Skin & Laser Surgery Center of Pennsylvania Offering Extended Office Hours

Extended hours bannerPublished: 6/2/2022

Skin & Laser Surgery Center of Pennsylvania is always looking for better ways to accommodate the busy lives and schedules of our patients. We understand that, sometimes, office hours get in the way of your skincare needs. There are simply not enough hours in the day to fulfill family & professional obligations, let alone receive care from Philadelphia’s top dermatologists. That’s why we are excited to announce extended evening office hours on Tuesdays to better accommodate the lifestyles of our growing patient base, starting in June!

Call or Schedule Online

Keep an eye out for scheduling changes on phillyskinandlaser.com – we will post extended hours so you have a heads up on when to book an appointment during extended office hours. If you do not see extended Tuesday evening hours listed online, but are interested in coming in for an appointment, please call us at 215-735-4994 and we will be happy to speak with you about availability. You can also book an appointment right on our website. To book an appointment online, select the ‘Book Online’ button on the top of any page on phillyskinandlaser.com. From there, you will be asked some additional questions about which physician you would like to see, their next availability, and the reason for your appointment.

We are happy to be able to offer extended hours for our patients. Whether you need a Mohs surgery consultation or need to see one of our Philadelphia dermatologists regarding an aesthetic treatment like Botox or fillers, our goal is to give you the attention and care you deserve at a time that works for you.

Skin & Laser Surgery Center of Pennsylvania will continue to work hard to provide our patients with the resources they need to receive high quality skincare on their terms. Adding extended evening hours on Tuesdays is one of the steps we are taking to make it a little easier for all our patients, who may have scheduling conflicts during normal office hours, to feel great in their skin.

Please, if you have any questions at all, do not hesitate to reach out to our team via phone or email.

We hope to see you on Tuesday evening!

 

Published: 10/25/2021

zocdoc Philadelphia

Skin & Laser Surgery Center of Pennsylvania is excited to announce a new partnership with ZocDoc to make booking an appointment with our dermatologists even easier for our greater Philadelphia patients. Trusted by patients and doctors all over the world, ZocDoc provides an easy interface for patients to book any type of appointment with our office.

To book an appointment, simply go to https://phillyskinandlaser.com and click the “Book Online” button at the top of the page. From there, you will be able to select whether you will be seeing Dr. Jason Neustadter, MD, Dr. Adam Blechman, MD or Alicia Walter, PA – along with all dates & availability. We will contact you directly if any further information is needed for your visit.

Once you select your provider and desired time slot, ZocDoc will get some personal details from you & ask about the reason for your visit. From that point, ZocDoc will securely send all of your information to our office where you will automatically be scheduled to see your provider. It’s as easy as that!

Skin & Laser Surgery Center of Pennsylvania is committed to your health and well-being. Whether you need to schedule an appointment to see one of our fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons, are interested in general medical dermatology in the Philadelphia area, or would like a consultation on one of the many cosmetic treatments we offer – like Botox, laser treatments or body contouring  – we’re here to assist you in your health & wellness goals.

Our physicians & staff are proud to continue implementing new solutions, wherever possible, to bring our patients the lasting quality, efficiency and value they deserve when choosing their Philly dermatologist.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

 

Published: 6/22/2021

Botox Philadelphia

Botulinum toxin is a medication injected directly into the muscles beneath the skin to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Several brands of this anti-aging medication are FDA-approved, including BOTOX® and Dysport®. For individuals seeking a Philadelphia BOTOX doctor, Skin and Laser Surgery Center of Pennsylvania serves as the preferred, top-rated dermatology practice for consultation and treatment.

BOTOX is a safe, non-surgical alternative to the many other anti-aging treatments available. The results are noticeable but subtle, with its most frequently used for:

  • Frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Horizontal forehead creases
  • Smile lines around the eyes
  • Downturned corners of the mouth
  • Neck wrinkles

A combination of factors causes these facial lines, including cellular changes that occur as we age, a reduction in collagen and damage caused by the sun and environment. In addition, repetitive muscle contractions such as frowning, squinting or raising the eyebrows can cause the skin to crease and fold, gradually resulting in permanent facial lines.

 

History of BOTOX

Botulinum was first discovered in 1895 by a Belgian scientist and professor of bacteriology at the University of Ghent, following a botulism outbreak in his country. By the 1920s, scientists at the University of California at San Francisco began the process of figuring out how to isolate the botulinum toxin. The process took 20 years to perfect, before it was finally isolated in crystalline form. In the 1970s, botulinum toxin became successful in treating strabismus – or crossed eyes – and during testing on monkeys, researchers noted that it also reduced the appearance of wrinkles above their noses. With this discovery and after further research, it became licensed and branded as BOTOX.

Since then, BOTOX has received FDA approval for a number of medical and cosmetic uses, including blepharospasm (involuntary eyelid muscle contractions), cervical dystonia (involuntary neck muscle contractions), glabellar lines (forehead furrows), axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), chronic migraines, upper lip spasticity, urinary incontinence and crow’s feet.

