September 2019

Summer 2019 has officially come to a close, and we hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend! The beginning of fall means back to school, back to the usual schedule and making an appointment ASAP if you’ve noticed any unusual skin changes!

Did you know September is National Skincare Awareness Month? Whether a summer filled with fun in the sun has left you with freckles or other patches of discoloration, you’re finally ready to commit to an effective anti-acne routine or just want to reboot your skincare regimen, we have easy-to-use pre-assembled skincare systems that can help you give your face a fresh start. The beginning of the new season is the ideal time to update your products—and prepare your skin for cooler weather to come. 


10% off our Essential Kit and
Acne Survival Kit

If getting your skin back on track is on your fall to-do list, we’re here to help! Dr. Boakye has created several carefully-curated product regimens to meet an array of skincare needs, and this month we’re offering 10% off our Essential Kit that covers all the basics with a cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen, as well as the comprehensive Acne Survival Kit to help maintain clear, healthy, blemish-free skin. Offer expires September 30, 2019.


Which chemical peel is right for you?

There’s an ideal chemical peel for virtually every skin concern, and these skin-refining treatments are a great way to see maximum results with minimal effort. Salicylic acid is the go-to for oily and acne-prone skin, while the VI Peel features a blend of TCA, Retin-A, salicylic acid, phenol and vitamin C to address visible signs of sun damage like discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles with little to no discomfort or downtime. To help you get gorgeous skin for fall, we’re offering four salicylic acid peels for $250, one VI Peel for $275 and two VI Peels for $490Offer expires September 30, 2019.


Is your skin prepared for fall?

Cooler temperatures and drier air will be here before we know it, but Karité Shea Butter can keep your skin smooth, soft and comfortable. Formulated by Dr. Boakye with unrefined shea butter sourced from Ghana, organic coconut oil and an antioxidant-rich blend of botanical extracts (and very little else), the Hand Crème and Hydrating Body Crème are ideal for all skin types and extremely effective for problem spots like knees, elbows and feet—and they're also safe for soothing eczema symptoms.


What Dr. Boakye did on her summer vacation…

“My recent trip to Ghana was an amazing time spent with family and giving back. My sisters and I met with female cooperatives who pick shea nuts to get an inside look at their daily activities, as well as their hardships. It was a humbling and enlightening experience. I was reminded that we are so blessed and that it is important to give back when you can. I attended Wellesley College, whose mission and value is, Non Ministrari sed Ministrare. This translates to, “Not to be ministered unto, but to minister,” and I feel that I am finally doing this in my life. My trip reaffirmed that the best way to make a difference in the world is to empower and lead others.”


Ask Dr. B.

Question: What’s the deal with expiration dates on skincare products? Are they for real, or just a way for companies to get us to buy more?

Answer: This is a great question, and it actually prompted me to go through the many open bottles in my own bathroom that I don’t use anymore. Not only did I find several expired products that promptly went in the trash, I reduced the clutter and freed up some much-needed space!

Yes, expiration dates are there for a few reasons. For starters, many active ingredients lose their potency over time due to air and light exposure—and eventually become useless. Products can also become contaminated with bacteria (especially jars that require you to use your fingers to scoop out product), which is a main reason that preservative ingredients are used. Preservatives lose their effectiveness over time as well, and you definitely don’t want to use skincare products with bacteria and other microbes, right? It’s especially important to be mindful of expiration dates if you opt for natural or organic skincare, since these products generally avoid synthetic preservatives.

In some cases, it may be necessary to toss a product before the expiration date on the package. If you notice any change in smell, color or consistency (or if the product separates), it’s time to say goodbye—and if you’re unsure if a product is still OK to use, it’s best to play it safe and throw it away.


We moved!

Thanks to loyal patients like yourself, we outgrew our old office and moved to a brand-new, bigger space! (But don’t worry, it’s just down the street.) Please take note of our new address, and we look forward to seeing you in our new location!

473 Sylvan Avenue, Suite 110
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632


Make an appointment on your own time

We know how busy you are, and sometimes there aren’t enough hours during the day to cross everything off your to-do list. We’ve added an online booking tool that allows patients to view our schedule and make an appointment, even if our office is closed. Click here to check it out!


Bergen Dermatology Rewards

We appreciate it when our patients help spread the word about Bergen Dermatology, and we like to say thank-you for your continued support. Refer a friend or family member and you’ll receive 10% off your next cosmetic treatment—and they’ll receive 10% theirs!
Have you heard about our VIP Program? For $250, this annual membership entitles you to savings on skincare products and cosmetic treatments…

  • 15% off all cosmetic procedures

  • 10% off all product purchases

  • Free shipping on product purchases of $100 or more

  • A complimentary chemical peel and Bergen Dermatology product for your birthday (a $200 value)