Patient Education

Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is the most common type of eczema. It causes episodes of dry, itching, and inflamed skin. Treatment options include topical and oral corticosteroids, topical non-steroids (calcineurin inhibitors, crisaborole), antihistamines, immunosuppressants and new biologics (dupilumab). Your dermatologist will recommend a treatment based on your age, its severity, and your response to past treatments. More...

Biologic Medications for Psoriasis

"Biologics"" are a class of medications that have become an important treatment option for psoriasis. Biologics are different from traditional medications because they target specific parts of the immune system rather than impacting the entire immune system. A biologic medication may be prescribed for a person whose psoriasis is moderate to severe, cannot be controlled effectively with other treatments, or who cannot tolerate the side effects of other psoriasis medications. More...

Choosing Botulinum Treatment

Botulinum toxins are the most commonly used cosmetic treatments. Several forms are now available, including Botox®, Dysport® Jeauveau®, and Xeomin®. Each offer different advantages. Your dermatologist will recommend a formulation and treatment plan based on several factors, including your desired results and use of other cosmetic procedures. More...

Acne - Preparing for Your Appointment

There are some simple steps you can take to have a more productive appointment with your dermatologist. Create a list of questions for the visit and jot down notes that summarize your personal experience with acne, including acne treatments you have tried and things that make your acne better or worse. Take photos of the acne where it bothers you the most, including a selfie. Come to the visit in loose-fitting clothing and do not wear makeup. Be aware that it can take 6-8 weeks to see results. More...