Gangaram Ragi, MD: Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center
Gangaram Ragi, MD
Henry Heaton, MD
Asmi Sanghvi, DO
Olesya Ilashuk, NP
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Recovering from Mohs Surgery: What to Expect
Sep 01, 2023
Are you scheduled for Mohs surgery? It’s one of the most effective treatments for skin cancer, but it’s important to be prepared. Learn what happens after surgery and what you can do to promote healing.
4 Common Skin Complaints Botox Treats
Aug 01, 2023
Botox® is famous for erasing tough forehead wrinkles, but did you know those frown lines aren’t the only skin issue it treats? From crow’s feet to excessive sweating, see what Botox injections can do for your skin and your confidence.
How to Lower Your Risk for Melanoma
Jul 03, 2023
Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer, but the good news is there’s a lot you can do to reduce your chances of getting it. Read on to get tips on lowering your risk for melanoma and other skin cancers.
I'm Embarrassed About Losing My Hair
Jun 01, 2023
Hair loss is extremely common, and it can be a source of embarrassment for those who suffer from it. Fortunately, you have options, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, which can help generate thicker, healthier hair.
How Do Chemical Peels Work?
May 01, 2023
Chemical peels are a popular noninvasive cosmetic treatment that can help produce smooth skin and a host of other benefits. Read on to learn what’s involved in this procedure.
4 Ways to Eradicate Acne Scars
Apr 01, 2023
As if active acne isn’t bad enough, many people are left with embarrassing acne scars long after the breakouts clear. Acne scars can be tough to treat on your own, but advanced dermatologic care can eradicate scars and give you smoother skin again.
Check Your Moles Using the ABCDE Method
Mar 08, 2023
Early detection is key to effective skin cancer treatment. One of the best ways to protect your skin is to check your moles at home using the ABCDE method. Learn how to use it and what to do if you notice skin changes.
Give Yourself a 2023 Refresh With Botox
Feb 21, 2023
Botox® is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the country, and it’s easy to see why. It's customizable, nonsurgical, and can seemingly turn back the hands of time. Read on to learn more.
I’m in My 40s, Why Do I Still Get Acne?
Jan 11, 2023
Acne is largely labeled a teenage problem, but the truth is that it plagues adults of all ages, too. Find out what could be causing your adult acne, and learn how you can get the clearer skin you’ve always wanted.
Banish Skin Damage With a Chemical Peel
Dec 15, 2022
Are you bothered by acne, fine lines, wrinkles, or a dull complexion? It’s time to learn about chemical peels. These noninvasive treatments slough dead skin cells and stimulate healthy cell growth for vibrant, fresh-looking skin.
What Causes Scars and How to Minimize Their Appearance
Nov 01, 2022
Scars are a natural part of the healing process, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with them. Our specialty team explains the nature of scars and the treatments available to reduce or eliminate their cosmetic effects.
Taking Care of Your Sunburned Skin
Jul 15, 2022
You no doubt know how important it is to protect your skin and the importance of wearing sunscreen, covering your skin, and staying out of the sun as much as possible, especially when it is at its harshest...
11+ Things You Should Know About Botox
Jun 15, 2022
Are you interested in getting Botox? There is a reason why this is such a popular procedure – but you may have your own list of questions about what you can expect. Read on for 11+ things you should know about Botox!
Which Procedures Help Treat Sun and Age Spots?
May 15, 2022
Age spots and sun spots develop gradually over time with prolonged UV ray exposure. Most often occurring in people over 40.
Do You Know about Sunscreen?
Apr 15, 2022
As we look forward to sunnier days in the coming weeks and months, we also have to start thinking of the ways in which sun exposure can affect our skin.
What Can I Do about Visible Blood Vessels on My Face?
Mar 15, 2022
Telangiectasia. This isn’t a term that most people hear very often, if ever. The most common name used to describe these tiny broken capillaries and blood vessels is spider veins.
Worried About Bruising from Dermal Filler Treatment?
