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The Benefits of Regular Facials: Beyond Pampering Jul 16th, 2024

Facials are more than just indulgent spa treatments—they are essential for maintaining healthy, radiant skin and promoting overall wellness. Understanding Facial BenefitsFacials offer a myriad of benefits beyond relaxation. They deeply cleanse the skin, removing impurities and unclogging pores, which can help prevent acne and breakouts. Additionally, facials promote circulation,...

Navigating the World of Retinol: Tips for Beginners Jul 9th, 2024

Retinol, touted as a skincare powerhouse, holds the promise of smoother, clearer skin—but navigating its world requires knowledge and care, especially for beginners. Understanding RetinolRetinol, a derivative of vitamin A, is celebrated for its ability to promote skin cell turnover and stimulate collagen production. This dual action makes it effective...

Sensitive Skin 101: Causes, Symptoms, and Care Tips Jul 2nd, 2024

Sensitive skin requires special attention and care to stay healthy and comfortable. At SINY Dermatology, we understand the challenges of managing sensitive skin and are here to guide you through it all. Understanding Sensitive SkinSensitive skin is a common condition characterized by heightened reactivity to various factors, such as weather...

The Impact of Stress on Your Skin: Tips for Stress Management Jun 25th, 2024

Life’s pressures can take a toll on more than just your mental well-being—they can also manifest in your skin. From acne to premature aging, stress can cause a variety of skin issues. Understanding the connection between stress and your skin is the first step in managing both effectively. Here’s how...

Understanding and Treating Rosacea: Dermatologist Insights Jun 18th, 2024

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that affects millions of people globally, characterized by redness, visible blood vessels, and sometimes acne-like bumps on the face. Although it's a common issue, many individuals struggle with understanding its triggers and finding effective treatments. At SINY Dermatology, we are committed to helping you...

The Dos and Don'ts of Caring for Oily Skin Jun 18th, 2024

Oily skin can be a challenge to manage, but with the right approach, you can keep it under control and maintain a clear, balanced complexion. Here are the essential dos and don'ts of caring for oily skin. Dos for Oily Skin Do Cleanse Twice Daily: Use a gentle, foaming cleanser...

The Ultimate Guide to Skincare for Different Skin Types Jun 11th, 2024

Your skin is as unique as you are, and understanding how to care for it is the key to a healthy, radiant complexion. Here’s the ultimate guide to skincare for different skin types, providing you with tailored advice to meet your skin’s specific needs. Identifying Your Skin Type Before diving...

How to Choose the Right Sunscreen for Your Skin May 26th, 2024

When it comes to skin care, sunscreen is your best ally against harmful UV rays. However, with the plethora of options available, choosing the right sunscreen for your specific skin type can feel overwhelming. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you make an informed choice and keep your skin safe...

Gut Health, Outer Glow: Exploring the Gut-Skin Connection May 21st, 2024

The saying 'you are what you eat' holds more truth than one might expect, especially when it comes to the health of your skin. Recent studies reveal a compelling link between the state of the gut and various skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Understanding this connection can...

Body Acne: Causes and Effective Treatment Strategies May 14th, 2024

Body acne can be just as frustrating and confidence-diminishing as facial acne, if not more so due to its challenging locations. It affects large areas like the back, chest, and shoulders, and is caused by many of the same factors that lead to facial acne, including hormonal fluctuations, excess oil...

Understanding and Treating Hyperpigmentation May 7th, 2024

Hyperpigmentation isn’t just a cosmetic concern – it's a skin story that many of us share. Whether due to sun exposure, hormonal changes, or injury to the skin, these darkened patches can be persistent and challenging to treat. Understanding the underlying mechanisms of hyperpigmentation is the first step toward a...

Benefits of Professional Skin Exfoliation: What You Need to Know Apr 30th, 2024

Exfoliation is a cornerstone of a comprehensive skincare routine, crucial for maintaining healthy, vibrant skin. While at-home scrubs and brushes can do part of the job, professional exfoliation treatments at a dermatologist's office can truly transform your skin’s health and appearance. Why Professional Exfoliation Stands Out Professional exfoliation goes beyond...

