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by Jim Galligan: Apr 07th, 2014 | Related Services: Botox & Fillers | 0 Comments »

We’ve recently had quite a few Botox and dermal filler patients come into the office asking for help after having their face messed up by their dentist, gynecologist or another physician desperate enough to turn to Groupon to drum up business.   These consultations usually start out with, “I’m sorry – I cheated on you!” More »

by Dr. Mitchell Chasin: Apr 02nd, 2014 | Related Services: Body Rejuvination|Fat Reduction | 2 Comments »

That groaning sound you hear is winter finally releasing its icy grip on poor New Jersey.  Before you know it, we’ll be headed for the pool, to the lake, or down the shore for some much-deserved fun in the sun (after we’ve liberally applied sunscreen, of course!). If you’re looking to give your bod a More »

by Dr. Mitchell Chasin: Nov 10th, 2013 | Related Services: Acne | 0 Comments »

There are five key factors that people of color, especially those of African descent, should know before they begin acne treatment. Considering these factors can help individuals with skin of color make informed decisions about their treatment options and obtain better results. #1: Dark skin is prone to developing “dark spots” These darkened spots on More »

by Dr. Mitchell Chasin: Nov 10th, 2013 | Related Services: Acne | 0 Comments »

There are so many myths regarding the development and treatment of acne and the first step in understanding the condition is dispelling the myths Myth #1: Acne is caused by poor hygiene Acne is not caused by dirt or surface skin oils. Vigorous washing and scrubbing will actually irritate the skin and make acne worse. The More »

by Dr. Mitchell Chasin: Nov 09th, 2013 | Related Services: Acne | 0 Comments »

Nearly all adolescents have occasional whiteheads, blackheads or pimples—regardless of race or ethnicity. The likelihood of developing acne is greatest during adolescence because hormone levels become elevated. Elevated hormones stimulate the sebaceous glands, glands that are attached to hair follicles, to produce greater amounts of sebum—an oily substance. An acne lesion (whitehead, blackhead or pimple) More »

by Dr. Mitchell Chasin: Nov 09th, 2013 | Related Services: In The News | 0 Comments »

The daily use of sunscreen is an important component to any skin care regimen. Proper sun protection will make a great difference in a person’s appearance today and for the future. Ultraviolet light is the primary cause of exogenous skin aging, wrinkles, blotchy, pigmented skin and skin cancer. What is SPF? SPF represents the ability More »

by Dr. Mitchell Chasin: Nov 08th, 2013 | Related Services: Laser Hair Removal | 0 Comments »

Excessive hair growth, or hirsutism, can cause a great deal of distress for women. It may be associated with infertility or irregular periods with abnormal ovulation, but many times it occurs with no symptoms. Excessive hair growth or hirsutism is different than a term called virilization. That term includes hirsutism, but also includes the development More »

by Dr. Mitchell Chasin: Nov 08th, 2013 | Related Services: In The News|Laser Hair Removal | 0 Comments »

In the laser hair removal community, skin types are often discussed in terms of the “Fitzpatrick Chart,” a classification system based on the skin’s response to sun exposure. It’s helpful to know what type you are, and compare it to your hair type, in order to determine how effective laser hair removal will be for More »

by Dr. Mitchell Chasin: Nov 07th, 2013 | Related Services: Body Rejuvination|Laser Hair Removal | 0 Comments »

All hairs in the body grow in cycles. They grow and then stop for awhile, then shed and grow again. These stages of growth are referred to as anagen, catagen and telogen. The anagen or growth phase is when the hair is most suspectible to the laser During the slow down and dormant phases (catagen More »

by Dr. Mitchell Chasin: Nov 07th, 2013 | Related Services: Laser Hair Removal | 0 Comments »

Questions to ask during your laser hair removal consultation: What kind of lasers do you use, do you own or rent your lasers? How many hair removal lasers do you own? How many other lasers do you own? Are you a board-certified physician? Is there another specialty where you focus your time as well, such More »

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