Clark 732.574.1399 | Elizabeth 908.512.7900 | Jersey City 201.792.4500 | Kearny 201.998.4699 |
South Plainfield 908.941.2227 | Staten Island 718.448.4488 | Teaneck 201.837.3939 | West New York 201.861.4226

Grand Opening Announcement: Elizabeth and South Plainfield

Grand Opening Photo

Metropolitan Dermatology is pleased to announce the grand opening of 2 of our newest locations conveniently located in Elizabeth and South Plainfield, NJ.

For all your skin needs including general dermatology, inpatient surgery, and the latest in cosmetic procedures you will receive the best treatment with our team of board certified dermatologists, physician assistants, and licensed aestheticians that specialize in complete skin care from protection, repair and anti-aging.

469 Morris Avenue, Suite 2.
Elizabeth NJ, 07208
877-458-9070

114 Lakeview Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
877-458-9070

Make an appointment with us today!

Fall Into Beauty With Our Injectable Specials.

Autumn Woman Fashion Portrait. Fall

The holiday season is right around the corner and now is a great time to save big by taking advantage of our injectables specials. Are you looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, replace lost fullness in cheeks, forehead, temples, or have the lips you’ve always dreamed of?

Schedule a consultation with one of our master injectors and see what treatment is best for you.

Juvederm

Buy 1 syringe & receive $100 off the 2nd.
Buy 3 syringes & receive 25 units of Botox free.

Voluma

Buy 1 syringe & save $100.
Buy 2 syringes & save $300.

30 Units of Dysport FREE with purchase of 2 or more syringes of Restalyne, Lyft, or Silk.

Additional 10% discount off fillers when booking with Dr. Beckford by Oct.15th, 2017.

For additional information or to schedule an appointment call us at 908-512-7900.

Some restrictions apply. Offer valid in our Staten Island location only.

Visit our Aesthetics/Cosmetic page for additional information.

10 Tips for Preventing Nail Fungus

Beautiful fingernails

Beautiful, strong nails are as coveted as the latest high-end fashionable accessory. But their look can be wrecked by a fungal infection. A case of nail fungus happens when a fungus such as yeast begins growing beneath the surface of a fingernail or toenail. While the condition is more frequent among those with nail diseases or immune system deficiencies, they also can strike via something as simple as a minor injury or exposure to fungus lingering in a nail salon, swimming pool or gym.

Signs can include dull, yellow-streaked, thickened and brittle nails, as well as visible material trapped beneath the nailbed. Metropolitan Dermatology offers 10 top ways to prevent nail fungus:

  1. Wash your hands and feet regularly and keep your nails short and dry.
  2. Wear sweat-absorbing socks made of fabrics like wool, nylon and polypropylene.
  3. Choose shoes that reduce humidity. Rock a pair of open-toed pumps or cute sandals
  4. Discard old shoes, as they can harbor fungi. It’s a legitimate health-based reason to go shoe shopping.
  5. Use an antifungal spray or powder on your feet and the insides of your shoes to keep them fungi-free.
  6. Wear rubber gloves when doing dishes, washing your car, cleaning an aquarium or any other activity that involves prolonged exposure to water. Turn the gloves inside out to dry between uses.
  7. Avoid over-trimming or picking at the skin around your nails, as this can give germs access to your skin and nails.
  8. Don’t go barefoot in public places, particularly in wet areas like pools, showers and locker rooms.
  9. Choose a reputable nail salon and make sure that nail techs sterilize manicure and pedicure instruments after every use.
  10. Avoid or limit nail polish and artificial nails, especially if you suspect you have an active case of nail fungus. Attempting to hide unsightly symptoms with a coat of candy apple red, it can trap unwanted moisture and worsen the infection.

If you spot signs of a nail fungus, Metropolitan Dermatology can effectively diagnose and treat it. Visit us online to schedule a consultation at our Clark, Kearny, Teaneck or Staten Island location.

Beauty is the Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift

Beautiful woman opening Valentine's Day gift

As far back as the Middle Ages, Valentines’ Day was a celebration of courtly love and beauty. Today, it’s no different. So why not celebrate your own beauty with a little pampering from New Jersey’s Metropolitan Dermatology? We’ve got three top choices:

  • Botox: In 2013, Botox was administered some 6.3 million times to patients nationwide – and with good reason. It’s among the most trusted and highly effective options for smoothing wrinkles and plumping skin. In minutes, this purified protein begins to relax overactive facial muscles that result in frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet. You’ll see a smoother, tighter, more youthful look that lasts up to six months.
  • Chemical Peel: Effective on the face, neck, décolleté and hands, chemical peels work by sloughing off the upper layers of skin to reveal newer skin with a softer, smoother and more uniform texture. Your skin is literally polished to a tighter, brighter, move vibrant look.
  • IPL Photofacial: Harnessing the power of light, IPL photofacial treatments use highly-focused beams of broad-spectrum light to zap and remove damaged skin, generating new collagen growth. This collagen boost helps to make the skin look and feel firmer, tighter and more resilient. You’ll enjoy improved skin texture, more even skin tone, minimized pore size and reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Treat yourself this Valentine’s Day. Call to schedule your appointment in Clark (732-574-1399), Kearny (201-997-8008) or Teaneck (201-837-3939).