Sunshine and Skin: Navigating Vitamin D Benefits and UV Risks Apr 23rd, 2024

The sun, our closest star, is a vital source of energy and well-being. While it bathes us in life-sustaining light, offering the essential vitamin D, it also poses a threat through its ultraviolet (UV) rays. Striking a balance between these benefits and risks is key to maintaining healthy, vibrant skin....

Skin Deep: Unraveling the Genetic Blueprint of Your Dermatological Health Apr 16th, 2024

Your skin tells a story far beyond what meets the eye, a narrative deeply interwoven with your genetic makeup. Understanding the role of genetics in your skin's health is crucial for crafting a skincare routine that not only addresses current concerns but also anticipates future needs. The Genetic Influence: Skin...

Unlock Radiance at Home: Dermatologist-Approved DIY Face Masks Apr 9th, 2024

In the quest for luminous skin, sometimes the most potent ingredients are already in our kitchens. This guide unveils dermatologist-approved DIY face masks that blend simplicity with efficacy. Whether you're battling dryness, looking for a glow-up, or in need of a soothing solution, we've got you covered. Please note that...

The Art of Layering Skincare Products: What Goes First? Apr 2nd, 2024

Just like in an orchestra where every instrument has its moment to shine, every product in your skincare lineup plays a pivotal role in the health and beauty of your skin. But knowing which product to apply when can be confusing. That’s where the art of layering comes into play....

Debunking Common Skincare Ingredients: What Really Works? Mar 28th, 2024

In an age where every skincare product promises miraculous results, it can be challenging to navigate the sea of ingredients and determine what actually benefits your skin. At SINY Dermatology, we believe in empowering our patients with knowledge, so let's uncover the truth behind some of the most talked-about skincare...

Unraveling the Secrets of Anti-Aging Skincare Mar 21st, 2024

Aging is a natural process, but that doesn't mean we can't grace it with elegance and poise. The key to maintaining youthful, vibrant skin lies not in a single miracle product, but in a comprehensive skincare regimen tailored to your skin's unique needs. At SINY Dermatology, we believe in a...

Everything You Need to Know About Eczema: Causes and Treatments Mar 14th, 2024

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a condition that plagues millions, characterized by red, itchy, and inflamed skin. While the exact cause of eczema remains a subject of research, it's understood to be driven by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. At SINY Dermatology, we're committed to providing...

Conquering Dry Skin in Winter: Expert Dermatology Tips Mar 5th, 2024

Winter can be a magical time, with its snowy landscapes and cozy nights in. However, it's not always as kind to our skin. The cold, dry air can sap moisture from your skin, leading to dryness, flaking, and even cracking. But fear not! With the right care, guided by dermatology...

Beauty Sleep: How Sleep Affects Your Skin's Health Feb 21st, 2024

The concept of 'beauty sleep' is more than just a cliché. It's a critical component of skin health and overall well-being. Sleep impacts the skin in various ways, from cellular repair to hormone regulation, making it an essential aspect of any skincare routine.   Restorative Sleep: The Foundation of Healthy...

Managing Psoriasis: Comprehensive Treatment Strategies and Lifestyle Adjustments Feb 18th, 2024

Living with psoriasis, a chronic skin condition characterized by red, itchy, and scaly patches, can be a challenging journey. However, with the right treatment plan and lifestyle adjustments, managing its symptoms and improving your quality of life is achievable.   Understanding Treatment Options   Psoriasis treatment aims to slow down...

Chemical Peels: A Complete Guide to Types and Benefits Feb 11th, 2024

Chemical peels have become a cornerstone in the world of skincare, offering a spectrum of benefits from refreshing the skin's appearance to addressing more significant concerns like deep wrinkles and scarring. By removing the top layers of skin, chemical peels reveal fresher, smoother skin beneath, but not all peels are...

Love Your Skin: Top 10 Foods for a Healthy and Glowing Complexion Feb 7th, 2024

In the quest for glowing skin, the focus often lands on topical treatments and skincare routines. However, the secret to a radiant complexion might just be on your plate. The foods we consume play a crucial role in skin health, offering vital nutrients that nourish our skin from within.  ...

Navigating the Future: The Landscape of Dermatology in 2024 Jan 12th, 2024

The year 2024 marks a pivotal moment in the ever-evolving field of dermatology. With a blend of technological advancements, innovative treatments, and a focus on personalized care, the landscape of dermatological practices is undergoing a remarkable transformation. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has firmly embedded itself in dermatological diagnostics. AI algorithms, with...

