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When to Choose Acne Spot Treatment

Acne is the most common skin condition.  It is an inflammatory condition of the hair follicle characterized by the formation of comedones, pustules, papules, and nodules that most commonly affect the face. Acne can also occasionally affect the neck, chest, back and arms.  Dermatologists generally recommend that we focus on treatment of the whole affected..Read More »


Telemedicine Update: May 4, 2020

We hope you, your colleagues and your families have been staying safe and healthy during these challenging times. We have some good news—we are still able to provide care for your skin, hair and nail concerns virtually. This is the service we have set up: 1. Register at our Healthlens link: https://healthlens.com/referral?group=dr-strachanThis is the same..Read More »


Covid-19: office closed this week

Our lockdown home office: In light of the current covid19 pandemic, Aglow Dermatology made the responsible decision to close the office this week. Time is of the essence as we race to flattenthecurve of the spread of the infection to protect our community and our colleagues on the front lines taking care of the infirm...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 »




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 »


Telemedicine coverage update: May 29, 2020

New York City is “re-opening” on Monday June 1st. We are now in the office but will be continuing video visits. Here is the update regarding the end of insurance coverage for these visits: 1. BlueCross BlueShield: June 14, 2020.2. United Health Care: June 18, 2020.3. Aetna: June 4, 2020.4. 1199: June 15, 2020.5. Cigna:..Read More »


Register now to learn about Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior with Dr. Strachan Friday May 15, 2020 at 2 pm EST

Do you or someone you love suffer with a body-focused repetitive behavior (BFRB) such as skin-picking, hair pulling, or nail biting?This a complex group of behavioral conditions that can cause damage to the skin and hair.Join me on the Habitaware broadcast tomorrow where I will be discussing strategies for people dealing with BFRB to prevent..Read More »


We're moving September 1st, 2020!

New Location:

150 E 37th Street

Office Unit C

New York, New York 10016.