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Mohs Surgery: What Does It Treat and How Effective Is It? May 4th, 2022

Skin cancer is the most common form of the disease and fortunately, one of the most survivable. Treatment for any form of cancer has the goal of removing all cancerous cells so that they can’t spread. Simple excision of skin cancer doesn’t assure that all cells are gone.  Jennifer Baron...

How Photofacials Can Treat Your Rosacea Apr 8th, 2022

While rosacea can affect anyone, women over the age of 40 tend to have a higher risk, particularly when they’re fair skinned. Thought to be caused by genetic factors or immune system irregularities, rosacea can’t be cured, but its symptoms can be treated.  Though light from the sun can trigger flare-ups of...

I Have Saggy Eyelids: Can You Help? Mar 14th, 2022

Also called an eye lift or eyelid surgery, blepharoplasty is a plastic surgery technique that removes excess tissue upon which gravity works its ways, pulling skin downward to give you an inadvertent tired and droopy-eyed appearance. It’s not always an aesthetic concern. Saggy eyelids can sometimes block parts of your...

How Can I Turn Back the Clock on Aging Skin Dec 1st, 2021

Time, genetics, and exposure to the elements all combine to determine how your skin ages. Fresh, pliable skin is easy to take for granted when you’re young, but eventually relying on youth lets you down.  There’s no secret to effective skin care, but it does take some planning and commitment....

Why Do I Still Get Acne and How Can I Get Rid of It? Nov 1st, 2021

Most often associated with the changes that take place when you’re a teen, acne is more often due to various hormone balances in your body, not necessarily your age. While it’s true that these hormonal conditions affect many during adolescence, there’s no age limit on the skin condition. Adult acne...

What You Can Do to Prevent Rosacea Flare Ups Oct 4th, 2021

About 16 million Americans suffer from rosacea, which causes a flushed or blushing appearance, including blood vessels visible through the skin on your face. Rosacea disproportionately affects women with fair skin, often emerging during menopause. Men, too, can get rosacea, suffering from its effects on the nose more often than...

What are Antioxidants and How Can They Help Your Skin? Sep 1st, 2021

Oxidation is the action of consuming oxygen molecules for fuel. It’s the chemical process behind fire, rust, and even the living cells of your body. Your cells have their own metabolism. They breathe and react when affected by outside forces. Where your skin is concerned, these forces include exposure to...

Can Mohs Surgery Completely Remove My Cancer? Aug 5th, 2021

While some types of skin cancer are among the most treatable forms of the disease, particularly when detected early, they’re still cancers and as such, cause for caution and concern. When you undergo treatment, you want all traces of cancer gone, but that’s sometimes uncertain until testing can confirm the...

Why Adults Still Get Acne Jul 19th, 2021

While many people associate acne with their teen years, it’s possible for people to experience the condition later in life, even if they didn’t develop it in their teens. In fact, up to 15% of American women have adult acne, which affects women more often than men.  As with adolescent...

Tips for Protecting Your Skin This Summer Jun 10th, 2021

Every year, more Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer than all other cases of cancer combined. While skin cancers sometimes appear without an obvious cause, many result from exposure to sunlight and the cumulative effects that ultraviolet (UV) radiation has on your skin. UV light is a confirmed carcinogen, an...

Cover Up With PRP Hair Restoration May 16th, 2021

While hair loss is often an inevitable part of getting older, that doesn’t make it any easier if you’re bothered by changes to your scalp. Thinning hair can affect your confidence and satisfaction with your appearance.  A regenerative medicine technique may be the answer to your hair restoration dilemma. Using...

Oral Nicotinamide Prevents Common Skin Cancers in High-Risk Patients Apr 14th, 2021

Sometimes, simple solutions provide big benefits. When it comes to preventing skin cancer, an affordable, over-the-counter vitamin supplement may reduce your risk of developing the most common forms of skin cancer.  While it doesn’t replace sunscreen, vitamin B3 — medically known as nicotinamide or niacinamide — is shown to reduce...

What You Should Know About Mohs Surgery Mar 18th, 2021

It’s frightening any time the word “cancer” comes up in a medical appointment. When your diagnosis is skin cancer, you generally have a good prognosis, particularly if the disease is caught in its early stages. Some skin cancers can even be found before the skin changes become cancerous.  A treatment...

What's the Difference Between a Mole and a Skin Tag and How Do I Get Rid of Them? Feb 3rd, 2021

It is not always easy to tell apart skin tags, moles, and keratoses (“barnacles”). All three can range in color from tan to brown/black, gray to pink, or match your skin color exactly. Some moles are even a blue/black color. Moles are well-organized collections of skin cells that are specialized...

Botox or Fillers? Which Treatment Is Right for Me? Jan 24th, 2021

There’s no way to escape the effects of aging, and nowhere are they more obvious than on your face. Lines and wrinkles add up until, inevitably, there’s an older person staring back at you in the mirror. How will you deal with these lines that add years you simply don’t...

Microneedling With PRP: It's the Hottest Duo for Younger-Looking Skin Dec 17th, 2020

Today, you can choose from seemingly countless cosmetic treatments to improve your skin. Many are synthetic, though, while others come with significant downtime. If you want to get younger-looking skin with safe, natural treatments and no extensive recovery period, you might feel stumped. Luckily, Jennifer Baron, MD, offers exactly that...