Feb 14, 2022
At some point in the aging process, most people become a little frustrated. Lines and wrinkles and sagging skin all combine to make the face appear longer and more tired than one may feel.
When Should I Get Screened for Skin Cancer?
Jan 15, 2022
Skin cancer is the leading form of cancer in America. This is bad news. However, there is good news. Skin cancer can be treated. The key to the best-case scenario in terms of prognosis is early detection.
Tips for Your Healthiest Skin This Winter
Dec 15, 2021
As our days just begin to get longer once again, we may already be looking forward to summer. First, we’ve got to get through a few more months of colder weather.
Does Microdermabrasion Hurt?
Nov 15, 2021
Exfoliation is a necessary aspect of caring for your skin at any age, but there is only so much benefit to be gained with scrubs and brushes.
Resurfacing Season has Arrived!
Oct 15, 2021
As the long, hot days move farther behind us, we have a lot to look forward to. Fall is often the beginning of what we call sweater weather. We know we’ll spend much of the next several months bundled up, which could lead us to neglect our skin.
Does Your Blood Hold the Key to Hair Growth?
Sep 15, 2021
Hair loss is a common problem that affects a large percentage of men. Women can also notice persistent, diffuse thinning of their hair that allows their scalp to show.
Got Sun Spots? We’ve Got Suggestions to Lighten Them!
Aug 15, 2021
It is not uncommon for spots to appear on the skin as a person ages. These have been called sun spots, age spots, and liver spots. By any name, they are a frustrating problem.
When to Pay Attention to a Changing Mole
Jul 15, 2021
Skin cancer represents one of the most common cancers seen in America today. The term skin cancer is used to describe the three top varieties that tend to occur.
You Need to Know This about Sun Exposure
Jun 15, 2021
Summer is here and many people are making up for what they missed last year. If you are heading out to the shore, the pool, or even a backyard barbeque or two, your chances of sustaining sun damage are elevated.
Five Reasons PRP Hair Restoration is So Popular
May 15, 2021
A person’s hair directly contributes to appearance. Therefore, it directly affects the level of self-esteem a person feels on a day to day basis. Men with pattern hair loss may wish to wear hats whenever possible.
What Not to Do After Botox
Apr 15, 2021
Botox is a leading cosmetic treatment among adults of all ages. This injectable, FDA-approved drug does more than smooth wrinkles like crow’s feet and worry lines.
Addressing the Factors that Age the Face
Mar 15, 2021
Facial aging is unavoidable. However, scientific research has helped doctors and estheticians understand the various factors that influence how quickly and how severely aging occurs.
Don’t Make These Mistakes with Laser Tattoo Removal
Feb 14, 2021
It is not uncommon to have a tattoo or several. It is also not uncommon for a person to ultimately wish they had made a different choice.
Mohs Surgery Wounds: How to Manage Recovery
Jan 15, 2021
Mohs micrographic surgery has become the gold standard in skin cancer removal. This technique is preferred by many patients who require treatment for basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma.
Your First Botox Appointment Step by Step
Dec 15, 2020
Botox has been a household name for over a decade. This cosmetic injectable, the first of its kind, gained FDA-approval in 2002.
If You’re New to Dermal Fillers, Read This!
Nov 15, 2020
At Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer, we seek to help people in the Teaneck are take the best possible care of their skin. There are several ways to manage both skin health and appearance.
Should I have a Birthmark Removed?
Oct 15, 2020
Birthmarks are often viewed as a splash of character on the skin. For some people, it is easy to embrace brown or red markings on the skin. This isn’t the case for everyone, though.
How to Know if You’re Losing Too Much Hair
Sep 15, 2020
Hair growth is something that we don’t typically think about in the same way we do other signs of aging. This could be because many people go through life without having the experience of hair loss.
Could Peeling Be Good for Your Skin?
Aug 15, 2020
Peeling is something that typically occurs after a bad sunburn. Most of us learned early in life that a sunburn could lead to problems later in life. Sunburns significantly increase the chances of skin cancer.
