Dermatology Today

  1. Cosmetic Laser Treatments How Do I Choose the Right One for Me?

    Dr. Sang H. Kim

    Nearly everyone has heard of cosmetic laser treatments, but how do you know which is the right laser treatment for you? Lasers used in dermatology today work by directing energy to a specific target on the surface or below the surface of the skin. But there is a wide variety of laser types on the market that treat different skin...

  2. What Is The Best Bug Spray For Children?

    Lisa Sheehan PA-C

    Insect repellents are topical agents used to protect the body from insects that can cause local or systemic reactions. Although most bites cause a mild localized reaction, some may lead to debilitating or life-threatening diseases. When it comes to insect repellents, it may be difficult to search through the large selection of those that are safe, yet also effective to...

  3. Why Go To NYC For Your Rejuvenating Cosmetic Needs?

    Mary Gintoli

    Why travel to NYC to see Manhattan dermatologists and plastic surgeons (who may not be able to see you for months from now) for your Botox, cosmetic injectables, laser treatments, body sculpting treatments and anti-aging products when you have everything you need right here in Fairfield County at Connecticut Dermatology Group? Connecticut Dermatology Group is a full-service dermatology practice and...

  4. All About Cold Sores

    the Providers at CDG

    You may have seen people with blister-like sores or lesions on their lips or around their mouth, or maybe you have experienced them yourself, or have even seen the TV ads featuring products that alleviate the sores. These lesions are commonly referred to as cold sores. What is a Cold Sore? A cold sore is a group of tiny, painful...

  5. Botox for Millennials

    Danielle Munday PA-C

    “Do you think that I could benefit from Botox?” This is the most common question asked by our Connecticut Dermatology Group patients on a daily basis. I usually start this conversation by explaining what Botox really is. Botox is a prescription drug/medicine made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is a one-of-a-kind formulation that has had...

  6. Why Do Blackheads Come Back?

    Blackheads, otherwise known as open comedones, are one of the most common forms of comedonal acne. Blackheads arise when the sebaceous duct and hair follicles become blocked with excess sebum and dead skin cells. The classic dark appearance of these pesky bumps form when melanin pigment found in our sebum makes contact with the air. This oxidation is what leads...

  7. Manicure and Pedicure Safety

    Frank J. Pinto, M.D

    More than ever both men and women are visiting salons for hand, foot and nail care (“mani-pedi”) and it seems as if these establishments are practically ubiquitous in shopping centers and strip malls. For most, this is a pleasant and enjoyable experience. However, there are potential health hazards of nail salons that consumers should be aware of. Most salons follow...

  8. A Day In The Life Of A Mohs Technician

    Wendy Bender

    My name is Wendy Bender and I have been assisting Dr. Steven A. Kolenik, III since 1994 and Dr. Frank J. Pinto, Jr. since 2008 in my capacity as Mohs Histotechnician! Mohs Micrographic Surgery is an advanced treatment that offers the highest potential cure rate (99%) for skin cancer! The procedure removes all of the cancer, minimizes the risk of...

  9. A Day In The Life Of A Mohs Technician

    Wendy Bender

    My name is Wendy Bender and I have been assisting Dr. Steven A. Kolenik, III since 1994 and Dr. Frank J. Pinto, Jr. since 2008 in my capacity as Mohs Histotechnician! Mohs Micrographic Surgery is an advanced treatment that offers the highest potential cure rate (99%) for skin cancer! The procedure removes all of the cancer, minimizes the risk of...

  10. Toners and Cleansers - Are They Really Necessary?

    Christina Chao PA-C

    TONERS AND CLEANSERS. ARE THEY REALLY NECESSARY? Skin is naturally acidic with a pH level of about 4.5 – 5.5. Once your skin’s pH level goes above 6.5, the acid mantle (your skin’s first line of defense) gets compromised, and your skin becomes vulnerable to bacteria and infections. The OPTIMAL PH for your skin is 5.5! Toners restore your skin’s...

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