For decades, acne was considered a rite of passage – and the residual scars served as a near-constant and unwanted reminder of breakouts past. As many as 20 million Americans have acne that is bad enough to cause scars, but an influx of new treatments are is helping diminish the physical and emotional scars associated with acne.
“Acne scarring is a problem that has plagued plastic surgeons and dermatologists for a long time, without many easy and effective treatments,“ says Anthony Youn, MD a board-certified plastic surgeon in Troy, Michigan. “These new treatments give practitioners several options in their armamentarium to treat a troublesome
Unless you’re a raccoon or a panda bear–and we’re willing to bet it all that you’re not–dark circles are anything but cute. They make you look tired, haggard and older than you actually are.
You don’t have to be sleep-deprived to have dark circles. Washington, DC based, board certified dermatologist, Cheryl Burgess, MD, FAAD says “those with seasonal allergies, eczema and lighter-skinned complexions are more prone to dark circles,” but they can happen to anyone.
- With aging there is loss of bony structure around the eye area. This can cause concavities of the skin which absorb light creating
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Treating skin of color is known to be challenging as it has different properties which can lead to unique skin conditions, but Nada Elbuluk, M.D, an assistant professor at the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at New York University Langone Medical Center in New York City, is more than up for the task. In fact, she welcomes it. Elbuluk specializes in the treatment of skin and color as well as pigmentary disorders including vitiligo and melasma.
She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Princeton University in New Jersey, where she also minored in Gender studies and African American studies. She earned her medical degree