Category Archives: General Dermatology

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 »



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 »


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 »


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 »





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 »