Category Archives: Cosmetic Dermatology

Vi Peel

What is a Vi peel? |Complete guide

What is a Vi peel? Everything you wanted to know. If you are wondering why the Vi peel® is such a sought after beauty treatment, and how it can help improve your skin, please keep reading on. It is one of the most specifically requested chemical peels. What is a Vi Peel? Why do so..Read More »


AHA vs BHA

Let’s talk AHA vs BHA for Acne treatment

Anyone who has explored solutions for acne has heard of chemical peels and skin care products which contain AHAs ( alpha-hydroxy acids) and or BHAs (beta-hydroxy acids). AHAs and BHAs are both exfoliants meaning that they peel, or increase skin cell turn over.  They are also both effective in acne treatment. In addition these ingredients..Read More »


Yahoo! lifestyle

Yahoo Lifestyle! skincare experts panel

Learn the beauty secrets of those in-the-know and have a giggle in this Yahoo Lifestyle! skincare experts panel. Dr. Strachan was proud to appear on the popular show, A Conversation with Kennedy, filmed in their New York City studio. In addition to host Kennedy Johnson, other panelists included blogger Dana Oliver, and holistic aesthetician and..Read More »


New Year. New Skin. : Aglow Dermatology introduced The Stem Cell Peel – Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

Increased understanding of the aging process and advances in technology allows for more innovative and effective medical and cosmetic treatments. Stem cells are unspecialized cells that have the potential to divide and renew themselves, develop into different types of cells as well as the ability to induce the growth of new cells and tissue. In..Read More »





#28/31 Days of Giving – Partners in Health- Musings of an NYC dermatologist

Shortly after graduating college, I participated in a six-month internship in India to learn about NGO (non-government grassroots development organizations)with a group called the Overseas Development Network. As part of our orientation we were assigned to read Ivan Illich’s speech “To Hell With Good Intentions” http://www.southwestern.edu/live/files/1158 in which he challenges that the Peace Corps, and..Read More »