Recent posts

Skincare Through the Ages

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Ages 20-40: Antioxidant - Antioxidants neutralize free-radical damage to the skin caused by UV exposure. Sunscreen - We recommend on a daily basis that you use a zinc oxide or titanium dioxide sunscreen with an SPF greater than 30 regardless if it is going to be sunny or not.  You never know when those clouds may...  read more


Got Spider Veins?

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Spider veins are a consequence of spending long days on your feet and can significantly age your legs.  Our two favorite ways to treat those pesky veins are Vbeam pulse-dye laser treatment or sclerotherapy. With our Vbeam laser, we carefully aim controlled pulses of narrow-wavelength light at the damaged veins.  The veins then absorb the...  read more


Fractional Laser CO2 Skin Resurfacing

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing technology has been used for over 25 years in the aesthetic industry for treating skin conditions such as coarse wrinkles, scars, uneven pigment, and dilated pores.  It works by heating and sloughing/ablating the most superficial layer of your skin.  This lightens dark spots and makes wrinkles and scars more shallow.  The...  read more


CoolSculpting

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

CoolSculpting is a noninvasive, nonsurgical device that uses cooling technology to deliver highly effective and safe fat reduction.  It selectively affects fat cells by cooling them to temperatures that trigger them to die and become absorbed by the body.  There are no changes in adjacent nerves or other tissues because they are not affected by the specific...  read more


What is TriPollar?

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

TriPollar Radio Frequency (RF) technology is as skin tightening device that delivers immediate visible contouring effects from the first treatment - and long-lasting aesthetic results without surgery or downtime.  Popular treatment areas include the abdomen, neck, eyelids, and thighs.  The RF energy heats the skin below its surface, causing collagen fibers to contract, resulting in...  read more


Want to Refresh Your Skin? - Get the VI Peel!

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Vitality Institute (VI) Peel is a chemical exfoliant designed to improve the texture and clarity of your skin, diminish skin discolorations, reduce the appearance of pore size, soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve acneic skin conditions, and stimulate collagen and elastin production.  It maintains your skin to keep it healthy, youthful, and...  read more


Understanding Your Insurance

Friday, June 28th, 2013

We know health insurance can be painful and confusing.  Despite ever increasing premium costs, the amount your insurance companies expect you to pay yourself is higher.  Your premium is the price you pay each month to keep your insurance active.  The deductible amount is what you must pay first before insurance kicks in.  In January,...  read more


Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Batra Dermatology is happy to introduce a new Equinox CO2 Fractional Laser technology into our practice!  Laser resurfacing is the gold-standard in skin rejuvenation, improving tone, texture, and wrinkles of the skin.  Popular treatment areas include the full face, neck, and upper chest. Resurfacing works by heating and ablating the top layer of your skin, exposing...  read more


Actinic Keratoses

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Actinic keratoses (AKs) are precancerous, sun damage spots on the skin.  They are rough, sandpaper-like lesions that you can sometimes feel more than you can see.  Often, they flake off and disappear for about two weeks and then recur, forming a cycle.  Over time, they can develop into a type of skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma. ...  read more


Antioxidants - Why use them?

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Each day, your skin absorbs UV-radiation when it is exposed to the sun. This causes a chemical reaction in your skin that results in the production of free-radicals, molecules that can cause damage to the skin and DNA. While your body has some enzymes than can get rid of them, there are types of free-radicals...  read more