Aesthetic Services

Why your eye cream may not be working- Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

Not uncommonly patients come in frustrated at trying to treat dark circles around their eyes.  They’ve tried multiple creams but nothing seems to work.  Dark circles around the eyes can, indeed, can be challenging to treat primarily because there are multiple reasons people get them.  If the treatment selected does not address the actual cause then …

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Halloween Special- Pumpkin enzyme facial- Musings of a NYC dermatologist

You don’t have to look scary for Halloween– or any other time! The Pumpkin Enzyme facial has an acid strength equivalent to 10% glycolic acid. It is a mild, all-natural, vegetable enzyme that dissolves surface cells and gives the skin a smooth polish. Pumpkin contains a wide spectrum of vitamin A derivatives that neatly fit onto the …

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Hair and scalp conditions- letter to the editor – Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

Hot off the press…or the internet:  Check out a letter to the editor I authored in response to a research paper on hair and scalp disorders in African American women and girls.  It’s in the January 2012 issue of the  Journal of the America Academy of Dermatology and I am honored: https://download.journals.elsevierhealth.com/pdfs/journals/0190-9622/PIIS0190962211010115.pdf

A fungus among us– Musings of a NYC dermatologist

Have you been noticing discolored spots on your neck, chest, back and arms?  This may be a sign of warmer weather, humidity as well as a minor fungal infection– tinea versicolor. Our skin is the home of a variety of organisms including bacteria, viruses and fungi (including yeast).  Tinea versicolor, also know as pityriasis versicolor,  …

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Beauty on a budget-$99 for $200.00 toward cosmetic services – Musings of a NYC dermatologist

Uses this amazing deal toward Botox for removal of forehead lines, juvederm for smile lines, chemical peels for acne, scars, wrinkles and blemishes, facials or hair removal. Deal expiration: 6 Months after purchase. The following rules apply to all our deals, unless noted otherwise above: No cash value or cash back Entire value must be …

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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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