Blog Archive

How SculpSure® Can Kick Start Your New Year’s Resolutions Jan 1st, 2023

The new year is a time of promise, with most thinking about how to get healthier, break a bad habit, or adopt a good one. Whether it’s eating better, quitting smoking, or deciding to use sunscreen religiously — all great for your skin, by the way — you may also...

Dynamic Vs. Static Wrinkles (and How Injectables Can Help) Dec 1st, 2022

Faces are as unique as snowflakes — no two are alike, and they age differently. In various ways and over time, facial skin loses its elasticity and suppleness thanks to hormone shifts, damage from the elements, stress levels, and more. The wrinkles, lines, and crevices that develop as a result...

The Science of Younger-Looking Skin Nov 1st, 2022

Beautiful, dewy skin is something we all admire and want, but there’s more to it than the latest cream or topical formula that promises miracles. Everything we know about making skin look fabulous is really based on scientific knowledge, and science-based treatments and at-home care products can truly transform your...

Why Hyaluronic Acid is More Than Just a Buzzword Oct 1st, 2022

The fads surrounding skin care products are abundant — and it’s hard to tell which ingredients actually nourish, replenish, and turn back the clock for your skin and which are myths. There’s one indisputable star of the skin care world that experts agree on: hyaluronic acid (HA). Injectable and topical...

Why You’re Struggling with Love Handles (and How SculpSure Can Help) Sep 1st, 2022

“Love handles” doesn’t sound bad — love is a good thing, right? Unfortunately, these fatty deposits on your waist and above your hips can make you feel self-conscious, especially when you wear form-fitting clothing or a bathing suit.  If you’re not in love with your love handles, Dr. Sharon Gertzman and the Serenity...

Our Best Anti-Aging Tips Aug 1st, 2022

Who doesn’t want to feel — and look — as vital, healthy, and youthful as possible? Time doesn’t have to be your enemy if you practice great self-care and enlist the help of your trusted physician. Dr. Sharon Gertzman partners with our patients to help them combat the aging process so...

Tips That Help You Maximize Your Injectable Treatments Jul 1st, 2022

In the anti-aging world, injectables are much-sought-after treatments that smooth and add volume to the skin, erase fine lines and wrinkles, plump up hollow areas of your face, minimize scarring, and more.  But even though injectable treatments do many things, you should get your doctor’s guidance about what type —...

Go Make Up Free This Summer With The Tetra Cool Peel Jun 1st, 2022

Wouldn’t it be great to have such beautiful skin that you did not feel the need to wear make-up this summer? It is the perfect time to get started with some simple laser procedures to even out your skin tone, tighten your pores and smooth out some of those fine...

The Roles of Collagen and Elastin in Your Skin May 1st, 2022

If you find yourself longing for the dewy, soft skin you had years ago, there’s a reason you’re noticing a difference in how you look now. Your skin wrinkles and sags because it loses its elasticity thanks to the waning of two important, good-for-the-skin proteins: collagen and elastin. Dr. Sharon...

Experiencing Facial Volume Loss? We Can Help Apr 1st, 2022

Aging isn’t for the faint of heart, as the saying goes. In addition to the hormonal changes and minor aches and pains that come with aging, your skin also starts to break down. Most people talk about the wrinkles, creases, and sun spots, but there’s another skin change that subtly...

6 Telltale Signs Your Skin Has Been Damaged by the Sun Mar 1st, 2022

The warmth of the sun’s rays feels incredible and conjures memories of good times at the beach, playing your favorite sport, and more. You can get too much of a good thing, though, and with the sun, excessive exposure can lead to signs of aging and even skin cancer. Dr....

How Often Do I Need a JUVÉDERMⓇ VOLUMA™ XC Treatment? Feb 1st, 2022

Would you like your skin to look younger and firmer, and your face to reclaim its plump contours? You may have read about treatments that can help, but worry about the time and energy required for the treatments, recovery, and maintenance. If this has held you back, we’ve got a...

Your Skin and the Sun: A Love Hate Relationship Jan 1st, 2022

There are few things better than laying in the sun and feeling its comforting warmth. Whether you’re wiggling your toes in the grass or the sand, the warmth and light of the sun is what makes the experience special.  On the flip side, the sun can also be your worst...

