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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: Skin Conditions
Tags: Psoriasis  

Exposure to allergens, stress, and other concerns can lead patients to be self-conscious about raised patches of skin that won't stop itching. The cause of the itching can be simple, like improper rinsing after a shower, or it may need a little bit more professional care, like psoriasis. The staff at Sherer Dermatology in Hicksville, and Huntington, NY, will be happy to perform an exam and advise the next steps to take for calm, beautiful skin.

What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis, caused by an autoimmune disorder, is itchy, inflamed, raised, scaly patches of skin. This condition causes the skin cells to multiply much faster than expected. These patches are sometimes known and referred to as plaques.

What are some triggers?

Some of the most common triggers are:

  • Illness - a compromised immune system increases your risk of an outbreak
  • Medications - steroids are known to exacerbate instances of psoriasis
  • Injury - breaks in the skin can trigger a reaction
  • Extreme temperatures and weather - less humidity and more cold may trigger symptoms

Is psoriasis contagious?

No. Psoriasis is a symptom of the patient's immune system attacking the body. As an autoimmune disorder, psoriasis is inherited. A form of arthritis called psoriatic arthritis is prevalent in patients with this skin disorder.

According to the CDC, about 20% of people have psoriasis.

How is psoriasis treated?

Dermatologists generally treat psoriasis with creams and other topicals. These are to be applied daily. These treatments include salicylic acid, coal tar, corticosteroids, and retinoids. Relief can be had with little to no side effects.

While psoriasis is a chronic condition, patchy skin does not have to be uncomfortable or long-lasting. The specialists at Sherer Dermatology can answer any questions you may have regarding treatment, prevention of flare-ups, or other concerns. To schedule a consultation for a skin exam, contact us at our Hicksville, NY, location at (631) 271-2769. If you are in Huntington, NY, reach out to us 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
February 05, 2021
Category: Skin Conditions
Tags: Rash  

Be able to recognize when your rash is a sign of something more serious.

Rashes are an incredibly common problem and are typically nothing serious. Of course, a rash that’s itchy or inflamed can certainly be annoying, and you may be wondering whether you should just try to treat the problem on your own or if you should turn to our Huntington and Hicksville NY dermatologists Dr. Daniel Sherer and Dr. Todd Coven. Since a rash may be a sign of something else going on in the body, it’s important to understand when to see a doctor.

Common causes of rashes include:

  • Poison ivy, oak, or sumac
  • Heat rash
  • Diaper rash
  • Stress
  • Eczema (also called atopic dermatitis)
  • Psoriasis
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Rosacea
  • Chickenpox
  • Certain medications
  • Shingles (more common in older adults)

Sometimes a rash is a sign of a fungal (e.g. ringworm), parasitic, bacterial, or viral infection. A rash caused by a viral infection will typically clear up on its own after the virus has gone away; however, bacterial, fungal, or parasitic infections that cause rashes need to be treated by your Huntington dermatology office, usually with medication. Of course, a rash can also be a sign of another underlying issue such as an autoimmune disorder or a thyroid problem.

You should see your Huntington dermatology team about your rash if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • A rash that appeared suddenly and is spreading quickly (this could be a sign of an allergic reaction to something you ate or a medication you are taking)
  • A rash that is accompanied by a fever
  • A rash that lasts weeks and doesn’t improve with home care
  • A rash that has swelling or bruising around it
  • A rash that oozes or has a bad odor (these are signs of infection)
  • A rash that looks like a bullseye (could be a sign of Lyme disease)
  • Any yellowing or hardening of the skin

Minor rashes can typically be treated at home just by:

  • Avoiding coming in contact with the substance or allergen
  • Keeping the rash exposed to the air (do not cover it)
  • Apply cold compresses to the area if it’s irritated or itchy
  • Applying calamine lotion to help with the itching
  • Taking an antihistamine if you’re dealing with hives or a mild allergic reaction

If you are concerned about a rash but you aren’t quite feeling comfortable coming into Huntington dermatology or Hicksville office, our dermatologists also offer telemedicine visits. This means that you can schedule a virtual appointment with your doctor to find out whether your rash is a problem that requires immediate attention or simple home care.

To schedule your in-office or virtual appointment with Dr. Daniel Sherer and Dr. Todd Coven at Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology, call (631) 271-2769 for our Huntington NY office or (516) 433-3200 for our Hicksville NY office.

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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