Throw Back Thursday

Throw Back Thursday- Anyone recognize this surgeon? Loving this classic pic from Dr. Fox’s early days in the OR. Dr. Fox was one of the first female surgeon’s in the Capital District. She worked back when the hospital’s only dictation machine was in the men’s locker room, not the women’s (and they were upset she requested that change!) Interesting that today, “even though women now comprise more than half of medical school enrollees and 35.2% of all active physicians, they are often scarce in the surgical field. According to 2017 data from the AAMC, women make up less than one-quarter of 10 surgical specialties, and are the least represented in orthopedic surgery, at 5.3%. Only in obstetrics and gynecology do women outnumber men, at 57%.” (…/where-are-all-women-surgery) It is important we all encourage young women, as well as young men to consider surgery! It would have been a loss to us all if this female surgeon didn’t follow her dream… ❤️❤️❤️

Preventative Botox?

You may have heard that Botox is being used by younger adults trying to prevent lines before they start. This is definitely a new trend in plastic surgery and it is not without it’s merits, although it may not be for everyone. A recent New York Times article explores the pros and cons of preventative or “baby” Botox. Things like preventative Botox, good skin care and sun block can help you to age gracefully and keep your face looking young and healthy. If you are wondering if it would help you- give us a call and come in for a consultation. We will let you know if early Botox right for you. Check out the NYT article below for more info.

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Rhinoplasty vs. Septoplasty


Dr. Schingo discusses the difference between Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty surgery. Since Septoplasty surgery is often covered by insurance, combining these two procedures can save you a lot of money. Call for a consultation to see if you are a candidate for nasal surgery – 518.346.2358

Abdominoplasty vs. Liposuction

Today Dr. Schingo talks about Abdominoplasty vs. Liposuction and how to know which procedure would work best for you!

We’ve Moved!

We are so excited to invite you to our new location in Latham! After over two years of planning, we are finally under the same roof as Accent On Skin! Our Route 9 office in Latham has moved with us so that we can offer you a more comprehensive range of services at one location. Nothing compliments our doctor’s work better than healthy, glowing skin. Now that we are all working out of the same office, it will be easier to treat your cosmetic surgery needs and your skin care at the same time.

Just as before, in addition to surgery, we are offering hydrafacials, PicoWay, laser treatments, Botox and injectibles. We have a large selection of Avene, Glytone, Skin Ceuticals and other top of the line skin care products for purchase for your at-home treatments. Also, now you can see the doctors easier for consultations for injectibles, lasers and surgical procedures.
We are in love with the look of our new space! We also love that there is easier parking- right out our front door. We have our own street level entrance with better handicap access (no elevator!). Our sign isn’t up yet, but we have a banner on our front door. We are in Plaza 7 just down from Innovo kitchen and Galleria 7.
Call if you need directions!
So now that we’ve shared our makeover- it’s your turn to get a fresh new look! Call our office and we can set you up for an appointment to discuss your goals. Now that Covid is winding down, we all need a fresh start. 518-346-2358

Not ready for a facelift? No problem.

As you approach middle age, there will be inevitable facial aging. For mild aging changes, you may not need a facelift. Using fillers to soften lines is a great place to start. Hyaluronic acid based fillers (Juvederm, Restylane) are soft, natural and generally painless to inject. In addition to fillers, non-invasive skin tightening treatments with radiofrequency technology (Profound) are helpful in patients who exhibit mild or early aging changes. The procedure is performed with the patient awake, using local anesthesia (which numbs the area) and requires a weekend for recovery.  Finally, skin care with the use of chemical exfoliants (Retin A, chemical peels) and sunscreen can help your skin look refreshed, radiant and healthy. AnneMarie, our esthetician, would be more than happy to meet with you and make recommendations for your skin type and suggest some at home products to compliment any treatments your are considering.  Just give us a call to schedule a consultation.

Victor A. Schingo, JR MD FACS