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By Moss Dermatology
January 04, 2021
Category: Skin Treatments

Almost everyone can benefit from a face peel. They can improve the overall texture of your skin, they can make it softer and help even out the tones and reduce redness. The treatment is especially beneficial if you have sun damage, acne scars, or wrinkles and fine lines you'd like to see diminished. If you'd like to learn more, to find out about the types of peels offered and which would best benefit your skin, reach out to Dr. Tamara Moss of Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY. Generally, three types of chemical face peels are common.

Light Peels

All types of chemical peel procedures work by removing a top layer of skin cells to help expose the healthy skin beneath.

They vary in the types of acids used to accomplish this goal and in the downtime required after the treatment.

A light peel, for example, doesn't require as much recovery time as other alternatives because of the milder acids employed in the procedure. You may experience a tingling sensation after the chemical solution is removed or neutralized.

Medium Peels

You can expect a similar sensation after a medium peel, although it may be accompanied by a slight burning feeling that should subside in about 20 minutes. The downtime is not much different from the light peel, perhaps a few more days, but a medium peel is more effective.

Deep Peels

While the above treatments may call for a numbing gel, or another type of pain relief to ease discomfort, for a deep peel you will likely be given a sedative. It also takes longer to heal than the above methods, but the results are often dramatic. It's the best treatment for acne scars, as the others are best equipped at managing acne.

Chemical Skin Peels in Forest Hills, NY
Chemical skin peels help you bring out your best skin. It is not the best option for severe scars or wrinkles, but determining which option is best for you is best decided between you and your doctor. So make an appointment today with Dr. Moss of Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY, by dialing (718) 268-3161.

By Moss Dermatology
August 06, 2020
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: Microdermabrasion  

You expose your skin to a host of environmental elements daily, whether directly or indirectly. Over time, pollution, the sun’s harsh rays, as well as other elements could take a significant toll on the skin.

One of the best ways to undo years of skin damage that we offer here at Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills NY under the guidance of Dr. Tamara Moss is microdermabrasion. This skin treatment is capable of eliminating or reducing the appearance of pigmentation, mild fine lines, wrinkles, as well as shallower acne scars.

What Exactly is Forest Hills Microdermabrasion?

It is a non-invasive, non-chemical procedure that utilizes a spray of microcrystals for removing the skin’s dry and damaged outermost layer to reveal healthier and younger-looking skin. Likewise, microdermabrasion triggers the skin to produce skin cells with higher concentrations of elastin and collagen to further enhance your skin quality, and therefore, overall appearance.

It’s similar to dermabrasion but significantly gentler. Dermabrasion entails a more invasive and intensive process and is geared towards treating deeper scars, significant skin damage, and deeper lines and wrinkles. This isn't the case with Forest Hills Microdermabrasion.

Am I an Ideal Candidate for Microdermabrasion?

Your dermatologist in Forest Hills NY is the best person to determine your eligibility for microdermabrasion. However, generally speaking, ideal candidates for the procedure are those looking to get rid of age spots, uneven discoloration, sun damage, minor acne scars, shallow wrinkles and lines, clogged pores, and skin texture issues. Microdermabrasion can likewise work for individuals with mild acne and rosacea, as it can improve or eliminate imperfections and uncover fresh and undamaged skin.

Individuals who’ve recently had a chemical peel or other more invasive treatments like collagen injections must wait a week or two before microdermabrasion treatment. Potential patients should likewise stop tanning or waxing the treatment site a couple of weeks before the procedure. Talk to your dermatologist for specific dos and don’ts for skin prep.

Who’s Not an Ideal Candidate for Microdermabrasion?

In general, Forest Hills Microdermabrasion isn’t recommended for individuals who are pregnant and those with severe and active acne, deep scars, undiagnosed lesions, active keloids, facial warts, a recent case of herpes, unmanaged diabetes, and an autoimmune disorder. People who have severe or moderate skin defects or conditions as well as deeper lines, creases, or scars would benefit more from stronger skin procedures such as laser therapy and chemical peels.

For Questions and More Information on Microdermabrasion, Reach Out to Us

Arrange a consultation with Dr. Tamara Moss here at Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills NY by dialing (718) 268-3161.

By Moss Dermatology
May 13, 2020
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: wrinkles   Fine Lines  

Maintaining that young and healthy skin glow will take more than daily cleansing, moisturizing, and vigilant sun protection, especially as you age. As you grow older, your skin will gradually lose its natural elasticity, resulting in the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. Even with a consistent and effective maintenance routine, you will lose ample volume in the face, causing creases that could make you appear older than you actually are.

Dr. Tamara Moss of Moss Dermatology here in Forest Hills, NY, offers cosmetic procedures such as Botox injections to amp up your beauty routine and keep wrinkles and fine lines under control. As part of your individualized treatment plan, Botox could prevent obvious aging signs and help keep your facial skin line-free, smooth, and plump.

