HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU SEE A DERMATOLOGIST?

Skin is the largest organ. It protects the body from the elements, fights bacteria, and helps regulate body temperature. Since it is an organ, skin is susceptible to illnesses like cancer in the same way other body organs are. In fact, it is estimated that on an annual basis there are more than 12,000 fatal… Read more »

BENEFITS OF USING MEDICAL-GRADE SKIN CARE PRODUCTS

Medical-grade skin care products, also known as cosmeceuticals, contain active ingredients that have been clinically proven to have a positive effect on skin. These kinds of products are sold in our dermatology office. They are often categorized as a blend between cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, providing both aesthetic and medicinal benefits. It is a good idea to… Read more »

ECZEMA VS PSORIASIS – WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

When it comes to skin conditions, “rash” is a kind of catch-all term that is used to describe itchy outbreaks. While rashes can potentially represent a myriad of dermal ailments, two of the most common are eczema and psoriasis. Both complaints can cause itching, redness, discomfort and embarrassment due to their appearances – but they… Read more »

IMPORTANCE OF SUNSCREEN – EVEN THROUGH THE WINTER

Many people think that sunscreen is only important during the summer months. However, wearing sunscreen is just as important during the winter as it is during the summer. There are several ways you will be able to benefit by wearing sunscreen during the cold months that will keep you skin beautiful and healthy year round.… Read more »

Poison Ivy – the Green Monster

While we are home during this COVID-19 pandemic, we are getting outside for a variety of activities as best we can while practicing social distancing. Me, well, I am an avid gardener, and one of my favorite times is early spring. Sedum plants erupt from the earth. Bleeding heart plants transform overnight from tiny shoots… Read more »

What are the Risks of My Medications in the Time of COVID-19?

Western allopathic medicine—the profession of MDs and DOs—is based on the scientific method.  Studying the root of disease and adapting to the best available evidence is responsible for the marvels of modern public health, medical devices, and drugs.  These prescription medicines go through a rigorous period of scientific study, generating data that must be compelling… Read more »

So Many Skin Care Products! How Do I Choose?

Perhaps quarantine has given you time to reevaluate your medicine cabinet full of skin care products. How did I ever accumulate so much stuff?! Over the years, you’ve been lured into purchasing products at the pharmacy or high-end department stores or salons, not knowing which would give the results you truly desire: clear, healthy, beautiful… Read more »

SLOWING THE AGING PROCESS WITH RETINOL

Decades of research suggest that the use of retinol can slow the aging process. Applying retinol to the skin will help with fine lines, textural irregularities, and also help to fade brown spots on the skin. Those people who use retinol for many years indeed have smoother, tighter skin as they age. Retinal is probably… Read more »