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By Long Island Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology
May 13, 2022
Category: Skin Conditions
Tags: Warts  

Is it time to turn to a dermatologist about your warts?

Warts are more common than you might think, and while you might want to blame a toad for this relatively harmless but unattractive growth, the only way to get a wart is if you have been infected with the human papillomavirus. Don’t worry, though; warts are benign. However, if a wart is in a rather unpleasant or prominent spot, you may be more likely to want the wart removed. Our Huntington, NY, dermatologists Dr. Daniel Sherer and Dr. Todd Coven offer different wart removal options based on your needs.

At-Home Wart Treatments

All you have to do is go into your local pharmacy, and you’ll immediately see different wart removal options. Of course, if you also search the internet, you’ll find many DIY treatments. So, what will work for you? It’s hard to tell. Over-the-counter treatments may provide a patch, liquid, or freezing agent to target the wart.

Of course, some people turn to duct tape to slowly remove layers of the wart over time. However, it’s essential to recognize that you will need to continue using your at-home treatment regularly to get rid of the wart effectively.

Professional Wart Removal Options

If you have a wart in an awkward or sensitive location (e.g., the eyelid), or it is embarrassing or causing discomfort, it’s time to turn to our Huntington, NY, dermatologists to get effective wart removal. Some of the most common wart removal options include,

  • Excision: using a scalpel to remove the wart
  • Electrosurgery: a wart can also be removed by burning it away (sometimes electrosurgery is performed along with curettage, in which we scrape away the wart).
  • Cryotherapy: freezing the wart away (the most commonly used wart removal option)

Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology has practices in Huntington and Hicksville, NY, and is proud to serve the Syosset and Plainview, NY, communities. If you are looking for a dermatologist that can treat and remove your warts, call us at (631) 271-2769 or (516) 433-3200 to schedule an evaluation.

By Long Island Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology
April 25, 2022
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Dermatologist  

A dermatologist is whom you turn to when you need help when you are concerned about the appearance and health of your skin. Seeing a dermatologist regularly can be beneficial even if you are not currently struggling with a recurring skin condition. If you would like to learn more you can contact your local Huntington and Hicksville, NY, dermatologists of Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology with Dr. Daniel Sherer and Dr. Todd Coven, who also serve Syosset and Plainview, NY.

Help with Acne

A topic filled with misconceptions and anxiety, acne can be difficult to treat, but it is not impossible. One of these misconceptions is that acne should be allowed to simply run its course, but acne can be treated with the help of your dermatologist.

Treatment of Scars

Whether it's acne scars or those brought on by injury, surgery, or other means, your dermatologist can help minimize their appearance and can sometimes even eliminate them altogether using treatments like chemical peels.

Skin Conditions

Acne is but one of the many different types of conditions that can develop on your skin. These may share some similar symptoms to acne, but these conditions are varied and require treatment tailored to them.

Signs of Aging

Whether it's fine lines or wrinkles or other signs of aging that impact the way you feel about your skin, your dermatologist can also help. They can provide in-office treatments, such as injectables, or prescribe topical solutions to improve the appearance of your skin.

Skin Cancer

Although skin cancer is quite common it is also very treatable if caught early. Regular visits to your dermatologist are important to monitor potential problems.

Dermatologist in Huntington and Hicksville, NY, and Serving Syosset and Plainview, NY

To schedule a consultation in Huntington and Hicksville, NY, and the Syosset and Plainview, NY, areas you can make an appointment with Dr. Sherer and Dr. Coven of Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology by dialing (631) 271-2769 for the Huntington, NY, office and (516) 433-3200 for Hicksville, NY.

By Long Island Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology
March 29, 2022
Category: Skin Conditions
Tags: Hives  

Hives manifest as pinkish or red welts on our skin and can be itchy and sometimes painful. Our body responds to perceived threats by releasing a compound called histamine, but many of us have a negative reaction to it and can result in the above-mentioned symptoms. The condition, also known as urticaria, can arise in different places on our body and it often dissipates within a day. Emergency care may be necessary if it affects our throat, or tongue, or if we experience difficulty breathing. Special care should also be taken if hives continue to recur, which can mean that the condition is chronic. We'll explore some ways to minimize the symptoms but for professional help, it's recommended you contact our Huntington and Hicksville, NY, dermatologist. For more detailed help please contact Dr. Daniel Sherer and Dr. Todd Coven of Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology.

Triggers and Symptoms

The key to treating hives is to try to find the cause for the allergic reaction and to limit our exposure to this. They can be caused by foods, medication, and various elements in our environment like pollen, pet dander, and other allergens.

Exercise, sweat, and tight clothing can bring about the symptoms, and even stress has been shown to contribute to the condition.

