SPRING STREET DERMATOLOGY

What to do About Back Acne

  Summer in New York 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...

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

    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....

Got Moles? Map Skin Changes with FotoFinder

  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...

What Your Nails Say About Your Health

  Our nails are made of a protein called keratin.  They consist of a nail plate, which is the part we see and paint with polish.  The skin under the nail plate is the nail bed and the skin around it is the nail fold.  A cuticle is thin tissue that covers the...

Why Get a Chemical Peel?

  A Chemical Peel is a dermatologic procedure in which a solution is applied to the skin to cause exfoliation and eventual peeling.  As layers of old skin peel away, new skin that is brighter, smoother and more even comes to the surface. Chemical peels can be...

Get Your Skin Ready for Summer This Winter

  Summer bodies are made in the winter.  This is even truer in dermatology than it is in the gym.  Spider veins, sweaty armpits, unwanted hair, and stubborn fat pockets can be gone by beach season… But you have to plan ahead!   Spider veins are superficial,...

How to Get Rid of a Double Chin

  If a “chinning” selfie is not what you were going for on your Instagram feed, you are in luck.  With the latest advances in science, the photobombing double chin fat can be eliminated once and for all. A double chin is a common condition that occurs when...