The artwork and science of anti-aging: we learn the way the famend physician Dr. Thomas Szulc affords anti-aging therapies in his apply
Words from Eve Glover
Dr. Thomas Szulc has traveled the world and worked extensively with other holistic medicine pioneers to incorporate cutting edge modalities and technology into his practice, the New York Center for Innovative Medicine (NYCIM) in Huntington, NY.
Known for healing the “incurable” and getting to the bottom of an illness rather than masking it with medication, people flock to him to pursue his unique and personal approach. In May 2019, Dr. Szulc Elemental Aging, a new department in his practice that specializes in anti-aging. He applies the same principles to anti-aging as he does to healing, opening energetic paths, detoxifying impurities in the organs, the blood and the surface of the skin and cleaning from the inside out.
Dr. Szulc explains, “Preserving the natural beauty now known as antiaging is very similar to healing. They are both art forms that require a holistic perspective. We have taken the same sophisticated approach that we use in medicine and successfully developed amazing therapies that rejuvenate at all levels of our being – body, mind and spirit. “
Dr. Thomas Szulc Medical Director NYCIM
He is the inventor of his own groundbreaking testing technique, Bioresonance Analysis of Health (BAH), which is used to identify various imbalances and dysfunctions in the body, and he uses this testing method along with other advanced scoring systems to evaluate what Specific Treatments are helping Rejuvenate a patient’s skin. The treatment programs are specifically tailored to the specific skin care needs and needs of each patient.
Eve Glover spoke to Caspar Szulc, President and Co-Founder of Innovative Medicine, and Erin Mewshaw, Nurse, about some of the latest procedures and antiaging treatments at NYCIM.
Can you describe some of the most cutting edge anti aging treatments that you offer at NYCIM?
Erin Mewshaw: We use a combination of machines from around the world, including Alma Laser from Israel, Dermatude, a skin rejuvenation method from the Netherlands, and Bioptron and Phyto5 machines from Switzerland. Bioptron is a revolutionary hyperlight therapy device that can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and even out skin tone. It was voted the number one anti-aging device at the European Congress of Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine in Paris.
The Phyto5 devices in our practice include the Biorhythmic Draineur, which mechanically stimulates massage movements, the Chromapunteur, an energetic light machine, and the Biostimulator, which uses mechanical vibrations in acupuncture and reflex meridians. We also have Nano Herbs Light (NHL), a breakthrough type of acupuncture technology that is needle-free. We also have a microneedle device.
NYCIM offers numerous non-invasive anti-aging treatments
Can you tell us about the lasers you use in your clinic?
Caspar Szulc: The Alma lasers from Israel that we use are not only the most modern in the industry in terms of technology and quality, but also very versatile. Between the two machines we use in the clinic, vShape Ultra and Harmony XL Pro, there are numerous applications, including fractionated nanolaser, cold shear wave and hot ultrasound technology, focused radio frequency (RF), microablative RF needling, afT (Advanced Fluorescence Technology, and intense pulsed Dye-VL light, enabling a chemical-free, natural approach to anti-aging that is FDA approved for over 65 indications including wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne, rosacea, neurodermatitis, pigmented lesions and spider veins.
How does PRP microneedling with PRP and high frequency work? Can this benefit all skin types?
Mewshaw: We use Alma Lasers’ Microplasma RF technology, which combines the action of a skin roller with high frequency to create microscopic canal wounds and, at the same time, thermally heat the surrounding skin. This is said to help stimulate the production of collagen and elastin to create new tissue formation, improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and even out skin tone. After the laser treatment, we will use your own platelet rich plasma (PRP) and place it on the skin perforations to further improve collagen production and improve the overall skin structure. It is suitable for all skin types.
How long is the expected recovery period for this procedure, and are there any post-treatment options that can help patients heal faster? How many treatments does it typically take to get results?
Mewshaw: The average recovery time is five to seven days after treatment. Since your skin is red and inflamed immediately after the procedure, we use a quantum polarized light therapy (UV-free) called Bioptron. We direct the light on your face to bring blood circulation to the area, reduce redness and accelerate the regeneration process in the skin. After you leave the office, we’ll send you home AnteAge MD skin care products that contain anti-aging peptides, stem cell growth factors, and cytokines that are believed to aid in tissue repair and healing. Four to six treatments that are distributed monthly are ideal.
