September 21, 2018

ASDS Members

Advanced Injection Techniques course in New York last weekend – what a success! 5 Star Rating across the board – rated excellent by attendees who examined advanced techniques to restore volume and augment features. Thank you to Co-directors Vince Bertucci, MD, FRCPC and Sue Ellen Cox, MD, among others. If you missed this, click the photo to learn more and to register for live courses:

September 22, 2017

Dr. Kauvar provides a guide on how to properly get rid of blackheads in ears.
"Blackheads in the ear are just like those on the face," says dermatologist Arielle N.B. Kauvar, MD. "They are caused by excess oil that gets trapped in the pore, which is the opening of the hair follicle."
But what may seem like something with an easy fix isn't; dealing with blackheads in ears require more than standard acne care. We asked Kauvar to break it down for us and give us her tips on how to deal with them.
According to Kauvar, you can use the same acne-fighting exfoliators meant for your face for your ears as well. Ingredients such as retinol and salicylic acid will help treat those blackheads and prevent future breakouts. She suggests applying any product with a Q-tip and being careful not have anything run down the ear canal.
Kauvar suggests cleansing your ears with a face cloth and gentle cleanser at the end of your shower to prevent future breakouts; your skin is warm and hydrated from the steam by then. She says this is especially helpful for those who are acne-prone.
It's always super tempting to squeeze out a blackhead yourself—there's a sick pleasure to it. But Kauvarurges patients not to. "They are difficult to visualize," she says. "Picking and squeezing can be very painful on the ear because cartilage is sensitive. It can also lead to infection.
Yes, a trip to a derm or aesthetician for a blackhead seems excessive. But in this case, it is very necessary. Kauvar strongly suggests you see a dermatologist or an aesthetician to extract them. She explans that since the ear cartilage is sensitive, using a comedone extractor (that metal device with a small hole that is firmly pressed against the skin to extract blackheads) is often painful and causes unnecessary trauma. Dermatologists use a sterile, pointed scalpel blade to loosen the comedone and then extract the contents by applying pressure with a cotton tip applicator. This is gentler and minimizes pain and inflammation.

August 23, 2017

Dr. Kauvar was consulted regarding the best skin care in your 40's, 50's & 60's.
Your 40's: What’s Happening? "Only the genetically gifted (or those who have never seen the light of day) escape a wrinkle or two by this decade. Yes, gravity begins to take its toll. But it’s never too early to start treating your skin," says dermatologist Arielle Kauvar, MD, and director of New York Laser and Skincare.. “About 40 percent of women in their 40's have acne,” says Dr. Kauvar.

August 23, 2017

Dr. Kauvar discusses why you need to use a toner.
Dermatologists used to tell patients that toners were unnecessary or even damaging. But as the products on the market evolved, so has the expert advice, and more derms are now giving toners the thumbs-up. “While toners used to be alcohol-laden liquids designed to remove excess oil in people with oily and acne-prone skin, they now address a variety of skin types and issues,” explains Arielle Kauvar, MD, a clinical professor of dermatology at NYU School of Medicine.. Using a toner primes skin for anti-aging treatments and serums that follow, so you’ll get more out of your skin-care routine. The key is to pick the right one for your skin. If you're in need of exfoliation, look for ingredients like salicylic, glycolic, or lactic acid. Seeing red? Reach for a toner with soothing chamomile, cucumber, or vitamin E. For extra hydration, glycerin, hyaluronic acid, and rosewater can help. To reduce free radical damage, seek out grape seed extract or green tea. Got age spots? A toner with vitamin C can help fade pigmentation. (Make sure when washing your face, you don't make these mistakes.) Apply toner after cleansing and patting skin dry, then allow it to absorb before using additional products.

