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What works best for reducing the redness of rosacea?

April is Rosacea Awareness Month. Rosacea is a skin condition that causes redness, dilated capillaries, red papules and pustules on the face. When it affects the eyes, the eyes can feel dry, irritated and red. There may be a sensation of sand in the eyes as well. Rosacea usually starts with easy flushing or blushing [...]

Tanning Beds, Ultraviolet Light Damage and Skin Cancer, NJ

Spring is here, days are getting longer, and once again it’s time to talk about sun exposure and skin cancer. There is a strong link between exposure to ultraviolet light from sun exposure or indoor tanning equipment and the risk of developing a skin cancer, such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, or the [...]

What is the golden ratio?

The golden ratio, also known as the divine proportion, golden mean, or golden section, is a special number approximately equal to 1.618.  Its symbol is the Greek letter φ (phi). It appears many times in nature, geometry, art, architecture and other areas. Two quantities are in the golden ratio if the ratio of the sum of the quantities to the larger [...]

Dr. Emily Altman’s answer to “Will dark spots on my skin fade?”

Most of the time dark spots or brown spots left after trauma or a burn to the skin are not permanent, although sometimes they can last a long time. How long they last depends on a number of factors: how much pigment there is in the skin initially. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation tends to be worse and [...]

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How do Botox® injections work? Dr. Emily Altman

How do wrinkles form? Lines and wrinkles form by repeated movements of the muscles of facial expression.  These movements are a normal daily part of our lives: smiling frowning concentrating raising our eyebrows squinting engaging in emotional discussions. We pay no attention to them – they are automatic.  Over time these movements cause the skin [...]

What are the skin flakes in my ear? Dr. Emily Altman

Most commonly, the skin flakes in the ear are due to seborrheic dermatitis, commonly known as dandruff.  Another common cause is psoriasis. Even chronic scratching of the ear can produce a rash with flaking, called lichen simplex chronicus. Psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis and eczema can cause flaking, scaling, redness and itching on the back of the [...]

How to choose the right cosmetic surgeon?

Cosmetic surgery involves both surgical and nonsurgical procedures that improve the appearance of the face and body.  Selecting the right cosmetic surgeon is the single most important factor in successful aesthetic procedures. The demand for plastic surgery procedures increased almost 9% last year, according to the statistics released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic [...]


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