Blog Archive

I have these Brown Spots Sep 8th, 2017

One of the most frequent questions we get is about brown spots, age spots, liver spots, freckles, etc-why do I have them and how do I get rid of them. All color darkening of the skin is caused predominantly from sun exposure. A temporary darkening also comes from injury. A...

Tattoos May 30th, 2017

The ink has to be placed at the right level or will fade (too deep) or bleed (too shallow). As the ink particles stay on site they do become lighter over time (fade) as the body tries to remove them and breaks off little bits and pieces of color by...

Sunscreens May 30th, 2017

        The sun emits ultraviolet(UV) radiation(among other emissions such as visible light, etc) in 3 different types, A,B and C. UVC never reaches the earth except in areas where there are holes in the ozone layers, which are naturally occurring at the north and south poles. This is...

Skin Cancer Awareness Month May 30th, 2017

As people get ready for shorts and sandals, this is a good time to check our skin for new and changing grow Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US, with over 1 million cases yearly. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their...

Hair Loss May 30th, 2017

 This is the loss of hair due to sensitivity of the hair follicles to androgens over time. It is also called male or female pattern baldness. Women produce androgens, much lower than men, but do so just the same. As estrogen levels wane with age, the ratio between estrogens and...

Dry Skin/Eczema May 30th, 2017

While this will feel better to us, the dryness that comes from this change will cause dry skin and eczema to worsen. As the temperature falls, the humidity falls with it, causing dryness. Some patients with severe eczema will need to wear scarfs/gloves, etc when outside as the weather drops...

Micro-Needling May 30th, 2017

Micro-needling is the use of a hand-held device (such as the Collagen Pin) that has small needles at the tip, similar to acupuncture type needles. These needles penetrate the skin at varying depths, depending upon the area treated or what is treated (scars vs wrinkles). As these micro punctures heal,...

Facial Skin Creams May 30th, 2017

Not everyone’s skin is the same, but there are some basic recommendations that everyone can follow. First and foremost, I recommend that everyone start their morning regimen with a moisturizer with spf of 30 or higher, as well as broad spectrum coverage on the label. Going about our daily routines,...

Summer time advice May 16th, 2017

You are toweling off after a shower and notice a tick. What should you do? First remove it. The best way is with a removal tool that looks like an ice cream scoop with a v notch-works very well and easily found. If not available, simple traction with tweezers. If...

Wrinkles and Sun Damage May 1st, 2017

What to do if one gets a sunburn? First do not make things worse by getting more sun-stay out or cover up. For the first 24-48 hours use Alleve/Motrin or Tylenol around the clock(Alleve is easier since twice a day dosage) and use a mild topical steroid –over the counter...