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Who is Dr. Newman?

Dr. Newman received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan, and his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. During his medical education he was awarded a four-year academic scholarship and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He continued his post-doctoral education with an internship…

What are cold sores or fever blisters?

After an initial infection, the virus goes into a dormant phase beneath the skin, but may periodically reappear in the same area. The typical lesion appears as a cluster of tiny blisters which break, leaving a sore that heals in about one week. New medications can greatly speed healing or, if taken regularly, prevent a…

What is nail fungus?

A fungus infection of the nail is one of the most common of all skin infections. Toenails are often affected because shoes increase the warmth and moisture and create an ideal environment for fungus growth. Taking oral medication for a few months is usually the most effective cure.

What is Contact Dermatitis?

Some are found in plants such as poison ivy. Chemicals found in clothing, jewelry, creams and perfumes may cause direct irritation or stimulate an allergic response. The affected skin becomes tender or itchy and, in extreme cases, blisters may appear. If the offending chemical is unknown, allergy testing may be able to identify the cause.…

What are warts?

A wart is a growth on the skin that is caused by an infection of the human papilloma virus. Although warts are benign, they are often treated due to their unsightly appearance and because they can spread to other areas of the skin. Depending on the location of the wart, treatment options include topical medications,…

What are shingles?

The lesions of shingles appear as a trail of painful blisters that extend around one half of the body without ever crossing the mid-line. The rash clears up after several weeks but pain may continue in the area much longer. If medication is taken early during this condition, the rash will heal quickly with less…

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a genetic disorder that appears as red, scaly patches on the skin. Although it can surface anywhere, the elbows and knees are most commonly affected. In ten percent of psoriasis patients, arthritis is also associated with this condition. Topical creams and ointments are often successful in controlling small areas of psoriasis. More severe…

What are the post treatment procedures?

Immediately after your treatment the area is cleansed and you can return to your normal activities. There is virtually no down time, and you may go right back to work. Do not suntan for the next week, and avoid any excess sun exposure for the next month.

Is there down time?

One of the greatest benefits of a FotoFacial RF treatment is that there is usually no down time. The only limitation after a procedure is to minimize sun exposure, which can be accomplished by hats and judicious use of a broad spectrum sunscreen. Some patients do experience a slight temporary darkening and peeling of their…

Are there any side effects?

Side effects can include transient redness and increased or decreased pigment in the treated area. Minimizing sun exposure can reduce these side effects.