Stop Making These Skin Care Mistakes Today Dec 1st, 2021

Do you struggle with skin issues that pose problems and affect your self-esteem? You may think that your long-established acne scars, enlarged pores, wrinkles, and sun spots are permanent, but think again. Dr. Sharon Gertzman offers a wide range of treatments that improve the feel and appearance of your skin,...

Why Does Fat Settle in My Abdomen? Nov 1st, 2021

No one welcomes fat around their midsections, but why, oh why, does it happen? More discouraging still is that you can work out like mad, eat very healthily, and still be plagued by abdominal fat that refuses to budge.  It used to be that there wasn’t much you could do...

Healthy Lifestyle Choices That Maximize Your Body Contouring Results Oct 3rd, 2021

One of the biggest disappointments in life is working really hard at something, but the results don’t come. It’s beyond frustrating — think cakes that fall in the oven, a lovingly tended plant that never blooms, or a test you flunk, despite studying. The same holds true when you do...

Am I a Good Candidate for Body Sculpting? Sep 1st, 2021

Have you experienced the supreme frustration of practicing the cleanest eating and never skipping a workout for months — maybe even years — on end, but still end up dissatisfied because stubborn pockets of fat in your “problem areas” just will not let go? Though you might feel all alone,...

Popular Uses for Fillers Aug 4th, 2021

Injectable dermal fillers restore a youthfulness to your face, but did you know they’re also aesthetic multi-taskers that rejuvenate other parts of body parts?  Dr. Sharon Gertzman has great expertise in skillfully administering fillers to her patients and appropriately matching specific treatments to a patient’s unique cosmetic goal, and she’s...

5 Ways Microneedling Can Enhance Your Skin Jul 7th, 2021

Do you dearly wish that a textural overhaul was possible for your skin? Not only does your skin’s saggy, crepey appearance or permanent, unsightly acne scarring tank your self-confidence, how you feel about your appearance profoundly impacts your overall well-being.  If you’re overweight, diet and exercise can do the trick,...

Can Dermal Fillers Make Me Look Younger? Jun 15th, 2021

Injectable agents have revolutionized the anti-aging landscape, but sometimes it’s confusing to keep track of and differentiate between the different products available.  Some smooth and relax your skin by limiting the movement of your facial muscles through the injection of small amounts of neurotoxins — BotoxⓇ is the original injectable...

3 Benefits of Concierge Medicine May 3rd, 2021

Healthcare has become a quagmire of bureaucracy as well as a source of financial stress for patients and physicians alike, but one care model that’s gaining ground not only benefits both groups, but offers real advantages when it comes to quality of care, efficiency, and a patient-centered approach. Concierge medicine...

Look Younger Instantly Apr 1st, 2021

Time, stress, and the elements all take a steep toll on your skin, and their combined effects can make you look older and more tired than you are. Your concerns may be allover signs of aging or a trouble spot, like undereye bags. The exciting news is that more minimally...

I’m Embarrassed By My Acne Scars Mar 4th, 2021

Acne gives your self-esteem dual blows: pustules, excess oil, blackheads, and painful red cysts that develop deep in your skin undermine your confidence, and the scars are constant reminders of the past skin eruptions, some years old.   Acne scars are usually considered permanent, but the advanced treatments that Dr. Sharon...

Your Summer Body Starts Now: Banish Bulges with WarmSculpting™ with SculpSureⓇ Feb 1st, 2021

As you brave the winds of winter, your layers of warm clothing may keep you toasty, but they also hide body flaws — the stubborn, lumpy, bumpy problem areas that dieting and exercise just don’t seem to budge.  Bathing suit weather is only a few short months from now, and...

5 Patient Benefits of Concierge Care Medicine Jan 7th, 2021

Membership, whether it’s a book club, subscription service, or professional association, brings with it many benefits, from learning and connecting to getting exactly what you need with the least amount of hassle.  Did you know there’s a patient-friendly care membership model that’s just as popular? Dr. Sharon Gerztman offers concierge...

