In the vast array of medical-grade cosmetics, or “cosmeceuticals”, it can be overwhelming and expensive to figure out which ones work best. So we’ve asked our medical experts who know what to look for in medical-grade cosmetics, what they like best. Today’s highlight is on Dr. Ashley Reed’s favorite: Neocutis® LUMIÈRE.
“My favorite medical-grade cosmetic product is Neocutis® LUMIÈRE. Its powerful blend of moisturizing and anti-aging ingredients gives your eyes a younger, more refreshed look and makes you look like you had a good night’s sleep!”
Neocutis® LUMIÈRE is available at all 6 of our office locations.
To learn more call us at 757-622-6315.
As part of our comprehensive skin care focus, we offer “cosmeceuticals” which are skincare products that contain biologically active compounds that can have pharmaceutical effects on the skin. For example, if you want to lessen the effects of aging and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, there’s a vast array of products on the market. It can be overwhelming and expensive to figure out which ones work best. So we’ve asked our medical experts who know what to look for in medical-grade cosmetics, what they like best. Today’s highlight is on Dr. Cyndi Torosky’s favorite: SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum.
“If I had ONE product to choose it would be TNS Essential Serum. This dual-chambered bottle contains the most advanced age-fighting technology. One chamber contains growth factors that maximize our cell’s machinery for collagen production. The second chamber is packed with antioxidants that combat the environmental damage that occurs every day. Together this leads to skin repair and rejuvenation which helps fine lines, wrinkles, skin texture and tone.”
You can find TNS Essential serum at any of our 6 office locations or, you can buy it from our online store and get Free Shipping at https://pariserderm.brilliantconnections.com/.
Watch Part II of Dr. Tara Buehler’s video and discover how much sunscreen you should apply and how often you should reapply it. Should you be concerned about getting your recommended amount of vitamin D from the sun? Why is sunscreen so important? Watch and find out.
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Call 757-622-6315 to make an appointment at any of our 6 office locations.
We are pleased to welcome our newest Master Aesthetician, Deborah Maffie, to Pariser Dermatology’s Newport News office location.
Certified and licensed as a Master Aesthetician in 2015, Deborah Maffie joined Pariser Dermatology Specialists in March, 2018. She attended American Spirit Institute in Williamsburg, Virginia and is also a Master Aesthetics instructor and massage therapist. Deborah currently sees patients in our Newport News office location.
Trained in all aspects of aesthetics, Deborah specializes in chemical peels, dermaplaning, micro-current, microdermabrasion, manual lymphatic drainage and facial massage. She especially enjoys integrating these modalities as appropriate to optimize results for her clients.
Deborah believes that every client has unique skin concerns, influences and preferences, yet all can achieve their skin health and personal care goals through a customized regimen of in-office treatments and professional home care products. Designing custom care plans using high performance products and technology that deliver real results for clients is what Deborah enjoys most about her profession.
In her free time Deborah enjoys teaching group exercise classes, working out, dancing and studying aesthetics. She resides in Williamsburg with her rescue dog, Duke.
To schedule an appointment with Deborah at our Newport News office, call us at 757-622-6315 or click here to request an appointment online.
We are thrilled to welcome two new providers to the Pariser Dermatology team! Both Dr. Koch and Dr. Buehler officially joined PDS on April 2, 2018. Dr. Koch sees patients in Williamsburg on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and sees patients in Newport News on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Dr. Buehler practices in our Virginia Beach office on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.
Dr. Koch is a board-certified dermatologist who practices general medical dermatology with special interests in pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology and cosmetic dermatology. She enjoys the diversity of general dermatology and all the unique challenges that arise within this field of medicine. Click here to learn more about Dr. Koch.
Dr. Buehler is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology and takes an active role in the dermatologic education of her peers and medical students. Her professional interests include general and medical dermatology as well as skin cancer prevention and treatment. Click here to learn more about Dr. Buehler.
Many patients ask how they can be sure that they are getting enough Vitamin D and if spending time outdoors on a sunny day is the best way to get it. You might be surprised to learn that natural sunlight is not the safest source of Vitamin D. Watch this video by Pariser Dermatology’s Dr. Molly Smith to learn more about best way to get the right amount of Vitamin D.
Remember that the two of the most important things you can do to avoid getting skin cancer is to wear a daily broad-spectrum sun screen and have an annual skin cancer screening by your doctor or dermatologist. Click here to learn more about skin cancer.
