and concerns and provides them with her expert advice, she always maintains her philosophy to transform and beautify each individual to their expectations while providing excellent service with the utmost professionalism.

School is Back in Session!

Each month we’re here to give our fabulous followers the latest news and insider tips from deme’s team of experts. The kids went back to school, and now it’s time for you to learn a thing or two…about health and beauty that is! Sit down and take some notes on all the latest and best dental treatments, skin care products, and clinical procedures that will get your wellness routine back on track after all the summer fun.

With every wish for your continued health and fabulousness,
Your devoted team at deme


Make-Up

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With the changing seasons come changing trends. We have the list of everything you need to know to keep your face fresh and fierce this Fall.

  1. Black Lines– smudgey black liner will make the eyes the focus of your faces. Rim your waterline with a greasy black pencil and don’t be afraid to go as thick as you want on the top lid.
  2. Glitter– Shimmer and shine made its way onto the runways this season. A great way to balance out dark eyeliner is to add some glitter to the inner corners of your lids. Experiment with different colors or try a classic silver or gold to brighten up your look.
  3. Dark Lips– If you want to emphasize your lips instead of the eyes, try a neutral liner and black lipstick instead. Nervous to go for a full-goth? Try an ultra-dark lip shade with some berry tones to achieve the trend without being too bold.
  4. Peach Tones– If dark tones aren’t your style, you’re in luck. Peach shadows and highlighters were seen on the runway this season, creating a softer, more romantic look for Fall that complements the ever-changing colors of the leaves.

Nutrition

A New Kind of Tea

Pretty soon the temperatures will be dropping, and you’ll want to warm up. Try this new superfood- Chaga Tea. Chaga is actually a medicinal mushroom that has traditionally been used in Russia and parts of Asia due to its various health benefits. Research suggests that Chaga can help regulate the immune system, reduce inflammation, support healthy cholesterol and blood pressure levels, and improve the appearance of skin. It is also antioxidant and nutrient rich, suggesting it may help in preventing and fighting cancer. 

Chaga Tea can be found in many health food stores, and is available from various online retailers. Try a cup for yourself, and comment on our Facebook page to let us know what you think!


Soda Risk

LIFE_HEALTH-SODA-CANCERRISK_MSDid you hear about the recent study on soda intake? Just two sodas (or other sugary drinks) a day can increase your risk of gallbladder cancer. Read up on the latest here and protect your health.


Skin Care

Chemical Peels

This Fall, leave the reds and browns for the leaves! When your sun-kissed skin fades, what is left behind? If you notice a few new spots and fine lines, there’s no need to worry. A chemical peel at deme can help you reveal beautiful skin.

Our clinical skin care staff only uses the purest chemical materials to remove up to 35 tiny layers of dead, outer skin, which prompts the body to generate a new layer of skin cells with increased natural development of collagen and elastin. deme’s lasers can resurface skin and get rid of hyperpigmentation (sun spots). The result is clean, healthy-looking skin, after a period of post-procedure peeling. Our clinical aestheticians will select which level and type of chemical peel is best for you based on your skin condition, tone, and the results you desire.

Contact deme today for more information and to schedule your peel! 215.561.3363 or 610.688.3363

Summer is slowly winding down, but things are always heating up at deme. Read up on all the latest services we offer to keep yourself cool and fresh as the heatwaves roll on.

With every wish for your continued health and fabulousness,
Your devoted team at deme.


Eyebrows

Microblading
The Hottest New Technique in Shaping Eyebrows

Many women share the common, embarrassing problem of over-plucked, over-waxed, thinning eyebrows. Filling in brows with pencils and other make-up products has become a daily task for many, but Microblading has stepped onto the scene to change the game for those with sparse eyebrows.

What is microblading? It is a semi-permanent procedure that involves a certified technician manually depositing ink under the top layer of skin by using a special pen. Individual hair strokes are crisply drawn onto the skin, creating the appearance of  natural hairs. By sticking to the outer layer of skin, the pigment never reaches the dermis, unlike getting an actual tattoo. The pen used in microblading utilizes a blade that is three times thinner than the blade used for tattooing. Numbing ointment is used so the procedure is virtually painless, and there is no downtime afterwards. Microblading is perfect for those with sparse brows, or those who wish to cover scars, fill in gaps, or create a natural-looking arch.


Dental Care

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With August comes time for your kids to head off to college. When they leave home, don’t let them leave their dental care there. Dr. Thomas George, deme’s Director of Dentistry, recommends the following for keeping your student’s smile bright and white:

  • Sonicare Toothbrush– electric toothbrushes drive fluid deep in between teeth and along the gums for a deep clean and whiter, healthier smile.
  • Fluoride Toothpaste– fluoride toothpaste helps remove plaque, strengthen enamel and prevent tooth decay.
  • Glide Dental Floss– Glide floss slides easily into tight spaces between your teeth for a more comfortable flossing experience.

