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

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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

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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

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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
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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

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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.

 

New Year, New Health & Beauty Secrets!

Each month we’re here to give our fabulous followers the latest news and insider tips from deme’s team of experts. 2016 has arrived, and it’s brought along new health and beauty secrets to help you recover from the holiday rush. We’ve got you covered from clinical skin care to functional medicine and everything in between. Read on to find out what’s new in the world of deme!

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


 Skin Care

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Magic Water Droplets

In 2015, beauty trends from Korea invaded the U.S., and sheet masks and brightening products were all the rage. This year, the Korean invasion continues as the skin care industry is seeing a breakthrough new formula on the rise.

The make-up at New York trade shows this year featured Korea’s latest skin care advancement, “magic water droplets.” This trendy new formula is very similar to a serum, but it is extremely lightweight. Made up of tiny micro-droplets, this new formula cools and moisturizes on contact. It can even reduce redness and firm the skin. This type of product is perfect for people who need hydration but don’t want to feel oily.


Make-Up

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Bold Statements

In recent years, a clean, simple look has taken over the make-up scene, but all that is ending in 2016. Bright lips and dramatic eyes are making a comeback. Whether it’s shiny or matte, bright red lipstick is a trend all designers and celebs are following in the new year. Equally as bold, blue is the color for eyes in 2016. From navy to turquoise, all shades are in. Go with a more traditional look with a navy smoky eye shadow or spice it up with bright blue lines across your lids. This blue trend has even made it’s way to mascara. Colored mascaras are a great way to add your own personal style to your look this year for fun occasions.

Get Hot for the Holidays!

Each month we’re here to give our fabulous followers the latest news and insider tips from deme’s team of experts. It’s December, and that means holiday party season is in full swing. We’re giving you the details on how to “wow” when you step into your festive gatherings this month. Find out which health and beauty procedures, from dental care to skin care, are must haves for this time of year.

With every wish for your continued health and fabulousness,

Your devoted team at deme.


Skin Care

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Holiday Special

Brighten, uplift, & protect your skin with our holiday skin care special!

Receive a FREE Intellishade when purchasing our Revision Skincare Vitamin C Lotion 30% and D.E.J. face cream.

Intellishade

Outsmart the signs of aging® with this best-selling tinted moisturizer that gives skin a touch of sheer, healthy color. Formulated with an advanced peptide and broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection, it’s the smart way to care for your skin.

  • Moisturizes and blends naturally with the color of your skin
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Provides broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection
  • Matte formula contains the latest pore-minimizing technology
  • Fights photodamage which causes premature aging

Vitamin C Lotion 30%

These Vitamin C lotions are formulated with the newest, highly stabilized form of Vitamin C for healthy, radiant skin. The 30% formula contains one of the strongest concentrations of Vitamin C available.

  • Contains THD Ascorbate, a very powerful form of Vitamin C
  • Brightens dull skin
  • Provides a full line-up of antioxidants, including Vitamin E and Coenzyme Q10
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Includes the latest stabilization and delivery technologies
  • Moisturizes and conditions skin with naturally derived Squalane

D.E.J. Face Cream

D·E·J face cream™ approaches aging skin in a comprehensive new way. The product contains a proprietary ceramide blend, specialized herbal extracts and a unique peptide combination for proven anti-aging results.

  • 97% of subjects showed an improvement in smoothness, brightness and wrinkles.*
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Provides intense moisturization for smoother skin texture

 *results may vary

Stop into our Philadelphia or Wayne location to pick up your bundle before December 31st!


Dental Care

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Zoom Teeth Whitening

You’ll want to look your best and feel confident while taking on the season’s soirees, and sometimes a teeth whitening treatment is all it takes. At deme, our dental professionals use Zoom Whitening, leaving your pearly whites at least 3-5 shades lighter depending on a patient’s age, dental history, beverage consumption (such as coffee, tea, wine and cola) and use of cigarettes and cigars.

