Dr Cummings at Illinois State Medical Society

Dr A.J. Cummings has been attending the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS), House of Delegates meeting for many years. This years meeting was this past weekend in Oak Brook. Here is where members meet to discuss Illinois State health policy and public health issues. A recurrent theme is assuring patients have good access to care and to help make the public aware of health issues. It is also a time for the physicians to interact and socialize. The various County Medical Societies make us the ISMS. The Peoria Medical Society, in which Dr Cummings has been president of twice, was established in 1848.

Visit with Dean of Medical School

19 Oct 2017 Uncategorized

Dr Cummings had the privilege of hosting the President of the Illinois State Medical Society as he visited the Peoria area. One of the meeting he had was a tour of the UICOMP Medical School by the Dean, Dr Sara Rusch. Ongoing research into cancer was emphasized along with updated teaching facilities for the medical students.

PRP Skin Rejuvenation

The use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in cosmetics is getting great results. This scientific research article placed PRP in one section of skin and just placebo (saline) in another section of skin. About a month later they took samples from both sections and examined them under a microscope. The section of skin treated with PRP had a higher level of good collagen. Collagen helps skin keep a fresh, youthful appearance. Dr A.J. Cummings has years of experience using PRP to rejuvenate skin.


Microneedling Trends

According to the March 2017 issue of Practical Dermatology, Microneedling has become one of the most popular trends in Med Spas. Patients are loving this treatment because of the low cost, minimal down time and great results. Tiny needles are used to stimulate the skin to rejuvenate and produce more collagen and other growth factors. The more rested, youthful looking skin keeps the popularity of the procedure spreading by word of mouth. Contact us for a consultation on how this collagen induction therapy may be right for you.

Sun Smarts

28 May 2017 Uncategorized

According to the American Academy of Dermatology a sunscreen with a SPF of 30 or greater is recommended for protection against the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. This should be reapplied every two hours or after excessive sweating or getting wet, the practice is recommended even on cloudy days.

Millennnials & Botox

10 May 2017 Botox, Uncategorized

Millennials and Botox are getting cozy. Busy individuals are choosing to be proactive regarding their wrinkles. More younger people are getting Botox to help wrinkles for even forming. Other are getting it to soften their expressions. Whatever the person’s reason, Botox trends are on the rise for Generation Y.

The Focus of Your Face

Your eyes are the focus of your face. Great eye care with a eye care specialist is the start. Glasses that are corrected properly for you and well managed contact lenses will reduce eyes strain and help with redness. There are new eye drop products on the market that can really make your eyes shine. These drop take most of the redness out for hours making it the perfect option for that special night out or that job interview.