Meet Kybella! Kybella (deoxycholic acid) is the freestanding non-surgical treatment for submental fat, or “double chin”. When injected into this area, it slowly dissolves or melts away the fat. A series of two to four treatments over several weeks can destroy fat cells. Each treatment takes about 20 minutes, and results are permanent. Is Kybella right… Read More


What you put in your mouth affects what happens to the outside of your skin. Here are a few “ins” and “outs” of holiday skin care: Hydrate inside, hydrate outside. Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water during these low humidity months. Switch to moisturizing creams or ointments for the outside. Don’t skimp on the outside.… Read More


Hidradenitis suppurativa is the acne-like condition that no one talks about. It consists of blackheads, cysts, and tender draining nodules that occur in the underarm, groin, under breasts and on buttocks. At its best, it is sore and annoying. At its worst, it is scarring and disfiguring. Multiple treatments exist, but none is effective for… Read More


Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is not only a medical problem but a social one. Many of my patients tell me, “I can’t wear a sleeveless dress,” or “I’m a salesman and I can’t shake hands.” So, here’s a checklist for treating your problem: Antiperspirants-These are available with or without a prescription and generally contain aluminum… Read More


Fall and winter are the best times for chemical peels. Whether it is a light pre-party peel for exfoliating, or a deeper peel for anti-aging, this is a relatively inexpensive way to freshen your skin. A-Alpha hydroxyl acid peels, like glycolic can exfoliate and freshen. This is a typical lunchtime peel. B– Beta hydroxyl acid peels… Read More