Posts Tagged ‘ acne ’



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 »


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When to Choose Acne Spot Treatment

Acne is the most common skin condition.  It is an inflammatory condition of the hair follicle characterized by the formation of comedones, pustules, papules, and nodules that most commonly affect the face. Acne can also occasionally affect the neck, chest, back and arms.  Dermatologists generally recommend that we focus on treatment of the whole affected..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 »


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3 foods that cause acne- clear skin diet tips

Patients often wonder if are there foods that cause acne.  Acne is a complex disease. It affects both men and woman, adults and teens. and people of all ethnic backgrounds. Acne is the most common skin disease.  Most people are familiar with the onset associated with the hormonal changes of adolescence, and the menstrual cycle..Read More »



Bottoms up! 5 skin problems commonly seen on the butt.

We appreciate when patients behave well in the office, but sometimes it’s necessary for them to show the dermatologist their butts.  We are over the moon to share with you 5 common skin problems found on a person’s backside (buttocks): Genital herpes: If you have been getting a recurrent sore on the exact same place..Read More »

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“Why am I getting gray hair and acne!?!”

Acne vulgaris is arguably the most common disease seen by dermatologists in the United States.  Contrary to popular belief, it is not just a disease of teens.  Many, however find themselves asking “why am I getting gray hair and acne!?!” Yes, the majority of teens experience acne at sometime but acne affects a number of..Read More »