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Featured on Art Bodega: BellaFill Solution

Anti-Acne & Anti-Aging

There is only one thing that competes with the uncomfortable concern of acne- and that’s acne scarring. Unsightly adult acne, more often than not, leads to having to deal with irreversible skin damage, until now! The unexpected solution sweeping the nation is the latest cosmetic injectable facial filler Bellafill. If you are someone who suffers from the ever-lasting psychological effects and physical reactions from acne conditions, Bellafill is the answer to your prayers. A distressing quantity of individuals, estimated between 40 million to 50 million Americans, have been affected by some form of acne, and not just teenagers. Individuals seek out a variety of “proper” treatments for this embarrassing dermal ailment in hopes to rid themselves of acne scars once and for all. Whether at-home popping, antibiotics, creams, ointments, cleansers or other remedies to cure, those who experience scars caused from acne result in never forgetting some of their most traumatizing years.

Hard To Treat: Acne to Acne Scarring

Acne and acne scarring is quite hard to treat due to a large sum of factors including plugging of pores and oil production, unhealthy diet, genetics, sun exposure, poor skin-care, etc. Inflammation may occur from mild to the most severe cases; research indicates that even on the surface of the skin of acne patients where one doesn’t see any reminisce of pimples, breakouts and blemishes, there are inciting elements on a molecular level which never diminish. Assorted bacteria and hormones, particularly androgens (the male hormones present in men and women) will require additional attention. They overstimulate the oil glands and hair follicles in the skin, causing communal acne flares.

BellaFill Fights Back!

Dr. Monica Tadros stands behind the most revolutionary formulated product to treat acne scars- Bellafill. Bellafill is taking the cosmetic and medical industry by storm as it is the only dermal facial filler on the market to have been approved by the FDA for the correction of moderate to severe, atrophic, distensible facial acne scars of the cheek in patients over the age of 21. As an injectable filler made up of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), Bellafill may also be used in conjunction with other alternative forms of treatment, such as laser resurfacing or chemical peels, for a more comprehensive result! Dr. Monica Tadros injects Bellafill under the scars to stimulate an individual’s own collagen to fill the scar. The unique injectable gel, comprised of tiny microspheres integrates and promotes new tissue growth. These spheres are smaller than a human hair, barely visible to the eye, but they are prevailing in collagen production. Patients can see improvement immediately, but the true results occur as the skin continues to get smoother as your own body fills in the scars. Introducing the only dermal filler approved for the correction of moderate to severe, atrophic, distensible facial acne scars on the cheek in patients over the age of 21 years. Bellafill offers an important difference to patients who know acne scar correction can be very costly. What if instead of just filling, you could actually restore? It has distinctive properties. The Bellafill formulated solution works in two ways:
  • The collagen provides immediate volume below atrophic acne scars to lift them to the level of the surrounding skin.
  • The PMMA microspheres create a matrix that supports endogenous collagen production.
On average, Bellafill lasts between 1 and 5 years. Patients who have a series of 2 or 3 injections find their results last longer. As this innovative and noninvasive facial filler has been introduced to the market by some of the most highly accredited surgeons and dermatologist, other social influencers began endorsement because of its permanent effects vs. temporary grades in comparison to previously qualified leading industry products recognized in the cosmetic industry like Juvederm / Restylane.

About Face: Turning Back Time

On top of aiding with acne scars, Bellafill also works as a skin smoothing elucidation for fine lines and wrinkles. Despite it all, we can stop the evolutionary aging process, but Bellafill can smoothly slow it down a bit. No matter what your life stage is, from adolescence to a maturing adult on a quest for ageless beauty, Bellafill can erase the lines and scars of the past.

Zapping Zits and The Angst Against Acne

A healthy lifestyle goes a long way when it comes to keeping one’s skin blemish-free, no matter what stage of development and age you are in. Anguish regarding acne is an ordinary reaction, but stressing about it does not help. Although skin problems are a seemingly common aesthetic issue, they do not have to be permanent or effect one’s self-esteem and confidence. Acne is temporary and so are the emotional and physical scars. Click Here For Full Feature...