Say Goodbye to Bumps: Your Dermatologist's Guide to Ingrown Hair Relief Jan 12th, 2024

Ingrown hairs can be an unwelcome addition to our skincare concerns, causing discomfort and blemishes. Let's explore dermatologist-approved strategies on how to effectively treat and prevent ingrown hairs, understanding the root causes to practical solutions for smoother, irritation-free skin. Ingrown hairs occur when hair follicles curl back or grow sideways...

Unlocking Flawless Skin: Dermatologist-Approved Techniques to Minimize Pores Jan 10th, 2024

Achieving flawless skin is a common skincare goal, and one key aspect often in focus is minimizing pores. While pore size is largely determined by genetics, environmental factors, and aging, dermatologists offer a range of effective techniques to reduce their appearance. In this blog post, we'll explore dermatologist-approved methods to...

The Vital Role of Regular Skin Check-ups in Early Detection Jan 10th, 2024

When it comes to our overall well-being, our skin often doesn't get the attention it deserves. Yet, as the body's largest organ, the skin plays a crucial role in shielding us from external threats. Beyond maintaining a healthy and radiant complexion, regular skin check-ups are integral to the early detection...

Cosmeceuticals Jun 28th, 2022

Cosmeceuticals! These are special cosmetic products that also generate "a measurable biological action like a pharmaceutical product." In other words, they are cosmetics that are designed to generate beneficial therapeutic effects, particularly in the realm of facial skin beauty. And while not new, today's cosmeceuticals are more sophisticated, more effective,...

About Hair: Having it, losing it, and Olumiant... Jun 28th, 2022

Hair, or the lack of it, can be a source of pride, or it can be a problem. We are born with about 5 million hair follicles, each of which connects hair to our skin and helps facilitate hair growth. When damaged, a follicle may take much longer to create...

Milia 101: Removing those unsightly facial blemishes Feb 28th, 2022

What are those unsightly white bumps on my face?     Many people think they're pimples. But they are not! Others think they're whiteheads. But they aren't that either! Those disagreeable-looking white, round things are milia. Also called milium cysts, milk spots, oilseeds, or pearl acne, no matter what you call them,...

How to Maintain Healthy Nails Feb 8th, 2022

What will open a pull-top can, tighten a slotted screw, scrape off an adhesive label, can be painted any color of the rainbow, and if properly cared for, will be functional and fabulous for a lilfetime? If you're not sure, here's another helpful hint: we each have 20 of them,...

Dermatologic Emergencies Jan 4th, 2022

Most people know that a dermatologist takes care of the skin, hair, and nails. Not as many know that there are serious internal medical diseases and disorders that include significant skin manifestations and even fewer people are aware that there are a number of conditions and circumstances that qualify as...

Why Do I Still Get Acne? Jan 1st, 2022

Acne is the number one skin condition in the United States, affecting up to 50 million people each year. Though we might think that the lion’s share of those numbers fall to teens going through puberty, acne affects up to 15% of adult women. At SINY® Dermatology, our team of...

Cosmetic Fillers Fill an Important Need! Dec 15th, 2021

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is fairest of them all? That question has been on our minds for centuries, long before the evil queen in the story of "Snow White" asked it of the magic mirror. And who could bame her? As we age, most of us want to...

5 Reasons to Get Laser Hair Removal Dec 1st, 2021

Shaving is one of those personal grooming tasks that women universally despise. It’s no wonder when you realize that the average woman spends 72 days or 1,728 hours of her life shaving.  Some women have decided to rebel and not shave at all. But let’s face it, not all of...

Living In New York City: Pollution's Effect on Your Skin Oct 29th, 2021

SINY Dermatology began as a lone office in the residential neighborhood of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn more than half a century ago. Since then, news of our world-class dermatologists, patient-friendly support staff, and pleasant office environment went viral, so to speak, long before the phrase became popular. Over time, our flagship...