The session lasts between 1.5 and 2 hours. The preparation time is approximately 20 minutes, followed by one hour of active whitening in which product is applied to the teeth every 15 minutes. Patients can eat right away after a whitening treatment, but avoid eating or drinking anything that would stain a white t-shirt for 24 hours!


Make-Up

Elongate Your Lashes!

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If you want that show-stopping finishing touch to complete your holiday look, get luxurious lashes at deme. When you purchase a full set of synthetic eyelash extensions, get your first fill within 2 weeks for free. Call now to schedule your appointment with our professional make-up artist Melissa Wills.

 Offer is valued at $125 and valid through 12/28/15

Center City: 215.561.3363 // Wayne: 610.688.3363

Feel brand new for November!

Each month we’re here to give our fabulous followers the latest news and insider tips from deme’s team of experts. It’s November, and the holidays are quickly approaching. The leaves are gone and the air is cooler, but what does that mean for your health? With the change in seasons comes a change in the way your body acts. Learn how to feel brand new again in order to take on this month with beauty and poise before the holidays hit.

With every wish for your continued health and fabulousness,

Your devoted team at deme.


Skin Care

Hydrating Regimens

woman-legs-relaxation-beautyIn the heart of Fall comes colder weather and for some, drier skin. deme’s clinical aestheticians have some advice to help you select the moisturizer that’s right for you.

Always choose a moisturizer based on your skin type. An easy way to determine this is to examine how your skin feels at the end of the day. Is your T-Zone dry, oily, or somewhat normal? Our clinical aestheticians suggest using the following guidelines to choose the perfect moisturizer for you:

DRY SKIN
Emollient rich creams are the best choice because of the rich hydration content. These creams are ultra moisturizing and softening for the skin. Lactic acid is also a great moisturizing ingredient because it is the most hydrating of the AHA family.

OILY SKIN
Serums and water-based moisturizers are best. Hyaluronic acid is a key ingredient for oily skin because it sits on the skin and does not clog pores.

COMBINATION SKIN
A light lotion or serum is your best bet because they will not clog your pores. Lactic acid is also great for this skin type.

NORMAL SKIN
Lotions are a great choice.

No matter what your skin type, make sure you exfoliate before hydrating so your skin can absorb the moisturizer. Some exfoliating ingredients include lactic, glycolic, and salicylic acids. Always remember that moisturizing is just one of many steps in your skin care routine. Follow up with an SPF to protect your soft skin from the rays of the sun.


Nutrition

Healthy “Creamed” Corn Recipe

Frozen%2F_IQF_Sweet_Corn_KernelWith Thanksgiving coming up, it’s important to balance out the heavy stuffing and mashed potatoes with some recipes that won’t tip your scales. Not to mention, time is of the essence during the holidays so throwing together a delicious side dish should be quick and simple! Corn is a staple at every Thanksgiving feast, and we have an easy, nutritious recipe to bring a boost of flavor to your table. Don’t let the word “cream” fool you; this recipe is packed with nutrients and is even vegan.

2 cups of corn kernels
15 oz. of coconut milk
2 tablespoons of chopped parsley
1 tablespoon of chopped scallions
salt, black pepper & red pepper flakes to taste to taste

Combine corn kernels and coconut milk in saucepan. Simmer over medium heat until coconut milk is absorbed and corn is thick and creamy. Season with salt and black pepper. Remove from heat, and add scallions, parsley and red pepper.


Dental Care

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A few months ago, your kids left for college, and they probably forgot a few things. Just because they left home, does not mean they should leave their dental care there. When your college students head home for Thanksgiving this month, make sure they have all of their dental needs in that dorm room! Dr. Tom 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 in your mouth for a more comfortable flossing experience.

Get a Fresh Start for Fall

Each month we’re here to give our fabulous followers the latest news and insider tips from deme’s team of experts. Autumn has arrived, leaves have begun to fall, and it’s almost time to rake. Start by raking in all your bad habits, and throw them away! Begin a routine that’s fresh, healthy, and right for you. Read up on all of deme’s Fall favorites to get your health and beauty regimen on track for a fab season.

