About Dr. Eliot N. Mostow, MD

Dr. Mostow diagnoses and treats medical skin conditions, such as acne, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, rosacea, skin cancer, and wounds.

His practice also offers an array of cosmetic dermatology procedures to treat signs of aging skin, acne scars, pigmented lesions and other aesthetic conditions.

Tips & Wisdom

Wart Treatment

Warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) and are contagious. They are spread by skin to skin contact to yourself and others. There are several ways we can effectively treat warts, including...

Laser Hair Removal

There is now a laser that will help eliminate unwanted body hair! Laser hair removal can remove unwanted hair faster and more effectively than traditional methods. The best candidates are those who ha...

Bedsore Care & Prevention

At highest risk for decubitus ulcers are those who are immobile and those who are malnourished. A recent study found the incidence of pressure ulcers in the nursing home environment ranges from 3 to 2...

VIVITÉ® line of skin care products

Dr. Eliot Mostow and the staff of Akron Dermatology describe the VIVITÉ® line of skin care products from Allergan. VIVITÉ® is an advanced skin care regimen based on exclusive GLX...

Indoor Tanning Risks (Video)

A study published in March 2014 looked at the association of indoor tanning use and the risk of developing melanoma. It showed that using tanning beds is associated with a subsequent melanoma diagnosi...

Nutritional Supplements for Psoriasis – Effective?

My atients often ask about alternative treatments for psoriasis, including oral vitamin D, vitamin B12, selenium, and omega-3 fatty acids in fish oils, but there are few evidence-based studies to offe...

Acne in Adult Women

A study of acne in adult women showed that acne lesions appeared in the same pattern as seen in teenagers with acne. Over 90% of women with acne had pimples and precursors to pimples on the face. This...

Ivermectin – Medication for Rosacea Type 2 (Bumps&Pimples)

A 2014 study in the 'Journal of Drugs and Dermatology' showed that ivermectin 1% cream is safe and effective for treating the inflammatory lesions (bumps and pimples) of rosacea type 2. It is ...

What are AKs? How to Prevent Them?

You can think of an AK lesion as a marker for an area of the skin that is at higher risk for turning into a skin cancer (primarily squamous cell carcinomas) than the surrounding skin. Studies have pro...

Biologics for the Treatment of Psoriasis

I like to tell my psoriasis patients that we are living in an era that offers alot more effective treatment options for what used to be a huge “hassle” to manage. So called “biologic” therapy ...

Sunscreen tips

I like to take a pragmatic approach to sunscreen use. Especially for men, the first step is to own some sunscreen and have it where you need it! Put some in your golf bag or with your running shoes or...