    Make-Up

    Luscious Lashes

    unnamed-1Have you ever dreamed of longer, fuller lashes? Stop wasting your money on the temporary affects of mascara-  lash extensions are just what you need!  Our lash specialist Melissa Wills has done extensive training in order to perfect her technique of individually applying lashes for a naturally glamorous look.

    Our lashes have a natural curl and come in various lengths, colors, and thicknesses that appear both beautiful and natural. Whether you are looking to achieve longer lashes or your goal is to be fuller, Melissa has everything needed to get you to your desired look.

    If you are looking to open up your eye, try a partial set, which will wing out your ends for the perfect cat eye effect.  If fuller lashes are your goal, then a full set is best because it creates both length and density.  Lash extensions last between 4-6 weeks and then require a retouch for continued fullness and/or volume.

    For more information on lash extensions, visit deme’s website or call 215.561.3363/ 610.688.3363.


 Nutrition

Natural, Vegan, Organic, Whole Grain, Gluten-Free, Kosher….what does it all mean? Looking at food labels today can be scary and confusing, but fear no more. We put together a go-to guide for navigating your health and your grocery list!

Food-labelNatural
The term “natural” can be applied to any product. In general, natural foods should not be processed and should not contain artificial coloring, added flavors, or synthetic substances. However, since there are no government regulations on the term, any product can be advertised as “all natural,” although chances are, it is not.  If you are concerned about a product’s claim, contact the manufacturer or check the company website for a list of ingredients.

Vegan
The term “vegan” refers to a vegetarian diet that eliminates all animal products including meat, dairy, and any other products containing ingredients that may have been derived from an animal. A vegan diet consists of grains, beans, vegetables, and fruits.

Organic
“Organic” is a highly regulated term and strictly enforced by the FDA. This means that any product advertised as “organic” has been inspected to earn the label. The National Organic Program follows the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 to ensure that organic farming follows “site-specific conditions by integrating cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity.” There is no use of synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers in organic farming, but some organic pesticides are approved for use under limited conditions. Generally, organic products are not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or synthetic food additives.

Zero Trans Fats
Just because a food product is labeled with “zero trans fat” does not actually mean that the product is completely free of it. If a serving of food contains 0.5 grams or less of trans fat, it may still be labeled as “zero trans fat,” according to FDA guidelines. Only a label claiming “no trans fat” can ensure that there is none present in that product. Be sure to check the nutrition facts for partially hydrogenated oils, as these are the main source of trans fat in processed foods. According to the American Heart Association, trans fat raises bad cholesterol levels and lowers good levels. It also increases the risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

Whole Grain
“Whole grain” is defined by the the Whole Grains Council as a “foods containing all the essential parts and naturally-occurring nutrients of the entire grain seed in their original proportions. If the grain has been processed (e.g., cracked, crushed, rolled, extruded, and/or cooked), the food product should deliver the same rich balance of nutrients that are found in the original grain seed.” In order for a food to bear the term “whole grain,” it must meet the above definition. In other words, 100% of the original grain kernel must be present in the food in order for it to be considered whole grain. The term is regulated and can be trusted when seen on a label. However, be careful as terms like “wheat bread,” “100% wheat,” and “multigrain” are not the same as “whole grain.”

Gluten Free
The term “gluten free” was officially regulated in August 2013. The FDA defines gluten free foods as those that contain less than 20 ppm (parts per million) of gluten. Additionally, gluten free foods must not contain: an ingredient that is any type of wheat, rye, barley, or crossbreeds of these grains, an ingredient derived from these grains and that has not been processed to remove gluten, or an ingredient derived from these grains and that has been processed to remove gluten if it results in the food containing 20 or more ppm of gluten. Foods that inherently do not contain gluten, like milk, can also be labeled gluten free even if they were not tested. These FDA regulations also apply to the terms “no gluten,” “without gluten,” and “free of gluten.”

Kosher 
The term “kosher” refers to “foods that are in accord with Kashrut, the set of Jewish dietary laws that regulate how food is processed and what food is safe to eat when.” This means that kosher foods have been inspected and blessed by a rabbi to ensure that the dietary laws of Judaism are met. Food may not be considered kosher if they include ingredients derived from non-kosher animals or from kosher animals that were not properly slaughtered according to ritual. A mixture of meat and milk, wine that was not produced under proper supervision, or products prepared with non-kosher machinery can also be considered non-kosher. The symbol “K” represents a product has been inspected and approved by a kosher certifying agency while “K-D” means that a product contains dairy.

Summer is in full swing, and deme has your perfect beach read. While you’re lounging with your toes in the sand or poolside with a cocktail, read up on all the latest happenings in the world of deme. From skin care to nutrition, get up-to-date on the trends hotter than the summer sun!

