Learn About Healthy Skin Care and Homeopathic Healing Solutions
At the New York Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery we use a holistic approach to skin health.
Your skin is your body’s largest organ and performs many functions. Your skin also tells a story about your age and health. Doctor Jacono believes in the use of homeopathy, as well as prescriptive skincare systems to restore and maintain skin health. These products treat your skin from the inside out. We use topical agents that work synergistically with proper nutrition to regulate skin cells’ functions.
Homeopathy – J PAK Systems™
If you will be having surgery, Dr. Jacono requests that you make changes to your nutritional regimen since some vitamins can cause excessive bleeding during your procedure. On top of dietary changes, Dr. Jacono also utilizes homeopathic therapy to assist his patients in their recovery from bruising and swelling, which follows the surgery. He uses combinations of natural herbs, that are consumed orally.
For centuries, surgeons and medical experts have used homeopathic remedies. Today, scientific studies show that homeopathic remedies like Arnica Montana, and dietary supplements like Bromelain and Hyaluronic Acid, can help minimize swelling and bruising, as well as expedite recovery. Some other supplements, that are known to optimize healing and reduce bruising and discomfort include Vitamin C, Zinc, and the dietary supplement Glucosamine.
After years of prescribing these remedies to his surgical patients, Dr. Jacono created J PAK Systems™. This trademarked system, instantly eliminates the daunting task of gathering and maintaining multiple bottles of supplements and in taking them in the correct doses. J PAK Systems™ combines the most refined, concentrated, bioavailable formulas in convenient, 1-dose packets, made specifically for use before and after surgical procedures, and introduces an easy-to-follow, detailed regimen. It contains a 5-day supply of Arnica Montana and Bromelain, as well as a 14-day supply of Arnica Montana, Bromelain, hyaluronic acid, glucosamine compounds, Vitamin C, and Zinc.
As mentioned above, some benefits of J PAK Systems™ include:
- Optimize post-surgical healing
- Reduce bruising, swelling, and discomfort
- High potency Arnica Montana
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Arnica Montana, also known as Leopard’s Bane, is an herb that is native to parts of Central Europe. It has been used since the 1500s to treat wounds and is used today as a remedy for post-traumatic bruising and swelling. JPAK Systems™ contains high potency Arnica Montana, which is 1,000 times more potent than what is commercially available, in order to deliver optimal results.
- Published studies indicate that Arnica Montana can significantly reduce bruising and swelling.
Bromelain is an enzyme, with anti-inflammatory properties, that comes from pineapple stems. Dr. Jacono’s formulation is able to be absorbed by the body, not digested, because it is specially coated.
- Published studies indicate that Bromelain reduced edema (swelling) and Ecchymosis (bruising) following surgical and non-surgical trauma to the face.
Hyaluronic Acid is a carbohydrate component, as well as, one of the main glycosaminoglycans that is secreted during the repair of wounds and tissues. It is produced by skin cells, called fibroblasts.
- Published studies indicate that Hyaluronic Acid helps accelerate healing.
Glucosamine, reportedly, has several benefits to the skin and skin cells. One such benefit comes from it stimulating Hyaluronic Acid synthesis, which causes accelerated healing of wounds, improves skin hydration, and decreases wrinkles.
Collagen cannot be produced without Vitamin C. For a wound to be healed, it requires collagen.
Zinc is an element found in the body, and is very essential. It plays an important role in the migration of skin cells during the healing of wounds.
- Published studies indicate that Vitamin C and Zinc improve the rate of wound healing.
You can purchase or learn more about J PAK during your consultation with Dr. Andrew Jacono
Visia Complexion Analysis
We are pleased to offer the VISIA Complexion Analysis; a computerized system which allows us to identify your skin condition on the surface and below, therefore enabling us to prescribe the perfect skincare regimen for you.
The VISIA Complexion Analysis provides clinical measurement of surface and subsurface skin irregularities and pigment conditions, through digital photographic technology. By capturing a clear, multi-dimensional image select facial features, the VISIA is able to examine the severity of various age-related conditions, such as:
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Age Spots or Dark Spots
- Enlarged Pores
- Skin Tone
- Bacterial Growth
- Sun Damage
The results of the VISIA Complexion Analysis will provide the framework for creating a customized facial rejuvenation program that is designed to achieve optimal improvement in skin color and texture.
SKIN CARE PRODUCTS
Protect your investment. The proper maintenance of your skin after surgery or laser procedures is another important part of the process. Quality skincare and sun protection will help maximize the benefits from your surgery or laser treatment.
Doctor Jacono has personally handpicked two skin product lines that correct the damage to the surface of the skin, balance pigmentation, restore skin tone, and enhance the production of collagen and elastin. Both of these systems can only be accessed by physicians.
The Obagi Nu-Derm System incorporates tretinoin (Retin A) with hydroquinone, cleansers, toners, and creams to be applied daily. This will diminish the appearance of fine lines, increase smoothness, decrease pore size, reduce age spots and hyperpigmentation, correct blemishes, and improve skin elasticity. Through the use of tretinoin, a constant gentle exfoliation occurs and the thickness of the dermis increase providing increased tone and a gentle warm glow to the skin. Doctor Jacono will prescribe an Obagi system designed specifically for your skin type and color.
SkinCeuticals offers a complete line of skincare for all types of skin with an emphasis on anti-oxidant therapy, anti-aging, and sun protection. From cleansers to vitamin treatments and sunscreens, Doctor Jacono will recommend the SkinCeuticals products that are best for your skin.
For a gentler touch, we also offer Kimberly Sayer of London; an award-winning eco-conscious, chemical-free, natural, and organic product line. Kimberly Sayer of London offers cleansers, toners, moisturizers, sunblocks, anti-aging products, scrubs, and more. The Kimberly Sayer of London line does not test on animals or contain animal products.
Keeping your skin in proper working order requires nutritional balance either through proper hydration, diet, or vitamin supplementation. Vitamin C helps the body create collagen, Vitamin A is required by skin cells for maintenance and repair, and Vitamin E reduces scarring in some wounds. These vitamins are also antioxidants that scavenge mutant cells in the body. Doctor Jacono will help counsel you about your specific nutritional needs when creating your skincare regimen.