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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!

By Long Island Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology
April 11, 2018
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Skin Tags  

Are you annoyed with your skin tags?skin tags

Dr. Daniel Sherer and Dr. Todd Coven, your Huntington and Hicksville, NY, dermatologists have a solutions for your skin tag problems.

What is a skin tag?

This is when a bit of skin is protruding from the surface of the rest of your skin. The protrusions vary in size, color, and shape, and are usually benign.

How are skin tags developed?

Skin tags develop because of friction, either skin friction with clothes or adjacent skin. Here are a few areas you may find skin tags developing:

  • The underarms
  • Groin folds
  • Neck
  • Upper chest, especially under a woman's breast
  • Eyelids

Who is susceptible to developing skin tags?

Individuals who suffer from obesity tend to develop skin tags because of more frequent skin friction addressed above. Children may also have skin tags, but they are more prevalent in adults and senior citizens.

How do you treat skin tags?

The removal of skin tags is a cosmetic procedure and there's no medication to rid you of this problem. Your Huntington and Hicksville doctors can remove skin tags by doing any of the following in their office.

  • cutting them off with a blade or scissors
  • using electrocautery

You don't need to worry about pain. Local anesthesia induced through injections, or lidocaine or applied topically as a cream, are used before removing skin tags. Anesthesia is used for larger skin tags, but small ones typically don't need it.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding skin tags and their treatment, don't hesitate to call Drs. Daniel Sherer and Todd Coven, your Huntington and Hicksville, NY, dermatologists (631) 271-2769 in Huntington, NY or (516) 433-3200 Hicksville, NY.

By Long Island Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology
October 20, 2016
Category: Dermatology
Tags: sunscreen   sun damage  

Even though summer is behind us and the fall weather has already graced us with its presence, our skin still needs to be protected from sunscreenthe effects of the sun. If you talk to our Hicksville and Huntington, NY dermatologist, Dr. Daniel Sherer and Jennifer Kim, PA-C, MPAS, they will tell you that protecting your skin is a yearlong responsibility. Find out what you can do to protect your skin no matter what season it is.

Choose the Right Sunscreen

Sunscreen is one of the important skin care products you can have. When shopping for a sunscreen that will really be the most effective for your skin you want one that actually says “broad spectrum” on it. This means that it will protect your skin against both UVA and UVB rays. Opt for a sunscreen with at least an SPF of 30 that contains active ingredients like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, which are key ingredients for blocking the sun.

You’ll want to apply this sunscreen about 20 minutes prior to going outside. If you think you’ll be outside in the sun for a long period of time then your Hicksville and Huntington skin doctor will most likely recommend an SPF of 30 or higher.

Reapplying Sunscreen

It’s important to remember that just because you put on sunscreen doesn’t mean that your responsibility to your skin is over. In fact, it’s time to pack that sunscreen with you because in order to be effective it does need to be reapplied.

Wearing the Right Attire

The sun’s rays are at their most powerful between the hours of 10am and 4pm. If you do plan to go outside consider sitting under an umbrella or finding shade during these times to protect your skin. Apart from the sunscreen you use, also consider what clothes you are going to be wearing. Thicker, more tightly woven fabrics will provide more coverage than airy, thin fabrics.

If you have questions about how to care for your skin then it’s time you called Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology in Hicksville and Huntington, NY. Turn to the skincare experts who can make sure that you have healthy skin for many years to come.

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