Category Archives: Skin Care

Make Your Body’s Complexion Match Your Face

There is a huge range of products and services out there to help people take care of the skin on their faces. These products often advertise how important it is to keep your face looking young and fresh, but I find that correcting aged and sun-damaged skin elsewhere on your body can also make a major difference. That’s where a…

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A Chemical Peel Primer

Chemical peels are among the most popular options for patients interested in facial rejuvenation at my cosmetic surgery and skincare practice in New York, so let me explain more about chemical peels and how they work. Chemical peels remove the outer layers of skin to reveal the fresh, youthful-looking skin beneath. They help to diminish minor skin imperfections and signs of…

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Photography’s Role in Fighting Skin Cancer

One of the most interesting tools we use in the prevention of and fight against skin cancer in Chapel Hill at our main dermatology clinic is total body photography. This imaging technology is an effective way to monitor patients who are at a high risk for developing skin cancers. We send such patients to a consulting specialist photographer who takes…

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Stubborn Acne: When Over-the-Counter Options Fall Short

As a Chapel Hill dermatologist, I see a lot of college-aged men and women who can’t believe they are still struggling with acne that started when they hit puberty. The truth is that many people fight acne well into adulthood. Fortunately, there are numerous medical-grade treatments available when over-the-counter options just don’t cut it. Acne occurs when pores become clogged,…

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Do Cosmetic Products Ever Go Bad?

I prescribe and recommend a lot of different skincare products, from topical creams to cosmetics to sunscreens, as a dermatologist. Many of my Dallas patients aren’t aware of a really simple tip that can help people get the most out of such products: check your expiration dates. Just like the pills in your medicine cabinet and the food in your fridge,…

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