The Different Types of Acne and How To Treat Them

It’s important to pinpoint the root cause of your acne before we begin treating it. Acne is the most common skin problem in the US, but what do you actually know about it? Do you know how acne happens, what can trigger outbreaks, and how to properly manage your acne to prevent breakouts in the … Continued

What Is Molluscum Contagiosum?

Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection that most commonly affects children under 10 years old, that causes hard, raised red bumps known as papules to develop on the skin. These papules usually develop in clusters on the armpits, groins, or back of the knees, but can develop just about anywhere on the body. If you … Continued

Finding the Perfect Treatment for Your Psoriasis

We can help you get your psoriasis under control. If you’ve been living with psoriasis, then you know how uncomfortable symptoms can get. That’s why you must have a trusted dermatologist that can provide you with a treatment plan that helps get your psoriasis symptoms under control. Our dermatologist Dr. Gilberto Alvarez has helped countless … Continued

Treating Lichen Planus

Lichen planus is an autoimmune disorder that attacks both the skin and mucous membranes inside the mouth. This chronic condition causes flat, itchy reddish-purple bumps to develop on the skin (mostly the wrists, ankles, and forearm) and white, painful sores to develop within the mouth and sometimes the genitals. This condition cannot be spread from … Continued

What Is Impetigo?

Find out more about this common childhood bacterial skin infection and how to treat it. Most people don’t know what impetigo is. Maybe you haven’t even heard of it. This contagious bacterial skin infection is most often seen in babies and children; however, adults can catch this infection, too. Dermatologists often see a rise in … Continued

Understanding and Treating Eczema

If you notice recurring bouts of red, scaly, itchy patches of skin then you could be dealing with eczema. Eczema refers to a variety of skin conditions that cause plaques that can sometimes ooze, crust over, and lead to infection. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with eczema, you must seek professional … Continued

Treating Shingles

As kids, we dealt with that notoriously itchy rash caused by chickenpox. Unfortunately, as we get older, the same virus that caused our childhood chickenpox can also cause shingles. If you’ve had chickenpox in the past, then that same virus is lying dormant within the body. This means that at some point during your lifetime, … Continued

Can’t Stop Itching? Know the Signs of Poison Ivy, Sumac, and Oak

Some many conditions and problems could lead to itchy skin; however, if you’ve been exposed to poison ivy, sumac, or oak you must be able to recognize the symptoms. It’s possible that you came into contact with poison ivy or any of these plants while on your typical walk or you may not even realize … Continued

Finding a Good Cosmetic Dermatologist

Whether you’re looking to eliminate your acne forever or are curious about trying the latest treatments in anti-aging, selecting the right cosmetic dermatologist in the Tribeca area may be overwhelming as the particular skin issues troubling you. Finding one who’ll work closely with you to fix your specific skin concerns and woes will require research … Continued

Scalp Psoriasis: Symptoms and Treatment

Dealing with an itchy, flaky scalp? It could be dandruff or it could be a sign that you’re dealing with a common condition known as scalp psoriasis. Scalp psoriasis isn’t just the result of a dry scalp, it’s an autoimmune disorder. Of course, it’s important to be able to pinpoint the warning signs of scalp … Continued