Month: March 2011

Reasons your dermatologist doesn’t want you to smoke – Musing of a NYC Dermatologist

Most people are aware of the many health hazards of smoking as they pertain to the heart, lungs and the increased risk of many types of cancer.  Did you know, however, that smoking has several negative effects on the health and beauty of your skin?  In case you needed some more reasons to avoid smoking, …

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Why do dermatologists often recommend threading?- Musings of a NYC dermatologist

Other than the types of hair removal that can be offered in a medical setting , such as light-assisted (laser/IPL) or prescriptions, there are other choices that people have that may by more appropriate in certain circumstances.  For example, non-permanent techniques of hair removal are often preferable for the grooming of the eyebrows as style …

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Why healthy skin is beautiful skin-Musings of a NYC dermatologist

At Aglow Dermatology, our motto is “healthy skin is beautiful skin.”  What does this mean? A patient recently asked me if it were “okay” that she were in my office to treat her acne.  Although her acne was not the worst, she had a number of red papules on her face.  She was concerned that she …

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Dr. Strachan to speak for Women’s History Month at the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center-Wednesday March 9th at 7 pm

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 7:00 PM: Seven Tips for healthy skin, hair and nails: Beauty Talk with Dr. Dina Strachan Do you want to know how to maintain a healthy, youthful appearance? Do you want to save money by only using products and getting treatments that work? Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Dina Strachan will present practical …

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Skin care products: is it a cosmetic or a drug?

Skin care products: did you know that the difference between what makes a cream you apply a cosmetic and what makes it a medicine is a legal matter?  It’s not straight forward, but here is some insight. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA- the government body that regulates these things) defines a cosmetic as something …

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