Special Interest Topics

June 28, 2013

Narrow Band Ultraviolet B (UVB) Treatment

Introducing therapeutic ultraviolet light to New York City (NYC)! Although present in small amounts in natural sunlight, concentrated narrow-band ultraviolet B light (NB-UVB) is an…

June 28, 2013

Laser Birthmark Removal

“Birthmarks” come in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes. Red birthmarks are typically port-wine stains that can be treated very effectively in our NYC…

June 28, 2013

Skin Tightening Treatment

Laser skin resurfacing is a rejuvenation treatment aimed at tightening your skin and leaving you looking younger. Our 595nm Candela and carbon dioxide lasers leave…

June 28, 2013

Laser Treatment for Stretch Marks

“Stretch marks” or striae are perhaps the most challenging aesthetic condition we face as dermatologists. They begin when collagen is damaged from rapid changes in…

April 24, 2013

Bites and Stings

As travel increases and humans continue to expand their presence throughout the world, dermatologists must be familiar with a number of creatures capable of inflicting…

April 24, 2013

Skin Manifestations of Abuse

Abuse takes many forms, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect. The definition of child abuse, by the Center for Prevention and Treatment…

April 24, 2013

Burn and Other Exposure Injuries

Man’s primitive fascination with fire has led to affliction with burn injuries since the dawn of our history. Therapy has evolved from the application of…

April 24, 2013

Collagen Vascular Disease and Related Cutaneous Emergencies

Collagen vascular diseases are disorders of unknown etiology, with features of autoimmunity, in which the immune system loses the capacity to distinguish self from non-self. …

April 24, 2013

Skin Manifestations of Internal Disease

As the largest organ in the body, the skin may reveal the first manifestations of internal disease.  The astute clinician can often use dermatologic findings…

April 18, 2013

Vasculitis

Vasculitis is defined as inflammation of blood vessel walls.  There are many types of vasculitis, lending to its variable clinical presentation, with or without systemic…

April 18, 2013

Vesiculobullous Dermatoses

The vesicobullous diseases in dermatology are numerous and quite distinct from one another; the unifying feature, intuitively, is the histologic feature of separation either intraepidermally…

April 18, 2013

Erythroderma

Erythroderma (exfoliative dermatitis) is a clinical syndrome characterized by extensive erythema involving greater than 90 percent of the skin surface. It may be the result…

April 18, 2013

Graft-Versus-Host Disease

Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a multisystem disorder combining features of both autoimmunity and immunodeficiency. It is a common and serious complication of hematopoietic stem cell…

April 18, 2013

Cutaneous Emergencies in the HIV Positive Patient

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a member of the retrovirus family of enveloped RNA viruses. Retroviruses rely on an RNA-dependent DNA polymerase (reverse transcriptase)…

April 18, 2013

Histamine-Mediated Emergencies

The wheel and flare of urticaria is the pathognomonic feature of histamine-mediated cutaneous lesions. In fact, urticaria is one of the most common chief complaints…

April 18, 2013

Drug Eruptions

Cutaneous reactions are the most frequently occurring adverse reactions to drugs.  These reactions can range from mild (two-thirds of cases) to life-threatening (one-third of cases)…

April 16, 2013

Infectious Emergencies in Dermatology

While most infections with dermatological manifestations are self-limited, there are clinical scenarios when infectious cutaneous diseases are associated with life-threatening systemic symptoms. These diseases may…

April 16, 2013

Neonatal and Pediatric Dermatologic Emergencies

A wide variety of neonatal and childhood dermatologic conditions can be emergencies. These may arise from genetic disorders, including those causing skin structural protein and…

April 4, 2013

Dermatologic Surgery Complications

Introduction Dermatologic surgery is often performed in an outpatient surgical suite with local anesthesia, and moderate to advanced dermatologic procedures may be done without monitoring…

March 14, 2013

Puffy Eyes

Allergic shiners are dark circles under the eyes. People who suffer from nasal allergies may experience darkness or swelling underneath one or both eyes on…