Eskata for Seborrheic Ketatoses

Eskata, a new treatment for seborrheic keratoses (SK) has been approved by the Food & Drug Administration. Eskata is a 40% solution of hydrogen peroxide with a custom applicator. In each treatment, each lesion may be treated up to four times, a minute apart. The treatment may be repeated several weeks later. Eskata joins other… Read More

Eczema Therapeutic Ladder

Call 973-763-7546 To Schedule Your Eczema Consultation Atopic dermatitis, usually called eczema, is one of the most common conditions encountered in dermatology, with itch typically the paramount symptom. Treating atopic dermatitis usually starts with a gradual escalation of treatments up the therapeutic ladder. Topical Therapies For Atopic Dermatitis Emollients and Skin Care.  The use of… Read More

Itchy Scalp (Scalp Pruritus)

Call 973-763-7546 For Your Itchy Scalp Consultation Now What is itchy scalp? Many people suffer from chronic itching of the scalp, a problem that can profoundly impact quality of life. Itchy scalp does not have one cause. The most common causes are: seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, and neuropathic itch. What else can cause an… Read More

HUMIRA (adalimumab) Approved for Hidradinitis Supparitiva

Recently the biologic HUMIRA (adalimumab) was approved by the FDA for the treatment of moderate to severe hidradenitis supparativa (HS), an often debilitating disease with inflammatory papules, cysts and sinuses in the groin, axilla, inframammary and buttocks areas. This is an exciting new addition to the armamentarium of treatments, which typically include topical and oral… Read More

First Topical Agent for Facial Erythema of Rosacea Approved

Brimonidine topical gel 0.33% (Mirvaso, Galderma Laboratories) has been approved by the FDA for facial redness resulting from rosacea in adults aged 18 years or older In clinical testing, the alpha 2 adrenergic agonist brimonidine topical gel yielded significantly greater improvement in the facial redness of rosacea than vehicle gel, according to the company sponsor… Read More

Hemangioma of Infancy

About Hemangioma of Infancy Hemangioma of infancy,caused by a proliferation of endothelial cells (which line blood vessels), is the most common tumor of infancy. Hemangioma of infancy ranges in color from red to purple, and are soft and compressible. Lesions are usually solitary, favoring the head and neck.  Girls are affected more often than boys. Hemangioma… Read More

Dysplastic Nevus

About dysplastic nevus A dysplastic nevus, or atypical mole, is irregular in color and border, is larger than 5 mm in diameter, and often has an erythematous (red) background. In certain families, dysplastic nevi indicate an increased risk of developing a familial form of malignant melanoma. This is the Dysplastic Nevus Syndrome, also known as… Read More

Tinea Versicolor (Pityriasis Versicolor)

About tinea versicolor Tinea versicolor is the fungal form of the yeast organism Pityrosporum ovale (the fungal form was previously known as Malssezia furfur until it was demonstrated that it was the hyphal form of Pityrosporum ovale.) It is a common fungal infection of the superficial layers of the stratum corneum. The lesions are round,… Read More

Tinea Unguium (Onychomycosis)

Call 973-763-7546 For Your Nail Fungus Consultation Today About tinea unguium (onychomycosis) Tinea unguium, also known as onychomycosis, is infection of the nail—usually the distal nail bed—with a dermatophytic fungus. The usual culprits are Tricophyton rubrum and Tricophyton mentagrophytes, with T. rubrum being the most common cause of distal subungual onychomycosis. The nail appears discolored… Read More

Tinea Pedis

What is Tinea Pedis? Tinea pedis, more commonly known as “athlete’s foot,” is a dermatophytic infection of the feet. It occurs in three forms: Interdigital. This appears as scaling and maceration between the toes. It is the type frequently seen in patient’s with sweaty feet. Diffuse plantar scaling. This appears as general scaling of the… Read More