Cosmetic surgery

Skin tag removal: Optional but effective

Skin tags are small, benign growths of skin that frequently appear in areas of friction on the skin. They are harmless and do not need to be removed, but some find them unattractive so there are various ways this can be done.

The skinny on freezing fat

A noninvasive treatment to remove subcutaneous body fat involves the freezing of areas that leads to a reduction in the fat layer. It’s an option for people who have lost weight and are trying to get rid of stubborn remaining fat, but it is not a weight-loss treatment.

Skin care shouldn’t be colorblind

Jennifer Lin, MD

Contributor

Because skin color affects the presentation of skin conditions, dermatologists must consider skin color in making diagnoses. Because of this, people of color may want to seek out a dermatologist who understands their specific needs and concerns.

Dermal fillers: The good, the bad, and the dangerous

As people get older, volume loss in the structural components of the face lead to many of the visual signs of aging. Dermal fillers, gel-like substances that are injected under the skin of the face, can help restore a more youthful appearance.

Thinking about rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is the most common facial plastic surgery procedure. While often done to improve trouble breathing, many people choose to have this surgery for cosmetic reasons. Some have both goals met in one surgery.