beauty

Sneaky Things That Clog Your Pores

  If you’ve read my some of my acne posts, then you know that from a dermatologist’s perspective all acne starts off with a clogged pore. But what do we really mean when we say clogged pores. Literally, clogged pores result when dead skin cells are retained in the pores of your skin rather than […] Read more…

Clean Skincare Versus Natural Skincare

  How many people do you know who swear by an ‘all-natural’ beauty routine?  There has been a huge shift in our society to the all-natural lifestyle, and for good reason.  Cancer rates are on the rise and research has proven that there are toxic chemicals everywhere.  The less exposure to toxic chemicals, the better. […] Read more…

Can You Find Beauty In The Kitchen?

DIY (Do It Yourself) is a huge buzzword these days.  I recently purchased the book ‘Homemade Beauty’ by Annie Strole because I’m curious about what actually works on skin and what doesn’t.  To be honest, I haven’t tried and of her suggested recipes yet.  As a dermatologist I take pride in having perfect skin and […] Read more…

Thicker, Fuller Lashes

  My eyelashes have never been full, long or strong.  In fact, they are kind of wimpy. As a dermatologist, I often prescribe a medication called Latisse to patients who desire longer, fuller, eyelashes.  Latisse contains a prostaglandin analog called bimatoprost. While it is very effective, I have had two personal concerns with the product […] Read more…

Botox® – What To Expect During Your First Visit

  Botox® has gained huge press in the past years and for good reason.  Over 11 million people have experienced the benefit of Botox®, a treatment that smooths and rejuvenates your skin and reduces wrinkles that are caused by repeated facial expressions. Often, women in their 30s and 40s come into the office and ask […] Read more…

Layer It On

Are you using your skin care products in the best order?  There are SO MANY products out there for smoothing, plumping, minimizing, moisturizing, and more.  It’s tough to figure out exactly what your skin needs, not to mention that each product should be used in an order that will provide the best benefit. Always start […] Read more…

A Younger You, No Knives Needed

  There is one question that I hear all the time in my office :  How can I look younger without having plastic surgery.  ‘Non-evasive’ is a new trend in medical care and in the field of dermatology there are a growing number of options that provide dramatic results without the risks associated with surgery. […] Read more…

Ten Tips For Healthy Winter Skin

  The chilling-cold of New England hasn’t quite set in yet but I’m already finding myself with dry, itchy skin.  I find myself switching up my routines to counteract the effect that the brutal cold can have on my skin.  As the temperature drops, so does the humidity level, resulting in dry, itchy skin.  A […] Read more…