What Are Warts?

Warts are caused by viruses and are passed from person to person, sometimes indirectly through touching an object someone with a wart has touched. While they are cosmetically unappealing, they are non-cancerous and not dangerous, but they can cause discomfort if they become irritated. What Causes Warts? Warts are caused by a viral infection in [Read More]

What to Expect from a Chemical Peel

With the new year upon us, are you ready to reduce the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles, skin discoloration, or acne scars for a healthier, clearer, and brighter complexion? If so, skin-resurfacing with a chemical peel may be a right choice for you. Types of chemical peels Depending on the results you’d like to see, [Read More]

Dark Spots & Hyperpigmentation

No one wants dark spots and skin discoloration, but the fact is millions of Americans have them. Hyperpigmentation is a general term that refers to a condition where the skin is discolored or darkened. Dark spots caused by hyperpigmentation can make you look older and can be the result of several factors including acne scarring, sun [Read More]

Tips for Preventing Skin Cancer

Did you know that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime? Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, and when caught early, it is also the most treatable. For those who work outside or participate in regular outdoor activities, covering up and choosing the right sunscreen can help prevent [Read More]

Microneedling and Dermaplaning: The Why, When & Where of these Hot Beauty Treatments

You may have heard increasing buzz recently about microneedling and dermaplaning. These are two terrific beauty treatments we perform with great regularity and success at all our Water’s Edge Dermatology MediSpa locations. The most common questions about these amazing aesthetic services are: Why, and When? Why choose microneedling and dermaplaning, as opposed to other aesthetic [Read More]

Is HEV light from phones and other devices damaging our skin?

What is HEV light? If you picture a rainbow in your mind’s eye and zoom in on the blue-indigo-violet rays, that’s what we call High Energy Visible or HEV light. Also called “blue light”, these high frequency, short wavelength rays are second in strength only to ultraviolet light. Ultraviolet or UV rays from sunlight (and [Read More]

Ten Tips for Super Spring Skincare Routine

Spring is a time for reawakening, rebirth and renewal – including for your skincare routine! If you’re wondering what updates to make, and which cosmetic treatments can work a little extra magic in combination with a spring-freshened skincare routine, read on… Winter to Spring Skincare Transition  The winter months are dehydrating for your skin. It’s not [Read More]

Menstrual Skin: What Every Woman Should Know

When we talk about menstrual skin, we’re talking about a whole range of skin problems women can encounter during their menstrual cycle each month. Between the ages of 10-15, most girls begin to menstruate, i.e., they start getting their monthly period. This shedding of tissues and blood from the uterine lining occurs every month for [Read More]

What’s New & Effective in Acne Treatments?

For teenagers and adults alike, acne is a difficult condition to live with. Finding the right acne treatment for your unique skin can be even more challenging. Anyone who’s struggled with acne will tell you it can flare up at any time, for no apparent reason. Being prepared with expert advice and effective treatment options [Read More]

Finding Your Family’s Perfect “Skincare Partnership”

Skin problems can begin appearing during infancy, and continue right into old age. That’s why it’s well worth establishing a lifelong “skincare partnership” with the best dermatology practice within your ongoing, convenient reach. When Benjamin Franklin famously said “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”, chances are he wasn’t referring to healthy [Read More]