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By Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology
March 17, 2016
Category: Dermatology

Discover how you can get a revived and more youthful appearance with cosmetic dermatology.

It can be difficult to still feel confident in our appearance as we age. Sometimes the effects of our lifestyle, genetics, or even time spent in cosmetic dermatologythe sun can finally take its toll. If you are looking to refresh your appearance, no matter how much, it’s a good time to talk to your Huntington, Hicksville, Syosset, and Plainview, NY dermatologist  Dr. Daniel Sherer about the many benefits of cosmetic dermatology.

Whether you are dealing with acne scars or sun damage, cosmetic dermatology can work for you. One of the main benefits of opting for cosmetic treatment is that you’ll find renewed confidence in your appearance afterwards. If you walk into our Huntington, Hicksville, Syosset, or Plainview, NY, cosmetic dermatology office with dull, lined skin and leave with radiant, smoother skin it seems more than likely that your self-esteem will also improve.

We offer a full range of cosmetic procedures so that anyone can benefit no matter what the process. You’ll feel better about showing off your skin.

Another obvious benefit is enjoying the effects of looking younger. Whether you are choosing to get Botox or fillers, a chemical peel or microdermabrasion all of these treatments can reduce the signs of aging and reduce wrinkles and fine lines, as well as improve skin elasticity and smoothness. The goal of cosmetic dermatology is to help you appear more youthful and your skin more vibrant.

Some cosmetic dermatology treatments we offer include:

  • Facials and peels
  • Skin tightening
  • Laser hair removal
  • CO2 fractional laser
  • Facial Vein treatments
  • Dermal fillers
  • Botox
  • Vascular laser

If you have questions or are interested in any of the cosmetic dermatology we offer in Huntington, Hicksville, Syosset, or Plainview, NY, then call Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology, PC today!

By Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology
February 03, 2016
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Acne  

Discover the best tips for how to reduce your acne.

Nothing ruins your day quite like waking up with acne. Whether you are a teenager or full-grown adult, acne is a problem that plagues Acnemany. While the battle to find the effective treatment for your acne can feel challenging, your Huntington, Hicksville, Syosset and Plainview, NY dermatologist Dr. Daniel Sherer is here to make it a bit easier. Here are some tips on how to reduce breakouts.

1. Be gentle with your skin

Once a pimple appears, no amount of scrubbing or vigorous washing is going to help. In fact, all it will do is dry out your skin and cause a more inflamed pimple. When dealing with acne always wash and dry your skin gently.

2. Wash your face every day

One surefire way to reduce breakouts is by making sure you wash your face once or twice a day to remove any excess oil from your skin. Opt for milder cleansers that will remove makeup, dirt and bacteria without stripping your skin of some of essential oils. If you are unsure about which type of cleanser is right for your skin type, talk to your skin doctors in Huntington, Hicksville, Syosset and Plainview.

3. Don’t pick at your skin

Another good piece of advice is to keep your hands, hair and just about anything away from your face. When acne does form, try to resist the urge to pop it, which can cause scarring and other issues. If you really want to have your pimple removed, we can perform a proper extraction right here in our office.

4. Moisturize your skin

It might sound counterproductive to use a moisturizer every day when acne is caused by excess oil, but even oily skin can get dry from time to time. Using a non-comedogenic moisturizer can help prevent both whiteheads and blackheads from forming.

5. Reduce sugar consumption

Try to limit the amount of sugar you have. This may take some label reading and conscious effort, but it will be well worth it. Why is sugar so bad for your skin? It supercharges your hormones and adrenal glands. By only consuming sugar once a week you can improve the look of your skin.

It can take some trial and error to figure out the best way to treat your acne and your Huntington, Hicksville, Syosset and Plainview NY dermatologist Dr. Sherer at Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology is here to help. Schedule an appointment with us today!

By Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology
October 09, 2015
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Rash  

Generally, the term “rash” refers to a change in appearance or texture of one’s skin. This can happen for many reasons, and occur in many forms- bumps, scabbing, redness, marks, etc. Most rashes are fairly benign and no cause for worry, although in cases of severe Rashdiscomfort, concurrent onset of other symptoms, or a rash that fails to go away on its own, you should consult one of the expert physicians at Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology.

Some Common Causes:

Eczema- A type of dermatitis, or skin inflammation, eczema has many different etiologies. From irritated dry skin to a local allergic reaction, eczema is a common rash pathology. Symptoms associated with eczema are usually limited to itching and patches of redness, although more severe cases can result in fluid leakage and crusting. Eczema, while uncomfortable, is not usually a sign of any more severe systemic condition. There is no complete cure available, but your dermatologist can help you treat the symptoms and determine if the cause is something avoidable, like contact with an allergen. 