How Concierge Medicine is a Game-Changer for Your Health and Wellness Dec 1st, 2020

The term “concierge medicine” is a hot one these days, but what does it really mean? At its core, this streamlined approach to patient care is truly centered around the patient. Concierge medicine offers the most customized care you can imagine, with virtually unlimited access to your doctor and much...

Can I Get My Tattoo Removed? Nov 1st, 2020

It seemed like a great idea — at the time. You know, the tattoo you thought was cutting edge, original, and reflective of who you were then. If you feel differently now, you’re not out of luck. There’s a tattoo removal method that’s safe, comfortable, and most of all, effective!...

What to Expect From Your First Injectable Treatment Session Oct 1st, 2020

You’re as young as you feel. At least that’s how the saying goes. You might have the energy and attitude of a teenager, but what if your face doesn’t match your youthful feeling? Fine lines around your lips, forehead wrinkles, and smile lines are just a few things that age...

Keep Your Body Looking Beach-Ready Even After Summer is Over With SculpSure Sep 3rd, 2020

Do you work out religiously and eat super cleanly but feel disappointed with problem areas of your body where the fat absolutely refuses to budge? You may have a tendency to retain weight in certain spots due to heredity and body type.  If you struggle with having a larger belly,...

Top Tips For Minimizing Age Spots Jul 21st, 2020

Who doesn’t love to feel the sun’s rays and warmth as we enter this much-anticipated summer season? But, it’s common knowledge that if you’re planning to be out in the sun, protection is critical in the forms of high SPF sunscreen, hats, and outdoor areas with plenty of shade. One...

How Long Does It Take To Remove My Tattoo? Jun 17th, 2020

We wish certain things could last forever —  a stunning bouquet of flowers, an artistic masterpiece, and even true love, for example. You may have made what you thought was a permanent — and sound — decision when you got that tattoo you now truly regret. Relax. There’s a removal...

TempSure Envi: How This Noninvasive Procedure Can Take Years Off Your Face Feb 1st, 2020

Time and the sun are the enemies of firm, glowing skin. If you’ve become discouraged by creases, sagging, and other issues that make your skin less than radiant, don’t lose hope. There’s an option that’s noninvasive, painless, and a proven success available to you. Dr. Sharon Gertzman has devoted her...

Incorporating Injectables into Your Normal Beauty Routine Jan 1st, 2020

You know the drill: foundation, concealer, blush, bronzer, highlighter, brows, shadow, liner, mascara, lips. You’re so accustomed to the routine, you could do it in your sleep. But there may be an essential part of your beauty ritual that you’ve overlooked. It’s one that could make your morning go faster...

4 Quick Treatments to Look Your Best This Holiday Season Dec 1st, 2019

The holiday season seems to start earlier every year – so it's never too early to start thinking about the best ways to enhance your look for winter parties and seasonal social events. At Serenity Medical Spa of Pennington, New Jersey, we can get you looking your best with minimal...

Incorporating Injectables Into Your Regular Beauty Routine Oct 1st, 2019

Anti-aging treatments like injectables and fillers are continuing to gain popularity, thanks to their noninvasive nature, low incidence of side effects, and visible aesthetic results. Injectables could become a part of your regular beauty routine. Sharon Gertzman, DO, and the aesthetics team at Serenity Medical Spa in Pennington, New Jersey,...

Here's What the Sun Does to Your Skin Sep 1st, 2019

Imagine you’re outside on a hot, summer day, swimming in a pool or wading in the ocean. The feel of the sun’s rays on your skin may seem like the ultimate gift, a warm, welcome change from the colder days you know are just around the corner. But is it...

How Does Tattoo Removal Actually Work? Aug 6th, 2019

Whether you got your tattoo on the spur of the moment or planned ahead, it’s common to regret the decision. But the days of living with those unwanted tattoos are a thing of the past. At Serenity Medical Spa in Pennington, New Jersey, Dr. Sharon Gertzman performs tattoo removal with...

Everything You Need to Know About Skin Tightening Jul 12th, 2019

No matter how well you care for your skin, at some point, sun exposure, stress, weight fluctuations, hormonal changes, age, and even your genetics are going to catch up with you. That’s when you’re going to start to notice some unpleasant changes that can alter the way you look and...

