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23 Oct 12:22
Refreshed, Clear, Younger Looking Skin with the Fraxel Laser

 After the summer season, (not to mention the general stress of 2020), your skin might need a refresher. If you’ve got the motivation to improve your complexion, but not a lot of time, a Fraxel laser treatment may be the answer you are looking for.

Fraxel lasers target aging and sun-damaged skin with tiny laser columns of energy that penetrate deep into your skin to speed up your body’s collagen production. It resurfaces your skin by stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin cells from the inside out The result is a natural look, not overdone. Your moisturizer and make up will slide on leaving you with a glass-like finish.

Does It Hurt? A lot can be done to minimize the slight discomfort and sensation of heat during the treatment. An hour before treatment, a topical anesthesia is applied. This numbs the surface of the skin. During the procedure cold air is blown on the skin to cool things off. Some patients also opt for“ProNox” gas inhalation which has an anesthetic effect and also temporarily eases anxiety.

The treatment itself takes about 45 minutes depending on the area to be covered. Most patients feel like they have a sunburn, which usually diminishes in 1 to 3 hours.

What about the after care? Your skin will look red and a little puffy for about five days. During that time, it is essential to keep it well moisturized and to wear sunscreen when you go outside. In the time of this pandemic, a mask, sunglasses and a hat are recommended to keep you safe. It will also do wonders to keep you covered up. In a week or less, you’ll start to see a difference. There will be a reduction of unwanted brown spots, reduced fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and improved appearance of acne scars and surgical scars.

While most people opt for treatment to the face, Fraxel can be used to improve the appearance of the decollete, hands and any other area that needs resurfacing. The effects of the treatment last about a year or more and can be repeated for even more dramatic results. 

26 Aug 13:41
Maskne (Mask Acne) and How to Avoid It

Believe it or not, your skin needs to “breathe” just like the rest of you.

You’re doing the right thing and wearing a mask to protect yourself and others. What lots of people are discovering, to their dismay, is a constellation of pimples on their chin and lower cheeks as a result of the hours they spend covered up. “Maskne,” as it is now called, results from heat, perspiration, friction, and moisture on the area of the skin covered by your mask. High humidity during the dog days of summer adds to the problem. Stress may also a component in these trying times.

The official dermatological condition is acne mechanics. When the skin is constantly rubbed, (by a mask, your fingers, or tight clothing, for example) it initially becomes rough and then starts to develop acne-like bumps. I have been seeing more and more lower face acne in my practice over the past two months, especially, large closed, painful blemishes.

Breathing, talking, and coughing under a mask leads to a growth of natural bacteria called P. Acnes, which, when overgrown, leads to breakouts. Whether you are 16 or 60, wearing a mask can wreak havoc on your complexion.

Here are some tips to help you avoid “Maskne”

1. Use a disposable mask and throw away after use

2. If you are using a reusable mask, wash daily with a fragrance free/dye free detergent

3. Use a light oil-free moisturizer like Neutrogena Hydro Boost

4. If you are prone to break outs and have oily skin, wash your face with a benzoyl peroxide product like Pan Oxyl Acne Foaming Wash

5. If your skin is more sensitive, wash daily with KenetMD m/Power Wash (Anti-Acne). This product contains salicylic acid which cleanses skin gently and fights blemishes

6. Avoid make up around the lower face

7. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen on parts of your face that are exposed. We recommend KenetMD EnGarde SPF 30 or KenetMD Perfect Shade SPF30
    Don’t let the threat of acne make you avoid wearing a mask. We’re all in this together and we will all get through it safely.
        26 May 12:16
        Skin Care & Protective Face Masks

         Donning a face mask has become part of our daily routine as we combat Covid-19. We wear masks for walks outside, shopping, even while jogging. For essential workers, face masks are worn continuously on long shifts around the clock. By now we have become familiar with social media images of health care workers with red, irritated faces once they remove their face masks. Even individuals with normally trouble-free skin are finding that wearing a face mask can result in breakouts, redness and rough patches.

        Here are some tips on how to maintain healthy skin when wearing a face mask.

        1. Before you put on a mask, apply a lightweight moisturizer. Allow it to soak into your skin for a few minutes before donning the mask. A good choice is Farmacy DAILY GREENS Oil-free Gel Moisturizer.

        2. Be sure the mask is snug but not too tight.

        3. When it is appropriate to remove the mask, rinse you skin with cool water. If it appears irritated or red, apply a light coat of Arnica Gel.

        4. Avoid using harsh products on your skin when not wearing your mask. This would include many types of bar soaps or scrubs. Hot water can also be irritating and cause dryness.

        5. When you have a few minutes, apply a cool milk and water compress to any irritated areas and follow with a soothing gentle moisturizer like Cetaphil.
        6 Feb 13:03


        Aloe Vera: Multi-Tasker for Beautiful Clear Skin

        A few of us may remember coming back from the beach with a sunburn and the cooling relief of aloe vera applied to our skin. There’s a lot of good reasons why aloe remains a mainstay among those of us looking for a non-irritating way to cleanse and nourish our skin.

        Egyptians called the aloe, “the plant of immortality.” While I’m not sure I’d go that far, this hearty flowering succulent is a powerhouse when it comes to skin care. Researchers have uncovered the scientific basis for its well-known healing properties as a remedy for sunburned and irritated skin.

        What’s great about aloe is its wonderful compatibility with all skin types---aging, oil, sensitive, even acne. It contains Vitamins A (beta-carotene), C and E---all great anti-oxidants which neutralize free radicals. There are also plenty of amino acids in the aloe vera plant which do two great things for our skin---first, it softens hardened skin cells which results in smooth glowing skin and second the zinc in aloe acts as an astringent to tighten pores. What more could you ask for?

        KenetMD m/Power Wash and Balancing Cleanser both boast aloe vera as a main ingredient. It’s a natural, non-irritating way to bring out the best in your skin without harshness or chemicals.