With every wish for your continued health and fabulousness,
Your devoted team at deme.


Skin Care

Welcome Jennifer Troped, LE!

0008-zf-0387-37430-1-001deme is pleased to welcome Jennifer Troped, LE to our clinical skin care team.

Having enjoyed a successful 20 year career as a licensed dental hygienist, Jen refocused her professional goals and was certified as an aesthetician in 2014.  Her passion for aesthetics coupled with an unwavering commitment to spectacular patient care is what brought her to deme.

Jen came to deme from a large Main Line Dermatology practice. She specializes in Laser Hair Removal, Pixel, Micro Needling, IPL, Microdermabrasion, Dermaplaning and Chemical Peels

Jen has an aesthetics certificate from The Jean Madeline Aveda Institute as well as a Bachelors’ degree from Northeastern University and an Associates’ degree in Dental Hygiene from Harcum College. 


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Although Skin Cancer Awareness Month was in May, there’s never a time to stop protecting yourself. Did you know that skin cancer is the most common of ALL cancers? More than 3.5 million skin cancers are diagnosed each year in the United States. Don’t be a statistic. When you hit the outdoors this summer, remember to wear a hat and sunglasses, and don’t forget to take breaks in the shade. When you are in the sun, always use an SPF. deme’s Mega Screen Sunscreen contains a physical block of 10% titanium dioxide and 4% zinc oxide that allows you to enjoy your time in the sun and keep your skin beautiful!


Nutrition

What in the World is Kohlrabi?

kohlrabi-silo-007It seems that a new, trendy vegetable pops up every few months nowadays, and the most recent one to be making waves is kohlrabi. The versatile veggie is a member of the cabbage family; it resembles a turnip but has a taste similar to broccoli. The outer bulbs tend to be purple or a light green while the inside is typically light green or white.

If you spot kohlrabi at your local market, give it a try! Look for firm bulbs with fresh green leaves, and store in a bottom drawer of your refrigerator. Kohlrabi is a perfect addition to any salad and can be eaten cooked or raw. We recommend peeling the outermost layer of the bulb, chopping into long, thing pieces, and tossing into a salad. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and sea salt, and enjoy!


Bio- Identical HRT

hCG Diet

We at deme are happy and excited to offer you the hCG diet- a proven, safe, fast and effective way to lose weight for both men and women.

The hCG diet is medically supervised and administered under the guidance of Reina Marino, M.D. Dr. Marino is specially trained in the hCG diet protocol. Over the past 3 ½ years, she has helped many patients not only lose weight with the protocol, but also, as a result of the diet, many patients have lowered their blood sugar and blood pressure, normalized their liver function tests, improved their mental clarity, and relieved and even eliminated joint aches and pains.

The hCG diet combines a low calorie food plan based on fruits, vegetables and lean protein with hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), a naturally occurring hormone that curbs hunger and targets fat loss where most people need it- around the middle- while also targeting fat deposits in other troublesome areas such as behind the arms. In general, patients can lose between ½ pound to up to a pound a day.

Here are what some of Dr. Marino’s patients had to say about the hCG diet:

“I have lost almost 10 pounds in the past 2 weeks and I not only look better, but I feel so much better. Joint pains that I had for years are almost gone.”
-K.C.

“It was the absolute best thing I have ever done for myself.”
-Judy

“As a 59 year old menopausal woman, losing even 5 pounds seemed like an insurmountable task.  After years of frustration, I finally did the hCG diet with Dr. Marino.  I lost over 30 pounds on the 46 day plan.  I loved the structure of the diet and felt wonderful and full of energy the whole time.  As an unexpected bonus I had improved mood and mental clarity.  I have kept almost all of my weight off for over 2 years now.

Dr. Marino is very knowledgeable about the diet.  She was able to modify the diet somewhat to meet my specific needs.  I would highly recommend Dr. Marino’s hCG program to anyone who wants fast, safe and lasting weight loss.

Looking great in my skinny jeans!!”
-JoAnne

So, if you have been trying to lose weight, but are frustrated with your progress and eager to get in shape for the summer- call us today to find out how the hCG diet can work for you!

Secrets for Summer!

The kids are getting out of school and summer vacation is upon us. With kids’ camps, pool parties, and family trips coming up, don’t forget to take care of your skin, smile, and everything in between. deme has you covered with all the tips and tricks for summer beauty. Read on to learn what you can do to stay healthy and glowing in summer sun.

With every wish for your continued health and fabulousness,
Your devoted team at deme.


Skin Care

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Click here to continuing reading Beth’s interview with Dermascope!


Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

As a woman, aging is difficult, but aging gracefully doesn’t have to be. Women can experience countless problems when aging including weight gain, energy loss, and difficulty sleeping, just to name a few. Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help combat these issues and allow you to get back to feeling great amd enjoying day-to-day life. Read the flyer below and decide if Bio-Identical HRT is something that can help you. Call 215.561.3363 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Marino in Center City, or 610.688.3363 to see her in Wayne!

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Dental Care

Welcome Dr. Seyedain!

unnamedDr. Merriam Seyedain, a Board Certified Periodontist, joined our team in 2016. Dr. Seyedain is also an Assistant Professor of Periodontology and Oral Implantology at Temple University, Kornberg School of Dentistry teaching periodontology to future generations of dentists and periodontists.

Dr. Seyedain is a diplomat of ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologists), the world’s largest dental implant organization.

She completed her DMD at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine and later her residency in Periodontology and Oral Implantology at Temple University. She was also awarded a Master’s degree in Oral Biology upon Graduation from residency with a published thesis on Whole Saliva Sulfur Strip to Screen for Periodontal Disease. She has had multiple other articles published in the Journal of the Biological Chemistry in the field of Bone Tissue Engineering.

Dr. Seyedain’s specialized training and interests include periodontal therapy, periodontal plastic surgery, and implant surgical procedures.

Making Health a Habit

Each month we’re here to give our fabulous followers the latest news and insider tips from deme’s team of experts. It’s May, and it’s time to break free. Free yourself from the dark, dreary days of winter and start fresh with healthy habits, inside and out. Read on for hottest news and trends to keep you habitually healthy- from skin care to dental care and everything in between, deme has you covered.

With every wish for your continued health and fabulousness,
Your devoted team at deme.


Dental Care

A Warm Welcome to Dr. Seyedain

Dr. Merriam Seyedain, a Board Certified Periodontist, is the newest member of deme’s Dental Team. Dr. Seyedain is also an Assistant Professor of Periodontology and Oral Implantology at Temple University, Kornberg School of Dentistry teaching periodontology to future generations of dentists and periodontists.

Dr. Seyedain is a diplomat of ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologists), the world’s largest dental implant organization.

She completed her DMD at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine and later her residency in Periodontology and Oral Implantology at Temple University. She was also awarded a Master’s degree in Oral Biology upon Graduation from residency with a published thesis on Whole Saliva Sulfur Strip to Screen for Periodontal Disease. She has had multiple other articles published in the Journal of the Biological Chemistry in the field of Bone Tissue Engineering.

Dr. Seyedain’s specialized training and interests include periodontal therapy, periodontal plastic surgery, and implant surgical procedures.


A New, Faster Way to Orthodontic Treatment

shutterstock_111815960-cropFor years, orthodontic treatments have been prolonged, uncomfortable, and embarrassing. Now thanks to OrthoAccel® Technologies Inc., AcceleDent can speed-up your treatments so you can get back to having a bright, confident smile.

AcceleDent is a small, simple, hands-free device designed for faster orthodontic treatment when used for just 20 minutes per day. By inserting the mouthpiece fitted around your existing orthodontics and wearing the activator for 20 minutes everyday, AcceleDent speeds up tooth movement through SoftPulse Technology®- the AcceleDent activator generates soft micropulses that accelerate bone remodeling. Faster tooth movement may decrease the duration of your orthodontic treatment and may help to make your orthodontics more comfortable. Check out this patient testimonial below:

“We have seen fast progress for my daughter’s orthodontic treatment from AcceleDent.  I certainly wish I had that technology when I had braces!  I’m very impressed with how easy it is to use and the progress that my daughter Amy has made within a year’s time.”

                    -Jennifer A., AcceleDent Patient

For more information and to find out if AcceleDent can work for you, call deme’s Center City Philadelphia location at 215.561.3363


Nutrition

chia-1Spring Time Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seeds are a super food with countless health benefits; they are low in calories, high in fiber and protein, and are filled with antioxidants. Chia seed pudding is great, healthy snack that is quick to make and delicious. Whip up a spring-inspired Raspberry Lemon Chia Pudding to have for a breakfast, mid-day snack, or whenever your craving something good and good for you!

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup of black chia seeds
  • 1 cup of plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 1 cup of fresh raspberries
  • 1 tbsp of lemon rind (optional)
  • 1.5 tbsp of honey (optional)

Mix all ingredients together in a container of your choice. Cover and refrigerate overnight (or at least 4 hours, until mixture has thickened). It’s as simple as that! Garnish with extra fruit or honey as desired.

Spring Back Into Confidence!

Each month we’re here to give our fabulous followers the latest news and insider tips from deme’s team of experts. Spring is slowly but surely making its way into town, and that means more time outdoors. It’s time for the ladies and gentleman to get yourself looking and feeling fresh. Read on for the latest news in the world of health and beauty so you can step out with confidence this Spring.

