Your Guide to Pregnancy Acne

By Maryann Mikhail, MD

  Pregnancy is supposed to be a magical time full of hope and wonder.   For some people, it is also full of pimples and cysts. Hormone changes responsible for creating a human being can also activate pathways that cause breakouts.  In some cases, women suffered from acne previously but were controlled on medications that needed […]


A Breakthrough in the Treatment of Acne Scarring

By Maryann Mikhail, MD

  Acne breakouts have a huge, negative impact on body image and self esteem.  Even after the pimples and cysts are gone, many patients are left with scarring that continues to affect their quality of life.  The good news is that technology continues to advance and the treatment of acne scars is safer and more […]


Baby Botox

By Maryann Mikhail, MD

  For most of us, somewhere between the ages of 25 and 35 is the sweet spot.   It is when the very first fine lines have begun to appear but have not yet had the chance to develop into full fledged, deep set wrinkles.  We used to notice these lines only when we made certain […]


Your Post-Summer Skin Fix

By Genet Finnegan, MHS, PA-C

  Ah, summer!  Endless sunny days lounging on the beach and warm sultry nights out on the town.  Or, if you’re like the rest of us New Yorkers, oppressive heat radiating from the sidewalks, stifling close-quartered subway commutes, and profuse unabating perspiration. However you’ve chosen to spend your summer, it’s a time when most of […]


Nobody Has To Know

By Joey Pang, RPA-C

  Nobody likes to talk about it but our vaginas are never the same after childbirth.  Then, the natural aging process and hormonal shifts associated with menopause further take a toll.  The result is a decline in vaginal health and appearance with symptoms like decreased lubrication, discomfort during intercourse, stress incontinence and labial laxity.     […]


When the Provider is the Patient: My Accutane Story, Part 3

By Robert Basinger, PA-C

In the great pharmacological arsenal of Western medicine, a few drugs are so embedded in the collective American consciousness that their names alone conjure up powerful, even emotional, associations. Oxycontin is one. Plan B, another. And Accutane, while not at the root of a nationwide opioid epidemic or vilified by pro-life extremists, is arguably the […]


What to do About Back Acne

By Maryann Mikhail, MD

  Summer is a time for tank tops and bathing suits.  Unfortunately, it is also the worst time for people prone to back acne, a.k.a. “bacne.”  Heat, humidity and sweat lead to occlusion and clogged pores, trapping skin surface bacteria and attracting inflammation.  Pimples on the back are often cystic, which means they are not […]


Sagging Skin: Why it Happens and What to do About it

By Maryann Mikhail, MD

    Skin sagging is inevitable – it will happen to every single one of us if we live long enough.  There are contributing factors beyond our control, such as age, genetics, and ethnicity.  Then, there are some lifestyle choices we can make to help the cause. The aging process affects the entire facial structure. […]


Got Moles? Map Skin Changes with FotoFinder

By Robert Basinger, PA-C

  May is the American Academy of Dermatology’s Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and with sunnier weather already upon us in New York, it is the perfect time to think about the health of your skin. Like other cancers, skin cancer is an abnormal growth of cells. It usually develops on areas of the skin exposed […]


When the Provider is the Patient: My Accutane Story, Part 2

By Robert Basinger, PA-C

The summer of 2017 was a bittersweet season for me. In late July, I celebrated my graduation from the York College/CUNY Physician Assistant Studies program after two grueling years of coursework and clinical rotations. And after months of confinement in New York, I was free to enjoy three weeks off with my friends in Maine […]