        24 Oct 17:55
        The Hard Facts About Hard Water and Your Skin

        You’re using the best products for your skin and hair, but somehow it feels like you’ve always got a filmy residue after you rinse your face or wash out your conditioner. In certain parts of the United States, hard water may be to blame. The idea of water being ‘hard’ may sound strange, but it’s real. Water hardness is determined by the amount of dissolved calcium and magnesium in the water. The Upper Plains and The Rocky Mountain region have the hardest water. In places like that, surfactants in soap react with the hard water and leave a film of residue on skin and hair as well as shower tiles and plumbing.

        Hard water has been associated with the development of atopic dermatitis (itchy, irritated skin). For those with persistent eczema or itching, hard water should be considered a culprit.

        The calcium in hard water can also disrupt the important barrier function of the skin.

        Other less well-defined effects on the skin include clogged pores and acne. Even more serious, calcium and magnesium left on the skin can form free radicals, which, over time can break down collagen and elastin. This may lead to premature aging.

        Water softeners can help and are used by many consumers. Another idea is to stick with skin and hair care products that are surfactant free such as KenetMD m-Power Wash.

        For those us blessed with not too soft and not too hard water (New York really does have great water thanks to the Marcellus Shale a whisper of gratitude that we can rinse clean and leave nothing but fresh skin and hair behind.

        24 Sep 13:52
        Time for a Spot Check?

        The American Academy of Dermatology recommends a yearly skin exam to detect early signs of skin cancer. If it has been more than a year since your last appointment, it may be time for a spot check.

        Melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer, is 100% curable in its early stages.

        One-on-one in-person check ups by a board certified dermatologist ensure accurate and thorough assessments.

        Things to look out for include:

        • A is for Asymmetry: One part of a mole or birthmark doesn’t match the other.
        • B is for Border: The edges are irregular, ragged, notched, or blurred.
        • C is for Color: The color is not the same all over and may include shades of brown or black, sometimes with patches of pink, red, white, or blue.
        • D is for Diameter: The spot is larger than ¼ inch across – about the size of a pencil eraser.
        • E is for Evolving: The mole is changing in size, shape, or color.

        If you notice any suspicious spots on your skin or anything changing, itching or bleeding call Helen Rios at 212-535-9753 to schedule and appointment.


        27 Jun 11:59
        Passport To Perfect Skin

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        2 May 12:53
        Mom... Beautiful Inside And Out

        Because Mom is worth her weight in gold, pamper her with KenetMD 24K Gold Serum... infused with Real Gold. 

        By improving circulation and decreasing skin inflammation, pure gold helps to soften expression lines, reduce fine wrinkles and diminish the appearance of age spots.

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        22 Apr 12:35
        Exfoliate The Earth-Friendly Way

        Treat yourself to our non-irritating, soothing and noncomedogenic pH POLISHER once a week. It maintains your skin’s pH with a patented delivery system of microbeads and a proprietary high-grade, non-clogging beeswax blend. PLUS, our beads are completely earth-friendly, and dissolve safely into the ecosystem.



        29 Mar 10:41
        Heading To The Beach
        With Your Umbrella?

        Beach Umbrellas vs Sunscreen (which works better?) Though it may seem to make sense that shade provides adequate sun protection, you might want to rethink that.

        A new study shows that skin is exposed to reflected and indirect UV rays even when you're sitting under a beach umbrella. Researchers concluded that there is insufficient clinical evidence that a beach umbrella alone can provide adequate sun protection. The study was conducted in Lake Lewisville, TX among 81 participants with fair skin. One group used only a beach umbrella and the other group used SPF 100 sunscreen.

        During 3.5 hours of sun exposure, 78% of participants under shade from a beach umbrella developed a sunburn versus 25% of participants using sunscreen. Just in case you think that sunscreen always does the trick, the authors concluded that neither shade nor sunscreen alone completely prevented sunburn.

        Additional sun protection measures such as wearing hats, long sleeve shirts and pants as well as limiting outdoor exposure may be needed to assure that you don't risk a sunburn. The authors also concluded that extra attention should be paid to protecting the face because people tend to apply less sunscreen as opposed to other parts of the body.

        KenetMD Skincare has specially formulated two products to insure that when it comes to your face your well protected. En Garde Moisture SPF 30, a lightweight formulation that is oil-free, paraben-free and enriched with Vitamin C & Perfect Shade SPF 30, A multi-tasking tinted moisturizer that goes to work instantly to cover and protect. Shop Them Here.

        And we can't say this enough-- important to practice monthly head-to-toe examinations of your skin, so that you can find any new or changing lesions that might be cancerous or precancerous. Skin cancers found and removed early are almost always curable.
        Worried About A Spot? Don't Delay--Make An Appointment Today.

        31 Jan 15:04
        Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA);
        Stands The Test Of Time

        Men and women have used alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) for centuries to clear, cleanse and exfoliate the skin. In the 1700s ladies of the French court dabbed aged wine on their faces to soften their complexion and remove unwanted spots and blotches. Back even further, in 1560 B.C., physicians used plant, animal and sulfur substances for exfoliation. In 1974 the term “alpha hydroxy acid” was introduced for the treatment of a severe dry skin condition called “ichthyosis.” Newer technology allows doctors and consumers to use these ancient recipes in a stronger but more predictable formulation to benefit the skin.

        AHAs occur naturally in foods: citric (citrus fruits), lactic (sour milk), malic (apples), tartaric (fruit and grape wine) and glycolic (sugarcane). Glycolic acid has a small molecular size and is very adaptable for cosmetic use because of its ability to penetrate the skin. AHAs are a true drug/cosmetic hybrid. They provide some superficial effects, such as hydration, but they also change the structure of the skin in the same way a drug would. AHA products slough away layers of dead skin and cause newer skin to appear plumper and younger looking.

