Annapolis Dermatology Office
Anne Arundel Medical Center-Sajak Pavilion

2002 Medical Parkway, Suite 650
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone Number:(410) 224-8001​

By Bayside Laser and Skin Care Associates
June 23, 2017
Category: Skin Care

How much time do you spend on skin care? Taking a little extra time to pamper your skin can help you look your best, prevent the formation ofSkin Care fine lines and reduce your skin cancer risk. Our Baltimore and Annapolis, MD, dermatologist, Dr. Gerald Newman at Bayside Laser and Skin Care Associates, shares a few important skin care tips.

Use sunscreen year-round

If you wait until the weather warms up to buy a bottle of sunscreen, you may be shortchanging your skin. The sun's rays can damage your skin even during the coldest months of the year. Over time, sun damage can cause lines, wrinkles and age spots, and may even increase the chance that you'll develop skin cancer. When you buy sunscreen for your face, look for oil-free products that won't clog your pores.

Try a facial cleanser instead of soap

Do you use the same type of bar or liquid soap to clean your entire body? Although soap does an excellent job, it can strip oils from your skin, which can lead to dry skin. If you have acne, rosacea or another skin condition, harsh soap can worsen your condition. Facial cleansers are specially formulated to clean your skin without depleting moisture. If you prefer soap, buy fragrance-free products intended for use on the face.

Exfoliate

Exfoliating improves skin tone by getting rid of dead skin cells. Look for fragrance-free products that gently remove the cells. Keep in mind that there's no need to scrub hard when you use an exfoliating product. In fact, vigorous scrubbing tends to irritate the skin and may worsen skin conditions. You only need to exfoliate a few times a week, although you can use exfoliating products every day as long as they're very gentle. Be sure to apply a moisturizer after you exfoliate.

Eat a healthy diet

A diet that features lean proteins, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables will help your skin look its best. Although the link between acne and diet isn't clear, you may notice that you experience flare ups after eating certain foods. If you do, avoid or limit those foods.

Take advantage of dermatological services

Whether you're concerned about wrinkles, acne or another skin condition, our Baltimore and Annapolis office offers a variety of treatments that will improve the condition of your skin. Your treatment plan will depend on your particular problem, but may include topical or oral medications, Botox and filler injections, chemical peels, microdermabrasion and laser light therapy.

Are you concerned about a skin problem? Call our Baltimore and Annapolis, MD, dermatologist, Dr. Newman at Bayside Laser and Skin Care Associates, at (410) 224-8001 to schedule an appointment.

By Bayside Laser and Skin Care Associates
March 24, 2017
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Skin Cancer  

Regular screening for colon, prostate and breast cancer has become the norm for many people in the United States. However, skin cancernationwide, skin cancer screenings are still not as common as they should be, according to a study done by the National Institute of Health. At Bayside Laser and Skin Care Associates in Annapolis, MD, Dr. Gerald Newman wants all of his patients to schedule yearly skin cancer screenings, especially since he makes it an easier and more accurate experience with dermoscopy. Learn more about this unique approach to skin cancer detection here.

What is dermoscopy?

Sometimes called dermatoscopy, dermoscopy is the process in which your dermatologist uses a special tool, called a dermatoscope, to closely inspect lesions on the skin. A dermatoscope looks similar to an otoscope used to examine the ears at a physician's office; it consists of magnifying glass and a light, allowing Dr. Newman to carefully review the well-defined properties of suspicious lesions that might not be immediately seen during a standard skin check.

What are the advantages of dermoscopy?

Early detection of skin cancer, in particular melanoma, is associated with a higher cure rate and a lower likelihood of invasive complications. Scheduling yearly dermoscopy screenings from your Annapolis dermatologist is therefore the best and most accurate way of detecting minor problems before they become major. Because a dermatoscope allows Dr. Newman to carefully examine the properties of each lesion, benign lesions are less likely to be removed unnecessarily, cutting back on cost, lab analysis and healing time.

Are there other uses for dermoscopy?

A dermatoscope is an extremely useful tool for your dermatologist. It can be used to diagnose hair and skin disorders like alopecia, fungal infections or lice. Close examination means that diagnoses can be made quickly instead of waiting for lab results to return.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Gerald Newman of Bayside Laser and Skin Care Associates in Annapolis, MD, contact our office today! A member of our helpful staff will be happy to assist you!

By Bayside Laser and Skin Care Associates
January 09, 2017
Tags: Dermal Fillers  

Keeping up your appearance becomes harder and harder as you age due to the breakdown of your skin’s elastin and collagen. However, looking younger and feeling great is easier than ever with dermal fillers, available from your dermatologist. Learn more about dermal fillers and what they can do for you with Dr. Gerald Newman at Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Associates of Annapolis and Bayside Laser and Skin Care Associates in Annapolis, MD.

What is a dermal filler?

A dermal filler is a cosmetic dermatological treatment which plumps areas of the face which have begun to sag. It is an injectable filler that can also add volume to areas to help reduce the appearance of deep facial lines and folds and plump the lips. Dermal fillers are different from Botox in that they have a different chemical makeup and achieve a different objective. Botox freezes the muscles to prevent wrinkles from forming and smooth existing wrinkles while fillers inject volume into the targeted areas.

