Heideas™ – The Official Waldorf Dermatology Aesthetics Blog

Explore Dr. Heidi’s creative side as she debunks common myths and shares cosmetic insights.

Dr. Heidi Shows You How To Apply Sunscreen

Here are some ” Heideas” on how to apply sunscreen – even those with zinc oxide  – quickly, easily, and without white residue! Easy peasy every day. The topic comes up again and again from patients, friends and the media: how do I apply sunscreen so it doesn’t look white? You asked for it so here… Read more

Social Media Myths

Mythbusters for the Social Media Era

It’s hard to remember a world before social media and there’s no doubt that it’s brought us so much: more opportunity for connection and the gift of the selfie. But it has also reinforced unrealistic expectations about our skin and our bodies. Many patients can no longer grasp what they really look like beyond the… Read more

Aging Skin

Myths About Aging Skin That We Need To Talk About

Aging skin is inevitable. But with modern technology, how we age is up to us. It seems that every day there’s an article or news story about some new, latest and greatest way to look younger. But how do you figure out what really works and what’s just spin? And even if it works in… Read more

beauty idea

Beauty Shark Tank: “Wish I’d Thought Of That!”

You might be thinking, “It’s been a little quiet lately.” Well, it turns out that it is a lot easier to have a Heidea than to turn it into a written blog post.  But isn’t that the way with most things?  How often do we see a new product and say, wow, why didn’t I… Read more

cosmetic treatment myths

“My Skin Is Too Sensitive To Lasers”… And Other Cosmetic Treatment Myths I Hear

Even though cosmetic treatments are more popular than ever (and there is increasingly better education out there than there ever used to be), I still continue to hear treatment myths about cosmetic procedures that amaze me – “my skin won’t tolerate lasers”; “ I’m needle-phobic”. There is so much fear out there, but there doesn’t… Read more

Winter Skin Care Myths

Three Winter Skincare Myths

Winter may almost be over, but as long as these cold snaps continue (and let’s be honest, they could last until April on the East Coast!), I’ll unpack some of the most common winter skin care myths patients ask me about time and time again.  Straight from the #mythbustermondays series on our Dr. Heidi’s Instagram… Read more

Debunking Your Common Natural Skincare Myths

Debunking Your Common ‘Natural Skincare’ Myths

Recent years have seen a surge in natural skincare and the popularity of all things ‘organic’. It’s natural to think that anything that comes from nature is inevitably better and ‘healthier’ for you than products that are man made. But in the world of dermatology and skin, that’s not necessarily the case. Below, straight from… Read more

Sunscreen Myths

Debunking Your Common Sunscreen Myths

A few of my most recent #mythbustermonday posts have focused on two incredibly common sunscreen myths I hear from patients on a regular basis. As a dermatologist and avid sunscreen user, my job is to set the record straight, so let’s dive right in: Sunscreen Myth “Why do I need sunscreen during the week? I… Read more

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