        At least one study has shown that the continued use of products containing a 25 percent concentration of AHAs can increase collagen production. AHAs also increase the number and quantity of elastin fibers and tighten the superficial skin layers.

        Using AHAs makes your skin more sun sensitive, and you must be vigilant about the daily use of sunscreen on your face, winter and summer. Avoid sunbathing even if you use sunscreen. Wear a hat when you plan to be outdoors on a sunny day. If you follow basic skin protection precautions, your skin will not suffer. If for any reason you plan to be outdoors for a lengthy period, discontinue your AHA regimen for two weeks prior to that time.

        An effective way to get your “daily dose” of AHA’s is with KenetMD m/POWER WASH. It’s blended with soothing botanicals and a combination of beta and salicylic acid. It’s this kind of evidence-based skin care that will make a noticeable difference.

        10 Jan 13:31
        Skin Looking Spotty? Blame it on Pollution!

        We’re all well aware the UV radiation from the sun is the number one skin culprit. But there’s a newly observed threat to our complexion that might make you think twice about living in a big crowded city. Recent research has established that particulate matter and noxious gases in air pollution stress the skin and contribute to signs of aging.

        Across the globe about 90% of the population living in cities are exposed to traffic-related pollutants that exceed air quality guidelines. And the problem isn’t just out on the streets. In some areas, cooking with unclean fuels or inefficient technologies pollutes the indoors.

        All of this pollution adds up to bad news for our skin. In a study of 400 Caucasian women by the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, scientists discovered that exposure to pollutants was significantly associated with skin aging. There was up to a 35% increase in lentigines (brown spots) for those who lived within 100 meters from a busy road.

        The scientists concluded that “in addition to ultra violet radiation, skin stressors include ambient air pollution.”

        While it may not be practical to move out of your city apartment, there are extra steps you can take to minimize wrinkles and brown spots--the negative effect that pollution has on our skin.

        • Cleanse Daily: Your first step is to remove pollutants and dirt from your skin through proper cleansing. Empower your daily routine with KenetMD's m/POWER WASH.
        • Moisturize & Protect: Moisturizers with SPF hydrate, provide antioxidant support and protect from damaging UV rays. And helps to create a barrier between your skin and pollutants. Here at KenetMD we like to say En GARDE (MOISTURE SPF 30) to pollution.

        • Exfoliate Weekly: A good scrubbing helps to deep clean your pores and remove the dirt, oil and debris. Treat yourself to our non-irritating, soothing and noncomedogenic pH POLISHER once a week.

        • Load-Up On Antioxidants: They help to fend off free radical damage and can support healthy-looking skin when taken internally. Eating a diet rich in antioxidants is an excellent line of defense against the damaging effects of pollution.

        • Stay Hydrated: Water helps to flush toxins through your system and keep your skin (and entire body) healthy.

        • Smoke-Free: Stop smoking! Tobacco smoke induces skin aging by degrading collagen.

        Are your brown spots getting you down? The good news is there are many treatment and product options available to help minimize your spots and get you looking your best. Call our office today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Kenet will be able to give you a personalized diagnosis and treatment plan that will get you on the right track to vibrant healthy skin.  

        CALL 212-535-9753 OR EMAIL INFO@KENETMD.COM

        19 Dec 13:27
        Partners Play Critical Role In Melanoma Exams
        Having to strip down regularly to have your partner check for mole irregularities may be initially embarrassing to a person -- especially a woman -- previously diagnosed with melanoma. But a new Northwestern Medicine study shows the benefits of a partner frequently checking for troublesome moles based on training to do so far outweigh the embarrassment. Study participants who received skin examination training caught far more mole irregularities than those in the control group. They also grew more confident performing the examinations. Full Story

        KenetMD recommends that everyone practice monthly head-to-toe examinations of their own and partners' skin, so that you can find any new or changing lesions that might be cancerous or precancerous. Skin cancers found and removed early are almost always curable.
        Worried About A Spot? Don't Delay--Make An Appointment Today.
        30 Nov 10:19
        Reducing Large Pores

        Our pores are essential to our skin’s health, providing the oils that keep our skin soft and supple. But who among us hasn’t gazed into a mirror, (especially a magnifying mirror) and gasped at the sight of our pores. Patients tell me all the time that their pores are “giant,” or “enlarged,” and they are desperate to do something about it. Let’s step away from the mirror for a moment and learn some basic anatomy.

        Each pore contains a sebaceous gland, which produces your skin’s oils. (Pores are more noticeable on parts of the face, like the forehead and the nose, where the sebaceous glands are bigger.) Fair-skinned people have pores on the small side; those with olive or darker skin have larger pores.

        Here are some helpful tips to keep your pores as undetectable as possible:

        1. Stay Out Of The Sun... Here’s one more reason to avoid sun damage. UV rays weaken the collagen that supports the pores. The result -- a loosening of the skin and more apparent pores.

        2. A Clean Face... Dead skin cells and trapped sebum—which, put together, form a pimple—can stretch out pores. If you’re on the oily side, use an AHA cleanser once a day to keep the oil in check and reduce the chance of a breakout.

        3. Use A Retinol... If you want to take it to the next level, try a retinol-based product on a daily basis.

        4. Cover It Up... While you’re working on your skin care routine, take cover with a silicone based primer to improve your appearance. 

        Another helpful tip to keep to keep your skin in great shape--Cross-Training, the secret weapon of skin care. Weights one day, cardio the next. It makes perfect sense when you’re looking for a strong lean body. The same results-oriented philosophy now applies to your skin care.

        “I developed four products in the Weekly Way KenetMD Rejuvenation Kit that work synergistically to create a real biological difference in skin cells,”

        KenetMD’s Cross Train plan offers a system that simplifies the sometimes confusing world of skin care. It is literally all you need to see visible results. The alternating plan delivers fantastic results that are easy and understandable. Four bottles, each offering a unique benefit that paves the way to glowing fresh skin. Visit us at to learn more.