What Is Photodynamic Therapy? Oct 1st, 2021

Photodynamic therapy uses a combination of light and chemicals to treat skin conditions that include cancer, acne, and warts. This innovative treatment destroys abnormal cells by using light to activate a photosensitive topical medicine. The medicine destroys precancerous or diseased cells to reveal fresh, healthy skin.  You’ll achieve optimal results...

Psoriasis: Don't Just Survive With it, Thrive With It Sep 29th, 2021

What is psoriasis? It is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the body attacks normal cells, a process which then triggers inflammation, thickening, and disruption of the skin that may appear as a variety of symptoms including patches of dry, scaly, red, blistered, itchy, cracking, bleeding, and painful skin. It...

Treatment Options for Excessive Sweating Sep 5th, 2021

Sweating is a function of the human body that serves a few important purposes. For example, it keeps your body in a state of homeostasis — maintaining a steady temperature. You don’t need to find cool water to lay in when it’s hot to keep your body from overheating, partly...

Wearing Earrings After Earlobe Repair Aug 9th, 2021

SINY® Dermatology offers the highest quality cosmetic and medical skin care services available from five beautiful locations in New York City. Invested in keeping your skin looking and feeling its best, our top-level specialty team answers questions about earlobe repair and what to expect after this 30-minute, in-office procedure. What...

Photosensitivity: What it is and Why it Matters Jul 26th, 2021

Considering the sun is a flaming ball that shines ultraviolet light down upon us from the sky, it’s something to consider when it comes to your skin health.This is especially true if you’re dealing with photosensitivity. Photosensitivity occurs when the skin reacts in a particularly sensitive way when exposed to...

5 Dark Truths About Sun Exposure Jul 26th, 2021

For many of us, summer means fun in the sun. We flock to beaches, parks, and backyard barbecues to soak up the rays. And while some sun exposure stimulates natural vitamin D production, too much can wreak havoc on your skin. And by “too much,” we mean as little as...

What You NEED to Know About Skin Cancer This Summer Jul 15th, 2021

Skin Cancer: A Familiar Foe Skin cancer is the single most common form of cancer.So there’s a chance that reading this blog could literally be a life-saver! This is especially true now that summer is in full swing. Frequent outdoor trips means frequent sun exposure and frequent sun exposure means...

PRP: The All-Natural Solution to Hair Loss Jul 4th, 2021

Approximately 56 million men and women in the United States experience significant hair loss, and they’re typically faced with three choices: 1) Let the hair loss continue, 2) try creams, shampoos, vitamins, and other products, or 3) undergo painful hair transplantation.  What if there’s another solution, one that’s natural, effective,...

The 7 Best Summer Skincare Tips Jun 23rd, 2021

Summer vs. Your Skin Very few people have an adversarial relationship with summer. That’s because for most of us it means fun in the sun with family and friends. Unfortunately for your skin, it’s these exact weather and lifestyle changes that can cause you harm. Luckily, we’ve got you covered....

Plasma Fibroblast Therapy: Taking Cosmetic Dermatology By Storm Jun 22nd, 2021

Say hello to a hot new cosmetic treatment, plasma fibroblast therapy. We know, it doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. But this procedure is rapidly gaining popularity in the cosmetic world for its ability to increase tightness and firmness in the skin. Because everybody loves the idea of tightening and improving...

Check Your Moles Using the ABCDE Method Jun 13th, 2021

Every day, around 9,500 Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer. While this statistic is shocking, don’t panic. Skin cancer may be the most prevalent type of cancer in the United States, but it’s also one of the most survivable. When you identify a suspicious mole early and talk to your...

Getting Older? Here’s What You Can Do to Look Younger May 4th, 2021

Selfies are now so ingrained in our culture that the Oxford Dictionary added the word "selfie" in 2013. Have you ever taken dozens of selfies just to get one good picture of yourself? If you dislike taking selfies because you’re unhappy with your look, it’s time to change that with...

Don’t Like Your Tattoo? We Can Help Apr 16th, 2021

Did you get a tattoo on impulse, without thinking it through? Do you have an ex’s name tattooed on your body? Has an image that once represented you become not-so-representative in your current life?  These scenarios, and many others, lead to a common feeling — that of tattoo regret. As...

