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Is a Chemical Peel Right for You?

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Chemical peels are performed in the office and are applied in order to slough the top layer of skin. They can address a number of skin issues, including acne, precancerous lesions, texture changes and wrinkles. Many of our patients significantly benefit from them. Obagi Blue Radiance Peel: This mild-medium strength salicylic acid-based peel is perfect...  read more

Giada De Laurentiis asks Dr. Batra about Vitamin C

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

See the full article here  Vitamin C has many benefits for your body and skin. It is an important factor in helping your skin build collagen. When Vitamin C serums are applied to the skin, they can serve as an antioxidant to protect it from free radicals, molecules of oxygen that can attack and break down...  read more

Nanoparticles in Your Sunscreen - What is all the fuss about?

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Here at Batra Dermatology, we stress the importance of a physical block sunscreen with active ingredients of zinc oxide or titanium dioxide to ensure the best protection for your skin. Because these ingredients tend to make the sunscreen appear white on the skin when applied, companies have worked to decrease the size of these particles...  read more

Double-Cleansing - Is it worth it?

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Double cleansing has been a popular trend, originally practiced in Japan. This concept is a two-step face washing technique designed to maximally cleanse and benefit your skin. What it entails: The first step is an oil-based cleanser. This is based on the chemistry property that like dissolves like; oil-based cleansers help break-up the oils that...  read more

Make Over Your Eyes

Monday, September 21st, 2015

The eyelids are one of the first facial feature that show signs of aging. Crow's feet wrinkles, puffy eye bags and dark circles are all common problems as we age. If your eyes have a tired, saggy look, it affects the way you feel about yourself and gives you a run-down appearance that ages you. ...  read more

There are so many products out there - how do you know which one to choose?

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Here at Batra Dermatology, we love our products! We want to give you the inside scope of what some of our personal favorites are and why: Dr. Batra - BioSerum by NeoCutis: "Hands down, BioSerum. I love that it is a powerful anti-aging serum, yet it is gentle and nonirritating. It is light enough to wear...  read more

Rejunvenate Your Hands

Monday, September 7th, 2015

While many people know about treatments for brown spots on the hands, there is less awareness of treatments for volume loss. Thinning of the skin on the hands associated with aging can make them look worn, bony, veined and frail. This can be frustrating, especially when your hands appear more aged the rest of you. Fortunately,...  read more

What to look for in your moles

Friday, September 4th, 2015

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

Is Your Hair Starting to Thin?

Monday, August 31st, 2015

The PRP Stem Cell Face Lift uses growth factors from your blood as a cosmetic treatment to improve skin texture and appearance. However, this quick, non-surgical procedure is also used to promote hair growth on the scalp, a location where many people notice thinning over time. If you have tried vitamins and topical hair growth...  read more