The Regenerative Effects of PRP on Skin and Hair

By Maryann Mikhail, MD

  When the body sustains an injury, the release of platelets is triggered.  Platelets contain growth factors that stimulate a cascade of biological effects to stop bleeding and restore tissue.  Normal human blood consists of about 93% red blood cells, 1% white blood cells, and 6% platelets.  After blood is drawn and centrifuged according to […]


4 Lunchtime Procedures for a Refreshed Look on the Go!

By Maryann Mikhail, MD

  New Yorkers want to have beautiful skin without significant downtime.  Here are 4 minimally invasive procedures that are safe in all skin types and will brighten, tighten, smooth, and decrease fine lines in under an hour.     1. Microdermabrasion Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive treatment that gently exfoliates and removes the superficial layer of […]


How Sugar is Ruining Your Skin

By Maryann Mikhail, MD

  Sugar metabolism is the process of breaking down the foods we eat into fuel the body’s cells need to grow and function.  Ingestion of pure sugar, or high-glycemic foods that are rapidly converted to sugar, causes a spike in insulin levels. Over time, insulin resistance and changes in blood sugar control may occur.  As […]


Skin Growths: When You Should be Worried

By Maryann Mikhail, MD

  Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer in the United States.  It is also the only type of cancer we can physically see before it becomes a problem.  There are 3 main types of skin cancer: Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Malignant Melanoma.  Basal and Squamous Cell skin […]


Losing Hair? Here’s What You Need to Know

By Maryann Mikhail, MD

  Alopecia (the medical term for hair loss) sufferers spend a whopping 3.5 billion dollars a year on products to attempt to regrow their hair.  Unfortunately, 99% of these products are completely ineffective for the majority of patients.  This is because successful treatment of hair loss is dependent on understanding why it is occurring. Accurate […]


When Should You Start Getting Botox?

By Maryann Mikhail, MD

  The short answer to this question is: before your wrinkles set in.  Wrinkles appear because the muscles of the face repeatedly contract the skin.  The more expressive you are, the more lines you will have in time.  In the beginning, superficial fine lines are only seen when you make certain faces.  However, over the […]


5 Reasons You Still Get Acne in Your 30s

By Maryann Mikhail, MD

  Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting over 50 million people per year.  Adult acne is particularly distressing as it typically affects people over the age of 30 who are well passed the teenage years and should not be breaking out anymore.  Management begins with proper skin care and […]


Facial Redness: Triggers and Treatments

By Maryann Mikhail, MD

  Facial redness is one of the most common and most embarrassing dermatologic issues. While many skin diseases can result in redness, most people with chronic, recurrent flushing suffer from rosacea.   Rosacea usually begins after age 30 and presents with recurrent redness on the cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin.  Over time, visible blood vessels (telangiectasias) […]


The New Eczema Medicine We Have Been Waiting For

By Maryann Mikhail, MD

  Moderate to severe eczema (atopic dermatitis) is notoriously difficult to treat.  Patients suffer with extremely itchy, red, scaly bumps.  Scratching leads to swelling, cracking, weeping, fissuring and, eventually, coarsening of the skin and pigmentation changes.  Current management begins with instructions on proper skin care and prescription topical steroids.  For those who have extensive disease […]


Everything You Need to Know About Laser Hair Removal

By Maryann Mikhail, MD

Excess unwanted hair is unsightly at best and, at worst, difficult to manage.  Temporary removal techniques such as shaving, plucking, waxing, threading and depilatories are short lasting and high maintenance.  Often times, they result in skin irritation, bumps, hyperpigmentation and scarring.  In some cases, they can even cause or spread skin infections.  For patients with […]