        17 Nov 12:18
        Your Skin Is Truly A Marvel

        November brought us Daylight Savings TimeElection Day and before you know it Thanksgiving too. It's also officially designated as National Healthy Skin Month in the US. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) first implemented November as healthy skin month in order to raise awareness about the importance of keeping skin fresh, hydrated and healthy all year round. See more at:

        As our largest organ, our skin requires special attention especially as the weather turns cooler. Many of my patients see me in the winter months complaining of flaking dry skin. The lower legs, elbows and heels often show signs of excessive dryness which can lead to uncomfortable itchiness. Cheeks and hands can also become chapped from the lower humidity and cold winds.

        Your best bet for keeping skin smooth and healthy is consistent daily moisturizing. Keep it simple with a non-irritating, low-fragrance product such as Aquaphor or Aveeno.

        Aquaphor is an ointment and can be quite greasy, but is great for very dry skin. Use it on feet after a shower right before bedtime. Slip on a pair of soft cotton socks to keep things neat. Your feet will feel smoother in the morning.

        For all over body moisture stick with a cream. Pat dry your skin, then apply the cream to lock in moisture.

        And when it come to your face we recommend En Garde Moisture SPF 30 which is ideal for all skin types. This lightweight formulation is oil-free, paraben-free and enriched with Vitamin C . It leaves a dewy transparency, and with SPF 30, it offers you essential protection from damaging UVA and UVB rays. Use EVERY DAY to keep your skin looking young, wrinkle free and smooth.

        Your skin is truly a marvel. It works non-stop to regulate your body temperature, protect you from infections and detect cold, touch and pain. Let November be the month when you return the favor and begin to pamper and care for it. You’ll feel great and look even better.

        20 Oct 12:18
        Beauty Sleep is No Myth!

        Lights Out For A Prettier Morning

        In the fairy tale, “Sleeping Beauty” waits in slumber for her prince to land the all-important kiss that will awaken her. When he finally does, she looks perfectly rested and refreshed. The moral of the story? If you want to look great, get your shut eye. During sleep, human growth hormone (HGH) surges. HGH is important for, among things, the production of collagen.

        Moreover, as you move through your sleep phases, free radicals that are considered health-risk instigators are dissolved in your bloodstream. During these hours of complete rest, your cells have time to replenish, and even regenerate or repair. Even one night of lost sleep shows up on your face.

        In a 2010 study, individuals were asked to assess the appearance of those who were well rested versus others who hadn’t slept. The researchers reported, “Our findings show that sleep-deprived people appear less healthy, less attractive and more tired compared with when they are well rested.” So... lights out for a prettier morning.

        Collagen and Growth Hormone

        Early in the nighttime sleep cycle, people typically have a surge in growth hormone. This period of deep sleep, stages 3 and 4 sleep, contributes to what people call "beauty sleep" as secretion of growth hormone helps repair and rebuild body tissues like muscle and bone. Many of the body’s tissues also show increased cell production and slower breakdown of proteins during deep sleep. Since proteins are the building blocks needed for cell growth and for repair of damage from factors like stress and ultraviolet rays, deep sleep is truly "beauty sleep."


        CALL 212-535-9753 OR EMAIL INFO@KENETMD.COM

        6 Oct 19:17
        Beyond Botox: Fraxel Treatment Tightens Skin and Fights Sagging

        You’re not ready for a facelift, but want something to give your skin the bounce and smoothness you once enjoyed. This may be the perfect time to consider a Fraxel Treatment.

        Fraxel is short for “fractional” lasers. The laser beam is broken up into many smaller beams which penetrate the top layer of the skin and injures the skin in a controlled way. Wound healing ensues creating new collagen and elastin. Over the weeks that follow, the skin becomes fresher, smoother and clearer. It works on fine lines and wrinkles like crow’s feet and brow lines; surface scarring, age spots and signs of sun damage.

        The procedure takes about 45 minutes during which the dermatologist uses a hand piece that “zaps” the skin with a carefully measured pulse.

        Patients describe the sensation of having a Fraxel as feeling a low level of heat or stinging. Discomfort can be managed with a topical anesthetic. You may notice some redness for up to 24 hours after the procedure. Fraxel appeals to people who want minimal downtime and want to avoid the trauma of plastic surgery.

        It’s the perfect solution for people who don’t want to look “done” but do want to look better.


        CALL 212-535-9753 OR EMAIL INFO@KENETMD.COM

        7 Sep 11:07
        Best Baby Skin Care

        When it comes to taking care of a newborn’s delicate skin, stick to the basics. A new study recently revealed that the use of olive or sunflower oil on infant’s skin damages the skin barrier and may lead to problems. The researchers divided babies into three groups: olive oil, sunflower oil and no oil.

        According to Dr. Alison Cooke of the University of Manchester, UK, “When compared to no oil, both topical olive oil and sunflower oil…impeded the development of skin barrier function from birth.” The breakdown of the skin barrier may lead to eczema.

        This study was done in part due to some evidence from South Asia that sunflower oil has an anti-microbal effect which could benefit premature babies in developing countries.

        What is safe? KenetMD recommends what are called “bland emollients.” This includes petrolatum ointment (Vaseline or Aquaphor) and cleansers that are fragrance and dye free (Cera Ve).

        Remember that “natural” doesn’t always equal safe, especially when it comes to the new and tender skin of infants.

        16 Aug 16:24
        Five Myths About Poison Ivy and Other Poisonous Plants

        #1... Poison Ivy is Always Green- FALSE- Keep your eyes open for a variety of colors. Each leaf has three leaflets with smooth or toothed edges, but the color can range from reddish in the spring, green in summer and yellow, orange or red in the fall.

