Does Vaping Affect the Skin?

Vaping is on the rise in the U.S. and we are currently experiencing the first e-cigarette epidemic in which 1,650 cases of severe lung injuries have been reported. According to the CDC, the epidemic is nowhere near a slowdown. One of the many misconceptions of e-cigarette use is that vaping is safer, healthier, and better…

The Hip Dip | @beautybydrkay | Kay Durairaj, MD, FACS

Understanding the Hip Dip

Hip dips, also known as “violin hips,” are the inward depressions along the sides of your body that are found just below the hip bone. In anatomical terms, these hip dips are known as the “trochanteric depression” due to the shape of your pelvis. People who have a wider pelvis that sits up higher can…

Melasma | @beautybydrkay | Kay Durairaj, MD, FACS

The Best Tips for Combatting Melasma

Expectant mothers, those on birth control pills, and those that spend heaps of time under the sun, odds are you may be suffering from a mild skin condition known as melasma. This skin condition is known to affect nearly 5 million Americans. For those suffering from this condition, you’re like familiar with those brown-gray patches…

Top 5 fall face-fixers

Fall is an interesting time for beauty. Yes, we all love the changing leaves, hot chocolate, and cuddle weather, but it’s an easy time for our beauty regimen to fall behind. Most of us are bundling up and hiding our faces under scarves and beanies, so sometimes we forget to take care of our skin.…