For acne that just won’t go away…

Question:  My acne is so bad I’m desperate to try Accutane – but I’ve heard scary things about its side effects. What’s the truth about this medication and how can I get rid of this acne once and for all? Sick and tired of acne? Try Isotretinoin...

Too much sweat?

Question:  Is there such a thing as sweating too much? What can I do about it if I’m constantly soaking through my clothes? It’s so embarrassing, especially at work! Answer:   Yes, the condition definitely heats up during the summer months but can plague...

Prescription retinoids versus drug-store retinols

Question:  I’ve seen plenty of products in the drug store skincare aisle that contain retinol and say they reduce the appearance of fine lines while balancing an uneven complexion. Is this the same as the Retin-A products I can get by prescription? Answer: While they...

Active? Watch out for a mucocele

Question:  Help – what is this bluish, clear very noticeable round lump on my lower lip? Answer:  I had a young patient come into the office this week with just that:  A clear, bluish-tinted  bump on her lower lip. It was more than just a “fat lip.” I...

What to do about an inflamed, raised, hard scar

Question: I had an injury to my shoulder earlier this year and while the wound has mostly healed and is no longer scabby, the resulting scar is still painful, raised, hard and lumpy. It’s bigger and uglier than the original wound. What can I do? Answer: There...