        #2... Poison Ivy is Contagious- FALSE – Poison Ivy and other poison plant rashes can't be spread from person to person. But it is possible to pick up the rash from plant oil that may have stuck to clothing, pets, garden tools and other items that have come in contact with the plant.

        #3... Pets Are Sensitive to Poison Ivy- FALSE – Fido and Fluffy won’t suffer if they come in contact with the poison ivy plant. However, you should wash your pet with shampoo while wearing rubber gloves since the oil on their fur can stick to a human and cause a rash.

        #4... There’s a Sure Fire Cure – FALSE- The rash and blisters and itch normally disappear in several weeks without any treatment.

        #5... A Fever with Poison Ivy is Normal – FALSE- See your doctor if you have a temperature of over 100 degrees, the itching gets worse or keeps you awake at night, the rash spreads to your eyes, mouth, genital area or covers more than ¼ of your body.

        Dr. Kenet can provide information and supportive treatment for anyone suffering from poison ivy. To make an appointment, call us : 212.535.9753 or email:

        10 Aug 11:23
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        9 Aug 20:00
        The Secret Weapon of Skin Care: Cross Training

        Weights one day, cardio the next. It makes perfect sense when you’re looking for a strong lean body. The same smart results-oriented philosophy now applies to your skin care. Dr. Barney Kenet, dermatologist and consultant to bold name beauties advises his patients to “Cross Train” their skin the same way they work on their muscles.

        “I developed four products in the KenetMD Rejuvenating Skin Care Kit that work synergistically to create a real biological difference in skin cells,” said Dr. Kenet.

        The kit is designed to keep you on track. Here’s how it works. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, cleanse your face with m/Power Wash, a unique blend of AHA’s in a botanical base. AHA’s are the gold standard for plumping collagen, evening out tone, and disrupting the aged appearance of skin. m/Power Wash gently strips away the top layer to reveal smoother skin. On a microscopic level, skin cells which were once like a disorganized pile of bricks become organized and even to reveal smooth, luminous skin. Using AHA’s too often or in too strong a concentration, however can lead to irritation that causes skin to peel, flake or turn red. KenetMD’s system takes that risk of redness & irritation out of the equation. That’s because on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, it’s KenetMD’s Balancing Cleanser. The soothing, gentle wash with soap-free, anti-inflammatory ingredients of aloe vera and sage restores your skin.

         “More is not always better,” said Dr. Kenet. “Using the same product everyday
        causes ingredient fatigue and non-compliance. My system keeps you faithful to the
        protocol. It’s like having a skin coach in your medicine cabinet."

        On Sunday, KenetMD offers pH Polisher, a unique blend of exfoliants that scrub away dirt, excess oil and pollutants. It’s a once-a-week treatment that enhances the effects of AHA’s and Balancing Cleanser.

        No skin care plan would be complete without sunscreen. And that’s why KenetMD includes En Garde Moisture SPF30 with Vitamin C. Use it every day to protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB radiation while boosting skin repair with essential Vitamin C, shown to fight antioxidants.

        KenetMD’s Cross Train system offers a plan that simplifies the sometimes confusing world of skin care. It is literally all you need to see visible results. The alternating plan delivers fantastic results that are easy and understandable. Four bottles, each offering a unique benefit that paves the way to glowing fresh skin.

        27 Jul 23:33
        Are Examinations Necessary to Detect Skin Cancer? I Vote Yes

        A U.S. task force recently said that it lacked sufficient evidence to recommend total body screening for skin cancer. After reviewing thousands of research papers and studies from around the world, they found that none of them allowed them to definitely establish the value of skin cancer screenings.

        Despite these statements, which are inconclusive in themselves, it is clear that there is value in the safe efficient practice of screening patients for skin cancer. I've done it everyday for more than 20 years and I know from experience how valuable it is. This is especially true for fair people who burn easily, those with lots of moles, spots and freckles and those who have a family or personal history of skin cancer.

        This ten minute exam is more than worthwhile.

        Here are five reasons why:

        1. All skin cancers, including melanoma, are curable in their early stages.
        2. Dermatologists are trained to efficiently distinguish between benign, pre-malignant and malignant lesions allowing for the strategic use of surgery only when necessary.
        3. Undetected skin cancers grow and cause harm, disfigurement, even death.
        4. Skin exams are painless. There is no radiation exposure like in a mammogram, there is no invasive procedure like a colonoscopy.
        5. As for cost, free skin exams are offered at least yearly throughout the country, sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology.

          What do you have to lose?

          26 Jul 13:22
          Does Your Diet Cause Acne? Latest Study Shows the Jury’s Still Out

          Whether it’s chocolate, pizza, or sugary drinks, experts have been warning teens to avoid specific foods if they want to clear up their skin. The most recent and comprehensive study of acne tells us the simple answer is---nobody’s sure.

          According to a comprehensive look at all the studies on food and breakouts published by the American Academy of Dermatology, “given the current data, no specific dietary changes are recommended on the management of acne.”

          The Academy did give a nod, however, to some small studies which suggest that high glycemic index diets may be associated with acne. In our opinion, the studies were too small to have much relevance. Likewise, some “observational” studies were conducted to examine the role of dairy consumption and acne. The strongest association was noted in skim milk. Again, the study has been criticized because it relied on the memories of individuals rather than their current status.

          We have always recommended and make a personal effort to adhere to a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, and lower in meat and simple carbohydrates, such as white rice, pasta and processed food. There are more than enough reasons to maintain a healthy eating plan, not the least of which is weight maintenance, reduced risk of heart disease and diabetes. For the present time, however, acne is not on the hit list.

