What Are Milia?

When we look in the mirror to inspect our skin, we are able to easily notice when things change. With so many acne-related spots that can occur, it is helpful to be able to recognize other skin lesions that may resemble acne but are not. This blog will help you to identify the small skin […]

Are You Checking Your Moles Regularly?

Moles; we all have at least a few of them. But what are they? Moles, or Nevi, as we call them, are considered to be benign skin tumors that are composed of melanocytes. Melanocytes are the pigment producing cells of the skin. It is normal to collect moles through the course of your life until […]

What Happens to Our Skin as It Ages?

Our skin undergoes numerous changes throughout the years. Read on to see what changes may happen starting in our twenties through our fifties.

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 […]

Benzoyl Peroxide and Salicylic Acid for Acne

Many of us have been at the drugstore perusing the shelves for over-the-counter acne treatment to either use alone or in combination with prescription treatment. Perhaps you have seen the two most common products that are widely used for acne treatment; benzoyl peroxide (BPO) or salicylic acid (SA). But what is the difference between the […]

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 […]

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8/5/2023 -8/13/2023

We will resume operations on 8/14/2023. If you have an urgent matter, you may contact us at

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