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Scarring? Let’s make a thing of the past

From mild acne scars along the temple and cheekbones to keloid tissue, most people have imperfections they would like to eliminate. Scarring can often remind us of times we’d like to forget, and for some it can be embarrassing—or even painful. Not only this, but the appearance of acne scars increases as we age due to lower levels of collagen production. Luckily technological advances have given us several laser treatments that are proven to help reduce or even eliminate scarring.Read More >

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OTC retinoids and prescription retinoids: what’s the difference?

In a word: purity. A concentrated form of vitamin A, retinoids increase cell turnover and boost collagen production, leaving skin radiant and smooth. Products you can find in beauty stores like Sephora or Space NK are over-the-counter (OTC), and will contain formulations like retinol and retinyl palmitate. These are not pure forms of retinoic acid—rather, they convert to retinoic acid once they’ve been absorbed by your skin. Read More >

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For the best skincare, customize your look

At Wexler Dermatology, we believe one of the best approaches to skincare is customization. The more we can partner with our patients to understand their treatment goals, the better the results. As technology has progressed, personalized skincare is becoming easier and more individually-focused. Dermasweep is a type of micro-resurfacing treatment that does more than remove the topmost layer of skin.Read More >

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Décolletage: Prevention and maintenance

Previously we talked about décolletage discoloration issues, and how to firm and tighten the skin on your chest. Here, we’ll focus on preventing damage, and how to maintain younger-looking skin. The thinner the skin is, the more susceptible it could be aging and sun damage. While there are procedures to help with sun-related pigmentation and firming skin, the best strategy is one of prevention. Cover up the skin on your chest when you can.Read More >

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Décolletage: Firming and tightening

We’ve already discussed décolletage discoloration issues here. Today, we’ll focus on how to best handle firming and tightening in this area. Sun damage speeds up the body’s natural process of aging, by damaging the skin’s reparative qualities. As a result, collagen production slows down, and volume decreases, leading to wrinkles, creases, and loose skin. And the sun isn’t the only thing that causes aging: gravity, menopause, or weight loss can all affect the skin of the chest.Read More >

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Décolletage: Erasing discoloration

Unless you’ve spent your whole life in turtlenecks, chances are the skin on your chest is beginning to show signs of sun damage: freckles, dark patches, and uneven pigmentation. The skin on our chest can reveal our age just as easily as our hands or our neck. And because the skin on our chest is very thin, sun damage is more apparent and harder to repair.Read More >

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Weekend at Bootcamp University

This weekend, Dr. Patricia Wexler spent her first weekend as professor of NYC's Cosmetic Bootcamp University. Joining other key leaders in the dermatology community such as Dr. Whitney Bowe, Dr Z. Paul Larenc, and Dr. Jose Montes, she was able to help provide young physicians with real-world aesthetic medical guidance. Learn more about this hands-on educational program here.Read More >