          Regardless of the cause, Acne, at any age can have a profound affect on self esteem and overall confidence. Dr. Kenet offers patients with acne a comprehensive and holistic approach to combat acne lesions, blackheads, redness and scarring. For more info or to schedule a consultation EMAIL US AT INFO@KENETMD.COM

          19 Jul 08:13
          Fair Warning to Redheads... Stay Out of the Sun

          If you or someone you love has red hair, pale skin and freckles, staying out of the sun is a must to avoid skin cancer. Even if you don’t have red hair, but carry the “ginger gene” you’re also at risk. Red-haired people all have two copies of the gene which causes a strong tendency to burn in the sun. Called the MC1R variant, the redhead gene affects skin pigment leaving you especially vulnerable to damage from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation (UV).

          Researchers found an average of 42% more sun-associated mutations in tumors from people carrying the gene.

          As the son and father of a redhead, Dr. Kenet is especially vigilant about their summer sun safety. His son David wears a long sleeve rash guard with a built in head cover whenever he ventures to the beach for a swim. His mother assiduously avoids sun exposure, and uses a “parasol” when she walks her dog in the afternoon. She also wears long sleeves and a hat.

          It is essential to wear sunscreen on sun exposed areas and to reapply as often as possible.

          KenetMD EnGarde SPF 30 offers full spectrum protection and is oil free. It’s great for all skin types and a necessary defense against premature aging and skin cancer.

          27 May 15:22
          Hyatt Hospitality Education Fundraiser

          We at KenetMD are proud to stand with @Hyatt in support of their Hyatt Hospitality Education Fundraiser. Congratulations to the deserving scholarship winners and Thank You to @Hyatt, @AHLEF, @NSMH & @HBCU for all the hard work you do to cultivate our future hospitality leaders.

          26 May 10:45
          Keeping Nails Healthy
          If you like manicures and pedicures, keep your eyes open for some common disorders of the nail that can result from these beauty treatments.

          Discoloration of the nail may appear as any color but usually is red or yellow. This is typically a harmless deposit of pigment from the polish, but be aware that the application of a base coat doesn't always protect from discoloration.

          Digging under the nail too vigorously can lead to a condition known as “traumatic onycholysis” when the nail itself separates from the bed of the nail. To avoid this problem, be sure to be gentle when cleaning nails. Don’t use sharp objects like files and scissor points. Instead use a nail brush with soft bristles and a gentle soap.

          White stripes and spots on the nail itself may be a sign of “keratin degranulation” as the result of nail polish binding to and then being removed from the nail. Newer longer lasting polish may cause greater trauma to the nail.

          Infections – pedicure footbaths can trap dirt, lint and skin debris. Without proper sterilization or regular filter changes, bacteria can grow. Be sure salon owners drain, sanitize and rinse footbaths after each use. If you are planning on a pedicure, don’t shave your legs that day. Risking a cut or nick may increase the chance of an infection. People with diabetes should ask their doctor whether a professional pedicure is a good idea.

          Our nails often reflect our general state of health. Changes in the nail, such as discoloration or thickening, can signal health problems, including liver and kidney disease, heart and lung conditions, anemia, and diabetes. Symptoms that could signal nail problems include changes in color, shape and/or thickness, swelling of the skin around the nails, bleeding or discharge, and pain. See your dermatologist for the successful diagnosis and treatment of nail problems.

          18 May 09:17
          Taking Care of Blisters
          New summer sandals, long walks, and outdoors sports all sound like fun but can add up to blisters on your feet. Blisters are formed when repeated pressure against the skin causes the outer layer of the skin to separate from the lower layer. Fluid collects between the two layers. Tempting though it may be to pierce the blister, don't do it. Instead, keep the area clean and cover with a bandage.

          If the blister is located on a part of the body where pressure is exerted, such as the bottom of your foot, you can gently drain the blister. To do this, clean the area with soap and water, sterilize a sewing needle with rubbing alcohol and gently insert it into the side of the blister. Allow it to drain. Do not remove the remaining skin that originally formed the blister as it provides an ideal biologic bandage. Apply antibiotic ointment and cover with a bandage.
          See a doctor for signs of infection, including pus, fever, red or warm skin around the blister, red streaks leading away from blister, swollen lymph nodes or increased pain or swelling. 
          12 May 12:00
          A Youthful Profile

          As we age, our profile changes. The tip of our nose droops and the lower lip becomes more prominent. But perhaps the most obvious sign of of the aging profile is the neck which is prone to sagging, especially under the chin. In the age of selfies, people have become more and more self conscious about their neck. In fact, Nora Ephron's book "I Feel Bad About My Neck" became a bestseller because it resonated with women in their 40's and 50's who began to notice laxity in that area.

          The good news is that some simple procedures can improve the appearance of your neck. Tumescent Liposuction, performed in the office under local anesthesia, offers a permanent solution to a sagging profile. A tiny incision, made under the chin allows for access via a small cannula to remove excess fat. The procedure takes under two hours and is virtually pain free. The results create a pleasant lift and also give the jawline more definition.

          In addition to liposuction, certain laser treatments such as Fraxel around the jawline can tighten and refine skin. Utilizing both procedures over a period of 9 months to a year, yields a synergistic effect.

          For a nose that's beginning to droop, a small dose of Botox can give it a subtle lift.
          So, go ahead, snap a selfie. You'll want to share how you look with all your friends.


          CALL 212-535-9753 OR EMAIL INFO@KENETMD.COM

          15 Apr 11:48

          A recent Men’s Health Poll revealed that over half the men surveyed either trim down their leg hair or shave it off completely. If you’ve visited a gym in the last ten years, you’re probably not surprised to hear these statistics. Men who work out like to show muscle definition and women like what they see.

          Whether you’re a man or a woman, it’s important to shave smart to keep your skin healthy. Before you even pick up a blade, make sure you skin is well lubricated. Make it the last task of your shower or bath so hair follicles have a chance to plump up. If you have ingrown hairs, pre-treat with an exfoliator or AHA cleanser, like KenetMD pH Polisher or m/Power Wash.