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


Skin Care

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. The Alma Lasers at deme can help you reveal beautiful skin by treating skin discoloration, vascular and pigmented lesions, and fine lines and wrinkles.

Contact deme today for more information! 215.561.3363 or 610.688.3363

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 Nutrition

Pumpkin Season

pumpkinOctober is here and the pumpkin craze is in full swing. We love it in our lattes and as a sweet treat, but pumpkin doesn’t just taste good. It’s packed with plenty of health benefits that will make you feel good about eating it! Here are some of the nutritional benefits you can enjoy this Fall:

 

  1. Pumpkin is a great source of fiber with 3 grams per cup. Eating a fiber-rich diet is a great way to feel fuller for longer, which in turn promotes weight loss. Fiber also promotes a healthy digestive system.
  2. Orange foods tend to be high in beta-carotene, and pumpkin is no exception. Beta-carotene is an antioxidant and precursor to vitamin A that is linked to cancer prevention, healthy skin, and sharp eyesight. In fact, one cup of cooked pumpkin contains more than 200% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin A.
  3. Pumpkin seeds are high in phytosterols, which reduces bad cholesterol and promotes heart health.
  4. Potassium-rich foods like pumpkin balance the body’s electrolytes, which restores energy and promotes muscle health, making pumpkin a great post-workout snack.
  5. One cup of pumpkin has more than 11 milligrams of vitamin C, which is linked to a healthy immune system and is thought to help in fighting off colds.

Hair

ISHRS Conference

12030391_1641166479493622_4795427269053929774_oLast month, Dr. Tom Griffin and nurse Maureen Griffin from the Griffin Hair Restoration Center of Philadelphia attended the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) Conference in Chicago. The conference was host to leaders in the field of hair restoration from around the world and covered topics in all areas of hair loss treatment. Dr. Griffin and Maureen attended seminars on eyebrow transplants, FUE (follicular unit extraction), SMP (scalp micro pigmentation), and PRP (platelet rich plasma). “We are gratified to see that we are using the most modern technology and methods, which have been proven to work by other doctors in the field,” commented Dr. Griffin.

One of the latest advancements in hair restoration is the upgrade to site making technology by ARTAS. Physicians can now design personalized recipient site patterns on a 3D patient model, which can then be transferred to the ARTAS Robotic System to perform an aesthetically pleasing, natural-looking hair transplant. This new technology is now available at the Griffin Hair Restoration Center of Philadelphia.


Make-Up

Fall Make-Up Trends

makeup-677200_640As the leaves are changing, so are the trends. Make-up is one facet of your look that you can always experiment with while having fun. If you’re a fan of bold lips, rejoice because red is making a comeback. From bright berries to deeper oxbloods, red lipstick has returned as this season’s staple look.

When it comes to eyes, metallic shadows aren’t going anywhere, but bronze is stepping into the spotlight. Make-up artists have been opting for this warmer metallic as opposed to more classic golds and silvers. Line your eyes with a graphic black liner that will elongate your eyes and make them pop, and finish off with your favorite mascara.

Pair this look with a subdued red or a more neutral-hued lip color. Take a break from contouring, and add some warmth to your face with a peach or rose blush. This will give you bright cheeks without having to spend time outside in the brisk, Autumn air.

 

 

Beauty 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. School is back in session, and it’s time 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


Dental Care

It’s Time to Choose You! Choose Invisalign®

Screen Shot 2015-08-17 at 10.30.55 AMNow that the kids are back in school, it’s time to do something for yourself. You’ve probably wanted to fix your smile for a while now, but as an adult, a mouth full of metal braces is not something you should have to endure. Invisalign® offers a modern approach to straightening teeth, along with the convenience and flexibility to live life without the hassle associated with other treatments. From the moment you start using Invisalign, you’ll enjoy a better smile every day.

