GOLDENBERG DERMATOLOGY NYC BLOG

5 ways to treat melasma

5 ways to treat melasma

December 4th, 2016 | Categories: Cosmetic, Dr. Goldenberg, Media

Melasma is a condition related to sun exposure and your normal hormones. It is more common in women, but can be seen in men as well. It is seen in patients of all skin types, with most common location on the cheeks, upper lip, and forehead. https://youtu.be/-GGbD5Tzh3Y Treatment includes the following: 1. Sun protection: Sunscreen and sun protection are first and most important step. Daily sunscreen use in imperative, all your round. This is especially true during summer months. I recommend SPF30 and above. 2. Topical bleaching creams: Multiple topical bleaching creams exist. Some of these are prescription, s... Read More

What Defines a Successful Cosmetic Procedure?

what defines a successful cosmetic procedure

September 18th, 2016 | Categories: Cosmetic

My patients want to look better – a little lift, smoother wrinkles and lines, no pigmentation or melasma, get rid of that acne scarring and spider veins, younger hands/neck/chest/hands, stronger/more masculine jaw (mostly men), softer features (mostly women), improved profile with decreased fat (yes, I said it, fat) under the chin, and so on. But all patients also want this:  “I want to look natural”. Or, “I don’t want my friends/family/spouse to know that I am getting ‘work’ done”. Or, “I don’t want to look like one of those men/women.” In a way, this is a paradox. But in a way it’s really the rig... Read More

Top 5 Ways to Repair Summer Sun Damage

top 5 ways to repair summer sun damage

September 18th, 2016 | Categories: Cosmetic, Skin Cancer

Top 5 Ways to Repair Summer Sun Damage One of the most common questions from patients after summer months are over is “How can I repair all the damage I may have done from sun exposure?” This happens to even the best of us – we try to stay in the shade, use sunscreen and wear a hat. But nonetheless, the sun penetrates our defenses and we are left with freckles, pigmentation, melasma, or (worst case scenario) abnormal moles and skin cancer. Other than getting a complete skin check to rule out any abnormal moles or skin cancer, follow these steps to improve your sun-damaged skin: 1. Skin-care: Sunscreen with SPF ... Read More

Types of Skin Cancer – Dr. Gary Goldenberg

May 4th, 2016 | Categories: Skin Cancer, Uncategorized

As the largest organ, the skin plays in important role in protecting your body, controlling your internal temperature, and balance of water, vitamins, or minerals. It is essential to take proper care of your skin because exposure to sun and UV can potentially lead to skin cancer. Skin cancer is a disease in which malignant cells form in the tissues of the skin. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, approximately five million Americans are treated for skin cancer every year and about one in five Americans will fight skin cancer. The three most common types of skin cancer are basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma. Ba... Read More

Common Misconceptions about Botox

March 31st, 2016 | Categories: Dr. Goldenberg, Uncategorized

Since its appearance on the aesthetic medicine scene, Botox has skyrocketed in popularity to become the single-most requested rejuvenating procedure in the United States. With over 6.6 million treatments reported a year, Botox and other botulinum toxin type A-based injectables (Dysport and Xeomin) eclipse both surgical and non-surgical treatments. Despite its wide use, there are still some “Botox myths” that persist. Here are 5 common misconceptions about Botox: Only women have Botox injections. While it is true that women do comprise the majority of patients who seek cosmetic treatments, Botox is definitely po... Read More

What is Rosacea?

January 26th, 2016 | Categories: Acne, Cosmetic, Dr. Goldenberg, Rosacea, Uncategorized

People often wonder what exactly rosacea is. The simple answer is: rosacea is a chronic skin condition that appears most often on the face causing the skin to turn red and making it vulnerable to pimples and bumps. However, in certain cases, it can spread to the scalp, eyes and chest and may even make the skin swollen and coarse. This widespread skin condition is chronic and about sixteen million Americans are victims of it. Although it affects all skin types, it is most commonly found in individuals with light skin and affects women more than men. Unfortunately, there are no permanent cures for rosacea – so, even if ... Read More

3 ways to decrease dry skin

January 18th, 2016 | Categories: Cosmetic, Dr. Goldenberg, Eczema/Dermatitis, Uncategorized

3 ways to decrease dry skin: 1. Add moisture to your skin: Using a moisturizer regularly is one of the most important steps in restoring your skin’s moisture balance. It’s important to moisturize daily, and for those with dry skin or eczema, twice daily. Any moisturizer is better than doing nothing. But when given a choice, choose a product that’s hypoallergenic and fragrance free. It’s also important to choose a product that has barrier repair properties – helps the skin restore the normal barrier between itself and the outside world. While in the past it’s been said that ointments are better than c... Read More

Top 5 ways to prevent wrinkles

January 17th, 2016 | Categories: Cosmetic, Dr. Goldenberg, Uncategorized

Top 5 ways to prevent wrinkles: 1. Sun protection: Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is one of the biggest causes of wrinkles and skin aging.  UV rays cause the superficial part of the skin (epidermis) to thin and become cigarette paper like. The dermis (middle later of the skin) may develop brown spots, decrease in collagen (which causes skin to thin) and dilated blood vessels. The deep layer of the skin (fatty layer) thins and causes loss of volume, which is usually seen on the face and backs of hands. Of course, these changes can be prevented with behavior modification – use of broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 3... Read More

3 ways to decrease risk of skin cancer

January 17th, 2016 | Categories: Dr. Goldenberg, Skin Cancer, Uncategorized

3 ways to decrease risk of skin cancer: 1. Sun protection: Sun protection is most important to prevent and decrease the risk of skin cancer. This is accomplished in several ways. Sun avoidance, such as walking on the shaded side of the street, avoiding mid-day sun, and using an umbrella at the beach are important. Wearing a wide-brimmed hat and other sun protective clothing is important. Special clothes are available for outdoor activities, such as golf or tennis, running, going to the beach and etc. These clothes have “UPF” – the fabric is woven tightly to prevent sun’s harmful rays from penetrating the... Read More

5 treatment options for adult female acne

January 17th, 2016 | Categories: Acne, Cosmetic, Dr. Goldenberg, Uncategorized

5 treatment options for adult female acne: Acne was always thought of as a disease that mainly effects teenagers. But in the past decade the fastest growing segment of population with acne is adult women. Some of these patients never had acne as teenagers, only to develop it in their 20’s and 30’s. It’s unclear why there is such an increase, but diet, lifestyle and hormonal abnormalities have been implicated. Treatment of adult women with acne is a bit different than that of teenage acne, and should be approached on an individual basis. 1. Skincare: Good skincare starts with a good cleanser. A gentle cleanse... Read More