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What to Do About Psoriasis Apr 1st, 2021

A study from the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology estimates that around 7.4 million Americans are dealing with psoriasis.  Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin condition that builds up skin cells rapidly, which can cause dryness, scaling, itching, inflammation, redness, cracking, and even bleeding. It can develop anywhere on...

5 Signs of Rosacea Mar 8th, 2021

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that affects an estimated 415 million people worldwide. It presents with small, red, pus-filled bumps when it flares up. For this reason, rosacea is sometimes mistaken for acne. The causes of rosacea aren’t entirely understood, and while it isn’t curable, it is treatable. Understanding...

What Causes a Double Chin? Feb 8th, 2021

People with a double chin, or submental fat, have an excess layer of fatty tissue under their lower jaw. This common condition affects young and old, men and women. And it happens for a variety of reasons. You don’t have to be overweight to get a double chin. So, if...

Why Wintertime Sun Protection Matters Jan 10th, 2021

When it comes to protecting your skin from the sun, it’s a task that you likely associate with the hot summer months. But you can suffer overexposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun at any time of year, making it a threat even in the cold of winter....

What to Expect from Your First Wax Dec 2nd, 2020

There are many cosmetic treatments for hair removal, but few that go back as far as body waxing. Along with shaving, some form of waxing has been around since ancient Egypt and both are still quite common today.  The methods are different today, but they’re safe and can remove your...

Body Contouring: A Minimally Invasive Way to Minimize Stubborn Fat Nov 2nd, 2020

For people who exercise or engage in routine physical activity on a regular basis, it can still be a chore to lose weight in certain areas. It can happen for a few reasons, such as hormonal and metabolic rate changes. But rather than enduring surgical treatments or fad diets to...

5 Foods That Fuel Rosacea Symptoms Oct 2nd, 2020

Researchers estimate that the skin condition rosacea is a common and global problem, affecting around 415 million people worldwide. And yet only about 18% of Americans with this condition are being treated for it. This may be due to how rosacea works: It’s a condition that flares up and goes...

What to Do About Unwanted Facial Hair Sep 16th, 2020

Everybody has some facial hair, including women. When it comes to facial hair, the main difference between men and women is that hair on a woman’s face typically is so fine that it’s barely visible. Facial hair in women has a few causes, including genetics, higher levels of testosterone, or...

Spray Tan: Bronzy Color Without the Risk Aug 17th, 2020

You know that sunbathing without protection is dangerous, as it increases your risk of developing skin cancer. But there’s a safe alternative. Despite what you may have heard, a sunless spray tan is a safe and effective way to get the bronzy look you want. At Skinworks Dermatology, with three...

Psoriatic Arthritis: What You Need to Know Jul 27th, 2020

About 125 million people worldwide have psoriasis, and 10%-30% of them develop psoriatic arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis is basically a combination of two conditions, psoriasis and arthritis, where you present with swollen joints and red scaly patches on your skin. At Skinworks Dermatology, with three New York City locations, dermatologist Javier...

What Does Microdermabrasion Feel Like? Jun 26th, 2020

If you’re looking to reduce fine lines, crow’s feet, age spots, and acne scars, microdermabrasion might be the treatment for you. But if you’re not familiar with microdermabrasion, you might be asking yourself, “Does it hurt?” At Skinworks Dermatology, with three New York City locations, dermatologist Javier Zelaya, MD, and...

Malenoma is Serious, but Treatments are Available May 21st, 2020

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer — and it’s common too. Melanoma cases in the United States have doubled over the last three decades, and one person dies of melanoma every hour, every day.  At Skinworks Dermatology, with three New York City locations, dermatologist Javier Zelaya, MD, and...

Am I a Candidate for Double Chin Treatment? Apr 20th, 2020

There’s no way around it, having a double chin can make you feel self-conscious and unattractive. That’s how most people feel, according to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, which found that 67% of survey respondents were bothered by their double chins.  At Skinworks Dermatology, with three New York City...

