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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


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


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