Happy Holidays! Give the Gift of Beauty!

Happy Holidays!
Happy Holidays from the Centre for Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Andrea Doyle and staff of the Centre for Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery wish you a happy holiday season!

Wishing you health and happiness this Holiday Season and prosperity in the New Year. We value our relationships and thank you for being our patient. We look forward to continuing to care for you in the coming year.

Still looking for the perfect gift to give?

Consider a gift certificate.  Available in any denomination.  Check out our website for available services (www.centrefars.com), or use it towards our award winning Environ® skin care products and Colorescience Mineral Makeup.

Call 401-336-3770, email info@centrefars.com, or stop by 1672 South County Trail, Suite 302, East Greenwich, RI 02818 to give the gift of beauty!

Give the gift of beauty!
Give a loved one a beauty gift!

Or, give the gift of a glowing complexion with the ProClean Skin Cleansing System.

Only $99

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401-336-3770
info@centrefars.com
1672 South County Trail, Suite 302
East Greenwich, RI 02818

Please have a safe and happy holiday season!

Yours in health,
Andrea M. Doyle, MD

New rules from the FDA are making sunscreen labels more informative, with less misleading information.  These mandates are now in effect, with obvious safety benefits for consumers:

1.) The term “sunblock” has now been banned as it is been proven impossible for any of these substances to block all of the sun’s UV rays; sunscreen is now the only acceptable terminology.

2.) “Waterproof” is also banned, interchanged for “water-resistant.”  Companies must also indicate a set time for safe re-application of sunscreen.

3.) Companies must now pass a rigorous set of tests to prove their sunscreen is in fact “broad spectrum,” protecting an individual from both UVA and UVB rays.

4.) Any sunscreen less than SPF 15 must now carry a warning label indicating skin cancer and skin aging alerts.  Also, it must be clearly marked that sunscreen does not prevent skin cancer or skin aging as a result of UV exposure in that it only prevents sun burn.

5.) The FDA would also like consumers to know that there is no evidence that sunscreens with an SPF rating above 50 offer any additional protection.

The American Academy of Dermatology advises consumers to sunscreen with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, SPF 30 or higher, water-resistant for 40-80 minutes to reduce one’s risk of skin cancer and early aging.

At Centre for Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery we also recommend a basic anti-aging skin care regimen in addition to the use of high-quality sunscreen.  We endorse the use of the Environ line of skin care products.

Wise sunscreen use:

a.) Apply it before you go out.

b.) Ensure you apply enough, and apply frequently.

c.) Reapply after swimming and heavy sweating using the time guide on the label.

d.) If you do not get in the water or sweat, you should still reapply every 2 hours.

Even the best sunscreen cannot completely protect you from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Other methods to protect yourself from skin cancer, sunburn, and early aging skin include: wearing clothing made from tightly woven fabrics or fabrics that absorb UVA/UVB rays, avoiding direct sun exposure from 10am – 4pm, wearing a wide-brimmed hat to keep the sun off your face, staying in the shade, avoiding direct reflections of the sun (e.g. water, sand, snow, etc.), avoiding sun exposure when the UV index exceeds 2, examining your skin regularly for new or changing moles.

Consult your physician with any concerns you may have promptly.

Full-text article can be found here.

Andrea M. Doyle, MD as seen in RI Monthly's "Top Doctors" Issue

Andrea M. Doyle, MD in RI Monthly’s “Top Doctors” Issue

Andrea M. Doyle, MD was recently profiled in Rhode Island Monthly’s “Top Doctors” issue. Read about her practice, the Centre for Aesthetic + Reconstructive Surgery, located in East Greenwich, RI 02818, or visit www.centrefars.com.

Andrea M. Doyle, MD

Andrea M. Doyle, MD

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Summer time is finally here!

For many of us, that means a lot more time outdoors enjoying all Rhode Island and southern New England has to offer.

Dr. Doyle is pleased to offer high quality sun protective hats and clothing for men and women. All of our hats are designed with sun protection and comfort in mind, and carries a minimum sun protective rating of UPF 40+ (excellent rating).  All hats are dermatologist approved and carry the seal of recommendation from the Melanoma International Foundation. With a variety of sun hat styles, the centre for aesthetic & reconstructive surgery  is the best place to find reliable sun protection for the entire family.