Mohs Skin Cancer Surgery: How to Promote Healing
Jul 15, 2020
Mohs micrographic surgery represents a significant advancement in the treatment of skin cancer. We are proud to provide this option for patients who visit our Teaneck, NJ office.
Oh, What We Can Achieve with Lasers!
Jun 15, 2020
Over the past two decades, we’ve seen enormous growth in the area of aesthetic medicine.
What Your Skin Care Routine Needs to be Effective
May 15, 2020
While we have a variety of plastic surgery procedures aimed at correcting moderate to severe signs of aging, there is a strong interest among the majority of the population to age naturally but gracefully.
The Value of Professional Skin Cancer Screenings
Apr 15, 2020
Skin cancer remains a prevalent problem among adults of all ages. With summer right around the corner, it is once again time to increase awareness about how we can protect ourselves and those we love from unnecessary consequences.
Is ARTAS Hair Restoration Better than NeoGraft?
Mar 15, 2020
Hair restoration treatments have advanced significantly in recent years. We are proud to offer men near our Saddle River, NJ office the benefit of clinically proven ARTAS treatment.
Sunlight is Necessary and Also Dangerous: How to Find Balance
Feb 14, 2020
It was not until recent history when scientists discovered that sun exposure was a major factor in the aging process as well as dermatologic health.
Mohs Recovery: What to Expect
Jan 15, 2020
Mohs skin cancer surgery has become well-known in recent years, though the innovative technique was first developed more than half a century ago. Based on numerous studies, Mohs demonstrates some of the highest cure rates in medical history.
Want Younger Looking Skin Now? Check out Juvederm XC!
Dec 15, 2019
Various signs of aging are bound to show up at some point. When they do, the best we can hope for is to be prepared. Here, we discuss the details of Juvederm XC treatment to help you know what to do when the signs of aging come calling.
Tis’ The Season to Be Lasered
Nov 15, 2019
As we approach the holiday season, many of us are starting to feel the pressure. We want to make sure we’ve got the perfect gifts for those who are special to us.
Here’s Why Laser Treatments are Beneficial for Aging Skin
Oct 15, 2019
Historically, the primary solution for aging skin has been to lift it and trim it during facelift surgery. As technologies have continued to advance, though, more people are recognizing the value of nonsurgical modalities like laser skin resurfacing...
Mohs Micrographic Surgery Has Changed How Skin Cancer is Treated
Sep 15, 2019
As much as we have learned about skin cancer, this disease continues to occur at alarming rates. A skin cancer diagnosis may feel surprising and frightening, rightfully so.
Making Melasma Behave
Aug 15, 2019
Each year, approximately 200,000 new melasma diagnoses are made. This dermatologic condition is characterized by painless patches of hyperpigmentation.
Cosmetic Treatments Take the Tired Off Your Face
Jul 15, 2019
There are times when we naturally expect to look tired; perhaps after an especially long or stressful day at work, or during the months of new parenthood. Whatever the reason, looking tired is more tolerable when there is one.
Ever Wonder How Sunscreen Works?
Jun 15, 2019
Human skin and the sun’s ultraviolet rays aren’t pals. That’s even more the case in a sunny place like Houston, where more days than not the sun is shining down.
We’ve Found More to Love about Botox
May 15, 2019
For the past ten-plus years, doctors have turned to Botox to correct signs of aging such as worry lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet. Most adults know that a few injections can visibly refresh their face.
Are You Considering Tattoo Removal?
Apr 15, 2019
If that pink butterfly that was once everything you wanted is now completely out of sync with who you are, you may be distracted by it in the worst possible way.
She Didn’t Know: Signs of Skin Cancer You Don’t Want to Overlook
Mar 15, 2019
Recently, former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres revealed that she had received some unexpected and frightening news: the mole she had been ignoring was melanoma skin cancer.
