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By Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology
January 19, 2021
Category: Skin Conditions
Tags: Psoriasis  

Exposure to allergens, stress, and other concerns can lead patients to be self-conscious about raised patches of skin that won't stop itching. The cause of the itching can be simple, like improper rinsing after a shower, or it may need a little bit more professional care, like psoriasis. The staff at Sherer Dermatology in Hicksville, and Huntington, NY, will be happy to perform an exam and advise the next steps to take for calm, beautiful skin.

What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis, caused by an autoimmune disorder, is itchy, inflamed, raised, scaly patches of skin. This condition causes the skin cells to multiply much faster than expected. These patches are sometimes known and referred to as plaques.

What are some triggers?

Some of the most common triggers are:

  • Illness - a compromised immune system increases your risk of an outbreak
  • Medications - steroids are known to exacerbate instances of psoriasis
  • Injury - breaks in the skin can trigger a reaction
  • Extreme temperatures and weather - less humidity and more cold may trigger symptoms

Is psoriasis contagious?

No. Psoriasis is a symptom of the patient's immune system attacking the body. As an autoimmune disorder, psoriasis is inherited. A form of arthritis called psoriatic arthritis is prevalent in patients with this skin disorder.

According to the CDC, about 20% of people have psoriasis.

How is psoriasis treated?

Dermatologists generally treat psoriasis with creams and other topicals. These are to be applied daily. These treatments include salicylic acid, coal tar, corticosteroids, and retinoids. Relief can be had with little to no side effects.

While psoriasis is a chronic condition, patchy skin does not have to be uncomfortable or long-lasting. The specialists at Sherer Dermatology can answer any questions you may have regarding treatment, prevention of flare-ups, or other concerns. To schedule a consultation for a skin exam, contact us at our Hicksville, NY, location at (631) 271-2769. If you are in Huntington, NY, reach out to us at (516) 433-3200.

By Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology
July 10, 2020
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox  

Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology can help you get the youthful look you want—all it takes is a simple Botox treatment! Read below to learn the details of this aesthetically restorative treatment.

The Basics on Botox

Botox contains a neurotoxin produced by Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium. Although some people may be intimidated by these terms, rest assured that the treatment is extremely safe, as the materials are FDA-approved to be used to eliminate and/or reduce wrinkles and creases on your face.

Contrary to some rumors, Botox doesn't cause patients to lose the capability to show facial expression and, although it is a simple process, solely a licensed professional should administer the treatment. A doctor who understands the sensitivity of Botox and is an expert at working with facial anatomy should be the only one to conduct this treatment.

Your doctor injects the problem areas with Botox, paralyzing the muscles that contract to create wrinkles and creases. In simple terms, muscles secrete a chemical called acetylcholine that causes contraction—botox blocks acetylcholine production, stopping these wrinkle-creating movements.

The most common problem areas people suffer from are crow's feet, frown, worry, and smile lines, and laugh lines. After Botox treatment, you will start to notice smoother skin. Results are actually visible in two to four days and should last about three to four months. Additionally, Botox is a unique cosmetic procedure and has almost no downtime and doesn't take long to be completed. Most people can even go right back to work right after the treatment!

One last great thing about Botox is that it is almost entirely painless!

Interested? Give Us a Call!

If you wish to learn more about Botox, please contact one of our offices today at (631) 271-2769 for our Huntington location or (516) 433-3200 for our Hicksville location.


By Long Island Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology
June 23, 2020
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Acne  

If you suffer from acne, don't despair. While this skin condition is frustrating and stubborn, your friends at Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology in Huntington and Hicksville NY can help. Dr. Daniel Sherer and Dr. Todd Coven provide the latest and most effective acne treatments for people of all ages. Talk to your Huntington dermatology team to learn more.

What is acne?

It's a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that impacts about 50 million Americans, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). Most are teens, but adults get acne, too.

And, it's all too familiar, isn't it? You may have blackheads, whiteheads, or red pustules or papules on your face, chest, neck, and shoulders. They result from plugged oil ducts or sebaceous glands associated with your hair follicles. Continued flare-ups and inflammation may lead to changes in skin pigmentation and texture and even produce scarring. It's why you should schedule an appointment with your Huntington dermatology team if you suspect you have an acne problem.

What causes acne?

Acne runs in families, reports MedicalNewsToday. Linked to flare-ups are these factors:

  • Age (more frequently, it happens to teens)
  • Diet (fatty foods)
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Hormonal fluctuations in puberty and menopause
  • Poor skin hygiene
  • Sweating after exercising

Squeezing or popping acne lesions worsens them, increasing redness and soreness and even leading to infection and scarring.

What you can do about your acne?

See Dr. Sherer or Dr. Coven at Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology in Huntington and Hicksville NY. He'll examine your areas of break out and determine a proper care plan, including many of these interventions:

  • Twice daily, gentle washing with an approved acne wash
  • Keeping your hands off your face as much as possible
  • Application of salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide to dry lesions and kill bacteria
  • Oral contraceptives to limit hormonal influences
  • Antibiotic therapy to quell the infection
  • Isotretinoin is taken orally for very severe cystic acne
  • Avoiding tight hats or other clothing which rubs against the skin
  • Cleaning your glasses every day
  • Avoiding the sun
  • Showering after sweating a lot

Additionally, check-in with your Huntington dermatology team to track how effective your treatment plan is. They can adjust various components to arrive at your optimal results.

