Living with Psoriasis

Living with Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a non-contagious, chronic skin condition that affects 2% of the population. Although there is currently no cure for psoriasis, many effective treatments are available. We are proud to be home to the first complete psoriasis facility for advanced psoriasis clinical research in New Jersey. Receiving a psoriasis diagnosis can be scary and stressful, so we’ve provided you with some guidelines for how to move on from the diagnosis.

  1. Healthy diet & exercise. After receiving a psoriasis diagnosis, it is extremely important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The National Psoriasis Foundation discovered that obese psoriasis patients are more likely to suffer from a severe case. A tip is to start keeping a food diary to track what you are eating. If you find out that you aren’t eating as healthy as you should be, try to slowly incorporate healthier alternatives.
  2. Maintain low stress levels. Stress is a trigger for a psoriasis flare; to keep it at bay you should identify what exactly is stressing you out. Afterwards, you should come up with a plan of action to reduce the stressors’ impact. Try to include yoga, meditation, and deep-breathing exercises to maintain low stress levels.
  3. Create a treatment plan. Since we are home to the Psoriasis Treatment Center of Central New Jersey, we have a multitude of effective treatments available. We offer UV light and biologic therapies, as well as, oral medications. Dr. Jerry Bagel, a board certified dermatologist, is a nationally recognized expert in the treatment of psoriasis. Be sure to schedule an appointment with him to discuss creating and implementing a treatment plan.

Since 1985 our Medical Director, Dr. Bagel, has been at the forefront of psoriasis patient care, treatment and clinical research. The Psoriasis Treatment Center of Central New Jersey and Windsor Dermatology is one of the most respected clinical settings in America for psoriasis treatment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about our psoriasis treatments.

*Content Updated November 6, 2017

Read More
autumn skin care treatments NJ

Fall Skin Care Essentials

We are officially in the pumpkin spice, crisp weather, and cozy sweater season known as fall. The change in season brings social gatherings, back to school night, Thanksgiving and most unfortunately, dry skin. We understand that our patients want to look their very best at social gatherings, so we’ve created a guide to fall skin care essentials.

  1. Phyto-Pumpkin Enzyme Peel: Pumpkins aren’t just an excellent addition to your morning latte; they contain hundreds of nutrients that can reverse signs of aging. The peel will make your skin feel softer and smoother. It has also been shown to treat dry skin, sun-damage, clogged pores, acne, fine lines and wrinkles.
  2. Facial Masks: Give yourself a spa treatment with an at-home facial at least once a week. You’ll exfoliate, tone, hydrate, and protect your skin in one treatment. As an added bonus, your skin will feel smooth and soft afterwards. Want to pamper yourself even more? The facial will address a variety of needs ranging from premature aging to a dull and patchy complexion.
  3. Laser Skin RejuvenationAre you looking for a quick, effective skin care fix? We offer multiple laser therapy treatments for various skin conditions. The treatment is great for reducing wrinkles, scars, acne marks, loose skin, damaged blood vessels and more.

No matter your skin care needs; Windsor Dermatology will solve your problem. We have an excellent team of six board certified dermatologists that takes pride in their work and strives for the highest quality care. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about the services we offer.

Read More

Hyperhidrosis: What Is It & How Can It Be Treated?


Sweating is a normal part of life. It’s the body’s normal way to cool itself and maintain a healthy internal temperature. Usually, sweating occurs when people are in an environment that is too hot or during exercise. However, for some people sweating occurs without any trigger — and in quantities that are noticeable and even embarrassing. For some people, water marks may soak the underarm areas of their clothing even while they are resting comfortably. For others, it means their hands become drenched when they reach to shake hands. These people suffer from a condition known as hyperhidrosis.

There are two forms of hyperhidrosis. In focal primary focal hyperhidrosis, the areas affected are typically the axillae, palms, and soles. This form typically begins in adolescence. The second form, secondary generalized hyperhidrosis, is triggered by some other underlying medical condition.

Several effective treatments are available for hyperhidrosis. Prescription strength antiperspirants may provide significant relief. Injections with BOTOX are highly effective, long-lasting, and covered by most insurance. Oral medication is often effective. Tapwater iontophoresis is a drug-free, nonsurgical way to treat hyperhidrosis of the hands and feet. For the most severe cases, neurosurgery may be considered.

Effectively treatment for hyperhidrosis restores comfort and self-confidence. These are goals that Windsor Dermatology continually strives for when treating this and any other dermatological condition.