Four Primary Causes of Acne

Some 20 percent of American adults have active acne. Metropolitan Dermatology can help.

Some 20 percent of American adults have active acne. Metropolitan Dermatology can help.

Many an adult has been surprised to find that acne – considered a scourge of the teenage years – doesn’t end with high school. In fact, some 20 percent of all American adults have active acne. To help keep your skin beautiful and blemish-free, it’s important to know the four main causes of acne.

Top factors in developing acne are:

  • Oil production
  • Dead skin cells
  • Clogged pores
  • Bacteria

Acne most commonly appears on your face, neck, chest back and shoulders, the areas of skin with the most sebaceous glands, also known as oil glands. Your hair follicles are connected to your oil glands, which secrete sebum to lubricate hair and skin. This oily substance typically travels along the hair shaft and through the openings of the hair follicles onto the skin’s surface.

But when your body’s production of sebum and dead skin cells increases, the two can build up inside the hair follicles. This creates an environment primed for bacteria and the result is any of several types of acne. Whiteheads form when the plugged pore causes the hair follicle wall to bulge. And if the plug opens to the surface and darkens, you’ve got a blackhead. Certain factors can trigger acne or worsen existing acne, including hormones, certain medications, carb-heavy diets, poor hygiene and stress.

If you’re suffering with acne or acne scars, Metropolitan Dermatology can help with customized treatments that may include medication, chemical peels or IPL Photofacials. Contact us in Clark at 732-574-1399; Kearny at 201-997-8008; or Teaneck at 201-837-3939.

Take the Scary out of Halloween Makeup

Going all out for Halloween? Make sure you choose safe makeup products and remove your costume makeup before heading to bed.

Going all out for Halloween? Make sure you choose safe makeup products and remove your costume makeup before heading to bed.

Halloween isn’t just for the little tykes. Many adults look forward to dressing up in spooky costumes and partying the night away. Often, those costumes involve elaborate makeup – and that’s where the holiday can get very scary.

Many Halloween makeup products contain ingredients that can irritate your skin, or even cause severe allergic reactions. Metropolitan Dermatology offer these tips for rocking that frightfully chic disguise without leaving your skin victim to its own horror story…

  1. Know the culprits: The leading causes of makeup-caused skin irritation are fragrances, preservatives and pigments, especially red dyes. Look for these in the ingredients list on makeup packaging and skip them. Also, check the FDA’s list of approved color additives. If your makeup includes an additive not listed, choose another. Generally speaking, the fewer chemical ingredients a makeup contains, the easier it will be on your skin.
  2. Check the for expiration dates: Most Halloween and costuming makeups contain ingredients designed to prevent bacteria growth and allow for a longer shelf life. Unfortunately, as these makeups approach the end of their safe shelf lives, these ingredients begin to degrade, losing their protective abilities. Keep in mind that many unsold Halloween makeup products go back to warehouses, where they’re stored for the next season, and that improper storage also can reduce the effectiveness of protective ingredients. Choose makeups with far-off expiration dates and toss them after the Halloween season is done. Don’t save them for next year.
  3. Use a primer: Before applying your costume makeup, use a high quality cosmetic primer. This gives you a protective barrier between your skin and your makeup. Plus, it helps assure your look lasts throughout the evening.
  4. Test first: Test any new makeup on a small patch of your skin before a full application. Wait a few moments to make sure your skin won’t negatively react. Watch for irritation or allergy symptoms like redness, itching, burning or stinging. If your skin begins to swell or blister, remove the makeup immediately and seek medical treatment.
  5. Cleanse: After the celebration and before heading to bed, completely remove all makeup, cleanse and moisturize your skin.

Because Halloween is just one night, it’s tempting to choose cheaper makeup products. But remember that your skin’s health is priceless. That’s why skincare experts recommend spending a few more dollars and opting for high quality theatre makeup instead.

From all of us here at Metropolitan Dermatology, have a fun and safe Halloween.

Top Trigger Factors for Rosacea

Knowing your unique triggers can help reduce your Rosacea flare-ups.

Knowing your unique triggers can help reduce your Rosacea flare-ups.

A rosy complexion is a sign of good health. But a blotchy, red look that often comes with itching or stinging is an entirely different matter. It’s called Rosacea and it’s a condition that causes certain facial blood vessels to enlarge, wreaking havoc on your complexion. Your skin may appear flushed and swollen with visible spider veins, and feel dry, rough or scaly.

