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Yes, You Can Remove Hair There Mar 1st, 2024

Imagine being able to bare your skin without worrying about unwanted hair. Laser hair removal can turn that idea into a reality. At Daphne Panagotacos, M.D., Inc., we know how problematic unwanted hair can be. That’s why Dr. Daphne Panagotacos offers laser hair removal using the Morpheus8® system.  And, it...

Cystic Acne: What Is It and How Do You Get Rid of It? Feb 1st, 2024

Acne is the most common chronic skin condition in the United States, affecting about 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives. While acne tends to occur most often during the teen years, anyone can develop acne — even older adults. Not only is acne common, but...

5 Reasons to Make Regular Facials Part of Your Skincare Routine Jan 18th, 2024

Your skin stands between you and the world. Your skin protects the interior of your body and is the first part of yourself that you present to others. So, shouldn’t you take good care of your skin, in turn? Dr. Daphne Panagotacos provides expert skincare to her new and existing...

Is There a Cure for Rosacea? Dec 13th, 2023

If you’re living with moderate-to-severe rosacea, you know the flushing and redness that develops on the nose, cheeks, and forehead can impact your self-image and even your confidence in social situations.  Rosacea mimics the appearance of a permanent sunburn. The condition can impact your confidence since your face is the...

Why You Should Consider Combining Botox® and Fillers Nov 13th, 2023

Facial aging happens on several levels. First, the skin loses elasticity. Then comes the hollowness and the loss of volume that occur with aging.  Volume loss is caused by diminished bone density in the face and fat tissue that starts pointing downwards. Dr. Daphne Panagotacos, our expert, understands that in...

Banish Spider Veins With Sclerotherapy Oct 9th, 2023

Are you feeling uneasy about the spider veins that seem to be spreading just under your skin? Unwanted spider veins might not be harmful, but they can undoubtedly detract from your self-confidence.  You don't have to let these pesky veins dictate your wardrobe or your well-being. An effective solution awaits...

Does Wearing Makeup Make Acne Worse? Sep 1st, 2023

Up to 50 million Americans develop acne each year, making it one of the most common skin conditions. It’s also common to try to cover the pimples, bumps, and redness of acne with makeup.  But do cosmetics make acne symptoms worse? Potentially yes, depending on how you go about it. Thankfully, the makeup and...

Will Mohs Surgery Leave a Scar? Aug 1st, 2023

“Cancer” is a scary word for most people, and for good reason. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death globally, and the second-leading cause of death for people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Not all cancers are untreatable or fatal, however, and...

Are Vein Problems Health Hazards? Jul 10th, 2023

Your arteries have the relatively easy job of carrying nutrient-rich oxygenated blood to the rest of your body. They get a boost from each pump of your heart, and much of the journey is an easy downhill slide. But your veins have to work against gravity, especially when transporting blood...

5 Skin Complaints IPL Photofacials Can Help Jun 5th, 2023

Photodamage, or the cumulative effects of long-term exposure to harmful ultraviolet (UV) light rays, is the main culprit behind some of the most common cosmetic complaints, including: Uneven skin tone; hyperpigmentation  Facial spider veins (broken capillaries) Noticeable pigmented spots (age spots) Fine lines around the eyes and mouth Crepey, leathery,...

Treat Your Skin to a Summer Facial May 15th, 2023

Summertime usually means more time enjoying the sunshine, but the sun’s higher UV levels can take a toll on even the healthiest skin. Too much sun without adequate protection can result in sunburn, dry, flaky skin, premature aging, and numerous other cosmetic flaws.  Dr. Daphne Panagotacos and her team offer...

Why You Shouldn't Just Let Anyone Administer Your Injectables Apr 1st, 2023

Injectables are a non-invasive and very popular way to add volume and eliminate facial wrinkles. However, in the hands of a person who has little experience injecting faces, injectables can cause an overfilled face or lead to unpleasant side effects. To ensure a treatment goes well, the injector must have...

How Many Treatments Will I Need with Laser Hair Removal? Mar 8th, 2023

If you’re looking to prepare for the summer, planning for laser hair removal is good, as it takes several sessions to achieve desired results. Laser hair technology can help many people with unwanted hair! Laser hair technology can be used to remove unwanted body hair from almost anywhere on the...

Your Answer to Hormonal Acne Feb 13th, 2023

You probably expected acne to disappear forever once you left your teen years behind. Yet, here you are years later, with your face breaking out. What’s the deal? Many adults are surprised to discover that they still get breakouts, especially women in middle age. As you approach the transition to...

Winter Benefits of a Hydrafacial Jan 1st, 2023

Between the cold air, the indoor heat, and the lack of humidity that winter weather often brings, your skin may not be at its best during the colder months. If you’re not happy with what you’re seeing in the mirror, it may be time to consider a HydraFacial®.  At Daphne Panagotacos,...

What Causes Hyperpigmentation? Dec 1st, 2022

Hyperpigmentation isn’t a disease or condition on its own. Rather, it’s a term that describes your skin if it appears discolored or darker than the rest of your natural skin tone. It can develop as a result of an underlying condition. Hyperpigmentation can appear in small patches, large patches, or...

Our Favorite Anti-Aging Diet Tricks Nov 1st, 2022

With each passing year, you notice more lines along your face, not to mention sagging and overall less vibrant skin. As your body’s largest organ, your skin has done its job over the years shielding you from the world, but the toll this exacts can be great, which is why...

