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When to see a Dermatologist about your Acne

Posted by Dr Mark Horowitz on Fri, December 13th, 2013
While mild cases of acne can be successfully cleared with over the counter medications, sometimes it is best to see your doctor about prescription acne treatments. How do you decide when it’s time to contact a dermatologist? 1. You have never been diagnosed with acne before.
If you suddenly begin to break out in red bumps on ... Read More »

Skin Cancer Rates Soar among Hispanics in the United States

Posted by Dr Mark Horowitz on Fri, December 6th, 2013
Skin cancer rates among Hispanics are skyrocketing in the US. New research shows that in the past two decades alone, melanoma incidence among Hispanics has risen almost 20 percent.
Hispanics are the fastest-growing population in the US, with a 43 percent increase in their numbers from 2000 to 2010. It is estimated that by 2050, the ... Read More »

Update Your Skincare Routine for the Winter

Posted by Dr Mark Horowitz on Wed, November 27th, 2013
Winter brings with it many things: Football, sweater weather, foliage, dry, damaged skin?
Unfortunately, colder weather takes a toll on skin.  Find out what the experts recommend:
1. Moisturize. “Some patients get very dry in the colder weather. Wind chaps the skin, and heat from radiators can really dry it out. During the winter months you can ... Read More »

Essential Sun Safety Information for Skiers and Snowboarders

Posted by Dr Mark Horowitz on Wed, November 13th, 2013
Winter sports enthusiasts are at increased risk for overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation. The combination of higher altitude and UV rays reflected by the snow puts skiers and snowboarders at an increased risk of sun damage, and ultimately skin cancer. More than 90 percent of all skin cancers are associated with sun exposure.
“It’s ... Read More »

Five Key Factors for Healthy Skin

Posted by Dr Mark Horowitz on Mon, November 4th, 2013
Everyone wants healthy skin and to keep it looking radiant. There are five key factors that can help you easily obtain that goal:
Step 1: CLEANSING: You must clean your skin everyday! Use a moisturizing or exfoliating cleanser in the shower, to help remove dead skin cells and unwanted oil.
Step 2: HYDRATION: Be sure to use ... Read More »

Talking to your teen about tanning

Posted by Dr Mark Horowitz on Fri, October 18th, 2013
Teenagers are notorious for ignoring their parents’ advice and disregarding rules designed for their safety, but talking to your teen about tanning is tanning is necessary for their health.  The following information comes from the Skin Cancer Foundation and Amy Wechsler, MD, board-certified in psychiatry and dermatology.
Studies show that once children reach their teen years, parents’ ... Read More »

Two Doses Of Varicella Vaccine May Protect Against Virus More Effectively

Posted by Dr Mark Horowitz on Thu, October 10th, 2013
A new study published online in Pediatrics found that children who receive two doses of the varicella vaccine are better protected than those who only receive one. The study tracked chicken pox rates at two sites in the US, and found that “after the introduction of the second dose of chickenpox vaccine, the rates of ... Read More »

Tattoos may hide skin cancer

Posted by Dr Mark Horowitz on Wed, October 2nd, 2013
Tattoos may make pigmented lesions and skin cancers particularly difficult to detect, according to recent research.
Researchers with Laserklinik Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany, and the University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, presented a case study of a 29-year-old male patient who developed malignant melanoma on a pre-existing nevus within a tattoo. The patient had been undergoing laser tattoo ... Read More »

FDA approves Botox for crow’s feet

Posted by Dr Mark Horowitz on Thu, September 19th, 2013
The Food and Drug Administration has approved Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA, Allergan) for the temporary improvement of moderate-to-severe lateral canthal lines.  Based on results from two safety and efficacy clinical trials, the studies randomized 833 adults with moderate-to-severe lateral canthal lines to receive treatment with Botox or a placebo. Patients treated with Botox had greater improvement in ... Read More »

Alarming Rise in Melanoma in people aged 18-39

Posted by Dr Mark Horowitz on Fri, September 13th, 2013
Over the past 40 years, rates of this potentially deadly skin cancer increased by an alarming 800 percent in young women and 400 percent in young men aged 18-39.  Lifetime risk of Melanoma is about 1.5 times greater in males than in females so this reversed result in young people is unexpected.  It is believed that Indoor ... Read More »