Is Spray Tanning Bad for You?

Because UV rays from the sun and tanning beds are so harmful to your skin, tanning alternatives such as self tanner are popular.  Spray tans and sunless tanning lotions are popular options, but I am often asked “Are self tanners are safe to use?” While self tanners are generally considered to be safe, there are … Continue reading

May 23, 2019 Skincare

A Review of Prescription Rosacea Therapies

Although we still do not have a cure for rosacea and are still learning more about this common inflammatory skin disease, there are now a number of prescription therapies that can help to reduce and control its symptoms. Because there are several subtypes of rosacea and symptoms can vary depending on which type or types … Continue reading

May 1, 2019 Rosacea

Can You Use $5 Horse Paste to Treat Rosacea?

Due to mounting costs of prescription medications and hefty copays, some patients are now looking for creative ways to treat their skin problems. You may have seen the recent news stories explaining that some rosacea patients are applying horse deworming medication to their skin because it contains ivermectin – the same active ingredient in prescription … Continue reading

April 23, 2019 News, Rosacea

Does Menopause Affect Rosacea?

Hormonal fluctuations can have a significant impact on your skin, especially with regard to inflammatory skin diseases like rosacea. Because the majority of people who struggle with rosacea are women, the link between this common skin disease and menopause is a hot topic. Most evidence suggests that while perimenopausal women may experience new onset rosacea … Continue reading

April 19, 2019 Rosacea

Is Stress a Trigger for Rosacea?

In a recent survey from the National Rosacea Society, 79 percent of rosacea patients named emotional stress as one of the top causes of a flare-up of facial flushing. While the causes of stress ranged from family and career concerns to finances, health, and social pressure, the outcome is the same across the board: red … Continue reading

April 16, 2019 Rosacea

Can Cannabis Treat Skin Disease?

The legalization of marijuana (cannabis) in certain states has sparked much debate about the potential uses of cannabis and its components, like cannabidiol (CBD), as treatments for various health problems. Many of my patients ask me if cannabis could help to control skin problems like acne, eczema, and rosacea. The bottom line is that we … Continue reading

April 12, 2019 News, Skincare

Does Coffee Help or Hurt Rosacea?

If you struggle with rosacea – an inflammatory skin condition that causes red, warm flushing of the skin – you have probably been told to avoid drinking hot beverages like coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. However, a December 2018 paper found surprising evidence that the caffeine found in coffee may help to reduce the risk … Continue reading

April 9, 2019 Rosacea

Which Foods Help and Hurt Bruising?

Bruising is a common side effect following some in-office skin treatments, such as injectable fillers, Kybella™, BOTOX®, and microneedling. The good news is that there are ways that you can help to prevent or minimize bruising and swelling. One easy method is to pay attention to what you eat and don’t eat before and after … Continue reading

April 2, 2019 Dermal Fillers

Does Diet Really Affect Acne?

You may have heard that going on a sugar binge will give you pimples, or that you can’t eat chocolate if you have acne-prone skin. Is there any truth to these tricks? As it turns out, more research continues to point to a link between certain foods and acne. Read on for more information on … Continue reading

March 26, 2019 Acne