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Welcome to the Seiff Center Blog! Here you'll find the latest clinically backed articles and research info about plastic surgery, medical grade skincare, anti aging tips and more. No matter what kind of questions you have about your skin, we have answers. From reducing visible redness to repairing aging skin to how to pick the best retinol cream, you'll find guidance on our skincare routine blog.
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January 26, 2023 hydrafacial

Hydrafacial FAQ

What is a Hydrafacial?

  • Hydrafacial is an invigorating treatment that can be given in as little as 30 minutes. It delivers long-term skin health and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of all skin types. It offers instant, noticeable results with no downtime or irritation. The Hydrafacial treatment removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities while simultaneously bathing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing serums. The treatment is soothing, refreshing, non-irritating and immediately effective.

Am a I candidate for a Hydrafacial?

  • The Hydrafacial treatment is designed for all skin types. Even the most sensitive skin easily tolerates the Hydrafacial treatment.

How often should I get a Hydrafacial? 

  • Hydrafacial is a great treatment to do once a month to deep cleanse the skin and maintain skin health.

Is it good for blackheads?​

  • Hydrafacial is a great treatment to treat blackheads and clogged pores. It combines a skin softening serum, glycolic acid & salicylic acid to loosen up debris and dead skin. Then, the vortex extractions step uses suction to vacuum the surface of the skin and pull the impurities into the waste jar. If they are really stubborn, it probably will not get all of them! So, we recommend coming in once a month to treat & prevent the build up that can cause blackheads. 

Can I get a Hydrafacial if I am pregnant?

  • We always recommend asking your physician before booking an appointment with us to confirm what they think is appropriate for you. But, we are able to modify most of our services to be able to accommodate pregnant women.

Are there any post facial instructions that I need to follow?

  • Avoid make-up and sweating immediately after your facial, as it may irritate your skin. No saunas, hot tubs or steam rooms for 48 hours. Avoid direct sun exposure for 3-5 days. No retinol, Retin-A, tretinoin, acids or any other aggressive skin care products and exfoliation for 3-5 days before and after your treatment. And, as always, wear SPF and do not tan your skin. 


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December 7, 2022 botoxjuvedermmedispa

A few TIPS from The Seiff Center for getting the most out of your injectable procedure!

DO Educate and Prepare Yourself Before Getting Dermal Fillers

Whether or not you are just starting to think about cosmetic injectables, or you have already made the decision to get dermal fillers, you should prepare yourself before you go in for a consultation or procedure. There is a lot of information on cosmetic dermatology out there and a lot of it is important to consider. If you feel overwhelmed by the amount of information available, our team is here to help.

  • Only get fillers from a qualified and experienced injector. Everyone ages differently and everyone’s face is different. It takes time and training for a person to know the right amount of filler to use and exactly where it should be injected for the best individual results.
  • Research the different types of fillers available so you can have an informed discussion during your consultation.
  • If you have a history of facial cold sores, then needle punctures can increase the chances of an outbreak. Talk to your provider about the risks.
  • Suggest waiting two weeks to getting filler prior to or after Covid Vaccinations.
  • If taking antibiotics — fillers (especially lips) should be avoided until after antibiotics are completed and infection is cleared up.
  • Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not get dermal fillers.
  • People with allergies to ingredients in the fillers should not get them either, so be sure you ask about the ingredients and share concerns with your provider.

DON’T Take Over the Counter Pain Killers Before the Procedure

You should discontinue use of any over-the-counter pain relievers at least a week before you get dermal fillers. Blood-thinning drugs like ibuprofen (Advil & Motrin), aspirin, and Aleve can increase the chances of bleeding, bruising, and complications during and after the injections.

DO Follow Instructions about Skincare and Supplements Prior to the Injections

  • Don’t wax, tweeze, bleach, or use hair removal products on the treatment area for at least two days before the treatment.
  • Do not use topical products for at least two days before the procedure. Treatments to avoid include Retinol, Retin-A, Retinoids, glycolic acid, and anything labeled “anti-aging”

DON’T Drink Alcohol for at Least 48-72 Hours Before the Procedure

Just like over-the-counter pain relievers, alcohol has a blood-thinning effect. This can lead to bruising and inflammation. It’s also a good idea not to drink for a day or so after the procedure to avoid inflammation and possible dehydration.

