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.

February 21, 2023 hydrafacialmedispa

Tania Martins

Originally from Portugal, Tania and her family moved to Long Island, New York at the age of seven. After graduating from the New York Institute of Beauty in 2010, she moved to Delaware with her husband to start a family.  Now with over 10 years of experience in the medical aesthetic field, Tania strives to make a positive change in her clients’ lives. Using today’s latest treatments and at home skin regimens, she can customize a treatment plan for each client based on their age, ethnicity, skin color, and skin concerns.

Her goal is to create healthy, glowing skin for all her patients. Tania specifically enjoys working with lasers and other new technologies, including the OPUS plasma, which helps resurface and tighten skin and reduce unwanted dark spots. These treatments help her patients feel fresher, younger, and more confident in their natural, new skin.

In addition to her passion for aesthetics, Tania has a love of yoga, so much so that she became a certified instructor during her aesthetic studies. In her free time she also practices karate, and enjoys walks with her basset hound “Hoot” at Delaware’s state parks and ecological preserves. Thanks to her worldly upbringing, Tania is also fluent in Portuguese and understands Spanish.

Tania is available in Lewes or Dover Medispa. Book an appointment today! 302-678-3443.






February 15, 2023 medispa

Everybody has a different opinion and preference for maintaining beautiful skin. Some people would prefer staying without blemishes while others don’t really mind as much. Regardless of what your views are as far as perfect skin is concerned, many people are embracing the benefits of IPL treatment. IPL is an abbreviation for Intense Pulsed Light and has become a highly sought-after service at our Medispa locations in Lewes and Dover, Delaware.

Most likely, you are wondering what this treatment involves, or what its benefits might be. Of course, during a consultation with our team, you can learn more about IPL treatment, and we can help you determine whether it is your preferred approach to skin rejuvenation.

What is IPL?

IPL therapy or intense pulsed light (photofacial), is a way to improve the color and texture of your skin without surgery. Using light energy, the skin is heated, ridding your skin of the unwanted cells. Unlike lasers, IPL devices emit more than one wavelength of pulsed light, treating a variety of skin conditions at once. IPL has also been known to help with reddening, browning, or splotchy skin.

What does IPL help fix?

  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Freckles
  • Birthmarks
  • Stretch marks
  • Scars
  • Large pores
  • Unwanted hair
  • Broken blood vessels
  • Spiders veins
  • Brown spots, also called liver or age spots
  • Erythema (reddening)
  • Dark spots caused by hormonal changes
  • Dull skin
  • Small wrinkles

If you are getting IPL treatment, don’t…

  • Sunbathe or apply a tanning lotion for 4 weeks before
  • Depilation, or chemical exfoliation or collagen injection in the 2 weeks before
  • Spray perfume, makeup, deodorant or any other skin irritant
  • Taking aspirin or another medicine that can make you bleed more
  • Taking any medicine that makes you sensitive to the sun; for example, the antibiotic doxycycline.

IPL is a Non-Invasive Treatment

One of the top benefits of IPL treatment is its mode of delivery. It is neither invasive nor is it surgical. The implication is that you do not need any real recovery time to note a significant difference after undergoing the procedure. After treatment, you can return directly about your day!


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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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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:


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.


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.


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.


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:


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.