Acne

Common Skin Conditions for Skin of Color

Common skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis affect patients of all ethnicities.  But patients with skin of color are more likely to have complications such as loss of pigmentation, dark spots and even scarring.  For these patients, it’s important to see a dermatologist who has expertise in treating ethnic skin and can address the unique challenges of treating Continue reading

Are You A Popaholic?

With over 77,000 likes on Facebook, 2.8 million followers on Instagram and YouTube videos with over 20 million views, Dr. Sandra Lee (a.k.a. Dr. Pimple Popper) is nothing short of a social media phenomenon. This sensation started with a single YouTube video posted by Dr. Lee four years ago showing extraction of a blackhead. Her cult following has led to Continue reading

The SkinMedica Illuminize Peel | A Summertime Boost

Summertime is a time to enjoy the outdoors, whether hiking, splashing in the pool, or watching the ocean waves roll in. It is not, however, an ideal time for many cosmetic procedures if you are the outdoorsy type. If you have big vacation plans or an upcoming event (July wedding, perhaps?) in the fresh air and wish for a bit Continue reading

Under Your Skin: The Inside Story on Blackheads and Whiteheads

Nearly everyone has them at some point in life, but that doesn’t make having pimples any easier. Whether you have whiteheads, blackheads or an inflamed acne bump, you’d like them to clear up. The problem starts when greasy secretions from the skin’s sebaceous (oil) glands combine with dead skin cells. This excess oil (called sebum) and the dead cells stop Continue reading

Exfoliation: What Is It & How Often Should I Do It?

How Often Should I Exfoliate Your skin is not only a cover, but also the largest organ in your body. Like the rest of your body, it constantly regenerates and replaces dead cells for the duration of your life. It is also porous, so as cells die at the surface, they can be trapped by the oil of your skin. Continue reading

Can I Get A Chemical Peel If I Have Active Acne?

If you’ve been wondering if you can get a chemical peel if you have active acne, the answer is a definite yes! When your skin suffers from active acne blemishes, or even if you have scarring from acne that occurred in the past, getting a chemical peel is a great idea. Here are four reasons why you should get a Continue reading

The Role Of A Dermatology Physician Assistant (PA)

Physician assistants (PAs) are becoming more prevalent in many areas of healthcare. These highly qualified medical providers work with physicians, and they receive education and training in all major specialities, including dermatology. While physicians receive a doctorate degree in medicine, most PAs have a master’s degree in medicine. “PAs who work in dermatology receive a great deal of additional training from the Continue reading

Accutane: The Top 5 Tips to Care for Your Skin

When you have acne that has not responded well to other treatments, your dermatologist may choose to prescribe Accutane. This medication is used to treat severe acne to clear the breakouts and reduce the associated risks of scarring. Accutane works by decreasing oil production. When you are taking Accutane, there are several things you should be aware of to take Continue reading

10 Things Your Skin Is Trying To Tell You

A rash or blemish on the skin can sometimes be a window to an underlying health issue. Often times people may reach for an ointment or cream to clear the visible problems on their skin, but consider what your body may be telling you. “Those unwanted blemishes or discolorations may not be the main issue, but rather a symptom of Continue reading

The Importance of Vitamins For Your Skin

When you think about taking care of your body, eating and exercising are among the top options. However, some people may not be getting all the vitamins that are necessary to keep your body healthy. As a matter of fact, this vitamin deficiency can significantly affect the skin. Vitamin D This vitamin is very important to your health and to your Continue reading

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