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Can Dermatologists Remove Cysts?

If you’ve noticed a firm bump under your skin that won’t go away, you might have a cyst. These closed sac-like structures typically contain keratin and oil. They sometimes form as a result of acne that doesn’t resolve, a clogged pore, trauma or an ingrown hair becoming inflamed and healing improperly. Most cysts are benign. …

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The Benefits of Using Chemical Peels For Acne Treatment

Chemical peels can be a great way to help reduce acne and improve your skin’s appearance.  Chemical peels can also target deeper causes of breakouts, helping reduce inflammation and combat signs of aging. Learn more about the benefits of chemical peels for acne, what they involve, and how they work.   Chemical peels for acne …

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Are chemical peels safe?

Chemical peels are a wildly popular procedure in a dermatologist’s office.  Patients often wonder, however, “are chemical peels safe?” Below we address your concerns, questions, and things to know, about the safety and benefits before you get a chemical peel.   What is a chemical peel? A chemical peel is a procedure during which a …

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Chemical Peel vs Microdermabrasion – What’s Right For You?

Chemical peel vs microdermabrasion- how do you choose? Both chemical peels and microdermabrasion are popular skin treatments, but they are very different. Chemical peels involve applying a substance to the skin, usually an acid, to remove damaged layers.  Microdermabrasion involves physical exfoliation by buffing away dead skin cells with tiny particles.  Read on to learn …

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What Will a Dermatologist Do for Back Acne?

Back acne – sometimes called “bacne” – is caused by the buildup of sweat, oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells in your pores. If you struggle with this common condition, you know how frustrating it can be to treat at home. You may want to consult a dermatologist for back acne. At Aglow Dermatology, board-certified …

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Hormonal Acne – What You Need To Know

Hormonal acne is a type of adult acne in which excess oil production clogs pores and causes inflammation.  The cause is hormonal fluctuations that stimulate overproduction of sebum by the sebaceous gland in the pores. Although, in a sense, all acne is hormonal, it is these changes that are the biggest triggers in people with …

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Chemical Peel for Hyperpigmentation-7 Top Ingredients

Using a chemical peel for hyperpigmentation, be it melasma, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or sun damage, is a popular technique.  After you determine that your dark spot or blemish is appropriate for this modality, there are several options. Sometimes the professional providing the peel uses only one ingredient.  Sometimes they use a combination to make a custom …

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Microneedling vs Chemical Peel- What’s Best for You?

Microneedling vs chemical peel? For those concerned with the health and appearance of their skin, microneedling and chemical peels offer two different approaches to address concerns like scars, wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, sun damage and more. Discover which procedure is right for you by learning about each method’s advantages and disadvantages. What is microneedling? …

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Chemical Peels for Men

While many men feel that facials and other skincare services are specifically for women, they are completely uneducated on the many benefits that they can provide for themselves! Dr. Dina Strachan of New York, NY, and her team at Aglow Dermatology believe that men also need to have a skincare routine that meets their needs …

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How to Use Botox®for a Gummy Smile

Did you know that you can use Botox for a gummy smile? Other neurotoxins work for this, too. Dr. Dina Strachan of Aglow Dermatology of New York, NY, regularly works with patients with skin and body concerns. However, she also has the ability to assist men and women who have what is known as a …

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