Mohs-MD Blog

Common Acne Myths

There are many myths surrounding the causes and treatment of acne. Let’s look at what’s actually true. Your diet has nothing to do with your acne. FALSE. There is increasing scientific evidence to support a relationship between acne and diet. Specifically, foods that are highly processed, such as chips, crackers, and cakes, along with “high […]

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What do Eyes Have to do With It?

You might not think of an eye exam as part of your annual skin check visit to the dermatologist, but there are several serious conditions, including cancers of the eyelids, that can be easily missed without a thorough examination. Your annual skin check should include a visualization of the upper and lower eyelids for tumors, […]

Trending Now: Collagen Supplements for Anti-Aging

If you read beauty blogs and magazines, chances are you have heard of the latest craze to hit the anti-aging market — collagen supplements. Collagen supplements claim to make the skin look younger, may help with brittle nails, and may even reduce the appearance of cellulite. But do they really work? We examined the current […]

How Dermatologists Use Lasers and Other Light-Based Devices

As we celebrate the spectacular achievement of the moon landing 50 years ago, we can reflect on the technological advances that have had an impact on dermatology. In the half century since Dr. Leon Goldman pioneered the medical application of lasers, they have become integral to state-of-the- art dermatology practices. So how do dermatologists use […]

Choosing the Right Sunscreen

I love France! The food, the wine and …  the sunscreen! This week I’m writing about two of my favorite topics in one blog post: Sun Protection and the South of France! The weather report from the outside world to us office-dwellers is that it’s been wonderful out there: sunny and not as humid as […]

Helping Armenia’s Angels Smile

I just spent one of the most rewarding weeks of my career in Armenia.  I was a member of a delegation from the “Face of Angel” nonprofit organization started by Drs. John Poochigian, Christine Avakoff and Lilit Garibyan in 2019, whose mission is to establish state-of-the art medical laser clinics in Armenia and train Armenian […]

Early Detection Just Got VERY High Tech

“Early detection” is something I talk about a lot.  That is for good reason: skin cancer is not only the most common form of cancer in the United States, it is also the most curable – that is, IF it is detected early.  This is why I talk just as much about the importance of […]

Progress Being Made in the Dermatology Field

The annual American Academy of Dermatology meeting took place in DC in March and I was thrilled to serve as faculty along at the Live Injection Course. My colleagues – leaders from around the country- and I demonstrated injection of fillers and toxin to a packed audience. This came right after our office hosted the […]

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What Can Be Done For Aging Hands?

Did you know that your hands can reveal your true age, well before other areas of the body begin show signs of aging? While aging of the hands typically begins by age 50, with the first signs being discoloration and age spots, hands can start to age sooner if individuals are frequently exposed to the […]

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Infini Wrinkle Reduction

Infini is a technology developed for surgical scar improvement that can also enhance and rejuvenate aging skin, providing consistent results and low downtime. One of the many benefits of Infini is that it can be used at any time of the year and on any skin. Infini does not directly affect the epidermis. It is […]

Immunotherapy for Melanoma

Melanoma is by far the deadliest skin cancer but recent advances in cancer treatment have significantly improved the prognosis.  More than one million Americans are living with melanoma. It is estimated that 91,270 invasive melanoma cases will be diagnosed in 2018, with invasive melanoma projected to become the fifth most common cancer in men and […]

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Test your skin cancer IQ

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and it is estimated that one in five Americans will develop this condition in their lifetime. Skin cancer is triggered by mutations or defects in DNA, leading to cells growing out of control to form malignant tumors.