DO Follow Aftercare Instructions

  • Follow instructions given to you by your injector about ointments, like an Arnica ointment, to take care of the skin and reduce bruising after the appointment.
  • Ask your injector about icing the treatment area off and on throughout the day. Often, it is a recommended part of aftercare, but some treatments are best left without it.
  • Don’t exercise for a few days after you get the injections. You will probably feel fine and able to exercise, but the increase in blood flow and movement can “nudge” the fillers out of place.
  • Don’t touch, massage, or rub the area treated to avoid moving the fillers out of place. Wait at least 24 hours to put any kind of pressure on the affected skin.
  • Don’t expose yourself to direct sunlight for at least 24-48 hours after the injections. The skin will be sensitive and sun exposure, especially if you get a sunburn, can cause damage.
  • Staying hydrated will not only help you feel good overall, but fillers respond better to a hydrated body.

The Seiff Center Team is experienced in both medical and cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery. If you are looking for a qualified professional to perform a procedure like dermal filler injections, look no further. Call us today  302-678-3443 to set up an appointment in our Lewes or Dover Medispa. Please follow us on social media for monthly special offers!


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November 1, 2022 botoxmedispa
Celebrate Botox Cosmetic Day 2022 at the Seiff Center November 16, 2022. Allergan is celebrating its best-known injectable with a Buy One, Get One $50 Botox gift card offer. You must be a member of Allē, the rewards program from Allergan Aesthetics to take advantage of exciting Botox Day promotions.

Alle members can purchase two $50 Botox Cosmetic gift cards for only $50 on November 16, 2022, while supplies last. What if you miss it? Don’t worry, Allergan is offering an additional Botox gift card promo. You’ll still have the chance to purchase a $100 Alle gift card for just $75, while supplies last. Plus, you’ll earn Double Alle Points when you book your Botox Cosmetic treatment between 11/16 – 11/30 at The Seiff Center MediSpa in Dover or Lewes 302-678-3443.

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October 5, 2022 plastic surgery
Dr. Bryan Seiff is a fellowship trained oculoplastic and aesthetic facial surgeon that specializes in both cosmetic and functional procedures of the eyelid, brow, and face. Blepharoplasty is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries worldwide. Age and gravity combine to cause laxity and descent of the facial tissues over time, and nowhere is this more noticeable than in the area around the eyes. Typical changes include heaviness of the upper eyelid and fullness of the lower eyelid.
Blepharoplasty is an outpatient surgery designed to correct these changes and restore a youthful appearance to the lids and the eyes. Excess tissue of the upper and lower lids can be removed, recontoured, or repositioned. Incisions are camouflaged in the upper eyelid crease and along the inside of the lower eyelid. This surgery is commonly performed for cosmetic reasons, and produces a refreshed, natural appearance. Occasionally, upper eyelid blepharoplasty can be performed to increase the field of vision in an individual whose heavy lids diminish their peripheral vision

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September 6, 2022 skicare

With the change in weather, there also comes a change in your skincare routine. As we enter September, we suggest a few ways to refresh your skincare routine. In addition to receiving the best care for your skin at The Seiff Center, we also empower you to become an expert in your skin’s care. 

MEGAPEEL

If you spent your summer at the beach, jump start your fall skin with a laser treatment.  the MEGAPEEL helps remove sun spots, reduce hyperpigmentation and even help get rid of acne and rosacea symptoms.

Focus on Hydration

While drinking water is always a good idea, we’re also talking about hydrating the skin! As things cool down, it’s important to make sure that the dry air doesn’t dry out your skin. We will work with you to find a moisturizer for your skin type. A great formula will create a barrier between your skin and the weather to protect from the elements. Additionally, it will lock in moisture which evaporates easily when the temperature drops.

FAVORITE SKINCARE for FALL: Designed for both moderate and severe signs of aging, Firming Serum features a ZO-exclusive complex that works synergistically with the skin’s natural regeneration functions to support healthy renewal for tighter, firmer-looking skin. Add this anti-aging hero to any ZO® protocol to reinforce damaged, post-summer skin.

