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Seborrheic Dermatitis

As the weather starts to warm up, I see a variety of skin conditions flare-up in my patients. Many people come in with a red rash on their face complaining that their acne isn’t clearing up, others say that their primary care physician diagnosed them with facial psoriasis, and still others complain of an itchy […] Read more…

Aging in Ethnic Skin

Take a look at the images below – Halle Berry and Nicole Kidman – similar in age yet you can see more lines and sagginess in Nicole’s face – especially around her eyes.  While these women both look amazing for being in their late 40’s, Halle maintains a much younger looking appearance.   There is […] Read more…

Oily Skin : Hormones versus Lifestyle

This is the third post in my series, “Cure Your Acne Once And For All”.  My goal is to educate and support people in their mission to achieve clear skin.  A huge part of controlling your acne is understanding why we get acne.  One important element to how acne develops is the oils that our […] Read more…

Is There Lead In Your Lipstick?

I’ve blogged before about the concept of ‘clean’ products and chemicals that can be found in personal care products.  Today I’m diving a bit deeper into lipstick, and specifically, lead.    Over the last few years this topic has been covered a lot in the news.  First reported in 2007 with a report on lead contamination in […] Read more…

Rosacea Awareness

  April is Rosacea Awareness Month.  Almost 5 times a day, a patient will come into my office and say: “Doctor, I have rosacea.” “What do you mean by that?” I ask. “I have a red face, of course” is usually the response. The fact of the matter is that there are many things that […] Read more…

PRP For Skin Rejuvenation

  Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has made headlines thanks to Kim Kardashian and the ‘blood facial’ image she posted on Instagram for all to see.  PRP has been around for a while to promote healing in dental, orthopedic, and plastic surgery procedures but in the last few years the benefits of skin rejuvenation have been […] Read more…

Here Comes The Bride

A Dermatologist’s Guide to Picture Perfect Skin for Your Wedding Day   Wedding season will be here soon which means it’s time to start getting your skin in the best shape.  By starting early we can ensure that your skin will be naturally healthy and glowing. Skin care regimen For starters, it is important that […] Read more…

Peel Away The Years

  It is spring time in Boston and a great time to exfoliate away all the dead skin that winter helped build up.  Chemical exfoliation is my preferred way to get rid of dead skin cells.  A common misconception is that a chemical peel will leave you with red, flaking skin.  Sex and the City […] Read more…

Skin Care Changes, Winter To Spring

  The weather in Boston is warming up, which means Spring will be here before we know it!  When the air is very dry and cold it is important to layer up with serums and moisturizer to help combat dry skin.  As the air warms up, humidity will increase which will help keep your skin […] Read more…