Hyaluronic Acid

A sugar that can bind over 1,000 times its weight in water, hyaluronic acid is commonly used as an injectable filler for wrinkles in fillers such as Restylane, Juvéderm, and Perlane, are typically injected.   However, in topical skincare, hyaluronic acid is another story. It cannot enter the dermis when applied topically, and may make … Continue reading

December 30, 2016 Skincare

Rosacea: What It Is and What to Do About It

Rosacea is a progressive skin issue that affects tens of millions of people in the United States alone. It occurs in both genders—more often in fair-skinned women—in patients ranging from the ages of 30 to 50 years. As a dermatologist, I see plenty of patients who suffer from persistent facial redness and flushing. Because of … Continue reading

December 29, 2016 Rosacea

Help for Dry Hands

If your hands are profoundly affected by cold, dry winter air, you’re not alone. Dry, chapped hands, especially in the cooler winter months, are a common frustration for women and men alike. Fortunately, there’s plenty you can do to get your hands back in shape, both from the inside and out. Caring for Dry Hands … Continue reading

December 27, 2016 Eczema/Dry Skin, Skincare

Baumann Skin Type® DSNW: What You Need to Know

DSNW is one of the most complex Baumann Skin Types because it has several factors that must be taken into consideration when choosing skincare. The DSNW skin type is characterized by inflammation manifested as either pimples, redness, stinging or rashes. Some people experience 2 or more of these simultaneously. The inflammation leads to an increased … Continue reading

December 26, 2016 Acne, Contact Dermatitis, Eczema/Dry Skin, Rosacea, Skin Type

How to Speed Recovery after Botox

Botox is known as a “lunchtime procedure” because it typically takes less than 20 minutes to perform and requires little to no downtime afterwards. That means that you can go ahead and schedule your Botox appointment during your lunch break because you’ll be fine to return to work immediately afterwards. I am frequently asked how … Continue reading

December 20, 2016 Botox, Skincare

Holiday Gift Ideas for Her

‘Tis the season, so it’s time to get your shopping shoes on! Finding the perfect beauty-minded gifts for the special women in your life can be a tall order, but not to worry, I’ve done the legwork for you. Here are ten beauty treats that will work for any skin type, any age and absolutely … Continue reading

December 19, 2016 Beauty