This extremely popular facial technique uses a three-pronged attack to address a variety of patient concerns. Last year alone, more people opted for this patented procedure than for botox treatments. With a hydradermabrasion device, your doctor can scrub your skin, extract impurities from pores, and use customized fillers and serums to address the particular... Read More
Emsculpting vs CoolSculpting
Losing weight is a chore; it requires dedication, commitment, and sacrifice. And even with a drastic change in diet and a regular exercise regimen, there are areas that are just extremely stubborn and difficult to tone. But a new wave of non-surgical techniques to remove fat have been catching on nationally. We’ll examine two... Read More
What is Micellar Water?
Micellar water has been used in French skin care products for decades, and in recent years, more American consumers have started catching on. Micellar water is a liquid solution that contains clusters of surfactants (molecules that help wash oil away) called micelles, which rearrange themselves when poured onto a cotton pad and attract oil... Read More
What You Need to Know About Moles
You know your skin better than anyone. And even when you take great pains to protect it from the sun, you need to be vigilant about and attentive to any irregularities that show up. Moles happen in many places, and they happen to most people. They’re common, and a lot of them can be... Read More
Fraxel: A Different Type of Laser Surgery
Aesthetic laser therapy has come a long way in the past several decades. Fractional photothermolysis, or Fraxel treatments, provides far more precision and subtlety than many previous iterations of laser work. There are some parallels to acupuncture, in which creating micro-injury to a certain area can stimulate the body’s natural healing process. With Fraxel,... Read More
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting, known in medical terms as cryolipolysis, is an FDA-approved procedure that essentially freezes fat cells in certain parts of the body. A hose with cooling plates is attached to the desired region and left in place for a variable amount of time. Ultimately the fat cells will be destroyed. The body then processes... Read More
All You Need To Know About Botox
It’s an interesting juxtaposition: Botulinum toxin is one of the world’s most deadly neurotoxins, but it has a large number of medical and cosmetic uses. The toxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum, which occurs naturally in soil and many bodies of water. It is believed that a few kilograms of the toxin could... Read More
Keeping Your Babies and Kids Protected From The Sun
Sunscreens come in two flavors: physical and chemical blockers. Physical sunblocks (also known as mineral sunblocks) contain zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide. These ingredients sit on the skin and reflect the sun’s rays. Zinc oxide is superior to titanium dioxide, so be sure to look for one higher in zinc oxide content. In contrast,... Read More
SPF FACTS: What You Need to Know About Sunscreen
As we hit the peak of summer, and its record-breaking temperatures, it’s essential to maintain a regular practice of wearing sunscreen. Your skin will thank you in the long run, but a good sunscreen will also create a barrier for the immediate effects of UV rays. Sunburns, especially for anyone with fair skin, can... Read More
Are Retinoids Good For My Skin?
What are retinoids?
Retinoids are a class of chemical compounds that are chemically related to vitamin A. Tretinoin, the first retinoid approved by the FDA, was branded Retin-A and used as an acne treatment. However, dermatologists found that it also made skin softer and brighter, and diminished the appearance of lines. As we age, our... Read More
Berloque Dermatitis: Facts, Symptoms and Treatment
1. What EXACTLY is berloque dermatitis, and what causes it?
Berloque dermatitis is a form of skin irritation that occurs when chemical compounds found in some citrus fruits and vegetables come in contact with skin that is exposed to sunlight. Photosensitizing compounds in lemons, limes, parsnips, celery, and carrots, among others, react to UVA rays... Read More
WE LOVE ACNE!
How crazy does that sound? Why would anyone LOVE acne? Well, for us at Gendler Dermatology, it presents a challenge that we enjoy tackling and we are great at it. It's always disappointing when we hear that patients have been let down by the results they have gotten in other derm practices. In and... Read More
FAD OR FAB? WHAT IS PRP AND WHY IS EVERYONE TALKING ABOUT IT?
Maybe it's the catchy name. Maybe it's because its use is increasingly popular in several specialties---but whatever the reason, patients are asking about it more and more each day. Some have had the procedure done for orthopedic injuries, some have read about it online or in magazines. So here is Gendler Dermatology's primer on... Read More
Aesthetic laser therapy has come a long way in the past several decades. Fractional photothermolysis, or Fraxel treatments, provides far more precision and subtlety than many previous iterations of laser…
Sunscreens come in two flavors: physical and chemical blockers. Physical sunblocks (also known as mineral sunblocks) contain zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide. These ingredients sit on the skin and reflect…