Invisalign aligners are made of a virtually invisible plastic so most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them. This eliminates the self-conscious feelings associated with adult braces and allows you to live life confidently. Best of all, with Invisalign you’ll have no food restrictions, few doctors visits, and no changes to your oral hygiene routine.

Here is a list of frequently asked questions that you should ask your doctor before choosing Invisalign:
Please explain the treatment process. How does it move my teeth?
With my case, about how long will my treatment last?
How often will I have to visit your office?
How much will it cost, and are there payment options?
What restrictions will I have when it comes to eating?
Will wearing Invisalign aligners affect my speech?
What happens after Invisalign treatment is done? Will I need to wear a retainer? Why are Vivera® retainers my best retention option?

deme will be offering $500 off an Invisalign treatment with Dr. Jeon now through November 1, 2015. Call 215.561.3363 today!


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.


Men’s Skin Care

shutterstock_161416379Gentlemen, it’s time for you to take control of your skin care. deme is launching our brand new men’s skin care section for all of your needs. 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.

Heat Up Your End-of-Summer Routine!

Each month we’re here to give our fabulous followers the latest news and insider tips from deme’s team of experts. Summer is winding down, but August is heating up! Learn about the latest and best skin care treatments and clinical procedures, along with health and beauty tips to keep yourself fresh come Fall.

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


Skin Care

Avery Graham Spotlight

deme is excited to announce that our very own Beth Cardarelli’s line of Avery Graham Noble Skin Care has been featured in the July and August issues of an internationally renowned publication, Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa Magazine.

Avery Graham’s Trifecta Nightly Resurfacing Serum uses the best acid combination to address the worst signs of aging. Trifecta releases micro-encapsulated retinol to gradually penetrate throughout the night and ensure continual cell rejuvenation with no downtime. This hallmark blend of retinol, glycolic and lactic acid is an advanced at-home treatment that allows you to receive full resurfacing benefits with minimal irritation commonly associated with retinol products. Restructure the architecture of your skin with Trifecta!


 

Opulent luxurious eye therapy was selected as the editor’s pick for August. This product innovatively combines a variety of natural and organic ingredients to target signs of aging by correcting collagen breakdown and free radical damage. Amazonian Fruit Butter minimizes the finest of lines as its potent levels of oleic acid penetrates the skin to provide nutrients and moisture retention. Organic Marshmallow Extract reduces cellular oxidation to eliminate dark circles. The medicinal and anti-inflammatory properties of Calendula, Irish Moss Extract, and Apricot provide healing and calming nourishment to the compromised eye tissue. A custom compound of micro minerals supplies additional filtration against UV damage and leaves the skin with an illuminating radiance. This opulent, buttery formulation provides unparalleled results for a guaranteed photo finish.

LNE Announcement For Deme-page-0Stop into deme’s Wayne or Center City locations to pick up Trifecta, Opulence, and other Avery Graham products, and see for yourself what makes them so special!


Nutrition

The New Superfood on the Block

Kale has been the superfood of the moment for quite some time now, but it is time to step aside and let a new veggie back into the limelight. If you haven’t given brussels sprouts a chance, now is the time! With countless health benefits and endless ways to prepare, this cruciferous vegetable is sure to become a new staple in your kitchen.

Brussels sprouts are rich in many nutrients including vitamin K, vitamin B6, and vitamin B1, and they even contain more vitamin C than an orange. They also offer dietary fiber, potassium, omega-3 fatty acids, and plenty of antioxidants, which help prevent cancer and promote healthy skin and eyes. Low in calories and with only trace amounts of fat, this superfood is perfect for dieting and helping your body to burn fat. Still not convinced? Try out the recipe below and see for yourself just how delicious brussels sprouts can be!

