Chemical Peel for Hyperpigmentation-7 Top Ingredients

Using a chemical peel for hyperpigmentation, be it melasma, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or sun damage, is a popular technique.  After you determine that your dark spot or blemish is appropriate for this modality, there are several options. Sometimes the professional providing the peel uses only one ingredient.  Sometimes they use a combination to make a custom […]

Microneedling vs Chemical Peel- What’s Best for You?

Microneedling vs chemical peel? For those concerned with the health and appearance of their skin, microneedling and chemical peels offer two different approaches to address concerns like scars, wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, sun damage and more. Discover which procedure is right for you by learning about each method’s advantages and disadvantages. What is microneedling? […]

Chemical Peels for Men

While many men feel that facials and other skincare services are specifically for women, they are completely uneducated on the many benefits that they can provide for themselves! Dr. Dina Strachan of New York, NY, and her team at Aglow Dermatology believe that men also need to have a skincare routine that meets their needs […]

How to Use Botox®for a Gummy Smile

Did you know that you can use Botox for a gummy smile? Other neurotoxins work for this, too. What is a gummy smile? A gummy smile is a term used to describe a smile where an excessive amount of gum tissue is visible when a person smiles. This can be caused by a variety of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]
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 […]

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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