Health knowledge made personal

DrEmilyAltman

New Jersey 07039
Emily M. Altman, MD, FAAD:  Founder and Medical Director, Advanced Skin Wisdom   Dr. Emily Altman is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist who specializes in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology in Livingston, NJ.  A graduate of the New Jersey... Full Bio
› Share page:

Posts

Sort by: Most recent | Name
Hair Loss in Women by DrEmilyAltman Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health Hair Loss in Women from Summit Medical Group Read on »
Forensic artist sketches how women see themselves and how others see them by DrEmilyAltman Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health An amazing video that brought tears to my eyes.  We are so much more critical of ourselves than we need to be.  Here’s is to celebration of our true beauty! ... Read on »
How do nails age? Emily M. Altman, MD Dermatologist NJ by DrEmilyAltman Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health “Why nails age” is relatively simple.  They age as we age.  Nails are exposed to the same environmental stressors and the same mechanisms that cause the rest of the body t ... Read on »
What works best for reducing the redness of rosacea? by DrEmilyAltman Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health April is Rosacea Awareness Month. Rosacea is a skin condition that causes redness, dilated capillaries, red papules and pustules on the face. When it affects the eyes, the ... Read on »
Tanning Beds, Ultraviolet Light Damage and Skin Cancer, NJ by DrEmilyAltman Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health Spring is here, days are getting longer, and once again it’s time to talk about sun exposure and skin cancer. There is a strong link between exposure to ultraviolet light ... Read on »
What is the golden ratio? by DrEmilyAltman Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health The golden ratio, also known as the divine proportion, golden mean, or golden section, is a special number approximately equal to 1.618.  Its symbol is the Greek letter φ ... Read on »
Dr Emily Altman answers “How to treat a diaper rash?” by DrEmilyAltman Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health Diaper rash is a rash that develops in the diaper-covered area. Most commonly it’s caused by irritation from urine or stool. Diaper rash rarely involves the groin folds be ... Read on »
What happens when your blood sugar level drops? by DrEmilyAltman Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health Blood sugar level regulation is complex with contributions from many different systems. These multiple controls are designed to keep a steady supply of glucose to the brai ... Read on »
Dr. Emily Altman’s answer to “Will dark spots on my skin fade?” by DrEmilyAltman Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health Most of the time dark spots or brown spots left after trauma or a burn to the skin are not permanent, although sometimes they can last a long time. Dark spots (post ... Read on »
Causes and treatments of perianal itching by DrEmilyAltman Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health Anal or perianal itching is a common skin condition that goes undiagnosed and untreated for years, because patients are embarrassed to bring that up to their doctors.  Man ... Read on »
“What should I do about chronic hair shedding?” Dr Emily Altman by DrEmilyAltman Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health There are a number of causes to chronic hair shedding. Clearly not all of them will be applicable to a young, healthy man. We normally lose approximately 100 hairs a day, ... Read on »
How do Botox® injections work? Dr. Emily Altman by DrEmilyAltman Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health How do wrinkles form? Lines and wrinkles form by repeated movements of the muscles of facial expression.  These movements are a normal daily part of our lives: ... Read on »
What are the skin flakes in my ear? Dr. Emily Altman by DrEmilyAltman Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health Most commonly, the skin flakes in the ear are due to seborrheic dermatitis , commonly known as dandruff.  Another common cause is psoriasis . Even chronic scratching of th ... Read on »
How to choose the right cosmetic surgeon? by DrEmilyAltman Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health Cosmetic surgery involves both surgical and nonsurgical procedures that improve the appearance of the face and body.  Selecting the right cosmetic surgeon is the single ... Read on »
Acne and acne scar treatment. Dr. Emily Altman, NJ. by DrEmilyAltman Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health Acne is a disease of the hair follicle, caused by a combination of both internal and external factors.  Abnormal build-up of skin cells causes a plug at the opening o ... Read on »
The world lost a visionary. Safe journey, Steve Jobs! Thank you. by DrEmilyAltman Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health Yesterday, the world lost a visionary. Steve Jobs, Founder of Apple, Inc Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American compute ... Read on »