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    Decoding NIOD: My Interview with the DECIEM Lab

    In 2020, it’s likely that if you have skin, you know about The Ordinary.  This skincare brand launched in 2016 (yes, just 4 years ago) with the ethos of radical transparency and accessible prices has transformed the way that many approach caring for their skin.  DECIEM, the company behind The Ordinary was created around the idea of doing 10 things at once and having the ultimate goal of creating 10 brands.  The Ordinary’s sister brand, NIOD (Non-Invasive Options in Dermal Science) remains somewhat of a hidden gem among skincare enthusiast.  In contrast to its sibling, NIOD’s formulas are quite complex, using unique technologies to target common and often stubborn skin…

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    How I Became A Dermatologist

    Check out my latest YouTube video about becoming a dermatologist. Make sure you’re following DermAngelo on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok for even more tips on achieving your healthiest, most beautiful hair and skin!

  • aging,  Antiaging,  botulinum toxin,  cosmetic procedures,  Uncategorized

    Botulinum Toxin: What You Need to Know

    Botulinum toxin injection is the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in the US for both women and men. Its brand names have crossed over to become household names and it has been cemented into our cultural zeitgeist over the last two decades. Yet there is still so much mystery surrounding botulinum toxin including its effect, how it’s administered and what could possibly go wrong.

  • Hair,  Hair loss,  Uncategorized

    Biotin Probably Won’t Grow Your Hair and Could Be Dangerous

    One of the top concerns in every dermatology practice is hair loss.  While the concern of losing one’s hair is very common, it can manifest in different forms from true disorders to subtler findings like more hair shedding or breakage over time.  In my experience, many patients have tried to their own remedies before they even see me for hair loss, and biotin supplements are by far the most common strategy my patients have used.  A new study found that roughly a third of all patients seen at a dermatology practice had used biotin supplements, and about a third of those patients had been recommended the supplement by a doctor. …