Cosmetic Dermatology

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Introducing Kybella for the treatment of double chin- Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

We always encourage our patients to “keep their chins up” at Aglow Dermatology.  Now, with the availability of Kybella, the only FDA approved treatment for submental fat, or double chin, we are excited that our patients can still feel confident when their chins are down. The desire to put one’s best image forward is nothing …

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Why one should focus on treating acne when one is bothered by dark spots- Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

Many people are more bothered by the blemishes left by acne lesions than the actual acne itself. Even patients with mild acne can get signification discoloration in the skin when the acne resolves. Although though it’s the dark marks that are annoying, treating the acne is the key to getting both to go away. Dr. …

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#28/31 Days of Giving – Partners in Health- Musings of an NYC dermatologist

Shortly after graduating college, I participated in a six-month internship in India to learn about NGO (non-government grassroots development organizations)with a group called the Overseas Development Network. As part of our orientation we were assigned to read Ivan Illich’s speech “To Hell With Good Intentions” https://www.southwestern.edu/live/files/1158 in which he challenges that the Peace Corps, and …

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Pimple popping “…but I thought I wasn’t supposed to”

Pimple popping is so tempting.  Pimple popping is so satisfying.  There is even a doctor who goes by that name– but we are told we aren’t supposed to pop our pimples. Acne vulgaris is so common that many children in the street could correctly diagnose it. Skin is an accessible organ, particularly the skin on …

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Neglected areas of the sun protected – Musings of an NYC dermatologist

Even people who are disciplined sun protectors miss areas when they are following the advice to use an sunscreen with and SPF of 30 or higher with UVA protection. Before you head to the beach, on that hike, sailing, or just that walk down the street on day to be spent out in the sun, …

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What is the relationship between dark marks, scars and acne? – Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

Many patients come seeking help regarding dark spots on their faces that they sometimes refer to as scars. They are surprised to learn that their primary problem is acne and that, technically, these marks are not scars but what we refer to as post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Acne is a common skin condition that starts with …

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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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Cosmetic special February 2012- Buy now and save before our prices go up!- Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

We haven’t raised the prices on our cosmetic services in years. Take advantage of this final special on our current prices and save! We are limiing this amazng deal to the first 100 purchasers. Buy now and save before the price goes up! * Botox (20 units)  $299.00 (regularly $400) forehead only * Juvederm UP …

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