Hema Sundaram, M.D.

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Hema Sundaram, M.D., is a dermatologist based in Fairfax, Virginia, who wrote about skincare for HealthCentral.

Latest by Hema Sundaram, M.D.

Botox on a Budget

Recent reports show that, despite the economic recession, there has been a surge of men and women seeking Botox and other non-invasive cosmetic procedures. I’m certainly seeing this in my offices in Maryland and Virginia, where I’m treating more pati...

5 Tips for Perfect Lips

If, as the poets say, your eyes are the window to your soul then surely your lips are the pathway to your heart. Perfectly shaped, youthfully full lips add timeless beauty to your face. If you’ve always yearned for fuller lips but you fear that lip e...

The Dangers of Tanning Beds: Five Fast Facts

  1. It’s Big Business Nearly 30 million people in the U.S. tan in tanning salons every year; on average, that’s more than 1 million people a day who are baking themselves under tanning lamps[1]. More than 70% of them are Caucasian females aged 16 to 4...

Six Strategies for Summer Sun Safety

When I went skiing with my family last month, I took my sun protection to new lengths, donning a black ski mask that, when combined with my goggles and helmet, completely covered my face except for the very tip of my nose which I protected with miner...

Six Strategies for Taming Teenage Acne

  1. Play it cool but take action Acne can profoundly impact self-esteem at any age, especially during the vulnerable teenage years. If your teen tells you that his acne doesn’t bother him, be aware that he may be simply putting on a brave face. I’ve s...

New Techniques To Rejuvenate Your Eyes

Every now and then, a patient turns poet while consulting with me. It’s invariably to recite that old adage about the eyes being the window to the soul, followed by the puzzled complaint that "my eyes don’t look the same anymore." Although ...

Botox Blog Part I: Facts and Myths

I’ve been intending to write about Botox for some time. Of all the procedures I perform in my office, Botox is the most popular, and sometimes the most misunderstood. In 2006, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) ranked Botox nu...

Beyond Kinerase - Pyratine Makes its Debut

Back in the day when Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were husband and wife, they - and various other celebrities - swore by Kinerase cream to keep their skins dewy. I’ve recommended Kinerase to my patients for many years, and in magazine articles such ...