dermatologist

Summer Vacation Skincare 101

Summer is officially here!  Between camps, trips to the beach, and just spending a lot more time outdoors in general, there is a lot to keep track of!   I’ve put together my summer skin care guide to help you treat common ailments at home, and so that you know when to see the doctor.  Enjoy […] Read more…

Taking Care Of The Skin Down There – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series we covered the top 7 complaints ‘down there’.  In this post I’m going to drill into the fifth item on that list, Sexually Transmitted Diseases.  It’s summer time which means more people are out and about having fun, leading to more sex.  The CDC estimates that 19 million new […] 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…

Eczema versus Food Allergies

  Baby rashes are a part of the experience of raising a child.  One of the not-so-fun experiences.  As a mom to two young children, I’ve been there.  Baby gets a rash and you stress.  What’s the cause?  How do I treat it?    Eczema is a hot topic for most parents and something I […] 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…

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…

Cancer : Our Genes Are Not Our Destiny

  Cancer is a really scary thing.  It seems like almost every day I either see a patient being diagnosed or hear of another friend being diagnosed with some form of cancer.  Ongoing research has offered so many advancements in how we diagnose and treat cancer but still, too many people are turning up with […] Read more…

Acne : Is Your Diet Making It Worse?

  I’ve written before about the link between food and your skin.  Today I am going to focus on acne and why specific types of foods can trigger outbreaks.  Research has shown a trend that certain foods can actually effect your acne.  So before you go out and purchase expensive ‘spot treatments’ and acne fighters, I […] 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…