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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

What is post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation?

Have you ever noticed a dark spot on your skin after a bad pimple, or scratch? These spots might actually be post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. This condition is caused by pigment that is left behind in areas of the body that have been previously affected by injuries or skin disorders. Treat post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation with the correct methods

Sun Damage Concerns

Years of sun exposure can cause many skin issues like premature aging and skin cancer. Overexposure to the sun’s UV rays is usually the culprit for premature skin aging. The prolonged exposure to these UV rays can also cause easy bruising, and many other skin changes that were once thought to just be a result

Acne Keloidalis Nuchae

Gentlemen, those raised or inflamed bumps on the back of your neck and your jaw area might be Acne keloidalis nuchae. This skin condition is not directly related to the common type of acne and can lead to bad scarring if it is left untreated. This condition is typically found among young adult men of

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic Dermatitis, or red rash on the scalp or around the nose or on the eyelids, is a common skin disorder that affects nearly one in 20 Americans. People with Seborrheic Dermatitis normally experience scaling and redness on areas of the body where oil glands are prominent. This skin condition is not harmful or contagious,

Hair Today, Gone After Laser

In my suburban practice, Laser hair removal is the most common cosmetic procedure patients ask me about.Is it safe? Does it hurt? Will the hair grow back? Can you treat my skin? There is so much wrong information out there that it takes a minute to undue the forces that make someone decide that they should

So You Want to Get Help?

Dear Prospective Patient! Thank you so much for reaching out. I understand you would like my expert opinion and I would love to help you. Please understand that I cannot GIVE ADVICE ONLINE to patients who aren’t my patients yet. If I have not had the opportunity to see you in person, then I can’t

PSA –How Do I know, you ask???? Hmmmmmmm

I know because I am a dermatologist, who is board certified by the American Academy of Dermatology since 1984 and recertified in May 2009  ( just to see if I was still keeping up with the newer graduates!) When you are looking for answers to skin , hair or nail problems I hope you will

Welcome to PSA’s PATIENT SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Dear Patients, When I think of the things I wish that everybody knew about skin, hair and nails, the list grows but a lot of things keep coming up OVER and OVER again. It is for this reason that I decided to make an attempt to create a blog with “news you can use”. Simply