Adapting to a “New Normal” in a Post-COVID-19 World

What a difference a month can make. In early March, we were all hard at work with business as usual, and some folks were calling COVID-19 a “hoax.” In early April, New York and communities around the country, including our neighbors to the west in Albany, saw all too well the devastation that this novel coronavirus can bring to families and neighbors. Work, school, worship, … Continue reading Adapting to a “New Normal” in a Post-COVID-19 World

TIGHTEN THAT TURKEY NECK BEFORE TURKEY DAY

“I hate my neck. What can you do about it?” I hear this frustration constantly, and until recently, nothing short of surgery was truly effective. Those saggy necks and jowls are the result of the loss of two proteins: elastin, which gives “snap back,” pliability, and softness to the skin, and collagen, the skin’s basic scaffolding. Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling is a hot, new non-surgical treatment … Continue reading TIGHTEN THAT TURKEY NECK BEFORE TURKEY DAY

Dermatology Not Skin Deep

The Woman Behind the Medicine When she was a child, Dr. Betsy Perry Thacker would visit her stepfather, an orthopedic surgeon, at his office, and she thought being a doctor would be fun. “It (being a doctor) just seemed like a fun thing to do,” Dr. Thacker said. “I’d go to his office, and there were skeletons to play with, and there were syringes to … Continue reading Dermatology Not Skin Deep