Recent posts

Feeling Flush?

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

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?

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

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

Friday, July 19th, 2013

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?

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

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

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

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?

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

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

Monday, July 15th, 2013

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

What get a Skin Check?

Friday, July 12th, 2013

At Batra Dermatology, we take pride in our attention to detail during your full body skin checks.  Why do we recommend yearly skin exams?  Skin cancer is already the #1 cancer in the United States and is still on the rise.  The Journal of the American Medical Association reported that melanoma, the most dangerous type...  read more

Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Mohs microscopically controlled surgery is performed to remove basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, the two most common types of skin cancer. The third type of skin cancer, malignant melanoma, is not  treated with Mohs surgery. Dr. Batra is fellowship trained in Mohs surgery and a fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery.  Mohs...  read more

What is a Cortisone Injection?

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Cystic acne can be a very frustrating experience at any age.  Sometimes even with oral and topical medications, inflammatory cysts can break through, leading to painful, raised bumps.  Depending on the degree of inflammation, we start to worry about acne scarring; the inflammation from the cyst can affect the subcutaneous fat below your skin, leaving...  read more