Eliminate Summer Skin Damage With Our Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatment Oct 1st, 2022

It’s all fun in the sun until you notice what that exposure to UV rays does to your skin. Skin damage caused by the sun includes premature aging, wrinkling, loss of skin elasticity, broken capillaries, uneven skin texture, and dark spots or patches.  This damage is magnified if you’ve suffered...

3 Things You Can Do at Home to Manage Rosacea Sep 1st, 2022

Skin conditions are quite common, with ailments that range in complications from mild to very dangerous — including acne, eczema, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and skin cancer.  Rosacea is a skin illness that affects 16 million Americans of various ages and races, but for unknown reasons is more common in fair-skinned...

Reasons Why We Think You Should Get Regular Facials Aug 1st, 2022

We’re lucky enough to live in a world with a cornucopia of options regarding skin treatments and anti-aging regimens. Plastic surgery, lasers, and LED light therapy rejuvenate your skin or keep it acne-free. But one of the most effective ways to promote and maintain the health and vibrancy of your...

Does Diet Really Impact Acne? Jul 1st, 2022

If you’re one of the nearly 50 million Americans living with recurrent acne breakouts, it might be time to take a closer look at your diet. You may also consider scheduling an acne evaluation with our dermatology specialists at Daphne Panagotacos, M.D., Inc. With the right treatment plan and skin care routine,...

Tips for Maximizing Your Botox® Treatments Jun 1st, 2022

Not a fan of wrinkles? You don’t have to endure them forever. Nearly 5 million people treat their crow’s feet, eyebrow furrows, and forehead wrinkles with Botox® Cosmetic each year.  To achieve these anti-aging effects, Botox gently relaxes specific muscles, reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles that form when you make expressions. The results...

Treating Your Varicose Veins: What You Should Know About Sclerotherapy May 1st, 2022

Varicose veins and spider veins are two types of abnormally enlarged blood vessels that can form anywhere on your body but are most commonly found on your legs.  These blue, purple, and enlarged veins develop when the valves inside your veins weaken. Blood can no longer flow through your veins...

A Skin Cancer Solution: Learn All About Mohs Surgery Apr 1st, 2022

Cancer can affect you anywhere on your body, and no type of this condition is more prevalent than skin cancer. Skin cancer is a dangerous illness for everyone, affecting one in five Americans by age 70 and killing at least two people every hour. There are several types of skin cancer, and...

Say Goodbye to Your Facial Blemishes with an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatment Mar 7th, 2022

Are you lacking in self-confidence because of facial flaws? Perhaps you have a birthmark, a scar, dark spots, or some other skin blemish. It’s understandable that you want to face the world free of noticeable blemishes: Research shows that improving your personal appearance increases self-esteem and has a positive effect on your...

What Can I Do About Dry Skin? Feb 1st, 2022

The battle against dry skin is ongoing and it requires a consistent — and persistent — self-care regimen. Your opponents are both external, like exposure to the elements, and internal in the form of natural aging and common skin conditions.  What can you do about dry skin? Quite a lot...

How to Get Rid of Crow’s Feet Without Surgery Jan 1st, 2022

Crow’s feet are the wrinkles near the outer corners of your eyes and have earned their name because they bear some resemblance to bird footprints in the ground. As a member of the dynamic wrinkle family, crow’s feet appear because of your facial dynamics or movements. When you smile, the...

8 Effective Acne Treatments Dec 1st, 2021

Embarrassed and frustrated by acne? You’re not alone. Acne affects up to 50 million Americans, including 54% of adult women over the age of 25. Here at Daphne Panagotacos, M.D., Inc., our experienced team knows that acne isn’t just for teens, and regardless of your age, acne can be stubborn...

Understanding How Mohs Surgery Can Help You Nov 1st, 2021

Skin cancer is the most common form of the disease. About 20% of American adults will have a brush with carcinoma or melanoma by the time they reach the age of 70. But with early detection, the prognosis is often good.  Mohs micrographic surgery offers a skin cancer treatment designed...

How to Prepare Your Skin for Laser Hair Removal Oct 6th, 2021

Laser hair removal is one of the most popular non-surgical aesthetic treatments in the United States. More than one million women and men had facial or body hair removed via laser in 2019. Even the pandemic didn’t deter more than 750,000 people in 2020 who wanted silky, hair-free skin with...

Repair Summer Sun Damage with an IPL Photofacial Sep 12th, 2021

Most of the signs of skin damage that we associate with aging are actually the result of injuries from the sun. The sun’s two types of ultraviolet (UV) rays each create their own brand of damage. UVA light breaks down the proteins in your skin — collagen and elastin —...

How Juvéderm® Restores Lost Facial Volume to Make You Look Years Younger Aug 18th, 2021

Facial aging happens so gradually you may not even notice it at first. Sure, your eyes are drawn to each new wrinkle or age spot, but the real damage to your skin happens below the superficial level. The real damage occurs to the structures that support your face, including bone...

Why You Want a Board-Certified Dermatologist to Administer Your Fillers and Botox® Jul 15th, 2021

Almost everybody loves a bargain. But bargains can be costly. Cheap and poorly made clothing rips, pills, and must be replaced frequently. Cheap, fast, nutrient-poor food costs you dearly in the state of your health and future medical bills. When it comes to remodeling and smoothing your face with injectable...

What You Need to Know About Adult Acne Jun 1st, 2021

The awkwardness, the anxiety, the acne — these are things from your youth you’d rather not revisit. Unfortunately, acne can follow you into adulthood — nearly half of adult women and 15% of adult men report some degree of adult acne. At our dermatology practice, skincare experts Dr. Daphne Panagotacos...