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

2 pounds Brussels sprouts, halved
2 cloves garlic, chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
6 tablespoons melted butter
1/3 cup plain bread crumbs
3.5 tablespoons lemon juice
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 425° F. Toss the brussels sprouts with garlic and oil. Season with salt and pepper. Place on baking sheet and roast for about 15 minutes or until tender. Mix brussels sprouts with melted butter and bread crumbs. Drizzle with lemon juice. Serve and enjoy!


Dental

When August hits, so does last minute college shopping. Is a visit to the dentist on your list? Make sure your college-bound kids see the dentist before they ship off to school. So send your kids off with a bright, healthy smile, and don’t forget to pack a Philip’s Sonicare toothbrush in their suitcases for a healthy mouth year-round.


Psychiatry

Jack Greenspan Award Recipient 

ascher-headshotWe are pleased to announce that deme’s psychiatry expert Dr. Michael Ascher has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Jack Greenspan Award. This prestigious honor is presented to a psychiatrist who has been out of training for up to seven years and has established a private practice while excelling in preserving, protecting, and defending the practice of psychiatry in Pennsylvania. Dr. Ascher is also recognized for having made a substantial contribution to organized psychiatry. The award will be presented at the Benjamin Rush Event at the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society in November. Congratulations to Dr. Ascher for this outstanding achievement!

 

This Just in for July…

Each month we’re here to give our fabulous followers the latest news and insider tips from deme’s team of experts. It’s the heat of the summer, but that shouldn’t stop you from looking your best. Learn about the latest procedures that will keep you looking and feeling hot under the summer sun. From skin care to plastic surgery, we’ve got you covered!

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


Plastic Surgery

Ultherapy

Do you want the results of plastic surgery but don’t want to go under the knife? There is now a solution that gives patients the best of both worlds. Ultherapy is the first non-surgical procedure to use focused ultrasound energy for skin lifting, firming, and tightening on the face, neck, and now the décolletage. It is an office based procedure and the first of its kind.

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The FDA-approved device used in Ultherapy utilizes the safe, time-tested energy of an ultrasound to stimulate the deep structural support layers of the skin—including those typically addressed in a surgical facelift—without disturbing the surface of the skin.  This is done through a process by which the ultrasound energy is focused on the deep tissues of the skin, below the surface of the skin.  As a result of this, the skin surface remains untouched, while the deeper tissues are firmed and stimulated to produce new and tighter collagen.

The procedure takes 30-60 minutes, with little to no down time and very little risk.  Patients are often able to leave the office and immediately interact socially without any evidence of having had the procedure.  A gradual improvement in the appearance of the treatment area is seen over a six-month period.  Results tend to last two to three years, with boosts possible at that time to maintain improvement.

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Cross Medical Group’s Director of Clinical Nursing Jessica Gallen, RN is a Certified Advanced Ultherapy Provider and can customize treatments to fit each patient’s needs. For more information and to schedule a consultation, call Cross Medical Group at 215-561-9100.


Skin Care

Get Red Carpet Ready with SkinFusion from DermaSweep

If you’re looking for instant skin tightening, plumping, and hydrating, look no further. SkinFusion from DermaSweep is the perfect skin procedure for summer. With anti-aging properties, this procedure helps to increase cell turnover, which results in younger, fresher-looking skin. Aloe provides anti-inflammatory properties and minimizes scarring while hyaluronic acid provides hydration for the skin. This treatment gives patients immediate brightening results, making it perfect for the summer months.

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For more information and to schedule an appointment with one of our clinical aestheticians, call 215.561.3363


Dental

Welcoming Dr. Jeon to Our Team!

unnamedMimi M. Jeon received her DDS degree from the University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore, MD. She further completed a general practice residency program in advanced restorative dentistry at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

Dr. Jeon is a current member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA). She is dedicated to staying well-informed in the latest developments in dentistry by participating in continuing education courses and symposiums. Her particular interests are implant dentistry and aesthetic dentistry. Dr. Jeon also offers emergency services, root canals, periodontal treatment, and oral surgery.

Secrets for Summer!

