Are There Any New Treatments for Acne?

Rosacea in men questionQuestion: I’ve tried   everything you recommended, even downloaded your acne guide and I still get  breakouts . FYI  I’m 33  and too old for this.  Have you  any new ideas?

Answer:   June is Acne Awareness Month and the perfect time to answer this question.   It does seem totally unfair that at an age when you don’t have  to do homework or worry about  a prom date—you still have problems with teenage style breakouts.  But there  is good news– there are several new tools  for your anti-acne tool box. New York acne guru Dr Gary Goldenberg reports a great success with  light therapy,using  blue LED lights to kill bacteria in the pores  that provoke breakouts.  This acts much like Benzoyl Peroxide but without the dryness and irritation. … Continue Reading…

Its Fashion Flash Monday!

fashion flash logoThis week Jodell of Black Cat Plus is hosting Fashion Flash.  I love her site that  is a blend of plus size activism and gorgeous  fashions. She also is relaunching her  popular e- commerce  site which proves that style is not a size.  My aunt  was a beautiful blonde  who was  not able to find  what she needed for  her social obligations.  She would often stay home because  she did not want to “embarass” her husband.  She was a lovely intelligent woman and  I only wish  Black Cat Plus had been  around  for advice and support.

Jodell   also  is the  proud parent of a beautiful show cat  who has been  winning  ribbons  at every event she enters.

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A Guy’s Guide to Anti- Aging Skin Care.

Anti-Aging menIt should be no big surprise that  men’s skin  ages differently than a woman’s.  Their stronger muscles ( yes even in the face) develops deeper wrinkles.  Men have more sun damage on the face and neck  and develop more non-melanoma skin cancers.  Men’s skin tends to be thicker oiler and then there is that beard to take into account.

Tretinoin ( eg Retin-A cream) along with a sunscreen is the foundation  of an anti-aging skin care for women and it works equally well for men.  According to  New York City dermatologist Dr Gary Goldenberg, Retin A can be used on the  cheecks, chin, nose and forehead to deal  with sun damage and stimulate collagen. Both Botox and fillers  are also in his anti-aging skin care tool kit, although the guidelines differ.  … Continue Reading…

How Do I Deal with Dark Spots After Acne?

Question and answer logoActive acne is distressing at any age and acne scars can remain for years.  I’ve received numerous questions on different types of scars  and now superstar dermatologist  Dr Gary Goldenberg of Mount Sinai Medical Center has provided great solutions.  Today I am starting with the most common acne scars– those red or brown spots.

Question:  I’m 27 and finally got my acne under control, but now I have dark red spots on my cheeks and chin.  How can I get rid of them? And does the redness mean that acne scars will come back?

Answer:  Those dark red spots are called Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation or PIH.  They are the sign of a persistant inflammation that is  located deep in the dermis.  The body has to reabsorb  this damaged tissue– a process that takes 6-12 months.  Because they are formed  … Continue Reading…