Can dermal fillers compliment other dermatological procedures?

Dermal fillers work nicely with other procedures offered at Dr. Newman’s office. Procedures to brighten the skin to achieve a more youthful appearance can work in conjunction with dermal fillers to renew your overall appearance. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells which cause your facial skin to appear dull or tired. Your dermatologist can help you determine which cosmetic dermatological procedures are best for you and your skin.

Dermal Filler Treatments in Annapolis, MD

There are several types of dermal fillers, and Dr. Newman can determine which would work best for you depending on what you are looking to achieve. Before your procedure, your doctor will talk with you about which areas you would like to focus on. The face and injection sites will then be cleaned and, if necessary, your doctor applies anesthetic to the injection sites. The injections themselves will take only a few minutes, then your doctor will clean the skin and you may return to your daily activities. Typically there is little to no downtime.

For more information on dermal fillers or other dermatological procedures, please contact Dr. Newman at Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Associates of Annapolis and Bayside Laser and Skin Care Associates in Annapolis, MD. Call (410) 224-8001 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Newman today!

By Bayside Laser and Skin Care Associates
September 21, 2016
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox   wrinkles  

Although the fountain of youth is only a fairy tale, Botox can help you and your complexion look and feel younger. This treatment, botoxavailable at your Annapolis, MD dermatologist’s office, is quick, easy and effective. But how does Botox work? Find out with help from Dr. Gerald Newman at Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Associates of Annapolis and Bayside Laser and Skin Care Associates.

What is Botox? 
Botox is a dermatological treatment which involves injecting Botox into the facial skin. Botox freezes the muscles underneath the skin, paralyzing the muscle and preventing wrinkles and fine lines from forming. Botox also relaxes the skin, which smooths existing wrinkles and lines. Doctors administer Botox over 6 million times a year, with about 90% of patients reporting that they are happy with their results.

How does Botox work? 
When injected into the skin, Botox stops the signals sent from the nerve to the brain to move the muscle. The muscle no longer moves and prevents new wrinkles since the skin remains flat. The paralyzed muscle also allows the skin over it to relax, smoothing out and lessening the appearance of existing wrinkles and fine lines. The procedure itself begins with the patient lying on an examination table. Your doctor uses a very fine needle attached to a syringe to inject Botox into the problem areas of the facial muscles. Most patients focus on the area between their eyebrows and the areas on the sides of the eyes.

Botox Treatment in Annapolis, MD
Botox is recommended for adults over the age of 18. Patients should be in good general health and have realistic expectations for their results. Most patients report feeling a slight pinch at the injection site but say the procedure itself is painless. There may be some pain and swelling around injection sites for the first day or so. Treatments last around 15 minutes and have no downtime or recovery period. Doctors also use Botox to treat conditions like migraine headaches, excessive sweating and muscular, bladder and bowel disorders.

For more information on Botox, please contact Dr. Newman at Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Associates of Annapolis and Bayside Laser and Skin Care Associates in Annapolis, MD. Call (410) 224-8001​ to schedule your Botox session with Dr. Newman today!

By Bayside Laser and Skin Care Associates
March 09, 2016
Category: Dermatology
Tags: VBeam  

Find out if VBeam laser treatment is the right away to remove rosacea-related redness from your skin.

It’s hard to hide problems when they are right there on your face for the world to see. If you are dealing with redness from rosacea, and it has you embarrassed, it’s time to talk to your Annapolis, MD dermatologist, Dr. Gerald Newman, about a new technology that could VBeam improve your skin’s appearance.

What is VBeam?

This dye laser is administered in pulses to treat vascular issues like dilated blood vessels due to rosacea. Sometimes this technology is referred to as a vascular laser because the laser targets the red protein known as hemoglobin that is found within the blood vessels.

Who is a good candidate for this laser skin treatment in Annapolis?

Those who are dealing with skin redness on any part of their face due to rosacea or dilated blood vessels can often benefit from getting VBeam from their Annapolis, MD skin doctor. Besides helping those with rosacea, it can also remove angiomas (small clumps of blood vessels), red birthmarks (also known as port wine stains), warts, scars, bruises and sun damage.

However, this laser treatment isn’t right for everyone. Those who are pregnant, who’ve used Accutane over the last six months or those with a history of cold sores may not be good candidates. However, your Annapolis, MD dermatologist can help you determine which treatment could be ideal for your needs.

What are the benefits of choosing VBeam?

Most patients with rosacea see about a 50 to 75 percent improvement between three to five treatment sessions. Because rosacea is a long-term condition, it’s a good idea to continue getting subsequent treatments about once or twice a year. Other skin conditions, like red birthmarks, may require more treatment sessions.

Are there any side effects?

Bruising tends to be the most common side effect after treatment. You will wear eye protection during your treatment and it’s important that you keep them on to protect your eyes from damage. Other issues like scarring or blistering are extremely rare.

Have questions about VBeam? Interested in reducing your rosacea redness? Then it’s time you turned to Bayside Laser and Skin Care Associates in Annapolis, MD for all of your skin care needs. Call us today!





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