Each month we’re here to give our fabulous followers the latest news and insider tips from deme’s team of experts. The kids are out of school, summer has arrived, and it’s time to make time for yourself. Arrive at your travel destinations and summer cocktail parties looking and feeling your best with the latest info from our Little Black Book of health and beauty secrets!

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


Eyebrows: The Trend that Won’t Stop Growing

 It seems like everyone is obsessed with their eyebrows recently, and this trend is not going anywhere fast. Each person’s eyebrows are unique and should be shaped to complement an individual’s face. But what happens when there isn’t quite enough hair to shape? That is where the eyebrow transplant comes in.

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There are a number of causes of eyebrow hair loss. Hair loss can refer to an over-thinning of the eyebrows, patchiness, or baldness of the entire eyebrow region. The most common problems that can be treated by an eyebrow hair transplant include:

  • Over-plucking of eyebrows that results in permanent thinning or hair loss
  • Naturally thin eyebrows
  • Hair loss due to illness
  • Trauma or surgery that has left scar tissue in the region, resulting in hair loss
  • Certain skin conditions

An eyebrow hair transplant is an effective way to permanently restore hair growth in the eyebrow area. Eyebrow hair transplants are performed similarly to scalp hair transplants, but they require an additional level of skill and artistry to achieve an aesthetically pleasing result.

After a successful transplant by Dr. Thomas Griffin, your eyebrows can then be exquisitely sculpted by deme’s very own Ani White, LE, the two-time Best of Philly “Brow Whisperer” herself.

To learn more about the procedure performed by Dr. Griffin, visit the Griffin Hair Restoration Center of Philadelphia’s website by clicking here, and join us on June 3rd from 6-8 p.m. at the Murano, 2101 Market St. in Philadelphia, for a discussion on hair loss in men and women, robotic hair transplants, eyebrow transplants, and how to find the best brow shape for your face. Complimentary wine and cheese will be served. RSVP by June 2nd to Cgeorgedeme@aol.com.


A Charity We Love: Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia

Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia is a cause close to deme’s heart. Betsy Rubenstone, Director of Skin Care found comfort in CSCGP as she began her own battle with stage four lung cancer back in 2013, and she now gives back to the cause that has helped to support her.

CSCGP’s mission is “to ensure that all people affected by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community.” This mission is achieved through numerous programs, many of which are listed below:

Programs for Children

Summer Camp.  Camp allows children to have a week of supportive fun with other kids who are going through a similarly difficult experience.  Meals are provided every day, and for some kids, this is their main meal for the day.  Camp gives the parent(s) a desperately needed break to rest or attend medical appointments.

Kid Support.  Kid Support is a 10 week program for a child with cancer or a child with a parent battling cancer.  Each week, mental health professionals and counselors work with kids to normalize the cancer experience and teach coping strategies that they will be able to use for the rest of their lives.  Parents attend a concurrent “Parent Support Group” to share the challenges of raising a family while going through treatment.  For many parents, this is a life line of support which decreases anxiety and depression and helps them adhere to their medical treatment plan.

STAC (Straight Talk About Cancer).  STAC is a peer support group for teens ages 12-18 who have cancer themselves and/or a parent with cancer. Our mental health professionals currently run these groups in eight local schools. The groups occur during the children’s regular school day.

Programs for Adults

Mindful Meditation, Yoga, Tai Chi & QiGong, Zumba, Couch to 5K Exercise, Pilates, Reike Share

Living with Cancer Support Groups, Caregivers Support Group, Men’s Breakfast, Bereavement Support Group, Specific Cancer Support Groups (Breast, Colon, Lung, etc.)

Writing for Wellness, Art Therapy, Singing Circle, Quilting, Cooking/Nutrition Programs, Look Good, Feel Better

Educational Programs such as Frankly Speaking about Lung Cancer, or Open to Options to help cancer patients navigate through all treatment options available to them.

If you are interested in learning more about CSCGP or would like to get involved, please call 215-879-7733 and ask for Nicole DeCicco, Program Director.