Importance of Vitamin C for the Skin


Importance of Vitamin C for the Skin

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Our skin is naturally built to repair, but sometimes things in our daily routine (ie. sun exposure) can still lead to premature skin aging and damage. That’s why regularly using a product containing vitamin C, an antioxidant that our bodies do not naturally produce, can be so beneficial.

As one of the best anti-aging ingredients out there, vitamin C is also a natural sun protectant. Because of this, we encourage our patients to apply it first thing in the morning. And regular use can even promote collagen growth! It is important to note, however, that vitamin C for the skin must be properly formulated. If not, the benefits will not be as significant. That’s why we like SkinCeuticals vitamin C antioxidants. Their line in particular goes through a rigorous development process that ensures optimal results (all of their vitamin C serums are backed by 30 years of antioxidant research and demonstrated efficacy in independent clinical studies).

As you can see, vitamin C is an essential ingredient in any skincare regimen. Call our office or click here to find out which of SkinCeuticals vitamin C serums is right for you.


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Why the HydraFacial is the Perfect Treatment for Rosacea

With April being Rosacea Awareness Month, we thought it would be a great opportunity to highlight the condition and explore an effective treatment option for it.

So, what is rosacea exactly? Rosacea is a chronic skin disease that causes redness and swelling on the face. Symptoms can range from pimples, lines, and visible blood vessels to dry skin with persistent redness. While there is no cure for the condition, the HydraFacial is a popular option for our patients with rosacea.

As a facial treatment, the HydraFacial helps to gently soothe, moisturize, and comfort the skin. All of which are ideal for those dealing with rosacea. And the Deluxe HydraFacial in particular takes it all to the next level! Offering all the benefits of the basic HydraFacial, the Deluxe includes a booster that is specifically customized for the patient’s skin and LED light therapy that helps to reduce any redness or inflammation. Results are seen immediately after treatment and in some cases can last up to four weeks!

HydraFacial Treatment

If you would like to learn more about the HydraFacial at the Neiman Dermatology Building in Buffalo, NY, and how it can help with your rosacea, call 716-688-0020 or click here.



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Product of the Month: SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel

SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel

The transition from the cold, harsh winter weather can be very tough on the skin. That’s why for the month of March, we decided to go green with our skincare in the form of the SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel!

The SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel is a soothing green gel serum that calms and hydrates the skin while improving visible redness. Containing hyaluronic acid, cucumber, thyme, and mulberry this product is the perfect moisturizer for those with sensitive, acne-prone skin. The cucumber and thyme help to soothe and calm the skin, while the mulberry helps to even the skin tone out. The skin is left looking noticeably refreshed and hydrated.

It’s a very popular option for patients after treatments like chemical peels, micro-needling, and Sublative RF Skin Tightening. “A lot of my patients use it after micro-needling,” says aesthetician Lauren Battaglia. “They love how it feels and it really makes a big difference minimizing the appearance of any redness that occurs after treatment.”

As you can see, the SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel is the perfect skincare product as we transition into spring. For more information, call us at 716-688-0020 or click here.


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Tom Brady’s Hairy Situation

With a win over the Kansas City Chiefs this past Sunday, Tom Brady notched his 7th Super Bowl title. An incredible feat for the one many refer to as the GOAT (greatest of all time). Pair that with his charming good looks and supermodel wife, and the guy seems to have everything. One thing he wasn’t as fortunate with, however, is something that many men deal with; hair loss.

Brady first started to show signs of hair loss early on in his career (most noticeably in the front). In the years following, it slowly progressed. Then around 2010, he was believed to undergo a hair transplant procedure. So, what was the reason for the delay? Prior to moving forward with the procedure, many patients are advised to try out minoxidil and/or Propecia to see how it works for them. “It’s important for patients to understand that a hair transplant will not address the hair that is there prior to the procedure, so we recommend that they use something to maintain it,” says hair transplant surgeon Dr. Michael Shehata. “Then after a timeframe of 6 months to a year, we will reassess the procedure — this helps us to gauge the effectiveness of the option(s) for the native hair and determine the overall game plan of the procedure.”