Stay safe and enjoy the sunshine wisely!

Cosmetic surgery: When is the right time?

When considering a cosmetic procedure, whether it is Botox injections or a breast augmentation, you may ask yourself, “Is this the best time to have it done?”  Deciding to have plastic surgery is a personal decision, of course, and timing depends at lot upon your goals and desired outcome.  Below are a few guidelines to keep in mind.

 

Plan Ahead

If you want to be ready for a special occasion, definitely plan ahead.  Many non-surgical procedures such as Botox®, Dysport®, and dermal fillers (Juvederm®, Restylane®, Perlane®, Sculptra®) have immediate results and require little to no downtime.  You may want to look your best for a wedding, family party, or class reunion, but you should give yourself about 2 weeks for any minimal bruising to resolve.

Most surgical procedures, such as a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast augmentation, do require several weeks to fully recover.  So if you want to look your best in your bathing suit or for that special event, you should plan to give yourself time for the swelling to resolve and for your incisions to heal.

 

General Guidelines for Popular Procedures

 Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty):  Maybe your abdomen protrudes after having children, or you have excess skin or bulging at your waistline you can pinch.  You exercise and watch your diet, but your shape is just not what you want it to be.   A tummy tuck may be helpful by removing excessive skin and fat, repairing the abdominal muscles separated by pregnancy, and even improving a C-section scar.  In most circumstances it is best to wait until after you lose excess weight and have finished having children.  Give yourself about 12 weeks to heal before your bathing suit debut or your special event.

Breast Augmentation:  Generally speaking, there are two time periods when a woman seeks breast enhancement surgery.  A young woman in her twenties may recognize that she has finished developing breast tissue and she desires larger breasts.  A breast augmentation with saline or silicone gel implants would provide the best option to help her achieve fuller breasts.  An older woman, later in her thirties, forties, or fifties, may have lost volume after having children, or may notice sagging of her breasts.  A breast lift, or mastopexy, can remove excess sagging skin and can reposition the nipple on the breast.  Depending on your needs, Dr. Doyle will recommend one procedure or a combination of a breast augmentation and breast lift to help you achieve your goals for breast enhancement.  Recovery from breast augmentation is usually quick, but do give yourself a few months before a major event to look your best.

Liposuction:  Liposuction can be used to treat stubborn fat pockets in many parts of the body including the abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks, neck, back, and chest.  Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity and is not an effective treatment for cellulite, the dimpled skin that sometimes appears on the thighs, hips, and buttocks.  Removing excess fat deposits improves your body contour and proportion, and ultimately can enhance your self-image.  Winter is a great time to do liposuction since post-operative support garments can be easily hidden under clothing.

-Facial Rejuvenation:  Improve your appearance anytime with a Hydrafacial, revitalizing peel, or anti-aging facial offered by our aesthetician.  All skin care procedures offer the most advanced medical grade products and are supervised by Dr. Doyle.  Get your skin glowing right before your special event.  More advanced facial rejuvenation, such as an eyelid lift, facelift, and neck lift can take between two to six months for the swelling to be completely gone.

 

Do you have questions about cosmetic surgery or skin rejuvenation?  Contact Dr. Doyle at 401-336-3770 or via email at info@centrefars.com.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Dr. Andrea Doyle is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  As a plastic surgeon serving the greater Providence, Rhode Island region, eastern Connecticut, and southern Massachusetts, she is committed to excellence, using the latest technologies and procedures to help you look your best.

Thank you, everyone, for attending last night’s cosmetic surgery, skin care, and facial rejuvenation seminar at Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, Rhode Island!  Remember to book your consultation to take advantage of your 20% discount!

The live demonstrations of Botox/Dysport and injectable dermal fillers was a huge success!  Thank you to all of our volunteers.

Also, congratulation to all of our raffle winners!  We hope you enjoy all the Environ and Lumixyl products!

It is our privilege to be able to provide you with not only these services, but the comprehensive information every patient needs to make the best choice(s) for him or herself!

We look forward to providing more of these lectures and forums in the near future. Keep abreast of our events via our blog, Facebook, and Twitter!

Regards,

Andrea Doyle, MD

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