Using The ABCDE Method to Evaluate Moles Mar 16th, 2020

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. In fact, an estimated 9,500 Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. It’s important to know the signs of skin cancer so you can get yourself checked. Because skin cancer usually shows up in the form...

How Vitamin D Deficiency Contributes to Psoriasis Feb 6th, 2020

If you live with psoriasis then you know how difficult it can be to plan your day around your flare-ups. When your skin becomes inflamed with itchy, scaly plaques, you may not feel like leaving the house. Luckily, you have options, one of which may be as simple as diagnosing...

Living with Eczema Jan 3rd, 2020

Eczema is an often painful and chronic skin condition. It is most common in babies and children, but it can occur in teens and adults as well. In fact, it’s a common enough condition that according to the National Eczema Association, over 30 million Americans have some form of eczema....

Incorporating BOTOX® Into Your Regular Beauty Routine Dec 1st, 2019

Beauty is a very important aspect of many of our lives, and the data backs it up. The United States leads the world in beauty and personal care sales, with 89.5 billion dollars spent in 2018 alone. So when you’re deciding on a skincare regimen, there’s no excuse for not...

Common Rosacea Triggers to Avoid Nov 1st, 2019

Living with rosacea, you’ve probably noticed that certain triggers lead to flare-ups — triggers like foods, emotions, weather, or skin care products. In addition to medical therapies and treatments, once you identify your triggers, you can make lifestyle changes to avoid things and circumstances that aggravate your condition and worsen...

Finish Off Your Weight Loss Journey with CoolSculpting Oct 1st, 2019

If you’ve lost weight through a diet and exercise program, that’s fantastic! Being in a healthy weight range is wonderful for your health, but even at your ideal weight, it’s common to have frustrating trouble spots on your body that just won’t go away. You’re not alone if you’ve recently...

Spots, Scars, and Stretch Marks: Lasers Can Treat Them All Sep 3rd, 2019

An injury, rapid weight fluctuations, and excessive sun exposure all contribute to displeasing skin blemishes in the form of scars, stretch marks, and age spots. These irregularities may be bothersome obstacles to a clear, radiant complexion that you just don’t want to live with anymore. Sure, there are things you...

Why Women of Color Get Dark Spots on Their Skin And What You Can Do About It Aug 1st, 2019

Nothing is more beautiful than a smooth complexion, but if you’re a woman of color, you know that keeping your skin tone clear can be challenging. That’s because dark skin responds differently than lighter skin when it comes to healing from small scratches and blemishes. Men get dark spots and...

Summertime Tips to Keep the Sun From Wreaking Havoc on Your Skin Jul 1st, 2019

Summer is here, and the sun is out in full force! While many of us look forward to this time of year, summer does mean some special challenges for your skin.  At Skinworks Dermatology, Dr. Javier Zelaya and our expert team are dedicated to providing you with the best in...

You May Have Inherited Your Psoriasis But You Don’t Have to Live With It Jun 3rd, 2019

Contrary to what you might think, psoriasis is not just a skin condition. It’s an autoimmune disease that causes your skin cells to reproduce on overdrive, and, for some patients, there is a definite genetic link to psoriasis. The exact causes remain maddeningly unclear, too. Fortunately for you, Dr. Javier...

Botox® or Dermal Fillers: Which Option is Right for You? May 2nd, 2019

Do you need Botox or dermal fillers? Many adults ask this question, so if you’re asking it now, you’re not alone. Both Botox and dermal fillers can address issues from aging, like wrinkles, but they each have specific uses. So, how can you determine which treatment is right for you?...

5 Tips To Help Prevent Rosacea Flare-Ups Apr 5th, 2019

Rosacea is a relatively common disease. It may begin with a very simple symptom: blushing easily. But as it progresses, the symptoms become more severe than flushing. There are four subtypes of rosacea, with increasingly severe symptoms: Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea, with redness, visible blood vessels, and frequent flushing Papulopustular rosacea, which...