With every wish for your continued health and fabulousness,
Your devoted team at deme.


Plastic Surgery

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We are pleased to announce that Steve Copit, M.D. and Jefferson Plastic Surgery will be seeing patients at deme’s Wayne location beginning in May. Dr. Copit and his team are part of the oldest continuous plastic surgery practice in the United States. The history and tradition of this practice is evidence of the quality of plastic surgical care that they provide.

The team’s vast experience has allowed them to adapt and modify different surgical techniques to provide patients the best possible result. The goal is to afford patients the most up to date procedures providing natural results with the least discomfort and quickest recovery time possible. For over 100 years, Jefferson Plastic Surgery has been built one patient at a time, on a reputation for providing high quality, safe, consistent plastic surgical care.


Skin Care

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Gentlemen, it’s time for you to take control of your skin. Skin care can seem like a very feminine concept, but the truth is everyone should be taking care of their skin. And just like women, all men have varying skin types. We know the torture shaving can put your skin through so we broke down dos and don’ts for taking care of your face.

Shaving and Facial Hair

Shaving can be irritating to the skin, but there are many solutions to keeping your skin soft and nick-free. Firstly, it is best to shave immediately after showering since the skin is moist and facial hair is wet and flexible. Shaving creams with aloe can also help soften the skin and hairs, especially when lathered up and left on the face for a minute prior to shaving. Creams with glycolic acid or salicylic acid help to exfoliate and unclog pores, preventing ingrown hairs.

After shaving, apply an aftershave lotion to soothe the facial skin and follow up with a moisturizer suited for your skin type.  If shaving is not enough, hair laser removal can now target smaller areas on the face. The Soprano ICE laser at deme now comes with smaller heads to reach inside areas such as ears and nostrils to remove unwanted hair.

To determine your skin type, schedule a consultation with one of deme’s clinical aestheticians by calling our Philadelphia office at 215.561.3363 or our Wayne office at 610.688.3363.

For more information on men’s skin care, visit our Men’s Skin Care Page.


Dental Care

Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation– All You Need to Know in One Place

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about transforming your gums is now in one easy place. Visit Dr. George’s Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Power Page to learn about the cutting-edge procedure that can give you your beautiful, confident smile back. Check out the Before and After Gallery to view real results.

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Make-Up

This Spring is all about neutrals, from matte shadows to creamy nude lips. While Spring is usually full of pinks and rose tones, the fashion world has gravitated towards a more minimal, stripped down look this season.   For the eyes, oatmeal and vanilla hues are big, with deeper chocolate and cedar tones acting as contour colors. This can be flattering on many different skin tones when used correctly. For those who prefer that hint of sparkle, use a little gold or even a muted copper in the corners to really make the eyes pop. If you favor cooler colors, try a light grey shadow on the lid with an ash tone or deep plum contour color. For that hint of sparkle you can use silver or even purple in the corner.

For skin, keep it simple. A simple yet effective way to even out skin tone, get coverage, and protect the skin is by applying a tinted moisturizer with light SPF. Tinted moisturizers with light reflectors can give the illusion of flawless, nourished skin.

Highlighting is another trend that is continuing into Spring. For fair skinned ladies, pick a color that is slightly pink or rose gold for highlighting the face. For our blondes and brunettes, go for the gold. Using a fan brush, gently dust your highlighter over the top of the cheek bones and blend softly. Do not grind the brush into your skin, otherwise the highlight will not appear smooth. Then you can use a small shadow blending brush to gently dust your highlighter under the brow bone and bridge of the nose if desired. You may find that with a tinted moisturizer and highlighter, you may not need blush. If you do want that extra color, use a coral or light pink blush across the cheekbone.

As for the lips, nude lipsticks and glosses are the way to go this season. If your lips are naturally more pigmented, you may want to layer a lipstick and gloss to get the desired neutral effect. Remember, lip color is not one size fits all. Everyone’s lips have their own special hue. Try out a few until you find the right color for you!


Nutrition

Diversify Your Diet

TeffIf you’re bored with quinoa and chia seeds, there are countless whole grains and seeds out there with similar health benefits that can add some diversity to your diet. Farro, flax seeds, and hemp seeds are all fairly common and can easily be found in most grocery stores. However, teff is a lesser known grain that comes packed with some great health benefits.

Teff is a small grain that comes from an annual grass that is native to Ethiopia. It is about the size of a poppy seed, and like chia seeds, can be either dark brown or white. High in dietary fiber and iron, teff provides the body with sufficient amounts of protein and calcium. It also contains significant levels of phosphorus, magnesium, aluminum, copper, zinc, boron and barium and has all eight essential amino acids. Although similar to quinoa with their mild nutty flavor, teff seeds are much smaller, allowing them to cook faster and use less fuel.

