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What’s New in Skincare for 2016

Every year, it seems as though a wave of lasers, light-based treatments, and injectables are introduced to the public. Some are welcome additions, while others are disappointing and don’t live…

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Last-Minute Holiday Helpers for Your Skin

The holiday season can be a stressful time in many ways. Shopping, parties, year-end deadlines, and entertaining can be taxing for even the most organized person. For the skin, lack of…

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What to Know About the VelaShape III Treatment

Written by Dr. Anne Chapas, MD of Union Square Laser Dermatology There is a great demand for nonsurgical body shaping in my practice. Patients typically want to improve the size,…

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Scientists Uncover Likely Cause of Stretch Marks

If you’re anything like the billions of women who have given birth or had their weight yo-yo at some point in their life, you’re probably pretty familiar with stretch marks….

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Tips for Controlling Eczema

Eczema, or itchy, red, thickened rashlike skin that typically develops in patches is a very common skin condition that affects many people. Simple lifestyle changes are the first line of…

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You Wanted to Know: Skin Care for Those With Sensitive Skin

Having sensitive skin can be a real challenge. It often means forgoing certain types of soaps, buying products without fragrances and dealing with unexpected rashes from everyday exposures. While skin…

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Practical Tips for Cuts and Scrapes

Minor cuts and skin scrapes are a natural part of an active life. As a mom of two young children, it seems as though I’m tending to a “boo-boo” almost…

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The Best Way to Enjoy the Summer Sun

The summer sun finally made an appearance in New York this week, bringing with it the warmest temperatures we’ve had so far. I took the opportunity on Sunday to get…

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Dry Skin Associated With Diabetes

Diabetes can affect every part of the body, including the skin. As a dermatologist, one of the most frequent skin issues I see associated with diabetes is very dry skin,…

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How to Help Out Dry Hands and Feet

Dry, cracked hands and feet are a common complaint of patients in my practice. Though the problem may be worse in the winter due to very dry air, strong winds…

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