Understanding Acne

Acne is the single most common skin condition in the United States, and it can affect both teens and adults. Although there are a number of both over-the-counter and prescription treatment options for acne, the best first step when dealing with this common skin concern is to consult a dermatologist. He or she can assess … Continue reading


Look Skinnier for the Holidays

As a cosmetic dermatologist, most patients come to me with two concerns: visible signs of aging and stubborn fat. Luckily for all of us, the array of non-surgical options available for treating both of these aesthetic issues has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. To me, the advances in non-invasive body contouring are … Continue reading


A Cornucopia for Your Skin

We often fixate on the potential weight gain related to indulging in yummy holiday foods, but did you know that some traditional holiday eats can actually benefit your body both inside and out? Antioxidant-rich holiday fare like sweet potatoes, cranberries, and even the spices that we closely associate with the holiday are high in antioxidants, … Continue reading


10 Causes of Skin Aging and How to Prevent Them

There are a variety of reasons why the skin begins to show fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, loss of firmness, lack of radiance and other signs of aging. A lifetime of accumulated sun exposure, free radicals and the natural aging process all play a role. Here is a closer look at what’s actually happening beneath the … Continue reading

Skin Aging

ORNT Skin Type: What You Need to Know

If your Baumann Skin Type is ORNT, or number 10, congratulations are in order. You are the Ideal Skin Type! This is the skin type that all of the other skin types are aspiring to be. Either you were born with great genetics or your lifestyle habits, skincare choices, and cosmetic procedures have brought you … Continue reading


Combination Skin: What It Is, and How to Treat It

The Baumann Skin Typing System (BSTS) uses a scientifically validated questionnaire to determine if skin is dry or oily.  In the Baumann Skin Typing System, dry skin is defined as skin that has less water content than normal skin and makes a decreased amount of sebum as compared to normal skin. Oily skin is defined … Continue reading


Must-Know Information about Antioxidants for the Skin

Virtually all dermatologists agree on the importance of three things: sunscreen, retinoids and antioxidants. While these three non-negotiables should be staples in every skincare regimen, simply slathering a bunch of vitamins on your skin isn’t quite always effective. There are a few key points to remember when treating your skin to extra environmental protection to … Continue reading


6 Reasons Not to Buy Skincare Products Online

The internet has changed many facets of modern life, and the practice of medicine has certainly not gone untouched. Just consider, for better and worse, the many websites and apps that patients use for self-diagnosing their skin before consulting with a physician. Long before the internet era patients would self-diagnose their skin type using tools … Continue reading


Dr. Baumann Recommends Botox. Here’s Why.

Botox Cosmetic and its competitors Dysport and Xeomin are nonsurgical wrinkle treatments that have been used on millions of people.  I treat about 100 people a week with these treatments.  I have noticed that many people have the same questions so I will answer the most commonly asked questions about Botox and the other botulinum … Continue reading