Cosmetic Dermatology

Top 10 heideas for success using a retinoid

Fifty years after the first retinoid was approved by the FDA as a topical treatment for acne vulgaris, these vitamin A derivatives are accepted for a second use: as powerful agents to treat and prevent aged and photoaged skin. In fact, the scientific evidence for their efficacy is greater than for any other ingredient category… Read more

Tips From Your Cosmetic Dermatologist

New Year All Year: How to Reboot Your Skin

Since I was a child, I have always enjoyed having several ‘official’ new years.  Of course, we all share the calendar year, but there’s also the September start of the school year, the winter solstice, March equinox, the July 1 start of the medical training year and many others associated with different religions and countries. … Read more

Aging Gracefully: The Benjamin Button Effect

People frequently complain ‘aging stinks!’ True, it isn’t easy, but it is better than the alternative. And, barring death, we all age. The question is how to do it. Does ‘Aging Gracefully’ mean you have to accept biology? Does being a given chronologic age mean you have to look like your parents or grandparents did… Read more