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

Rosacea Diet: How to Calm Flare-ups with Food

While we are still unsure of the exact cause of rosacea, we have long known that it is directly linked with underlying inflammation. Genetics certainly play a role in the development of inflammatory skin diseases like rosacea, but external factors can also have a considerable impact on symptom flare-ups. One such external factor is your … Continue reading

March 21, 2019 Rosacea

Are Collagen Drinks and Supplements Worth It?

Every day, a patient asks if those expensive collagen drinks, powders, and supplements are worth trying for better skin. The answer is a resounding no! Despite the marketing claims and the fact that many celebrities swear by them, these collagen supplements are just not going to give you the results you’re hoping for. The good … Continue reading

March 19, 2019 Beauty

Vegans and Eczema: Is There a Link?

Vegan and vegetarian diets have become increasingly popular in recent years. While they can come along with a plethora of health benefits, there may be a link between plant-based diets and eczema and dry skin. More research needs to be done on the subject, but I have noticed in my Miami dermatology practice that many … Continue reading

March 15, 2019 Eczema/Dry Skin