Treating Blackheads – Whiteheads

Larry Jaeger is a well respected dermatologist and founder of Advanced Dermatology Associates, a network of Dermatology treatment centers in Manhattan and The Bronx. Larry Jaeger has successfully treated thousands of patients suffering from blackheads, whiteheads and other forms of acne outbreaks: Treating Blackheads – Whiteheads.

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Causes of Blackheads & Whiteheads:

Blackheads are referred to as “open comedones” and whiteheads are referred to as “closed comedones”. Simply put,plugging of the pores of the oil gland.

In teenagers, the oil glands are stimulated by hormones and the oil gland makes more oil and a thicker oil than it was before and as a result sometimes the oil will dry up and form a plug in the opening of the pore where the oil gland drains out.

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Differences Between Blackheads and Whiteheads

If this plug is open to the air, the outside air will change the dried up oil material and turn it dark. And so this is what a blackhead is, or an open comedone. If a little bit of skin grows over that dried up oil plug, then the outside air cannot get at the dried up oil material and can’t turn it dark and therefore the plug that forms is referred to as a whitehead, or a closed comedone.

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Your Skin’s First Sign of Acne…

Larry Jaeger explains that comedomes are of a concern because they are the earliest stage of acne. If comedones or plugs can’t drain out and the oil backs up in the gland. The gland ultimately enlarges and breaks under the skin and causes an inflammatory reaction and this results in the acne pimple developing.

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Treating Blackheads – Whiteheads:

For treating blackheads and whiteheads, Larry Jaeger uses various exfoliating agents that peel the skin. Retinoic acid or Retin A, benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid or mild acid peels are some examples. It is also possible to use a special instrument that removes the material in the comedone or the dried up material.

For treating closed comedones, Larry Jaeger makes a tiny little nick with a fine needle in the opening of the pore to allow the material to be removed. In the case of an open comedone it can just be removed without doing that. Cleaning out the pore in this method, the oils and the bacteria can then drain freely, and that way can prevent new acne pimples from forming.


Dr. Larry Jaeger is the medical director of Advanced Dermatology of New York and specializes in the area of Medical, Cosmetic and Surgical Dermatology. Treating Blackheads – Whiteheads.

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Treating Seborrheic Keratosis

Larry Jaeger treats patients suffering from seborrheic keratosis at Advanced Dermatology Associates in New York. He has over twenty-five plus years with a stellar track record of providing excellent treatments for all forms of dermatological diseases and disorders: Treating Seborrheic Keratosis.


What is seborrheic keratosis?

According to Larry Jaeger, seborrheic keratosis is a very common harmless, usually pigmented, noncancerous growth on the skin. It usually appears as a pale, black or brown growth on the back, shoulders chest or face, but can appear anywhere on the skin.

Seborrheic keratoses are also known as basal cell papillomas or seborrheic warts.

The American Academy of Dermatology says that although seborrheic keratosis may look worrisome, it is benign – not a cancer.

They tend to appear from middle-age on wards. Some individuals may have just one, however, most people who have them have several.

Seborrheic keratosis is not contagious.

Treating Seborrheic Keratosis

What are the signs and symptoms of seborrheic keratosis?

Larry Jaeger reports that seborrheic keratoses may look like:

  • warts
  • moles
  • skin cancer
  • actinic keratoses – a rough, scaly patch that develops on the skin after years of sun exposure.


However, they are different from the skin growths mentioned above. Seborrheic keratoses have a waxy look. They look as if they were pasted on the skin. Some may look like a blob of brown candle wax on the skin, while others have the appearance of the barnacles that stick to the legs of a pier.

Seborrheic keratoses:

  • usually start off as small, rough bumps, which gradually get thicker and develop a warty surface
  • have a waxy appearance, and look as I they have been stuck on the skin
  • are brown in color, but may be various shades between white and black
  • can range in size from tiny to over 1 inch (2.54 centimeters) across
  • may itch but are not painful

What are the causes of seborrheic keratosis?

