A tattoo is created by injecting ink into the dermis (the second layer of skin) to incorporate a form of skin decoration. Tattooing is practiced worldwide and has often been a part of cultural or religious rituals. In Western societies today, tattooing has re-emerged as a popular form of self-decoration.
Technically, a tattoo is a series of puncture wounds. An electric device uses a sterilized needle and tubes to penetrate to a deeper layer of skin and inject ink into the opening it creates. The tattoo machine moves the needle up and down between 50 and 3,000 times per minute. The machine’s operator, a tattoo artist, will use a flash or stencil of the design you select. Typically the design is outlined in black, shading is filled in and then solid areas of color are completed.
Any puncture wound is susceptible to bacterial or viral infection, which is why it is imperative that you work with a licensed tattoo artist who adheres to stringent infection control standards. Single-use needles and disposable materials should be used in conjunction with sterile procedures, such as the artist wearing latex gloves, cleaning the affected area after each stage of tattooing and using an autoclave to sterilize any materials or equipment that is re-used.
After the tattooing is completed, it is important to care for the damaged skin until it fully heals. Keep a bandage on the area for at least the first 24 hours. Wash the tattoo with antibacterial soap once daily and gently pat it dry. Avoid touching the tattoo and don’t pick at the scabs as they form. You can also use an antibiotic ointment to help prevent infection. Do not use petroleum jelly because it may cause fading. If you experience redness or swelling, put ice on the tattoo. Keep your tattoo away from water and out of the sun until it has completely healed.
Complications from tattoos generally involve either an infection or an allergic reaction to the ink. If you have a skin condition, like eczema, you should probably avoid getting any tattoo.
A tattoo is designed to last for a lifetime. However, if your feelings about a tattoo change over time, there is a laser removal technology. The process tends to be expensive, requires multiple visits and can be painful. Essentially, the laser’s energy is aimed at pigments in the tattoo. The laser emits short zaps of targeted light that reach the deeper layers of the skin. This stimulates the body’s immune system to remove the pigment. It is critical that the procedure be handled in a sterile manner in order to prevent infection. Home care following laser removal treatments is similar to the care recommended for getting a tattoo.
Ronald Jurzyk, MD
Dermatologist located in Wolcott, CT
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.
What We Offer
Ronald S. Jurzyk, MD, FAAD offers a full array of dermatological services to help you maintain healthy skin:
- Eczema (Dermatitis)
- Lumps, Bumps, and Cysts
- Moles (Nevi)
- Skin Cancers
- Birthmarks / Pigmented Skin
- Head Lice
- Hidradenitis Suppurativa
- Hives (Urticaria)
- Keratosis Pilaris
- Lichen Simplex Chronicus
- Poison Ivy
- Poison Oak
- Poison Sumac
- Moles (Nevi)
- Actinic Keratosis
- Seborrheic Keratosis
- Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
- Chicken Pox (Herpes Varicella Zoster)
- Herpes Simplex Virus
- Lyme Disease
- Ringworm (Tinea Corporis)
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
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.
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
- 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
- Assistant Clinical Professor
- Department of Dermatology
- University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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.
Saint Francis University
- Masters of Healthcare Sciences in Physician Assistant Studies
- Bachelor of Healthcare Sciences
- 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
David Suhocki, Physician Assistant
- Masters of Health Science
- Bachelor of Health Science
- 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
Deanna J. Zimkus , Physician Assistant
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.
Makeup Application & Beauty Services Provided
Consultation & Products Available
Bare Minerals and Skin Type Solutions
Gift Certificates Available
Carol A. Jurzyk, Clinical Aesthetician
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.
- AARP Medicare Complete
- Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Blue Cross
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program
- Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Empire Plan
- First Health (Coventry Health Care)
- Golden Rule
- Great West Life
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
- HighMark Blue Shield
- Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
- Local 1199
- Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
- Medicare Supplemental
- Multiplan PHCS
- Municipal Health Benefit Fund
- Mutual of Omaha
- Northeast Health Direct
- Prime Health Services, Inc.
- Sterling Insurance
- Three Rivers PPO
Words from our patients
Thank you so much
Finally someone that is listening to my daughters concerns, and helping her, instead of always saying. Don’t scratch. Thank you so much
Great place and greAt staff
Great office, great doctors, great staff!
…he is my hero, he listened to me and truly cared (his wife is a cutie too). Thanks again, Dr. Jurzyk.
Dr Jurzyk was very empathetic and helpful. He is very caring and a great doctor.
