Skin Care Basics

The skin is the body's largest organ and accounts for roughly 18% of an adult's weight. It serves as a protective outer layer that keeps in moisture and keeps out invasive organism (like infections). It protects our organs against injury. It also helps regulate the body's temperature and has self-healing capabilities.

The best way to maintain healthy skin is to prevent skin damage from occurring in the first place. Wrinkles, age spots and leathery patches are all the result of skin damage from overexposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. But the aging process for skin is unavoidable. As we age, skin becomes dryer and thinner. Repeated movements of facial muscles, such as frowning, smiling or squinting, cause wrinkles over time. Stress, gravity and obesity also contribute to aging skin. And because the skin is thinner, it is more susceptible to bruising.

Photoaging

The premature aging of the skin from ultraviolet light exposure is called photoaging. Photoaging occurs when ultraviolet radiation penetrates deep into the dermis, damaging collagen fibers and causing the increased production of abnormal elastin. This breakdown in fundamental skin structures leads to deep wrinkles, fine lines, discoloration of the skin (age or liver spots), leatheriness and sagging skin.

Skin Care Routine

A healthy skin care routine throughout life can reduce the symptoms of aging in the skin. Be sure to:

  • Wash your face using a gentle cleanser and lukewarm water twice a day.
  • Pat skin dry; don't rub it dry.
  • Exfoliate the skin twice a week to remove dead cells.
  • Apply a moisturizer to skin immediately after a shower or bath.
  • Wear sunscreen with a SPF of at least 15 every day.
  • For women who wear makeup, be sure to leave time each day when the skin is clean and free of makeup.
  • Do not use tanning beds.
  • Maintain a healthy diet and drink lots of water.
  • Get an adequate amount of sleep every day.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Avoid stress.
  • Conduct a monthly self-examination of your skin to detect any changes that might lead to cancer.
  • See your dermatologist once a year.

Anti-Aging Treatments

Beyond prevention, in today's world there is a wide range of options for slowing down the affects of aging on the skin. See the Cosmetic Dermatology section of this website for more information about:

  • Botox
  • Chemical peels
  • Dermabrasion
  • Fillers
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Retinoids

Skin Infections

Anyone who has a break in the skin is at risk for an infection. There are three types of skin infections:

Bacterial Infection

There are many bacteria that live on the surface of healthy skin. But with a break in the skin, these bacteria can invade the outer layer of skin and cause an infection and rash. Staph is a common cause of bacterial infections of the skin. Impetigo is one of the most common causes of skin infections in children. Oral or topical antibiotics are used to treat bacterial skin infections.

Viral Infection

Viruses are parasitic organisms that can live and grow inside living cells. They cause either a degeneration or a proliferation of the cell. Most causes of viral skin infections are either from Human Papilloma Virus, which causes warts, or Human Herpes Virus, which causes cold sores, chicken pox, shingles, genital herpes and mononucleosis. Viruses do not respond to antibiotics. Generally, medications are prescribed to help alleviate the symptoms of the infection, such as a rash or itch. Additionally, vaccinations are used to prevent viral infections.

Fungal Infections

Fungal infections of the human body are called mycoses and affect only the outer layer of skin. Although seen in all areas of the body, skin mycoses most frequently appear as yeast infections, thrush, athlete's foot or jock itch.

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About Dr. Jurzyk

Dr. Ronald Jurzyk is a Double Board Certified Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist with over twenty years of experience. He is President of the Advanced Dermatology Center PC in his hometown of Wolcott, CT. Dr. Jurzyk graduated from Drexel University School of Medicine / Hahnemann in Philadelphia and was elected into the AOA National Medical Honor Society. He then completed his Dermatology Residency and Dermatopathology Fellowship in Philadelphia. Dr. Jurzyk is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut. Dr. Jurzyk obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, graduating with Honors and was elected to the Rho Chi National Pharmacy Honor Society. He is also a Licensed Pharmacist in Connecticut. 

