How Do I Choose an Eye Cream?

With the plethora of eye products available on the market, it can be confusing and difficult to choose the right eye cream for you. Devising a systematic approach to choosing your eye cream will help optimize your results and minimize adverse effects. There are three main issues you need to consider:

1.Do I have sensitive skin or can I tolerate stronger products?

This is a very important question to consider as eyelid skin is Continue reading

Chemical Peels for Melasma Explained

Melasma is a condition characterized by patches of hyperpigmentation usually located on the face. It is believed to be caused by an interplay of hormones or medications and sun exposure. Melasma is more common in women and may be associated with oral contraceptive use and can occur in pregnancy. Although less common, melasma can also be seen in men. Continue reading

What SPF sunscreen should I use?

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A fascinating new dermatology study shows sunscreens with SPF 70+ actually provide more protection.  This is because all of us routinely under-apply sunscreen. We are supposed to apply 2 mg/cm2 of sunscreen (approximately 1 oz of sunscreen for the body or a shot glass full). However, the actual protection we Continue reading

Could my skin discoloration be caused by fungus?

Yes! Skin discoloration can either be characterized as hyperpigmentation (dark patches) or hypopigmentation (light patches) and can be quite pronounced in Indian, Pakistani, and other South Asian  and ethnic skin.  The skin can look especially uneven and in the case of light patches, many patients become concerned about the possibility of vitiligoContinue reading

What causes vitiligo and what can be done about it?

What is vitiligo? 

Vitiligo is a dermatologic condition in which the pigment producing cells called melanocytes are lost producing bone white patches of skin. Although this can occur anywhere including the scalp, face, neck, trunk, arms, and legs, there are some special areas of predilection such as around the eyes, mouth, lips, hands and fingers, and genital area. Continue reading