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The Doctor will See You. Online.

Among stay-at-home orders and intensive new procedures for essential visits, seeing your doctor in person is more challenging than ever. But that doesn’t stop your eczema from flaring, your rash from itching or your acne from needing attention. Many skin conditions can now be reviewed without leaving your home via telemedicine.

It’s true. Today’s technology allows the doctor to make house calls again.

A telemedicine consultation is typically conducted via a secure video conference platform where your doctor can see and hear you, just like you would in person. You can show areas of concern, answer your specialist’s questions, and discuss treatment options. Your doctor can remotely submit any needed prescription and email you a plan of action. In most cases, it should be billable to your health care insurance without issue. (Be sure to confirm with your provider before setting your telemedicine appointment.)

Other providers allow a secure portal to submit a list of your symptoms and photos of the affected area through your computer, smartphone, or tablet prior to, or even in place of, an actual visit.

To have a successful virtual visit, there are a few things you will want to prepare in advance.

  • Test your computer, tablet or phone in advance. You need a webcam, microphone and speaker. Give it a try with a friend to make sure your device is working well enough for a quality consultation.
  • Make sure you are in a stable Internet environment — directly connected to the Internet is best. If you are using a tablet or phone, make sure your service is strong, and that you will be staying in one place throughout your appoitment.
  • Get Quiet. Find a place in your home that will have as few distractions as possible and where you are unlikely to get interupted. A focused conversation with a little privacy will allow for the best visit.
  • Have Your Doctor’s Number Handy. Just in case you have a technical issues or other problem come up, you’ll be able to give the practice a call.

Windsor Dermatology is now offering telemedicine. Call today to schedule your consultation.

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Why Biologics might be a good option for your psoriasis

Biologic agents are an important treatment option for people with moderate-to-severe psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, or both. These medications are administered by injection and may be taken at home or in your doctor’s office. For many people, taking a biologic was life changing because it helped control their symptoms when other treatments failed.

If you have moderate to severe psoriasis and your current treatment regimen isn’t working, it’s time to start considering a biologic. Biologics treat psoriasis by reducing inflammation in the skin and elsewhere in the body. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests taking a biologic agent if you have moderate to severe psoriasis that hasn’t improved using more traditional systemic agents or you can’t tolerate those treatments because of side effects.

Biologics work in a more selective way than other psoriasis treatments. They target specific proteins in the immune system that have been proven to be associated with psoriasis. Before taking a biologic, you should talk to your doctor about the risks. There are many different medications that fall under the category of biologics, and it is important to know that no one biologic works for everyone. One biologic could fail to help you, but another could work very well.

Switching psoriasis treatments is a common and accepted practice. Now could be a good time to start thinking about biologic therapy. Of course, the decision to start biologic treatment for psoriasis should be made alongside your dermatologist. Call Windsor Dermatology today to schedule your consultation.

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What is a HydraFacial?

The HydraFacial is quickly becoming the most popular in-office facial treatments. It has become the go-to facial for everyone from Hollywood celebrities to your Facebook friends because it can address the most common skincare concerns like dryness, acne and signs of aging with little to no side effects.

The HydraFacial is a medical-grade resurfacing treatment that clears out your pores and hydrates your skin. The three-step treatment includes cleanse and peel, extract and hydrate, and fuse and protect.

The HydraFacial treatment starts with cleansing by removing the dead skin cells and excess oil from the skin. Next, a mix of salicylic and glycolic acids are applied to the skin to break up any dirt that’s clogging pores. Then, the HydraPeel Tip is used to vacuum out blackheads, dirt, oil, and impurities, while hydrating, plumping, and nourishing serums are simultaneously applied to the skin.

A HyraFacial treatment can improve your skin in a myriad of ways. Its many benefits include a more hydrated, bright, plump, and clear complexion. One of the many reasons why the HydraFacial is so popular is because there are minimal side effects, and essentially no downtime post-treatment.

One of the HydraFacial’s biggest draws is that the treatment is suitable for virtually any age and skin type — save for a few exceptions. So it’s always best to talk to your dermatologist. Call Windsor Dermatology today to schedule your consultation.