Stock Up on Vitamin C 

A lack of vitamin C and other critical antioxidants in your routine can leave your skin looking dull and lifeless. In the fall specifically, incorporating powerful antioxidants can prevent (and even help to repair) damage from environmental stressors.

When vitamin C is used topically the skin accelerates the production of collagen and elastin, preventing premature aging and leaving skin looking refreshed and plump. The use of vitamin C topically can even help to reduce hyperpigmentation due to property in it that slows down the skin’s melanin production which produces discoloration.

Upgrade your routine with SEIFF CENTER Vitamin C Serum. This office favorite addresses the appearance of stubborn discoloration. The result is smooth, even skin.

We’re here to help you find the best solution for your skin, and we know that means a tailored approach. For a comprehensive consultation about how you can glow this year give us a call to set up an appointment in our Lewes or Dover Medispa 302-678-3443.


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August 15, 2022 medispaZO Skincare

Antioxidants are a vital part of any skincare diet and play a key role in the skin health restoration process. “Antioxidants” are a buzzword in the skincare industry and are frequently referenced in conversations and messaging around skin health. However not all patients are familiar with what an antioxidant actually is, what it does and why it is important to include in your skin health regimen. Understanding what antioxidants are is the first step in upgrading your skin defense.

Antioxidants are a group of vitamins and minerals that minimize the process of oxidation, which in basic terms is a chemical reaction that occurs over time in skin. Oxidative stress contributes to the aging process, which manifests as wrinkles, sagging skin, loss of volume and more.

Additionally, as skin ages, its ability to withstand environmental aggressors and to repair damage begins to deteriorate. As internal and external stressors build up in the skin, this can contribute to chronic, low-grade inflammation that can cause premature signs of aging, which impact skin health.

Incorporating antioxidants into your skincare regimen, whether in a preventive or corrective protocol, can maximize skin health results. They offer numerous benefits, from protecting against premature signs of aging to brightening the skin—it is no wonder why they can become the hero of any skincare regimen.

THE EVOLUTION OF DAILY DEFENSE

External aggressors and pollution can damage skin and contribute to the process of “inflammaging.” This can lead to premature signs of aging, such as dullness, dehydration, uneven tone and lines + wrinkles.

One way to keep the effects of inflammaging at bay is to incorporate a daily dose of antioxidants to promote youthful-looking, glowing skin. New Illuminating AOX Serum delivers all-day environmental protection while enhancing skin glow and blurring imperfections. This concentrated daytime serum contains multiple powerhouse exclusive technologies, including

  • New ZPOLY™ complex that minimizes the signs of premature anti-aging while infusing extended hydration + strengthening skin’s barrier
  • time-released antioxidant complex ZOX12® that defends against environmental aggressors
  • soothing and free-radical neutralizing ZO-RRS2®

This concentrated serum is designed to tackle inflammaging at multiple avenues.

For nighttime use, next-generation Daily Power Defense has been elevated with new technologies, like new ZPOLY™ complex, to better support the appearance of youthful, healthy skin. This clinically proven, advanced serum strengthens skin’s protective barrier and guards against environmental stressors.

To get antioxidant protection around the clock, apply Illuminating AOX Serum in the morning and Daily Power Defense at night.

BRIGHTEN SKIN

One of the most well-known antioxidants, vitamin C, helps to brighten the complexion and supports natural collagen production.

10% Vitamin C Self-Activating reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and promotes a more even-toned complexion by reducing surface discoloration. Added antioxidant protection minimizes the effects of environmental aggressors to promote overall skin health.

PROTECT

Antioxidants play a vital role in sun protection. In addition to providing comprehensive protection against UVA, UVB and blue light, all ZO® sunscreens contain the exclusive complex ZOX12® which provides 12 hours of antioxidant protection to minimize free radical skin aging and the harmful effects of infrared-A (IR-A) rays.. Whether looking for chemical or physical sunscreens or to have one to fit your lifestyle, ZO® Sunscreens have your skin health in mind.

