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Retinol and Retin A burns: how to prevent and how to treat

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Tretinol, the active ingredient in Retin A is irritating to the skin. Retinol, an over-the-counter medication gets absorbed into the skin and then converted into this active compound that works as tretinol. In general, Retinol products are less irritating than tretinol. The...

What’s best for anti-aging?

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We all know that eating healthy is important to combat the effects of aging, but what else should we be doing? Every day I get asked about fillers to plump up lines and other procedures to make one look better. People tend to forget about what else they should be doing to better...

OTC Antihistamine helpful for Alopecia Areata

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Allegra helpful for those with alopecia areata.

COVID-19 Vaccine and Cosmetic Filler

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In rare cases, cosmetic fillers can swell slightly after a vaccine. This has been recently reported with the COVID vaccine. This reaction is temporary and usually resolves within 24-48 hours and can be treated. None of the reported cases were serious, life-threatening, or had...

Covid-19 treatment approved

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This post is not skin related, but important for pubic health. Remdesivir was just approved for the treatment of Covid-19 hospitalized patients with lower respiratory tract infections. This is good news! In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, patients who...

Fillers: The do’s and don’ts

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INJECTABLE SKIN FILLERS With fillers being so common today, the number of options is very high and very confusing. Which product is best for me? Who should perform the procedure? Where should I have it performed? Let us take a look at some of the most important questions that you...
Freckles on face

Freckles

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Freckles are brown spots that commonly occur in sun-exposed areas on the skin that are harmless. As one gets sun exposure, the spots darken. When one avoids the sun or UV exposure, the spots lighten. The face is the most common area affected, but the arms and legs are common...

How to reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eyes

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No one likes the look of dark circles under their eyes, which can make one look tired. Unfortunately, treatment of this common complaint can be difficult as several factors play a role in their appearance.  What causes dark circles under the eyes Genetics. This is the most...

Melt Fat Away in 15 Minutes

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The new Trusculpt iD technology from Cutera damages fat cells (adiposites) using heat. This technology has a higher patient satisfaction rate when compared to “fat freezing” technology and also tightens the skin, a claim that cannot be made with “fat...

Mohs Micrographic Surgery may have higher survival for invasive Melanomas on the Head and Neck

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According to a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, patients who were treated with Mohs’ Micrographic Surgery had a higher 5-year survival rate than those treated with excision. Despite this, many insurance carriers do not view Mohs’...