Posts From 2015

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. ┬áDo 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


BOTOX® Cosmetic

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