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Fayne Frey, MD

Fayne Frey, MD
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Fayne Frey, M.D., is a board-certified clinical and surgical dermatologist practicing in West Nyack, New York, where she specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. She is a nationally recognized expert in the effectiveness and formulation of over-the-counter skincare products, and, as a speaker, has captivated audiences with her wry observations regarding the skincare industry. She has consulted for numerous media outlets, including NBC, USA Today, and, the Huffington Post, and has shared her expertise on both cable and major TV outlets.

Dr. Frey is the Founder of FryFace.com, an educational skincare information and product selection service website that clarifies and simplifies the overwhelming choice of effective, safe and affordable products encountered in the skincare aisles.

Dr. Frey is a graduate of the Weill Cornell Medical College and is a fellow of both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

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Formaldehyde: What Is It and Why Is It in My Cosmetics?

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Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives have substantial benefits in cosmetics. Don't panic if you see stories claiming it's dangerous
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Skincare Products: Are You Being Deceived?

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Ever bought skincare products that didn't live up to the hype? Chances are you've been deceived by the beauty industry more than once.
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Cellulite: A Review of Currently Available Treatments

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Many OTC and medical treatments are available to treat cellulite. However, even when they have modest results, the improvement is temporary.
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Skin Tags: What Are They and What Can You Do About Them?

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You may be tempted to remove skin tags yourself, but there are a number of reasons why you should have them examined and removed by an expert in skincare
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Poison Ivy: How to Treat that Itchy Rash

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The poison ivy rash is intensely itchy but there are a number of home remedies and prescription medications that can bring relief.
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How Do I Know If I Have Skin Cancer?

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If you find a growth on your skin, how do you know if it's cancer? You likely won't but a dermatologist will. Many skin cancers are curable if found early.
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Three Rare Skin Cancers You Should Know About

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These rare skin cancers are important to know about because they may be mistaken for other more benign conditions delaying their diagnosis. 
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What to Do If Your Hands Are a Mess From Washing Them So...

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Proper handwashing is an essential step to protect yourself from infectious agents, such as coronavirus. It can, however, lead to dry skin and hand eczema.
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What You Need to Know About Basal Cell Carcinoma

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Basal cell carcinoma is the commonest skin cancer while sebaceous carcinoma is very rare. Both require early diagnosis for the best outcomes.
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Do You Really Need to Wash Your Hair with Shampoo?

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There's no good evidence that using shampoo has any health benefits or risks. However, shampoos have made it easier to get pleasing cosmetic outcomes.
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Dispelling Misconceptions About the Regulation of Cosmetics in the U.S.

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The FDA does not approve cosmetics in the same way that it approves drugs. However, it does regulate many aspects of production, packaging, & distribution.
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Antioxidants and Free Radicals: Hope or Hype?

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The results of studies examining the impact of antioxidants and free radicals on health are mixed showing benefits and harm for both.