Short and swimsuit season is almost here. Rid yourself of ugly spider veins easily and safely. 1. Sclerotherapy – involves injections of a substance such as Asclera or hyper-tonic saline to close off tiny vessels. 2. Laser treatment – a direct beam of light can destroy fine vessels by heating the pigment in red blood cells.… Read More

Radio-frequency devices offer a great non-surgical, no down time approach to skin tightening. Many of us notice laxity in our face, jowl, neck, and other body parts. And, if you’re like me, I don’t want to take time off for surgery. So, what’s the alternative? Exilis uses radio-frequency energy to heat up the fat and… Read More

Accutane is often suggested to treat persistent or severe acne when antibiotics and other therapies fail. Many people are afraid of Accutane (isotretinoin). So, what is fact and what is fiction? 1. Accutane is dangerous. The truth is that Accutane, like almost all medicines, may have side effects. The one very serious side effect is… Read More

New Year’s Resolutions for 2016 1) I will wear sunscreen (at least SPF 30) 366 days this year. 2) I will commit to using a daily moisturizer (cream in winter) on my entire body. 3) I will start (or continue) to use Retin A (or similar retinoid) nightly. 4) I will add an exfoliant to… Read More

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