Perioral dermatitis is a facial rash that tends to occur around the mouth. Most often it is red and slightly scaly or bumpy. Any itching or burning is mild. It may spread up around the nose, and occasionally the eyes while avoiding the skin adjacent to the lips. It is more rare in men and… Read More


Doctor Lawrence Jaeger is an expert Medical,Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatologist and provides Chemical Peels for patients at Advanced Dermatology Associates, a network of Dermatologic treatment centers in New York City. There are three main types of peels. Light peels are most commonly performed using alpha-hydroxy acids. These are naturally occurring acids found in fruits and… Read More


Doctor Lawrence Jaeger treats patients in need of Cryotherapy for skin disorders at Advanced Dermatology Associates in New York City. Cryosurgery is used frequently by dermatologist to treat many skin problems. Liquid nitrogen is sprayed on to the area of skin freezing it. Light freezing causes a peeling, moderate freezing a blistering and hard freezing… Read More


Many medical conditions, not only cases of cancer, may be diagnosed by removing a sample of tissue for lab examination. This procedure is called a biopsy, which is preformed by a variety of techniques. After the doctor obtains the skin biopsy specimen, it is sent for examination to another doctor, the dermatopathologist or pathologist, who… Read More


Lentigines, or liver spots, are benign lesions that occur on the sun-exposed areas of the body. The backs of hands and face are common areas. The lesions tend to increase in number with age, making them common among the middle age and older population. They can vary in size from 0.2 to 2 cm. These… Read More


Lyme disease is spread by the bite of the tiny tick, usually no bigger than a pinhead. Because it is so tiny and its bite is generally painless, the tick is hard to detect. Feeding ticks must usually be attached for 24 to 48 hours before transmitting the disease. Unfortunately, if not promptly diagnosed and… Read More


Only the palms, soles and lips lack hair follicles, this means the rest of our skin surface can potentially grow hair.  Unwanted hair growth can be a significant problem for some individuals. There are several different approaches to hair removal but to treat unwanted hair growth it is important to understand a little bit about… Read More


Hyperpigmentation is a common, usually harmless condition in which patches of skin become darker in color than the normal surrounding skin. This darkening occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin color, forms deposits in the skin. Hyperpigmentation can affect the skin color of people of any race. Age or… Read More


Standard treatments for head lice are available without prescription. Products such as RID and NIX as usually effective. The products contain permethrin, natural pyrethrins, or organochlorine insecticides. Remaining nits should be combed out after loosening them with an application of “Step 2” lotion or dilute vinegar. Shampooing with Selsun shampoo will further help to clear… Read More


A halo mole is a mole with a white ring, or halo, around it. Halo moles are not uncommon and are usually seen in children or young adults of either sex. For reasons that are unknown, the body selects a particular mole or moles for destruction. This is presumably because the mole is recognized as… Read More