Why You Might Want to Schedule a Chemical Peel this Season
Feb 15, 2019
Terms like “chemical peel” and “skin resurfacing” may sound incredibly harsh, as if you would need to take weeks off from work and prepare yourself for an uncomfortable recovery.
Turning Up the Volume with Juvéderm® XC
Jan 15, 2019
People fixate on wrinkles when they think their facial skin is showing its age. But of equal, maybe even greater, importance is the loss of volume.
These Tips can Help you Maintain Optimal Skin Health During a Harsh Winter
Dec 15, 2018
All Summer long, your skin may have felt plump and looked dewy with hydration. Now that we have traveled through Fall and are in Winter, you may be wondering what has happened to your skin.
Hair Replacement: We’ve Come a Long Way!
Nov 15, 2018
Hair loss has been a problem that has plagued humans for the ages. Throughout history, the primary approach to hair loss was to disguise it. Toupées and wigs were the norm and also the best option anyone had for displaying a beautiful head of hair.
The Answer to Hair Restoration May Be in Your Blood
Oct 15, 2018
Pattern baldness is a condition that troubles approximately 50 million men in our country. We generally perceive hair loss as a men’s health issue,...
Common Causes of Hair Loss
Sep 15, 2018
Baldness. Hair loss. These terms can send shivers down a person’s spine. Whether the gradual loss of hair over time or a sudden thinning or loss, this condition can be quite unsettling.
Is This the Saving Grace for that Sunburn?
Aug 15, 2018
Recently, a mom in Texas gained 15 minutes of fame after sharing a longstanding family secret on social media.
Will the Summer Sun Affect Your Injectable Treatment?
Jul 15, 2018
For over a decade, the norm in aesthetic medicine has been for men and women to reduce the signs of aging with injectable solutions like Botox® and dermal fillers.
How to Treat a Sunburn
Jun 15, 2018
In recent years, we have become much more mindful of how we take care of our skin. With all the discussion that focuses on how to avoid sunburn by wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day,...
Supporting Long-Term Health After Skin Cancer
May 15, 2018
For most adults, skin cancer was not a concern during their youth. It has only been within the last twenty or so years when the critical nature of excessive sun exposure has been brought to life.
Should a Birthmark be Removed?
Mar 24, 2018
There isn’t much that can be done to prevent a birthmark from developing. There are several different types of congenital markings, such as hemangiomas, port wine stains, and congenital moles.
Benefits of Restylane
Mar 15, 2018
Facial aging has concerned men and women for centuries. As we have come fully into the age of technology, we have found ourselves in a fortunate position to have more control over appearance as we age.
Want to Get a Handle on Acne? Try These Tips!
Feb 15, 2018
At some point, most people realize that the way they take care of their skin matters – a lot. Skincare is not a set it and forget it kind of thing. The effort is required to mitigate stressors such as sun exposure and aging.
Retinoic Acid May Be Magic for Your Skin
Jan 15, 2018
We all know by now that aging is not a process that we can put an end to. It has been a nice thing to see many people change their perspective on aging in recent years.
Melanoma Treatment: Timing Matters
Dec 15, 2017
Skin cancer has been an important topic of discussion in recent years. We hear much more today about the dangers of sun exposure than we did 20 years ago.
Don’t be Fooled by the Sneakiness of Skin Cancer
Nov 15, 2017
Skin cancer is an important topic of discussion, not only in the medical setting but our daily lives. We must know what we are up against, and how skin cancer may manifest, and how to protect ourselves from unnecessary harm to our general health...
Small Choices Make a Big Impact on Complexion
Oct 15, 2017
We sometimes forget about our skin; about the fact that it needs a certain type of care to radiate from the inside out. Then, when a breakout occurs or we notice more wrinkles than we imagined we had – or we notice a suspicious growth,...
Chemical Peels for Great Skin: Here’s What You Need to Know
Sep 15, 2017
Chemical peels provide some benefits for patients of our Teaneck dermatology practice. Using this method of exfoliation, it is possible to prolong the appearance of youth, manage acne-prone skin, pamper aging skin, and more.
