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Online dermatologist | 5 tips for New Yorkers with acne

An online dermatologist can be a great option for those seeking acne treatment, and more, in New York State. An online dermatologist has become a popular option– especially for acne treatment. Although New York City has a high concentration of dermatologists, the rest of the Empire state is largely underserved.  Technology makes it possible for a …

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Physician credentials: 5 reasons patients should care

The world has changed tremendously since I started my journey to become a board-certified dermatologist. It shouldn’t be a surprise. The journey was long. This is the path to getting my physician credentials: 1. College (Harvard) – four years2. Medical school (Yale) – four years3. Internal medicine internship (spending every 3rd night in the hospital- …

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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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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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