Category Archives: Skincare

Understanding the Cosmelan Peel: A Comprehensive Guide- Robin Lewallen MD FAAD

Understanding the Cosmelan Peel: A Comprehensive Guide Robin Lewallen, MD, FAAD   If you’re looking to rejuvenate your skin and address issues like hyperpigmentation, the Cosmelan peel might be the solution you’ve been searching for. This innovative treatment is designed to target dark spots, melasma, and other skin discolorations, leaving you with a brighter, more […]

Unveiling Glowing Skin with the ZO 3 Step Peel-Robin Lewallen, MD, FAAD

If you’re looking to rejuvenate your skin and achieve a radiant complexion, the ZO 3 Step Peel might be the answer to your skincare goals. This transformative chemical peel is designed to shed away dead skin cells, revealing a fresh and glowing appearance.   What is the ZO 3 Step Peel Used For? The ZO […]

5 Common skincare mistakes that you should never do to your skin!

1)    Picking at your skin Popping pimples or picking at dry skin could cause skin irritation, inflammation and subsequently even hyperpigmentation in certain skin types. 2)    Over exfoliation Exfoliating the skin can help remove dead skin cells and improve skin texture, but over-exfoliation can cause skin irritation and dryness. It could also make acne worse. It’s best […]

What are wrinkles & how can we prevent them?

Wrinkles are folds and creases on our skin that develop as we get older due to decrease in collagen and elastin. They can happen due to chronic sun damage, smoking or even environmental factors such as pollution. Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process and can also be due to repeated facial expressions […]

All About Acne and Current Treatment Options-Kristin Scord PA-C

What is Acne? Acne is a skin condition that involves the pilosebaceous unit, which includes the oil gland and hair follicle. Various factors such as genetic predisposition, hormones, diet, stress and hygiene can contribute to excess oil production, an increase in bacteria, and plugging of dead skin cells that lead to inflammatory acne lesions.  It […]

Infantile Eczema-Robin Lewallen, M.D.

Infantile eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a common skin condition that affects infants and young children. It is characterized by red, itchy, and dry patches of skin, which can be quite uncomfortable. If your child has been diagnosed with infantile eczema, it is important to understand the causes, presentation, triggers, and treatments.   […]

Types of Eczema and Things that May Help- Larisa Lehmer,M.D.

Eczema Eczema is a generic term for a group of medical conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed, irritated, and/or itchy. There are two major types of eczema: contact dermatitis (allergic and irritant) and atopic dermatitis. Allergic contact dermatitis occurs when the skin becomes sensitized to a specific agent, known as an allergen. Irritant […]

How do you get rid of blackheads?

How do you treat blackheads? While it is tempting to squeeze blackheads or try to pop them, it’s best to avoid squeezing/popping to avoid trauma and possible hyperpigmentation/scar. There are multiple blackhead removal tools but when using at home, if done improperly you could push down the dead skin cells or dirt clogging the hair […]

Types, Triggers, and Treatment of Rosacea-Robin Lewallen, M.D.

Rosacea is a common skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by redness, flushing, and acne-like bumps on the face. This condition can be debilitating, causing embarrassment and anxiety in social situations, and can also lead to eye problems and rhinophyma, a thickening of the skin on the nose. There are […]

What is hyperpigmentation and how to treat it?

As a dermatologist when patients come to us for the treatment of dark spots or hyperpigmentation, the first step is to understand that not all dark spots are the same. Dark spots can be caused due to several reasons (melasma or drug reactions or chronic sun exposure) however post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is the appearance of […]

New Year, New Routine- Kristin Scord, PA-C

Make taking care of your skin part of your new year’s resolutions and try something fun and new! You asked, so we asked–What are the skincare routines of our providers? Our NBDPS Physician Assistants share their favorite daily routines! Featured Provider: Jennifer Moller PA-C Skin Type: Dry/Normal Areas of Concern: Melasma, Wrinkles, Large Pores SKINCARE […]

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 […]

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