Discovering Sleep Apnea in NJ

Do you have trouble sleeping? Do you snore? Well, you’re not alone. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a disorder in which normal breathing is interrupted during sleep due to the blockage of airflow in the upper airway breathing passages, affects approximately 18 million adults in the United States. Luckily, Dr. Monica Tadros is here to help! “There are a number of things that can contribute to obstructive sleep apnea, that’s what makes it a little bit complicated,” explains Dr. Tadros. “When we talk about snoring, it’s a noise, and that noise comes from vibration, and vibration comes from anything along the pathway of how we breathe. If we’re not breathing properly through the throat, then we’re going to get a lot of resonance. If the nose is blocked, we might actually open our mouth during sleep. Opening our mouth and breathing exclusively through our mouth, there’s going to be more resonance or vibration through the back of the throat — it’s going to sound a lot louder.” “If there’s a lot of noise during sleep, that draws our attention to the fact that they’re might be a problem. You may just be snoring, but more likely there may be some component of sleep apnea developing. So there may be a number of conditions associated with snoring and sleep apnea, there are also a number of surgical and non-surgical options able to treat these conditions.” Many factors contribute to obstructive sleep apnea NJ and a thorough evaluation by Dr. Tadros requires a sleep apnea study and comprehensive airway examination that highlights: nasal obstruction (deviated nasal septum/turbinate overgrowth) tonsil enlargement soft palate laxity and uvula enlargement oropharyngeal tissue hypertrophy (overgrowth) tongue enlargement (macroglossia) and hyoid bone position epiglottis position. Primary treatment in NJ includes a trial of CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) appliance during sleep and goal directed weight loss. Adjunct sleep apnea related procedures may include an oral dental appliance or nasal surgery to decrease airway pressures and improve CPAP comfort and compliance. Some sleep apnea NJ patients cannot tolerate or comply with CPAP and should be evaluated by an ENT sleep apnea surgery specialist. Depending on the severity of sleep apnea, and the associated pathology a number of procedures may open the airway, improve snoring and diminish apneic events.  A variety of sleep apnea procedures can be used to tailor a sleep apnea treatment regimen. Monica Tadros, MD FACS, Dual Board Certified in ENT & Facial Plastics briefly discusses Sleep Apnea. Watch this video to learn more about obstructive sleep apnea and the available treatments. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJMoLU9YVt0 Request your sleep apnea treatment consultation in NJ today with Dr. Monica Tadros by calling 201-771-8151!

Non-Surgical Procedures for Aging Elegantly in NJ

Aging gracefully — we all want to do it, but how do we make sure it actually happens? Well, Dr. Monica Tadros is here to help! Monica Tadros, MD FACS, Dual Board Certified in ENT & Facial Plastics briefly discusses Aging Gracefully. As our faces change with aging, we notice our skin begins to wrinkle and the creases around our eyes and mouth begin to deepen. Having performed thousands of filler injections in New Jersey, as well as internationally, for over a decade, Dr. Tadors is a seasoned expertise injecting just about every “safe” filler and rejuvenation product available on the market. The best part? Dr. Tadros knows just how to get rid of frown lines, crows-feet, smile lines and other signs of aging using non-surgical options, such as FDA-approved facial dermal fillers & cosmetic injectables including Botox, Dysport, Restylane, Perlane, Juvéderm Ultra & Ultra-Plus, Belotero, Radiesse and Sculptra. “We’ll always have surgical options but a lot of my patients in New York and New Jersey ask me about non-surgical options and thankfully, we have plenty of those,” explains Dr. Tadros. “So, when we’re talking about smile lines, and frown lines, and crow’s feet, we’re actually talking about the muscle and not really the skin. When we look at tailoring a treatment, we look at skin, we look at wrinkles, we look at volume, and of the three, the most profound is improving volume. Because, when someone looks at you, it’s really the shape of your face, the balance of the facial proportions that really make us look young.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR3j8ov_6IE Want to learn more about non-surgical cosmetic injectables in NJ? Just give Dr. Tadros a call at 201-771-8151!

