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Is a Chemical Peel Right for You?

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

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?

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?

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

What to look for in your moles

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?

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

Back-to-School Acne?

 For many students, with the stress of school just around the corner, acne can flare this time of year. Since students don't always have the time to make it to their dermatologist, there are over-the-counter products that can work to combat these breakouts. There are many products that "treat acne," but the three main active ingredients...  read more


As a dermatologist, I’m constantly fielding questions from my friends regarding skin care—the majority of which deal with attaining prettier, younger-looking skin. Now that just about anything is available to buy online, I’m seeing more and more interest in at-home devices and gadgets. And I have mixed feelings on those. The thing is, it’s one...  read more

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As seen on Giada Weekly!

Giada De Laurentiis knows the importance of sunscreen. See her article below featuring Dr. Batra's sunscreen recommendations: Here comes the sun-and just in time for summer, dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra has tips for decoding sunscreen lingo. Sun protection is a topic near and dear to my heart. About 10 years ago, my brother Dino died from melanoma....  read more