Category Archives: General Dermatology

maskne

Do I have maskne?

Do I have “maskne” or another skin problem behind my mask? March marks the one-year anniversary of mask wearing having become the ‘new normal” and the popularity of the term “maskne” or mask acne to describe the skin conditions that seem to occur as a result of mask wearing. People had skin problems on the..Read More »


Types of Eczema

There are many types of eczema. Like we often refer to googling as the action of doing an online search, we often use the word eczema to describe the condition of atopic dermatitis. Eczema, a synonym for dermatitis, however, refers to a number of different inflammatory skin conditions characterized by redness, scale, itch, and burn.  ..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 »


When what’s on your skin is in your head: Psychodermatology and body-focused repetitive behaviors

Dermatologists sometimes address problems that go beyond what is found on a patient’s skin, hair or nails. When the condition is primarily psychological in origin, it falls under the specialty of psychodermatology. Skin picking, hair pulling, nail and cheek biting– these are conditions that fall under the term body-focused repetitive disorders. The root is psychological..Read More »




Your heart and you…hair?

Androgentic alopecia, or male/female pattern hair loss, is the most common cause of hair loss. Its cause is usually genetic, but it can also occur as a result of hormonal problems. Although many regard the problem as merely cosmetic, onset of this type of hair loss before age 36 years old is associated with an..Read More »


adult female acne forehead

3 foods that cause acne- clear skin diet tips

Patients often wonder if are there foods that cause acne.  Acne is a complex disease. It affects both men and woman, adults and teens. and people of all ethnic backgrounds. Acne is the most common skin disease.  Most people are familiar with the onset associated with the hormonal changes of adolescence, and the menstrual cycle..Read More »


Media Alert! AARP- Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

We are so proud that Aglow Dermatology’s own board-certified dermatologist and ethnic skin expert, Dr. Dina Strachan, is quoted in an article on the AARP website discussing how ethnic skin ages differently.  Follow the link to read the article: https://www.aarp.org/disrupt-aging/stories/ideas/info-2017/cliches-that-are-true.html