Contact Us Today at 609-443-4500
Read More

Psoriasis: More Than Just A Skin Condition


Psoriasis is a chronic condition that causes itchy, red, raised lesions all over the body. It can also cause dry skin that may crack and bleed. Psoriasis can strike any age group. Most of all, it can be extremely embarrassing and cause a great amount of shame and discomfort. People that do not suffer from the every day skin condition do not truly understand the pain and discomfort that those with psoriasis have to go through.

Psoriasis is more than just a common skin condition. It is the cause of great discomfort for a number of people today. By medical standards, psoriasis is a chronic disease of the immune system; its condition can be considered mild to severe. Additionally, psoriasis may also be associated with other health ailments, such as psoriatic arthritis, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. While the exact causes of psoriasis are unknown, many scientists have hypothesized that the cause stems from genetics that result in immunologic abnormalities or simple environmental conditions, such as stress, medications, or injury to the skin.

While there are a variety of treatments that are available for psoriasis, due to the fact that it is a chronic condition, there is no cure. The treatments that are available, including clinical trials, are meant to make psoriasis an easier ailment to live with on a daily basis. Over and above the physical treatments that are available, it is important for a person suffering from psoriasis to be conscious of their diet, exercise and stress factor.

Conveniently located in East Windsor and serving patients throughout the state of New Jersey, Windsor Dermatology understands the struggles that patients diagnosed with psoriasis go through. We consider it to be one of the stapes of our dermatological business in the sense that our passion is to help patients as much as possible to combat psoriasis. By being the Psoriasis Treatment Center of Central New Jersey, we are able to offer our patients a variety of clinical trials for psoriasis treatment.

Contact Us Today at 609-443-4500
Read More
Wart Removal NJ

Wart Removal Surgery

What To Expect After Surgery To Remove Warts

When a person thinks of warts, they often think of something in fairy tales associated with an evil witch. How often have we seen in our culture a green wicked witch or character covered in black warts to enhance her unsightly features? The reality, however, is that many people often deal with the existence of warts somewhere on their body, usually in a place that is very obvious to see. Fortunately, today several wart treatment options are available. Here is an overview of what to expect.

The first option that a person has when it comes to wart removal is cryotherapy. This is a process in which the wart is actually frozen off of the skin. Many people have often heard of the over the counter freeze ointments that can be used for warts. However, this type of therapy is much stronger and more controlled then anything sold over the counter. It is important to note, however several treatments may be needed for complete clearance.

Another treatment option is to use an application of salicylic acid may reduce the buildup of dead skin. Cantharidin, which is administered in a physician’s office, stimulates a blistery reaction to eject the wart from the skin. The prescription medication imiquimod may stimulate the immune system to fight the virus, which causes warts. Finally when these treatments fail, laser surgery may be performed.

The physicians of Windsor Dermatology have worked with countless patients who have struggled with the existence of warts on various parts of the body. We will work with you to put together a surgery plan that will offer as little down time as possible but give you the optimum, wart free results that you are looking for. We understand that your comfort and time is of optimal importance and we will do the best that we can to adhere to all of your needs.

Contact Us Today at 609-443-4500
Read More
Cosmetic Treatment NJ

Dermatological Decisions

How Can You Tell If Your Dermatologist Is Top Notch?

Decisions, especially ones that involve a person’s health or well-being can sometimes be stressful, overwhelming and even scary depending on the type of decision you are making. Regardless of your reasons for wanting to seek out a dermatologist, there are certain questions that will help you to tell if a dermatologist is one that can be trusted with your skin care needs.

The credentials of any medical professional should always be the cornerstone of any decision you are making when it comes to choosing a doctor. A dermatologist should be no different.  Your dermatologist should be Board Certified in Dermatology.  This verifies they are equipped to deal with any dermatologic condition. Do they have additional training for specific situations? Prior to your appointment, make a list of questions that are most important to you.

Your doctor should take the time to address your concerns and potential treatment options. Is your doctor active in research to advance the field? It is important to find a doctor that is up to date with new cutting edge treatments that are coming to the medical field. You want to be aware of all options you may have.

Finally, the hours of your dermatologist are very important. If an emergency arises, it is important that you have a doctor who works late hours and weekends. While office staff can address nearly all follow up questions, it is important to be able to contact your doctor if needed. If you have a skin care procedure done, are you going to be able to reach your doctor if you have any other questions or concerns after your appointment?