Call us at 757-622-6315 to schedule your appointment or click here to request an appointment online.
We all sweat. It’s a normal and necessary body function. But, there are many people who sweat excessively. To the point where it interferes with daily activities and can be uncomfortable, embarrassing, anxiety-inducing, dangerous and disabling. This kind of sweating is called Hyperhidrosis and you might be surprised to know that it affects nearly 5% of the world’s population.
The good news is that Hyperhidrois is treatable and there are many different options for those who suffer with it. Pariser Dermatology’s Dr. David Pariser is a world-renowned expert on sweat reductions and a founder of the International Hyperhidrosis Society. Join us on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 6 pm at our Newport News office for a presentation by Dr. Pariser and learn the latest research and most effective treatment advice for excessive sweating.
Who: Anyone who wants to learn how to reduce excessive sweating
What: Presentation on “How to Stop Excessive Sweating” by Dr. David Pariser
When: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Where: Pariser Dermatology: 11842 Rock Landing Blvd., Newport News, Suite 120
Registration is FREE and includes refreshments and special discounts for attendees. Space is limited so register today by calling 757-622-6315 or register online at pariserderm.com/stopsweat
Pariser Dermatology is pleased welcome Kimberly Choate, Master Aesthetician, to our practice. With a background in Business Administration, she is also a certified laser operator and certified medical laser safety officer. Kimberly is trained in all aspects aesthetics and specializes in laser skin rejuvenation, laser hair removal, chemical peels and dermaplaning. She believes that prevention is always easier than correction and that everyone should start the day with sun protection. She is an expert at customizing facials to each unique skin type and works with her patients to develop the right at-home skin care regimen. Kimberly enjoys setting a goal with her patients and seeing the amazing results that can be achieved through the skin care products and medical aesthetic treatments that we offer at Pariser Dermatology Specialists. Her motto is: “It’s never too late to get healthy and beautiful skin!”
In her free time Kimberly enjoys painting, biking, boating, shopping and studying skin care trends. She resides on the peninsula with her Yorkshire Terrier, Daisy Duke.
Kimberly sees patients in our Virginia Beach and Chesapeake office locations.
Call 757-622-6315 to make an appointment or click here to request an appointment online.
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For directions to our Chesapeake office click here.
Pariser dermatologist Dr. Cyndi Torosky is passionate about understanding the effects of psoriasis and takes a comprehensive approach to treating it.
Psoriasis (sore-EYE-ah-sis) is a chronic (long-lasting) disease. It develops when a person’s immune system sends faulty signals that tell skin cells to grow too quickly. New skin cells form in days rather than weeks. The body does not shed these excess skin cells. The skin cells pile up on the surface of the skin, causing patches of psoriasis to appear.
Psoriasis may look contagious, but it’s not.
You cannot get psoriasis from touching someone who has it. To get psoriasis, a person must inherit the genes that cause it.
Types of psoriasis
If you have psoriasis, you will have one or more of these types:
- Plaque (also called psoriasis vulgaris).
- Inverse (also called flexural psoriasis or intertriginous psoriasis).
- Erythrodermic (also called exfoliative psoriasis).
Some people get more than one type. Sometimes a person gets one type of psoriasis, and then the type of psoriasis changes.
Psoriasis: Signs and symptoms
What you see and feel depends on the type of psoriasis you have. You may have just a few of the signs and symptoms listed below, or you may have many.
(also called psoriasis vulgaris)
- Raised, reddish patches on the skin called plaque (plak).
- Patches may be covered with a silvery-white coating, which dermatologists call scale.
- Patches can appear anywhere on the skin.
- Most patches appear on the knees, elbows, lower back, and scalp.
- Patches can itch.
- Scratching the itchy patches often causes the patches to thicken.
- Patches vary in size and can appear as separate patches or join together to cover a large area.
- Nail problems — pits in the nails, crumbling nail, nail falls off.
Plaque psoriasis:This type of psoriasis often causes thick patches of skin that are covered with silvery-white scales.
Although psoriasis may never go away completely, there are many treatments available. In October, 2017, the FDA approved a biologic for treating psoriasis in those as young as 12 years old. New treatments are now available that give us the ability to realistically clear (yes, clear = no psoriasis) in about half of the patients treated and attain 75% clearance in over 90% of patients. Click here to learn more about this recent breakthrough from Pariser Dermatology’s Dr. David Pariser.