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Category Archives: Skin Care Regimens

What Is Dr. M Using This Summer?

What is Dr. Magovern using this summer? The Obagi C-Rx kit. It’s a great maintenance kit for the summer. Lasers, photofacials, and chemical peels fall out of favor at this time of year, so it’s important to maintain somehow! The combination of … Continue reading

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Product of the Month for September: Obagi-C Rx System

If you’ve been noticing the effects of all those sunny summer days on your face, you’ll love our September Product of the Month, the Obagi-C Rx System. It’s a comprehensive approach to reducing the appearance of sundamage. We love this kit because it … Continue reading

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Product of the Month for June: SkinMedica Rejuvenative Toner

To Tone or Not to Tone? That is the question. No, toner is not necessary, but if you enjoy it, by all means, add that step to your regimen. I am a fan of finding a regimen that works for … Continue reading

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Eye Got You Covered!

Why am I getting fine lines & wrinkles around my eyes? One of the most common questions we get! Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes are particularly common in both men and women. The onset of wrinkles in this … Continue reading

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Cathy’s Tips on Getting the Most from Your Products

Following these tips by our fantastic esthetician, Cathy, will no doubt result in glowing, radiant skin!    1.EXFOLIATE FIRST Think of the surface of your skin—those dead cells—as a barrier. You have to remove the barrier for products to get … Continue reading

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Product of the Month for February: Clarisonic Cleansing System

Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t love February’s Product of the Month, the Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System—it’s like an electric toothbrush for your face. The Clarisonic brush is 6x better than cleaning with your hands … Continue reading

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Product of the Month for January: SkinMedica Redness Relief CalmPlex

This month we’re introducing a fantastic product that calms a ruddy complexion: SkinMedica’s Redness Relief CalmPlex. It’s a great winter moisturizer, especially if you struggle with redness—safe for acne patients, great for rosacea. The rich cream immediately soothes your skin, leaving … Continue reading

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How to Examine Your Skin

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has a wonderful guide for skin cancer self-examination, called the Body Mole Map. It teaches you how to examine your skin, what to look for in moles, and how to chart them. Click here … Continue reading

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Skin Care Resolutions for 2012

I resolve to incorporate an alpha-hydroxy acid product into my regimen, whether it be a cleanser like Glytone Mild Gel Wash or a cream like SkinMedica 15% AHA/BHA Cream, 2-3 times per week. This will help keep me glowing and … Continue reading

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Holiday Bundles by SkinMedica!

Holiday Bundles by SkinMedica are here! Come in to purchase these excellent products at great prices. They make beautiful gifts and are sure to delight—or treat yourself! Manhattan Dermatology is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. We look forward to seeing … Continue reading

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Winter Proof Your Skin

If Jack Frost has been nipping at your nose, leaving your skin dry and irritated, Dr. M has a few tips to help you winter proof your skin and keep you glowing! Baths + Showers: We all love long baths, but … Continue reading

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New FDA Labeling Guidelines for Sunscreens

Did everyone see the new FDA labeling guidelines for sunscreen? The take-home message is to use a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher in order to decrease your risk of skin cancer. Some of the major points… Broad Spectrum: … Continue reading

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Why won’t these bumps go away?

What are those pesky skin colored bumps on the back of your arms? You pick at them, but they don’t go away. It looks like you have chicken skin. You’ve tried countless creams and concoctions, but nothing seems to work. … Continue reading

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Vitalize Your Skin!

The SkinMedica Vitalize Peel is a great way to even out skin tone and roughness. It requires minimal, if any, downtime—maybe just a couple days of mild peeling. It shouldn’t cramp your style! Our patients have been raving about them and … Continue reading

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The Skin Care Pillars

I’m a dermatologist—an expert in everything skin, hair and nails. So why do I have heart palpitations when I walk down the skin care aisle at CVS? Is it just me, or has there been an explosion of new beauty … Continue reading

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Anti-Aging Skin Regimen for MEN

Morning + Night: Wash (or shave—try Murad’s Cleansing Shave) with your favorite cleanser twice a day. Morning: Apply regiMEN’s Age Correcting Serum followed by the regiMEN Multi-Active Eye Cream, and then layer the regiMEN Hydrating UV Shield SPF 25 all over the face and neck. If … Continue reading

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SPF 101

Use of a sunscreen with SPF 15 is OK for the person who truly is indoors all day and doesn’t get sun exposure. But, for most of us, who have sunny commutes and like to enjoy some outdoor time during … Continue reading

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Dr. M’s Brand Review: SkinMedica

SkinMedica is probably my favorite physician-dispensed product line. It was founded by a well known and well respected dermatologist who brings science to his brand. I love recommending SkinMedica not only because the products are outstanding, but because they’re backed by … Continue reading

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