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Tom Brady showing signs of hair loss in 2001

Dr. Shehata further elaborated on what was possibly addressed in Brady’s believed procedure — “Aside from addressing the temporal areas, they most certainly worked within his existing hair as well.” He states the reason for this is to provide him with insurance for when the non-transplanted hair continues to thin. “Mr. Brady did what a lot of our high-profile patients do, have the procedure when the hair loss is not too noticeable, so the results are very subtle.”

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Tom Brady showing off a full head of hair at Super Bowl LV on February 7, 2021 (Photo credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

So, there you have it! Tom Brady found yet another way to pull out a victory, this time against his hair loss. If you would like to learn more about hair transplantation or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shehata, call us at 716-688-0020 or click here.

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Importance of Using Hydrating Products this Winter

Cold temps, low humidity, harsh winds, and dry indoor heat are all common this time of year. All of which can deplete your skin of necessary moisture. This is why it is so important to use a product (or products) that provides lasting hydration. SkinCeuticals in particular offers a number of facial moisturizers that are great for just that! Some of our favorites include:

Woman in winter

  • Daily Moisture. A lightweight, long-lasting moisturizer that hydrates all while reducing the appearance of enlarged pores (for normal to oily skin).
  • Emollience. A great everyday moisturizer that combines natural extracts and essential oils to help restore and maintain daily moisture (for normal to dry skin).
  • Hydrating B5 Gel. An oil-free serum that combines vitamin B5 and hyaluronic acid. This helps to replenish moisture and restore radiance for a smoother complexion (ideal for acne-prone skin).
  • Metacell Renewal B3. A comprehensive daily moisturizer, that is specifically formulated to improve the appearance of early signs of aging on the skin.

As you can see, hydrating products can help immensely to combat the harsh elements of the season. For more information on the products above and to find out which is best for you, call us at 716-688-0020 or click here.


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Winter Weather Skin Care

Winter can be a tough time of year on the skin. The cold air, wind, and indoor heat can all wreak havoc. There are some ways to combat this, however. Here are some tips that will help you keep your skin hydrated and looking great this season:

Winter Woman Skin

  • Limit time bathing or showering. Prolonged exposure to water can strip the skin of natural, necessary oils. This can leave the skin dry, cracked, and irritated (especially for those who suffer from eczema, psoriasis, or rosacea). Try limiting the time in the bath or shower to 5-10 minutes.
  • When bathing or showering, use warm or lukewarm water instead of hot. The warmer the water, the more likely it will irritate the skin.
  • After bathing or showering, pat your skin dry with a towel, don’t rub. The process of rubbing can lead to skin irritation.
  • Apply a moisturizer while your skin is still wet. This will help to lock in moisture and prevent the skin from drying out.
  • Apply sunscreen daily to exposed areas of skin (even if it’s cloudy). Harmful UV rays are still able to penetrate cloud coverage. And if there is snow on the ground, it can actually multiply that UV exposure. This is because the snow reflects the sun’s rays. So you are not only getting hit from above but the ground as well.
  • Use a humidifier. Adds moisture to the air helping to prevent the skin from drying out.
  • Use PCA Skin Dry Skin Relief Bar. This product is one of our favorites for the winter! Not only because it improves dry skin, but also because it helps to soothe the entire body (even the scalp).
  • Get a HydraFacial. The drying effects of winter can make skin look dull. The gentle treatment of a HydraFacial will give it a much-needed boost of hydration and refreshment. After just one treatment, results are seen immediately.

If the winter weather is giving your skin trouble, contact our office today and let us help.

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Thanksgiving Foods That Can Benefit Your Skin

With Thanksgiving this week, there are sure to be plenty of delicious dishes on the horizon. And while overindulgence may be an unwritten rule of the holiday, it’s not all bad because some of those same foods can also be good for your skin. That’s right! It turns out that some turkey day staples can help your skin. So, we put together a list of some foods that your skin will be thankful for:

Thanksgiving Plate

  • Sweet Potatoes. They are full of vitamin C, which can help to smooth out wrinkles by stimulating the production of collagen.
  • Green beans. Contains antioxidants that are very beneficial to anti-aging.
  • Pumpkin. Rich in vitamins A, C, and E which help to protect the skin.
  • Cinnamon. Helps to improve circulation and can help prevent acne.
  • Cranberries. Contains vitamin C and antioxidants which can keep skin firm and prevent wrinkles.
  • Apples. Excellent source of mandelic acids, which helps to reduce skin discolorations.
  • Carrots. Loaded with beta-carotene, an antioxidant that fights against the effects of aging.

