Doctor Lawrence Jaeger is a board certified dermatologist in New York City and Medical Director of Advanced Dermatology Associates, a state of the art medical practice with multiple locations in Manhattan and the Bronx. Dr Larry Jaeger and his group of board certified dermatologists and medical providers are expert in the diagnosis and treatment of… Read More

Sunscreen is a unique body care product: consumers are directed to apply a thick coat over large areas of the body and reapply frequently. Thus, ingredients in sunscreen should not be irritating or cause skin allergy, and should be able to withstand powerful UV radiation without losing their effectiveness or forming potentially harmful breakdown products.… Read More

Lawrence Jaeger is an expert Medical Dermatologist and discusses Progressive Pigmentary Purpura and treatments for Poison Ivy. There are several types of pigmented purpura, also called capillaritis, but the most common condition appears as pinhead-sized, reddish brown spots sprinkled in clusters on the skin, usually on the legs. The condition can fade away in a… 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

Hidradenitis is a chronic disease of the apocrine glands (a form of sweat gland found on certain parts of the body). For unknown reasons, people with hidradenitis develop plugging or clogging of their apocrine glands. It causes chronic scarring and pus formation of the underarms (axilla) and groin/inner thigh areas. In women it can also… 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

Allergens in the air and in the food are often triggers for a flare-up of this disorder. If you can furnish a list on how your disease gets activated, the doctor may try to correlate this with a skin (prick or intradermal) or blood (RAST) test. Don’t try to avoid everything that might be considered… Read More

Dermatosis papulosa nigra is a condition in which small dark bumps develop on the face. These first appear during teen years, slowly becoming more pronounced as one ages. This is fairly common in blacks, present in about one third of adults. Occasionally this may also appear on white and oriental skin.   The individual lesions… Read More