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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.

By Long Island Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology
April 15, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Chemical Peels  

Find out how a simple chemical peel can improve the appearance of your skin!

Whether you just want to refresh your appearance or you want to target fine lines, enlarged pores, and other imperfections, our Syosset great skinarea dermatologists, Dr. Daniel Sherer and Dr. Todd Coven, have many options to make sure that you get the results you want. Many people are turning to chemical peels to help reveal fresh and younger-looking skin. Here’s what a chemical peel can do for you!


What is a chemical peel?

It’s important to understand what happens during this treatment to understand if it’s right for you. This deep exfoliation treatment uses a special solution that is applied directly to the skin so as to remove the outermost layer, which contains bacteria and dead skin cells.

Treatment can take around 30 minutes, after which peeling can last up to five days. As the most damaged outer layer of the skin peels away, you will see healthier and more radiant skin be revealed.


What are the benefits of a chemical peel?

There are many reasons why adults are turning to a simple chemical peel in Syosset, NY, to improve the overall look and appearance of their skin. Some benefits of this treatment include,

  • Improving the overall tone, texture, and color of your skin
  • Stimulating the production of collagen, which keeps skin tight and firm
  • Reducing or even eliminating sunspots and sun damage
  • Treating acne breakouts
  • Smoothing away lines and wrinkles
  • Boosting hydration
  • Reducing the appearance of superficial scars and other imperfections
  • Removing dry skin and dead skin cells to make skincare products more effective

While many people will achieve beautiful results after just one session, if you are looking to maintain your results for the long term, then you may want to talk about undergoing several chemical peel sessions. The benefit of getting more than one chemical peel is that this special solution can then penetrate to deeper layers of the skin for even better results!


Want to look your best? Give one of our Syosset area offices a call!

If you are interested in finding out how a chemical peel can help you, then turn to the cosmetic dermatology experts at Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology. We have offices in both Huntington (631-271-2769) and Hicksville (516-433-3200) to help serve you better! Call us today to schedule a consultation.

By Long Island Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology
February 20, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox  

Facial frown lines can make you look angry all the time. Would you like to rejuvenate your facial appearance and project a more youthful, botoxhappier outlook? Why not investigate the benefits of Botox Cosmetic treatments from Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology? Applied by your Syosset-area dermatologists, Dr. Daniel Sherer and Dr. Todd Coven, Botox injections smooth lines and wrinkles without complex surgeries which interfere with your busy life. Learn more about Botox here.


Botox and you

You could be perfectly matched for each other if:

  • You are in good overall health
  • Are between the ages of 18 and 65
  • Have realistic aesthetic goals for your facial appearance
  • Wish to smooth facial lines across your forehead, at the corners of your eyes, between your eyebrows, and between your nose and the corners of your mouth

Consisting of a very purified form of the botulism toxin, Botox Cosmetic is injected just under the skin in key areas of the face. Your Syosset-area dermatologist uses a super fine needle to place the medication, resulting in an almost immediate smoothing effect. You'll notice maximum results in a few days.

The injections feel something like an insect sting and produce some redness, tenderness, and swelling under the skin. These side effects go away quickly, and you can return to your normal routine right away.
How does Botox work? The American Academy of Ophthalmology says that the purified protein prevents the contraction of certain muscles in the face. These muscles are responsible for what dermatologists call dynamic wrinkling. With muscular movement reduced, skin appears smoother and younger.

Other uses for Botox
Other physicians use Botox for very important medical treatments such as:

  • Reduction of migraine headaches in frequency and intensity
  • Control of overactive urinary bladder
  • Treatment of temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
  • Correction of strabismus (cross-eyed)

In short, Botox is an effective and versatile medication.

Find out more about Botox
Just call one of the two Syosset-area locations of Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology, and ask for a Botox consultation with Dr. Sherer or Dr. Coven. He'll be happy to answer all your questions, and if you're qualified, he will set up a Botox treatment plan to keep your face young-looking and line-free.
For the Huntington office, phone (631) 271-2769, or in Hicksville, call (516) 433-3200.

By Long Island Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology
November 19, 2018
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Acne Treatment  

Dealing with acne is an often-frustrating process which does not always provide the results you want. However, with the proper help and the right dermatologist, you can win the acne battle and keep your complexion clear, healthy, and beautifully acne-free. Learn more about acne treatments with Dr. Daniel Sherer and Dr. Todd Coven at Long Island Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology with locations in Huntington, NY, and Hicksville, NY.

What causes acne? 
Acne occurs when the skin produces too much of an oil called sebum. Hair follicles connected to the oil glands become clogged with oil, trapping dead skin cells and bacteria inside. The bacteria causes an infection and acne develops. The excess oil production may come from hormonal imbalances, often associated with mensuration in women.

Do I have acne? 
Acne most often appears on the face, neck, chest, and back and can present itself in several ways. Whiteheads appear when the infection becomes trapped by skin cells on the top of the infected follicle. Blackheads are similar in nature but have been exposed to air, causing their darkened appearance. Acne may also present as red, tender bumps called papules or large, white pimples called pustules. Large painful lumps deep under the skin called nodules sometimes fill with pus and are referred to as cystic lesions.

Acne Treatments in Huntington, NY, and Hicksville, NY
Treating acne often begins with at-home, over-the-counter treatments. Face washes and topical ointments often work well to treat mild to moderate acne. However, some cases require prescription ointments or cleansers with a higher concentration of medication. Different dermatological skin treatments like microdermabrasion or facials. Your dermatologist can help you determine which treatments are best for your acne.

For more information on acne treatments, please contact Dr. Daniel Sherer and Dr. Todd Coven at Long Island Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology with locations in Huntington, NY, and Hicksville, NY. Call (631) 271-2769 to schedule your appointment in Huntington or (516) 433-3200 to schedule your appointment in Hicksville today!

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