You have some new growth on your skin, and you aren’t sure if it’s a skin tag, wart, or mole. You’re not alone. Many of my patients come in when they notice something new and aren’t sure if it needs to be removed. Let’s look at each: Skin Tags These are often seen in the […]
You’re never too young to start with the right anti-aging plan Patients often ask if they are too young to create an anti-aging plan. The simple answer is you’re never too young to start on the right path, and you’re never too old to change bad habits with the hope of reversing (or at least […]
We love our Chicago summers. Now that life is returning closer to normal, it’s great spending time outside. But it’s also important to recognize that your summer skin care routine needs adjusting for the warm weather and increased humidity that come with the sunny season. Here are a few tips to keep your skin clear […]
Bumps, breakouts, blotches, and more — at some point, you probably have had some skin condition that’s bothered you enough that you sought (or should have gotten) medical advice. That’s because skin is the largest organ and is susceptible to infection and diseases. Here are some common skin conditions we treat in our adult patients: […]
We spend a lot of time and money dealing with our hair. And, when we start to lose it, it affects not only how we look but also how we feel about ourselves. Why Hair Loss Everyone sheds hair every day. It’s normal to lose around 100-200 strands of hair a day. Drug therapies, such […]
I’m sure that by now you’re tired of hearing me say you need a broad-spectrum UVA/UVA sunscreen that’s at least 30 SPF. But what exactly does that mean? Here is a quick guide to explaining the key sunscreen terms and the important factors to keep your skin healthy and looking its best: Terms: It can […]
Skin is the largest organ of the body. And, because of that, our skin is susceptible to so many problems. That’s why it’s so important to be aware of the various conditions affecting the skin, to treat conditions appropriately, and then monitor and adjust treatment plans as needed. Many skin disorders have designated days or […]
We all get older, but that doesn’t mean you have to look old. Here are five ways to help you age gracefully: 1. Hydrate! It’s important to hydrate both inside and out. This means use an appropriate moisturizer for your skin type and remember to drink lots of water. Also, eating lots of healthy fruits […]
May is Melanoma Awareness Month. It’s important to understand that melanoma skin cancer is a form of cancer that can be deadly if left unchecked. Many melanomas arise from existing moles, and checking for any suspicious looking moles can prevent melanoma development.
Exfoliating removes the dead skin and debris on the top layer of your skin. Once gone, you’ll reveal the more vibrant looking skin below. That’s why patients benefit from microdermabrasion and HydraFacial treatments. When you over exfoliate — for example, use exfoliation products too often — you run the risk of causing skin issues. Here are exfoliation tips.