Press & Media: Blogs

Dr. Chapas has been blogging since 2007 for the Huffington Post on the latest trends in skin care. She is also frequently consulted on skin issues by beauty and health care bloggers. You can find a selection of posts below.


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Stylelist – Skin Tips for your 20s: Beauty at Every Age

Here’s the good news: Your skin probably looks pretty great right now, requires minimal products and has a healthy, natural glow. But there are a lot of misconceptions about caring for skin in your 20s: Many think they don’t need to address problems until they see them. This is the number one mistake. “It’s never too soon to be proactive about taking care of your skin,” says New York-based dermatologist Anne Chapas, Director of Union Square Laser Dermatology. “I truly believe that the health habits that begin in the 20s can make a big difference in the skin health and appearance later in life.” Read More…

Beautylish – Are you Allergic?

Beauties, have you ever tried a new face cream or body lotion and then broken out in pimples or a raw red rash? You may be allergic to a specific ingredient in the product you’re using. Allergic reactions are quite common, but wouldn’t you like to know which ingredients are the main suspects and which symptoms to look out for? We spoke with New York City-based dermatologist Anne Chapas, M.D., to discover what you should avoid when choosing a beauty product. Read More… – 7 Stretch Mark Solutions

Preventive stretch mark creams “can hydrate the skin and build tensile strength,” according to Anne Chapas, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor at New York University School of Medicine. Avoid products that contain the ingredient tretinoin though; they should not be used by pregnant or lactating women. Read More… – 5 Beauty Must-Haves for the Beach (Don’t Leave Home Without ‘Em!)

Swimsuit? Check! Sunglasses? Check! Chick-lit? Check! You’re almost ready to hit the beach, but don’t forget to stock your bag with these key products for pretty skin and hair. Read More… – 7 Skin Sins: Forgiven And Fixed

Slept with a face full of makeup on? Picked that zit? Skipped SPF…again? When it comes to making major skin mistakes, you’re not alone! We found seven women who are ready to admit their skin sins and fix them once and for all. Read on as our experts solve readers’ most pressing complexion dilemmas. Read More… – Sensitive Skin: How to Get the Red Out

From scrubs to cleansing brushes and antiaging retinoid treatments, today’s complexions are often put through demanding paces to achieve that most prized, glowing complexion. Read More… – Beauty Versus the World

The environment can wreak havoc on your looks. Here are 10 ways to prevent a natural (beauty) disaster. From the moment you wake up to when you hit the sheets, “we’re always battling the elements,” says Anne Chapas, M.D., assistant professor of dermatology at New York University School of Medicine in New York City. “And when we’re exposed to too many environmental assaults on a daily basis, our body’s natural protection process breaks down.” Read more… – What Are Your Skin Treatment Options?

If you wish your complexion looked a little fresher, or your skin felt a bit firmer, you have more options than ever—from makeup and creams to needles and lasers to scalpels and sutures. How far should you go? Your face, your call. Read more… – 6 (More!) Things Nobody Explains to You About Aging

Are those leopard spots on your face? Why does your hair suddenly feel so brittle? …And is that a turkey wattle? O’s beauty director makes sense of it all. Read more… – Skin Firming Tips

Top products and procedures for a youthful complexion. Firm, supple, taut…there aren’t many areas of the body for which those wouldn’t be ideal descriptors. But unlike the bits that can be bound in Spanx or camo’d in clothing…Read more… – Beauty Myth: Does Your Skin Purge Impurities?

Have you ever heard of the skin purging theory? The claim is that when you first start a new skin care treatment, the initial breakout is a good sign and means that your skin is purging itself of impurities. We spoke with New York City dermatologist Dr. Anne Chapas to find out the truth about this beauty urban legend. Read more… – The 2011 Genius Awards

ELLE celebrates 13 top stars in hair, makeup, and skin care from the red carpet, the runway, and beyond. Here, beauty’s best share their tips on creating outrageous ringlets, mastering the smoky eye, and flashing a megawatt smile. Read more… – 33 Easy Ways To Get Ready For Summer

From pre-wax numbing kits to sand-proof manicures, we gathered the season’s best new products and expert tips to help you keep your cool. Read more… – Suggestions For Taking Care of Your Children’s Skin by Dr. Anne Chapas

Dr. Anne Chapas suggests parents take a closer look at baby ‘safe’ products. Read more… – Natural Aging: Do Wrinkles Happen Steadily – Or All At Once?

Expert findings suggest your skin may have a “tipping point.” Read more… – Savvy Girl’s Guide to Beauty Etiquette

Should you trim before a bikini wax? Tip the hair washer and stylist? Here’s the inside scoop on maneuvering beauty’s most awkward moments. Read more… – Expert Q&A: Your Top 5 Winter Skin Questions Answered

Sleigh bells and snowballs and mugs of good cheer are all fun things about winter — the dry, cracked, often painful skin issues that come with it, are not. Read more… – A Cold Weather Skin Fix

This week I started to notice a few flaky bits on my face and that my complexion is looking a tad duller than usual…then it hit me: dry skin season has begun! Seems my regular moisturizer isn’t doing its usual trick, so I did a little digging to find out how I could achieve that dewiness that hotties like Taylor Swift and Ashley Greene rock all year round. Read more… – Stretch Marks, Be Gone!

