Clark 732.574.1399 | Elizabeth 908.512.7900 | Jersey City 201.792.4500 | Kearny 201.998.4699 | Kenilworth 908.241.3181 |
South Plainfield 908.941.2227 | Staten Island 718.448.4488 | Teaneck 201.837.3939 | West New York 201.861.4226

Dr. Elena Maydan Joins Metropolitan Dermatology

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Metropolitan Dermatology is pleased to announce that Elena Maydan, M.D. has joined our practice. Dr. Maydan specializes in Mohs micrographic surgery and cutaneous oncology. She graduated summa cum laude from Columbia College of Columbia University, and first in her class from Cornell University Medical College where she was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Having performed over 10,000 skin cancer surgeries, Dr. Maydan takes pride in providing state-of-the-art dermatologic surgical care as well as personalized attention to each person she sees. Our patients in Staten Island and Kearny are so fortunate to have access to one of the very best skin cancer surgeons in the tri-state area. Click here for more info on Dr. Elena Maydan.

Announcing Dr. Douglas Pravda

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Metropolitan Dermatology is very pleased to announce that Dr. Douglas Pravda has joined our practice. A graduate of Columbia University’s dermatology residency program, Dr. Pravda has been practicing medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology since 1977. Dr. Pravda’s impeccable reputation and great skill in dermatology are the perfect match for Metropolitan Dermatology’s world-class patient care. Dr. Pravda looks forward to welcoming existing and new patients at his office in Kenilworth.

Metropolitan Dermatology Announcements


The dedicated clinical team at Metropolitan Dermatology is pleased to welcome Dr. John Gadomski’s patients to our practice. We look forward to getting to know you, and of course to providing you with the cutting-edge cosmetic, medical and surgical care our existing patients have come to expect. You deserve nothing less!
Appointments are available each weekday plus every other Saturday, including early morning and evening hours. 
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Gadomski for providing 35 years of outstanding dermatological care. He is an inspiration, and we extend our warmest wishes as he enters a new and exciting phase.

Join Our CoolSculpting Event – Jan 17th, 2018


Join Us For A Cool Event!
Wednesday, January 17th 9:00am-4:00pm

We are now offering the next generation of Coolsculpting at our Staten Island office. The Coolsculpting procedure eliminates stubborn fat safely and effectively, without surgery or downtime. Meet our expert Coolsculpting experts, receive a complimentary consultation, and enter to win a complimentary treatment valued at $900.

Learn more about Coolsculpting!

For more information on our Coolsculpting event or to RSVP call 800-232-5171 or email

Grand Opening Announcement: Elizabeth and South Plainfield

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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

114 Lakeview Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080

Make an appointment with us today!

Fall Into Beauty With Our Injectable Specials.

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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.


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


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

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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

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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.

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Metropolitan Dermatology Locations

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

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

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

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

3202 John F Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Jersey City, NJ location servicing Jersey City and Newark.

114 Lakeview Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
South Plainfield, NJ location servicing Plainfield and Edison.

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

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

622 Boulevard
Kenilworth, NJ 07033
Kenilworth, NJ location servicing Springfield Township, Union, and Mountainside.