Category: Cosmetic

5 ways to treat melasma

December 4th, 2016

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. Treatment includes the following: 1. Sun protection: Sunscreen and […]

What Defines a Successful Cosmetic Procedure?

September 18th, 2016

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 […]

Top 5 Ways to Repair Summer Sun Damage

September 18th, 2016

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 […]

What is Rosacea?

January 26th, 2016

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 […]

3 ways to decrease dry skin

January 18th, 2016

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 […]

Top 5 ways to prevent wrinkles

January 17th, 2016

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 […]

5 treatment options for adult female acne

January 17th, 2016

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 […]

Common Misconceptions About Dry Skin

January 7th, 2016

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, […]

What is Psoriasis?

December 30th, 2015

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 […]

Skincare Myths

December 18th, 2015

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 […]