Dermatologists are not completely sure why seborrheic keratoses develops.

  • Sunlight – as they most commonly appear in parts of the body that are more exposed to sunlight, many suggest that ultraviolet light may play a role.


Diagnosing seborrheic keratosis

Larry Jaeger will diagnose seborrheic keratosis after a visual and physical examination.

  1. As the darker lesions may sometimes look like skin cancer (nodular melanoma), he may recommend taking a biopsy which will be examined under a microscope.
  2. If the seborrheic keratosis is on the skin and is very thin, it might be hard to rule out lentigo maligna (cancer cells that do not appear to have spread).

Treating Seborrheic Keratosis .

Removal of the growth may be recommended if:

  • It is hard to distinguish from skin cancer.
  • The patient does not like it and wants it removed.
  • It causes problems with clothing or jewelry (rubs against it).
  • On most occasions, if a biopsy is to be done, Advanced Dermatology Associates will probably remove the seborrheic keratosis.

There are several ways of removing seborrheic keratosis:

  • Cryosurgery – liquid nitrogen is applied to the growth with a spray gun or cotton swab. The lesion instantly freezes and falls off in a few days. A blister may form when the growth falls off, it will eventually dry into a crust, which will fall off.
  • Electrocautery (electrosurgery) and/or curettage – an electric current is used to burn (cauterize) the growth. An anesthetic is administered to the area before the procedure begins. The doctor uses a curette, a scoop-shaped surgical instrument, to scrape off the burnt growth, this is called curettage.
  • Some patients may require just electrocautery, some curettage, and others both.
  • Ablation – this means vaporizing the growth with a laser.

Dr. Larry Jaeger of New York is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions and is board certified in dermatology surgery. Treating Seborrheic Keratosis.

Common Symptoms of Herpes

Larry Jaeger is an expert skin care doctor and notes that herpes is a viral infection that is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Herpes may affect the mouth (oral herpes or HSV Type 1) or the genitals (genital herpes or HSV Type 2). Herpes is transmitted through direct contact with the mouth or genitals of a person who has been infected with the virus through sexual intercourse or oral sex and kissing. Common Symptoms of Herpes

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Herpes (Simplex)  – Common Symptoms

Larry Jaeger asserts the symptoms of herpes can be difficult to spot. Many people won’t have any symptoms at all. Those who do will develop blisters that are often mistaken for other skin conditions like pimples. Symptoms often occur between two days and two weeks after infection. The initial outbreak can be severe.

Common symptoms of herpes (in men/women):

  • tingling, itching, or burning of the skin in the area where the blisters will appear
  • blisters on the penis, testicles, on and around the anus, buttocks, or thighs
  • blisters on the lips, tongue, gums, and other parts of the body
    aching muscles in the lower back, buttocks, thighs, or knees
  • swollen and sometimes tender lymph nodes in the groin
  • loss of appetite
  • fever
  • feeling unwell


According to Larry Jaeger, genital herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV).

  • Most cases of genital herpes are caused by infection by the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2).
  • Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is more often the cause of cold sores or fever blisters. But it can also be a cause of genital herpes.
  • Most people with genital herpes don’t know they have it. That’s because in most people it produces either no symptoms or very mild ones.


Dr. Larry Jaeger is a board certified dermatologist who has a practice in New York.  Dr Larry Jaeger specializes in the treatment of all skin, hair and nail disorders including all skin growths.

Diabetes Affects The Skin

Good Skin Care and Diabetes

Larry Jaeger is a skin care specialist with over twenty-five years experience as a leading dermatologist in New York. He is extremely knowledgeable about all skin diseases and disorders and provides useful skin health information for patients with diabetes on how “diabetes affects the skin.”

