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Skin The Surface

Skin The Surface

By Dr Mary and Dr Rina
Listen in to get the scoop from two Dermatologists and friends, Dr Mary and Dr Rina, as they discuss some hot topics related to the skin.
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Intro to Skin The Surface

Skin The Surface

A Dermatologist's Approach To Stretch Marks
Dr Rina discusses why and how stretch marks occur and how effective is stretch mark treatment. 
November 20, 2021
Skin Microbiome: Probiotic Skincare & Acne
Dr Rina discusses the importance of our skin microbiome, the latest in skin microbiome research and how this plays a role in skin care and the cosmeucitcal industry with special guest and skin microbiome expert, Dr Yug Varma PhD. To learn more:
November 17, 2021
How Stress May Impact Your Skin
Dr Rina discusses the ways in which stress may impact your skin and how to maintain a healthy skin care regimen. 
November 7, 2021
Don't Itch That Scratch: Managing Dry Skin
Dr Rina discusses what causes dry skin, who is more prone to experiencing dry skin and what to look for to treat that pesky winter itch. 
October 28, 2021
The Ins & Outs of Compounding Medications
Dr Rina discusses compounding medications and the role of compounding pharmacies with special guest, President & Founder of Art of Medicine: Pharmacist Jack RPh, PharmD, FACA, FACVP
October 20, 2021
Seasonal Acne: Is this really a thing?!
Dr Rina discusses why acne may worsen during the cooler months and how to manage these acne breakouts. 
October 13, 2021
Hormonal Acne: Tips & Tricks To Managing Adult-Onset Acne
Dr Rina discusses everything you need to know to tackle hormonal acne. 
October 13, 2021
Nailed It
Dr Rina discusses how our nails may be a clue or window into something more & how to tackle brittle, broken nails. 
September 2, 2021
Psoriasis: Gut Microbiome & Impact on Mental Well-Being
Dr. Rina discusses psoriasis, psoriasis treatment(s), role of diet and gut microbiome as well as the impact of psoriasis on one's mental well-being. 
August 16, 2021
Dr Rina discusses causes of eyelash and eyebrow hair thinning and loss and discusses eyebrow and eyelash growth serums...are they worth the hype?
August 2, 2021
TICKed off with BUGS
Dr. Rina discusses common bug bites, including mosquito, ticks and beestings, and natural home bug bite remedies. 
July 22, 2021
Summer Daze: SPF & Sunburns
With the safety of sunscreens questioned in the media recently, Dr Rina breaks down sunscreen types, safety and tips for managing those painful summer sunburns. 
July 22, 2021
The Rise of Skin Cancer In the Latin American Community
Dr. Rina Allawh discusses the recent rise of skin cancer within the Latin American community, common misconceptions and roadblocks to dermatologic care. 
July 2, 2021
PCOS: More Than Just A Syndrome
Dr. Rina discusses polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) with special guests: Drs. Samantha Flanagan and Allison Rhodes.  
May 16, 2021
Spotlight on Healthcare & Racial Disparities in COVID-19
Dr Rina Allawh discusses issues in healthcare equality and epidemiologic disparities uncovered as a result of COVID-19 with special guest Dr. Monica Maalouf. 
April 23, 2021
To Scar or Not To Scar: Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia
Dr Rina discusses a unique type of scarring hair loss called Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia with special guest dermatology physician assistant, Kendra Joseph, PA-C. 
April 5, 2021
Meet the New Kid in Aesthetic Medicine: Body Contouring
Dr Rina discusses the trending and evolving field within cosmetic dermatology… body contouring with board-certified dermatologist and laser surgery expert Dr. David Goldberg 
March 30, 2021
A Different Type of Acne: Sebaceous Filaments
Dr. Rina discusses what sebaceous filaments are, how they differ from other types of acne and how to treat them on a BONUS episode. 
March 18, 2021
