dermatologist

Media Alert! AARP- Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

We are so proud that Aglow Dermatology’s own board-certified dermatologist and ethnic skin expert, Dr. Dina Strachan, is quoted in an article on the AARP website discussing how ethnic skin ages differently.  Follow the link to read the article: https://www.aarp.org/disrupt-aging/stories/ideas/info-2017/cliches-that-are-true.html

Guest blog on scalp care for Phyto!

As many of my patients with hair loss already know, I have been a fan of the Phyto 7 and 9 for many years now. Until recently I wasn’t aware of the other work the Phyto brand has been developing around scalp care. Check out my guest blog on their website. https://laphytotheque.com/home/drdinastrancha

A five year-old dermatologist? -Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

I am reposting my very first blog post that somehow has disappeared from the archives. My daughter is almost 11 years old now–and she knows the difference between being a dermatologist and just saying one is one. It seems this post is still relevant today. Enjoy! #tbt “I’m a dermatologist!” shouts my precocious five-year old …

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Upgrading Your Emotional Operating System by Joe Nunziata (guest post) – Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

I’m so excited to have my first ever guest post on this blog. There is a poster in one of my examination rooms about acne.   It advises to “Keep stress levels down.”  One of my patients, who had been reading the poster before I walked in, stopped me as I was about to leave …

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Insurance and your doctor – Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

One of the things many doctors who participate in health insurance dread is the month of January.  January is the time when health insurance deductibles get set back to zero.  Doctors have to send out bills to their insured patients.  Unhappy interactions sometimes ensue.  I had the opportunity to guest blog on a well-known, national, …

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#6/31 Days of giving- New York Cares – Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

Oh, Gotham- how misunderstood you are. Your industry taken for rudeness. Your cultivated respect of personal space taken as lack of concern. How can someone who thrives, or even just survives, maneuvering through crowds everyday not have practiced social skills? Being a Gothamite is not for everyone. A-game is required. It’s not for the feint …

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Skin care products: is it a cosmetic or a drug?

Skin care products: did you know that the difference between what makes a cream you apply a cosmetic and what makes it a medicine is a legal matter?  It’s not straight forward, but here is some insight. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA- the government body that regulates these things) defines a cosmetic as something …

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