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The Kindle Fire Referral Contest

10/08/12 | by admin [mail] | Categories: Events
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Are you a happy Aglow Dermatology patient who has been referring your friends and family and/or sharing your positive experiences about our office on online review sites?

If yes, we would like to thank you by giving you an opportunity to win a

Kindle Fire HD
7" HD Display, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Dual-Antenna Wi-Fi, 16GB

Aglow Dermatology New York City - Kindle Fire HD

For the month of October 2012 we will enter the names all prior patients who have referred new patients seen in the office during that month or who provide us proof of 3 positive reviews on eligible online sites during that month in the raffle.

  1. Only current patients of Aglow Dermatology are eligible to participate
  2. There will be a separate, additional drawing should an employee or family member of an Aglow Dermatology employee win
  3. The new patient must be seen during the month of October and state who referred them
  4. An additional ticket will be issued for each new patient referred and seen
  5. Proof (i.e. links to the review) of positive reviews posted during the month of October on at least 3 of any of the following review sites will qualify for 1 ticket: Google, Yahoo, RealSelf, Yelp!, and Citysearch. We reserve the right to determine whether or not a review is eligible.
  6. The drawing will take place November 2, 2012
To schedule an appointment call 212-627-1004 or go to www.aglowdermatology.com and request one there!


Mommy MD Guide

10/08/12 | by admin [mail] | Categories: Events

Aglow Dermatology New York City - Mommy MD Guide
Our doctor can give provide valuable mothering tips as well as skin care tips! Check out Dr. Strachan's quotes in Mommy MD guide to the toddler years which is hot off the presses!


Brooklyn Savvy video- Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

04/23/12 | by admin [mail] | Categories: In the Media

If you missed Dr. Strachan’s appearance of Brooklyn Savvy (aired on April 25) you can watch the video here: http://vimeo.com/40756711

Why your eye cream may not be working- Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

Not uncommonly patients come in frustrated at trying to treat dark circles around their eyes.  They’ve tried multiple creams but nothing seems to work.  Dark circles around the eyes can, indeed, can be challenging to treat primarily because there are multiple reasons people get them.  If the treatment selected does not address the actual cause then little improvement will be observed.  Sometimes the skin is, in fact, darker.  In other cases the skin of the area appears darker because of another physical change.  Below is a list of some reasons why a person might have the appearance of dark circles around the eyes and what could possibly be done to address them.

1. genetics-  In some families the skin around the eyes gets darker over time.  This is not a sign of a disease, being tired or any other abnormality.  In this case the skin is, in fact, darker.  Although genetics can be hard to fight wearing sunscreen and sunglasses can be helpful in preventing and reducing the darkening.  Products that contain exfoliating ingredients and brightening agents may help.   Some chemical peels, such as the Enerpeel EL system by Glytone, which is a peel specifically designed to be used on the eyelids, may also reduce the darkening of the skin.

2. allergies- Constant rubbing or scraching of the skin around the eye can result in a darkened, thickened appearance called an “allergic shiner.”  Treatment of the allergy or eczema around the eye will help treat and prevent this problem.  The remaining hyperpigmentation once the medical issues are addressed can be treated with sun protection, brighten agents or peels as described above.

3. thinning of the skin with age- Like on other parts of the body, delicate eyelid skin also thins with age.  When this happens underlying structures such as the dark, red eye muscle or blood vessels become visible resulting in a darkened apprearance of the eyelids– especially in people with fair skin.  Thin skin that folds on itself can also appear to be darker.  Again, sun protection is important in preventing photoaging.  Eyelid creams and peels that stimulate collagen production resulting in the skin being thicker and less transparent may help.  Injection of soft tissue fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane into the eyelid areas or cheeks can also help pull the skin up away from underlying structures resulting in a less darkened appearance.

4. Bony changes- Just as our bones become less dense with age in other parts of the body,  we lose bone around our eyes over time resulting in a sunken, darkened appearance of the eyelids.  The soft tissue fillers mentioned abovecan also be helpful, again in this case, to revolumize the area and address dark shadows.

Although addressing dark circles around the eyes can sometimes be frustrating, when the cause is identified and the person is directed to the right treatment improvement in the appearance around the eyes can be achieved.

Dr. Strachan on Brooklyn Savvy April 4th at 330pm- Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

Look for Dr. Strachan talking about medical and cosmetic dermatology on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 on NYC television’s Brooklyn Savvy.  The show will air at 3:30 pm on channel 25.   Find out more about Brooklyn Savvy here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/media/html/tv/nyctv_life_brooklynsavvy.shtml

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Dr. Dina D. Strachan, MD
Dr. Strachan (pronounced 'strawn'), the director of Aglow Dermatology board-certified dermatologist who specializes in medical and cosmetic dermatology.
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Dr. Dina Strachan
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I have been a patient of Dr. Strachan's (or Dr. D as I affectionately call her) for 8+ years. She is a leader in her field, with top notch, multifaceted expertise and excellent bedside manner.

Visit Dr. Strachan's Vivacare page to learn more about the conditions she treats and the services she offers, from Acne to Zyrtec.