Topical Niacinamide – The Benefits for Your Skin

In recent years, topical niacinamide has been in the skincare spotlight and incorporated into numerous commercial and prescription products. But what exactly is it and how can it benefit your skin? Read this month’s blog to find out.

Could You Have “Fungal Acne?”

“Fungal Acne” has several names in the dermatology community. It is also known as Pityrosporum folliculitis and Malassezia folliculitis to clinicians. While this isn’t considered true acne, it is something we commonly see in our clinic. Our goal with this blog will be to help familiarize you with the signs, symptoms, and common treatment options […]

Can Drinking Green Tea Help Hormonal Acne?

Female pattern acne, AKA “hormonal acne”, is a frustrating condition affecting many women across the globe. The characteristic inflamed and tender acne lesions appear along the lower face, particularly along the chin and jawline prior to the start of the menstrual cycle. Fortunately, many treatment options are available to address this type of acne, however […]

Squalene In Your Skincare

It seems that every year or so, there is ingredient that enters the spotlight as the “must have” product to help benefit the skin in one or more ways. Over the last few years, Squalene has gained popularity in everything from lip balms, topical serums, masks, moisturizers, cleansers, oils, eye creams, sunscreens, shampoo, and even […]

What is KPRF?


There can be many causes of redness to the face, each with its own indicated treatment. Therefore, it is essential to make sure the correct diagnosis is made so that the treatment can effectively target the specific condition. So, what is KPRF?  Keratosis Pilaris Rubra Faciei (KPRF), is a type of Keratosis Pilaris (KP). KP […]

Dry Winter Hands

Winter is here and, as you may have noticed, your skin may be feeling a bit dry. Some of us are at more of an increased risk than others, however it is something that a great majority may notice, particularly on our hands. Why does this happen? When the temperature outside drops, the heat goes […]

The Basic Skin Care Regimen

Most of us lead busy lives, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t take great care of our skin. We have put together a simple and inexpensive regimen even the busiest person can easily follow.

Ring Lights and Anti-Aging

The world-wide web has changed the way we live. Not only do we have access to seemingly unlimited information, we’re also affected by social media and its influencers. Whether it’s a YouTube maven or a TikTok breakout star, being a social media influencer is a highly sought-after experience. The name recognition, perks including freebies and […]

OTC Collagen and Your Skin

Woman looking at wrinkles in a mirror

Skin. The body’s largest organ. Visible to all and the measure by which our age is presumed. Skin can be the key to putting our best face forward or to making us self-conscious and not quite as confident as we’d like to be. Fortunately, there are many anti-aging skin care options available when we choose […]

Covering Dark Undereye Circles

Woman looking at area under her eyes

Dark Shadows  No, not the vampy, campy, gothic soap opera of yesteryear. The shadows that are even worse: those under your eyes that won’t seem to go away. They change your perception of yourself and present an image of tiredness, being stressed, and perhaps even ill to the world at large. What Causes Them? Although […]

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3/24/2024 – 3/31/2024

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