Posts Tagged ‘Schweiger Dermatology Group’


Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

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A new study published last week in the British Journal of Dermatology shows that people with acne are at a higher risk for developing depression. The study spanned 15 years and showed that the probability of developing depression was 18.5 percent among those with acne and 12 percent in those without. The study discovered a higher risk for depression occurred during the first five years after the acne diagnosis, with the risk being highest in the first year.

“Acne can have a very meaningful impact on health that goes beyond skin deep,” says Dr. Michele J. Farber of Schweiger Dermatology Group in NYC. “The results of a recent study published in the British Journal of Dermatology show that people with acne have a significantly higher risk of becoming depressed.  Effectively treating acne not only results in clear skin, but also has the potential to improve mental health outcomes.” (more…)


Sunday, November 19th, 2017

The holiday travel season is almost here, which means potentially bad news for our skin.  Enduring recirculating airplane air or forgoing your favorite facial serum will sadly provide our complexions with a rather rude awakening.  Dr. Michele J. Farber of Dr. Michele J. Farber dispenses some travel-friendly skincare tips to ensure that our skin will look glowing and gorgeous upon arrival.

  • Travel is a time when you want to keep your essentials – moisturizer, under eye cream — but back off on harsher products. It is ok to skip your retinol cream for a few days while you’re away to prevent dryness.
  • Pack some travel-sized containers of your face wash, moisturizer, and sunscreen. CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser is a great gentle wash for sensitive or acne-prone skin. Also pack a moisturizer, such as Neutrogena Hydroboost, in your carry-on and apply before take off as well as another application during your flight to combat dryness. Don’t forget your lips as well, keep an Aquaphor or lip balm to hydrate your lips on the plane!
  • Make sure you have a great sunscreen and moisturizer, especially if you are going someplace sunny for holidays. EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum rubs in nicely and can be used under makeup to make sure you don’t get sun damage or age spots while you’re enjoying vacation. (more…)


Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 09/02/2016It seems that Hollywood’s leading ladies have been turning in their (faux) tans, in favor of elegant, alabaster skin.  Actresses such as Renee Zellweger, Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth Debicki, Christina Hendricks (pictured from left to right), as well as iconic beauties, Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman, and Charlize Theron, have all heralded the pale-pallor, often associated with the glamorous stars of black and white cinema.  Why?  First of all, its about the appearance of youth:  everyone knows that the sun causes visible signs of aging.  Secondly, we suspect that tans have simply become too accessible.  After all, now anyone can get a “vacation in a bottle,” and tanned skin has simply become common and even gaudy.  Just look at most reality television show stars.

According to Dr. Sue Ann Wee of Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York, symptoms of sun damage skin also include, coarse skin texture, wrinkles, pigmentation, telangiectasias (spider veins), and laxity.  Aside from staying out of the sun, what can an Undercover Agent do to reverse the damage?  According to the good doctor, there are many viable options to help turn back the clock and deliver a complexion that looks like it was sitting in the shade all summer long.   There are many over-the-counter brightening and anti-pigment products available on the market, as well as pearly skin-brightening primers and illuminating cosmetics.  But when you need something more aggressive, Dr. Wee suggests:

  • Microneedling (low-tech, yet effective — and great for those who are seeking a more “natural” treatment)
  • Clear + Brilliant laser (a gentle laser with no downtime)
  • Lumecca IPL (a brand new light treatment that dramatically improves brown age spots while also reducing red vessels)
  • Chemical Peels (they work by exfoliating or removing the top layers of the skin and rejuvenating the layers underneath)
  • Fraxel (the big gun that totally transforms the skin)