Author Archives: NBDPS

Nourishing Hair from Within – By: Larisa Lehmer, MD

Eighty percent of “typical” hair loss, also known as androgenetic alopecia (AGA), is genetic. For the other 20% of the equation, medications like minoxidil, spironolactone, or finasteride are prescriptions that have a long-standing track record of efficacy. Not every patient is a good candidate for these medications. However, everyone can take advantage of the findings […]

Alopecia Areata – Finally FDA-Approved Treatments Available to Patients Izzy Tran, BA and Robin Lewallen, MD FAAD

Alopecia areata (AA) is an autoimmune skin condition that causes sudden loss of hair on the scalp as well as sometimes other areas of the body.  People with AA usually have smooth, round patches of complete hair loss that happens over the period of a few weeks. AA affects approximately 6.8 million people in the […]

New Vitiligo Treatments Available- Robin Lewallen, M.D.

Vitiligo is an chronic disorder of the skin in which immune cells destroy melanocytes, the skin cells that produce pigment. Researchers estimate that between 1.9 and 2.8 million adults in the United States have vitiligo; it is estimated 40 percent of adults with vitiligo going undiagnosed. This can be cosmetically very disabling, particularly in people […]

RETINOL: Answers to your FAQ’s! by Kristin Scord, PA-C

What is Retinol? Retinol–or vitamin A–is holy-grail ingredient in the world of dermatology – and backed by science!  Studies have shown that repeated topical application of tretinoin can reverse the effects of photo-aging, stimulate cellular turnover, fight acne, and inhibit collagen breakdown in the presence of UV exposure.  The results? Diminished fine lines and wrinkles, […]

Laser Removal of Microbladed Eyebrows-Anne Marie McNeill MD PhD FAAD

Eyebrow microblading is a popular semi-permanent form of brow tattooing.  Unfortunately, not everyone is happy with the result.  Microblading pigment is similar to tattoo pigment, and can be removed safely at NBDPS using the PicoSure tattoo removal lasers and/ or microneedling or fractionated lasers. Removal of microbladed eyebrows is increasingly popular.  They can look artificial, too dark, too […]

NBDPS’s Guide to Chemical Peels for Glowing Skin- Kristin Scord, MS, PA-C

Chemical peels can be a great way to give your skin the refresh it needs to slough away dull, dead skin and help improve pores, texture and even help with unwanted discoloration!  These peels are applied in the office and mostly have fairly minimal downtime to get you glowing in no-time! Here are our favorite […]

Skincare Basics Series – Kristin Scord, MS PA-C

Welcome back to the Skincare Basics mini-series–the PM edition!   A simple reminder that this series will be the “Basics” for some great starter regimens for most skin types. These are foundational recommendations for general skin types, with some starting recommendations in some problem areas.   Skincare Basics 101:  PM Routine – Hydration + Exfoliation! […]

Treatments Available For Precancerous Actinic Keratoses- Robin Lewallen M.D. FAAD

If you have an actinic keratosis (AK) on your skin, you are not alone. It is estimated that more than 40 million Americans develop actinic keratoses (AKs) each year. AKs are one of the most common conditions treated by dermatologists. These precancerous skin growths occur after ultraviolet radiation causes significant DNA damage to your skin […]

What is Psoriasis- Robin Lewallen, M.D. FAAD

Psoriasis is one of the most common skin conditions affecting three to five percent of people worldwide. Most commonly, it presents as red or white scaling areas on the elbows, knees, belly button, or scalp. The rash from psoriasis is commonly itchy but may become painful or bleed in some patients. For most people, the […]

Skincare guide in Pregnancy-Larisa Lehmer, MD, FAAD

The skin goes through a lot of changes in pregnancy. While there are some things dermatologists recommend avoiding, there are plenty of options to take care of your skin while waiting for your little one’s arrival.   To-Do at Home Cleanse gently to remove excess oil and skin with: – Purifying Gel Cleanser by AlumierMD. […]

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