          When shaving use a light touch. Don’t bear down on the razor or you risk nicks and cuts. If you do nick your skin, rinse with cool water and apply pressure with a clean cloth until the bleeding stops. Pat dry and dab an antibiotic cream on the wound. Use a clean adhesive bandage over the area.

          If all goes well otherwise, moisturize on damp skin. Avoid using moisturizers that contain excessive fragrance as this may irritate the skin.

          12 Apr 18:12

          We all want to play it safe in the sun, especially when it comes to our children. It seems logical that the higher the SPF on a sunscreen label, the more protection we’ll be getting. In fact, SPF 50+ offers only marginally better protection from Ultra Violet B (UVB) radiation than SPF 30+. SPF 50+ filters out 98% of UVB radiation compared to 96.7% blocked by SPF 30+.

          SPF 50+ sunscreen still needs to be applied just as liberally, re-applied every two hours (or after swimming, exercising and towel drying) and used in combination with other sun protection measures including sun protective hats, protective clothing, sunglasses and shade.

          KenetMD EnGarde Moisture SPF 30 offers UVA and UVB broad spectrum protection while keeping skin soft and supple. The added benefit of Vitamin C is also an important element in repairing sun damage.

          No need to go overboard with high SPF numbers. Just remember to use it regularly and you’ll be ahead of the game.

          22 Mar 15:20
          KenetMD: Microbead FREE

          Microbeads have been in the news. A recent Forbes article described the problem:

          Microbeads are very small bits of plastic that manufacturers use to supply scrubbing power to body washes, exfoliators, toothpastes, and other cleansing products. They look like tiny spheres. They range in size from 1 millimeter, about the size of a pinhead, to 1 micrometer, too small to be seen by the naked eye. According to an estimate from the United Nations Environment Program, a typical exfoliating shower gel might contain as much plastic in microbead form as there is in its plastic container.

          KenetMD has never used microbeads in any of our products. In fact, we are proud to report that our pH Polisher gently exfoliates your skin with a gentle honey-scented blend of completely dissolvable beeswax beads. We recommend using pH Polisher once a week as a treat for your skin. That's all the time it will take for you to notice glowing skin.

          15 Mar 14:51

          Spring is already here and summer’s just around the corner. For many, that means hopping in the car for a trip to the beach, lake or other getaway. By now, we all know that using sunscreen when outside, particularly during summer months in daylight is essential to stave off wrinkles and skin cancer. But wait, and back up a minute to your driving. Are you being exposed to harmful UV radiation in the driver’s seat?

          Most auto manufacturers laminate windshields with a UV light filter, the side windows only protect you against UVB light, but not UVA light. While UVB light causes sunburns, UVA penetrates the skin more deeply and can cause problems down the road.

          PLAY IT SAFE... Apply sunscreen on any exposed area before driving. We recommend KenetMD's En Garde Moisture with SPF 30 (for all skin types) EVERY DAY. Oil-free, and Vitamin C-enriched it protects against the sun’s harmful rays and also helps repair sun damage.


          25 Feb 15:02
          Playing It Safe With Cosmetics: Reducing Your Infection Risk
          A few tips to help you play it safe...
          • When purchasing cosmetics do not use open samples on display. In one survey of makeup counter samples in department stores, more than five percent were infected with fungus or other contaminants.
          • When having a makeover at a store, insist that the applicators being used are fresh disposable ones.
          • At home, discard any make up that is rancid or lost its consistency. As a general rule of thumb, discard eye cosmetics after six months and mascara after three months.
          • Never add liquid to restore a product’s original consistency. Adding other liquids can introduce bacteria.
          • Throw away all products you were using if you discover you have an eye infection. 
          • Do not store cosmetics above 85 degrees. Doing so can increase the risk of interfering with the preservatives that are used to control the growth of bacteria.

          If you do contract an infection--reach out to your dermatologist for a look-see.

          17 Feb 10:00
          The Ingredient Story: 24K Gold Serum
          In addition to Sweet Almond Oil, KenetMD's 24K Gold Serum contains Evening Primrose Oil. Of course, the fragrance is lovely and light, but the most important purpose of using Evening Primrose Oil is that it is rich in Omega-6 Fatty Acids--which are essential for skin health. The oil extracted from evening primrose seeds is very gentle. It boosts blood circulation which is helpful to treat tired skin. Studies published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science have even shown that evening primrose oil can help with age-related structural and functional changes in skin tissues, such as redness, firmness, and roughness.
          8 Feb 12:51
          Harsh Soaps & Oily Skin--What You Need To Know

          If your skin is oily and you think that you can change oil production by washing it with a strong soap, think again. Your skin will not stop producing oil just because you washed oil away from the surface. Moreover, many true soaps contain lards or fats that can block pores.

          What about people with acne? In an experiment, a group of adolescents and young adults with acne used a gentle “syndet bar," for example Dove Soap Bar and another group used conventional soap. For the group using soap, the number of pimples increased. For the group using a syndet bar, the pimples decreased.

          The conclusion to be drawn from this study is that cleansing the face with a harsh soap won’t make pimples go away and may even make things worse. Furthermore, scrubbing with a loofah or a rotating brush device will not tamp down oil production either.

          For even better results, wash your face with an AHA cleanser and rotate with a mild aloe based cleanser( See KenetMD's Weekly Way--Clear Skin Essentials Kit )

          29 Jan 12:02
          How Do AHA's Work?

          Alpha Hydroxy Acids are nontoxic fruit or food-based organic acids. AHAs include citric acid (lemons, limes), lactic acid ( dairy products), malic acid( apples), and tartaric acid (grapes, apricots, avocados, apples and sunflower seeds).

