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. […]

What are the Best Cosmetic Treatments to do this Winter? – Kristin Scord, PA-C

These are a few of our favorite things to do this winter to get your skin refreshed and revived! *Lasers: For improvement of texture, wrinkles, elasticity, hyperpigmentation. -Fractional and CO2 lasers offer different degrees of anti-aging skin resurfacing which is important to do when you can stay out of the sun following treatment due to […]

Skincare Basics 101: AM Routine with Sunscreen and Antioxidants: The Ultimate Duo for Enhanced UV Protection -Kristin Scord, PA-C

Want to start a well-rounded skincare regimen and not know where to begin? This is what this mini-series is about! This series will start with the “Basics” for some great starter regimens for most skin types. In later posts, more specific problem areas will be touched on and recommendations for those concerns! We’ll start with […]

Evidence Based Hair Loss Supplement Strategies- Robin Lewallen M.D.

Hair Health: Supplements and Nutrition There are many different myths and over-the-counter supplements available on the market marketed as improving hair health and growth. We took the time to review the literature and evidence and have narrowed in on the most effective nutrients and supplements available for hair health. Nutrients and Supplements with evidence for […]

Green Tea & Your Skin- Larisa Lehmer, M.D.

Green tea may be one of the healthiest beverages around — drinking it has been found to reduce the risk of breast cancer by 30% as well as lower cholesterol, blood sugar, and body fat. In addition, those who drink green tea have smoother skin, and fewer wrinkles than those who do not. Research into […]

Breaking News: Carcinogen Benzene Found in Some Over-the-Counter Sunscreen Products Robin Lewallen, MD FAAD

On May 25th, 2021 Valisure, a third party testing pharmaceutical company that batch tests medications before they are released to the general public, released a report where they tested 294 unique batches of sunscreens from 69 different sunscreen and after-sun care brands. They found that over a quarter (27%) of the specific products and batches […]

May is SKIN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH- Q & A with Kristin Scord, PA-C

Medical Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery

Why Are Skin Exams Important? Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide. Melanoma is one of the most dangerous cancer types, leading to thousands of deaths per year. Skin exams are key in catching skin cancers and intervening early! How Often Should This Be Done? As a general rule of thumb, for […]

Skin and Superfoods Series- Flaxseed- Dr. Larisa Lehmer

Flaxseeds See links to summary videos on my favorite website for evidence-based nutrition information: https://www.nutritionfacts.org Skin benefits Improved sensitivity After three months of daily intake, participants on the flax had a significant decrease in skin redness in response to irritation that got better as the study progressed while there was no change in the placebo […]

Aftercare Following Lasers and Microneedling Can Be Summarized In Two Words: Kind & Gentle-Larisa Lehmer M.D

Basically, you want to help your skin heal from the energy it has received. This means a mild cleanser (Antioxidant Cleanser – McNeillMD; Hydrating Cleanser – AlumierMD; Gentle Cleanser – Priori) formulated for use on “sensitive skin” and a bland ointment until the time of healing is complete. There is a growing variety of suitable […]

Covid-19 mRNA Vaccines: A review of the most recent data as well as special considerations for the vaccine in dermatology patients – Lauren Melnick BS, Chloe Silva BS, and Robin Lewallen MD FAAD

The coronavirus pandemic has affected every single person since the first lockdown in March of 2020 and has resulted in death, social disconnection, loss of jobs, increased distress, and much, much more. While many people are experiencing a new phenomenon known as “covid fatigue,” there is a glimmer of hope with the two vaccines currently […]

New Year, New Hair! PRP Hair: A great in-office procedural option for hair loss – Kristin Scord, PA-C

Hair loss concerns plague 40% of men and women over 35, 65% over 60, and 70% over age 80! There are various types of hair loss including genetic and hormonal, autoimmune-induced and scarring forms; as well as various additional contributors like stress, nutritional challenges and external influences. It can be a major aesthetic concern as […]

Chipping Away at Melasma- Kristin Scord, PA-C

Hyperpigmentation can plague both men and women, as well as skin of any color. If you’re reading this, you may have struggled with this personally or know someone who does and are eager for some helpful advice. It can take several months to see improvement once you’ve begun a process so stick with it–it’s best […]

Beauty > Skin Deep: Plant Based Diets for Vibrant Skin and Overall Health- Larisa Lehmer, MD

Did you know that what you eat can have dramatic effects on how your skin looks and functions? See how you can get clear, glowing, and smooth skin by making some key dietary changes. Clear Acne affects 85% of teenagers in industrialized nations across the globe, but it is almost non-existent in places like Okinawa […]

Treating Acne from the Inside-Out- Larisa Lehmer M.D.

Food Rules Plants ONLY – NO animal products. Stick with it! Whole food, i.e., non-processed, as if you harvested it yourself. If purchased in a bag, there is ONE ingredient listed. NO added oil, nuts, or seeds until your skin clears. These may be added back slowly based on your skin’s tolerance. Center your meals […]

“Maskne”: Face Mask Break-Outs and How to Keep Your Skin Healthy During a Pandemic – Robin Lewallen, M.D.

Are you suffering from break-outs and blemishes under your mask? If so, you are not alone. At NBDPS we have definitely seen an uptick in adults suffering from break-outs. For many people, mask-wearing is leading to an embarrassing and unpleasant side effect: bumps, pimples, and zits. The problem has become so common that we have […]

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