Looking to erase those unwanted marks? Check out these solutions! Read more… – Anti-Aging Skin Care Advice: Become a Country Bumpkin

I’m moving. No, really. This beauty gal is packing up and calling it quits on the metropolitan dream. Why am I moving to a desolate small town in the middle of the country, y’all? Because the word on the big city street is that bright lights cause big wrinkles. Read more… – Younger Looking Skin: How To Find The Best Dermatologist For You

When it comes to younger looking skin, your secret weapon is the right dermatologist. Of course you need an experienced doc you trust, and someone who can give you tips to suit your skin type, your lifestyle and your particular concerns (adult acne, wrinkles and fine lines, unusual moles or anything else). But there’s a wide range of care out there, from skin-cancer specialists to anti-aging pros. Read more… – Get Hot Legs

Dimples on your cheeks are cute. But dimples on your butt cheeks? Maddening! “Fat is organized into chambers that are separated by strands of fibrous connective tissue. Read more… – Breakout Busters: Clear Complexion Secrets

As women age, estrogen drops, which can lead to increased sebum levels and acne. “That’s why birth control pills, which slightly raise estrogen levels, effectively clear skin,” says derm and Proactiv cocreator Katie Rodan, MD. NYC-based dermatologist Anne Chapas, MD, says she sometimes prescribes androgen blockers such as Spironolactone to patient…Read more… – The Trick to Getting Rid of Age Spots

Q: What is the best way to remove age spots?
A: Hyperpigmentation (fancy term for dark spots) is caused by excess melanin in the skin. And laser—either the Q-switched ruby or alexandrite—is the most effective way to get rid of it, says Anne Chapas, MD, clinical assistant professor of dermatology at NYU School of Medicine. Read more… – The New Thermalogy CPT – It’s Cooler and Hotter

I did it before and didn’t want to do it again, but now five years have passed, and in the world of high tech anti-aging that’s a long, long time. Newer and better is the name of the game, and the new Thermage is nothing like the painful procedure I had back then. The new name is Thermage CPT which stands for Comfort Patient Technology. Read more… – 10 Beauty Products You Need This Year

We canvassed the experts to find the products that will see you gorgeously through the next 12 months. Read more… – Worth It or Not? The New Sun Protectors

We all know that topical sunscreen is an absolute must (you’re nodding, right?). But what about other products now hitting the shelves that claim to offer extra protection from damaging UV rays? We talked to several top dermatologists to find out what’s worth trying (one star = a little lackluster, five = brilliant). Read more… – Get Wedding-Ready Guide

You’re altar bound! There’s no better time to get your hair in top condition, score glowing skin, and start feeling fantastic — from head to toe. Learn how to look your best. Read more… – Sunscreen Myths….Debunked!

There’s been a lot of, well, misinformation out there lately about sun protection. For instance, people have been asking me whether they need to wear sunscreen (if they want vitamin D). Um, YES! Wear sunscreen, sillies! To help clear up some of the confusion, I asked board certified dermatologist, Dr. Anne Chapas, for some of the most common myths (and the truth behind them). Read More… – Your Ultimate Summer Skin Guide

Sunscreen bottles are getting a face-lift this year, due to new FDA regulations that require both UVA and UVB protection labeling. Why isn’t good old SPF enough? This number measures only UVB, which is partially responsible for sunburn, discoloration, and some skin cancers. Read more… – Green and Gorgeous: The Best Eco-Friendly Products For Every Occasion

Our panel of 24 hair, makeup, and skin experts selects the top eco-buys. Read more… – Sunscreen Breakthroughs: The Newest Technology

Gone are the days when getting your sun protection meant glopping on thick white lotion and walking around with a scent that announced, “I’m wearing sunscreen!” to anyone within six feet of you. Read more… – Good Vibrations: The Latest Beauty Technology

From lash-wiggling mascaras to skin-jiggling cleansing devices, there’s a whole lot of shaking going on in the beauty world. But is all of this buzzing actually buzzworthy? Read more… – 10 Beauty Products You Need This Year

10 Beauty Products You Need This Year. We canvassed the experts to find the products that will see you gorgeously through the next 12 months. Read more… – The Acne Manifesto: A Guide to Treating Acne

Dearest Santa,
All I want for Christmas is clear skin. Not one to follow the herd, I nevertheless could have chimed into the holiday spirit this year by writing about “stocking stuffers,” “10 gifts under $10” or ”how to buy something sweet for your sweetheart” but that’s not the way the sugar cookie crumbled. Read more… – Get Ready to Get Carded

ELLE presents our annual head-to-toe clock-stopping manual. Read more… – Beauty Gizmos The Really Work

So why would you want a(n)…Read more… – Best Skin Brighteners: Experts Reveal Their Favorite Glow-Getting Skin Care Products

Experts reveal their favorite glow-getting skin care product. Read more… – 15 Treatments for More Beautiful Skin

Lumpy thighs? An age-spotted chest? If a body concern might keep you covered up this summer, look at our list of the best solutions (from dermatologic procedures to drugstore remedies). Read more… – Recession-Proof Your Skin

Affordable antiaging means shopping smart, not sacrificing results. With the right skincare strategy for your age, you’ll undo the damage (financial and facial) from years of excessive living. Read more… – Age Spots? Line? Dullness?

Here’s how pricey treatments like lasers and peels stack up against over-the-counter treatments. You might be surprised. Read more… – Dermatologist Picks Under $20

Do products from the drugstore work? Do they ever! Plus, more ways to save on beauty. Read more… – Beginners Botox

Hoping to look 28 forever, Ning Chao submits to the needle. Read more…