The Armchair Dermatologist (a.k.a. our Blog...)

Hello! You’ve found your way to our dermatologist journal and blog -- my collection of helpful lessons, entertaining tales and curious ponderings to guide you through the world of various skin conditions. Our daily patient interactions incorporate a balance of time-tested methodologies with superb, cutting-edge and novel approaches to skin care. Thanks for stopping by and letting us share our tactics and treatments for hundreds of dermatoses. Keep an eye out for added education links to amp up your skincare knowledge. Have feedback, a compelling story or great idea for us? We would love to hear from you!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Showing Skin

We are a culture that covers skin -- for fashion, for warmth, for modesty. We cover to display allegiance to a football team or our identification as a firefighter or doctor. So when do we cast off the apparel and show a little skin? Here are some of the most popular reasons people bare just a bit more of themselves.

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Stop Skin Self-Sabotage: 7 New Habits to Benefit Skin Health

It’s time to give another dose of special attention to creating new habits for your skin. In a previous post, we mentioned a few additional practices to avoid. Sidestepping the unhelpful is a great first step. Creating new habits – that’s where the change in our overall complexion happens.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Astronauts Moisturize

If you live your life exclusively in the back woods and hang out with Paul Bunyan, then taking a heavy-duty bar of Lava or Mountain Man soap to your face as your daily regimen might be all you need. Bodybuilding.com conducted a survey of men 35 and over asking the simple question, “Do you moisturize?” The results showed 10 percent of men saying, “Only when my partner suggests it, ‘cause I’m a man.” Oh ya? Let’s see if that definition of manhood, in all its rugged, leather-faced glory, holds up among the hardest hitters of the world

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Sculptra: 5 Things to Know

Sculptra® Aesthetic is a remarkable new type of filler, FDA-approved to reverse your aesthetic concerns. Here are five things you should know about this treatment.

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Friday, April 22, 2016

How to Prevent Crow’s Feet

For as long as we can remember, people have worried about their appearance, even concerns as little as crow’s feet.

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Friday, March 11, 2016

The 411 on Ultherapy

If you are starting to notice sagging skin on your face or neck but don’t want to undergo invasive plastic surgery procedures, Bobby Buka MD has a solution for you! Ultherapy, a non-invasive option to lift skin on the face and neck, is a great option for quick, pain-free results. Read on to get the lowdown on this treatment.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Avoid Doing These Things if You Want Beautiful Skin

So, you think you are doing everything right to obtain clear, radiant skin but you are just not seeing results.

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

How to Fully Benefit from Tretinoin for Anti-Aging Treatment

Are you dealing with unwanted skin conditions such as acne or roseasa and have had no luck with treatment options?

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

I have a vein under my eye that I would like treated.  Is facial sclerotherapy a possibility?

Blood vessels of the face are different than blood vessels anywhere else on the body because these veins can have deeper connections with critical veins and arteries of the face, most notably the ones responsible for delivering blood supply to your eyes and brain. 

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

I’ve read up on glycolic acid peel and salicylic acid peels – which one is the best?

Generally, low dose glycolic acid is very equivalent to salicylic acid peels. In our office, we tend to use a bit more glycolic acid at higher concentrations that, is 50 to 70%, which is stronger than your basic salicylic acid peel. 

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