NJ Plastic Surgeon Dr. Tadros Discusses the Benefits of Rhinoplasty

Whether you’re looking to change the appearance of your nose or improve your breathing, there’s a lot of reasons why many people opt for Rhinoplasty surgery, and according to New Jersey Plastic Surgeon Dr. Monica Tadros, who specializes in sinus surgery and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, there’s even more benefits! “It’s a really interesting way to bring plastics and functional surgery together,” Dr. Tadros explains when asked what she likes most about Rhinoplasty. “I think it’s something that a lot of my patients actually suffer from. Everyone knows someone who complains of not being able to breathe well, or not sleeping well because they have to turn over a lot. All of these things sort of come together, and they come together in my practice often.” “A lot of patients will come to me and they’ll ask me about fixing their nose, because maybe they’ve broken it or maybe they don’t like the way it looks exactly. It’s really hard to articulate sometimes why you want to change something, and then you look further and you see that patients aren’t breathing well, or they’re not sleeping well at night. There’s just a lot of differences that they haven’t put their finger on because they’ve just had to live with this for so long that it became natural to them.” “When a patient comes in for an aesthetic consultation about their nose, they’re mostly concerned about looks, and sometimes patients are also concerned about other things such as breathing issues or underlying problems with their sinuses, allergies, or things of that nature. But it’s really that we have a good discussion and a thorough evaluation of what the patient’s symptoms are and what could happen after a rhinoplasty. I’ll sit with a patient and we’ll talk about the concept of form and function. It’s really important to educate patients so that they realize rhinoplasty itself is changing the outside of the nose but it’s similar to taking a house and just making it smaller. So if you’ve changed the outside, it could look very beautiful but you want to make sure that everything underneath is also working properly. “ “When I look at an aesthetic rhinoplasty and I see what is beautiful in a nose, we’ll find that many times a nose that is so beautiful is actually based on sound structure. And that sound structure helps us breathe better, feel better, and look better.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r2U7XTxrsI   To schedule your Rhinoplasty consultation, just give Dr. Tadros a call at 201-771-8151 today!

Propel Implant For Polyps Featured on BuzzFeed

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Nearly 35 million Americans suffer from sinus disease each year.

Those with allergies or asthma can form polyps in the sinuses, increasing congestion, sinus pressure, nasal drainage and sleep discomfort without any classic signs of infection. Polyps can grow slowly and silently in the sinuses and be mistaken for nasal allergies. Although these types of polyps never become cancerous, sinus polyps may become aggressive and remodel the facial bones from the inside out, putting pressure most commonly in the eye, cheek and forehead areas.

Sinus polyps are commonly aggravated to grow by dysregulation of the body’s immune response. For this reason, the anti-inflammatory and immune suppressing effects of steroid medication are often used to help treat polyps. However, high doses of oral steroid medications are not advised for chronic use because of their numerous side effects. In some cases, polyps may be caused by fungal infections that may actually be worsened by antibiotics or oral steroid medications, and should be evaluated by an ENT physician.

Implanting The Propel Solution

Propel is a steroid-impregnated, medicated device that Dr. Monica Tadros uses to help treat polyps and prevent them from returning. The dissolvable implant is temporary, lasting up to 30 days and does not require removal because it is self-absorbed by the body. It looks like a soft interlacing spiderweb that expands just where you need it in the sinus cavity, allowing for the mometasone steroid medication to be delivered continuously to the problem areas over a 30 day period of time. The benefits of local delivery eliminate the unwanted side effects of oral steroid medications and allow for higher doses of steroid medication to be delivered directly into the polyp tissue.

The PROPEL system leverages Sustained Release Technology, which allows for local, sustained drug delivery directly to the sinus mucosa. Mometasone furoate is embedded in a highly customized polymer, which controls the release of drug over time as the implant dissolves. The self-expanding nature of PROPEL ensures the implant props open the cavity and apposes the tissue to maximize targeted drug delivery. The biggest problem that polyp patients suffer is recurrence of the sinus polyps, especially if the underlying inflammatory cause cannot be corrected. Having to endure numerous surgeries to remove polyps that come back is not uncommon. Dr. Monica Tadros now uses Propel as a simple, painless non-surgical office procedure that takes minutes under local anesthesia to help melt polyps away.
 
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