Blog Archive

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...