August 24, 2017

Dr. Kauvar gives advice about the 3 things you should always get checked by a dermatologist.
“There are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma,” says Arielle Kauvar, MD, a New York City–based dermatologist and founding director of New York Laser and Skin Care. “Each type has different appearances, but they have early warning signs you can watch out for.” Dr. Kauvar says the American Academy of Dermatology recommends self-exams at least once a month. “This is especially so if you have a lot of moles or freckles, or if you have a family history of skin issues.”
The majority of the time, these conditions stem from sun exposure. “Over 95 percent of basal and squamous cell melanoma are caused by the sun. Melanoma, on the other hand, has a 20 percent risk for areas that don’t ever see the sun—it can be inherited.” Dr. Kauvar notes it can be tricky deciphering between temporary spots, freckles and moles on your own. “Whenever you’re not sure, you should see a derm—we don’t expect individuals to diagnose themselves,” she adds. Phew!

August 22, 2017

Bravo TV asked Dr. Kauvar to give her opinion on whether women can use men's skin care products...


June 16, 2017

Dr. Arielle Kauvar, a board-certified dermatologist and founding director of New York Laser & Skin Care, explains that because of this, light therapy can also help with certain pimples and painful cysts," the dermatologist adds, “Home-use red and blue lights, alone or in combination with other OTC prescription treatments, are often helpful for mild cases of acne, but not enough for more severe cases."

April 25, 2017

Dr. Kauvar weighs in with on "7 Ways Dermatologists Protect Their Skin-Without Totally Avoiding The Sun." The derms we spoke to who spend quality time on the road insist on adding UVA-protection films to their car windows (since the law varies by state on how dark you can tint your windows, check "I have the Llumar Air 80 ceramic window tints, which also reduce heat buildup in the car," says dermatologist Arielle Kauvar, M.D., a clinical professor of dermatology at New York University School of Medicine,.whose commute clocks in at two hours daily.

April 17, 2017

Dr. Kauvar discusses her preferred anti-aging products with on "18 anti-aging products dermatologists actually use themselves." "Sunscreen is the most important anti-aging product because the sun is responsible for 90 percent of skin aging. This is my favorite face sunscreen because it doesn’t irritate even the most sensitive skin — we even use it on patients after laser procedures. It’s water-resistant and adds a light tint to your skin, which is great for when you want to go sans makeup. I apply it after my moisturizer and before my makeup. Just be sure to reapply if you’re outdoors all day, ," says dermatologist Arielle N.B. Kauvar, M.D., a New York City-based dermatologist and clinical professor of dermatology at Langone NYU Medical Center..


April 7, 2017

Dr. Kauvar weighs in with on weighs in on the differences between men and women skin types. “The skin of men and women has a different makeup, and well-formulated products address these differences,” says dermatologist Arielle N.B. Kauvar, director at New York Laser & Skin Careand a clinical professor of dermatology at New York University School of Medicine. . “Men have higher amounts of the male hormone testosterone, which creates more body hair, larger and more active oil glands, and makes them more prone to acne. Men’s skin is also approximately 25 percent thicker because men have more collagen in their skin.”
"Many age-related changes take place in the bony structure of the face," says Dr. Kauvar. This can look like loss of volume around the face, including widening of the eye socket, shrinkage of the jaw bone, and loss and descent of fat compartments.

July 25, 2017

Dr. Kauvar weighs in with on "9 Signs Your Skin is Aging Prematurely." "The number one factor responsible for premature aging is sun exposure," says dermatologist Arielle N.B. Kauvar, MD Director, New York Laser & Skin Care. "As skin ages, it no longer exfoliates (sheds the dead cell layer) efficiently. As a result, dead cells build up the skin surface and decrease luminosity and glow, it's like having a thin callus on the skin surface."
"Many age-related changes take place in the bony structure of the face," says Dr. Kauvar. This can look like loss of volume around the face, including widening of the eye socket, shrinkage of the jaw bone, and loss and descent of fat compartments.

July 18, 2017

Good news...chocolate is good for your skin!


July 17, 2017 asked Dr. Kauvar about the proper way to cleanse your face:


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