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Can Hair Loss be reversed with my own plasma?

While bald looks good on Dwayne Johnson and Michael Jordan, it’s not the look every man wants. Most male-pattern baldness historically has been viewed as a symptom of getting older without much opportunity to reverse it. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), however, is a relatively new approach, and there is scientific evidence to suggest that it can promote hair growth.

For hair loss, PRP is injected into the patient’s scalp, helping to stimulate the hair follicle to aid in hair regrowth with minimal discomfort. The treatment course consists of multiple treatments over a 6 month period with the potential for a booster treatment yearly. Typically improvement can be seen after the first treatment and can continue to improve throughout the course of therapy. The overall effects can last for more than a year. Talk to the doctors at Windsor Dermatology about how platelet-rich plasma therapy might be right for you.

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Son of Holocaust Survivors Releases New Book About His Parents’ Account Living Through the Gruesome Genocide


Dr. Jerry Bagel learned how to count by the numbers on his parents’ arms. He grew up listening to the traumatic stories that his father, Sam, and mother, Helen, endured during the Holocaust. “The Numbers on My Parents’ Arms” reveals the resilience that his parents embodied and how they never stopped pursuing their dreams regardless of what they went through.

Bagel vividly captures his parents’ story of survival, focusing on the historical and educational aspects of the Holocaust that will captivate readers. Even though his parents went through hell and back, they resurrected themselves to a new life filled with family, happiness and thankfulness. The book provides research that the author conducted with testimonies and memoirs from other survivors who were in the same place at the same time as his parents.

“I wrote the book to illustrate the personal account about my parents’ experience during the Holocaust,” said Bagel. “I wanted to show readers my parents’ day-to-day experiences and the raw truth of what they endured.”

From his father’s mantra “I will survive another day” to his mother’s attempted suicide by refusing to work for six weeks in Auschwitz, Bagel educates individuals on the personal journeys that Holocaust survivors experienced and captures the lives of those who were perished

“The Numbers on My Parents’ Arms” is a brutally honest depiction that encompasses the historical, personal and geographical elements of a time that will never be forgotten.

“The Numbers on My Parents’ Arms”
By Jerry Bagel

ISBN: 9781532079689 (softcover); 9781532079696 (hardcover); 9781532079672 (eBook)
Available at the Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iUniverse Online Bookstore

About the author
Author Jerry Bagel, the son of Sam and Helen Bagel grew up on a chicken farm in East Windsor, New Jersey. Recognizant that his holocaust survivor parents were different than his Jewish and non-Jewish friends’ parents. He attended the Hightstown school system from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Upon completion of his Dermatology residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City in 1985, he returned home to East Windsor to open his dermatology practice. He is deeply appreciative of his parent’s strength and support. “The Numbers on My Parents’ Arms” is Bagel’s introduction into the world of writing.


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Dupixent – New Hope for Children as Young as Age 6

There is new hope for children with atopic dermatitis (one of the most common forms of eczema.) The FDA has approved DupixentⓇ (dupilumab) injectable for children as young as ago 6. It was previously approved only for ages 12 and older. Up to this point, only topical remedies (such as corticosteroids) or phototherapy could be prescribed for children ages 6-11.

Atopic dermatitis affects approximately 13 percent of all children under the age of 18 in the United States and is considered a chronic, inflammatory condition that is a result of an overactive immune system response to triggers inside and outside the body.

DupixentⓇ, when used with, or even in place of, topical remedies, has been shown to help manage the inflammation deep beneath the surface that contributes to eczema flare-ups. In the pediatric (6-18 years of age) population, a DupixentⓇ injection is given either every two or four weeks, based on weight, following an initial loading dose. DupixentⓇ is intended for use under the guidance of a healthcare professional and can be given in a clinic or at home by self-administration after training by a healthcare professional. Schedule a consultation with the team at Windsor Dermatology to determine if DupixentⓇ is the right choice for your child. Call us today!

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