Windsor Dermatology has been in practice for over 35 years, and all patients are seen by Board Certified Dermatologists in a caring and compassionate environment while respecting your busy schedule.  We will work with you and give you the best options for tackling your skin problems, restoring your healthy skin.

Contact Us Today at 609-443-4500
Read More
Board Certified Dermatologist NJ

Skin Care Essentials

What Should You Always Keep In Mind When It Comes To Skin Care?

Taking good care of the skin all over your body should be something that every person makes a priority. For many people, however, skin care is taken for granted due to the fact that they are trying to keep up with popular trends in today’s society or they feel that they simply do not have the time. What many people don’t realize, is that there are small changes that can be made to their daily behavior or routine that could greatly impact the health and well-being of their skin.

The sun. It is beautiful, warm, and a staple of happiness during the spring and summer months. However, it can be your skin’s worst enemy if it is not properly protected. If you know that you are going out for an extended period of time, it is always important to properly protect your skin by using sun block. While it is understandable that everyone wants a dark and beautiful tan, the reality is that unprotected exposure to the sun’s UV rays is extremely damaging to your skin. Many people mistakenly think that they are able to avoid this damage by using a tanning bed. This could not be further from the truth, as tanning beds could potentially be more damaging to the skin.

A simple change that can benefit your skin’s health is as easy as including different types of foods in your diet. For example, almonds are not only a healthy snack food, but also help with the sagging and blotchiness of your skin. Fish is another food that can have great benefits, both health wise and skin wise! Adding fish such as salmon, tuna, and halibut to your diet will give you a multitude of health and skin benefits you are sure to appreciate in the long run.

Finally, keep close attention to what you are putting on your face and the skin on the rest of your body. Do your research with what materials are in the make-up you use and what is in the lotion you are applying to your skin on a daily basis. Make sure you are using a make-up that is as chemically free as possible and that you are using a lotion that will tailor to your skin’s needs. There are many skin types that all react to products differently. Also, be sure to treat your skin at times! Indulge in a facial here and there. Enjoy a relaxing massage with special oils. Your skin will certainly thank you and it will be a great mental break from your daily routine.

The doctors and staff of Windsor Dermatology understand that sometimes life can get in the way of proper skin treatment. Located in East Windsor, New Jersey, we are happy to bring phenomenal skin care treatment and tips to clients throughout the State of New Jersey. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the step towards happier, healthier skin.

*Content Updated November 6, 2017


Contact Us Today at 609-443-4500
Read More
Cosmetic Dermatologist NJ

Protected Skin

Top Tips For Choosing A Dermatologist

Stop and think for a moment: when you first meet someone what part of that person catches your attention first? For some, it is another person’s eyes, their hair, or the build of their body. However, no matter what attracts your attention first, the reality is that a person’s skin will always be a noticeable feature. What kind of skin do they have? Does it appear to be smooth and even, dry and wrinkled, or caked with entirely too much makeup? A person’s skin and the appearance of it can certainly make an impression on a person. This is an important reason to have a dermatologist that you can trust with this important aspect of your physical appearance. Many people do not know where to start when looking for a dermatologist, however. Here are some top tips to keep in mind when choosing the right dermatologist.

The decision to seek out a dermatologist is certainly a personal one. Do your homework! Call your primary care physician’s office and see if they are able to recommend someone. Ask your friends if they know of a good dermatologist that you would feel comfortable with. Once you have gotten a few referrals, make sure that you look into the credentials of the dermatologist you are thinking about going to. Check and see if they have any specialties and if they have dealt with the particular skin issue that you are dealing with.

Another important aspect of a choosing a dermatologist is to consider your comfort level when it comes to the gender of your dermatologist. Is your particular problem on a part of your body that you would only feel comfortable showing to a person that is your gender? You want to make sure also that you are able to communicate openly with your dermatologist, as well. Many women feel that they can speak better with another woman while men may feel the same way about speaking to another man. Communication, especially with skin problems, is always key.

Finally, (and unfortunately in many ways) you always need to look for a dermatologist with your insurance in mind. You may find a dermatologist that you fall in love with but is not covered by your particular insurance. You then need to make a decision as to whether you are able to afford the dermatologist out-of-pocket or if you are going to be forced to continue your search.

Serving patients throughout New Jersey, Windsor Dermatology is conveniently located in East Windsor and has the ability to take on any type of skin issue or maintenance that a patient may need. With a team of doctors specializing in a variety of dermatological difficulties, and we are able to provide outstanding and professional care regardless of any issue.

Contact Us Today at 609-443-4500
Read More
Translate »