The Armchair Dermatologist (a.k.a. our Blog...)

Hello! You’ve found your way to our dermatologist journal and blog -- my collection of helpful lessons, entertaining tales and curious ponderings to guide you through the world of various skin conditions. Our daily patient interactions incorporate a balance of time-tested methodologies with superb, cutting-edge and novel approaches to skin care. Thanks for stopping by and letting us share our tactics and treatments for hundreds of dermatoses. Keep an eye out for added education links to amp up your skincare knowledge. Have feedback, a compelling story or great idea for us? We would love to hear from you!

Friday, May 26, 2017

The Top 4 Myths and Facts About Sunscreen and Skincare

Summer is just around the corner, and that means brushing up on safe sun practices. Many people associate a tan with health and vitality; however, the reality is quite the opposite. Dermatologists unanimously agree: there is no such thing as a safe tan. The fact is, a tan is the skin’s visible response to sun damage. But the amount of misinformation circulating about proper sun protection is vast! The following four myths and facts about sunscreen and skincare are here to set the record straight, to keep skin safe and healthy year round...

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Four Facts to Know for Melanoma Awareness Month

May is melanoma awareness month, which means it’s time for a little education about facts, stats, causes and cures.

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Friday, May 5, 2017

The First Step to Aging Gracefully? Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help

There are a lot of concerns surrounding the aging process. People worry about their financial stability, their health and their ability to stay independent. But there’s one fear that people don’t need to have, if they are able to just ask for help: what to do about the effects of aging on skin.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Dermatology for Villains: Treating Bad Guys With Good Skin Care

What do Freddie Kreuger, the Wicked Witch of the West, and Hannibal Lector have in common? If your first answer is “movie villains,” you’ve got one answer covered. If you answer “dermatological skin conditions,” way to go! Either you’re especially astute, or you read the article title. Either way, congratulations.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Plastic Surgery’s Surprising Past, Present, and Future

Plastic surgery has been around for centuries, but it became mainstream during the world wars of the 20th century. And although plastic surgery procedures are still used as corrective measures, cosmetic surgery has become a personal choice and a statement. At Bobby Buka MD, we celebrate the choice many of our patients make to become truer versions of themselves.

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Too Much Hair, or Not Enough? Here Are Your Options

Dermatology may be all about skin, but you’d be surprised how often hair is at the center of our patients’ concerns. Because hair is a modified type of skin—one that protects our flesh and covers most of our body in some capacity—it makes sense.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

No Sweat: Why Fitness Fanatics Botox Their Hair

All the dry shampoo in the world can’t preserve a good blowout after an hour at SoulCycle.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

2017’s Biggest Skin Care Trends, According to Google

If you have a question about your skin or a skincare product, odds are you’re consulting Google even before you get on the phone with a dermatologist. Google may or may not have the answers you seek, but it definitely has one thing: data about what people are searching for.

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Is Your Favorite Jewelry Damaging Your Skin?

Most women have been there: you slip off your new toe ring only to find an unbecoming green mark around your toe, or your fierce new earings cause your lobes to swell. Jewelry is a fun way to decorate your skin, but sadly, it’s not always very kind to it.

Here’s what jewelry-wearers should know about how jewelry affects skin, and when it may be a good idea to take extra precautions or go bling-free instead.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

All About Pores: Does Size Really Matter?

There’s nothing richer than clean, healthy pores—and like other elements of appearance, it’s common for people to stress over their size. The smaller the pores, the clearer your skin appears. And in many cases, size does matter: enlarged pores, for starters, can indicate clogging and/or oil and bacteria buildup.

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