Get the clearer skin you want

If acne is troubling you and your skin, contact Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology. Dr. Daniel Sherer, Dr. Todd Coven, and their team know acne, and they can help. We have a location in Huntington, NY (631) 271-2769 and one in Hicksville (516) 433-3200.

By Long Island Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology
July 02, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Rosacea  

Could that red rash on your face actually be caused by rosacea? According to the National Rosacea Society, this chronic condition affects rosacea16 million Americans, causing them to experience facial swelling, eye irritation, and an onset of pus-filled bumps. Fortunately, Drs. Daniel Sherer and Todd Cover, your local dermatologists at Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology, offer a few different rosacea treatments to those living in the Syosset, Huntington, Hicksville, and Plainview, NY, areas.


What are the symptoms of rosacea?

If you have rosacea, you may notice one or more of these symptoms:

  • Facial Flushing: Your cheeks, chin, forehead, and nose may frequently look red.
  • Red Lines: These facial red lines are caused by swollen blood vessels under your skin.
  • Bumps: Those pimples might not be caused by acne after all. Rosacea can cause red, pus-filled bumps that look like pimples.
  • Eye Issues: Rosacea can also affect your eyes. Irritation, dry eye, and red eyelids can occur if you have the disorder.
  • Changes to Your Nose: Your nose may become swollen due to rosacea, although you're much more likely to experience this symptom if you're a man. These changes take years and usually only occur if you don't receive treatment.


Who gets rosacea?

Rosacea affects many more women than men and tends to run in families. You may be more likely to develop the disorder if you're fair-skinned or smoke. Most people first notice the symptoms when they're 30 or older.


What causes rosacea?

Although no one knows what causes rosacea, certain things can cause it to flare up. Heat can be a factor. You may notice more redness on hot summer days or after taking a bath. Other possible triggers include:

  • Stress
  • Alcohol
  • Cosmetics
  • Hot foods and drinks
  • Exercise
  • Wind
  • Spicy foods
  • Certain medications


How can my Syosset dermatologist help me?

Your skin doctor may recommend several treatment options that can help you manage your disorder. Prescription medications can reduce redness and pimple-like bumps. Oral antibiotics can also be helpful in some cases. If your blood vessels have become enlarged, you may benefit from laser therapy. The therapy can also improve the texture of your skin.

Would you like to lessen your rosacea symptoms? The dermatologists here at Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology serve the entire Syosset, Huntington, Hicksville and Plainview, NY, areas. Schedule an appointment with Drs. Daniel Sherer and Todd Coven today by calling (631) 271-2769 for the Huntington office or (516) 433-3200 for the Hicksville office.

By Long Island Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology
April 19, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Chemical Peels  

Combine the effects of time with sun exposure, and you see facial wrinkles, rough skin texture, pigmented spots and more. At Long Island skinMedical & Cosmetic Dermatology, your Plainview-area dermatologists, Dr. Daniel Sherer and Dr. Todd Coven, offer chemical peels which brighten and smooth your facial features, allowing you to feel and look refreshed.


What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels involve the in-office application of biologically safe acid preparations to areas of the face, neck, and hands which exhibit signs of aging and sun exposure. By actually removing layers of skin, these popular procedures uncover a fresher, less lined facial appearance.

Lasting for several months, the effects of chemical peels are more than physical. Those who choose these treatments, with the advice of their Plainview area dermatologist, of course, experience greater self-confidence and happier outlooks, both personally and professionally.


How do chemical peels work?

Dr. Sherer or Dr. Coven will perform a thorough skin examination and medical history review before recommending any aesthetic procedure at Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology. If a chemical peel is right for your facial landscape, you'll experience a comfortable treatment which exfoliates everything from light scarring and sun spots to fine lines.

Depending on your specific need and preference, your dermatologist may perform one of three procedures:

  1. Superficial
  2. Moderate
  3. Deep

The superficial peel is also called a "lunchtime" peel, for it causes no downtime whatsoever. This superficial peel uses a mild alpha-hydroxy acid to smooth lines and reduce dark areas on the chest, neck, hands, and face.

The moderate to deep peels use more potent acids (glycolic and trichloroacetic acid) and as such, take more time to heal. They address more obvious skin issues such as precancerous growths, deeper lines, and darker spots. Deep peels may not be repeated.



When your skin has fully healed after a chemical peel, you'll see a younger and brighter appearance to the treated areas of your skin. You should avoid excessive sun exposure and continue to moisturize your skin. Ask your dermatologist for a recommendation on the product that is right for you!


Contact us

You'll love the results from your chemical peel or other aesthetic skin treatment. Plus, you'll rest assured knowing that your skin is safe in the hands of the professional team at Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology. For more information or to arrange a personal consultation, call one of our conveniently located offices in the Syosset and Plainview areas. For the Hicksville location, phone (516) 433-3200. For Huntington, call (631) 271-2769.

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