Staff was so friendly
I really liked Deanna Zimkus. She was great very knowledgable. The front desk staff was friendly as well. Everyone was so welcoming I brought my daughter and the staff was so friendly to her.
I have been coming here for years. Feel very comfortable with the exam I get. This is such a preventative exam that everyone should do it annually.
Knowledgeable and informative
Very friendly, knowledgeable and informative staff. Made my visit very relaxing.
I have seen many doctors through the years without relief. One visit to Dr. Jurzyk, one prescription and one application resulted in immediate results!
I highly recommend
The Raw truth…… I am asked often about my skin regimen and I have to tell you it’s all over the place. I am 42 years “young” and 99.9% of the time I leave my house in sweat pants and in NO makeup. For years I never washed my face before bed, put on any moisturizer or really did anything as a regimen….. That all changed a couple of years ago when I started to see the wrinkles on my face and the breakouts were happening all the time. I mean, I felt like a teenager because my breakouts were all the time. What saved me? Iole Punzo Saved me! Her knowledge in advanced medical aesthetics is what got my skin where it is. Iole takes the time to educate you on what you need and why you need it. She specialized in skin care, injectables, fillers, laser treatments, hydro facials and much much more. Her team at Advanced Dermatology Center P.C. will make you feel like a million bucks, even on your worst day. They are incredibly knowledgeable and are not there just to push a product. Iole and her team want you to feel comfortable and want you to ask as many questions as you can, they spend the time with you to make sure you leave happy and with the complete understanding of your regimen. I can’t thank Iole enough for helping me get my skin back to where I feel beautiful. Thank you Iole!!!!!!! If you are looking for a team like this, I highly recommend Iole!!!!!!
I would recommend
First time patient. Very efficient. I would recommend this office.
Saw Deanna. She was receptive and listened to my concerns. She answered all of my questions and was very thorough.
Everyone was very pleasant.
Everyone was very pleasant. Deanna knew right away what I had and prescribed a cream that is helping.
Informative and very professional appointment. Glad I went.
I had a great experience
I had a great experience with ADC. Staff went above and beyond to make sure I had a been taken care of. Office was clean and decorated beautifully. The spa is a hidden gem. Thank you Dr. Jurzyk and staff. I will be coming back.
Great experience I work in the dermatology field and from start to finish from making my appt on line (which is a great option for a busy working person) to the office visit was smooth and comfortable which is exactly what I was looking for. I will definitely be referring to others.
Friendly and helpful
Everyone was friendly and helpful !
I highly recommend Dr. Jurzyk and his staff at Advanced Dermatology Center. He has a real calmness about him, he listened to my concerns and addressed them. The staff was great. Beautiful office.
Very friendly and polite
Very friendly and polite
Very nice staff.
Very nice staff. Everything was explained easily.
Everyone is friendly
Everyone is friendly receptionist/ nurse/ Dr. Jurzyk is always friendly and helpful. Wait time wasn’t bad. Love makeup section near the exit!
Fine doctors, efficient staff and office.
My husband and I have been patients of Advanced Dermatology Center for many years. Fine doctors, efficient staff and office. Seldom any wait time.
Very helpful and friendly.
The office staff was great! Very helpful and friendly. Thanks Dr. Jurzyk for making my visit to your office today a pleasant one.
Absolutely love the staff
Absolutely love the staff and the beautiful new office ! It relieves you to sit in a reception area that makes u feel like your not at a doctor !!! Had to wait awhile for my appointment but I understand the doctors get backed up
I recently saw Iole for Juvederm injections . I couldn’t be happier with the results . She is very knowledgeable and she took her time to explain exactly where she was going to inject me. I didn’t feel rushed and felt like I was her priority I was very comfortable and confident with the whole experience. The staff tries to make your visit relaxing. I will definitely go back . Renee C
Excellent – right on time.
The wait time was under 10 minutes. David spent a good amout of time examining me and explaining things as he went along. He answered my questions and has a down-to-earth approach which made me feel comfortable.
Very quick and the doctor was excellent.
Friendly efficient staff.
Friendly efficient staff. Deanna was very knowledgeable and thorough. Highly recommend.
Very informative and efficient
Very informative and efficient
Staff are very friendly and all greeted me when I came in the office
Doctor addressed my concerns
Doctor addressed my concerns
My wait was 45 minutes.
Very kind and thorough
Very kind and thorough skin exam. Good skin care advice. Careful preventative measures taken.
David Suhocki has to be one of the best PA’s I’ve dealt with. Super thorough and knowledgeable. He’s very down to earth and has a great personality. Highly recommended for those patients who are looking for realistic answers to their diagnosis.