Tips for Managing Your Rosacea in the Summertime Jun 3rd, 2019

Summer is here, and with it are lots of opportunities to bask and relax in the warm sunshine. Spending time outdoors is one of the prime pleasures of summer, but if you have rosacea — a skin condition that causes chronic redness and acne-like breakouts — it can also be a...

How Does Microneedling Help With Acne Scars? May 10th, 2019

Acne is the most common skin disease in the U.S. It affects as many as 50 million people every year according to the American Academy of Dermatology. While in some cases, acne sufferers will leave most of their acne-related memories behind once they leave the teen years and their breakouts subside, many...

3 Reasons SculpSure Is Your Best Option for Body Contouring Apr 16th, 2019

Eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of exercise are certainly important steps for losing excess pounds. But sometimes, no matter how committed you are to watching what you eat and being physically active, you can still wind up with areas of stubborn fat that just won’t budge, no matter...

How TempSure Envi Works to Stimulate Collagen and Give You a More Youthful Appearance Mar 1st, 2019

It’s a safe bet nobody really likes to see wrinkles when they look in the mirror. But unfortunately, as we get older, wrinkles start to become unavoidable. And that leaves a lot of us looking for ways to smooth out those creases and folds so our skin looks younger and...

Start SculpSure Now and Have the Body You Always Wanted by Summer Feb 11th, 2019

It was 20 below in Chicago last week, but here in Pennington, we're already looking forward to summer with days on the beach, the boardwalk, and the pool not far into the future. Shouldn't your body be as ready as you are for warmer weather? It can be when you get one of...

Microneedling: Find Out Why Celebrities Love This All-Natural Skin Rejuvenation Treatment Jan 11th, 2019

Whether you love her or hate her, it’s hard not to admire Gwyneth Paltrow’s glowing, youthful skin. Her skin secret, and reportedly one of her beauty obsessions, is microneedling. And she’s not the only celebrity touting the benefits of this noninvasive skin rejuvenation procedure. Naomi Watts, Jennifer Aniston, and at...

Tattoo Removal Made Easy: Learn about our PicoSure Laser Removal Treatments Dec 12th, 2018

As many as 33% of men and women who get tattoos later have regrets. And at one time, a tattoo was a permanent and indelible reminder of their questionable decision. Now, though, laser treatment provides a second chance for those with second thoughts. But not all tattoo removal lasers are...

Forget the Facelift: Tighten Skin and Banish Wrinkles With a Combination of Surgery-free TempSure E Nov 14th, 2018

Whether you’ve just started noticing the signs of aging or you’ve been battling jowls and turkey neck for a while, you have more options than ever to go back to younger-looking skin. In fact, with the help of an expert doctor and a regularly scheduled treatment plan, you can keep...

MICRODERMABRASION — PENNINGTON SKIN CARE Oct 30th, 2018

Our skin’s primary function is to serve as our first line of defense against environmental elements. It keeps us safe day in and day out. Taking proper care of your skin is one of the best ways to keep yourself looking young and healthy. Dr. Sharon Gertzman offers a plethora of skin-care...

LASER HAIR REDUCTION — PENNINGTON TREATMENT Oct 30th, 2018

Laser hair reduction is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the U.S. It beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. Pigment in the follicles absorbs the light, a process which destroys the hair. Before getting this treatment, you should consider some of the following pre-operative recommendations. If you are...

DERMAL FILLERS — PENNINGTON INJECTABLE TREATMENT Oct 30th, 2018

Do you look as good as you feel? Come in to Serenity Medical Spa and let board-certified physician Dr. Sharon Gertzman refresh your look with one of our many available dermal fillers such as Radiesse, Restylane, Restylane Lift, Belotero or Restylane Silk. You will be amazed at the instant gratification! Radiesse and...

INJECTABLE TREATMENTS — PENNINGTON NON-SURGICAL Oct 30th, 2018

Non-surgical injectable treatments, whether they be dermal fillers like Radiesse, Restylane, or Sculptra, or anti-wrinkle muscle inhibitors like Dysport, can do wonders for the aging process. These wrinkle solutions avoid the recovery time and commitment required with more invasive procedures. Radiesse, Restylane, and Sculptra can smooth and fill facial creases...

