Skin cancer is increasing among millennials

May was skin cancer awareness month and we always revisit the dangers of unprotected sun exposure. The number of cases of melanoma in young adults is on the rise. Millennials are especially vulnerable, because they seem to underestimate the dangers of the sun and skin...

Lyme Disease: A Year-Round Problem

Lyme disease is a widespread tick-borne disease in the United States. It is caused by the spirochete (bacteria) Borrelia burgdorferi, which is transmitted to humans by the blacklegged deer tick (Ixodes scapularis) and the western blacklegged deer tick (Ixodes...

Feed Your Skin: Fatty Fish

Fish that are fatty, like salmon, herring and mackerel, are important for healthy skin. They are all abundant in omega-3 fatty acids, which are vital for supporting optimal skin and hair. These important fatty acids may protect against the harmful rays of the sun,...

Is a chemical peel good for my skin?

It seems like chemical peels have been around since the beginning of time. Ancient Egyptians used animal oils, salt and alabaster to aesthetically improve skin and treat skin conditions. Egyptian women also took “sour milk” baths so their skin would be...

Botox®: What is it and how does it work?

The use of botulinum toxin has increased in dermatology over the years and is currently the most common cosmetic procedure performed in the United States. In 2002, onabotulinumtoxinA was approved for the treatment of glabella lines (those lines formed when you frown...