Dermatology Physicians of CT Blog

What is Trentinoin?

Happy December đź’ś We thought we’d start the month off with information about an important ingredient in our skin care tool box. Tretinoin is a prescription grade cream that is an important aid in treating acne as well as helping to minimize fine lines and wrinkles. It’s brand name is Retin-A, perhaps a more familiar […]

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Melasma

A common but treatable skin condition called melasma is often seen by our dermatologists. The exact cause is unknown and not dangerous, but because melasma typically presents with pigmented blotches or patches on the face, our patients wish to treat it. Research has shown that this condition appears to be most influenced by both sun […]

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Best Ways to Treat Chapped Lips

Chapped lips are a common condition we see in the office. Often times this skin condition is a result of environmental factors or a side effect of medications. We can treat chapped lips in a variety of ways but some helpful hints can help begin the healing process. Use non-irritating lip balm Apply lip balm […]

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Welcome Dr. Fern Mayer To Stamford

Dr. Mayer will be joining us on November 1st. She will continue to work in her office in Stamford where she has practiced for the past thirty years. Dr Mayer focuses on acne, eczema, general dermatology and skin cancer. She is excited to become a part of our group.

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How Are Warts Treated?

Warts … anyone can get them, but most commonly, children and teens are predominately affected. Caused by a virus, warts are rough, bumpy growths that can appear anywhere on the skin. There are many types of warts such as common warts, genital warts, flat warts and plantar warts. Warts can spread from person to person […]

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Hearing Our Patients With Alopecia Areata

Hair carries a significant meaning across cultures around the world. In Indigenous cultures, the hair can be a physical symbol of their spirit, a connection to their ancestry, or a source of strength.1 Black communities have seen a reemergence of the Natural Hair Movement, reclaiming their identity in white-centric definitions of beauty.2 Similar to Muslim women, Sikh […]

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Welcome Dr. Grace Bandow To Our Shelton Office

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Grace Bandow is joining our team on October 1st and will be treating patients in our Shelton office. Dr. Bandow treats patients of all ages for all disease of the skin, hair, and nails. She does general dermatology and also cosmetic procedures. She has a particular interest in nutrition, lifestyle and […]

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Maskne (mask acne)

Wearing a mask has become part of our every day life in 2020, but it can lead to annoying acne.  To make matters worse, our skin can be extra sensitive with the constant friction and typical acne regimens can be too harsh. Follow these steps to help prevent new break-outs! First, wash your face with […]

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5 Tips for Back to School & Autumn Skin Care

Having clean, fresh-looking skin can help your kids look and feel more confident when it’s time to go back to school – even when on a zoom lesson!  Acne, eczema, dermatitis and mask acne (aka maskne) are common teenage skin care woes that can make them feel self-conscious about their appearance and distract them from […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Dermatology Appointment During COVID-19

Here’s how to get the most out of your virtual visit with a dermatologist by taking advantage of telemedicine. Even though your daily life may not look the same as it did in February, now isn’t the time to let up on caring for your health — including that of your skin. While your dermatologist […]

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