PROFX LASER — TREAT ACNE SCARRING PENNINGTON Oct 30th, 2018

The ProFx laser is an exciting treatment for skin resurfacing that couples the safety of an Nd:YAG laser with the efficacy of a CO2 laser. This new technology allows Dr. Sharon Gertzman to see amazing improvements in acne scarring and deep wrinkles without the risks associated with CO2 lasers. Those who have...

FACIAL HAIR REMOVAL — PENNINGTON LASER TECHNOLOGY Oct 30th, 2018

If you are looking for a permanent way to achieve facial hair removal, laser technology offered by board-certified physician Dr. Sharon Gertzman is an effective option worth considering. When you come into our Pennington office for facial hair removal, Dr. Gertzman will apply a small amount of gel to the area being...

WEEKEND SKIN PEEL — PENNINGTON MICROLASERPEEL Oct 30th, 2018

Over the years, there have been several improvements to laser skin resurfacing technology. Until now, procedures like Fraxel and CO2 lasers never really got to the level of effectiveness necessary to make them a desirable procedure for Dr. Sharon Gertzman. Thanks to the weekend skin peel, skin resurfacing can provide...

IPL TREATMENT — SUN DAMAGE PROCEDURE PENNINGTON Oct 30th, 2018

Here at Serenity Medical Spa, we have a variety of convenient and effective ways to treat freckles and dark spots. Using the latest in light technology, we can permanently remove those spots from your face or other parts of your body. For mild to moderate sun damage, you would receive Intense...

BOTULINUM TOXIN TYPE A — DYSPORT PENNINGTON BOTOX Oct 30th, 2018

Most people assume the only way to erase fine lines and wrinkles is with Botox Cosmetic. However, at Serenity Medical Spa, board-certified physician Dr. Sharon Gertzman offers a similar treatment called Dysport, which is also comprised of botulinum toxin type A but is seen to be faster acting. Like Botox,...

RADIESSE — INJECTABLES IN PENNINGTON Oct 30th, 2018

Having smooth, healthy skin is important for a positive self-image. People who look older often feel older as a result, but this feeling doesn’t have to be permanent. Radiesse is an injectable dermal filler that can melt away years from your appearance. Radiesse can be used to correct multiple skin issues. It...

DYSPORT INJECTABLE WRINKLE TREATMENT IN PENNINGTON Oct 30th, 2018

In several observational studies, Dysport seems to last longer than Botox, giving some patients over six months of smooth, wrinkle-free skin. Botox is typically known to lose effectiveness after about three months, which is essentially half the time of Dysport. There are virtually no side effects, other than a slight...

PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY — PENNINGTON TREATMENT Oct 30th, 2018

Photodynamic therapy is a popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure designed to remove facial blemishes. Many people have skin blemishes due to sun damage, redness, natural aging and a skin condition called rosacea. These blemishes can be caused by overexposure to the sun or simply genetics. With photo rejuvenation, skin along the...

PROFRACTIONAL LASER RESURFACING Oct 30th, 2018

ProFractional laser resurfacing is an advanced technique that uses the power and accuracy of lasers to revitalize skin. The benefits of this technique include the removal of fine lines and wrinkles, sunspots, acne scars and surgical scars. For rejuvenation purposes, the ProFractional laser is excellent for resurfacing the skin for a...

RADIESSE VOLUMIZING FILLER IN PENNINGTON Oct 30th, 2018

Though aging is a natural part of life, it often can leave us looking much older and more tired than we actually feel. Decreased volume and elasticity in the skin and the formation of wrinkles and lines are often caused by a loss of collagen and elastin protein. Radiesse is a volumizing...

ENJOY A LIFT WITH ULTHERAPY TREATMENT Oct 30th, 2018

Ultherapy is a non-surgical ultrasound tightening treatment for your skin. It’s used to reverse the effects of the aging process of your skin, and it is completely safe and clinically proven. Ultherapy makes use of the regenerative process of your own body to treat the skin. The skin around the...

PICOSURE TATTOO REMOVAL Oct 30th, 2018

PicoSure tattoo removal, an FDA-approved procedure, makes use of laser technology for removing unwanted tattoos. In the PicoSure tattoo-removal procedure, short energy bursts used. These bursts are measured in picoseconds, a unit of time that represents a trillionth of a second. They cause tattoo ink to break down into small...