Breast Hair: Is it Normal & How to Remove It?
Dr. Rina discusses breast and areola hair on a bonus podcast episode. 
March 8, 2021
Varicose Veins & Spider Veins
Dr. Rina discusses everything that you need to know about varicose veins and spider veins with venous and lymphatic specialist, Dr Abhi Kasinadhuni (Kas). 
March 4, 2021
Get In The Know About Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)
Dr. Mary & Dr. Rina are joined by board-certified dermatologist and HS expert Dr. Sherry Yang to discuss the cause, treatment and management of HS 
February 26, 2021
Psoriasis & COVID-19
Dr. Rina Allawh is joined by psoriasis expert Dr. Joel Gelfand to discuss psoriasis and safety of biologics during the COVID-19 pandemic.
February 8, 2021
The Skin-Gut Connection
 Dr. Mary & Dr. Rina discuss the role of diet on the skin with special guest Dr. Swati Kannan. 
January 30, 2021
Getting ready before “I Do”
Dr. Mary & Dr. Rina are joined by Dr. Nazanin Saedi to discuss cosmetic treatments to consider before your wedding day.
October 13, 2020
Skin of Color Series Part 2: Transplant Skin of Color
Dr Rina is joined by board-certified dermatologist Dr. Christina Chung to discuss hyperpigmentation, skin cancer in skin of color and transplant patients of color. 
August 18, 2020
Skin of Color Part 1: Discussion with Dr. Dianne Davis
Dr. Mary and Dr. Rina are joined by Dr. Dianne Davis to discuss skin conditions in skin of color patients and diversity in the field of dermatology.  
August 7, 2020
Protecting Baby Skin & Tips for the New Parent
Dr. Mary discusses tips for protecting baby skin and tips for every new parent with special guest, pediatrician Dr Kostelnik. 
July 6, 2020
Protect Your Skin In Style
Dr. Mary discusses sun protective clothing with dermatologist and founder of AmberNoon, Dr. Erum Ilyas. 
June 28, 2020
Spot The Skin Cancer
Dr. Rina is joined by highly regarded dermatologist and dermatopathologist, Dr. Jason Lee, to discuss skin cancer and why we are seeing more cases of skin cancer. 
June 25, 2020
Pimples In The Prime Years
Dr Mary & Dr Rina discuss the causes of adult-onset acne and how to treat.
May 18, 2020
Maskne In The Time of COVID-19
Dr Mary & Dr Rina discuss mask-induced acne or 'maskne'.
May 11, 2020
COVID-19 Updates From A Skin Perspective
Dr Mary & Dr Rina discuss our current understanding of COVID-19 and skin manifestations of the virus.
April 6, 2020
Filling you in on fillers!
Dr Mary & Dr Rina discuss all you need to know about cosmetic filler. 
February 24, 2020
How much sweating is too much sweating?
Dr Mary & Dr Rina discuss excess sweating, or hyperhidrosis, and treatment options. 
February 17, 2020
The Dangers of Skin Bleaching
Dr Mary & Dr Rina discuss the cultural practice of skin bleaching and the potential harm it can cause.
February 10, 2020
To sunscreen or not to sunscreen, that is the question!
Dr Mary & Dr Rina discuss everything you need to know about sunscreen, including recent reports on sunscreen absorption.  
February 3, 2020
The Power Of Platelets
Dr Mary & Dr Rina discuss platelet rich plasma treatment for skin conditions.
January 27, 2020
Fixes for Winter Itches
Dr Mary & Dr Rina discuss how to combat winter itch and Keratosis pilaris. 
January 20, 2020
Botox and Brotox, is it right for you?
Dr Mary & Dr Rina discuss all things botox!
January 13, 2020
Not Your Average Facial Flushing
Dr Mary & Dr Rina discuss the signs of rosacea and treatment options. 
January 6, 2020
Maintaining Youthful Skin: It’s All About The Ingredients!
Dr Mary & Dr Rina discuss anti-aging skin care and the 3 ingredients that everyone should be using on their skin.
December 23, 2019
What To Expect When Expecting...Your First Skin Exam
Dr Mary & Dr Rina discuss the skin cancer screening exam and offer tips to check your own skin at home.
December 16, 2019
Intro to Skin The Surface
Dr. Mary & Dr. Rina introduce Skin the Surface Podcast and discuss the role of a dermatologist. 
December 9, 2019