Skin infections are very common occurrences throughout life. Some infections are self-limiting and resolve on their own, but many others require medical attention. Bacterial skin infections technically have specific names based on their origin and extent, but even in the medical community we often lump these technical terms into the common term “boil” or “abscess”.… Read More


Lawrence Jaeger is Chief Medical Director at Advanced Dermatology Associates in New York. As a board Certified Dermatologist specializing in Medical,Cosrmetic and Surgical Dermatology, Lawrence Jaeger has successfully treated patients suffering form All forms of Dermatitus. Dermatitis simply means skin inflammation, but it embraces a range of ailments. In most people, the early stages of… Read More


Cold sores — also called fever blisters — are a common viral infection. They are tiny, fluid-filled blisters on and around your lips. These blisters are often grouped together in patches. After the blisters break, a crust forms over the resulting sore. Cold sores usually heal in two to four weeks without leaving a scar.… Read More


Doctor Lawrence Jaeger is a Medical Dermatologist in New York City and offers expert advice for daily skin care for healthy skin. In order to take care of and respect your skin, first and foremost make sure to choose products specially designed for your skin type. Dry skin does not have the same needs as… Read More


Lawrence Jaeger is an expert Medical Dematologist and provides treatment for patients suffering from Poison Ivy in New York. Poison ivy dermatitis appears as soon as four hours or as long as 10 days after the exposure, depending on individual sensitivity and the amount exposure. As the rash appears, any sensitivity a person had begins… 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


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


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


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