Premature Signs of Aging to Watch Out For

In most cases, the earliest and most obvious aging signs appear around the eyes. Specifically, those lines and creases spreading out from the eye area, commonly called crow’s feet, could make you seem older and more tired. Some individuals are likewise more prone to developing deep lines between the eyebrows from constant smiling, squinting, or frowning.

Unfortunately, these creases and lines are usually among the first things that people notice, which, in turn, may negatively impact your self-esteem and confidence. On the flip side, you can start with non-invasive anti-aging treatments such as Botox in your 30s (sooner if you have deeper and premature wrinkles) when your production of collagen also begins to slow down.

How Botox Injections Keep Wrinkles and Fine Lines at Bay

Botox injections contain a purified bacterium from the botulinum toxin. They are FDA-approved and work by temporarily paralyzing muscles that cause the development of crow’s feet and frown lines. After an injection of Botox, these troublesome muscles stop contracting and go into a relaxed state to minimize the look of creases and lines in the injection site.

Performed by a skilled dermatologist, the treatment could last for a couple of months. Results will likewise be visible in just two to three days. Your dermatologist here in Forest Hills, NY, will develop a personalized treatment plan that will include Botox injections and other complementary treatments (as needed) to specifically address your specific skin concerns to ensure that the results will look natural.

To Find Out if Botox Injections Can Help You, Give Us a Call

Call (718) 268-3161 to arrange an assessment with your dermatologist, Dr. Tamara Moss of Moss Dermatology here in Forest Hills, NY.

By Forest Hills Dermatology
February 21, 2020
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: Laser Hair Remova  

If your unwanted hair has you feeling down or it seems impossible to keep it under control, you may benefit from laser hair removal. This cosmetic dermatological procedure can help you minimize the occurrence of unwanted hair and feel great about the way you look. Find out more about laser hair removal with Dr. Tamara Moss at Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY.

What is laser hair removal?
This cosmetic dermatology procedure uses laser technology pulsed over the surface of the skin to remove the hair and damage the hair follicle. This process removes the hair immediately and the damage taken by the follicle keeps hair from growing back in the future. Most patients need several sessions with their dermatologist to completely eliminate their hair’s growth.

Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?
Your doctor can help you determine if you are suitable for this procedure at a consultation.

What can I expect during laser hair removal?
The length of your laser hair removal session depends on the size of the area in question. Larger areas may require a longer appointment while a small area, such as the upper lip or armpits, may require only a few minutes. Most patients report that the laser itself feels like a rubber band snapping against the skin and, though not necessarily painful, is somewhat uncomfortable during the session. Your doctor can help you manage the discomfort with cooling or numbing gels applied prior to your appointment.

Laser Hair Removal in Forest Hills, NY
If you think you can benefit from laser hair removal, a quick consultation with your doctor can help you determine if this is the best treatment for your unwanted hair. For more information on laser hair removal, please contact Dr. Tamara Moss at Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY. Call (718) 268-3161 to schedule your appointment for laser hair removal today.

By Forest Hills Dermatology
October 30, 2019
Category: Skin Treatments

Find out how our cosmetic services could help you feel more comfortable in your skin.

Whether you are looking to take years off your appearance or you want to smooth away acne scars, our Forest Hills, NY, dermatologist Dr. botoxTamara Ross offers a wide range of cosmetic dermatology services to treat problem areas and improve your appearance. Here are some of the most popular treatments we offer,

Chemical Peels

A chemical peel involves applying a solution over the skin to reveal healthier-looking skin underneath. The intensity of the peel will depend on the type of issues you are looking to treat.

Chemical peels are great for those looking to achieve softer more radiant skin, as well as those dealing with uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars and age spots. Chemical peels work on all skin types. The recovery period may take anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks, depending on the type of chemical peel you receive.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy

Intense Pulsed Light Therapy is a cosmetic rejuvenation that directs light over the skin to target brown spots, broken blood vessels, red spots and other pigmentations. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion will not treat broken capillaries or blood vessels. There is also no recovery time associated with this cosmetic treatment.

Botox Injections

If you are looking to smooth away frown lines, forehead wrinkles or crow’s feet then Botox treatment may be right for you. Our Forest Hills, NY, skin doctor will administer the Botox injections into the muscles of the face to temporarily prevent them from contracting, which in turn smooths away dynamic lines and wrinkles of the face. Results appear a couple of days after treatment and results last anywhere from 3-4 months.


Instead of applying a chemical solution over the skin, microdermabrasion will use a special device containing microcrystals that will glide over the face to remove the outer layer of dead skin to improve dullness, discoloration, lines and wrinkles, and texture. Like IPL therapy, there is no downtime associated with microdermabrasion.

Do you have questions about any of these popular cosmetic dermatology services? Want to sit down and talk about your options? Call Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY, today to schedule a consultation.