Teff has been raised in the United States for a short time now and is growing in popularity in the gluten-free community. Go to your nearest health food store and try some teff for yourself!

 

Hang In for Spring!

Each month we’re here to give our fabulous followers the latest news and insider tips from deme’s team of experts. Hang in there because Spring is around the corner! There is no better time to prep for the warmer weather than right now. We have the details on all the trends to get your mind and body in tip top shape by the time the higher temps arrive. Read on for the latest happenings in the world of skin care, dental care, nutrition and more!

With every wish for your continued health and fabulousness,
Your devoted team at deme.


Dental Care

Rejuvenate Your Smile

Spring is a time to feel rejuvenated, but we often forget about our teeth and gums. Many people suffer from receding gums, and for a while, there was no easy solution.

Screen Shot 2015-04-17 at 12.19.10 PMPinhole Gum Rejuvenation is an amazing technique that is revolutionizing the way dentists approach gum recession. deme’s Dental Director Dr. Thomas George is one of the first dentists in the United States—the first from New York to Virginia—to be professionally trained and certified to perform this procedure. Dr. George was even featured on CBS Philly for his expertise on this procedure last year.

demecosmetics_R5Receding gums can occur at any age, creating a skeletal looking smile and leaving your mouth vulnerable to infection.  Gum Grafting, the “old” way of fixing the problem of gum recession, is a very invasive and painful surgery with an extensive recovery time.  The Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Technique is a minimally invasive alternative that eliminates grafting and suturing, which means less pain and recovery time. A small access hole is made that allows patented instruments to loosen tissue that is then pulled up onto the roots of the affected teeth and supported with collagen.  The procedure only takes about an hour for 2-3 teeth and can enhance aesthetics, decrease sensitivity, and prevent further wear. Read more about the procedure here.


Skin Care

It’s Time to Reboot Your Skin Care Routine

Winter is winding down so it’s time to wake up and get your skin looking fresh! Read below for a step-by-step guide on how to reboot your routine.

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  1. The first step to any skin care regimen is to exfoliate. Begin your reboot by using a gentle scrub, or even a Clarisonic cleansing brush, 2-3 times a week to eliminate dead skin cells and reveal a fresh layer of vibrant skin.
  1. After you have a fresh layer of skin to work with, it’s time to hydrate. Quench your skin’s thirst with a moisturizer suited to your skin type. For extra dry skin, emollient rich creams are the best choice because of their rich hydration content. Serums and water-based moisturizers are best for oily skin while a light lotion or serum is great for combination and normal skin. For a more in depth look on moisturizing for your specific skin type, check out this piece on hydrating regimens from deme’s clinical aestheticians.
  1. Be sure to drink a tall glass of water every morning, and stay hydrated throughout the day. When you’re not getting enough water, your skin shows it. Eat a diet full of antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables like berries, spinach, and beans to give your skin an extra boost and help fight against skin damage.
  1. It may take a little while for your skin to show some results. While your waiting for your reboot to take effect, fake it until you make it! Use a light concealer to cover up your dark spots and some blush to define your cheekbones. This will give the appearance of a radiant glow even if your skin is still rebooting itself from within.
  1. Finish off your routine everyday with an SPF before leaving the house. Protecting your skin from the harsh rays of the sun will keep your skin soft with a luminous glow!

facialDe-Winterize Your Skin!

It is almost inevitable that the harsh winter weather has taken its toll on your skin over the past few months. Feel fresh and de-winterize your skin with a clinical facial from one of deme’s clinical aestheticians. Have your skin type evaluated by a professional and treated to promote and maintain a healthy complexion. Your skin will be analyzed and exfoliated before the pores are cleansed.

Treat yourself to relaxation and healthy skin; call deme at 215.561.3363 or 610.688.3363 to schedule your clinical facial today.


Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy & Weight Loss

unnamed1Introducing Dr. Reina Marino

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Reina Marino is joining the deme team this month to bring Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) and Weight Loss to our patients.

Dr. Marino graduated from Brown University in 1986 with an A.B. degree in Biology. In 1991, she received her medical degree from The Medical College of Pennsylvania. Subsequently, she completed both a year-long internship in Internal Medicine and a four year residency in Diagnostic Radiology at The Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Marino is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology as well as in Integrative Holistic Medicine and she is licensed to practice medicine in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

From 1996 to 2010, Dr. Marino worked as a hospital based radiologist in the Philadelphia area and, in 2008, she received an Excellence in Teaching Award from the graduating residents in the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at Cooper University Hospital. During that time, she also studied nutrition and mind/body medicine, specifically focusing on how they relate to cancer, and did writing, public speaking and made radio and television appearances about cancer and other health related topics. In 1999, Dr. Marino published a non-profit book, Courage To Conquer breast cancer Survivors Share Their Personal Stories, a Bronze Award winner in the 2000 health information Awards. From 2001-2003, she was a weekly health and wellness columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and, in 2002, she was an executive producer for Expecting A Miracle, a half hour documentary that aired on CN8- The Comcast Network, about a young woman who triumphs over breast cancer and goes on to become a wife and mother of a healthy baby boy. From 2004-2006, Dr. Marino was a contributing editor for Ask An Expert, a continuing series of patient information interviews with experts in pancreatic cancer research and treatment produced by the Lustgarten Foundation For Pancreatic Cancer Research.