While there’s no definitive cause, there are multiple known triggers. Here are a few of the most common, according to a recent survey conducted by the National Rosacea Society:

  • Drinking alcohol
  • Spicy foods
  • Food and drinks that are hot in temperature
  • Exercise or heavy exertion, particularly during extremely hot or cold, humid or windy weather
  • Hot baths or saunas
  • Sun exposure
  • Stress or anxiety
  • Sudden change in emotion, such as embarrassment or sudden laughter
  • Menopause
  • Chronic cough
  • Caffeine withdrawal syndrome
  • Products with ingredients that can dry out your skin, like alcohol, Propylene glycol or artificial fragrances
  • Certain medications including topical steroids, blood pressure drugs and opiate painkillers
  • Allergic reactions

Have you suffered signs of Rosacea? Researchers conducting the study found that 96 percent of the 1,221 Rosacea-diagnosed patients surveyed were able to significantly reduce the number of flare-ups they suffered one they had successfully identified their unique triggers. Metropolitan Dermatology can help you identify the triggers that provoke your Rosacea and develop a customized treatment plan to manage symptoms.

Call now to schedule a consultation at the Metropolitan Dermatology office nearest you in Clark (732-574-1399), Kearny (201-997-8008) or Teaneck (201-837-3939).

Five Ways to Boost your Beauty Sleep

Sleeping on your back can help keep your skin looking young.

Sleeping on your back can help keep your skin looking young.

Getting your beauty sleep truly is critical to maintaining a youthful and radiant look. A lack of it causes blood vessels to dilate, which leaves you with dark circles and bags beneath your eyes. It also leads to a boost in stress hormones in your body, which can trigger or exacerbate inflammatory conditions like psoriasis or acne, and leads to premature aging. And that one-too-many cocktail before you head to bed won’t do you any skincare favors either.

To help assure you get sufficient, restorative rest, Metropolitan Dermatology offers these five top tips for a great beauty sleep…

  1. Kick the cocktails: Drinking alcohol too close to bedtime can significantly alter your sleep patterns, sending you directly into a deep sleep. This means that you miss out on the normal first and subsequent five to six REM (rapid eye movement) stages of sleep, getting only one or two instead. As a result, you wake up exhausted and your face shows it. Limit your alcohol intake and stop at least a few hours before going to bed.
  2. Cleanse, tone and moisturize: Going to bed with your makeup on can dry out your skin, enlarge your pores and leave you with red, cracked and flaky skin. Develop and stick to a nightly skincare routine that includes a high quality cleanser, toner and nighttime moisturizer.
  3. Take time to wind down: Turn off your TV and computer, put away your smartphone and relax for the last hour before bed. This gives you a chance to clear your mind and get into a restful mode, assuring a deeper sleep.
  4. Sleep on your back: Sleeping on your stomach or side press your face into your pillow, creasing your skin. That’s where those lines that you see when you first look into the mirror in the morning come from. They may seem to disappear as the morning progresses, but over the years of sleeping in the same position those lines will become more permanent. Sleep on your back instead.
  5. Choose silk: Speaking of pillows, choose silk or high quality satin pillow case. Certain fabrics, like cotton, absorb moisture, pulling it away from and out of your skin. Silk and statin instead help keep moisture close to your skin, leaving hydrated.

Maintain a healthy and youthful look by making sleep a priority and seeing a dermatologist regularly. Metropolitan Dermatology can help develop a custom skincare plan for your unique needs.

Interview with Points Sports Health Magazine about Skin Care Basics for Athletes

PSH_Logo1June 2011 Read an interview with “Points Sports Health Magazine” about “Skin Care Basics for Athletes” –Download a PDF or visit Points Sports Health Magazine.

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Metropolitan Dermatology conducted three free skin cancer screenings at three different locations. Two screenings were for local firefighters, police and municipal employees. One was conducted at our Teaneck office and a second at the Springfield (Dr. Doctoroff’s home town) municipal building. The third screening was for the employees of L’Oreal Company in Clark, NJ. Read about them here and here. (.pdf downloads)


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Metropolitan Dermatology Locations

1075 Central Avenue
Clark, NJ 07066
732-574-1399
Clark NJ location servicing Edison, Westfield, Elizabeth, Linden, Scotch Plains, & Cranford, NJ

757 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
201-837-3939
Teaneck NJ location servicing Hackensack, Fort Lee, Fair Lawn, Englewood, and Bergenfield, NJ.

703 Kearny Ave.
Kearny, NJ 07032
201-998-4699
Kearny NJ location servicing Jersey City, Nutley, North Arlington, Lyndhurst, and Hoboken, NJ. *Formerly 752 Kearny

1324 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10301
718-448-4488
Staten Island NY location servicing all of New York City!

3202 John F Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07306
201-792-4500
Jersey City, NJ location servicing Jersey City and Newark.

114 Lakeview Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
908-941-2227
South Plainfield, NJ location servicing Plainfield and Edison.

449 60th St.
West New York, NJ 07093
201-861-4226
West New York NJ location servicing Union City, Bayonne, North Bergen, Hoboken, & Secaucus NJ

469 Morris Ave. Ste 2
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
908-512-7900
Elizabeth, NJ location servicing Elizabeth, Linden, Roselle Park and Hillside.