GOLDENBERG DERMATOLOGY NYC BLOG

Common Misconceptions About Dry Skin

January 7th, 2016 | Categories: Cosmetic, Dr. Goldenberg, Eczema/Dermatitis, Uncategorized

Myths About Dry Skin Even though dry skin is much more widespread during the winter months, it can still show up during other seasons and even throughout the year for some people. Although it is a common skin condition, there are still many misconceptions surrounding dry skin as well as the causes behind it. Below, we will examine some common myths and explain why they are not true. Dehydration It is commonly believed that dry skin is a result of not drinking enough water or, on the other hand, keeping your body hydrated will maintain the moisture in your skin and prevent dry skin. But, the truth is that dri... Read More

What is Psoriasis?

December 30th, 2015 | Categories: Cosmetic, Dr. Goldenberg, Psoriasis, Uncategorized

Psoriasis is a multifactorial genetic condition in which inflammation is increased and skin cells turn over at a higher than normal rate. On the outside, the increased scale is caused by rapid growth of skin cells. This in turn causes skin cells to accumulate on the surface of the skin and cause silvery scale. On the inside, there is an increase in inflammation. This inflammation causes the skin to be red and inflamed. This likely causes the itching and burning commonly seen in psoriasis. The most common type of psoriasis is called psoriasis vulgaris (common psoriasis). These patients have insolvent of the skin extensor... Read More

Skincare Myths

December 18th, 2015 | Categories: Acne, Cosmetic, Dr. Goldenberg, Uncategorized

Caring for your skin to make sure it’s healthy and beautiful is important. However, there is a lot of misinformation about this very topic. Myths of skin care are rampant on the internet and beauty magazines. Here are some of the myths…debunked! Myth #1: Drink more water for dry skin. If you suffer from dry skin, you might think that drinking more water will help but dry skin isn’t as simple as that. In fact, drinking more water won’t make dry skin better. Studies have shown that water content of dry skin, normal skin, and oily skin have very insignificant differences. Dry skin occurs when the substances betwe... Read More

The Anatomy of the Skin

November 11th, 2015 | Categories: Cosmetic, Dr. Goldenberg, Uncategorized

Did you know that: ● The skin of an adult weighs about about 9 pounds? ● The skin is the largest organ in the body? ● The skin is constantly regenerating, shedding about 50, 000 dead cells a minute? ● The average person has about 3 million sweat glands in the skin? ● The skin progressively thickens until an individual reaches the thirties or forties then, it begins to thin? The skin is a complex and dynamic system, responsible for keeping pathogens at bay, our body temperature consistent and ultraviolet radiation out. A look into the anatomy of the skin reveals some of the inner workings of our largest ... Read More

What’s Your Skin Type?

October 28th, 2015 | Categories: Acne, Cosmetic, Dr. Goldenberg, Media, Uncategorized

Some people have skin that constantly begs for moisture, while others cannot seem to counteract excess oil. Genetics influence your basic skin type, but environmental factors also play a role. Moreover, skin changes over the course your lifetime. Understanding your skin type can help you make the right decisions when it comes to skin care. Dry Skin Dry skin is characterized by a lackluster complexion, fine lines and diminished resilience. If you have dry skin, you may see it worsen seasonally or notice a change when you are in certain climates. Winter weather can exacerbate dry skin, potentially causing rough patches, ... Read More

3 Pillars of Improving Your Appearance

October 18th, 2015 | Categories: Cosmetic, Dr. Goldenberg, Media, Uncategorized

I am happy to announce that on November 4, I will be discussing these topics with members ofThe Transition Network, NYC Chapter. There are 3 Pillars of Improving your Appearance with Cosmetic Dermatology: 1. Skin Care 2. Improving skin quality and texture 3. Volumizing and contouring with fillers and toxins 1. Skin Care: Skin care does not have to be complicated or expensive. Basics of skin care include sun protection, moisturization and cleansing. Use a gentle cleanser twice daily. In the morning apply sunscreen with a moisturizer. This product can be used under your makeup or as an aftershave. At night, use a r... Read More

Relaxants and Fillers

September 9th, 2015 | Categories: Cosmetic, Dr. Goldenberg, Media, Uncategorized

Minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures have become the convenient go-to treatments for those wishing to combat signs of aging with minimally invasive, non-surgical options. In its most recent statistics, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported a clear spike in minimally-invasive procedures, stating that in 2014 “facial rejuvenation procedures experienced the most growth.” Of 13.9 million minimally-invasive procedures reported, relaxants and fillers were the two leading treatment categories. Both relaxants and fillers are injectables – treatments that are delivered with a fine needle – but they differ in h... Read More

Signs of Skin Cancer

July 28th, 2015 | Categories: Dr. Goldenberg, Media, Skin Cancer, Uncategorized

Number  of skin cancers has increased dramatically in recent years. This includes both melanoma and non-melanoma forms of skin cancer. Melanoma cancer originates from melanocytes, skin cells which give pigment or color to our skin. It is estimated that 1 in 50 Americans will develop melanoma in their lifetime. One patient dies from melanoma every hour. Non-melanoma skin cancers, mainly basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, are very common. Approximately 3.5 million cases are diagnosed annually. Skin cancer can start as an innocuous appearing spot. These lesions can grow and become symptomatic, with bleeding... Read More

Sun Protection

July 14th, 2015 | Categories: Cosmetic, Dr. Goldenberg, Media, Skin Cancer, Uncategorized

Summer is here! Hello sunshine and warm weather. With summer in full swing, you’re probably spending a great deal of quality time outdoors, running, biking, hikingor hangouts on the beach. Spending more time in the hot sun can wreak havoc on your skin, even damaging your skin. This summer, fight back against the sun’s harmful effects by exercising good suncare. Although most people understand the importance of applying sunscreen, there are still many misconceptions revolving around SPF. Many people believe that higher SPFs mean more protection against the sun and therefore you can spend more time in the sun; how... Read More

5 Ways To Calm Eczema Symptoms

May 20th, 2015 | Categories: Cosmetic, Dr. Goldenberg, Eczema/Dermatitis, Uncategorized

Eczema, or Atopic Dermatitis, is a rash that can appear anywhere on the body. It is itchy, red, dry, and, depending on where it appears, often very embarrassing. It is very common among children, and though it frequently abates with age, it is also common among adults, regardless of whether or not they suffered as children. It is the result of overactive inflammatory cells in the skin, though the exact causes of this overreactivity are unknown. The triggers of eczema are well known however, and include irritants to the skin such as dry air or chemicals, allergic reactions, stress, infections and dry skin.Trying to ... Read More