Preventing Scars After Surgery

Scarring is a common and understandable concern for patients undergoing surgery. With proper care and treatment, scarring can be minimized or even eliminated. The key is to immediately treat for scars rather than attempting to address them later on. Below is helpful information on preventing scars after surgery or even during surgery. Types of Scars First, …Read More

Can mood affect the skin?

We all experience skin issues at some time in our lives. Although they are common during the teenage years, it is certainly not restricted to it. The fact is, skin issues can occur well into adulthood. As you explore the potential causes of skin problems, you will naturally consider the obvious culprits such as foods that you …Read More

Best Anti-Aging Tips

Wish your skin looked younger with less noticeable lines, fewer brown marks and better texture? While there are genetic factors that cannot be controlled, the damaging effect of external factors such as ultraviolet light (UV) can be blunted by the right anti-aging care. Diet affects how you visibly age, because nutrients reach your skin from …Read More

Safe Beauty Products During Pregnancy

Mothers-to-be often forget to take care of their beauty during pregnancy. When it comes to skin care, it is important to use safe beauty products during pregnancy. Prescription retinoids, such as Tretinoin, Retin A, Adapalene, and Tazorac, should be avoided in pregnancy. Similarly, the application of salicylic acid-containing acne products over large body areas should …Read More

Biologic Drugs: Are They Safe?

Biologic drugs are considered a major advance in the treatment of psoriasis, hidradenitis and other skin disorders. They work by blocking the processes in the immune system that create the inflammation. Biologic drugs used in dermatology include Enbrel, Humira, Remicade, Rituximab, and Stelara, as well as the recently added Cosentyx and Taltz. The initial concerns …Read More

Blue Light Therapy: Is It For You?

Blue light (photodynamic) therapy is based on the interaction between blue light and a photo-sensitizing agent, such as aminolevulinic acid (Levulan). Levulan solution is applied to the skin and then activated by a specific wavelength of light (blue light). The purpose of activating the Levulan is to reduce pre‐cancerous, sun-induced skin lesions called actinic keratoses. …Read More

Laser and Light Treatments for your Rosacea

Are you bothered by have bumps and pimples of rosacea or persistent redness that is difficult to control? Physical modalities and devices, such as lasers and intense pulsed light (IPL) systems, have revolutionized the way rosacea is treated. At the recent World Meeting of the International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology in Panama City, Dr. Kroumpouzos reviewed …Read More

Radiesse® vs. Juvéderm Voluma®

Do you know which filler is indicated for your deep lines and/or volume restoration on the cheeks and areas around the mouth? Dr. Kroumpouzos will review the indications, and pros and cons of two popular fillers, Radiesse® and Juvéderm Voluma®, at the upcoming World Meeting of the International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology in Panama City. Radiesse® (calcium hydroxylapatite) …Read More

What’s Hot: Kybella for Double Chin

Are you bothered by “double chin”? Submental fullness, also referred to as “double chin”, does not improve no matter how much you diet or exercise. Submental fullness has been traditionally treated surgically with neck lift or liposuction. Kybella™, a fat-dissolving drug recently approved by the FDA, represents a non-invasive, effective treatment for “double chin” providing …Read More

Melasma and Contraception

Melasma and Forms of Contraception

Perhaps you know that melasma can be triggered and/or aggravated by oral contraceptives. What you may not know is that newer forms of contraception, such as intrauterine devices (IUD), may be less melasma-triggering than combined oral contraceptives (OCPs). A report by Dr. Kroumpouzos and colleagues that was published in journal Acta Dermato-Venereologica indicates that IUDs …Read More

Sunscreens: What to Look For

Sunscreens remain the gold standard for photoprotection.  Do you know which are safest, or ingredients to avoid? Sunscreens are rated according to their sun protection factor (SPF), mode of action (sunblocks vs. sunscreens), and absorption spectrum. Sunscreens primarily absorb the UV light whereas sunblocks, like Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, reflect the UV light. A …Read More

Hyperlipidemia and Skin Disease

Perhaps you know that hyperlipidemia, or increased cholesterol and/or triglycerides, is common in the general population. What you may not know is that certain skin diseases are specifically associated with cholesterol and/or triglyceride abnormalities. A report by Dr. Kroumpouzos and colleagues that was published in the journal Archives of Dermatology indicates that patients with a …Read More

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Start an Effective Skincare Regimen

Patients visit dermatologists often inquiring about medical grade skincare products to achieve youthful skin and prevent the early signs of aging. An effective skincare regimen is a great way to help patients prevent photodamage and skin aging. It is also recommended for patients in their 20s to 40s. An effective daily skin care regimen is …Read More

Welcome to my blog!

Welcome to my blog! Within this regularly updated feature of my website, I will provide visitors with practice news and specials, as well as information regarding the most recent technological advances and new treatments in Dermatology. I believe that patient education and open communication with your doctor are the keys to achieving healthy, fully functional …Read More