The Advanced Dermatology Center in Wolcott offers various Dermatology and Aesthetic Services. Along with associates, David Suhocki, MHS, PA-C and Deanna Zimkus, MHS, PA-C, the Advanced Dermatology Center offers comprehensive dermatology services including the Diagnosis and Treatment of all types of rashes, acne, skin cancer, as well as annual skin checks for unusual moles and skin cancers. Dr. Jurzyk is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatopathology. He is a member of the Connecticut State Medical Society, the Connecticut Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Society and the Wolcott Chamber of Commerce.

ADVANCED DERMATOLOGY CENTER::

The Advanced Dermatology Center in Wolcott offers various Dermatology and Aesthetic Services. Along with associates, David Suhocki, MHS, PA-C and Deanna Zimkus, MHS, PA-C, the Advanced Dermatology Center offers comprehensive dermatology services including the diagnosis and treatment of all types of rashes, acne, skin cancer, as well as annual skin checks for unusual moles and skin cancers. 


Carol Jurzyk, Clinical Aesthetician, offers our aesthetic services at SkinSpa 464. Here you can receive skin care advice as well as Microdermabrasion, Facials, Chemical peels and waxing.

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Advanced Dermatology Center

Dr. Ronald Jurzyk is a Double Board Certified Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist with over twenty years of experience. He is President of the Advanced Dermatology Center PC in his hometown of Wolcott, CT. Dr. Jurzyk graduated from Drexel University School of Medicine / Hahnemann in Philadelphia and was elected into the AOA National Medical Honor Society. He then completed his Dermatology Residency and Dermatopathology Fellowship in Philadelphia. Dr. Jurzyk is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut. Dr. Jurzyk obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, graduating with Honors and was elected to the Rho Chi National Pharmacy Honor Society. He is also a Licensed Pharmacist in Connecticut. 

The Advanced Dermatology Center in Wolcott offers various Dermatology and Aesthetic Services. Along with associates, David Suhocki, MHS, PA-C and Deanna Zimkus, MHS, PA-C, the Advanced Dermatology Center offers comprehensive dermatology services including the Diagnosis and Treatment of all types of rashes, acne, skin cancer, as well as annual skin checks for unusual moles and skin cancers. Dr. Jurzyk is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatopathology. He is a member of the Connecticut State Medical Society, the Connecticut Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Society and the Wolcott Chamber of Commerce.

ADVANCED DERMATOLOGY CENTER::

The Advanced Dermatology Center in Wolcott offers various Dermatology and Aesthetic Services. Along with associates, David Suhocki, MHS, PA-C and Deanna Zimkus, MHS, PA-C, the Advanced Dermatology Center offers comprehensive dermatology services including the diagnosis and treatment of all types of rashes, acne, skin cancer, as well as annual skin checks for unusual moles and skin cancers. 


Carol Jurzyk, Clinical Aesthetician, offers our aesthetic services at SkinSpa 464. Here you can receive skin care advice as well as Microdermabrasion, Facials, Chemical peels and waxing.


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What we offer

Services

Welcome to Advanced Dermatology

Since 1997, the Advanced Dermatology Center has been working with patients to provide the best dermatological care for patients in the Central Connecticut area.

The experience of Dr. Ronald Jurzyk and his staff is coupled with genuine concern for their patients. All of our staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well. Our goal is to help you achieve and maintain healthy skin.

This web site provides you with an overview of our practice and the field of dermatology. As you navigate the site, you’ll find information about the Advanced Dermatology Center’s practice philosophy, staff, office location, services, products, insurance policies, and appointment scheduling procedures. Please browse the site at your convenience and feel free to contact us with any questions.

You’ll find an array of valuable information on this website about problems, diagnoses and treatments related to dermatology in our patient education library. We believe informed patients are better prepared to make decisions about their health and well being. We encourage you to review this information to help you understand any health concerns you may face. 

We also invite you to call our office to make an appointment or ask any questions.

Thank you.                 

