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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.

She is a frequent speaker in many venues where she captivates 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 also 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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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.

Dandruff: What Is It and Can It Be Cured?

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Dandruff is common and often embarrassing. It is usually treated with a dandruff shampoo but if it doesn't get better, be sure to consult a dermatologist.
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Sunscreen in the News: What is True and What is Not

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News stories about sunscreen abound. They claim that they get into your bloodstream, reduce vitamin D, and even kill coral. What's true and what's not?
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How to Face Down Acne: What’s Science and What’s Myth

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Myths abound about acne but science shows it's a chronic inflammatory condition affecting hair follicles and oil glands. Effective treatments are available.
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Stop Wasting Your Money on These Skincare Products

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A dermatologist examines the products that you should feel free to ditch if you are worried about being overexposed to chemical ingredients in your skincare routine.
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What You Need to Know About Anti-Wrinkle Creams

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According to manufacturers' own package inserts, the efficacy of anti-wrinkle creams is minimal. One listed a study that showed that sun protection alone had better results than their wrinkle cream.
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Skin Cancer Increases the Risk of Other Types of Cancer

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Research shows that if you’re diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer between the ages of 45 to 59, your risk for any other type of cancer goes up by 74%.
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The One Absolutely Amazing Secret That Will Change Your Skin

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Although there are many anti-aging skin products on the market, the most effective anti-aging preventative is sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB. UVA causes skin aging, UVB causes sunburn, and both cause skin cancer. Covering up and avoiding the midday sun are also important.