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By Long Island Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology
February 16, 2021
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Moles  

Knowing the warning signs of skin cancer.

As with any health problems, the sooner skin cancer is detected, the better. By catching the problem early on, you may be able to avoid surgery or more invasive procedures. Talking with our Hicksville and Huntington, NY, dermatologists, Dr. Daniel Sherer and Dr. Todd Coven, will also give you some idea of whether or not you are at an increased risk for developing skin cancer. Of course, even those who don’t have many risk factors can still develop skin cancer during their lifetime.

It’s important to really get to know your skin so when something changes, a new growth suddenly sprouts up, or an old mole starts to look strange that you know it’s time to schedule an evaluation with our dermatologists. Since skin cancer isn’t generally painful, you are more likely to detect its presence through a simple self-exam than you would just by feeling it. This is why regular self-skin exams are so important for everyone to practice:

Examining Your Skin

When you examine your skin, you want to check everywhere on your body, even areas that aren’t exposed to the sun. This includes under your fingernails and toenails, between your toes, and even the soles of your feet.

For hard-to-see spots like your back or scalp, you’ll want to use a handheld mirror or ask a family member to help you.

What to Look For

Understandably, examining your skin every month isn’t very effective if you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for. It’s important to note that while everyone has moles on their body, these moles shouldn’t really change much over time. Warning signs of melanoma include:

  • The development of a new growth or spot
  • A spot that may appear in areas that aren’t exposed to the sun
  • A lesion or spot that grows and changes quickly
  • A spot that crusts or bleeds
  • A red, pink, brown, or black lesion (sometimes they are more than one color)
  • A raised, poorly defined or asymmetrical growth

These are all potential signs of a squamous cell or basal cell carcinoma (non-melanoma forms of skin cancer):

  • A scaly, dry, or lumpy lesion that is often red or pale in color
  • A lesion that is on sun-exposed areas of the skin
  • A growth that is red, scaly, or thickens
  • A growth that crusts over, ulcerates, or bleeds

Concerned? Give Us a Call

With offices in Huntington and Hicksville, NY, Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology makes it easy to get the proper skincare screenings that you need. Call us today at (631) 271-2769 for our Huntington location or (516) 433-3200 for our Hicksville location to schedule a screening.


By Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology
February 16, 2021
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Acne  

TV commercials make acne treatment look easy—unfortunately, these advertised over-the-counter products don't work well for everyone. Accordingly, when your acne doesn't improve after using drugstore products, it's time to call Drs. Daniel Sherer and Todd Coven, your Syosset-area, NY, dermatologists at Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology in Huntington and Hicksville. Read on to learn how their expertise can clear up your skin!


What acne treatments do Syosset dermatologists offer?

Your treatment plan will depend on the condition of your skin and the severity of your acne but may include:

  • Topical Prescription Medications: Over-the-counter medications aren't always strong enough to clear up stubborn acne. If none of the products you've tried have helped, your dermatologist may prescribe tretinoin, tazarotene, adapalene, or a different type of medication that is applied directly to the skin. These topical medications clear blocked pores and speed skin cell turnover, which can reduce or prevent new acne lesions.

  • Antibiotics: Topical antibiotics may be added to your treatment plan if acne continues, despite using topical prescription medications. Combining topical medication and antibiotics may increase the effectiveness of the treatment. If topical antibiotics don't improve your skin, your skin doctor may suggest that you take oral antibiotics for a few months.

  • Isotretinoin: When other treatment methods don't help, your skin doctor may recommend isotretinoin. This oral medication is only prescribed to treat severe or cystic acne, and it requires careful monitoring. When you take it, you'll need frequent follow-up appointments to ensure that you don't experience side effects.

  • Oral Contraceptives: Hormonal changes can increase the production of sebum if you're a woman. The oily substance moisturizes your skin but can block pores if you create too much of it. Oral contraceptives decrease sebum production and may keep your skin clearer.


Need care? Give us a call

Do you need a little help with your acne? Schedule an appointment with Drs. Daniel Sherer and Todd Coven, your Syosset-area, NY, dermatologists, by dialing (631) 271-2769 for the Huntington office, or (516) 433-3200 for the Hicksville office.

By Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology
February 16, 2021
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox  

How Botox from your dermatologists in Huntington and Hicksville, NY, can help you look your best

You feel young, but you don’t look as young as you feel. Does this sound familiar? Well, it doesn't have to be your reality. With Botox, you can take years off of your look, quickly and easily.

Here at Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology, your dermatologists, Drs. Daniel Sherer and Todd Coven, offer a wide range of dermatology services including Botox treatment to help you look your best. With two convenient office locations in Huntington and Hicksville, NY, they proudly serve the residents of Huntington, Hicksville, Syosset, and Plainview, and they can help you too!

More about Botox

As you age, your skin loses vital moisture and elasticity. Accordingly, when you show emotions like frowning or laughing, the lines in your face don’t snap back the way they did when you were younger. The result is the emotion lines become deeper as you age, forming lines and wrinkles in your face.

Botox is an injectable medication made from Clostridium botulinum bacteria. It works by temporarily weakening or “freezing” the muscles and nerves, smoothing out your skin. Botox has a long history of safety and effectiveness and is used for many purposes including anti-aging treatments from your dermatologist.

Botox treatment is clinically shown to reduce the appearance of:

  • Laugh and smile lines which run from your mouth to your nose
  • Lines running across your forehead, called furrows
  • Lines at the corners of your eyes, called crow’s feet
  • Lines between your eyebrows, called glabella

Your dermatologist will use a tiny needle to inject the Botox medication into your skin. The procedure is tolerated very well, and your doctor can use a numbing spray before treatment if you wish. The amount of injections you will need depends on the size of the treatment area. You will notice excellent results within 2 to 4 days after treatment. Maintenance treatments are recommended every 4 to 6 months to look your best.

Interested? Give Us a Call

To learn more about Botox and our other anti-aging skincare treatments, talk with the experts—call Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology in Huntington, NY, at (631) 271-2769, or phone our office in Hicksville at (516) 433-3200.

By Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology
February 05, 2021
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Dermatologist  

Our skin naturally takes plenty of hits, being that it’s our first line of defense against all sorts of visible and invisible things around us. Aside from being the biggest body organ, it likewise helps safeguard us from germs, covers our organs, nerves, and blood vessels, as well as repel water.

If you’re concerned about your skin, you should consult with your dermatologist in Huntington and Hickville, NY location. Additionally, see your dermatologist if you’re experiencing these skin issues.

Persistent and/or Itchy Rashes or Hives

Is it a skin infection? Perhaps you’re experiencing an allergic reaction? Either way, consult your dermatologist for answers and proper treatment options to get rid of your rashes once and for all.

Stubborn Acne

So you’ve tried all the tried and tested OTC acne products, cleanses, and even fad diets, but still your acne persists. Visit your dermatologist as soon as possible to get to the bottom of your breakouts and hopefully banish them for good.

Scars From Cuts, Scrapes, Blemishes, and Acne

For significant scars that are pigmented, deep, or otherwise unsightly, your dermatologist in Huntington or Hicksville, NY, office, you can undergo treatments like microdermabrasion, laser therapy, or other treatments that will reduce the appearance of your scars.

Skin Patches or Moles That Have Changed in Appearance

These changes typically indicate skin cancer. Keep in mind that with skin cancer, as with all other cancers, the earlier the treatment, the higher the chances of a cure.

Nail Problems

Can it be fungus or some other kind of infection or disorder? Your dermatologist will know. Your nails could likewise show signs of potential issues with the heart or liver, as well as diabetes, nutrient deficiencies, and anemia.

Chronic Skin Irritation

You’ve been battling flaky, red, and/or itchy skin for what seems like ages, and nothing’s giving the relief you’re longing for. A consultation with your dermatologist is your best bet to finally figure out what’s causing your symptoms and how to get rid of them.

Whether you’re struggling with persistent acne or suffering from bothersome itchiness, your dermatologist can help you out. So don’t hesitate to reach out and schedule a visit with a dermatologist to get answers and much-needed relief.

Talk to Us to Find Out More About Our Dermatology Services

Book an appointment at Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology in our Huntington, NY, office at (631) 271-2769 or Hicksville, NY, office 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.


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