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What Do Dermatologists Prescribe for Hair Loss?

At Aglow Dermatology, Dr. Dina Strachan and her team see patients with a variety of cosmetic and medical dermatology concerns. This includes issues with hair thinning and loss in both men and women. She is a board-certified professional who works with individuals in and around the area of New York, NY, and provides care for …

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Are Chemical Peels Covered By Insurance?

Chemical peels are an increasingly popular procedure in medical offices.  They have both medical and cosmetic applications.  Patients sometimes ask does health insurance cover chemical peels? The answers are yes, no, and it depends. We will discuss the circumstances that determine whether chemical peels are covered by insurance.   What is a chemical peel? A …

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The Black Beauty Effect

African American dermatologist Dr. Dina Strachan, founder and director of Aglow Dermatology in New York City is to be featured as a skin expert in the ground-breaking docuseries to stream on Comcast, Xfinity and Xumo starting November 25th, The Black Beauty Effect.  The Black Beauty Effect chronicles and evolution, revolution and disruption of the beauty …

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Acne Treatment for Black Skin

Acne treatment for black skin requires special expertise. Dr. Dina Strachan is a board-certified dermatologist in the New York, NY, area who is focused on ensuring patients have access to the quality skincare they need to regardless of skin type. Patients of color have unique, specialized needs that can be addressed by working with an …

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Perimenopausal hair loss

Perimenopausal Hair Loss – Case

Perimenopausal hair loss is caused by hormonal shifts that affect hair growth.  It tends to affect women around the age of 49 years old. It can look like androgenetic alopecia (female pattern hair loss) but starts later in life.   Perimenopausal hair loss: history An African American woman in her late 50s requested treatment for …

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What Is Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia? CCCA

Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA) is a type of alopecia characterized by hair loss at the crown of the head that widens over time. Occurring almost exclusively in black women, CCCA often starts slowly with hair that breaks easily and begins to thin gradually. However, as it progresses, hair loss becomes more noticeable and may be …

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Dermatology specialist?- see a board-certified dermatologist

A dermatology specialist is an expert in the field of medicine which deals with the care of skin, hair and nails. A variety of professionals may offer this service, board-certified dermatologists are the most expert professionals in this area. As there is a shortage of board-certified dermatologists nationally, and there can be unethical marketing in …

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Facials Aren’t Just Relaxing – They Can Also Improve Your Skin’s Health and Appearance

Who doesn’t love a good facial? Not only are they incredibly relaxing, but facials can also do wonders for your skin. If you are looking to improve your skin texture, tone, and overall health, consider getting a facial with Dr. Dina Strachan of Aglow Dermatology. By working with an experienced medical provider, you can rest …

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How To Address Acne, With or Without a Dermatologist’s Assistance

At home acne treatment- introduction Acne is a very common skin condition that can cause a lot of embarrassment and low self-esteem. If you are suffering with acne, you may be wondering how to clear it. The good news is that there are many things that you can do to get rid of your acne …

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Why Patients Seeking Skin Rejuvenation Might Consider the Benefits of Chemical Peels

As we age, our skin changes. Smoking cigarettes, sun exposure, and other environmental factors can take their toll, causing the skin to become dull, dry, and wrinkled. A chemical peel will help improve the appearance of the skin by removing the damaged outer layers and revealing the fresh, healthy skin underneath. While a chemical peel …

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