Posts From 2016

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