Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (or AHAs) are a group of chemicals originally discovered in milk, certain fruits, and nuts. AHAs have an anti-aging effect on the skin by promoting what’s called exfoliation or release of older skin cells. AHAs include Lactic Acid (from milk), Pyruvic Acid (grapes), Mandelic Acid (bitter almonds), and Glycolic Acid (originally discovered in sugarcane and pineapple). Glycolic Acid is the most popular ingredient in chemical peels used by Dermatologists like
Our hands are pretty important parts of our bodies– because many times, they’re what bring us together with other people – like our families, our friends, our neighbors, and our friends. So hand rashes and hand eczema are one of the most common problems that bring people in to see Dermatologists like me. Many people suffer from dry skin – especially parents doing laundry – or people doing lots of hand washing – like cooks, or nurses, or carpenters. Many of these people are at
Acne can have really negative effects upon a person’s mood and self-confidence. The good news is that Dermatologists now have a growing number of promising, new options to help people deal with acne and complexion issues, whether they have dry skin, combination skin, or oily skin. Let me share some straight talk about acne, from my perspective as a Dermatologist in practice for the last 29 years. Traditional therapies for acne include a combination of oral antibiotics such as
Maybe you like to be outdoors in the sun, and maybe you want to keep your skin resilient by preventing or managing wrinkling of your skin. Exposure to Ultraviolet light from the sun (and from tanning bulbs) is the most important factor in skin aging: splotchiness of skin color, texture changes, and wrinkling. Fortunately, Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA) compounds like Glycolic Acid, discovered in sugarcane and pineapple, improve skin texture and tone, acting as anti-wrinkle agents.
Melasma, sometimes called “the mask of pregnancy,” is a facial or neck skin condition with deposition of additional skin pigment or melanin, common among Latinos and Asians, particularly those who have been on birth control pills or pregnant, or who have been in the sun. The good news is that Dermatologists have new options to manage melasma. First, it’s a great idea to start by getting a professional opinion for any specific skin condition by locating a Dermatologist for a c
Maybe you like to swim, to surf, to jog, to golf, or to run? Maybe you like to be outdoors, or you’re a sun lover? Exposure to Ultraviolet light from the sun (and from tanning bulbs) is unfortunately the most important factor in skin aging, promoting splotchiness of skin color and early wrinkling. Fortunately, Dermatologists have found that Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA) compounds improve skin texture and tone, acting as anti-wrinkle creams. Glycolic Acid is one such AHA, originall