How to Shave

Welcome to our Patient Portal page!

We are beginning the process of using an electronic medical record in our practice as required by federal law.  As part of that process, we have established a "Patient Portal" in which patients can enter certain information that will help us, including your medical history.  Prior to your next office visit, we ask that you please access our patient portal by clicking on this link to complete our office forms relating to your medical history.  If we have not previously provided you with your Username and Password, please contact our office through our "Contact Us" page on this website or by calling the office at 518-690-0177.

When in our Patient Portal, you will not be able to edit the information under the tabs labeled Contact Information, Insurance, or Problem List.  We would appreciate it if you do your best to complete the information under the other 6 tabs. 

Eventually, we expect that you will be able to use our Patient Portal to obtain your medical records and test results.  However, we are not at that point yet.  We hope that our electronic medical record will allow for patients to obtain such information by sometime in 2013. 

As always, you can contact our office to answer any questions or concerns.

To Provide Us Information Through Our Patient Portal, Please Click The Link Below:

Patient Portal Link

Shaving can be a challenge for both men and women. Here are dermatologists’ tips to help you get a clean shave:

  1. Before you shave, wet your skin and hair to soften it. Taking a shower or bath is a great way to soften your hair.

  2. Next, apply a shaving cream or gel.

  3. Be sure to shave in the direction that the hair grows.

  4. Change blades or throw away disposable razors after 5 to 7 shaves to help minimize irritation.

  5. Men who have acne should take special care while shaving. Shaving can irritate your skin, making acne worse.
  • If you have acne on your face, try experimenting with electric or disposable blade razors to see which work best for you.
  • Use a razor with a sharp blade.
  • Shave lightly to prevent nicks and never try to shave off the acne as both can make acne worse.

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