Infections- A rash can be a sign of bacterial, fungal, or viral skin infections like ringworm, or impetigo. There are certain creams and topical methods of treatment for rashes resulting from infections which can attack the pathological organism. These should not be used with immune modulators like antihistamines or corticosteroid creams, as the effects will counteract each other. If you are unsure which treatment is right for you, consult your doctor.

Systemic Conditions- Sometimes, a rash can be a sign of a larger problem such as a systemic allergic reaction, as in the case of quickly appearing hives. Certain diseases also present with types of rashes, such as Lyme disease and scarlet fever. Autoimmune disorders can also result in rashes, such as psoriasis. If you believe that your rash is associated with an underlying condition, make sure you consult a physician to ensure proper diagnosis, as merely treating the symptoms of the rash may not be adequate. 

Treating Your Rash

Most rashes will fade on their own, and dermatologist-recommended lotions and ointments can help with discomfort and speed healing. If you can determine a cause like poison ivy, repeated contact with an allergen, or abrasive clothing, try to reduce and avoid the problem. If your rash gets progressively worse, you have other symptoms develop concurrently, or it does not go away within 2-3 weeks, make sure to get medical attention. In the Huntington, Hicksville, Syosset, and Plainview, NY regions, contact Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology for a superior and professional care experience. 

Huntington area residents call (631) 271-2769, and for Hicksville call (516) 433-3200.

By Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology
July 20, 2015
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Wrinkles   Fine Lines  

Often, as people age, their confidence levels drop. A constant battle is being raged against fine lines and wrinkles in both women and men alike. Fortunately, there is a highly effective treatment available from dermatologists at Long Island Medical and Cosmetic WrinklesDermatology in Syosset, NY called Restylane.

What is Restylane? 
Restylane, a line of a gel formulation of hyaluronic acid, is a revolutionary way to treat fine lines and wrinkles, and even plump lips. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the human body, and, when injected into the face or lips, has been proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

The Restylane line has several different products, including:

  • Restylane: This is used to add volume and smooth moderate to severe wrinkles and skin folds.
  • Restylane-L: This product is regular Restylane combined with lidocaine, which reduces pain and discomfort associated with the treatment.
  • Restylane Silk: Made up of smaller and smoother particles of hyaluronic acid than the other Restylane products, Restylane Silk is used in the lips and surrounding areas of the mouth to produce a natural looking fullness of the skin and plumping of the lips.
  • Perlane: Using larger particles of hyaluronic acid, Perlane is better for more severe wrinkles that benefit from a deeper injection.
  • Perlane-L: The same as Perlane, but with added lidocaine to make the experience less painful.

How does a typical treatment appointment work?
After an initial consultation with the dermatologist, an appointment is made to inject the Restylane under the skin using an ultra-fine needle. The healthcare provider will prepare the area of the skin to be treated, and then inject the clear gel used in Restylane products underneath the skin. The gel then attracts and bonds with water molecules in the skin tissue to maintain fullness and volume. Results usually last 6 months, with some patients seeing results for even longer.

There is little to no downtime associated with treatment though the patient may experience some mild discomfort afterward, including swelling, redness, pain, bruising or tenderness. These side effects typically disappear in less than 7 days for nasolabial folds, or “laugh lines”, and less than two weeks in lip treatments. Patients under 35 are more prone to swelling, and patients over 35 are more prone to bruising, however, both may occur. To promote the fastest healing time, it is recommended to avoid both sun exposure and taking aspirin or ibuprofen. Using cold compresses on the injection sites can also promote fast healing.

If you are suffering from irritating and stubborn fine lines and wrinkles or would like to add fullness to your lips, Long Island Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology in Syosset, NY can help. Visit to schedule a consultation and learn more about the Restylane line of products today.

By Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology
May 13, 2015
Category: Dermatology

Is your skin covered in unsightly spots? Skin spots are incredibly common and can be caused by a number of factors, including excessive sun exposure, genetics and age. Thankfully, no matter what has caused the spots to form, they can often be removed simply by visiting Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology in Huntington for laser pigment removal.

What is Laser Pigment Removal?
There are many ways to eliminate skin spots, including liquid nitrogen, bleaching creams and even surgery. Laser pigment removal uses lasers to target the unnecessary brown, black or blue pigmentation, breaking it into tiny particles, which the body's immune system is then able to flush out.
When Can I Expect Results from Laser Pigment Removal?
Often times, certain types of spots can be removed with only one session at Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology in Huntington. More complex or large birthmarks can take several treatments. 

Is Laser Pigment Removal Safe?
Laser pigment removal from Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology in Huntington is considered to be very safe. It does hurt a little like a rubber band snapping, but pain creams and injections can easily be used to manage this pain.
Risks of laser pigment removal such as scarring, irritation, infection and loss of pigmentation, are all very rare.
Are you one of the many Huntington residents dreaming about having smooth, flawless skin of your very own? If so, a trip to Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology for laser pigment removal may be just what you need. Call and set up an appointment for a consultation today.

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