 

How It Works

Cosmetically, BOTOX works beneath the surface of the skin to weaken the facial muscle, leaving the skin smoother and less likely to wrinkle when contracted. Results are typically seen within 3-5 days, with the most noticeable results coming 7-10 days following treatment. The effects of a single treatment can last up to 4 months. A few minutes at your dermatologist’s office is all that is needed for each treatment session to achieve a more youthful aesthetic appearance, and you can return to your normal daily routine immediately after. Patients should be aware that “generic” BOTOX treatments do not exist, therefore they should consult their trusted dermatologist for proper treatment.

Drs. Neustadter and Blechman are licensed and trained Philadelphia-area dermatologists who have come to be relied upon for the most optimal BOTOX results. Cosmetic dermatology is an area of particular interest for both physicians, with an artistic eye and a gentle touch. They take a global approach to cosmetic dermatology, creating a customized plan of injectables, lasers and topical therapies for each individual patient.

To learn more about Philadelphia BOTOX treatments, visit Skin and Laser Surgery Center of Pennsylvania online at https://phillyskinandlaser.com/dermatology/botox/.

 

 

The Benefits of Mohs Surgery and Philadelphia’s Preeminent Destination for This Minimally-Invasive Procedure

Published: 4/20/2021

Mohs Surgeon Philadelphia

Mohs Micrographic Surgery, more often referred to as Mohs Surgery, is a common surgical procedure used to remove certain types of skin cancer, primarily basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Both are fairly common types of skin cancer, with 5.4 million cases diagnosed each year in the U.S.1 For individuals seeking a Philadelphia Mohs doctor, Skin and Laser Surgery Center serves as the preferred, top-rated dermatology practice for Mohs consultation and surgery.

 

History of Mohs Surgery

Mohs Surgery is named after its founder, Frederic E. Mohs, MD, who as a medical student from 1929 – 1934 conducted cancer research while working under his mentor, Dr. Michael Guyer. Dr. Guyer was an expert and author in the preparation of frozen tissue for producing microscopic slides. His same microscopic techniques would later be used by Dr. Mohs in the study of cancer, specifically those removed by shave or saucerization excision – a technique that removes the cancer as a thin disc of tissue for microscope examination.

Following medical school, Dr. Mohs launched his practice at the Wisconsin General Hospital, which would become the country’s first Mohs lab. In 1936, he treated his first patient – an individual with squamous cell cancer of the lower lip. In 1953, after years of refining his practice and procedures, Dr. Mohs accidentally performed a fresh tissue excision on a lower eyelid and was pleasantly surprised with the results. That marked the beginning of using fresh tissue excision for all eyelid margin cases, as well as small cancers in other locations – ultimately leading to surgeries and closures on the same day with immediate reconstruction of the wound.

Through the 1970s – 1980s, cryostat machines were developed to assist the process of freezing live tissue for microscope examination, and automatic tissue staining machines helped with the growing number of tissue samples. Dr. Mohs’ decades-long refinement of the technique and technology is responsible for today’s Mohs Micrographic Surgery process.

 

The Process & Benefits

Mohs Surgery involves removing one thin layer of cancerous tissue at a time, with each layer carefully examined under a microscope. Not requiring general anesthesia, it can be performed right in a doctor’s office. The majority of Mohs surgeries are performed on the face, head and neck, where patients are the most concerned about scarring.

Considering that primary concern, Mohs Surgery offers patients several advantages including the precision by which lesions can be removed – including deep sections of the skin cancer – leaving as much healthy skin as possible and thereby minimizing the wound.

The cure rate of basal and squamous cell carcinomas with Mohs surgery is approximately 95% after five years. As the now widely-accepted standard in skin cancer treatment, Skin and Laser Surgery Center stands apart as the Mohs surgery Philadelphia practice where patients receive the best care from the best doctors. Their practice includes American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons – the revered training and residency program established by Dr. Frederic Mohs himself.

 

Learn more about the Mohs Surgery offered by Dr. Blechman in Philadelphia, PA here.

 

1 https://www.cancer.org/cancer/basal-and-squamous-cell-skin-cancer/about/key-statistics.html

Putting Your Safety First

Since 1997, The Skin & Laser Surgery Center of Philadelphia has put the well-being of its patients first, offering first-rate dermatologic care in a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. Our goal has always been – and continues to be – to make each office visit a pleasant and positive experience.

As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, we are steadfast in that same mission and have made necessary changes to ensure each patient continues to feel safe and comfortable when visiting our office. Safety measures now in place include:

  • All patients are being pre-screened over the phone prior to every office visit
  • Each patient’s temperature is taken and a second set of screening questions are asked upon checking-in for their appointment
  • All Skin & Laser Surgery Center staff are committed to practicing CDC guidelines for safe, effective and efficient care
  • We are deep-cleaning the office more frequently and sanitizing surfaces multiple times daily
  • Patients are required to sit six feet apart in the waiting areas
  • Patients are not permitted to drink or eat in the office
  • Spouses and other patient companions are limited

The team at The Skin & Laser Surgery Center of Philadelphia will follow these extra safety precautions for the foreseeable future, in accordance with CDC guidelines and considering the safety of our patients is of the utmost concern. We hope to return to “business as usual” soon, and look forward to welcoming you into our COVID-safe office environment until then.