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Filler for the Lips

Here at Batra Dermatology, we pride ourselves on providing cosmetic treatments that are subtle; we do not want people to know what you've done, rather for them to think you look rested and rejuvenated, but cannot put their finger on why.  Filler to the lips is a popular cosmetic procedure, but many are weary of...  read more

What to Look for in Your Products

Reading "hypoallergenic" on a product label means that it has been formulated to minimize allergic reactions.  We love this for our sensitive or even eczema prone skin to reduce the chance of irritant rashes that products can cause. Acne prone skin? Anything you apply to your face should have the words "non-comedogenic" or "non-acnegenic" on...  read more

Is Your Skin Being Taken Care of This Summer?

Since people tend to have dry, irritated skin coming out of the cooler months, we recommend a very gentle hypoallergenic skin regimen to help restore moisture and "seal" the skin.  This includes short, warm (not hot!) showers or baths less than 10 minutes a day, using a gentle cleanser in the shower, and following every shower with...  read more

Feeling Flush?

Get rid of those annoying red veins! Our Vbeam Perfecta laser is not only good for those frustrating brown spots, but a perfect solution for veins that cause your skin to look red.  With cutting-edge technology, our laser targets the red bloodvessels and seals them off below the skin without damaging the surface, leaving you with a...  read more

Retin-A - Is It Right for You?

Tretinoin (also know as Retin-A) is a vitamin A-derivative prescription-strength cream intended to be used on our skin at bedtime to stimulate cell turnover and collagen formation.   It is used both as an anti-aging and anti-acne product.  It addresses fine lines and wrinkles, reduces rough texture and enlarged pores, and lightens discoloration. Tried tretinoin in the past and found...  read more

How Food can Affect Your Skin

Just like our heart, our skin is affected by the foods we eat. To keep your skin healthy and young, we love foods rich in antioxidants such as pecans, artichokes, beans, and berries. Majority of people associate greasy foods with causing acne; in fact, the only correlation between acne and food is noted with dairy...  read more

Botox and Filler - What's the Difference?

Wrinkles and creases in our skin are caused by two different mechanisms: the repeated contraction of our muscles causing the skin to fold and create a wrinkle, or the volume loss we all notice as we age. Fortunately, there is a solution for both! Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® are a chemical used to inactive the muscle that...  read more

Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is used to target sun spots and sun damage; it also improves skin tone and texture, decreases pore size, and reduces the appearance of brown spots, redness and acne. It is a treatment that slows growth of tumor cells and addresses ultraviolet radiation damage from the sun. First, a photosensitizing solution is applied to the affected...  read more

What do Skin Biopsies entail?

Skin biopsies are a way for dermatologists to take a sample of skin and look at it under a microscope to help determine if something is benign/not dangerous or needs further treatment. There are two different type of skin biopsies that can be performed: a shave biopsy and punch biopsy.  A shave biopsy, like the...  read more

Belotero Balance

As we age, our skin loses collagen, the skin's scaffolding that keeps it looking young and wrinkle-free.  Introducing Belotero Balance!  This new dermal filler is specially designed to combat those shallow fine lines other fillers cannot address.  The results are instant and last between four to six months! How does it work?  The Belotero Balance...  read more