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Acne: Why it Shouldn’t Be Your Problem, It’s Mine!

A great amount of my patients suffer from acne, where they often feel helpless about their skin condition and lack everyday confidence because of it. As a dermatologist, it’s my job to understand the skin’s behavior and treat it effectively. It is also my job to reassure you that this problem is not only treatable…

6 Surprising Tips To Prevent Sun Damage

6 Surprising Tips To Prevent Sun Damage

As a dermatologist, it’s not only about cosmetic beauty, much of my practice as a doctor involves the medical treatment of detection and prevention of skin cancer. I’ve completed extensive skin cancer research, including a number of clinical studies conducted at the prestigious Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. I’m also a Board Member for the Skin…

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Dr. Gross Winter Skin

6 Winter Skin Bad Habits That Are Aging You Do you know that as the weather changes so does your skin? This the season for a whole host of cold-weather skin problems that are easy to prevent. If you can fix these common bad winter skincare habits you’ll be on your way to smoother, more…

Beauty Sleep: How Nighttime Can Transform Skin

Whenever I look at a patient’s skin, I can tell whether or not they’ve been sleeping well. Those who have plenty of sleep have a natural vitality to their skin, while the patients who have trouble sleeping typically have a washed out and lackluster appearance. There’s a reason for this: Sleep is critical to every…

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Why Your Skin Needs Vitamin C — Every Day

Whenever my patients ask me about what skincare ingredients they should be using, vitamin C tops my list. It’s an ingredient that’s been well researched with consistently great results. What most people don’t realize—the reason it’s so critical in skincare products is vitamin C is naturally found, in high levels, in both the epidermis (the…

Ferulic Acid: the Sun-Protective Antioxidant

The sun’s out and I can see people out and about in Central Park, which is located right across the street from my dermatology practice. Spring has finally arrived, and despite all the warnings about sun exposure, even incidental sun exposure (the kind you get from walking outside your office to grab lunch)—many of these…

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Skin Cancer Awareness

May is Skin Cancer Awareness month and after 20+ years in practice as a dermatologist, my best advice is prevention and protection. Early detection and prompt treatment of skin cancer is essential in maintaining a clear bill of health. Every season check your moles and look for changes in their size, color and shape. Also…