USING RF ENERGY FOR MINOR SURGERIES Oct 30th, 2018

Radio wave or radiofrequency surgery is used to remove warts, moles, skin tags, and more. The procedure utilizes radio waves that pass into your skin to reshape or remove a lesion. Depending on the type of the lesion, the electrodes used are either a wire loop, fine needle, or scalpel...

RESTYLANE SILK CAN REJUVENATE AND ENHANCE YOUR LIPS Oct 30th, 2018

Everyone has a different facial structure and defining features. For some, it is their eyes; for other, it might be their lips. Unfortunately, the signs of aging are unavoidable. We are all subject to them as we grow older. The first signs of aging, much to everyone’s misfortune, appear on...

IMPROVE YOUR CONTOURS WITH SCULPSURE Oct 30th, 2018

Most fitness goals usually involve looking more toned and losing weight. The feeling of being able to look and feel great is one like no other. Hence, you make exercise and meal plans that you follow religiously. Often, it happens that you follow your plan diligently and lose weight but...

ELIMINATE EXCESS HAIR WITH THE LUMENIS LIGHTSHEER LASER Oct 30th, 2018

Waxing, shaving, and threading are among the most common ways to eliminate body hair, but the hair on the face, arms, and legs always come back, making these practices tedious and incredibly annoying. Wouldn’t it be great if you had the option to get rid of all of your excess...

YOUR BOTOX EXPERIENCE Oct 30th, 2018

Botox is one of the most popular anti-wrinkle and anti-aging cosmetic treatments in the world. It provides men and women a means of reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines without a surgical procedure. The unprecedented success of this treatment has led to quite a large number of misconceptions...

SCULPTRA INJECTIONS AND POLY-L-LACTIC ACID Oct 30th, 2018

Sculptra is an injectable that is composed of poly-l-lactic acid, an active ingredient that is used for rejuvenating collagen production. It can help you improve the look and texture of your skin for a more youthful and vibrant appearance. WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSIDER THE TREATMENT This treatment is a safe...

CONSIDERING THE SMARTLIPO LASER LIPOSUCTION METHOD? Oct 30th, 2018

For many years, liposuction has been the most popular treatment for removing excess fat deposits. Overtime, innovations have been made to improve the effectiveness of the procedure and enhance the results. These innovations lead to different types of liposuction techniques. One such technique is SmartLipo, a laser based liposuction procedure...

TRY PROFRACTIONAL LASER RESURFACING FOR DEEP SKIN REJUVENATION Oct 30th, 2018

ProFactional laser resurfacing is one of the most advanced resurfacing treatments available on the market. The focused laser energy is used to remove the top layers of the skin. The primary objective of laser skin resurfacing is to make the skin smoother, tighter, and more even in tone, texture, and...

MAKING DAY-TO-DAY LIFE EASIER WITH PERMANENT EYELINER Oct 30th, 2018

Have you ever imagined what it would have been like if you didn’t have to do your makeup every morning and have more time to do other things to get your day started? Fortunately, that dream is now possible. You may be asking yourself, “how can that be?” The answer...

WHAT IS ROSACEA AND WHAT ARE ITS SYMPTOMS Oct 30th, 2018

Rosacea is a very common skin problem that millions of people have to deal with everyday. This condition will persist until it is given proper medical and personal care. It usually presents itself in people between the ages of 30 and 50 years old and women are more prone to...

THE MANY BENEFITS OF MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE Oct 30th, 2018

In order to properly understand the benefits of medical acupuncture, we first have to understand what it is. Acupuncture is a holistic technique that hails from traditional Chinese medicine that dates back 2500 years ago. Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t just used for pain relief. Instead, it is used...

SERENITY MEDICAL SPA NOW OFFERS THE LATEST IN MICRONEEDLING: VIVACE Oct 30th, 2018

The demand for non-invasive alternatives to cosmetic surgery has grown exponentially in the last few years and is projected to continue growing for the next five years. Among the fastest-growing treatments is microneedling, a minimally invasive treatment that triggers the body to create new collagen and elastin by creating tiny...