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Expert Tips & Wisdom

Treating Acne with Over-the-Counter Medications

by Nelson Novick, MD
Over the counter (OTC) anti-acne therapies do have their place in acne control.Typically containing benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, or astringent -- ingredients which have proven safe and effective ... More...

Latisse for Longer Eyelashes

by Nelson Novick, MD
In my experience, Latisse® has proven to be an effective and relatively easy-to-use product for promoting true eyelash growth and lengthening.Since there is no FDA requirement for prior ophthalmologic... More...

Dermatologist-Recommended Soap Tips

by Nelson Novick, MD
Toilet soap, which is available in opaque bars, is plain old soap and is composed of the salts of animal or vegetable fats and olive oils (tallow). Palm kernel or coconut oils are often added to enhan... More...

Acne Skin Care Tips

by Nelson Novick, MD
Use mild soaps and don’t overwash or overscrub your skin. Avoid abrasive sponges or washcloths. Use only oil-free moisturizers, oil-free or gel foundations, and powder or gel blushes. D... More...

Aging Skin - What You Need to Know

by Nelson Novick, MD
Most people could easily describe the outward appearance of an aging face: changes in facial shape; increased prominence of certain features, such as the nose; decrease in the vertical height of the m... More...

Acne

by Bobby Buka, MD
Acne can make a person’s life miserable. And these days, due to harsh environmental factors, adults are experiencing a severe resurgence of acne vulgaris. Our expert NYC Dermatologists say ... More...

Moles (Nevi), Normal

by Bobby Buka, MD
Remove unsightly or changing moles with minimal scarring using our unique dermatologic, subcutaneous (“under the skin” stitches) closure technique. We remove moles that you don&r... More...

Chemical Peels

by Bobby Buka, MD
Chemical peel New York City is one of the most frequently searched phrases amongst dermatology patients today. Little wonder, as chemical peel treatments are among the oldest and most trusted cos... More...

Sunscreens

by David Khalil, MD
We recommend sunscreen SPF30 or greater with broadband (ultraviolet light A and B) protection year round. More...

Patient Education

Atopic Dermatitis Triggers & Tips

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...