Dr. Ellen Marmur, MD

Bio

Dr. Ellen Marmur is a leading dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon. She is a recognized and admired expert in skin cancer diagnosis and surgery, Mohs surgery reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgery, and women'€™s health dermatology. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Marmur is an Associate Clinical Professor in both the Department of Dermatology and the Department of Genetics & Genomic Research at The Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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Location:

  • New York, NY

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  • Ellen Marmur, MD - New York, NY - Dermatology
    Ellen Marmur, MD answered:
    If you have acne-prone skin, take a good, hard look at your lifestyle, your stress level, what you put on your face every day, and what you are eating. Do some detectives work on your particular triggers, and then try to avoid or adjust them. And be sure to choose the right ingredients in your cl...Read More
  • Ellen Marmur, MD - New York, NY - Dermatology
    Ellen Marmur, MD answered:
    One of our goals in medical acne treatment is to prevent scarring, but the inflammation and trauma generated by acne often leave scars behind. Do not make them worse by overusing products that will irritate the skin. Stick with tried-and-true benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, but do not pile on...Read More
  • Ellen Marmur, MD - New York, NY - Dermatology
    Ellen Marmur, MD answered:
    It's okay as long as you read the fine print. It's far too easy to go overboard with strong ingredients if you're not careful. For example, you may be using a cleanser that contains a salicylic acid, then applying a lotion with some kind of alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), and not even know it. This kind of overlap...Read More
  • Ellen Marmur, MD - New York, NY - Dermatology
    Ellen Marmur, MD answered:
    Low thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism) causes fish scale–like thickening of the skin that's rough and dry (myxedema). The skin on the hands and feet can turn yellow, the hair on the eyebrows can fall out, other hair becomes coarse, and brittle, and the nails break easily. Hyperthyroidism, caused by...Read More
  • Ellen Marmur, MD - New York, NY - Dermatology
    Ellen Marmur, MD answered:
    There are five types of scars. Some scars present as post-inflammatory hypo- or hyperpigmentation (PIH). Hyperpigmentation is a brown stain on the skin, and hypopigmentation is a white mark that tends to be permanent. This occurs because inflammation from a trauma can stimulate the melanocytes to...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Counterfeit Botox may have been distributed to doctors' offices and medical clinics across the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

    The bogus Botox -- which is considered unsafe and should not be used -- was sold by an unli...Full Article

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    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs that supercharge the body's immune system show promise in treating advanced melanoma, according to a pair of clinical trials.

    The trials both involve drugs called immune checkpoint inhibitors, which essentially prod the immune system to att...Full Article

  • Ellen Marmur, MD - New York, NY - Dermatology
    Ellen Marmur, MD answered:
    Some people are genetically inclined toward sensitive skin, but we all have the potential to acquire it. Overdoing products that break down the stratum corneum cause irritant contact dermatitis and will trigger an immune response as part of the body's healing mechanism. For instance, mixing and m...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The "healthy glow" associated with a tan is actually a sign of danger, a dermatologist says.

    "The sad news is that unfortunately, no, there is no way to safely tan. The research is clear that there are not any cutoffs for how much sun is safe," ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The incidence of deadly melanoma skin cancer is falling among American children, a new study finds.

    Researchers led by Dr. Lisa Campbell, of Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center in Cleveland, looked a...Full Article

  • Ellen Marmur, MD - New York, NY - Dermatology
    Ellen Marmur, MD answered:
    There are things you can eat that definitely benefit the skin in particular, and deficiencies of certain nutrients are damaging. A lack of protein can lead to poor wound healing and hair loss, and a fat deficiency can bring on dry skin and brittle hair and nails. A lack of vitamin C can cause scurvy (yes, even...Read More
  • Ellen Marmur, MD - New York, NY - Dermatology
    Ellen Marmur, MD answered:
    Like sunglasses, the right kind of clothing provides an effective physical block to the sun. But a white T-shirt won't do much good; it has an SPF of only 5 (and when wet it goes down to SPF 2). Darker colors absorb more light, and tighter-constructed fabrics are better barriers. I think UV-protective clothing...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than 20 percent of Medicare patients with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, face delays in getting surgical treatment, a new study reveals.

    Researchers evaluated more than 32,000 melanoma patients covered by Medicare, the public...Full Article

  • Ellen Marmur, MD - New York, NY - Dermatology
    Ellen Marmur, MD answered:
    Most of the information about nutrition for the skin centers on eating nourishing fruits, vegetables, fish, and whole grains- a balanced diet, basically, that will impact your complexion in a positive way. And it will- in the same way that most of these other intrinsic factors, such as medications you...Read More
  • Ellen Marmur, MD - New York, NY - Dermatology
    Ellen Marmur, MD answered:
    People with sensitive skin run the gamut from those with a fair-skinned, delicate complexion, to someone with rosacea or with dark skin that is prone to hyperpigmentation. Essentially, when dealing with skin that gets red and irritated easily, burns quickly in the sun, or is susceptible to dark spots, you must...Read More