Dr. Justin Piasecki FAQ

Dr. Justin Piasecki FAQ

Justin Piasecki, M.D. is a board certified plastic surgeon and founder of Harbor Plastic Surgery Center in Gig Harbor, Washington, where he has been performing plastic micrographic surgery for the past five years.  Dr. Piasecki graduated from Stanford University and Vanderbilt University and received additional training in Mohs micrographic surgery from the University of British Columbia.

Q: How prevalent is skin cancer?
A: According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more than 3.5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year, with the incidences of skin cancer outnumbering all cases of breast, colon, lung, and prostate cancers combined.  Recognized as the most common cause of cancer in the United States, skin cancer accounts for approximately half of all the cancers in the country.

Q: What are the different types of skin cancer?
A: The three most common types of skin cancer include basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma.  Of the three, melanoma causes the vast majority of deaths from skin cancer.

Q: Who is most at risk to develop skin cancer?
A: Individuals most at risk for skin cancer include those with blonde or red hair; individuals who possess lighter skin naturally; and those with a family history of melanoma or other skin cancers.

Q: What is Dr. Piasecki’s experience with skin cancer treatment?
A: The only physician in the world who has completed a Mohs (skin cancer) fellowship and earned board certifications from the American Board of Plastic Surgeons and the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Piasecki has pioneered a treatment known as plastic micrographic surgery, where cancerous tissue is removed one layer at a time and cosmetic or reconstructive surgery is performed in the same office visit. He also recently developed a skincare line, Cosmetic MD, that helps skin remain youthful-looking while at the same time helps to prevent skin cancer.

Q: What does the skincare line consist of?
A: Scientifically based and specifically formulated for the skin, Cosmetic MD products include:

  • Utilizing a unique organic protein known as sericin silk, Cosmetic MD’s cleanser gently removes dead skin cells without disrupting the skin’s pH balance or stripping away its natural oils and emollients.
  • The moisturizer is equipped with sunscreen and three other protective layers from the sun that helps to prevent skin cancer and other visible signs of aging.
  • A night cream that is scientifically based and includes only the ingredients supported by science to help reduce the inflammation caused by environmental and physical stress, the appearance of fine lines, and brown, blotchy color unevenness.

Q: Where can the skincare products be found?
A: Cosmetic MD products are available at www.cosmeticmdskincare.com.  A substantial portion of the proceeds from the sale of Cosmetic MD products will be donated to support opportunities for children.

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