          My two preferred types of AHAs are salicylic acid and glycolic. Glycolic acid, derived mainly from sugar, is the smallest molecular-sized a-hydroxy acid (AHA) and can penetrate the skin effectively. Salicylic acid, derived from willow bark, is also the main ingredient in aspirin. When used a a cleanser or cream on your skin, it loosens keratin (a protein that forms the structure of skin), therefore allowing thickened, scaly plaques of skin to shed more easily. It also decreases inflammation and prevents further breakouts.

          When developing m-Power Wash for Acne,  Dr. Kenet wanted to create something that would reduce pimples, and blackheads while keeping skin from drying out and becoming red and irritated. Dr. Kenet hears positive feedback from his patients with acne, even adult acne, who see a major improvement in their skin.

          13 Jan 11:53
          UV Wearable Sticker Claims to Help Measure Sun Exposure

          The sticker-like monitor, dubbed "My UV Patch," was designed by L'Oreal and introduced this past week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). 

          The device is said to work by using photosensitive dyes that change colors when exposed to UV rays to indicate levels of sun exposure. To figure out one's UV exposure, the wearer can take a picture of the tiny blue heart and upload it to a mobile app.

          Dr. Kenet was recently interviewed by ABC News for their coverage of this new technology;

          'Even if these wearable devices become popular, people can't avoid the basic rules of sun protection: wearing sunblock every day and avoiding direct sunlight during the most sunny parts of the day (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)'

          Read the complete article and Dr. Kenet's expert commentary here.

          7 Jan 11:27
          The Changing Image of Women

          When flappers in the 1920’s went for the bob cut, also known at the Eton crop, it was a “very emotive issue,” according to one author, who went on to say: “For centuries, hair had been a woman’s crowning glory and to dispense with the most sacred symbol of femininity…” It was a liberating choice after decades of ironing, frizzing and pinning hair. The 20’s also ushered in the use of peroxide for bleaching as well as perms and hair dye.

          In 1909 a new idea was put into practice by Selfridges in London. They were the first shop to display cosmetics where customers could experiment with powders, lip salve and other creams. This put an end to the decades of shame and secrecy. 

          What seemed scandalous and upsetting a Century ago may seem very unimportant today. Consider how change upsets us. And how change is always necessary for progress. 

          Decades of Beauty, The Changing Image of Women 1890’s - 1990’s by Kate Mulvey and Melissa Richards.

          24 Dec 10:46
          Ice, Ice, Baby: 7 Ways to Use Ice Cubes to Tame Your Skin

          An ICE CUBE can do wonders for your skin. Here are 7 ways this FREE “treatment” works to make you put your best face forward.

          1. Got an Itch?: It’s hard to control the urge to itch when your skin is begging for a scratch. But too much itching can lead to raw red skin. Instead of digging in with your nails, grab an ice cube and gently move it in a circular motion over the itchy area. Twenty seconds on, twenty seconds off for about a minute will do it.

          2. Angry Red Pimples?: When a pimple just won’t go away and even cover up isn’t doing the trick, place an ice cube over it, pressing gently for twenty seconds, pat dry, and then apply concealer.

          3. Banged Your Shin? Walked Into A Wall? It happens…and then comes the bruise. Apply an ice pack to the area as soon as possible to cut down on the bruise. Ice constricts blood vessels.

          4. Sunburn? Ouch!: Mild to moderate sunburns can be relieved with a soothing ice cube. Be sure to be gentle and don’t leave the ice on for more than 15 seconds at a time. Add ice to your bathwater and soothe that skin.

          5. Itchy Eyes?-A long day in front of the laptop screen, dust and dirt can lead to red itchy eyes. Dip a soft cloth into a bowl of milk and ice cubes. Place over the eyes and give yourself some downtime.

          6. Bug Bites? Take the sting out of bug bites with a gentle application of ice.

          7. Feeling Tired? Take a break with an ice pack across your forehead, think happy thoughts…you’ll look refreshed and beautiful.

          9 Nov 14:44
          Practicing Gratitude and Meaning It

          As the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving approaches and the holidays loom ahead, I like to take a moment to think about those things for which I'm grateful. Like many people, good health and a happy family comes first on the list.

          I'm especially grateful to have my parents who live close by. It's important to me that I'm there to help them in their golden years.

          Though actions speak louder than words, during this time of year I like to take the opposite tack. Take a moment during this week to actually tell someone in a sincere and open way, that you are grateful for them, that you treasure them, that you care about them. It can be awkward at first, but there will be a warm glow and smile between you.

          Don't assume they know how much you mean. Say it.

          15 Oct 11:45
          Skin Care Advice for Brides-to-Be

          Your Best Face Forward on Your Special Day

          14 Oct 15:03
          Give Your Skin a Holiday

          Doesn't it feel great to take in a cool deep breath of fresh air? You can almost feel your lungs being cleansed of soot, smoke and smog. Likewise your skin sometimes needs a clean break. Once every one or two weeks, remove all your makeup, rinse with cool water and...that's it. If your skin is on the dry side you might consider a light moisturizer, or facial oil. If your skin tends to be oily, then go au naturelle. Try to spend 24 hours without make up, creams or lotions on your face, lips and eyes. Give your complexion a little time to breathe. Of course, if you'll be going outside, be sure to use sunscreen. But if you're inside, do without.

          You'll notice that the next day, when you go back to your normal routine, everything will feel a little better.

          10 Jun 14:41
          Welcome to the KenetMD Blog

          Thanks for visiting our blog and  new website. At Kenet Dermatology, we're excited about getting information on skin care, healthy living and uplifting news to you. We'll be posting about once a week or more and look forward to hearing your feedback.

          The season ahead is a busy one, filled with fun and also some stress. I hope you'll find a moment or two to take a look at our posts and comment. I've always believed in the power of honest positive feedback. It's the way I approach patient care, and how I developed my skin care line, including KenetMD products featured in Hyatt Hotels internationally.

          This is to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving, my very favorite holiday of the year. There is so much to be grateful for.