Recent posts

Keep track of your moles

July 19, 2014

When screening patients for melanoma skin cancer, Dr. Batra, Jo-Anne, and Christina use the ABCDE criteria for irregular moles: A = Asymmetry. A mole should typically be round, or match up if you were to fold it in half. If they are asymmetric with one side larger than the other, they become more worrisome. B...  read more

Got Leg Veins?

June 9, 2014

Spider veins can be inherited from your mom or dad, but certain conditions can make them worse and more noticeable. If you are on your feet all day, blood can pool in the legs, exacerbating the condition. In order to prevent spider veins, we recommend medical grade compression hose any time you know you will...  read more

Excessive sweating?

May 28, 2014

Those who suffer from hyperhidrosis have overactive sweat glands in excess of body temperature regulation.  Common areas that are affected include the underarms, palms, and soles of feet. While there are prescription strength topical medications that can help, sometimes they are not enough. Fortunately, there is a solution! The same Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin injections...  read more

Photodynamic Therapy

May 21, 2014

Batra Dermatology is dedicated to providing our patients with the optimal ways to prevent and treat their skin conditions.  We offer BLU-U Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy Illuminator in our practice! What is BLU-U and what does it treat? BLU-U is designed to treat both actinic keratoses and acne on the skin. Actinic keratoses are a...  read more

Acne - Don't let it control you!

May 14, 2014

Acne is no longer a condition limited to the puberty population. We are seeing more and more young adults with acneic skin requiring stronger treatments than over the counter products can provide. There are different types of acne with different causes. Clogged pores can result in "blackheads" (open pores) or "whiteheads" (closed pores). Both can...  read more

CoolSculpting - Freeze your fat away!

May 7, 2014

Do you have a stubborn area of fat that refuses to go away despite eating well and frequent exercise? There is a NON-SURGICAL option for you!  CoolSculpting uses fat freezing technology to specifically target and reduce areas of excess fat. If you can grab your fat, this is the treatment for you. How does it...  read more

Stem Cell Facelift - Platelet Rich Plasma

April 30, 2014

Many have become familiar with the idea of injectable fillers to help prop up the skin where we notice volume loss, but what is the hype about Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)? PRP is a component of blood enriched with growth factors that stimulates collagen production. The Stem Cell Face Lift uses PRP technology to rejuvenate...  read more

Which chemical peel is right for you?

April 23, 2014

Chemical peels are a great way to refresh your skin before an upcoming event. But how do you know which one to choose? Our acne patients can benefit greatly from both the Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) or Vi Peel, depending on how much downtime you have. A TCA peel causes the skin to be dry and flakey for...  read more

What are seborrheic keratoses?

April 16, 2014

Seborrheic Keratoses (SKs) are benign over-growths of the skin that tend to come about as we age. They are commonly called age spots, liver spots, or even wisdom spots. They are considered genetic, thus if your parents have SKs, you may have a tendency to get them when you get older. They present in a variety of...  read more

Try Voluma

April 9, 2014

As the years pass, our skin experiences volume loss which is a telltale sign of aging. Voluma is a new filler on the market specifically designed to rewind the aging process by restoring volume to provide a youthful contour for your skin. It plumps up sunken cheeks, fills in hollowed lower cheeks, and restores the...  read more