For everyday wear, Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30 can be worn under makeup to offer sun protection and blur visible imperfections. For athletes, Daily Sheer Broad Spectrum SPF 50 is water and perspiration resistant, shielding against light + photodamage while delivering a sheer matte finish.


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August 9, 2022 botoxjuvedermmedispa

It is hard to believe that August is here! Enjoy our Medispa in Lewes and Dover!

August Specials: Red Light Therapy added to any treatment for FREE ($50 value).
Get luscious & hydrated LIPS for summer. For a limited only, Seiff Center is offering Kysse lip filler for $600 Savings of $150! We love Kysse, and know you will too! Juvederm specials – buy one syringe & get 50% off of second . (We suggest “full correction” treatments is 2 syringes).
SAY goodbye to summer squint lines! Botox & Dysport only $10 unit! Achieving your skincare goals should not stop you from having fun in the sun. Botox and Dysport are a great summertime treatment because they have little recovery time.  Call today: 302-678-3443.

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June 24, 2022 medispasunsceen

Most of you know the importance of wearing sunscreen daily. Sunscreen protects you from premature signs of aging and helps you ward off skin cancer. Despite knowing all of this, many people still do not remember to apply sunblock creams. If you have acne-prone skin, you’re likely to avoid sunscreens.

While sun protection is essential for all skin types, the importance of sunscreen for sensitive, acne-prone skin cannot be overstated. Regular sunscreen use improves skin health and helps you achieve a more even complexion. In this post, we’ll discuss why you need sunscreen and provide tips to help you choose the best sun care product for your skin type.

Sensitive Skin

When you have sensitive, acne-prone skin, slathering a greasy, irritating product on your face doesn’t seem appealing. But since your skin is more reactive, you need sunscreen more than any other skin type. Sensitive skin requires extra care to look and function at its best. Before we go over which sunscreen ingredients to avoid, let’s walk you through the importance of sunscreen for reactive, blemish-prone skin:

REDUCES OIL PRODUCTION

You probably think sunscreens clog pores, but they actually do the opposite! If you don’t apply sun protection, the sun’s UVB rays will burn the top layers of your skin. Sunburn dries out the skin. To compensate for this dryness, your skin will overproduce oil, which results in more breakouts. By preventing sunburns, sunscreen can keep oil production in check.

PREVENTS ROSACEA FLARE-UPS

If you suffer from a sensitive skin condition, you already know about the importance of sunscreen. The sun can be your skin’s worst enemy. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), sunlight is among the top triggers of rosacea. Daily sunscreen use protects your skin from UV radiation and helps you avoid painful and unsightly flare-ups.

PROMOTES EVEN SKIN TONE

Sunscreen use is necessary even if you don’t have rosacea. Because sensitive skin is more reactive, the damaging effects of sunlight severely inflame your skin and produce facial redness. By shielding your skin from UV damage, sunscreen decreases redness caused by inflammation. This can help you achieve a brighter and more even skin tone over time.

MINIMIZES IRRITATION-INDUCED ACNE

The importance of sunscreen cannot be stressed enough if you want clear skin. Why? Because sunlight is an environmental irritant. The sun’s UV light irritates your skin, and this irritation inflames your pores. The result? Red, swollen, and painful bumps that look like acne. Frequent sunscreen application helps reduce skin irritation to keep your pores calm and healthy.

By now, you should have learned that sunscreen use is crucial to calm and clear up your skin. But all sunscreens are not created equal. The importance of sunscreen is well known, but some sun protection products contain chemical UV filters that are not well-suited for sensitive, acne-prone skin. However, they remain better than no sunscreen at all. Here is the list of chemical UV filter ingredients:

OXYBENZONE

Let’s begin our list with the most common chemical UV filter: oxybenzone. A common substance found in FDA-approved sunscreens, oxybenzone is a chemical UV filter that has been reported to cause several problems, such as disrupting your hormones, increasing the risk of cancer, and causing allergic skin reactions. The topical application of oxybenzone can aggravate your sensitive, acne-prone skin.