In 2010, Dr. Marino completed a year-long clinical internship concentrating on integrative and functional medical management of patients with cancer and chronic disease with Anthony Bazzan, M.D. at the Functional and Wellness Sciences Institute. Subsequently, she began her own practice in Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine. In June 2011, Dr. Marino completed the Professional training program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. In addition, she received a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Foundation in July 2011. Dr. Marino completed a clinical preceptorship in Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy with Erika Schwartz, M.D. in 2011 and another clinical preceptorship with Dr. Schwartz in The hCG Diet in 2013. She is a professional member of The Institute for Functional Medicine and The American College of Nutrition.

Dr. Marino’s personal and professional experiences over the years have proven to her the importance of being proactive and taking charge of your health and well-being. For many women, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can be an integral part of an overall plan to help them reach their health and wellness goals. In her practice, Dr. Marino has helped many patients lose weight, increase their energy, significantly diminish or eliminate menopausal symptoms, and even lower their blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels through an integrative approach that focuses on nutrition, stress management and the prudent use of BHRT. Dr. Marino values her patients and her priority is to provide personalized care to each and every one.

Dr. Marino will be seeing patients at deme Wayne on Wednesdays and deme Philadelphia on Fridays.


Nutrition

jackfruitWhat in the world is jackfruit?

Jackfruit is considered a miracle crop in countries like Bangladesh, but it is still widely unheard of in the United States. So what is it, and what makes it a miracle?

Jackfruit grows on jackfruit trees, originating in Southeast Asia. The yellowish-orange fruit is large, prickly, and it can sometimes weigh up to 100 pounds. Aside from the nutritional fruit they produce, jackfruit trees are extremely important to the environments in which they are grown. In Bangladesh, the wood from trees is often sold as timber; the bark produces a sticky substance that is used as glue and also has an orange color that can be used as dye. Additionally, the fruit can feed farm animals as well as millions of malnourished people in the region due to the large number of lobes each jackfruit produces.

So why is it exciting that this fruit is available in the US? It is filled with so many nutrients that it keeps the body full for hours; Jackfruit is rich in dietary fiber, and has significant amounts of Vitamin-A, Vitamin-B and Vitamin-C. The fruit is also rich in potassium while the seeds are a good source of protein. It can be eaten fresh or cooked into tasty meals. Popular in the vegan community, it is often used as a substitute for pulled pork. Excited to try it? Check your city’s Chinatown section for a market selling fresh jackfruit then check out these delicious recipes!


Psychiatry

pexels-photo-12344-largeRelaxing Your Mind

Meditation is a simple relaxation practice that has been used for decades. However, a New York Times study was recently released that explains exactly how this practice works to help benefit your mind, body, and spirit. According to Business Insider, these two actions take place during meditation that affect your health in a positive way:

  1. There is increased communication between the left prefrontal cortex and default-mode network areas of the brain.
  2. Levels of IL-6 are lowered, which causes stress to decrease. IL-6 is a substance linked to inflammation and stress levels.

Check out the full article to learn more in depth about how meditation can help improve your life.

Show Yourself Some Love!

Each month we’re here to give our fabulous followers the latest news and insider tips from deme’s team of experts. Celebrate Valentine’s Day this month by showing some love to your health and beauty routine. This time of year, it’s all about looking and feeling great as the harsh winter weather continues taking it’s toll on your skin, hair, and overall energy. Don’t fret– we have the hottest trends to keep you looking fresh until warmer weather arrives!

With every wish for your continued health and fabulousness,
Your devoted team at deme.


Skin Care

Laser Hair Removal
Don’t be scared! Check out some FAQs

The air may be chilly, but Spring Break will hit before you know it, and one of the most popular ways to prepare for swimsuit season is laser hair removal. Laser hair removal has technologically improved over the years, creating many misconceptions about the procedure today. We’ve compiled a list of some frequently asked questions so you can decide if it’s time to take the plunge!

How does it work?
Laser hair removal aims a highly concentrated beam of light at one’s body hair. The hair pigment then absorbs the light, damaging the follicle at the root and decelerating future hair growth.

