Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells arising in the squamous cells, which compose most of the skin’s upper layers (the epidermis). SCCs often look like scaly red patches, open sores, elevated growths with a central depression, or warts; they may crust or bleed. They can become disfiguring and sometimes deadly… Read More

Your face is more sensitive than your body, and it has special needs that the rest of your body doesn’t have. Some people are acne prone, some are prone to fine lines and wrinkles. A body moisturizer doesn’t need to worry about doing anything other than hydrating your body. Many times there are added fragrances… Read More

Sunscreen helps prevent skin cancer. You know this. Now, however, scientists finally have proof for something else beauty editors have been telling us all along: SPF, when used often enough, also prevents wrinkles and signs of skin aging. How’s that for application motivation? It’s true: Despite what you may have heard for years, there had… Read More

Microdermabrasion is a general term for the application of tiny rough grains to buff away the surface layer of skin. Many different products and treatments use this method, including medical procedures, salon treatments and creams and scrubs that you apply yourself at home. It’s usually done to the face, chest, neck, arms or hands. Before… Read More

Microdermabrasion is a common aesthetic procedure used improve the appearance of skin. It’s a form of exfoliation that uses a microdermabrasion machine that sprays fine crystal particles across the skin, removing the top layer of the skin, and then vacuums the crystals and skin away. Microdermabrasion is an extremely effective treatment that makes bad skin… Read More

Lawrence Jaeger treats patients with all forms of Skin Disease at Advanced Dermatology Associates in New York. Here are the key facts about some of the most common skin problems: Acne—A disease that affects the skin’s oil glands. The small holes in your skin (pores) connect to oil glands under the skin. These glands make… Read More

Acne Treatment Therapies These therapies may be suggested in select cases, either alone or in combination with medications. Light therapy. A variety of light-based therapies have been tried with success. But further study is needed to determine the ideal method, light source and dose. Light therapy targets the bacteria that cause acne inflammation. Some types… Read More

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

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