AVOBENZONE

When it comes to what sunscreen ingredients to avoid, keep avobenzone in mind. Avobenzone is another chemical sun filter that absorbs UVA and UVB wavelengths. This ingredient, however, is very unstable. When exposed to sunlight, it degrades and produces free radicals. These free radicals damage your skin and trigger inflammation, exacerbating acne and facial redness.

OCTINOXATE (OCTYL METHOXYCINNAMATE)

At this point, you’re well aware of the importance of sunscreen for sensitive, acne-prone skin. Sunscreen, however, can provoke your skin if it contains octinoxate. Octinoxate is a common UV filter used to absorb UVB rays. Research has shown that octinoxate can cause dermatitis. This dermal disorder inflames sensitive skin and can trigger irritation-induced acne.

OCTOCRYLENE

Here is another irritating sunscreen ingredient to avoid. Octocrylene is a synthetic UV filter that absorbs both UVA and UVB rays. Because it’s quite photostable, it’s also used to stabilize other sunscreen ingredients. If you have redness-prone skin, you should stay away from octocrylene. Studies have shown that octocrylene produces allergic reactions in people with sensitive skin.

FRAGRANCE

When you have sensitive, acne-prone skin, the importance of scanning sunscreen ingredients for fragrances should not be overlooked. Fragrances are commonly used in chemical sunscreens to give them a more pleasant smell. Because they can be irritating, fragrances inflame sensitive skin conditions and contribute to acne breakouts.

Now that you know what sunscreen ingredients to avoid, let’s talk about how to find the best sunscreen for your skin type. While people with normal skin can get away with conventional sunscreens, you need specialized formulations to soothe and protect your skin. Here is what you should look for to pick the right sunscreen for sensitive, acne-prone skin:

  • Mineral UV filters ⏤ Mineral sun blockers, like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, are proven to be safe and and better tolerated than chemical UV filters
  • Lightweight formulation ⏤ Oil-free and non-comedogenic formulations quickly absorb into your skin and don’t clog pores.
  • Hypoallergenic ⏤ A hypoallergenic label means the product is formulated with non-irritating ingredients to keep your reactive skin calm.
  • Antioxidants ⏤ Antioxidants fight free radical damage from the sun and help to reduce skin inflammation, which improves the appearance of facial redness.
  • SPF 30+ ⏤ A sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 will provide high protection against sunburn, helping you avoid rosacea flare-ups and acne breakouts.

Now you know the importance of sunscreen for sensitive, acne-prone skin. Wearing sunscreen religiously is key to achieving a clear, even-looking complexion. If you want to improve your skin tone, look no further than Senté sunscreens. With mineral UV filters, antioxidants, and hypoallergenic ingredients, our medical-grade sunscreens provide unparalleled UV protection without any irritation. Shop Senté dermatologist-recommended sunscreens to brighten up your complexion.


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June 23, 2022 hydrafacialwedding

When it comes to getting ready for your big day, the earlier you start your beauty routine the better.

Our hydrafacial package is designed to get your skin looking its best for the big day! The treatment recently was awarded BEST HYDRATING FACIAL from New Beauty.  Let our team create a Bridal Beauty Timeline that will ensure you look your best on the big day. Since every bride has different skin and needs, we encourage all brides to set up a free Bridal Beauty Consultation prior to treatment.

How Soon Before My Big Day Should I Get a HydraFacial? While any post treatment redness most often clears before 24 hours, giving yourself about a weeks’ time before your special day ensures that any minor irritation your skin may have experienced has had time to clear (this is especially true if it’s your first HydraFacial) so you can show off your vibrant, brightened skin, worry-free.

How Long Between HydraFacials? HydraFacial results typically last 5-7 days so we always recommend treatments about 2 weeks apart or a month maximum to ensure you keep your investment of refreshed, hydrated, glowing skin. The investment with HydraFacials is cumulative, so the more regularly you get treatments, the healthier and more radiant your skin will look.

What Aftercare Should I Use? Let our team select a skincare routine. We carry ZO Skincare, Seiff and Sente at our Lewes and Dover Offices.

We know that wedding planning can leave your head spinning, but one thing we urge you not to overlook is your skin! The memories of the day will fade, but those gorgeous wedding photos showing off your youthful, flawless skin will be yours to treasure forever.