Flaky, Itchy Scalp–A Medical Condition

Millions of people have what we commonly refer to as dandruff, and there are lots of over-the-counter shampoos and treatments for this condition. While these over-the-counter treatments can be really helpful, they leave many with an unsatisfactory result and little improvement in their condition. Evaluation and treatment by a dermatologist is often necessary for this condition, which may be seborrheic dermatitis.

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Gel Nail Polish and Skin Cancer?

Like many women, I get manicures regularly and like to have polished nails. As a physician though, I wash my hands tens of times daily, which takes a toll on traditional nail polish. For me, traditional nail polish lasts for only a few short days before chipping, which makes me question if it is worth the time, effort and money of getting the manicure at all. In 2010 I discovered a new product, the answer to my manicure dilemma: the gel manicure, also known as the 14-day manicure. As promised, my gel manicure remained intact for nearly 2 weeks despite washing my hands at work and home, cooking and doing all of my normal daily activities.

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The New Face of Acne

Some of the exact same patients who see me for skin cancer exams, and botox and fillers, also see me for acne treatment. This is because acne patients are often women and men (but usually women) in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s. For many of these women, acne is a new phenomenon for them–never having struggled with it in their teenage years, when it most typically occurs. Others experience a continuation or resurgence of the condition that they’ve had for years. Needless to say, acne can be very confusing and frustrating for the millions of adult women and men that have it.

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You’re Getting More Sun Than You Think

Like most dermatologists, I routinely tell my patients to protect themselves from the sun. In response, I often hear, “Oh, I don’t really get in the sun”. People have learned their lessons in the past with painful sunburns and maybe some atypical moles or skin cancer, so they’ve permanently retired the baby oil, iodine and sun reflective surfaces. For many people though, laying out at a pool or beach is not when they get most of their sun. It’s from walking to and from the car, eating your lunch on the restaurant’s patio, and driving in the car. Perhaps these are the most dangerous times that we get sun because we often don’t realize it and therefore, we do not adequately protect ourselves…

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Introduction

Welcome to my blog! I am a triple board certified facial plastic and cosmetic surgeon specializing facial, breast and body cosmetic surgery. Owning a practice for 15 years and overseeing cosmetic surgery, dermatology, and esthetics has shed light on many topics in these fields. My goal here is to create an open forum to bring […]

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