The doctors and medical staff at Pennsylvania Centre for Dermatology are dedicated to sharing knowledge with their patients and the community. Here they offer their insights on the latest in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology.
A Hydrafacial Q & A with Dr. Crawford
1. The HydraFacial is certainly trending right now. What exactly does this machine do when it’s run over skin? A HydraFacial is a multi-step facial treatment typically performed with a proprietary machine (HydraFacial MD) manufactured… Read More
AAD’s Response to the CNN Sunscreen Story
American Academy of Dermatology comments on recent study on absorption of sunscreen ingredients Statement from AAD President George J. Hruza, MD, MBA, FAAD The study “Effect of Sunscreen Application Under Maximal Use Conditions on Plasma… Read More
Protecting Athletes from Skin Infection: What’s your game plan?
Written By: Kathryn Mirabella When preventing athletes from skin infection, the best defense is a good offense. Whether you are a weekend warrior or an Olympian, participating in sports can put you at a unique… Read More
Skin Care During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Pregnancy and breast feeding are special and sometimes stressful periods of time in a woman’s life. We realize our bodies are capable of doing amazing things–growing and nurturing a person!—but we also experience enormous shifts… Read More
Botox vs. Dysport: Which One is Better?
At this point, unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’ve probably heard about Botox. It is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world. Manufactured by a company called Allergan for about… Read More
Preventing and Treating Winter Skin Problems
Our skin needs some special attention in the cold, winter months in order to look and feel its best. Below are some common issues and ways we can deal with them. Dry, itchy, red hands… Read More
Dr. Crawford’s Practical Tips on Sun Avoidance and Protection
In recognition of May as Melanoma Awareness Month, this month’s blog article will focus on some of our practical tips on sun avoidance and protection (the most important measure you can take to reduce the… Read More
New Study Shows that a Vitamin Can Help Prevent Skin Cancer
By Glen Crawford, M.D. and Camille E. Introcaso, M.D. When it comes to vitamins, there are no shortage of opinions about the potential benefits. However, very few studies have been conducted to prove their clinical… Read More