The Pros and Cons of Oily Skin

Oily skin can be a challenge, especially among teenagers (and adults) who struggle with acne. Oily skin is characterized by a shiny appearance, mainly in the T-zone (which includes the forehead, nose and chin.) While those with oily skin tend to focus on the downsides, there are actually a few advantages to having oily skin. … Continue reading


How to Choose a Dermal Filler

Dermal fillers can be used to sculpt the face and restore a natural, youthful look. It is very important to find an injector with an artistic eye combined with skill and experience. Fillers are used to erase wrinkles, plump the lips, add volume to the face and to hide scars caused by acne, surgery and … Continue reading


Don’t Waste Money on These Anti-Aging Ingredients

Most of us are concerned about aging these days, and we’re lucky that we have so many options for preventing, slowing and reversing the visible signs of time. But with this fixation on youth comes a lot of misinformation and hype. It seems there’s always a new product promising the results of a facelift in … Continue reading


How to Reduce the Size of Your Pores

Enlarged pores are a beauty concern for women of all ages and many of us spend a lot of time and money on products that claim to shrink them. For every dermatologist-recommended treatment option, it seems that there are just as many myths and gimmicks that aren’t going to be very effective at all. Pores … Continue reading


Ingredients that Cause Acne

Acne is one of the most common and most frustrating skin conditions to deal with. Although some Baumann Skin Types are predisposed to breakouts, just about any skin type will deal with this issue at some point in their lives. While there are a number of over-the-counter and prescription treatments available that can help to … Continue reading


The Four Sensitive Skin Subtypes

Sensitive skin and the irritation that can come along with it is a common complaint for millions of people. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 40 percent of Americans believe that they have some form of sensitive skin, a number that holds true across all age groups. Skin Type Solutions collected data about 27,485 … Continue reading

Acne, Contact Dermatitis, Rosacea

10 Ways to Stay Looking Young

Everyone wants to look their best, and I try my best to stress the importance of prevention when it comes to aging. But with that said, more often than not, I see patients who make their first dermatologist visit when signs of aging have become significantly noticeable. In an effort to spread the word about … Continue reading


OSNW Skin Type: What You Need to Know

What does OSNW mean? Oily Sensitive Non-pigmented Wrinkle-prone ABOUT YOUR SKIN Your skin type is a very common one and is characterized by skin inflammation and a tendency to wrinkle. The skin’s natural oil provides some antioxidant protection but it is not enough to protect your skin type from aging. OSNW’s often have large pores … Continue reading

Acne, Rosacea

Getting to Know Dr. Baumann

Dr. Leslie Baumann has a deep passion for dermatology and skin care. Through patient care, a professorship at the University of Miami, research on all the major cosmeceutical injectable procedures, multiple patents and authorship of a monthly Cosmeceutical Critique column for dermatologists for 15 years in addition to 3 bestselling books, Dr. Baumann has contributed … Continue reading



Retinol is a form of vitamin A, and a type of retinoid. Often referred to as the “gold standard of anti-aging” by many dermatologists, retinoids have been shown in studies to fight lines and wrinkles by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, increase cell turnover, help to treat acne, and keep the complexion bright. … Continue reading