The CDC has announced new mask protocols for vaccinated individuals, however as the announcement does not apply to hospitals or medical facilities, there will be no changes for our office protocols for patients, guests, and staff members. Masks are still a requirement for all patients, guests and staff at our offices.

To ensure your health and safety we will continue to implement the following:

  • Confidential virtual consultations (telemedicine) with all doctors using Klara to allow patients to continue their care with the physicians they know and trust while staying safe in the comfort of their own home. Please text 718-550-5971 to sign up. Please note that patients should not send photos or other clinically relevant information until they have agreed to move forward with their appointment using Klara.
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  • Bookings for in-person appointments 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are here for you!

Dermatology & Surgery Associates

Top Skincare Products to Incorporate into your winter routine


Winter weather brings more than snow and cold spells—it can also wreak havoc on your skin, causing it to dry out, get flaky, and lose its summertime glow. These tips and skincare products recommended by a board-certified dermatologist can help you keep your skin looking young, supple, and refreshed all winter long.

The Effects of Winter on Your Skin

A lack of humidity and cold during the winter months can lead to dry, itchy, and flaky skin. To get your skin winter ready, here are some top tips and skincare product recommendations to incorporate into your winter wellness routine:

  • Heavier creams and emollients
    Stick to products that contain ceramides—these are the skin's naturally fatty acids that help maintain your skin's barrier.
  • Non-soap and hydrating cleansers
    Soap can strip your natural oils from the skin. Switching to a non-soap cleanser that's also fragrance-free will ensure gentleness while cleansing your skin during the harsh winter months.
  • Take Lukewarm Showers
    For some people, switching to hot showers in the wintertime can do more harm than good. The reason for this is that heat can cause your skin to get inflamed while stripping it off its natural, protective oils. As a result, your skin ends up being dry.
  • Exfoliate
    Whether you choose to use an over-the-counter acid or visit your dermatologist for a chemical peel, exfoliating regularly is a sure way to keep your skin moisturized and glowing all winter long.
  • Sunscreen
    Reducing your skin's exposure to the sun and wearing an adequate amount of sunscreen can help keep your skin in tip top shape during the harsh and dry winter months.

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