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By Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology
November 23, 2020
Category: Skin Care
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 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.

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