Dermatologist in Huntington and Hicksville, NY

Avoiding these triggers can be a good first step in managing the symptoms of hives. But in dealing with them directly our course of action is to address the itching and pain.

Natural and over-the-counter products can help, but if they don't provide the relief we're looking for then it may be time to consult with our dermatologist.

Recurring episodes and severe symptoms be examined and diagnosed by a doctor, who can then prescribe medication to deal with the discomfort.

So schedule a consultation today with our dermatologists in Huntington and Hicksville, and also serving Syosset and Plainview, NY. Make an appointment with Dr. Sherer and Dr. Coven of Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology by dialing (631) 271-2769 for the Huntington, NY, office and (516) 433-3200 for Hicksville, NY.

By Long Island Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology
March 25, 2022
Category: Skin Conditions
Tags: Rash  

Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology can help when you have a rash. Anyone can get a rash, and an itchy patch of skin is no reason to panic. But if you continue to get rashes you need to consult with a dermatologist. Your dermatologists Dr. Daniel Sherer and Dr. Todd Coven diagnose and treat patients with rashes in Huntington, NY, and Hicksville, NY.

Common causes of rashes

A rash is a general term for changes in the skin. A rash is typically an obvious patch of skin that is dry, itchy, and usually pink or red in appearance due to increased blood flow to the area. Many rashes are signs of skin conditions.

Some of the most common causes of a rash could be:

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Allergic reactions. Some of the most common allergens that cause skin reactions are food, medications, metals, and pet dander
  • Bacterial infections like impetigo
  • Fungal infections like ringworm
  • Viral infections like shingles

What to do

If you're concerned about a rash you should contact your dermatologist in Huntington, NY, or Hicksville, NY, for advice. Rashes are often a symptom of another problem and can be treated topically. We can recommend over-the-counter products to soothe your discomfort, but you should always come to see us for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Rashes can be a sign of an underlying medical condition, and rashes can also be a side effect of medications like steroids. You can even get a rash as a symptom of nerves or anxiety. So if you continue to get rashes, track your symptoms and any possible triggers for the rash and bring this information to your dermatologist.

Don't hesitate to contact the skilled dermatologists of Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology if you have a rash. Dr. Daniel Sherer and Dr. Todd Coven diagnose and treat rashes and other skin conditions. Contact your dermatologists in Huntington, NY, at (631) 271-2769, and in Hicksville, NY, at (516) 433-3200.

By Long Island Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology
January 24, 2022
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox  

Botox brings a lot of smiling faces. Just with a lot fewer wrinkles.

For decades, Botox injections have been widely implemented to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons states it's the top minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure. Their 2020 statistics overview reports that 4.4 million men and women got these injections. But, the rewards of using Botox are more than skin deep.

Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology knows this more than most. Dr. Daniel Sherer and Dr. Todd Coven use Botox to treat a variety of issues beyond just the face. Below, their team lists five benefits of Botox treatments.

In Huntington and Hicksville, serving Syosset and Plainview, NY, a dermatologist can help determine if these Botox injections can help you too.

Rejuvenate your face

It's impossible to get younger. But you can roll back the clock on your face. Minimizing fine lines and wrinkles is the primary use of Botox injections. Crow's feet and forehead creases are some of the first signs of aging and can leave you looking stressed, annoyed, or just exhausted. Essentially, Botox works to "de-age" your smile, smoothing out these unwanted lines.

Treat a drooping eyebrow

Clinically known as "Brow Ptosis," sagging eyebrows can also leave sufferers with a tired or unhappy appearance. Although this may result from biological factors, Botox can reduce the effects. These procedures relax a brow's muscles and keep them from drooping.

Reduce eye twitching and squinting

Rapid or repeated twitching can be frustrating. With each spasm, it can also be painful as the muscles tense and remain in this position for extended periods of time. If left untreated, eye twitching and squinting can negatively impact a patient's vision. In Huntington and Hicksville, serving Syosset and Plainview, NY, see a dermatologist immediately if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.

Eliminate excessive sweating

Called "Hyperhidrosis," excessive and unpredictable sweating is a medical condition that is extremely uncomfortable. Botox can provide relief. With repeated treatments, Botox injections can reduce localized sweating in a patient's hands, armpits, and feet. In some cases, Botox can even influence the brain's response, effectively eliminating sweat production at the source.

Limit migraine pain

Botox alone can't prevent migraines. However, they can make this pain more manageable. Symptoms, like nausea and sensitivity to light, are less intense when Botox injections are used regularly.

Contact Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology

Luckily, these benefits are nearby. In Huntington and Hicksville, serving Syosset and Plainview, NY, a dermatologist is waiting to help. Dr. Sherer and Dr. Coven are only a phone call away. Reach the Huntington, NY, office at (631) 271-2769. For the Hicksville, NY, location, dial (516) 433-3200.





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