DERMATOLOGY INSIGHTS

What Does Natural Mean To Your Skin?

Strictly speaking, if a product is found on earth, then it is of nature and therefore natural! What is also true, is there is a lot of marketing going on…and my patients insist that what they buy must be natural. Guess what? Just because “natural”  is on the label, does not mean you cannot be harmed

Just How Does the Laser Help Acne???

Acne patients need to understand the treatment is killing the bacteria on their face or any other affected area. Cross contamination is an issue. Everything in the environment needs to be cleaned including pillow cases and make up brushes; new makeup is recommended if a liquid makeup is worn. The Light Pod Neo is fully

This Doctor Will See You Now!

You call a Doctor’s office to make an appointment. You get there and find that you aren’t going to see the Doctor. You weren’t warned of this in advance. Instead, you may get to see an assistant or a midlevel staff member . You are not going to see the doctor. Does this bother you?

Acne Essential Information

I am happy to provide these facts about acne that have endured for the past 30+ years that I have been taking care of dermatology patients as a board certified expert. HORMONES and HEREDITY—the answer to the question, “Why do I have acne?” When you come back, in your next life, just try to get

Got dry skin?

Dry skin, known medically as xerosis, affects many individuals of all ages, gender and race- especially in the winter. Dry skin is typically characterized by dry, red, rough or scaling skin. However, small cracks in the skin can occur in some cases. This skin condition can be sparked by environmental factors (frequent bathing, cold weather,

Information about Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra

Do you have lots of little moles or raised dark spots on your face? It might be Dermatosis papulosa nigra, a harmless skin condition that can affect the faces and hands of African, and occasionally Asian, adults. This condition affects around 35% of blacks and is more common in women than it is in men.

Got unwanted body hair?

Today we are discussing hirsutism, a condition that causes excess hair to grow on a woman’s face ands/or body. Women who have hirsutism tend to have thick, dark hair on their face, abdomen, chest and back. We can help patients with hirsutism or those that want to remove unwanted body hair generally. Laser is one

Treatment of Melasma

Melasma is a very common skin disorder characterized by variations in skin color. Dark patches, also known as hyperpigmented patches, typically show up on the face when an individual has melasma. Melasma is more commonly found in women, but men can also be at risk. People with darker skin also have a higher chance of

A Skin Condition Called Pityriasis Alba

Some children can experience a skin condition called pityriasis alba. This condition is benign. Pityriasis alba often presents as a rash that may leave light patches of skin and commonly affects the cheeks. The cause of this skin condition is unknown but heat, humidity, heavily scented detergents/soaps, abrasive clothing, smoke and stress are thought to

Acne Treatment

Just about every individual experiences acne (acne vulgaris) at some point in their lives. Acne is caused by the blockage of your hair follicles and increased production of normal skin oils. Some medications, such as lithium, iodides, cortisone or hormones can also stimulate breakouts. Currently, there is no actual cure for acne and controlling the