Want Softer Skin? Do This!
Aug 15, 2017
When our skin tends to be the softest and smoothest, we’re far too young to appreciate it. It may not be until we touch a baby’s skin that we feel the pangs of loss for ourselves.
Summer May Deliver Something you Didn’t Expect
Jul 15, 2017
As we get full swing into summer, what we may be thinking about is how we can get “just enough” the sun to avoid burning and other damage.
The Many Marvels of Mohs Surgery
Jun 15, 2017
Skin cancer is an enemy of your skin. To overcome the diagnosis of skin cancer, it may feel as though you need the help of a Marvel comic book hero. There is something akin to a virtual super-hero in the world of dermatology.
Early Diagnosis for Melanoma is Possible. Get Skin-Savvy!
May 15, 2017
Melanoma is the type of skin cancer that poses the greatest concern for all of us. As experienced dermatologists, it is our hope that we can provide our patients with the information they need to understand their skin cancer risk...
Dry Skin May Be More Than a Nuisance
Apr 15, 2017
Dry skin is a problem for a lot of people, especially during the cold winter months. You would think that the warmer weather of spring would lend way to healthier, more vibrant skin.
Staying on Top of the Moisture Game
Mar 15, 2017
The harsh months of winter weather are slowly fading away, and many of us are looking forward to the welcome of Springtime.
Did You Resolve to Hit the Gym This Year? Here’s What Your Skin Needs!
Feb 15, 2017
A gym membership can make it easier to uphold your resolution to be physically fit. Even if you’re not after washboard abs, there is a lot to be gained by engaging in classes or workouts at your local fitness center.
Don’t Let Winter Make You Bitter
Jan 15, 2017
There are so many wonders of winter; who could dislike this season? We’ll tell you who – people whose dry skin becomes cracked and irritated in the bitter cold!
Unexpected Ways the Holidays May Affect Your Skin
Dec 15, 2016
The time of snowfall and sleigh bells and Santa is here, and that means more joy to go around throughout the month of December. The holidays are a glorious time of shopping and eating and snacking and drinking and baking and eating . . .
Sweaters, Cider, and Your Skin
Nov 15, 2016
Ah, Fall! The time of year when we pull out the hoodies and stock up the wood pile for those cozy nights around the fireplace. Who isn’t ready for Fall, with all of its colors and tasty treats?
Skin Care for Your 50’s
Oct 15, 2016
Contrary to how a woman (or man) may start to feel as they travel through mid-life, it is never too late to start a good anti-aging skin care routine.
Tips to Care for Your Skin Through the Ages
Sep 15, 2016
Through the ages, aging has been a process that humans have tried to slow. It was said that Cleopatra bathed in milk – quite often! Today, we perform a number of routines to keep us looking as young on the outside as we feel on the inside.
Your Skin Care is Doing WHAT?
Aug 15, 2016
The need for sun protection is something that most of us are well aware of. As we find ourselves in the thick of summer, we can think of no better topic to discuss than protecting the skin from UV damage.
Let’s Talk Lips!
Jul 15, 2016
Ask anyone who’s top lip disappears when they smile, and they will tell you there’s very good reason to consider lip augmentation.
Summertime is a Great Time to Get to Know your Sunscreen
Jun 15, 2016
Many of the conditions that seem to occur with age may actually be related to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Research has demonstrated that 90% of the signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles, are the direct result of UV damage.
Do you have Sensitive Skin?
May 15, 2016
When speaking with patients about their skin concerns, one of the words we hear often is “sensitive.” In reality, experts describe sensitive skin as a far less common condition than people may think.
Mohs Surgery a Strong Contender for the Best Skin Cancer Treatment
Apr 15, 2016
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the USA. At Advanced Laser & Skin Cancer Center who specializes in early diagnosis, preventive methods, and most advanced, most proven, effective treatments for Skin Cancer from the New Jersey and adjacent areas.
