About Dr. Lisa Benest, MD

Diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions, including acne, eczema, rosacea, psoriasis and skin cancer.

Tips & Wisdom

Treatment of Basal Cell Skin Cancer

The most common methods for removing basal cell carcinoma (BCCs) are surgical excision (cutting it out) and curettage and desiccation (C&D) (scraping and burning). Larger skin cancers and difficul...

Wrinkle Treatment Options

Who doesn’t love a baby’s skin – so soft, smooth and perfect. But as we grow, our skin loses that perfection of youth and reflects our life experiences. Wrinkles, age spots and saggy...

The Acne Diet Connection

Most of us can relate to acne—who hasn’t had it to some degree.  However, unlike many of us who outgrow it in our teens, about fifty percent of individuals with acne still suffer well...

Adults Acne Treatment

While it is true that acne most commonly appears during the teenage years, it is just as true that a large percentage of individuals suffer from adult acne. In fact, figures show that as much as ...

Acne Treatment with Topical Retinoids

Topical Retinoids (vitamin A related creams) play an integral role in the treatment and also prevention of acne. The most well known retinoid is Retin A®, now available as a generic. Many other brand...

Bleach Baths for Atopic Dermatitis

I do not recommend bleach baths for atopic dermatitis. The rationale for bleach baths (very dilute bleach in the bathtub) is that the bleach helps to kill the bacteria on the skin. This does seem to w...