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Can people with dark skin even get chemical peels?   A friend, family member, or even your dermatologist may recommend a chemical peel to clear up a troublesome skin condition. Chemical peels are cosmetic treatments that are applied to the face and...

  People suffering from hair loss come to us every day for a solution. They're at their wit's end and need something that works. Hair loss is a delicate condition that needs the right treatment for the right cause. With Kerafactor...

Centrifugal cicatricial alopecia, or CCCA, sounds like a mouthful. Yet, it's a condition that affects thousands of women (and some men). The condition creates hair loss and scarring at the crown of the scalp. CCCA looks like regular pattern baldness...

We can often get away with soap and water or a gentle cleanser as teenagers or in our 20s. When we hit our 30s, we begin to see the real damage on our skin thanks to slower skin turnover and...

Recently, manufacturers recalled several brands of sunscreen due to the possibility of containing harmful carcinogens. The recent recall involved octocrylene which may contain benzophenone. Benzophenone is a carcinogen that may be harmful to reproductive health.   With the wave of reports around...

  Can a dermatologist help with hair loss? It's a common question we get from potential patients and followers on social media. Patients consider dermatologists for issues concerning the skin like acne, dermatitis, and skin cancers. However, your dermatologist can tackle...

Best Dermatologist in Washington D.C. We are all following the latest fads and trends on social media, looking for ways to have flawless skin. The truth is that no one is born with perfect, filter-free skin. It's actually quite common to...

Pre/Post Care for Fraxel Laser Treatment   Contraindications include use of medications that increase photosensitivity (such as certain antibiotics or Accutane), use of anticoagulants or have had chemotherapy in the past 6 months, history of bleeding disorders, pregnancy/breastfeeding, and seizure disorders. Prednisone...

Blackheads or open comedones are a combo of dirt, oil, and dead skin cells that's clogging your pores. The buildup creates an opening on the surface of your skin. As it gets exposed to air, it oxidizes and turns 'black,'...

Botox went from an occasional procedure done by celebrities to an effective age-defying procedure available to all. Today, more than 7 million Botox injections happen every year. If you've used Botox before, you know that your dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon will...

Chemical peels can help treat mild to moderate skin issues like acne, scars, wrinkles, and much more. One particular peel, glycolic acid, is a go-to for most dermatologists.   Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid. AHAs are natural acids found in food...

A recent class-action lawsuit claims that Johnson & Johnson's OGX haircare line of shampoos and conditioners leads to hair loss. The claim? An ingredient called DMDM hydantoin is behind hair loss.   DMDM hydantoin is a common preservative found in skincare and...

Some people suffer from a skin disorder called miliaria, the scientific name for heat rash. Heat rashes happen due to blockage of the sweat ducts. Summer has lots of outdoor activities and sun exposure. And that means lots of sweat....

Recently, Johnson & Johnson recalled several of its spray sunscreen brands for fears of contamination of benzene, a known carcinogen. The brands include Neutrogena Cool Dry Sport, Beach Defense,  and several Aveeno brands.   Benzene is a naturally occurring, flammable liquid that’s...

Fighting wrinkles with injectables   Now, it's time to compare Botox vs Xeomin. As we age, there's often nothing we can do to get rid of those pesky fine lines, wrinkles, and other problem areas of our face. But for some of...

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