Patch Testing for Your Skin Allergies Mar 15th, 2021

Your skin is your largest and most visible organ. If you struggle with rashes, redness, itching, or other allergic symptoms, you may wonder what’s causing the symptoms and how to avoid that substance or substances.  Patch testing for allergens takes the guesswork out of finding products that don’t irritate your...

The Benefits of Our Telehealth Services Feb 9th, 2021

Your skin is unique: Not only is it the largest of your organs, but it’s also the most visible. That means many skin problems can be evaluated, diagnosed, and even treated without special imaging equipment or invasive procedures. That’s what makes dermatology and telehealth such a perfect fit. In fact,...

The Cure for Your Excessive Sweating Jan 18th, 2021

Excessive sweating, also called hyperhidrosis, affects about 2-3% of the population, causing issues for those who experience it. It can make you feel embarrassed and uncomfortable. This condition happens in specific areas of your body, including your armpits, hands, feet, and face. Your sweating can be in just one area...

Can Sclerotherapy Take Away My Ugly Veins? Dec 1st, 2020

About one in five adults will have the twisting, bulging veins known as varicose veins at some point in their lives, and plenty more develop smaller versions known as spider veins. In other words, these unsightly veins are quite common — especially among women and older adults. If you’re bothered...

What You Need to Know About Tattoo Removal Nov 9th, 2020

Roughly 30% of Americans have at least one tattoo — and that number has been on the rise in recent years. But there is a problem with tattoos: Nearly one-fifth of people with a tattoo regret it.  Whether you have a tattoo of something that’s no longer meaningful to you, your...

Tips to Help Prevent Premature Wrinkling Sep 1st, 2020

Your skin naturally loses elasticity as you age because of the natural breakdown of strengthening compounds such as collagen and elastin. Your genes dictate the pace of this breakdown, but you may inadvertently be speeding things up with time in the sun, exposure to pollution, and your lifestyle. Skin also...

Don't Sweat It: Learn About Our Hyperhidrosis Solutions Jul 22nd, 2020

Under normal circumstances, sweating is a good thing — it’s your body’s way of cooling down when you exert yourself or when outside temperatures soar. If you have overactive sweat glands, however, you may find yourself sweating up a storm no matter the temperature or your activity level. And this...

10 Skin Conditions Easily Treated Via a Telehealth Visit Jun 3rd, 2020

Sometimes a simple visit to the doctor’s office just isn't possible, either due to ongoing public health concerns like the pandemic or as a result of transportation issues or general mobility problems. So can you still get the skin care you need? At SINY® Dermatology, our compassionate and experienced care...

Build Muscle and Burn Fat with EMSCULPT Feb 20th, 2020

If you’re a healthy weight but still haven’t achieved your beach body dreams, body contouring may be right for you. Body contouring is the name given to all treatments that completely eliminate targeted areas of fat without the need for invasive procedures. These treatments are aimed at people who have...

Restore Your Skin with Chemical Peels Jan 31st, 2020

The vast majority of the early signs of aging that appear on your face and other areas of frequently exposed skin are a direct result of damaging ultraviolet light. A chemical peel is a minimally invasive clinical skin treatment that involves applying a carefully formulated chemical solution directly onto your...

Transform Your Skin with Microneedling Jan 10th, 2020

There isn’t a person on earth who would say “no” to a more even, youthful complexion. Microneedling provides a minimally invasive solution for people dealing with fine lines, scars, and other skin imperfections. Microneedling works by stimulating your body’s natural process of collagen production, restoring your skin to its former...

Rejuvenate Tired-Looking Eyes With Fillers! Aug 5th, 2019

Do you find yourself looking into the mirror and discover that your eyes give away a look of fatigue? The unkind truth is that the hollowness and sagging eyes you see are common results of the face’s natural aging process. What is left behind is the impression that you’ve been...

Banish Turkey Neck With Ultherapy! Jul 30th, 2019

Aging can be a loathsome process especially when you find yourself falling victim to the “turkey neck.” Now what exactly is turkey neck you might ask? It is the sagging of excess skin beneath the chin and along the neck. Genetics, sun exposure and smoking are usual culprits for speeding...

DIME Best of Brooklyn 2019 Winner! Dec 26th, 2018

We’re happy to announce that Skin Institute of New York won as the Best Dermatologist for The Dime Best Of Brooklyn 2019 under the Health & Beauty Category.