Baldness smart skin dermatology

I am Going Bald

I am going through some major hair loss right now and each time I shower and brush my hair I feel like this lady below, seriously though! My baby is now almost four months old and I am currently going through a type of hair loss called Telogen Effluvium. I was hoping I would not…

50 Shades of Red

50 Shades of Red

April is Rosacea Awareness Month, which is fitting since spring can be considered “rosacea season” due to the weather changes causing many to flare this time of year. Rosacea is more common than you may realize and can often be misdiagnosed as Acne. What is Rosacea? Rosacea is a fairly chronic inflammatory disorder of the…

Melanoma smart skin dermatology

Melanoma does not always play fair

Most melanomas I see look funky and problematic before a biopsy is ever done. However, recently I had another scary case that took me by surprise and served as a reminder that melanoma does not always play by the rules.  I had a patient come in to see me concerned about a new spot on…

Vitamin C for younger brighter skin

Should you rub that fruit on face?

No, don’t rub the fruit on your face.   I’ve seen several posts and articles about the benefits of certain foods and about applying them topically on your face to get the benefits of these ingredients. Why don’t I agree with this? I’ll tell you, and I’ll start with a metaphor I heard and really like…

Baby skin smart skin dermatology

Smoother than a Baby’s Bottom

We are all born with skin, the largest organ, and it plays many vital roles. Most importantly it serves as the physical barrier between the outside world and us. It provides protection against harmful UV rays; it prevents water loss, regulates body temperature, and plays a major role in sensory perception. Infant skin is different…

Vitamin C: For Younger, Brighter Skin

Vitamin C: For Younger, Brighter Skin

Vitamin C really can make your skin look younger and brighter. While vitamin C is most commonly thought of as a citrusy supplement that boosts the immune system, there are several more benefits to this vitamin.  When applied topically vitamin C is a powerful addition to an anti-aging skincare regimen. Vitamin C is an essential…