Diabetes Affects The Skin Conditions

Diabetes Affects The Skin

People with diabetes are prone to dry skin, particularly when blood glucose levels run high. This causes the body to lose fluids and skin to become dry. Dry skin can crack and itch, which can lead to infections. You may also get dry skin with diabetes if you have neuropathy. The nerves in the legs and feet may not get the message to sweat, which is necessary to keep skin soft and moist. Keeping your skin moisturized when you have diabetes is one of the easiest ways to prevent skin problems.


Diabetic Skin Care Tips:

According to Larry Jaeger, here are some other ways you can prevent skin problems with diabetes:

  • After you wash with a mild soap, rinse and dry thoroughly in every nook and cranny of your body.
  • Use a moisturizer, but not between your toes.
  • Avoid very hot baths and showers, which can dry your skin.
  • Treat cuts right away. Wash minor cuts with soap and water.
  • Keep your blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible.
  • Control blood pressure and cholesterol by taking prescribed medications, which will improve circulation and keep your skin healthy.
  • Larry Jaeger also recommends drinking plenty of fluids, like water and caffeine-free, sugar-free drinks, to keep your skin hydrated.
  • Eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which nourish the skin. This includes fish like salmon, sardines, albacore tuna and mackerel, as well.

How Diabetes Affects The Skin: Handling Neuropathy Pain

Dr. Larry Jaeger is a well known and respected board certified dermatologist and dermatological surgeon who is the medical director of Advanced Dermatology Associates of New York. Dr Larry Jaeger specializes in all aspect of medical, cosmetic and surgical – Dr. Lawrence Jaeger is a board certified in dermatological surgery. How Diabetes Affects The Skin.

Acne Scar Treatments

The Best Acne Scar Treatments & Procedures

Larry Jaeger has over twenty-five years experience successfully treating patients suffering form acne scarring. Larry Jaeger is the founder and owner of Advanced Dermatology Associates a multi-center network of skin care treatment facilities in Manhattan and The Bronx: Acne Scar Treatments.

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Acne Scar Treatments

As with other conditions that cause scarring on the skin, acne scars are created when skin tissue is damaged. Different types of acne leave different kinds of scars (some leave no scars at all once healed). For example, inflammatory acne is much more likely to leave scars because it can injure the skin more than smaller or non-inflamed blemishes. Inflamed pimples, nodules, or cysts can damage skin tissue beyond repair.
Cystic acne can leave severe scarring.


Common Acne Scar Treatments

Scars caused by acne have been historically difficult to treat. Lawrence Jaeger recommends it’s important to be realistic, and understand that most scars can’t be completely erased. But in recent years, more effective procedures have given patients with acne scars some relief. Marked improvement can be achieved with the right treatment or combination of treatments. Your dermatologist can recommend the most appropriate scar treatments for you.

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Most commonly (effective) treatments for acne scars.

Laser Treatments
Laser treatments come in two forms: ablative and non-ablative. Ablative lasers resurface the skin by removing outer layers. Non-ablative lasers create changes in the dermis without causing damage to the skin’s surface. They are often called lunchtime lasers because they can be done quickly, such as over a lunch hour. Unlike ablative lasers, there is minimal to no downtime.

The most common ablative lasers used to treat acne scars are the carbon dioxide and erbium: YAG lasers. These lasers burn skin tissue in a controlled manner to a specific depth. The usual result is that “new” skin is smoother, atrophic scars are reduced in depth, and the overall look of scarring is softened.

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Alternative Acne Scar Treatments

Larry Jaeger also recommends these alternative acne scar treatments as effective methods for a better looking complexion

Dr. Lawrence Jaeger is a board certified dermatologist in New York City and Medical Director of Advanced Dermatology Associates, a state of the art medical practice with multiple locations in Manhattan and the Bronx.  Dr Larry Jaeger and his group of board certified dermatologists and medical providers are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of all skin, hair and nail disorders. Advanced Dermatology Associates specialize in the practice of medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatology.

Advanced Dermatology Associates accept all Insurance Plans, HMOs, PPOs as well as Medicare and Medicaid.