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Credentials

Ronald S. Jurzyk, MD, FAAD

Board Certified: Dermatology, Dermatopathology

MD: Drexel University School of Medicine / Hahnemann 

BS: Pharmacy, University of Connecticut


Academic Honors & Awards:

  • Alpha Omega Apha Medical Honor Society
  • Nomination to Chairman's Medicine Honors Program
  • Rho Chi Pharmaceutical Honor Society
  • National College Deans List


Organizations:

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Fellow of the American Society of Dermatopathology
  • Connecticut State Medical Society
  • Connecticut Dermatology / Derm Surgery Section of CSMS
  • Wolcott Chamber of Commerce


Awards and Achievements:

  •   2015 Top Docs, Connecticut Magazine
  •   2014 Top Docs, Connecticut Magazine
  •   2013 Top Docs, Connecticut Magazine
  •   2012 Top Docs, Connecticut Magazine
  •   Hall of Fame, Wolcott, CT Circle of Sports       


Appointments:

  • Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Department of Dermatology
  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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Voted "Top Doc" by his peers 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015!

Dr Jurzyk has been named by Connecticut Magazine as one of the "Top Doctors" in Dermatology by his peers in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

         

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David M. Suhocki, Physician Assistant

Saint Francis University

  • Masters of Healthcare Sciences in Physician Assistant Studies
  • Bachelor of Healthcare Sciences


Academics:

  • Graduated Cum Laude
  • Inducted into Saint Francis University Honor Society


Organizations / Affiliations:

  • National Commission Certification of Physician Association
  • American Association of Physician Assistant
  • Connecticut Dermatology Physician Assistant Society
  • Connecticut Academy of Physician Assistant
  • Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
  • NCCPA Surgical Certification
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Deanna J. Zimkus , Physician Assistant

Quinnipiac University

  • Masters of Health Science
  • Bachelor of Health Science


Scholarships

  • Quinnipiac University Dean's Scholarship: All Semesters
  • Women's Auxiliary Guild Scholarship
  • Rhode Island Reserve Officers Association Scholarship
  • Quinnipiac Outstanding Sophomore Award
  • Quinnipiac Outstanding Freshman Award

 

Certifications and Proficiencies:

  • Health Care Provider CPR Certified
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certified
  • State of Connecticut EMT-Basic Certification
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Carol A. Jurzyk, Clinical Aesthetician

Certified Aesthetician - Institute of Aesthetic Arts & Science

Bachelor of Science - Family Studies, University of Connecticut, Storrs CT

Member: National Association of Professional Women Associated Skin Care Professionals.

Treasurer - Wolcott Chamber of Commerce.

 

Services Provided:

Microdermabrasion

Therapeutic Facials

Chemical Peels

Waxing

Makeup Application & Beauty Services Provided

Consultation & Products Available

Bare Minerals and Skin Type Solutions

Gift Certificates Available

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Skin Type Solutions™
  • Did you know that 80% of people are wrong about their skin type?



    What is Skin Type Solutions?


    This system is designed to accurately assess one's skin type and make the ideal skincare regimen that's available at Advanced Dermatology Center.  We are very proud to say that we are the first practice in CT to launch Skin Type Solutions.

    After taking a 3 to 5 minute scientifically validated quiz, you will be assigned one of 16 Baumann Skin Types and receive a skincare regimen recommendation that has been Skin Type Solutions Certified for your unique skin type.

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Insurance and Billing

We accept most traditional insurance plans. Please contact our office to verify acceptance of your plan. Qualifications for insurance coverage may differ due to the uniqueness of each procedure. We are happy to file insurance for your reimbursement as long as you are free to choose your own dermatologist. MultiPlan/PHCS, Northeast Health Direct, ConnectiCare and Harvard Pilgrim require credentialing paper application.

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Location
Advanced Dermatology Center
464 Wolcott Road
Wolcott, CT 06716
Phone: 203-349-8165
Fax: 203-879-1191
Office Hours

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203-349-8165