Posts From June, 2011

But is it a keloid?- Musings of a NYC Dermatologist

Not uncommonly patients come in complaining that they are prone to keloids.  They may have gotten a cut or a burn that resulted in a scar.  Upon examination,  however, I see no keloid–just a regular scar.  What is the difference?  When we develop a wound, our body sends out signals that cause new skin cells to..Read More »


A fungus among us– Musings of a NYC dermatologist

Have you been noticing discolored spots on your neck, chest, back and arms?  This may be a sign of warmer weather, humidity as well as a minor fungal infection– tinea versicolor. Our skin is the home of a variety of organisms including bacteria, viruses and fungi (including yeast).  Tinea versicolor, also know as pityriasis versicolor, ..Read More »