Why You Should Think Twice About Indoor Tanning
Mar 15, 2016
Across the country, teens and adults alike are engaging in potentially harmful tanning behaviors.
Simple And Essential Ways To Protect Your Skin From Sun Damage
Feb 15, 2016
Avoiding sun damage is one of the most important ways you can protect your appearance and your health. UV radiation from the sun (or tanning beds) can cause premature aging, result in more noticeable wrinkles, leave you with tough, dry skin,...
What Does Collagen Do For Your Skin?
Jan 15, 2016
If you’d like to protect your skin and your youthful appearance, it is important to understand
Do You Regret Your Tattoo? Consider Your Options
Nov 15, 2015
Tattoos can be a fun expression of self or a poignant way to treasure a memory, but in some cases, people come to hate a tattoo they once loved. If you have a tattoo that you regret, there are a few options to consider.
Oct 15, 2015
Would you like to learn more about preventing wrinkles and looking younger? Here’s what you should know:
Four Most Common Skin Conditions
Sep 15, 2015
Are you one of those several thousands of people who is suffering from scaly skin, oozing sores or skin rash? These are only a very few of the several signs of skin disorders.
Understanding Rosacea: Causes and Treatment
Aug 15, 2015
Rosacea is a lasting and a very common skin condition that has affected the lives of approximately 14 million Americans. Inflammation of skin and patchy redness particularly on the chin, nose and cheeks are symptoms of this skin condition.
When Do You Need Mohs Surgery?
Jul 31, 2015
Mohs Surgery is, in its most basic form, the surgical removal of skin cancer in different stages. It was developed by Dr. Frederick Mohs in the 1930s and has been used since then to effectively treat skin cancer.
Mohs Surgery for Skin Cancer Treatment
Jun 30, 2015
Mohs surgery, also known as chemosurgery, is a effective and safe way to treat skin cancer. In this procedure, thin layers of the skin are removed and examined under a microscope. This continues until all the cancerous tissue is removed.
Identifying the Early Signs of Skin Cancer
May 31, 2015
When detected early, most forms of skin cancers can be cured almost completely. That is why it is essential to give your skin a complete examination, from head to toe. You can examine your skin on a regular basis using simple techniques devised by doctors.
A Closer Look At Mohs Surgery
Apr 14, 2015
Mohs surgery, or Mohs micrographic surgery, is a surgical method to remove skin cancer. It is named after Dr. Frederich Mohs, its inventor. The surgery is used to treat two types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).
A Guide To Preventing And Detecting Skin Cancer
Mar 25, 2015
Most people know to keep an eye on moles and other skin blemishes. Sudden growth, an unexpected change in color or a shift in shape could indicate that a growth on or under the skin has become cancerous.
Treatment For Birthmark Removal
Feb 23, 2015
Birthmarks might seem trivial to some people, but to others they are unsightly discolored patches of skin that affect appearance, self-esteem, and self-worth. With today’s technology, there is no reason to continue living with a birthmark if it bothers you
Establish A Winter Skin Care Regimen
Jan 22, 2015
Just as the weather changes with the seasons, so should your skin care regimen. To prepare for the cold, dry weather that winter brings, people upgrade to heavier clothing and more layers to provide protection. Skin care products should be no exception.
What is Mohs Surgery?
Dec 12, 2014
When patients with skin cancer are seeking treatment for their condition, we often discuss Mohs surgery with them. Mohs surgery is a process through which skin layers are removed in the affected areas until the skin cancer is no longer present.
Warning Signs of Skin Cancer
Dec 01, 2014
One out of every five Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. The good news? It’s easily treatable with early detection.
October is Eczema Awareness Month
Oct 31, 2014
October is Eczema Awareness Month. During Eczema Awareness Month, events are held throughout the country to educate the general public about the chronic skin disorder eczema, which impacts millions of Americans.
Gangaram Ragi, MD: Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center
✆ Phone (appointments): 201-836-9696
Address: 870 Palisade Ave, Suite 302, Teaneck, NJ 07666
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