Our Services

To help you understand more about our office, we have included brief descriptions of some of our most common services on this page.

Acne

We examine each patient for the different types of Acne lesions, e.g., blackheads, whiteheads, nodules. Based on that an individualized plan is formulated. Factors such as stress, sleep and diet are discussed. We then follow a three step approach depending on severity:

  • For milder cases topical treatments such as cleansers and creams.
  • For moderate cases oral medications such as antibiotics and others.
  • For the most difficult cases we discuss oral isotretinoin (known as Accutane™).

It is important to stick to your prescribed regimen, as improvement typically takes at least 2-3 months.

Aesthetic Procedures

Botulinum Toxins: (Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport) To reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Fillers: (Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, Belotero) For augmentation of cheeks, nasolabial folds and lips.
Lasers: (Aerolase Neo Pod) For rejuvenation, hair removal, pigmented and vascular lesions, acne and scars.
Facials: Peels to help skin texture, tone, fine lines and pigment.
Rejuvapen: Micro needling system for a natural repair mechanism, to reduce pore size, fine lines and wrinkles, lifts and tightens the face, improves the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
Ear Piercing: Hypoallergenic Plastic with protective backing. Safe enough for use on infants as early as
4 months.

Aesthetic consults are scheduled with Elizabeth Choe, PA-C and Luisa Toro, R.N.

Alopecia Areata

Alopecia Areata is a common form of hair loss, usually starting with one or more circular bare patches. When extensive, hair loss can result in depression and loss of self-esteem. This condition can appear at any age. Sometimes there is a family history of this condition. There is an association with other autoimmune disorders such as hypothyroidism. It is not unusual for hair shedding to occur after an episode of stress. Fortunately most patients regrow their hair over the next year, even without treatment. However, the wait can be frustrating, and regrowth can often be speeded with various topical medications or injections. We also have found that phototherapy can facilitate regrowth of hair. Alopecia Areata is currently an area of basic research with significant advances in understanding. Much of this research is taking place in the lab of Angela Christiano, PhD, at Columbia University. Dr. Halasz is on the staff of the Department of Dermatology at Columbia University and is following this progress.

There are other causes that must be considered when evaluating a patient with hair loss. Examples include, the normal shedding after pregnancy, and also rapid weight loss, iron deficiency anemia, side-effects of medication or supplements and thyroid disorders. The office has experience in evaluating and treating hair loss in children and adults.

Eczema

Eczema is a very itchy skin condition, usually beginning in childhood. Many patients also have hay fever or asthma. We have experience in the proper use of various topical therapies, both steroids, and non-steroids such as topical immunomodulators. We are one of the few practices in this area with extensive experience in phototherapy for refractory cases.

Hair and Nail Issues

Thinning hair can be due to family history, hormonal changes, vitamin or nutritional deficiencies, stress, or certain skin conditions. Certain hair care regimens like perms, and relaxers may also play a role. We discuss these factors by asking appropriate questions about your health, and ordering relevant lab studies.

Nail problems can be due to wear and tear, but also to fungal or bacterial infection, or sometimes skin conditions beneath the nail (such as psoriasis). Less frequently nail changes are associated with a general health condition such as iron deficiency, or liver or kidney disease.

HIDRADENITIS SUPPURATIVA

Maybe you thought Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is caused by poor hygiene, being overweight, or cigarette smoking…HS is not your fault. While the exact cause is unknown, medical science has shown that HS is an immune disease. With HS, your body produces too much of a protein called TNF-alpha, this along with other proteins leads to increased inflammation, which produces abscesses that appear underneath and on the surface of your skin. HS is a chronic disease, but there are treatments available, such as Humira.

HYPERHIDROSIS

Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition marked by excessive sweating. It usually begins at puberty and primarily affects the hands, feet, and underarms. If you experience excessive sweating, hyperhidrosis, you are not alone!

Combat the Sweat, to discuss your treatment options, such as Botox, Carpe, Drysol and Qbrexza.

Melanoma and Skin Cancer

Up to 3 million Skin Cancers are diagnosed yearly in this country. For those who have had a Basal or Squamous Cell Carcinoma, or a Melanoma, regular checkups every 6-12 months may be appropriate.

In addition those with a fair complexion, numerous freckles, a history of multiple sunburns, or a family history of Skin Cancer or Melanoma in a first degree relative may want to have a complete screening skin exam.

We offer an innovative treatment for sun damage called Photodynamic Therapy or PDT. This uses a special lotion which is applied and then exposed to visible blue light. It is one of the most effective method of treatment for Actinic Keratoses or Pre-cancers.

Moles

Occasionally, moles and birthmarks will evolve into other more serious lesions and may require examination for early detection of skin cancer. Dr. Halasz will meticulously examine any moles and determine which, if any, needs to be removed.

Psoriasis

For patients with Psoriasis, we are a fully equipped phototherapy center offering narrowband UVB, PUVA, and targeted phototherapy. Dr. Halasz is a member of the National Psoriasis Foundation and Phototherapy Society. We also have extensive experience in use of biologic agents for treating Psoriasis, such as Enbrel, Humira, Stelara, and Cosentyx. We also offer the new oral medication, Otezla.

vitiligo

Currently the standard of care for treatment of Vitiligo consists of various topical agents (such as topical steroids, Protopic™ or Elidel™) along with narrowband UVB phototherapy. Our office offers both targeted and whole body narrowband phototherapy. We are also closely following new developments in treatment of Vitiligo as reported in research papers.

WARTS

Warts are a common viral condition with dozens of strains that prefer to grow on various parts of the body. Treatment can include home application of salicylic acid, or in office treatment with liquid nitrogen. A number of prescription topicals are also available depending on the type of Wart. With time and patience Warts eventually resolve in the majority of patients.


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