It is never too early to start good skin care regimen in order to achieve healthy skin
What makes this particular practice at NYCIM different from similar ones offered by other practitioners? Can you explain to us what TruDose PRP is and how it uses artificial intelligence?
Szulc: TruDose is more precise and more focused than conventional or activated PRP. The real synergistic effect arises when you can combine TruDose PRP for microneedling the face with other light applications that further increase collagen production. Using a platelet counting machine along with artificial intelligence, we can calculate exactly the most beneficial amount of blood that needs to be extracted to get the highest PRP concentration for maximum results.
Can laser therapy on its own bypass the need for injectable fillers and even surgery? Would someone older and in need of a face lift, for example, be able to replace the need for actual surgery by just doing laser treatments alone? How soon can a young person with skin problems start laser treatments?
Mewshaw: Depending on the depth of the wrinkles and sagging skin you have; Laser therapy can definitely help improve the overall texture and tone of the skin. However, if you are 65 years old and have bad eating habits for most of your life and have not taken good care of your skin, the chances of laser treatment that are 15 or even 30 years away from your skin are very slim. Because of this, some patients require botox, fillers, and surgery to get the desired result.
When it comes to laser treatments, there is no specific age at which someone should start using it. It all depends on the health of the skin at the time. If an 18 year old with deep acne scars comes to us who he wants to treat, I would encourage them to have laser treatment in combination with other treatments and not wait until they are 30.
Whether it’s getting rid of acne scars in your early twenties or antiaging procedures later in life, NYCIM can help
At what age do you recommend people get used to developing a good skin care routine? What simple treatments or habits can people incorporate into their lives to achieve youthful and healthy looking skin?
Mewshaw: It’s never too early for healthy skin care, which is why I always suggest that young girls and boys start a three-step skin care system (cleanse, tone, moisturize) around puberty. This, along with a healthy diet and sunscreen, will help establish good skin care habits and improve the tone and texture of your skin over the long term. However, as with anything in medicine, prevention is key.
Routine treatments that target lymphatic drainage under the skin, facial reflexology, light therapy to improve blood circulation and peeling improve and protect the skin by and large in the long term, thus minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. Just like diet and exercise, you can’t stop after you get the result you want. You still need to do maintenance to get the same results.
The same principle applies to your skin. You have to take care of it every day. To do this, you need to use quality skin care products, adhere to a healthy lifestyle, and meet with a skin care provider who will tailor treatments to your individual needs. Since our skin is an outward reflection of our inner health, eliminating nutritional, emotional, and energetic imbalances in your body naturally helps improve the appearance of your skin, and skin that is already in good shape will be more responsive to treatments.
From topical treatments to laser treatments to microneedles, NYCIM has a range of services to suit your needs
Can you tell us about some of the most desirable topical skin care treatments that you have?
Mewshaw: The Phyto5 line is a favorite with our patients. It is made in the heart of the Jura, Switzerland, where it is environmentally protected and pollution free. There are three lines. One of them is based on the five Chinese elements and is the only quantum energy skin care line on the market. It removes physical blemishes, but also has an energetic effect by promoting emotional well-being and increasing the feeling of positivity.
The other two lines are made up of organic high-tech compounds and target anti-aging. The five element lineage is based on each of the five elements of Chinese medicine – fire, earth, wood, water and metal. Each of the elements use powerful essential oils and high quality herbal ingredients to target specific skin conditions that typically appear during the specific season.
For example, the water element is associated with winter and targets skin that is dehydrated and has no tone. It also helps when you are sad and dissatisfied. The fire element is associated with summer and helps with redness and inflammation. It helps you experience joy when you are feeling unhappy and depressed. We use these products in our face and body treatments depending on your specific skin problem.
Further brands that we carry are Syrene (from New Zealand), Isdin (from Spain), Cellergen (from Switzerland), Dermatude (from the Netherlands) and AnteAge MD (medical skin care line). All of them undergo rigorous testing before being approved for use in our practice.
Please visit nycim.com for more information.
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