So, remember, as you’re enjoying your meal this Thanksgiving, your skin may be benefiting as well!

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Viviscal PRO Now Available At Our Office

Are you like the millions of men and women dealing with hair loss? If so, there is a new option available at our office to address it. It’s called Viviscal PRO.

Viviscal PROSo What Is Viviscal PRO?

Viviscal PRO is a 100% drug-free hair growth supplement that is clinically proven to promote existing hair growth.


How Does It Work?

Viviscal PRO supplements work in four stages. First, they provide nourishment to the hair follicles. Then, from that increased nourishment, thin and wispy hair is strengthened. After that, breakage and thinning continue to decline, helping to encourage existing hair growth. Patients are then left with hair that appears stronger, healthier, and more vibrant.


How Often To Take It?

Take two tablets a day. Once in the morning and once at night. Try to space about 12 hours apart, taking with food and water.


How Quickly Will I See Results?

Results can be seen as soon as three months, depending on the patient’s hair growth cycle. Despite this, we suggest taking it for at least six months to know if it is working for you.

Viviscal Patient Results

A patient 3 months after starting Viviscal

Are There Any Restrictions To Taking It?

Viviscal PRO is not recommended for individuals with a fish or seafood allergy, women who are pregnant or nursing, or anyone under the age of 18.


As you can see, Viviscal PRO is an effective option for both men and women dealing with hair loss. For best results, pair Viviscal PRO supplements with the Viviscal PRO Thin to Thick Shampoo and Conditioner. If you would like to learn more about Viviscal PRO contact our office today.


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Why We LOVE Nurse Practitioners at the Neiman Dermatology Building

Offering a comprehensive and personalized approach with each and every patient, nurse practitioners possess many strengths in healthcare. That’s why in celebration of Nurse Practitioner Week, we wanted to delve into their significance and highlight what makes them so special!

So, what exactly is a Nurse Practitioner?

Nurse Practitioners (or NPs as they are commonly referred to) are licensed healthcare providers with advanced education and training in a certain specialty. Usually, their specialty correlates to a particular patient population (ex. adult, family, pediatrics). From there, they can also subspecialize in areas such as cardiology, rheumatology, plastic surgery, and dermatology to name a few.

What are their qualifications?

Specifically, at our office, they are all dermatology trained and certified.

What can they do?

Our nurse practitioners diagnose and treat diseases of the skin, hair, and nails. In addition, they can prescribe medications and order lab work.

Lisa NP Treatment Picture

Nurse Practitioner Lisa S Ball, PhD, FNP-BC treating a patient.

Is there anything else to know about nurse practitioners?

With an overall focus on education, nurse practitioners do a wonderful job of helping their patients understand their condition. This in turn helps their patients to better manage their particular condition and/or ailment.

As you can see, nurse practitioners offer high-quality patient care and are an integral part of the healthcare community. If you would like to learn more about our nurse practitioners and how they can help you, contact our office today.

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The Benefits of a HydraFacial With a Perk

As you may already know, the HydraFacial is an ideal treatment for the skin. Offering a wide variety of benefits, this revolutionary treatment can achieve some pretty incredible results. Pair it with a Perk, however, and the results get even better!

HydraFacial Perk

So, what’s a Perk? A Perk is an add-on treatment to the HydraFacial that specifically targets the most delicate parts of the face (eyes and lips). For the eyes, a combination of horse chestnut seed extract and arnica flower extract help to tone, firm, and hydrate the area. For the lips, ingredients of peppermint oil and peony extract help to leave the area refreshed, hydrated, and lightly plumped.  Aside from those in-office treatments, the Perks also include a take-home product that can extend the results even further.

As you can see, a Perk is a perfect complement to a HydraFacial. If you would like to learn more about it or schedule an appointment, contact our office today.



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