What areas can the laser treat?
Almost any area of the body can be treated with laser hair removal. The most common areas for both men and women to have treated are legs, back, stomach, arms, underarms, and bikini area. deme also has compact laser heads to reach smaller areas like ears
before_hair_removalafter_hair_removaland nostrils.

How many treatments do I need?
Typically, 4-6 treatments are needed for laser hair removal to be effective. Not all hairs are in an active growth stage at the same time. Having multiple treatments ensures that all hairs are targeted during their active growth stages.

What should I do to prepare?
Do not wax or pluck hairs for 6 weeks prior to your first session. Waxing and plucking remove the root of the hair, and therefore leave nothing for the lasers to target. Also, avoid sunlight before laser hair removal; tanning prior to laser hair removal can lead to pigmentation of the skin.

How often should I go?
Your first few treatments should be done in regular intervals, usually every 4-6 weeks depending on the area of the body you are having treated. Once the hair growth has slowed down significantly, your aesthetician can recommend a timeline for remaining treatments.

Is it permanent?
Many people see a 100% reduction in hair growth after laser hair removal. However, the majority of people see a 70-90% reduction. If this is the case, extra maintenance visits can be scheduled to eliminate the remaining hair.

Is it painful?
The level of discomfort varies from person to person, but most patients report a “snapping” feeling on the skin that is less painful than waxing or plucking. deme’s lasers also have a cooling mechanism that ensures the surface of your skin stays cool and comfortable during treatment.


Product of the Year: Avery Graham’s Trifecta Serum!

TRI15_revFinalWhy is Trifecta the winner? Because it is the first retinol combination serum that is designed for everyone with no downtime and all the results, start today!

Nominated by an educational committee of international aesthetic professionals, voted for by industry leaders and loyal readers of world renowned Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Magazine, Avery Graham’s Trifecta Serum is LNE Spa’s Best Product and Serum of the Year for 2016 out of a record breaking 42 categories.

 

Trifecta Nightly Resurfacing Serum

When the body is best able to renew itself during sleep, Trifecta restores what the enemy has taken. Resurface, retexture and revitalize areas of unforgiveness with the science of restoration and our hallmark blend of retinol, glycolic and lactic acid. Micro-encapsulated retinol gradually penetrates throughout the night. Receive full resurfacing benefits with minimal irritation commonly associated with retinol products.

As a pioneer in Philadelphia in the field of clinical aesthetics, deme’s Elizabeth Cardarelli built a boutique practice with concierge service based on one-on-one patient care. In addition to providing services such as laser therapy and microdermabrasion, she is the founder and creator of Avery Graham. Avery Graham is a clinical skincare line that combines pharmaceutical grade ingredients with natural and organic properties in the most unique, luxury inspired, result-oriented formulations. Today, her hard work is recognized as her master serum, Trifecta Nightly Resurfacing Serum receives the honor of being named both Product of the Year and Serum of the Year for 2016.


Eyebrows

Microblading- COMING SOON!
The Hottest New Technique in Shaping Eyebrows

Many women share the common, embarrassing problem of over-plucked, over-waxed, thinning eyebrows. Filling in brows with pencils and other make-up products has become a daily task for many, but Microblading has stepped onto the scene to change the game for those with sparse eyebrows.

What is microblading? It is a semi-permanent procedure that involves a certified technician manually depositing ink under the top layer of skin by using a special pen. Individual hair strokes are crisply drawn onto the skin, creating the appearance of  natural hairs. By sticking to the outer layer of skin, the pigment never reaches the dermis, unlike getting an actual tattoo. The pen used in microblading utilizes a blade that is three times thinner than the blade used for tattooing. Numbing ointment is used so the procedure is virtually painless, and there is no downtime afterwards.

Microblading is perfect for those with sparse brows, or those who wish to cover scars, fill in gaps, or create a natural-looking arch. This new procedure will be offered very soon by deme’s very own “brow whisperer” Ani White!


Nutrition

food-healthy-soup-leek-largeBone Broth
Sound strange? It’s the hottest health food trend.

Bone broth was one of the hottest health food trends of 2015, but did you actually try it? New food trends can always be a little scary to try for the first time, especially when hear of something called bone broth. Don’t worry; it’s not as scary as it sounds! We have your guide to trying this deliciously healthy food for the first time.

Bone broths are a popular part of paleo diet and are typically made with either chicken or beef bones. Some broths also contain a small amount of meat still adhered to the bones; they are typically simmered for several hours in order to extract minerals from the bones and produce gelatin from the joints, which are rich in collagen. This infuses the broth with several nutrients including magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus, which can help in easing arthritis and joint pain. Since bone broth is rich in gelatin, it is a great source of protein that also helps hair and nail growth, as well as digestion and detoxing. It is also a great anti-inflammatory. For an inexpensive, delicious bone broth recipe, click here.