Your Guide To Chemical Peels

A woman getting a chemical peel.

What is a chemical peel and how does it work?  Chemical peels utilize an acid in a controlled manner to rejuvenate the skin. The chemical peel acts as an exfoliant to remove a specific amount of skin cells from the top layers of the skin, including imperfections in the process. Peels speed up the process […]

Your Guide To Soft Tissue Fillers

soft tissue fillers

What are fillers? Soft tissue fillers work to restore fullness to the face that is often lost as we age. Depending on the area injected, fillers can be used to soften wrinkles, smooth skin folds, or replace areas of volume loss.   The most common type of soft tissue fillers includes hyaluronic acid derivatives (e.g. Restylane, […]

Treatment for Wrinkles: Botox & Dysport [Neurotoxins]

botox and dysport neurotoxins

“Neurotoxins” is a broad term used to encompass various forms of botulinum toxins, including Botox Cosmetic, Dysport and Xeomin. At Dermatology of Philadelphia, we carry Botox Cosmetic and Dysport. What is botulinum toxin in Botox, Dysport & Xeomin? Botulinum toxin is a purified protein toxin produced by the clostridium botulinum bacteria. Although it is a […]

A rash on your hands and feet – do you have pustular psoriasis?

Itching. Burning. Water intolerance. Joint pain. These are only a few of the symptoms that you may experience with psoriasis on the hands and feet if you have the variant with pustules. This first visit may be years after you have noticed your first pustule, your treatment delayed due to the embarrassment and psychological distress […]


A jab in the arm with a COVID vaccine has become one of the most coveted items in all of the land.  Today, 46 million jabs across the nation so far and counting.  One of my patients came to see me today in my dermatology practice in Philadelphia after her jab in the arm turned […]

We learned a new word one year ago. And a few more since.

covid vaccine reaction

About this time last year we were learning about a new virus– and a new word that would change our world. It was February 11, 2020, when the World Health Organization came up with the word that quickly moved to the tips of all of our tongues, COVID. The first case officially noted in the […]